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Walmart Will No Longer Allow Open Carry In Stores, Will Stop Selling Ammunition

Walmart Will No Longer Allow Open Carry In Stores, Will Stop Selling Ammunition

Via The New York Times 

In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles.

The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about how best to respond to the violence on Aug. 3. The company said that after “selling through our current inventory commitments” it would discontinue the sale of certain short-barrel rifle ammunition and all handgun ammunition.

Walmart had stopped selling the type of assault-style rifle that was used in the El Paso shooting several years ago, but the company’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, said the retailer recognized the need to do more “to make the country safer.”

Walmart will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sells handguns. And Walmart will request that customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 US stores, or its Sam’s Club stores, in states that allow open carry.

And of course those crazy right-wing gun nuts, NRA loving, God fearing Merican gun nuts are threatening a Walmart boycott.

Gay Democrat Running For Congress in New Mexico Runs "Fuck The NRA" Commercial on Television

Gay Progressive Running For Congress in New Mexico Runs “Fuck The NRA” Commercial on Television

Pat Davis a former police officer and openly gay man from New Mexico running for Congress has started running a unique television spot for himself where he lays it all on the line saying “Fuck the NRA” and promising change if he is elected to Congress.

The Huffington Post reports:

A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.”

Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, and his provocative spot is an attempt to distinguish himself in his crowded primary.

It’s a six-way contest, and fellow Democrats Deb Haaland and former U.S. attorney Damon Martinez are considered the front-runners. If Haaland wins, she would become the first Native American woman elected to Congress.

The ad  ran yesterday on Albuquerque’s CBS affiliate with an “inappropriate language” warning. The station’s manager says they were forced to run the ad as-is because by law they are not permitting to censor or edit political ads.

#MarchForYourLives: Millions of Americans March For Stricter Gun Control Laws Across America

#MarchForYourLives: Millions of Americans March For Stricter Gun Control Laws Across America

With an estimated crowd of 800,000 to1 Million people alone at the March for Your Lives protest in Washington, DC, millions of Americans took to the streets yesterday from Key West, Florida to Seattle, Washington to show support for stricter gun control laws and the removal of NRA lobbyist influence in our nations capital.

The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest protests in history,

In the wake of a Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17, of their fellow classmates the teens pulled all-nighters, scheduled speakers, petitioned city councils, rented stages and walked march routes with police to show Washington politics, especially Republicans that America has had enough.

The event in Washington drew a mix people across the age and race spectrum and also entertainers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Common. George Clooney, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg attended, along with other celebrities like Cher. A number of industry figures donated to the event, including Clooney, Katzenberg, Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

One of the most powerful moments happened when Emma Gonzalez, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who has been one of the leaders of the activist effort that has followed the mass shooting, paused during her speech until six minutes, 20 seconds had elapsed since she started it. That was the length of time it took the shooter to kill 17 victims at the high school. As she said nothing, the crowd stayed silent, save for a brief chant of, “Never again.”

No politicians spoke at the event, and the musicians who appeared largely kept their statements to messages contained within their music.

Instead, the roster of speakers were almost entirely students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School high school and other teenagers who have been impacted by gun violence. They included youth from inner-city schools and neighborhoods where shootings are rampant but get little national media attention.

“I have a dream that enough is enough. And that this should be a gun-free world, period,” said Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed by an assassin 50 years ago on April 4.

“If you listen real close, you can hear the people in power shaking,” said David Hogg, another Parkland student who helped organize the march.

He added, “We’re going to make this the voting issue. We’re going to take this to every election, to every state, and every city.”

A video during the event showed NRA officials, like Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch, as well as Charlton Heston, then the president of the organizations, saying, “From my cold dead hands.” In the crowd the images drew boos and screams from the crowd.

Thw D.C. march ended with Jennifer Hudson singing “The Times They Are a Changin,” Bob Dylan’s standard that was an anthem of the protest era of the 1960’s.

 

Paul McCartney Marches In Memory of John Lennon at March for Our Lives New York - Video

Paul McCartney Marches In Memory of John Lennon at March for Our Lives New York – Video

Musical legend Paul McCartney stood with hundreds of thousand fellow other marches across the country today who are taking a stand against gun violence and the NRA

The former Beatle told CNN Saturday that he is participating in the New York March for Our Lives rally to honor his late, former bandmate John Lennon.

“One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here,” McCartney told the news station. “So it’s important to me.”

McCartney, 75, also said he wanted to support the people at the march, which aims to end gun violence by advocating for gun control.

“I don’t know if we can end gun violence,” he said. “But this is what we can do, so I’m here to do it.”

WATCH LIVE: The March For Our Lives Anti-Gun Rallies - Streaming Coverage

WATCH LIVE: The March For Our Lives Anti-Gun Rallies – Streaming Coverage

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are expected to participate in rallies Saturday as part of the March for Our Lives movement that was born out of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff members.  The main event will occur in Washington, where student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will lead a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

You can watch live coverage of the rally and the marches on the live stream videos below.

#IStandWithParkland

#MarchForOurLives

 

 

#NeverAgain Movement Hits Back At NRA and Trump With "#What If" PSA - Video

#NeverAgain Movement Hits Back At NRA and Trump With “#What If” PSA – Video

Via Deadline:

Ahead of next week’s March For Our Lives, Parkland student David Hogg wonders in an ad touting the event, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” The ad includes a clip of the White House meeting post-Parkland high school murder of 17 students and staff, in which President Donald Trump told some Republicans they were afraid of the NRA. Of course, that was before some NRA big-wigs had dinner with Trump, after which he backed off.

 

Sen. Marco Rubio: Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control. (Or The 3.3 Million Dollars In Blood Money I Took From The NRA.)

NRA Files Lawsuit To Block New Florida Gun Law

Via USA Today:

The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit this afternoon against the state to block a law that had just been signed by Gov. Rick Scott that prohibits gun sales to anyone between the ages of 18 and 21.

“We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18 to 21 year olds,” said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. were working on the complaint this afternoon, and filed the complaint moments before the court’s deadline.

It was also filed more than an hour after Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law. The lawsuit names Attorney General Pam Bondi and Rick Swearingen of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. On related blog about law, checkout florida car accident attorney

Despicable Parkland Survivor Family Sent Doctored Email To Confirm “Scripted” CNN Gun Control Town Hall

From Business Insider:

The family of Colton Haab, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week, provided a doctored email to media outlets in order to defend Haab’s claims that CNN rewrote a question for him to ask at the network’s Wednesday town-hall-style event on school shootings.

Haab told the Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that CNN executive producer Carrie Stevenson gave him a question to deliver to lawmakers and told him to “stick to the script.” But CNN says there is “absolutely no truth” to Colton’s claims, which he first made on a Miami TV-news station.

In CNN’s version of one email, Stevenson told Colton’s father Glenn Haab that Colton needed to stick to a question that he and Stevenson “discussed on the phone that he submitted.” But in the version of the email provided by Colton to Fox and HuffPost, the phrase, “that he submitted” is deleted.

According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it. “It is unfortunate that an effort to discredit CNN and the town hall with doctored emails has taken any attention away from the purpose of the event,” a CNN spokesman told Business Insider.

Meanwhile paid NRA shill  Dana Loesch is still claiming that she feared for her life at the CNN town hall.

“You heard that town hall last night, they cheered the confiscation of firearms,” Loesch told conservatives at CPAC the next morning. “And it was over 5K people. I had to have a security detail to get out. I wouldn’t have been able to exit that if I did not have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘Burn her!’ And I came there to talk solutions.”

Loesch who has been spreading the propaganda with no evidence has been branded a liar by participants and reputable media outlets which attended the event.

A New Times photographer put out a call on Facebook, five attendees sent footage they shot of the aftermath of the town hall. One video begins immediately after the town hall ends and shows Loesch walking off the stage surrounded by other participants and security. She then walks away and out of the arena. At no time does anyone in the audience approach her, and there’s certainly no evidence that anyone ever “rushed the stage.”

“She walked right in front of me and people yelled at her and chanted, ‘Shame on you!’ Nobody rushed the stage,” says Ryan Yousefi, the New Times reporter who covered the event.

 

#NationalSchoolWalkout - National School (And Work?) Walkout Planned Over Mass Shootings for March 14, 2018

#NationalSchoolWalkout – National School (And Work?) Walkout Planned Over Mass Shootings for March 14, 2018

Via ActionNetwork,org

Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.

We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020. Join us in saying #ENOUGH!

We at Back2Stonewall.com think that since this problem affects everyone, that EVERYONE, students and adults leave their schools, places of work, and homes for 17 minutes in a show of solidarity and power at 10am on March 14, 2018 and show Congress and the world that we will no longer stand for the senseless slaughter of innocents because of the Republican party and the NRA.

#EnoughIsEnough

HomoCON Chadwick “Kapo” Moore: The Stonewall Inn is “the [gay] equivalent of Mecca for Muslims”

HomoCon-artist and media-whore Chadwick Moore appeared on gay basher Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on Tuesday and let and denouncing the Gays Against Guns rally held at the Stonewall Inn to mark the anniversary of the Pulse massacre. and say that most gays don’t care about politics.

Via Gay Times:

After describing the Stonewall Inn as “the [gay] equivalent of Mecca for Muslims”, Moore complained that some of those in attendance began protesting laws that allowed the shooter to easily get access to guns. “Most gay people aren’t political,” Moore claimed. “Most gay people, you know, they care about pop music and going to the beach. They probably don’t even know what the Second Amendment is.

“So they show up to be together, to celebrate the community and to mourn together, and instead they’re just fed this anti-gun nonsense.” Moore also criticised the anti-Trump sentiments expressed by those at the vigil, claiming it didn’t make sense for LGBT+ people to treat him as “the bad guy in the room” given that he visited Pulse nightclub just days after the shooting.

Moore went on to say that Donald Trump rushed to Orlando after the Pulse attack. Which, you guessed it Never happened.