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Daily Show Trolls Pro-Gun Rally in Montana

There was a pro-gun rally in Helena, Montana last week. About 150 or so people attended and it was a counter rally of sorts to the March for Our Lives event nationwide.

The Daily Show went there undercover and shot some pretty embarrassing video.

Roy Wood Jr. from “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central interviewed several of the rally-goers and made all gun owners look like conspiracy theory loving country bumpkins.

Wood also approach the podium to give a speech.

From the Great Falls Tribune:

Bowen Greenwood was serving as emcee at Saturday’s March for our Guns rally at the state Capitol in Helena when he was approached by someone who asked if a friend could talk.

Greenwood had opened up the mic to allow “young” people to speak to the 150 or so people assembled in support of Second Amendment right to bear arms amid nationwide March of our Lives rallies calling to an end to gun violence.

“It was a pretty nice speech, I thought,” said Greenwood, who introduced Wood saying “We are pushing the boundaries of young here.”

Greenwood said the rally was a success and “The Daily Show” often makes conservatives look foolish.

“But it is what it is,” he said.

Obviously The Daily Show did this for comedic purposes but it would have been nice for a balanced perspective to show that not all the marchers at the March for Life know what they’re talking about either.

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls for Repeal of the Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for a repeal of the Second Amendment. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times this morning, the former justice says that it’s a “relic of the 18th century.”

From The New York Times:

Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society.

That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.

He also says:

In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. I was among the four dissenters.

That decision — which I remain convinced was wrong and certainly was debatable — has provided the N.R.A. with a propaganda weapon of immense power. Overturning that decision via a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.

Using that line of thinking, if the Second Amendment is a relic of the past, then so are the other ten amendments in the Bill of Rights.

And if it’s civic engagement that’s driving his opinion, why not also overturn Roe vs. Wade? The March for Life, which takes place in Washington D.C. every January, drew crowds of over 600,000 in 2013. Numbers since then have fluctuated but it still draws well over 100,000 on average. By comparison, the March for Our Lives drew just over 200,000 in Washington D.C., despite the media’s initial claim of 800,000.

John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court in 2010, after serving thirty four years on the court. He was appointed by President Ford.

-K

A Message from a Parkland Father You Won’t See in the Mainstream Media

Andrew Pollack’s daughter Meadow died in the Parkland, Florida shooting. Even after she’d been shot multiple times, she tried to save other students lives. That’s more than the school resource officer did.

Watch her father’s message here. (Some strong language)

 

Not everyone from Parkland is calling for gun control. But you don’t see that being reported in the mainstream media.

Taylor Swift Breaks Her Political Silence

Up until now, Taylor Swift has been silent on anything having to do with politics. Sadly, that era is over.

Swift posted this on her Instagram page, supporting tomorrow’s March for Our Lives and gun reform. She says she has been moved by the students from Parkland and donated to their cause.

Short, but a powerful statement from one of music’s biggest stars on the planet.

Taylor is free to have her own views of course, but it was really refreshing that we didn’t have to hear about them and could enjoy her music without the political baggage that comes with so many celebrities.

Will her conservative Second Amendment supporting fans shake this off or has she done lasting damage to her reputation?

-K

Stoneman Douglas Students Bring Weapons to School

Two students from the Marjory Douglas Stoneman high school in Florida were arrested for bringing weapons to school. After last month’s shooting, you’d think this would be the last place you’d see this happening again.

From CBS:

Jordan Salter, 18, is one of two students arrested for bringing a knife to school.

According to an arrest form, during an argument with another student, “Jordan reached inside of her bra and pulled out a 2″ black handle knife, unfolded the knife and showed it” to the student she was arguing with.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Gavin Stricker, a 10th grader, was also arrested after “a nine inch knife was found in his backpack. Mr. Stricker was placed into custody and transported to JARC.”

A third student whose name has not been released was removed from class because of a Snap Chat post that showed the student with a handgun in his waistband as well as several bullets.

Also from the CBS article:

BSO says the student stated the picture was, “of a BB gun and the bullets were his father’s.”

The student “…goes by a gamer tag name he created called, ‘NickCruz’. He uses this gamer tag in the game Fortnite.”

The student has been committed for a psychological evaluation.

Sheriff Israel, who for some reason is still employed with the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the incident on Twitter.

As of yet, the students from Parkland who are at the forefront of the #NeverAgain and #MarchforOurLives movements haven’t responded to the latest incident at their high school.

-K

 

 

 

Dylan Roof’s Sister Arrested for Having Weapons on School Grounds

Morgan Roof, the eighteen-year-old sister of Dylan Roof, was charged in Colombia, S.C. with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds.

If you remember, Dylan Roof was convicted in December of 2016 for murdering nine African Americans during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Yesterday, Morgan seemed disgruntled with the student walkout and posted this on her Snapchat:

Shortly after, she was arrested on school grounds for possession of marijuana, pepper spray and a knife, according to the sheriff’s department.

She was active on Tumblr as well, often answering questions about her brother. Morgan wrote, “For those who added me on SnapChat. DON’T ASK ME ABOUT DYLANN. On here I don’t mind but plz not on SnapChat. Thanksssss.” There are also numerous photos of them together as children.

What does it say about the Roof’s home life that one child massacred people based on their skin color and the other seemed to be going down the same path? According to a piece in the New York Times, the Roof children were probably abused, the parents were divorced and had numerous financial problems.

People may scoff at traditional family values, but the breakdown in the nuclear family certainly seems to be contributing to the rise of violent youth. Dylan and Morgan Roof are proof that children are greatly affected emotionally and mentally when their home life is in turmoil.

If we want to start fixing the growing problem of mass shootings and domestic terrorism, maybe we should start by fixing the problems at home.

-K

 

Students Walking Out in Protest of Gun Violence

Today is the big day – students across the US are walking out of their classrooms to protest gun violence and send a message to politicians that they want more gun control. The walk out comes on the one month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Sponsored by Empower, the youth wing of the Women’s March, the walk out beings at 10 A.M. and is to last for 17 minutes. One minute for each victim from the Parkland shooting.

Most schools have said they will not punish their students for leaving class, while other school administrations caution about making political statements.

From Fox News:

Districts in Sayreville, New Jersey, and Maryland’s Harford County drew criticism this week when they said students could face punishment for leaving class. In Pensacola, Florida, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas ordered students to hold an in-school assembly instead, telling them they could discuss voting and mental health issues, but not guns, and saying that political banners would not be allowed.

However, not all schools are participating. A new movement called Walk Up, Not Out has emerged. It encourages students to take a more proactive approach rather than one of protest.

One Catholic school is urging students to pray for other students.

The Women’s March is also planning a “March for Our Lives” later this month in Washington D.C.

It’s great that students are taking action because they should advocate for safer schools – no child should live in fear of getting shot in a classroom. But instead of addressing the real problems like institutional failures by our FBI and local law enforcement agencies, as well as mental health issues, liberals have hijacked the movement and turned it into one about gun control.

The kids are being used as political pawns to further agendas and as we all saw at the CNN Town hall, they are even being exploited for TV ratings.

The Walkout movement may not really accomplish anything, but the Walk Up movement actually could.

If you’re a parent, did you let your child participate in the walkout? How did you talk to them about what’s going on? Let us know in the comments.

-K

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