Repeatedly Saturday morning, Wayne LaPierre warned that the media was going to misrepresent the speech he was giving at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting. The writers sprinkled throughout the Dallas Convention Center ballroom in which he spoke to NRA members had already made up their minds, he said, to sell LaPierre's vision of America as a totalitarian hellscape, one that's meant to stir the deepest fears of America's gun owners. It's not a bad attempt to work the refs — no one wants to do exactly what someone says they're going to do — but the thing is, LaPierre is selling dystopia. Dystopia that's going to keep him in a job, and dystopia that's going to keep Republicans getting elected."Despite all the national media attacks and the predictions of the NRA's demise, I'm here to tell you that the NRA is stronger today than at any point in history," LaPierre said. "Not enough people really think about the founding of our country, how it all began and … [Read more...] about Wayne LaPierre Says He Isn’t “Dystopia Wayne,” Proclaims the End of America Is Near
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Children used in war against guns: Letters, April 13, 2018 Readers sound off on marches protesting gun violence and the leadership of the NRA. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Knoxville Published 6:00 a.m. ET April 13, 2018 CLOSE Want to submit your letter to the editor? Here is how. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Children used in war against guns Ina Hughs is again in her bully pulpit with a new anti-gun scheme: Use children in the ongoing war against the Second Amendment. … [Read more...] about Children used in war against guns: Letters, April 13, 2018
The National Rifle Association — and the politicians who take money from the organization — have been the focus of #NeverAgain students’ activism ahead of the November election. But in Florida state government races, the NRA won’t be donating to candidates.The NRA hasn’t donated a dollar to a politician running for Florida governor, the Legislature or Cabinet offices since 2005, campaign finance records show.That’s not the case in other states. Campaign finance records from states with a strong NRA presence, including its headquarters in Virginia and the gun-friendly state of Texas, show state political committees affiliated with the NRA making contributions as recently as 2017, the latest year for which data is available.“In all my career, I have never seen a dollar bill walk into a voting booth and vote, but people do,” said Marion Hammer, the NRA’s lobbyist in Tallahassee. “The NRA has people and we vote.”It’s … [Read more...] about Florida’s state lawmakers haven’t gotten a dime from the NRA since 2005
US & Canada By Joel Gunter BBC News 15 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42804741 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsFlorida school shooting At least 17 people have died after a 19-year-old ex-pupil opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.It's … [Read more...] about Is it time for US teachers to carry guns?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest White House sees continued exodus of national security officials as Rick Waddell departs Deputy National Security Adviser Rick Waddell is the fourth high-ranking national security official to announce his departure in recent days. His departure follows the arrival of John Bolton as national security adviser. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Gregory Korte, USA TODAY Published 11:45 a.m. CT April 12, 2018 | Updated 2:13 p.m. CT April 12, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 7 COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON – President Trump's deputy national security adviser will step down from his position at the White … [Read more...] about White House sees continued exodus of national security officials as Rick Waddell departs