Their main mission involves seeking mandatory background checks, clip-size regulations and nixing open-carry gun laws.
Supporters and members of a national organization called “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” met in Blount County Saturday for a cookout which coincided with nearly two dozen others nationwide.
The organization’s presence in East Tennessee is fairly new. Knoxville resident Ken Libby said he became an ambassador for the organization last November to help spread support and membership in the area. David Twiggs, of Lenoir City, said while chapters of the organization already existed in West and Middle Tennessee, there wasn’t a presence in the eastern part of the state until Libby became involved.
Saturday’s hamburger and hotdog cookout — dubbed “Grilling for Gun Sense” — took place at Pearson Springs Park in Maryville. It was just the group’s third get-together and drew about a dozen people, Libby said. The cookouts were intended to help reach voters and educate them on the organization’s goals.
Of course, no one knew of the cookout in advance because we know how that would have gone. Anyway, I now have a local group to discredit ad embarrass. And, of course, they lie:
Libby explained that Moms Demand Action was instrumental in getting several nation-wide retailers, including Starbuck’s and Target, to stop allowing customers to openly carry guns into their businesses.
Except that never actually happened.
A felony indictment for abuse of power will hit Texas Governor Rick Perry, an avowed gun enthusiast, where it hurts – by curtailing some of his rights to bear firearms.
Perry, a possible candidate in the 2016 Republican presidential race, has sought the spotlight since his indictment last week, holding news conferences to denounce the charges as politically motivated and turning his booking into a campaign-style event where he spoke to cheering supporters.
Under state law, Perry, a staunch supporter of gun rights who said he shot a coyote to death with a pistol while jogging in Austin in 2010, is no longer allowed a license to carry a concealed handgun because of the indictment.
He’s not a convicted felon. Just someone that someone else decided to be indicted. Of course, the charges against him are utter bullshit. But that doesn’t matter.
A prosecutor says he’ll dismiss a firearms charge against a man who contends he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun in the air to chase off intruders.
Jeffrey C. Barton had been scheduled for trial next week on the misdemeanor, The Columbian reported.
Barton will instead face a charge of obstructing a police officer, Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik said Tuesday.
Barton, 53, acknowledges firing the gun in July 2013 to chase away three men who appeared to be breaking into his vehicles in Vancouver.
He planned the so-called “Biden defense,” based on a statement the vice president made in February 2013 that people don’t need automatic weapons because shooting a shotgun in the air would scare off intruders.
Golik doubts a jury would be persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt that Barton violated the law.
“A person, even in a no-shooting zone, still has the right to defend their person or their property,” Golik said. “In this case, based on the facts, there is a reasonable argument that Mr. Barton may have been defending his person and property when he fired in the air.”
I’d rather Biden have been called to testify.
Don Lemon says guns are automatic because he says they are. Or something:
The National Rifle Association this week is launching an ad campaign targeting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pledged to spend up to $50 million to boost candidates who back gun control initiatives this year.
“Michael Bloomberg has declared war on the NRA and our five million members. We will not sit back and let him use his billions of dollars to impose his radical anti-freedom agenda on the American people,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
“Liberals call this ‘flyover country’ — it’s an insult,” the narrator says in a television ad titled “Insult” as the camera pans over rolling plains. “But nobody insults your life like this guy — Michael Bloomberg: Billionaire, elitist, hypocrite.”
As debates swirl about the “militarization of police,” President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs enabling state and local law enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.
The decision follows public criticism of the recent use of such assets — including armored vehicles, high-tech weaponry and stun grenades — in Ferguson, Missouri, where police have faced off with protesters ever since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
People say to me “Hey Uncle, if you’re so smart, what would you do if you were the president?” And I say “Not play golf while my microphone is still warm”
So, this came up today at lunch. If I was president and a citizen was beheaded and it was put on youtube in a manner taunting America for being pussies. I thought for a few and basically said this:
I’d get 10 different special forces groups of different degrees of skill (not that one is better or worse, I’d just want some SEALs and Green Berets because their skill sets are different) and 10 sniper teams. I’d send them to the areas in Iraq that are controlled by ISIS. And I would tell them that their objective is not to secure shit. Not to monitor strategic any thing. We’re not taking towns, securing infrastructure or rescuing anyone. We’re not restoring peace.
Your goal is to kill terrorists. Kill all members of ISIS you encounter. Kill fucking terrorists. No hostages. Get a body count and move on. Kill them quickly and don’t play nice. Ignore borders. Then I’d disclose the body count in a weekly address to the nation.
Unarmed = 6’4″ 300 pound dude capable of cracking your skull
Teen = Man
Protests = Riot
Organizing = Looting
Locals = bused in from out of town
Shoplifted = strong arm robbery
KKK involved = No, they’re not but race hustlers like the Rearend Jesse Jackass and Al Sharpton are.
That about sum up Ferguson?
Well, if we gunnies can take back Where Great Britain Used To Be, that’d be huge.
So, the drug lords of Mexico are talking it up with ISIS. Seems they have some unguarded border to sell. Well, according to one guy.
But this might be the exception. I’d call it the “careful when you leave America” law, myself.
Cuomo says it’s not his fault. But it is. And he’s lied about it before.
Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.
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