USA Today examines ‘less lethal’ guns used in school shooting that left 10 dead

The mainstream media seems so baffled an AR-15 wasn’t used that they actually spinning it as “imagine how bad it COULD have been!”

When 10 people get killed by a gunman who didn’t use an AR-15 but instead used a shotgun and a handgun, we get stuff like this from USA Today:

Yep, this is the headline: Guns used in Texas killings were less lethal than in other mass shootings.

The attack at a Texas high school Friday echoed the all-too-familiar horrors Americans are accustomed to seeing on the news. But two details set it apart from the list of other recent deadly attacks: explosives and weapons used.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas says the gunman, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who was a student at Santa Fe High School, used two firearms: a shotgun and .38 caliber revolver, both of which he got from his father. Ten were left dead, mostly students.

Disgustingly, the mainstream media seems so disappointed an AR-15 wasn’t used that they actually spinning 10 dead students as “but imagine how bad it COULD have been!”

No word from USA Today on if the guns used in the shooting were the kind that can accommodate the notorious “chainsaw bayonet” accessory:

When the media tries to pretend they know what they’re talking about when it comes to guns, the self-beclownings are quite a treat.

(h/t Twitchy)

Liberal perspective: Dems defend MS-13 from Trump while Debbie Wasserman Schultz says NRA ‘just shy of a terrorist organization’

And DWS is NOT just shy of being totally nuts — she’s there.

The lib media and many Democrats have gone all in to slam President Trump after he called members of MS-13 gangs “animals.” Among them, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer:

But Democrats on occasion like to prove they haven’t lost their perspective. After Dems have gone to the mat in defense of violent gangs, Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasn’t afraid to use the “t” word: Terrorists. However, she wasn’t talking about MS-13, but rather the NRA:

According to her recent interview with the Huffington Post, Wasserman Schultz is no fan of the gun rights organization, and she’s not afraid to show it.

“The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,” Schultz told the magazine. “They have done everything they can to perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country with the spread of assault weapons across the nation.”

And DWS is NOT just shy of being totally nuts — she’s there:

The Democrats should feel free to run on the “NRA are terrorists and MS-13 are symbols of the founding principles of America” platform.

Genius! NY Dem aims to stop ‘promoting gun culture’ by banning archery in schools

Next thing you know she’ll be proposing national bans on “assault bows” and “high-capacity quivers.”

Good lord these people are without shame or even a shred of common sense:

One New York lawmaker wants to put a stop to archery programs in schools.

Manhattan Democrat Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal says they promote “gun culture.”

She says she introduced the bill to ban such programs in the state after it was revealed that the Parkland Shooting suspect honed his shooting skills in a marksmanship program at the very school he’s accused of killing 17 people.

Next thing you know she’ll be proposing national bans on “assault bows” and “high-capacity quivers.”

Progs like that aren’t about stopping school shootings, they’re just totalitarian wannabes using “gun violence” as an excuse to act out their deepest ban-happy fantasies. The only thing we need a “ban” on at this point is total idiots in positions of government power.

Dick’s Sporting Goods hires gun control lobbyists (to help force THEIR rules on competitors?)

Dick’s Sporting Goods was among retailers who caved into the demands of gun control activists by making the minimum age to sell firearms 21, along with other changes. To a large degree, bending over to lefty demands has backfired on Dick’s, and I’m wondering how much of this is an attempt to get the federal government to basically force their own rules on competitors to artificially level the sporting goods playing field:

Dick’s Sporting Goods, which announced in February it would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby Congress for gun control, according to federal records reviewed by The Federalist.

The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” No other policy issues were listed in the disclosure form filed by the firm. The disclosure forms show Dick’s pro-gun control lobbying effort began official on April 27, 2018. The official registration form noting Dick’s retention of Glover to push for gun control was filed on Monday morning.

They’re free to sell or not sell whatever they want, but trying to force others to do the same is going full progressive activist. The company is really living up to the name on the sign.

Ya know, maybe the NRA should be paying sales commission to progressive anti-gun activists

Well done, libs!

We’ve gone from Barack Obama, Gun Salesman of the Year for several years running, to the current crop of “blame the NRA” and “ban guns” progressives, who are vying for a similar unintentional accolade. How’s this for backfire?

Well done, liberals!

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million from March 1 to March 31, the group’s first full month of political fundraising since the nation’s deadliest high school shooting on Valentine’s Day, according to filings submitted to the Federal Elections Commission. The total is $1.5 million more than the organization raised during the same time period in 2017, when it took in $884,000 in donations, and $1.6 million more than it raised in February 2018.

The $2.4 million haul is the most money raised by the NRA’s political arm in one month since June 2003, the last month when electronic federal records were readily available.

NRA memberships are skyrocketing as well. It seems a lot of people are sick and tired of lefties blaming law-abiding Americans for mass murders just to try and score cheap political points:

But outside the gun control debate in Washington, membership in the NRA and gun rights groups across the country, which includes more than five million Americans, is spiking, according to people familiar with the numbers.

The NRA should present an award every year to the lefty who helped increase their ranks and pad their fundraising arm the most — maybe call it the “Hogg Wild” prize or a “Bloomie.”

Watching ‘No Rifle Association’ lefty celebs soil themselves at the NRA convention should be a real treat

THIS could be entertaining.

Work on President Trump’s re-election campaign has started early:

A group of Hollywood stars — including Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, Debra Messing, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael Moore and Amy Schumer — is banding together to take on the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The performers and other public figures, including Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg, released an open letter on Friday to announce the launch of the NoRA initiative, short for No Rifle Association.

In a blistering message to NRA President Wayne LaPierre, the group says, “You and the gun manufacturers that fund you value money over lives.”
“Your time signing checks in our blood is up,” the letter states. Time magazine was first to obtain the letter.

The campaign, according to organizers, is a “non-partisan coalition of activists, artists, celebrities, writers, gun violence survivors, and policy experts.”

“Nonpartisan”? Haha! I have to hand it to them for being so adept at comedy.

But here’s the funniest part:

According to NoRA’s website, the group intends to head to the NRA’s annual meeting next month.

“We’re going to show up at the NRA convention in Dallas and make them wish they stayed home,” the website says. “We might just sue the pants off the NRA.”

While I do agree that the appearance of liberal celebrity activists does have the effect of making everybody else wish they’d stayed at home, I can’t wait for this bunch to get the crap triggered out of them at the NRA convention. It might be so entertaining that if I didn’t know better I’d think this was an NRA scheme to get more people to attend.

A Hollywood “No Rifle Association”? Life imitates art yet again:

(h/t @RedSteeze)

NPR’s crossing of the ‘Russia collusion’ and ‘blame the NRA’ streams could blow up in their face

Using NPR’s logic, this is a GREAT reason to defund NPR.

The Left’s effort to continue to push the “Russia collusion” angle as well as the liberal narrative about the NRA has fused, thanks to NPR, which presented this super-forced gotcha attempt:

For the most part, according to the article and the NRA’s statement to a congressman, the NRA made a couple thousand dollars from membership dues and subscriptions from U.S. citizens living in Russia. Not exactly the “NRA’s in bed with Putin” scoop NPR was obviously trying to create.

As a matter of fact, Americans living in Russia pay US taxes, which means federally funded NPR gets money from “Russian-linked” individuals too. Maybe we should use that as the basis for defunding NPR!

Whew! London police successfully get assault pliers off the street

It’s come to this

There’s already gun control in England, but now that London’s surpassed NYC’s murder rate because of knife attacks, “knife control” is now all the rage.

How ridiculous has it gotten? Look at this from a division of the London Metropolitan Police:

Now that’s an “assault toolbox” right there. British cops would sh*t themselves if they went into my garage!

In London, the confiscation of any sharp object continues. It never ceases to amaze that there are those who believe the best way to stop a crime wave is to make potential victims more helpless.

(h/t Twitchy)

A Parkland shooting survivor is holding people accountable, and it’s NOT the NRA

What was all that BS you were spouting about the NRA, Sheriff Israel?

Not long after 17 people were killed and many more injured at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the nation’s most shameless sheriff went on CNN and pointed the finger of blame at the NRA, immune to any pangs of self-awareness:

What an ass. That shameless Sheriff Israel turned out to be projecting big time. One student who protected others during the shooting (while being shot five times himself) has called out Israel big time:

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Anthony Borges and his family held a news conference in Plantation Friday evening where he blamed BSO Sheriff Scott Israel and Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie for failing students and faculty.

“To Sheriff Israel of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Robert Runcie, the Superintendent of schools in Broward, I want to thank you for visiting me at the hospital, but I want to say that both of you failed us, students, teachers and parents alike, on so many levels,” read his attorney Alex Arreaza.

Arreaza said Anthony, 15, lays blame for the shooting at the feet of Sheriff Israel and Runcie for not doing more to prevent self-confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz from being able to be in the school that day.

Borges’ statement says school officials allowed Cruz to continue attending school even after realizing he was dangerous.

“I want to ask you today to end your policy and agreement that you will not arrest people committing crimes in our school,” Anthony said in the statement.

What was all that BS you were spouting about the NRA, Sheriff Israel? That said, guess which story isn’t going to catch fire with the mainstream media? They’ve got a narrative to help push, and this doesn’t fit.

The fact that Israel still has a job unfortunately goes to show that somebody’s not entirely serious about fixing these internal problems.

This is what dropping gun control truth on the lib narrative looks like

I don’t have much to add other than here’s somebody who gets it. The Greensboro, NC City Council recently got a schooling from a man named Mark Robinson, and it deserves to be shared far and wide:

Odds of that guy being invited to a future CNN gun control panel/NRA show trial: Slim to none.