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      A tiny crack in the no gun laws ever chant of the Congress and the NRA is occurring. Trump decides to go against the Congress.

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to outlaw an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute, as the White House added he may consider other firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.

      "Just a few moments ago I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns," Trump told a White House event.

      The move would bypass Congress, where legislation to ban "bump stocks" has failed to advance since an October massacre in Las Vegas that killed 58 people. It puts Trump at odds with powerful gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association that previously opposed efforts to ban them.

      Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02/20/trump-...

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      Well Done NRA.......You've Awoken Your Worst Nightmare

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          There's a rule about assumptions........more often than not those who make such assumptions end up being the Ass in that rule. Now as I write this there is reporting on another shooting, at another school, a school in the US...details are sparse at best from local reporting but it does appear that one 7th Grader shot his or herself........at a school in the US.

          Isn't the first time such an incident in American history and at present it certainly will not be the last. As I scrolled through prior posts on any given mass shooting and proceeding massacre I came across one from over two years ago.......oh where does the time go....

          Isn't it amazing to think that for some of us our time here on Yabberz has been longer than some gun violence victims...........let that sink in. For those of you who have been here longer than 17 months......you have been a member here longer than Jashun Ingram......He only made it to 17 months before he and three others were shot dead. I am sure not many people will have heard of Jashun.....I came across this story when writing this post and thought that it is important to show a face or a name particularly those who die in the shadows of a national, avoidable tragedy.

          Here he is....

          Just a kid, no enemies nor any time to make an enemy of anyone. Bang. Dead. Buried.

          http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/infant-grandmother...

          17-month-old boy among 3 killed in shooting outside home

          By: Matt Johnson

          Updated: Jan 25, 2018 - 7:09 PM

          DOOLY COUNTY, Ga. - A 17-month-old boy is among three people killed in a shooting in middle Georgia early Thursday morning.

          “I miss my grandbaby, whoever did this, they need to pay, pay dearly,” said grandmother Bessie Ingram.

          There is pain and anger in the small town of Byromville after authorities say they found three people shot dead, including the little boy.

          His grandmother said his name was Jashun Ingram and that there is no excuse for his death.

          I remember in a conversation with another asking the specific question and posing a scenario. I asked this person what he would say to a parent of that other mass murder of children at their school desks, Sandy Hook and how that person could explain that his 2nd Amendment Right was more important than their child's life and to explain how that shooter in that incident got the gun in question.........

          https://www.yabberz.com/post/thank-you-nra/8583512...

          Multiple mass shootings since and a host of victims with a host of countries feeling the pain and the US bereft of thought and leaderless as the control of those who sell the Gundamentalism of the 2nd Amendment and their complete and total control of the fortitude of all those who bow at the feet of those mountains of dollars.


          Of course those who are caught between a funeral hearse and cortege and cashing those cheques from their paymasters are as usual playing out the usual parade of utterly repugnant defences of owning what are simply instruments of death.......It's called an 'Assault' rifle for a reason, to kill. Ask those who survived that sprint for their lives about the nuances of what that actually feels like.

          It appears that of all the lessons learned from another notorious mass shooting, at an American school, American children being hunted down and executed....Columbine. Back then the killings were blamed upon violent music and violent movies and violent rap music........


          Those most pathetic of excuses are getting a 21st Century reboot.......The killer culture of violent movies and games and music and pornography and a serious lack of prayer throughout American schools........

          When the argument on owning an AR-15 becomes even more difficult to mount by those who like to play Soldiers with Jerry from Accounts because his wife left him because he beat her and he was armed......is boiled down to societal ills and Jesus refusing to help because no one prays to him in schools anymore.....

          Think that one over.......A bunch of kids listening to three staff and fourteen peers being executed......I am sure that some of them resorted to prayer.....Did Jesus turn around and think ''oh now they want me......well f*** them''......because regardless of prayer being in school or not....your version of Jesus is a chilling one and is a very disturbing interjection being put forward by Republicans and talking heads.

          https://www.npr.org/2018/02/19/587121676/varied-re...

          I mean all those violent video games and movies and the severe lack of Jesus in American schools are the very same violent video games and movies and that severe lack of Jesus in every other school in developed nations...................Their kids get home safe and sound and not a bullet hole to be seen. That's the corner they have now backed themselves into with revisiting those old cultural ruby red herrings.

          Seriously overlooked is the amount of money spent upon America's need to have the ability to kill any human being around the world.....the most advanced and most deadly army on earth. Put God in the classroom and completely ignore that those who call for God also feed that superiority complex of military might and applaud that ability to spill blood, see life as lesser.


          That is the mistake made in the most recent tragedy by those who view life as lesser than the right to own an AR-15............The silent majority have had enough. They have witnessed enough, seen enough innocents killed.

          The condescension from those who see the raw anger and emotion from those who survived as nothing more than some upset kids. They lived to tell the tale and they will be heard as this latest attack is on those who are more connected than ever before and they will take their lead from themselves and not be spoken down to by those who pat them on the head with insulting excuses and talk of it being a result of a rapper saying 'fuck' on a song.



          These people will vote in 2020......

          They will will be organised......

          Informed........

          Focussed........


          And coming for the NRA and those who take their blood soaked dollars....


          Well Done NRA.......You've Awoken Your Worst Nightmare


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          White House: Jared Kushner Can Do Job Without Security Clearance

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              WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, can continue in his role as a senior White House adviser even if he does not obtain a security clearance, the White House said on Tuesday.

              Kushner has been operating under a temporary clearance for the past year while the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducts a background investigation. Under an order issued on Friday by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Kushner will lose the temporary clearance in less than a week.

              White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that Kushner will continue the work he has been doing the past year whether he gets a full security clearance or not. He has been trying to get the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

              https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/02/20/jared-...

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              A More Literal Reading Of The Second Amendment Whose Time Has Come.

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                  The Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

                  I believe this is literally satisfied by the National Guard whose members, (I was one once), are civilians most of the time, i.e., '... the people', but are a '... well regulated Militia..', one weekend per month and two weeks per year.

                  The Second Amendment effectively defined and authorized the National Guard we have today.

                  All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246

                  The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold a civilian job full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member.

                  Local militias were formed from the earliest English colonization of the Americas in 1607. The first colony-wide militia was formed by Massachusetts in 1636 by merging small older local units, and several National Guard units can be traced back to this militia. The various colonial militias became state militias when the United States became independent. The title "National Guard" was used in 1824 by some New York State militia units, named after the French National Guard in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette.

                  So, if you want to utilize this 'Right', you need to join the National Guard.

                  Anyone else does NOT have the 'Right' to 'Bear Arms' - that would be a PRIVILEGE, LIKE A DRIVER'S LICENSE..


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                  Ethically Bankrupt - Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit

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                      Ethically Bankrupt

                      Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit


                      By Ray Cunneff

                      February 20, 2018


                      CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has written a lengthy piece in The New Yorker that outlines how for years Donald Trump used his Miss Universe beauty pageant to advance his business interests and how his 2013 contest in Moscow may have also helped hand him the presidency.

                      Former contestants claim that Trump selected finalists in Miss Universe pageants based on his business ties with the woman's home country or in countries in which he wished to do business.

                      Rebuffed beauty queens claim that, during his co-ownership of the organization from 1996 to 2015, Trump would mingle among the women and would have his notes about them jotted down, both about their desirability and their home country's desirability, according to a report by The New Yorker.

                      Trump would reportedly meet the women during rehearsals and the women who went on to the broadcast finals were from countries that he had interests in.

                      During Trump's nineteen years with Miss Universe, multiple pageants were hosted in cities where Trump had business ties and several finalists were from countries where television ratings were consistently high.

                      Shi Lim, who competed as Miss Singapore in 2013, told the New Yorker: 'The finalists were picked by Trump. He was really in charge. We called it the Trump card.'

                      Adwoa Yamoah, who competed as Miss Canada in 2012, added: 'He made comments about every girl: "I’ve been to that country.' "We’re building a Trump Tower there."

                      'It was clear the countries that he liked did well. He basically told us he picked nine of the top fifteen.'

                      Preliminary judges tasked with selecting the finalists said they were shocked when their votes were tallied and some women who advanced to the final stage weren't selected by any of the judges.

                      Trump took the pageant to Moscow in 2013 in anticipation of building a Trump Tower there. Before his visit, Trump expressed his interest in meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and tweeted: "Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow—if so, will he become my new best friend?"

                      Trump's Moscow visit was also mentioned in the Steele Dossier, a significant source of speculation there were links between Trump, his campaign, and Russia going back to at least 2013. But there is also evidence of Trump's Russian financial entanglements going back as far as 2007.

                      The persistent reports of collusion eventually helped propel Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

                      The controversial report by former MI-6 British spy Christopher Steele contains accusations that Trump had prostitutes take 'golden showers', or urinate, on a bed that President Barack Obama and Michelle slept in while they were visiting the country.

                      Steele also claimed that Russia had worked to discover Trump's 'personal obsessions and sexual perversion in order to obtain suitable 'kompromat', or "compromising position", which could be used against him.

                      Steele concluded that the Kremlin had not only “been cultivating, supporting, and assisting” Donald Trump for at least five years, but also had compromised the tycoon “sufficiently to be able to blackmail him.”

                      https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/26/trum...

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                      NRA Told To Find Another Venue For Their Annual Convention

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                          Do we dare hope that this is the first pushback of many yet to come? It would be so great if the NRA became as shunned and shamed as the cigarette industry. ~czook

                          http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/374592-dal...

                          A Dallas official is calling for the National Rifle Association (NRA) to find a new place to hold its annual convention.

                          Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway said he doesn't think holding the convention in Dallas is appropriate.

                          "It is a tough call when you ask the NRA to reconsider coming to Dallas," he said, according to ABC 13.

                          "But it is putting all citizens first and getting them to come to the table and elected officials to come to the table, and to address this madness now."

                          The NRA is scheduled to hold its meeting — which is expected to include firearms exhibits where people can buy ammunition — in May at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

                          Caraway's call comes in the wake of the deadly shooting last week at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead.

                          Multiple lawmakers have since called for Congress to take action on gun control and some Democrats have ripped some of their GOP colleagues for money they have received from the NRA.

                          Students have also become vocal advocates in recent days for gun control measures, demanding that Congress take action to prevent future shootings.

                          Organizers behind the Women's March have called for a national school walkout next month to protest what they say is Congress's tacit response to mass shootings. The walkout on March 14 is set to last 17 minutes, and will seek to pressure lawmakers "to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods," the group said on its website.

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                          Best Of Luck Rachel Crooks.

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                              It is the women and children, who were deemed to be inferior to the all- important white male, who have decided that enough is enough.

                              That blue wave is coming, and it is led by those self-same women and children.

                              ~czook

                              www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-accuser-r...

                              Trump Accuser Rachel Crooks Calls the President's Bluff in Spectacular Fashion

                              Not only does she refuse to be silenced, she's also running for office.

                              Rachel Crooks is running for a state house seat in Ohio after coming forward about with accusations that President Donald Trump once accosted her while waiting for an elevator in Trump Tower.

                              “A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened!” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running. Another False Accusation. Why doesn’t @washingtonpost report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me? One had her home mortgage paid off. Only @FoxNews so reported…doesn’t fit the Mainstream Media narrative.”

                              Crooks took the James Comey approach of calling out the president. “Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Comey famously said after Trump threatened to release tapes of their conversation.

                              “Please, by all means, share the footage from the hallway outside the 24th floor residential elevator bank on the morning of January 11, 2006,” Crooks tweeted from her campaign account. “Let’s clear this up for everyone. It’s liars like you in politics that have prompted me to run for office myself.”

                              Please, by all means, share the footage from the hallway outside the 24th floor residential elevator bank on the morning of January 11, 2006. Let’s clear this up for everyone. It’s liars like you in politics that have prompted me to run for office myself. https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rachel-crooks-for-ohio-1 … https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/965968309358333952 …

                              Sarah K. Burris writes about politics and technology for Raw Story.

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                              Why The NRA Has Millions Of Members

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                                  https://thinkprogress.org/corporations-nra-f0d8074...

                                  As the National Rifle Association grows increasingly out of touch with most American gun owners, the organization still claims “more than five million members.” A number of corporations are making membership to the group, which opposes nearly all gun safety legislation, more enticing by partnering with the NRA.

                                  NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS VISIT EXHIBITOR BOOTHS AT THE 146TH NRA ANNUAL MEETINGS & EXHIBITS ON APRIL 29, 2017 IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA. WITH MORE THAN 800 EXHIBITORS, THE CONVENTION IS THE LARGEST ANNUAL GATHERING FOR THE NRA'S MORE THAN 5 MILLION MEMBERS. CREDIT: SCOTT OLSON/GETTY

                                  After paying the gun lobby’s $40 annual fee, members are offered access to a range of discounts and “five-star savings.”

                                  Much like AARP or AAA, the organization promotes its discounts for members as a selling point for why people should join. The “valuable 5-star benefits” promised include not just a subscription to an NRA magazine and a gun-owner liability protection policy but also savings on insurance, identity theft protection, hearing aids, car rentals, moving vans, shipping, and even wine. While some of these perks are provided by in-house subsidiaries, many are offered through corporate partners — including some household names.

                                  After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, the NRA has been the focus of renewed national attention, as the group continues to successfully block any legislation to curb gun violence on the national level. Dallas’ mayor told the NRA Monday that the group will be “met with opposition” if it holds its scheduled May conference in his city. And over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered outside the group’s Virginia headquarters to hold a vigil and protest.

                                  ThinkProgress asked 22 corporations that the NRA says offer incentives to NRA members whether they plan to continue their relationships with the gun lobby.

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