Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) is hosting a gun safety and responsible gun ownership forum this Saturday, Dec. 14, exactly one year after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut — a move that is certainly raising some eyebrows.
Yesterday’s CNN headline said it all: “Shocking new gun control ad released around Newtown anniversary” and they weren’t talking about Thursday’s release of a “Guns Save Lives” advertisement that began airing yesterday on the rival Fox News channel.
PHOENIX — "Guns Save Lives." Those words, set against the backdrop of a red heart, are the headline of a controversial bus-stop advertisement at the center of a three-year legal battle between city officials and civil-liberties advocates.
Now then, should you find said day distasteful or inappropriate, it is because you blame guns for Sandy Hook, and not Adam Lanza. This means you simply have not been paying attention.
Nobody is coming for your guns, they said. Nobody is taking away your rights, they said. This is all about public safety, they said. Nearly a year ago, the New York legislature passed the toughest gun control law in the country known as the S.A.F.E. Act. It was rushed through in the middle of the night and as soon as it landed on Governor Cuomo's desk, he signed it without asking questions.
“Our message points out that guns do save lives, and that it is not in the interest of public safety to create so-called gun-free zones where people are defenseless against violent criminal attack,” Mr. Gottlieb says.
The Second Amendment Foundation is launching a nationwide television advertising effort, calling attention to “Guns Save Lives Day” on Dec. 15, in conjunction with Bill of Rights Day.
Under Obama’s administration, there’s been a serious downsizing of our military. I’ve got my own thoughts on that, but I’ll save them for another time. Reality is, we’ve got a large number of people getting out of the military with a ton of combat and military experience; men and women being thrown back into civilian life. There have been several incidents already involving these vets and their rights being taken away from them.
EAST ISLIP, NY (WCBS 880) - A home invasion on Long Island turned deadly for one of the suspects early Wendesday morning... The suspect armed with a .22 caliber rifle shot the family’s pit bull. A man who lives in the home, grabbed a shotgun and returned fire, police said.
Just when you think Team Obama’s “everything is an occasion for list-building, fundraising and community organizing” attitude can sink no further, you come across something like this, from Organizing For Action, Obama’s tax-exempt political organizing arm that, among other things, runs his Twitter account. Yes, OFA is inviting its members to sign up to hold an organizing event to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Newtown school shootings. OFA’s email to its mailing list lays it out:
A Massachusetts politician has put forth a proposal to allow local police to enter homes without a warrant in order to inspect whether gun owners are properly storing their firearms.
"I am a private person, however after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon, however do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law abiding citizen" - Tanya Mount
A blockbuster revelation yesterday by Politico shows the depth of hypocrisy being practiced by gun prohibition lobbying groups and the Obama White House to exploit the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, while condemning pro-rights groups for allegedly doing the same thing; something of a vindication for a Bellevue-based gun rights advocate.
Emily Miller: Obama’s exploitation of Newtown anniversary won’t help gun grabbers stop mass shootings
The White House is already planning events to use the Dec. 14 anniversary of the Newtown tragedy to push for more gun control. President Obama never lets evidence stand in the way of exploiting tragedies for his political agenda. So he will ignore a leading psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic who says taking firearms away from mentally ill will not prevent rare mass shootings.