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Roy Moore showed a purse pistol at his rally and the media had a heart attack

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Monday night, at what’s been called Roy Moore’s pre-election victory party in Alabama, the candidate locked in a GOP Senate runoff with Sen. Luther Strange pulled out a tiny, shiny pistol. It looked to me like a .32 revolver, the kind a woman keeps in her purse.

The barrel might have been an inch long, if that.

And the media had a collective heart attack. You’d have thought Moore pulled a Browning Automatic Rifle from a duffle bag, loaded a 20-round magazine, and pulled back the bolt.

Of course, the collective liberal twitterverse echoed this sentiment.

Phil Robertson, who shared the stage with Moore, might have used that little pistol to kill flies, or snakes. But fear of firearms is one of the left’s best talking points.

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Alabama runoff candidate Roy Moore pulls gun out at campaign rally | Jessica Estepa, USA Today

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/09/26/alabama-runoff-candidate-roy-moore-pulls-gun-out-campaign-rally/703313001/Per a video of the Monday rally, the former Alabama chief justice said false ads had said he didn’t believe in the Second Amendment.

Roy Moore Whips Out A Gun At Rally | The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/26/roy-moore-whips-out-his-gun-at-campaign-rally-video/“You know, they say that guns are bad, that they kill people. Well I know a lot about guns. I’m the one that used guns in combat. I know what guns do … Guns don’t kill, people kill. (You could say) cars kill, are we going to get rid of our cars? Are we going to get rid of our knives? No. We’ve got to bring morality back to our country,” Moore said after putting his gun away.

Moore was met with a large applause by his supporters in the audience. “We’ve got to uphold the Second Amendment,” he said.

Roy Moore pulls out gun on stage at rally on Alabama election eve – CBS News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roy-moore-pulls-out-gun-on-stage-at-rally-on-alabama-election-eve/Wearing a white cowboy hat and leather vest at a Monday night rally, Moore repeated the conservative Christian themes he has used his entire public career. He also lashed out at attack ads run against him in the race, including one suggesting he was weak on gun rights. “I believe in the Second Amendment,” Moore said as he pulled a handgun from his pocket.

Ala. Senate candidate pulls out his gun during campaign rally – ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ala-senate-candidate-pulls-gun-campaign-rally/story?id=50094160Trump predicted that Moore, whom he mistakenly called “Ray,” would have a “hard time” in the December 12 general election against Democrat Doug Jones, The Associated Press reported on Monday.

Roy Moore pulls his gun out in front of the crowd at campaign rally

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/roy-moore-pulls-his-gun-out-in-front-of-the-crowd-at-campaign-rally/article/2635602“AL Senate favorite Roy Moore just pulled a real gun out of his pocket at his rally. No joke,” Christina Wilkie from CNBC tweeted Monday night.

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Come on! It was a tiny handgun. It was probably his wife’s. People in Alabama carry bigger pistols than that in their socks. But any gun at all to the left makes one a homicidal maniac.

Don’t you know that guns kill people, in the middle of the night, by themselves?

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Vice says women shouldn’t have guns

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On Friday, Vice’s Twitter account tweeted out a previous Vice article from June 14, 2016, entitled, “A Very Incomplete List of People Gun Rights Activists Think Should Be Armed.”

The brief article is a lamentation of the belief of Second Amendment advocates, specifically “the NRA and other right-wing groups,” that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

The tweet (below) reads, “The NRA wants to put guns in the hands of: Schoolteachers, Preachers, Anyone who goes into a nightclub, Women …just to name a few.”

According to author Harry Cheadle – who evidently believes that women shouldn’t be afforded Constitutional protections or exercise our God-given human rights – “the goal [of 2A advocates] is to make sure everyone is prepared to engage in a shootout at all times.”

“And by everyone, I mean everyone,” he emphasized.

So, just who, exactly, does Vice believe should be considered prohibited from exercising his/her Second Amendment rights?

“Here is a surely incomplete list of people that gun rights activists believe should be packing heat. Once all of these categories of Americans are all carrying guns on them at all times, presumably we will finally be safe…”

The listed include (as worded the article), but are not limited to:

-Women

-Gay people

-Jews

-Holocaust victims

-Some people who commit domestic violence

-Firefighters

-Every black person in America

-Pilots on planes

-People on the terrorist watch list

Yes, ladies, you read that right. A gun in the hand of a woman is as great a risk as possible terrorists. I can imagine Mr. Cheadle must be petrified at the sight of a woman behind the wheel of a car!

Ahhh!

Yes, Mr. Cheadle is apparently quite fearful of women, Holocaust victims, and black Americans, among others.

Well, as you might expect, this didn’t go over too well on Twitter. Here are just a few of the (often snark-filled) reactions.



And, in case you are wondering about my own response to Vice’s tweet… I joined the NRA.

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Scott Israel: SRO avoided confronting Cruz

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The latest breaking news on the Parkland Shooting reveals yet another failure in preventing or mitigating the shooting rampage. According to Sheriff Scott Israel, the school SRO positioned himself outside and never went in. This took place for about four minutes during the shooting that lasted about six minutes. The deputy’s name is Scot Peterson, and he resigned upon being suspended without pay while being investigated.

Cautious Take

There are a lot of perspectives on this development. We shouldn’t rush to judgement as this story is still developing. Was Scot Peterson a coward? Absolutely. He had a weapon and training. No doubt some of the colossal failure rests on him. But not all. Scott Israel is in charge of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, meaning Peterson reports to him. This could be the higher ups scapegoating an underling so that their contribution to the incident, such as the slow response time and failures prior to the shooting go unnoticed. Furthermore, are we to assume, as Scott Israel would have us, that during these four minutes Peterson did absolutely nothing? What if he was ordered to wait? Too many questions remain, so lets wait.

What’s also concerning about the situation is that Scott Israel has been going after the NRA. Many leftists are using this story as fuel against the idea of allowing teachers to have concealed carry. Perhaps that was Sheriff Israel’s purpose in throwing his guy under the bus. Remember this as the government and elected officials play the blame game: Aaron Feis did more to protect students with less.

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Andrew Pollack: Should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it.

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Andrew Pollack lost his daughter, Meadow, during Cruz’s rampage. He gives a speech in front of Trump with his three sons standing next to him. In his speech he calls on Trump to work with him on ending school shootings. We credit Daily Caller with the transcript. Note: CNN’s blatantly misleading headline on the video.

I’m here because my daughter has no voice.

She was murdered last week, and she was taken from us, shot nine times on the third floor. We as a country failed our children. This shouldn’t happen. We go to the airport, I can’t get on a plane with a bottle of water, but we leave some animal to walk into a school and shoot our children. It is just not right.

And we need come together as a country and work on what’s important.

And that is protecting our children in the schools. That’s the only thing that matters right now. Everyone has to come together and not think about different laws. We need to come together as a country, not different parties, and figure out how we protect the schools. It is simple.

It is not difficult. We protect airports. We protect concerts, stadiums, embassies. The Department of Education that I walked in today that has a security guard in the elevator. How do you think that makes me feel? In the elevator, they got a security guard. I’m very angry that this happened because it keeps happening.

9/11 happened once, and they fixed everything. How many schools, how many children have to get shot? It stops here with this administration and me. I’m not going to sleep until it is fixed. And Mr. President, we’re going to fix it. Because I’m going to fix it. I’m not going to rest.

And my boys need to live with this. I want to see everyone — you guys look at this. Me, I’m — I’m a man, but to see your children go through this, bury their sister. That’s what I keep saying because I want to sink in. Not forget about this. We can’t forget about it.

All these school shootings, it doesn’t make sense. Fix it.

Should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it. And I’m pissed. Because my daughter I’m not going to see again. She’s not here. She’s not here. She’s in North Lauderdale at … King David Cemetery. That is where I go to see my kid now.

And if we all work together and come up with the right idea — school safety. It is not about gun laws. That is another fight, another battle. Let’s fix the schools and then you guys can battle it out whatever you want. But we need our children safe. Monday, tomorrow, whatever day it is, your kids are going to go to school. You think everyone’s kids are safe?

I didn’t think it was going to happen to me. If I knew that, I would have been at the school every day if I knew it was that dangerous. It’s enough. Let’s get together, work with the president and fix the schools. That’s it. No other discussions. … I’m never going to see my kid again. … Never, ever will I see my kid. I want it to sink in. It’s eternity. My beautiful daughter I’m never going to see again. And it’s simple. It’s not — we can fix it.

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