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Air Force adopting new procedures to prevent mistakes that led to Texas church shooter acquiring firearms



Air Force adopting new procedures to prevent mistakes that led to Texas church shooter acquiring fir

Based upon current Texas law, there’s no way Devin Kelley should have been able to buy firearms. Had the Air Force reported his criminal history properly, the background check would have prevented the purchases. Now, the Air Force is taking action to prevent future mistakes like that from happening.

“We’ve also added a requirement that the person working the case… they not only file the fingerprints, they have to check the database to ensure the fingerprints have been properly recorded and received by the federal database,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Kelley had committed violent crimes against his own family and was eventually discharged from the Air Force. All such criminal histories in the armed forces are supposed to be reported to certain government agencies, including the ones responsible for various federal and state firearm background checks.

Further Reading

Air Force: New procedures in place after failure to report conviction of Texas church shooter Air Force revealed last week that dozens of other Air Force service members charged with or convicted of crimes were never reported to the background-check database as required, and that there is currently an ongoing investigation into the system to make sure such lapses do not happen again.

Wilson said the review will not be complete for another four to five months. Only then will decisions be made about accountability and/or disciplinary actions, she added.

Former liberal who recently realized I've been a #Federalist the whole time. GOP fooled me into hating what I thought was conservatism. Now I see the light.

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British diplomat Rebecca Dykes raped, murdered in Beirut



British diplomat Rebecca Dykes raped murdered in Beirut


A suspect has been arrested. Authorities say the Lebanese man has confessed to the crimes.

Original story:

Friends said Rebecca Dykes, 30, was preparing to head home for Christmas on Saturday. She’s been in Beirut as the program and policy manager for the Department for International Development since January 2017. After leaving a bad with friends Friday night, Dykes was abducted, raped, and murdered.

Hugo Shorter, the British ambassador to Lebanon, Tweeted: “The whole embassy is deeply shocked, saddened by this news. My thoughts are with Becky’s family, friends and colleagues for their tragic loss.”

Police do not believe the attack was politically motivated. She was sexually assaulted, strangled with a rope, and dumped on the side of a highway east of Beirut.

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British diplomat found dead in Lebanon had been out in the Gemmayzeh area of central Beirut for the leaving party of a colleague at the British embassy and had left just after midnight.

She was abducted some time after and killed. Her body was found dumped on the Metn highway several miles away.

Police sources told the Telegraph the first autopsy revealed the cause of death as strangulation, however a second postmortem examination is to be carried out later.

British Diplomat Found Dead in Suspected Murder spokeswoman for the Foreign Office confirmed Ms Dykes’ death and said they were providing support to the family.

She said: “Following the death of a British woman in Beirut, we are providing support to the family.  We remain in close contact with local authorities.  Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”

British diplomat found dead in Lebanon had worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2010, previously on Libya and Iraq.  She is thought to have grown up in Hong Kong, but attended Malvern St James Girls boarding school in Worcestershire before later studying anthropology at Manchester University and International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London.

In a statement her family said: “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca. We are doing all we can to understand what happened.”

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We need more guns, not fewer, but that narrative is being lost on Americans



It has been demonstrated over and over again that when an area in the United States limits gun ownership, gun crimes go up. In Chicago, gun laws are strictest, yet gun deaths are the highest. How can this be? Perhaps criminals are less likely to play by the rules, leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless.

This is common sense and backed by data, yet leftist mainstream media continues to push out the false narrative that we need fewer guns on the “streets.” They like to use the phrase “guns on the streets” because it instills fear that gun ownership means bad guys walking around armed and ready to do harm. Intuitively Americans know there are responsible gun owners who carry, but instead of believing the reality that if more law-abiding citizens carried, fewer criminals would be willing to take their chances, the false narrative has them pushing in the wrong direction.

The numbers are troubling:

American Opinions on Gun Ownership

Robert Farago at The Truth About Guns breaks down why this is a bad sign:

Guess How Many Americans Think America Would be Safer Without Civilian Gun Ownership, the idea that 41 percent of Americans want to eliminate or reduce civilian gun ownership is deeply worrying. As is the idea that only 21 percent of Americans see guns as increasing public safety.

Then again, nearly the same amount of respondents (38 percent) reckon civilian gun ownership doesn’t have any impact on public safety.

That’s where the NRA, SAF, NAGR, GOA and The People of the Gun generally need to focus their pro-gun rights efforts: on the fence straddlers who aren’t antagonistic to civilian gun ownership, but don’t see a societal benefit. Yes?


My Take

I’ve been saved by a “good guy with a gun” and now I’m ready to be that guy if the need ever arises. I once thought it would be better if fewer people carried in public places, but I now see the error of my ways. Keep in mind that a lot of people who support gun ownership rights aren’t in favor of more guns. I was one of them. Now, I realize we need gun ownership, concealed carry, and open carry numbers to rise.

When violence breaks out, I don’t want to be the guy waiting 5-20 minutes for the police to arrive. A lot can happen in the interim as most Americans are all-too aware. It’s imperative that we start shifting the narrative back towards favoring gun ownership and carrying rights. Guns may scare people, but they should realize it’s better when good guys are carrying then when it’s just something the bad guys do. We don’t want America to turn into Chicago.

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Jim Jordan: “We’re going to subpoena Andrew McCabe, subpoena Peter Strzok”



Jim Jordan Were going to subpoena Andrew McCabe subpoena Peter Strzok

If Congressman Jim Jordan’s threats are to be believed, FBI Deputy Director Andrew “Andy” McCabe and agent Peter Strzok will have some explaining to do before Congress. Jordan, a member of the House Judiciary Committee and former head of the House Freedom Caucus, has given us no reason to believe his threats shouldn’t be believed.

“Chairman Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,” Jordan said in an appearance on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

Strzok exchanged around 10,000 text messages with former FBI counsel Lisa Page. Some of the texts described extremely anti-Trump views while expressing support for his competitor, Hillary Clinton. Page and Strzok were involved in an extramarital affair at the time.

One text in particular has everyone’s interest:

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.

The “Andy” in question may have been McCabe.

The spin

Mainstream media and Democrats are spinning this as a distraction. They claim there’s no evidence that the political opinions of people deeply involved in the Clinton email investigation swayed how they performed their jobs, but there is:

Hillary Clinton was ‘grossly negligent’… until Peter Strzok edited it to prevent criminal charges edit made by Strzok changed the phrase “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.” This is important because being “grossly negligent” is a standard for criminal prosecution. If the conclusions in this report turn out to be true, it’s fair to draw the conclusion that this and other edits were made specifically to give Comey and the FBI justification for ending the investigation and recommending against criminal charges.

If it can be shown that Strzok intentionally swayed the investigation to benefit Clinton, all that’s left is determining what was discussed as the “insurance” plan and how involved McCabe was, if at all. While this is unlikely to yield real fruit, it casts a shadow of doubt on the FBI’s intentions. Was former FBI Director James Comey tainted? Is special counsel Robert Mueller tainted? Are they investigation the wrong people?

Should someone be investigating the FBI instead?

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