‘Recently, United States Air Force Sharpshooter Michael Wimberly wrote a piece that sums up perfectly why open carry isn’t the smartest idea’.
‘Wimberly explained that as a child in Texas he was raised around hunting and guns. He was taught that safety comes first and that guns are made for only one reason — to kill. He later joined the U.S. Air Force, took his knowledge of guns with him and became a certified sharpshooter’.
“The mentality of many gun owners today is a far cry from what I knew growing up. What is heard from open-carry fans seems to be a fascination with guns — a swagger-inspired fascination that possessing a pistol in a public forum will make everyone safe. The chutzpah of open-carry advocates: We will be the protectors against the bad guy”!
“But I wonder: When the bullets fly, will police know who is the good guy? Maybe one will be a hero and then again maybe not when others pull their guns and begin to fire. Hero-seekers are a danger to themselves and others.”
“The open-carry advocate will say he is strapping on heat to protect himself. Doing so in your home or on your property, yes, I would agree we have that right. But when openly carrying a firearm in a public setting, the dynamics include folks like me. And my internal commentary will go something like this: ‘I don’t know you from Adam, so I question your ability. A police officer has the certification that assures some level of confidence that she can safely and appropriately manage her weapon, but I won’t know if you do.’”
“So if you’re that person openly carrying a gun who sits near me, don’t be offended when I ask you a few questions. But something tells me you fail to appreciate the wisdom of the 1890 Texas Legislature, which passed the no-carry law that served us well for 125 years. Lawmakers of the day had the keen understanding about what they were doing and why.”
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/06/military-sharpshooter-has-a-few-choice-words-for-open-carry-wannabes/
‘The Democrats pointed out that Republicans already knew that Clinton used a private email account’.
‘The Republicans are inaccurately claiming that documents have been withheld, but former Sec. of State Clinton via the State Department has already turned over 55,000 pages of emails to the Benghazi committee’.
‘During a press conference committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) claimed that Clinton used multiple personal email accounts, when the fact is that she used just one’.
‘In a letter, the Democrats on the Benghazi committee wrote’:
“We urge you to withdraw the ill-considered subpoena—whose issuance to a cooperating witness served only to highlight the increasingly partisan nature of the Committee’s focus — and to immediately publish the Secretary’s emails in their entirety, as she has requested”.
“Allowing these emails to be made public will help clear up any misperceptions and will also help return the Committee to its original purpose, investigating the tragic events in Benghazi, rather than allowing it to become a surrogate for the Republican National Committee”.
“All contribute to a perception that this Committee is now targeting Secretary Clinton for political reasons rather than to clarify any remaining facts relating to the attacks in Benghazi”.
Inching closer and closer to ‘personhood’.
‘On Friday, the West Virginia legislature voted to override their governor’s recent veto of a 20-week abortion ban, ensuring that the restriction will become law. Cloaked in the language of “fetal pain,” this particular policy continues to gain momentum; West Virginia will join the 10 other states that currently ban abortions after this point’.
“With this action today, the politicians behind this law have revealed how far they are willing to go to advance their ideological agenda at the expense of women’s rights, lives, and safety. They should be ashamed,” Nancy Northup, the president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement’.
‘Proponents of reproductive rights point out than banning abortions after 20 weeks ends up hurting women in desperate situations’.
‘Later abortions are already very rare, and the women who seek them usually fall into one of two categories’.
‘Fox News pundit Todd Starnes appeared on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” program yesterday to chat with Tony Perkins about what they perceive as growing anti-Christian persecution in America, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement that city schools will now close for the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and al-Fitr’.
‘The two right-wing commentators were outraged, claiming that New York City’s move somehow discriminates against Christians’.
“But yet when it comes to Christmas and Easter, two very prominent Christian holidays, they’re not on the school calendar, they’re called ‘winter break’ and ‘spring break,’” Perkins said. Starnes concurred:
“Oh yes. For the sake of tolerance and diversity, that normally means the Christians are going to be discriminated against or their holidays are going to be minimalized.”
From : http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fox-news-pundit-muslim-holidays-discriminate-against-christians