experts stress safety and training 0 replies
Amid a surge in first-time gun buyers, there is a bigger emphasis on the importance of people understanding the process of becoming licensed or permitted — and using weapons safely. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported there are more than 2.5 million first-time gun owners in the first four months of this year, with the most commonly attributed motivation being personal protection, followed by hunting and target shooting. Tim Schmidt, founder and president of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, told Fox News that someone going through the process of obtaining a permit or license to carry a gun
guilty in first criminal case arising from
review, attorney says 13 replies
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, Clinesmith’s attorney told The Associated Press on Friday. Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was “not a source” for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA.
parents not to hire tutors because it is
unfair to kids whose parents can’t
afford them 31 replies
If you had any doubt that hard-left ideologues run government school systems in many (most?) places, take a look at Fairfax County, Virginia’s most populous county, with over a million residents, one of the richest counties in the United States with an average household income well over one hundred thousand dollars. The educrats who run the Fairfax public schools have advised parents there not to hire tutors or organize informal homeschool “pods” to replace the shuttered schools because some parents cannot afford to do so, and that would be “unfair.”
after having a stroke 8 replies
A North Carolina Chihuahua is credited with saving his owner’s life last week, according to a report from WCTI. Eighty-six-year-old Navy Veteran Rudy Armstrong survived a stroke after his little dog Bubu ran to get help. Armstrong lives alone with his furry companion in a houseboat in Oriental, a town in Pamlico County, but Bubu was able to lead a nearby dockmaster back to Armstrong’s home to assist the sick vet.
mass shooting, claims media silent
to help Biden campaign 5 replies
The single biggest U.S. mass shooting of 2020 occurred over the weekend in Washington, but because the story didn’t “help the Biden campaign,” it went largely unreported on, Tucker Carlson said Monday. “Twenty-one people were shot in this single incident … more than half of them were women. One was a D.C. Police officer. It was the single biggest mass shooting in America this year and yet you probably heard nothing about it,” the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said. “Members of Congress didn’t lock arms on the House floor to demand an end to the gun violence, CNN didn’t book a procession of weepy teenage gun-control activists
The Our World in Data project (website: ourworldindata.org), from the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford, contains a wealth of information on COVID-19 (and on many other subjects, too) that anybody, even the lying media, can view through interactive charts. I was curious to know just how far along we are in the progression of the pandemic here in the U.S., and from their tables I extracted the following information for confirmed COVID-19 cases as a percentage of people tested (weekly intervals, three-day rolling average): March 16, 2020: 6.5%; March 23, 11.2%; March 31, 15.0%. April 6, 17.2%; April 13, 18.6%; April 20,
as permanent option during coronavirus
pandemic 10 replies
Jacklynn Walters has homeschooled her oldest child for the last 6 years. When schools closed early this year to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, this mom of four says she didn’t have to worry about her children’s education. “I had a number of parents concerned about their child getting behind because they weren’t finishing that last little bit of their school semesters,” she said. “It wasn’t something in my mind. I didn’t have to worry about my child getting behind or even in the future.” Walters volunteers as the media director for the homeschooling organization Midwest Parent Educators. She says more parents are inquiring about homeschooling.
to her old home in Missouri 3 replies
A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away. Colton Michael told television station KMBC that the 4-year-old Labrador retriever-border collie mix showed up on the front porch of his family’s home in Lawson, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Kansas City. At first, she wouldn’t let anyone get near her, said Michael, who has lived in the home for nearly two years. “She finds her way home, and there’s some strangers living in it. That would be scary for anybody,” he said.
studio is being created to counter
far-left Hollywood 26 replies
In the 2015 movie “Trumbo,” top Hollywood scriptwriter Dalton Trumbo fights against the evils of a blacklist that prevents him from earning a living in the late 1940s and 1950s because of his membership in the Communist Party of the United States. The plot of the film — based on a true story — could work for a documentary about Hollywood today, but with an important twist. Now far-left and pro-Communist voices are celebrated. The cancel culture has come for conservative and Christian voices. And heaven help anyone in Hollywood who supports President Trump. Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is out to change that.
The woke left has awakened to the fact that it can destroy almost anybody’s career and livelihood by just surrounding him or her with controversy and bad press, which convinces the person’s employer that the simplest way to avoid the controversy is to fire the person in question. The same techniques can and should be used against the enemy’s own livelihoods and careers. Those on the receiving end of “cancel culture” should adopt the position that anything they do to their tormentors is OK as long as it is nonviolent and lawful. Defamation is unlawful but it is not necessary to destroy the canceler’s own reputations.
Coronavirus Course Correction 8 replies
Let’s begin with a fact that undoubtedly contradicts the hysterics that you’ve routinely heard about the viral pandemic of 2020 — COVID-19 is anything but an indiscriminate killer of those infected by it. A new study, released by the CDC on July 10, finds that the median age of death where COVID-19 is involved is 78. Mathematically, what this means is that half of the people who have died with COVID-19 were over the age of 78, while the other half who have died were younger than 78. That might sound normal, given that 78 is the statistical life expectancy for Americans.
some hard lessons 29 replies
The Police Tribune released a body cam video (warning: explicit violence) of a Michigan deputy emptying her magazine (after clearing a malfunction) into Sean Ernest Ruis shortly after the unarmed suspect stabbed a senior citizen and then came after the deputy with a knife and a screwdriver. The deputy fortunately did not heed Joe Biden’s advice to shoot the unarmed man in his leg, as depicted here: “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing.”