Gun Owners in First Half of 2020 0 replies
Nearly five million Americans became first-time gun owners in 2020, according to a new report. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the gun industry’s trade group, estimates that 17.1 million guns have been sold between January and August with 4.84 million Americans purchasing their first guns. The sales—especially to new owners—represent a significant shift in American attitudes on gun ownership. “This is a tectonic shift in the firearm and ammunition industry marketplace and complete transformation of today’s gun-owning community,” Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.
shoot Black man as children watch
from a car, attorney says 29 replies
Two Wisconsin police officers are on leave Monday as state authorities investigate why a Black man was shot multiple times in the back as he entered the driver’s side door of an SUV, officials said. The man’s three children — 3, 5 and 8 — were in the car, a family attorney said. Identified by Wisconsin’s governor as Jacob Blake, the man is in serious condition and fighting for his life. Attorney Ben Crump, who now represents the Blake family, posted a video of the Sunday evening shooting in Kenosha. The footage spread across social media, sparking protests and leading county officials to institute a
Still Unite Us: Rooting for Joe
Kennedy to Fail 7 replies
Election Day is fast approaching and the country remains as polarized as ever. Political meaning has been grafted onto every decision we make in our daily lives. To have the wrong opinion is to commit an act of violence. Refusing to take sides is just as harmful, if not more so, than picking the bad side. There is still, however, at least one upcoming event that can unite our fractured nation and bring joy to the hearts of all Americans, regardless of political persuasion. On September 1, the Democratic Party will hold its Senate primary in the state of Massachusetts. The incumbent,
in suburbia 8 replies
The Trump administration recently rescinded the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, adopted in the early months of the Obama administration. The rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act. The act was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing. However, like so much of the distortions that occurred after the civil rights era of the 1960s, this rule is not about preventing discrimination but about using civil rights language to advance a brazen left-wing political agenda. The AFFH rule is war on the lifestyle of the single-family home and American suburban family life.
reveals more about the company’s
‘zero tolerance’ policy 11 replies
“Democrat. Republican. Trump. Biden. Sanders. Whatever. That will no longer be allowed in the plant.” New audio from a training session at a Goodyear plant in Topeka sheds more light on a conversation with employees about the company’s zero-tolerance policy. A photo leaked from the meeting had a list of what was acceptable and unacceptable at the workplace, but the new audio gives more context to that conversation. WIBW obtained that recording. The meeting references racial graffiti in the locker room. “Some people may wish to express their views on social justice or inequity or equity issues such as black
Road: Goodyear Says BLM, LGBT
‘Acceptable’; MAGA, Blue Lives Matter,
Not So Much 22 replies
We can add “America’s Tire Company” to the long and growing list of virtue-signaling corporations that continue to prostrate themselves before the Black Lives Matter altar of pretend “systemic racism.” And for virtue-signaling extra credit, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has told its employees that terms like MAGA, Blue Lives Matter, and All Lives Matter are “unacceptable” in the workplace. As reported by WIBW 13 News in Topeka, Kansas, a Goodyear employee leaked a screenshot of a slide that was presented during a diversity training session showing what’s acceptable and what isn’t acceptable as part of the company’s new zero-tolerance policy. “Zero-tolerance.” Let’s talk about that for a moment.
Snitches and the Overzealous Health
Department Will Make Your Day 11 replies
The effects of coronavirus mandates on small businesses, and especially restaurants, have been catastrophic. New York, outside of New York City, went into “Phase 3” in July, and restaurants were able to open back up under severe restrictions, including reduced capacity. Very few of them are doing well under this arrangement. ABC reported that more than 16,000 restaurants have closed permanently. One diner in Seneca County, N.Y., has had enough and took to social media to tell the public what the county is doing to them. The trouble started when a snitch ate a meal at A.J.’s Family Diner and then called the health department to
withdrawn after uproar in Tennessee 17 replies
The Tennessee Department of Education has withdrawn a $1 million initiative to conduct well-being checks for all children in Tennessee from birth to age 18 after the program sparked uproar this week, with critics calling it a big-brother government overreach.Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Dr. Penny Schwinn released the Child Wellbeing Check Toolkit during a news conference Tuesday. As originally published, the initiative recommended well-being checks for all children in the state to verify well-being as school closures have left gaps for nutrition, health, and abuse reporting services amid the coronavirus pandemic. Guidelines for the initiative were a collaborative effort of the 38-member
posts 2020 primary election
results before election day 9 replies
Early voting has just ended in Florida and election day is on Tuesday, August 18th, but that hasn’t stopped CBS12 in Palm Beach County, Florida from posting their election results in the 2020 primary election. President Donald Trump and Republicans have warned of voter fraud and voter suppression in the 2020 presidential election, so could CBS12 pre-election day, election results be a sampling of what is to come in the coming months? How can CBS12 be reporting the election results before election day? Or better yet, why is CBS12 reporting 100% precincts reporting 48 hours before the polls even open.
O’Keefe Emerges Victorious in Second
Amendment Fight With FBI 12 replies
Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe tried to buy a firearm and was denied a few days ago. He later discovered that he was on the prohibited person list regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Was this an error? Was this over his investigative reporting? The Federal Bureau of Investigation put him on that list. What’s going on? O’Keefe is not a convicted felon. So, it’s no shocker that when he found out his constitutional right to own firearms was infringed upon, he sued. He filed a lawsuit against the FBI earlier this month. /snip for Tweet/ And now, we’ve learned that Mr. O’Keefe has emerged victorious.
shootings overnight 15 replies
New York City was hit with a string of deadly shootings overnight. Two victims are dead and at least 13 people were shot in ten separate shootings since 11 p.m. Friday. Four of the shootings happened in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. In Harlem, officers say four were shot at a block party on Malcolm X Boulevard between 112 Street and 113 Street. Three females and one male were shot and all are expected to survive. Also in Harlem, a 30-year-old was fatally shot on West 128 Street. Police say they responded to a 911 call of a male shot. Upon arrival, officers found the victim with a
and charged with murder for shooting
dead 60-year-old black man during
traffic stop over a busted tail light 24 replies
A former Georgia State Patrol officer has been charged in the murder of a 60-year-old driver who was shot dead during a traffic stop over a busted tail light last Friday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Jacob G. Thompson, 27, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault in connection to the incident in Screven County. Thompson has been booked into the Screven County Jail and was fired from the Department of Public Safety, Georgia State Patrol, according to a release from the GBI. On August 7, Thompson attempted to stop a Nissan Sentra that Julian Lewis had been driving on Stoney Pond Road at around 9.20pm.