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9 weeks and 4 days and this election will be over. It's really not that long now.

If that's not enough to cheer you up, remember that Trump is mortal, and someday, probably soon by the looks of him, he will die. You may well be alive to witness that day.

Remember the day you woke up to the news that Scalia had died in his sleep? It will feel at least that good.

And if you think you'll be happy on that day, imagine how happy Melania Trump will be!

Restaurant opening sparks Orlando mall shooting scare

Source: MSN

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Rose Silva tells news outlets there was no gunman at the Florida Mall. The loud sounds were actually from six large balloons being popped as part of an industry-standard inspection for the grand opening of former ‘NSync singer Joey Fatone’s new restaurant.

“She told us ‘shooting, shooting, shooting,’ and we see a massive crowd running. You put two and two together, you don’t stick around to find out what’s going on.You just run,” Comer told the station. “I saw their faces, and they looked as if they just had saw something terrible, so I keep watching and just more people, just a flood.”

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/restaurant-opening-sparks-orlando-mall-shooting-scare/ar-BBw5vCO?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=SL5JDHP



The populace has been effectively terrorized by Mass Shootings - both Islamist and apolitical.

Note: the terror isn't being committed by people without semi-automatic weapons.

How did the Dump/RNC "Reset 8.1.2" meeting in Orlando go? Anyone know?

Supposedly last Friday night, but I haven't seen a single report, and today the implosion has picked up the pace. Is there any news, or have they all kept their traps shut for once?

Is the Foreign Policy speech supposed to be the outcome?

Ivanov charged with aggravated murder of 3 teens in Mukilteo

Source: Everett Herald

EVERETT — Snohomish County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a University of Washington student with three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for Saturday’s shootings at Mukilteo house party.

Allen Christopher Ivanov and Bui used to date. Ivanov, 19, allegedly told police that he hunted Bui down at the party because he was jealous and angry that she was dating other guys. He said he’d broken up with Bui about two months ago.

The suspect also described how in recent days he’d purchased a Ruger semiautomatic rifle and an extra magazine. The assault-style weapon is similar in appearance to an AR-15. Ivanov told the detective that he’d purchased the rifle about a week before and planned to use it for target shooting and in a gun safety class.

Ivanov allegedly told the detective how he’d driven to the party and spotted Bui with another guy. He returned to his car, read the instruction manual for the rifle, loaded the weapon and crept near the living room windows, according to the report, which was filed in Everett District Court.

Read more: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/ivanov-charged-with-aggravated-murder-of-3-teens-in-mukilteo/



A perfect storm of testosterone-fueled, wounded male pride, murderous impulse, and near-instant access to semi-automatic weaponry. Now he's going to spend the rest of his life - 60-odd years - in prison, at taxpayer expense, and for what? A minute of revenge against a woman who refused to be his possession.

He was a law-abiding gun owner for a week. What a waste. What a horror for all the parents and friends. What a perfectly pointless American tragedy.

2-year-old in critical condition; apparently shot self, police say

Source: Seattle Times

A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center Monday after apparently shooting himself with a handgun in a Georgetown motel, police said.

Authorities say they are pursuing felony weapons charges against the mother’s boyfriend, who detectives say is a felon and not allowed to possess a gun. No further details about the couple were available.


Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/toddler-in-critical-condition-at-harborview-with-gunshot-wound/





Charges are being brought against the responsible adult. Hopefully its not just Felony Possession.

3 dead, 1 hurt in Thurston County shooting

Source: KIRO

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. —
Thurston County deputies are at the scene of a quadruple shooting near the east end of Lacey.

A woman and two men are dead. Another man, who called police, was injured.

Thurston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dave Pearsall said a man called 911 at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday saying his friends were dead, he was shot and he wasn't sure where he was.

Read more: http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/3-dead-1-hurt-in-thurston-county-shooting/356947860



It never stops - mass killings 1/week on average. This one doesn't quite meet the FBI's standard of 4 dead for a Mass Killing. Cold comfort.

Rude Pundit: Once Upon a Time, the US Believed in Genuine Gun Control

The LBJ Quote is Cash Money.
http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2016/06/once-upon-time-united-states-believed.html

Nearly fifty years ago, in the wake of the assassinations of MLK and RFK and not that long after JFK, there was a moment when the United States Congress actually considered, seriously, strict gun control laws. As part of an omnibus crime bill that was debated in June of 1968, shortly after Bobby Kennedy was shot dead, gun registration and licensing was on the table. It was a fascinating debate in the nation, with bizarro bedfellows, as well as organizations and the media taking stands that not only seem surprising now, but are considered downright un-American in many quarters.

One extraordinary moment was President Lyndon Johnson's message to Congress on gun control as the bill was being debated. "I propose, first, the national registration of every gun in America," Johnson said. "Registration will tell us how many guns there are, where they are, and in whose hands they are held." He also proposed licensing. And, in case anyone wanted to fuck with the man with the big dick, he continued, "Nothing in these proposals will impair the legitimate ownership or use of guns in this country...Nor are they threats to the mystique of manhood or to the heritage of our people...The only heritage that is harmed is the record of violent death and destruction that shames our history."


Preach it, LB
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