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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:41 PM

Nebraska state senator condemns white supremacist comments made during hearing on gun control bills

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Paul Hammel

LINCOLN A Nebraska state senator is condemning the testimony Friday of a Lincoln gun shop owner, who voiced a white supremacist rallying phrase during his comments before a legislative committee.

State Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha said that white supremacy has "no place in our country" and must be opposed and "called out."

"Elected officials must draw a bright line against normalizing racism and white supremacy while working to promote policies of equality and inclusivity," said Hunt, who is the Legislature's first openly bi-sexual senator.




"I think it's very important for people who are leaders to not look the other way when this happens," she said.


State Sen. Megan Hunt

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/state_and_regional/nebraska-state-senator-condemns-white-supremacist-comments-made-during-hearing/article_28d13cc7-50a3-519c-9823-14476efd5588.html

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Reply Nebraska state senator condemns white supremacist comments made during hearing on gun control bills (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 22 OP
Midnight Writer Feb 22 #1
stopdiggin Feb 22 #2
IronLionZion Feb 22 #3
Judi Lynn Feb 22 #5
AllaN01Bear Feb 22 #4
Judi Lynn Feb 22 #6

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 04:49 PM

1. Guy quoted the "14 Words" affirming White dominance.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:14 PM

2. this almost seems like a "set-up"

for this little man to spew his garbage.

Later during the hearing, State Sen. Julie Slama of Peru asked Pringle if he wanted to respond to the newspaper story.

Pringle is a known member and chief of staff for the National Alliance, a white supremacist group, and an affiliated organization, National Vanguard. The motivation for inviting him to go on record regarding his views .. could be taken in several different ways, but did seem to be deliberate.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 05:42 PM

3. The 14 words

"We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/14-words


David Pringle, the gun shop owner, was among hundreds of gun rights advocates including some openly carrying rifles and pistols who came to the State Capitol to testify against two bills seeking to reduce access to firearms to people contemplating suicide and those who are under protection orders for harassment and sexual violence.

After Pringle testified before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, some gun control advocates read from an August 2018 story in the World-Herald. It stated that the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association had changed the location of its meeting from a gun shop where Pringle worked after learning that he had been identified as a member and chief of staff for the National Alliance, a white supremacist group, and an affiliated organization, National Vanguard.



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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:01 PM

5. Absolutely love this tweet! Good for the voters, so glad to learn about her. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:10 PM

4. good for her .

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 08:02 PM

6. Hooray for State Senator Megan Hunt. Thank you, Omaha Steve. n/t

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