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My brother the gun nut...

My brother, the ultimate gun nut. He collects them. He even has an assault rifle (put away...he doesn't shoot it). He goes to the shooting range. He lovingly cleans his guns and is always on the lookout for yet another gun. He is a strong 2nd Amendment supporter. He thinks the government tried to take guns and ammo away from the citizens a few years ago, when the local shops ran out of ammo (I asked him...you don't think the shops were out because there had been a run on the ammo, and the stores sold out? He just looked at me, as if he hadn't considered that. I mean, Target runs out of clothing, if something's popular and there's a run on it.)

I'm telling you all this to tell you...my brother is fine with assault rifles being banned. In fact, he thinks they SHOULD be. He says they are war weapons and don't belong out in the general public. Those gun shocks, or whatever those things are called - those should be banned, too, he thinks. These type of things serve no useful purpose except to kill people, he said.

He used to be an NRA member, but left a couple of years ago after one of those shootings where an assault rifle was used.

Just letting you know: There ARE 2nd Amendment supporters who will agree to, or go along with, some control bills.

In my state the law is arresting people for threats against schools.

Facebook posts about "I may shoot up a school tomorrow. You never know." Arrested 28 year old man. A couple of juveniles were picked up and are being investigated.

Very proactive. Good.

These are wacky people...the ones doing threats after these Florida kids were killed. There are so many wackos...they should NOT have guns. And this is gun territory. Easy to get a gun.

Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol

Source: CNN

The Florida state House on Tuesday rejected a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines as dozens of survivors of last week's school shooting headed to the state Capitol to turn their grief into political action.

Lawmakers voted down a motion to consider the ban during a session that opened with a prayer for the 17 people killed by a former student last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The vote in the Republican-dominated body was 36-71.

Stoneman Douglas students in the gallery of the Capitol during the vote appeared stunned, according to CNN affiliate Spectrum News 13/Bay News 9.

House Rep. Kionne McGhee of Miami invoked the shooting in asking that HB 219 -- which would ban AR-15 rifles and other assault weapons and large capacity magazines -- be moved from committee to the House floor for questions, debate and a vote.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/20/us/florida-legislature-weapons-ban/index.html



If the people of Florida want the ban on assault weapons and large mags, they need to vote these legislators out and replace them with ones who do what their constituents want. VOTE 'EM OUT!

The lawyer who lied to the FBI...his crimes must be REALLY bad...

Can you imagine just what this lawyer Van der Zwaan did, that he then went and deleted emails, encrypted documents, tried to hide other electronic evidence? He had to know the FBI can catch this sort of stuff....easy as chewing gum for them. So that must mean that his crimes were bad enough to be worth getting caught obstructing justice, adding to his crimes.

Saw on the news that he was caught pretty quickly, too. Just 3 months after the guy tried to remove the evidence, he was indicted.

One interesting footnote, though: HE HAD RECORDED ONE OR MORE CONVERSATIONS! Now THAT'S interesting. I wonder who and what he recorded. And why.

You can't make this stuff up. It gets weirder and weirder.

UPDATE: just read that Van der Zwaan was indicted re communications w/Gates....including Gates' and Manafort's efforts re foreign lobbying...AND Van der Zwaan's wife, Eva Kahn, is the daughter of Russian billionaire German Khan. HIS WIFE IS THE DAUGHTER OF A RUSSIAN OLIGARCH.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/20/politics/robert-mueller-rick-gates/index.html

The Mueller team knows a LOT of words! And they're the BEST words!

The Mueller team is amazing.

That his team discovered all this information, tracked it down, put together EVIDENCE of it all...it's mind boggling. I worked at a law office for decades, helping to gather, assimilate, and organize mounds of documents and evidence. It's incredibly complicated and time consuming, and involves a team of people all working together into the wee hours of the morning. This must be the best and smartest team in the world, esp considering these weren't Russian Joes. These were Russian agents backed and trained by the Putin regime.

Wow. Every member of Mueller's team knows a lot of words! And they're the BEST words!

Kremlin support of Jill Stein appears in Indictment

Forwarded by Congressman Lieu:

https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/964653012198203392

https://twitter.com/profcarroll/status/964607087593566208

On or about November 3, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators purchased an advertisement to promote a post on the ORGANIZATION-controlled Instagram account "Blacktivist" that read in part: "Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein. Trust me, it's not a wasted vote."

The Russian Nationals couldn't vote, but....

they could send reps to the House of Representatives to have a say in things.

I read that somewhere today. Anyone know anything about this?

I'm wondering if those Russian Nationals spread money around to Republicans in the House of Representatives, and/or to those running for Congress in 2016.

That would explain a thing or two, if that happened.

FL Shooter's name: Nicholas Cruz. (spelling unknown)

Heard it on ABC news. He's in custody.

"Pod Save America" --Obama staffers work for the mid-terms on HBO



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/business/media/pod-save-america-hbo.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur


HBO is getting into podcasts.

The premium cable network has signed a deal with the hosts of the popular “Pod Save America” podcast to broadcast a series of hourlong TV specials later this year.

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“Pod Save America,” a podcast hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, all veterans of the Obama White House, has become a sort of refuge to liberal Americans during the beginning of the Trump era.

During the 2016 campaign, the hosts produced a podcast for Bill Simmons’s website, The Ringer, called “Keepin’ It 1600,” which was supposed to end once the election was over. But given the popularity of it, the three began a new production. In keeping with how Donald J. Trump’s victory has upended much of the media world — Stephen Colbert is the most-watched host in late night, MSNBC has seen a huge ratings surge — “Pod Save America” averages around 1.5 million listeners a show. HBO made the deal with Crooked Media, the media company founded by Mr. Favreau, Mr. Lovett and Mr. Vietor.


The hosts are supposed to do shows on the campaign trail leading up to the 2018 mid-terms.

This sounds pretty exciting, for those who subscribe to HBO. OR (thanks to poster "enough", if you use a podcast app - I do. I use Stitcher, free version, and this podcast is there! For free!) Ronan Farrow has also been signed to do an investigative series.

Putin's 2017 Military Parade

No doubt the source of the Putin Puppet's wannabe wish for a military parade

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