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Schools Have Become the School Bullies, Are Now Arresting Children for Making Finger Guns

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In a totally reasonable response to a child doing something they shouldn’t, a 13-year-old girl was arrested after making finger guns at four other students at Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas.

According to the Kansas City Star, the girl had been bullied for months according to her mother, Vanessa McCaron. At one point, they found her in the corner of the cafeteria sobbing by herself.

The Star reported that, upon being asked by a classmate who she would kill in school if she had the chance, the girl pointed at other students with finger guns. She was promptly sent to the office where she was then arrested by the school’s on-duty police officer and charged with felonious threatening:

A school resource officer, employed, by the Overland Park Police Department, would have handled the arrest, Smith said. The department said it could not discuss the case.

But according to Johnson County District Court documents, on Sept. 18, the girl “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat to commit violence, with the intent to place another, in fear, or with the intent to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities …” or created just the risk of causing such fear.

McCaron pleaded with the officer to not arrest her daughter, but the officer wouldn’t relent according to the Star:

“He said, ‘I will press charges against anyone who I think has broken the law,’” said McCaron, who contacted The Star following Wednesday’s initial story about the incident. “He had such a great opportunity to use his badge to change something in a child, but he chose not to,” she added. “I think this is an insane abuse of power.

The mother has reassured everyone that her child is “anti-gun” and that she would never harm anyone despite the constant bullying she endures.

So many things have gone wrong here.

For one, the girl is apparently bullied by cruel children to the point where she’s sobbing in corners, and yet no one wants to take action until she makes the shape of a gun with her fingers. An abuse of authority takes place in her arrest, all out of fear that the child’s “finger guns” are indicative of a greater oncoming threat. She’s put into handcuffs, doubtlessly further scarring the child emotionally.

Meanwhile, her bullies are going unpunished without a hitch.

What would have happened, if the adults in the room had their senses about them and had simply sent the girl to the principal’s office to talk with her? Upon speaking to her about the incident, they likely would have found that this girl would not have hurt anyone, but did have a reason for doing it.

Upon investigating this reason, a better course of action would have taken place. Perhaps they could be more on the lookout for bullying behavior from students and/or institute harsher punishments for those who do bully their fellow students. They could have helped this girl by giving her emotional support and making her very dark world appear a little brighter.

Instead, the school and local authorities joined in on the bullying.

I get that many schools are jumpy thanks to school shootings in the past, but abandoning every lick of sense and compassion because someone remotely perceives a threat is not going to make the situation better. In fact, this kind of abuse and isolation is how these killers are created.

 

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Siblings Outraged by Their Brother’s Fatal Shooting Dismiss the Fact That He was an Armed Robber – ‘Oh Well!”

 

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Two siblings are outraged at the shooting death of their brother.

An employee at a Dayton Dollar General gunned him down.

Tragically, 23-year-old Roosevelt Rappley was fired upon inside the store along the 2200 block of North Gettysburg Avenue Wednesday night.

Siblings Rochelle and Tone Rappley are furious.

Rochelle told local Channel 7 the worker had no business having a gun onsite to start with, let alone fatally targeting her brother.

Horribly, Roosevelt’s the pair’s second of ten siblings to perish from gun violence.

“[W]rong is wrong. That was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest…”

Tone’s in complete shock:

“I still don’t believe it. … [A]t the end of the day, I don’t believe my brother’s dead. … [I]t ain’t kicked in yet.”

Police have confirmed that the employee — who was legally allowed to possess a firearm — was indeed the gunman.

However, even given the shock of his shooting, Rochelle does grant Roosevelt partial responsibility:

“He’s got some responsibility, but not all!”

Reporter Molly Koweek summed it up:

“The pair acknowledges that [it] was wrong for Roosevelt Rappley to try and rob the Dollar General…but they say the clerk shouldn’t have had a gun at work.”

The worker wasn’t the only one packing heat:

“Police say…Roosevelt…showed a gun and demanded cash Wednesday.”

From WHIOTV:

In a 911 call, a man told dispatchers that a man with a gun attempted to rob him at the store.

“He pointed a gun at me,” the caller said. “I had a firearm on me. I pulled my firearm and I shot him in self defense.”

The caller also said that the suspect “shot back,” but it is not clear how many shots were fired during the incident.

[Lt. Jason Hall] told dispatchers that there [were] other staff in the store at the time and that the suspect pointed a gun at them as well.

Rochelle appears to believe the store employee was being reprehensibly petty:

“Yes, he’s robbin’ y’all — oh WELL.”

She thinks a little bit of decorum was in order:

“Call the police. That’s what y’all are supposed to do.”

Cops say Roosevelt might’ve been involved in other robberies, too.

But Rochelle is indignant:

“Y’all are not supposed to take matters into y’all’s own hands. If that’s the case, I’ll take matters into my own hands.”

We’re living in dangerous times, and care must always be taken. Roosevelt Rappley fell victim to a serial malady in this brutal world: He was victimized by the deadly threat of a loaded gun — while he was trying to do the same to others instead, as he robbed the snot out of them.

-ALEX

 

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Louisiana Man Reports Being Shot At, Directs Cops To The Scene. But He Fails To Consider One Extremely Important Detail

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Beto’s Problems are Exclusively Financial, so He Needs You to Send Him $2 Million – Pronto

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On Friday, Beto O’Rourke revealed his third quarter campaign take: $4.5 million.

That was nearly a cool mil more than quarter 2.

Still, his Democratic adversaries raised more.

O’Rourke took to the webwaves for an urgent plea: Send money, pronto.

He needs this “breakthrough.” STOP.  Send cash. STOP. Blessings await. STOP.

Or maybe just stop?

No way — the punk rocker expressed optimism about the campaign’s “wonderful trajectory” and expectations of snagging California, Nevada, and Texas for the nomination.

He’s got a “path”:

“We have a path to the nomination — and through that, a path to the presidency — but at this moment we’ve got to break through. So, I need everyone’s help, doing everything that they can…to make sure that you make this commitment now. There is no later moment to do it. It must happen now if we’re going to make the most of this moment, of the momentum that we have, of this wonderful trajectory that we’re on.”

Back to that 4.5, in his race against Ted Cruz, Beto broke the record for contributions in a single quarter, making the books with $38.1 million.

Ted — who won — only raised 12, but that was still the third-highest senate fundraising for that quarter.

I’m no mathematician, but perhaps Beto’s problem isn’t cashflow.

Then again, what do I know? So he needs $2 million over the next six weeks.

“If we’re going to take this campaign to the next level and move up in the standings, we are going to need your help right now. I often say this is a critical moment for the country, and now it’s a critical moment for the campaign too.”

He’s ready to let people know him:

“We believe we have the right message. But we need a monumental amount of money this month to make sure we get on that debate stage in November, reach out to folks who don’t know us yet, pay for our ads, grow our organizing team, and all the other ingredients we need to get right so we can win this thing.”

I’m just spitballing here, but it may be that folks already know about him, and that’s why he’s at 2% — they know he’s the millionaire inheritor who’s going to seek and destroy privileged wealth (here), he’s the one who said anything less than him isn’t good enough for the country (here), he’s the guy who blamed them and their lives of “excesses” for illegal immigration and starving Central Americans (here), he’s the guy who tried to show he was like them by conspicuously changing a tire without a speck of sweat or grease and his shirt tucked in (here), and he’s the thief who’s literally promised — complete with T-shirts — to steal their hunting rifles just ’cause (here). And if he doesn’t know those are hunting rifles (here), then he’s the guy who’s too inept to find out about the very thing he’s willing to forcibly take from millions of Americans’ homes.

And, as reported by the Catholic News Agency, he’s also this guy:

On Thursday night, during and Equality Townhall hosted and broadcast on CNN, Robert Francis O’Rourke, a former congressman, was asked by CNN anchor Don Lemon if he thought that “religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”

O’Rourke answered “yes,” and after applause and cheers from the crowd, added, “there can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”

Nevertheless, he insists he’s the only “candidate in this field who can compete in blue states and in red states…”

Beto’s ready to fulfill his promises.

And all he needs is $1 million for each percentage point in the polls.

He inherited millions of dollars; he married into half a billion dollars; and he raised over $40 million for a campaign that never got there. But he needs you to send him $2 mil so he can steal from you.

Politics is a very strange place.

But it looks to be good work if you can get it.

-ALEX

 

 

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Louisiana Man Reports Being Shot at, Directs Cops to the Scene. But He Fails to Consider One Extremely Important Detail

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Louisiana is a strange and mysterious place. In the last few months, I’ve covered stories of a lady biting a camel in the scrotum and a woman having no idea how that bag of meth got in her vagina.

For those of you who subscribe to cisgenderism, now it’s time for the men to take a turn.

And our male avatar is none other than Damont Meredith, 21, of Gretna.

On Sunday, September 29th, Damont was shot at.

By a 28-year-old female.

Thankfully, someone who heard gunfire called 911.

At about 11:10 p.m.

As reported by Nola.com, Sheriff’s deputies showed up and asked him to recount the details.

He told them he’d been fired upon at a nearby crime scene. He offered to take them there.

Declining his offer, cops followed his directions to the 1000 block of Dimarco Drive, in Marrero.

But as they neared, 911 received yet another call, this time from a woman claiming to have just been robbed at gunpoint.

As she described the assailant — who shot at her while he was fleeing…and at whom, she also shot in retaliation — the officers realized she was detailing the appearance of Damont.

They went back to him, and he denied any wrongdoing.

But the lady gave a positive ID.

Clearly, in telling police where the crime had occurred — and, therefore, where to find the victim — Damont had failed to consider the fact that he was the robber.

He also, evidently, wanted law enforcement to catch who’d been shooting at him.

Even though he’d shot at them first.

After having robbed them.

On charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm, Damont was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.

On Tuesday, he was still there.

No word on whether his continuing stay was due to legal necessity or he just hadn’t yet figured his way out of the building.

-ALEX

 

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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The Court Is in Session – Part II

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Earlier, we highlighted the cases heard by the Supreme Court on Monday of this week (as well as the many delights of October!) Three more cases were heard by the Court yesterday, all on very “hot button” issues.  (READ: The Court Is in Session – Part I.)

First up was Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. This case examines the applicability of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to claims of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.  The pertinent portion of the Act prohibits discrimination in the employment context “because of [an] individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”  The law was first passed in 1964 and has not, to date, been construed (by SCOTUS) to encompass sexual orientation or transgenderism. Plaintiff Gerald Bostock was a coordinator for child welfare services in Clayton County, Georgia, for a number of years.  In 2013, he joined a gay recreational softball league and, according to Bostock, “from that point on, my life changed, ” he says. “Within months, I was fired for being gay. I lost my livelihood. I lost my medical insurance and at the time I was fighting prostate cancer. It was devastating.” Bostock filed suit in federal court in Georgia, alleging that his termination violated Title VII, in that his termination (ostensibly for being gay) was prohibited by the “because of sex” provision.

Bostock’s case was consolidated for oral argument with Altitude Express v. Zarda, a case filed in federal court in New York by Donald Zarda following his 2010 termination by his skydiving company employer.  Zarda had informed a customer that he was gay in order to allay her concerns about being strapped together with him during the jump.  The customer complained and Zarda was terminated. He asserted this was due to the customer’s homophobia (though the customer also contended that he had touched her inappropriately during the jump.) Zarda died in a base jumping accident in Switzerland in 2014 and his family continued the litigation in his name.  Similar to BostockZarda involves the question of whether discrimination based on sexual orientation is encompassed within the language of Title VII.

The consolidated cases were then followed by the case of Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. This was another employment discrimination case, only Harris involves the question of whether the provisions of Title VII also prohibit discrimination based on an individual being transgender. In that case, Aimee Stephens, a Michigan funeral director, was terminated following her declaration in 2013 that she intended to live and dress as a woman. (Prior to 2013, Stephens was known as “Anthony” and dressed and lived as a man.) Stephens made a claim for discrimination with the EEOC, which then sued the funeral home, asserting that firing Stephens for being transgender violated Title VII.

ACLU attorney David Cole presented an interesting argument on behalf of Stephens:

Cole described the case in simple terms. Stephens is being treated differently because of the sex she was assigned at birth. If she had been assigned a female sex at birth, he argued, she would not have been fired for wanting to come to work dressed as a woman. But instead she was assigned a male sex, Cole continued, and so she was fired because she failed to conform to the sex stereotypes of her employer. It can’t be the case, Cole asserted, that Ann Hopkins – the plaintiff in the Supreme Court’s original case on sex stereotyping – couldn’t be fired or denied a promotion for being insufficiently feminine, but Stephens could be fired for being insufficiently masculine.

Once again, SCOTUSblog’s Amy Howe provides an excellent analysis of Tuesday’s arguments.  The transcripts of the arguments can be found here and here.

We’ll provide additional overviews as to upcoming arguments, as well as some in-depth analysis, in the coming days. However, I also want to point out that the Court granted certiorari this past Friday on several more cases of interest: June Medical Serv., et al. v. Gee, Sec., LA Dept. of Health (consolidated with) Gee, Sec., LA Dept. of Healthv. June Medical Serv., et al. – cases involving a challenge to the Louisiana law which requires admitting privileges for doctors who perform abortions; United States v. Sineneng-Smith (reviewing a 9th Circuit decision which found a federal law making it a felony to encourage or induce illegal immigration for financial gain unconstitutionally broad).  Look for these cases to be heard early in 2020. Additionally, on Monday, the Court opted to move forward with oral argument in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York, New York, a case involving New York City’s since-repealed ban on transporting guns outside the city limits, despite the fact that the ban was subsequently changed.  This one is now scheduled to be heard in December.

 


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Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Says His Anti-Gun Crusade Has Cost the Company a Quarter Billion Dollars

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After the Parkland shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack made a very big show of being a pro-gun control advocate by announcing that he refused to sell any more AR-15’s from his stores. He even began launching campaigns to promote AR-15 bans.

Sure enough, the move cost him dearly.

While appearing on CBS Sunday Morning, Stack mentioned just how much the company had lost thanks to Stack’s virtue signal.

“About a quarter of a billion,” Stack replied. “Pretty close.”

Stack said that he had anticipated losing that much money, including the $5 million worth of AR-15’s he destroyed within his company’s inventory.

“I said, ‘You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,’” he told CBS about the move.

According to Stephen Gutowski at the Washington Free Beacon, Stack’s expectations that he would lose a lot of money thanks to the company’s stance under his leadership was something he had factored in:

That is consistent with Stack’s previous statements on the losses associated with his decision. In the company’s 2018 annual report, he wrote that gun sales were a “sizeable part” of Dick’s business and that his push for the company to support new gun control laws significantly hurt that business. However, this did not make him reconsider his decision to use company resources to lobby for gun control and to remove certain guns from stores.

“The hunting category is a sizeable part of our business; however, there has been an overall slowdown in sales in this category since the announcement of our new firearms policy,” the annual report read. “Despite this, we continue to believe that implementing this new policy is the right decision for our athletes and our communities. In fact, if we could go back and revisit it, we would still make the same choice today.”

While gun sales have been down overall, they’re recently beginning to shoot back up thanks to Democrats targeting guns, such as Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s “hell yes we’re going to take your AR-15” comment. This is likely going to cause a bigger dent in the company’s bottom line.

Stack has indicated that he’s thinking about pulling the company away from any gun sales whatsoever. How this will affect the company remains to be seen, but it’s likely that it won’t end well.

 

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Enough to Make the Woke Wet Themselves: Hollywood’s Joe Rogan Rules the Gun Range in an Awesome New Video

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I like Joe Rogan.

Why? Two reasons:

  • He’s interested in ideas.
  • His show provides a constant reminder that people can get outside their bubble and spend civil time with those with whom they disagree.

Not long ago, I wouldn’t have heralded the critical nature of #2 — it’s a notion which should go without saying. But presently, there are a whole lot of people who appear to never have heard of it.

If you can take some unfiltered language, I highly recommend Joe’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. The actor/comedian/mixed martial artist/TV host/UFC commentator truly has an open mind, and he gives voice to liberals and conservatives alike.

His guests have run the gamut from Jay Leno to Neil deGrasse Tyson to Jesse Ventura to Mel Gibson to Steven Tyler to Ben Shapiro.

JRE is a reflection of a man with many interests, and one of them is government.

On the program, the cannabis advocate routinely makes clear he’s got a liberal streak or two.

But an area in which he ain’t no dainty snowflake is firearms.

Constantly, I’m stunned to see politicians and others make radical public statements about guns while appearing to have never spent even 2 minutes finding out what they are (here).

Well move over, novices — a recent video posted to Twitter indicates there’s one Hollywood hunk (literally) who knows how to handle his hand cannon.

Taran Tactical recently welcomed Rogan to their firing range.

And here he is, shootin’ em off in a way that’d make some of the world’s most woke fill their $200 jeans.

Do you watch the podcast? If so, what are some of your favorite episodes? A couple of mine are those featuring David Goggins and Jordan Peterson.

Oh — and if you’re not impressed by Joe’s gun handling, you may not wanna tell him; he can also do this:



-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

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The Far Left’s Worse Nightmare: A Study Reveals A Huge Increase In Americans Carrying Guns

Beto Jedi Knights His Way Toward Victory: Tremendous Condemnation Over Gun Confiscation Only Proves He’s ‘Doing Something Right’

Tucker Apologizes For The Stupidity Of His Guest’s Gun Control Argument, Says It May Be His Last Gun Debate

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The Far Left’s Worse Nightmare: A Study Reveals a Huge Increase in Americans Carrying Guns

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Some strange stuff is goin’ down.

A long time ago, government — as representatives of the people — declared that the citizenry would have guns.

An organization was formed to protect those rights.

Now the government is trying to take them away.

One step in that process is the defeat of the organization supporting them.

By “the government,” I mean, of course, select individuals who’ve been elected to office.

Political hopeful Beto wants to confiscate America’s best-selling hunting rifle.

And holy moley, Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens is raging against the NRA:

But what’s the current will of the people?

Take a ganders at this:

A report released by the nonprofit Crime Prevention Research Center this week needs a trigger warning: Nearly 19 million U.S. citizens have permits to carry a concealed handgun.

Just since last year, the number’s grown by 8 percent — an increase of 1.4 million.

A whole lot of those guns, as you know, would be semi-automatic — which clueless goobers on MSNBC and CNN have unendingly denounced as if the designation means a machine gun.

Sorry, major news networks; it’s a machine gun free-for-all.

19 million. Semi-automatic.

Take that, goofy memes!

So which states do you think have the highest concentration of gun-wearers?

Well, in first place, Roll Tide: ‘Bama is a titanic wave of firearm ownership. Some folks there prefer open carry — don’t be scared if the dude behind you at the Citgo’s sportin’ a Glock like he’s Wyatt Earp.

A whopping 26% of adults in the Heart of Dixie have concealed carry permits.

Indiana trails with 18. South Dakota hits the list with 16.

Across the nation, 7.3% own cards.

Three states — Georgia, Texas, and Pennsylvania — have more than 1 million permit holders.

Florida has 2 million.

And here’s something: 16 states don’t require permits.

As the report notes, we’re likely headed away from the permit years:

“As more and more states decide not to require permits, the number of people who can legally carry a handgun will increasingly outpace the number of permit holders.”

Some Democrats may not like the 2nd Amendment, but it appears there’s a cultural chunk of America — otherwise known as voters — who fancy it.

And those 19 million are the ones who followed the rules by getting a proper permit. Anti-gun legislation would only affect them, not the criminals who don’t much pay attention to prohibitions against stuff like mass murder.

Food for thought.

America’s packin’.

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? Shotgun Blanks Fired in School as Part of Active Shooter Drill

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Bodies are removed from at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

One of the things that Democrats have highlighted in their big push for gun control has been mass shootings and specifically school mass shootings.

While such shootings are tragic and we should work on addressing them, it’s also important to put in perspective how rare it is, still, to have a school mass shooting, despite some in media and politicians seeming to suggest that they are happening all the time.

When that narrative is pushed, it stokes unreasonable fear, not based upon the actual incidence of such mass shootings.

At the Franklin High School in Ohio, they did something on Tuesday during an active shooter drill that seemed to feed into that fear.

According to the Dayton Daily News:

Today’s drill will consist of Franklin police firing blanks in the building using a shotgun and rifle several times so students and staff can react as they would in a real world scenario between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.During the controlled drill, students and staff will practice barricading in classrooms and evacuating the building school officials said. Officials said the drill will be handled slowly, step by step, to accurately inform students and staff of best practices to handle active threats.

But if that disturbed you, no worries, they had “social emotional activities” to address that.

The remainder of the day will be devoted to conversations in each of the students’ classrooms related to safety, as well as other Social Emotional Activities to help students process any emotions they feel as a result of the drill. Counselors will also be on hand to assist students.

One can’t knock a school trying to figure out the best way to defend against a school shooting.

But who thought that this was a great idea?

How about preparing kids in a responsible manner but also telling them how rare it is? And how they should not be unreasonably fearful?

If you listen to kids being interviewed in media today, they think that it’s very likely that they could be shot in school. And if they manage to survive that, climate change is going to do them in the next few years. And responsible adults are not disabusing them of this fear.

Then we wonder why kids are suffering more from psychological issues when such things are being stoked as likely existential threats.

But in fact, as a recent ABC News story noted, there have been 21 mass shootings according to FBI standards, meaning 3 or more killed, not including the suspect. Not one of those shootings is a school mass shooting. Some of those are family disputes.

Now there have been “school shootings” as we have commonly come to understand the term, meaning someone coming in with a gun meaning to shoot up the school, although without 3 or more killed. There was the shooting at the Stem School Highlands Ranch in May where one person was killed and eight injured, and the shooting at UNC Charlotte where two students were killed, including hero Riley Howell who bravely tried to stop the gunman. But many of the things covered in lists of “school shootings” are things things like accidental discharges or robberies committed at night that just happen to be on a school playground but otherwise unrelated to the school.

It’s important to protect our kids. But it’s also important to be truthful with them and not allow a political agenda to overtake reality.

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Man who supports firing shotguns off your porch also backs national gun registry

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The polls are really tightening between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren at this point. (Combined age, 146 for those keeping score.) At this point, it’s looking like Uncle Joe can’t afford to hang back out of sight and count on just gliding to the finish line anymore. With that in mind, he’s going to have to get out in front of some of the big issues on the Democratic primary agenda, including gun control.

At the big gun control candidates’ forum in Vegas yesterday, Biden was put to the test on a favorite theme of liberals and gun rights opponents. Cory Booker already came out in favor of a federal gun registry for the entire nation, a position gun rights activists have always staunchly opposed. Then Joe was asked what he thought of the idea. Sadly, he said that he would go along with it… eventually. (Free Beacon)

Former vice president and Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden (Del.) expressed support for a national gun registry or national gun licensing “down the line” during a Wednesday forum sponsored by gun control groups and NBC News.

Forum host Craig Melvin challenged Biden on his newly released proposal to encourage states to require that citizens obtain a license before they may own a firearm. Melvin told Biden that Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) had argued during his own forum appearance that only a national licensing system—which Booker has proposed—would be effective. In response, Biden argued that analogous driver’s licenses are issued by the states. However, he also said that he could support “federal registration” in the long run.

“The idea of getting to federal registration down the line?” Biden said. “Possible. But I don’t want to hold things up and get into false fights. In the meantime, let’s get serious things done quickly.”

Biden went on to say he now supports a voluntary “buy-back” of scary-looking rifles. Then he made the following claim: “What happens is, if we know you have one, the likelihood of that ever being used in the commission of a crime after a voluntary buyback is highly unlikely. Highly unlikely.”

That’s a bit of a crackpot statement if you stop to think about it. First of all, rifles are the least commonly used firearm in most common gun crimes. The FBI just reported that rifles of any type were used in only 2.8 percent of murders last year, dropping an additional 23.8 percent from the previous year.

The only cases where we still see them popping up (too often) are in mass shootings. But one of the things that most, though not all mass shootings having in common is a deranged person who goes into it with the expectation that they’re going to die, either by their own hand or through “suicide by cop.” Something tells me that a crazy person marching off with the expectation of not living out the day isn’t going to be terribly concerned about whether or not his gun is registered.

Biden has a bit of history on the gun rights question that might turn off liberals, but you have to go back pretty far in his record to find it. Back in 1986, Joe voted in favor of the Firearm Owners Protection Act. That measure allowed for the sale of firearms through the mail (and eventually the internet) and limited the ability of federal inspectors to oversee sales of firearms at gun shows. The NRA called it “the law that saved gun rights in America.”

But that was the Joe Biden of nearly 35 years ago. He later went on to support the Brady Bill, called for the banning of “assault weapons,” and embraced most of the language of other gun grabbers. So for the most part, he should be on safe ground with the more liberal elements of his base. But in some ways, a national gun registry is even more abhorrent than a ban on rifles. There may be increasing support for expanded background checks and a few other measures in the country right now, but people still cherish the Second Amendment in large numbers. This may be a bridge too far for many moderates.

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