By Marc Keyser Author of TheReistance.Blog
NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch has been in the media making ominous threats against people who want common sense gun control. “Your time is running is out!” she shrieks like a witch out of a Harry Potter episode waving her magic hour glass threatening to cast an evil spell on people who dare question the NRA.
Gun-owning journalist Linda Tirado responds with a scathing article about Dana Loesch. Tirado challenges Loesch to back up her NRA ‘bullsh*t.’ ‘You don’t have the guts’ writes Tirado, who happens to be a gun owner.
Apparently, Tirado has not fallen under Loesch’s spell nor is she in the least intimidated. She challenges Loesch to back up her threats against reporters in the media — but she warned that she’s as skilled with guns as ‘laughingstock’ Loesch claims to be. Tirado called out Loesch as a phony and a “shill” who’s making America worse.
Loesch writes: “You will pointedly ignore the fact that most gun owners actually don’t like kids being massacred, that most of us think you’re a ghoul, and you will continue to babble about the rights you claim to assert on our behalf no matter how clearly we tell you to stop. You will carry on blithely, happy with your tenuous position because some fractional percentage of humanity watches you preen on camera, and you will count that as success while you ignore the body count that you directly contribute to.
“When you are old, you will consider your life and find it ash in your mouth while you watch today’s children systematically undoing your life’s work. They don’t fear you any more than I do, and they will win.
“And someday, in this life or the next one, because you are cowering and pampered and you will never have to face a spiritual mirror in this world, you will face a person who will simply quote you Matthew 7:23.
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Governor of Florida passes gun control law in response to the Parkland Shooting
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been feeling the heat from the Parkland Student’s national protest against the NRA. He signed into law a bill imposing a 21-year-old legal age requirement and three-day waiting period on all gun purchases and allowing the arming of some school employees.
Within hours, the NRA filed a court challenge to provisions raising the legal age for buying a rifle or shotgun, asserting that the higher requirement – consistent with the minimum age nationally for handgun purchases – violates the U.S. Constitution.
Final passage of the bill by state lawmakers came three weeks to the day after a gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic assault-style rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public in Parkland, Florida, killing 14 students and three faculty members.
The Governor threw in this cravat for the NRA: “I am glad, however, that the plan in this bill is not mandatory, which means it will be up to locally elected officials.” The fight for gun control is far from over.
Nikolas Cruz, the accused gunman charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the Parkland shooting, was 18 years old when he legally purchased the AR-15 assault-style rifle used in the massacre, according to authorities.
Despite the fact that Cruz had a history of mental issues, numerous encounters with police and was expelled from Stoneman Douglas last year for disciplinary problems, he passed the background check on the spot when he purchased the weapon.
Raising the age to purchase guns and strengthening background checks is just common sense.
Taking the NRA boycott to the next level
Bank of America could be the key to putting pressure on Congress to pass common sense gun control laws over the corrupting influence of campaign contributions from the NRA.
In response to the school shooting, students and parents took to the phones calling First National Bank of Omaha. Within days, the number of calls reached the level of about 4 thousand a day. First National Bank wisely responded to the “customer feedback” that was beginning to jam their phones. First National capitulated and stopped sponsoring NRA Visa credit cards.
After seeing what happened to First National Bank, Bank of America is “re-examining” its relationship with AR-15 rifle manufacturers they lend money to. Good, but not nearly good enough.