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Marjorie Taylor Greene Says School Shooting Victims Are To Blame For Not Carrying Weapons

According to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) students who are the victims of mass shootings have no one to blame but themselves because they weren’t armed so they could shoot back.

Greene’s comments came in a series of responses to David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting that took place at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Hogg asked:

“Please explain to me how my classmates’ rights including the second amendment were not infringed upon when they were killed in their classrooms. If you are killed because of our unregulated militia you lose all of your rights including 2A- death is the ultimate infringement.”

That led Greene to go on an extended Twitter rant that raised more questions than it answered and also included plenty of false equivalencies and outright lies, with the Georgia Republican seeming to suggest that all students should be armed.

“When a student brought guns to my school to kill other students he was mad at, unlike you, my reaction was why is he the only one with guns and why is there no one with guns to defend us? Your reaction was joining a women’s anti-gun lobby funded by billionaire Bloomberg.”

“Tragically because of senseless gun free zone laws, many people have been killed by bad guys with guns who are willingly breaking many laws to commit murder and they don’t care about gun free zones, while law abiding innocent people are unable to defend themselves with guns,” Greene said. “Just be clear, if a bad guy is trying to kill me or my family, I will gladly use my 2A rights to defend myself and others with whatever gun I choose and with as many and as much ammunition I choose to fire.”

Apparently, Congresswoman Greene is advocating for every American to be armed with a weapon, but has zero evidence that such a policy would actually reduce gun violence. As is so common with those on the right, they have no practical solutions, just lots of empty rhetoric.

What Greene neglected to mention is that all rights have limits. The First Amendment doesn’t allow you to shout “fire!” in a crowded theatre. And you aren’t allowed to own a fully automatic machine gun the way you could in the 20s and 30s.

Of course, Ms. Greene doesn’t have time for actually trying to understand the Bill of Rights. She’s too busy trying to figure out how she can immediately arm every first grader in the United States.

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Lauren Boebert Owns Herself By Absurdly Comparing Gun Rights To Nuclear Weapons

It’s been clear for quite some time that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a tweet she posted Monday is proof-positive that her skull is full of sawdust and nothing else.

Determined to link gun rights to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Boebert weighed in with this hot take:

“Remember. Ukraine gave up their nukes in exchange for promises of security. We see how that turned out. This is why we must NEVER give up our guns to any government.”

Hell of a comparison you made there, Congresswoman Bobo. But it’s apples and oranges. You should know that, but all that sawdust gets in the way of proper brain function. Provided, that is, you actually have some brain cells in that head of yours.

Many who read Boebert’s absurd posting were only too happy to point out just how bereft of intellect she sounded.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Suggests It May Be Necessary To Use The ‘Second Amendment’ On Democrats

Not content to have allegedly been a part of the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is now suggesting that it may be time to use guns on her Democratic opponents.

Greene was speaking to disgraced former Trump administration aide Sebastian Gorka as part of his pathetic excuse of a radio show which appears on the right-wing Salem Network when she brought up the subject of Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who Greene claims is wrong on the issues of gun rights and the COVID vaccine:

“Ultimately the truth is it’s our Second Amendment rights, our right to bear arms, that protects Americans and give us the ability to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government. And I hate to use this language but Democrats, they’re exactly — they’re doing exactly what our Founders talked about when they gave us the precious rights that we have.”

She hates to use this language? No she doesn’t! She’s happy to use threats and fear to rile up her extremist base of supporters who are still convinced that Donald Trump won the 2020 election and is second only to Jesus in their bigoted brains.

Of course, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Greene would be spouting such dangerous rhetoric. After all, she’s been doing it since she first announced her candidacy.

According to CNN, Greene has a history of calling for violence against anyone who disagrees with her:

In one post, from January 2019, Greene liked a comment that said “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In other posts, Greene liked comments about executing FBI agents who, in her eyes, were part of the “deep state” working against Trump.

Oh, and then there was this, also aimed at Pelosi:

“She’s a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason,” Greene says in the video, which she posted on Facebook at the time. “She took an oath to protect American citizens and uphold our laws. And she gives aid and comfort to our enemies who illegally invade our land. That’s what treason is. And by our law representatives and senators can be kicked out and no longer serve in our government. And it’s, uh, it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.”

Maybe the voters in Greene’s district will do us all a favor and un-elect her in November. In the meantime, she needs to be under investigation by the Justice Department for a number of crimes, including issuing terroristic threats and giving aid and comfort to traitors who tried to overthrow the U.S. government.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Claims He’s A Pre-Law Student At Arizona State – The University Says He’s Lying

Now that he’s been found not guilty of fatally shooting two Black Lives Matter protesters in August of 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse apparently wants us to believe that he’s moving on with his life, telling members of the media that he’ll be attending Arizona State University in the spring as a undergraduate student in pre-law.

However, Arizona State says Rittenhouse hasn’t applied to their university.

Salon reports:

In a statement to Forbes Friday, ASU spokesperson Jay Thorne said: “Mr. Rittenhouse withdrew from the two online courses for which he had signed up; he is welcome to apply for admissions and will be treated as any other applicant would be if and when he does.”

You may recall that when it became public knowledge a couple of weeks ago that Rittenhouse was taking online courses at ASU, student protests began on campus:

After news of his ties to the university were made public during the proceedings, students at ASU flew into an uproar, staging protests and chanting things like “Killer Kyle off our campus.” Rittenhouse supporters also flocked to campus in an attempt to defend the teenager.

So Rittenhouse isn’t enrolled at ASU? That’s the word from the university, and yet Rittenhouse continues to claim he is indeed a student:

Rittenhouse contested the school’s statement Wednesday during an appearance on far-right political commentator Steven Crowder’s podcast “Louder with Crowder.”

“They came out with a statement saying oh, no no no no, he’s not enrolled at ASU anymore,” Rittenhouse said. “I’m like, I’m enrolled, I’m just not in any classes. I’m admitted, I have a student portfolio.”

But a look at the university’s website would seem to confirm that Rittenhouse may be stretching the truth:

It appears Rittenhouse is too late to submit an application for the spring 2022 semeste​​r — the admission deadline was Nov. 1, according to the university’s website. Though a spokesperson for the university said he can always apply for the fall semester — or at any time in the future.

Much like his political hero, Donald Trump, it would seem that Kyle Rittenhouse lies about everything.

 

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MAGA Congressman Gets Shredded For Christmas Photo And Wish That Santa ‘Bring Ammo’

You may have never heard of Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky because he’s one of the most objectionable members of the extreme far right in the GOP.

On Saturday, Massie posted a disgusting tweet that has caused all sorts of controversy and may wind up getting him booted from Twitter, Forbes reports:

In the photo, Massie appears to be holding an M60 machine gun while seated next to his youngest daughter, who sports an Uzi — his wife, three other children and another man hold assault-style rifles.

Massie’s posting also comes just a day after the shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, that left four dead. Both the shooter and his parents have been arrested and charged for that horrific crime:

Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of the 15-year-old accused of murdering four students at a high school in Michigan, have been charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter — an exceptionally rare move the prosecutor said was warranted by laying out a timeline of “egregious” mistakes and missed opportunities to prevent the shooting.

Shortly after Massie posted his controversial tweet, Manuel Oliver, the father of student killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, appeared on CNN, telling host Jim Acosta:

“Someone elected leaders like this one that think that — I don’t know if they’re trying to be ironic, funny, or what — but it’s the worst taste ever. … It’s a very nasty post.”

Twitter also chastised Massie for his post: