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GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Calls For Armed Grannies To Protect Schools From Mass Shootings

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says she has the perfect solution for ending mass shootings at schools across the United States: Arm grandparents to the teeth and let them guard the children.

Blackburn made her proposal during an appearance on Fox News Tuesday evening, telling host Kayleigh McEnany about her SAFE Schools Act that would provide $900 million for the purpose of hardening schools, HuffPost reports.

“To have this grant pool and to allow local school systems and local law enforcement to work together to bring in veterans and retired law enforcement to serve as a security officer at a school — they know how to use weapons. They know to de-escalate situations. I’ve talked to a lot of them. They like this idea. They are grandparents like we are — my husband and I are grandparents — and they want to be there to help protect children.”

Blackburn also suggested that it would be a good idea to turn schools into armed fortresses, including “bulletproof doors and the film on windows … so that parents can have the confidence that their children are going to be safe.”

Since we’re going that far, why not put up concertina wire around every public school in the U.S. and treat kids like prisoners? That way they can get the cozy feeling of being locked into their school like wild animals at a zoo.

As you’d expect, Blackburn completely neglected to address the issue of easy access to guns in the country, which is the real reason we continue to see so much carnage on American streets and in our schools.

Republicans have no solutions to the mass shooting problem. Instead, they want to pour gasoline on a roaring fire and wait for the blaze to burn itself out so they can claim success.

You can watch video of Blackburn’s remarks appearance at this link.


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Washed-Up Actor Kevin Sorbo Gets Fact-Checked For Saying Assault Weapons ‘Aren’t Real’

You probably remember Kevin Sorbo from the last decent gig he had on the TV series “Hercules,” but now he seems to spend the majority of his time as a Twitter troll, weighing in on just about every controversial issue.

And that’s the case once again with a social media posting Sorbo made in the aftermath of the Allen, Texas mass shooting that left eight people dead.

Apparently, Sorbo is upset because people are calling guns such as the AR-15 used by the Allen shooter “assault weapons,” which is what they are, despite what the National Rifle Association would have you believe.

On Sunday, Sorbo posted this:

“Assault weapons aren’t real. Just like there’s no such thing as an assult car, or assault pencil. Stop blaming objects when the person is at fault.”

However, despite Sorbo’s protestations, the majority of Americans believe that the U.S. needs much tighter gun control laws, with a Fox News poll showing the following:

— Requiring criminal background checks on all gun buyers (87%)

— Improving enforcement of existing gun laws (81%)

— Raising the legal age to buy a gun to 21 (81%)

— Requiring mental health checks on gun buyers (80%)

— Allowing police to take guns from those considered a danger to themselves or others (80%)

— Requiring a 30-day waiting period for all gun purchases (77%)

Another 6 in 10 favor banning assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons (61%).

Sorbo got fact-checked and mocked for his inanity.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene: ‘Drugs And Evil Forces’ Are To Blame For Texas Mall Shooting

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wants us all to know that there aren’t too many guns in this country and that the mass shooting at a mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday can be blamed on “mental illness, drugs, and evil forces.”

Referencing a tweet from Brian Glenn, director of programming at the right-wing Right Side Broadcasting Network, (who also happens to be Greene’s current boyfriend), the Georgia Republican cheered the fact that the shooter who killed eight people was also dead, which seems a bit odd for someone who purports to be a Christian.

Glenn posted this, along with a video of the dead shooter:

“This is the piece of shit that took innocent lives today. Thank GOD that a brave police officer ran into the line of fire to kill this demon.”

The tweet was later taken down by Twitter for “violating Twitter rules.”

Greene retweeted her sweetie’s video, along with a message of her own: “Thank God for the brave officer that courageously ran into the line of fire to save others.”

The congresswoman also sent out a message that failed to address the issue of guns and lack of responsible gun legislation:

“We pray for the victims and their families and an end to the mental illness, drugs, and evil forces that cause people to commit such horrors.”

Greene’s posting drew plenty of responses from other Twitter users.

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Marine Vet Congressman Slams Nikki Haley As A ‘Poser’ For Photo Of Her With A Gun

In an attempt to curry favor with gun owners (especially the ones who vote in Republican primaries), GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley posted a photo of herself with a gun online.

On Twitter, Haley relayed this message:

“Making sure our military has the equipment they need to keep us safe is a priority. @SigSauerInc is keeping them on the cutting edge. Thank you for letting us check out the latest. #LiveFreeOrDie

That posting led Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) — A Marine veteran who served with honor in Iraq — to respond, calling Haley a “poser” who doesn’t even know how to properly hold such a weapon.

“Poser alert: Why is your finger on the trigger ! 1. Bolt is clear back and there is no Magazine. 2. The linked ammo on the stand you are ‘shooting’ from doesn’t feed into the magazine fed weapon you have. 3. Your stockwell is gonna hurt you when that weapon kickback”

Nice try, Nikki, but your photo is almost as absurd as your bid for the White House.


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S. Dakota Governor Says NRA Isn’t Just ‘Old White Guys’ – Gets Humiliated By Video Showing Otherwise

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) wants everyone to know that the National Rifle Association (NRA) isn’t just composed of “old white guys,” but when a camera panned to the audience listening to her speak and showed nothing but old white guys, social media lit up with laughter and mockery.

Speaking at the 2023 NRA convention in Indianapolis on Friday, Noem remarked:

“The media would have us believe that the NRA is only made up of old white guys. And all you old white guys can be proud and raise your hands.
“But there’s a lot of other people, a lot of diversity, within the NRA.

“Well let me tell you something: I may be a mom and a grandma, but I am the NRA.”

Then came the camera taking a shot of the crowd.

Um…who wants to tell her? Twitter does and did.