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Positive Referendum Results

Arizona has agreed to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave

Arkansas has agreed to legalize medical marijuana

Colorado has agreed to raise the minimum wage

California has agreed to legalize marijuana and require background checks on ammo and prohibits possession of large ammo

Florida has agreed to legalize medical marijuana only in serious cases

Maine has agreed to raise the minimum wage

Massachusetts has agreed to legalize recreational marijuana

Montana has agreed to extend their legalization of medical marijuana toward people with PTSD and chronic pain

Nevada has agreed to require background checks for all gun sales and legalize recreational marijuana

North Dakota has legalized the use of medical marijuana

Washington has agreed to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave

Why We March

I see a lot of people saying, “I didn’t march because I have all the rights of a man!”
Why do we march then?
We march because 97% of rapists don’t see a day in jail.
We march because Planned Parenthood isn’t about abortions it’s about low income healthcare and lifesaving screenings and medical advice.
We march because Miley Cyrus is attacked for portraying herself sexually yet people say nothing when a woman is sexualized without consent.
We march because a white woman makes 77 cents for a mans dollar and that is A FACT.
We march because we believe in religious freedom.
We march because when I worked in a cabinet shop I was asked, “So, do you just stand around and look pretty?” And no one defended me. No, my coworkers joked that I am just “the pretty face of the company.”
We march because it is still legal to fire someone in 28 states because they are gay.
Because gun sales NEED federal background checks.
Because climate change is real and if we don’t chose a different path NOW we will have no Earth to live on.
Because religion should stay out of politics.
Because the electoral college is outdated and unfair.
Because the right to peaceful protest is a constitutional, human right.
Because gay kids all around the country are asking, “will I still be able to get married?”
We march because Trumps tax policies give the elite and filthy rich over 14% of a tax break and the working class hardly 1-4%.
Because Trump outwardly endorsed sexual assault.
Because TAMPONS have a luxury tax when Viagra doesn’t.
Because Christians want to have a Muslim registry.
We march because men are taught to “man up,” and that they can’t be victims of abuse.
Because a woman wearing basketball shorts is fine but a man wearing a skirt is disgusting.
Because violence against women is seen as sexy.
Because Trump has already violated the constitution and refuses to let us see his tax returns.
Because as a feminist I stand for men’s issues ALL the time, not just when women’s issues are discussed.
Because in the UK, police officers have been trained to be psychologically tactical and have had the same amount of police related deaths that we have had in a few months OVER THE SPAN OF SEVERAL YEARS.
Because Trump has endorsed Vladimir Putin.
Because the Affordable Care Act saves lives.
Because men are raped.
Because sex trafficking IS RAMPANT.
Because an unarmed black person is shot every 24-28 hours.
Because doctors refuse to tie single women’s tubes, “cause what if your future husband wants kids?” And do so LEGALLY.
Because men are SO much more than sexual desire and reducing them to such is horrific. They are humans. They are people. They are amazing.
Because the LGBT and climate change pages have already been removed from the White House website.
Because I could keep this list going for hours.
We march because humanity is more important than money.
We march because we believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Nothing sells guns, and adds to existing personal arsenals, like gun violence, mass shootings, and the NRA mantra “Obama is coming for your guns”.

Increasing safety has nothing to do with gun sales. The US gun lobby has captured and trained the machismo psyche of the gun/ammo fetishist.

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On a weekday morning in January, business is steady at Northwest Armory, a gun store on an Oregon state highway just south of Portland.

Customers lean over glass cases to look at handguns or run their fingers along the polished wood of hunting rifles that line the aisles, aimed at the ceiling. AR-15s hang on hooks and ammunition boxes are stacked up behind a sales clerk, who leans over to talk to an older couple.

Oregon has a lot of gun owners. There are hunters and target shooters, ranchers who carry guns to guard their livestock against predators, and collectors. And a lot of men and women in Oregon carry guns to protect themselves.

From time to time, they all find themselves in a place like the Northwest Armory. They might be more inclined to visit after announcements like President Obama’s executive order earlier this week.

At Portland, Ore., Gun Store, Strong Opinions And Stronger Sales

Photos: David Gilkey/NPR

Gun sales down, except with minorities

White people are no longer scared I guess, so gun sales overall are down, except with minorities.  Gun dealers have noticed a rise in gun sales to minorities who now feel threatened by Trump and the hate he spews.  Hate crimes are on the rise, so it is understandable.

Are you considering getting a gun?

Btw if you are LGBT and/or a woman and looking to buy a gun but nervous/don’t know where to start, I am more than wiling to scour gun sales in your area. I have a post on good handguns for beginners in my “intro to firearms” tag but I spend all my time looking up gun sales anyway and am more than willing to help you find something if you give me something to work with/basic guidelines.  I can also help you understand and acquire any licenses you need in your state, help you find local ranges, etc.

MTV’s Propaganda is Ludicrous

MTV’s anti-gun propaganda is so blatant and ham handed I am both insulted and scared by it.

Do kids really believe this shit?!

We need to do our part to counter act it as much as possible.  Make sure to take reasonable people who are somewhat interested to the gun range, and do your good deed to educate folks on how firearms work, how to use them effectively, and how they are already regulated and controlled by the government.

WHY do left wing politicians continue to blatantly lie about “online gun sales” or “gun show loopholes” and even statistics!?  Because it works!!!

Counteract their lies with the gun rights tribe’s greatest ally: THE TRUTH!  Truth and education are our greatest allies… be a responsible gun owner and spread the knowledge

Liberal democrat doublethink and double standards and showing they don’t care about people being killed or equality or fairness. It is all about their best interests, and that doesn’t include the people. Just what opportunity they can take advantage of to further their own selfish goals.

Thing is I heard gun sales went up due to Orlando because the gay community understand the importance of self defense. The liberal democrats don’t.

BILLBOARD’S OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS:

STOP GUN VIOLENCE NOW

As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change.

Music always has been celebrated communally, on dancefloors and at concert halls. But this life-affirming ritual, like so many other daily experiences—going to school or church or work—now is threatened, because of gun violence in this country.

The one thing that connects the recent tragedies in Orlando is that it is far too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on guns.

We call on Congress to do more to prevent the gun violence that kills more than 90 Americans every day and injures hundreds more, including:

Require a background check for every gun sale

Block suspected terrorists from buying guns

Billboard and the undersigned implore you—the people who are elected to represent us—to close the deadly loopholes that put the lives of so many music fans, and all of us, at risk.

THE LETTER IS SIGNED BY ZAYN AND OTHER ARTISTS.

STURM RUGER CEO: 'There's more reasons to have guns now than ever before'

(A man takes aim with an assault rifle at an exhibit booth at the George R. Brown convention center, the site for the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Houston, Texas May 5, 2013.Adrees Latif/Reuters)
There’s never been a better time to be a gun owner, according to gunmaker Sturm Ruger. 

While he was campaigning, President Donald Trump promised voters fewer restrictions on assault-weapon sales. The National Rifle Association endorsed him as a candidate.

And after he won in November, some analysts who cover the industry became concerned that gun sales would suffer, since prospective gun owners may drag their feet because they no longer fear a difficult buying process. 

Sturm Ruger allayed some of that concern on Thursday when it reported fourth-quarter earnings, which showed a 6% year-on-year increase in sales to $152.4 million. Sales jumped 21% in 2016 from 2015, reflecting some of the last-minute rush to buy at a time when several polls showed Trump out of favor with voters. 

During the company’s earnings call, Bill Ledley, an analyst at Cowen, asked whether Sturm Ruger thought the industry had entered a permanently lower level of demand given the Republican sweep of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. 

“It appears to me, if you look over multiple years, that there’s wider acceptance of guns, wider availability,” said CEO Michael Fifer. “There’s more exciting, new products from all the competitors, not just Ruger. There’s more reasons to have guns now than ever before.”

However, investors don’t seem to be buying this argument just yet. Gunmakers’ shares plunged on the day after Trump won. Sturm Ruger fell 14% on November 9, and is down 22% since then. 

This was Fifer’s full response to the question of lower demand (emphasis ours): 

“I think we’ve kind of seen the story before where you’ll get a big politically-driven spike: they tend to be fairly short and they’re followed by an offsetting decline in demand for a while, and then everything’s returned to what I would call normal.

You’ve got the same factors driving interest. You’ve got more concealed carry in more states. You’ve got more new shooters coming along. You’ve got – generally, it’s more socially acceptable to admit to your friends that you actually like guns and enjoy having them, and by the way, come look at the newest one I just bought, let me show it to you.

All that stuff drives demand. And in some municipalities, you have the cops backing off. They’re being seen by the media too often as the enemy. And so, they’re backing off, and crime rates in those cities are soaring to the roof. Those people could care less who’s President. They want to [protect] themselves.

So, all of those drivers come back, so every time you have a really tiny spike or some political reason, it’s usually offset. I think we could be observing that now. And then it returns to normal. And I don’t think any of the other reasons have changed, so I doubt that the new normal will be materially lower than where we were going before.

It appears to me, if you look over multiple years, that there’s wider acceptance of guns, wider availability. There’s more exciting, new products from all the competitors, not just Ruger. There’s more reasons to have guns now than ever before. And so, I’m not going to read too much into the current situation.”

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