politics and guns

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Betsy DeVos has no idea what the difference between proficiency and growth is

  • Department of Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate confirmation hearing was Tuesday. 
  • Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) described an experience contrasting proficiency to growth and used that to ask DeVos for her views on the debate. DeVos couldn’t answer the question. Read more

Betsy DeVos cites danger of “grizzlies” as reason to allow guns in schools

  • Also during her confirmation hearing, DeVos cited grizzly bears as why the federal government not to take action against guns in schools.
  • DeVos said in Wyoming, “I’d imagine there’s a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies.”
  • One Wyoming teacher explained to Mic that fences and bear spray are used to ward off bears. Read more

Teachers union chief says Betsy DeVos “is a trainwreck waiting to happen”

  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, said in an interview that DeVos is unqualified and has the wrong vision for the nation’s schools.
  • “I don’t think you will find one human being who could actually point to something who could say, ‘Because she did this, it really improved those traditional, neighborhood public schools,” Garcia said. “What you’re seeing here is a trainwreck waiting to happen.”  Read more

*shooting happens*

Liberals:

*shooter was a black Muslim male, targeting white Christians at a charity event* *shooter was also wanted for a previous murder and claimed to have killed someone when he was 12* *shooter was a fan of the Young Turks, MSNBC & CNN* *the shooter was a member of Black Lives Matter and idolized the man who murdered 5 police officers in Dallas* *the shooting occurred in a region with strict gun laws*

Liberals:

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House Republicans vote to ease firearm background checks

  • House Republicans Thursday voted to roll back a regulation that sought to prevent those with mental-health problems from purchasing guns
  • The rule was created by President Barack Obama in response to the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012
  • The rule forced the Social Security Administration to identify beneficiaries deemed incapable of managing their own finances, and add them to the national background check system that determines whether people are allowed to buy a gun.
  • Republicans said the bill unfairly targeted disabled people. Read more
“But what about the warning signs? You have to ignore all the blatant racism, misogyny, bigotry and the people he was surrounding himself with. He told these people he was going to take away the ACA. He encouraged violence against protestors during the campaign. He bragged he'd ban Muslims. He bragged about the wall. He bragged about assaulting women. He mocked the disabled. It's not like there was just one incident. It was a daily deluge of hatred. But they voted for that hatred. They voted to destroy what this country stands for. They voted for a guy who has a VP who believes in conversion therapy. The VP believes that religion should trump law when it comes to anything. Steve Bannon is a self described Leninist. He believes in destroying the state. And, guess what, he's now in a position to do it. All the warning signs were there and they chose to ignore them. Like the people who voted for Hitler in '32.”

-Dude I know had an epic rant on why he ultimately couldn’t sympathise with Trump supporters.