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    Okay, I don't see any reason to close down public indoor ranges. For goodness sakes, I prefer indoors.

    I haven't read the rest yet. Got to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    Okay, I don't see any reason to close down public indoor ranges. For goodness sakes, I prefer indoors.

    I haven't read the rest yet. Got to work.
    Thousands showed up with many carrying long guns such as AR’s yet not a single firearm went crazy.


    RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of Second Amendment supporters carrying long firearms and wearing stickers reading “Guns Save Lives" descended upon Virginia's Capitol in Richmond Monday for a widely publicized rally to protest a recent push by state Democrats for comprehensive gun control.
    If it pays, it stays

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    And......there were no problems.

    To hear the media spin, there should have been untold numbers of deaths and injuries, cross-burnings, slave auctions, etc.

    Oh, wait - that actually happens in Africa and the Middle East.
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    They apparently picked up their trash, too.

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    The monsters.


    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    It was actually against the rules to bring guns to the rally. What people don't realize is that they're always leaving their guns at home for an event. If you want to see Trump speak at a rally, you can't bring your gun. I've seen this in the rules set up.

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    Gov. Northam thanked almost everyone (mostly himself) for the "weeks of planning" that "successfully de-escalated" the situation.

    Gov. Northam ‘Thankful’ for Peaceful Demos in Richmond

    His statement:
    We are all thankful that today passed without incident. The teams successfully de-escalated what could have been a volatile situation. This resulted from weeks of planning and extensive cooperation among state, local, and federal partners in Virginia and beyond.

    Virginia’s law enforcement and first responders demonstrated tremendous professionalism. I’m proud of their work. I have spoken with Colonel Settle of the State Police, Colonel Pike of the Capitol Police, and Chief Smith of the Richmond Police Department, as well as leaders of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office, and thanked them for keeping Virginia safe.

    Thousands of people came to Richmond to make their voices heard. Today showed that when people disagree, they can do so peacefully. The issues before us evoke strong emotions, and progress is often difficult. I will continue to listen to the voices of Virginians, and I will continue to do everything in my power to keep our Commonwealth safe.
    What needed de-escalating was the anticipatory frenzy among the media and Virginia's elected Democrats.

    "Extensive cooperation among state, local, and federal partners" didn't inspire the demonstrators to pick up their trash, as Gingersnap noted above. The Babylon Bee piece Michele posted is a Dan Rather gem, Fake but Accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    They apparently picked up their trash, too.

    National File

    The monsters.


    Compare that to the pink pussyhat filth march
    If it pays, it stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    It was actually against the rules to bring guns to the rally. What people don't realize is that they're always leaving their guns at home for an event. If you want to see Trump speak at a rally, you can't bring your gun. I've seen this in the rules set up.
    It was against the rules to bring guns onto the capitol grounds, not to bring them to the protest. Most people just stayed outside the designated area.

    The protest wasn't about gun-free zones (which are just criminal-friendly zones for the most part). It was about RKBA issues that affect people whether they attend 'events' or not (most never do).
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Compare that to the pink pussyhat filth march
    The National Archives will clean that up for them.

    [Here's the piece without the paywall.]
    The National Archives and Records Administration, which calls itself the country’s record keeper, apologized Saturday for altering a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that blurred out references critical of President Donald Trump.

    “We made a mistake,” began a statement the archives released Saturday.
    Initially, in a statement to The Post, an archives spokeswoman defended the decision and said “modifying the image was an attempt on our part to keep the focus on the records.”

    “As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical federal agency, we blurred references to the president’s name on some posters, so as not to engage in current political controversy,” the spokeswoman, Miriam Kleiman, said.

    But by Saturday afternoon, three museum officials were seen turning around the photo display, which was a lenticular image that from one perspective showed the 2017 Women’s March and from a different perspective shimmered to a 1913 photo of a women’s demonstration on Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Rinku Sen, a president of the board of directors for the Women’s March, on Saturday called the alterations a “symbol of the degradation of democracy.”

    “The National Archives are our public historians and historians are not meant to change history but to report it,” she said. “To me, it says that censoring women is a thing that people think they can do.”

    The decision was criticized by historians and archivists who said changing the photo was a violation of public trust.

    “Museums, archives, and stewards of our historic artifacts should absolutely never change or alter visual or written content in primary sources,” said Rhae Lynn Barnes, a professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University. “That is something totalitarian governments do.”

    She added: “American history is hopeful and uplifting and triumphant, but it’s also dark and disturbing. Our job is to hold both of those truths and tensions together and properly contextualize the past so current and future generations can make up their own minds about the significance of what happened and empower themselves.”

    Archivists follow a strict code of ethics that forbids them from altering any images put into the public record, said Kathleen Roe, who was an archivist for 40 years at the New York state Archives, where she served as director of archives and records management.

    The National Archives decision to display an altered photo is “really disappointing” and could undermine the faith of the public in archivists in general, she said.

    “We are charged with providing access to the record as it exists not to the record as we wish it would exist or how it should be made to look for certain situations,” Roe said. “If there is any place that you should be able to go to for the record as it was recorded it is in government archives.”
    "I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems.” —Donald Trump.

    "I think you called me a liar on national TV." —Elizabeth Warren. "Well, duh." —Bernie Sanders, shoulda said.

    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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