This Florida School Shooting Survivor Just Called Out Trump And The NRA – BuzzFeeds News

“To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA — shame on you,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez said.

A student who survived this week’s deadly Florida school shooting gave an impassioned speech at a gun control protest in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, calling out those opposed to firearm regulations.

Wiping tears from her face amidst crowd chants of “Enough is enough,” Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, also expressly criticized President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association.

Referencing a tweet from the president in which he questioned the suspected shooter’s mental health and called on people to report suspicious behavior to authorities, Gonzalez said, “We did. Time and time again — since he was in middle school. It was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was a shooter.” (Read more)

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Democratic Party Precinct 11-1

Precinct Meeting 11-1

Time: Tuesday February 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Location: Lewis Volunteer Fire Department 6585 McKendree Church Road Tarboro NC

Who Are Invited: All Democrats who who vote in this precinct

Contact info.: Curmilus Dancy II Precinct Chair

(252) 314-5484 24 hrs.

cdancyii@embarqmail.com

 

 

Silence Is Not An Option!

imageI refuse to be silent on issues that are dear to me. I don’t care who are a part of the conversation family, friends, co-workers, church folk, pastors, ministers, elders, smart folk, ignant folk and just folk.

I have been actively engaged in what is dear to me since the late 80’s and I will challenge anyone. I have come too far to turn around so when I see ignant mess I am going to respond.

Now Dream about that part!

Conversations Around Guns So Damn Glad I Can Read And Comprehend For Myself

The conversation around guns sometimes tickles the hell out of me but it also saddens me. Some of the folk who are part of the discussions when they make ignant damn comments I feel they need to be checked out for mental illness or something. I don’t think you can check them for being ignant. Some of these folk that are part of the discussions sounds like some folk that have some mental problems and therefore they need to be called in and/or arrested so someone can talk to them to see how stable or unstable they are. All folk just because they dress up in a suit, wear a dress, go to work and go to church don’t make them stable. I have been in some discussions over this past week about guns and I have no clue about types of guns but I listen to all sides. I know when folk are talking facts and when they are talking opinions because I listen carefully and I read carefully. I ain’t as ignant as I may look and/or sound for the record. I am a Professional Agitator so I know how to agitate to get folk to say what they feel. I listen daily morning and night to Joe Madison – The Black Eagle Talk Show on Sirrus XM Radio and I find it to be quite educational because he don’t care if you are black, brown, white or other he don’t tolerate ignant mess. My type of brother. As one Republican Congressman stated this week until we flip the House in Washington ain’t nothing gonna change. They say Pray about it but they do nothing. I like doing my own research and the following is what I found.

What is the use of an AR 15?

AAre AR 15’s automatic?

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, the AR15 and weapons like it are in the spotlight because, once again, a semi-automatic rifle was used in the shooting. This time, it was technically a Sig Sauer MCX, but it’s in the same classification of gun. It’s a category of weapon called “military” or “assault rifles.”Jun 16, 2016

Stop Saying AR-15s Aren’t Assault Rifles | HuffPost

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kelly-a…/ar15s-are-basically-assau_b_10469112.html

What does an AR 15 shoot?

The best ammo for an AR15 depends on the type of chamber the rifle has. Some AR15s are chambered for 223 Remington, and should only be used shoot 223 Remington ammo. Other AR15s have 5.56 mm NATO chambers, and they can safelyshoot 223 Remington as well as 5.56 NATO ammo.

What makes it an assault rifle?

It defined the rifle type of assault weapon as a semiautomatic firearm with the ability to accept a detachable magazine and two or more of the following: a folding or telescoping stock. a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS751US752&ei=WjuIWsbQI8fk_AaqnreoDg&q=what+is+an+ar+15&oq=What+is+an+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i131k1l3j0l6j0i131k1.8900.18499.0.21815.23.15.6.0.0.0.173.1479.1j10.11.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..6.17.1528…46j0i131i67k1j0i67k1j0i46k1.0.7UaF0gFw11Y 

4 basic questions about the AR-15

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What you need to know about semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15

The AR-15 and its many variants are popular among gun owners, and they have been been used in several mass shootings.(Patrick Martin/The Washington Post)

An AR-15 once again made an appearance at a mass shooting, this time at a Parkland, Fla., high school on Wednesday. The suspect in the shooting, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, purchased the semiautomatic rifle about a year ago, according to a law enforcement official.

These AR-style rifles have appeared in some of the deadliest shootings in the last few years, including a concert in Las Vegas, a nightclub in Orlando, a church in Texas and an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Here’s what you need to know about its history and use.

What does “AR” in “AR-15″ stand for, and what are its origins?

“AR” doesn’t stand for assault rifle. It stands for the Armalite rifle, named after the company that developed the weapon. It was first used during the Vietnam War as an alternative to the M-14 rifle, which was heavy, difficult to control and outmatched by the AK-47. In the late 1950s, the gun manufacturer Colt purchased the rights to the rifle but had difficulty selling it to the U.S. military.

Then-chief of the Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay took a liking to the weapon after a Colt salesman offered him a chance to shoot watermelons with the gun at a Fourth of July celebration. LeMay ordered 80,000 of them but was rejected by multiple government agencies as well as Congress, which didn’t want to spend money on a new weapon when the M-14 was already in production. LeMay continued to press for its use and even appealed to President John F. Kennedy (who rebuffed him).

In the 1960s, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara halted the production of the M-14, and the rifle finally made its debut on the battlefield in Vietnam as the M-16 assault rifle.

What are defining characteristics of the rifle?

The military’s M-16 was originally fully automatic, meaning it fired several rounds with each pull of the trigger. Its civilian counterpart, the AR-15, is semiautomatic — the user needs to pull the trigger to fire each shot.

The AR was designed for speedy reloading in combat situations, and it can fire dozens of rounds in seconds. The butt of the rifle, or the stock, has a large internal spring that absorbs the shock of each firing. The low recoil makes it easier to shoot and is more accurate than earlier military weapons. It can also be easily customized by adding scopes, lasers and more.

Who can purchase an AR-15?

It depends on the state you live in. In Florida, an AR-15 can be bought by anyone older than 18 with a clean record. There is no waiting period. (Handgun purchases typically require a three-day waiting period for anyone older than 21.) It is legal to own fully automatic weapons, but they are heavily regulated. Some states prohibit ownership of semiautomatic rifles with certain characteristics, such as the AR-15.

What are the laws surrounding assault weapons?

Gun advocates maintain that semiautomatic weapons such as the AR-15 should not be classified “assault weapons” because they are not fully automatic and because the guns have recreational uses, such as hunting and target shooting.

Yet gun-control advocates say that distinction is arbitrary and that the weapons are just as dangerous because they are designed to kill a large number of people quickly. They often point out that the AR-15 has a high muzzle velocity, which combined with the small .223 round produces a violently ricochet through an animal body if it hits bone.

Bolt-action rifles with cartridges loaded in 30.06, a common deer-hunting caliber, fire a round that travels slower with more blunt force, though the muzzle velocity varies for lighter and heavier rounds.

In 1994, an assault-weapons ban signed by President Bill Clinton outlawed the AR-15. But the law had a lot of loopholes, and gun manufacturers circumvented it by modifying the weapons. The ban expired in 2004, and sales of the gun increased during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. The National Rifle Association labeled it “America’s most popular rifle.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2018/02/15/4-basic-questions-about-the-ar-15/?utm_term=.7e63b67a8732 

 

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.

In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment. (Read more)

Why the AR-15 keeps appearing at America’s deadliest mass shootings – USA Today

The Watch Dog response: So my main concern is why the AR-15 has been used in the majority of the mass murders.

A Las Vegas concert. An Orlando nightclub. An elementary school in Newtown, Conn. A Texas church. And now a high school in Parkland, Fla.

America’s most popular weapon was there for all of them.

AR-15-style rifles have increasingly appeared in American mass shootings, including the deadliest high school shooting in the nation’s history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday.

The name AR-15 (AR stands for ArmaLite, not assault rifle, which is a common misconception) is trademarked by the firearms manufacturer Colt. But since the patent on the weapon’s operating system ran out, a host of other manufacturers began making their own variants of the popular rifle.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry’s trade association, campaigned to have AR-platform rifles referred to as “modern sporting rifles,” or MSRs, both to avoid confusion and to try to stem the reference to the rifles with the politically loaded “assault rifle” label.

The NRA said “the AR-15 has soared in popularity” because it’s “customizable, adaptable, reliable and accurate.” It is also versatile and can be used for “sport shooting, hunting and self-defense situations,” the NRA said, adding the ability to “personalize” so many of the rifle’s components “is one of the things that makes it so unique.”

On top of that, the weapon is accurate, relatively lightweight and has low recoil.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence also cited the rifle’s versatility in evaluating its popularity. (Read more)

School Shootings, Assault Rifles, Unstable Minds

What I have a problem with is when folk take a shooting and add to and/or take away from the equation.

Start with the root.

Facts: If I am correct and if I am not then stand to be corrected.

A 19 year old had an AR and went to a school and shot some students and atleast one staff member.

Obviously the 19 year old has some issues.

Obviously he chose to use an AR so I wonder why.

I strongly believe if anyone want to have a real discussion about the most the shooting that the conversation need to be about what is factual.

What drove the 19 year old to go to the school to do what he did?

Where did he get the gun?

How was he able to carry out his mission when he got to the school?

Now that his mission was accomplished what steps can be taken to attempt to stop this from happening again?

What role do family members play do they know these folk who commits these crimes had issues?

Do folk in the community know these folk who commits these crimes had issues?

I have stated time and time again when something like this happen it should be mass meetings by organizations, churches and all concerned to talk about what happened so that folk can be abreast of what happened and so they can be a part of a discussion.

But what happen is time goes by and then another shooting happens and then the conversation continues with all of these opinions.

Congress need to take some action today.

Light Bill Comparisons Usage Is The Key

When real discussions take place good information can come out if everyone be true to themselves. The following is a conversation I started on Facebook and some good and valuable information was shared. I hope the conversation continue because good information is always needed. Funny how folk who claim to be about what is right get mad when the real information is brought forward. I refuse to allow folk to mislead folk with half-trues and mess that they post on Social Media.

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Korreain Duckenfield

Korreain Duckenfield $574.00! Wow

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Annecia Norwood-jones I thought I was the only one facing an un believable utility bill! !!! My bill is reaching 664.88 for the 3rd month in a row!

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Cleola Johnson

Cleola Johnson $1009.98 and I was hospitalized for an entire week! Now you tell me?

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II What did you leave your thermostat on?

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II I posted my bill and my usage because others have just posted their bill.
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Cleola Johnson

Cleola Johnson I know but I really like the comparisons! I am not the “Lone Ranger!”

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Tonya Batchelor What company is this?

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Cleola Johnson

Cleola Johnson Edgecombe Martin EMC

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Tonya Batchelor

Tonya Batchelor Wow

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II Yes EMC

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Marilyn Pulley Howard

Marilyn Pulley Howard My moms was 900+

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Cleola Johnson

Cleola Johnson Correct me if I’m wrong but your mother has gone to be with the Lord!
I really do not understand!

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II Cleola Johnson I don’t think so, I think you her aunt died recently.

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Marilyn Pulley Howard

Marilyn Pulley Howard That was my aunt Mary my mom’s name is Ada

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Marilyn Pulley Howard

Marilyn Pulley Howard But ironically Aunt Mary left a high bill also and she was in the nursing home the last month she died. smh

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Cleola Johnson

Cleola Johnson Marilyn Pulley Howard truly I am sorry for the mistake.
However, the bill is entirely too much!
Pray that I can pay!

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Cleola Johnson Curmilus Butch Dancy II Thanks!

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Regi Thigpen

Regi Thigpen I live in Raleigh and our bill average around $90-$120 a month. Someone is home at least 20 hrs a day and we don’t try to conserve on usage and yours is 147 kwh and ours is 37 kwh per day. For some reason your usage is really high.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Now this is what I am talking about. Until you know the whole story one can not just go by a bill and not look at usage.
Someone is in my home 24 hours a day every day and my heat is running in the winter so my pipes will not freeze and the air condition is running in the summer so it will not be hot….
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Michael Collins

Michael Collins Mine went from $170 to $300!

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Michael Collins

Michael Collins And I was gone for two weeks.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II And what was your usage while for the month? You can’t just look at the amount of the bill and not the actual usage.

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Michael Collins

Michael Collins I do auto pay.but I don’t remember it ever getting up to $300 in the last 16yrs I’ve lived here

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Michael Collins And the weather the amount of cold days in a row was not the norm so you can not compare it to winters that was not like this one.

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Michael Collins True. I think they jacked them all up.supply and demand.even though my furnace is on about 15 minutes a day and the rest of the time I heat with a space heater.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Michael Collins Again your usage can be measured just like I posted here so until one look at the usage and the bill and can prove they have been charged for false usage then it ain’t no need to complain.
Even if they jack up whatever they are in control over how much they charge but I don’t think they change rates without letting the customers know ahead of time.

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Michael Collins I’m going log in online and take a look

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Michael Collins I’m just thankful it wasn’t as high as others on here!

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II The driving factor as it relates to the bills are the amount of cold days we had in row.

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Lena Suggs Am Not Complaining My Light Bill Was 179.91.But I Use Gas For Heating But I Don’t Get Gas Every Month. THANK YOU LORD.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II That is another thing. In cities like Rocky Mount Electric, natural gas and other all in the same bill so when folk say electric it ain’t always electric. In many cases it was the gas that was the highest.

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Lena Suggs Yes It Was

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II My dad electric bill is 84.00 but when I had them to come out and to bring him some gas the bill to fill up the tank was almost 800.00. When he went to pay the bill they told him he could pay some of it and my daddy is the type of person who is going to pay it all. Now everyone couldn’t do that and even if they could some would have take advantage of the offer to pay it over a period of time.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Until folk are true to themselves nothing else matters.

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II Okay so you get your energy directly from Duke Energy but in some places the cities get theirs from Duke and sell it to their customers.
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Rodney Pitt My house is totally electrical except gas stove

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Regi Thigpen Show your usage so that people can compare the diffrence

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II How old is it?

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Regi Thigpen 20 plus

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II Regi Thigpen you posted you told me how much your usage fee was. I as asking Rodney Pitt.

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Regi Thigpen Lol sorry..I wanted to show others facts and proof

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II Regi Thigpen other facts and proof in regard to what? You don’t have to be sorry.

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Regi Thigpen Others are just showing their bill amount due but not their usage which is the key like you mentioned earlier

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II Regi Thigpen Ab so lute ly!
And also a 20 year old house but could have been weatherized over the years versus someone else house….
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Elder Speight My home is approx 49 yrs old…. Now about 90% Weatherized from TOP to Midway….still got do some final work on bottom end …. Hope to save an additional 10-20% more on utilities….

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Regi Thigpen How old is your house Rodney Pitt

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II The 3 bills here shows what I am trying to prove the usage is the key. Folk ain’t showing the usage.
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Elder Speight I’m not showing my bill…bc I don’t wanna offend,,,,I wanna #INFORM….. My home is 90% Energy Efficient since my last upgrade a year ago…. Some one is home 24/7 ,,,,they use a combination of Central heat and Space Heater (for zone heating)…. I u…See More

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Elder Speight There are 2 Updates I haven’t completed yet, bc I had surgery and it will be awhile before I can crawl back under my home…. Those two Updates include Insulating my Hot Water pipes and Insulating my floors….so I no longer have to concern with freezing pipes or opening and closing my foundation vents… God knows, I DON’T miss those $600 & $700 days

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Elder Speight By the way Curmilus ….I like how they break down yall bills…

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Elder Speight Understand this,,,, bro Curmilus ….(this is not directed towards you) But when or if I call my utility company with a concern… I Don’t Get No Hassle nor Run around…. Bc they already Know and have seen for themselves the Work I’ve done to make sure I COVER myself…. along with others I have done work for to bring their homes to Modern code

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Curmilus Butch Dancy II

Curmilus Butch Dancy II Elder I have no problem with trues directed at me or not. I take in what folk say that can help me.
Thank you for stopping by my page and sharing this good information.

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