...There were five in-office meetings with legislators that day—four Democrats and one Republican. It was the latter—at the very end of the day—that most excited them. They were there, after all, to sway votes for the latest bill requiring universal background checks on gun sales. Not preach
When will we ever learn? Why do we always insist on protecting those who wish to buy mass killing machines and also insist in protecting the grossly irresponsible manufacturers of these killing machines and not care so much about protecting our innocent children in schools, or our people in churches, or our people in concerts? Why must we Americans feel that we are now always living our lives...
That might sound like an exaggeration. But it’s hard to square the First Amendment with a recent proposal in The New Republic: “Ban Facebook Before Elections.” And yes, the headline accurately represents the text:
...“If fake news truly poses a crisis for democracy,”
LISBON, Conn. - John McGuire was inside his house with 81 guns when five state troopers were dispatched to investigate a threat he had reportedly made. They drove past a series of frozen lakes and up an unplowed driveway to a house set back in the Connecticut woods. The shades were drawn. A tattered mattress wasted away on the front porch, and boxes of medical equipment cluttered the entryway.