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Sheriff: ‘Picking Apart Constitution to Fit’ Leftist Agenda Leads to Tyranny [+video]

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told an audience at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, Ky., on Friday that when the Constitution is picked apart to fit a “leftist political agenda,” we are headed toward “government tyranny.”

“The Constitution does not come a la carte. It is all inclusive. When we start down that road of picking apart the Constitution to fit a certain leftist political agenda, we are headed toward a very dark place called government tyranny,” Clarke said.

“Why is the second amendment treated like the bastard of the Bill of Rights by academia, the liberal mainstream media, and liberals in the political establishment? It’s not about reducing mass murders, suicides, or street-level violence. Heck, it isn’t really even about gun control. Folks, it’s about power, political power. It’s all about government control over our lives,” Clarke said.

“These anti-gun bigots on the left realize that in order to grow a more centralized government, they have to defeat several powerful citizen-based organizations. These anti-gun zealots realize that to win a political argument, you need two things: You need a common enemy and a common language,” he added.

“To the anti-gun left, the common enemy is the National Rifle Association and you, its freedom loving members,” he said. ““Well the common language of the AGI – you know who the AGI is, right? The anti-gun idiots. (Read more from “Sheriff: ‘Picking Apart Constitution to Fit’ Leftist Agenda Leads to Tyranny” HERE)

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Mom Sues School District Over Son’s Arrest for This NRA T-Shirt

220px-National_Rifle_Association.svgThe mother of a teenager who wore a National Rifle Association shirt to school is suing the Logan County Board of Education alleging her son’s constitutional rights were violated.

Tanya Lardieri filed the lawsuit in federal court last month on behalf of her son, Jared Marcum. Marcum was charged in 2013 by police with disrupting an educational process and obstructing an officer after he was asked to turn the shirt inside out or face suspension by Logan Middle School staff. A judge later dismissed the charges.

The lawsuit seeks $200,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages. Shana Thompson, attorney for the school board, couldn’t be reached Monday. Lardieri and Marcum are represented by Chapmanville attorney Ben White.

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On April 18, 2013, the lawsuit states, Marcum, a member of the National Rifle Association, who was 14 at the time, wore a pro-Second Amendment T-shirt to the middle school.

“The shirt was an un-alarming olive green tee shirt bearing the NRA logo, which is the letters ‘NRA’ in black, the words ‘PROTECT YOUR RIGHT,’ an image of a hunting rifle and the Official NRA Logo which has an Eagle and two crossed firearms,” the complaint states. (Read more from “Mom Sues School District Over Son’s Arrest for NRA T-Shirt” HERE)

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NY Times Blatantly Lies About the Carry of Guns at NRA Annual Meeting

Photo Credit: Bearing Arms

Photo Credit: Bearing Arms

If the New York Times editorial board didn’t already exist, I’d have to invent them for my amusement.

Here’s the opening for their latest op-ed.

No Firing Pins, Please, as the N.R.A. Gathers

Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot. After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how “good guys with guns” are needed to be on guard across American life, from elementary schools to workplaces, the weekend’s gathering of disarmed conventioneers seems the ultimate in hypocrisy.

This lede paragraph in a New York Times editorial today is completely, utterly, factually false.

As NPR discovered after reading one of our articles earlier this week, convention attendees at the NRA Annual meetings can indeed carry firearms at the NRA Annual Meeting. (Read more from “NY Times Blatantly Lies About the Carry of Guns at NRA Annual Meeting” HERE)

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Man Told To Remove His NRA Instructor Hat While Voting

While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.

Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.

“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your hat,’” Cobb recalled in an interview with The Daily Caller.

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MSNBC Points Finger at NRA For 'Making the Ebola Crisis Worse'

MSNBC anchor Krystal Ball and NBC correspondent Anne Thompson shamelessly politicized the Ebola crisis in a Thursday op-ed on MSNBC.com. Ball and Thompson bewailed how due to “Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now….during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S.”

The two on-air personalities led their piece, “How the NRA is making the Ebola crisis worse,” by noting that “poll by Harvard found that 39% of U.S. adults are concerned about a large outbreak here, and more than a quarter fear someone in their immediate family could get sick with Ebola.” They continued with a lament: “If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk. Someone who was trusted as a public health expert and whose job it was to help us understand what we really need to worry about and what precautions we should take.”

Ball (the winner of the MRC’s “#obamacarefail” Dishonor Award) and Thompson underlined that these roles are among the “primary responsibilities of the United States surgeon general,” and that “there’s just one problem: Thanks to Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now. In fact, we haven’t had a surgeon general for more than a year now — even though the president nominated the eminently qualified Dr. Vivek Murthy back in November 2013.”

After devoting several paragraphs touting the role of the surgeon general, the two NBC News employees outlined their case for why the National Rifle Association is to blame for the situation:

…Murthy’s nomination has been held up by Republicans and a few red state Democrats due to this surprisingly controversial stance: He believes that guns can impact your health. Well, to be fair, this conservative coalition is not troubled by his stance, so much as they are fearful of the NRA, which decided to try to scuttle Murthy’s confirmation. The NRA wrote a strongly worded letter, Rand Paul put a hold on the nomination, and Red State Democrats begged Harry Reid to not force them to vote. It’s funny that the strongly worded letters of ordinary citizens don’t seem to have quite the same effect.

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NRA, Gun Rights Groups Tell Open Carry Advocates To Cool It

Photo Credit: ScreenshotThe National Rifle Association is warning gun rights supporters that recent controversy surrounding the activism of open carry advocates in the Lone Star State could provide fodder for anti-2nd Amendment groups looking to place new restrictions on responsible gun owners.

“Here at NRA, we are big fans of responsible behavior … legal mandates, not so much. We think the Founders of this country were right to trust its people with the freedom to make their own choices,” the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a recent open letter to supporters. “We also think they were wise to build checks into our constitutional system so that one view could not easily dominate the others and so that officials could be held accountable for their decisions.”

For every poor decision that gun owners make, the letter goes on, there are consequences.

“These consequences could be simple and transitory, such as watching a trophy buck bound away into the woods after a missed shot from an improperly sighted rifle,” NRA-ILA said. “They could also be lasting and consequential, such as turning an undecided voter into an antigun voter because of causing that person fear or offense.”

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NRA’s LaPierre: Country ‘Slipping Away,’ Gun Owners ‘Willing to Fight’ for Control

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Photo Credit: Screenshot

National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said Friday that the country is on edge like he’s never seen it before, and that it’s up to attendees at the group’s annual meeting and like-minded individuals to fight for its future.

“NRA, this organization, is about giving a voice to all the people like all of us in this room today and everyone else in the country that feels like we do,” he told the crowd at an opening event at the group’s annual meetings.

“I love it because corporations can’t control it, politicians can’t control it, the media can’t control it,” he said. “By gosh, there is an organization … that says ‘this is what we stand for, and we’re willing to fight for it.’ And that’s what I love about it. And that’s what it’s about.

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NRA Board Member Criticizes Angry Rhetoric at Pro-Gun Rallies

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Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The president of one of the National Rifle Association’s largest state affiliates has criticised the increasingly angry and inflammatory pro-gun advocates who “scream obscenities” and “pound their chest and tell the attendees to prepare for war” at large rallies.

In a letter, Tom King, the head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, said that holding such rallies was like “preaching to the choir”, and that “rabidly” anti-gun types would never be converted. Advocates of gun rights must instead concentrate on “the soccer moms, the guys who say: ‘I’ve never shot a gun but would like to try it,’ and the people worried about their safety,” King said. King is also a national board member of the NRA.

King initially announced he would not attend a rally on Tuesday in the state capital, Albany, to protest the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (Safe) Act of 2013. He has since said he will attend, but not in any official capacity.

The New York gun control laws were passed in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut in December 2012. The rally on Tuesday and others like it are aimed at persuading state lawmakers to repeal the restrictions.

In February, King revealed that the NYSRPA’s membership had grown from 22,000 to 41,000 since the Safe Act was passed a year ago. The act requires universal background checks on gun purchases and contains the toughest assault weapons ban in the US.

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Piers Morgan Threatens National Rifle Association

Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/APAfter the National Rifle Association tweeted the news of Morgan’s departure on Twitter, he fired back a response.

“I wouldn’t get too excited @NRA – I’m not done with you yet,” he wrote using the hashtag #GunControlNow.

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Harvey Weinstein: I’m Working on Movie With Meryl Streep to Destroy the NRA

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Photo Credit: Fox News

Famed Hollywood producer and top Obama donor Harvey Weinstein has revealed that his next project is specifically designed to take down the National Rifle Association.

“I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said on the Howard Stern Show.

“I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”

He went on to say that he doesn’t believe “we need guns in this country,” and hopes that after people see the planned feature film they will never again want to invest in gun stocks.

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