Anti-Gun Group Sets Up Fake NYC Gun Store To Scare Customers From Buying Guns

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Gun control group States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up a fake gun shop in New York City stocked with real firearms and accessories to dissuade first time buyers from actually purchasing a firearm. The phony gun salesman told a story about each gun to scare the customers.

This is a .22 caliber six-inch revolver. It’s also a gun that a five-year-old found in his parents’ bedroom. Went down and shot his 9-month-old baby brother with it.

Rather than address the real issue of gun safety, the salesman chose to blame the gun for each tragic story. Every gun had a disturbing tag attached that described its association to a particular mass shooting, homicide, or suicide.

The salesman was not there to help customers choose a firearm for self-defense. A real gun shop has knowledgeable salespeople who want to help customers find the right firearm and accessories to meet their needs. Guns are used every day in America for defensive purposes. Bad guys decide when they want to do bad things. Good people have to be prepared for the unexpected.

Watch the entire video here.

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White House No Longer Transparent, Deletes Its FOIA Regulations

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The White House will no longer be subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This rule change removes the formal process for the public to request that the White House voluntarily release records as part of “discretionary disclosure.” With the stroke of a pen, Obama’s transparency seems to be over.

It is bad enough that this ill-timed announcement is smack in the middle of Hillary Clinton’s email controversy; but it is also taking place on National Freedom of Information Day during Sunshine Week, which is a national initiative by watchdog groups to focus on the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) commented:

“You have a president who comes in and says, I’m committed to transparency and agencies should make discretionary disclosures whenever possible, but he’s not applying that to his own White House.”

In a 2009 speech, Obama said:

“Starting today, every agency and department should know this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known.”

h/t: USA Today

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Jim Webb: The Traditional Full-Time Work Model No Longer Exists

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Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb (D) is getting “a lot of support” to explore a run at the presidency in 2016. Mr. Webb told George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s This Week on ABC that the focus should be on our dysfunctional economic system.

We’re listening. We’ve been around. We’ve got a lot of support through people coming across e-mails, Internet. And, you know, for me, we need to be focusing on the dysfunction that’s occurred in our economic system.

Webb said that young people who are just entering adulthood are in a different employment model than previous generations. The traditional full-time work model no longer exists because the manufacturing sector has collapsed over the last two decades.

They don’t have that model anymore. They are doing part-time jobs, consultancy jobs. They’ve got student loans to pay off. They’re wondering whether they’re even ever going to be able to own a home.

Webb said that the new economic model does not have the same security as it once did.

You’ve got to level the playing field in terms of how we take care of working people — full-time, good jobs. I think that the system is, in a way, becoming rigged against working people.

Webb cited his daughter’s work situation — she is a consultant who pays her own medical insurance and self-employment tax with none of the benefits of being an actual employee, like a retirement plan.

The former senator contrasted the new model of working people with that of corporate executives whose compensation is linked to the stock price of their company rather than the company’s earnings.

The people at the very top, clearly, have moved away from everyone else in our society, and the benefits that they are receiving, largely through stock options and executive compensation that would never have existed thirty years ago when they were measuring corporate compensation by the earnings of a corporation rather than the price of a stock.

h/t: Weekly Standard

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Hillary Clinton’s Double Standard Exposed: Secret Email Accounts Are ’Corruption’

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The Hillary email drama continues to unfold as a video from June 2007 surfaces of Mrs. Clinton slamming government workers who use personal email accounts on the job instead of government-issued emails.

You know, our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wire taps. We know about the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts.  It is a stunning record of secrecy and corruption. Of cronyism run amok. It is everything our Founders were afraid of. Everything our Constitution was designed to prevent.

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MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Reluctantly Admits Fox News Is Most Trusted News Network

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On Wednesday night’s All In with Chris Hayes, the namesake host explained why the Fox News Channel is the most trusted national news channel, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

There is a reason Fox News keeps being ranked as the most trusted news source in these polls; and it is connected to the reason that Fox is as profitable and as highly rated as it is, which in turn is tied to both the media landscape and the way liberals and conservatives consume media.

Hayes attempted to illustrate why Fox News continues to dominate the news landscape by posing an analogy whereas Americans could vote for one out of six presidential candidates in an “open election.” He pitted Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, Al Gore, and Mike Huckabee in this fantasy election. Hayes concluded that Huckabee would win the election, not because he is the most popular candidate of the six, but because the five liberals would split the vote to the point that no one person would garner the majority.

And that is exactly the way the media landscape looks in this country right now. You have one national TV news outlet that conservatives watch – Fox News – and a whole bunch of news outlets that everyone else watches.

The Quinnipiac poll showed that 29 percent of the respondents trust Fox News, while 57 percent is split among MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS News. Hayes claims that Fox News’ strategy is to convince their viewers that the mainstream news outlets mislead them and mock them.

Conservative media outlets, like Fox News, spend day after day discouraging their viewers from watching other outlets, telling them they are being lied to, telling them they are being sneered at, and laughed at and spit upon by the mainstream media.

h/t: Salon

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