Trump Shuts Down Gun Grabbers Who Want More Gun Control After Va. Shooting

It didn’t take long for the gun control lobbyists, including the White House, to call for more gun control after two journalists were shot and killed on live TV Wednesday in Roanoke, Virginia.

“It breaks my heart every time you read about or hear about these kinds of incidents,” President Obama said. “What we know is that, uhm, the number of people who die from, uhh, gun-related, uhh, incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took a different route and suggested that more gun control wouldn’t have stopped the shooting.

“This is a really sick person. This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem,” Trump said to CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “If you tried to do it, the bad guys would have them… and the good folks would abide by the law – they’d be hopeless, and it would just be hopeless situation for them.”

Mr. Trump later took note of Chicago’s strict gun laws and argued that even with tough legislation, Chicago has “people getting killed all the time.”

Trump: “And they have by far the toughest gun laws in the country, so it’s not just a question of the laws…”

Cuomo: “So..”

Trump: “It’s really the people.”

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Husband Of Survivor From On-Air Shooting Recounts What Happened, And It’s More Chilling Than You Think

In a recent interview, the husband of the survivor of the WDBJ shooting in Roanoke, Va., detailed how his wife was able to stay alive.

Speaking to ABC News, Tim Gardner, whose wife Vicki — the executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce — was being interviewed by Alison Parker and filmed by cameraman Adam Ward, said she did not see the gunman because of the lights of the camera.

The alleged gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the on-air name Bryce Williams, worked at WDBJ from March 2012 through February 2013 before being fired and escorted from the studio by law enforcement. Flanagan accused employees of discrimination during his time at the station and even filed a lawsuit against WDBJ, which was unsuccessful. The gunman shot Parker before shooting Ward.

“Then he shot three times at my wife — she was trying to dodge everything,” Tim Gardner said. “He missed twice and then she dove to the ground and curled up in a ball and he shot her in the back.”

ABC News noted Vicki Gardner was able to stand up after Parker and Ward were killed.

“I don’t think she ever felt like she was in danger after she got up and walked to the ambulance after being shot, but she didn’t know the extent of her injuries at that point, but the surgeon told me that a couple of centimeters and she wouldn’t be walking and a couple of centimeters more and she wouldn’t be alive,” Tim Gardner said. He noted his wife’s memory is well in tact.

After undergoing two surgeries, Vicki Gardner’s condition was upgraded to “good” Thursday. Her husband gave his wife’s current state of mind:

She’s slowly becoming aware of how much attention it’s getting. She’s just … well, she’s just a little torn up about things at the moment.

After the shooting took place, Flanagan was pursued in a brief motor vehicle chase before crashing his car, shooting himself and dying a few hours later. Authorities found in his vehicle a 9mm Glock handgun and six ammunition magazines. They also found a briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates.

When do you think Vicki Gardner will get out of the hospital? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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WATCH: Mom Comes Home From Day Care With Unusually Tired Baby, Then Gets Horrifying News From The Sheriff

A Oklahoma daycare center has been shut down following allegations its employees gave children Benadryl to put them to sleep.

Multiple employees of Sue’s Day Care in Durant have come forward to say they were directed to do so by the center’s owner, Beverly Sue Stair.

Jeff Wilson, an investigator with the local sheriff’s office, told KTEN that his office had opened an investigation into Sue’s Day Care (which has been in business for over 20 years), and he is recommending that the Bryan County District Attorney’s office file charges against the owner.

A former employee contacted Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services (DHS), alerting them about the use of the drug to put children to sleep. Other employees then came forward to confirm the practice.

So far, seven children have been identified as victims, including a six-month old, Hendricks. His mother, Leslee Meade, noticed when her son would come home from the center that he was behaving “way out of his norm. Normally he is playful and active,” but he only wanted to sleep.

Benadryl “can cause small children to stop breathing. None of the children are thought to have sustained serious injury,” according to KPIX.

“What [Beverly Sue Stair] was doing was messing with our lives. Had something happened, it would have changed everybody’s life forever. It would have taken away something that could never be gotten back,” said Meade.

Sue’s Day Care will remain shut down, pending the outcome of the DHS investigation.

TODAY conducted an online poll in 2011 “which found that one in five admitted to giving their children medicine such as Benadryl or Dramamine to get through a big event, like a long car ride or plane trip.”

“I suspect that one in five is low,” said Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical editor, who says parents should talk to their pediatricians about proper dosage. (She adds that every doctor she knows who’s also a parent has tried this trick at some point, so don’t feel shy about telling your doctor).

“The biggest risk is overdose or an adverse reaction,” Snyderman added.

“Every day is not OK. Drugs are never an OK substitute for parenting,” the doctor said. “If a mother is drugging a kid that much, it’s a parenting issue.”

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The Chilling Thing 1 Subway Employee Said About Jared Fogle Years Ago … They Should Have Listened

When Jared Fogle talked, America ate it up. But when the former owner of Subway franchises in Florida wanted to tell the company and its marketing arm what its pitchman was telling her about having sex with minors, no one wanted to hear.

“He would just tell me he really liked them young,” former Subway franchisee Cindy Mills said recently.

Fogle claimed to Mills that he’d had sex with minors, recounting episodes with child prostitutes between the ages of 9 and 16 years old in America and Thailand, according to Robert Beasley, a Florida lawyer who represents Mills.

Mills wanted to blow the whistle then and there. She arranged to meet with Jeff Moody, who was in charge of the Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, which handled the company’s marketing. She told him everything she knew.

Moody cut her off in the middle of the conversation, saying, “Please don’t tell me any more,” Mills said. She said Moody told her there had been similar complaints before.

“He said, ‘Don’t worry, he has met someone. She is a teacher and he seems to love her very much, and we think she will help keep him grounded,’” Mills recalled.

Mills was not appeased. She said she raised the issue with two executives of the trust that oversees Subway’s marketing while attending an event in Phoenix.

When Subway and its marketing trust did nothing, she wanted to act on her own. She sought to remove all signs with Fogle’s image from the Florida stores she operated.

“Every time I would see him on TV in a commercial with his arms around these children, it would kill me,” Mills said. “I couldn’t stand it anymore.”

Fear kept Mills from taking her concerns to law enforcement officials, she said.

“I thought, ‘No one is going to believe me, he looks like the all-American boy’ — but he’s not,” she said.

Fogle agreed on Aug. 19 to plead guilty to allegations that he received child pornography and paid for sex with girls as young as 16.

h/t: N.Y. Post

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Students Gave Teacher THIS Nickname That Absolutely Made Sense Once She Was Caught

An investigation is ongoing regarding sexual harassment allegations against a department head at a New York high school, but students said officials should have done that a long time ago.

Students who knew Valley Stream North High School teacher and department head Cecilia Sanossian had a nickname for her: ‘Toucher.’ Students at the Franklin Square school said Sanossian had been way too touchy with them for years.

“If I raised my hand to answer a question, she would say, ‘Good job’ and rub circles on my back and just linger there,” student Jesse DiMeglio told the New York Post.

DiMeglio said Sanossian would also sit on his desk and then lean forward so that her buttocks would be toward him. One school graduate, Peter Wilk, said the teacher’s actions made him uncomfortable.

“She was rubbing my back and calling me ‘sweetie,’ and it definitely felt weird,” Wilk said.

Surprisingly, Sanossian isn’t being investigated for her alleged behavior toward students. She is also accused of sexually harassing male co-workers. Several teachers filed a complaint alleging Sanossian had inappropriate physical contact and made offensive comments to others. The Valley Stream School District is conducting an internal probe, and the New York State Human Rights Division is also investigating.

“The district is aware of the allegations and is conducting an internal investigation. Due to matters of personnel, the district is not offering any further comment at this time,” according to a statement issued from the school district.

The district has no more comments on the matter and sent inquiries to public relations spokesperson Deirdre Gilligan with Syntax Communication Group. Gilligan was not available for comment. It is uncertain whether Sanossian is allowed to continue to teach during the investigation. She has not commented on the allegations.

Social studies teacher John Brennan said he and others decided to file the complaint after administration did nothing to end the harassment. The group informed school administrators of their co-worker’s behavior in 2014 and numerous other times, but Brennan said nothing was done. Brennan said the last incident with Sanossian pushed him past the breaking point.

Brennan said he had a sinus infection and wasn’t feeling well.

“And as she started massaging me — on my back and shoulders, across my neck line — and I said, ‘Could you please stop that?’” he said.

Another teacher, Al Daddino, said the female teacher threatened him with statements that her husband would “put my head on the wall.”

Brennan said enough is enough.

“I’m mentally fatigued, emotionally fatigued, physically fatigued, spiritually fatigued,” he said.

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