Watch: ARMED Air Force Vet Who Was On Umpqua Campus Reveals What Stopped Him From Helping

An Air Force veteran, with a conceal carry license, was told to stand down when he offered to help during Thursday’s Oregon campus shooting.

John Parker, 36, was at the veterans center at Umpqua Community College when he heard about the shooting, which was happening 200 yards from his location.

He told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday night: “There were a few people in the vet center and then when we heard the shooting happened, we got up and we were gonna go out and see what we could do.” He added: “Immediately the school staff stopped us and told us to get inside of the building…essentially the staff wouldn’t let us go to assist.”

Law enforcement later swept through the campus buildings and discovered that Parker had a gun. “I told the officer about the gun on my hip,” Parker told the Huffington Post. “He searched me, took the gun, escorted me back to my car and gave me my gun back and told me to have a nice day.”

Ten people were killed, including the shooter, and nine others were wounded in Thursday’s campus shooting.

The gunman wore body armor and had three handguns and an assault weapon, as well as a significant amount of ammunition.

CNN reports that one of the wounded, Anastasia Boylan, told her father:

The gunman, while reloading his handgun, ordered the students to stand up if they were Christians…

“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second”…

“And then he shot and killed them.”

A vigil was held last night in Roseburg, Oregon, where UCC is located. Those students and others gathered sang Amazing Grace, and Taps was played in memory of the victims.

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After Boehner’s Resignation, Here Is The Man Most Likely To Replace Him

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, shocked the Republican Party Friday with his sudden and unexpected announcement that he was resigning from his position. One day after his 20-year-long dream came true when Pope Francis addressed Congress, Boehner submitted his resignation.

Apparently overwhelmed with emotion at Thursday’s address to Congress, Boehner was tearful throughout the pope’s entire speech to Congress.

Now, the nation waits to see who will be elected as the next speaker of the House. The most likely candidate, some are saying, is Kevin McCarthy, the second-highest ranking House Republican.

McCarthy, a representative from California, is seen as an obvious choice as a replacement as he is the House Majority Leader.  However, others are already giving their opinion as to who should replace Boehner.

Sean Hannity would like to see Trey Gowdy of South Carolina become the next Speaker of the House. Gowdy, a highly vocal critic of the Obama administration, may get his chance. Boehner, according to many of his critics, was too soft with the current administration, not challenging Obama on many of his initiatives.

Republicans have had the upper hand, controlling the House and the Senate in recent years.

Gowdy has not pulled any punches on Obama, accusing him of acting outside of the rule of law and acting like a dictator instead of a representative of the people.

Mark Meadows, a tea party member, filed a motion in July to oust Boehner. Boehner survived that coup in July but may have seen the writing on the wall and is trying “to avoid putting the party through tumult,” according to Peter King, a Republican representative from New York.

Do you think Boehner should step down? Is it time for the Republican party to use the power they currently hold in the Congress?

Watch: Hollywood Star Tim Allen Comes Out With Major Political Announcement To Hannity

It’s not every day that a Hollywood actor comes out as a conservative, but Tim Allen is no stranger to controversy.  In the 1990s, Allen became an A-list actor when he played Tim Taylor on the hit show Home Improvement.

Now, in the fifth season of Last Man Standing, Allen is playing Mike Baxter, a “very smart Archie Bunker” character who pokes fun at sensitive issues without the scandalous comments Bunker often made.

On Thursday, Allen was a guest on Fox News’ Hannity, discussing his fiscally conservative ideas.

Host Sean Hannity showed a clip of the show in which Allen’s character made the comment: “You see the world is kinda opposite of Hillary Clinton. It actually gets less scary the better you know it.”

Hannity followed up with a question: “How close to Tim Allen is Mike Baxter?”

Allen replied that his problem-solving skills come from his upbringing and growing in a single-parent home. He stated that he uses those problem-solving skills in local politics, working within regulations to get things done.

“I’m what they call fiscal conservative,” he said.

Allen made fun of politicians who think they can “spend their way out of debt.”

Hannity and Allen talked about how easy it would be to balance budgets by taking one penny from every dollar, every year for six years, suggesting budget issues would be a thing of the past.

What do you think? Do we need more Hollywood actors to openly promote fiscally conservative ideals like Allen has done?

Watch: Angry Sheriff Clarke Just Had This EPIC Response To Dems’ Reaction To On-Air Killings

It took only a matter of hours after the horrific on-air killings of two TV journalist in Virginia for top Democrats to try to politicize the tragedy. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others wasted no time in calling for greater federal gun control after a former colleague of two employees of WDBJ-TV shot and killed them at point-blank range.

Speaking with Sean Hannity Thursday night, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke threw the book at liberals for what he called their shameless attempt to exploit the shocking murders.

“Shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy to pursue a political agenda,” Clarke said on the Fox news show Hannity. “Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.”

The outspoken lawman who has consistently criticized Obama on a number of issues, including the president’s handling of racial strife, pointed to the U.S. Constitution in his argument that Democrats are trying to use the grief surrounding the Virginia killings as a motivator to restrict liberty.

“This document, the Constitution, protects freedom and liberty. It does not prevent horrific acts done by human beings,” Sheriff Clarke told Hannity.

And what would the popular law enforcement figure do to try to prevent gun violence, without trying to restrict access and ownership of personal firearms?

“You identify the bad guys, you arrest the bad guys, you adjudicate them and once they’re convicted, you lock them up for the longest period of time allowed by law,” Clarke asserted.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the exchange between Sean Hannity and Sheriff David Clarke in which the Wisconsin lawman sharply criticized President Obama’s reaction to the murders that shocked viewers who saw them on live TV:

“This was a chance for the president to bring the country together, and once again, the divider-in-chief goes out and further separates us.”

Do you agree with Sheriff Clarke’s criticism of Obama, Hillary and others? Join the conversation by leaving your comment below.

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Rand Paul Has A Common Sense Solution For #BlackLivesMatter…And They’re Probably Going To Hate It

One political group will need to be more inclusive if it wants to draw more support from both the public and government leaders, according to Sen. Rand Paul. Paul, running in the 2016 presidential race, talked about the group Black Lives Matter during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.

“I think they should change their name maybe….if they were ‘All Lives Matter’ or ‘Innocent Lives Matter,” Paul said.

Paul said he recognized the African-American community faces a lot of challenges from poverty to discrimination and a lack of justice within the court system. However, Paul also said the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t really addressing any of those problems.

“I am about justice and, frankly, I think a lot of poor people in our country, and many African-Americans, are trapped in this war on drugs and I want to change it. But commandeering the microphone and bullying people and pushing people out of the way, I think, really isn’t a way to get their message across,” Paul said.

Paul said he is the candidate who has worked with black groups to improve the lives of Americans. He joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus to review options for criminal justice reform and has ventured to speak in areas, such as Howard University and urban Chicago, that often get ignored by other candidates. The senator said minority communities are listening to his message.

The Black Lives Matter movement began last year after several incidents were reported where white police officers shot unarmed black men in criminal incidents. Although investigations in some of the cases have cleared officers, the movement has continued to show up to 2016 presidential campaign events to spread its message. Members of the movement interrupted events for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Paul said he wouldn’t tolerate that kind of behavior. Paul said he “wouldn’t let them take my microphone.”

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought various reactions from people around the country. Two Trinity, Texas, police officers responded to the movement with a Facebook photo that has gone viral. In the photo, Donald Givens Sr, who is African-American, and Chief Steven Jones, who is white, pose with their hands outstretched, palms showing. Each man printed “His life matters” on their palms in black ink, with an arrow pointing to the other officer.

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