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CAN THERE BE CIVIL DIALOGUE ABOUT GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA IN 2018? AN AUDITORIUM FULL OF CAL STATE FULLERTON STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF PROVED THERE CAN, TACKLING THE TOPIC SEPT. 19 IN THE FIRST CIVIL DIALOGUE OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.PRO-GUN CONTROL PARKLAND SURVIVOR ADMITS HIS PAST RHETORIC WAS WRONG, EXPLAINS LEAVING MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. CAMERON KASKY, EXPLAINED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS RADIO WHY HE REGRETS HIS PAST RHETORIC TOWARDS PEOPLE HE DISAGREED WITH. IN THE SAME INTERVIEW, THE NOW HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ALSO EXPLAINED WHY HE LEFT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, THE PRO-GUN CONTROL GROUP HE CO-FOUNDED SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING IN FEBRUARY.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT PEOPLE INSIDE AN ILLINOIS GAS STATION DUCKING FOR COVER AFTER GUNSHOTS RANG OUT IN THE PARKING LOT. A CUSTOMER WAS AT THE COUNTER BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS RIGHT BEFORE BULLETS SHATTERED A STOREFRONT WINDOW NEAR HER.PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS — AN IDEA THAT HAD SKY-HIGH SUPPORT FROM FLORIDA VOTERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE — HAS DECLINED. SUPPORT WAS 46 PERCENTAGE POINTS HIGHER THAN OPPOSITION IN FEBRUARY. IT DECLINED TO 21 PERCENTAGE POINTS IN SEPTEMBER.THE PHILIPPINES MAY BECOME THE REGION’S DEFENSE INDUSTRY HUB AFTER SEVERAL COUNTRIES EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN BASING THEIR ARMS AND DEFENSE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY. AMONG THE FACILITIES ARE FIREARMS AND FORCE PROTECTION PLANTS, AS WELL AS ONES FOR AVIATION MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL. RUSSIA, MEANWHILE, IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A FIREARMS FACTORY IN BATAAN PROVINCE, IN CENTRAL LOZUN REGION.

Congress Keeps Scolding the ATF for Botching Operations. Experts Say Lawmakers are Partially to Blame

THE TRACE.COM April 19, 2017 – It was another public hearing, another chance for Congress to lecture its least-loved law enforcement agency. On March 9, Thomas Brandon, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  Firearms and Explosives, testified before the House Oversight Committee about the death of a federal agent in the Mexican desert in 2011. Lawmakers on the committee demanded to know why the ATF hadn’t stopped known gun traffickers before they killed Jaime Zapata, an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent. Why hadn’t there been coordination between federal agencies? Where was the leadership? And why hadn’t the other two senior ATF officials invited to testify at the hearing shown up?  [full article]

THOMAS BRANDON, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ATF, IS SWORN IN BEFORE TESTIFYING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON HIS AGENCY'S USE OF STOREFRONT OPERATIONS IN 2014. [ASTRID RIECKEN/MCT]

THOMAS BRANDON, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE ATF, IS SWORN IN BEFORE TESTIFYING AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON HIS AGENCY’S USE OF STOREFRONT OPERATIONS IN 2014. [ASTRID RIECKEN/MCT]

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BREAKING :
CAN THERE BE CIVIL DIALOGUE ABOUT GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA IN 2018? AN AUDITORIUM FULL OF CAL STATE FULLERTON STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF PROVED THERE CAN, TACKLING THE TOPIC SEPT. 19 IN THE FIRST CIVIL DIALOGUE OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.PRO-GUN CONTROL PARKLAND SURVIVOR ADMITS HIS PAST RHETORIC WAS WRONG, EXPLAINS LEAVING MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. CAMERON KASKY, EXPLAINED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS RADIO WHY HE REGRETS HIS PAST RHETORIC TOWARDS PEOPLE HE DISAGREED WITH. IN THE SAME INTERVIEW, THE NOW HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ALSO EXPLAINED WHY HE LEFT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, THE PRO-GUN CONTROL GROUP HE CO-FOUNDED SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING IN FEBRUARY.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT PEOPLE INSIDE AN ILLINOIS GAS STATION DUCKING FOR COVER AFTER GUNSHOTS RANG OUT IN THE PARKING LOT. A CUSTOMER WAS AT THE COUNTER BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS RIGHT BEFORE BULLETS SHATTERED A STOREFRONT WINDOW NEAR HER.PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS — AN IDEA THAT HAD SKY-HIGH SUPPORT FROM FLORIDA VOTERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE — HAS DECLINED. SUPPORT WAS 46 PERCENTAGE POINTS HIGHER THAN OPPOSITION IN FEBRUARY. IT DECLINED TO 21 PERCENTAGE POINTS IN SEPTEMBER.THE PHILIPPINES MAY BECOME THE REGION’S DEFENSE INDUSTRY HUB AFTER SEVERAL COUNTRIES EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN BASING THEIR ARMS AND DEFENSE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY. AMONG THE FACILITIES ARE FIREARMS AND FORCE PROTECTION PLANTS, AS WELL AS ONES FOR AVIATION MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL. RUSSIA, MEANWHILE, IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A FIREARMS FACTORY IN BATAAN PROVINCE, IN CENTRAL LOZUN REGION.