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ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED. 

Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia

NEW YORK TIMES October 8, 2018 – When Senator Joe Manchin III became the lone Democrat to support Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court on Saturday, protesters in the Capitol screamed “shame.” But in his home state of West Virginia, voters were, if not encouraging, at least understanding: He had saved himself from political suicide. “Joe Manchin knows that the people of this state, we are God-fearing, pro-gun, pro-life,” said Kevin Dalton, an emergency dispatcher from the former coal town of Madison. “His constituents out here told him basically, ‘You vote this guy in or we’re going to vote you out.’ He figured he better stay in with his people.”  [full article]

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BREAKING :
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED.