The National Rifle Association will fight renewal of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) when the U.S. House of Representatives votes next week, objecting to expanded provisions that would prohibit domestic abusers from owning or possessing firearms.
Currently, federal law prohibits those convicted of domestic abuse against a spouse or family member from owning or possessing a firearm.
The NRA-opposed provision would close the “boyfriend loophole” and extend the prohibition to male acquaintances outside of marriage or family. It would also extend the gun ban to those with misdemeanor stalking convictions, and those under temporary protective orders.
How should you respond to a deadly mass shooting if you are a gun rights advocate?
First, “Say nothing.” If media queries persist, go on the “offence, offence, offence”. Smear gun-control groups. “Shame them” with statements such as – “How dare you stand on the graves of those children to put forward your political agenda?”
This was the advice the US’s most powerful gun lobby gave Australia’s One Nation party, according to an Al Jazeera investigation, when representatives of the Australian far-right group sought guidance from the National Rifle Association (NRA) on loosening the Pacific country’s strict gun laws.
That there are still many people who support this group is positively disgusting.
Sometime between February 27th and April 12th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
poor people deserve things they want, too.: "These tiny luxuries you give yourself are not sins as dictated from on high by some divine economist who decided you must earn your freedom through oppressive sorrow. These luxuries are the handholds you need to climb out of that pit, to have stamina, to keep focus, to remember that there is another type of life. It can be had, and by you too."
The Problem with Panic: "Sexual misconduct, affirmative consent, and the dangers of shame and moralism." A very interesting and thoughtful piece on the current cultural shift regarding sexuality, assault, and accountability.