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'Bald-faced lie': Houston Chronicle torches TX Gov Abbott's 'bankrupt conscience' and 'cowardice'

(Houston Chronicle) "Whether it’s a handgun, rifle or semi-automatic invented for war, the governor has supported and the Legislature has passed law after law that have obliterated any semblance of good sense regulation — laws so permissive that they’ve even defied the objections of police chiefs and gun safety instructors, including the 2021 permitless carry bill that the governor bragged on Twitter allows any eligible Texan to carry a gun in public with 'no license or training' needed. As though that were progress."

CottonBear

GA Republicans boo President's speech on the murder of 19 schoolkids

(Manu Raju/CNN) "Biden’s speech on the big screen at Herschel Walker’s victory party. 'As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?' Biden says. The crowd yells out boos."

Nevilledog

Herschel Walker on the school shooting

(Manu Raju/CNN) "Asked if he believes there should be new gun laws in the wake of the Texas shooting, Georgia Senate GOP nominee Herschel Walker told me in ATL: 'What I like to do is see it and everything and stuff.' He didn’t engage further."

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School Shootings by Country 2022

(World Population Review) "A school shooting is an attack that involves the use of firearms and takes place at an educational institution, such as a primary school, secondary school, or university."

Roland99

10 things that did NOT kill 19 children today

1. Disney
2. Banned Books
3. Pronouns
4. Dr Seuss
5. Gay M&Ms

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brooklynite

Georgia Republican Primary skewed by Democratic voters

(Kyle Kondik/Sabato's Crystal Ball) "As of now, Raffensperger is roughly 27k raw votes ahead of the 50% cutoff line that would've led to a runoff. Pre-election reports suggest that nearly 40k Dem 2020 primary voters cast early GOP ballots in the primary, and I'm sure actual number is markedly higher..."

brooklynite

Kemp defeats Perdue in Georgia, a major blow to Trump

(The Hill) Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) was projected to win his renomination for a second term on Tuesday, overcoming a primary challenge from former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and, by extension, former President Trump. ABC and NBC News both called the race for Kemp around 8:30 p.m. ET. Kemp, a onetime ally of the former president, stirred Trump’s ire following the 2020 presidential election after he rebuffed his pleas to overturn President Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia. Trump vowed to campaign against Kemp, eventually persuading Perdue to enter the race for governor in hopes of ousting him. But despite carrying Trump’s endorsement, Perdue struggled to gain traction among Georgia Republican voters.

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

'What are we doing?': Sen. Chris Murphy gives emotional speech on Texas elementary school shooting

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) delivered an emotional speech on the Senate floor Tuesday in response to the deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. "What are we doing?" Murphy asked lawmakers in response to the shooting that left 14 students and one teacher dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a mass killing that comes less than two weeks after an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 10 people in a hate-fueled rampage at a grocery store in Buffalo. "Just days aft ...

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