Not even forty-eight hours after Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered, on April 4, 1968, twenty-eight thousand members of the National Rifle Association alighted on Boston for their annual convention. In the Boston Sheraton, venders peddled the “Kennedy Special,” the rifle that Lee Harvey Oswald had bought by mail order for nineteen dollars and ninety-five cents from an ad in the N.R.A. magazine American Rifleman and used to assassinate the President, five years earlier. At the meeting, N.R.A. leaders warned the group’s nine hundred and sixty thousand members—a fraction of the roughly five million members it has today—that a gun-control bill proposed by Senator Thomas J. Dodd, of Connecticut, days after King’s body was flown from Memphis to Atlanta, would end “the private ownership of all guns.” … [Read more...] about Gun Control, White Paranoia, and the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Bickert said Facebook's community operations team decides whether to remove reported content including terrorist activity, cyber-bullying and nudity, in addition to private gun sales. The team works in offices around the world and has subject-matter experts fluent in dozens of languages, Bickert said. … [Read more...] about US Gun Traders Rush to Set Up New Sites After Facebook Firearms Ban
However, a recent Gallup poll found just seven percent of Americans viewed guns or gun control as the most important problem in the United States. Gallup's report stated that the issue of guns generally has been rated lower against such problems as the economy and the federal government. … [Read more...] about Polls Find Some Support for Obama’s Gun Control Measures
The Unite the Right rally was deemed a neo-Nazi rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 11-12 August 2017 and resulted in one death and 19 injuries as a counter-protester carried out a ramming attack into a crowd of those rallying to remove a Confederate monument from a Charlotteswille public space. … [Read more...] about Trump Alerts Virginia of ‘Attack’ on Second Amendment Ahead of Massive Gun Rights Protest
"We never announced what capacity we planned on attending and wouldn't readily make statements like that for an extremely tense situation where the terrain changes daily. We certainly never said we would march with the far right, nor did we ever say we would march at all." … [Read more...] about Antifa Deny They Are Marching With Neo-Nazis at Virginia Gun Rights Rally