CNN’s Don Lemon Gets Lit Up by Conservative After Showing an Embarrassing Ignorance of Guns

When Lemon tried to claim that he easily bought an automatic weapon, Ferguson corrected him by presenting the plain definition of such a gun, which is illegal.

If gun control advocates can’t get the basics right, they shouldn’t pretend they’re more nuanced than people who actually know what they’re talking about.

via CNN’s Don Lemon Gets Lit Up by Conservative After Showing an Embarrassing Ignorance of Guns.

It isn’t “semantics,” Don. It’s called a massive difference between two weapons and the laws that pertain to their purchase, ownership, and transfer. You can buy an AR-15 – which is semi-automatic – at a gun store with a background checks performed by the NICS division of the FBI. If you own an AR-15… you do not own an automatic weapon. An automatic weapon requires much heavier background checks, a tax stamp, and permission from several law enforcement agencies, including local. If you purchased an automatic weapon in 20 minutes, odds are you bought it from T-Bone out the back of his car. But you did not buy one legally.

So, Don. I have a question. You keep insisting you bought an automatic weapon in 20 minutes. Are you admitting on live television that you illegally purchased a Class III weapon? Are you in possession of a stolen machine gun?

No, it isn’t semantics. It’s the Federal Law. And it’s the encapsulation of the complete lie you have been spreading to your viewers who don’t take the time to find out what the difference is between an auto and a semi-auto, regardless of the vast difference in everything from operation to laws. And it is a highlight of your liberal bias and agenda.

By the way, Don. Ferguson is about you and your ilk creating “facts” before they were available and heating up a situation that didn’t need to get where it got. It’s about busing in folks who destroy someone else’s town over a narrative we don’t know is true or not. And it is about the people of that town defending themselves however they need to.

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We Need Law and Order, Not Sympathy for Rioters

After rioting broke out in the Watts section of Los Angeles in August 1965, concerned Republicans persuaded Ronald Reagan to run for governor on a stern “law and order” platform. The former movie star did exactly that, trouncing California Gov. Pat Brown by 15 percentage points, the biggest prize among the eight governorships that the GOP picked up in 1966. And the Gipper was on his way to the White House.

We face a similar moment today. We need more Republicans, like Gov. Chris Christie, calling for an end to the mayhem outside of St. Louis and reminding the public, as then-Gov. Reagan advised the GOP’s 1968 platform committee: “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.” Spare us from Sen. Rand Paul, who parroted the phony line in Time: “Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them.” That’s the tale the mainstream media want Americans to believe.

While the Kentucky senator considers the liberal press his base – much like his colleague John McCain did in 2000 – the media and their accomplices continue to spin the Ferguson lawlessness as the latest chapter of their never-ending anti-American trope that casts African-Americans as permanent victims of a racist and bigoted country that never mended its ways. John Gaskin III of the St. Louis County NAACP, for example, has now declared Missouri “the most racist state in the country.”

So as “peaceful protesters” have destroyed all sorts of retail businesses, the Missouri governor and the U.S. attorney general, both Democrats, vent indignation over the release of footage showing a 6’4”, 300-pound Michael Brown roughing a diminutive immigrant cashier during a convenience-store robbery. That’s because the evidence doesn’t fit the mythology of an oppressive and hateful white America that the global Left and the Democratic party have preached since the assassination of JFK, a Cold Warrior, by a left-wing defector to the Soviet Union.

Indeed, media kingpins, who handle Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson with kid gloves, are on a constant witch-hunt for another Rodney King video. That nine-minute tape, too, is instructive: The only clip the media played in 1991 – over and over – was 20 seconds that framed the cops as the bad guys. Yet the entire video reveals the officers putting themselves in harm’s way to restrain King when they could have just shot him. For that restraint, the cops were subject to relentless prosecution, once for assault in state court for which they were acquitted, and once again for violating King’s civil rights in federal court for which they were found guilty. And Paul claims our biggest problem is the militarization of local police responding to civil upheaval.

via We Need Law and Order, Not Sympathy for Rioters.

We also need to slow down. In the age of mobile devices and instant news, everyone wants the information and answers immediately, even when that isn’t possible. And it is really hard to stay objective when the “answers” are created by a media that is hell bent on ratings.

With Ferguson, for instance, I am trying really hard to not pick a side. I found this easier to do by choosing my media sources accordingly… little liberal, little conservative, because the answers they are coming up with are clashing with each other. But most won’t do this… most people have a news source – be it liberal or conservative – and they stick to that alone.

And it would be nice if the media allowed the investigation to at least begin before coming up with all the answers and telling us what to think. But that will never happen.

We don’t have a whole lot of information about the Michael Brown shooting, let’s face it. We think we do, but we don’t. What we have is a lot of opinions and theories, but not a whole lot of concrete facts. And because of this, you have people lashing out on both sides of the opinion fence. Rioters. Politicians. Race baiters. Pundits. News casters. You have people burning down the city, and you have people begging for peace. You have people who have decided the cop is guilty and you have people who have decided Michael Brown was guilty.

I don’t think we have enough information to lay blame on anyone, be it the cop, the system, Michael Brown, Brown’s parents, evil black rifles, or little green men from Mars. We certainly don’t have enough information that we should be using to fire up either side of the debate.

We want law and order. But before we can have law and order, we need to re-learn how to slow down. Let the investigation progress, done by whoever the state deems fit to do it (state cops are a great choice, in my opinion). Hold blame, hold judgement, and stop firing up whatever side you’ve taken. Don’t take a side. You don’t have the information you think you have.

Missouri GOP: Michael Brown Voting Registration Booths ‘Disgusting’

Republicans are criticizing efforts by liberal organizers to set up voter registration booths at the site where Missouri teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a local police officer.

Reports of the voter registration tables have been reported via liberal activists on social media.

“In front of the makeshift memorial where Mike Brown was killed, they’ve set up a voter registration table,” tweeted Jessica Lee, a Human rights attorney at the Center For Constitutional Rights wrote on Twitter.

Another activist urged Ferguson residents to register at both the QT convenience store protestor location and the crime scene memorial.

In an interview with Breitbart News, Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressed outrage about the reports.
“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/18/Missouri-GOP-Michael-Brown-Voting-Registration-Booths-Disgusting

Yeah, but they aren’t politicizing a tragedy at all. No.

Old South Church sends cranes of peace to Missouri congregation

Just what they need… paper cranes.

Nearly 200 pairs of hands were raised inside Old South Church on Sunday as the clergy and congregation blessed 1,000 delicate origami cranes bound for a Missouri church working to heal a fractured community.

“O God, when we first laid eyes on these cranes, they were prayers for peace in this city crying out for peace,” prayed the Rev. John M. Edgerton. “But you, you have transformed them. . . . We have been audacious enough to pray both for justice and for peace for the people of Boston, and that is our prayer for the people of Ferguson, Missouri.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/08/17/old-south-church-sends-cranes-peace-missouri-congregation/OThXdeMuKG2FJnsXCWNFjI/story.html?event=event25

How about sending your prayers and keeping your cranes? I know there isn’t much folks can do outside the state. Just pray for them if you want to. Don’t bombard them with trinkets they don’t need.

How Widespread the Looting and Property Destruction Has Been in Ferguson Captured on One Map

On August 9, Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, MO. Every night thereafter, protesters have gathered. From looting to vandalism, to Molotov cocktails and shootings, the destruction has been extensive.

This satellite image, which shows robberies, shootings, arson, road closings and other disturbances related to the case, reveals just how extensive the damage has been:

via How Widespread the Looting and Property Destruction Has Been in Ferguson Captured on One Map.

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Why 2 Businesses Survived Ferguson Looting; A Lesson for All

Hundreds of business owners and employees had to cut and run or hide in terror as waves of rioters arrived.

But not everyone was cowering in fear. At two businesses the owners (and some employees and friends) were standing firm, right outside, ready to take on all comers. Why? Because they were armed to the teeth.

At Riverfront Tattoo, owners Mike Gutierrez and Adam Weinstein brought AR-15s, body armor and lots of high-capacity magazines (the type Obama wants banned) to guard their store against mayhem.

And rioters passed them right by.

And over at Mally’s Supermarket,  had men with concealed 9mm handguns and revolvers, lined up and ready to defend , right on West Florissant

And the lesson for politicians, and all Americans (particularly liberal gun-grabbers) is that being armed — and armed to the teeth — is the ONLY defense against a rioting mob. There were police everywhere in Ferguson Sunday night, and not one of those stores were protected against looters. But the two businesses above WERE spared — because they were able to arm themselves.

Check out the images and rest of story via http://toprightnews.com/?p=5136