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101060 No. 101060 ID: 1fb1a6 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Local news stories that lack significance outside their stagnant little backwaters go here.
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>> No. 116782 ID: bd9907
The guy that shot up the Comet Ping Pong trying to save all the children from Democratic child rape festivals got four years in prison.
>> No. 116813 ID: f11f4d
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>The passenger was boarding China Southern Airlines flight CZ380, from Shanghai to Guangzhou, when she threw nine coins towards the plane's jet engine. The coin toss was quickly noticed by a fellow passenger, who was able to alert authorities before take-off. The coins, worth about 1.7 yuan altogether, caused 150 passengers to evacuate as the airline conducted a full inspection of the plane's engine.

>Police were called to Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the elderly passenger, who had been travelling with her husband, daughter and son-in-law, was taken away for questioning. They later confirmed the passenger, surnamed Qiu, had thrown the coins "to pray for safety" and they had been informed by a neighbour that she "believes in Buddhism". The plane was finally able to take off safely at 5:52pm local time (7:52pm AEST), more than five hours late.

>China Southern Airlines reminded all passengers to comply with civil aviation laws in a post on social media site Weibo, and to avoid any behaviour that could jeopardise the safety of their fellow passengers.

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49763 No. 49763 ID: c574bd Locked Stickied hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
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>> No. 101059 ID: 1fb1a6
  ConcernedCitizen is drafting the official changes, but for now to limit reports I would like to outline a slight rule change:

/n/ is no longer limited to national/international news.

Anything traditionally newsworthy that impacts or potentially impacts people on the international, national, or regional level or is exceptional on the local level can have its own thread.

For local stories with no real impact - we will be crafting a Flawda thread to contain them.

Here is some food for thought:


All other rules remain in effect until further notice.
>> No. 101062 ID: 1fb1a6
Bump to be on top of the Flawda thread.

Threads that dissolve into accusations of schilling and tripfighting will be locked. Don't do it in the flawda thread either or you'll be banned.

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116815 No. 116815 ID: b52e8c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be seen lit against the night sky as the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 mph.

“Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car’s lights. “Freedom!”

The vehicle speeds up the hill, and the last thing that comes into view before a crash is a large, newly installed monument.

Authorities say the man in the video is Michael Tate Reed, an alleged serial destroyer of Ten Commandments monuments.

He was arrested by state capitol police officers at the scene early Wednesday, according to Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Arkansas secretary of state. Reed is charged with criminal trespass, first-degree criminal mischief and defacing objects of public interest.

That object of public interest was a three-ton granite monument that had been installed less than 24 hours before its violent, pre-dawn demise on the southwest lawn of the state capitol in Little Rock.

Crews had cleaned up the crash site by late Wednesday morning and taken the broken pieces to storage, Powell said, but it was unclear whether the controversial monument would be reinstalled.

Reed could not be reached for comment. Powell told The Washington Post he wasn’t sure whether Reed had been released from jail.
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>> No. 116817 ID: 958a96
This could have been avoided with universal healthcare.
>Michael Tate Reed II stated in a letter that his psychotic breaks led to getting inspiration from a Dracula movie, thinking Michael Jackson’s spirit was in meat, believing he was the incarnation of an occult leader and attempting to contact Lucifer’s high priestess he called Gwyneth Paltrow.

>Within weeks of being home, Reed drove to Kentucky to outrun a storm he thought was evil and following him. He took pills while there and started hallucinating on the drive back.

>“The voice had told me if I didn’t stop the cars, people would die. The voice told me the cars were all carrying meat that was infected with the spirit of Michael Jackson and it was a killer virus,” he wrote.

>Reed was to have a monthly shot for his antipsychotic treatment, but it was $900 after insurance benefits were applied. He was able to get two shots but then could no longer pay.
>> No. 116818 ID: 649f2c
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back in virginia where i grew up one of the courthouse bosses insisted on having a christmas tree, so they said anyone of any religion could put whatever they wanted on the courthouse lawn so one guy made a big flying spaghetti monster nativity scene and thats been on the courthouse lawn next to the menorah, anatomically correct statue of goat-satan, nude mother nature (with nice tits), totem pole, etc. every year since.
make me wonder about having rule 34 et al chiseled into stone and placed at the state capitol building. i have a 2nd cousin who married into a family with a tombstone business, he could be the guy.

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114385 No. 114385 ID: 20fb9b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
For those of you who didn't catch the Ohio thank-you rally, the president-elect announced it on stage.

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>> No. 116804 ID: afef65
The average poor white American is dumber than a box of shit and would give up $20 if it meant a black didn't get $20. They're like Russians, total fucking crab mentality.
>> No. 116807 ID: e546cc
I'm making up the story that you think you're better than some people, and thus an ignorant shit. Is this fair?
>> No. 116809 ID: 821a29
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So glad racism and classism is alive and well here...

>halp the poor and uneductated! gibs dem programs! free education!
>what, you're a poor, uneducated cis scum male and want to vote for DRUMPF?
>HA, why would we listen to you, you're poor and uneducated! You're stupid opinions are less than worthless! U R TRASH!
>> No. 116812 ID: 66bcae
attempting to educate the ignorant while disregarding their uniformed opinions is an entirely logical course of action, its how one treats a child. i don't see why it upsets you so thoroughly
>> No. 116816 ID: 958a96
Actually if you grew up in that background you'd agree. Poor whites are no better than the "ghetto ferals" the right constantly whines about. Endemic drug abuse, welfare fraud, etc. And if you try to get out via the military or education, you get ostracized for being "too good for the hood" and a class traitor.

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116526 No. 116526 ID: eb29fa hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Old one is autosaging.
>President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

>The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

>The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.

>“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
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>> No. 116787 ID: d4c8ee
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Much like the Jews who voted for Hitler, the Trumpanzees receive their just reward.
>The Senate health care bill would cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid, a program that Donald Trump once promised not to touch.

>The Better Care Reconciliation Act unveiled on Tuesday would phase out extra money provided to states to expand Medicaid and restructure the program in ways that would reduce spending on it over the long term.

>In May of 2015, one month before he launched his campaign for president, Trump told the conservative Daily Signal that he would not touch the Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid programs.

>“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump said. “Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do.”

>This is not the first time Trump's campaign promise has looked like it's at risk. In May, the Trump Administration proposed a federal budget that incorporated cuts to Medicaid that were included in the House version of the health care bill. The Trump budget also called for an additional $600 billion reduction in the Medicaid budget over the next ten years.

>Both the House and Senate versions of the bill would dramatically change Medicaid. The House bill would institute a per capita cap on how much the federal government spends on each recipient and allow states to receive a block grant instead. The Senate bill would also tie the annual growth rate to standard inflation, instead of medical inflation, causing a reduction in funds over time.

>"This is a bill that would end Medicaid as we know it, rolling back Medicaid expansion, cutting federal support for the program even more than the House bill,” Senator Chuck Schumer said on Thursday.
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I thought with the president's current attitude towards muslims that at least, at the very least, we would finally have an administration that doesn't suck Saudi Arabia's oil soaked cock. Nope. Trump is gargling His Majesty's magic orbs while his tiny, tiny hands work the shaft.

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The man is easily controlled, just stroke his ego and let him feel like he's the big man and winner he thinks he is.

>Obama refused to touch the orb! Insulted our allies and the orb! Terrific orb!
>> No. 116797 ID: bd9907
Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

>The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
>The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case that has stirred heated emotions across the nation. In the meantime, the court said Monday that Trump's ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
>A 120-day ban on refugees also is being allowed to take effect on a limited basis.
>> No. 116814 ID: 678b09
Despite being on the cover of Time multiple times, apparently it wasn't enough.
>The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.

>“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”

>This cover — dated March 1, 2009 — looks like an impressive memento from Trump’s pre-presidential career. To club members eating lunch, or golfers waiting for a pro-shop purchase, it seemed to be a signal that Trump had always been a man who mattered. Even when he was just a reality TV star, Trump was the kind of star who got a cover story in Time.

>But that wasn’t true.

>The Time cover is a fake.

>There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.

With the predictable pissbaby tantrum:
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114578 No. 114578 ID: 454a4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
As you no doubt will have heard, IMCO and the EU commission are trying to reform the firearms regulations within the EU. This change has been spearheaded by the british. Who will be brexiting, but still want to ruin everything for the rest of us while they still can.

The IMCO & EU commission have now reached a draft text which they believe will be able to pass the EU parliament. The proposal will be presented to parliament in March 2017.

The proposed changes to the current laws can be found here: https://www.docdroid.net/JCvID2y/directive-91-477-compromis-16122016.docx.html

Some of the things that our american friends will find revolting are extensive central registration (for up to decades after destruction of a firearm), medical & psychological tests, suitability checks at least every 5 years,...

It's interesting to note that some member states are already looking for work arounds. Most notably the Czech, who are planning to declare that all citizens are necessary for security of state and therefor excempt of the proposed EU rules. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.

Below I'll go over some of the stuff that would change for me as a Belgian:
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>> No. 115980 ID: 206ed5
>Well, what solution do you propose then?

We'll just throw you of a helicopter.
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>> No. 115982 ID: 9377c6
One of our incompetent politicians is praising that they have banned machine guns that day......
Pretty sure 50% didn´t know what they are signing up for. They must have just read "VERBOTEN" and thought "Yes"
>> No. 116810 ID: bd9907
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Constitutional Amendment Specifying a Right to Keep and Bear Arms Passes Czech Chamber of Deputies, Moves to Senate
Translation: https://www.reddit.com/r/Firearms/comments/6jzqqx/czech_mps_approved_constitutional_right_to/dji6mal/

>Citizens of the Czech Republic will have the right to acquire, possess and carry firearms by a constitutional law. The change will give the owners of legally-held weapons the possibility to intervene if necessary to ensure the security of the Czech Republic. There were 139 deputies for the constitutional law, 120 were required. Only 9 deputies were against it. The law still has to be approved by the Senate.
>"Show me a single terrorist act in Europe that would have been committed by a legally-held weapon. We do not want to disarm citizens at a time when security in Europe is worsening, "Interior Minister Milan Chovanec was advocating the draft constitutional act in the Chamber of Deputies.
>"Citizens of the Czech Republic have the right to acquire, possess and carry arms and ammunition in order to fulfill the tasks set in subsection 2. This right may be limited by law and law may set further conditions for its exercise in case that it is necessary for protection of rights and freedoms of others, of public order and safety, lives and health or in order to prevent criminality." the draft law MEPs approved.
>"We expect it to increase the security of the citizens of the Czech Republic. We will be able to stand against the absurd European directive, even if the law does not solve everything on its own," Váňa also said. Minister Chovanec is preparing a lawsuit against the directive for the European Court, which has gained support from the government.

Their amendment specifically allows infringements, which seems like a bad move.

Would be interesting to see how the EU would react to a member nation flat out ignoring their directive. What enforcement mechanism do they even have?
>> No. 116811 ID: bf333d
>Would be interesting to see how the EU would react to a member nation flat out ignoring their directive. What enforcement mechanism do they even have?

The enforcement mechanism is fines & sanctions. But the EU's founding charter states that the EU cannot intervene in matters of national security.
This is why the Czechs added the "to ensure the security of the Czech Republic" clause to their law. It basically means the EU can do fuckall.

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116709 No. 116709 ID: bd9907 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft searched Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan.

>The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo by sunset Saturday, its crew lined up on deck. The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo's Oi wharf, where officials began questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash.
>The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash.

>Water was being pumped out of flooded areas and it was unclear how long it would take to get into the crushed mid-right side of the ship once it was at the pier in Yokosuka, the statement said.
>The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the container ship, the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision at around 2:20 a.m. (1720 GMT Friday). It was questioning crew members of the ACX Crystal, which is operated by the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K., and was treating the incident as a case of possible professional negligence, said Masayuki Obara, a regional coast guard official.

>The ACX Crystal weighs 29,060 tons and is 222 meters (730 feet) long, the coast guard said, much larger than the 8,315-ton Navy destroyer. The container ship's left bow was dented and scraped, but it did not appear to have sustained any major structural damage.

>Nippon Yusen said all of the ACX Crystal's 20-member Filipino crew members were safe.
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I don't think it did. The Fitz pushed it off course, the only thing the autopilot did was increase speed (or tried to) and work the rudder to try to get back on course.
>> No. 116796 ID: bd9907
Your map shows the ACX Crystal travelling perpendicular to its original course for over half a mile, though. Is it normal for autopilot to wait that long to make a course correction?
>> No. 116800 ID: fcf12d
>i'm an expert in all things naval because i played call of duty a bunch
>t. everyone in this thread
top kek, kiddos
>> No. 116806 ID: bf333d
>Your map shows the ACX Crystal travelling perpendicular to its original course for over half a mile, though. Is it normal for autopilot to wait that long to make a course correction?

Oh, I suspect the autopilot was super busy trying to power off the fucking Fitz at that point. ;)


Who claimed to be an expert, friendo?
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Oh thank goodness someone like you was here to protect a dead chan from dangerous things, like conversation.

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Updated | Anonymous, the global hacking collective, believes that alien life exists—and that NASA is about to confirm it.

The shadowy group made the claim in a 12-and-a-half-minute video published on an unofficial YouTube channel on Tuesday.

The video centers around recent findings by the American space organization, including the discovery of 219 new planet candidates—10 of which present similar conditions to Earth—by NASA’s Kepler space telescope team in June, as well as comments made by a senior NASA official during a U.S. government hearing.
>> No. 116799 ID: 3e843b
Of course they have proof of alien life. His name is Pedro and he's the janitor.
>> No. 116801 ID: 334c17
I can't wait for a day some official will declare a war on alien life forms. I can even presume, it is going to happen in next two presidential terms.
>> No. 116802 ID: 5d32e7
Newsweek is, and always has been since its inception, a mouthpiece and puppet for the transnational capitalists.

Do aliens exist? Who knows? But the revelation that little green men exist and that you will be eaten/tortured/raped/mutilated if you do not accept help from a one world government (because of course no individual nation could possibly stand a chance in defense against this obviously 'superior' Race from space) has been seen as a plan to convince people to not hold onto their silly, antiquated ideas about nation-states in the face of mass panic.

I'm skeptical.

I see what you did there.
>> No. 116803 ID: e188a9
ah yes the internet hackers known as anonymous, a very reliable source for information.

>Do aliens exist? Who knows?

Science has shown that combining base chemicals will produce the needed materials for life to form. Life on other worlds isn't a question. Of course, there's literally no way it'll ever matter because of the vast distances involved. Any contact with aliens will be a prerecorded message from a race that long ago died out or whatever.

To quote Event Horizon: "This place is a toooooomb."

>But the revelation that little green men exist and that you will be eaten/tortured/raped/mutilated if you do not accept help from a one world government (because of course no individual nation could possibly stand a chance in defense against this obviously 'superior' Race from space) has been seen as a plan to convince people to not hold onto their silly, antiquated ideas about nation-states in the face of mass panic.

tell us more about how the international jew/american is out to get Russia, ivan.

>> No. 116805 ID: 2001f3
Honestly, if anybody's going to break that story...Anonymous is a decent bet. Without going full tinfoil, we've already seen some tantalizing information here and there, most notably in the files Gary McKinnon hacked (a reference to "non-terrestrial officers" hinting at a possible secret space program).

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>ST. PAUL — A Minnesota police officer, whose fatal shooting of a black motorist transfixed the nation when his girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath, was acquitted of all charges on Friday.

>The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering safety by discharging a firearm in the shooting of Philando Castile.

>After the verdict, jurors and Mr. Yanez were quickly led out of the courtroom, and Mr. Castile’s family left immediately. When a deputy tried to stop his mother, Valerie, she yelled “Let me go.”

>Later, she said: “My son loved this city, and this city killed my son. And a murderer gets away. Are you kidding me right now?”

>She continued: “The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us.”

>A handful of protesters gathered outside the Ramsey County courthouse. “It’s not us that were on trial, it was the system that was on trial,” Mel Reeves, a community activist, said. “Yanez worked for the system. He killed somebody, right. Philando Castile got victimized by the system.”

>The verdict, which came on the fifth day of deliberations, followed the acquittal last month of an Oklahoma police officer who killed an unarmed black man and, of particular interest here, a prosecutor’s decision last year not to charge the Minneapolis officers who killed another black man, Jamar Clark.

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>> No. 116755 ID: 7996a6
  The dash cam video of the shooting has been released.
>> No. 116758 ID: 7996a6
>Radio traffic said Yanez pulled over Castile because of they “just look like people that were involved in a robbery” because of Castile’s “wide set nose.”

>“Uh but uh as that was happening as he was pulling at, out his hand I thought, I was gonna die and I thought if he’s, if he has the, the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the five year old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke and the front seat passenger doing the same thing then what, what care does he give about me?”

poor officer yanez, he thought of public smoking and murdered a man.
>> No. 116760 ID: aadd02

Reading these WaPo comments are... interesting. They are being forced to choose between siding with the black guy and siding against the gun owner, both choices being their natural inclination. It seems to be going half and half. A lot of people criticizing the NRA for remaining silent, but I see Colion has put his two cents in after all.

>> No. 116789 ID: d4c8ee
The city has settled for $3 million in the wrongful death lawsuit.

>The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed last year by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer, has reached a $3 million settlement with the city, according to a statement from the city and lawyers for the family.

>Jeronimo Yanez, who is leaving the force, was acquitted June 16 of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety. Castile was killed July 6 during a traffic stop, and his girlfriend streamed the shooting's aftermath on Facebook Live.
>> No. 116794 ID: aadd02
I wish they'd refused the settlement. Hard to judge though.

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116675 No. 116675 ID: aadd02 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm watching NBC's coverage. Predictably, they've tried to give the impression that the "assault weapon" was an automatic weapon.


Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, was shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., when a gunman opened fire near a Y.M.C.A. on Wednesday morning, a congressional official said.

Representative Mo Brooks told CNN that “at least five” people were injured — including two law enforcement officers and a congressional aide — while members of a Republican congressional baseball team were practicing.

Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican of Texas, said in a statement that one of his aides was shot.

Officials described a scene of chaos and of players taking cover wherever they could on the field.

Rep. Mike Bishop from Michigan said the gunman was standing outside the fence line behind third base aiming for the field’s only exit.
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>> No. 116770 ID: bd9907
Fuck concealed carry reciprocity in DC. How about concealed carry everywhere in the United States?

Congress Pushes Bill to Let Lawmakers Carry Concealed Weapons Anywhere in U.S.
Bill to boost security for members after Alexandria shooting

>Congress is considering new legislation that would permit lawmakers to carry a concealed firearm wherever they perform official duties across the United States, according to a copy of the new bill that marks an unprecedented effort to help lawmakers confront a growing threat to their safety.

>Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) introduced the legislation on Tuesday, about a week after a radicalized shooter opposed to President Donald Trump and Republicans shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.), a congressional staffer, a lobbyist, and two Capitol police officers in Virginia.

>The legislation would enable certified members of Congress to carry a concealed weapon "in nearly every conceivable scenario," according to information released by Babin's office.

>The legislation would supersede any other state or federal concealed carry laws, meaning that lawmakers would still enjoy the privilege even if secondary laws state otherwise. This is particularly significant, as the District of Columbia has notoriously strict gun laws that have complicated similar efforts in the past.

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Let's see if gun-control hardliners have the strength of their conviction.
>> No. 116777 ID: 649f2c
legislation that gives members of government special rights to have weapons where mere citizens cannot is the very definition of gun control, you retarded internet stooge.

(Personal attack.)
>> No. 116780 ID: aadd02
I did not report this post. Also, nice trips.
>> No. 116784 ID: 49e1e2
>out of the park as usual
That pun got me deep.

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