Florida senate rejects assault weapons ban, votes to arm teachers instead

Eatgrueldog

“FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb. 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland.

The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate’s 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.”

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/florida-senate-rejects-ban-assault-weapons-votes-arm-154226849.html

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Courage is a choice.

MountainGuerrilla

By the time you read this, I would be surprised if there are many in America, let alone among the readership here, who are not aware of the fact that, during the recent mass killing at a Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, several deputies of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, including at least one School Resource Officer (SRO)—whose primary duty, at least in theory, was to protect those young people of his community—stood outside, even as local municipal police officers moved into the building.

Initially, it was pretty quickly known that one deputy, the SRO, had never even attempted to enter the building, once the gunfire began. Quickly—and righteously—he was labeled a coward. Just as quickly however, more than a few notable people, across the Internet and media—including some with stellar combat records themselves—jumped in to the fray in his defense, pointing out such things as their experiences having…

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God is good if Oprah says so

Cry and Howl

Ah yes, conservatives are just so hypocritical! They cling to guns and Bibles and embrace those dastardly so-called “rights” mentioned off-hand and antiquated now in the Constitution. Now liberals, that’s a whole different kind of hypocrisy. This will be brief as most of us already know the intolerance of Democrats / liberals … progressives, socialists, Marxists, “ists” of every make and model. Here’s a good one. Just a few weeks ago Vice President Pence was mocked and scorned because he’s a man committed to Christian values and believes in God and tries to live his life accordingly. He won’t place himself in any compromising situation, and won’t even give the appearance of doing something unsavory … such as having dinner with a woman without his wife present (he got mercilessly bashed over that one). Side note here, perhaps we could ask a whole bunch of men how something like that…

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Looking for redemption

Deserves a second chance!!!

No Harm In Farmin

As any of you that have been following our blog will know, I was on the History Channel show Forged In Fire last year.

I have been smithing now for a few years. I am self (and YouTube) taught. I have sold a good number of hand forged knives and all my customers seem to be happy.

I was on the Shamshir episode, season 4 episode 13. On that episode we were tasked with making a D guard Bowie knife. I had a plan for time management and completion of the project. One problem…I deviated from that plan. I hardened the blade prior to completing my grinding. This doesn’t prevent you from grinding the blade, but it adds A TON of time to the project. At the end of round one I had pre-drilled the holes for my handle material and started the D guard stock for round 2. Unfortunately…

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