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Think Progress Makes Lazy and Absurd Comparison Between Lettuce and Guns

If we’re going to debate the Second Amendment, that’s all fine and dandy, but don’t waste our time with this pedantic and redundant nonsense. 

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I’m all for a good, hearty debate regarding the Second Amendment, but that seems increasingly unlikely in this current political climate.

Our founding fathers made a promise to us that we would be a self-sufficient populace.  They saw the oppression of tyranny firsthand, living under colonial British rule for years before finally revolting and forming the greatest nation to ever grace this planet.

In order to protect us from a similar fate, they installed the Second Amendment, lending a great deal of credence to the idea that those who oppose the right to bear arms do so in an effort to subvert our entire American nation.

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Worse still; the anti-gun crowd continues to radicalize their argument in order to take the focus off of the Second Amendment’s true nature.  Instead of pontificating on the insurance it provides against tyranny, the left is currently comparing guns to Romaine lettuce.

Worse still is the distortion of facts used to galvanize the left’s oppressive hopes.

The organization bolstered its astonishment by claiming, “The number of Americans who die from food-borne illness every year — 3,000 according to the CDC — is dwarfed by the 30,000-plus annual fatalities caused by guns in America.”

The claim of 30,000-plus annual firearm deaths is a go-to tactic for the left, one whereby they combine actual homicides, of which there are approximately 11,000, with accidental gun deaths, of which there are approximately 500, and with suicides, which number roughly 22,000. The numbers are then simply presented as “30,000-plus annual fatalities,” giving the imprecision that the point is 30,000-plus deaths due to gun violence.

Either this is the work of some intern at Think Progress who saw that “lettuce” was trending and hoped to catch some collateral attention, or this is the most imbecilic argument regarding the Second Amendment that we’ve seen in some time.

If we’re going to debate the Second Amendment, that’s all fine and dandy, but don’t waste our time with this pedantic and redundant nonsense.

 

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NYPD Officer Involved In Death Of Eric Garner Learns His Fate

This is not going to sit well with liberals.

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The New York City police officer who was involved with the July 17, 2014 death of Eric Garner has learned his fate, and it’s probably going to send the radical left into absolute hysterics. The Department of Justice will not bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Here are the details from TheBlaze: The Black Lives Matter movement called for justice in Garner’s death, saying that the use of a choke hold was a disproportionate response to the alleged illegal sale of cigarettes. The police union has contested that what Pantaleo did was a “seat-belt hold” not a choke hold, a crucial difference since the NYPD prohibits the use of choke holds by officers. A grand jury had already decided not to indict Pantaleo. New York City paid Garner’s family a $5.9 million settlement in 2015. The Department of Justice did not make any decision in this case. Rather, it plans to let the time expire on the five-year window that it had to bring charges against Pantaleo before the statute of limitations protects him from prosecution. Those five years are up on Wednesday. The only remaining punishment that Pantaleo could face at this point comes from the NYPD itself, which is still conducting a disciplinary proceeding. This is news that most definitely is going to spark some sort of protesting, hopefully without violence, as we all know how deeply divided the country is right now along racial lines. Whether or not this officer is actually responsible for Garner’s death is something we may not ever really know, despite the video evidence that exists. Not everything is so black and white. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail and people are able and willing to have civil discussions on the topic.

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Social Media Launches Hateful Attacks On Hispanic Woman Working As Customs Officer

Shameful.

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A woman who reportedly works as a customs officer for the U.S. government has come under heavy attack from radicals on the left for being a Hispanic female in immigration enforcement. Because apparently, since she’s Hispanic, she should automatically be sympathetic to those illegally crossing the border. Sounds pretty racist, doesn’t it? From TheBlaze: Kiara Cervantes, a young Latina woman claiming to work as a customs officer, is taking fire from the internet after she became known as #ICEBae on Twitter. Cervantes, who was reportedly one agent proving security for Vice President Mike Pence during a recent U.S. border visit, went viral on the internet after a photo of her standing outside a detainment center hit the internet. According to Newsweek, which asked which agency she belongs to, “Cervantes said she could not provide any comment until she has spoken with her ’employer.'” On Monday, she tweeted about the attention — which came in waves. She also shared a photo of herself in her uniform to Twitter, with a waving emoji. According to the New York Post, Cervantes wrote, “Just woke up … saw that I needed to make a video so y’all could believe that it’s me. It’s me — I’m a Customs officer based in Texas and yeah, I don’t know what else to say.” Later on Monday, she tweeted, “WOW I am in awe. Thank you all for the support! My job is so hectic at this moment but I am grateful. I love protecting my country! … And I love my supporters!” https://twitter.com/kiarace24/status/1150920190043000832 As is often the case in these types of situations, Cervantes spent a good majority of the day responding to these miscreants. “I can’t agree with concentration camps,” she wrote. “But … this station in particular isn’t meant to be a holding facility…

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