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Chatterday | February 18, 2017

Chatterday | February 18, 2017

Republicans in Congress are allowing people with severe mental problems to buy guns.” Fake news New York Times tweet after this week’s Senate vote on Obama’s SSA gun ban. The Times and many other media outlets are falsely attempting to make readers believe that Republicans want to arm the severely mentally ill.  

“The vote was literally & only to make it easier for seriously mentally ill people to buy guns. That's it. Full stop. Embarrassed to admit it?” — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, lending her voice to the chorus of lies on the SSA legislation.

“It was just a new level of insanity. On-duty police officers do not get disarmed.” — Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on being told he couldn’t enter Spokane Arena while wearing his duty firearm. Knezovich was on duty at the time. 

“Having an interior secretary intent on preserving America’s longstanding hunting heritage for current and future generations will be a welcome change.” — NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox in a rollcall.com op-ed in support of U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke for secretary of the interior. 

“The essence of this is that we want to empower people, especially women, who find themselves in a position where they are in fear of their lives, to be able to protect themselves in a manner that they see fit.” — said Virginia state Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, sponsor of a bill that would enable domestic violence victims who take out a protective order to get immediate access to a concealed-carry permit.

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