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Monday, December 17, 2018

The Surprising Truth About ‘Gun Deaths’

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

If you’re thinking of venturing outside your home today, the news may change your mind. “Gun deaths in US reach the highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal,” blared Thursday’s headline on CNN.com. A press release from Everytown for Gun Safety noted that “39,773 people were killed by gun violence in 2017 — approximately 1,100 more than were killed by motor vehicle accidents.”

The picture these announcements evoke is of mass shootings and random gun crimes that pose a mortal danger to every American. But that image is not quite accurate. The number of homicides actually declined last year — and is believed to have fallen again this year.…

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Neo-Nazis Praise NRA, Urging Militants To Join

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

The Daily Stormer — a major online hub for racists and anti-Semites that has followers who have committed mass murder — has been telling its readers to join the National Rifle Association, as the neo-Nazis who run the website see a successful NRA as their best possible hope to see Jewish people subjected to another Holocaust.

The Daily Stormer has been very pleased with the NRA’s hard-line messaging in the Trump era: As the neo-Nazi website itself notes, the NRA frequently singles out Jews as its political enemies and refuses to condemn anti-Semitic actions taken by members of its leadership.…

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NRA Spy Butina Accepts Plea Deal

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Months after being arrested, lifetime NRA member and alleged Russian spy Maria Butina requested a court appearance to change her “not guilty” plea.

Butina was arrested in July and charged as a Russian spy intent on infiltrating conservative organizations, including the National Rifle Association (NRA).

In a joint filing with the prosecution, lawyers for Butina wrote to the judge in the case saying Butina wishes to change her “not guilty” plea, and “the parties have resolved this matter,” according to the Washington Post.

Butina allegedly used her cover as a graduate student at Washington D.C.’s American University to ingratiate herself in conservative circles and push forward the Kremlin’s agenda.…

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