NRA backlash: These are the companies cutting ties
NRA backlash: These are the companies cutting ties
US President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC
24 February, 2018, 06:46
The head of the National Rifle Association, speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since last week's deadly school shooting, defended gun ownership while criticizing the news media, Democrats and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
LaPierre was speaking at CPAC, the annual convention of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The American Conservative Union's gathering featured speeches by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen - the niece of Marine Le Pen, who lost France's presidential election to Emmanuel Macronlast year.
"What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding", LaPierre said. "They hate the Second Amendment".
The NRA chief called these Democrats "saboteurs who don't believe in capitalism, don't believe in the constitution, don't believe in our freedom and don't believe in America as we know it".
"They hate the NRA. If we're going to resolve these questions as a country, leaders on the Second Amendment like Wayne LaPierre need to be part of the conversation". "They hate individual freedom", LaPierre said. He warned of the consequences of this "new socialist wave in America", telling conservatives they should be "anxious" and "frightened" about the prospect of Democrats winning back control of Congress or the White House.
"You have to have protection in the schools and we're going to work it out".
Armed deputy failed to confront gunman Israel said he "clearly" knew there was a shooter inside, something that made him "sick to my stomach". "There are no words". It's believed Peterson likely stayed in hide mode for about four minutes, while the six minutes of shooting went forth.
Toutant wins snowboard big air gold American Jamie Anderson won silver in the women's big air event on Thursday, with Anna Gasser of Austria taking gold. Parrot, 23, was in position to knock Toutant from the top of the podium with his final run, but he flubbed his jump.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in his first public comments since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, said NRA members mourn for the Florida victims but at the same time issued a searing indictment of gun control proponents for attempting to "exploit tragedy for political gain".
Trump also echoed some of LaPierre's language when it came to "hardening" schools and upping their security.
As both men advocated countering shootings with guns, the Broward County sheriff said an armed deputy was present on campus but failed to act to stop the Valentine's Day rampage that left 17 dead in a Florida high school, conducted by the mentally ill Nicolas Cruz.
"You should be anxious and you should be frightened" said LaPierre. "So I call right now today on every citizen who loves this country and who treasures this freedom to stand and unflinchingly defend the Second Amendment, the one freedom that protects us all".
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"Obviously very controversial, the idea of arming teachers, the idea of armed people-whether it's the teachers, security, whatever--inside schools seams to be part of the solution here nearly certainly", Wallace said. He argued that was "more" than the Democratic Party or news organizations were doing.
District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson for leniency in his house arrest to let him attend sporting events with his four children. Gates has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, and they may ask the judge to reduce his sentence if they are satisfied.
American Jamie Anderson won silver in the women's big air event on Thursday, with Anna Gasser of Austria taking gold. He was so close to landing his last 1620, but he settled with his 168.75 score from the first two runs.
This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Covey Capital Advsr Lc has invested 0.36% of its portfolio in United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) for 25,804 shares.
The Wildcats beat Oregon State 75-65 in overtime on Thursday night and are set to face Oregon on Saturday night in Eugene. He is projected by most experts to be the No. 1 or 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had said on Tuesday that Pakistan had been given a three-month reprieve by the global watchdog. Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal slammed the report and said an official confirmation was awaited.
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And over the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, Trump heard from guests grappling with what to do in the wake of the tragedy. In recent days, Trump has been faced with the kinds of moments that no campaign can prepare a politician for.
In addition to the medal, Rooney earned a promotion as she became the United States Secretary of Defense according to Wikipedia . The 29-year-old defensman removed her silver medal immediately after she received it, following a 3-2 shootout loss.
Two of the new deputies and a Sunrise, Florida police officer joined the Coral Springs officers as they rushed into the building. Three other sheriff's deputies were also outside standing behind their vehicles with their pistols drawn, sources told CNN.
Sky News weather presenter Joanna Robinson warned that while spring should be approaching, winter was "far from over" for the UK. Met Office is calling the cold snap "exceptional", saying it will be the coldest air to affect the country since at least 2013.
He added that Aramak had suspended the director of the dining hall. Students and staff wanted to leave a lasting memory on everyone. However, I don't want it to stop there.
Maple Leafs' Matthews day-to-day with shoulder injury
Kasperi Kapanen moved from the fourth line Friday to take Brown's spot with Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk. And Connor Brown was bumped from the third line to right wing with Nylander and Zach Hyman on the first line.
Trump calls armed officer at Florida high school a 'coward'
The Florida high school shooter's lawyer has said he is sad, mournful and remorseful and has called him "a broken human being". On Wednesday , they'll return to the same school where 17 of their classmates and teachers were gunned down .
Alberta plane reported missing on flight out of Colorado
The single engine plane departed Grand Junction, Colo. with four people on board headed for Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday. He says the aircraft left the regional airport there on Thursday morning for Albuquerque, but did not arrive at its destination.
Thursday Evening Weather; Quiet and Cold
Lows will be in the single digits above zero in most locations, though it could drop below zero in the far north. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and warmer with an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the morning.
Former NFL Player Was Murdered by Drug Dealers
He posted a tribute to Eddins on December 20, 2016, the same day the former football player's body was found in a basement. Now, federal authorities say they've arrested three suspects - all of whom traveled from the south to commit the murder.