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Dana Loesch Claims NRA Doesn’t Think ‘Crazy People’ Should Have Guns – Is That True?



Emma Gonzalez Wins This One

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch made false statements on behalf of the NRA at a CNN town hall Wednesday night. Loesch was asked several questions by Emma Gonzalez, a student survivor of the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting, whose voice has become very important in the days since the massacre.

Loesch claimed that the NRA supports outlawing “bump stocks,” add-on devices that effectively make semi-automatic assault rifles into machine guns.

But in October the NRA issued a statement saying it does not support legislation banning bump stocks. It did say current law should be examined to determine if the devices are already banned under federal law.

Loesch also called the 19-year old who massacred 17 people one week ago “nuts” and “crazy,” and claimed the NRA does not support “crazy people” getting guns.

This individual was nuts,” Loesch told Gonzalez. “None of us support people who are crazy, who are dangerous to themselves, who are a danger to others, getting their hands on a firearm.”

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But the NRA supported President Donald Trump’s decision to sign a bill passed by congressional Republicans that rescinded an Obama-era law that made it more difficult for mentally challenged people to obtain guns.

Loesch herself in 2014 asserted some people aren’t mentally ill, they’re violent and should not be classified as mentally ill.

One year ago NRA executive director Chris Cox wrote an op-ed in The Hill titled “NRA: The mentally ill have gun rights, too.” Unsurprisingly, Cox has played fast and loose with characterizing the law Trump repealed that made it more difficult for the mentally ill to obtain guns.


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Die-Hard MAGA Trump Supporters in Arizona Think ‘It’s Very Possible’ States Will ‘Decertify’ the 2020 Election



Donald Trump’s most recent rally in Arizona brought many opportunities for his supporters to explain why they think the former president will be back in office any day.

Politico spoke to a few MAGA folks on the ground at the event and got their thoughts on what’s next in the Trump movement.

“I hope states decertify the election. I want to hear him say it’s over, we are ready to move on and hold a new election,” Politico cited Ray Kallatsa from Tucson. “I do think it’s possible, very possible.”

His thoughts echo those of pillow mogul Mike Lindell, who spoke to the crowd ahead of the former president. He cited QAnon language.

“Can you feel the storm building? It’s America,” he said using the allusion of “the storm” which is part of the conspiracy group’s messaging.

The storm, “refers to excessive social conflict that is predicted to occur prior to society reaching the point of ‘The Great Awakening,’ explained Murray State University.

See the photos from the event at Politico.

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‘Avalanche of Lies’: Trump’s Arizona Speech Smacked Down by CNN Host



The morning after Donald Trump rehashed all of his complaints about the 2020 presidential election that saw him lose to President Joe Biden and then attacked fellow Republicans, a CNN host dismissed his words as an “avalanche of lies.”

During the speech, the president also asserted that his “Stop the Steal” rally crowd was massive, telling the crowd, “They talk about the people that walked down to the Capitol, They don’t talk about the size of that crowd. I believe it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken before, and they were there to protest the election.”

After sharing clips of Trump’s ranting about critics within his own party who aren’t buying into his election lies, host Abby Phillip cut to the chase and also noted the former president’s defense of the Capitol insurrectionists.

“I don’t actually recommend people listen to the avalanche of lies last night,” she stated, “but it’s notable how much effort went into defending these January 6th defendants and saying that they were being held as political prisoners. It’s a window into where this is all headed for Republicans.”

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Sedition Indictments Reveal the DOJ Is Looking Beyond the Jan 6th Insurrection: Former US Attorney



Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance explained that a deep reading of the federal seditious conspiracy indictments filed against eleven members of the Oath Keepers revealed that the Department of Justice is looking at more than the Jan 6th insurrection.

Speaking with host Ali Velshi, Vance suggested more indictments are likely to follow.

“One of the keys to understanding this indictment is it doesn’t look at January 6th as just one day,” she began. “The conduct starts shortly after the election and continues to January 6th. We now seemingly have a more firm answer to the direction whether the DOJ is looking at January 6th as a standalone day or is this continuing course of conduct surrounding the big lie.”

“The fact they are looking at the longer spectrum of conduct is good news for people who want to see people who were involved in the day’s events held responsible for all of the efforts to interfere with the election, not just the violence that manifested on January 6th” she continued. “This is prosecutors continuing to move up that ladder of responsibility. They’ve now hit a point with people involved in a definitive way and the violence on that day. The question is whether some of these individuals and other people who have been indicted will decide to cooperate with prosecutors and if they decide to cooperate, what information they may have to share.”

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