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GOP Senator Brags Gun Control ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Amid at Least 60 Separate Shooting Incidents in Just One Day



Wednesday evening Americans learned of an active shooter situation at a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital campus. Four people and the shooter died. But those who were keyed into social media soon learned there had been another shooting, at a high school in Los Angeles. And then horrifically, a third: at a Walmart in Pittson, Pennsylvania.

An NCRM investigation found at least 24 separate shooting incidents on Wednesday, based on published news reports, but the Gun Violence Archive, which also accesses police reports, documents 60 shootings on June 1.

As all of this was unfolding U.S. Senator John Cornyn tweeted, “Not gonna happen,” in response to a far right-wing talk show host’s claim that he is “open to making gun laws more restrictive.”

Cornyn is the Texas Republican charged by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to make the GOP case in Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy’s push to put together and pass gun control legislation after two mass shootings that got international attention recently.

Meanwhile, in Tulsa, four people had been shot dead and several others were injured. The gunman is believed to have killed himself. It is “the 233rd mass shooting of 2022.”

Here are more shootings, all from Wednesday:

In Los Angeles, a 10th-grade student was shot in front of Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen.

And a 20-year-old woman was shot at or near a Walmart in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania.

A 15-year-old boy was shot dead in a Wichita Falls, Texas shooting.

Also Wednesday a 16-year-old student in Berkeley, California was arrested after police received a tip he allegedly was recruiting other students for a mass shooting and bomb plot. “Police say they seized ‘parts to explosives and assault rifles, several knives’ and other concerning materials at the boy’s Berkeley home.”

And also in California Wednesday: “Police are searching for several shooting suspects who left one man dead and another injured at a park in Rialto.” The shooting happened “at Fergusson Park where six classes of first and second graders from Fitzgerald Elementary School were on an end-of-year field trip.”

Chandler, Arizona: Police are looking for a suspect who they say pulled a gun at a Little Caesar’s restaurant. Officers “opened fired.”

Dayton, Ohio: “A private security guard died after he was reportedly shot by a Montgomery County Jail inmate at Miami Valley Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Spring, Texas: “An AMBER Alert has been discontinued after Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies were searching for a man who they believed shot and injured his wife before shooting her mother to death at a home in Spring Wednesday evening.” Both women were reportedly shot in the head. “Authorities said the suspect’s 14-year-old son might have witnessed the shootings and went next door to get help, and an “infant was said to be in imminent danger but has been found.”

Ottawa County, Michigan: “One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting near Hope College Wednesday.” Both victims were riding bicycles. The person who died was 19-years-old.

Jacksonville, Florida: A man with “multiple gunshot wounds…was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition.”

One person was shot dead and another person was injured in Maynardville, Tennessee.

Akron, Ohio: “1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Akron memorial service.”

Florence, Alabama: One man was injured in a shooting at a Dollar General store.

In Kansas City, Missouri, a man and a woman both died from gunshot wounds injuries.

A 40-year-old woman was shot and killed and a child injured in Flint, Michigan.

A man died in a Sand City, California police officer shooting.

A 34-year old man was shot and killed and a woman wounded in a Pittsburg, Pennsylvania shooting.

Another man died in another police shooting in Prince George County, Virginia.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in an apparent drive-by shooting in Center City Philadelphia, police say.” He was walking past a bakery.

One man was injured in a North Little Rock, Arkansas shooting.

Two people were hospitalized after a shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Norfolk, Virginia: Police shut down a highway after reports of a shooting, and “two victims arrived at Norfolk General Hospital with non life-threatening gunshot wounds.”

And a 25-year-old man “accidentally shot himself in the left middle finger,” in Wysox Township, Pennsylvania. “After the shooting, it’s believed he had left the Quality Inn parking lot at a high rate of speed before getting involved in a fatal crash a short time after leaving the scene.”


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‘Big Whop’: Even Right-Wing Critics Are Slamming Elon Musk’s ‘Underwhelming’ Hunter Biden Twitter Escapade



Right-wing Twitter users are weighing in to express their disapproval of the so-called bombshell “Twitter files” Elon Musk promised to deliver on Friday, December 2.

According to The Daily Beast, Musk was set to address Twitter’s decision to implement a policy that would restrict headlines and reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop from circulating on the social media platform. However, the leak ended up being a failure for many right-wing experts.

Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing radio host who previously served under the Trump administration, offered a critical response to Musk’s release after journalist Matt Taibbi shared a full Twitter thread about the findings.

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“So far, I’m deeply underwhelmed,” Gorka said, adding, “We know the Dems in DC collude with the Dems in Palo Alto [Califonia]. Big Whop.”

He went on to reiterate his arguments when grilled by his far-right followers who were convinced that Musk’s Twitter files were some kind of “smoking gun.”

Per the news outlet: “Responding to a user claiming the Twitter company emails were ‘a clear violation of the 1st Amendment,’ the radio host fired back: ‘Err no, it’s not the DNC asking a private company to censor has nothing to do with the First Amendment.’”

Speaking to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine also disapproved of the release. “I feel that Elon Musk has held back some material,” she alleged. According to The Beast, Devine also claimed: “sinister forces were perhaps controlling Musk after the Twitter chief took a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier in the week.”

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She added, “In particular, there’s a tweet in which Matt Taibbi says he hasn’t seen any evidence that law enforcement specifically warned off Twitter from our story. But that’s just not correct.”

Free Beacon reporter Joe Simonson also echoed similar sentiments on Twitter. “Twitter files [are] underwhelming so far,” Simonson tweeted. “Just revealing what we already knew: Twitter was staffed by democrats who did the bidding of Democrats.”

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Fox News Chief Lachlan Murdoch to Be Deposed in $1.6 Billion Dominion Defamation Case



Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman and CEO of Fox News‘ parent company, Fox Corporation, is set to be deposed next week in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures voting machines, claims the eldest Murdoch son and his father, Rupert Murdoch, have responsibility in Fox News promoting pro-Trump false election fraud claims it says has caused its company harm.

Murdoch is “scheduled to face questions from Dominion’s lawyers on Monday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, and will be the highest-ranking official at Fox to be deposed by Dominion,” The Hill reports.

Fox News propagandists Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have already faced Dominion’s attorneys.

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After a federal judge in June ruled the case could move forward, Law & Crime explained, “Dominion’s lawsuit contends that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch personally caused Fox News to broadcast false claims about their role in the 2020 election, even though the Murdochs knew former President Donald Trump’s election fraud narrative was false.”

Rupert Murdoch reportedly spoke with Donald Trump just days after the 2020 presidential election to tell him he had lost.

Judge Eric M. Davis ruled there is “a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”

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“Dominion has successfully brought home actual malice to the individuals at Fox Corporation who it claims to be responsible for the broadcasts,” Judge Davis added, Law & Crime reported.

A federal judge has rejected Fox News’ First Amendment defense. The case is expected to be argued before a jury early next year.

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82-Year-Old Black Woman Arrested and Handcuffed by Alabama Police Over $77 Unpaid Trash Bill



Martha Menefield, an 82-year-old Black woman in Valley, Alabama, had police officers show up to her home on Sunday and arrest her for failing to pay a $77 trash bill, CBS42 reports.

Menefield told CBS42 that she thought the bill had already been paid, “but they said it hadn’t.”

“And the cuffs,” she said, her eyes swelling with tears. “They’re so heavy.”

When the officer told her not to cry, Menefield asked him, “How would you feel if they came and arrested your grandmama?”

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“I’m just happy my grandkids weren’t here to see that,” Menefield said, her voice shaking. “That would have upset them. I was so ashamed. And it’s been bothering me.”

In a post on the city’s social media account, Valley’s police chief defended the arrest.

“City of Valley Code Enforcement Officers issued Ms. Menefield a citation in August of 2022 for non-payment for trash services for the months of June, July, and August,” Chief Mike Reynolds’ statement said. “Prior to issuing the citation, Code Enforcement tried to call Ms. Menefield several times and attempted to contact her in person at her residence. When contact could not be made, a door hanger was left at her residence. The hanger contained information on the reason for the visit and a name and contact phone number for her to call. The citation advised Ms. Menefield that she was to appear in court on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case. A warrant for Failure to Pay-Trash was issued when she did not appear in court.”

Since the arrest, Menefield has been thinking about the role of God in her life.

“I’ve been questioning God a little bit,” she said. “I guess cause I’ve been so upset. I had a daycare here for eight years, and I’ve been asking the Lord. I say ‘Why did this happen to me as much as I’ve done for people, Lord? I’ve paid my tithes every Sunday. I ushered at church. I was just questioning. Something’s just not right.”

Read the full report over at CBS42.

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