Trump responds to Parkland massacre by announcing support for NRA-backed gun legislation

Days after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida resulted in the deaths of 17 people, President Trump has seemingly come around to the idea of strengthening the federal background check system. But if history is any indication, it’s probably too soon to celebrate. In a…

Meet the new leaders of the gun control movement

After a gunman entered a high school in south Florida Wednesday and killed 17 people, news networks across the country portrayed a now-familiar scene. Students, abandoning their backpacks, sprinted out of the buildings. Helicopters circled as ambulances rushed to the scene. Authorities chased, and eventually…

Republicans Redraw PA Districts Just as Gerrymandered As Before

–Pennsylvania Republicans draw a new district map after their one concocted in 2011 was declared unconstitutionally gerrymandered by the US Supreme Court, and their new map is arguably just as partisan https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/11/pennsylvania-republicans-have-drawn-a-new-congressional-map-that-is-just-as-gerrymandered-as-the-old-one/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate…

Following mass shooting, some Republicans begin to buck NRA

Days after one of the most deadly school shootings in U.S. history, there are some signs that the National Rifle Association’s stranglehold on the Republican party may be loosening slightly. Ohio Governor John Kasich (R), who touted an ‘A’ NRA rating during his unsuccessful 2016 presidential…

Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Just three days after 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one of the state’s biggest gun-expo organizers is holding a gun convention in Miami — just 46.9 miles away. The Florida Gun…

Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the Country

Immediately after President Donald Trump signed into law a tax overhaul that jacks up the deficit by $1.5 trillion—and unabashedly funnels enormous tax cuts to the nation’s millionaires, billionaires, and corporations—he and his colleagues in Congress made clear how they planned to pay for it:…

Fox News guest tells blatant lie about gun show loophole, host makes no attempt to correct him

After mass shootings like Wednesday’s tragic Parkland, Florida attack, gun violence prevention advocates often urge legislation to require universal background checks for gun purchases, closing a longstanding loophole that allows private sales at gun shows without one. And members of the Republican majority in Congress typically…

Florida lawmakers postpone consideration of bill to make it even easier to buy firearms

Less than 24 hours after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school in Florida, lawmakers in the state were scheduled to consider a bill that would allow people to obtain gun licenses without passing a background check. But given the national attention on the…

After Parkland shooting, far-right media immediately starts pushing fake news

Immediately after the mass shooting that left 17 people dead in Broward County, Florida, the Gateway Pundit’s White House correspondent tweeted a fake BuzzFeed story that claimed white people needed to have their guns taken away. The fake post, titled “Why We Need To Take…

Here are the victims of the Parkland shooting

At least 17 people are dead after a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was reportedly a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the shooting took place. Despite initially evading…

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