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One Twitter User Lets Tomi Lahren Know Not All Texans Like Texas' Gun Laws

One Twitter User Lets Tomi Lahren Know Not All Texans Like Texas' Gun LawsConservative commentator Tomi Lahren decided Sunday was a good time to talk about Texas and firearms after a gunman killed at least 26 people during a church service in the state.



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Our Recurring Nightmare: Unspeakable Tragedy, Prayers From Politicians, No Change In Gun Laws

Our Recurring Nightmare: Unspeakable Tragedy, Prayers From Politicians, No Change In Gun LawsThe gunman who opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday was responsible for the 307th mass shooting in the U.S. in 2017.



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NRA: Weaker Gun Laws Answer to Gun Violence

NRA: Weaker Gun Laws Answer to Gun ViolenceA top National Rifle Association lobbyist went on Fox News on Thursday night to argue for weaker gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.



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Theresa May Sums Up A Sobering Reality About U.S. Gun Laws

Theresa May Sums Up A Sobering Reality About U.S. Gun LawsBritish Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday expressed doubt that deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history will prompt America to act on gun reform.



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White House: It Is 'Premature' To Talk About Gun Control Laws After Las Vegas

White House: It Is 'Premature' To Talk About Gun Control Laws After Las VegasPresident Trump on Monday offered his "warmest condolences and sympathies" after at least 50 people were killed and at least another 200 injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday.



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U.S. eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San Diego

U.S. eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San DiegoBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will waive environmental rules so additional barriers can be built to keep illegal immigrants from crossing the border with Mexico near San Diego, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. The projects, on about 15 miles (24 km) of the frontier extending east from the Pacific Ocean, are part of President Donald Trump’s planned wall between the United States and Mexico. The planned border wall was a centerpiece of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign but Democrats and many Republicans have questioned its effectiveness.



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Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here's 8 petty laws they could pass instead.

Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here's 8 petty laws they could pass instead.If you are a human with a cell phone, odds are you've broken this law that could soon be passed in Hawaii. On Wednesday, in an extraordinarily ambitious effort to make Hawaii's streets safer, the Honolulu City Council passed a bill that prohibits pedestrians from staring down at their cell phones while crossing the street. Yes, you read that correctly. Hawaii essentially wants to prohibit people from texting and walking. HA, good luck with that. SEE ALSO: So a bunch of Twitter users actually sued Trump for blocking them As
CNN reported, if you're caught staring at your phone, in violation of Bill 6, you could be fined anywhere from $ 15 to $ 99 unless it's a 911-worthy emergency. Sure it's in the best interest of safety, but the proposed law begs the following massive question. Q: Is this
really necessary?
A: Hell freaking no. According to councilman Ernie Martin, who voted against the bill, the world has other far more pressing issues that should take priority over walking and texting, like, uh, homelessness.  Rather than enforce a law, he suggests a public awareness campaign via social media. Sounds way more fun, and hey, people could even learn about it on their phones while simultaneously walking.  Not to mention, this is not a thing that's going to work. Do you think people are going to put down their phones at crosswalks and give up valuable seconds that could be spent potentially right-swiping their soulmate? No. Do you
really think anyone is going to resist responding to Slack messages from their boss on-the-go, thereby shattering the illusion that they're already diligently working from their desks instead of running 20 minutes late? LOL good one. We text, we walk, we multi-task. Get over it. Other petty laws the world could use instead While we're on the topic of petty laws, there are SO many pieces of legislation we'd rather see passed.
Here are eight other laws that
should
be enforced: 1. Don’t take up the entire sidewalk with your squad when people are trying to pass, OMG. 2. Don't you dare eat food in a way food was not intended to be eaten. (No biting string cheese, no eating pizza crust-first, no ice cubes in your cereal. JFC, people.) 3. No leaving shopping carts in parking spots like an a-hole instead of taking 40 seconds to return them. 4. Don’t stand over the yellow line at airport baggage claim. Wait for your damn luggage a respectable distance away from the belt so when you grab it you don't wind up taking out three innocent bystanders. 5. No listening to audio in public without headphones. (Same goes for having conversations on speaker phone.) 6. Thou shalt not post spoilers online. 7. You
must clean gym equipment after sweating all over the damn place. 8. Cashiers who hand you change on top of your bills so that it inevitably slides off and embarrasses you should PAY the legal price. What the fresh hell, Hawaii? According to
CNN, Brandon Elefante, the Honolulu city councilman who introduced the bill, got this idea from high school students, so you know it's gotta be brilliant. "These high school groups were concerned for their peers being distracted while crossing the streets and looking at their phones instead of looking both ways," Elefante said. "The advancement of technology can sometimes be a distraction and cause people to not pay attention." Since the city council successfully passed the bill, the fate of cellphone addicts in Hawaii now rests in the hands of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. He has 10 business days to make this final life-changing decision. Choose wisely, sir.  WATCH: A one-wheeled electric scooter you'll want to show off



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State laws expand concealed guns to public facilities

State laws expand concealed guns to public facilitiesStarting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.



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More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, Pew study finds

More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, Pew study findsAmong gun owners, the survey found clear differences in firearm usage based on partisan affiliation. More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, while still preserving the rights of most people in most places to carry most types of guns, a Pew Research Center survey has found. While half of Americans see gun violence as a very big problem in their country, fewer than 10% of American adults said that “almost no one” should be able to legally own a gun, and only 10% said that “almost no types” of guns should be legally available to buy.



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Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone: White House should scrap ‘draconian’ drug laws

Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone: White House should scrap ‘draconian’ drug lawsRoger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, vowed to continue to urge Trump to allow states to legalize marijuana use without enforcing federal drug laws.



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