A brief thread to emphasize Jesse’s point. On Long Island, anti-gun activists and local Dem politicians recently mounted a campaign to get a local event hall to void their contract to host the Nassau County @FriendsofNRA dinner. It did not go as they hoped it would. 1/
In Brooklyn, anti-gun activists and local Dem politicians were able to get three venues to back out of their contract with the locals Friends of NRA committee before Knights of Columbus hall agreed to host. The activists on LI had a playbook to follow. 2/ newsday.com/long-island/su…
Aug 7, 2018 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
I’m gonna try to distract myself from thinking about tomorrow (and now get that stupid Fleetwood Mac song out of my head) with a little thread on the deplatforming of another controversial media figure from an earlier day: Dr. J.R Brinkley, the “goat gland doctor”. 1/
John Romulus Brinkley was a real doctor. Or at least he had a certificate from something called the Kansas City Eclectic Medical University and in 1915 that was good enough to practice medicine in eight states. Dr. Brinkley was in business. 2/
Jul 2, 2018 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
So let's talk about universal background checks (we'll also get into "buying elections", but it's gonna take a few tweets to get there). 1/
"Universal background checks make the country safer", says @Alyssa_Milano. The only problem is, the latest research (from a gun control supporter no less) is that universal background checks in WA, CO, and DE "had little effect". 2/
It was right about now, 243 years ago, that Paul Revere left Dr. Joseph Warren's home in Boston and began his journey towards Lexington and the history books.
Before Revere left Boston, he had to assure that Patriots across the Charles River in Charlestown would get word of which route the British Regulars would be using to reach Lexington. For that, he enlisted the help of Robert Newman and Thomas Bernard.
Apr 7, 2018 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Seeing @jack endorse a one party state and @deesnider remember the stifling of expression from the PMRC tonight reminded me of the story of the Klaus Renft Combo, East Germany's most popular band.. until it wasn't allowed to exist. Let me tell you a story, Jack.
I read about the Klaus Renft Combo in Stasiland, which is worth a read before you plunge headlong into the embrace of a one-party state, especially one with incredible surveillance powers. h/t to @jonronson for mentioning the book in his feed recently.
I was on the air while today's school safety presentation was taking place. Having now caught up, here's my stance:
Not giving up my due process rights.
Adults can and should be able to exercise their constitutional rights.
Gun bans don't work. In fact, I believe in general that supply side gun controls (laws restricting legal access in hopes of stopping criminals) are not nearly as effective as efforts to reduce demand among criminals.