10 things you need to know today: June 17, 2016

The Fifth Column



1. Obama calls for tougher gun laws during Orlando visit
President Obama made an urgent appeal for tougher gun control laws during a visit to Orlando on Thursday, as mourners in the city held thefirst funerals for the 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub. Obama spent much of the day meeting with the families of victims, survivors, and first responders to offer his comfort and support. “Our hearts are broken, too,” Obama told grieving relatives. “We stand with you.” Obama called on lawmakers to come up with ways to help “end the plague of violence that these weapons inflict on so many lives.”

Source: The Washington Post

2. British lawmaker killed, leading to Brexit campaign halt
A British lawmaker, Jo Cox, was fatally shot and stabbedThursday as she prepared to meet with constituents. Cox, a rising star…

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Posted on 06/17/2016, in open discussion, Potpourri, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. And of course those on the right had to make comments about his speech… Trump (The Narcissist) meanwhile is telling us he predicted the attack and of how great he is… Please

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    • Juan,
      Trump provokes so much hate that it can be cut with a knife. When he comes on the news now, I turn away. Trump has disrespected the victims and their families and friends by making the situation into something political. The only thing political about it is that the killer was able to legally purchase weapons of mass destruction in Florida.

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Freddie Gray case: Defense rests in trial of Officer Caesar Goodson after brief testimony from fellow officer”


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  3. yahtzeebutterfly


    The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy group, is veering from its normal set of priorities and on Friday announced that it would begin pushing for tighter controls on guns.

    “The shift, adopted late Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign boards of directors, comes in the wake of the largest mass shooting in the nation’s history. The shooting, which took place at an Orlando gay bar early Sunday morning, killed 49 people and injured another 53. It was a particularly galling attack, not just for its size, but also for its venue.”


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  5. chuquestaquenumber1

    The Man accused of killing Jo Cox,Thomas Mair was a neo Nazi. This was political violence. Since Mair is white this isn’t being called terrorism. The same dynamic that happens in the USA ,happens in the UK.

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    • Chuquest,
      Thanks for the info. White Supremacists, like sovereign citizens which is an off-shoot of the same, like doing things where people are ignorant of their hateful motivations and methods.

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