Mon, 5 August 2019
Igor Volsky, Executive Director of Guns Down America and author of 'Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns,' joins us.
On today's show: Beto responds to question about what Trump can do to unite country: "He's not tolerating racism, he's promoting racism." Trump addresses nation: "Hate has no place in America." May 2019: Trump says migrants are an "invasion," laughs when someone in crowd says "shoot 'em!"
Igor Volsky, Executive Director of Guns Down America and author of 'Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns,' joins us to discuss the latest mass shootings and what can be done to implement better gun control in the US. While it would not be un-thinkable to amend the second amendment down the line, there are many regulations politicians could enact now, should they choose to do so. Also: the outsized role played by Walmart. For more, visit WalmartMustAct.org and EmergencySenateSession.org.
Tucker Carlson, talking about migrant caravan, calls it "an invasion." Mike Huckabee, Stuart Varney, repeat the "invasion" rhetoric. Jake Tapper compares white supremacists to Palestinian leaders. Eddie Glaude Jr. says Mick Mulvaney can't acknowledge El Paso shooter is domestic terrorist: "There's an ideology at work here." Fox News guest blames mass shootings on video games. TX Lt. Governor says shootings happen because there's no more prayer in schools. Tim Ryan withdraws from presidential election, tells Republicans to "get their shit together." Charlie Kirk says young people engage in mass shootings because of climate anxiety, and it's the left's fault for feeding them lies. Pat McCrory says radical left antifa needs to be recognized the same as white supremacists. Soccer player Alejandro Bedoya uses on-field mic to call on Congress to end gun violence.
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Mon, 5 August 2019
8Chan, a web forum popular with white supremacists is dropped by its cybersecurity provider in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso. (NBC News)
Mexico looks into taking legal action against the US after six Mexican nationals were killed and seven others were injured in El Paso. (CNN)
A leaked international climate report says attempts to solve our climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions from only cars, factories and power plants are doomed to failure. (Guardian)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
From The Hill, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that he hoped to soon place ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a day after the United States pulled itself from a Cold War-era arms control pact.
Politico reports that the DNC is placing operatives in six battleground state to focus exclusively on attacking President Trump and driving local conversation about his policies ahead of the 2020 election.
CNN is reporting that the mass protests in Hong Kong have forced its biggest airline, Cathay Pacific, to cancel more than 150 flights on Monday and urge passengers to postpone non-essential travel.
And former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel is ending his bid for president, which was run by a pair of social media-savvy teenagers.
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