Ohio Governor Pushing For Gun Regulation
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine addressed the public after the tragic mass shooting that occurred over the weekend. DeWine cited several initiatives in finding a solution to mass shootings to ensure a massacre does not occur again in Ohio.
DeWine is pushing for safety protection orders that will encourage
During the press conference DeWine announced that he wants background checks for all firearms including the removal of firearms from people who are not equipped to obtain them. DeWine is asking legislators to pass laws that will put these orders into action.
RIGHT SIDE: Representative of Ohio’s 6th District, Peggy Lehner, tweeted “We must mourn today but take action tomorrow. I pray that my colleagues in the Ohio legislature will join me in passing long overdue common sense gun legislation as soon as possible. Let’s make America safe again.”
LEFT SIDE: Kenny Yuko member of the Ohio Senate, tweeted, “We must act – for the nine people who lost their lives in Dayton and for every victim of senseless gun violence. @OhioSenateDems stand ready to work with the governor and our legislative colleagues to implement meaningful reform to protect our children and families.”
Drama at Annual Fancy Farm Picnic
The largest political event in Kentucky, the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, garnished both supporters of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, running for re-election and challenger Democrat Amy McGrath.
A group of protesters gathered at the event while chanting, “Moscow Mitch.” A group of high school boys took a picture with a cut out of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that shows one boy pretending to choke it and another boy kissing it. There was also a graveyard of cut out headstones that read “R.I.P socialism, Amy McGrath and Green New Deal.”
McGrath said on Twitter, “Hours after the El Paso shooting, Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted this photo. I find it so troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate Majority Leader thinks it’s appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging.”
Ocasio-Cortez also commented on the photo of the high school boy stating, “Hey @senatemajldr – these young men look like they work for you. Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch? Thanks.”
#CancelNYT, or cancel New York Times, has been trending on twitter since the publication recently published a
“President Trump on Monday denounced white supremacy in the wake of twin mass shootings over the weekend, and citing the threat of “racist hate,” he summoned the nation to address what he called a link between the recent carnage and violent video games, mental illness and internet bigotry,” the article states.
The headline was changed after receiving heat from both sides of the political spectrum. The headline was changed to, “Assailing Hate, Not Guns.” People are now going onto Twitter sharing their opinion about they believe the New York Times is not unbiased and leans towards the liberal side.
LEFT SIDE: Presidential candidate Cory Booker commented on the New York Times headline stating, “Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do.”
RIGHT SIDE: According to Fox News, “The front-page headline, “Trump urges unity vs. racism,” was apparently too kind to Trump and didn’t properly handle the issue of racism, some critics suggested. The story itself was about Trump’s Monday remarks — following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — during which he condemned white supremacy and called for gun reforms.”
Yesterday morning Trump also tweeted asking both Republicans and Democrats to work together in creating a stronger background check, then mentioned immigration reform as well.
U.S. Ambassador of Russia Jon Huntsman Resigns
Jon Huntsman has recently resigned as ambassador of Russia and will be returning to his home in Utah. There has been speculation that he may be running for Governor of Utah. Huntsman began as ambassador of China during the Obama administration, then he was chosen by Trump to be ambassador of Russia.
“I am honored by the trust you have placed in me as United States Ambassador of Russia during this historical and difficult time,” Huntsman states in his resignation letter, “Going forward, we must continue to hold Russia accountable when its behavior is threatens us and our allies.”
Huntsman resignation goes into effect on October 3rd.
800 Boy Scouts Sexually Abused
Three different law firms have teamed up to file a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of American. Many former scouts now in their 50s or 60s are coming forward to announce that they have been sexually abused.
Lawyers state that they have been receiving cases from around the country. The lawyers have been working on this lawsuit since February and has made it public Tuesday morning during a news conference. Attorney Stewart Eisenberg states that there is a crisis in the Boy Scouts and there has been for many, many years.
The suit says at least 350 abusers do not appear in the Boy Scouts’ disciplinary files, citing that as evidence that the organization has not adequately vetted its volunteers and hidden the extent of the sexual abuse scandal, according to USA Today.