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‘Armed Citizen Project’ giving homeowners shotguns near where Trayvon was killed

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A gun advocacy group has announced plans to give away shotguns to homeowners in Florida about 20 miles from where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

WESH reported that members of the Armed Citizen Project had gone door-to-door in Orlando passing out fliers to advertise the free firearms.

Armed Citizen Project program director Ron Ritter explained that giving away shotguns was “perfectly legal” in Florida because the guns were being transferred by dealers with a Federal Firearms License (FFL).

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But not every resident who got a flier thought that the program was a good idea.

“That doesn’t mean we should all have a firearm,” Robin McLaughlin told WESH. “I would not need to have a shotgun.”

The Armed Citizen Project announced earlier this year at the National Rifle Association conference that it intended to give away shotguns in 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago and Houston.

Watch this video from WESH, broadcast Sept. 24, 2013.

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[Photo: A smoking 12 bore shotgun having ejected spent a cartridge by Max Earey via Shutterstock]

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Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.

"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.

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‘Rudy is a lousy lawyer’: Ex-prosecutor reveals why nobody will hire Giuliani for legal work

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting rich selling his access to the White House, in spite of being a "lousy" attorney, according to a former federal prosecutor.

Paul Butler was interviewed on MSNBC by Kendis Gibson on Saturday.

"One issue is that representing Donald Trump has been great business for Rudy Giuliani," Butler noted.

"Since he’s started to be his defense attorney, there’s a huge demand for Rudy’s services. And let's face it, Rudy is a lousy lawyer. We’ve all seen him go on TV and by the time he goes off TV his client is in more trouble. So people probably aren’t hiring him for his legal skills, they want his access," he explained.

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Here’s what Trump and his defenders are hiding whenever they insist that something is ‘perfect’

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On Saturday's edition of MSNBC's "AM Joy," civil rights activist and MSNBC contributor Maya Wiley pinned down what it means when President Donald Trump and his associates describe something as "perfect" — a word they have frequently used throughout the Ukraine scandal.

"The problem we have here ... is there is no sunshine, there is no light being shone on what happened here. And one of our questions should also be, why not?" said Wiley. "Every time we hear the word 'perfect' out of the White House — it was a 'perfect' call with the Ukrainian president, now Mick Mulvaney is saying [Trump National Doral] was a 'perfect' place [for a diplomatic summit], serving the needs — every time we hear 'perfect,' and we kind of get the suggestion that they're worried and they've got something to hide."

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