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Open-carry activists mob bullet-ridden Austin police station to show guns aren’t scary

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Kilt-wearing, gun-toting activists mobbed a Texas police station to protest comments made by the chief against proposed open carry legislation.

Austin police Chief Art Acevado recently criticized a bill that appears likely to pass the GOP legislature to allow the open carry of firearms, saying the legislation sounds like something drafted by “criminals, drug cartels, and extremists.”

About 30 activists, including Open Carry Texas members, carried shotguns, AR-15 rifles, and other long guns Wednesday afternoon to the Austin police headquarters – the scene of a shootout nearly six months ago between officers and a white supremacist.

“There are pot marks in the concrete, bullet holes all over the place — really, Art?” said CJ Grisham, pointing out damage still visible from the shootout. “Are we keeping guns out of the hands of criminals? Is keeping me from having an open carried pistol going to prevent that in the future?”

Grisham insisted he had no problem with the department or its officers – only the chief.

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“Hopefully Chief Acevedo has heard what I’ve said and will heed what I’ve said,” Grisham said. “But I doubt it.”

House Bill 910 would prevent police officers from checking to see if a person seen carrying a handgun was properly licensed, and Grisham said the chief’s position violated the Second Amendment.

Grisham said Acevado was bringing West Coast liberalism to Austin.

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The demonstrators, who included Grisham’s wife carrying a pink AR-15 strapped to her back, marched through downtown after the rally to “normalize” the sight of people carrying rifles in public.

“We’re nice guys, and we’re not going away,” said demonstrator Ryan Jones, of Austin.

Grisham reminded demonstrators to double-check their weapons’ safety to prevent them from accidentally firing.

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“The last thing we need is a negligent discharge,” Grisham said. “That would undermine the whole cause.”

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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