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Gun lobbyist bizarrely claims guns too dangerous to unload before taking to school: ‘It will lead to an accident’

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Pro-gun lobbyist Richard Rogers said this week that parents should be allowed to bring loaded firearms to school because it is too dangerous to unload and secure them before picking up children.

Rogers, a lobbyist for the NRA-affiliated Iowa Firearms Coalition, told the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee that he supports a state Senate bill that would allow parents to bring loaded handguns onto school grounds without first securing the firearm.

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“Say a person wasn’t planning to pick up their kids but their spouse calls and says I need you to pick up Johnny and Sally and take them to the dentist,” Rogers explained to lawmakers. “He drives up on the property, pulls up on the U drive, sees his kids there, picks them up, he’s committed a felony.”

Parents who carry concealed weapons are currently required to unload and lock their weapons in the trunk of the vehicle before driving onto school property.

Rogers contended that guns were too dangerous to constantly load and unload.

“That manipulation of the weapon multiplied many times through the year ultimately will lead to an accident,” he opined.

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Republican state Sen. Jason Schultz said that he also supported the idea of parents carrying loaded guns on school property.

“The more good guys you get armed in our schools I believe the safer our children,” Schultz opined. “If we could expand this further I would.”

The committee passed the bill unanimously with bipartisan support. It now goes to the full Senate for consideration.

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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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‘Time for a new special counsel’: Ex-DOJ inspector general calls for formal probe of Trump-Ukraine calls

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A veteran law enforcement official called for a new special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump's communications with the Ukrainian president.

An intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint against the president, and speculation has begun to focus the report concerns Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid -- and former Justice Department official Michael Bromwich called for a formal probe.

"Time for a new Special Counsel," Bromwich tweeted.

Bromwich -- inspector general for the Department of Justice from 1994-1999, former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra -- was responding to a summation of the allegations against Trump.

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Defiant Trump tells reporters ‘it doesn’t matter what I discussed’ with Ukrainian PM — then smears Joe Biden

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A defiant President Donald Trump said on Friday that whatever he told Ukraine's prime minister about seeking dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden wasn't important.

As reported by CNN's Jim Acosta, the president told reporters in the Oval Office that "it doesn’t matter what I discussed" recently with Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, and then pivoted to attacking Biden.

"Someone ought to look into Joe Biden," the president said.

In Oval, Trump tells reporters when asked about Ukraine and whistleblower “it doesn’t matter what i discussed” and adds “someone ought to look into Joe Biden” (per WH pool).

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