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Fox News uses New Zealand’s new ban on semi-automatic rifles to falsely claim the ‘vast majority’ of Americans use them

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Fox & Friends” wasted no time attacking those who are cheering New Zealand‘s quick and logical response to the terror attack it suffered less than a week ago. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced overnight that she has banned all assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons after a white supremacist massacred 50 people.

Fox News’ Jedediah Bila used a tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders to falsely claim the “vast majority” of Americans use assault weapons, and to decry the use of the term because it “offends” gun advocates.

“Let me just jump in and say that term ‘assault weapons’ offends many Second Amendment advocates across the country. Semi-automatic weapons are used by a vast majority of people in this country to protect themselves.”

Currently, there are an estimated 15 to 20 million assault weapons in the U.S. and 327 million people in America, so “a vast majority of people in this country” do not use assault weapons to protect themselves.

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Also, as Media Matters’ Bobby Lewis noted, the term “assault rifle” or “assault weapon” was invented by gun manufacturers, “in order to sell more guns.”

Media Matters produced a lengthy history on assault weapons including the usage of the term.

When asked about “approaches to prevent mass shootings at schools,” Gallup reports 56 percent of Americans say they support “Banning the sale of semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.”

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Trump ‘will not leave his office if he narrowly loses in 2020’: Conservative columnist issues dire warning

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President Donald Trump will fight to remain in power regardless of the outcome if the 2020 election is close, a conservative columnist warned on Saturday.

Andrew Sullivan blasted Trump in New York magazine, honing in on the commander-in-chief's lying.

"For Trump, lying is central to his disturbed psyche, and to his success. The brazenness of it unbalances and stupefies sane and adjusted people, thereby constantly giving him an edge and a little breathing space while we try to absorb it, during which he proceeds to the next lie," he wrote.

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‘Veto the Cheato’: Americans gathered nationwide for #ImpeachTrump rallies

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Frustrated Americans on Saturday attended #ImpeachTrump rallies from coast-to-coast.

The rallies were organized by MoveOn, Indivisible, Democracy for America, the Women's March, Credo and other progressive organizations.

Over 140 events were held nationwide.

[caption id="attachment_1513038" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Map of #ImpeachTrump rallies in the contiguous United States.[/caption]

Many attendees took the time to create hand-made protest signs, while others held printed banners.

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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