By Jeremy Wallace Published 5:00 am CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks as he tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens at right. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) less President Donald Trump speaks as he tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens at right. (AP ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, STF / Associated Press Photo: Evan Vucci, STF / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump speaks as he tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump has visited Texas nearly twice as much as Barack Obama in first term
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ONE of Donald Trump's most famous campaign pledges was to construct a "great, great wall" on America's southern border with Mexico. Designs have been revealed but with questions over funding and congressional support for the project, will Trump ever see the "big, beautiful wall" he promised his supporters? Why does Trump want to build the wall? During his presidential campaign, Trump promised supporters he would take a hard stance on immigration and build a giant wall on the country's southern border. He maintained Mexico would have to pay for it, saying he wanted to construct a barrier to keep out illegal migrants. The tycoon said he would build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" between the US and Mexico. In controversial speeches, he branded Mexicans "rapists" and "criminals" who were bringing problems into the United States. The policy proved popular with voters in some heartland Republican areas as Trump unexpectedly swept into the … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump building the wall, what will the US-Mexico border look like, who’s paying for it and how much will it cost?
BUMP stocks have been thrust into the spotlight after it was revealed mass murderer Stephen Paddock used the device when he killed 59 people and injured 500 during the Las Vegas gun massacre. The controversial modifications were largely unheard of outside gun enthusiast circles until the mass shooting. Here's the lowdown... What is a bump stock? The devices, which sell for around £170, fit over the stock and grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allow the weapon to fire continuously - some 400 to 800 rounds in a single minute. Bump-fire stocks, also called bump-stocks and slide-fire adapters, allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at a high rate, similar to a machine gun. But they can be obtained without the extensive background checks required of automatic weapons. The device causes the gun to buck back and forth, repeatedly "bumping" the trigger against the shooter's finger. Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a … [Read more...] about What is a bump stock, how does it work and could the device used in the Las Vegas shooting be banned by Donald Trump?
Grammy Award-winning country singer Jason Isbell suggested that God has abandoned Christians who support Trump and claims “Jesus would not have voted for Donald Trump.” Isbell said these things in an interview with The Guardian, which was published September 29.The Guardian asked Isbell about comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine, wherein he talked of Christians who support Trump, saying, “God is gone from those people.” Isbell responded: “In hindsight, it sounds like something a preacher would say in a Southern Baptist church on a Sunday morning. ‘If you can look the other way because you think the economy’s doing better, you can ignore the fact that this man is obviously not a Christian, then you’re not behaving in a way that Jesus would have behaved.’” He added, “I meant that, and I still mean it. The whole point of Christianity is to behave as Jesus would have behaved – and Jesus would not have voted … [Read more...] about Country Singer Jason Isbell: ‘Jesus Would Not Have Voted for Donald Trump’
TomDispatch, ContributorA regular antidote to the mainstream media. Now, the NRA has an enthusiastic ally in the president. 08/15/2018 12:34 pm ET This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. By William D. Hartung American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere between one-third and more than one-half the value of all international weapons sales. It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse ― or better, if you happen to be an arms trader ― but they could, and soon, if a new Trump rule on firearms exports goes through. But let’s hold off a moment on that and assess just how bad it’s gotten before even worse hits the fan. Until recently, the Trump administration had focused its arms sales policies on the promotion of big-ticket items like fighter planes, tanks, and missile defense … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, Gunrunner For Hire