Who is to blame?

Why was there no action on Pro 2nd Amendment Bills this year?

Good Question.

Minnesota’s gun owners were instrumental in electing “pro-gun” majorities in both the Minnesota House, and Senate. You volunteered, you donated, you voted, and you made it clear that you wanted strong action on pro-2A bills like Stand Your Ground and Constitutional Carry, just like other states all over the country.

Together, we got solid pro-gun bills introduced in both the House and Senate.

When time was running out on the session, and gun rights legislation was stuck in administrative limbo, you stepped up once again to get legislation sent to the floor of the House.

Then… nothing.  The session ended without even hearing a gun-rights bill on the floor.

Why?

Good Question.

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Call Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt at:
651-296-5364 and ask him why he let gun rights bills die in 2017.

After he blames it on the Senate, ask him why he’s letting the Senate determine the agenda for HIS caucus.
Follow up with an email to rep.kurt.daudt@house.mn

Then call Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka at:
651-296-4875 and ask him why he refused to fulfill his commitment to gun owners and work to advance gun rights legislation in 2017.

Lastly, call Senator Warren Limmer,  Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee at:
652-296-215 and ask him why he stated publicly that he would refuse to give ANY gun bills a hearing in 2017.
Follow up with an email to sen.warren.limmer@senate.mn

We are sure you will get a number of excuses.

 

Media BiASSed: Losers…

MSNBC’s Hayes Tries to Invoke Politics in Manchester Bombing; Correspondent Wasn’t Having It

 

By and large, the news media remained calm, collected, and hesitant to speculate on Tuesday night following the terrorist attack in Manchester, England at the Ariana Grande concert. That being said, the evening was not without notable comments, including some from MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes.

Pathetic David Frum Ties Trump Intel Leak to Manchester Terrorist Attack

 

While the scene in England’s Manchester Arena was still a crime scene following Tuesday night’s terror attack, frequent MSNBC guest, The Atlantic writer, and former Bush administration official David Frum thought it was crucial to tie the bombing to President Trump’s intelligence leak.

Iranian State TV or CBS? Trump ‘Dashes Hopes’ of Moderates, Pleases ‘Hardliners’

 

CBS This Morning on Monday sounded like Iran’s state television, mocking that Donald Trump “is doing the bidding of American arms manufacturers.”  According to network journalists, Trump also “dashed” the hopes of moderates in the country and stealthily pleased “hardliners” with his Middle East speech. Using the repressive country’s talking points, Elizabeth Palmer sneered, “Iranians are waking up this morning to find themselves squarely back in the firing line of the White House. The view from here is that Donald Trump came to Saudi Arabia mainly as a sales rep for American arms manufacturers.”

Andrea Mitchell Bemoans Trump Not Putting ‘Pressure’ on Israel; Netanyahu’s ‘Slap’ at Obama

 

Following at joint press conference between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Andrea Mitchell could not conceal her disgust at the meeting. The MSNBC anchor and NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent first hammered Trump for not putting enough “pressure” on Israel, then denounced Netanyahu for supposedly taking a “slap” at former President Barack Obama.

CBS, NBC Go to Bat for Illegals Against ‘Evil’ ‘Injustice’ of Trump WH; Hail Liberal Churches

 

On Sunday, CBS’s 60 Minutes and NBC Nightly News acted like P.R. reps for far-left illegal immigration groups, standing up for illegals and teaming with liberal churches leading “peaceful rebellions” to knock those seeking to enforce America’s laws.

Boston Globe: We Need Jimmy Stewart to Save Us From ‘Idiot-in-Chief’ Trump

 

A liberal Boston Globe columnist is beside himself over the supposed evil and corruption of Donald Trump. So, the only person who can save America from the “idiot-in-chief” is…  Jimmy Stewart? More precisely, Stewart’s iconic role as the noble politician in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It’s ironic that the Globe is pining for honesty and reliability, given the paper’s front page fake news in 2016.

Confront and Support

Confront and Support

May 23

“Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company” (Acts 15:37-39).

Conflict in the workplace, in ministry, or even marriage is inevitable because you are working closely with one another. God has wired each of us with different personalities that can view circumstances differently. One person can see a situation and conclude something totally different from another.

There are times when differences and conflicts just cannot be resolved. It doesn’t mean that one person or the other is evil or sinful. It just means that the difference of opinion or the personality clash has no solution.

We see an example of this in the relationship of Paul and Barnabas, two partners in Christian ministry who had a sharp disagreement regarding a young man named John Mark. In Acts 15, we see that Barnabas wanted to take John Mark on a missionary journey. However, Paul refused. John Mark had disappointed him once before and Paul didn’t want to give him another chance. In the end, Paul and Barnabas agreed to disagree and to part company. Paul went one way; Barnabas and John Mark went another. Sometimes, that’s the only solution to a disagreement.

There’s a postscript to this story: In 2 Timothy 4:11, Paul writes from his prison cell in Rome and tells Timothy, “Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.” Sometime after the disagreement between Paul and Barnabas, John Mark redeemed himself and became a valued partner in Paul’s ministry. In fact, as Paul faced execution in Rome, he wanted his friend John Mark at his side.

Whenever there is disagreement, make sure you maintain support of the person at the same time you disagree with their position. Avoid personal attacks and implying motive behind someone else’s position. This will allow you to disagree and still maintain a relationship.

The divine end

May 23
The divine end
For reading & meditation: Philippians 3:1-14
“‘ that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings ‘” (v.10, RSV)

If the first temptation contained elements designed to prevent Christ from returning to humanity as the Son of Man, then the second temptation might be seen as an attempt to get Him to take a different attitude to men. Was the devil saying: “If you must go back, then do not take the attitude You took when You began. Don’t stand alongside man, but stand on the pinnacle of the Temple. Be worshipped, be honoured and respected. Your place is up there, not down among those wretched multitudes”? A similar temptation will come to you, too. Satan will say: “Stay above all this talk of going down into death; escape the pain by remaining above it. You can descend to help men and women, but then let the angels carry you back to your exalted position.” Then came the subtle third temptation, which seemed to suggest this: “If You are determined to be the Son of Man and to be one with men, then adopt humanity’s methods – fall down and worship me. If You are going to be like them, be like them in everything, and take a similar attitude to those who obey me.” Jesus refused this way too. He would be the Son of Man and let everything that falls on men fall on Him. But there would be this difference – He would reach the divine end only by means of the divine method, and by doing the will of His Father in heaven. At that point, He put His feet upon the way that He knew would lead ultimately to the cross. No temptation would divert Him from that. And no temptation must divert you and me either.
Prayer:
O Father, help me to do with temptation what Jesus did with it – to use it to reinforce my readiness to do Your will. I am so thankful that Your tests are not meant to catch me out, but to spur me on. Help me to meet every test – triumphantly. Amen.
For further study:
1. What 7 steps of trusting are in Psalm 37?
2. What are the 5 results of trusting?

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