Month: January 2016

Local Kids Shocked By Police

Just like something out of the movies, these kids were star struck when a black SUV pulled into their Gainesville neighborhood. The result of the cop who got orders to head to some local kids making too much noise while playing basketball. He did the unthinkable of what most of us led by the media would think that he would get out screaming at the boys. Instead, he played a couple of rounds with the boys and everyone had a good time. Man_512x512

Then at the morning police briefing in walked a superstar and even shocked the cop when Shaq walked in the door. Heading back to the neighborhood surrounded by more police officers he claimed to have some backup, The kids did not look too impressed and thought they would show the old cops up. Then the unthinkable happened when Shaq got out of the SUV and surprised the children. Even to the point of giving them 100 dollars if they could make 1 out of 2 free throws. These are the things that need to be spread around not all of the negative. Shaq you are an incredible man for the talk you gave to these boys after the game of basketball. Also, to the Gainsville Police department, you made some dreams come true and showed what real cops do in real situations. Thank you for the way you handled your call!

Protect Your Second Amendment Rights

Second Amendment rights in Georgia could take a big change with this bill.


Second Amendment rights in Georgia could take a big change with this bill.

A bill banning certain guns described as assault weapons by the bill’s author is sparking controversy in Georgia.

The new bill was introduced by State Representative Mary Oliver, from Decatur, and it has the support of 15 Democrats who signed the bill.

Not only does this ban the sale of certain guns, but people who own the guns banned by this bill would have to turn them over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

“The Second Amendment is not about quail hunting. It’s about defending ourselves against a tyrannical government,” Patrick Parsons with Georgia Gun Owners said.

According to the bill, anyone caught with one of the banned guns could be charged with a felony.

“I don’t want to blame only the mentally ill on the reality that massacres of children in elementary schools can happen too easily in this country,” Oliver said.

Gun rights advocates have promised to expose legislators, particularly Republicans, who support this bill.

Rep. Oliver told Channel 2’s Lori Geary that the bill was modeled after a law already in place in Connecticut.

Former State Rep. Sean Jerguson sells the type of guns that fall under this proposed ban in Holly Springs.

“The Second Amendment does not delineate as to what weapons you can and cannot own, it gives the right to own firearms,” Jerguson said. “This bill would fly in the face of the Second Amendment.”

Oliver says it’s time for an intellectually honest discussion about what the people of Georgia may want.

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“Because of who my husband is Donald Trump, and our life, and also he is number one in the polls — well, you take that all together, and people are very curious about me,” she told the magazine.

Trump, 45, claims the press confuses her silence for being shy, while her husband has no problem speaking his mind.

“I am not shy. They interview people about me who don’t even know me. These people, they want to have 15 minutes of fame in talking about me, and reporters don’t check the facts,” she said. “You can see how they turn around stories and how unfair they can be.”

While the former model has accompanied Donald Trump on the campaign trail, as well as in a November interview with Barbara Walters, she’s remained relatively quiet, but it hasn’t stopped her from staying informed.

She said her husband’s decision to run for president was a “collective one,” and she likes to be privately involved in his campaign.

“I give him my opinions, and sometimes he takes them in, and sometimes he does not,” Trump said. “Do I agree with him all the time? No. I think it is good for a healthy relationship.”

To many voters’ surprise, she backs his stance on immigration — building a wall on the United States-Mexican border and banning Muslims from entering the country. She came to the U.S. from Slovenia on a work visa in 1996 and became an American citizen in 2006, one year after marrying Donald Trump.

“It never crossed my mind to stay here without papers. That is just the person you are. You follow the rules. You follow the law,” she said. “Every few months you need to fly back to Europe and stamp your visa. After a few visas, I applied for a green card and got it in 2001. After the green card, I applied for citizenship. And it was a long process.”

Donald Trump and Melania TrumpBizuayehu Tesfaye / Zuma Press

Donald and Melania Trump in December

The jewelry designer may have finally opened up, but she remains cautious on not revealing too much. When asked about her future in the White House, she said, “If it happens, we could discuss it then, but I take it day by day.”

She does, however, believe her husband has what it takes to be “an amazing president.”

“He is a great leader — the best leader, an amazing negotiator,” she said. “America needs that, and he believes in America. He believes in its potential and what it can be, because it is now in big trouble.”

gun control

Doctors can report some mentally ill patients to FBI under new gun control rule
By DAVID PITTMAN 01/04/16 06:05 PM EST Updated 01/04/16 08:21 PM EST

Delivering on its promise to deliver “common sense” gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables healthcare providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system.
The action was one of a series of steps that President Barack Obama had called for in January 2013 in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings to curb gun violence, but the rule was not published until today.

While the 1993 Brady law prohibits gun ownership by individuals who have been involuntarily committed, found incompetent to stand trial or otherwise deemed by a court to be a danger to themselves or others, federal health care privacy rules prohibited doctors and other providers from sharing information without the consent of their patients.
Under the rule, which takes effect next month, for the first time health providers can disclose the information to the background check system without legal repercussions.
“The disclosure is restricted to limited demographic and certain other information needed for NICS purposes,” the rule states. Disclosure of diagnostic or clinical information is prohibited.

Obama rolls out gun control strategy

Paul Gionfriddo, chief executive of the mental health rights advocate Mental Health America, said he believes the White House strikes the right balance between the need to have this information shared with the FBI’s background check system and protecting individuals’ privacy.
Current law allows HIPAA exclusions for law enforcement purposes, but it’s a broad exclusion.
“That could be a barn door opened quite wide if an administration really wanted to open it, and they didn’t,” Gionfriddo said. “The administration has taken great pain to try to clarify that there is very limited information that would be reported only within a very limited group.”
Since the Newtown shootings, the number of mental health records submitted to the FBI system has tripled to more than 3 million records, according to an analysis by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group promoting an end to gun violence. The FBI system resulted in more than 6,000 denials of firearm purchases because of mental health criteria.