February 28, 2018


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Today's Commentary: Broward county, Florida: another swamp that needs draining -- The scary parts of guns-- Today’s Huck’s Criminal Mastermind -- War vet teacher suspended -- CNN's 19th century analyst -- Chicago's example -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries




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After a cold-blooded shooting at a school in Broward County, Florida, left 17 dead on Valentine’s Day, the collective shock we felt was so great that we could hardly absorb all the related stories that tumbled out afterwards: that for years, the shooter had set off every alarm bell imaginable and still had not been stopped, even by a background check; that four armed sheriff’s deputies had completely failed to act when they heard the shots; that it appears they’d been ordered not to go in without body cameras turned on (which they weren’t wearing at the time); that they allegedly stopped first responders from treating the wounded at the scene; and that after all this, Sheriff Scott Israel demonstrated he cares much more about protecting his own backside than about protecting the school kids. He has refused to resign or even to take any responsibility at all, going so far as to praise himself for his “amazing” leadership.

He’s amazing, all right. Everyone is amazed at what a piece of work this guy is.

And now, there’s more.


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The "scary" parts of guns

By Mike Huckabee

To their credit, some proponents of more gun control laws admit that for them, it’s an emotional issue. That’s good, because some of their claims about the hardware are wackier than a Daffy Duck cartoon.

I’ve written before about people who want to ban “automatic weapons” that have already been banned for nearly a century, or those who want to ban rifles that look scary to them, but the scary-looking parts are actually safety features. Ed Morrissey at has some recent updates on politicians trying to write laws about something they know nothing about, and how Democrats might be starting to worry that they’ve overreached on gun control and attacking the NRA, and it will come back to bite them at the polls this November.



Today’s Huck’s Criminal Mastermind

By Mike Huckabee

Today’s Huck’s Criminal Mastermind, Leahman Glenn Robert Potter, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and theft in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, for allegedly stealing a pot of meatballs from a man’s garage. The victim fingered Potter as the most likely culprit because he was standing in front of his house with his face and clothes smeared with red sauce.

I believe this gives a new meaning to the term “caught red-handed.” Also to the term, “meat head.”



War vet teacher suspended

By Mike Huckabee

Remember, if you care about keeping our schools safe, then if you see something, say something.

Unless you’re the New Jersey teacher and Air Force Iraq War veteran who noticed that security at the school was seriously lacking and warned that between the school demographics and the unarmed campus police, there was a high risk of someone shooting up the school. A student complained that his honesty made her uncomfortable, and school officials searched his belongings for weapons, suspended him and forced him to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Not forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation: the school officials who think shooters are deterred by unarmed police.


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CNN's 19th century analyst

By Mike Huckabee

CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes channeled his inner 19th century male and argued that women teachers can’t carry concealed weapons because they wear dresses. Why, where would they conceal a firearm amongst their lace and finery? From the reactions that sparked, he might as well have said ladies also don’t have the strength to pull the trigger with their dainty little fingers. Someone needs to introduce him to Dana Loesch.


Chicago's example

By Mike Huckabee

The Democratic Illinois legislature is likely to pass more gun control laws today, under emotional pressure from Chicago police. The laws are named after an officer who was killed, and of course, the tragic school shooting in Florida that killed 17 was also cited as a reason for rushing the laws through. Opponents argue that the bills are flawed and would mostly create more redundant paperwork and high costs for small gun dealers and inconvenience, high costs and legal jeopardy for law-abiding gun buyers.

But putting aside the merits of the proposed new laws, isn’t Chicago already an example of how well gun laws work? The city’s last Republican mayor was William Hale “Big Bill” Thompson, who left office in 1931. The NRA had little influence over the generations of liberal Democrat machine rule, and Chicago had some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the country. This week, the White House noted the high gun violence rate in Chicago, and that set the “fact-checkers” spinning like bald tires on an icy Chicago street to try to debunk the criticism. They complained that Chicago used to have tougher gun laws, but some were declared unconstitutional. They also blamed nearby states with less strict gun laws for being sources of guns to Chicago gang members.



Additional Commentaries

Monica Lewinsky, 20 years later

Florida bombshell: Armed deputy cowered outside school during shooting

Memo to Jeff Sessions

Canada revives "death panels"

The scandal runs as deep as in 1972 (UPDATED)

Mueller ups pressure on Manafort and Gates to cut a deal

ICE needs to keep it up, not pull back

My tribute to Billy Graham

Media narrative on "Russia" indictment is wrong

Is America the only place?

CIA argues it shouldn't have to comply

Sharyl Attkisson and the real story of fake news

Transgender bathroom ruling

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