New York Teachers Starts Hunger Strike for Black Rifle Ban, Gun Control

Shai Stephenson has started a hunger strike to agitate for tougher gun laws. (Photo: Facebook)

Shai Stephenson is not happy with the federal government’s inaction on gun control. 

An elementary teacher at a school in the Bronx, New York, she is starting a hunger strike to spur Congress into passing a series of reforms aimed at restricting 2A rights.

Those reforms include banning “assault rifles,” enacting “universal background checks,” creating a “purchase license” for firearms, establishing a 10-day “waiting period,” repealing the “laws that protect gun manufacturers (& dealers) from liability lawsuits” and permitting the “CDC to research gun violence.”  

“My hunger is for the killing to stop. My thirst is for the United States to take its rightful place among other nations that have virtually eradicated mass shootings,” Stephenson wrote on her Facebook page.  

Stephenson told local news affiliate News 12 Westchester that she is taking a gradual approach to the fasting.  

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“Right now, I am eating one meal a day, and in October, it’s going to look more like a traditional hunger strike where I will just be taking in fluids,” she said.

If Congress doesn’t capitulate to her demands by November, the young woman said she is prepared to up the stakes by reducing her diet to “water (salt, sugar, vitamins) for the month.”  

Stephenson hopes that other gun-control activists will join her in her strike but also notes that it is “completely voluntary” and that one should consult his or her doctor if he or she is “seriously considering fasting.”

This movement, which she calls “Hungry4Change,” was started on Sept. 3 and has a total of 16 Facebook users “interested.”  

Perhaps, instead of starving herself for the next few months, Ms. Stephenson should do a little research into gun-related violence and mass public shootings. If she did, she might realize that on a per capita basis, the murder rate from mass public shootings is higher in Russia, Norway, France, Switzerland, and Finland than it is in the U.S.

Looking at it from a macro perspective, the U.S. accounts for less than 3 percent of mass public shootings worldwide. Yet it has 4.4 percent of the world’s population. Therefore, it’s a mistake to believe that other nations have “virtually eradicated mass shootings” with radically stringent gun laws, as Stephenson argues, because the data says otherwise.

The hard truth is mass killers are as much of a problem (if not more of a problem) elsewhere as they are here. Pretending otherwise is to swallow the anti-gun narrative hook, line and sinker.

Oh, and it’s also worth mentioning that concealed carriers in the U.S. stopped 11.5 percent of active shooter incidents from 2000-2017. Turns out, putting firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens — as opposed to systematically disarming them via gun control — has the potential to thwart these events and save lives. Wonder what Ms. Stephenson would say to that? Maybe she’d like to discuss it over a hearty meal.

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  • John July 16, 2021, 7:20 am

    Seriously? Too bad. So sad. I’m sure someone will miss her.

  • Gus November 8, 2019, 3:13 pm

    Now, really, ask me why i care, in any way, if this woman starves herself. I don’t. She sure is taking it slow. A hunger strike is just that. Stop eating. I feel sorry for her for thinking anyone, or most people anyway, really care.

  • Ken October 5, 2019, 11:08 pm

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could convince Feinstein ,Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff, AOC , Talib and Omar, to all go on a hunger strike too. What a wonderful world it would be. But since they won’t I’m gonna go eat a donut if front of this nut

  • Roger October 4, 2019, 9:33 pm

    Will need her address to send sympathy card to her family after she starves to death.

  • Daniel Goss October 3, 2019, 5:48 pm

    There is NO hunger strike . This is click bait … Now you guys are doing it . Sad………

  • Fuzzy1949 October 3, 2019, 4:26 pm

    If these people are SO dumb how did they become teachers? I wouldn’t have a single one of these ignorant people instructing my children. Apparently these “teachers?” never realized that it is because of the guns owned by private CITIZENS that this country hasn’t been invaded since 1812. I’ll do the math for them because they are to dumb. That’s over 200 years that privately owned guns have kept their butts free. Wake up and smell the coffee!!!!! Idiots!!!

    • Brian Hillis July 27, 2020, 7:46 pm

      We were invaded by Pancho Villa in Texas. Just prior to WW1.

  • Doug September 30, 2019, 7:15 pm

    Where is her hunger strike or even concern about drunk drivers, drivers of cars, doctors, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs.. The list goes on & on of people and things that kill exponentially more Americans each and every year while an average of 400 Americans are killed by ALL LONG-GUNS COMBINED each year?! Sorry to even mention this about the mental illness shown in this sad story, this women should NOT be teaching or even near our greatest resource, our children.

  • markle laws September 30, 2019, 4:03 pm

    Suicide is self murder. Murder is against the law..Since she is advocating murder she should be placed in jail at her family’s expense npt the taxpayers.

  • George R McKenzie September 29, 2019, 12:04 pm

    It is sad to see this beautiful, wonderful country being changed by all the radicals that want a one world melting pot. God didn’t make us to be one he made us to be individual’s. You idiots have fucked up your country and now want to change this one to be like the one you left ( after you destroyed it ) well, we don’t want you here. This country was founded on Judaeo Christian beliefs and you want to take that away from us. I will fight to the end for God, Guns, and Country. You stupid radicals should understand that I am not alone. I pray to God it doesn’t come to that but, if it does, you won’t win. You bunch of commie bast–ds.

  • Rabbi Goldstein September 29, 2019, 12:01 am


    • E.S. Manley September 30, 2019, 9:59 am

      I could no agree more ……… Bull Shit it is , nothing more .
      Sad to witness the shear stupidity from the Left . FOOLS ALL !

  • John Boutwell September 28, 2019, 9:02 pm

    If the 2nd amendment falls, many other will quickly follow.

  • Mark September 28, 2019, 8:30 pm

    #1 she is as sharp as a box of clay #2 black guns matter

  • Wizzid0 September 28, 2019, 7:32 pm

    I get it, she wants America to join the, “other nations that have virtually eradicated mass shootings,” and replaced them with Mass Bombings, Mass Stabbings, Mass Vehicular Homicide, etc. If she is so upset about guns that she is willing to starve herself to death, maybe she should move to one of those other countries. I, for one, will not miss her in either case.

  • John A Jameson September 28, 2019, 5:17 pm

    I hate martyrs! They do not reason, they do not bargain, and they will not stop even when people stop paying attention. Give them three nails and two 6 X 6 ‘s and a cause and there off on a new crusade.

  • TNance September 28, 2019, 9:08 am

    Wonder if I could tempt her with a chocolate chip pound cake…..I’ll just won’t tell her that the chocolate chips are really Ex-lax!

    • Scott J Hammond October 3, 2019, 9:06 am

      Oooooo that’s mean, I love it! If these snowflakes want to torture themselves for a worthless cause, they can take it to ‘Hellen Wait’!

  • Kenneth Duke Masters September 28, 2019, 12:39 am

    Someone tell her and those who think the same that there is a Constitution that overrides individual opinions. It can be changed but only with 2/3 of the entire Congress and ¾ of all the states. In other words; ain’t gona happen.

  • Jaque September 27, 2019, 9:19 pm

    This deranged person is certified to teach the children of her state? The parents of this teachers affected kids have been shortchanged. And if she was serious and honest with the public she should not be eating at all. Shes a phony. And an idiot.
    But if this catches on, and more gun grabbers choose starvation death Im all for it.

  • David Ingram September 27, 2019, 9:18 pm

    This doesn’t say much for the intelligence of teachers.

  • Robert Messmer September 27, 2019, 7:03 pm

    Just another Liberal lie. Remember those liberals who said they would improve the country by leaving if President George W. Bush was re-elected? They lied. How do we know they lied? Because they made the exact same claim about the election of President Trump. And they lied again because they are still here sprouting their hatred against our country and the duly elected President. What ever happened to that movement where college students were going to cut off their penises? Did any do it because I sure don’t recall any media coverage about even one of them actually going through with it?

  • Richard September 27, 2019, 6:00 pm

    Stupid bitch, hope she croaks soon so we dont hear any more about her.

  • Russ September 27, 2019, 5:28 pm

    If she really wants to make a difference do this to stop the daily black on black slaughter in the democratically controlled inner cities. That’s where the true problem is today. This is just biased libertard talking point bullcrap.

  • Christopher Mains September 27, 2019, 5:06 pm

    A hunger strike that involves limited eating is called a DIET, you liberal FUCKTARD!

  • Severo Velez September 27, 2019, 5:00 pm

    Your death is your own. That’s why people in the past impose slavery. The lack of knowledge and tools for defense themselves are the worst enemy against tirany and slavery. Don’t be naive.

  • Godfrey Daniel September 27, 2019, 4:23 pm

    Starve, beotches.

  • Storm September 27, 2019, 4:12 pm

    I wish her the best of luck. Good riddance. One less affirmative action type that cannot handle freedom.

  • Christopher Chason September 27, 2019, 4:10 pm

    What nation would that be? Where shootings have been eliminated? Sudan? (Nope!) Australia? (Nope!) England? (Nope!) Hmmmmmm? Maybe the ones where they still fight with spears and knives? (Nope! THOSE have all been CONQUERED by the ones with GUNS!)
    Well, I guess the stupid clown will die of starvation! BYE!

  • Paul Meadows September 27, 2019, 3:40 pm

    There’s a pack of chicken breast on the counter off to her right. Just sayin.

  • Ron Miller September 27, 2019, 3:30 pm

    I hope all you anti gun people go on strike and not eat at all LOL Dumb is the word LOL

  • Don Richardson September 27, 2019, 3:10 pm

    It’s sad that people this ignorant are teaching our children. Even worse is that the professors and college administrators in charge of teaching those who will teach our kids, and many of those who write the books that they use, are anti-American leftists. Thus the propaganda saying that our country was evil from its founding and supposedly justifying elimination of our individual freedoms is used in our schools from kindergarten through post-grad school. They are indoctrinating millions of new socialists annually who will vote. If we don’t find a way to get past tenure laws and get these leftists out of our education system it is inevitable that our individual freedoms will be lost. IF they continue to control our schools, our future is lost.

  • Allen GoldbergMD September 27, 2019, 2:51 pm

    I guess you are still fighting Bolshevism just like the guy who died in a bunker in berlin with a Walther PPK….perhaps when its your time…you will uses a Glock…

  • Richie September 27, 2019, 2:40 pm

    No doubt she’ll be in disguise at KFC or at Rosco’s soul bbq ribs”

  • Roger Rienstra September 27, 2019, 2:04 pm

    WOW, can I stop eating till they allow slavery again? Can I stop eating till they stop freedom of the press? Can I stop eating till they ban booze again? (Sorry, I don’t drink). Can I stop eating till people stop thinking someone really gives a rats behind what this person thinks? “Those that can DO. Those that can’t TEACH !!

  • skipNclair September 27, 2019, 1:17 pm

    Well in the name of freedom, in the names of all that have died and been wounded for life. to protect the Constitution, in the names of our forefathers, I hope you starve to death.

  • Bobb September 27, 2019, 12:28 pm

    She will continue the hunger strike until all black guns are banned, or she reaches a size 6, whichever comes first.

    • BR549 September 27, 2019, 1:41 pm

      Or was that until she’s 6 feet under? Good riddance.

      Personally, I don’t give a squat about any idiot dumb enough to believe that inanimate objects are the source of the problem. The “problem” is because expansion of government has allow for uncontrolled disenfranchisement of millions of Americans who, because politicians can’t seem to follow the oath they swore to, no longer believe that the system is working anymore.

      Of course, that falls right in step with the globalist plans to dismantle the US Constitution and set up their precious One World Government.

      But Libtards are only capable of going after low-hanging fruit like guns, which is why they can’t be counted on to help fight the actual problem, political corruption. Unless they are stopped, the Left will destroy our country and then be seen pointing their fingers at anyone else, when it comes time to assess the blame.

  • Michael J September 27, 2019, 12:10 pm

    Nobody cares about your hunger strike. Teach your students instead of indoctrinating them. Instill in them to be productive citizens instead of criminals. Place blame where it belongs, on that part of society that gets a pass instead of the inatimate objects that they use.
    Stop the nonsense that you can control criminals by disarming the law abiding.

  • mike September 27, 2019, 11:50 am

    Gee, if she starves to death will it be blamed on the evil black rifles? forks and spoons kill more people than firearms with all of the processed foods we eat everyday.

  • AZPaul September 27, 2019, 11:41 am

    So this will be a typical day for her.
    These counties that have no “mass shootings” usually have mass slaughters by terrorists and cartels.
    Women beheaded for so called religious reasons for not covering their heads.
    The US is in its rightful place, a free nation because of its 2nd amendment rights.

  • Tom Plumberg September 27, 2019, 11:41 am

    Let her die.

  • Rick Mallion September 27, 2019, 11:21 am

    I hope Ms. Stephenson starves herself to death with her lack of knowledge on the black rifle issue, because crime statistics percentages prove that illegal handguns cause more deaths than assault rifles. “DON’T WASTE MY TIME “…

  • Bayou Boys September 27, 2019, 11:07 am

    Opioids kill more people in one day than idiots that shoot people in month Just like Walmart which do they sell more of in a day, Guns Ammo or Pushing Opioids over the pharms counter a day?????

  • Frank W September 27, 2019, 11:05 am

    Very childish immature, “I dont get my way and I will not eat” My 3 year old is doing this sort of thing.

  • Bob September 27, 2019, 10:58 am

    Looks as though she doesn’t eat much anyway. Must be the meth habit causing that.

  • Mike September 27, 2019, 10:53 am

    This teacher is the reason why I do not send my children to public schools. More brain washing from the brainless mentally ill Left.

    • Rouge1 September 27, 2019, 1:25 pm

      More people are killed by hammers than all rifles. Three times as many people are killed by knives than all rifles. Anyone who would pay several hundred thousand dollars for a degree that pays only 60k a year is the definition of stupid and shouldn’t be teaching kids period.

  • Rich K. September 27, 2019, 10:51 am

    Hope the government lets this libtard moron starve herself to death.

  • hippybiker September 27, 2019, 10:40 am

    I just hope that this misguided soul didn’t procreate. We don’t need anymore idiocy in the Gene Pool!

  • Leighton Cavendish September 27, 2019, 10:37 am

    She means except for the 2,000+ a day killed by abortions in the USA alone?
    I am pro 2A and pro-choice…BTW

  • Scott in Atlanta September 27, 2019, 10:25 am

    She starves, we all win. Starve, baby, starve!

  • Jb September 27, 2019, 10:22 am

    Am i in her will ??

    • Hondo September 27, 2019, 7:46 pm

      She has nothing but stupidity , do you really want that ?

  • Chee September 27, 2019, 10:19 am

    She should move to Chicago and all will end sooner than the one meal program

  • Scott September 27, 2019, 10:19 am

    Hunger strikes are so stupid. Why should anyone care that you choose not to eat when you have the means and the opportunity. It’s childish, like a toddler holding it’s breath when it doesn’t get it’s way. Far from being a “tactic”, it’s closer to being a mental disorder…

  • Robin L Shumaker September 27, 2019, 10:18 am

    Hope you have your things in order,cause you going to die.Sorry your choice I make mine!!

  • Tar Heel Realist September 27, 2019, 10:18 am

    Bye Felicia…

  • Psychomik September 27, 2019, 10:17 am

    What do yoko ono and the somalis have in common? They both live off of dead beatles…lol.
    If she is consuming even one meal daily it is truly not a hunger strike. These prople are all so FOS. I am tired of my constitutional rights under attack by the worthless democratic party.

  • Charlie September 27, 2019, 10:06 am

    I wish their was a cure for stupid. This person sure needs to have the treatment.In this country it is becoming a fad to be against the foundations that his country was formed under.So many want to leave a country that has no freedom rights to come to this country and then change it to what they just left.And then where do they go?”

  • deanbob September 27, 2019, 10:04 am

    Do people on the left who are overweight blame the spoon or fork?

  • Kyle September 27, 2019, 9:42 am

    Well hopefully other demoncrats will hear about this so they can follow the cookie

  • John September 27, 2019, 9:34 am

    I guess she’s going to starve t death for this stand!?

  • Keith Kyle September 27, 2019, 9:21 am

    As thin as you are you won’t last long. Good riddance. The 2nd Amendment was included for a reason, take a look at your mayor. With more like DeBlasio King George III will look like a saint.

  • Merlin Little September 27, 2019, 9:08 am

    She needs to understand that guns aren’t the problem. As a teacher she needs to teach the TEN COMMANDMENTS, one of which is “Though shalt not kill!” All of those rules should be instilled in kids in the home, in schools, and in the church they should attend on a weekly basis. Until that happens, things will not change….guns or no guns!!!

  • Larry September 27, 2019, 9:01 am

    In Chicago YTD September 26, 2019 there have been 2099 people shot with 394 homicides. The vast majority of victims and perpetrators were black people. How many victims of school shootings this year?

    • Lynn Helton September 27, 2019, 10:03 am

      Larry, ya forgot to meantion that none of them were shot with a black rifle.

  • Singleshotcajun September 27, 2019, 8:49 am

    Well bless her heart.(polite Southern slang)

  • Jim September 27, 2019, 8:44 am

    Not to worry, as skinny as she is she will not last long. Seriously, as a ‘teacher’ she is really ignorant. Study history and you will find out that MOST Governments that banned firearms ended up murdering innocent people who only crime was their religion or political beliefs or even the way they look! Russia, Germany, China, Iran, Iraq, many other Nations in the Middle East and Africa as well as Central and South America and the Far East. Really a bad idea. It simply WILL NOT HAPPEN here in the US and President Trump is not looking for ways to enact it.

  • Clint W. September 27, 2019, 8:31 am

    This is typical, she’s a teacher, college educated, and does not know how to actually check data to see where the crime is centered here and the mostly unreported mass killings worldwide. She does not know a thing about a ‘black rifle’, or firearms in general, she has been fed a bucket of lies and believes them, and could care less about facts and truth. But, she got a moment in the sun and hopefully her starvation will help lower the idiocy rate by one.

    • Phil September 27, 2019, 8:42 am

      I taught school in the inner city in Chicago and few people understand how many Black youth walk around with their “9”…schools have to have a metal detector at the door. Its out of control….teachers are being threatened by students….Chicago has had police officers in the schools since 1970 and that was a K-6 school….we need to de-gun the inner city. Unfortunately all black leaders are being ignored by the youth. Its a gang issue and often innocent people are shot too.

      • Larry September 27, 2019, 12:40 pm

        Hey Phil what is your plan to “deg-gun the inner city”? Sounds like gun control to me. A better solution would be to arm willing teachers, convict and incarcerate gun toting criminals and hire, equip and train more police officers. And VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

        • Philip September 27, 2019, 2:39 pm

          Great solution…I can see the news now….TEACHERS IN CHICAGO HAVE SHOT 8 MORE STUDENTS TODAY….MOST WERE IN THE HEAD…..
          Yes, I would like to see all the gangbangers without guns and by force if necessary….

          • Larry September 30, 2019, 1:48 pm

            Love your headlines as would most Chicagoans. Gangbangers would learn pretty quick.

    • Alan Robinson September 27, 2019, 9:05 am

      You assume she doesn’t ‘know’ how to look up this info, but truth is she probably does, and truth does not matter here.
      Those who wish to impose restrictions on our Liberties have NEVER cared for the truth, because it works against their idealistic views.
      Lenin knew this, he called them ‘useful idiots’.

  • Rick September 27, 2019, 8:28 am

    No, don’t tell her that the criminals are the problem.
    Let her and all her crazy friends just quit eating. Had to laugh out loud when I read that she was going to take a gradual approach to fasting.

  • joefoam September 27, 2019, 8:19 am

    And this is the type of person we taxpayers shell out our hard earned cash to ‘educate’ our children.

    • INGRID September 27, 2019, 2:46 pm

      the first right is to live your life….that supersedes your right to a gun…by the way…are you a member of a “WELL ORDERED MILITIA”??

      • Frankie Ammo September 30, 2019, 1:28 pm

        Ah, Ingrid, where do I begin? The right to life? Doesn’t that mean we should have the proper tools to defend that life? I’m just guessing here, but I’ll bet you support a woman’s right to choose, don’t you? Let’s not be hypocritical now about that “right to life” stuff. As for the last part of your message, I presume you mean “well regulated.” The word regulated, in that context, means that the militia, which is the whole of the citizenry by the way, should be proficient with their arms. It doesn’t mean that the government should control all the weapons. I’m guessing here again, but I suppose none of my reasoning will sway your opinion.

  • Pete Faz September 27, 2019, 8:10 am

    Stick to what you know -like lying about climate change and having inappropriate relationships with your students

  • Anne F September 27, 2019, 8:03 am

    The thing that most anti-gun activists totally overlook, is quite simple. There are many more deaths by single shooter incidents than mass shootings. Also murder can be achieved in many other ways. Look at the European Countries, who have either outlawed guns,altogether, or limited gun ownership to rifles/shotguns Saying that those Countries no longer have no murders or much fewer than the USA because of the gun Confiscations. Well, wrong in several ways. 1) You are mixing apples and oranges. With significantly smaller populations, % wise there are fewer deaths, just based on population mathmatics. 2) murders in other ways, primarily by KNIVES, have increased exponentially. 3) The USA has had numerically higher numbers of guns owned by our populous and there is NO WAY most of us are going to cave and hand them into the Government. Because the felons sure as Hell won’t! Well, if you were fat, which you are not, this would be a good way to loose weight while trying to make a point. However, as criminals DO NOT follow the Law now, I think you are wasting your time and possibly your life. Good Luck with that one!

    • Phil September 27, 2019, 8:46 am

      Would any of you posting here…go to out to eat at a place in the inner city of: Chicago, Newark, East St. Louis, Watts at 9pm on a Saturday night????? UNARMED?????

  • Dave September 27, 2019, 7:58 am

    One meal per day IS NOT STARVING, ITS A DIET. STARVATION IS WHEN YOU DO NOT EAT AT ALL…..WHAT BULLSHIT she is spreading. She has the same mentality as Greta( the climate baby, with the mean look). She needs to get back on her meds.,and to think she teaches. What do ya think she is teaching ?

    • Scott September 27, 2019, 10:13 am

      Greta Thunberg…the climate baby, AKA Scoldilocks

  • Timothy Farner September 27, 2019, 7:52 am

    I only eat one meal a day. That’s not a hunger strike… that’s a diet. Millions do this. Not quite a “Commitment”!

  • Susan September 27, 2019, 7:45 am

    This should work….NOT

  • Zupglick September 27, 2019, 7:33 am

    Reminds me of the girl in Willie Wonkas Chocolate Factory. “I don’t care how, I want it NOW!”

  • Deveron Martin September 27, 2019, 7:30 am

    Looks like she doesn’t have far to go.Keep Starving and do us all a favor.

    • Robert September 27, 2019, 8:18 am

      If you Google up the top killers, mass shootings doesn’t get a mention. What about all the genocidal murders in Africa…no mention her part. Never mind the plank in my eye, let’s concentrate on the splinter in your finger. Effin hypocrites.

  • MagnumOpUS September 27, 2019, 7:05 am

    A hunger strike is something ALL unionized Demtard “teachers” should go on, and stay on it for at least 6 continuous months.

    • Freeman September 27, 2019, 7:27 am

      Exactly what i was ginna say..anyone that dumb..should not pro create… I wish any of these nutcases would take 5 mun to research the real facts.. military..police..and crimminals would be the inly ones left wuth them..and they all are the worst at ending luves..and what is hard to understand about crimminals dont follow any law? And an armed society is virtually crime free..the areas with the srtictest gun laws have the highest crime rates..the areas with the least the lowest..easy to look this stuff up..a crazy person or crimminal will gladly pass up armed citizens to go and do their dirt in gun free zones..all common i say hope they all stop eating for 6 years ..or read a book of facts while your not eating

  • Blasted Cap September 27, 2019, 7:02 am

    You have fun with that. I have to eat a bunch of steaks in the next couple weeks to make room for my 1/2 of a steer that’s going to butcher’s here shortly. I’ll be thinking about you though.

    • CREDELL N DIXON September 27, 2019, 8:18 am


  • Jason Coffey September 27, 2019, 6:55 am

    Let’s hope all liberal commies follow suite!

  • Kim Campbell September 27, 2019, 6:46 am

    I have some extra perspectives on our liberal friends.

    I think we in the gun community need to understand that the Democratic/Socialists party’s distorted narrative has insulated itself from any rational discourse about firearms and violence, and by doing so, has condemned itself to upping the ante with ever more gun control every time their already stringent restrictions fail. This well-intentioned dingbat in New York is a prime example, as the article clearly points out.

    Depending on the next national election, it may not be long at all before we become the next New Zealand. I find it alarming that Trump just talked to New Zealand’s prime minister about the topic. The Left’s narrative places the blame on the “gun lobby” (which in fact supplies well engineered firearms to a large portion of our citizenry who use these firearms safely and respectfully for sport, hunting, and self-defense). And they vilify the “evil NRA” which, truth be told, is predominantly a grass roots movement of several million members. Their narrative has their boogeymen. Unfortunately, the sad fact is that gangs and criminals cause gun violence, not the “gun lobby”.

    As America urbanizes and post-modern thought takes root, we are losing the worldview that people are responsible for themselves, including for their own personal safety. And we are losing the skills to use firearms safely. What few genuine gun accidents that do occur could be greatly reduced by proper education and training. Very sad that a country which could field a greatest generation in WWII, many of whom were genuine marksmen, is losing the skills for personal and collective defense. Witness recent liberal’s woeful ignorance about firearms. They believe what they see on TV, not just the news but the goofy crime shows (when did you last hear a report of a crime with full auto weapons?). They have made up their “facts” and believe them like a religious zealot.

    The traumatized liberal is incapable of rational problem solving on violence. People are bombarded by graphic violence in crime shows and their nightly news so badly that the typical urbanite is genuinely traumatized. And when traumatized, the logical, rational parts of the brain go “offline”. Anyway, in current culture truth is determined by the intensity of its emotion, not facts. One survivor of the Parkland shooting argued that banning assault rifles would be worth it if it saved even one life. An emotional, not rational, argument. By the same logic, if we banned swimming pools, bicycles, electrical appliances, and cars and saved even one life, would it not be worth it? Absurd logic since more people die from these sorts of accidents than by accidental shooting. A hallmark of the traumatized brain is it loses its capacity to reason and explain. Traumatized people make poor policy makers.

    Andfinally, we have deluded leaders who trot out the most utopian “solutions”, do nothing but infringe on law abiding gun owners. If those solutions had been effective, then maybe all we needed to do is put up “Gun Free Zone” stickers at Chicago’s city limits. Simple! Why did we not think of it before?!

    The liberal narrative is that we want to be “civilized”, meaning like the western Europeans. Unfortunately, that brand of “civilization” has brought us two (almost three) world wars (which the United States resolved with considerable loss of life and national treasure), numerous inhumane philosophies (Nazism, Communism, nihilism to name a few) and economies that are approaching basket cases (even Germany’s GDP is nearly stagnant). And being “civilized” did not solve the murder problem in either Australia or New Zealand. No, thank you, I would rather remain an uncivilized American with my God and my guns, thank you.

    So as sad as the violence is, what is sadder is delusion of the political and social left that is eroding our second amendment. They have concocted a false narrative and have come to trust and espouse it like a religion.

    The upcoming election may be pivotal.

    • Randy September 27, 2019, 8:25 am

      I wholeheartedly agree and support your very accurate statement.
      Fact is, if the gun owners of America were as evil as depicted by the liberals, there would be no liberals in existence! Our gun ownership guarantees their voice of opinion is heard and that the constitutional rights of every citizen are not infringed upon. Law abiding gun owners ARE THE KEEPERS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND A FREE NATION! We have the right to be equally armed to defend ourselves from all enemies, foreign or domestic. We would otherwise all still be Brits.

    • Andrew N. October 2, 2019, 1:10 pm

      The really sad part is these Socialist actually BELIEVE that America’s version of socialism will work. They fail to realize that Socialism is nothing but a transfer of wealth from the working class to the politicians. This is what has happened In any socialist nation in history. The incentive to create anything, or do any work beyond the minimum is removed, as any rewards for such behaviors are non-existent. This is why countries with socialized medicine have made ZERO contributions to the advancement of medical technology. The only reason people create anything is for the rewards. This is why socialism has, and never will, work. It is a flawed system that does not account for basic human psychology. ( No pay, no workee. LOL ) I suggest a one way ticket for all Socialists to Venezuela. That ought to cure them.

  • ron September 27, 2019, 6:39 am

    she stupid ITS THE CRIMINALS / mentally ill/ Gang Members who are THE PROBLEM! ITS NOT The scary! black guns, Lady!!! Your wasting your time !

  • David Kent September 27, 2019, 6:39 am

    Go ahead and starve yourself. It won’t remove a single gun from the world, and one less public school teacher to indoctrinate our kids is a mark in the plus column.

  • Wes September 27, 2019, 6:38 am

    Anyone who is willing to take there own life by not eating to stay alive. Needs to have there head checked out by doctor. Removed from there job, get help until there head is screwed back on correctly. Real danger for students by a teacher trying to set a bad example of how not to handle life’s problems.

  • Rob September 27, 2019, 6:35 am

    Let her starve to death; the world doesn’t need stupidity like her.

  • Patrick Green September 27, 2019, 6:35 am

    Go ahead and starve yourself commie bitch. It’ll be a good sampling of what your diet will consist of if you get the government you want.

  • Dr. Strangelove September 27, 2019, 6:10 am

    She’s going to get mighty hungry before I give up any of mine.

  • Hondo September 27, 2019, 6:00 am

    Another mentally deficient democrat, not surprised.

    • Rattlerjake September 27, 2019, 6:37 am

      Maybe she should do her hunger strike to stop the tens of thousands of fetuses who are “legally” murdered every year, and most of them by her race!

  • Jerry September 27, 2019, 5:59 am

    Ask her ( and anyone else wanting to ban “assault rifles”) exactly what is an assault rifle. Then correct them when the say “weapons of war” or any other incorrect term

    • Rattlerjake September 27, 2019, 6:40 am

      You cannot educate people with low IQ’s. Most leftists don’t have enough brain matter to fill a thimble!

      You can explain it to them, but you can’t understand it for them!

  • William Swinney September 27, 2019, 5:31 am

    My RIGHTS don’t care.
    Not intending to be harsh, but you feeling dont out weight my Rights.

  • David Smith September 27, 2019, 5:02 am

    Does she think anybody really cares? If she causes herself to have health problems, she damn well better be paying for it out of her own pocket.

  • JMichael270 September 27, 2019, 5:01 am

    They can stand to lose some weight, and besides those fat cells have affected their brain.

  • Chick September 27, 2019, 2:49 am

    If she wants to starve herself, that is her right, just like it is my right to own firearms. And I am not giving up my rights for her stupidity.

  • SeppW September 26, 2019, 5:51 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out this is news worthy on this site.

  • Dilligaf September 26, 2019, 5:39 pm

    Eh, looks like there will be a few dead teachers that killed themselves out of stupidity.

  • Will Drider September 26, 2019, 4:28 pm

    The “liberal” parameters are unlikely to cause death, though the gun grabbers will add it to gun related deaths statistics. Lol. She should commit to the Sex Strike too and conserve her strength. Lol

    This attention gaining ploy will end with the usual: After emotional pleas from family, friends and supporter, I am ending my hunger strike but not my fight against blah, blah, blah…….

  • Michael E Ray September 26, 2019, 12:52 pm

    No one will miss them. RIP

    • Ooh Rah September 26, 2019, 7:57 pm

      I think you need to stick to teaching and the subject matter you are paid to teach. Your outside ideas and left leaning ways have no place in our society. Take it some where else if that is all you are capable of doing. Everyday living where the three Rs are needed, and not off the wall protests for your cause. Next their cause will turn inward and and violence will be their expression. You need to chose a different profession if you can’t control yourself. Starvation in the land of plenty proves what. Yeah not a damn thing.

  • CommonSenseIsn’t September 26, 2019, 10:56 am

    I cut back on some food so I could buy more ammo. Weight loss + better equipped = win/win

  • Andy B September 26, 2019, 10:40 am

    Hope she needs to lose weight!

  • SuperG September 26, 2019, 10:32 am

    She’s not going to stop eating. She just says she will. That is a typical Democrat. Two faced with a forked tongue.

  • That Guy September 26, 2019, 10:09 am

    To combat this I’m going to eat bacon everyday until every house in America has a AR. Who is with me? Alert the media!!

    • Cary September 27, 2019, 6:48 am

      Lmao…that was funny, I’m with ya. I’m frying some as we speak.

      I like she’s in her kitchen with a plate and chicken on the counter. She’s full of shit. I do sincerely hope that all anti gun nuts join her. The sooner they starve to death or at least get to weak to speak, THE BETTER! Then maybe we can put this anti gun BS that will never ever work behind us. I support her and everyone willing to follow her 😉

  • Forrest September 25, 2019, 11:25 pm

    That’s a lot of chicken on the counter for someone on a hunger strike…

  • Mike V September 25, 2019, 9:23 pm

     “one should consult his or her doctor if he or she is “seriously considering fasting.”

    I thought the possibility of death is what made hunger strikes occasionally effective?

    Sounds more like a rigorous diet, oh no not that! Anything but that! Take away my neighbors guns or else I won’t eat my vegetables!

    • Oohrah September 26, 2019, 8:05 pm

      A teacher? I think a mental evaluation first is in order. Someone mentioned fried pork…could be a part of it. Education to become a part of a cult or professed to kill those that refuse. Not so far fetched when you listen to the Somali Congress woman from Minnesota.

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