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Machine Gun Kelly On Pete Davidson And Megan Fox


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MGK and Pete Davidson might be each other’s biggest fans.

Machine Gun Kelly is very happily in love right now with Megan Fox. The couple have been living their best lives together, detailing how they’re “two halves of the same soul” along the way. When MGK did a recent interview with Howard Stern, he did exactly that, before gushing about his other biggest fan: Pete Davidson.

When The Howard Stern Show host asked MGK, “You’re gonna marry Megan. I think this is gonna happen, and I think Pete’s gonna be your best man. Am I correct?,” the music artist and actor was very into the idea.

“Whoa, that’s cool,” he said. “Yeah, I’m down with that.”

MGK also proceeded to praise Pete for the Saturday Night Live actor’s own relationships, including his engagement to Ariana Grande, which did not work out.

“I remember when like the Ari thing happened, I just looked at Pete and I was like, ‘Man, the average American dude is very proud,’” MGK said.

“He was just like a symbol of hope, because he was one of the boys,” he explained. “Just one of the guys in the basement.”

As for MGK’s own relationship with Megan, he sweetly said he didn’t know what love at first sight “was until me and her made eye contact”: “That’s when I was like, ‘Whoa.’”

“It was my first experience with being open to love and stuff like that,” he explained. “I definitely wasn’t set up to believe that that’s something that could ever exist.”

If MGK and Megan Fox do tie the knot, just imagine the best man speech Pete Davidson would come prepared with.

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Sen. Cory Gardner attends maskless gun range BBQ with Republican official in ‘Kill em all’ shirt


Images of the event, taken by local media, were shared on social media by former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s deputy communications director, Alyssa Roberts. The Saturday event took place at a shooting range and was called the BBQ and Guns Rally, during which attendees were given the opportunity to go shooting. According to NBC News, in addition to Buck and Gardner, Republican congressional candidate and QAnon supporter Lauren Boebert was in attendance. Buck told NBC News that they picked a shooting range as the location to support individuals in not only advocating for their second amendment rights, but because nothing smells better than gunpowder and barbecue.

Policies regarding the second amendment have been controversial in Colorado for years. While some legislators have attempted to mandate extensive background checks and ban high capacity magazines, dozens of Colorado counties have designated themselves as “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” CPR News reported. Despite the number of shootings, the state has seen some Republican officials refuse to budge and create gun control bills using the excuse that they would violate the Constitution. “I hope that I have time to shoot. We are pretty jam-packed in our schedule,” Boebert told NBC News on Saturday. “We are going to see what we can squeeze in, and hopefully I can fire off a few rounds.”

A lack of masks and social distancing weren’t the only noticeable things at the rally. During a speech addressed to attendees, Buck wore a shirt that said “Kill em all.” Pretty interesting choice of attire to wear to a rally for open carry amid ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

But the controversy doesn’t end there. Local news outlets have been quick to notice that while some Colorado Republicans present themselves as mask-wearers on public platforms, they lack masks at conservative events. According to the Colorado Times Recorder, in multiple incidents, Gardner’s social media has depicted him wearing a mask. However, photos taken by his Republican supporters on his campaign trail often depict him maskless.

Up against Democrat Hickenlooper in the race for Congress, it seems Gardner is trying to appeal to both mask-wearing voters and those who are against masks. The outlet found that all official photos on Gardner’s social media since Colorado’s statewide order show him wearing a mask in all settings, but photos taken during the same time period by individuals outside of his campaign staff show otherwise. According to a Policy Polling survey publicized by Giffords Courage, a gun safety group, Hickenlooper is ahead of Gardner 51-42 in the polls, Daily Kos reported.





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Machine Gun Kelly Reads Thirst Tweets


Updated 15 minutes ago. Posted 14 hours ago

*MGK reads explicit tweet* “Hard.”

Recently, we had this musician/actor by the name of Machine Gun Kelly — you may have heard of him? — Zoom in with us to read the internet’s thirsts and dirtiest tweets.

So, if you wanna see MGK blushing, falling on the floor laughing, and talking about sucking the toes of a certain lady, then this is the video for you!

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It’s no secret to the internet that MGK has a thing for ~toes~, and one tweeter invited Mr. Baker to do just that…

…but he declined, in his own sweet way.

We have no choice but to stan AND ship MGK and MF’s relationship.

Be sure to catch Machine Gun Kelly in Project Power, now streaming on Netflix, and mark your calendars for Sept. 25 for the release of his album, Tickets to My Downfall.

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Megan Fox And Machine Gun Kelly Go Instagram Official


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The caption couldn’t be more them.

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have been dating for a bit now. Last month they made their PDA debut and last week they opened up about their relationship. Now they’ve taken it to the next step: going Instagram official.

MGK shared their first social media selfie together with the perfect caption: “waited for eternity to find you again.”

The couple, who worked on MGK’s “Bloody Valentine” video in May — which you can see photos from above and below — are also filming a movie together, Midnight in the Switchgrass. They apparently clicked on set, where MGK would “wait outside” to catch “one glimpse of eye contact,” as he shared on the Give Them Lala…with Randall podcast.

“I think it was the second day, I asked him to come into my trailer for lunch, and I put him through all of this astrology stuff,” Megan said. “I went deep right away. I knew before I even did his chart, I said to him, he has a Pisces moon. I could tell by his energy.”

She also explained that he’s her “twin flame.” “Instead of a soulmate, a twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time,” she said. “So we’re actually two halves of the same soul, I think.”

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Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Pours $15 Million Into Races in 8 States


Michael R. Bloomberg’s gun control organization will focus its political advertising spending this fall on eight states where it aims to help Democrats flip three Senate seats, wrest control of state legislatures and lift former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to victory in Florida.

The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is making an initial $15 million investment in digital advertising in the states, an opening outlay of the $60 million it has pledged to spend during the 2020 campaign.

It includes $5 million earmarked for Florida, the lone state where Everytown plans on advertising in the presidential contest; $3.5 million in Texas, where the group is targeting six House races; and $1 million to $1.5 million in Arizona, Iowa and North Carolina — three states where it will advertise in Senate races — as well as in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

The group also plans an initial $500,000 investment in Georgia, where, in addition to the state legislative contests, the group will advertise on behalf of Representative Lucy McBath, a suburban Atlanta Democrat who used to work as an Everytown spokeswoman.

Though the coronavirus pandemic and protests over racial disparities in policing have dominated Americans’ attention this summer, John Feinblatt, Everytown’s president, said he believed gun violence was more important to voters now than it had ever been.

“Post-Covid, our polling tells us it’s more critical to voters than ever,” Mr. Feinblatt said in an interview on Wednesday. “It’s become a litmus test for voters, as it was in Virginia.”

Everytown aims to replicate its success from Virginia’s 2017 and 2019 elections, when it backed Democrats who overturned a generation of Republican control of the state legislature with investments that pale in comparison to what major statewide races cost.

The group is now aiming to install Democratic allies atop state governments, through which it then hopes to enact sweeping gun control measures, as Virginia did this year.

Everytown remains largely backed by Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, but it has an increasing number of outside contributors, including Connie Ballmer, the wife of the former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. Ms. Ballmer gave $7 million in April.

The organization’s focus on digital advertising comes during what its top political aides said was the fastest change in media consumption habits since the dawn of the digital age. With millions of Americans homebound because of the pandemic, nearly half of all television consumption is now on streaming platforms.

“2020 looks more like 2025,” said Charlie Kelly, a senior Everytown political adviser.

Mr. Kelly estimated that the cost to reach voters on digital platforms across enough competitive state legislative districts to flip a state chamber was a fraction of the resources required in a federal or statewide race. Mr. Kelly said Everytown would spend to help Mr. Biden in Florida, but not elsewhere, after consultation with other Democratic super PACs, like Priorities USA, that would take responsibility for different states.

“The goal is to win and everybody comes to the table to do that,” Mr. Kelly said. “Post-2016, people were like, ‘We got to get ourselves together on that front.’”

Everytown is just one element of Mr. Bloomberg’s political largess. He spent nearly $1 billion on his own presidential campaign, which ended after he won the Guam caucuses but no states. Mr. Bloomberg had pledged to pay his staff members through November, but later abandoned those plans and donated the $18 million remaining in his campaign account to the Democratic National Committee.

Field staff members for his campaign subsequently filed class-action lawsuits arguing they had been tricked into accepting jobs.

Mr. Bloomberg’s personal super PAC, Independence USA, spent about $60 million on 2018 races but has yet to engage in 2020 contests.

Everytown’s success has come as the National Rifle Association’s financial muscle has atrophied. The 2018 midterm elections were the first time gun control organizations — Mr. Bloomberg’s Everytown and a group founded by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona — had outspent the N.R.A. in federal elections.

“No question about it, the N.R.A. has never been weaker,” Mr. Feinblatt said. “It’s fair to say they are going to be spending more money on legal fees than they are digital or TV ads this cycle.”

Everytown’s $60 million commitment for 2020 is twice what it spent on the 2018 midterms.

The N.R.A., which spent $54 million on the 2016 elections but just $20 million in 2018, has yet to make a public commitment for the 2020 elections.

Amy Hunter, an N.R.A. spokeswoman, declined to reveal what the gun-rights organization would spend this year but predicted voters would reject gun control proposals put forth by Mr. Bloomberg, Mr. Biden and former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who as a presidential candidate last year called for the government to seize assault rifles from people who own them.

“2020 has been a bad year for the Bloomberg team,” Ms. Hunter said. “First, after spending billions, Mike crashed and burned early out of the presidential primaries and, then, millions of voters join the ranks as gun owners. N.R.A. members and gun owners know what is at stake and they will vote for freedom — not for the Biden-Beto gun confiscation scheme.”





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NYC sees 15 shootings in 15-hour span as gun violence surge continues



New York City’s plague of gun crime continued this weekend — with 15 people shot in the same number of hours since midday Saturday, police sources told The Post.

The shootings — including a 21-year-old man left fighting for his life after being shot in the head while sitting in a car in Sheepshead Bay early Sunday — were more in one day than the whole of the same week last year, sources said.

They capped 43 shootings so far this week — more than triple last year’s tally of 13 for the same period, sources said.

In one, a 41-year-old man identified by neighbors as Thomas Gonzalez was shot in the chest in the East Village as at least three people rode up on bicycles — firing a barrage of at least nine shots, sources said.

A neighbor at the Bracetti Plaza on East 4th Street said Gonzales had been visiting family members — and was shot just after 2:30 a.m. as he sat chatting to friends in seats near a kids’ play area.

“He’s a good man. A strong man,” the neighbor said.

Gonzalez was still talking to people after he was hit, and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, police sources said.

Early Sunday in Brownsville, meanwhile, a 23-year-old man told cops he was shot in the right leg after accidentally bumping into someone who pulled a gun and started firing, sources said.

In Queens, at least three people were injured after a fight just after midnight in the World’s Fair Marina parking lot in Corona, source say.

A 26-year-old man was hit in the chest and arm and taken by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sources said. Two others later came on their own to the same hospital — a 38-year-old who was also hit in the chest and a 28-year-old in the arm, the sources said, with both also thought to be non-life-threatening, the sources said.

Also in Queens, a 39-year-old man was shot in the chest just before midnight while in a car in Far Rockaway by someone who drove up in a grey SUV, sources say. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening, sources said.

Commissioner Dermot Shea has blamed bail reform and prisoner releases over the coronavirus pandemic for the alarming rise in gun crime, which has brought increased criticism for Mayor Bill de Blasio.



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A 5-year-old in Georgia accidentally shot and killed his brother after finding a gun in the woods


The 5-year-old told officials he found the weapon and, thinking it was a toy, accidentally shot his brother in the chest, the police department in Griffin, Georgia, said in a news release. His brother was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Earlier that day, Griffin police said, officers attempted a traffic stop in the area, but three men were able to escape the vehicle and fled “behind houses in close proximity to where this shooting occurred.”

Police searched the area after the men fled and found a bag suspected to contain MDMA, but they found no weapons at the time.

“The children were out here peacefully playing in the backyard on the trampoline,” neighbor Tom Whitehead, who owns an auto body shop in front of the family’s home, told CNN affiliate WGCL.

“The little one found a gun. … Turns around, thinks he’s playing, says ‘bang bang.’ It was loaded and killed him. Think about that mother. The next day, Mother’s Day, and one boy is dead by the hand of his younger brother.”

A 7-year-old boy was shot in the face and killed in a drive-by shooting in Pennsylvania

The police department’s Criminal Investigation Division is looking for the person suspected of abandoning the gun. The weapon and the 12-year-old’s clothing will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for analysis “to determine further who has possessed and touched the weapon,” police said.

The child’s clothing will also be tested for gunshot residue.

A Griffin police spokesperson told CNN they anticipate charges against those who discarded the gun and left it where young children were able to find it.

“We will leave no stone unturned as we search for the individuals responsible for the abandonment of this weapon,” police chief Mike Yates said in a statement.



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FBI gun background checks remained high in April during coronavirus pandemic



The states with the highest number of background checks conducted were Illinois, Kentucky, Texas, Florida and California.

Under US law, federally licensed gun dealers must run checks on every buyer, whether a purchase is made in a store or at a gun show. A buyer presents his or her identification to the seller, fills out a form from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), which lists the buyer’s age, address, race, and any criminal history and then the seller submits the information to the FBI for checks against databases in order to ensure a criminal record does not preclude the purchase.

The surge in firearm background checks since the beginning of the year largely coincides with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide and various stay-at-home orders issued by federal, state and municipal governments.

It is not uncommon for high numbers of FBI firearm background checks to follow incidents of national tragedy. In 2012, federal law enforcement noted a 39% spike in firearm transfer background checks during the month of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as compared to the previous month. The FBI similarly saw a 48% surge in background checks in the month of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, when compared to the previous month.

Following the record-setting figures in March, an official from the National Rifle Association — one of the nation’s largest gun-rights organizations — told CNN concerns about personal safety during the coronavirus pandemic are likely key drivers in the surge of FBI background checks.

“Firearm sales go up in times of uncertainty because Americans know their safety is ultimately in their own hands,” said NRA spokesperson Amy Hunter in a statement to CNN.

She added, “Headlines remind us about prisoners being furloughed, first responders being told to selectively enforce laws or being minutes away when seconds count. Now, more than ever, it’s important that families have the ability and the tools they need to feel safe and able to defend themselves.”

Those in favor of gun control disagree.

“It is understandable that many Americans are fearful and seeking security in the time of the Covid pandemic,” said Kris Brown, president of Brady, an organization that advocates for gun violence prevention. “However, we know that the rhetoric put forth by the NRA and the gun industry, that the purchase of a gun is a risk-free means to secure safety, is untrue and leads to tragic results every single day.”

Another group with the goal of working towards fewer guns in the United States says the new FBI data is especially stark when one focuses on comparative monthly figures associated with the actual new sale of guns through federal firearms licensees and government agencies.

“We found the FBI ran 71% more sales-related background checks in April 2020, as compared to April 2019,” said Igor Volsky, executive director of Guns Down America, who noted government statistics reflect 1,596,519 background checks for gun sales were conducted last month, versus 931,494 the same time last year.

Volsky said firearm purchases tend to be seasonal in nature, making year-to-year comparisons most useful in determining whether gun sale surges are outside the norm. His organization, which tracks trends in gun background checks and purchases, also says they are alarmed by President Donald Trump’s stoking of fear during the coronavirus outbreak.

“This administration has repeatedly worked to expand access to guns during a national pandemic and has encouraged folks to take up arms and intimidate their governors into reopening the government,” Volsky said.

Following a protest at the Michigan Capitol last week against government stay-at-home orders, Trump took to Twitter to side with the demonstrators, some of whom were armed.

“The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire,” Trump wrote. “These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.”

Asked about the President’s backing of the protesters and images showing demonstrators squaring off with law enforcement, White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany said Trump was generally supporting the First Amendment right to protest, and believes protesters must follow the law.

CNN’s Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.



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Gun retailers can operate in their parking lots during the pandemic, ATF says


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced on Friday that federally licensed firearms businesses could carry out transactions through drive-up windows and temporary booths in their parking lots or other parts of their property. Those transactions include verifying customer identity, completing paperwork, accepting payment and delivering firearms and ammunition.

“An FFL may carry out the requested activities through a drive-up or walk-up window or doorway where the customer is on the licensee’s property on the exterior of the brick and mortar structure at the address listed on the license,” the guidance states.

“An FFL may also carry out the requested activities from a temporary table or booth located in a parking lot or other exterior location on the licensee’s property at the address listed on the license, but any such activities must occur in a location where the licensee has the authority to permit ATF’s entry for inspection purposes,” it continued.

Federal firearms licensees cannot carry out such activities from spaces that are not located on the property of the address listed on their license, unless that takes place at a qualified in-state gun show or event.

The ATF said the guidelines came in response to questions from industry members about whether they could legally conduct business outside of their brick-and-mortar stores. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearms industry trade group, said last month that it had asked for more clarity on how retailers could operate during the national emergency.

Gun retailers deemed ‘essential’

As states around the country issue “stay-at-home” orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus, firearms and ammunitions retailers have been classified as essential businesses, according to updated guidance from the federal government.

A March 28 memo from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the Homeland Security Department identified “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” as part of the nation’s essential critical infrastructure workforce.
What constitutes 'essential businesses'? States seem to have varying standards

The list is intended to be advisory and not to be considered “the exclusive list of critical infrastructure sectors, workers, and functions that should continue during the Covid-19 response across all jurisdictions.” The advisory states that jurisdictions should add or subtract essential workforce categories based on their own needs and discretion.

More than 40 states and the District of Columbia have issued stay-at-home orders that have closed or otherwise restricted nonessential businesses. Some states haven’t specifically mentioned firearm retailers in their lists of essential businesses, so they’re assumed to be nonessential.

National guns rights groups have filed lawsuits in places where firearms retailers weren’t specifically designated as essential.

As the pandemic is unfolding, gun sellers across the country are reporting a surge in firearm and bullet purchases.
Newly released data from the FBI shows a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the US last month, a significant increase over the same period last year.

CNN’s Josh Campbell and Kelly Mena contributed to this report.



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NRA suing New York for deeming gun stores non-essential businesses during coronavirus pandemic



In the lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of New York, the NRA claimed that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has “effectively and indefinitely suspended a key component of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution” by forcing gun stores across the state to temporarily shutter their doors.

As states around the country issued stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, some, like New York, didn’t deem firearm and ammunition retailers to be essential, forcing those businesses to close.

The NRA sued the Democratic governor in both his official and personal capacity, as well as New York’s Empire State Development agency and its acting commissioner.

“By closing federally licensed dealers, Defendants have cut off the only way of legally purchasing firearms in the State,” the lawsuit says. “As a result of the government’s overreach, most New Yorkers have no legal way to exercise the constitutional right to purchase arms or ammunition.”

In its filing, the NRA also suggested that the pandemic could be a time of heightened need for a firearm.

“The current public health emergency does not justify impeding the exercise of Second Amendment rights,” the lawsuit says, “especially during a time when many New Yorkers have valid concerns about the ability of the government to maintain order—and criminals are being prematurely released from jails.”

On Saturday, Cuomo addressed the legal challenge during a news conference on coronavirus.

“I think I’ve been sued by the NRA, must be a dozen times. I didn’t even know I was sued this time. You become sort of lawsuit immune. I wish I could become immune to this virus the way I’ve become immune to NRA lawsuits,” he said.

Kris Brown, the president of the pro-gun-control group Brady, called the lawsuit “another attempt by the NRA to jeopardize life-saving responses to stop the spread of this deadly virus that is killing thousands of New Yorkers.”

She said Cuomo is “well within his authority” to close the stores in an effort to address the virus’s spread.

“The Second Amendment, like all amendments in the Bill of Rights, is balanced by concerns of public safety and health,” she added. “Right now, those concerns necessitate the closure of many businesses, including the need to forbid large gatherings, which are rights otherwise protected by the First Amendment. The Second Amendment does not supersede the First, nor does it override the need to stop the spread of coronavirus.”

This story has been updated to include comment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

CNN’s Sara Murray, Sheena Jones and Veronica Stracqualursi contributed to this report.



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