Press Release: News and Events for Author, Rusty Blackwood. A Fabulous Writer and Popular Canadian Author…

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“Blackwood’s latest 5-star romance novel, ‘Willow’s Walk’, follows ‘Passions In Paris’, a romantic fiction novel written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come”

 

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After a successful low-cost book promotion of “Willow’s Walk,” Canadian Author, Rusty Blackwood has more events lined up! Here is more about all the scheduled events happening courtesy of 24-7 Press Release….

March 15, 2017, /24-7PressRelease/ — Canadian Indie romantic fiction novelist Rusty Blackwood has announced a number of interviews and special pricing in March 2017 for her 5-Star rated romantic fiction novel ‘Willow’s Walk’. The new romantic fiction novel is unique in that it addresses the dangers of social media within the context of a romantic fiction story line. Social media sites can sometimes be wonderful places to form new relationships. They are also fraught with danger for the unsuspecting. Blackwood uses this concept as one focal point of the story. A mature woman / younger man relationship that begins in an Internet chat room leads to real trouble for Willow Sutherland-Crosby, the protagonist of the story.

On March 21st 2017, an interview with Rusty Blackwood will appear on the same site. There will be a free giveaway of the Kindle version of “Willow’s Walk”@ Amazon Kindle. com .  FROM: 6 am to 11 pm.

Then on March 28th, 2017, ‘Willow’s Walk’ will be the Book of the Day on “Indie Author News ~ Book of The Day.”

“I am very pleased to have three upcoming day features during the month of March on Indie Author News,” Rusty Blackwood stated. “I have appeared on this popular and informative Indie book site back in 2013 with my romantic fiction drama, ‘Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary’, and I am most pleased to have my newest novel, ‘Willow’s Walk’, hold center stage, along with an interview with yours truly speaking about the novel, as well as my role as an Indie author. To have one’s work featured on such an impressive site is a credit to one’s name, and to one’s work, and I am once again looking forward to it.”

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“Willow’s Walk,” follows the release of ‘Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary’. Her first romantic fiction novel is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come’. It has been compared to Erich Segal’s ‘Love Story’ and Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’.

Willow’s Walk’ is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

The path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with, are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland-Crosby walks a far-different path, and with her own agenda.

Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love – will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?

‘Willow’s Walk’ has received a number of 5 star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated, “I highly recommend this book.” Gisela Dixon said, “I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner.” Another said, “Brutally honest. I was touched by the bittersweet conclusion that sometimes purpose and happiness are only found through great tragedy …”

 

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‘Passions in Paris’ has also received rave reviews. Linkk Kula Kane said, “Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like ‘The Notebook’ by Nicolas Sparks.” Reader Fred Pifer stated that “‘Passions’, is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book ‘Love Story’ by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout.”

Information on the new romantic fiction release, including a new book trailer, is available at Blackwood’s site on the ‘Willow’ page. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of both books at Amazon sites worldwide, including Amazon.ca

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto and Niagara areas and can be reached using the information below or by email at writerrusty@hotmail.ca.
More information is available at her website;  Rusty Blackwood, Author …

** Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children’s books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease. **

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“Presented By “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den” ~ Author, Catherine Lyon”

Guest Author Interview Courtesy of “The Book Trail” ~ Talking Books in China with Author, Andy Smart…

I always enjoy sharing other Book Bloggers when they have fantastic author spotlights of my books I have read and about “Author Friends” of mine. My buddy Author, Andy Smart lives in China and has a fabulous book out about his moving there and much of his travels through the country that I think readers will find a great read and fascinating! He shared a new interview he had done, so I wanted to share with my readers and visitors to learn more about my friend and his wonderful book!  🙂

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Andy’s redundancy money clears in the bank, and with middle age fast approaching, the only realistic course of action is to wave goodbye to the UK and start again. A one-way ticket to China, please! This is one man’s light-hearted three-year account of his numerous attempts and failures of settling down and creating a new life in a different culture.

Wanted: A traditional house with sliding screens and curved roofing in quiet Eastern suburbia. Single guy avoiding mid-life crisis seeks gorgeous thirty-something Chinese girl to live with forever in perfect bliss and harmony. Instead, with the influence of tourism and modernization, any romantic preconceptions of how things should be like in the East quickly go out of the window.

With zero Chinese speaking ability and minimal planning, Andy’s story starts with a disastrous online romance played out in South China and his great escape. From the first Chinese haircut to encountering the most fearsome waitress in China, to Chengdu and its Famous Napalm-like hot pot, the journey winds its way from Tibet into Yunnan via one of the most dangerous bus journeys in the world. Across borders, he foolishly goes ghost hunting in Cambodia and to the DMZ’s ‘no man’s land’ in South Korea. We also take a visit to the eagle hunters of Western Mongolia and the Russian border where Andy manages a Mongolian holiday camp.

These are just some of the many dynamite stories, anecdotes, and descriptions written in Andy’s streetwise style that will make you choke on your breakfast.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Andy Smart lives in Beijing writing about his travels across East Asia in his own laugh out loud streetwise style. He has also been a teacher since 1991 developing his own successful TEFL package for spoken English in China.

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“THE BOOK TRAIL INTERVIEW

 

Talking books with Andy Smart…

Andy Smart is the author of Just Turn Left At The Mountain – a very personal, poignant and very witty tour of China and Asia. Andy lives and works as a teacher in China and on Chinese New Year plans to be giving some books to his friends.

 

I’ve just returned from a 10,000-mile solo drive across China, east to west. It took me months so despite downloading some new reads onto my Kindle, have been really out of touch with reading.

Right now I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.

Before my trip, I read an amazing book called Midnight in Peking by Paul French. I normally support indie authors but as it was recommended to me by a Chinese colleague I thought I’d give it a go. This is the true story of a teenage girl called Pamela Werner in Beijing just before the takeover by the Japanese in WW2 and his attempt at finding the real truth of her unsolved murder.

It’s easy to see why it’s a best-seller as Paul French writes on many levels pulling the reader’s attention right into the center of the story. Indeed it was one of those books I got through in a few days. I think what’s most impressive is the writer’s ability to paint such a vivid picture of what it was like in Beijing back then. Being that I live and work here, I often go past the places referred to in the book. There’s actually a tour you can take which visits some of the areas relevant to the story. I loved Paul French’s attention to detail. The book is the result of years of tireless work in coming to his conclusions about the murder and just shows us what research you really need to do to write convincingly.

Sharing books with Chinese colleagues

I actually just gave a Chinese colleague A Short History of Just About Everything by Bill Bryson as it shows the crazy side of Western history. Like Midnight in Peking, you can tell that it’s another labor of love with years of research before the book was written.

I am particularly interested in real-life tales of overcoming hardship. Recently I discovered Addicted to Dimes, (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) by Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon. This is the true story of someone’s gambling addiction and recovery. Actually, I fancy reading it now, Ha Ha. Just a fascinating read really.

A novel which has made an impression

Definitely, “Vote for Murder” by Jaqueline Beard. Based on a true story, this is the tale of one of the author’s relatives and how they became involved in a tale of a woman who was wrongly executed for a murder they didn’t commit. I met Jaqueline online as she lives in the same area that I grew up in and got chatting. Once again, I especially enjoyed her professional attention to detail and well thought out and research.

My Favorite story as a child?

Actually not the typical story as you would expect. My father could remember London in the Second World War and my grandparents were ground keepers to a Canadian airfield around that time. On my Mum’s side, her dad survived the Somme by a whisker having being rescued by his friends from no man’s land during the cover of darkness. During this time, the soldiers from France, the UK and Germany met in the middle for an unofficial cease-fire and spent Christmas together exchanging gifts and some even playing football together. I often wonder what it must have been like for the soldiers and what my Granddad was doing at that moment in 1914. To me, this is one of the ultimate stories.

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Yes, my friend Andy lives a very interesting life!. You may see his awesome videos as well when you go visit his website here:  Just Turn Left At The Mountain  Please go connect with Andy over on his Social Media places and keep up with all his Travels!

He Is An GoodReads Author
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“I don’t Like Talking “Politics” BUT? Like Me, Are You Fed UP?!

A Special Share and Spotlight on “What The HELL? About “Politics!
By my good friend Kenneth Abraham .  .  . “Let’s Sound Off”

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Give us a Real Choice!

The public is so fed up and disgusted by nonsensical political policies and obstructionist politicians that … well, just look at the current presidential debates! We have come to the point where useful, informative political discussion takes a back seat to sensationalism! All across America, the public yearns for action, meaningful progress, and politicians who will act to improve this nation!

It is time to give us a real choice! The Commission on Presidential Debates [CPD}, a body made up of longtime Democrat and Republican political operatives, has ruled that one must show a national polling percentage of 15% to be included in the Presidential Debates. This is absurd, and it is a genuine serious roadblock. This requirement is an obviously arbitrary construct, designed to limit the field to the two parties, Democrats. and Republicans.

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We call ourselves a democracy; let’s open it up! You might recall that in the Primary debates, several candidates on stage, for both parties, had polling figures around 1%, 2% or 5 %.  Why 15% for the “Main Event”?!  The public would only benefit by the inclusion of more candidates. The arguments against allowing 3 or 4 participants in these nationally broadcast debates, such as “it would be too confusing”, clearly are bogus, and changes should be made.

Consider, for example, that the candidates of the Libertarian Party, Governor Johnson, and Governor Weld, have qualified to be on the ballot in all 50 states and Washington D. C. Anyone can vote for them, yet most (the 80 million viewers of the Presidential debates!) cannot know their message! The opportunity for Americans to learn what they have to offer is stifled by the “15%” rule set by the CPD. Demand change … demand that candidates with such widespread support as the Libertarian ticket and the Green ticket be included in the Presidential debates!

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“President Obama To Donald Trump: ‘Stop Whining’ : NPR “President Obama had some harsh words for Donald Trump’s charges that the presidential election is going to be rigged — “Stop whining.”

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So American’s,  “Raise Your Voices, all of you who, like me, see no sense in limiting the field to two people who, by all accounts …all surveys … are disliked by more Americans than any candidates in the history of the nation. Speak out!

Ken Abraham, founder of Citizens for Criminal Justice, former Deputy Attorney General, Dover, DE.  Kenneth Abraham.

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“I have to agree with Ken here. I can tell you that all over social media it has been a “free for all!” as I myself have lost a few friends to this election season. They seem to have to force they political views on me in a very rude and bossy kind of way. SORRY, but I don’t for that! YES, everyone has a right to their Opinions, but they DON’T have the right to force it on others, and I am really getting tired of it! So I can not wait for the 2016 Elections to BE OVER! How about you?”

And I am SO tired of hearing Mr. Trump talk and whine about everything other than the important issue’s facing our nation today. As far as I am concerned, he himself is the one unraveling his own Campaign. And I just love watching Hilliary Clinton’s face at each debate. She knows exactly what Trump is doing. He sabotaging his own Presidental bid as she graciously watches it happen without saying a word. LOVE IT!!  I agree with our President, Trump needs to stop whining about everything that is just “ALL  ABOUT HIM.”

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“I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the elections process before votes have even taken place,” the president said. “It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts.”     ~”President Obama”

But as I close out my own thoughts and opinions of MY own, I will say to all American’s, please, this Election is an Important one. So exercise your Rights on November 8th, 2016! No matter WHO you vote for?

“JUST GO FRIGGIN VOTE! Nothing changes if YOU DON’T”
Author & Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 

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15 Years Later We Still Stand United! To The Victims Families ~ We Will Never Forget and Remember YOU.

LET US NEVER FORGET
9/11 and The Victims Families
We Stand United With You!

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A 9/11 Tribute to ALL WHO Parished in The 9/11/2001 Terror Attacks. LOVE & PRAYERS To All The Victims and Their FAMILIES” .  .  .  .  . Author, Catherine Lyon 

A Must Read Guest Blog Article About All The Police Killings of Innocent Black Men …

When Is The Killing Of Innocent Black
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I wanted to share a very interesting Blog Post by Justin C. Cohen regarding the two recent shootings of two innocent black men just going about their day until they came across encounters with police. WHAT the hell is going on in AMERICA?  When did people become SO immune to this disgusting break down of today’s Society in America? Are we getting closer and closer to the “End of Times” here on earth? Can someone explain this to me?

Here is how Justin sees it . . . .

 

“Advice for White Folks in the Wake of The Police Murder of A Black Person”…

 

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Yesterday, Alton Sterling was executed by a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The video of the encounter is gruesome, and it should shake you to your core, no matter the color of your skin. The police tackled him to the ground, pinned him, and shot him at close range. By definition, this is an extrajudicial killing. It’s not dissimilar to what happened to Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald, Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, and a long line of Black people who have lost their lives at the hands of a corrupt and racist criminal justice system. We know their names, and it’s up to us to say them.

 

I feel an extraordinary amount of anger and sadness today, but that pain cannot compare to what our Black friends and colleagues are experiencing. As a White person, I will never know the extent of this sort of pain. I can, however, offer some modest advice to other White folks who are trying to figure out how to be good allies on a day like today.

 

1.)  If you’re White, don’t look to your friends of color for answers today. If you haven’t already grappled with the extent to which our criminal justice system – from the police to prosecutors to prisons – treats Black people differently than they treat you, today is not the day to start reaching out. If you’re eager to learn, talk to other White people who have been engaged in this work, as one of their primary roles as allies is to lessen the burden that people of color have for the education process around issues of justice. Now also is a good time to do some independent reading and research. If data moves you, read Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, which catalogs the extent to which the American criminal justice system disproportionately, and unjustly, punishes Black people. Once you’ve spent some time educating yourself, then you should have some conversations with friends of color, but you should spend most of the time listening to them.

 

2.)  What happened to Alton Sterling is, in fact, about race. If you are tempted to change the subject to something else, please resist that urge. Police kill Black people at a rate disproportionate to both criminal activity and their presence in the population at large. Campaign Zero has done an extraordinary job of cataloging both the extent of this problem and its relationship to race. What happened to Alton Sterling does not happen to White people.

 

3.)  Be aware of a few standard, and racist, media tropes about Black victims. In the wake of police executions, you are bound to hear a few things that distract from the real issues. One of those storylines is that “he was no angel,” wherein the media will outline the various ways in which the victim behaved inappropriately in the past. None of this matters, and it certainly does not change the fact that the police killed the person outside of any legal process. I smoked pot when I was in high school, such as, and if the police used that as justification to murder me, that would be ludicrous. The second narrative that will emerge is that the killing of Alton Sterling is part of the “Ferguson effect,” wherein police killings are linked to increases in crime. This is not true, as there is no statistical connection between local crime rates and police killings:

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The “black on black crime” crowd back at it again. No evidence to support their claims, all white supremacist pseudoscience.

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The final storyline to avoid believing is the notion that the real problem is “Black on Black” crime. Bringing this up is an attempt to change the subject away from the extrajudicial killing of Black people by the police. Not to mention, the vast majority of crimes are committed in racial groups, so “White on White” crime is just as prevalent as “Black on Black” crime.

 

4.) As a White person, you are in a unique position to influence the perspectives of other White people. If the illegal killing of Black people by the police bothers you, as it should, talk to your White friends about it. There are many nuances and ambiguities in institutional racism, but the police committing murder is not one of them. In many cases, having these conversations will not be easy. The more you talk about race, however, the easier it will become. You might even change some minds, particularly among family members. If you’re already spending time talking to other White people about race, now is a good time to help other White people develop their skills.

 

It is never too late to make a personal commitment to being a more active ally in the movement for Black lives. A year ago this month, folks were fighting to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol, after the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. A year ago this month we started wondering what happened to Sandra Bland. Correcting these injustices is the work of generations, not years or months. If you’re a White person on the sidelines, we need you in the fight.

 

Please raise your voice, particularly today.

 

“Now, of course, when my guest posted his blog post, there was another senseless killing of Philando Castile not long after and was live streamed on Facebook to prove that Philando Castile had not done anything to provoke the police. He was reaching for his wallet to get his licence and gun permit when the officer fired on him.
Then? Last night, we have a “Killing Spree” at a protest for the two slain men of Dallas Police officers? More killing and carnage of innocent lives. Wow! I have no words. No words except for what I wrote in the beginning of this post.

Is this what AMERICA HAS COME TO?
Look, there are people on both sides of this tragedy who are not going to agree about this whole mess. But it is NOT about who is right or who is wrong. It not about black or white, it is not about “black lives matter” or “all lives matter” it is about “Human Beings” being killed, lives being taken from families and loved ones.

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DO YOU really think it matters what the color of your skin is when you are lying in a pine box six feet under the ground? Really? No, what matters is that another human being was killed in another senseless shooting. That is what matters here” . . . .

“My Thoughts, Love and Prayers go out to all the Families whose loved ones were Killed and Hurt in all the senseless killings this past week. This is to ALL LIVES TAKEN” .  .  .  .

 

 

Author & Columnist, Catherine Townsend-Lyon


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Press Release ~ New Book “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain”

Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to Recovery and not get lost along the way by [Morse, Irwin, Stark, Roger]

Author, Roger Stark & Co-Author, Irwin Morse Release New Book.

 
Lyon Book Promotions announces a new addiction/recovery book release by Author, Roger and Co-author Irwin Morse titled, “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to Recovery and not get lost along the way.” Now available on Amazon in The Kindle store and now in paperback and available on their website: Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain

Phoenix, Arizona, June 16th, 2016., Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions is pleased to announce that Author, Roger Stark and Co-author, Irwin Morse are now featured on the popular book site Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions – joining the ranks of many fine authors we represent and promote. As featured recovery writers, we are honored to showcase their books here on Lyon Book Promotions. Also, at Lyon Promotions, book fans can browse and search all our authors and their new releases, read book reviews, and learn more about new authors from our “Author Spotlights.”

Stark of Washington state and Morse of New York are currently promoting “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain.” A fantastic recovery “how to guide” about friends and family who are baffled by the behaviors, antics, and thinking of the addicted one. Their patience, tolerance, and love are depleted quickly. Eventually, their empathy and compassion exhausted, they say the inevitable, “He will just have to hit bottom,” as they shake their heads and walk away. “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain” reviews the return journey from addict land, the learning of how to leave our thinking errors behind.

Written around the recovery story of one man from alcohol and sex addiction, clinical notes, and comments appear throughout the story helping the reader to understand this baffling disease. Addicts report being able to see their behaviors that were previously hidden from them when they are manifest in someone else. Reading George’s (the book’s addicted character) story and misadventures creates ‘aha’ moments of understanding that can open the doors to recovery.

Visit Stark’s at Reclaim Website  and connect with them on their Facebook Page as well. Like many other authors, Stark and Morse are making use of the exceptional promoting services for writers to market their books.

Launched in May 2013, Author, Catherine Lyon of Lyon Book Promotions has rapidly become a leading source to help new authors learn how to promote and market their books here: Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions

PRESS CONTACTS:
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Now Orlando? Action On Gun Laws Needed NOW!

Here we go again! Another mass shooting in Orlando and again, NO GUN CONTROL LAWS passed. Here is my rage I posted on Facebook when I heard  on CNN another shooting has happened in Orlando, FL.

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“My thoughts and prayers to the families and those passed and wounded in another senseless shooting in Orlando, FL. … I posted this on my Author FB page first thing this morning. My heart goes out to those still looking for their loved that were inside the nightclub until all victims are accounted for” ….

OK, when is enough going to be enough? Was The San Bernardino Shooting a “Wake Up Call” that shootings will not stop unless we begin to change, add or enforce the “Gun Control Laws” in this Country?

How passing a bill to close the F _ _ KING loop-holes at “Gun Trade Shows and Internet Sales?”

NRA’ers you can complain all you want that any bill passed will take away your guns?

Bullshit!

I am getting really TIRED of That EXCUSE!!

It is called “Gun CONTROL” PEOPLE, not “GUN Take Away” … I’m sure any of those who think just because a bill is passed we are trying to take your guns away when deep down YOU know that is not the case!

I am pretty Damn SURE ONE of the 50 people in this nightmare was YOUR wife, husband, son, daughter or someone you love was KILLED, your opinion about “Gun Control” would change real fast.

We can not afford more “DEAD BODIES OR MORE CARNAGE LIKE THIS!!!”
PASS GUN CONTROL LAWS NOW!!!  It is time!

Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author & Lyon Book Promotions by Author Catherine Lyon

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A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the worst mass shooting in American history.…
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OF Course, there were some comments left. But, it was interesting how it was kept civil and we all were able to agree to disagree on our feelings without Nastiness or HATE.
It was just a very Healthy Debate.

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Christine Campbell so awful…..how much warning do we need

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author I Know!!! And I am SO tired of the gun owners saying they are afraid that if any gun control laws are passed that it will mean the government will take away guns when they KNOW that is not going to happen! Tired of The NRA scaring people into thinking that will happen when it won’t!

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author Thank You for Sharing!!

Christine Campbell
Christine Campbell anytime we were warned not if but when?

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Trey Clarke
Trey Clarke There has never been a gun involved crime where the gun acted alone. There is always a “person” behind it. Although, it is far easier to “control” or take away, or “gun grab” the weapon than it is to predict the “criminal” intent of a person or the lunacy of the mentally impaired soul.

I am a member of the NRA. I was raised around gun-toting rednecks and not once did any of us killed one person or a large number of them.
Nor did our guns act of their own accord.
Guns can be controlled. People can’t, to an extent. It is a slippery slope. But, I agree; there is a need for some RATIONAL control.
But, remember this….
If a madman wants to kill, he WILL.

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author Well, I agree but Let’s Just see if “The Mad Man” has Mental illness of some kind and HE should not be able to have a gun to do this Carnage … That’s the whole Point ….

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Trey Clarke
Trey Clarke Oh yes. He was definitely mad.
RELIGION.
And no, he shouldn’t have had access to a gun.
Problem is, he was an American citizen by birth. He “enjoyed” the same rights as all citizens. The problem is he was “radicalized” and appears from early reports that he was a little cracked.
Mark my words, Cat… Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author.
1) There will be an increase in troop involvement in the middle east.
2) There will be escalation of huge proportions in air raids to the extent where the welfare of non-combatants will no longer be a concern.
3) There will be a be a more insistent call for Muslim registration. (circa WWII)
4) Internment
Watch and see

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author Look, I too was raised around guns as a teen, my brother-in-law was Military Police and a County Sheriff in So. Cal. and he and I would go target shooting out in the country. And, he was a member of the NRA.

But he understood the other side of things  

Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author Isn’t it awesome that we all can have this discussion, and maybe agree to disagree on some points without any hate speech or some feeling it is their way or NO Way???
Important aspect of a Healthy Debate & Conversation right Trey Clarke “-)

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Trey Clarke
Trey Clarke That’s because we are intelligent

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author LOL.. Of Course!

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It’s the HEARTS of the people. Controlling guns will not fix the problem. Evil is in the hearts of these people. They will find another way!
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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author YES, they may find another way, but if we have laws it makes it Harder for it to be “The Way of a GUN.”

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Patrick Ferguson
Patrick Ferguson 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

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Catharine MacDonald
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Why are assault rifles available anyway? Last I heard, the deer weren’t shooting back.
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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author RIGHT??? Makes no sense.

Michelle Redmon
Michelle Redmon You can go door to door collect every gun. People will find a way to hurt others. They can go to their local feed store etc, pick up fertilizer or some other chemical and make a bomb like they did in Oklahoma City and do way more destruction. Evil will always be with us. Look out for one another. Don’t be afraid to report suspicious activity. Protect your neighbors, your fellow-man!

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author
Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author AMEN Michelle! You are correct. When people have Hate in their Hearts, they will and can find another was to hurt others. I do feel, and I am not a religion nut, all need to read The Book of Revelations in the Bible …. it does say how our world and society will change and become full of evil … I feel it is coming to pass. Very Sad ..

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Michelle Redmon
Michelle Redmon Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author we need each other to love but to be wary of our surroundings. Our country is dividing instead of coming together like a neighborhood watch.

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Catherine Townsend-Lyon Author Very true. But it seems NO one wants to get involved these days. Very sad. You see it on the news all the time when a shooting happens and police and investigators go door to door asking if they seen anything, they are fearful to come forward. People need to be aware of what is going on and Report It …

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SEE, people can have passion about how they feel and not have to rude or full of hate to carry on a healthy conversation. We were all made different for a reason, but we can all agree to disagree in kind friendly manner. Now I want to share below a post made, and also what I had seen on the news about someone who was looking for a person, who ended up one of the victims that died and the last communication he had with his mom. It so heartbreaking!!!

“A young man who is now confirmed dead sent this text to his mum from inside the club:

“Mommy I love you”

“I’m in club they are shooting.”

She shared the text message exchange with the Associated Press, in which her son told her that he was trapped in the bathroom at Pulse, and asked her to call the police. The 9-1-1 dispatcher had her stay on the line.

At 2:39 a.m., the most devastating texts began to come:
“Call them mommy / Now. / He’s coming / I’m gonna die”…

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“So what are your thoughts and feelings about this tragedy? How do you think we can make changes be it Gun Control Laws or other means to hopefully stop these tragic shootings and events from happening so often? Is this just the society we live in these days? Can we ever have Harmony and Peace in our World? I scratch my head and think? How as people did we get to this point in our society? Can we ever go back to the “Good Ole Days ?”

“With the internet and tech explosion, I really don’t think so. Is this more of a religious thing? Like the writings in The Bible of The Book of Revelations and the last days on earth? I don’t have a clue, but many things in the last few decades seems to be happening. Just my opinion and how I see our world. Share your thoughts” …

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“My Thoughts, Prayers, and Sympathies to the families who lost a loved one in this tragic shooting. And to those hurt as well a speedy recovery. No words can ever take the place of what you went through in that night club. Just know YOU ARE NOT ALONE”  ….

Fox Orlando Shooting ….

 

Prayers to the victims accounted for so far ….

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