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In letter, Gus Bilirakis demands justice for American attacked by Turkish security detail

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Like most Americans, Gus Bilirakis was repulsed after seeing footage last week of bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beating up peaceful protesters in Washington D.C. State Department officials expressed “concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms” and summoned the Turkish Ambassador for a visit. That was pretty much it. Now, Bilirakis is joining 39 other members of Congress in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanding that those Turkish officials based in the…

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Gus Bilirakis wants Donald Trump to talk human rights when meeting Turkish president

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Gus Bilirakis is calling on Donald Trump to speak about the deteriorating state of human rights in Turkey, just before the president is scheduled to sit down with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House Tuesday. “As it is a critical moment for Turkey and the U.S.-Turkish relationship, the United States must be candid and consistent in our support of democratic values and respect for human rights for the sake of Turkey’s future, as well as the long-term interests in the region…

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Should I have my shotgun by my side on Election Day?

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I’ve only owned one gun in my life. It’s a Remington 870 Breacher, so named because it’s partly designed for forcing open a closed and locked door. It has a carbon stock and a camouflage finish. The handful of people who have seen the gun say it’s a beautiful weapon. Then again, not many people have seen it because I’ve only brought it out of its case once and that was to learn how to use it at a local range. Otherwise,…

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