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Rapper Killer Mike defends gun ownership in NRA video

Killer Mike has been outspoken about several social issues, including equality, racism and police brutality. Now he’s speaking up about gun ownership.

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In a recent NRATV interview, the Atlanta rapper defended the Second Amendment and challenged anti-gun protesters amid March for Our Lives, the nationwide demonstrations for stricter gun laws.

“You’re not woke! You can’t continue to be the lackey,” he told NRATV host Colion Noir. “You’re a lackey of the progressive movement, because you’ve never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”

He also criticized National Walkout Day, where thousands of students across the country walked out of their classrooms as a protest against gun violence following the Parkland High shooting in Florida.

“I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you. If you walk out that school, walk out my house,’” the artist said. “We are a gun-owning family. We are a family where my sister farms. We are a family where we'll fish, we'll hunt. But we are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally of ours does because some stuff we just don't agree with.”

He also discussed what he teaches his children about gun control.

“I'm very pro-Second Amendment, this is why,” he said. “And before you say, ‘What about the children,’ my daughter goes to Savannah State University. There was also a shooting on that campus. Talked to my wife and daughter after that, the decision was we're gonna go to Savannah, she's gonna get a gun and train more.”

Take a look at the clip below.

Chinese food delivery man fights off robbers, police say

A Chinese food delivery man fought off a gun-wielding attacker who tried to rob him on Monday in an apartment building’s stairway landing, according to police. 

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Police are still searching for the suspects who placed a fake $31.85 order from Peking Kitchen to lure the deliverer to the building, according to the New York Daily News

“I was about to go downstairs and he pointed the gun at me, and he said, ‘Give us the money. I’m going to shoot you,’” deliveryman Saikou Tambajang, 56, told the Daily News. “He pointed the gun at my head. I threw a forearm into him so he wouldn’t shoot me.”

Tambajang, who makes deliveries to send money home to his family in Gambia, fought off the attackers, who fled without food or money. 

“I didn’t know what to do,” Tambajang told the Daily News. “It was the only way I could defend myself. Sometimes if you give them the money they shoot you anyway.”

Matthew McConaughey gives Austin’s ‘March for Our Lives’ rally the ole ‘all right, all right, all right’

What’s an Austin event without Matthew McConaughey? The Austin edition of the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence brought out the city’s iconic Hollywood celebrity and his trademark “all right, all right, all right.” 

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“This is an American issue. It’s a Texan issue. It’s a legal and law-abiding gun owner issue. It’s a mother issue. It’s a father issue. And, quite literally, this is our children’s issue,” McConaughey said in concluding his remarks at the Texas Capitol. “My hope here is that we can find a common ground on what I see as very much a common-sense issue. This is an issue anchored in purpose for all of us. It’s not anchored in politics. God bless and just keep living.”

Austin is a part-time home for McConaughey, who often shows up at at University of Texas football games, charity fundraisers and other local events. On Saturday, he turned his attention to gun control.

“Let’s admit we have an epidemic in our country right now that we need to fix,” he told marchers, calling on assault gun owners to “take one for the team here and set it down.”

More specifically, he called for banning assault weapons for civilians, banning high-capacity magazines and closing loopholes in the current background check system. “Those are the three main stipulations, and for those three, I can say -- and you can say it with me -- all right, all right, all right.”

MLK’s 9-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, rallies crowd at March for Our Lives

Yolanda Renee King, the nine-year-old granddaughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr III, took the stage in Washington Saturday to deliver a message at the March for Our Lives rally.

"My grandfather had a dream that his four little children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character," she told the crowd. "I have a dream that enough is enough."

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She then led in chanting: "Spread the word. Have you heard. All across the nation. We are going to be. A great generation"

RELATED: 30,000 march in Atlanta, hear students’ emotional gun-violence pleas

King III, in a CNN interview with his daughter, talked about the power of this movement and others in recent years, such as Black Lives Matter.

“All of these movements are leading to change in this great country,” he said, noting that soon these youth will be of voting age.

“The best is yet to come,” he said. 

For more, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Paul McCartney reflects on John Lennon at March for Our Lives rally

Music legend Paul McCartney participated in the March for Our Lives rally in New York City Saturday.

When asked by a CNN reporter what he hoped could be accomplished by the movement, McCartney pointed to his shirt, which had the message, "We can end gun violence" printed on it.

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"One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me," McCartney said.

McCartney was referring to his former Beatles bandmate, John Lennon, who was shot and killed in New York City in 1980 by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was 40 years old.

Naomi Wadler, age 11, delivers powerful message at March for Our Lives rally

An 11-year-old girl delivered a powerful message about gun violence at the March for Our Lives rally Saturday in the nation's capital.

Naomi Wadler, a fifth-grader at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia, focused her speech on the gun violence that African-American women face, and how often their stories go untold.

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"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don't make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don't lead the evening news," Wadler told the crowd.

"For far too long these names, these black girls and women have been just numbers. I'm here to say 'never again' for those girls, too," Wadler said.

Wadler rejected the notion that she was too young to understand the issue. "People have said that I am too young to have these thoughts on my own. People have said that I am a tool of some nameless adult. It's not true," Wadler said.

"We know life isn't equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong," Wadler said.

Her speech quickly began trending on Twitter.

Wadler also helped organize a walkout at her school to protest gun violence on March 14, the Fairfax County Times reported.

While students link arms at rallies, Trump hits the links in Florida

As student-led marches and rallies were being held in the United States and around the world Saturday to heighten awareness about gun violence and gun control, President Donald Trump began his first full day of the weekend at his Florida residence. 

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Saturday morning, the president left Mar-a-Lago and traveled to Trump International Golf Club in suburban West Palm Beach. 

Deputy White House press secretary Lindsay Walters released a statement one hour before the “March for Our Lives” event was set to begin in Washington:

“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” the statement said. “Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President’s, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix NICS and STOP School Violence Acts, and signed them into law. Additionally, on Friday, the Department of Justice issued the rule to ban bump stocks, following through on the President’s commitment to ban devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”

>> March for Our Lives rallies taking place across the globe

March for Our Lives demonstrators plan to walk Trump’s motorcade route this afternoon.

Palm Beach Post writers Christine Stapleton and George Bennett contributed to this report.

Former Kings teammates offer to cover Stephon Clark's funeral expenses

Former Sacramento Kings players DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes have offered to cover the cost of the funeral of Stephon Clark, a black man who was shot and killed by police last Sunday, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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Clark, 22, died while holding a cellphone in his grandmother's backyard. He was unarmed, and his death sparked protests in Sacramento.

Demonstrators blocked the doors for Thursday's NBA game between the Kings and Atlanta Hawks.

Clark's family set up a GoFundMe page on Monday to raise money for funeral expenses and burial costs with a $50,000 goal. It had raised nearly $67,000 by noon Saturday. 

Cousins spent six seasons in Sacramento but now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. Barnes announced his retirement earlier this season, the Bee reported.

>> Protesters delay start of NBA game

Barnes posted a picture of Clark with his daughter to his Instagram page on Wednesday, offering his condolences and asking anyone who knew the family to contact him.

"Another pointless killing," Barnes posted. "This time in my hometown of Sacramento. Who's gonna be next..? Your brother, son, uncle, dad ...?"

Cousins has helped families in need before. In 2015 he played for the funeral of high school football player Jaulon “JJ” Clavo, who was shot before a playoff game.

Photos: March for Our Lives

Texas space lover says NASA photographed 'alien skeleton' on Mars

A space enthusiast from Texas believes photographs taken by a NASA rover reveal an “alien skeleton” on Mars, KTRK reported.

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A person from Waxahachie said a group of what looks like rocks is actually the skull and spine of a possible Martian. 

The person filed a report with the Mutual UFO Network, which investigates UFO sightings in the United States and beyond, KTRK reported.

According to the report, the alleged skeleton was photographed by the Opportunity rover on Feb. 1 in Perseverance Valley on the west rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater.

The person who submitted the report to the UFO Network said a 3-D image revealed the bone detail of a spine, KTRK reported.

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