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  • Fort Hood shooter snapped over denial of request for leave, Army confirms

    04/07/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies ^ | 4-7-2014 |
    <p>The spree began in one building of the sprawling complex, where Lopez, who was 34, first pulled his .45-caliber Caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and killed one, injuring 10.</p> <p>"The deceased and one of wounded had been involved in the verbal altercation with subject," Grey said.</p>
  • Fort Hood gunman (Ivan Lopez) vented on Facebook about Sandy Hook shooter, Iraq

    04/07/2014 4:02:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 7:53 PM EDT, Sat April 5, 2014 | By Ray Sanchez, CNN
    <p>Spc. Ivan Lopez vented about a range of subjects on Facebook before his shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, including his outrage at Adam Lanza's mass school shooting in Connecticut.</p> <p>He wrote of experiencing overpowering fear after an insurgent attack in Iraq and the hatred that consumed him after getting "robbed."</p>
  • HK 121 - General Purpose Machine Gun

    04/01/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 60 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2014 | NA
    HK121 Universal Machine Gun. Modular. Reliable. Superior.As the successor of the MG3, The HK121 opens a new era of universal belt fed 7.62 mm x 51 machine guns. Compared to others, the gas operated HK121 offers an intelligent and contemporary build standard, with numerous technical and ergonomic innovations. The mounting interface of the HK121 is compatible with MG3 mounts and tripods already in service. The universal HK121 can be used by dismounted infantry in the ground role, as well as for air defence or as a vehicle mounted/co axial machine gun. approx. 600/700/800 rounds/min Read more at
  • Some stuff just doesn't like being shot at

    03/29/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 11 replies ^ | 3/29/14 | ertyanna
    Video at link. Made me think of the Civil War Spotslyvania tree stump:
  • NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared for What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had to Say

    03/14/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | march 14, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    The 9-year-old girl explained that she is a 4th-grade honor roll student and competitive shooter in multiple styles with numerous local, state and national sponsors. “I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state. I will not be giving up my sport.” She said many of the firearms she hopes to use in the next level of her...
  • ’007 Obama’ used to sell fake Viagra in Pakistan

    02/20/2014 8:40:54 AM PST · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2014 | By
    Virility is a vital aspect of being the chief. So, when it comes to selling fake Viagra-style sex pills, what brand would be better than the biggest chief of them all — President Obama. And that’s not all. The glitzy cover of this Pakistan-based rip-off puts the commander-in-chief in a James Bond-style tuxedo with a silenced pistol in hand.
  • Detroit police chief: Armed citizens can make city safer

    02/20/2014 4:01:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Detroit's police chief is sticking to his guns after being criticized for supporting citizens to arm themselves. Police Chief James Craig responded Thursday to a Detroit resident who challenged his pro-gun stance. Mr. Craig made national news earlier this month after he said armed citizens could serve as a deterrent to criminals, The Detroit News reported. “Coming from California, where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, where they give out lots of CCWs (carrying concealed weapon permits), and I had a stack of CCW permits I was denying; that was...
  • PepsiCo: We Didn’t Sponsor Giffords’ Gabfest. Specifically.

    02/19/2014 9:39:20 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 2/18/2014 | Robert Farago
    Dear Mr. Farago, Thank you for sharing your concern stemming from our participation in last summer’s Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • (Vanity post) request for informational assistance

    02/16/2014 9:43:24 PM PST · by ColdSteelTalon · 12 replies
    Need some help with a debate I am having with someone.
  • Iraqi militants accidentally set off bomb, 21 dead

    02/10/2014 3:41:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2-10-14 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    BAGHDAD (AP) — An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Nearly two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene. The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped...
  • Automatic License Plate Readers Targeting Lawful Gun Owners (Maryland)

    01/27/2014 6:29:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Front Line State ^ | Front Line State
    Are automatic license plate readers in Maryland alerting police when registered gun owners drive past them? Recently we posted a story about John Filippidas, the concealed carry permit holder from Florida who was stopped on I-95 by a Maryland Transportation Authority cop. The cop detained Filippidas and his family for nearly two hours while searching the family’s vehicle for the gun Filippidas legally owns. The gun was in a safe back in Florida. No ticket was issued.
  • LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:48:02 AM PST · by bamahead · 134 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 25, 2014
    Police responded to an active shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET. Three people are confirmed dead and the mall remains on lockdown. UPDATE, 12:40p ET: People inside the mall are being told to wait until they are escorted out. The scene is believes to be secure. UPDATE, 12:34p ET: Randy Brooks, owner of Edward Arthur Jewelers at Columbia Mall, told Uma Pemmaraju that he heard a couple of pops and then saw people running. He said it appeared that the shooter had a shotgun and was killed, but police have not confirmed that. Brooks said...
  • Newspaper chain plans 'state-by-state' concealed weapon databases

    01/24/2014 1:01:03 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building “state-by-state databases” on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail. The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas' database project was detailed the plan in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
  • Happy Birthday John Moses Browning

    01/23/2014 7:24:33 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    myself | 1-23-14 | TZ
    Will ABC have a story with "50 Ways to Celebrate John Browning's Birthday like they did for Michelle Obama?
  • BART: Officer fatality first in agency's history

    01/21/2014 6:05:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies ^ | Tuesday, 01.21.14
    Authorities say a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday in the first on-duty fatality in the department's 40-year history.
  • Target: Me (Turncoat Metcalf Whines!)

    01/14/2014 4:13:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 14, 2014 | Dick Metcalf
    I started shooting at age five. By the time I turned 12, my parents gave me an NRA Life Membership. I’ve studied, written and taught about firearms law and the Bill of Rights since the 1960s, helping to enact concealed-carry laws in states across the country and authoring numerous other pieces of pro-firearms legislation. I’m a competitive shooter who’s hunted on five continents, and I founded a 150-acre shooting park in my home state of Illinois. All told, I’ve written more than 1,700 articles for firearms publications over the last four decades, as well as hosting and producing several firearms...
  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/02/2014 8:10:59 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) ^ | January 2, 2014 | Carla Marinucci
    Marlene Hoeber is feisty, tattooed, transgender, a self-described feminist, a queer activist - and a crack shot with her favorite "toys," guns of just about every kind. One thing she's not - and proud of it - is a member of the National Rifle Association. "We make ourselves a special place where we don't have to hear about the 'Kenyan Muslim socialist' in the White House," said Hoeber, a biotech equipment mechanic who says she's politically "somewhere around Emma Goldman," the turn-of-the-20th century anarchist. Instead, Hoeber - whose array of firearms includes an M1 carbine rifle from World War II...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Target Shooter Accidentally Shoots Person In The Chest At Perris Event

    12/28/2013 7:29:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies ^ | December 28, 2013 3:43 PM
    PERRIS ( — A target shooter accidentally shot and wounded someone in the chest Saturday during an event in Perris, authorities reported. The shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The person injured was driven to a location near Washington Street to meet up with deputies and was then transported to a hospital. The person’s condition was not immediately known. A witness told deputies that the shooter and victim were among an estimated 200 people who were participating at a shooting...
  • Our sick gun fetish is destroying us: Tea Party fantasies kill kids

    12/16/2013 10:13:41 PM PST · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 12/14/2013 | Richard Eskow
    Maybe you’ve heard about the “bullet fee” that was supposedly charged to the families of prisoners executed by gunfire. The fee, which is almost certainly an urban legend, has been attributed at various times to Bolshevik revolutionaries and the governments of Iran and China. But even if the bullet fee is mythical, there is a very real price to be paid when a society becomes intoxicated by gunplay. What price have we paid for the bullets fired at Newtown and in the year since that tragedy? The financial estimates only scratch the surface.
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • Robbery suspect shot by victim, police say

    11/20/2013 1:32:13 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-20-13 | Mara H. Gottfried
    The victim of an attempted robbery in St. Paul took action when one of the robbers pointed a gun at him, firing his own gun and wounding one of the robbers. One of the robbers simultaneously fired in the direction of the victim, who was not hurt, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The Ramsey County attorney's office charged one of the robbery suspects, Marcel Lee Galloway, with aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery and first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, along with second-degree assault. Galloway, 21, of St. Paul, was shot in the leg during the incident. The county attorney's...
  • Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)

    11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 94 replies ^ | November 5, 2013 | Liz Kilmer
    Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday. "It's not fair," said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick's Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday. The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed. "[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."...
  • Guns, Pot, and Bernie Goetz

    11/04/2013 9:47:51 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 36 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 11/4/13 | Shout Bits
    The Old Media in the form of the AP planted a doozie of misinformation regarding Bernie Goetz's recent arrest for attempting to sell marijuana to a police officer. The article described Goetz as a "vigilante" and racist, the thugs he shot as "panhandlers," and his gun as "illegal." All of the characterizations are completely wrong and deceptive. Frist, Goetz was not a vigilante, he was only defending himself. In 1984, Goetz was confronted by four youths demanding money. The thug uses a language of tone and body so that while his words may be asking for money, the real message...
  • End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December

    10/27/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri's extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its "primary" designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores,...
  • Report: Aldon Smith got favorable treatment from Santa Clara cops

    10/23/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 22, 2013 | Will Brinson
    Though 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith is hardly having an easy time of things these days -- he's still away indefinitely from football -- a report claims that the Santa Clara police provided the defensive lineman with favorable treatment when he was arrested. NBC Bay Area uncovered records that show Smith, after being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at 9:40 a.m. PT, was released at 11:20 a.m. PT, a mere 1.5 hours later. Smith enjoyed an expedited trip through the Santa Clara County Jail, according to court records and information uncovered by the NBC Bay Area Investigative...
  • Minnesota Carry Permit Murder Rates

    10/10/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Minnesota is one of a few states that track crimes committed by Concealed Carry permit holders.  When the Minnesota law was passed, an annual report of crimes committed by permit holders was required.  The Minnesota permit is simply a permit to carry, the law does not discriminate between carrying concealed and carrying openly.  Reports for the law are available for 2003, and 2005-2012 in pdf files.   The number of people with Minnesota permits that commit murder or manslaughter is remarkably low.  Only three instances are recorded in the Minnesota Carry Permit annual reports for the nine years reported....
  • Davidson College to host panel discussion of gun rights and responsibilities

    10/05/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 20 replies
    charlotteobserver ^ | Oct. 05, 2013 | Joe Marusak
    DAVIDSON Davidson College will host a free panel discussion on “Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lilly Family Gallery of the Chambers Building on campus. The panel will include Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe; Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller; Capt. Carolyn McMackin, interim acting chief of Davidson College Public Safety; Lance Stell, philosophy professor and director of medical humanities; and Andrew O’Geen, assistant professor of political science. The event is sponsored by the college’s Vann Center for Ethics. The panel will address such questions as, “What are the trends in the use of guns...

    09/21/2013 12:18:38 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies ^ | 9/19/13 | Ted Nugent
    GUN-FREE ZONES' MEAN MORE BODY BAGS Here we go again. Another mass shooting in a gun-free zone where company policy mandates the employees must be unarmed and defenseless. In this case the employer is the Department of Defense (DOD), the very institution whose charter it is protect and defend America and Americans from all enemies, foreign and domestic. The slaughter at the Navy facility is the second slaughter carried out on a military installation in recent memory. Back in November 2009, Maj. Allahu Akbar Voodoo Hasan murdered 13 U.S. military heroes and wounded 30 more during his great Muhammad-inspired terrorist...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says "more guns than people" in U.S., in Navy Yard reaction

    09/19/2013 9:25:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies ^ | September 19, 2013
    In the wake of Monday’s Navy Yard shooting, Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., addressed national and civic security. Holmes, the nonvoting delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia, praised the quick police response, but she also noted that no one is entirely insulated from criminal acts. "We understand that in an open and democratic and free society, you cannot make yourself impenetrable, especially when there are more guns than there are people in the United States today," she said in a press conference. Are there really more guns than people? We wanted to dig into the data. Let’s pin down...
  • Firing at Man in Times Square, Police Wound Two Bystanders

    09/15/2013 6:00:42 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | September 15, 2013 | MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    Confronted by an agitated man who at one point lay down in the middle of a crowded intersection in Times Square, two police officers fired shots late Saturday evening at the man, striking two bystanders instead, the police said.
  • Why are Texas gun carry laws so bad?

    09/14/2013 6:53:10 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 76 replies
    I like Texas. Nice people, good state. But one thing that continues to puzzle me is why Texas handgun carry laws are so, well, pathetic. Here is a summary of the requirements for getting a concealed handgun permit: (IANAL so don't take this as legal advice): Fee: $140 for 5 yrs. Training: In person, at least 4-6 hours, with shooting exam, by TX certified instructor. Fingerprints: required. Photo: required. Open carry: prohibited. Let's contrast that with some "liberal" states: Pennsylvania: Fee: $19 Training: Not required. Fingerprints: None required. Photo: Passport photo required in some places. Open carry: legal, except you'll...
  • YouTube: VIDEO: Sarah Silverman Helps The ‘Black NRA’ Give Guns To African-Americans

    09/09/2013 9:54:48 PM PDT · by correctthought · 15 replies
    Youtube channel ^ | 9/9/13 | EpicFailsZone
    No thread, just idiocy masquerading as poignant commentary. Warning, this is revolting considering the history of the NRA and how Charleton Heston lined up Hollywood to support the 60's civil rights movement. A gag alert is in order.
  • Authorities kill murder suspect in hotel shootout

    08/29/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 28, 2013 | Erika Pesantes and Ihosvani Rodriguez
    In the darkness of a hotel parking lot, the fugitive task force moved quickly to stop the black pickup with the murder suspect riding inside. Only their fugitive wasn't in the truck. Instead, Henry Kiner, 27, was dressed in camouflage and perched on the hotel's second floor, where he used a shotgun to blast away at the unsuspecting task force members below, officials said. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel called it an "ambush" that backfired when officers and deputies fired back toward the hotel, killing Kiner just outside Room 212 of the Days Inn in Oakland Park early Wednesday.
  • Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

    08/28/2013 3:33:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies
    Nature ^ | 8/28/13 | Zeeya Merali
    Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from.“Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. But for Van Raamsdonk, a physicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this scenario is a way to think about reality. If it is true, he says, “everything around us — the whole three-dimensional physical world — is an illusion born from...
  • Over 100 Women Take Up Arms in Mexico to Defend Community

    08/24/2013 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    The women signed up over the past four days with the UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez said MEXICO CITY – More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime groups, a local self-defense force official said Monday. The women signed up over the past four days with the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, Xaltianguis community self-defense force commander Miguel Angel Jimenez told reporters. “We have an average of nine groups” of community police, with each one made up...
  • Would-be robber shot, killed by Domino's pizza driver {W. Melbourne, FL}

    08/24/2013 5:31:25 AM PDT · by shove_it · 60 replies
    CFN13 ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | Jerry Hume
    WEST MELBOURNE -- Investigators say a Brevard County pizza delivery man takes action into his own hands -- shooting and killing a would-be robber. Investigators said a Domino's employee had just delivered a pizza to one of the rooms at the Days Inn off US-192 near Interstate 95. Agents said after delivering the pizza just before midnight, the driver went back to his car, sat down and starting counting his money and tip, waiting for his next call for a delivery. That’s when investigators said a man approached him with a knife, demanding money and threatening to kill him. “At...
  • Just Make Up An Address: Shady Anti-Gun Petitioners Caught Breaking Election Laws

    08/22/2013 4:59:36 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | August 22, 2013 | LaughingAtLiberals
    Democrat acting like a democrat!!
  • Homeowner shoots, kills escaped prisoner in Iowa

    08/21/2013 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/13
    Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff's deputy has been killed by a homeowner who said the armed man broke into his house. Rodney Long was shot to death after he broke into a retired farm couple's home in Bedford about 10:15 p.m. Monday, awakening them. Long, who was armed with a handgun, cut their telephone lines and used their cell phone, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mitch Mortvedt said. After about four hours, Jerome Mauderly, 71, shot Long with a shotgun in the kitchen of the home he shares with his wife,...
  • Chris Christie signs 10 gun control bills into law

    08/09/2013 7:19:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2013 | Rick Moran
    But he refused to sign 5 others so everything is ok, right? Two of the bills Christie signed were opposed by gun-rights activists: One bars gun purchases by people on the federal terrorism watch-list; the other makes it mandatory for the state to submit information on people who are banned from gun ownership to a national database. Christie has not tipped his hand as to whether he will sign or veto the other five bills, which include an outright ban on the sale of the highest caliber rifle Christie's handling of the gun bills was just another day of walking...
  • MAIG Spokesman: You Shouldn’t Shoot Unless Your Attacker Has a Gun

    08/06/2013 3:17:31 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    TTAG ^ | August 06, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    The world the people behind Mayors Against Illegal Guns inhabit seems to be mighty black and white. With maybe a slight green tinge to the sky. Mark Glaze, executive director of MAIG, believes that someone should only be allowed to use a gun to defend themselves if their attacker also has a one. In his opinion, the lack of a gun indicates that the attacker “just wants to have a fistfight.” Yeah, well, tell that to the two people per day in this country who are beaten to death with their attackers’ bare hands.
  • Barber Shop Owner Shoots Robbery Suspect

    08/03/2013 6:24:38 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    ABC6onyourside ^ | Aug 03,2013 | Ken Hines/Ben Garbarek
    “‘Leave these senior citizens alone,’ he said. ‘We ain’t playing. I’m serious. If they come knocking on my door, I got something for them.’” When barber Calvin Brown says he has something for them, he doesn’t mean the latest Roffler cut."
  • Sen. McCain says Arizona should review “Stand Your Ground” law

    07/21/2013 9:06:10 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    REDALERT ^ | July 21, 2013 | REDALERT
    Breaking away from many in the conservative movement, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that his state’s “Stand Your Ground” law needs to be reviewed.

    07/21/2013 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Jerrybob · 64 replies
    self | 7/21/13 | self
    NY State banned many firearms some time ago and even required they be turned in (as I recall). Haven't heard a word about that since. What's going on there?
  • If you believe Trayvon was attacked in public, your crusade against SYG is especially misguided

    07/17/2013 2:13:04 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 7/17/13 | David Freddoso
    They want to blame the Stand Your Ground law for the result — the law on the books of 24 states — that eliminates any “duty to retreat” for any person who is attacked in a place where they have a right to be. (In fact, I’m told there are more states than that where the principle applies, even though there is no formal Stand Your Ground law for criminal cases.) George Zimmerman did not even attempt to put on a “Stand Your Ground” defense, which should really settle the issue. One possible reason is that it would have been...
  • House Dem calls for Trayvon Martin hearings

    07/16/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Caroline May
    Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling for Judiciary Committee hearings on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Gutierrez wrote that the committee must hold hearings on the matter “as soon as possible.” “When any child is gunned down and no one goes to jail, it is incumbent on lawmakers at the highest level of government to investigate whether justice has been done, whether the underlying law is just, and whether federal legislation could help avoid another tragic death like the death of Trayvon Martin,” Gutierrez wrote. George...
  • Trayvon Martin game on Google Play

    07/08/2013 12:58:22 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 8 replies
    Google Play ^ | Trade Digital, Inc
    A buddy of mine texted me a pic of this game. looks pretty ridiculous to me.
  • Happy Father’s Day: President Obama and his daughter play with toy guns

    06/17/2013 8:01:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Wishing Americans a happy Father’s Day, the White House tweeted a picture of President Obama and one of his daughters playing with toy water pistols. The Tweet comes at a time when several schools around the country—fearful that such toys make kids more prone to violent behavior—have launched trade-in programs that encourage children to exchange their harmless toy guns for chances to win prizes, like books and bicycles. One such trade-in took place last weekend at Strobridge Elementary in California. Principal Chris Hill, who organized the event, explained that toy guns desensitize kids toward gun violence.
  • Brooklyn Boy, 9, Grabs Gun from Armed Home Invaders, Fires Shots: Police

    06/04/2013 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 36 replies ^ | 06/04/2013
    A 9-year-old boy fought back against two robbers who broke into his family's home in Brooklyn Monday, slamming a bedroom door against one suspect's arm so hard that the loaded gun he was holding fell to the floor, police said. The boy then picked up the weapon and fired shots, scaring off the would-be robbers. The robbers entered the house on 80th Street in Canarsie at about 6 p.m. and ordered two teenagers inside to get on the floor, according to police. The only other person in the house was the boy, who was upstairs. When one of the suspects...
  • 3 people caught on camera stealing gun from store

    05/20/2013 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies ^ | May 16, 2013 | staff reporter
    HOOKSETT, N.H. —Hooksett police are searching for three people accused of stealing a gun from a business. Police said a woman and two men stole a 357 Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun from Riley's Sport Shop. Surveillance cameras show the woman reaching around one of the cabinets and removing a gun and knife. Police said she then walked to the back of the store and cut off the security tag on another gun. She and the two men are seen leaving the store with a gun.