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  • Open Letter to the West Boylston Community Mssachusetts (antis attempting to close private range)

    03/12/2016 11:46:57 AM PST · by Ender Wiggin · 9 replies
    Concerned Citizens of West Boylston ^ | 3/1/16 | Concerned Citizens of West Boylston
    They moved in, found there was a private range nearby, now they want it gone. And it's not just range noise, there are people with- oh no- ASSAULT WEAPONS and NFA arms! "We seek the following weaponry be prohibited by any non-owner of the property: military style weapons, semi-automatic weapons, or assault weapons capable of rapid firing, explosive targets or other binary explosive devices, high-caliber weapons, simulated automatic weapons or bump-fire stocks, and NFA weapons." This has been going on for a while. Their first attempt was shot down when they were told that since no laws were being broken,...
  • Florida May Soon Allow Licensed Gun Owners To “Open Carry”

    12/28/2015 6:48:39 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 76 replies ^ | December 28, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    On January 1, 2016, Texas will become the next state to allow licensed citizens to openly carry a handgun, this after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law earlier this year that would allow Texans to open carry. As is case with most similar laws, open carry in Texas will have some restrictions, as private businesses will have the right to ban people from flashing their weapon within their individual places of business. Florida is right behind Texas. The father and son legislative duo of Sen. Don Gaetz (R) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) have both sponsored open...
  • Manufacturer says gun linked to Paris attack came through Florida arms dealer

    12/11/2015 3:06:20 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 40 replies ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Associated Press
    BELGRADE, Serbia -One of the guns linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people was exported to the United States in 2013, the head of a Serbian arms factory said Thursday.............
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • NRA wants us to live in fear: demented,highly profitable,deeply cynical logic behind arming everyone

    11/02/2015 2:14:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Salon ^ | November 1, 2015 | Firmin DeBrabander
    How we educate our youth plays a critical role in whether they are active, engaged and demanding citizens-such as democracy requires. The famed Brazilian education advocate Paulo Freire railed against the "banking concept" of education, where students are filled up with knowledge. Rather, he argued, the classroom must feature dialogue between students and teachers invested in a common task of inquiry. To put it otherwise, the classroom is a microcosm of a democratic society, where students instinctively learn to behave as democratic citizens.The NRA wants us to live in fear: The demented, highly profitable and deeply cynical logic behind arming...
  • Indianapolis east side restaurant offers discount for licensed handgun carriers after robbery

    10/26/2015 5:44:31 PM PDT · by digger48 · 13 replies
    wthr ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Jeremy Brilliant
    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis restaurant is offering a meal discount if you have a license to carry a handgun. The owner of the Papa Roux Cajun restaurant on E. 10th St. is implementing the policy after a robbery. It's the third violent act against a restaurant in the past week. At noon Monday, there was a steady stream of customers heading to Papa Roux, many with a license to carry that would earn them a 25-percent discount. There's a sign on the door asking customers for patience as Papa Roux deals with a tremendous amount of media coverage since the...
  • Possibly Unlawful Russian Air Strikes. Entire Extended Family (of Rebel leader) Killed in Homs

    10/26/2015 6:57:58 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 78 replies ^ | October 25, 2015 |
    (New York) At least two air strikes in northern Homs on October 15, 2015, that local residents believed to be Russian, apparently violated the laws of war. The air strikes killed a total of 59 civilians, residents said, including 33 children and a commander of the local armed opposition group. Russia should investigate the attacks. The deadliest attack hit a house in the village of Ghantou, where the extended Assaf family had taken shelter, killing a reported 46 family members, all civilians, including 32 children and 12 women, first responders and local activists said. The victims were related to...
  • 'Mistakes made' by RCMP in High River gun grab: Report

    10/24/2015 6:24:29 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 28 replies
    Edmonton Sun ^ | February 12, 2015 | Claire Theobald
    The report said that as RCMP officers conducted these searches, one team stumbled upon 50 firearms found in a bedroom on the second floor of a home. Prior to that, the RCMP had no plan to secure firearms found in searches. It became apparent that residents had removed firearms from gun safes in basements and moved them to higher ground in their homes, meaning some weapons were now illegally stored and legally warranted seizure for safe keeping.
  • Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

    10/08/2015 7:08:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 65 replies
    Washington post ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Snip The proposed executive action aims to impose background checks on individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year. The current federal statute dictates that those who are engaged in the business of dealing firearms need to obtain a federal license and, therefore, conduct background checks but exempts anyone who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of...
  • Grandfather's WWII rifle is an illegal assault weapon, NJ court rules

    10/01/2015 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 63 replies
    <p>Cumberland County man cannot keep his grandfather's World War II rifle because it is an illegal assault firearm, according to a Sept. 15 New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision.</p> <p>The New Jersey State Police seized Danny Burt's M1 carbine and 20 other firearms in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him.</p>

    09/28/2015 2:13:23 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 9 replies
    GunsAmerica ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 | JON HODOWAY
    hes a Flamethrower! Some of you will get the reference. Some of you wont, and thats okay (the rest of us forgive you). Perhaps you should crank up the volume and watch the video at the bottom of this page to ensure that youre well rounded, culturally. Freon and BBs. Why isn't Umarex making one of these old classics? Freon and BBs. Why isnt Umarex making one of these old classics? When I started this review, I knew it would be fun. Ive had this feeling before. In the late 70s and early 80s there was a product advertised in...
  • Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched on each side...

    09/03/2015 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Sergio · 37 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 3 September 2015 | Wills Robinson
    A gun manufacturer in Florida has designed an assault rifle featuring Christian symbols - in the hope it will never be used by 'Muslim terrorists'. Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which they suggest will be bought by 'Christian terrorists'.
  • Massive Explosion in China's Tinajin

    08/12/2015 11:03:18 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 264 replies
    Footage circulating online appears to show a massive explosion in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, the cause of which is not yet known. The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT). Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast. Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chine
  • 'No one helped her': NJ woman murdered by ex while awaiting gun permit

    06/10/2015 2:01:52 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 6/10/15 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Carol Bowne knew her best shot at defending herself from a violent ex was a gun, and not a piece of paper. And it was paperwork that left her unprotected when Michael Eitel showed up at her New Jersey home last week and stabbed her to death, say Second Amendment advocates, who charge local police routinely sit on firearms applications they are supposed to rule on within 30 days. Bowne, 39, had a restraining order against Eitel when he killed her in her driveway last Wednesday, but she was still waiting for Berlin Township Police Chief Leonard Check to approve...
  • Isis Silent Drill Team

    06/12/2015 10:35:17 AM PDT · by To Hell With Poverty · 14 replies
    Click on the link for some fine Friday schadenfreude.

    05/08/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/7/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    It all started with an unwanted knock on the door by a government worker and its being answered with a $60 million lawsuit. A New Jersey family is suing the state child-protection agency after it allegedly sent a caseworker to their home to interrogate them on everything from their sons homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole of Belvidere filed a civil rights complaint in April in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleging unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion. I wont forget that morning for a long, long time, said Christopher...
  • White House says ammo ban will save cops lives

    03/02/2015 3:09:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that President Obama believes a ban on bullets commonly used with the AR-15 rifle will save police officers lives. We are looking at additional ways to protect our brave men and women in law enforcement, and believe that this process is valuable for that reason alone, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accepting public comment on an administration proposal to ban .223 M855 green tip ammunition most often used with AR-15 rifles. House lawmakers from both parties, as well as sportsmen and some law enforcement...
  • Man, 72, faces 10 years in prison for antique pistol: Beware of New Jersey

    02/17/2015 8:39:57 AM PST · by redreno · 59 replies ^ | 02/17/2015 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Gordon Van Gilder, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher in New Jersey, faces a 10-year prison sentence for possessing an unloaded 18th-century flintlock pistol in his car. Mr. Van Gilder, a collector of 18th-century memorabilia, said he had the gun unloaded and wrapped in a cloth in the glove compartment of his vehicle when he was pulled over in November by a Cumberland County sheriffs deputy for a minor traffic violation, according to a video posted last week by NRA News. After consenting to a search of his vehicle, Mr. Van Gilder said he alerted the deputy of the pistol in his...
  • Flintlock from 1700s could land elderly NJ man in prison

    02/18/2015 4:05:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Fox ^ | February 18, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A retired teacher is facing 10 years in prison and the loss of his state pension for possessing a flintlock pistol that may not have been fired since George Washington was alive, his attorney told on Wednesday. In a case that underscores the Garden State's strict gun laws, Gordon Van Gilder, a retired English teacher and collector of historical items, has been charged with criminal possession of a handgun and faces up to 10 years in prison. If the 72-year-old is convicted, the charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3.5 years and the pension Van Gilder earned as...
  • Gun control group wants Emily Miller fired

    02/04/2015 11:28:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 27, 2015 | Dan Workman
    The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) yesterday launched an effort on its website and via Facebook to have Emily Miller, chief investigative reporter for WTTG, the Washington, D.C. Fox News affiliate, fired from her job for appearing at a gun rights rally several days ago in Virginia. CSGV said today on its Facebook page that more than 3,000 people have signed an on-line petition demanding that WTTG general manager Patrick Paolini pull the plug on Miller, who authored Emily Gets Her GunBut Obama Wants to Take Yours. The book was a blistering account of Millers efforts to get a...
  • Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

    02/01/2015 8:56:14 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, policesaid. According to investigators, the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon. Police believe the shooting to beaccidental. The bullet first struck his father in the buttock and then hit the right shoulder of his mother, who is eight months pregnant, police said. His 2-year-old sister was present butunhurt. Both injuries are non-life threatening, authoritiessaid. Justin Reynolds told KOB-TV ( that he and his girlfriend, Monique Villescas, were getting ready...
  • Obama whispers bang-bang to terrorists

    01/16/2015 11:43:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Power Like ^ | 1/16/15 | Paul Mirengoff
    According to the Washington Post, weapons and ammunition are in such short supply at the centers where Iraqi army units receive training to fight ISIS that the trainees are yelling bang-bang instead of shooting. Last August, when President Obama announced that the U.S. would undertake a mostly proxy war against ISIS, I would have said that yelling bang-bang is the perfect metaphor for his anti-terrorism campaign. Today, whispering bang-bang is more like it. Iraq, where trainees lack weapons and ammunition, is the site of Americas most robust anti-terrorist activity. Elsewhere, our efforts are even more pathetic. The Posts editors write:...
  • Smoking Gun? Tape Recordings Reveal the Real Reason Bank Closed Gun Sellers Account

    01/14/2015 5:15:21 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 14, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Another gun seller says his firearms business was forced to shut down its bank account as a result of the governments secretive initiative known as Operation Choke Point. This time, hes offering audio recordings to prove it. Mike Schuetz is a former state employee who worked as a probation and parole officer for eight years in Hawkins, Wis. After working for the state, he told Breitbart News that he decided to open a private investigation business and operate a gun store on the side. His store, Hawkins Guns LLC, sells both firearms and ammunition. To manage his finances, Schuetz set...
  • Muriel Bowser: You have a mayor who hates guns

    01/13/2015 9:20:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    Muriel E. Bowsers first week as mayor has not gone quite as smoothly as planned. On Tuesday, she handled her first snowfall to mixed reviews, and on Thursday evening, she learned that one of the few concrete goals she laid out in her inaugural speech winning the right to host the 2024 Olympics would not come to pass. Less than an hour later, she walked into a packed St. Augustine Catholic Church where she might have been brought even further down to earth. (snip) Bowser heard from anonymous residents of the D.C. General shelter for homeless families. She...
  • Sudbury, MA Democrat Town Committee Discusses Repeal of Second Amendment

    10/23/2014 2:05:57 PM PDT · by Ender Wiggin · 52 replies
    Sudbury Democrat Town Commitee, Clark Moeller ^ | August 12, 2014 | Clark Moeller
    In June, SDTC discussed "solving the gun problem" by repealing the Second Amendment. Mr. Moeller had written a paper on the topic. They voted to put it online, linked above. From their online minutes: "Clark Moeller on repeal of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution defining gun ownership: Mr. Moeller submitted a 48 page document he prepared with title, The Second Amendment Is the Problem, which defines the problems associated in the U.S. with gun ownership and their history. It develops arguments for repeal of the Second Amendment as the only plausible route out of the dilemma of gun...
  • Army Vet to Knife-Wielding Man at Pathmark: 'I don't want to shoot you'

    10/13/2014 6:04:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Monday, October 13, 2014 | Morgan Zalot
    William Lawler didn't want to shoot the man who threatened his girlfriend and him with a 13-inch knife Sunday outside a Pathmark store near his Northeast Philadelphia home. But even after Lawler, 38, an Army veteran and longtime firearms instructor, showed his 9mm Glock, the knife-wielding madman didn't want to back down. "At least a half-dozen times, I ordered him to stop. The last time, I said, 'I don't want to shoot you, but I will,' " Lawler said Monday, recounting the bizarre run-in outside the supermarket, on Frankford Avenue near Megargee Street near Holmesburg. "Then, after I shot him,...
  • Is This The Most Ignorant Gun Control Op-Ed in American History?

    09/26/2014 10:26:12 AM PDT · by GeronL · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Bob Owens
    I have to thank Sean Sorrentino of An NC Gun Blog* for pointing out this opinion article from one Kasie Strickland in the Pickens, SC Sentinel. Typically, we do not re-post entire editorials from other media organizations, but I have a real concern that if we dont post the entire article today that it may very well be deleted out of embarrassment tomorrow. As you read, this, please keep in mind that this person not only votes, but that someone in a higher editorial position thought that this opinion was worth sharing.
  • Obama Administration retreats on Choke Point

    09/03/2014 10:34:12 PM PDT · by Plummz · 15 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Tuesday, 05 August 2014 18:28 | Gun Owners
    Pat yourselves on the back! As you will recall, GOA rallied gun owners several times over the past couple of months in opposition to Operation Choke Point. Well, faced with a devastating barrage from the Second Amendment community, the Obama administration has staged a hasty retreat on its plan to shut off credit for gun stores through Operation Choke Point. According to an article in The Washington Times, [g]un retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed high risk by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew [this list] last week. The FDIC said its...
  • Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns under adult supervision? [CNN Poll]

    08/28/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · by DBrow · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/14 | CNN
    Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns.... No, 73% currently
  • Coast Guard Fires on Iranian Boat

    08/27/2014 3:20:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    An Iranian boat that pointed a machine gun at the crew of a US Coast Guard cutter took off after the Americans fired a warning shot in response, the Navy says. Military officials say the Monomoy, one of the Coast Guard vessels patrolling international waters in the Persian Gulf, dispatched an inflatable boat to investigate the Iranian-flagged dhowa traditional sailing vessel used for fishing and tradingand fired in self-defense after the dhow's gunner charged and aimed his weapon, Stars and Stripes reports. The Navy says no Americans were injured in the incident and it's not clear whether the dhow was...
  • These Two Businesses Did NOT Get Looted Can You Guess Why?

    08/11/2014 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    Shtf Plan ^ | 8/11/14 | Mac Slavo
    While scores of businesses in Ferguson were being looted by out of control rioters Sunday night, a couple of them went the evening without incident. If youre wondering why, then check out the following picture for the answer.
  • Hillary: Gazas Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 126 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Breitbart TV, by Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TVs Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "Im not a military planner but Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

    07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesdays installment of Life with Archie when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics first openly gay character. Andrews death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals. [] We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone, said [Jon] Goldwater,...
  • A Whole Bunch Of People On Facebook Thought Steven Spielberg Killed A Real Dinosaur

    07/12/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 07/11/2014 | Luke Lewis
    Fact check: The triceratops became extinct 66 million years ago. The director of Jurassic Park has never shot one for sport. Internet humourist Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the caption: Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man. A lot of people didnt get the joke, and thought Spielberg really had shot a dinosaur. This person called him an inhumane prick... Steven Spielberg, Im disappointed in you. Im not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER. Disgraceful. No wonder...
  • Google to Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads

    06/28/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 90 replies ^ | June 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads. According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Included in the dangerous products for which ads will be blocked are "Guns & Parts." This covers "functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat."
  • Is the U.S. still deserving of a 2nd Amendment? (Guess what the answer is.)

    06/14/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT · by holymoly · 96 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 06/14/14 | Macomb Daily (?)
    A news item that emerged a few days ago seemed to encapsulate the increasing helplessness that has gripped America as gun violence reaches new heights. An Oklahoma company reported that sales of its new product, bullet-proof blankets to protect school children during mass shootings, have far exceeded our wildest expectations. Some school officials have determined that the best response to the potential threat of a deranged gunman is to spend $1,000 each on Bodyguard Blankets. Under normal circumstances, the nation would be engaged in a soul-searching debate about guns, based on the most recent shooting incident. Which shooting? Santa Barbara?...
  • Open carry activists armed and visible (ignorant bed-wetter alert)

    06/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by holymoly · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | June 13, 2014 | Doug J. Swanson
    On street corners and in rallies, the Texas gun rights crowd aims to accustom the public to guns. DALLAS One of them said, Youre going to wish you had a gun, boy, when I fill you full of holes. A 35-year-old former Marine, Henry was fresh from an encounter with an increasingly common phenomenon in North Texas: an Open Carry rally, where advocates gather in public places with semi-automatic rifles. Henry said he simply wanted to make a video of the Memorial Day demonstration by the small but well-armed crowd. Then tempers rose and some curses flew. He...
  • Reynolds High School tragedy: more laws are not the answer

    06/13/2014 7:10:58 AM PDT · by holymoly · 5 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | June 13. 2014 | Dan Lucas
    On Tuesday morning a 15-year-old killer murdered fellow student Emilio Hoffman, age 14, and wounded a teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. The killer brought an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and enough ammunition to do far more harm but he was stopped before he could by police. The police were aided by a brave teacher and by a well-practiced school lockdown. After being confronted and exchanging gunfire with police, the killer committed suicide. Police also found the killer had brought a large knife. Within hours, politicians were already attempting to exploit the tragedy including...
  • The unsettled science of gun laws (Australia)

    06/12/2014 1:15:03 PM PDT · by holymoly · 8 replies
    The Australian Financial Review ^ | June 12, 2014 | David Leyonhjelm
    Australians pride themselves on telling it like it is, but when it comes to gun laws, straight-shooting often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate. In 1996, Australia passed some of the most restrictive gun laws in the western world. They included bans on self-loading rifles and self-loading and pump-action shotguns, universal gun registration and a taxpayer-funded gun confiscation program costing over half a billion dollars. The ongoing costs of running the firearms registration systems are unknown but have been estimated at around $28 million per year, or $75,000 per day. Thats more than what the...
  • President Obama ignores global gun violence to fuel gun control talks

    06/12/2014 12:54:41 PM PDT · by holymoly · 3 replies
    Global Dispatch ^ | June 12, 2014 | Brandon Jones
    President Obama said Tuesday that that thebiggest frustration of his presidency so far is the fact that the country hasnt taken steps to keep guns out of the hands of mass shooters. The President has been vocal the past couple of days in the wake of the Oregon shooting and the new press secretary says he is always looking for a unilateral way to install some gun control.Were the only developed country on Earth where this happens, Obama saidduringa question-and-answer session organized through Tumblr. And it happens now once a week. And its a one-day story. Theres no place else...
  • How many school shooting incidents has the U.S. had since Sandy Hook? PolitiFact Oregon

    06/12/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by holymoly · 18 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Dana Tims
    Within hours of Tuesday's shooting at Reynolds High School, a startling statistic began circulating on Twitter and other social media sites: The incident was the 74th school shooting in the U.S. since the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. That works out to nearly one school shooting a week since Newtown, when 20 students and six staff members were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But is it true? A lot, it turns out, depends on how "school shooting" is defined. The statistic comes from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group based in New York and started by former...
  • A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

    06/12/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies ^ | June 12, 2014 | CNN Wire
    After Tuesdays shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months. Thats the time period since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death. The statistic came from a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella group started by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a passionate and public advocate of gun control. Without a doubt, that number is startling. So on Wednesday, CNN took a closer look at the...
  • CNN Scrutiny Corners Bloomberg Group As 'Every Liar For Gun Safety,' Says CCRKBA

    06/12/2014 11:50:56 AM PDT · by holymoly · 9 replies
    Virtual Press Office ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated CNN for helping to expose what now appears to be a deliberate deception by Michael Bloomberg's "Everytown for Gun Safety" that claims there have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. That figure is also being questioned by other news outlets after one curious journalist looked at the list of shootings released by the Everytown group, along with a map, and discovered that many didn't happen on school campuses, and others were gang-related events after school...
  • Mass Shootings Arent On the Rise

    06/12/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT · by holymoly · 5 replies
    New York Media ^ | June 11, 2014 | Jesse Singal
    It's only natural, faced with atrocities like those that took place in Aurora or Sandy Hook or Isla Vista, to sink into a "What the hell is wrong with the world?" attitude. And based on the conversations that often follow these tragedies, it would be easy to think that life in the United States is as dangerous as ever, that the country is an increasingly violent, brutal place. Luckily, the statistics tell a different story.James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University and frequent commentator on criminal justice issues, has kept a close eye on the numbers, tracking mass-shooting incidents...
  • War Gear Flows to Police Departments

    06/09/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | MATT APUZZO
    Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small. The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called Americas long season of war, the former tools of combat M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more are ending up in...
  • Isla Vista murders: What new gun control laws, what new lessons?

    05/29/2014 9:05:12 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Elliot Rodger's story is not one of an untreated, mentally ill, white mass-killer who illegally acquired fully automatic "assault weapons." This mixed white and Asian 22-year-old bought his firearms legally, did not use a long-arm or "high-capacity" weapon and had been in therapy since the age of 8. Half his murder victims were killed by knife. Several of the injured were run over by Rodger's car. None of the mental health professionals apparently felt that Rodger was a danger to himself or others. The police had recently conducted a welfare check on him at the request of his family. Rodger...
  • Feinsteins comments on UCSB shooting

    05/29/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT · by holymoly · 14 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Conor Higgins
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 There are many people looking for someone to blame in the wake of the UCSB shootings last week. It is understandable that with the actual perpetrator being dead, the public is looking for someone to chastise, or to place responsibility upon. For Senator Dianne Feinstein, that someone is the NRA and the entire gun lobby. In a speech made Sunday shortly following the tragic events in California, the longtime anti-gun senator made a few interesting remarks that bear some analysis. The Senator had some questions for the public. We must ask ourselves if an individual...
  • Santa Barbara shooting shows need for federal version of SAFE Act

    05/28/2014 2:18:36 PM PDT · by holymoly · 17 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | May 28, 2014 | TIFFANY BROOKS
    Santa Barbara shooting shows need for federal version of SAFE Act, says New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Following the shooting rampage in Santa Barbara that took the lives of seven people including the shooter, the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is calling for federal laws modeled on New York's own gun control measure, The SAFE Act. On Friday May 23, 22 year-old Elliot Rodger killed six students in the California city of Santa Barbara, citing a lifetime of rejection and loneliness. His victims included his two roommates and their visiting friend, two sorority girls, and a male student inside...
  • A Plague of Lone Gunmen in the Age of Obama?

    05/28/2014 11:53:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2014 | By Jason Kissner
    Straight away lets address an issue that is very important in what follows: Eyewitness evidence is often very unreliable and hearsay evidence is often very unreliable. Numerous biological, psychological, and sociological processes can distort both perception and its verbal translation. There are individual differences among persons that affect their ability to accurately gather and report information, and circumstances, such as stress and alarm, can operate either alone or in conjunction with those differences to compromise the validity of witness statements. And yet, there is no gainsaying the fact that even broken clocks are right twice a day. Furthermore, there is...
  • GOP House Candidate Apologizes For Saying Dems Behind Most Mass Shootings

    05/19/2014 5:16:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Samantha Lachman
    A Republican challenging Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) apologized Monday for saying a vast majority of the perpetrators of mass shootings are Democrats. At a candidate forum on Saturday, rancher Gary Kiehne said, "If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people," The Arizona Daily Star reported. "So I don't think you have a problem with the Republicans," Kiehne added, according to the paper.