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  • After Texas school shooting, Virginia Tech professor calls NRA ‘terrorist organization’

    05/22/2018 2:10:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/18 | Caleb Parke
    A Medieval Studies professor called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” hours after the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting that killed 10 people Friday. “The NRA is a terrorist organization,” tweeted Matthew Gabriele, a tenured professor at Virginia Tech University. Tracy Vosburgh, a Virginia Tech spokesperson, told Fox News the anti-NRA tweet doesn’t represent the university. “Mr. Gabriele’s views are his and his alone,” Vosburgh said. “Any comment on his statement should come from him.” Gabriele declined to comment when reached, but he described himself in a tweetstorm as “a white dude with tenure who doesn’t give a s***”...
  • 'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings

    05/22/2018 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    SANTA FE, Texas — Alex Carvey hugged her friends, shed tears over white crosses bearing her classmates’ names and stood in silence for a moment. Then she reflected on the cause of the violence that hit her hometown. “I don’t think guns are the problem — I think people are the problem,” Carvey, 16, a student at Santa Fe High School, said. “Even if we did more gun laws, people who are sick enough to do something like this are still going to figure out a way to do it. So it doesn’t matter.” Many of Carvey’s classmates — along...
  • 12-year-old boy with autism arrested for brandishing imaginary rifle at Texas school

    (KUTV) — A 12-year-old autistic boy was placed in a Juvenile Detention Center on Monday after brandishing an imaginary rifle at his art teacher, FOX 26 reports. The 5th grade teacher reportedly felt threatened by the child, identified as David Sims, who was arrested by a school police officer. "She (the officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her," Sims said. "They just said, 'We don't tolerate that. We take it as a threat,'" said Amy Sims, the boy's mother. "A threat? He didn't threaten anyone. He didn't do anything but play." Amy...
  • Dem gun-confiscator tacitly admits gun control wouldn't work

    05/22/2018 11:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    One of the more despicable Congress-critters is Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a man with utter contempt for Truth. He was on Tucker Carlson Tonight last evening pushing for confiscation of AR-type rifles and spinning like a dervish with rocket boosters. But let's forget that while Swalwell wrote an op-ed calling for gun confiscation, it's not really confiscation, according to Swalwell. Let's forget that what he labels "assault weapons" are just semi-automatic rifles that happen to have a military-style appearance (much like putting a Porsche body on a Yugo chassis). Let's forget that he claimed that his AR-species confiscation plan would...
  • School Shooter

    05/22/2018 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/18 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Another school shooting, another young white male in custody, seemingly non-existent red flag warnings of such violence, such horror. One CBS reporter concluded his on-the-scene-account of the Santa Fe school carnage by saying, "Still no motive." But of course, there is a motive. Why are school shooters primarily young, white, public school students, quiet, seemingly unassuming, yet loaded with so much anger that they take to the one object of their anger-their public schools-their hurt and their misery? The violence of pressure cookers, Molotov cocktails a shotgun and a .38 revolver expressed by this most recent, white male shooter. Look...
  • Leftist Professor Defaced Family Home of NRA’s Chris Cox

    05/22/2018 8:25:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Marina Medvin
    I watched as stone-faced Patricia W. Hill, a “Research Assistant Professor” from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was found guilty on May 21, 2018, of a misdemeanor crime for defacing the private home of NRA’s Chris Cox. Cox is the charismatic Executive Director of the Institute for Legislative Action, the political and lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association. Patricia Hill - well, she is not a fan of the NRA. Cox’s security detail observed and recorded Hill as she approached his home and sprayed red substance on the front steps of the Cox family residence. The substance appeared to be...
  • Dem senator: I support 'real' Second Amendment, not 'imaginary' one

    05/22/2018 8:15:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) declared on Saturday that he backs the "real" Second Amendment, rather than an "imaginary" version of the provision that he says is touted by gun rights advocates. "I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment," Murphy tweeted. "And the real #2A isn’t absolute. It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only - to kill as many people as fast as possible."
  • Are Today’s School Shooters Yesterday’s Medicated Video Game Addicts?

    05/22/2018 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/18 | Katy Grimes
    Today's political correctness is on steroids thanks to the left and Democrats who politicize everything Since the 1999 school shooting in Columbine, CO, it appears that a typecast of the shooters has emerged: teen boys who are depressed, isolated, medicated, jilted, have absentee or divorced parents, and play violent video games. he latest school shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas on last Friday, killing 10 and wounding 13. Police arrived on scene and engaged in a 30-minute shootout. The shooter targeted and murdered a teen girl who rebuffed his advances.
  • Seahawks Owner Gives $1 Million for More Washington State Gun Control

    05/22/2018 6:41:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/22/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner, Paul Allen, is pushing a Washington State gun control initiative in response to the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting. The initiative, No. 1639, is called “Safe Schools, Safe Communities,” and it expands the gun controls placed on law-abiding citizens via the universal background check initiative that passed in 2014. Allen tweeted: Paul Allen ✔ @PaulGAllen 18h My statement on a gun safety initiative in my home state of Washington: Initiative 1639 is a reasonable and necessary measure that will improve the safety of our schools and our communities, which is why...
  • Obama’s Education Secretary Defends Call to Pull Kids Out of School: ‘Less Guns’ Is the Answer

    05/21/2018 7:33:41 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/21/18 | Paul Crookston
    Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Friday for pulling students out of school until gun laws change, and Monday, he doubled down in an MSNBC interview. In light of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Duncan argued that America must "think radically different than we ever have" on gun control. He said that only increased political pressure can create the necessary breakthrough to make schools safe from shooters. "As adults, we're failing to keep our kids safe. We have to create a level of tension, honestly, that will help us break through politically," he said. Duncan said teenagers...
  • John Wick: Center Axis Relock Shooting System

    05/22/2018 4:56:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/22/2018 | J Hines
    We all love action movies and chances are you’ve probably seen the movie John Wick and maybe the sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 as well. The action in these movies are very cool to watch, the choreograph is well designed. The credit goes to Taran Butler, the man who trained Keanu Reeves to tactical shoot that looks impressive in the movie. We also learned that filming has begun on the third (final?) chapter in the series, and that got us thinking about the films, particularly the shooting techniques that were used in them. Now, for those of you who haven’t...
  • ‘We sell AR-15’s:’ Banner at SC pawn shop causing a stir.

    05/22/2018 4:23:24 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 19 replies
    WMBF News ^ | 5/21/2018 | Brad Dickerson
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A pawn shop in Little River is getting a wave of attention after posting a tongue-in-cheek banner that takes a jab at a national sporting goods chain. The owners of Cross Roads Pawn and Audio in Little River put up the sign last Monday that reads “We sell AR-15s because we’re not Dick’s,” according to pawnbroker Brad Stamper. Staff were referencing the decision by Dick’s Sporting Goods earlier this year to stop selling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. That move came after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Boulder, Colorado, Ban on Rifles, Magazines

    05/22/2018 4:20:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 15 May, 2018, the Boulder, Colorado city council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the possession of various firearms and accessories.  The ordinance is so new that it has not shown up in the municipal code yet. The ordinance is voluminous and detailed. The brief for the ordinance cites several biased and partisan "studies" to attempt to make the case to pass the ordinance. The ordinance likely violates Colorado's preemption statute and State and Federal Constitutional protections.  The ordinance casts a wide net. Legal pushback, in the form of a lawsuit, followed shortly after passage, as opponents to the...
  • Rep. Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buy them back

    05/21/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 67 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | May 21 2018 | Tucker Carlson Video
    May. 21, 2018 - 6:12 - Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.
  • Ghost Guns: Untraceable firearms in hands of hobbyists, felons and children

    05/21/2018 4:48:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 21 MAY 2018 | ABC 7
    The US Gun Control Act of 1968 allows for the assembly of parts leading to the construction of an unregistered weapon. ATF guidelines state that as long as gun parts are not more than 80 percent completed into a working firearm, then they are not legally considered a gun. That allows for retailers to sell nearly complete parts, with easy-to-follow instructions to finish the remaining 20 percent needed to bring the gun parts into a firing condition. Most online retailers ship across state lines using standard delivery companies. A complete Glock 19 kit is among the simplest kits to assemble,...
  • With lack of incentives, few Americans are giving up their bump stocks

    05/21/2018 3:50:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 59 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/21/18 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Under New Jersey’s new bump-stock ban, which was approved in January, residents were supposed to destroy or turn in their bump stocks by mid-April. So far, New Jersey State Police say, they have not received a single one. Months after a man used a bump stock to quickly mow down 58 people in Las Vegas, seven states now prohibit the sale and possession of the devices, which enable semiautomatic rifles to fire at the rate of fully automatic fire. Bans of bump stocks in Hawaii and Connecticut are currently awaiting governors’ signatures, and lawmakers in Delaware and Rhode Island are...
  • Washington Post: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

    05/21/2018 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/21/18 | Petula Dvorak
    Not that long ago, cigarettes were completely woven into American culture. The Marlboro Man, posters telling us that “more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette,” even the armrests on planes and all our cars were designed for smokers. And now? Not so much. Can it work like that with guns? (snip) I grew up surrounded by cigarette smoke. My dad smoked. So did practically everyone else I knew. But my kids? Totally different. They saw someone smoking in a restaurant while we were traveling abroad recently and they freaked out, like they’d witnessed a beheading. Inconceivable in their world.
  • Guns found at 2 schools, threats reported at 3 schools near Santa Fe High School

    05/21/2018 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/21/18 | Emily Shapiro
    On the first day back in class after a gunman killed 10 people inside Santa Fe High School in Texas, two students at nearby schools allegedly came to campus with guns, officials said, while school threats were allegedly reported at three other nearby schools. student at Hargrave High School was found to have a gun in his backpack, the Huffman Independent School District said in a statement on Facebook. The student "was intending to harm himself," the district said, and the student and backpack were taken into custody. The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, the district said....
  • Meghan McCain Defends Second Amendment On ‘The View’

    05/21/2018 12:12:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Amber Athey
    “The View” cohost Meghan McCain defended the Second Amendment during a Monday panel discussion about the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Joy Behar argued that school shootings are not about mental illness and said something needs to be done about guns, citing singer Kelly Clarkson’s comments about gun control at Sunday night’s Billboard awards. “We’ve had this conversation before and we’re always talking about gun control. We said before, OK — AR-15s, all semi-assault rifles, if they are banned, this won’t happen. That’s obviously not accurate in this case,” McCain chimed in. “He had a pipe bomb, a...
  • Marseille shooting: Hooded men open fire with Kalashnikovs

    05/21/2018 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    Express ^ | 05/21/18 | Nicole Stinson
    HOODED gunmen have opened fire with automatic rifles, kalachnikovs, in Marseille, in south France – with one person reportedly injured. The men opened fire on a group of young people not far from the cultural space known as ‘La Busserine’, local media Corse-Matin reports. Three vehicles with the masked individuals arrived in the city’s district of Busserine at 5pm local time, France’s ACTU17 said. Police exchanged fire with the shooters and officers have set up a cordon. At this time it is unclear if any arrests have been made, but police are investigating. Marseille’s Marines-Pompiers, the city’s fire and rescue...