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  • US Senator Touts Fed Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

    07/27/2014 7:15:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    The Rooot ^ | 7-26-14 | Lynette Holloway
    After a spate[??] of shootings across Chicago that left over a dozen dead and nearly 100 wounded, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center, saying, “You can’t fight a war without intelligence,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the office will collect data on the more than 7,000 firearms used in crimes and recovered by Chicago police each year, the Sun-Times writes. “You can't fight a war without intelligence, to know where the weapons are, where the shooters are and to stop it before...
  • Curie H.S. Principal Issues Warning After Nearby Shootings

    05/22/2014 6:33:05 AM PDT · by windcliff
    CBS ^ | 5-22-14 | Pamela Jones
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The principal of Curie High School has put out a warning to students and parents to leave immediately after school and use a different route after six shootings in 48 hours in nearby neighborhoods. The school is located at 49th and South Archer. The warning was enough to worry people headed inside the school Wednesday night for an evening workout. “Pretty scary,” said Gabriela Perez. “You can’t be safe anywhere.” The warning specifically points to the 79th and Pulaski area. About 2 miles from there, near 8400 South Kedzie, a 17-year-old walking in an alley was shot...
  • Man Convicted in Illegal Ammo Case Says Gov’t Investigating His Taxes

    04/14/2014 8:34:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    FOX News Insider ^ | 4-14-14 | The Kelley File
    A man convicted of possessing illegal ammunition now says he is being investigated for his taxes. Last month, Mark Witaschek was convicted of possessing illegal ammunition over an inoperable shell, a legal gun holster and a box of antique bullets for a muzzle-loading rifle. The next day, Witaschek said authorities went to his office, asking for payroll documents and other information concerning his taxes. He said that nobody has officially talked to him or his representative yet.
  • Washington Post Claims White People are Racist for Not Caring About Motives of Black Mass Murderers

    09/22/2013 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    front page mag ^ | 9/22/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    White people are racist. All white people all the time. If there’s any case ever of a white person not being racist, it’s probably because he’s racist. Are you white? Do you pay attention to black murderers? It must be because you’re racist? Wait, you don’t pay attention to black murderers? It’s because you’re racist. Why aren’t you paying attention to black murderers? We’ve moved on, apparently. Barely 48 hours after a gunman murdered 12 people and injured others in another U.S. bloodbath, the national news media had other things on their minds. … Some of the mystery of the...
  • Armed Citizens Project Giving Away Free Shot Guns to Potential Crime Victims

    06/12/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | June 11, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The prescription that many well meaning people have to tamp down on gun violence is to restrict the private ownership of fire arms. However the Associated Press reports that a private group in Houston is pursuing a different approach. The Armed Citizen Project is giving away free shot guns to single women and residents in high crime area, starting with the northwest Houston Oak Forest neighborhood. The non-profit organization intends to expand its program, which includes a training program, to Dallas, San Antonio, and Tucson, Ariz. Plans are to have the program in place in 13 cities, including New York...
  • Two studies: Gun crime has dropped dramatically over last 20 years — and most Americans have no idea

    05/07/2013 9:01:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2013 | AllahPundit
    Behold the power of this fully armed and operational propaganda machine. First, from the Bureau of Justice Statistics: Firearm-related homicides declined 39 percent and nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69 percent from 1993 to 2011, the Justice DepartmentÂ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011, and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.For both fatal and nonfatal firearm victimizations, the majority of the decline occurred during the 10-year period from 1993 to 2002. The number of firearm homicides declined from 1993 to...
  • Despite killings, Russian president opposes gun sales for self-defense

    04/27/2013 9:24:05 AM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | April 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM | UPI
    MOSCOW, April 27 (UPI) -- Russian citizens should not be allowed to freely own guns for purposes of self-defense, says President Vladimir Putin. His comments were made after a gunman with a rifle killed six people in southwest Russia Monday, RIA Novosti reported Saturday. "I do not support the idea of free arms distribution in Russia," Putin told a Russian television station. "It is dangerous to artificially stimulate this process." snip
  • FBI: Only 0.35% of Gun Purchasers Using Licensed Dealers Were Criminals

    04/17/2013 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 17, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    The number of individuals who have attempted to purchase a firearm, who have also been convicted of a crime, represents just 0.35% of all background checks completed by the FBI. According to data on the FBI’s website, since November of 1998, just 590,078 individuals who have been “convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year or a misdemeanor punishable by more than two years” have attempted to purchase firearms using the background check system. There have been 167,488,942 background checks completed over the same time period. … Data from the FBI suggest that criminals overwhelmingly do not buy...
  • 487: Harper High School, Part One (Eight Students Shot Dead - No One Knows?)

    04/12/2013 2:45:12 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    This American Life ^ | Feb 13, 2013 | Ira Glass
    tape: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/play_full.php?play=487 Transcript: Prologue. Ira Glass Harper High School, South Side of Chicago. First day of school this year, first thing in the morning, everybody gathers in the gym for a beginning of the year assembly. The school's principle, Leonetta Sanders, is at the mic. Principal Sanders I need us to begin to quiet down. Ira Glass Sitting all together in a group are the freshman, looking the way that freshman do on the first day of school, like they barely know who they are. Principal Sanders The class of 2016. Where you at? The class of 2016, where you...
  • World Murder Statistcs

    02/05/2013 4:40:14 PM PST · by gorush · 22 replies
    e-mail over the transom | rcv'd 2-4-13 | anon
    WORLD MURDER STATISTICS "After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it." William S. Burroughs. From the World Health Organization: The latest Murder Statistics for the world: Murders per 100,000 citizens Honduras 91.6 El Salvador 69.2 Cote d'lvoire 56.9 Jamaica 52.2 Venezuela 45.1 Belize 41.4 US Virgin Islands 39.2 Guatemala 38.5 Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2 Zambia 38.0 Uganda 36.3 Malawi 36.0 Lesotho 35.2 Trinidad and Tobago 35.2 Colombia 33.4 South Africa 31.8 Congo 30.8 Central African Republic 29.3 Bahamas 27.4 Puerto Rico 26.2 Saint Lucia 25.2 Dominican Republic 25.0...
  • States’ crime rates show scant linkage to gun laws

    01/25/2013 5:45:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    President Obama has called for stricter federal gun laws to combat recent shooting rampages, but a review of recent state laws by The Washington Times shows no discernible correlation between stricter rules and lower gun-crime rates in the states. States that ranked high in terms of making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System also tended to have tighter gun laws — but their gun-crime rates ranged widely. The same was true for states that ranked poorly on disclosure and were deemed to have much less stringent gun-possession laws. For example, New York, even before it approved...
  • (Livin' the "Dream") Four People Reportedly Shot Along Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Route - N.O.

    01/21/2013 12:35:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Four people reportedly shot along Martin Luther King, Jr. parade route in New Orleans (CBS/AP) NEW ORLEANS - At least four people were shot Monday in New Orleans along the route of the city's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March. CBS affiliate WWLTV reports that, according to neighbors, gunshots rang out less than an hour after the parade passed through the neighborhood. New Orleans police responded to the gunfire at about 1 p.m. in the Central City neighborhood, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and LaSalle Street. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas was among those who responded to...
  • David Gregory (media elite) vs Adam Meckler (Army vet) Gun Criminals

    12/31/2012 1:13:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In December of 2012, David Gregory: deliberately violated D.C. gun law for financial and political gain. In September of 2011, Adam Meckler: inadvertently violated D.C. Gun law. David Gregory possessed a 30 round magazine, categorically prohibited under D.C. Law. Adam Meckler possessed a few 9mm cartridges, without the proper D.C. permit. David Gregory has not been charged, arrested, or taken to jail. Adam Meckler was arrested, handcuffed, taken to jail, eventually was released and plead a plea bargain that included a fine, probation, and being registered on the D.C. gun offender list. David Gregory has been lauded by his...
  • Shocking moment motorist is ambushed and pistol-whipped by pair of masked robbers.

    12/28/2012 10:26:50 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:29 EST, 28 December 2012 | Helen Collis
    This is the shocking moment two masked thugs brutally attacked a 62-year-old man with a gun moments after he arrived home. The footage shows how the man, who had just driven up to his house and parked his Range Rover, was punched to the floor before being repeatedly hit with the weapon.
  • Gun Crime Soars in England Where Guns Are Banned

    12/15/2012 4:56:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas gave us an anti-gun lecture two weeks ago during Sunday Night Football, we've heard a lot from progressives like Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and anti-gun advocacy groups about how countries in Europe with strict gun control laws don't have problems with gun crime. We've also heard the reason the United States has a "gun crime problem" is because we allow citizens to own handguns however, the numbers on violent crime committed using a gun tell a different story. New data out from the UK, where guns are banned, shows gun crime has soared by 35...
  • Doctors want to treat gun ownership like a "social disease!"

    08/13/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/13/2012 | Doug Book
    “We live in a society saturated with guns and need better ways of preventing harm from them,” says a doctor who believes the federal government must take a “public health” approach to gun ownership in the United States. (1) Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the University of California’s Violence Prevention Research Program likens the dangers inherent in owning a gun to those involved in driving a car. “Highway safety measures, product changes and driving laws…slashed deaths from car crashes decades ago…” says the doctor. And just as it “…wasn’t enough…to curb [highway] deaths by trying to make people better drivers…it...
  • Scientific American: Socialism answer to gun crime

    01/28/2011 6:12:00 AM PST · by FredJake · 53 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 1/27/2011 | Joe Newby
    An article at The Scientific American suggests that socialism may be the answer to the high homicide rate in America. John Horgan writes: Naturally, some researchers have reported data that fail to support the income-inequality theory of homicide. But I find it persuasive, especially because it points toward an attractive solution to high homicide rates: a more equitable economic system, perhaps with higher taxes for the wealthy and more generous welfare programs for the poor. In short, socialism. I hope that opponents of gun control will consider this modest, alternative proposal for reducing lethal shootings. It's not that some people...
  • Three dead in shopping centre massacre

    12/31/2009 4:17:12 AM PST · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 1,583+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | December 31, 2009 | NewsCore
    AT least three people have been killed in a shooting at a Finnish shopping mall. Reports by state broadcaster YLE, citing police sources, said four people were dead. Independent MTV3 television put the figure at three dead. Around six shots were discharged from about 08:20 GMT in the Sello shopping centre in Espoo, west of the capital Helsinki. One or more people were shot at the Prisma grocery store. At least one employee was seen lying on the floor on the upper level of the centre. A man, described as being in his late teens and dressed in black, was...
  • (Norway:) Young asylum seeker shot in his bed

    07/20/2008 10:27:11 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 219+ views
    http://www.aftenposten.no ^ | 07/18/2008 | Sven Goll
    Refugees from Somalia probably are the least welcome foreign "visitors" to Scandinavia. Personally, I don't consider acts of violence like this as a solution to the various problems connected to mass non-European immigration to Europe, but without a doubt there will be more attacks resembling this one if European politicians don't change their minds concerning policies in the area of (non-European) immigration issues. The article: "A 16 year-old asylum seeker from Somalia, was shot and critically injured while sleeping in his bed at reception centre outside Oslo. He was hit in the stomach by a rifle round fired through the...
  • Anger over relaxing of gun law for Olympics (UK)

    05/06/2008 10:32:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 65+ views
    Scotland On Sunday ^ | 03 May 2008 | Jenny Percival
    ANTI-GUN campaigners have warned the Government not to relax firearms legislation in the run-up to the London Olympics, saying: "A child's life is not worth a medal." UK and Scottish ministers have agreed that from August, sportsmen and women will be given special permission to use their weapons at Ministry of Defence ranges in Britain. At present, competitors have to train abroad. It is a major breakthrough for British Shooting, the sport's governing body, which has campaigned for years to exempt its members from the strict laws introduced after gun collector Thomas Hamilton massacred 16 children and a teacher at...
  • Boy shoots at 'bloody capitalist' golfers

    07/31/2007 4:37:13 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 67 replies · 1,511+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/31/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    While out for a round of golf on Monday a middle-aged couple had their game disrupted by a teenage boy bearing a grudge and a gun. The strange encounter took place at Ringenäs golf course near Halmstad in western Sweden, Aftonbladet reports. At around 5.30pm the golfers came upon a boy dressed in camouflage combat fatigues and a helmet. Before they had time to react, the boy took aim at the pair and screamed "bloody capitalists" before firing a shot into the air above their heads. "My wife ducked behind her bag. It was very unpleasant. We were scared," the...
  • Don't get deafened by the noise - do something (Christie Blatchford on Gangsta violence)

    07/25/2007 10:43:01 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 2 replies · 568+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | Christie Blatchford
    Don't get deafened by the noise - do something By Christie Blatchford Toronto Globe and Mail Wednesday, July 25, 2007 – Page A16 In the CTV News footage taken from the Saturday night - early Sunday morning, actually - that Ephraim Brown was killed, there is one particularly significant bit. In several frames, six or seven tiny children, who look to be between 4 and 8, are walking down a darkened street. There are enough of them that they take up almost the entire road. They hold hands, and are being led to the safety of a city bus...
  • Turning murder into politics (leftist slimeballs at their finest)

    05/25/2007 8:21:18 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 481+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Friday May 25, 2007 | Christina Blizzard
    Turning murder into politics By Christina Blizzard Toronto Sun Friday May 25, 2007 There's nothing like an election year to force a politician to find religion. Especially when it comes to gun crime. Late yesterday afternoon, Premier Dalton McGuinty fired around an "open letter to federal leaders," calling for action on gun crime. He piously told Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal leader Stephane Dion, Jack Layton of the NDP and Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe that he's disappointed new, tougher legislation aimed at curbing gun violence hasn't yet become law. This in response to Wednesday's shooting of Jordan Manners,...
  • SAF Applauds New Kates-Mauser Report on Firearms and Crime (Tougher gun laws won't stop killing)

    05/03/2007 8:33:34 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 677+ views
    Forbes ^ | April 24, 2007 | Staff
    The Second Amendment Foundation today said a new report by criminologists Prof. Don Kates of the United States and Prof. Gary Mauser of Canada that shows the rate of firearms ownership is irrelevant to the homicide and violent crime rate should be required reading, especially for reporters, editorial writers and elected representatives. Appearing in the current issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (pages 649-694), the Kates/Mauser report entitled "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International Evidence" is a detailed look at gun ownership and how it does not relate to the incidence...
  • Grasping at guns (Grabbing guns is grasping at straws)

    10/16/2006 8:34:42 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 26 replies · 1,453+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Mon 16 Oct 2006 | Lorne Gunter
    Grasping at guns National Post Mon 16 Oct 2006 Page: A13 Section: Issues & Ideas Byline: Lorne Gunter Almost a week after last month's tragic shooting at Montreal's Dawson College, the National Post ran a guest column by the mother of a Dawson student. Beverly Akerman suggested a "simple" response to the crime: "no more guns. Because no one can accurately predict who among us will become unhinged enough to commit bloody slaughter, I believe guns shouldn't be available to the public." We dubbed this a "mother's radical solution for gun crime." But suggesting a ban on guns is...
  • How all those crime guns got onto streets (Toronto's socialist, anti-US Mayor lied!)

    01/25/2006 8:32:41 AM PST · by GMMAC · 9 replies · 1,149+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | January 25, 2006 | MARK BONOKOSKI
    How all those crime guns got onto streets By MARK BONOKOSKI Toronto Sun January 25, 2006 Having invoked the fear factor that half the guns used to bathe Toronto in blood last year were stolen from law-abiding collectors and shooters, Prime Minister Paul Martin went to the polls Monday vowing to ban all handguns in Canada -- if constitutionally viable, that is, a caveat he later had to add when he misfired on the facts. Toronto Mayor David Miller sang the same statistical tune, despite contrary evidence in a report tabled last month by his own police service --...
  • Commit the crime, do the time (Canadian election: gun violence issue)

    01/09/2006 10:18:24 AM PST · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 313+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Monday, January 09, 2006 | Lorne Gunter (NP - Editorial)
    Commit the crime, do the time Lorne Gunter National Post Page: A12 Section: Editorials Monday, January 09, 2006 Last week, federal Justice Minister Irwin Cotler contradicted his party leader, Paul Martin, on an important part of the Liberal anti-crime platform -- mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes. On Thursday, Mr. Cotler told The Toronto Star he would not be "pressured" into introducing mandatory sentences. When he was a law professor, he explained, he once thought minimum sentences should work to deter crime. But after studying the literature, he became convinced they "are neither a deterrent nor are they effective."...
  • Liberal spin on guns is a crime (Great pre-Canadian election Editorial rant!)

    11/26/2005 10:19:53 AM PST · by GMMAC · 18 replies · 608+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sat, Nov. 26, 2005 | Editorial
    TORONTO SUN Sat, Nov. 26, 2005 EDITORIAL: Liberal spin on guns is a crime It said everything voters need to know about Prime Minister Paul Martin and the Liberals. Yesterday, in the dying hours of Parliament just before an election is forced on them Monday, they tabled a bill to, wait for it, get tough on gun crime. Of course, it will die on the order paper as soon as Parliament is dissolved -- two days from now. Among other things, the bill proposes increased mandatory minimum sentences for some gun crimes, an idea Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, who introduced...
  • Sinclair Advertiser being shot at two nights in a row? (DU)

    10/13/2004 4:10:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies · 980+ views
    The DUmp | 10/13/04
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1049673Vote_Clark_In_WI (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-13-04 10:35 AM Original message BAD news from one of the local Sinclair advertisers I got this response this morning... Dear ****, Would like to know who directed you to send e-mail to this address. Our buildings have been shot at the last two nights and police are investgating. I am forwarding this to them so you can expect a follow up from them. This was my letter, by the way, Good Afternoon, As a life-long Madison resident, I am very concerned to find that your business advertises on Fox47, which is a Sinclair Company. As...