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  • NOSC Commander and Marine used sidearms to engage Chattanooga Jihadi

    07/25/2015 5:48:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Navy Times reports that the installation commander and a Marine engaged the Chattanooga Jihadi with sidearms during the attack. From the navytimes.com: A report distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting's aftermath said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center's commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed a Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman. From the comments, Mark Keith states that : gunnery sergeant sullivan eel...
  • AL: Gun Free Zone Signs go Down; Governor Bently Fulfills 2010 Promise

    07/25/2015 1:04:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A year and a half ago, I wrote about the illegal "No Weapons" signs at rest stops in Alabama.  The Alabama Department of Transportation doubled down and declared the signs legal ... because.  Yesterday afternoon, Friday, the 24th of July, 2015, Governor Bentley stepped up to the plate and ordered the signs taken down.  From yellowhammernews.com reporting the Governor's tweet: Gov. Robert Bentley ‏@GovernorBentley I have ordered the AL Department of Transportation to remove signs banning weapons at all Alabama rest stops to comply with state law. Good for the Governor. He knows how to count. He is also...
  • Victims, gunman identified in Grand 16 shooting (Lafayette, La.)

    07/24/2015 6:33:00 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 82 replies
    Victims, gunman identified in Grand 16 shooting The victims who died in last night's shooting at The Grand 16 have been identified as 21-year-old Mayci Breaux of Franklin and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson of Lafayette. The shooter, who shot himself in the theater, has been identified as 58-year-old John Houser of Alabama. Police say he was a "drifter" who had been in the Lafayette area since early July. He fired 13 rounds into the theater during the 7 p.m. showing of "Trainwreck." One of the victims and the gunman died at the scene. A second victim died at an area hospital....
  • Lafayette, La Movie Theater Shooting was yet another gun-free zone, others in area dont ban guns

    07/24/2015 3:37:19 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana occurred in yet another place that banned permitted concealed handguns. The shooting occurred at the Grand Theater. Its conduct policy openly bans the carrying of guns, just like where the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting occurred. While The Grand Theatre company owns three theaters in the area, none of the other local movie theaters that are owned by other companies appear to have a similar policy (Lafitte Cinema 4, Crowley Cinema IV, The Queen Cinema). . . .
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isnt the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinleallegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Franciscos Pier 14and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Abbott orders Texas National Guard to carry guns at military facilities

    07/18/2015 11:11:40 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 43 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/18/2015 | Robert T. Garrett
    AUSTIN Gov. Greg Abbott says he is reluctantly asking Texas Military Forces to arm soldiers at their home bases after Thursdays attacks at military sites in Tennessee that killed four Marines and one sailor. Abbott said in a release Saturday that he will authorize Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm National Guard personnel at military facilities across Texas. Abbotts move followed shootings on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. It is with a heavy heart that I issue this order, he said. The Republican governor said the Chattanooga events made clear that our military...
  • Still Clinging to Guns and Religion

    07/17/2015 5:52:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-17-2015 | MOTUS
    I see youre conflictedon this Mr. President, so let me be perfectly clear:Muhammad was not a lone gunman. He was a jihadi; an agent of the Islamic State, our sworn enemy despite your hesitancy to reciprocate or even participate.Nor was Muhammad even a terrorist domestic or otherwise. Because prior to the age of deconstruction (i.e. B.O.) - when words still had meaning - terrorism was defined as the use of violence or the threat of violence against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals. Attacking a military target was considered an act of war. All that gets fuzzier...
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, TennesseeShots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was overMultiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary Please stay on the line from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns? The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • Tunisian Mass Murderer Counted On Gun Laws and Culture for Success

    06/27/2015 3:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 June, 2015 | David Codrea
    Revising earlier reports that two attackers were involved, authorities are now saying only one man was responsible for killing dozens of tourists and wounding dozens more at a Tunisian beach resort. Reportedly armed with a Kalashnikov initially concealed with an umbrella, it took an after-the-fact armed security team response to stop the killer from adding to his unarmed victim count . . . This is the second attack on tourists in Tunisia this year. In March, an attack at the National Museum killed at least 22 people, all but one of them tourists, showing that those interested in committing politically-motivated...
  • Heres What the Mainstream Media WONT Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 4:31:23 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 16 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, a Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed.
  • TX: Reduction of Gun Free Zones Awaits Governor Abbott's Signature

    05/27/2015 10:53:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    While second amendment supporters have been watching the progress of the open carry and campus carry legislation in Texas, another bill with significant effects has passed the Senate, the House, and will likely by signed by Governor Abbott. The legislation is SB 273, and it preempts the ability of most government entities to ban people who have concealed carry licenses from carrying weapons on most of their premises. The bill passed 26 to 5 in the Senate, and 116 to 23 in the House. There are significant exceptions. Carry is banned in schools, polling places while voting...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 othersincluding a 4-year-old girlhave been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Childrens Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • Guards will no longer carry guns at Midtown Panera ("armed" guards not armed)

    05/21/2015 8:35:17 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 66 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) Starting Thursday, the armed security guard at Panera Bread Co. across from Vanderbilt University will no longer be carrying a firearm. According to the manager at the 21st Avenue location, the decision comes after multiple patrons complained to corporate that the armed security agent was violating the companys own gun policy and making them uncomfortable. One of those who complained was Lillian Hallstrand, a long-time customer of the Panera on 21st. The Director of Stewardship and Vocational Planning at Vanderbilts divinity school told news 2 coming to the restaurant in recent months has been unsettling since...
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 670 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • WY:Three Republican Senators Kill Gun Free Zone Reform

    03/09/2015 5:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wyoming seemed posed to repeal many of the gun free zones that have accumulated in the state over years of special pleadings, especially by the powerful education lobby. HB0114 passed the house with an overwhelming 42 to 17 vote. With a lopsided 26 Republicans to 4 Democrats in the Senate, the bill seemed assured of quick passage. John Lott gave testimony in the Senate; his testimony was considered to be extremely effective. However, the Machiavellian politics of legislatures quickly became apparent. Instead of the bill being assigned to the Judiciary committee, as was done in the House, it was...
  • Bloombergs Amazingly Inaccurate Ad to Keep Areas Gun-Free Zones

    03/03/2015 9:32:58 PM PST · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | MARCH 4, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Bloomberg's argument here is that the bill to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry on school property is really an attempt to let criminals carry guns around schools. The fact that people will need a permit that requires a criminal background check is never mentioned. So what is the rate that permit holders cause problems? It is very, very rare. . . .
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Mall of America Protected from Jihadist attack by Gun Free Zone Signs

    02/22/2015 12:49:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Somali affiliate of al Qaeda has called for attacks against Western shopping malls, which they see as soft targets. The call for attacks was seen in a video celebrating the attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. From ibtimes.com: If just a handful of mujahedeen [militant jihadists] fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, just imagine what the dedicated mujahedeen could do in the West to American or Jewish shopping centers across the world, a masked gunman says toward the end of the video. What if such an attack were to...
  • Arizona Proposes Gun Free Zones with Teeth

    02/15/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona representatives have introduced a bill to require 'gun free zones' in public buildings to have teeth.   If the public officials are not willing to insure that the buildings actually prevent people from bringing guns into them, then people who are licensed to carry concealed weapons will not be required to disarm, merely by 'gun free' signs.  The theory is simple.  Mere signage will not stop people who have evil intent from carrying concealed weapons into public buildings.   By placing signage, but without significant enforcement mechanisms, the signs effectively screen out the most law abiding, while doing little to...
  • WY: House passes Repeal of 'Gun Free" zones for Permit Holders

    02/05/2015 11:44:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill repealing most of the gun free zones in the state for concealed carry permit holders passed the house on a 42-17 vote. The main sponsor of the bill, Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, said that it is a public safety issue. Most of the Republican supports reemphasized that point. From reuters.com: Backers of the Wyoming bill argued it would increase the safety of children enrolled in Wyomings 48 school districts by allowing school employees, from teachers to janitors, to be armed in class and on campus grounds. Supporters pointed to the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, where a...
  • Unarmed French police literally retreated in the face of Islamist attackers

    01/07/2015 10:28:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The two French police officers, who both lost their lives in the effort to prevent the Charlie Hebdo attackers from executing their grim mission, are heroes. Their sacrifice in defense of their fellow citizens is beyond noble, and their bravery will be remembered in the coming days. It is not a knock on Parisian police but French domestic policy to note and criticize the fact that the first responders who arrived at the scene on bicycles and without defensive weaponry were entirely unprepared to face an ongoing attack by murderous, AK-47-wieldling Islamist gunmen. The first police to arrive at...
  • VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops

    12/20/2014 6:22:46 PM PST · by george76 · 94 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | December 20, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • 4 people reportedly try to rob bar, customer kills 2 of them

    10/05/2014 2:22:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10-4-14 | Samantha Ptashkin
    HOUSTON - Two people were killed early Saturday morning after deputies say four men tried to rob a bar in northwest Harris County. Four men with guns went into EJ's Place on Kuykendahl and Colwell roads around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said when they tried to rob the bar, one of the customers pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing two of the suspects. The other two alleged robbers left the scene. The customer who pulled the trigger also left before law enforcement arrived. Deputies are now trying to locate him.
  • Teacher accidentally fires gun at Technology Center of DuPage

    10/04/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/3/2014 | Christopher Placek
    A criminal justice instructor at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison accidentally discharged a handgun during class Friday afternoon, striking a file cabinet and hollow wall, officials said....
  • Challenging "Gun Free" Zones at the GRPC

    09/28/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 September | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Dr. John Edeen, above spoke as part of a panel on targeting "Gun Free Zones". Dr. Edeen was not always part of the gun culture. He grew up in New Jersey, but now practices medicine in San Antonio, Texas.</p> <p>He started taking colleagues shooting, and talking about the dangerous "gun free" policy of the hospital where he works. He ran into considerable opposition, but over the course of time, he has converted many. He says that he has obtained over 400 signatures from coworkers on a petition for the Hospital to change its policy.</p>
  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    09/16/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 15 2014 01 | Brett Prettyman
    Officials from Wyomings Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. ... A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan "indicated the pathologists preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite." Evidence collected at the site is being analyzed to try to determine if the bear that attacked Stewart was a grizzly or a black bear. ... Hunter said there are high densities of grizzly and black bears in the drainage where the body was found and there were...
  • Lorna Weafer, bear attack victim, aspired to be a psychologist ( Canada )

    09/16/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 09, 2014
    Lorna Weafer, the 36-year-old Suncor instrument technician who was mauled and killed by a black bear ... Weafer was on her way back to work from a washroom when she was attacked by a large, male black bear while working at a Suncor oilsands site north of Fort McMurray, Alta., around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She was declared dead on the scene. ... Mike Ewald, an investigator with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, said Weafers co-workers tried to scare the bear off using fire extinguishers, a water cannon and air horn all general things that should scare it off, Ewald...
  • AZ:Meteor Crater Redux; bad signs

    08/22/2014 5:56:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article I wrote about the improper signage at the Meteor Crater rest stop in Arizona. At the first stop, I failed to obtain a picture. The rest stop is a member of a pair of rest stops as is often seen; one on each side of the freeway. On the return trip, I stopped at the sister rest area to see if it had the bad signage as well. It did. The sign appeared to be identical with the sign that I recalled on the South side of I-40. Note the location of the prohibition on...
  • The facts about Dartmouth student Taylor Woolrich and her stalker

    08/13/2014 1:48:40 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2014 | john R. Lott Jr.
    It is often very hard for women who have been victims of sexual type crimes to publicly discuss what has happened to them. Last week in Washington, five women came forward to discuss how gun free zones at colleges have prevented them from defending themselves. From rape and sexual assault, to stalkers, to one woman whose stalker killed her husband, to death threats,these women bravely came forward and talked of the traumas -- all but one telling their story publicly for the first time. One woman's story made national headlines. Taylor Woolrich, a junior at Dartmouth College, has been stalked...
  • Should colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed weapons?

    08/08/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 30 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lyndsay Winkley
    Take survey on "Should colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed weapons?" The article is pretty useful also
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. Thats akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesnt work that way. So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesdays meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Doctor Who Stopped Shooter Will Not Lose Job, Hospital Praises Actions[The rest of the story]

    07/30/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    Concealed Nation. ^ | 07/27/2014 | Brandon
    There you have it. The hospital with a gun free policy is praising the actions of a Doctor who was carrying his concealed firearm while at his office. The Doctors name is Dr. Lee Silverman, and we are so thrilled to see this response from the hospital: Post by Mercy Health System. We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John DAlonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterdays tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunts family, and we are praying for Dr. Silvermans speedy...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • Doctor Seemingly Defies Hospitals Policy Barring Him From Carrying a Gun Police Say .....

    07/24/2014 6:59:15 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 24, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    DARBY, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday helped stop the gunman by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said. A patient opened fire after entering the doctors office at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital with the caseworker, District Attorney Jack Whelan said. Witnesses reported hearing yelling before the gunshots. A spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital said the facility has a policy prohibiting anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a weapon anywhere on its campus. It...
  • Just another usual weekend in the gun free zone of Chicago

    07/20/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So… how’s that whole gun free zone thing in Chicago working out? Even though they came close to setting a new record over the 4th of July, things in the Windy City aren’t slowing down much. The toll just for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning was impressive in a pretty horrid way. A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and...
  • Target 'Respectfully' Asks Law-Abiding Citizens to Leave Guns at Home

    07/02/2014 1:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 2, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On July 2nd, Target "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens to "not bring firearms" in their stores. The department store chain did this via an announcement posted on its website and shared by interim CEO John Mulligan. The announcement says: As you've likely seen in the media, there's been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit "open carry" should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target--even in...
  • Memo to gun-control advocates: Even Elliot Rodger believed guns would have deterred him

    05/28/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2014
    How can we prevent mass murderers? Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six innocent people this past Friday in California, is causing everyone to ask that question, yet again. Rodger spent over a year and a half meticulously planning his attack. His 141-page manifesto makes it clear that he feared someone with a gun could stop him before he was able to kill a lot of people. Consider his discussion about where he thought the best place to attack people was: . . .
  • 6 killed, seven wounded in Mass Public Shooting in Santa Barbara, a giant gun-free zone

    05/25/2014 8:29:31 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 19 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 24, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    UPDATE: As usual, the media news stories got fundamental facts wrong here. Of particular interest, half the people killed here were stabbed to death. Also, you wont hear this in the news, the magazines that the killer used were also apparently limited to holding no more than 10 rounds (note that the Sheriff said that all the magazines were legal under California law). Obviously neither point fits the gun control check list. My guess is that because of these points the news media interest in this story will be relatively short lived. UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Sheriffs office had interviewed...
  • [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment

    05/22/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment May 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post So I think were officially to the point where our public schools are punishing children for their imagination. According to KKTV, Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun, explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott...
  • GA: Restaurant Changes Mind, Welcomes Gun Carriers

    05/21/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a scenario that has recurred all over the nation, a restaurant in Georgia briefly put up a "NO GUNS" sign, became educated, and took it down. This is the usual course of events that has occurred as antiquated gun laws have been reformed. Georgia recently passed a bill that reformed one of the last laws in the nation that forbid armed citizens from eating in restaurants that also serve alcohol. Louisiana passed a similar reform shortly after, becoming the 50th state in the nation to have this freedom. From wrdw.com in Augusta, Georgia: "I come up and see...
  • [Video] NC BBQ Restaurant With Prominent NO GUNS Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/21/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | may 21, 2014 | dan cannon
    Recently, there have been two shootings at Jack in the Box restaurant less than 10 days after they decided to ask law abiding gun owners to leave their guns at home. Now we have yet another gun free restaurant who has been the victim of criminals with you guessed it, guns. According to local media reports, The Pit in Durham, NC was robbed at gunpoint after just recently opening up the restaurant. According toABC11, Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to...
  • Media bias on gun free zones

    05/02/2014 1:43:37 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01, 2014 | John Lott
    Another multiple victim public shooting, yet another attack that occurred where guns are banned. Tuesdays tragic attack at a FedEx facility in Cobb County, Georgia, left six people injured, with one still in critical condition. The media quickly rushed in with stories about an assault rifle being used in the attack. This claim was made everywhere, in stories including the New York Times, USA Today, CBS News and the BBC. But it wasnt an assault weapon. The attack occurred with a shotgun. During the first two days of news coverage, there was a virtual complete media blackout on one of...
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state. John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones. From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has...
  • Fort Hood attack: My son, our soldiers, are defenseless, sitting ducks

    04/03/2014 6:03:43 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2014 | John Lott
    The Obama administration hasnt learned anything from the massacres at Fort Hood in 2009 or the Washington Navy Yard last year. For all my research on how to stop or prevent mass public shootings and all the victims at these attacks that I have talked to over the years, the attack this week at Fort Hood was different. My son Ryan, who is stationed at Fort Hood and recently back from a tour in Afghanistan, was just two blocks from the attack and could hear the shots. However, as was true in the 2009 attack at Fort Hood by Major...
  • GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

    02/10/2014 11:06:25 AM PST · by celmak · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Eric owens
    A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for wait for it carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.
  • School officials are no fans of gun ban signs (Illinois)

    02/03/2014 7:05:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Southtown Chicago ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Donna Vickroy
    School officials are no fans of gun ban signs BY DONNA VICKROY dvickroy@southtownstar.com February 2, 2014 It is a sign of the times, as well as a sign that is sure to become ubiquitous. School officials want the public to know that in compliance with state law (House Bill 0183), schools, churches, government agencies and liquor stores statewide will be posting 4-by-6-inch stickers reminding the public, particularly those with a concealed-carry license, that there are limits on where a gun can be carried. While schools didnt allow guns even before the concealed-carry law was passed, they still are required to...
  • Md. mall gunman was avid skater, no criminal past

    01/26/2014 10:50:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2014 10:41 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday. Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing...
  • Vanity.....Race of Mall Shooter??

    01/26/2014 4:19:20 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 60 replies
    I haven't seen any mall shooter photos yet. Could it be he may be of a specific race?? Betcha