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  • 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 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 hasn’t 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 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 didn’t 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
  • Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting

    01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.</p> <p>Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.</p>
  • LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland

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

    01/25/2014 8:44:43 AM PST · by kristinn · 179 replies
    WJZ-13 Baltimore ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014
    Several people have been injured after a shooting at the Columbia Mall. The exact number of injured people or extent of their injuries isn’t known.
  • Keeping Public Buildings Free of Guns Proves Too Costly for Kansas Towns

    01/12/2014 10:07:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 Jan 2014 | STEVEN YACCINO
    Reasoning that more guns mean greater safety, Kansas lawmakers voted last year to require cities and counties to make public buildings accessible to people legally carrying concealed weapons. But for communities that remained wary of such open access to city halls, libraries, museums and courthouses, the Legislature provided an exemption: Guns can be banned as long as local governments pay for protections like metal detectors and security guards, ensuring the safety of those they have disarmed. It turns out that in Wichita, the state’s most populous city, and in some other towns, the cost of opting out before the Jan....
  • Mandating Effective Gun Free Zones

    12/29/2013 6:44:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas recently passed legislation requiring that local governments that ban the legal carry of concealed weapons in public buildings, do so for people who ignore the law as well.  The logic is simple: If a person is willing to do illegal harm with a weapon, then ignoring a simple sign that forbids people from having weapons on the premises will not be much of a deterrent.  This creates a situation where only those who are willing to ignore the law are armed.  John Lott has noted that all of the public mass shootings since 1950, except one, have been...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Latest Colorado School Shooting

    12/16/2013 8:35:09 AM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    AIM ^ | 12/16/2013 | Roger Aronoff
    Coming as it did on the weekend of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26, plus the killer, and wounded two more, it is not surprising that the media downplayed or ignored aspects of the Friday the 13th school shooting in Centennial, Colorado, just miles away from both Columbine and Aurora, the scenes of two other horrific mass shootings. But this latest incident offered a couple of narratives that the media preferred to ignore. The shooter was Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old, described as very bright, and an excellent debater, who had had run-ins with his...
  • Anti-Gun Group Moms Demand Action Lies About ‘Victory’ At Staples & Gets Caught

    12/06/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 12-4-13 | unattributed
    Covington VA --( From For those without a Facebook account, it shows a photo of some members of MDA standing in a Staples with this title; “IT’S WORKING: Last week, members of Moms Demand Action made the case for gun sense at a Staples in Arlington, Virginia, and the manager agreed: He will put up signs saying no guns are allowed in his store! Be part of the campaign, bring gun sense to a Staples near you:” Trouble is when some of our members checked (click here for audio) with the store in question, the manager, Salaf, was...
  • Ohio Moves to Eliminate Defenceless Victim Zones

    11/18/2013 3:12:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    gun ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    While this legislation is not comprehensive, it is a "good first step" in  the direction of removing silly infringements on the second amendment in Ohio. The Judiciary committee, headed by Chairman Jim Butler, will be hearing testimony on Representative Ron Maag's (R-Lebanon) HB 231 on November 20th at 4 p.m.  Some notable changes in the law are: 1. Removal of the prohibition by the state on the carry of weapons in churches.   The existing ban manages to violate both the first and second amendments simultaneously.   How can any state deprive churches of their right to control their own premises...
  • Students face expulsion from school for pulling gun on home intruder

    11/09/2013 5:07:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2013 | Ryan Gorman
    Two Gonzaga University seniors are on the verge of being expelled after using a gun to defend themselves from a career criminal trying to break into their apartment. Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh, who both live in an off-campus near the school’s Spokane, OR., campus, were accosted last month by a man demanding money while standing in the door of their apartment. Mr Fagan offered food and a blanket, but declined to give ex-con John Taylor any money, he told KHQ. Mr Taylor then tried to fight his way into the apartment but was scared off by Mr McIntosh’s hand...
  • Bus highjacked in Norway. All passengers including the bus driver slain.

    11/04/2013 11:14:30 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 78 replies
    VG (largest Norwegian Newspaper) ^ | 04.11.13 - 18:19 | Av Rune Thomas Ege , Sigrid Helene Svendsen , Marcus Husby , Gordon Andersen , Bjørn-Martin Nordby o
    My quick translation: A non ethnic Norwegian entered a bus n the fjordlands of Western Norway, then proceeded to slay all the passengers with a knife. There were only 3 passengers onboard so casualties are relatively low I suppose.
  • LAX Gunman Identified After Airport Shooting Spree

    11/01/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    A.B.C ^ | Nov 1 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the terminal before he was captured by police. The shooter, initially identified as Paul Ciancia, pulled an assault rifle from a bag and blasted his way past airport screeners, said Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon.
  • Report: Shooting at LAX [pic]; Updated

    11/01/2013 9:52:58 AM PDT · by reegs · 587 replies
  • WA:Seattle public libraries opt to obey the law…finally

    11/01/2013 6:09:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The long-standing, and wholly illegal, ban on guns in Seattle’s public libraries comes to an end next week, according to Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, who reports today that the rule change was a long time coming, more than a year after a Second Amendment Foundation legal victory defending state preemption was allowed to stand by the State Supreme Court. This policy change is as late as an overdue book, and Times readers are having some fun with it.In recognition of this announcement, SAF and this column will donate an autographed copy of Washington Times Senior Editor Emily Miller’s recently-released...
  • Virginia Supreme Court overturns Virginia Tech shooting verdict

    10/31/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2013 | Frank Green
    RICHMOND -- The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned the jury verdict in a wrongful death suit against the state in favor of the families of two students slain in the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech. Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson were among 32 students and faculty members killed by student Seung-Hui Cho. Last year a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury awarded each family $4 million, an amount that was reduced to $100,000 each by a state cap on damages. The state appealed the verdict, arguing it should be overturned because of trial court errors. In a 15-page ruling...
  • Michael Landsberry survived 2 Afghanistan tours, died protecting his students in Sparks

    10/22/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    <p>A middle school student in Sparks, Nev. opened fire on his classmates Monday morning, killing a math teacher, and then turned the semi-automatic handgun on himself. He also injured two 12-year-old boys, both of whom are in stable condition. The teacher, Michael Landsberry, was a veteran, and a witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the student shot Landsberry after he ordered him to put down the weapon.</p>
  • BREAKING: Shots fired at Nevada middle school

    10/21/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2013
    (CNN) -- Some people were shot Monday at Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada, police said. Commander Rocky Triplett of the Sparks Police Department said it was unclear how many people were shot.
  • NH Store Clerk: “I Just Wanted To Go Home To My Family,” Fired For Self-Defense

    10/16/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies ^ | 10/16/13 | Michael Graham
    Bear Cothran works–or rather, worked–at a Shell station in Nashua, NH. Over the weekend, in the wee hours of the morning, a large guy with a knife entered the store, demanded money and, according to Cothran, threatened to kill him if he didn’t cooperate. Cothran is a lawful New Hampshire gun owner, he had his gun on him, so he drew the gun and the robber left post-haste. Yay, the good guys win! Uh…no. At 11:20 [Monday] morning, Bear received a phone call from his boss, informing him that, in spite of his status as a 10-year employee in good...
  • Liberalism and Mass Shootings

    09/26/2013 11:11:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing generally overlooked in the uproar over the Washington Navy Yard shooting -- and all other recent mass shootings -- is that guns are being used to shield failed liberal policies. Such policies have been implicated in most, if not all, gun massacres. As is customary when encountering failure, liberals immediately cast around looking for someone or something else to blame, in this case, guns and anything associated with them, including the NRA, the bitter clingers, and so on. The failed policies they are attempting to protect include: �-� Gun-Free Zones -- According to John Lott, Jr. every last...
  • Three teens charged with killing Hoboken man in violent game of 'knockout,' authorities say

    09/23/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Daily News ^ | 9/21/2013
    Three teenagers were charged for the murder of a homeless Hoboken man who authorities claim was the victim of a violent game called “knockout.” The boys, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, allegedly followed Ralph Erick Santiago, 46, on Third St. before one of the teens threw a punch at the victim’s head on Sept. 10, prosecutors said. Santiago fell back from the blow and collapsed onto an iron fence, where he died after his neck was wedged between two posts, police said. “He was just a loving person, cared about everybody, very spiritual,” his cousin, who declined to give his...
  • Steve Stockman plans to introduce bill allowing military personnel to carry on bases

    09/22/2013 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    Red Alert Poliitcs ^ | 9/22/13 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 dead including the shooter, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced plans to introduce a bill to allow military personnel to pack heat while on military bases. Stockman told a crowd at the Liberty Political Action Conference on Friday night they were the first to hear about the bill, which he plans to introduce in the coming weeks. The legislation, sponsored by Stockman, will allow military personnel to not only carry, but also fire back in the event that an armed combatant opens fire on a military...
  • Recalled Colorado Sen. Angela Giron: We can beat the gun lobby — we already have

    09/22/2013 1:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2013 | Angela Giron
    President Obama has now addressed the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and we certainly heard the weariness in his voice Monday as spoke about the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard: “It’s a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel. These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. They’re patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn’t have expected here at home.” As a state legislator now branded by the word “recalled,” I can identify with that weariness....
  • Hey Anti-gunner: Do you have any remorse over supporting gun-free zones?

    09/21/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT · by sdnet · 22 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-21 | Steve Adcock
    Inquiring minds want to know – to those who support gun free zones throughout the country, do you feel any remorse at all when so many high profile gun tragedies occur in, wait for it…gun free zones? The entire city of Chicago is a gun free zone. Yet, the city sees some of the highest crime in the nation, including a particularly hideous crime this week that took the lives of 3 people and wounded 23 others, including a 3-year old boy. Or what about Columbine? Sandy Hook? Virginia Tech? All gun free zones. But let’s not forget the Aurora...
  • 13 people, including 3-year-old boy, shot at South Side park

    09/20/2013 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 89 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6:34 a.m. CDT, September 20, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan at the scene. A 12th victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. Police said later a total...
  • Colorado Gun-Grabber Angela Giron Confirms Why She Was Recalled

    09/19/2013 8:52:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 9-19-2013 | Mara Zebest
    Two videos are posted at Twitchy and GSL in which Angela Giron continues to reinforce why she was recalled in a recent Colorado effort. In an interview clip below, Giron blames the NRA for the Navy Yard shooting. Giron feels the NRA keeps trying to convince people—out of greed—that “more guns equals safety. And in this case in particular, we can look at, it was a Navy Yard. You couldn’t have any more armed people than in that case right there.” Apparently Giron is unaware that the Navy Yard was a gun-free zone thanks to Bill Clinton. Additionally, GatewayPundit reported...
  • Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

    09/18/2013 11:56:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 9-19-2013 | Larry Elder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility where 16,000 people -- mostly civilians -- work. He killed 12 people and wounded several others at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where 3,000 people work. The suspect, Aaron Alexis, who was killed at the scene, was a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, employed by a military contractor after an honorable discharge. It is unclear which of the three firearms found near...
  • Charts: Half the deadliest shootings in U.S. history happened in past six years (Obama's Fault)

    09/18/2013 8:40:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Maddow Blog (Seriesly!) ^ | 09/17/2013 | By Laura Conaway
    If you consider the deadliest mass shootings in American history -- at this point, shootings with 12 or more fatalities -- you'll find the first one happens in 1949. A deranged lone gunman's "Walk of Death" in Camden, New Jersey, claimed the lives of 13 people. The next one happened in 1966, when a lone gunman climbed the bell tower at the University of Texas and began shooting. He killed 16 people. The first half of the list of these horrible shootings, as Rachel pointed out on the show last night, took place over half a century. The second half...
  • Another Gun Free Zone Invites,Predictably, Another Tragedy

    09/17/2013 9:40:52 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America - Email | September 17, 2013
    Last spring, as networks like MSNBC launched five months of saturation coverage intended to force gun control on the American people, we said, over and over and over and over again, that there was (tragically) “another Adam Lanza” sitting out there, glued to his TV screen, and planning his own five months of fame.” As it became clear that Congress was not going to pass gun control in April, MSNBC commentators said, almost wistfully, that it would take another mass shooting to reinvigorate their cause. Well, they got the mass shooting they were looking for. On Monday, a discharged Navy...
  • Video: Man Allegedly Screaming "I Hate White People" Attacked Three In Union Square

    09/05/2013 11:32:51 AM PDT · by Main Street · 38 replies
    gothamist ^ | Sep 4, 2013 | Ben Yakas
    A man was arrested this afternoon in Union Square after allegedly attacking three people. According to witness Joey Boots, the African-American suspect attacked a white man around 2:30 p.m. "He bloodied him up pretty good," Boots said. When two others came to aide the victim, the suspect allegedly assaulted them as well, and started shouting, "I hate white people." You can see a video of the aftermath below. It's unclear what started the fracas, although the Instagram user who posted the video said, "This dude punched this other dude for walkin past him funny." At least one victim (the first)...
  • Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores

    08/19/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores August 19, 2013 - 3:18 PM By Penny Starr ( – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, is inviting local merchants to voluntarily post “Gun Free Zone” signs in their businesses, letting customers who have guns know they should shop elsewhere. “We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises” McGinn said in a press release issued by Washington CeaseFire, which is partnering with the mayor for the campaign. “The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a...
  • 4 teens shot within an hour: 'It's not a game, it's not a joke'

    08/15/2013 7:09:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 15, 2013 | Peter Nickeas
    Four teens -- three 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old -- were among seven people shot across the South Side overnight, according to police. A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were shot as they left a basketball game around 11:30 p.m. just east of Martin Luther King Drive in the Park Manor neighborhood, police and relatives said. A 49-year-old man was also shot.
  • Cops Probe String Of Teens-On-Bikes Assaults

    08/06/2013 8:13:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Paul Bass
    Police are investigating three possibly related attacks on people by teens on bikes in and around Edgewood Park. The Independent reported Thursday on one such incident, which occurred around 5: 30 p.m. on Friday July 26 along the asphalt road that connects the park’s duck pond to the skateboard rink. A 63-year-old jogger was partway along that road when, he said, four teens on bikes rode passed. One turned around, rolled a bike at him to knock him over, then knocked him down again when he got up. The teens proceeded to punch and kick him, breaking an arm and...
  • Black man in hoodie stabs white girl 11 times

    08/03/2013 7:32:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 109 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | WND-TV
    Police in New York City are trying to find a black man wearing a hoodie who is responsible for a horrific attack on a teenage white girl who was stabbed 11 times just steps from her front door. The knife-wielding maniac ambushed Natasha Martinez, 17, as she returned home from working her shift at a local McDonald’s restaurant. Hearing her daughter’s screams, Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez, came running outside — and the bloodthirsty attacker fled. “She came home from work, and her body was full of holes,” Wendy Martinez told the New York Daily News. “I was holding her because...
  • L.A., Chicago Rank 1 and 2 for Gun Murders; N.O. Has Highest Rate

    08/02/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 2, 2013 - 12:14 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Los Angeles and Chicago metropolitan areas had the most gun murders among the nation’s fifty most-populous metropolitan areas in 2009 and 2010 (the latest years for which data is available), according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … The New Orleans metropolitan area, however, had the highest rate of gun murders, with 19 out of every 100,000 people in the area being gunned to death in 2009-2010. …
  • Subway Stabbing Victim Can't Sue NYPD For Failing To Save Him(feet away, no duty to protect0

    08/03/2013 6:54:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Rebecca Fishbein
    A man who was brutally stabbed by Brooklyn subway slasher Maksim Gelman two years ago had his negligence case against the city dismissed in court yesterday, despite the fact that two transit officers had locked themselves in a motorman's car only a few feet from him at the time of the attack. Gelman stabbed Joseph Lozito in the face, neck, hands and head on an uptown 3 train in February 2011, after fatally stabbing four people and injuring three others in a 28-hour period. Lozito, a father of two and an avid martial arts fan, was able to tackle Gelman...
  • 6-year-old shot, critically injured along with grandmother in Roseland shooting (Chicago)

    07/21/2013 9:30:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    July 20, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Police have a person of interest directly linked to the shooting of a 6-year-old Chicago girl, and sources say they may end up charging more than one person. "She is fighting for her life as we speak," said Juannakee Kennedy, victim's mother. A little girl's parents appeal for help and for justice. "Please, I know you didn't mean to do this on purpose," Kennedy said. "Please don't go the Ugh life with guilt on your heart. We forgive you. We just want some justice for our baby." Six-year-old Quianna Tompkins is one of two...
  • Family of 5 shot in Brooklyn, N.Y., possibly as revenge for harassment report

    07/21/2013 6:39:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 20, 2013 | Nicholas Wells and Joe Kemp
    Five people were shot when a gunman opened fire on a family near a Brooklyn, N.Y., park Saturday — and some friends suggested the gunplay was retaliation because one of the victims had gone to the cops about a milkshake tossed in his daughter’s face.
  • What about these dead black kids? (on media ignoring 74 gunned down in Chicago over weekend)

    07/09/2013 10:48:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | July 09, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Don’t get me wrong; I mourn for Trayvon Martin. It’s a tragedy that any young kid like him will not live to see adulthood. But I don’t blame George Zimmerman for shooting him in self-defense. I blame the corrupt, violent, lifeless, drug and gangsta culture that is breeding generations of Trayvons – kids who are uneducated, devoid of morals, without vision, dreams and aspirations. I blame a political establishment that fosters all of this and lures kids and their parents into dependency on the state. I blame the broader culture that tolerates violence against black people – as long as...
  • 7 Dead, 41 Wounded in Wave of Chicago Weekend Violence

    06/17/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 43 replies
    Seven people were killed and at least 41 others were shot in violence that plagued Chicago over Father's Day weekend. Six of the fatalities and 13 other shootings occurred overnight Saturday leading into Father's Day, including the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy. On the Southwest Side, five people were shot, one fatally, in two shootings in the Little Village neighborhood.
  • ‘Violence for violence’s sake is troubling,’ says cyclist attacked by youths on D.C. trail

    06/13/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 98 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2013/06/12 | Peter Hermann and Trishula Patel
    The bicyclist doesn’t remember seeing the youths run at him as he pedaled home late Tuesday afternoon on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but he certainly recalls one knocking him off his bike and at least a dozen others piling on, punching and kicking him in the head. What the 37-year-old can’t understand is why they did it. They didn’t take his $500 bicycle. They ignored his cellphone. They didn’t want the $20 in his wallet. In fact, the victim said, “I didn’t hear a word.” And the lack of apparent motive is haunting the married father of two, who uses...
  • Santa Monica College is a gun free school

    06/10/2013 7:30:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    I just don't understand how John Zawahari could have allegedly shot and killed all those people at Santa Monica College last Friday. After all, not only is murder against the law, the city of Santa Monica has strict gun control laws as does the state of California. And also, according to its website, Santa Monica College is a gun free school. Here's what it says in the website: ______________________________________ Weapons Prohibition on Campus Possessions of firearms or replicas, ammunition, explosives, knives/blades longer than 21/2 inches, other weapons, or fireworks are against the law in the College community or at College...
  • SWAT-clad man uses assault rifle in chaotic Santa Monica shooting spree

    A semi-automatic assault rifle is again being tied to a US mass shooting, this one a chaotic series of events led by a body-armor-clad man who killed four and wounded five people before being shot and killed by police in a college library in the iconic beachside city of Santa Monica, Calif. The attack marked the first major mass shooting since a bipartisan gun control bill failed in the US Senate in April. The shooting may help efforts to revive the debate about gun control, as well as put focus on ongoing legislative action in some states around allowing students...
  • Brooklyn Boy, 9, Grabs Gun from Armed Home Invaders, Fires Shots: Police

    06/04/2013 7:35:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 36 replies ^ | 06/04/2013
    A 9-year-old boy fought back against two robbers who broke into his family's home in Brooklyn Monday, slamming a bedroom door against one suspect's arm so hard that the loaded gun he was holding fell to the floor, police said. The boy then picked up the weapon and fired shots, scaring off the would-be robbers. The robbers entered the house on 80th Street in Canarsie at about 6 p.m. and ordered two teenagers inside to get on the floor, according to police. The only other person in the house was the boy, who was upstairs. When one of the suspects...
  • Mayhem in the city: 25 people shot in 48 hours

    06/03/2013 7:03:46 AM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/2/2013 | Barry Paddock, , Irving Dejohn AND Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Three killed Sunday after three were killed Saturday. One of the wounded includes an 11-year-old girl who will never walk again.Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours. LINK
  • Two US embassy personnel shot in Venezuela

    05/28/2013 3:18:36 PM PDT · by knak · 45 replies
    AFP ^ | May 28, 2013 | AFP
    CARACAS — Two employees of the US embassy in Venezuela were shot and wounded early Tuesday in the capital Caracas, in a murky incident that local media and a police source said took place at a strip club. "We can confirm that two members of the US embassy in Caracas were injured during an incident early this morning," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters in Washington. "Medical staff inform us that their injuries are not life-threatening," he added, noting that they were hurt at "some sort of a social spot" but without specifying the venue or nature of their...