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  • Ohio Governor signs gun rights bill to reform concealed carry, suppressor use

    12/20/2014 2:50:52 PM PST · by RC one · 14 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/20/14 | | by Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed a bill expanding gun rights in Ohio to include the use of suppressors by hunters, concealed carry reforms, and mandatory shall-certify rules for National Firearms Act items.The measure, H.234, had proven popular with lawmakers, passing the state Senate on Dec. 9 by a large 24-6 margin on its way to a 72-21 win in the House the following day. Beginning life as a bill that only legislated a repeal in the state’s ban on using legally possessed suppressors while hunting in the state, the measure over time grew to include a number of...
  • US appeals court deems gun law unconstitutional

    12/19/2014 4:50:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014
    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed a law unconstitutional that kept a Michigan man who was committed to a mental institution from owning a gun. The three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a federal ban on gun ownership for those who have been committed to a mental institution violated the Second Amendment rights of 73-year-old Clifford Charles Tyler. Tyler attempted to buy a gun and was denied on the grounds that he had been committed to a mental institution in 1986 after suffering emotional problems stemming from a divorce. He was only...
  • Human Technology of Beretta

    12/18/2014 7:05:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/18/2014 | J Street
    Beretta is a name that brings the utmost respect to the firearms industry. The tradition of workmanship has carried over 500 years from the Bartolomeo son’s and Giovannino. By the 1900′s the company expands internationally and securing business with the military, law enforcement and private sector. Beretta recently created this video by Ancarani Studio directed by Paolin Manfrin highlighting the “human technology” involved in manufacturing a high end shotgun. Details exhibiting wood craftsmanship with modern state of the art machinery to design a master piece. View the human technology video here.
  • Charles Hurt Drops the Hammer on Aussie Gun Laws

    12/17/2014 8:15:40 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 16 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12/16/2014 | Breitbart News
    From the Sydney Morning Herald: The siege in Sydney's CBD and its terrible end received saturation coverage on American cable news, with at least one commentator lamenting Australia's tough gun laws. Speaking on Fox News after police stormed the Lindt cafe, Charles Hurt, a writer with the conservative newspaper The Washington Times and a Fox News contributor, said: "These people are hell bent to kill innocent people … In a free society there is nothing you can do about it. You can't prevent all these things from happening, which is why most Americans, when they see this stuff play out...
  • McAuliffe Wants to Bring Back Handgun Restriction in Virginia

    12/17/2014 6:02:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 16, 2014 | Brent Scher
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) announced on Monday that he will seek to reinstate a restriction on gun sales that limits individuals in the state to one handgun purchase a month. The law was repealed during the previous administration of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R.). McAuliffe’s request for the Republican-dominated legislature to reinstate the law is likely to fall on deaf ears, according to a report by Reuters.
  • New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

    12/16/2014 2:54:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    los angles times ^ | 12.15.2015 | Melissa Healy
    Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. The 51-43 vote makes Murthy, a 37-year-old graduate of Harvard University and Yale University Medical School, the third-youngest physician to lead the U.S. Public Health Service's 6,800 commissioned officers. Murthy founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass the Affordable Healthcare Act, and has worked to promote HIV/AIDS education both in the United States and India. At Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, his research...
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Burglars Regret Returning to This ‘Hood After Heat-Packing Alabama Couple Spoils Their Plans

    12/16/2014 4:04:25 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies
    IJReview ^ | 12-15-2014 | Victoria Taft
    How did this Alabama family handle it when they saw the people who broke into their house and stole their Christmas presents? On Sunday afternoon, Chris Wyatt and other family members were able to recognize the people who’d broken into their house on that Friday from home surveillance video. The burglars were apparently back in the neighborhood trying to ruin Christmas for a few more boys and girls. Once confronted, of course, the suspects had their own story. Chris Wyatt told WBRC TV: “They tried to say that they were lost and we corrected them where they were.” While they...
  • THREE DEAD IN BLOODY END TO SIEGE: Two hostages dead and Muslim gunman killed...

    12/15/2014 12:31:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 16th December 2014 | Emily Crane and Daniel Piotrowski
    An Iranian-born gunman was killed, two of his hostages are dead and four injured after a dramatic and chaotic firefight brought an end to a terrorist siege at a Sydney cafe. Teams of heavily armed police swooped on the Lindt Chocolat cafe in a hail of gunfire, ending a tense stand-off where Man Haron Monis had been holding around 17 people captive. Police issued a statement describing the event as a confrontation with a 50-year man, who they said died after shots were fired. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, police said. A man, aged 34,...
  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 11:31:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mia de Graff
    The victims of a burglary captured their alleged intruders after spotting them in the street - on the way back from another break-in. The Wyatt family's surveillance system filmed the moment a woman and two men took two TVs and numerous Christmas presents from their home in Warrior, Alabama, last Friday. Just two days later, Chris Wyatt spotted the suspects' Ford Ranger pickup truck driving down a road and swerved to block them into a corner.
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...
  • Texas to vote on open carry of firearms rolling back 140-year ban

    12/15/2014 12:30:53 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 December 2014 | By Associated Press Reporter
    "Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights. 'If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it's good enough for the state of Texas' Abbott said the day after his election last month."
  • Serving Bambi to an Anti-Hunter (Fun Article)

    12/13/2014 2:52:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    IÂ’d just hung the deer by its neck on the swingset for skinning and butchering when..... "Oh Hum-BERTO! Puh-LEAZE!"I looked over and it was our new neighbor Freddie, wailing from his patio door, his face a mask of horror and disgust. "Humberto! How could you?! Why thatÂ’s awful!"Freddie moved to south Louisiana recently from San Francisco. People didnÂ’t skin deer in their backyards there. Freddie used to open his back door, prance to the fence, and discuss the screen and stage with fellow wine sniffers. Now he opens his back door and finds an assassinated deer dangling with its tongue...
  • A Year of Gun Deaths - What Slate learned from trying to record every death since Newtown

    12/12/2014 12:38:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Dan Kois
    "....The first, most important question to ask in looking at our year of data collection about guns is simple: Why is our tally of gun deaths in the year since Newtown so much lower than the likely actual number of gun deaths over a year’s time?........Suicides, it turns out, are this project’s enormous blind spot. Most every homicide makes the local paper,even if in large cities these stories are sometimes relegated to a mere news brief. Accidental shootings are usually reported upon, as are shootings by law enforcement and incidents in which civilians kill in self-defense. But suicides are mostly...
  • Teen accused of bringing gun to school faces attempted murder charges [Gentle Giant Parallels]

    12/11/2014 12:00:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 12/10/14
    Police say Jalen Bradley, 18, tried to run away while in handcuffs, take gun from officer.... ....Bradley was arrested after he brought a gun to the Jan Mann Opportunity School in Miami Gardens, police said..... After Bradley was taken into custody, he tried to run away while in handcuffs and fought with an officer, attempting to take his gun, police said. Bradley later told police he would have shot the officer if he was able to take the gun away, police said. Bradley said he hates both security monitors and planned to shoot them as well, police said.
  • Dems push to revive failed gun control legislation

    12/10/2014 9:51:19 AM PST · by HammerT · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/14 | Tim Devaney
    Gun control advocates in Congress are looking to revive failed legislation strengthening background check regulations. A handful of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to push once again for universal background checks on all gun sales in the new Congress, even though they recognize it will be an uphill battle with Republicans taking majority control. Background check legislation failed to gain traction in the outgoing Congress despite a string of high-profile school shootings that gun control advocates had hoped would turn the political tide in their favor. They say it’s only a matter of time. “When you don’t pass background...
  • Police: Homeowner Shoots Person During Break-In Attempt

    12/09/2014 1:22:06 PM PST · by lacrew · 28 replies
    WIBW ^ | 12-8-14 | Greg Palmer; Nick Viviani
    Breaking glass and an arm reaching in through the busted window led to an early morning shooting in midtown Topeka, according to the homeowners. Officers found the person, who was not identified either, a few homes away, 317 SW Clay, and suffering from several gunshot wounds. That person was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
  • Police in Small Wisconsin City Want Residents to Volunteer to Have Their Homes Searched for Guns

    12/09/2014 11:52:15 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 112 replies
    WPR, Blaze ^ | December 8, 2014 | By Gilman Halsted on WPR, Jason Howerton on Blaze
    Police in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to volunteer to let officers search their homes for firearms as part of a new initiative that officials believe will help reduce gun violence. Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs told Wisconsin Public Radio that officers will mostly be looking for guns in homes that residents might not even be aware of. “That’s really what we’re looking for. Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion,” he added. Jacobs also told WPR that “gun violence is...
  • Beloit Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes Searched For Guns

    12/08/2014 11:11:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 128 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio wpr org ^ | december 5, 2014 | Gilman Halsted
    Link only http://www.wpr.org/beloit-police-ask-residents-volunteer-have-their-homes-searched-guns
  • "World of Guns" anyone heard of it? Accuracy?

    12/08/2014 9:24:49 AM PST · by Crazieman · 6 replies
    Steam online game service ^ | 12/8/2014 | Crazieman
    Has anyone heard or tried World of Guns mostly available on Steam, free of charge (pay to unlock all weapons). It purports to have extremely realistic simulated weapon operation, as well as virtual disassembly and x-ray views, complete with slow motion action. Just looking at the accuracy of the application.
  • Remington 700: Massive Fix for the Country's Most Popular Gun

    12/06/2014 5:21:02 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies
    America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington, has agreed to replace millions of triggers in its most popular product—the Model 700 rifle. The company has been riddled for years with claims the gun can fire without the trigger being pulled, often with deadly results.
  • Smith & Wesson buys Battenfeld Technologies

    12/06/2014 11:43:50 AM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 16 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 12/6/14 | Alicia Stice
    A publicly traded firearm manufacturing and design company announced its pending purchase of Columbia-based Battenfeld Technologies. Smith & Wesson, headquartered in Springfield, Mass., has signed an agreement to purchase Battenfeld for $130.5 million. ...Battenfeld, which employs 62 people, will stay at its Columbia facility... Smith & Wesson ...wants to move all of its accessory business to the Battenfeld facility. “Our intention is that eventually all existing Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms accessories will be housed within this new division,”
  • Gas Tax Campaign Gets Ugly Fast (also Ben Carson and guns)

    12/06/2014 12:35:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/6/2014 | Craig Robinson
    It’s pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the state’s gas tax during the upcoming legislative session. While that should surprise no one, I was shocked to see the over-the-top TV ad that the pro-gas tax crowd is currently using to advance the issue. That’s right, school children are going to die if we don’t raise the gas tax. This outrageous ad makes all those negative ads in the U.S. Senate race look like child’s play. Talk about jumping the shark. The ad begins with the claim that there are currently 5,000 deficient bridges in...
  • The AK-47 Softens Its Image

    12/04/2014 6:48:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jason Karaian
    One of the most recognizable instruments of war is getting a makeover. Kalashnikov Concern, the company behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rife, unveiled a new corporate identity at a high-profile event in Moscow yesterday. A more stylized logo for the parent company was revealed, along with a somewhat Orwellian new marketing slogan—"promoting peace." In the original Russian, the new corporate catchphrase can translate to "weapons of peace," an even more curious construction. The parent company’s military weapons unit, dubbed simply Kalashnikov, also got a new logo, one that, according to The Guardian, "looks more like the logo of a supermarket...
  • How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45

    12/03/2014 7:55:44 AM PST · by HammerT · 42 replies
    http://animagraffs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1911/handgun2.gif http://animagraffs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1911/chamber.gif http://animagraffs.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/1911/trigger.gif
  • The rural Texan school where the teachers carry guns as the first line of defense..

    12/02/2014 11:45:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | James Nye
    In the tiny Texas town of Harrold, children and their parents do not give much thought to their safety at the community's only school, because they know that some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons. In the remote town, the nearest law enforcement office is 30 minutes away and the residents know each other and trust each other, so the school board made the momentous decision to allow teachers to arm themselves at their work around children. Desperate to avoid the deadly consequences of their own school shooting incident, Harrold Independent School District has utlized armed teachers since 2007...
  • 5 Killed, 14 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings [Chicago; No Marches by Sharpton]

    12/02/2014 11:21:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    CBS CHICAGO ^ | 12/2/14
    ....shootings throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend [have] left five people dead and at least 14 others wounded....
  • Nordstrom shooter’s sister says couple were ‘soul mates’

    12/02/2014 4:39:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Jon Seidel
    Marcus Dee left a diary behind in the safe under his bed, his sister said. It was full of love poems. Dee wrote some. But mostly, they were penned by Nadia Ezaldein. And she was “brilliant,” Candice Dee said. In the composition notebook to the man who would one day violently take her life before taking his own, Ezaldein wrote, “a ring can’t define us.” “Nadia and Marcus were together,” Candice Dee said. “And they were very, very much in love.” With those comments, Candice Dee broke her family’s silence Monday. She spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times three days after...
  • Obama on Ferguson follow-up: "This time will be different

    12/02/2014 4:28:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/1/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As his administration searches for ways to strengthen trust between police and the communities they protect around the country in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and protests, President Obama pledged that this particular endeavor will be "different." "The president of the United States is deeply invested in making sure that this time is different," Mr. Obama said. "When I hear the young people around this table talk about their experiences, it violates my belief in what America can be to hear young people feeling marginalized and distrustful, even after they've done everything right. That's not who we are."
  • Commonly Confused Firearms

    12/01/2014 5:35:29 PM PST · by beaversmom · 40 replies
    IMGUR ^ | December 1,; 2014 | Vz58V
    I don't know anything about firearms, but for those of you that do... Link
  • Obama requests $263 million for body cameras, training in response to Ferguson, Missouri

    12/01/2014 1:50:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 12/1/14 | Steve Holland
    Obama asked Congress on Monday for $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, and is setting up a task force to study how to improve modern-day policing. The funds would pay for body cameras for police officers to use and expand training for law enforcement in an attempt to build trust in communities such as Ferguson, where a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the White House said... The $263 million would be spread over three years and would...
  • United: Black Gun Owners Protect White Owned Business During Ferguson Riots

    12/01/2014 9:08:47 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 11 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | Matt Agorist
    Ferguson, MO — A group of Ferguson residents who happened to have dark skin, armed with pistols and AR-15 rifles, descended upon a business which happened to be owned by a person with light skin. These four men stood outside of this business, which was a Conoco gas station, to protect it from rioters and looters who burned other businesses to the ground over the past week in the St. Louis area. The reason these four brave men protected this business had nothing to do with their skin color nor the skin color of the owner of the store. These...
  • Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

    11/30/2014 11:37:57 PM PST · by shibumi · 203 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 25 November 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Dr. Ben Carson, author of "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday's "Hugh Hewitt Show." >snip< He specified "for instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things...
  • Three Reasons Why Black Men Should Openly Carry a Gun after Trayvon, Ferguson, and John Crawford

    12/01/2014 2:05:23 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 56 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/01/2014 | H. A. Goodman
    I never thought I'd be an open carry advocate. However, I'm a firm believer in working within the American political system in order to change the status quo. If the 2nd Amendment is cherished by millions of Americans, then why not use it to further certain liberal ideals? Protecting African-American lives and alleviating tensions between the black community and law enforcement should be a top priority of all Americans and especially Congress, however this is not the case. It speaks volumes that African-Americans vote over 90% Democrat during national elections, yet our future nominee in 2016 still hasn't addressed an...
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • Armed Black Men Defend White-Owned Business in Ferguson: Find out Why

    11/29/2014 9:40:55 PM PST · by grundle · 3 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 29, 2014 | Tim Brown
    With all the division that the race hustlers and the Barack Obama administration have tried to bring in the nation and particularly to Ferguson, Missouri, it's good to see a positive story. Several, well-armed black men stood guard around a business to protect it from looters and rioters. The catch is that the business was owned by a white man. What would cause these men to do such a thing in a town that seems hell bent on destruction of private property because they falsely believe a white policeman murdered a black man? Loyalty and jobs. While many others in...
  • Americans Bought Guns At A Record-Setting Clip On Black Friday

    11/29/2014 11:02:13 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-29-2014 | Zach Noble
    Zach Noble, The Blaze November 29, 2014Forget the Xboxes, iPhones and Tickle Me Elmos — Americans were really going crazy for guns this Black Friday, in record-setting numbers. The typical Black Friday boom in gun sales doubles the number of background checks handled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), from one per second on an average day to two per second. By Friday afternoon, that figure had reached three checks per second, CNN reported, putting 2014 on track to blow past the prior Black Friday record of 144,758 FBI-processed gun transactions in a single day. A...
  • Black Friday’s Boost to Firearm Ownership

    11/29/2014 7:58:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Bad news for Michael Bloomberg: It turns out that Americans really like guns. While most of the focus for Black Friday is on the half-priced TVs, and Victoria Secret sales, a sizeable portion of Americans decided to head to their local gun store and pick up a new firearm. After all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like an AK47 with a red and green bow on it. (Hint, hint, wink, wink.)Black Friday is known for being the biggest domestic shopping day of the year – and the firearm industry doesn’t generally miss out. On a typical day, the National Instant...
  • Sailor Critical After Being Shot...[Unarmed black in coma. Sharpton Silent]

    11/29/2014 6:39:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/28/14 | Cherine Akbari and Christina Hernandez
    A U.S. Navy sailor is in critical condition after he was shot on Thanksgiving night in front of his two young daughters. The shooting happened at an apartment complex on the 7400 block of SW 10th Court in North Lauderdale around 8:30 p.m., according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Anthon Adams, an active duty sailor visiting from Georgia for the holiday, was shot multiple times after he tried to break up a fight outside of his mother's apartment building.
  • WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma

    11/28/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | NOV 28, 2014 | Tim Graham
    WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma By Tim Graham | November 28, 2014 | 8:49 AM EST As proof the national media is trying to turn Ferguson into Selma – with no appreciation of a difference in racism between Alabama in the 1960s and St. Louis in 2014 – see Krissah Thompson’s Thanksgiving Day dissertation in The Washington Post. A headline was “To many, ‘Ferguson’ is shorthand for police mistreatment of blacks.” "Though it has been less than four months since Michael Brown was killed, the town seems to have entered the pantheon...
  • This #Ferguson Area Strip Mall Didn’t Get Looted Last Night, Can You Guess Why?

    11/27/2014 7:03:53 AM PST · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    Back in August during the first round of riots in Ferguson a strip mall was saved from looting and destruction by a brave group of men (pictured above) armed with guns: Nobody is robbing St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio anytime soon. Or County Guns, for that matter. The two north county businesses share a storefront in a Florissant strip mall less than ten minute drive from the epicenter of last night’s riots in Ferguson. After nightfall, what began as a community’s peaceful demonstration against the Ferguson Police Department’s shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown turned increasingly violent. Crowds plundered...
  • AP Warns Black Friday Means 'Perfect Storm' of Gun Buying

    11/26/2014 6:28:55 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/26/2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at Associated Press have a special reason to freak out over Black Friday: it’s a huge day for gun sales, and the background-checks system is severely tested. AP writer Nick Stroud even found space for the noting it’s a “perfect storm,” like the disastrous ship-sinking movie. The volume of sales means some purchasers “beat the system,” meaning there are only three business days for a background check:
  • Women With Concealed Weapons On The Rise In El Paso County [ Colorado]

    11/24/2014 6:12:43 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    11 News ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | Katie Killen
    More women in El Paso County are getting their concealed carry permits than ever before. According to the sheriff’s office, in 2005, 917 women in El Paso received permits. In 2013, records reveal 8,193 women had permits. That’s a jump of 793 percent. Local NRA instructor Germaine Adams says the surge in numbers doesn’t surprise her.
  • Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready For Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self By Accident

    11/24/2014 8:54:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    talking points memo ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Catherine Thompson
    Police: Woman Saying She's 'Ready For Ferguson' Shoots, Kills Self By Accident By Catherine Thompson PublishedNovember 24, 2014, 6:49 AM EST St. Louis police were investigating an incident in which a woman waving a gun inside a vehicle and saying she was "ready for Ferguson" apparently shot herself in the head by accident, CNN reported Sunday. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting occurred Friday night in the city's downtown area. Sources briefed on the investigation told CNN that a police report identified the victim as 26-year-old Becca Campbell. The sources told CNN that the victim was involved...
  • Florida State University shooter thought cameras were watching him: police

    11/22/2014 5:44:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Digest ^ | 11/22/14 | Dan Taylor
    The man who police say shot three people at Florida State University had complained to authorities in New Mexico that cameras were watching him and he heard voices talking about him, according to new reports. Myron May, a 2005 Florida State graduate, is accused of returning to his school this week and shooting two students and a library pistol before being shot fatally by police, according to the Associated Press. In September, May walked into the Las Cruces Police Department to report his suspicions on cameras installed in his apartment and voices that were talking about him and laughing at...
  • FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

    11/22/2014 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael LaForgia
    "...In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes...... Six months into his job as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office in New Mexico, May couldn't concentrate. The 31-year-old had become so distractible, he told his friends, that he had decided to see a psychologist. He emerged from the appointment with prescriptions for an antidepressant and an attention deficit...
  • 2 Shot on Carol City High Campus: Police [No word from Sharpton or Obama]

    11/21/2014 5:24:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/20/14
    One person was taken into custody after two people were shot on the campus of Carol City High School in Miami Thursday, according to Miami-Dade Police. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and sent around 400 people who were at the school for after-school activities into lockdown. The Miami-Dade County School Board later canceled all night activities at Carol City High, Carol City Middle, and Barbara Hawkins Elementary were cancelled.
  • How differently do blacks and whites view Ferguson? Here are the numbers.

    11/21/2014 4:44:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/21/14 | Mark Trumbull
    ....In a broader nationwide survey, taken around the first week of September, 91 percent of blacks said Wilson should be charged, while only 42 percent of whites said that. Why the wide disparity? “The story is [probably] one of lived experience,” says Josh Pasek, a University of Michigan sociologist who helped conduct the nationwide survey.
  • Milford 5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun [Massachusetts]

    11/20/2014 11:38:25 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Milford Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Shaner
    A Milford parent is questioning the two-day suspension of his 10-year-old son from Stacy Middle School. Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended after pointing an imaginary ray gun - his finger - and mouthing laser sounds in the school’s cafeteria last Friday, said Brian Taylor, Nickolas' father. “I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character,” said Taylor. “It was non-threatening. He’s just a typical boy with an imagination.” A conduct slip, written by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, lists the offense as a threat. Collins could not be reached for comment despite numerous phone calls and emails seeking...
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    11/20/2014 9:23:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
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