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  • Calif. Sen. Wants To Do ‘The Country A Favor’ — Create Center for Gun Violence Research

    03/18/2016 9:37:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2016 | 11:58 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    California State Sen. Louis Wolk (D) says, “I think it’s time for California to do the rest of the country a favor,” and create a center for gun violence research. Wolk’s measure, SB 1006, was approved Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee on a vote of 7 to 2. The move would establish a state-funded national center on gun violence at a University of California (UC) campus. …
  • Indian man stabs 14 family members to death, hangs self

    02/28/2016 11:38:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | February 28, 2016, 8:06 AM | CBS news
    <p>Hasnain Warekar, 35, went on his overnight killing spree following a Saturday evening family gathering at his home, said Gajanan Laxman Kabdule, a spokesman for the police in the city of Thane, located outside of Mumbai. He said a motive was not known.</p>
  • Sad & Maddening Results of African American Child Abuse & Neglect!!!

    02/11/2016 9:09:37 PM PST · by AveryJarhman · 21 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | KAKE News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8dzkygDKDU http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article45444474.html http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Derby-store-shooting-321395561.html Julie Dombo - James Michael Phillips http://i.imgur.com/5vCo32L.png Sadly, I believe a seriously emotionally damaged James Michael Phillips is a victim of America's expanding and shameful *National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect,* aka *Poverty*, that for decades has deprived untold numbers of emotionally abused and neglected young developing children from experiencing and enjoying a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood. Depraved acts of violence as well as other 'people and community' harming anti-social behaviors often occur when emotionally or physically abused and neglected developing young children mature into depressed, frustrated, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015...
  • Mrs. Obama, Beyonce, Willful Ignorance, Criminally Negligent Parenting

    02/09/2016 7:11:27 PM PST · by AveryJarhman · 12 replies
    MusicTimes ^ | Avery Jarhman
    Did Beyonce Clue Michelle Obama In On Her Super Bowl 50 Fashion? Media reports, *"The show is being celebrated by Black Lives Matters and “pro-black power” voices, including Michelle Obama, who gave a pre-game interview telling Beyonce she had her full support and would even dress for the event."* Dear Mrs. Michelle Obama, aka America's Premier Maternal & Parental Figure. It appears we are Americans embracing much different values as well as a differing sense of respect and concern for our neighbors. Mrs. Obama, Beyonce married an admitted Brooklyn, NY drug peddler who raps about gun violence he embraced to...
  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 7:55:36 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    www.cbc.ca ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    The recent spate of shootings in this city has a lot of people asking why it's happening and how concerned we should be about our safety. After two people were killed and three more injured in Chinatown early Sunday morning, those questions are being asked more and more. The shooting happened on Spadina near Nassau Street, when a gunman opened fire on a group of men outside a restaurant. It's the ninth homicide in the city this year. Eight of those killings involved firearms. That brings the number of shootings up by about 100 per cent over this month last...
  • Woman Wounded In Dan Ryan Expressway Shooting(WTH?)

    01/28/2016 10:06:24 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/28/2016 | unknown
    An 18-year-old woman was shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Thursday morning, after getting into an argument with someone in another vehicle. Illinois State Police shut down the outbound lanes of the expressway for more than an hour while they investigated and searched for evidence, but no shell casings were found. Police said the woman was a passenger in a van whose occupants got into an argument with someone in a blue car at a gas station near 79th Street and Lafayette Avenue around 2:20 a.m. The victims then drove onto the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway.
  • When It Comes To Combatting Gun Violence, the Real Empty Seat is in the Oval Office

    01/13/2016 5:43:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Bob Barr
    At one time in the United States, when storied leaders like Thomas Jefferson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan walked the corridors of the White House, the annual State of the Union actually meant something. Whether delivered as a written report, or in person to a joint session of Congress, the ceremonial act was, as Article II of the U. S. Constitution mandates, an opportunity for the President to "give to the Congress information of the state of the union," as well as recommend policies to fix the issues currently facing the nation. Most importantly, given the stature and respect...
  • More than 100 people shot in Chicago in first 10 days of 2016

    01/12/2016 9:44:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Jan. 12, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    More than 100 Chicagoans have been shot in the first 10 days of 2016 — a jarring figure three times more than last year. At least 19 people were shot and killed between New Year’s Day and Monday morning, including someone gunned down just blocks away from the mayor’s home, the Chicago Tribune reported. Another 101 were injured by firearms.
  • Chicago Violence 2015: By Year-End, Chicago Had More Homicides Than New York, Los Angeles

    01/07/2016 10:08:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 01/07/2016 | BY ADAM LIDGETT
    In a year when the Chicago Police Department, mayor and the city itself dominated national headlines and received widespread attention over the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald by a police officer, the city also saw an increase in violence. Four hundred sixty-eight homicides were reported in 2015, making it the most violent year since 2012, when 500 people were killed, the Chicago Tribune reported. The number, however, still was well below the level of homicides in the 1970s. Chicago's violent streak was much worse than those of other major cities. Los Angeles saw 280 killings through Dec. 26, and...
  • Multiple gunshots reported at East Towne Mall ("Teens")

    12/19/2015 2:43:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    madison.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | AMANDA FINN
    Two people were injured on Saturday in a shooting at East Towne Mall that sent a panic through shoppers closed the mall six days before Christmas. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said one person was transported to the hospital with a leg wound after a dispute between two groups of teenage males at the mall turned violent. "We don't believe this is related to terrorism. This was obviously not a mass shooting. This is not an active shooter," DeSpain said. "This is an incident where we had young people as we have seen in many areas of the city who were...
  • Stop Trying To 'End Gun Violence.' It's Not Going To Happen

    12/14/2015 12:50:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/14/2015 | Mark Hemingway
    I'm not one to make light of mass shootings, and I shouldn't have to say that I deplore violence. But that's undoubtedly the charge that will be hurled at me when I say that I can't stand the latest PSA from Everytown for Gun Safety. Stop me if you've heard this before -- some advocacy group rounds up a bunch of celebrities and does a quick-cut video of them all repeating the same mantra. In this case, it's "WE. CAN. END. GUN. VIOLENCE." Now forget for a moment the utter hypocrisy of Hollywood-types who make their living glorifying violence having...
  • Nobody is talking about Bunny Friend Park, and that's a problem

    12/05/2015 1:05:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tale by now and it’s depressing. A mass shooting in one of the country’s great cities. Cable news legal experts would refer to it as “highly unusual” because it involved more than one shooter. It was a crowded area with many innocent people in the potential line of fire. Ambulances lined up to tend to the casualties. So we all know what I’m talking about, right? No… it’s not the San Bernardino shooting. It was the shooting in Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans and it happened on November 22nd. The description from...
  • Is There a Gun Violence Epidemic? The Numbers Say No

    11/14/2015 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 13, 2015 | 3:05 PM EST | Jason Snead
    The recent mass shooting in Oregon has brought the seemingly endless debate on gun control back into the national spotlight. Are we, as some insist, in the midst of a gun violence crisis? Gun control advocates would certainly have you think so. [...] A quick look into the facts reveals an entirely different picture. According to the FBI, in the past two decades, violent crime has been falling almost continuously. In 2013, the number of violent crimes perpetrated was 37 percent lower than it was just two decades earlier. ...
  • NYPD Cop Killer Proves We Have a Thug Culture Problem, Not A Gun Problem

    10/22/2015 12:23:32 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Guns and Patriots ^ | October 22, 2015 | Bob Owens
    NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was killed in the line of duty earlier this week, and the life story of the career criminal who murdered him was all too predictable. The police had gone looking for Tyrone Howard at least 10 times since Sept. 1, when, investigators believe, he rode up to a rival just after midnight and shot him. But 10 times he eluded them.
  • Oregon Shooting Truth Revealed

    10/06/2015 8:48:08 PM PDT · by 100American · 8 replies
    AMTV ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Christopher Greene
    Video at link below, pulls a lot of info together.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSR5dmtlCIg Picture is getting clearer.. God Bless...
  • How much "Gun Violence" will Obama, Hillary and other Liberals be willing to inflict...

    10/05/2015 10:49:23 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 13 replies
    Redneckoblogger ^ | 10-05-2015 | Redneckoblogger
    The short blog for today...How much "Gun Violence" will Obama, Hillary and other Liberals be willing to inflict to prevent "Gun Violence" in America. If a law is passed that outlaws all firearms for the common populace and effectively repeals the 2nd Amendment, how shall it be enforced? (root word FORCE). Will armed police and/or military go house to house searching for the now illegal guns (using guns and even heavier weapons I presume)? This will by default, result in the complete destruction of entire The Constitution, not just the 2nd Amendment! Will “deadly force” be an option against those...
  • Theater of the Absurd - MUSLIM TEEN Responsible for Shooting after Obama speech

    10/03/2015 5:23:07 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    Well Obama, what do you have to say now? It was on Church Street at Parramatta just after 4pm yesterday. Exclusive footage obtained by 7 News shows 15-year-old Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammed walking along, dressed in black, waving a gun and shouting at police. The video shows the final moments of this radicalised teenagers. As it all unfolds, just metres away behind a wall, young children play at the Good Start day care centre. Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammed must have known it was a suicide missions, but what he was doing was worth dying for, was worth killing Curtis Cheng...
  • Hillary Taking on NRA in Quest for More Gun Control

    09/03/2015 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    New American ^ | September 3, 2015 21:20 UTC | Bob Adelmann
    (...) Following the on-air shooting of two television reporters in Roanoke, Virginia, she declared: “I feel just great heartache at what happened. I want to reiterate how important it is [that] we not let yet another terrible instance go by without trying to do something more to prevent this terrible killing that is stalking our country.” She added: "We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will take it on." She said the same thing back in July, in an obvious shift away from avoiding Second Amendment issues during the presidential campaign to avoid...
  • WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter

    08/30/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When we talk about growing violence in America’s larger cities we frequently focus on New York and Baltimore. (And for good reason, to be honest.) But the nation’s capital has been experiencing its own problems along those lines lately. A rather chilling recounting of some of these “local stories” provides the backdrop for a recent op-ed column in the WaPo by Colbert I. King. I’ll confess that some of the stories of violence and mayhem King is talking about were completely unknown to me, leading the author to compare Washington to “the wild west.” One example is the case where...
  • Not News: Unarmed White Teen Killed by Cop; Two White Cops Killed by Blacks

    08/13/2015 4:57:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The media enthusiastically remind us that it's the first anniversary of the death of Ferguson's Michael Brown, a death that spawned the so-called Black Lives Matter movement. In a September speech at the United Nations, President Barack Obama said, "The world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young man was killed, and a community was divided." Never mind that both a grand jury and the federal Department of Justice exonerated the officer who shot and killed Brown. Never mind that neither the physical evidence nor eyewitness testimony corroborated the assertions that Brown...
  • Gun Lies

    08/05/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | John Stossel
    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn't even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. But New York politicians are so eager to vilify gun ownership that they granted an exception to the anti-gun group States United to Prevent Gun Violence. New York allowed States United to set up a fake gun store, where cameras filmed potential gun customers being spoofed by an actor pretending to be a gun-seller. "This a nine-millimeter semi-automatic. It's a very handy gun. It's easy to use," he...
  • Bratton: We can't repeat the 1970s after 22 shot

    08/03/2015 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    MyFoxNY.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Lisa Evers
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is warning that a new, disturbing trend of increased violence must be put in check before it’s too late.
  • World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US

    06/19/2015 4:40:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AP.ORG ^ | June 19, 2015 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    BEIJING (AP) -- Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere around the world, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions. Some said the attack reinforced their reservations about personal security in the U.S. - particularly as a non-white foreigner - while others said they'd still feel safe if they were to visit.
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicago’s Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive worker’s paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • Sen. Markey Pushes For $60M for CDC to Study ‘Epidemic of Gun Violence’

    06/09/2015 1:43:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 3:02 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to authorize $60 million in taxpayer money to go to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for research on gun violence prevention. The measure, introduced last week, would give $10 million a year “for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2021 for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention under the Public Health Service Act.” “The epidemic of gun violence in America is not preordained, it is preventable,” Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) says in a press release. “In the 21st century, we should use research and advances in...
  • Dart Center Speaker Selection for Gun and 'Gun Violence' Workshop

    03/12/2015 6:03:40 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Dart Center in Phoenix is holding a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence".  It is funded from a grant by the Michael Bloomber organization, "Everytown for Gun Safety", a gun control front group.  I sent a two emails to the Dart Center contact about the workshop.  I was ignored, so I started digging for myself. One of the things that I found was a draft list of speakers for the workshop.  It was clear that the list is a work in progress, so I decided to assist the Dart Center with some obvious suggestions.   The...
  • Does Gun Training Cause People to be less Violent?

    01/06/2015 11:49:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In the debate over the right to keep and bear arms and the secondary question of the utility of being armed, some social scientists have attempted to show that the presence of guns makes people more aggressive.  This claimed "weapons effect" has been discredited.  The best summation of the failure to show such an effect, in my opinion, was this article published in The Volokh Conspiracy in 2011.  Here is a small excerpt: Thus, EMA v. Brown rejects the “violent video game effect” studies for failing to demonstrate a compelling state interest. Indeed, EMA suggests that the studies do...
  • Columbine play’s bad lessons

    11/04/2014 6:03:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Coni Sanders
    I was shocked to read the news that Nathaniel Sam Shapiro’s play “The Erlkings,” written from the perspective of the two Columbine HS killers, is set to open off Broadway at the Beckett Theatre this month. I heard he’d written the play several years ago, but thought it was too appalling to ever make it to the stage, let alone to the nation’s leading theater district. On April 20, 1999, the Columbine killers shot and killed my father, Dave, and 12 innocent students. I acknowledge — and would even go so far as to say admire — the playwright’s aim...
  • David Axelrod: Gun Violence More Of A Threat Than Ebola

    10/28/2014 3:44:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    Former senior political advisor for President Obama David Axelrod woke up this morning dismayed by the amount of anxiety in America about Ebola.
  • Canada's Difficult Relationship With Long Guns

    10/23/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Adam Chandler
    ".....She also warned of a rise in the use of long guns: “There will be a proliferation of these guns," she said. "If these guns fall into the wrong hands, you get 20 dead kids like you did at Newtown."
  • Response from Rabbi Elli Fischer on the RCA's resolution on gun violence (Truncated Title)

    10/04/2014 1:30:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    I blogged about the controversy over this resolution a couple of weeks ago; Rabbi Elli Fischer, drafter of the resolution, was kind enough to send this response — my apologies for the delay posting it: In light of the response of a dozen rabbis to a Rabbinical Council of America resolution on gun violence in America in several media, including the Volokh Conspiracy, I would like to clarify a few things about that resolution. 1) In the interests of full disclosure: I was chairman of the RCA Resolutions Committee that drafted the resolution in question. I do not speak for...
  • Chicago Liberals Outlaw the Firearm Industry

    09/15/2014 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Chicago Liberals have decided to do what they do best: kill businesses and ban firearms simultaneously. The new gun laws proposed by the city of Chicago are being described (by admitted leftists) as the “smartest in the Nation.” Needless to say: They’re pretty dumb. A Federal Judge demanded earlier this year that the city develop an actionable plan to allow gun sales within city limits. Of course, not all (or any) of the city council members seem on board. Ald. Water Burnett Jr said of the gun stores, “I don’t think we want these kinds of things in our communities...
  • 1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood

    06/29/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 46 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Howard Blume
    One person was killed and four others injured after a man opened fire at an overnight party early Sunday in East Hollywood to celebrate the upcoming Black Entertainment Television Awards. The assailant was a lone gunman who is still at large, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting occurred at 5:17 a.m., when the gunman fired several rounds, Madison said. Ambulances transported three victims to a local hospital, where one died. The two others arranged their own hospital transportation. Investigators have not released information about the victims. The coroner’s office said early Sunday that it...
  • Officials: Reports of a shot fired on Kent State Campus near Bowman Hall

    04/02/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by IChing · 65 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 4/2/14 | Megan Shaw
    KENT, Ohio - According to school officials, reports of a shot fired near Bowman Hall on the Kent State main campus. Kent police are assisting Kent State police officers on the scene. According to Executive Director of University Media Relations Eric Mansfield, the suspect is a black male wearing basketball shorts, carrying a silver handgun. Officials are asking everyone to avoid the area. Seek shelter until further notice. This FlashAlert, emergency text messages, was sent to all students: "Kent Main Campus: Report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Officers in area. Stay away from area. If in area, Shelter...
  • Academic Malpractice and "Gun Violence"

    03/10/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The label "gun violence" has become epidemic in the debate about firearms law and the second amendment.  "Gun Violence" is a propaganda metric designed to win the debate in public discourse about the second amendment.  It accomplishes this by defining the terms in a way favorable to gun prohibition efforts.   Here is a example to illustrate this, using hospitals. No one favors people dieing in hospitals.  Why would anyone want someone to die in a hospital?  Therefore, we can create a legislative solution to hospital deaths.   We can prevent nearly all hospital deaths with a simple law.  All we...
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans’ shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • Obama's unlocking of federal funding ban on gun research yields little upshot in first year

    12/13/2013 11:57:54 AM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Bill Briggs,
    Obama — propelled by the Newtown school shootings — urged Congress in January to provide $10 million to finance fresh academic investigations into the impacts of firearms on the collective health of Americans. "NIH has been supporting research on violence and its implications for health for many years. The violence resulting from firearms was included" in past studies, The CDC this year asked the Institute of Medicine to convene a committee to identify the most pressing research questions on gun violence.
  • Newtown Anniversary Brings Another Nonsense Gun Violence Study

    11/21/2013 5:57:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Neil McCabe
    Just in time to exploit the one-year anniversary of the Dec. 14 spree-shooting at Newtown, Conn., the December issue of the journal “Pediatrics” runs a study claiming that screen images of guns and gunplay make our children more violent. The study, “Gun Violence Trends in Movies,” authored by Dan Romer, Adolescent Communication Institute of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Brad J. Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, has already been cited in editorials calling for federal regulation of movies and video games. “It’s disturbing that PG-13 movies are filled with so much gun violence,”...
  • Gun Violence Significantly Increased by Social Interactions

    11/16/2013 11:37:29 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 40 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | November 14, 2013 | Allie Bidwell
    The network in question consists of more than 3,700 high-risk individuals – young, African-American males from a poor neighborhood – who were clustered into a network by instances of co-offending, meaning each person in the group had been arrested with another person. Papachristos says it makes sense to look at the spread of gun violence like the spread of a disease or an epidemic, comparing it to how people contract HIV. Much like the roles needle sharing and unprotected sex play in the spread of HIV, a person's behaviors and personal associations play a role in the spread of gun...
  • Rahm Emanuel condemns 'brazen' Chicago shooting

    09/20/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned a Thursday night shooting on Chicago’s South Side that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” said Obama’s former chief of staff in the first of a series of tweets Friday morning. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Emanuel added. Witnesses said several gunmen fired at least 20 shots at a group on basketball courts, according to NBC News’s Chicago affiliate. The station said...
  • New Orleans documentary 'Shell Shocked' shows how beset our children are with violence

    06/22/2013 4:44:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | June 22, 2013 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Before John Richie directed "Shell Shocked," a film focused on young New Orleanians' depressing adaptation to gun violence, he assumed that just about everybody falling dead was a casualty in a fight over drugs and turf. Many are. However, after interviewing young people who've seen loved ones killed, Richie came to see that drugs aren't always a factor.Young men and boys in New Orleans, he discovered, fight over the same things that provoke fights everywhere - girls, perceived disrespect, petty rivalries. But whereas people the world over might settle scores with their fists or less lethal weapons, young New Orleanians...
  • Top 10 States with the Most Gun Violence

    04/15/2013 10:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/15/2013 | Samuel Weigley
    Following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, a heated debate has raged over gun laws in the country. Supporters of gun control measures argue that more gun control is necessary to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Opponents argue that stricter gun control laws will not solve violent crime problems and may even make law-abiding citizens easier targets by making guns harder to buy legally. Each state has different sets of gun ownership laws. According to the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank that supports gun control, there appears to be...
  • MSNBC Guest Casts Gun Debate As 'Enthusiasts' Vs. 'People Against Gun Violence'

    04/13/2013 6:51:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you oppose President Obama's gun control proposals? Well then, you must not be against gun violence. So suggested a guest this morning on the new MSNBC show, Up With Steve Kornacki. Leah Gunn Barrett [insert wisecrack on middle name here], of "New Yorkers Against Gun Violence," was trying to explain away why Second Amendment advocates do so well politically. According to her, gun "enthusiasts" are single-issue voters with good grassroots organization. In contrast, "people who are against gun violence" aren't as well organized. View the video here.
  • Retired Military Leaders Demand That Congress Act Now to Reduce Gun Violence

    03/04/2013 8:28:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 68 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | February 26, 2013
    NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released a new ad featuring retired military leaders calling on Congress to take immediate action and pass sensible gun reforms that will help stop the epidemic of gun murders that claims the lives of 33 Americans every day. The ad can be viewed at www.DemandAPlan.org/Military. It is being released on the same day that a group of retired military leaders – including some of those featured in the ad – is meeting with Vice President Biden to discuss proposals for gun violence prevention like requiring background checks for...
  • The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

    02/24/2013 7:49:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    Public policy is a lot like math: No matter what the problem, the wrong answers are far more numerous than the right ones. This is particularly true on the subject of mass shootings and other firearms violence, which have stimulated a new fervor for barking up the wrong tree. Many liberals think the answer to mass shootings and street crime lies in stricter gun regulation: banning "assault weapons," limiting the capacity of magazines or, in their unrestrained moments, adopting ultra-stringent laws like those in Britain or Australia. But most of these ideas are irrelevant or impossible. Even if the Second...
  • On Guns, Obama Finally Talks About the Culture of Fatherlessness

    02/21/2013 2:58:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dads matter. President Barack Obama said it recently in Chicago, a city on track for 600 murders this year, the equivalent of two Sandy Hooks per month. Too bad he still does not understand that his left-wing ideology is the problem. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, Obama, much of his party and much of the media have been calling for further gun control and advocating "common sense" measures such as limiting the number of rounds in a magazine, "universal" background checks and restrictions on "assault weapons." But there is an 800-pound politically incorrect elephant in the room. Most gun murders...
  • MSNBC Host: If Adam Lanza Killed Black Kids We Probably Wouldn’t Be Talking About Guns

    02/16/2013 5:44:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    That MSNBC host would be the one and only Touré who was responding to a section in Wayne LaPierre’s recent article on The Daily Caller. The NRA chief was discussing the various reasons law-abiding citizens need a firearm, including after a natural disaster.  “After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.” And just like that, Touré’s...
  • The Root Cause of Gun Violence

    02/07/2013 11:06:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.6.13 | Peter Ferrara
    If Obama & Co. are helpless to prevent gang warfare, what are they doing trying to disarm the law-abiding? Aside from a few, brave, truth-tellers, all of the discussion in Washington boils down to one theme — Why More Power and Money Should Be Transferred from You to Me. Of course, the sophists never say that directly. They always say it is for the children, or the poor, or the middle class, or the elderly, or the sick. But watch what they do, not what they say. In the end, every Washington Establishment initiative, proposal, or campaign is always aimed...
  • Sundance Stars Sound Off On Gun Violence In Film (bwahahahahahahahaha)

    01/23/2013 8:21:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    The Sundance Film Festival isn't home to many shoot-em-up movies, but action-oriented actors at the festival are facing questions about Hollywood's role in American gun violence. Guy Pearce and Alexander Skarsgard are among those who say Hollywood shares in the blame. "Hollywood probably does play a role," Pearce said. "It's a broad spectrum though. There are films that use guns flippantly, then there are films that use guns in a way that would make you never want to look at a gun ever again — because of the effect that it's had on the other people in the story at...
  • Biden to host online ‘fireside hangout’ on gun violence

    01/23/2013 11:22:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/23/13 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will host an online public chat on gun violence, his office announced Wednesday. People can suggest questions ahead of time for the 30-minute "fireside hangout," which will focus on the White House's policy recommendations on gun control. The 1:45 p.m. chat will be hosted on Google +. ..