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  • 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 +. ..
  • Top psychiatrist: Meds behind school massacres

    01/23/2013 2:45:57 AM PST · by cricket · 68 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 23/ 2013 | Jerome Corsi / Dr. David Healey
    Interesting article and conclusions per 'chicken/egg' antidote/warning from London based, Dr.David Healy: [“I predict then the outcome of more school screenings for mental illness will be more mass killings, even if the guns are taken away and the mass killings are not done with guns.”]
  • With New Laws, Obama Calls on Congress to Reduce Gun Violence

    01/19/2013 11:03:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    Obama urged Congress to pass measures aimed at reducing gun violence, while reaffirming his commitment to the right to bear arms. .....
  • Obama Failed to Support Illinois Bill Charging School Shooters as Adults

    01/18/2013 11:05:05 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 01/17/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    There just weren’t enough letters from adorable kids out there to convince him to do it. Proposed in 1999, the same year as the Columbine Massacre, SB-0759 would have prosecuted teenage school shooters as adults. The bill passed almost unanimously, with 52 Yeas, and only one Nay. And a bunch of Presents, one of them from the Illinois State Senator currently lobbying to wreck the Bill of Rights because he’s just that concerned about school shootings. Synopsis of Bill as introduced: Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides for adult criminal prosecution of a minor at least 15 years...
  • Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It's a Democratic Problem

    01/18/2013 10:17:47 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls. You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica. 67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average. Those are the crowded cities of...
  • The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela

    01/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jaime Daremblum
    Shortly after Hugo Chávez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas, which was then governed by Chávez's father, delivered a prescient warning to Newsweek magazine: "Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chávez is a dictator. People don't know what they are getting."  More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chávez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive. Venezuela long ago ceased to be a real democracy: The ruling regime effectively controls the Supreme Court (which in 2004 was expanded and packed with Chávez allies), the National Assembly...
  • Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video)

    01/15/2013 2:56:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 | Paul Bond
    Study: Top 5 Movies Contain 185 Victims of Violence (Video) 1:04 PM PST 1/15/2013 by Paul Bond share Comments (45)  153   "Django Unchained" Conservative-leaning group catalogs violent deaths in the weekend's top-grossing films including "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables" and "Gangster Squad." U.S. lawmakers might be eyeing more gun-control laws in the wake of several mass shootings, including one that took the lives of 26 women and children at an elementary school in Connecticut, but conservative groups have their sights set on laying some of the blame on the movie industry.
  • Biden seeks game industry input on gun violence

    01/12/2013 9:47:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 11 January 2013 11:00 | Peter Scott
    Don’t worry, DC has it covered In another futile attempt to curb gun violence in the Land of the Free, US Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas. That will give you an idea of how much crap the government has on the shelf. Biden will meet with gaming industry representatives on Friday, as he explores cultural factors that supposedly contribute to violent behavior. Biden already met with other entertainment industry representatives earlier this week and he is expected to present his recommendations to President Barack Obama next week. Although many techies...
  • Video: 5 facts about guns, schools, and violence

    01/10/2013 7:54:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, anyone interested in actual facts about guns, violence, and schools? If so, Reason's Nick Gillespie and Amanda Winkler have five key points about the actual status of school safety and the impact of guns on American society. The truth is that violent crime and mass shootings have declined since the 1990s, even with events like Newtown and Aurora. Schools are safer now than in decades. However, those data points don't lend themselves to hysterics hoping to panic people into bad legislation that won't solve the problems they supposedly address: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO 1. Violent crime –...
  • BREAKING People (firefighters) Shot at Scene of Webster (NY) Fire

    12/24/2012 5:17:08 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 159 replies
    WHAM13 ^ | 12/24/12 | WHAM13
    Webster, N.Y. -- 13WHAM News has learned several people have been shot at the scene of a fire on Lake Road in Webster. The fire is at 191 Lake Road near Bay Road. A source tells 13WHAM News that at that scene, an unknown gunman opened fire on fire crews on the scene. The victims have been taken by Mercy Flight to area hospitals. The fire has now spread to a second house. 13WHAM has several crews converging on the scene and will provide updates at they're available.
  • YOUNG PENN. MOTHER TELLS TEENS TO ‘GET A JOB’ WHEN THEY ASK FOR A CIGARETTE — AND THEY KILL HER

    12/19/2012 5:49:42 PM PST · by Eagles6 · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    A young mother was senselessly murdered by three teens in western Pennsylvania after she told them to “get a job” and stop roaming the streets when they asked her fiancée for a cigarette, police say. Beaver Falls police have charged 14-year-olds Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez and 13-year-old Kyle Goosby Jr. with criminal homicide and other charges in Saturday’s shooting of 22-year-old Kayla Peterson. She was shot at about 3:30 p.m. that day and died in a Pittsburgh hospital two hours later.
  • Gun violence in Virginia falls, firearms sales up

    12/18/2012 6:10:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 11/24/2012
    RICHMOND — Gun-related violence has fallen steadily since 2006 in Virginia despite record firearm sales, according to a university professor's analysis. Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker compared state crime data from 2006 through 2011 with gun-dealer sales estimates obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Baker's analysis shows the number of gun purchases soared 73 percent in the six-year period, while gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent. Baker, who specializes in research methods and criminology theory, said the comparison seems to contradict the premise that more guns lead to more crime in Virginia. Andrew Goddard, president of the Virginia Center...
  • More on Aurora (CO) and Chicago (IL) : Gun violence compared

    07/24/2012 8:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    As Thomas Lifson noted, citing William Jacobson's report on Chicago's daily count of shooting deaths and injuries, mostly perpetrated by males using guns against males, the total monthly deadly sum in Chicago is far worse than the few minutes of horrific slaughter in Aurora. Adding to that, many of the Chicago shootings occur within a few miles radius of the Obamas' home. Also, unlike Aurora, Chicago has strict gun control laws. As both Lifson and Jacobson mentioned, the mainstream media have been fairly quiet about this; not only because it would imply criticism of Obama and his former chief of...
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views
    investors.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • Manatee touts forum, gun buyback to fight violence

    09/14/2009 11:53:53 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 36 replies · 1,414+ views
    Bradenton Hearld ^ | 10 SEP 2009 | ROBERT NAPPER
    MANATEE — County officials are holding a gun buyback and community forum on violence in light of the second fatal teen shooting in a month. “You never know what guns you’re going to get,” said Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube when asked about the gun buyback. “You never know if you’re going to get guns that are kept off the street.” Authorities still haven’t found where 18-year-old Daniel Williams allegedly discarded a gun authorities say he used to shoot a Bayshore High School cheerleader. Detectives say Williams fired into a car full of cheerleaders, hitting and killing 17-year-old Jasmine Thompson...
  • Shooting at Amish School in Lancaster County PA.

    10/02/2006 10:45:12 AM PDT · by passionfruit · 38 replies · 2,006+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/06 | Unkn
    NICKEL MINES, Pa. — Six people were killed by a gunman at a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County Monday, according to the county coroner. Several others were taken to hospitals with injuries, authorities said. "So far, six confirmed dead, and the helicopters are pulling into (Lancaster General Hospital) like crazy," Coroner G. Gary Kirchner said. More than one victim was also taken to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. Earlier, state police Cpl. Ralph Striebig said "there are a number of people dead. ... The exact number I do not know yet." The police told FOX News that it was...
  • REAPING WHAT WE SOW (hypocrisy & anti-Americanism of Canada's Liberals nicely answered)

    01/03/2006 4:40:52 PM PST · by GMMAC · 21 replies · 1,401+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | January 3, 2006 | David Frum
    REAPING WHAT WE SOW National Post January 3, 2006 by David Frum After a spasm of heart-rending, frightening violence, Toronto's Mayor, David Miller, and its news media want Torontonians to remember one thing: The city is very, very safe. Really. "Chicago: 445 homicides. Washington D.C.: 195 homicides. Baltimore: 268 homicides. Toronto: 78 homicides." So opened a story in Sunday's Toronto Star. If there is any problem in Toronto, the Mayor insists, it is traceable to the United States: "The U.S. is exporting its problem of violence to the streets of Toronto," David Miller complained on Dec. 27. And naturally...
  • Ontario Premier to U.S. Ambassador: It's your fault

    08/12/2005 5:58:11 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 34 replies · 1,245+ views
    Toronto Free Press ^ | August, 12, 2005 | Arthur Weinreb
    In recent weeks, gun violence in Toronto has become so prevalent that even the lefties who think that all of society’s problems can be solved with group hugs, can’t avoid the issue. When a recent spate of gun violence happened, that included the shooting of a 4-year-old boy outside of his home, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty swung into action. The premier, who has been lately speaking about "American guns on Canadian streets" said that he would discuss the matter of guns with the new American ambassador, David Wilkins
  • Blowing up gun myths (Maroon Alert)

    11/29/2004 9:00:30 AM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 64 replies · 1,866+ views
    Madison.com ^ | November 29, 2004 | An editorial
    At the risk of noting the obvious, Sunday's deadly confrontation between a semiautomatic weapon-wielding Minnesotan and a group of hunters in northern Wisconsin can and should be factored into debates about the availability of semiautomatic and automatic weapons. When hunters in Sawyer County confronted the Minnesotan - a 36-year-old Hmong immigrant named Chai Vang who was in a deer stand on private property and told him that he would have to leave - several of the greatest myths that are peddled by opponents of gun control exploded.To wit: • Myth One: A semiautomatic weapon is just another kind of gun.When...
  • Democrats Behaving Badly

    10/07/2004 7:30:12 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 6 replies · 232+ views
    The Baby Seal Club ^ | 10-07-2004 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    I will continue to document Democrat violence as it makes the news, even after election day (indeed, if you read my piece from yesterday, I worried about the very serious concern that the violence may grow worse after the election, if Bush wins, and explored which would foment the most violence, a close Bush victory or a blowout). People need to be informed, and what's more, Republicans and conservatives need to make SERIOUS efforts at informing all our fence-sitting or politically apathetic family members, friends, and co-workers about this behaviour. This will be a major turnoff to reasonable people, so...
  • Families of gun-violence victims speak out

    06/27/2004 4:17:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 421+ views
    CNEWS ^ | June 25, 2004 | NOAH LOVE
    TORONTO (CP) - Four mothers and a sister of victims of gun violence were in Toronto on Friday to plead for the protection of the national gun registry - a topic of heated debate during the federal election campaign. "We don't want to punish gun owners but want to protect women and children from being threatened and killed with guns," said Karen Vanscoy, whose 14-year-old daughter Jasmine was shot to death by a young offender. "Getting a licence and registering a gun is a small price to pay." Conservative Leader Stephen Harper intends to do away with the gun registry...
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Support Strengthening and Renewing Assault Rifle Ban

    03/16/2004 5:51:38 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 13 replies · 300+ views
    Join Together Online ^ | 3/15/2004 | John Johnson
    Iowa Law Enforcement Support Strengthening and Renewing Assault Weapons Ban 3/15/2004 Press Release Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence 4403 1st Ave. SE, Suite 113 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3221 www.ipgv.org Contact: John Johnson Phone: 319-743-7823 The current assault weapons ban, enacted in 1994, will expire six months from now unless renewed by Congress and signed by the President Cedar Rapids, IA - Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence (IPGV) joined with States United to Prevent Gun Violence, the national coalition of independent state-based organizations, today (March 12th) to urge President Bush and Congress to strengthen and renew the...
  • Lying With Pictures

    01/16/2004 11:53:18 PM PST · by DGallandro · 1 replies · 1,229+ views
    Author (This IS the source) | January 17, 2003 | Dave Gallandro
    Lying With Pictures Starring: The Violence Policy Center (VPC) in their soul-touching, truth-twisting "tribute"...Officer Down! I was perusing the Violence Policy Center website recently, and it came to my attention that the very same folks who touted the 1994 "Assault Weapons" ban as "essential" to reduce gun crime, now claim that it is the fault of the MANUFACTURERS that the guns they sought to ban, based upon cosmetics and "evil looking features" are still on the market, minus the "evil features" they said were so dangerous, like flash suppressors, folding shoulder stocks, and bayonet lugs. I guess I could see...
  • Gangster style murders hit suburban Sydney (Australia, post-gun laws)

    10/16/2003 9:47:57 PM PDT · by Byron_the_Aussie · 14 replies · 273+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 17, 2003 - 9:07AM
    It's like the Godfather meets Romeo and Juliet with a touch of Quentin Tarantino thrown in - but this tale of warring families and murders is not a slick Hollywood production, it's life on the streets of south-west Sydney. On Tuesday, a carload of balaclava-clad men screeched up to a suburban Greenacre home in the dead of night, killing two people in a hail of about 100 bullets. The deaths brought the body count in the long-running suburban war between two Sydney families to three, after another deadly shooting outside a mosque in August. In the days after the Lawford...
  • Pro-Gun Advocates Say Gun Control Group Proves Their Point

    09/02/2003 3:08:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 525+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 9/02/03 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A Second Amendment rights group said Thursday that information publicized by a gun control group proves the pro-gun argument that regulating the behavior of law-abiding citizens does little or nothing to prevent crimes committed by outlaws using firearms. Americans for Gun Safety (AGS), a pro-gun control group that promotes itself as the voice of moderation in the Second Amendment debate, issued several press releases in mid-August decrying the "Nation's Leading Gun Trafficking States" and listing the 10 worst offenders. "Illegal gun traffickers have figured out that the feds simply don't enforce the gun laws on the...
  • NY Woman On Trial for Killing Her Boyfriend Over Abortion

    02/01/2003 7:04:25 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 20 replies · 2,730+ views
    New York Post ^ | 30 Jan 03 | Denise Buffa
    NY Woman On Trial for Killing Her Boyfriend Over Abortion Brooklyn, NY -- A Brooklyn woman, who admitted she shot her boyfriend dead during a fight in their car over whether she should have an abortion, will get her day in court next week. Lesa White, 38, the mother of the couple's two kids, is expected to take the witness stand in her defense Monday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a deal that could have sent her to prison for 20 years. But she convinced a judge to allow her to withdraw the plea...
  • Myth One:Gun Experts Say There is No Such Thing as a Civilian Assault Weapon

    08/12/2002 11:20:09 AM PDT · by lavaroise · 24 replies · 353+ views
    Violence Policy Center ^ | All the time | VPC lawyer/PR
    <! --------- Body of the press release is inserted below----------------------------------> The NRA, the gun industry, the gun press, and other pro-gun "experts" today claim that there is no such thing as a civilian assault weapon. But before the guns came under fire, these same experts enthusiastically described these civilian versions of military weapons as "assault rifles," "assault pistols," and "military assault" weapons. For example: In 1982, Guns & Ammo published a book titled Assault Rifles, advertising "Complete Data On The Best Semi-Automatics."[1] In 1988 Guns & Ammo handgun expert Jan Libourel defined an "assault pistol" simply as, "A high-capacity semi-automatic...