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  • 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.. 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.

    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...