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  • Wait, Did Joe Biden Just Say Nearly Half the U.S. Population Died of 'Gun Violence'? Why Yes, Yes He Did.

    02/26/2020 8:09:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2020 | Victoria Taft
    During the Democratic Debate in South Carolina, there were plenty of claims.Mike Bloomberg let it slip that he "bought" off Congressional reps with his millions. Elizabeth Warren repeated her debunked, yet oft-spoken tale about being fired when she was pregnant. And then there was Joe Biden. The former vice president claimed that 150 million people have died from "gun violence." 150 million people have been killed since 2007, when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability. More than all the wars! Including Vietnam! From that point on, carnage on our streets, and I want to tell you,...
  • T-shirts on display in Virginia Beach memorialize victims of gun violence

    01/07/2020 11:13:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 07, 2020 | Stacy Parker
    Suzanne Saltisiak organized the One Day of Gun Violence Memorial at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. (Stephen M. Katz) One hundred T-shirts lined up like tombstones were displayed on Municipal Center grounds Tuesday, a reminder of the consequences of gun violence, said the organizer. “It’s a memorial for today’s victims,” said Virginia Beach resident Suzanne Saltisiak, a clinical social worker, who planted the colorful cotton shirts on the metal frames of leftover campaign yard signs. Written on the shirts are statistics about gun violence and suicide, as well as quotes, including some from survivors...
  • I’m a trauma surgeon who works near Jersey City, where 6 people died this week

    12/22/2019 8:59:06 AM PST · by Coleus · 81 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 12.15.19 | Dr. Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
    When my pager goes off at University Hospital in Newark, and I see a line that reads “Pediatric gunshot wound, 20 minutes out,” I immediately run down to the ER whether I’m on call or not, because I can’t help but wonder if it’s my kid. That’s the added twist of being a mother of three and a trauma surgeon in America. I worry, like other mothers, about my childrens’ safety, and it’s my job to expect patients rushed to our ER who may have minutes left to live.
  • Government Funded 'Gun Violence' Research Is Really Political Propaganda

    12/18/2019 4:16:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    On Monday, House and Senate negotiators announced a deal where $25 million in taxpayer funds will be spent on gun violence research, $12.5 million is earmarked exclusively for public health researchers. If history is any guide, but of the rest will also end up going to public health researchers.  Headlines claimed: “Congress reaches deal to fund gun violence research for first time in decades.” The funding described as “a major win for Democrats.” While that may sound like a good idea at first glance, it wouldn’t do anything to reduce gun violence in our country.It should go without saying that everyone...
  • “Preventing Gun Violence” is not a Compelling Governmental Interest

    12/07/2019 4:56:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent column, well-known Reason editor and writer Jacob Sullum made a likely unintentional error. He writes that “preventing gun violence” is a compelling government interest. From townhall.com: Restrictions on fundamental rights usually pass muster only if they are narrowly tailored to further a compelling government interest — in this case, preventing gun violence. “Gun violence” is an Orwellian phrase that compels the user to focus on guns rather than on illegitimate actions. “Preventing gun violence” is not a compelling government interest. Preventing murder can be a compelling government interest, though, in our federal system of limited governmental powers,...
  • Warren’s #EndTrafficViolence Pushes Orwellian Word Use Too Far

    11/23/2019 4:23:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Dean Weingarten
    Warren's #EndTrafficViolence Pushes Orwellian Word Use Too Far Candidate Elizabeth Warren has opened a window into the Progressive mindset. It does much to explain the war on guns and the Second Amendment.Ride Fast creates great satire with his comment: Don't get me started on Jeeps. No one needs a car that was originally designed for war. In previous articles I have elaborated on how “gun violence” is an Orwellian phrase, designed to force you to think about disparate issues in a specific way.  It is designed to link suicides, murders, accidents, and justified homicides all together with only  one solution:...
  • Barr to Announce New Initiative to Combat Violence Carried Out With Guns

    11/12/2019 11:32:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Bill Barr will announce a new Department of Justice initiative tomorrow called Project Guardian. Project Guardian, which will be implemented through ATF and overseen by DOJ, will focus on preventing "gun violence" in cities across the country. Barr will make the announcement and detail the project Wednesday from downtown Memphis. He will be joined by ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant and ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Nashville Field Division Marcus Watson. In the meantime, President Trump's DOJ has been setting records for prosecutions against felony...
  • Citing ‘gun violence,’ UVA cancels 21-gun salute portion of Veterans Day ceremony

    11/11/2019 3:24:18 AM PST · by blueyon · 43 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 11/11/19 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Citing “gun violence,” the University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its Veterans Day ceremony, an annual tradition that dates back at least a decade. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, university President James Ryan stated the reason was two-fold: “to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on...
  • Mexican government hires Beto to confiscate all the drug cartel guns [Satire]

    10/27/2019 4:36:49 PM PDT · by Boomer · 3 replies
    Genesius Times ^ | 10/25/19 | Exavier Saskagoochie
    MEXICO CITY—Last week, hundreds of gunmen from the Sinaloa cartel overpowered military forces in fighting that killed at least a dozen people, blocked the airport and major roads, and terrorized the city of Culiacán for hours until the Mexican government capitulated and freed the son of legendary drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. There doesn’t seem to be an end to the bloodshed. But authorities have finally figured out a way to end all the senseless violence that has plagued the country. In a statement, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced that the Mexican government has hired Robert “Beto”...
  • The Logical Fraud of Conflating “Gun Deaths” with Public Safety

    10/09/2019 4:47:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Vox recently published an article by German Lopez that makes a logical error. The article conflates an increase in “gun deaths” with a decrease in public safety. The jump is made from an article published last year, in 2018, where the Rand Corporation published a chart based on a number of different and dubious studies on “gun deaths”. From the previous article: But there were some things that could be gleaned from the available evidence. While RAND as a nonpartisan group avoided any sweeping policy conclusions in its analysis, its review does seem to point in a direction, based on...
  • Executive Order No. GA-07 relating to the prevention of mass attacks (Greg Abbott, Tx)

    09/05/2019 10:26:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Gov. Texas ^ | 09/05/19 | Greg Abbott
    Executive Order No. GA-07 relating to the prevention of mass attacks
  • 'We are all at risk,' says St. Louis mayor as string of fatal child shootings climbs to 9

    08/25/2019 7:07:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | Aug 25, 2019, | bill hutchinson
    For the second time since classes resumed at public schools in St. Louis this month, grief counselors will be on hand at an elementary school on Monday to comfort friends of 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson, a third-grader gunned down while standing in front of a restaurant with relatives following a football game. Since April, nine children under the age of 17 have been killed by gun violence in the city of St. Louis, and authorities say no one has been charged in any of the slayings. "We are all at risk," a frustrated St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said at a...
  • Beto O'Rourke slams Trump in wake of El Paso shooting

    08/04/2019 4:25:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/8/19
    All Trump's hateful rhetoric and NRA's fault, but I da'sn't say so explicitly just yet, 'cause that would be politicizing. So I'll just hint.
  • Clueless In Chicago

    06/10/2019 3:26:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    Another summer in the City of Chicago starts with a bang. No pun intended as 52 people were shot, 10 fatally in street violence. On Memorial Day it was 30 shot with five killed. That’s right. You read that correctly: 82  people shot leaving 15 dead—not in the first five months of the year—not in the last 30 days— not even in the previous week! Two weekends is all it took. Several weeks ago a madman went on a rampage and killed 12 people in a Virginia municipal building. We were horrified hearing this. Everybody asked the same questions, such as:...
  • Chicago campaign volunteer shot while recording himself canvassing on Facebook Live

    12/10/2018 10:56:08 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 12 10 2018 | David K. Li
    A campaign volunteer for a Chicago City Council hopeful was shot while recording himself canvassing on Facebook Live, police and the candidate said. The victim — identified by the candidate as Maxwell Little — was shot in the leg by a man wearing a red mask at about 1:46 p.m in the West Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side, Chicago police said Monday. Little, 32, was recording himself on Facebook Live talking about his support for candidate Joseph Williams when gunfire erupted, according to Williams. The alleged shooter then ran away, police said, and there was no immediate arrest....
  • The Three “Gs” That Can Help Reduce Chicago’s Gun Violence

    08/21/2018 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Carl Jackson
    After another weekend of record-setting gun violence in the nation’s third largest city of Chicago, where 59 people were shot, leaving 6 of them dead and 53 wounded, local officials are still blaming societal symptoms for their ridiculous homicide rate while totally missing the disease - leftism. If Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and other community leaders are serious about reducing homicide rates in the Windy city, they must first admit that what they’re doing isn’t working. Since police can’t be everywhere and criminals don’t care about obeying laws, increased police presence won’t solve Chicago’s gun violence problem. Adding more cops...
  • Chicago’s gun violence is so bad that parents resort to “hiding” their children

    07/31/2018 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | july 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gang violence and crime in the Windy City have not gone away under Rahm Emanuel’s leadership, though some progress has been made in specific categories of crime. Still, the endemic problems are enough to have altered the lives of many of Chicago’s residents, seemingly in a permanent fashion. The local CBS outlet looked at the effect this has had on some families and discovered some truly heartbreaking stories. In Lawndale, on the City’s west side, some parents report that they’ve become so desperate that they’ve taken to “hiding their children” rather than risking their being injured or killed in the...
  • New Jersey Teacher Brings Loaded Gun to School – No Charges

    03/06/2018 11:59:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 28 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    When you have over 400 million guns in a country with a population of over 330 million, one-in-a-million odds do not look too bad. In this case in New Jersey, a teacher ended up in school with a loaded gun in her bag – by accident. In December of 2017, Karen Horen was 70 years old and teaching at a New Jersey school. It is understandable when you consider her annual salary, as a home economics teacher, is $70,339. She came to work at the school and briefly left her bag outside in the hallway, unattended, for a few...
  • Evanston Gun Turn-In Nets 32 Firearms

    06/11/2018 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/11/18 | Dean Weingarten
    The Evanston, Illinois Police Department held a gun turn-in on Saturday, offering $100 for any gun dropped off, no questions asked. People turning in guns had to identify themselves as being from a limited geographical area. They had to be residents of Skokie, Evanston, or the North side of Chicago. [ED: We have no idea why Evanston would make that a requirement] It’s interesting to note that ID has to be used to turn in guns to the police, but is forbidden as a requirement to cast a vote. The requirement for I.D. was no doubt due to Second...
  • Law Enforcement Think Tank Gives 9 Key Recommendations On How To Prevent 'Gun Violence'

    06/11/2018 4:38:06 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 74 replies
    Town hall ^ | 6/10/18 | beth baumann
    The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington-based think tank, on Friday released their Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence following a Thursday meeting with the nation’s big-city police chiefs."The recommendations recognize that solving the gun violence problem is not the responsibility of one entity or one level of government," the recommendation guide said. "There is a role for everyone on the gun issue: individuals (legal gun owners and non-gun owners alike); law enforcement personnel; prosecutors; judges; state governments; the federal government; family and friends of people who may be in crisis; researchers; the philanthropic community; and the community at...