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  • Fake News: Media Pushes An Anti-Gun Narrative With False Numbers

    06/05/2017 2:51:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | June 5, 2017 | Mark Chesnut, Editor
    “Do it for the children.” It’s one of the most heart-wrenching pleas of our time. After all, we all love our children and want to protect them. That’s likely why the anti-gun “mainstream” media is so willing to deceive their readers, viewers and listeners when it comes to endorsing the passage of more restrictive gun laws. And we’ve recently witnessed again how the media are willing to push off lies, half-truths and bait-and-switch reporting as fact to make guns and gun owners look bad. Consider these disturbing nuggets: “16 U.S. children hospitalized with gunshot wounds each day, study says” —...
  • 6 Killed, 44 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings (Chiraq)

    05/31/2017 1:49:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    Six people have been killed, including a 15-year-old boy, and at least 44 other people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend. The shootings happened between 6 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, with a late surge of violence leaving 13 people shot in less than four hours Monday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. A 21-year-old man was inside a vehicle when someone fire shots at the car, striking the man multiple times, once in the back and through his heart, police said. The man was taken to John H....
  • Illinois lawmakers propose ‘National Gun Violence Awareness’ day and month

    05/30/2017 1:37:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | May 30, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Companion measures were introduced last week in both chambers of Congress to promote an awareness campaign backed by gun control groups. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, both Illinois Democrats, each introduced proposals in their respective chambers supporting designating June 2 as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” and the month of June as “National Gun Violence Awareness Month.” The resolutions cite that each year 32,000 people in the U.S. are killed and 80,000 are injured by gunfire, and that in 2016 there were 384 mass shooting incidents — figures mirrored by the controversial Gun Violence Archive...
  • Cincinnati nightclub shooting: At least 1 dead, 15 people shot at venue

    03/26/2017 8:07:35 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/2017 | Fox News
    An unidentified shooter opened fire at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding 14 others, officials said. The shooter escaped the melee and remained on the run Sunday. Cincinnati police originally said there were "at least a couple of shooters" who opened fire inside of Cameo nightclub, but later said only one shooter was responsible for the deadly assault.
  • Shootings, homicides in Chicago both higher than start of violent 2016

    01/24/2017 7:04:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Megan Crepeau
    <p>Shootings and homicides in Chicago are higher than this time last January, a month that marked the deadliest start to a year in the city in nearly two decades.</p> <p>As of early Monday, at least 228 people had been shot in Chicago so far this year, a 5.5 percent increase from the 216 shot in the same period time last year. There have been at least 42 homicides, up 23.5 percent from the 34 homicides from the same period in 2016.</p>
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Regated ^ | 08-28-2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city.
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Fraction of Suicides with Guns vs Per Capita Guns in the U.S. 1981 to 2014

    07/12/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last 60 years, the number of guns in private hands in the United States has risen sharply.  During the last two decades, the number of murders and non-negligent homicides have fallen sharply.  More guns do not equal more crime.  In response, opponents of an armed population have shifted their focus and changed the terminology that they use. Instead of gun control, they call restrictive policies "gun safety". Instead of focusing on violent crime, they have created the term "gun violence".  Most people consider gun violence to be "gun crime". The opponents of gun ownership use the term...
  • At least 33 shot in Chicago so far over Fourth of July weekend

    07/04/2016 11:57:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Peter Nickeas and Alexandra Chachkevitch
    <p>At least 33 people have been shot in Chicago so far this Fourth of July weekend, most of them in traditionally violent neighborhoods on the South and West sides despite stepped-up police patrols in those areas.</p> <p>Between Sunday afternoon and early Monday, 13 people were shot over 17 hours in the city. They included a 15-year-old boy shot in the foot, a 16-year-old hit in the elbow, a 17-year-old wounded in the thigh, and a woman hit in the chest by a bullet fired through the window of a home.</p>
  • 56 Shot, 13 Killed During Father’s Day Weekend in Chicago

    06/20/2016 12:15:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 20, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Another holiday brought another slaughter of innocents in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. Fifty-six people were shot during Father’s Day weekend, and 13 of those shooting victims died. This brings the number shot in Chicago to “about 1,800 people” year-t0-date, the Tribune reports.
  • PA-Sen: Toomey Takes Part in Gun Violence Filibuster (VIDEO)

    06/15/2016 7:43:06 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 36 replies
    Politics PA ^ | 15 June 2016 | Nick Fields
    Earlier today, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy started a filibuster on the Senate floor on the subject of gun violence. Murphy has been perhaps the most passionate gun safety advocate since the Sandy Hook shooting occurred in his home state in 2012. Over the past few hours, Sen. Murphy has been joined by a number of his colleagues including Pat Toomey. Pennsylvania’s junior Senator has been one of the few Republican members to advocate in favor of gun safety measures. “I’m of the view that it’s time to get something done here,” Toomey began. “We’ve done a lot of talking.” Sen....
  • American Medical Association Calls Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

    06/14/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kimberly Leonard
    The organization is making lobbying for gun control a top priority. The AMA, the country's largest doctor group, also vowed to lobby Congress to overturn a decades-old ban on gun violence research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence," AMA president Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement. "Even as America faces a crisis unrivaled in any other developed...
  • 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.