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  • Shooters at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada

    10/22/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 41 replies
    Self | October 22, 2014 | Entropy Squared
    About an hour ago a shooter killed a guard at Ottawa's War Memorial. The same shooter, or another, then entered the Parliament Building where he was shoot by security personnel. Police are saying nearby Rideau Centre shopping mall is now on lockdown.
  • Parents of California victims angered by "broken" health, legal systems

    06/21/2014 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-21-2014
    The families of three college students stabbed to death by a 22-year-old before he gunned down three more victims said the U.S. health and legal systems valued the rights of the mentally ill over those who become their victims. Police said Elliot Rodger, the son of a film director, stabbed the students in his apartment on May 23, before shooting and killing three more victims in the town of Isla Vista near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He then shot himself. "The system is clearly broken. It should have protected our sons, who were so...
  • Change in Las Vegas Shooting Story Prompts Alternate Theory

    06/14/2014 12:33:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Joseph Wilcox, armed citizen who died attempting to stop a mass shooting Mass shooting situations trigger a tsunami of public emotion, so there are enormous incentives for politically correct reporters to "interpret" them in certain ways for political purposes.  They are often complex events that take time and careful investigation to unravel.   In the recent shooting in Las Vegas, two police officers and a concealed carry permit holder were killed by the two attackers, who also died. The last three deaths occurred in a Wal-Mart, which, I am told, has some of the most complete surveillance camera systems of...
  • President Obama Ignores Australian "Mass Shooting" in 2002, Five Years After Gun Confiscation

    06/14/2014 4:36:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Australian 1997 Gun Confiscation/Destruction in Progress In the Monash University Shooting, only two people were killed, so it does not make the list of mass killings, in which four people unrelated to the shooter are required to meet the definition of a mass killing. It was not for lack of trying.   The shooter had six handguns, which it appears that he obtained legally.   He killed two people and wounded five others before he was stopped by citizens who rushed him as he fumbled for one of the other five handguns on his person.  While the wounded lecturer of the...
  • An Alpha Dad’s Letter To All The “Elliot Rodgers” Out There

    06/01/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Doug Giles
    In the event that there are more Elliot Rodgers out there that are ready to snap because girls way out of your league won’t respond to your creepy advances; and yet, you’re not completely sold on the murder/suicide option: herewith are eight surefire points to move you back to SaneTown, attract a girl worth loving and officially assimilate out of Wussville and into the rarified air of a combobulated man. 1. Drop the “poor you” crap, especially, if you live in the lap of luxury. Chicks don’t want some puss-n-boots who whines about going over molehills in the Garden of...
  • Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The Last 20 Years Shares One Thing In Common, And It Isn’t Weapons

    05/06/2014 8:07:03 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 71 replies
    The Liberty Crier ^ | Nov 10,2013 | Dan Roberts
    Manasquan, NJ - Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used. The overwhelming evidence suggests the single largest common factor in all of these incidents is that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes. Multiple credible scientific studies going back more then a decade, as well as internal documents from certain pharmaceutical companies that suppressed the information show...
  • Newtown gunman's dad opens up in magazine article

    03/10/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 3-10-14 | Andrew Solomon
    NEW YORK (AP) — In his most extensive comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza describes his struggle to comprehend what his son did — an act that "couldn't get any more evil" — and how he now wishes that his son had never been born. Peter Lanza also told The New Yorker magazine in a series of interviews last fall that he believes Adam would have killed him, too, if he had the chance. And he often contemplates what he could have done differently in his relationship with Adam, although he believes the...
  • FBI officers went to Adam Lanza's home in 2004 to ask him about how he hacked through two layers ...

    01/21/2014 5:01:47 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    of government security but his mom told them 'he's a computer whiz who's just testing himself'New reports have revealed that the FBI had suspicions about Adam Lanza eight years before he committed the second-deadliest mass shooting in American history. The FBI reportedly went to the Newtown, Connecticut home that he shared with his mother Nancy in 2004 and asked about his computer activity but left before even sitting down with the then-12-year-old. Newsweek reports that FBI agents went to the family's Yogananda Street home because they had tracked Adam online after he hacked through two layers of government security. Nancy...
  • OR:Mass Shooting Stoped by Armed Citizen

    01/14/2014 8:40:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A mass shooter forgot the important functional rule for successful mass murderers: only attack in disarmed victim zones, sometimes called "gun free zones".   From KGW.com:  The shooter hit three people, prompting a person in the bar to return fire, hitting and critically injuring the suspect. "The shooter came in and just started shooting without any kind of warning," victim Gonzalo Zamora-Hernandeza told KGW Monday. Brian Rizzo, a 26-year-old security guard from the club, was hit by the shooter at the front door and was still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries Monday. Fortunately, Oregon is does not prohibit citizens...
  • Gun registry’s fate in limbo 24 years after massacre

    12/06/2013 2:01:31 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jason Magder
    Born in the wake of this country’s worst school shooting, the long-gun registry has particular significance for Quebecers. The anniversaries of Montreal’s École Polytechnique massacre — when a lone gunman killed 14 women on Dec. 6, 1989 — have often been marked by announcements both federal and provincial to toughen gun laws. The long-gun registry was announced around the five-year anniversary of the tragedy by Allan Rock, the federal justice minister at the time. Now, 19 years after the registry was created and 24 years after Marc Lépine opened fire on female students with a legally obtained Ruger Mini-14, the...
  • :13 shot at Chicago basketball court; 3 year old critical (A mass shooting that won't get much news)

    09/20/2013 7:13:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2013 | Rick Moran
    Here's a mass shooting that probably won't elicit calls for more gun control. Chicago Sun Times: Thirteen people were shot - including a 3-year-old boy - Thursday night at a South Side park when two gunmen opened fire on a group gathered at a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.As bullets began to fly about 10:15 p.m., the group scattered, taking cover wherever they could at Cornell Square Park, police and witnesses said.Julian Harris, 22, said his 3-year-old nephew, Deonta "Tay-man" Howard, was shot in the face.Deonta was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital,...
  • Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

    09/18/2013 11:56:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-19-2013 | Larry Elder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility where 16,000 people -- mostly civilians -- work. He killed 12 people and wounded several others at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where 3,000 people work. The suspect, Aaron Alexis, who was killed at the scene, was a 34-year-old former Navy reservist, employed by a military contractor after an honorable discharge. It is unclear which of the three firearms found near...
  • CA:Why hasn’t the left tried to exploit the Santa Monica shootings?

    06/10/2013 5:36:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    americaswatchtower.com ^ | 9 June, 2013 | NA
    We see it time and time again: Every time some madman opens fire on innocent people the Democrats almost immediately use the tragedy to push for gun control laws and the all too willing media quickly jump on board to begin pushing the government’s propaganda. Where most of us see tragedy the left sees opportunity. We saw it with the Virginia Tech shooting, and we saw it when Gabby Giffords was shot, and we saw it when a madman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater. Most recently we saw it in the Newtown school shooting so I fully expected...
  • ‘Restrictive’ gun laws no impediment to Serbian mass shooting

    04/12/2013 7:33:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 April, 2013 | David Codrea
    A shooting rampage early yesterday morning in a Serbian village near Belgrade has left 13 people dead, including six women and a child, The Guardian and other media outlets are reporting. “Although such random shootings are rare in Serbia, weapons are readily available mostly from the war in the Balkans in the 1990s and there is a tradition of possessing firearms,” the report continues. “Initial reports said the alleged killer had a license for the handgun he used in the shootings.” That ready availability is in spite of laws that GunPolicy.org, a website established and maintained by committed global “gun...
  • ‘Restrictive’ gun laws no impediment to Serbian mass shooting

    04/10/2013 6:22:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 April, 2013 | David Codrea
    A shooting rampage early yesterday morning in a Serbian village near Belgrade has left 13 people dead, including six women and a child, The Guardian and other media outlets are reporting. “Although such random shootings are rare in Serbia, weapons are readily available mostly from the war in the Balkans in the 1990s and there is a tradition of possessing firearms,” the report continues. “Initial reports said the alleged killer had a license for the handgun he used in the shootings.” That ready availability is in spite of laws that GunPolicy.org, a website established and maintained by committed global “gun...
  • Fact Check: Mass shootings are not on the rise (VIDEO)

    04/10/2013 6:26:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9 April, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    On Monday, President Obama visited the University of Hartford in Connecticut and gave, what some have described as an “impassioned,” speech on gun control. He urged, as he’s done now on several occasions, the nation to pressure Congress into voting on legislation that would implement universal background checks and ban so-called military style ‘assault’ weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. “If you’re an American who wants to do something to prevent more families from knowing the immeasurable anguish that these families here have known, then we have to act,” Obama said. “Now’s the time to get engaged....
  • 13 Killed in Rampage Shooting in Serbia, Under Strict Gun Control

    04/09/2013 8:47:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Draconian gun restrictions do not stop mass public shootings. Yesterday, in Serbia, where semi-automatic and automatic rifles are outlawed, and licenses to own firearms are only issued when the Ministry of the Interior determines that the the applicant has a valid "need", a man went on a rampage near Belgrade, killing 13 people. The 60 year old man who did the shooting was reported to have a license for the handgun used. Link to NYT article Link Gun laws are much stronger in Belgrade than in the United States . ©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long...
  • How the unchristian culture gets ignored when talking about the causes of mass shootings.

    Family Guy is one of the most openly anti-Christian shows out there. In one of their shows the baby is shown being shot in the chest and killed. (And in the same show, a joke is made about the suicide of Michael Hutchence, of the rock band INXS.) The show disrespects God and life so much, and Seth McFarlane will be the Oscar host. It says a lot of how the Bible says the earth will be in the last days.
  • Gun Control Advocates & Liberal Media Bias Evident in Coverage of Mass Shootings

    02/17/2013 7:14:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 16 February, 2013 | Winston Dorian
    When you look at recent mass shootings that have occurred recently there is one specific incident that is very rarely if ever mentioned by the liberal media and Gun Control advocates. The Ft. Hood Shooting is never cited or discussed or even mentioned by the Anti's and Gun grabbers like Bloomberg, Schumer, Boxer, Feinstein, McCarthy or Cuomo. They only cite the Tucson, Aurora and Sandy Hook events as reason to restrict law abiding citizens their rights. WHY? One must make a few assumptions to uncover why they rarely if ever cite the Ft. Hood mass shooting in their quest to...
  • Gun Confiscation in Australia Not Shown to Reduce Mass Shootings

    02/01/2013 5:06:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In the current debate on imposing even more infringements on the right to keep and bear arms than already exist, reference is often made to the Australian gun confiscation scheme that was put into effect in 1996. While the results of the scheme have been subject to argument, with papers showing both no effect, small overall increases in crime, and small decreases in homicide, proponents have claimed that the confiscation and ban are responsible for the lack of mass shootings since 1997. I have found only one paper on the subject; Mass shootings in Australia and New Zealand: A descriptive...
  • TomtheCameraMan Mass Shooting Cartoon

    01/09/2013 6:21:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    TomtheCameraMan ^ | 9 January, 2013 | tomthecameraman
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  • Trends In Mass Shootings

    12/21/2012 8:23:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    justoneminute.typepad.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Tom Maguire
    The trend will be your friend if you are the NRA, Hollywood,or video game manufacturers trying to deflect blame for rising gun violence in America. Per both mass killing expert Alan Fox, there is no particular evidece suggesting we are in the grip of a rising wave of mass shootings. A Mother Jones team has put together their own database of mass shootings since 1980 (timeline) and their chart suggests a similar conclusion. And for the factually oriented, this paper by criminologist Duwe from 2006 (hat tip to Jesse Walker of Reason) is fascinating. The media loves a narrative, which...
  • Sandy Hook shooting: What happened?

    12/18/2012 10:46:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 December, 2012 | NA
    At the police station, dispatchers began to take calls from inside the school. Authorities say the first emergency call about the shooting came in at "approximately" 9:30 a.m. "Sandy Hook school. Caller is indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building," a dispatcher told fire and medical personnel, according to 911 tapes. Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls. Police report that no law enforcement officers discharged their weapons at any point. The gunman took his own life, police said. He took out a handgun and shot himself in a classroom...
  • Gun Free Zones: An article by Tom Givens.

    12/17/2012 4:56:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Tom Givens
    Reposted from Tom Givens: In the wake of the tragic, horrific slaughter of innocent school children in Connecticut, there has been a renewed cry for more gun control laws. This stems from the natural need to “do something” when a tragedy of this proportion occurs. I agree we need to do something, but the “something” I want is a bit different. The “Gun Free Schools Act of 1994” made it a federal crime to possess a firearm on any school property. Many states enacted similar legislation at the state level, as the federal act required them to do so or...
  • One in Ten Mass Shootings Stopped by Armed Citizens; Most Occur Where Guns are Banned

    12/17/2012 10:41:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    In the best published study of mass shootings, it was found that 99 had occurred between 1980 and 2010. We know that a number of mass shootings have been stopped by armed citizens. All but one of the “successful” mass shootings occurred in areas where armed citizens are banned. A comparison of mass shootings stopped by 911 response vs mass shootings stopped by citizens indicates that when citizens are able to stop the killing, they prevent 84 percent of the deaths. Mass shooting study link Mass shootings Stopped by Armed Citizens Civilians stopped shooting average 2.3 deaths, 911 response average,...
  • I am a teacher. Arm me!

    12/16/2012 6:37:06 PM PST · by CBF · 52 replies
    myself
    I am a teacher, and I am armed. I hold a concealed carry permit, and I train to effectively and efficiently use a weapon in a crisis situation. I study when deadly force is necessary and evaluate when I would choose to draw my weapon. If I am forced to draw my weapon, I will use it. From the time I make the decision to draw, I have already committed to using deadly force. If the situation warrants it, I can draw, unsafe and accurately fire two rounds in under 3.5 seconds. Arm me. I have participated in the emergency...
  • Opinion: The Rise and Decline of Mass Shootings

    12/16/2012 10:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    aolnews.com ^ | 1 March, 2010 | Grant Duwe
    (March 1) -- When it comes to mass public shootings, the decade doesn't seem to be starting out too well. Just two months in and already there was a shooting rampage in rural Virginia (which claimed eight lives), one at the University of Alabama (three dead) and other in Denver, near Columbine High School, in which two middle school students were injured. But the fact is that, while mass public shootings always tend to galvanize massive media coverage, they are becoming increasingly less common, falling sharply in the last decade compared with the previous two. And understanding this decline is...
  • The Federal Government is Guilty Accomplice in School Shooting in Newtown Connecticut

    12/16/2012 5:34:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Oathkeepers
    This shooting is yet another tragic example of the failed, grotesque insistence on helpless victim zones where any crazed gunman can be assured of a large number of disarmed, undefended, helpless victims, all crammed into one place, where he can kill many children before an armed defender arrives from elsewhere. It is disturbing and sick that the federal government so hates the right of the American people to bear arms, and so hates their natural right to self defense, that the government insists on making them helpless, disarmed victims for anyone who cares to kill them. And in this case,...
  • Do Civilians Armed With Guns Ever Capture, Kill, or Otherwise Stop Mass Shooters?

    12/15/2012 7:57:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 90 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Backers of laws that let pretty much all law-abiding carry concealed guns in public places often argue that these laws will sometimes enable people to stop mass shootings. Opponents occasionally ask: If that’s so, what examples can one give of civilians armed with guns stopping such shootings? Sometimes, I hear people asking if even one such example can be found, or saying that they haven’t heard even one such example. Naturally, such examples will be rare, partly because mass shootings are rare, partly because many mass shootings happen in supposedly “gun-free” zones (such as schools, universities, or private property posted...
  • A Thought Experiment Related to School Shootings

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Imagine that you ran a school district, and some rich foundation, worried about school shootings, gave you the following offer: We’ll hire armed security guards for you, who could try to do something about the school shooter. These aren’t going to be highly trained police officers, just typical security guards, given some modest training and subjected to basic background checks. It’s not like they’re highly skilled; security guards rarely are. But they have a basic understanding of how to shoot, and when to shoot. They wouldn’t deal with ordinary trespassing, vandalism, and the like, nor would they be at all...
  • The Only Way to Stop a Gun is With a Gun

    12/15/2012 6:30:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    America now has its second worst mass shooting. And it, as usual, accompanied by calls for gun control. It’s no coincidence that we have had quite a few spree killings in such a short time. The lavish coverage of every shooting by the media encourages every shooter to think that he will be famous if he goes out and kills. And that is exactly what happens. Our shooters are creatures of the media, not the NRA. A media that turns killers into celebrities and then warns that the only way to stop more shootings is by cracking down on firearms....
  • Four Things Guns Would Say If They Could Talk

    12/14/2012 3:56:55 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
    As we all know about the tragedy in Connecticut by now the White House is declaring that this isn't the time to talk about gun control. Many liberals beg to differ.First and foremost we should pray for the victims and their families, but because liberalism is increasingly losing its nerve with each passing year we must also not cede the debate in the name of taking the high ground...unfortunately...
  • 28 Dead, Including 20 Children, After Shooting Rampage At Sandy Hook School In Newtown

    <p>State police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive, school officials said.</p> <p>Police are reporting a number of injured parties. The nature of their injuries is not clear.</p> <p>There are unconfirmed reports of two shooters — one dead, one still at large.</p>
  • Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics(Private Citizen vs Police Saves)

    12/09/2012 10:45:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    dailyanarchist.com ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Davi Barker
    Firearm prohibitionists love to use tragedy to leverage their agenda. So, it’s important for gun rights advocates to stand their ground and fire back (proverbially) whenever this happens. Last week I posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 18.25, and the average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by civilians is 2.2. I based it on 10 shootings I found listed on some timeline somewhere. I honestly don’t even remember where. I presented the case studies in a blog post on the Silver...
  • Dear Editor: What happened to waiting periods for guns?

    08/27/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    27 August, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    An open letter to America's news media From: Alan Korwin, The Uninvited Ombudsman Re: The Batman Movie Massacre Our Forgotten Waiting Periods The Need for Gun-Control... Counseling Banning the Glock Really Small Bullets Copycat Heroes Media Culpability for Massacres Dear Media Colleagues, Guns can't seem to keep themselves out of the limelight. Urban shootings, outside the ghettos where most shootings take place, are now becoming national news. What changed? Why aren't we talking about waiting periods anymore? The media and the gun-control movement have abandoned waiting periods, but they used to be the holy grail. Why is that? It turned...
  • Fareed Zakaria vs. Guns (Why the Time Magazine article : “The case for gun control” is dishonest)

    08/10/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Fareed Zakaria has tried to make “The Case for Gun Control” in Time. The results are not pretty. Virtually every argument he makes misrepresents the underlying data. After a lead that cites the Sikh-temple shooting, the Aurora massacre, and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, Zakaria trots out the usual international comparisons: “The gun-homicide rate per capita in the U.S. is 30 times that of Britain and Australia, 10 times that of India and four times that of Switzerland. When confronted with such a large deviation, a scholar would ask, Does America have some potential cause for this...
  • RUN HIDE FIGHT Surviving an Active Shooter

    08/09/2012 1:43:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Youtube Posted ^ | City of Houston
    DHS-funded video gives tips to survive a shooter. http://www.federalnewsradio.com/473/2966001/DHS-funded-video-gives-tips-to-su... After last week's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department. "I can't imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible for any good to come out of it, perhaps it can be letting people know the options to consider if it happens again," said Mayor Annise Parker in a statement. Entitled "Run, Hide, Fight," the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at...
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting

    08/07/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 7, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others. Loughner's plea spares him the death penalty and came soon after a federal judge found that months of forcibly medicating him to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges and assist in his defense.
  • A Guide to Mass Shootings in America (or proof illegal guns don't prevent mass murder)

    08/07/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map#dsq-login-yahoo | Mon Aug. 6, 2012 | Mark Follman, Gavin Aronsen, and Deanna Pan
    The horrific mass murder at a movie theater in Colorado on July 20 and another at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on August 5 are the latest in an epidemic of such gun violence over the last three decades. Since 1982, there have been at least 58 mass murders* carried out with firearms across the country, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii. We've mapped them below, including details on the shooters' identities, the types of weapons they used, and the number of victims they injured and killed. Of the 134 guns possessed by the killers,...
  • Sikh temple shooter's soundtrack of hate

    08/06/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/12 | FoxNews.com
    Wade Michael Page, the tattooed white supremacist and former Army soldier police say gunned down six Sikhs in a Milwaukee-area temple before a police officer killed him, spread his message of hate through several rock bands for more than a decade before mounting his bloody rampage Sunday.
  • Disrupting the Infamy Game: How to Change the Coverage of Mass Shootings

    07/23/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 23 July, 2012 | J.J. Gould
    Anyone remember a fourth-century-BC Greek named Herostratus? He's the guy whose name history has recorded solely on account of his having burned down the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in 356 BCE -- so that history would record his name. In a 1993 paper called "Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage in the Mass Media, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Clayton Cramer explored a variation on the question my colleague Robert Wright is rightly asking now, following Roger Ebert's New York Times op-ed on Friday: Given that intense media...
  • Some Real Men

    07/22/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2012 | Carol Platt Liebau
    In a day when our culture too readily dismisses words like "valor" and "chivalry," it's worth pointing out the heroism of three men who died protecting the women they had escorted to see the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado. In a cynical age where the very concept of "heroism" is too often dismissed as hopelessly naive, even the famous "women and children first" part of the Titanic story has been denigrated -- with the naysayers arguing that it happened only because the ship's captain threatened to shoot any men who climbed into lifeboats ahead of children...
  • 20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie

    07/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 119 replies
    NEWSER.com, various ^ | 07/20/2012 | Mary Papenfuss,
    20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie BOMB SQUAD ON THE SCENE IN AURORA By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff A least 20 people were injured early this morning in a shooting and a possible explosion at a movie theater in Colorado, NBC is reporting. The violence occurred at a Century 16 theater in an Aurora mall following a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. One suspect is in custody, and a police bomb squad is on the scene. Three local hospitals were alerted to prepare for a "mass casualty" incident involving at least...
  • 3 killed at Cracker Barrel restaurant in Ohio

    04/13/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 13, 2012
    BROOKLYN, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed an armed man at a crowded Cracker Barrel restaurant where a woman and a girl had been killed and another person was wounded, sending customers fleeing out the back door. The restaurant said the violence appeared to be the result of a domestic dispute between two customers. Authorities said a woman called 911 from the restaurant Thursday night, saying her husband was upset because she told him she was leaving him. He left the restaurant and was circling the parking lot, the woman told police.
  • The Tucson Shooting: a Reminder to Arm Yourself

    01/12/2011 6:32:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 12, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    When Jared Loughner opened fire in Tucson on January 8, six people were killed and fourteen injured. No matter where you were sitting, as the 24-hour news carried the details of the story, the world seemed almost to stop spinning. The raw evil of what Loughner had done was simply too great for decent, law abiding citizens to comprehend. Sadly, it didnÂ’t take long for various talking heads on the left to see the shooting as just another crisis that could be used to further their agenda: tightening gun control, besmearing the Tea Party, and destroying Sarah Palin. For instance,...
  • School security guard: 'I'm not a hero, folks' (Praises God during interview)

    12/16/2010 12:13:55 PM PST · by pillut48 · 30 replies
    MSNBC video ^ | 12-16-10
    PANAMA CITY, Florida — The Florida security guard who confronted a gunman during a school board meeting said Thursday that he was "no hero" and wasn't thinking about bullets or dying. His biggest fear, he said, was that he had let down his superintendent. "I saw that first shot and I knew the superintendent fell backward," Mike Jones said during a press conference on Thursday. "I thought he'd killed him, that I'd let him down." Jones, a 20-year police veteran, calmly, and at times tearfully, described the events leading up to Clay Duke taking his own life after firing at...
  • Who Was Clay Duke? The Gunman Who Opened Fire At A Florida School Board Meeting

    12/15/2010 8:13:43 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 51 replies
    By now, most people have heard about Clay Duke entering a Panama City, FL school board meeting, painting a ‘V’ on the wall in red spray paint- which appears in the comic book and movie V for Vendetta- and opening fire on the board members before a security guard began exchanging shots with Duke- who ultimately died from what is believed to be a self-inflicted wound. The video below is from a different angle and contains a little more interaction between Duke and the school board members than most videos going around. You really can’t see all that much once...
  • FL School Board Shooter Posted Suicide Note Railing Against the Rich, Linking to Media Matters

    12/15/2010 7:40:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies · 1+ views
    the blaze ^ | December 15, 2010 at 8:50am | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Clay Duke, the man who opened fire on a Florida school board Tuesday, posted a “last testament” on Facebook decrying the wealthy and linking to a slew of progressive sites including theprogressivemind.info and MediaMatters.org. The chilling Facebook statement, posted under the “About Clay” section, talks about being born poor and how the rich “take turns fleecing us”: My Testament: Some people (the government sponsored media) will say I was evil, a monster (V)… no… I was just born poor in a country where the Wealthy manipulate, use, abuse, and economically enslave 95% of the population. Rich Republicans, Rich Democrats… same-same…...
  • After today’s UK mass shooting, what makes gun banners think British laws would work here?

    06/03/2010 4:49:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 420+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 June, 2010 | David Codrea
    The body count in Northwest England’s Cumbria county earlier today stands at a dozen dead and more than twice as many wounded, suspected gunman Derrick Bird is dead and he used only a sporting shotgun and .22-caliber rifle, according to published reports. Not an "assault weapon" in sight, and there are indications that Bird may have legally owned those guns as he was apparently a member of a local gun club. Armed with two weapons - a .22 rifle and a shotgun - Bird drove down the coast from Whitehaven where the first attacks took place, leaving a trail of...
  • Gunman kills 12 people in Cumbria rampage(UK)

    06/02/2010 7:12:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 329+ views
    BBC ^ | 2 June, 2010 | NA
    Twelve people were killed by a gunman who went on the rampage across Cumbria in north-west England. Taxi driver Derrick Bird shot dead a colleague in the town of Whitehaven, before driving through the countryside apparently targeting people at random. Eleven others were injured, three critically and five seriously. Mr Bird's body was found in a wooded area in Boot in the Lake District, where a shotgun and a rifle fitted with a telescopic sight were recovered. Five victims were named locally as Darren Rewcastle, Garry Purdham, Kenneth Fishburn, Jane Robinson and Michael Pike. Mr Rewcastle was a taxi driver....