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  • Md. teens father alerts detectives to mass school shooting plot

    03/28/2017 6:04:45 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 69 replies
    WTOP News ^ | March 27, 2017 5:54 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    A Catoctin High School student faces felony charges for what investigators called a detailed plot to carry out a mass shooting at the school. Her father tipped authorities to the alleged plot, which included a timeline, phases of the attack and a target date, as well as a gun and potential bomb-making materials. FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. An 18-year-old woman faces felony charges for what investigators called a detailed plot to carry out a mass shooting at her high school. There is no doubt in our minds that we averted a disaster out there, said Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins,...
  • [VANITY] Mass Shooting in Niles / Cortland Ohio Nasser Hamad in Custody

    02/25/2017 8:45:28 PM PST · by inchworm · 19 replies
    wkbn news ^ | 2/26/17 | wkbn
    Anyone know anything about the perp?
  • Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico (American party spot)

    01/16/2017 2:17:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Billboard ^ | January 15, 2017 | Pearcey Proper
    Mass Shooting Reported During BPM Festival in Mexico A mass shooting has rocked the Mexican resort town of Playa Del Carmen where the BPM Festival was wrapping up, according to reports. Unverified witness accounts suggest four or five people were killed when shots were fired at Blue Parrot during Elrow's closing party late Sunday night or early Monday morning. A security guard was said to be among those fatally injured. A separate shooting reportedly took place during a BPM closing party at The Jungle, where the likes of John Acquaviva, Stacey Pullen and David Berrie were booked to play. Clips...
  • Another Gun-Free Zone, Another Mass Shooting

    01/06/2017 2:05:54 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Yet another shooting at yet another gun-free zone occurred today. At this moment 5 people were murdered and another 8 injured. The tragedy today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is all the more disappointing because just this last year legislators tried to change Floridas ban on concealed carry at airports to avoid todays type of event. Florida Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby warned last year the legislation was needed because airport terminals could become more of a target for terrorists and criminals. Florida is one of on six states that ban people being able to carry guns at airports. While...
  • Gun attack in Malmo leaves 'multiple casualties'-police seal off neighb'hood in so. of Swedish City

    09/25/2016 11:54:53 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 95 replies ^ | September 25, 2016 | Sam Adams
    A gun attack in Malmo has left 'multiple injuries' as police seal off an area in the south of the Swedish city. The shooting occurred just before 7pm local time this evening and police have an ongoing operation in the area. A witness to the incident said there were around twenty shots fired by people in an Audi which then drove off at high speed.
  • Multiple people shot in downtown Austin (6th Street)

    07/31/2016 3:31:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 85 replies
    KXAN ^ | Updated: July 31, 2016, 2:46 am | no byine
    Police are on the scene of a downtown Austin shooting thats left at least one person dead. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, multiple units are responding to the area of 208 East 6th St. Paramedics say there are several gunshot wound patients spread across the area and they are trying to locate all patients. At least one person has been killed. This is a developing story and KXAN will update as more information is released.
  • Five Killed In Gun Attack On Serbian Cafe

    07/02/2016 3:38:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2 July, 2016 | NA
    The wife of the attacker is among those killed in the shooting rampage and authorities believe jealousy to be the motive. A gunman has shot five people dead and injured at least another 20 in a cafe in Serbia, police have said. Among those killed was the wife of the attacker. The man "entered the cafe and opened fire with an automatic rifle" in the town of Zitiste, around 50 miles north of the capital Belgrade, according to police. A man has been arrested and an investigation has been launched.
  • Two Nightclub Shootings: Two Very Different Outcomes

    07/01/2016 1:06:01 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 01 July 2016 | Steve Byas
    The shooting this week in a Lyman, South Carolina, nightclub will not receive the international publicity that the recent horrific Orlando nightclub murders have merited. This is understandable, considering the death toll in Orlando was 49, while no one was killed in the South Carolina shooting.But perhaps there should be greater media attention to what occurred in South Carolina, because a wider knowledge of that event might prevent a future Orlando-like massacre.According to deputies of the Spartanburg County sheriffs department, 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled a gun just outside the Playoffz nightclub and fired several shots toward a crowd.Lt....
  • Chicago man drives 1,200 miles to deliver 49 handmade wooden crosses to Orlando

    06/19/2016 4:24:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For
    As Orlando continues to reel a week after the worst mass shooting in US history consumed the city in tragedy, one Chicago man is traveling thousands of miles to deliver comfort. Greg Zanis, 65, drove 1,200 miles from his home to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to deliver 49 wooden crosses he made by hand. Each of the three-foot-tall white crosses bears the name of the 49 victims who were murdered at the gay nightclub Pulse during Latin night on June 12.
  • Media Screwing Up Reports On The AR-15 During Mass Shootings Isnt New,

    06/19/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | June 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Orlando attack was horrifying. A sick individual who pledged allegiance to ISIS over the phone and on social media senselessly gunned down 49 people inside Pulse nightclub in what has become the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. He used a Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle, which is an AR-15-style rifle that has similar features, but uses a different operating system. It was not an AR-15 rifle as originally reported. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop members of the media from bashing the AR-15 because that’s the firearm liberal want to ban. More importantly, it’s the firearm that President Obama wants to ban, despite...
  • 8 Terror Attacks in Almost 8 Years:

    06/17/2016 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on President Obamas watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that hes successfully protecting the nation. If only hubris could be weaponized! In the wake of Omar Mateens Orlando massacre, Obama whined about growing criticism of his terror-fighting strategy. But boy, does he deserve it. His record on terrorism is terrible, and Hillary Clinton should have a tough time defending it. Here we are in the eighth year of his presidency, and the nation has now suffered eight significant attacks by Islamist terrorists...
  • Homosexual Asian Muslim NOT Straight White Christian commits worst mass shooting in US history

    06/14/2016 9:21:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Just another observation that a liberal meme shown to be a lie.
  • Police: Seven dead after shooting in Pike County(OH)

    04/22/2016 8:33:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 4/22/2016 | unknown
    Police are responding to multiple scenes near the Pike and Adams county line where at least seven people are dead. Law enforcement sources tell NBC4 there are a total of three scenes near Piketon, Ohio along Union Hill Road. Those same sources confirmed seven bodies at those multiple locations.
  • WTAE-TVs Wendy Bell takes down controversial Facebook post, apologizes (Wilkinsburg Massacre)

    03/24/2016 10:22:25 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 24, 2016
    WTAE-TVs Wendy Bell takes down controversial Facebook post, apologizes Following an escalating firestorm Wednesday over Facebook postings by WTAE-TV anchor Wendy Bell on what critics described as racist views following the mass shooting in Wilkinsburg on March 9, she has removed the posts and apologized. I have removed a post that I initially placed here on Monday, she wrote late Wednesday on her official WTAE Wendy Bell Facebook page. I sincerely apologize for that post about the Wilkinsburg mass shooting and the restaurant employee whom my husband and I encountered. I now understand that some of the words I chose...
  • Man accused of killing five people in Kansas and Missouri was in U.S. illegally

    03/11/2016 5:58:55 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | March 9, 2016 | Matt Pearce
    A Mexican man accused of killing five people in the Midwest this week was a convicted felon living in the U.S. illegally, and he had not been deported despite being arrested at least twice in recent years, federal officials said. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, of Kansas City, Kan., was captured in rural eastern Missouri early Wednesday morning after going missing from Kansas on Monday and then sparking a 17-hour manhunt in Missouri on Tuesday once his truck was spotted along an interstate.
  • Gunmen Open Fire on Backyard Party Near Pittsburgh, Killing 5(Lecture time again)

    03/10/2016 9:04:41 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 3/10/2016 | MATT STROUD and ELI ROSENBERG
    WILKINSBURG, Pa. The police in a Pittsburgh suburb on Thursday were searching for at least two gunmen who opened fired on a backyard party late Wednesday, killing five and injuring three. Lt. Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County police said the gunmen barged into the party at a house in Wilkinsburg, Pa. shortly before 11 p.m., and opened fire from two different locations. Shots were initially fired from an alley into the backyard, causing the partygoers to seek safety, the police said in a statement. They were all fleeing toward the backdoor of the residence when the second gunman...
  • AL: Armed Citizen lnvolved in Stopping Mass Shooting

    02/22/2016 2:15:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another legally armed person has stopped a potential mass shooting in Hamilton, Alabama on February 10th, 2016. The shooting occurred in the morning, a little over an hour before noon, over a distance of a couple of blocks. Two people, 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were killed in separate offices. The second victim was shot in an accounting office close to the bank pictured above. A WVTM13 crew was on the scene less than two hours after the shooting. Here is video from Marlei Marinez, from WVTM13. Link to video In the video, Marlei Martinez reports that...
  • 4 hurt in shootings outside Muskegon Heights High School

    02/10/2016 7:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 2/10/2016 | unknown
    "We know for a fact that a least one person was armed with a weapon, with a firearm, confronted the deputy, refused to comply with the orders to surrender the firearm, and the deputy responded accordingly," said Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler.
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/03/2016 4:32:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the afternoon of 31 January, 2016, some ATVs were getting gas at the intersection of Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Richard Macklin pulled up in a white Volvo. Macklin is believed to have been the aggressor in the incident. He pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the ATV riders. Three were wounded before anyone returned fire. One of the wounded was armed. He drew his legally carried weapon and fired at Macklin, wounding him in the head and stopping the attack. Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of...
  • AP fact check: Obama gun-control actions wouldn't have stopped any mass shooting

    01/06/2016 8:22:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    To paraphrase Samuel Johnson: media fact-checks on Barack Obama’s claims about guns may not be done entirely well … but one is surprised to find them done at all. Following Obama’s emotional press conference yesterday, both the Associated Press and the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler conducted some research into his claims and his proposals. Both of them found serious holes in Obama’s arguments.Let’s start with the AP’s Michael Sisak, who corroborated arguments gun-rights advocates have been making ever since word began leaking out about the executive actions Obama would take: The gun control measures a tearful President Barack Obama...
  • Friends of Pro-Life Officer Killed in Shooting at Planned Parenthood Raise $240,000 for His Family

    12/29/2015 2:47:52 PM PST · by kathsua
    Life News ^ | Dec 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Friends of pro-life police office Garrett Swasey, the part-time pastor who was killed during the horrific shooting at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, have raised almost a quarter of a million to help care for his family after his death. A website devoted to information about crowd-funding campaigns reported just how well the campaign has done: Immediately following the deadly situation, a YouCaring campaign was launched to help the victim’s family. “Garrett was passionate about his role as a police officer, his family and his faith. Originally from Boston, he moved to Colorado Springs in the early...
  • Stop Trying To 'End Gun Violence.' It's Not Going To Happen

    12/14/2015 12:50:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/14/2015 | Mark Hemingway
    I'm not one to make light of mass shootings, and I shouldn't have to say that I deplore violence. But that's undoubtedly the charge that will be hurled at me when I say that I can't stand the latest PSA from Everytown for Gun Safety. Stop me if you've heard this before -- some advocacy group rounds up a bunch of celebrities and does a quick-cut video of them all repeating the same mantra. In this case, it's "WE. CAN. END. GUN. VIOLENCE." Now forget for a moment the utter hypocrisy of Hollywood-types who make their living glorifying violence having...
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Police in Chicago Give Black Hero his Gun Back

    12/09/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December,2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 17th of 2015, John Hendricks reacted quickly and accurately to stop a mass shooting, likely saving numerous lives. John Hendricks is a black man who was exercising his Constitutional rights in Chicago, a town where they had been suppressed for generations. Hendricks was taking a break from accepting Uber fares when he saw a man rack a slide on a pistol across the street. Then the man began firing at a group near him. Hendricks acted rapidly and accurately. He fired about six times and hit the attacker three times, an excellent record of 50%, much higher...
  • Mother Jones Editor: That '355 Mass Shootings' Statistic Is Really Wrong

    12/05/2015 4:47:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 5, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Shortly after news broke of a shooting in San Bernardino (which we now know was a terrorist attack), Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit were abuzz that the events of December 2, 2015 were the "355th mass shooting" of 2015. Obviously, this was a concerning statistic--if it were actually true.It turns out it wasn't, and even figures on the left agree. There's been nowhere near 355 mass shootings in 2015, and according to Mother Jones editor Mark Folman, there have been exactly four. At Mother Jones, where I work as an editor, we have compiled an in-depth, open-source database covering more than...
  • Media Malpractice On Mass Shootings After Calif. Attack

    12/05/2015 4:15:49 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/4/2015 | Staff
    Media Bias: The mainstream press likes to say it is the guardian of truth, protecting the masses from bogus information on the Web. But in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, it was the one peddling it.
  • First Photo of Female San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik

    12/04/2015 3:44:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 235 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/4/2015
    <p>Since news today that San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik is said to have posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS around the time she and her husband killed 14 people Wednesday, the world’s attention has shifted to the mysterious mother-turned-murderer.</p>
  • North Coast Uneasy over mass Shootings

    12/04/2015 10:20:17 AM PST · by rey · 15 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Guy Kovner
    Mass shootings this year already had stained in blood an American church, a health clinic, a movie theater and schools when on Wednesday another wave of gun violence hit a social services center in San Bernardino, killing 14 people and injuring 21. The string of shootings — many of them unfolding in live coverage seen in homes and workplaces — have left many in the country deeply unsettled about the gun violence that has become an all-too-routine part of American life. “It’s becoming commonplace. You check the news; it’s another shooting,” said Harriet Smith, 60, of Sebastopol, who said she...
  • The Media’s Inflated ‘Mass Shootings’ Count Is Wildly Misleading

    12/04/2015 7:18:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/04/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    On Wednesday, as police continued the hunt for the murderers of 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., mainstream media outlets noted with alarm that "mass shootings" were outpacing the calendar. San Bernardino's massacre was the 355th "mass shooting" -- in 336 days. The Washington Post's Wonkblog even provided a dramatic graphic: The numbers are provocative -- and, unsurprisingly, misleading. The source of the much-publicized data is the "Mass Shooting Tracker" at, a crowdsourced page that defines a "mass shooting" as any in which "four or more people are shot in one event, or related series of events, likely...
  • San Bernardino Massacre Raises Significant Questions

    12/04/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 28 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) ^ | 16 hrs. ago 2015-12-03 | Jay Sekulow
    Terror struck America again this week. While there are many more questions than answers in the early days of the ongoing investigation into the brutal massacre in San Bernardino, California - emerging details raise more concerns about protecting the homeland. First, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, families, brave first responders, and residents of San Bernardino in the wake of this horrific attack. More details continue to emerge from authorities. Fourteen people were murdered and 21 others were injured when Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire at the Inland Regional Center. Here’s what we know:
  • The lives cut short: Victims of the San Bernardino massacre

    12/04/2015 5:44:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 04, 2015 | Fox News
    They were a young father of six and the cousin of an NFL player, a passionate defender of Israel who enjoyed debates and a community worker who dressed up as Santa Claus, some 14 victims in all, representing a tapestry of the multicultural American family, all gathered for what seemed the safest of occasions: a holiday party. The San Bernardino, Calif. Sheriff’s Department late Thursday released the names of those who died Wednesday night when a heavily armed man and woman burst into the room where they were enjoying a county health department banquet and opened fire. The male gunman,...
  • The other mass shooting that happened (Yesterday) in the United States

    12/03/2015 12:53:32 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Danielle Paquette
    ACTUAL TITLE FROM YESTERDAY... The other mass shooting that happened today in the United States The rampage that claimed at least 14 lives in San Bernardino, Calif., isn't today's first mass shooting. Here's news you probably missed: A gunman in Savannah, Ga., shot four people early Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring three men. Police haven’t arrested a suspect, said Eunicia Baker, spokesperson for the Savannah Chatham Police Department. They also haven’t released the names of the victims. The local media barely acknowledged the murder: One local television station covered it in three paragraphs.And the world spun on. ~SNIP~After the Colorado Springs shootings,...
  • President Obama on the Shooting in San Bernardino

    12/03/2015 10:22:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    The White House ^ | December 2, 2015 at 5:42 PM ET | Tanya Somanader, The White House
    Summary: President Obama speaks about today's shooting in San Bernardino, California. A horrific shooting in San Bernardino, California has claimed the lives of at least 14 people. Details are still emerging, and federal and local law enforcement are on the ground to secure the area. In an interview with CBS, President Obama spoke about the ongoing situation in California and the unacceptable pattern of mass shootings the U.S. is facing. Watch it: [Video] Here is a transcript of the President's comments: "It's still an active situation. FBI is on the ground offering assistance to local officials as they need it....
  • About those “more mass shootings than days” narrative for 2015(any number with 4+)

    12/03/2015 9:41:32 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 12/3/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The Left and their media allies are pushing a new narrative regarding mass shootings. The Washington Post and Boston Globe had massive headlines yesterday claiming there have been 355 mass shootings in 336 days this year, while Vox included it as part of their “fancy stats” on gun violence. It’s enough to make people squeamish about ever owning a gun, let alone hanging out with a gun owner. The problem is the definition of “mass shooting.” All three websites are using the data supplied by crowd-sourcing website, which has a really broad definition of what a “mass shooting” actually...
  • Mass Shootings and Gun Control: Passing more laws doesn’t keep terrorists from getting guns

    12/03/2015 8:18:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/03/2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    On Sunday, Hillary Clinton slammed Republicans for not being serious about protecting Americans from terrorism. "How many more Americans need to die before we take action?" Clinton asked in response to Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. She believes that stopping such attacks involves "common-sense steps like comprehensive background checks, closing the loopholes that let guns fall into the wrong hands." Within minutes of the attack in San Bernardino, Calif., yesterday, Clinton pushed again for more regulations. Clinton also wants to crack down on terrorism by prohibiting people on the no-fly list from buying guns. "If...
  • Ted Cruz Drops Classy Response to San Bernadino Shooting

    12/02/2015 8:55:32 PM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 2, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz dropped a response to the latest mass shooting in San Bernadino, California, and it's all class.This is how you respond in the immediate wake of a tragic and still unfolding event.Notice the stark difference between this and the response of liberals on social media.A decent human being waits until the facts are in before having a political discussion about an event where lives were lost.Just one more reason to love Sen. Cruz, wouldn't you agree?
  • Where Is Liberal Rage Over Mass Shooting In New Orleans?

    12/02/2015 9:42:34 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 14 replies ^ | November 24th, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    This is news from Louisiana on Sunday. Seventeen people were shot but survived when gunfire erupted on on a playground where a block party was going in New Orleans. If you did not hear about it, do not be surprised. It was barely news. It is amazing to think that there was not a huge media blitz, that there were not the standard outrageous, grandstanding tweets, or the ridiculous parade of pseudo-experts on CNN and MSNBC to spend hours talking about gun control. The endless blog posts, the overwrought editorials. None of those. And why is that?
  • 'No forgiveness' as Pakistan hangs men behind school massacre

    12/02/2015 4:31:24 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | 02 December 2015 | AFP
    <p>Pakistan Wednesday hanged four men linked to the Taliban's massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren, with parents of victims saying they deserved "no forgiveness" as the attack anniversary approached.</p> <p>The executions, which officials said were carried out Wednesday morning at a prison in the northwestern city of Kohat, were the first in connection with the December 16 attack on an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The army has put the final toll at 151 killed, 134 of them children.</p>
  • Perspective on Mass Shootings

    10/22/2015 6:40:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This graphic gives needed perspective on the epidemic of mass shootings. The question an unbiased observer might ask is Why is such enormous attention given to such a tiny fraction of deaths?The answer is fairly easy to understand. The media gains both monetary and political benefits from hyping these shootings. They gain monetary benefits from increased attention to their programs and advertiser base, but that does not explain why similar mass killings get far less coverage. Clayton Cramer wrote a paper showing that mass killings with guns gets far more coverage than would be warranted by their numbers.He...
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Ownership, Mass Shootings, and Murder Rates

    10/15/2015 7:10:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    While I was fact checking today's Mises Daily article, I checked some correlation coefficients of my own so I didn't have to rely on Volokh's numbers as my only source.I approached the data a little differently than Volokh did and instead of using a subjective ranking by an organization like the Brady organization, I just looked at the rate of gun ownership in the state. After all, the argument is often that more guns and more gun owners leads to more violence.So, I looked at the correlation between the gun ownership rate (a percentage on the x axis) and the...
  • What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like

    10/09/2015 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion. Multiple eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims all said the shooter asked the victims to state their religion. Those who said "Christian" were shot in the head. Others were shot in the legs or other parts of their body. The president -- in 1,299 words -- never once discussed religious...
  • Ben Carson Is Right Charge Attackers, Dont Shelter in Place

    10/08/2015 7:30:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2015 | David French
    Common sense apparently does strange things to some progressive minds. Yesterday morning, speaking on Fox and Friends, Ben Carson said of a mass-shooting situation, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he cant get us all. The New York Times declared that his statement was drawing widespread rebuke from his critics and reviving questions about his candidacy. ABC News asked him to clarify his statement, leading to this rather amusing exchange: ABC: Dr. Carson can you clarify your statements on the Oregon shooting?...
  • Guns Don't Kill People - Liberals Kill People

    10/06/2015 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now the reader is well-aware of the recent school shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Another mass shooting, another excuse for the left-wing vultures to prey on the carcasses of the dead. Another opportunity for Pres__ent Obama to grandstand and huff and sigh and affect an air of righteous indignation. Another occasion for left-wingers to roll their eyes and complain about how even after this shooting, those dastardly right-wingers still won't support "common sense gun laws." The reason we don't, of course, is because the left-wingers are still making the same old, nonsensical, discredited...
  • Oregon Shooter snapped because he couldn't get a Girlfriend

    10/05/2015 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/5/2015 | Truebackman
    It would seem we have another case of a bitter loser who snapped and shot up a college campus because he could not get a girlfriend in his adult life! While Liberals from the President to the brain dead think tank that calls itself MSDNC would love for you to believe that its the guns fault and that they have some grand plan to stop this type of mass shooting from happening again. The truth of the matter remains that the guns had very little to do with it as they are a smokescreen for the fact this loser had...
  • Umpqua Community College Uses Unarmed Security Guards

    10/02/2015 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 10/01/2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Joe Olsonthe former president of Umpqua Community Collegesays the school only keeps one guard on shift at a time and that guard is unarmed. Olson left his position in June. He says one of the biggest debates at the school in 2014 was whether or not to hire armed officers. ~snip~ Breitbart News previously reported that the Umpqua campus is a gun free zone. Former U.S. Marshal Art Roderick suggested the gunman chose the campus for that very reason. ~snip~ Rodericks words are bolstered by the former school presidents admission that the school has only one security officer on duty...
  • Another Mass Shooting, and Obama Wants to "Politicize" It, So...

    10/02/2015 6:41:30 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 22 replies ^ | 10/1/15 | Trevor Thomas
    "Somehow this has become routine," Obama also said, adding, "We've become numb to this." Ha! What a fool! "Numb to this?!" Obama is somewhat correct, but we--and he--should ask: why? Why have we become so "numb?" We are certainly not numb because of guns. If any of us are numb to the slaughter of our fellow citizens, it is significantly due to the many lies promoted my modern liberalism and the "values" it promotes. And speaking of "politicizing" things, given their rabid support for killing the most helpless and innocent among us--the unborn--when it comes to any form of violence--or...
  • The FBI's Misrepresentation of the Change in Mass Public Shootings

    07/25/2015 6:37:23 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | March 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Important read, but downloading the paper will get more attention for the research. An FBI report released on September 16th, 2014 makes the assertion that active shooter attacks and deaths have increased dramatically since 2000 both increasing at an annual rate of about 16 percent. As the headline in the Wall Street Journal stated: Mass Shootings on the Rise, FBI says. But the FBI made a number of subtle and misleading decisions as well as outright errors. Once these biases and mistakes are fixed, the annual growth rate in homicides is cut in half. When a longer period of...
  • Arms of the Tunisian Mass Shooter

    07/05/2015 5:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In reading about the horrific attack by the Tunisian mass shooter, on the beach on Friday, the 26th of June, 2015, it appears that he used two weapons systems. An AKM rifle, commonly referred to as an AK47, almost certainly in 7.62x39 caliber, with several standard 30 round magazines, was used for most of the killing. The rifle is seen above. It has wooden furniture, the AKM muzzle brake, and a web sling. It is missing the standard cleaning rod from under the barrel. Update: from a colleague on freerepublic: Appears to be an Egyptian Maadi [or MISR] AKM....
  • Tunisian Mass Murderer Counted On Gun Laws and Culture for Success

    06/27/2015 3:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 June, 2015 | David Codrea
    Revising earlier reports that two attackers were involved, authorities are now saying only one man was responsible for killing dozens of tourists and wounding dozens more at a Tunisian beach resort. Reportedly armed with a Kalashnikov initially concealed with an umbrella, it took an after-the-fact armed security team response to stop the killer from adding to his unarmed victim count . . . This is the second attack on tourists in Tunisia this year. In March, an attack at the National Museum killed at least 22 people, all but one of them tourists, showing that those interested in committing politically-motivated...
  • Tarring Conservatives With The Brush of "Domestic Terrorism"

    06/23/2015 8:29:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    There is already a rush to call Dylann Roofs murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston an act of domestic terrorism. This is a deliberate political strategy, intended by its ultra-liberal authors to transform this terrible tragedy into an indictment of American conservatism. Terrorism is a slippery term to define. Under U.S. law, terrorism is defined as "the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. This is a perfectly good legal definition for the lawyers, but it...