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  • Footage shows people running from Ivory Coast attack(doesn't happen in other countries!)

    03/13/2016 9:51:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 3/13/2016 | unknown
    Gunmen have attacked a hotel at the beach resort of Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast, with casualties reported. Unverified footage posted online shows people running away from the beach.
  • ‘Beta Males’ Want To Kill Women Because They Can’t Get Laid

    02/15/2016 10:11:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    Bust Magazine ^ | 2015 | Bust Magazine
    ON OCTOBER 1, 2015, in a scene that has become depressingly familiar, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and opened fire, killing nine people and injuring nine more. Like George Sodini, who killed three women and himself in an L.A. Fitness Center in Pennsylvania; like Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people and injured 17 others at Virginia Tech; and like Elliot Rodger, who killed 6 people and injured 14 others in Isla Vista, California; a large part of Harper-Mercer’s motivation was his toxic anger at women because of his lack of success with them. Harper-Mercer...
  • Dem Guest to O'Reilly: Gun Registration Would Stop 'Majority' of Mass Shootings

    01/05/2016 6:16:04 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looking for some comic relief after President Obama's teary announcement of new executive orders on gun control, and Chris Matthews' fawning interview of Hillary Clinton? You've come to the right place. On this evening's O'Reilly Factor, Dem strategist Nomiki Konst claimed that forcing law-abiding Americans to register their guns would stop the "majority" of mass shootings. You're killing me, Nomiki—you should excuse the expression. View the video here.
  • WaPo Analysis: Rubio Was Right About Gun Control Doing Nothing to Prevent Mass Shootings

    12/12/2015 12:10:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Earlier this month, presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on CBS's "This Morning" and made the following claim about gun control: "None of the major shootings that have occurred in this country over the last few months or years that have outraged us, would gun laws have prevented them." The Washington Post, doubting Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) statement, decided to fact check him by analyzing some of the most tragic shootings to occur since Newtown. To what seemed like a surprise to the editors, the consistent result was, "No proposed laws" would have made a difference. They started with...
  • The truth about Muslims in America

    12/08/2015 10:29:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 89 replies
    cnn ^ | 12-8-2015 | Holly Yan
    1. They are a minuscule portion of the U.S. population. 2. They're better educated than most Americans. 3. They have more gender equality. 4. They've been here since the birth of the nation. 5. They're not just clustered in big cities. 6. They're as religious as Christians. 7. They're not as dogmatic as they are portrayed. 8. There have been Muslims involved in terrorism. 9. But they've also spoken out against it.
  • Clinical Psychologist Turned Congressman Prescribes Mental Health Fix to Prevent Mass Shootings

    12/05/2015 8:02:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Philip Wegmann
    Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., thinks he has a solution for much of the surge in mass shootings. Rather than reacting with new gun control measures, Murphy proposes to overhaul the nation’s mental health system to get at what he believes is the root of the violence.Recent mass murders have given that reform effort traction. And, in an interview, Murphy told The Daily Signal he hopes to refurbish federal laws to better help those who suffer from mental illness before they can harm others.“This bill would have some of the most substantive reforms of the last 50 years,” Murphy said.Although his...
  • Nobody is talking about Bunny Friend Park, and that’s a problem

    12/05/2015 7:35:31 PM PST · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 5, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tale by now and it’s depressing. A mass shooting in one of the country’s great cities. Cable news legal experts would refer to it as “highly unusual” because it involved more than one shooter. It was a crowded area with many innocent people in the potential line of fire. Ambulances lined up to tend to the casualties. So we all know what I’m talking about, right? No… it’s not the San Bernardino shooting. It was the shooting in Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans and it happened on November 22nd. The description from the...
  • 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...
  • Oh no we wouldn't want to engender any hate or vitriol toward Muslims, would we? (a rant)

    12/05/2015 1:22:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | December 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As you saw last night, the first picture of the female Jihadi from San Bernardino has been released, and as you already know she got her Visa to come here and kill our citizens by lying about her address on the application. (How’s that vetting program going, guys?) [Edit: It turns out the address was “close”) Let’s have a fresh look at the face of one of the people who pledged her allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi even as she was busily slaughtering Californians. By this point, we have removed the few remaining slivers of doubt regarding the terrorist natures...
  • Nobody is talking about Bunny Friend Park, and that's a problem

    12/05/2015 1:05:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | December 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tale by now and it’s depressing. A mass shooting in one of the country’s great cities. Cable news legal experts would refer to it as “highly unusual” because it involved more than one shooter. It was a crowded area with many innocent people in the potential line of fire. Ambulances lined up to tend to the casualties. So we all know what I’m talking about, right? No… it’s not the San Bernardino shooting. It was the shooting in Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans and it happened on November 22nd. The description from...
  • STUDY: Mass Shootings Happen More Frequently In European Countries

    12/04/2015 8:38:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Hypeline nEWS ^ | December 4th, 2015 | Stephen Rowe
    A recent study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that mass shootings happen more frequently in European countries. Obama recently said, “We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” He couldn’t be further from the truth. When you account for the population size of America compared to the countries Obama compares us, his statement falls apart. The study defined mass public shootings as four or more people killed, and not in the...
  • Atheist Murderer Was Big Fan of Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye the Science Guy

    12/04/2015 11:04:21 AM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 2, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    There's a good chance that some link to a motive can be found for every murder. Hillary Clinton and Co. said that a video was responsible for Benghazi. Satirical cartoons were responsible for the Charlie Hebdo terrorist acts. Where did Robert Lewis Dear hear about the "baby parts" if (1) he lived off the grid with no electricity and (2) since very few news outlets reported on the Planned Parenthood videos? "Craig Stephens Hicks, an atheist who killed three Muslims in North Carolina in February, was supposedly a big fan of Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye the Science Guy. It...
  • Timeline of the worst mass shooting incidents across the globe over the past two decades

    12/04/2015 10:44:46 AM PST · by TBP · 3 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, December 14, 2012, 6:12 PM | REUTERS
    Here is a timeline of some of the worst shooting incidents carried out by one or two gunmen around the world in the past two decades.
  • Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

    12/04/2015 10:41:12 AM PST · by TBP · 1 replies
    9 News Colorado | July 20, 2012 | Associated Press (AP)
    Link only.
  • The reason Democrats look stupid for blaming the NRA for mass shootings

    12/03/2015 4:59:35 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-3-15 | The Looking Spoon
    While bodies in the San Bernadino shooting were still warm Democratic candidate for president Martin O'Malley took to Twitter to blame the NRA.There's a big problem with that...
  • Solution for mass shooting and other societal violence

    12/03/2015 1:04:11 PM PST · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 48 replies
    self | self
    Okay here is my solution for mass shooting, and violence in America. Do a mass firearm training of women. We can work this throughout our society. We can start with prior military women and those that have hunting licenses. Then work on those that don't have any prior knowledge and/or training. Provide them with a weapon that they are able to handle and also provide them with a lockbox for their weapon. Women can opt of this if they are a pantie twister. Also they will be background checks for drugs along with any other issues that make it unsafe...
  • Regarding 'Mass Shootings,' the Elephant in the Room Is Islam

    12/03/2015 9:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/03/2015 | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    The statistical analyst, Nate Silver, has some thoughts on the phenomena of mass shootings in the United States, especially important in the wake of yesterday's attack by what appear to be radicalized Muslims in San Bernardino. Among his observations: The long-term trend is clear: There have been more total mass shooting incidents and deaths in the 11 years starting with 2005 than there were in the previous 23 years combined. The shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday was also labeled as an “active shooter” incident. The FBI defines an active-shooter incident as an individual or individuals “actively engaged in killing...
  • Arpaio calls on 250K armed citizens to stop terrorism and mass shootings

    12/03/2015 6:21:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | December 3, 2015 |
    Draw your weapons. That's what Sheriff Joe Arpaio is urging nearly a quarter-million Arizona gun owners to do to fight terrorism and mass shooters. On Tuesday, the so-called "Toughest Sheriff in America" said he cannot guarantee the public's safety and called on them to take matters into their own hands if necessary.
  • Indifference: New Orleans counts 5 mass shootings in 3 years

    11/24/2015 2:47:41 PM PST · by BBell · 5 replies
    Murderous indifference: 5 mass shooting in New Orleans.
  • Trump: 'Absolutely no choice' but to close mosques

    11/18/2015 10:53:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says the United States has "absolutely no choice" but to close down mosques where "some bad things are happening." "Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it," Trump said on Fox News's "Hannity" on Tuesday. "A lot of people understand it. We're going to have no choice." Trump said on Monday he would "strongly consider" closing mosques if elected in response to the terrorist attacks in France last Friday that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more. Pressed to explain...
  • Theres a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Wont Like It.

    10/13/2015 9:00:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Rob Myers ^ | October 6, 2015 | Rob Myers
    There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.That’s right. You’re not going to like it because it’s going to require you to do something personally, as opposed to shouting for the government, or anyone to “do something!”You ready? Here it is:“Notice those around you who seem isolated, and engage them.”If every one of us did this we’d have a culture that was deeply committed to ensuring no one was left lonely. And make no mistake, as I’ve written before loneliness is what causes these shooters to lash out. People with solid connections to other people don’t indiscriminately...
  • DEAR ANTI-GUN ZOMBIES: Yes, Dillweeds, Civilians Can Stop Potential Massacres

    10/11/2015 6:01:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 11, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Last week I wrote a column that burnt the internet down about how a good guy with a gun could’ve “dissuaded” with hot Cor-Bons coming out of his pistol at 1100 feet-per-second the murderous weasel who wasted nine lives and wounded several others at Umpqua Community College. As usual, and on cue, my detractors (cough… liberals) said how insane I was to augur for guns in the hands of a trained and licensed civilian on campus. I was hammered with the standard and oft times disastrously deadly blah-blah “wisdom” that we must wait for the cops to sort it out....
  • The Only Gun Law That Will End Mass Shootings

    10/08/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-8-2015 | MOTUS
    What does Barack Hussein Obama wish to achieve by politicizing mass shootings? Safe and sane gun laws? What are they? For a lot of progressives it entails a a gun-free society.I know Im going to sleep better, now that Hilz has finally stated her position on gun control: she thinks its time for responsible gun-owners to 'take back' the 2nd amendment from those dangerous, nut-job extremists in the NRA. And she does this while managing to squeeze out a few tears (just to prove her humanity).And just in case you dont think shes willing to take on the NRA, let...
  • Words Matter, Or At Least They Used To (And Need To Again)

    10/08/2015 4:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Technology has made life immeasurably better. We now have the sum total of human knowledge in our pockets and at our fingertips. This connectivity has made communication much easier we can now reach anyone at just about any time. Ironically, the largest impediment to human-to-human communication is not the technological barriers that have been erected, but we humans ourselves. There was a time, or so Im told, when a handshake or someones word was enough. Communication was unambiguous. A deal was a deal. Leave it to people to screw up that simple societal bargain. You can Google just about...
  • Shoot First; Ask Questions Later

    10/06/2015 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    After America learned of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he lamented the loss of good, innocent people and then added: "Somehow this has become routine. ... We've become numb to this." By the next day, Obama had a remedy: "Be a single-issue voter." If you want to stop mass shootings, Obama argued, don't vote for candidates who oppose federal background checks and "gun safety laws." Nine adults who should be alive today are not, while the 26-year-old shooter got what he wanted -- to leave this earth in what...
  • Facts Don't Work on Gun Control, so Obama Uses Emotion

    10/06/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech on the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last week, President Obama sounded more upset about America's gun laws than about the horrific massacre. We barely had the preliminary facts about the shooting, the shooter and the victims, and he was already lecturing the nation again on gun control. Instead of calling the nation to prayer, he said we would learn about the victims in the coming days and then "wrap everyone who's grieving with our prayers and our love." Those words out of the way, he immediately pivoted to complaining that "our thoughts and prayers are...
  • If You Look at This Chart of Top 10 Nations in the World for Mass Shootings One Thing Jumps Out

    10/03/2015 8:44:08 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 06/02/2015 | Kyle Becker
    Since most statistics on mass shootings in the world compare apples and oranges by not correcting for population, lets get a chart that makes sense, shall we?
  • 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...
  • WashPosts misleading mass shootings"claim,virtually none of their 204 mass shootings are mass

    07/26/2015 10:01:33 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 25, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Christopher Ingraham at the Washington Post has another article on guns. But Ingraham explicitly ignores the FBIs definition on mass shootings, but there are reasons for these definitions. The cases he ends up with involve very few murders and are heavily biased to include gang and other criminal activity. Curbing gang violence is important, but the causes and solutions to it are dramatically different than for the vast majority of mass public shootings, where the point of the attack is to kill or wound as many people as possible in a public place. After 2012, mass killings were defined by...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation. The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or advanced countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • Heres What the Mainstream Media WONT Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 3:39:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief ^ | June 18, 2015 | Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, A Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed. That means,...
  • A possible mass public shooting stopped by a concealed carry permit holder

    07/13/2014 12:09:41 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 13, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    It looks like four party goers happened upon some gang members. Fortunately, one of the victims had his permitted concealed handgun. This dramatic defensive gun use got attention in Chicago, but if the permit holder hadnt been at the scene, having multiple victims shot would have made national news. From the Chicago Tribune: A Gresham man fired on a group of people leaving a party, only to be shot himself by one of the victims, a military service member with a concealed carry permit, authorities said. The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the...
  • Mass Shootings Hoopla

    06/19/2014 4:22:44 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 2 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 18, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    There's No Place Else Like This:: By: Larry Walker II ::Reminiscent of Secretary of State Kerry's now infamous speech in Mexico, in which he erroneously declared that temperatures in Europe and in Vietnam were at unprecedented levels, and had broken "every record that's ever been seen", last week, referring to the latest school shooting in Oregon, Potus 44 proclaimed, "We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week. And it's a one-day story. There's no place else like this."Really? Are we the only developed country on Earth where school and mass shootings...
  • Flashback[Jan 2013]: The 5 Worst/Recent Mass Murders in the USA (with a Firearm)Came from Democrats

    05/19/2014 6:06:36 AM PDT · by HammerT · 40 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 18 January 2013 | Doug Giles
    The source of information for this news post came from Roger Hedgecocks 1/17/13 radio show. Heres the link. Fast forward to 21:13 for Rogers comments. The five worst mass killings, where a firearm was used, have a common thread. Hint #1: They didnt belong to the NRA. They dont fit the stereotype of the red-neck gun owner. Check it out Ft Hood: Registered Democrat/Muslim. Columbine: Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals. Virginia Tech: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Colorado Theater: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign;...
  • Arizona GOP candidate says Democrats are behind most mass shootings

    05/18/2014 6:47:39 PM PDT · by windcliff · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-18-14 | Dylan Stableford
    An Arizona rancher and Republican congressional candidate said during a primary debate Saturday that the vast majority of mass shootings in the United States are committed by Democrats. If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people, Gary Kiehne, who is running for the state's 1st U.S. Congressional District, said during Saturday's GOP primary in Florence, Arizona. So I dont think you have a problem with the Republicans. When asked how he would protect gun rights, Kiehne, a hotel owner and member of the...
  • Spike in mass shootings creates demand for different police approach

    01/02/2014 12:06:16 PM PST · by lcms rev · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2014 | Jason Sickles, Yahoo!
    The school in Newtown. The Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The movie theater in Aurora. Americas angst over shootings in public places is growing, and for good reason. According to a study obtained by Yahoo News, rampages like the Washington Navy Yard and Los Angeles airport shootings have tripled in recent years. The report, written by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University, will be published next week in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, a training publication for criminal justice professionals. Researchers considered only active shootings in public settings where the primary motive appeared to...
  • The Medias Shooting Bias: Right-wing politics are key to a murderers motivations; leftism must...

    12/16/2013 6:31:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Right-wing politics are key to a murderers motivations; leftism must be ignored.Let me venture a guess, and wager that you have heard very little about the political preference of the young man who, on Friday, walked into his high school and tried to murder his teacher. On the face of it, this is a blessing, for in all but the most extreme cases a murderers ideological proclivities are wholly irrelevant to his crime. The why really matters when a terrorist group shoots up a mall, because the why explains the action. But when a man bears a grudge against his...
  • Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

    11/25/2013 8:06:54 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/25/2013 | MICHAEL MELIA,
    Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • Mass Shootings: America's Psychosis

    09/20/2013 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 2013 | Mona Charen
    After every mass shooting, I write a variant of the same column. Perhaps I'll republish this one when the next attack happens. The increase in mass shootings over the course of the past several decades is not imaginary. In 2000, The New York Times analyzed 100 mass shootings between 1949 and 1999 and found that 73 of them had happened since 1990. Since 2000, according to Mother Jones magazine, there have been 33 more, including the recent massacre at the Navy Yard. The majority of the killers have untreated mental illness. A significant portion of the political and journalistic worlds...
  • There Will Be Another Mass Shooting. This Is What the Data Tells Us About It

    09/18/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 09/17/2013 | Phillip Bump
    The next mass shooting will take place on February 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington. It will be committed by an emotionally disturbed, 38 year-old white man who will kill seven people and wound six more at a place he used to work using a semi-automatic handgun he purchased legally in the state. That, at least, is what a look at the data on past such shootings might indicate. We'll say at the outset: Every assertion in the first paragraph is a function of probability, not fact. The next mass shooting — which will happen somewhere, sometime — will almost certainly not be in...
  • Charts: Half the deadliest shootings in U.S. history happened in past six years (Obama's Fault)

    09/18/2013 8:40:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Maddow Blog (Seriesly!) ^ | 09/17/2013 | By Laura Conaway
    If you consider the deadliest mass shootings in American history -- at this point, shootings with 12 or more fatalities -- you'll find the first one happens in 1949. A deranged lone gunman's "Walk of Death" in Camden, New Jersey, claimed the lives of 13 people. The next one happened in 1966, when a lone gunman climbed the bell tower at the University of Texas and began shooting. He killed 16 people. The first half of the list of these horrible shootings, as Rachel pointed out on the show last night, took place over half a century. The second half...
  • Cho's Chains and Klebold's Correspondence Still Matter

    04/10/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT · by IChing · 5 replies ^ | 4/10/13 | Donald Joy
    I know Im not the only one who remembers how, almost exactly 6 years ago at Virginia Tech, mass-murderer Seung-Hui Cho chained and padlocked the doors to an academic building shut. That was so that he could effectively trap his numerous (32 killed and 23 wounded) , defenseless victims inside except for the handful who managed to breach and exit second story windows, suffering injuries from falling to the ground and to keep the responding police outside for long, crucial minutes while he conducted his murderous rampage. Cho knew hed face no armed opponent once he had his...
  • Thirteen dead in Serbia gun rampage

    04/09/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Ruy Dias de Bivar · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 April 2013 | BBC
    Thirteen people have been killed in Serbia after a man went on a gun rampage in a village near Belgrade, local media report. Six men, six women and a two-year-old boy died before the gunman tried to kill himself and his wife. The pair are now said to be in a serious condition. Police identified the gunman as Ljubisa Bogdanovic, a 60-year-old war veteran.
  • The Truth About Mass Shootings and Gun Control

    02/21/2013 9:29:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Benjamin Domenech
    When tragedy strikes on a national scale, our initial reactions have a commonality to them: We recoil in shock and are overcome with sorrow. But then, as anger and frustration set in, we begin to divide, to blame the things we have always blamed for the evils around us. We insist that something must be done, steps must be taken, laws must be passed. Adam Lanza, an honors student with no criminal record, murdered his mother, stole four of her guns, andfor reasons we may never knowdecided to rob the world of the lives of 20 children and six adults...
  • Widow Chantel Blunk sues psychiatrist who treated Aurora shooter James Holmes

    01/17/2013 6:35:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    News AU ^ | Jan 18, 2013
    <p>THE widow of a victim of the US theatre massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having "fantasised about killing a lot of people."</p> <p>The lawsuit, also citing the University of Colorado, alleges that Dr Lynne Fenton advised campus police about her concern regarding James Holmes, after he told her about the fantasy in June last year.</p>
  • When Theater Shootings Are No Big Deal

    01/10/2013 2:11:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 1-8-12 | Dave Blount
    The way the media branch of the government salivates over shootings, you would think another theater shooting not long after Aurora would be big news, especially if it offered the added excitement of beginning in a nearby restaurant before moving into the theater. Yet we never heard much about last months Mayan Palace 14 shootings in San Antonio, in which two innocents were wounded. Detective Louis Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sherriffs Office, said the shooting began at a nearby China Garden and carried on into the theater. At one point, the suspect fired at a San Antonio Police...
  • Member of Biden's Gun Control Task Force Has a Son Convicted of Planning School Mass Murder

    01/07/2013 4:48:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | January 7, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    President of the National Assocation of Police Officers and Boston Police Officer Thomas Nee is a member of Vice President Joe Biden's gun control task force, which was created by President Obama in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nee's son, Joseph Nee, was convicted in 2008 for planning to commit mass murder of students and teachers at Marshfield High School in Massachusetts, similar to that of Columbine in 1999. After spending nine months in prison, Nee's conviction was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court. Nee told police the plan involved taking ammunition and explosive devices into...
  • Is it True Armed Civilians Have Never Stopped a Mass Shooting?

    12/27/2012 2:48:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In response to last week's massacre in Connecticut,Mother Jones has put together a "study" on mass shootings that makes a pretty bold claim: In the wake of the slaughters this summer at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, we set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years. We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking pattern in the data is this: In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun. There are a couple of major problems here with arguing...
  • Can we really stop mass shootings?

    12/24/2012 5:45:24 PM PST · by umgud · 33 replies
    Self ^ | 12/24/12 | umgud
    According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2011, there were 12.664 total homicides. 8,583 of those murders were committed with firearms, a number that has been trending down for years. In 2011 there were 3 mass shootings that produced 19 deaths and many more injured. The FBI defines mass murder as four or more murders occurring during a particular event with no cooling-off period between the murders. We have had 61 mass murders in the last 30 years (since 1982). In 2012, we have had a banner year with 6 mass murder events totaling 63 deaths. Our latest mass...
  • We Aren't Quite as Stupid as They Think

    12/22/2012 5:08:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Matt Towery
    If you are reading any opinion column during the Christmas season, you are likely an individual who seeks out information and observations, and comes to your own conclusions. In other words, you are a "thinking" man or women, and whether you ever agree with a single word I write, I nevertheless both congratulate and give thanks for you. And this column is for you. Most politicians and many in the media truly believe we are stupid. We are the masses. We are those meant to receive a pat on the head, an empty promise and a warm feeling --- that...