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  • New York Times: ‘At Least 700 Mass Shootings’ over Last Two Years (YIKES!)

    06/13/2018 7:45:37 PM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/12/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The New York Times editorial board claims “at least 700 mass shootings” occurred over the least two years and 96 people are killed by firearms every day. The column was written to correspond with the second anniversary of the June 12, 2016, shooting at the gun-free Orlando Pulse nightclub. The gunman in that attack had a “statewide firearms license” enabling him to serve as an armed security guard and he passed a background check for the handgun and rifle he carried on the night of his attack. Moreover, he passed a waiting a period for the handgun.
  • Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says

    06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | June 2018 | Ashley Welch
    Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or...
  • Media Should Refrain from Naming Any Mass Public Shooter

    06/03/2018 12:11:14 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Ever wonder why mass public shooters commit their horrible crimes? Prosecutors in Broward County, Fla., released on Wednesday the Parkland high-school shooter’s cell-phone videos, in which he bragged, “It will be a big event, and when you see me on the news, you will all know who I am.”
  • 38 Shot, 8 Fatally, in Gun-Controlled Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend

    05/29/2018 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Thirty-eight people were shot, at least eight fatally, in gun-controlled Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend. The murders are in line with what the city has witnessed over the past few years. ABC7 reports there were seven murders over the Memorial Day Weekend in 2017 and eight during the same weekend in 2016. Chicago’s overall murder rate is slightly lower than it was last year at this point. USA Today reports there have been 191 murders year-to-date, whereas there were 237 murders at this same time last year. However, the murder rate is still high enough that it puts Chicago “on...
  • 8 killed this weekend Chicago

    05/28/2018 4:58:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    8 killed this weekend in Chicago
  • Meanwhile in Sweden: Shootings And Grenade Attacks Are So Common, the Media Doesn’t Bother to...

    04/21/2018 6:44:57 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The news from Europe and especially from Sweden are becoming more Orwellian and depressing by the day. The case in point is Sweden for today’s piece of reality, a country that decided a few decades ago to commit cultural suicide and to abandon all the principles used by their founding fathers to build one of the most prosperous and advanced countries (both culturally and economically) in the world. Since the 70s, Sweden has become increasingly statist and multicultural, and now, a country with less than 10 million natives opened its gates to unchecked mass immigration from Africa and the Middle...
  • Despite Heightened Fear Of School Shootings, It's Not A Growing Epidemic

    03/17/2018 8:23:54 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | march 15, 2018 | Martin Kaste
    The Parkland shooting last month has energized student activists, who are angry and frustrated over gun violence. But it's also contributed to the impression that school shootings are a growing epidemic in America. In truth, they're not. "Schools are safer today than they had been in previous decades," says James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University who has studied the phenomenon of mass murder since the 1980s. Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel crunched the numbers, and the results should come as a relief to parents.
  • Gun safety expert: push to ban guns for those under 21 would have little or no effect

    03/15/2018 3:39:20 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    As high school students staged a national walkout, gun control advocates have called for laws raising the age for gun purchases to 21, but one report shows this would have little if any impact. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a new report looking into the age distribution of mass public shooters in America, with a particular emphasis on whether raising the age of those purchasing guns would have made any difference in recent mass shootings.
  • Here’s What Congress Is Doing to Tackle School Safety

    03/12/2018 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | March 7, 2018 | John Malcolm and Lindsey M. Burke
    In the wake of the recent horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of proposals involving federal grant programs have been offered in Congress to try to address the critical issue of school safety. Empowering states and localities to implement evidence-based programs that meet their needs represents a sensible approach. Among the proposals under consideration is the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, which has been introduced in the House by Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., a former sheriff, and in the Senate by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Both House...
  • Black Man Who Vowed To 'Kill All White People' Shoots Six, But Police Won't I.D. a Motive

    03/06/2018 7:56:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 6, 2018 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Authorities are so far refusing to point to racism as a motive after a black man who vowed to shoot up a school and “kill all white people” reportedly murdered six random white people along biking trails in Kansas City, Missouri. According to this, police say 22-year-old Frederick Demond went on a random killing spree last August, leaving six strangers dead along walking and biking paths. Five were middle-aged white men, while one victim was a homeless white woman. All six had been shot with a handgun. Scott was indicted for all six murders late last week. The Washington Post...
  • Comparing America to Israel on gun laws is dishonest – and revealing(Barf alert)

    03/01/2018 2:56:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1st March 2018 | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    On February 14, a 19-year-old former student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, walked into the school and opened fire, killing 17 students and teachers and wounding 14 more before his shooting spree was done. It was one of the deadliest shootings of its kind in modern American history. The next morning, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, on a visit to Israel, tweeted, “Just waking up in Israel to news of heartbreaking school shooting in FL; Reminded that Israel pretty much eliminated it by placing highly trained people strategically to spot the one common thread–not the...
  • PHOTOS: More car windows shot out on local freeways

    02/26/2018 10:50:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WDTN 2 News ^ | February 23, 2018 | Paul Rodzinka and Kristen Eskow
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were called to the interchange of I-70 and I-75 Friday after several car windows were shot out. Two cars on Interstate 70 and two on Interstate 75 suffered damage Friday, according to police. Troopers tell 2 NEWS this appears to be similar to the incident Thursday morning where at least two vehicles, included a Dayton Police Department patrol car were damaged. A number of cars along I-70 between I-75 and Airport Access Road suffered damage. “It was in my window, and I felt something come past my face,” said...
  • A WI student invents a door protection tool (short video)

    02/24/2018 9:12:38 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/2018
    A Wisconsin student used his shop skills to invent a door stopper.
  • Sons of Guns: Violence Grows in the Void of Faith and Family

    02/22/2018 7:38:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    While Americans try to cope with the losses in Florida, they're saying goodbye to someone else: America's pastor, Billy Graham. Never has our nation so desperately needed to hear the message of hope and healing that the 99-year-old spent his life sharing. So surely, it's no earthly coincidence that even in Reverend Graham's death, he's forcing us to look in the one place where the answers to this heartbreak lie: up.Torn apart by grief and rage, Americans are frantic to know why our nation is unraveling in one act of violence after another. "We're done with thoughts and prayers!" an...
  • The statistical cost of providing new armed security for public schools

    02/22/2018 9:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2018 | Andrew Solomon
    Surprisingly, no one has done this yet, so I did some Googling. Using statistics available from five years ago, there are 98,000 public elementary schools in the United States. There are an additional 26,400 public secondary (high) schools also. This does not include private schools or charter schools (however, one might want to classify those). For now, I will leave private schools out. If you were to have at least two armed guards per school (some of these schools are quite large), and you account for population growth (these stats are five years old), you would get a new overnight...
  • Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

    02/21/2018 7:15:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 128 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure it never happens again. The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers.
  • When Did Schools Become Gun Free Zones?

    02/20/2018 8:21:32 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 28 replies
    self ^ | Feb. 20, 2018 | self
    How did schools become gun free zones? I have seen discussions of arming trained and trusted teachers and coaches here on Free Republic, and also suggested in a Townhall.com article etc., but not much if any discussion in the mainstream media, etc. Was there some law passed requiring that schools become defenseless? Why shouldn't the same rules be applied to banks? Should we really allow armed citizens to prowl the banking premises? Women and children often go to banks! When was the last time there was a mass shooting at a bank? There is only money there, but we allow...
  • The Smoking Gun In Mass Shootings By The Young

    02/20/2018 7:09:48 AM PST · by Wolfie · 29 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 18, 2018 | Karl Denninger
    The Smoking Gun In Mass Shootings By The Young Still won't raise the actual issue will you? “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College. “The vast majority of gun violence is not attributable to mental illness.” Oh really? The article goes on to claim that ~38,000 people died from firearm violence in 2016. What is being omitted is that the majority were suicides! In fact, of those 38,000 people (37,863 for 2015 according to the CDC) 22,928 were firearm suicides in...
  • Florida shooting: Should US gun raffles be cancelled?

    02/19/2018 2:23:25 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th February 2018 | BBC News
    Organisers of gun giveaway competitions in the US have come under pressure following the Florida school shooting that killed 17 on Wednesday. Republican politicians in Maryland and Kansas went ahead with their gun giveaways, while a county sheriff in North Carolina cancelled his raffle. A children's baseball team defended its decision to continue with a fundraising effort, in which the winner will receive an AR-15 assault rifle. That type of gun was used in Florida. Gun sweepstakes - costing as little as $5 (£3.50) per ticket - are a part of life in some parts of the US, with the...
  • Why doing ‘something’ won’t stop the next school shooting

    02/19/2018 10:44:10 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 60 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | February 18, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    After every mass shooting, Democrats and their allies in the media tell Americans to “do something.” The response to Wednesday’s horrific shooting in Florida was no different. ... Across the country, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, part-time comedian Jimmy Kimmel and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome all called on elected officials to “do something.” But what is “something”? Without details, it’s like a group of lost hikers declaring they need to “find their way home.” Yes, everyone can agree with that, but which way do you go?