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  • Behind Nikki Goeser's ongoing harassment from her husband's jailed killer

    01/21/2021 3:10:02 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 7 replies ^ | 01/20/2021 | Hollie Mckay
    After a long battle, Hank Wise was charged with stalking from behind bars this month. Almost 12 years ago, Nikki Goeser's world was shattered when Hank Wise, a man who had been stalking her, fatally shot her husband Ben inside a crowded Tennessee restaurant. Yet, his subsequent conviction for second-degree murder in Davidson County Criminal Court hasn't squashed her anxiety. According to Goeser, Wise has continued to send sordid love letters to her from behind bars while for years being touted by prison officials for his "good behavior." "For 11 years, I have tried as best as I can to...
  • Don't Let Anti-Gun Activists Weaponize the Capitol Hill Riot

    01/20/2021 11:41:43 PM PST · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 20, 2021 | John R Lott Jr.
    After the riot at the U.S. Capitol, gun control organizations warn that armed rioters at state capitols across the country on Inauguration Day pose a threat to our democracy. They claim the only solution is for states to ban guns on capitol grounds, thus extending their bans on carrying guns on public property generally. Never mind that the small group of rioters didn't use guns at the U.S. Capitol. Never mind that congressmen are allowed to carry in the U.S. Capitol, but not on the legislative floor, where Congress was meeting at the time to count Electoral College votes. If...
  • Parkland Dad: Biden Jeopardizes Kid's Lives

    08/26/2020 5:22:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | August 26, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was brutally murdered in the Parkland school massacre, put this election in the proper perspective as one between Joe Biden, who would put the safety of our kids and our country at risk for the sake of ideology, and Donald Trump, who would protect both. Pollack rightly condemned liberal Democratic policies in general for putting the students at Parkland and elsewhere in danger by pursuing social justice and social engineering policies that protect those who would do us harm and not allow us to protect ourselves. It is the same mindset of those who today...
  • Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

    05/27/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation of the law simply by crossing a street from one municipality to another, or one county to another. Some states have rigorous preemption laws, other states have minimal laws.HB...
  • Biden: It shouldn't take a global pandemic shutting down schools to end school shootings

    04/14/2020 11:22:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    Joe Biden on Twitter ^ | 4/15/20 | Joe Biden
    It shouldn't take a global pandemic shutting down schools to end school shootings.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 13, 2020
  • SC Attorney General sues SC city over 'unconstitutional gun laws'

    01/31/2020 8:03:04 AM PST · by sergeantdave · 18 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | Jan. 29, 2020 | Dai Kalsi
    COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a lawsuit Wednesday with the state Supreme Court asking the court to strike down numerous ordinances adopted by the city of Columbia concerning guns, according to a news release... (snip) Wilson's office said, since 2015 Columbia has passed ordinances that would allow the city to confiscate firearms from those people who have Extreme Risk Protection Orders against them; banning the possession of firearms within 1000 feet of a public or private school; and prohibiting homemade firearms which have no serial number (known as ghost guns). Wilson believes the...
  • 2 active shooters in one week prompt questions about military bases’ ban on firearms

    12/08/2019 8:50:24 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | December 6, 2019
    Two mass shootings at U.S. military installations in one week, including one in which the perpetrator was a foreign national, have prompted questions over firearm use on American bases. .... To have two shootings clustered one after another on military bases is unusual. In the past two decades, there have only been about seven other active shootings on bases; the deadliest was a November 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 13 and injured 32. ... Government-issued firearms are locked in an arms room on base and only distributed when they are needed for training ,... This regulation...
  • Donald Trump: Abolish Gun Free Zones On Military Bases

    07/09/2015 3:16:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Donald Trump says that if elected president, he will abolish the gun free zones currently imposed on U.S. troops by “[mandating] that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases.” In an interview with Ammoland he said: “President Clinton never should have passed a ban on soldiers being able to protect themselves on bases. America’s Armed Forces will be armed.” Trump went on to decry gun free zones on military bases as a product of “political correctness” and said removing those zones “will… [enable soldiers] to defend themselves against terrorists.”
  • Why is gun violence in Philly ‘exploding’ when solutions exist?

    09/07/2019 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 09/07/2019 | Erin Arvedlund,
    There was a shooting in Philadelphia every six hours in 2018. Jim MacMillan contends that didn’t have to be. “We know how to stop gun violence,” MacMillan, founder of, the Initiative for Better Gun Violence Reporting, said Saturday at a conference designed to spread the word on what he and others contend are effective deterrents. Community activists; young people from the inner city; mothers of children killed by guns; and reporters from television, online, and print news outlets gathered to talk about how better to cover gun violence in the city and share commonsense solutions.
  • Study: 89% of 21st Century Mass Shootings Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

    07/31/2019 11:07:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/31/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows 89 percent of mass shootings between 1998 and June 2019 occurred in gun-free zones. CPRC reports 21st mass shooters are not typically religious, “80 percent are at least 21 years of age,” and the majority of them–56 percent–views handguns as the weapon of choice for an attack. Rifles alone have only been used in 13 percent of 21st century mass shootings. Shotguns alone have only been used in four percent.
  • Parkland Parent: Ban Gun-Free Zones, Not Suppressors

    06/08/2019 8:31:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland, Florida, shooting victim Meadow Pollack, says lawmakers’ focus should be on banning gun-free zones, not suppressors. Pollack’s observation comes as a ban on suppressors is being pushed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and other Democrats. But Pollack notes that the overarching commonality in high-profile public shootings is that attackers strike in gun-free zones, where they know their victims cannot shoot back. They do this at schools like Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Virginia Tech; at clubs like Borderline Bar & Grill and Orlando Pulse; and at movie theaters in...
  • Should schools have teachers carry guns?

    01/10/2019 8:14:31 AM PST · by richardb72 · 45 replies
    Journal of Health Behavior Research ^ | January 10, 2019 | John R Lott Jr
    Should schools have teachers carry guns? Abstract With 20 states having teachers and staff carrying guns to varying degrees on school property, we don’t need to guess how the policy would work. Fears of teachers carrying guns in terms of accidents or other problems have not materialized. Letting teachers carry is the only effective way to overcome the strategic advantages of mass public killers. The other alternatives to preventing mass public shootings have real limits.
  • 3 shot dead, 4 injured at Torrance bowling alley

    01/06/2019 8:52:10 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    LATIMES.COM ^ | 1/6/2019 | Ruben Vives, Courtney Lewis, Ben Poston and Cindy Chang
    It was a typical Friday night at Gable House Bowl in Torrance — people celebrating birthdays, friends meeting up for a few rounds of bowling at the end of the workweek. Then gunfire erupted. People scrambled for cover. When it was over, three people lay dead inside, including two 28-year-old men who were best friends. Four others were injured. On Saturday morning, friends and relatives of the victims huddled in a nearby parking lot, waiting for the bodies to be brought out — and for answers about what happened.
  • Commentary: How gun-free zones invite mass shootings

    11/20/2018 8:51:16 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/20/2018 | John Lotte Jr.
    This doesn’t happen anywhere else on the planet,” said California’s Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. “We stand alone in the world in the number of mass shootings," echoed U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. These were typical comments after an alleged shooter murdered 12 people in Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. People have been acting for a long time like the United States is the world’s hotbed of mass public shootings. Following a 2015 mass shooting during his administration, President Barack Obama declared: “The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in...
  • Toronto Police Union Says Handgun Ban Will Have ’Zero Impact’ On Crime

    09/04/2018 7:51:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/4/2018 | David Krayden
    Toronto’s police union boss is dismissing a city handgun ban as a way of addressing the escalating crime and homicides in the city. As the Toronto Sun reports, Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack broke his silence on the proposed ban Monday, saying, “A handgun ban would fail to stop Toronto’s violence and murders. I would support anything that would have an impact, but a ban wouldn’t get to the core of the issue. A municipal government banning handguns will have zero impact.” Toronto Mayor John Tory disagreed with the police force president and continued to demand a total handgun...
  • ATF study reveals where criminals in Baltimore are getting their guns

    08/20/2018 11:11:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 8/20/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Thousands of guns recovered in Maryland last year traced back to 49 states, but the largest portion of firearms was bought locally… ATF agents were able to determine where nearly 5,900 of the firearms were sold, according to a new analysis by the ATF, which publishes the findings of its gun traces each year. Some 47 percent were bought in Maryland, the ATF found. Virginia ranked second and supplied about 15 percent of the guns. Pennsylvania came third with nearly 7 percent. Some firearms were bought as far away as Texas (101 guns) and California (46 guns).
  • Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

    08/19/2018 3:50:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered. Led by President Trump, gun rights backers are increasingly on the offensive, pushing to roll back the general policy consensus, enshrined in federal law, that guns and schools generally don’t mix. A study by John R. Lott Jr., a gun crimes researcher, said close to 98 percent of mass shootings happen in gun-free zones, suggesting that they do little to stop, and may...
  • Gun-Free Britain: Drive-by Shooters Spray House with Bullets in Multicultural Manchester

    05/27/2018 10:14:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/27/2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Police are seeking drive-by shooters who sprayed a house in Cheetham Hill, an area of Manchester with an “entrenched criminal culture” and the site of several anti-terror raids. Two-men on a “moped-style motorbike” opened fire on a terraced house on Galsworthy Avenue around 12.40 a.m. on Friday morning in what is believed to be a “targeted attack”, the Manchester Evening News reports. “It’s still early in our investigation, and we are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident, but it appears this was a targeted attack,” commented Detective Chief Inspector Richard Ennis. “While we carry out enquiries, patrols...
  • Make Schools Safe Again: Repeal The Gun-Free School Zones Act

    05/21/2018 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Arthur Shaper
    Another mass shooting, and another round of talking heads is clamoring for “common-sense” gun control.  The latest massacre, at Santa Fe High School in Texas, lead to the murder of 10 people by deranged teenager Dimitrious Pagourtzis, who stole the firearms from his father. After suffering intense humiliation from a would-be girlfriend, he went on a shooting spree in unhinged retaliation. This is beyond terrible. The rapid pace of gun massacres must be confronted, especially at public schools.The media are not helping, of course. They over-cover these tragedies and relentless push a gun control agenda. We still don’t know what...
  • Let us save lives by putting more guns in the hands of teachers

    04/09/2018 8:57:53 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    The polls indicate that Americans support more gun control right now, but are also very skeptical that more gun control will reduce violence or mass public shootings. We typically see such increased support temporarily after mass public shootings. To win the debate, proponents of the right to self-defense must explain how their proposals are practical. They must explain how gun control actually makes people more vulnerable to attack. Everyone wants to do something about mass public shootings. But while gun control advocates call for more gun control within an hour of attacks, such as the high school shooting in Parkland,...