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  • New Rule: Hollywood's Culture of Violence | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

    06/11/2022 7:23:37 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 10, 2021 | Bill Maher
    Hollywood is the wokest place on earth in every other area of social responsibility, but when it comes to the unbridled romanticization of gun violence – crickets.
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: So much for the good guy with a gun

    06/01/2022 4:16:39 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 32 replies
    Tribune Content Agency ^ | Jun 1, 2022 | Leonard Pitts Jr
    So much for the good guy with a gun. That, you will recall, was NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s preferred solution to America’s epidemic of firearms violence. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun,” he said, “is a good guy with a gun.” He said this on Dec. 21, 2012 — one week after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left dead six adults and 20 children ages 6 and 7. Americans were grieving and demanding action, and this was his answer. The “good guy with a gun” would set things right. To no one’s...
  • Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

    11/29/2021 5:38:08 PM PST · by devane617 · 19 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 11/29/2021
    In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she’ll push to reverse planned cuts to the city’s police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that has left some residents afraid to leave their homes. The mayor’s announcement came after a weekend in which three people were killed, including a retired police officer acting as a security guard for a television news crew, bringing the number of homicides to 127 so far this year. To address the violence, Schaaf said...
  • 2 school teachers accused of going into wrong apartment, getting in bed before shooting tenant

    10/22/2021 9:15:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 22, 2021, | Stephanie Guerilus
    A pair of alcohol-impaired elementary school P.E. teachers entered the wrong Florida home, and one eventually shot a man who lived there. Two Florida elementary school physical education teachers have been accused of entering the wrong apartment, and one of the intruders shot an actual tenant who lived there.
  • Activists Urge Biden to Bypass Congress, Create Gun Violence Office

    08/26/2021 9:20:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | Aug. 26, 2021 | Charlie McCarthy
    Advocacy groups are urging President Joe Biden to bypass Congress by creating a White House office of gun violence as the confirmation of his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives remains in jeopardy, Politico reported.Four groups send Biden a letter on Wednesday and complained the president's actions on guns "fall significantly short of the promises you yourself made while running for the presidency," Politico reported Thursday.The activists said weapons had not been a Biden priority as 28,000 Americans have died from gun violence this year."Your administration is hard at work pursuing important priorities from infrastructure...
  • Secure Law and Order in America

    07/09/2021 6:22:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 9, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    Over July Fourth weekend, according to CNN, at least 233 people were killed and 618 others were injured in more than 500 shootings across the country. Unbelievably, those tragic statistics actually represent a 26% decrease from July Fourth weekend in 2020. But overall, violent crime in 2021 across the nation -- and especially in major urban corridors -- has only increased over 2020's horrific baseline. Nationwide murder rates in 2021 to date show a roughly 25% annual increase over 2020, and that number spikes to roughly 30% in our large cities. In New York City, there has been a 32%...
  • NY Gov. Cuomo issues gun crackdown through ‘first-ever state of emergency for gun violence’

    07/06/2021 2:52:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 112 replies ^ | July 6, 2021 | Liz George
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for gun violence on Tuesday, marking the first of its kind ever enacted in the United States, the governor’s office said.According to Cuomo’s office, the emergency declaration requires the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to “gather and share incident-level data” from local law enforcement on gun violence and invests almost $140 million in intervention, prevention and jobs programs.The order also establishes the Office of Gun Violence Prevention to “coordinate efforts and direct resources to emerging gun violence hot spots” and creates a new state police gun trafficking...
  • Diagnosis Murder

    05/27/2021 5:23:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-27-21 | MOTUS
    Anybody care to guess what this week’s progressive talking point is? The Truth About Guns recaps:That’s right: Guns kill, ergo more guns kill more people as the Jr. Senator from Connecticut explains to us blockheads.Nope, not a coincidence: they’ll tell us when something is a coincidence. And since this is NOT a coincidence, it must be SCIENCE!See how simple that is? Or how simple it would be if mini-Marxist Hogg hadn’t confused the issue with a countervailing progressive doctrine:I think it’s about fear. I think it’s about the fact that as a country, oftentimes we would rather turn on each...
  • BLM activist Sasha Johnson shot in London

    05/23/2021 9:56:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05 23 2021 | Tiffany Stewart
    The 27-year-old BLM activist is in critical condition Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is reportedly in critical condition after she was shot in the head. According to The Guardian, Johnson’s affiliated group, Taking the Initiative party, announced the news on social media on Sunday. On the group’s official Facebook page, the party explained that the incident happened early in morning. The statement said: “It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has sustained a gunshot wound to her head. She is currently hospitalized and in critical condition. The incident happened in the early...
  • Mass shooting reported in Florida mall

    05/08/2021 3:55:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/21
    No further details at this time.
  • America’s Worst School Massacre Involved No Guns

    03/23/2021 5:30:20 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 17 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 3/22/2021 | Peter Suciu
    Those events truly highlighted the absolute worst in what we are as a nation and they shouldn’t be forgotten. Each even gave us questions on where our society has gone wrong, what role our modern culture of music, movies, video games, and of course guns played in allowing those horrific events to unfold. Yet, the deadliest school massacre in U.S. history has largely been left out of the conversion. Few today even remember the Bath School Massacre, and it is rarely – if ever – even mentioned by the media alongside those other mass killings. The reason is that it...
  • “BODIES EVERYWHERE”: As Many as 16 People Shot at Chicago Funeral Home (1 hour ago)

    07/21/2020 6:53:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 89 replies
    Breaking ^ | 7/21/2020
    Over a dozen people were injured in a shooting near a Chicago funeral home late Tuesday afternoon. The gunfire broke out at the Graham funeral home, located at 1018 W. 79th Street—in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. According to CBS 2, ‘there was some kind of planned ambush outside the funeral home, where a memorial service was going on for a homicide victim.’ The Chicago Fire Department reports at least 11 victims were taken to hospitals. All were listed in various conditions. “All we saw was just bodies laying everywhere,” witness Arnita Gerder told NBC Chicago. “Shot up everywhere, all...
  • Gun Violence Spikes in N.Y.C., Intensifying Debate Over Policing

    06/24/2020 10:00:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 23 2020 | Ashley Southall and Neil MacFarquhar
    More than a dozen people have been fatally shot, including a teenager at her college graduation party and a clothing designer who was washing his car. It has been nearly a quarter century since New York City experienced as much gun violence in the month of June as it has seen this year. The city logged 125 shootings in the first three weeks of the month, more than double the number recorded over the same period last year, police data show. Gunmen opened fire during house parties, barbecues and dice games, and carried out coldly calculated street executions. More than...
  • Joe Biden Claims He Is Only Human Left On Earth Not Killed By Gun Violence

    02/27/2020 11:29:01 AM PST · by jonascord · 14 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 26th, 2020 | Babylon Bee
    CHARLESTON, SC—Joe Biden made the incredible claim at last night's debate that he is the last remaining survivor of gun violence on the earth. "Tragically, 7,767,050,847 have been killed by gun violence in the last week alone, and I am the only one left," he said somberly, apparently oblivious to the living people all around him. "If anyone were left to hear me today, my message would be, 'Please, never again should we let billions be killed by guns.'" "We must pass legislation to ensure that deadly, fully automatic blunderbusses and cannons be banned from our great land. Thank you,...
  • Wait, Did Joe Biden Just Say Nearly Half the U.S. Population Died of 'Gun Violence'? Why Yes, Yes He Did.

    02/26/2020 8:09:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2020 | Victoria Taft
    During the Democratic Debate in South Carolina, there were plenty of claims.Mike Bloomberg let it slip that he "bought" off Congressional reps with his millions. Elizabeth Warren repeated her debunked, yet oft-spoken tale about being fired when she was pregnant. And then there was Joe Biden. The former vice president claimed that 150 million people have died from "gun violence." 150 million people have been killed since 2007, when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability. More than all the wars! Including Vietnam! From that point on, carnage on our streets, and I want to tell you,...
  • T-shirts on display in Virginia Beach memorialize victims of gun violence

    01/07/2020 11:13:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 07, 2020 | Stacy Parker
    Suzanne Saltisiak organized the One Day of Gun Violence Memorial at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. (Stephen M. Katz) One hundred T-shirts lined up like tombstones were displayed on Municipal Center grounds Tuesday, a reminder of the consequences of gun violence, said the organizer. “It’s a memorial for today’s victims,” said Virginia Beach resident Suzanne Saltisiak, a clinical social worker, who planted the colorful cotton shirts on the metal frames of leftover campaign yard signs. Written on the shirts are statistics about gun violence and suicide, as well as quotes, including some from survivors...
  • I’m a trauma surgeon who works near Jersey City, where 6 people died this week

    12/22/2019 8:59:06 AM PST · by Coleus · 81 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 12.15.19 | Dr. Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
    When my pager goes off at University Hospital in Newark, and I see a line that reads “Pediatric gunshot wound, 20 minutes out,” I immediately run down to the ER whether I’m on call or not, because I can’t help but wonder if it’s my kid. That’s the added twist of being a mother of three and a trauma surgeon in America. I worry, like other mothers, about my childrens’ safety, and it’s my job to expect patients rushed to our ER who may have minutes left to live.
  • Government Funded 'Gun Violence' Research Is Really Political Propaganda

    12/18/2019 4:16:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 18, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    On Monday, House and Senate negotiators announced a deal where $25 million in taxpayer funds will be spent on gun violence research, $12.5 million is earmarked exclusively for public health researchers. If history is any guide, but of the rest will also end up going to public health researchers.  Headlines claimed: “Congress reaches deal to fund gun violence research for first time in decades.” The funding described as “a major win for Democrats.” While that may sound like a good idea at first glance, it wouldn’t do anything to reduce gun violence in our country.It should go without saying that everyone...
  • “Preventing Gun Violence” is not a Compelling Governmental Interest

    12/07/2019 4:56:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent column, well-known Reason editor and writer Jacob Sullum made a likely unintentional error. He writes that “preventing gun violence” is a compelling government interest. From Restrictions on fundamental rights usually pass muster only if they are narrowly tailored to further a compelling government interest — in this case, preventing gun violence. “Gun violence” is an Orwellian phrase that compels the user to focus on guns rather than on illegitimate actions. “Preventing gun violence” is not a compelling government interest. Preventing murder can be a compelling government interest, though, in our federal system of limited governmental powers,...
  • Warren’s #EndTrafficViolence Pushes Orwellian Word Use Too Far

    11/23/2019 4:23:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Dean Weingarten
    Warren's #EndTrafficViolence Pushes Orwellian Word Use Too Far Candidate Elizabeth Warren has opened a window into the Progressive mindset. It does much to explain the war on guns and the Second Amendment.Ride Fast creates great satire with his comment: Don't get me started on Jeeps. No one needs a car that was originally designed for war. In previous articles I have elaborated on how “gun violence” is an Orwellian phrase, designed to force you to think about disparate issues in a specific way.  It is designed to link suicides, murders, accidents, and justified homicides all together with only  one solution:...