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  • Defying presidents and Congress, the ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals shroud their shootings in secrecy

    12/05/2023 11:21:19 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 5 Dec 2023 | Simone Weichselbaum
    From 2018 to 2022, 223 people were shot by an on-duty federal officer, a member of a federal task force or a local officer participating in an operation with federal agents, according to an NBC News analysis. A total of 151 were killed, an average of 30 per year. ..Valladares was found on a couch, shot dead, with his hands bound in duct tape, local police said. “The agent’s account of what occurred was not supported by the physical evidence,” Acevedo said. “To this day, there has been no additional evidence that discredited our investigative findings.” Sheriff Michael Chitwood of...
  • Mass shootings in US hit new record in 2023, highest since 2006

    12/05/2023 6:40:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    There have been more mass shootings with four or more deaths in 2023 than in any year since at least 2006, according to gun violence data. There have been 38 mass killings this year, up from last year’s previous high of 36, The Washington Post’s gun violence database shows. A pair of shootings in Dallas and Vancouver, Wash., on Sunday broke the record and pushed the number of deaths in such shootings to 197 — excluding the gunmen. Mass killings have been on the rise in recent years, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 21 mass...
  • Gretchen Carlson's Ignorant Tweet About the AR-15 Sets the Internet Ablaze

    11/01/2023 4:29:36 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | October 31, 2023 | Nick Arama
    Ordinary people didn’t have AR-15s before 2004. They’re not some time-honored American tradition, they’re a recent mistake that we could fix and save thousands of lives in the process.
  • Active shooter situation with multiple injuries at multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine

    10/25/2023 5:13:48 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 455 replies
    Active shooter situation with multiple injuries at multiple locations in Lewiston, Maine
  • US school shootings reach new high, doubled in past year

    09/14/2023 11:23:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/2023 | LEXI LONAS
    School shootings reached a record high in the 2021-2022 school year, doubling the previous record that was set the year before, according to new federal data released Wednesday. In the 2021-2022 school year, 188 school shootings with casualties were reported, breaking the record from the year before, when 93 shootings with casualties were reported, according to the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) annual crime and safety report.
  • Residents of L.A.’s Watts Urged to Avoid Large Gatherings Due to Shootings

    08/03/2023 6:20:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Residents of Watts, a predominantly Latino and black neighborhood in south-central Los Angeles, are being discouraged from attending large gatherings for the rest of 2023 due to the recent surge of drive-by and mass shootings in the area. The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday: Leaders have now called on Watts residents not to congregate in large groups for the rest of 2023. … The impassioned calls for “unity within the community” arrived on the heels of two shootings that killed two and injured nine near the Imperial Courts and Jordan Downs public housing projects, according to LAPD Deputy Chief Emada...
  • CNN: ‘Structural Racism’ May Be Behind Mass Shootings in Large Cities

    07/20/2023 9:04:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    CNN cited a study from Tulane University Wednesday and claimed “structural racism” may be behind mass shootings in large cities like Chicago and Milwaukee. CNN leaned on the study to point out “mass shootings in major metropolitan areas…disproportionately affect black people.” They quoted the Tulane researchers indicating, “Racial and ethnic minority populations are significantly more likely to be victims of (mass shootings).”
  • Two ‘peacekeepers’ shot in Chicago this weekend, including one on electronic monitoring: source

    07/16/2023 6:10:47 PM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | 7/16/23 | staff
    CHICAGO — Two Chicago men were shot while working as “peacekeepers” in Little Village over the weekend, including one who was shot in the leg, right next to the electronic monitoring bracelet he was wearing for a pending felony gun case. The men were shot about a block from where another peacekeeper allegedly helped beat and rob a motorist in May. Chicago police had their hands full in Little Village on Friday night, especially considering that a group of peacekeepers was on the street, preventing violence. First, two men were shot in the 2100 block of South Fairfield just after...
  • Forbes Claims More than 330 ‘Mass Shootings’ This Year Using Misleading Data

    07/04/2023 9:30:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/04/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Forbes pointed to misleading data and claimed on Monday there had been over 330 “mass shootings” in the United States so far in 2023. They labeled their report “breaking” news. Writing at Forbes, Ana Faguy relied on the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a pro-gun-control database which abandoned the long-standing definition of a “mass shooting” as four or more deaths in a single incident by a single gunman and replaced it with “a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident.” GVA’s new definition allows...
  • Two Killed, Eight Wounded Overnight as Shootings Rattle Democrat-Run Milwaukee

    05/28/2023 10:41:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/28/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Seven shootings killed two people and wounded a further eight overnight in Democrat-run Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CBS 58 reported the shootings began about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and continued until just before 5 a.m. The two shooting fatalities occurred in the incident shortly after midnight Sunday. The shooting occurred “near N. 37th St. and W. Townsend St.” and two men–a 43-year-old and a 47-year-old–died as a result.
  • Multiple victims reported after 'rolling shootouts' erupt between rival gangs at Memorial Day biker rally in New Mexico - as town is shut down and hospitals put into lockdown

    05/27/2023 8:50:47 PM PDT · by CFW · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/23 | Alyssa Guzman
    Multiple people have been rushed to hospitals after gunshots allegedly erupted between rival biker gangs during a rally in New Mexico on Saturday night. The Memorial Day rally in Red River, the town's 41st annual, turned violent on Saturday when shots rang at the packed event between rival gangs. The number of victims is unknown at this time, but unofficial reports are estimating up to 10 could be hospitalized and possibly four dead. At least 25 motorcycles were seen following the ambulances headed to Holy Cross Medical Center. One victim was seen being rolled to an ambulance on a stretcher,...
  • Exclusive: Vivek Ramaswamy – Mental Health and Fatherless Families Central in U.S. Shootings

    05/11/2023 12:46:03 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Breitbart News spoke with presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy (R) about the left’s knee-jerk gun control reaction to high profile shootings and noted his conviction that the focus should be on things such as mental health and the breakdown of the nuclear family, rather than firearm laws. The left’s eagerness to push gun control has been evidenced in instances where President Biden has pushed an “assault weapons” ban in response to handgun attacks. He did this following a January 21, 2023, pistol attack in California, the February 13, 2023, after the handgun attack at Michigan State University, and most recently pushed...
  • U.S. passes 200 mass shootings this year: nonprofit

    05/08/2023 9:26:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Seven shootings over the weekend, including a massacre at a Dallas-area outlet mall over the weekend, brought the total number of mass shootings in the U.S. this year over 200, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive (GVA). According to its tracker, there have been 202 incidents in which four or more people, other than the attacker, were shot this year alone. The U.S. crossed the 200-mass shooting threshold mid-May last year and the year prior, and didn’t get there until mid-to-late June in 2020 and 2019. Between 2016 and 2018, the country passed 200 mass shootings in late July.
  • Fact Check: Biden Claims 200 Mass Shootings in USA Thus Far in 2023

    05/07/2023 12:53:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    CLAIM: President Joe Biden reacted to the Allen, Texas, outlet mall attack by claiming “there have been roughly 200 mass shootings” in America thus far in 2023. VERDICT: FALSE, as long as one adheres to the standard definition of a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more individuals were killed by one attacker in one incident. Biden said, “American communities have suffered roughly 200 mass shootings already this year, according to leading counts.”
  • Let's put mass shooting issue into perspective

    05/04/2023 8:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/3/2023 1830 hrs edt | Tom Knighton
    Perspective matters, but it’s not difficult to have one’s perspective skewed horribly. All that needs to happen is to have something presented often enough as a massive issue of epic scale and you’ll likely believe it to be so absent anyone showing otherwise. Take mass shootings, as an example. Sure, they’re awful, but many like to pretend they’re the biggest threat to life we have. We simply need to upend our entire lives, forfeit our rights, and anything else demanded because if not, our kids are going to be gunned down. Yet a report trying to pin mass shootings on...
  • Nancy Pelosi: There Have Been ‘over a Dozen’ Mass Shootings Since Friday

    05/03/2023 8:14:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) latest gun control push includes the claim that there have been “over a dozen” mass shootings in America since Friday. Pelosi tweeted this claim Tuesday and did not include any citation to substantiate it: We have had over a dozen mass shooting since last Friday, leaving families and communities devastated — and still, Republicans would rather ban books than assault weapons. Democrats will never stop fighting to keep America's children safe from guns. -NP — Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) May 2, 2023 The Associated Press, USA Today, and Northeastern University maintain a database of mass shootings, defining...
  • Harris on mass shootings: It’s ‘pitiful’ that Congress can’t ‘stand up to the NRA’

    04/20/2023 2:13:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/20/2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    Vice President Harris slammed Congress on Thursday for lacking “the courage to stand up” to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and pass gun safety laws in the wake of several recent mass shootings. “I just think it is pitiful that the people in the United States Congress do not have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby, stand up to the NRA, and say, “Look, I support Second Amendment, but we need reasonable gun safety laws,’” Harris said during an appearance on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” The vice president emphasized that the Second Amendment and gun safety laws...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz Calls Out ‘Big Pharma’ In Wake Of Mass Shootings

    04/12/2023 5:59:07 PM PDT · by Conservativetpa · 15 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 04/12/2023 | Liam Edgar
    Rep. Matt Gaetz said this week that he wonders if the recent spate of mass shootings, such as at a Nashville school last month and at a Louisville bank on Monday are results from the work of Big Pharma. Speaking on Monday on his podcast “Firebrand,” the Fort Walton Beach Republican suggested that easy access to mind-altering drugs are making both society more dangerous and drugmakers more wealthy.
  • Tim Burchett Spoke The Truth About School Shootings

    04/01/2023 2:48:08 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 22 replies
    Highly Respected ^ | March 29, 2023 | Scott Greer
    The mainstream media is apoplectic after a Tennessee congressman spoke an uncomfortable truth. Following the horrific Covenant School shooting, reporters hounded Republicans to get them to support gun control. Tennessee Rep. Tim Burchett gave them the answer they definitely didn’t want. “It’s a horrible, horrible situation,” Burchett told inquiring reporters. “And we’re not gonna fix it. Criminals are gonna be criminals. My daddy fought in the Second World War, fought in the Pacific, fought the Japanese, and he told me… ‘Buddy, if somebody wants to take you out and doesn’t mind losing their life, there’s not a whole heck of...
  • FNC’s MacCallum: ‘We Have a Serious Problem in This Country’ with Mass Shootings

    03/28/2023 5:07:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2023 | Pam Key
    Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum said Tuesday on her show “The Story” that “we have a serious problem in this country” with mass shootings. MacCallum said, “Let’s take a look at some of these numbers. We have a serious problem in this country, and we do see these weapons being used in these situations. We have a couple of things going on here, right? We have 30% have seriously considered attempting suicide rate among young women in this country. This young woman told a friend on a text that she was going to kill herself, that it was all going...