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America's new daily habit, mass shooting du jour
Post Date: 2015-10-03 08:06:18 by Willie Green
This year alone the past nine months and 2 days Americans have heard news about 294 mass shootings (four or more people injured or killed by a gun and a shooter). Tuesday was the 275th day of the year, so in 2015 we've had, on average, a mass shooting every 22 and a half hours. This year alone, we've had 45 school shootings more than one a week, to date. And there have been 142 school shootings since the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre in Newtown, Conn. As of Friday morning, 9,957 people in the United States have been killed by gun violence just this year. At least 20,269 have been injured by a firearm just since Jan. 1. On average, seven children and ...
Since Sandy Hook, there has been nearly one school shooting a week
Post Date: 2015-10-03 05:06:46 by Willie Green
There have been 142 school shootings in the U.S. since 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012. Incidents were classified as school shootings when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on campus, as documented in news accounts. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not fired, or were fired off school grounds after having been possessed in schools, were not included. Click for Map of Shootings!
Bernie Sanders Responds to Oregon Shooting: More Gun Control, More Mental Health, Less Violence in Media [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-10-02 17:58:29 by hondo68
Wants less shouting, more good policy. BernieSanders.com Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined the parade of politicians responding to the shooting at a community college in Oregon with their pre-selected political pronouncements before all the facts are even in. It's become a tradition. President Obama spoke last night while the media was still nailing down the name of the alleged gunmen. Sanders posted his message to one of his Facebook pages. He has two, one for his Senate position and one for his presidential campaign. This was posted on his senatorial Facebook: The American people are horrified by these never-ending mass shootings. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the ...
Grandfather's WWII rifle is an illegal assault weapon, court rules (NJ)
Post Date: 2015-09-22 22:37:53 by hondo68
A Cumberland County man cannot keep his grandfather's World War II rifle because it is an illegal assault firearm, according to a Sept. 15 New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision. This file photo shows an M1 carabine. (AP photo) The New Jersey State Police seized Danny Burt's M1 carbine and 20 other firearms in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him. Burt lost his 21 firearms and firearm purchaser's identification card, per the Domestic Violence Forfeiture Statute. The M1 carbine could not be returned to him because it falls under the definition of an assault firearm, which is illegal to possess according to New ...
UTAH SUPREME COURT: RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENSE OUTWEIGHS EMPLOYER-MANDATED ‘DE- ESCALATION POLICIES'.
Post Date: 2015-09-20 09:57:59 by tpaine
UTAH SUPREME COURT: RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENSE OUTWEIGHS EMPLOYER-MANDATED DE- ESCALATION POLICIES'. by AWR HAWKINS 19 Sep 201521 On September 18 the Utah Supreme Court ruled that under circumstances where retreat is not possible, business policies requiring employees to disengage or withdraw when under duress cannot be used as grounds for firing an employee who takes action to protect his or her life. The decision came in a case revolving around a 2011 incident in which six workers were fired after they fought with a shoplifter who pulled a gun on them inside the Layton Wal-Mart. According to Fox 13, when Walmart defended their actions, Utah Supreme Court Justice ...
PROTECTING OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Post Date: 2015-09-18 19:20:05 by nativist nationalist
Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period. The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law- abiding Americans. The Constitution doesnt create that right it ensures that the government cant take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendments purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple. Its been said that the Second Amendment is Americas first freedom. Thats ...
Largest Standing Army in the World is Not Who You’d Expect
Post Date: 2015-09-18 10:34:55 by Deckard
AmmoLand Gun News Manasquan, NJ -(Ammoland.com)- Fall hunting season is almost here and a fun annual topic of discussion around the campfires is always how large the U.S. population of hunters is? And how does the number of U.S. hunters stack up against the largest standing armies in the world? Much to the chagrin of anti-hunting forces across the USA, hunting numbers have remained steady over the last decade, even growing as more and more women get behind the gun and out in the field. Check out our newest info-graphic on how American hunting forces stack up in size against the largest standing armies in the world. Based on feedback, we have also included USAs own standing ...
KOOKIFORNIA bill to expand 10-year gun bans on misdemeanors heads to governor [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-09-17 21:34:42 by GrandIsland
Gov. Jerry Brown has a choice to make in the coming week about adding gun bans to a number on minor crimes. A proposal to expand the list of crimes that trigger an automatic 10-year ban on gun possession has passed the legislature and has been presented to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for signature. California bill to expand 10-year gun bans on misdemeanors heads to Governor Gov. Jerry Brown has a choice to make in the coming week about adding gun bans to a number on minor crimes. (Photo: Max Whittaker/The New York Times) A proposal to expand the list of crimes that trigger an automatic 10-year ban on gun possession has passed the legislature and has been presented to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for ...
Freak Accident At Frisco Gun Club
Post Date: 2015-09-16 10:21:43 by cranky
A bizarre accident at the Frisco Gun Club on Eldorado Parkway Wednesday. The manager says shortly after 2:00 p.m. a patron dropped a bullet, the powder ignited and the shrapnel from the bullet went into his leg. They called police and ambulance and the man was taken to the hospital. No word on his condition. More to come.
Teen kills intruder, discovers it's his estranged father
Post Date: 2015-09-09 07:36:36 by cranky
video Malachi Heisler was still rattled Tuesday morning. He covered his face with a bandana as he told us about waking up to the sound of his name being called out around midnight. I heard the words Malachi and help, he said. Hearing the distress, he grabbed his rifle. Then he came face to face with a man, dressed head to toe in tactical gear, holding a gun to his mothers head. I had about 5 to 6 seconds to make a decision, he said. In that time, Heisler says the intruder pointed the gun toward him. But the 18-year-old shot first, hitting the masked man in the head and killing him. That man turned out to be Heislers own father, John. By the ...
Jeb Bush is one of the only Republican candidates who does not own a gun
Post Date: 2015-09-08 12:56:37 by Tooconservative
Jeb Bush's pro-gun conservative credentials suffered a blow on Tuesday as a Telegraph survey showed he is one of the only Republican presidential candidates who does not own a gun. Of the 17 Republican hopefuls vying to lead their party into next year's election only Mr Bush and two other candidates do not have their own firearms. Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, does not own a gun while Carly Fiorina, a former business executive and the only woman in the race, has six guns in her house but they belong to her husband. Donald Trump owns a handgun. Here he is pictured receiving a ceremonial rifle at a military academy All the other candidates said they had at least one ...
Florida gunmaker produces assault rifle 'never to be used by Muslim terrorists'
Post Date: 2015-09-05 12:09:48 by GrandIsland
A new assault rifle being manufactured in central Florida has drawn fire after the gunmaker branded it the Crusader and said it was designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists. Spikes Tactical in Apopka etched its new $1,395 AR-15 with a Bible verse that says Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle, MyFoxOrlando reported. Company spokesman Ben Thomas, a former Navy SEAL, said the scripture is something of an insurance policy to keep it out of the hands of terrorists. The idea came to him during the weapon's development. At the time, the U.S. government was preparing to arm rebel groups in Syria. ...
Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment
Post Date: 2015-08-29 14:01:26 by tpaine
Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment By Daniel John Sobieski Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagans background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm. As NBC News reported: Nothing in Flanagan's background disqualified him from buying a gun. He was arrested ...
Teenager protects twin brothers with father's rifle after break-in attempt
Post Date: 2015-08-21 20:42:54 by hondo68
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) It's a parent's nightmare the children are home alone when robbers break in.Two young men are caught on surveillance video breaking in to Kieawa Mason's home.His 14-year-old son, Andrew, and his younger twins were the only ones home. Andrew and his siblings were trained not to answer when anyone knocked."Eventually I hear a thud on the door so I assume, he's breaking in," Andrew said.The kids ran upstairs and followed what their dad had told them to do in this scenario. They hid in a closet."He taught me what to do. I had a rifle I had a cell phone, called 911. I was just prepared for it," Andrew said.The ...
Michigan mayor seeks ban on personal flamethrowers
Post Date: 2015-08-20 08:52:16 by Willie Green
DETROIT (AP) A suburban Detroit official is trying to extinguish the use of personal flamethrowers, which are being sold online by two Midwest companies, in his city. The companies, located in the Detroit area and Cleveland, claim their devices can be used for recreation or to control weeds and insect hives, clear snow and ice, clear brush and start a bonfire. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts calls the proposed uses "pretty specious" and "silly," the Detroit Free Press reported. Fouts wants to ban the storage, use and possession of flamethrowers in Warren because he believes the devices are dangerous and could damage property and cause house fires, injury or death. ...
Kahr CW9 and Kahr CW40 [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-08-19 23:27:08 by Don
Sneakypete, do you have an opinion on the two referenced firearms? I have heard some good and bad feedback on both.
Study Claims Private Gun Ownership Endangers Police
Post Date: 2015-08-15 19:19:33 by cranky
A study released by the American Journal of Public Health, and published by The Huffington Post, claims high private gun ownership rates are tied to police officer deaths. The study contrasts states based on gun ownership rates, listing high gun ownership states [as] Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming and low gun ownership locales as Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Illinios, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Thats a ratio of 23 to 8, ...
NC Restaurant Posts “No Guns” Sign and Then Gets Robbed at Gunpoint -
Post Date: 2015-08-06 13:14:07 by redleghunter
Even while Michale Bloombergs anti-gun groups celebrate their victory in getting Chipotle to ban guns from their stores, a story out of Durham, NC reminds us why these so called gun free zones are actually doing more harm than good. At 9pm on Sunday night the The Pit Authentic Barbecue in Durham was robbed at gunpoint when 3 masked men entered the restaurant through the back door. From abc11.com, DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) Police are searching for three suspects involved in an armed robbery at Durhams newly-opened barbecue restaurant, The Pit, at 321 W. Geer Street. Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered ...
Hatchet Wielding Gunman Killed at Tennessee Movie Theater During 'Mad Max' Screening
Post Date: 2015-08-05 16:24:14 by Willie Green
A gunman who also had a hatchet was killed today by law enforcement at a movie theater in the Nashville, Tennessee area, police said. Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said that the man had a gun and a hatchet as well as two backpacks when the shooting occurred at the Carmine Hickory movie theater in Antioch. The shooting reportedly started during the theater's afternoon showing of "Mad Max: Fury Road." Police said that they encountered the gunman in the back of the theater and he opened fire. A responding officer returned fire and backed out of the theater. Then the SWAT team came in and killed the suspect, officials said. The suspect was wearing one of the bags when ...
Michelle Obama Knows More About Guns than Ted Cruz
Post Date: 2015-08-04 15:40:58 by Willie Green
On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the latest in a string of Republican presidential candidates to attempt a viral video challenge to Donald Trumps absolute domination of the newshole when he filmed himself making and eating something he called machine gun bacon. Theres just one problem with Cruzs demonstration (aside from the obvious overcompensation), which is that this aint a machine gun: As anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of firearms can tell you, thats a semi-automatic rifle. In fact, Rachel Maddows show even contacted the gun range where the spot was filmed to confirm that the weapon used was an AR-15 semi-automatic ...
FBI accuses 3 Gaston men of making weapons to use against US
Post Date: 2015-08-04 13:17:24 by Willie Green
Three Gaston County men were charged Monday with making weapons to use against the United States.Three Gaston County men are accused of collecting and constructing weapons to potentially use against the United States.Walter Eugene Litteral, 50, Christopher James Barker, 41, both of Gastonia, and Christopher Todd Campbell, 30, of Mount Holly, were arrested Saturday and appeared in federal court in Charlotte Monday.The men believed that the government intended to use the armed forces to impose martial law and they planned to resist with violent force, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorneys office.Live grenadesCharges stem from information investigators received on or about ...
Glock owner in Los Angeles? Good luck with those mags
Post Date: 2015-08-03 21:01:58 by GrandIsland
Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council in a surprise move unanimously voted to ban possession of any detachable firearm magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds-- even those grandfathered a generation ago. You see, California in 2000 passed legislation banning new mags of this type, labeling them "high capacity" although they were standard in most models such as the Glock 19 and Glock 17, but allowed those who had them to keep them. Now, this is no more as anyone with a mag holding 10+ will have 60 days to either destroy it, turn it into police, sell it to a dealer (who can only resell it to another dealer or police), plug it or ship it out of the city. Councilman Paul ...
Texas man shoots armadillo, bullet ricochets back into his face
Post Date: 2015-08-01 10:02:42 by Willie Green
Animal's status unknown because authorities were unable to find it A Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, Texas, at around 3 a.m. local time Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire. "His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo," Rowe said. The animal's hard shell deflected at least one of three bullets, which then struck the man's jaw, he said. The man ...
Man arrested for shooting down drone; Cites right to privacy
Post Date: 2015-07-29 13:32:56 by Willie Green
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property -- but he's not making any apologies for it. It happened Sunday night at a home on Earlywood Way, just south of the intersection between Smith Lane and Mud Lane in Bullitt County, according to an arrest report. Hillview Police say they were called to the home of 47-year-old William H. Merideth after someone complained about a firearm. When they arrived, police say Merideth told them he had shot down a drone that was flying over his house. The drone was hit in mid-air and crashed in a field near Merideth's home. Police say the owner of the drone claimed he was flying it ...
Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons
Post Date: 2015-07-27 10:28:23 by Willie Green
More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers have signed an open letter warning of a military artificial intelligence arms race and calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons. The letter, presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was signed by Teslas Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Google DeepMind chief executive Demis Hassabis and professor Stephen Hawking along with 1,000 AI and robotics researchers. The letter states: ...
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