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  • The Latest: Standoff in San Francisco prompts evacuations

    09/24/2016 6:17:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    San Francisco Gate ^ | Sept. 24, 2016 6pm | AssociatedcPress
    <p>5:25 p.m. Police say an ongoing standoff with an armed and suicidal man has shut down San Francisco's Civic Center and nearby United Nations Plaza.</p> <p>Police spokesman Carlos Manfredi says the man called 911 around noon Saturday to say he was going to harm himself and any officer who came close to him.</p>
  • Let’s Roll: Why Standing Up to a Terrorist Is Your Best Self-Defense

    08/01/2016 8:38:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 28, 2016 | Glen Butler
    After the carnage like we’ve witnessed in American cities such as San Bernardino and Orlando, and more recently in Europe, the national conversation tends to shift temporarily back toward gun control legislation and how to best protect ourselves in the homeland from future terrorist attacks. Sadly, however, what is always absent from these post-tragedy conversations is any mention of one change with enormous potential to save lives—one which would not require controversial legislation, millions of dollars, nor procurement of expensive advanced technologies. This change includes an overdue re-examination of how unarmed civilians should respond during these events, including how federal,...
  • Preparing for the Worst: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

    07/27/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Inserra
    This summer, deadly terrorist attacks and crimes have taken place across the world and have many wondering how they can be safe even in the United States or Western Europe.This violence has been conducted with a range of weapons—including a suicide bomb in Ansbach, Germany, a truck in Nice, France, a rifle at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a pistol in Munich, Germany, last weekend. While most of these are clear cases of terrorism, the investigation is still ongoing in Munich.Such violence will likely continue and every American should take the time to think about what they would...
  • Are Police Allowed to Robot-Bomb Suspects?

    07/08/2016 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    U.S. News & World Report&#8206; ^ | July 08, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    Experts say yes, and that Dallas is just the beginning A cop-killing suspect died Friday when Dallas police detonated a “bomb robot” at his parking garage hideout, using a possibly unprecedented policing tactic after 5 officers were shot dead. But are American police actually allowed to blow up a suspect? Legal experts says under certain circumstances, the answer probably is yes, though special considerations differentiate killings using robotics and explosives from more common defensive shootings. The precise details of the robot-bombing are unclear, and experts say facts are essential to the legal analysis, even if existing principles governing use of...
  • Active shooter in downtown Dallas, TX

    07/07/2016 8:01:46 PM PDT · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 23 replies
    3-6 police shot in downtown Dallas during a protest in support of the recent shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Dallas police currently negotiating with a suspect.
  • Police respond to possible hostage situation at Amarillo Walmart on Canyon Drive

    The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store. APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants. Police are shutting down I-27 & Georgia north-and-south-bound exits. Police are asking motorists to please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic. NewsChannel10 has multiple crews on the scene and will...
  • Sheriff: 'We have victims' at active crime scene at Lackland Air Force Base

    04/08/2016 7:31:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 155 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08 APR 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Law enforcement responded to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday on reports of an active shooter. The Bexar County Sheriff posted on Twitter about the reports at 9:50 a.m., ET. Sheriff tweet. About 25 minutes later, the same account said officials were working to clear the base's buildings. Sheriff tweet 2. Soon after, the Sheriff's account said "we have victims" at the still active scene.
  • Trooper killer was from a Chicago suburb with a long record and anger at police

    04/01/2016 5:47:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies ^ | 4/1/16 | Mark Holmberg
    (VIDEO) RICHMOND, Va. -- Why? Why did the shooter open fire as soon as state Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached him at Richmond's Greyhound bus station? Why did he keep shooting and fighting till the end, as state police superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty described Thursday night? Why was he in Richmond? An official source identified the shooter as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois. CBS 6 found a James Brown III., an African-American with a long criminal history in Aurora, whose date of birth matches up with the information from our source. Brown is well known to police there....
  • Vanity - Need Help Finding Old Post

    02/02/2016 10:52:25 AM PST · by tv_techie · 9 replies
    Help! I'm doing research on improving our security at work. I'm trying to find an article posted here a couple of years ago. Someone put a lot of effort in to find out the difference in victim count when people waited for police to show up and end a mass shooting vs people on site taking action to end a shooting. I remember there being fewer victims when people didn't wait for the police. Thanks in advance!
  • PC Flip-Flop by White House Correspondent on Armed Defense

    01/29/2016 8:02:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Korean men defending Koreatown during the 1992 LA riots. A few days ago, on 21 January, White House Correspondent Bryant Jordan wrote an article about the Air Force reviewing its policies on allowing trained military personnel to carry concealed or openly, on and off duty, to supplement official guards and military police. From The Air Force on Wednesday said its review of “active-shooter incidents across the country” found that many ended without police intervention because someone present with a weapon stopped the shooter. (skip)  The Air Force also did not release the data showing how many active-shooter incidents...
  • Air Force: Many Non-Police with Weapons stop Active Shooters

    01/28/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Picture from Human Events One of the most popular articles that I have written was "Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens".  The article is a compilation of documented cases where armed citizens stopped what would likely have become mass killings before they occured.  Such incidents are usually spiked by the media because the body count is either non-existent or too low to meed the FBI criteria of a mass killing. It appears that the Air Force has got the memo.  In an article From The Air Force on Wednesday said its review of "active-shooter incidents across the country"...
  • Active Shooter Reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego

    01/26/2016 8:57:14 AM PST · by Pelham · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 26, 2016, | Ashley Soley-Cerro,
    An active shooter was reported at Navy Medical Center San Diego Tuesday morning, the organization stated on social media. The shooter was “just reported” in building No. 26, located at 34800 Bob Wilson Dr., the center said on Facebook just after 8 a.m. “All occupants are advised to run, hide or fight,” the post warned. Non-emergency personnel were asked to stay away from the compound. Additional information was not immediately known. The facility has a staff of more than 6,500 military and civilian personnel, and aims to provide medical care to military service members, their families, and those who served...
  • Chicago airport police told to "run and hide" in event of active shooter

    01/03/2016 2:52:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | January 3, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>Matt Brandon, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, which represents the aviation police officers, said he doesn’t understand why the officers are prohibited from carrying guns.</p> <p>He said the union has been unable to get the aviation department to change the no gun policy, which dates to the early 1990s.</p>
  • Breaking: Active shooter at Arkansas State University - report

    12/10/2015 12:00:07 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 76 replies
    RT Times ^ | 10 DEC 15 1345hrs cst | RT staff
    Just breaking on twitter. ASU not far from here. We recruit from ASU and Harding just up the highway. WIll ask mods to modify thread as news comes in.
  • Terrorist Clue – San Bernadino Shooter Weapons Identified – AK-74 Assault Rifles….

    12/02/2015 7:44:56 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 97 replies
    Rev Bacon picks up on a very interesting detail. THEY WERE NOT USING AR PLATFORM WEAPONS. Note media sells AR “style” – they’re manipulating the narrative – here’s why: Thanks to a Daily Mail Article (HERE) we find a close up picture of a spent shell casing from the San Bernadino attackers:
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • Ten Ways to Avoid Being Killed In A Terrorist Attack

    11/15/2015 2:22:19 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 126 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11/15/2015 | Brent Wheat
    In light of Friday's terrorist attacks, it seems only a matter of time before similar incidents occur in the U.S. The question many people are asking is "What would I do if suddenly in a situation like Paris??" To help answer that concern, Bearing Arms will offer a list of ten things you can do to avoid becoming a casualty in the "War on Terror." 1.Realize it WILL happen here : This isn't a paranoid statement: it is a simple unpleasant fact based upon intelligence gathering efforts, expert opinion, and common sense. At some point, it is likely there will...
  • Armed Teacher Training

    11/12/2015 10:04:13 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies ^ | 11-12-15 | unattributed
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Training teachers to use guns inside their own school. See how teachers are trained to take down an active shooter and why some administrators have changed their minds about guns in the classroom.
  • UPDATE: VA Shooter identified as former employee of WDBJ (black - says racism made him do it)

    08/26/2015 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ali Stewart
    <p>According to a former WDBJ employee, Vester L. Flanagan — the man authorities say they’re seeking in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of two journliasts — worked at WDBJ as a reporter about a year using the on-air name Bryce Williams.</p>
  • News crew gunned down on live TV

    08/26/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A news crew for a CBS affiliate in Virginia was gunned down during a live report near the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta early Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and emergency services were on the scene, which remains active. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also involved in the investigation. WDBJ7 reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed by an unidentified assailant who approached the pair as they were filming an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza and fired in their direction as many as eight times. Footage of the shooting aired...
  • Deadly shooting during live TV news report in Va.

    08/26/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 1,222 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Unknown
    A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning. Alison Parker and Adam Ward, a reporter and cameraman for CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV, died in the shooting, Parker's mother confirmed to CBS News. WDBJ-TV reports that deputies from Franklin County and Bedford County were on the scene. The shooting happened at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia.
  • Charleston Church Shooter says he was triggered by the Trayvon Martin Case

    06/21/2015 7:20:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?</p>
  • Two Florida State Students were Prevented by Law from Stopping School Shooting

    12/01/2014 1:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    According to Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) at Florida State, two students present at the shooting that occurred on 20 November could have stopped the shooting but were disarmed by the current Florida law. One of the students was wounded during the shooting.   Nathan Scott is a member of SCC at FSU.  In spite of his wound, he was able to warn other students about the shooter.   The other student was a U.S. infantry combat veteran who says he had a clear shot at the shooter.  From the facebook page of SSC at FSU: This is highlighted by two...
  • Officials: Reports of a shot fired on Kent State Campus near Bowman Hall

    04/02/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by IChing · 65 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 4/2/14 | Megan Shaw
    KENT, Ohio - According to school officials, reports of a shot fired near Bowman Hall on the Kent State main campus. Kent police are assisting Kent State police officers on the scene. According to Executive Director of University Media Relations Eric Mansfield, the suspect is a black male wearing basketball shorts, carrying a silver handgun. Officials are asking everyone to avoid the area. Seek shelter until further notice. This FlashAlert, emergency text messages, was sent to all students: "Kent Main Campus: Report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Officers in area. Stay away from area. If in area, Shelter...
  • At least 2 shot at Millington navy base

    10/24/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by IChing · 70 replies ^ | 10/24/13 | WMCTV staff
    MILLINGTON, TN - (WMC-TV) - It is confirmed that at least two people have been shot near the Millington Navy Base. Both victims are reported to be in non-critical condition. The base is currently on lock down, but the shooter is in custody. Photos sent in to Action News 5 show crime scene tape and several medics on the scene. The U.S. Navy put out the following tweet to its Twitter account: #BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm incident near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington. Details to follow. Action News 5 has crews on its way. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the...
  • Children School Teacher on Active Shooter Response

    09/22/2013 11:39:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a discussion on   about the Navy Yard active shooter situation, MacMattico posted this response about how the children in his daughter's school responded to an active shooter exercise: First week of school, my daughter's entire school was put on “lockdown”. They couldn't leave their classes and doors (including classroom doors) were locked. Some idiot had called in a “threat” is all we have been told. The boys started speaking up first, telling the teacher “if we hear gun shots we're not sitting here” and the teacher repeated they were suppose to stay seated until the “lockdown” was...
  • RUN HIDE FIGHT Surviving an Active Shooter

    08/09/2012 1:43:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Youtube Posted ^ | City of Houston
    DHS-funded video gives tips to survive a shooter. After last week's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department. "I can't imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible for any good to come out of it, perhaps it can be letting people know the options to consider if it happens again," said Mayor Annise Parker in a statement. Entitled "Run, Hide, Fight," the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at...
  • Taking a bar stool to a gun fight | Firearms Lawyer(WA)

    07/08/2012 5:57:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 6 July, 2012 | MARK KNAPP
    The hero that emerged from the most recent Seattle gun story is Lawrence, the brave fellow who threw a bar stool at Ian Stawicki to stop a bloody massacre at Cafe Racer. Lawrence was sitting in the Seattle coffee bar, a gathering place for artists and other alternative types, when Ian Stawicki walked through the door just before 11 a.m. May 30. It is unfortunate that most alternative lifestyle types in Seattle choose to be unarmed. It would have only taken one or two armed musicians to stop much of the carnage. Lawrence had a brother murdered in the attack...
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    03/14/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Google News ^ | 14 MAR 12 | By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
    Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press – 1 minute ago CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jurors deliberated for 3 ˝ hours before awarding $4 million to each family, and the state immediately filed a...