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  • If gun control...doesn't work, why is gun crime so low in other developed nations with these laws?

    02/15/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 48 replies ^ | Jon Davis Jon Davis, Marine Corps weapons instructor
    Let me show you the magic graph that tells you everything. It’s got all the cool stuff; it tells the future, tells the past, tells your strengths, burdens, who's gonna be rich, who's gonna be overworked, the cause of the Healthcare crisis, the cause of every major financial collapse, and yes, even gun violence.This is a population distribution map of the United States. It tells approximately how many people we have at every age range. Who cares? Why is this so important to understand gun violence? Simple answer: Because people at different ages act differently.A few examples, young adults are...
  • Man killed 5 in Illinois after gun background check missed felony conviction, police say

    02/16/2019 12:09:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., on Friday was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi. Aurora Police Chief Kristin Ziman said Saturday that 45-year-old Gary Martin was issued a firearm owner's identification card in January 2014 after he passed the initial background check. She said he bought the Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun on March 11, 2014, and that his 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi wasn't flagged until he applied...
  • Illinois Shooting Occurred in Gun-Free Zone

    02/16/2019 1:33:25 PM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The February 15, 2019, shooting at Henry Pratt Company (HPC) occurred even though HPC is a gun-free zone. Crime Prevention Research Center reported, “This attempted mass public shooting occurred in yet another gun-free zone. 98% of mass public shootings since 1950 have taken place in areas where people can’t defend themselves.” Georgia Carry also posted a photo of a sign indicating no guns allowed on HPC’s front door to its Instagram account.
  • Mass Murderer in Aurora Illinois was Prohibited Possessor

    02/16/2019 1:31:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Aurora murderer at the Henry Pratt Co. valve manufacturing plant in Illinois was a prohibited possessor of firearms. He had been convicted of aggravated assault in Mississippi in 1995, for stabbing a woman. He was about 22 years old at the time. Characters are pretty well formed by the time you are 22. The murderer had been arrested six times in Aurora for traffic and domestic battery incidents, the last in 2008. He was arrested in 2017, in Oswego, Illinois, for disorderly conduct and property damage.  No convictions were listed during this period. He originally passed a background...
  • Police respond to active shooter situation at Aurora manufacturing plant

    02/15/2019 12:44:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    WGN ^ | Posted 1:58 PM, February 15, 2019, by WGN Web Desk, Updated at 02:33PM, February 15, 2019 | Staff
    AURORA, Ill. – Police are responding to an active shooter situation at a manufacturing facility in west suburban Aurora. There is a heavy police presence in the at Henry Pratt Compnay near Highland Avenue and Prairie Street. Illinois police confirm to WGN they are en route to an active shooter situation. Reports of 6 shot at Henry Pratt. Plant being evacuated. US Marshalls on the ground. Shooter at large. Shots still being fired. — Meghan Dwyer (@MeghanAnnDwyer) February 15, 2019 A law enforcement source told WGN that Kane County’s SWAT team has been deployed from as well as the U.S...
  • Here's Why Auroras on Earth Are Different in the North and South

    01/27/2019 12:11:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | January 27, 2019 08:20am ET | Meghan Bartels,
    Auroras paint the sky around the poles when the sun is particularly active, flinging highly charged particles at Earth's atmosphere. Scientists once thought that the gorgeous events were mirror images, but to their surprise, displays at the north and south don't precisely match. ... It all comes down to Earth's magnetic tail, which is created by interactions between our planet and the sun. Those interactions begin with Earth's magnetic field, which scientists believe springs from the innards swirling through Earth's core and creating an electrical charge. Magnetic fields... create invisible magnetic field lines arcing between the North and South Poles...
  • Brian Ross Should Be Fired

    12/06/2017 6:37:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 6, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    When you're the source for "breaking news" but it turns out to be "faking news," you're in trouble. ABC News "chief investigative correspondent" Brian Ross reported on retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn's plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by claiming that Flynn is "prepared to testify that President Trump, as a candidate, Donald Trump, ordered him, directed him to make contact with the Russians which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said to this point." It was a nuclear explosion. Within minutes, the stock market plunged 350 points. It quickly became clear that was flat-out wrong. Later, ABC News...
  • Child Rapists, Killer Busted near Texas Border

    11/24/2018 6:07:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped several criminal aliens and three gang members from making their way successfully into the U.S. interior. Those arrested included two child rapists, two killers, a member of the 18th Street gang and two MS-13 gang members. On the day before Thanksgiving, McAllen Station agents arrested a man who illegally crossed the border from Mexico near the town of Hidalgo, Texas. During processing at the station, agents discovered the man is a Honduran national and a confirmed member of the 18th Street gang. Later that same day, other agents working near...
  • Bizarre Break-In At Aurora Fire Station, Bird Decapitated

    11/03/2018 7:19:34 AM PDT · by mowowie · 53 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | November 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm | Brian Maass
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A 24-year-old woman is in jail after being accused of breaking into one of Aurora’s newest fire stations, flooding it, ransacking the building and even decapitating a bird. Multiple Aurora fire department sources told CBS4 about the bizarre incident that occurred late Monday night. Firefighters from Station 15, located at 1880 South Flat Rock Trail, had left the station for a call. Firefighters and police theorize that after they drove away and before the station’s bay doors automatically closed, Yesenia Griego sneaked into the building. When they returned, the firefighters found an alarm going off, the...
  • ‘Political lynching’: Leading black Democrats scold party for stance on Rep. Melton ( Colorado )

    10/12/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 11, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    As calls mount from both the left and the right for Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton to step down from his House District 41 seat in Aurora, supporters, including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, argued Thursday that a double standard is being applied to Melton by the leadership of the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and the Colorado Democratic Party chair, Morgan Carroll. ... Webb ... called out the leadership of the Democratic Party ... “Jim Crow system of justice” and a “political lynching” of Melton. And while they didn’t go so far as to tell African American voters not to vote...
  • Violent crime climbing in Denver and Colorado

    09/29/2018 8:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | MATT MAURO
    Violent crime, including murders, are increasing in Denver and Colorado, according to new statistics from police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Murders in Colorado have jumped 27 percent in the last three years. In 2015 there were 173 murders, while there were 220 in 2017. ... murders in Denver have increased six percent in the last year. So far in 2018, there have been 51 murders, compared to 48 at this time last year, according to Denver Police. Police say the increase is because there are more incidents where multiple people have been killed. ... And for some perspective...
  • Solar storm will make it easier to see an aurora in northern US Tuesday night

    09/11/2018 6:02:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    abc ^ | ep 10, 2018, 7:38 PM ET | Joyeeta Biswas
    Have you ever wanted to see auroras, the rippling lights that sometimes paint the heavens with unearthly blues or greens and make you feel like you're in a van Gogh painting? If you live in a northern U.S. state, Tuesday might be your chance. Residents in some parts of at least 15 states across the country may be able to see the awe-inspiring phenomenon, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Monday. "The further north you are -- say, upstate New York or upper Michigan -- the more likely you are to see the aurora," Rodney Viereck, a...
  • Sweden is getting nervous and garrisoning Gotland

    08/30/2018 12:36:17 PM PDT · by NRx · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-30-2018 | Kenneth Dickerman and Loulou d'Aki
    Earlier this year, it was announced that in May-June 2018, the MSB (Ministry for Society Protection and Preparedness) in Sweden would send out a brochure titled “If Crisis or War Comes” to all of Sweden’s 4.7 million homes. The last time this sort of brochure was printed and distributed was during World War II, in 1943. The leaflet drop was part of a recent effort by the authorities to revamp their defenses as Russian aggression has increased, starting with the invasion of Crimea in 2014. Sweden, which is not a NATO member, decided to reintroduce a permanent military presence on...
  • Mysterious ribbons of light dubbed 'Steve' are NOT auroras, after all: (video at site)

    08/20/2018 9:33:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 20, 2018 | By CHEYENNE MACDONALD
    Scientists say the 'skyglows' represent an entirely new celestial phenomenon Scientists began studying mysterious ribbons of light dubbed 'Steve' in 2016 While they were thought to be auroras, study shows they form differently Experts now say they're a distinct phenomenon that was previously unknown Mysterious purple and white ribbons of light seen dancing across the sky may represent a never-before-identified type of ‘skyglow.’ While amateur photographers have been documenting the phenomenon for decades, scientists only began to study it back in 2016. Initial research suggested the lights, which have come to be known as STEVE, may be a type of...
  • Police release body camera footage of Denver mayor's son's expletive-laden outburst at cop

    08/18/2018 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 17,2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    The full body camera footage of a traffic stop in March that showed the son of the Denver mayor threatening a cop’s job and cursing at him has been released. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 22-year-old son, Jordan, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, FOX 31 reports. A bodycam video of the encounter showed Hancock's immediate anger toward Officer Paul McClendon. He told the cop to pick up the pace and write him a speeding ticket, though the officer warned it wouldn’t be quick because Jordan didn’t have...
  • Police release body camera footage of Denver mayor's son's expletive-laden outburst 

    08/18/2018 10:29:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 22-year-old son, Jordan, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, FOX 31 reports. A bodycam video of the encounter showed Hancock's immediate anger toward Officer Paul McClendon. He told the cop to pick up the pace and write him a speeding ticket, though the officer warned it wouldn’t be quick because Jordan didn’t have his license on him. Jordan became irate after McClendon asked him why the title of the car was in the name of Denver's mayor. “Because that’s my motherf---er dad,” Hancock replied....
  • Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders (1984 Murders in Aurora, CO)

    08/11/2018 12:11:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    Westword ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    A childhood photo of Vanessa Bennett, who survived the hammer attack, and Alex Ewing as seen in a mid-1980s booking photo. Family photo via 9News/Nevada Department of Corrections via 9News Ax Handle Attacker Alex Ewing Named Suspect in Bennett Family Murders Michael Roberts | August 10, 2018 | 11:26am At a press conference this morning, August 10, representatives of the Aurora Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies confirmed that Alex Christopher Ewing, a 57-year-old prisoner in Nevada, where he's serving time for brutally beating a couple with an ax handle, has been named in arrest warrants related...
  • Stepson of man killed by Aurora police recounts shooting [Decorated Vietnam Vet] [TR]

    08/02/2018 1:25:31 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 84 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 1, 2018 | Blair Miller, Jace Larson
    DENVER – The stepson of the man shot and killed early Monday morning by Aurora police says there were just seconds between when his stepfather shot the man who’d broken into their home and assaulted his son and when police shot his stepfather dead. Chad Hayashi spoke to ABC News on Wednesday about the police shooting that left his stepfather, Richard “Gary” Black, Jr., dead in an incident that has stirred homeowners and gun owners alike. “It’s just heartbreaking. My dad was a hero,” Hayashi said in the exclusive interview. “My son wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him....
  • Police officer fatally shoots homeowner who killed intruder

    08/01/2018 12:24:10 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Jackie Salo
    Officers responding to a home invasion in Colorado reportedly gunned down the homeowner — moments after he reportedly fatally shot the intruder.
  • Officer who shot Aurora homeowner involved in deadly shooting in June ( near Denver: update )

    08/01/2018 10:14:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    KOAA News ^ | Aug 01, 2018
    The Aurora police officer who shot and killed an armed homeowner early Monday morning was involved in another deadly shooting in late June. The officer was returned to regular duty while the investigation of whether he was legally justified in using deadly force in the June incident was still ongoing. ... In this week’s incident, police received multiple 911 calls just before 1:30 a.m. Monday reporting a disturbance. Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, in a written release, said officers encountered “a very chaotic and violent scene,” heard gunfire inside a home at 10609 E. Montview Blvd. and then “encountered an...