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  • Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

    07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals. […] “We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said [Jon] Goldwater,...
  • A Whole Bunch Of People On Facebook Thought Steven Spielberg Killed A Real Dinosaur

    07/12/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 78 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 07/11/2014 | Luke Lewis
    Fact check: The triceratops became extinct 66 million years ago. The director of Jurassic Park has never shot one for sport. Internet humourist Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the caption: “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.” A lot of people didn’t get the joke, and thought Spielberg really had shot a dinosaur. This person called him an “inhumane prick”... “Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER.” “Disgraceful. No wonder...
  • Google to Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads

    06/28/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads. According to Google Support's "Dangerous Products or Services" page, the company "[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won't allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury." Included in the dangerous products for which ads will be blocked are "Guns & Parts." This covers "functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat."
  • Is the U.S. still deserving of a 2nd Amendment? (Guess what the answer is.)

    06/14/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT · by holymoly · 96 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 06/14/14 | Macomb Daily (?)
    A news item that emerged a few days ago seemed to encapsulate the increasing helplessness that has gripped America as gun violence reaches new heights. An Oklahoma company reported that sales of its new product, bullet-proof blankets to protect school children during mass shootings, have “far exceeded our wildest expectations.” Some school officials have determined that the best response to the potential threat of a deranged gunman is to spend $1,000 each on Bodyguard Blankets. Under normal circumstances, the nation would be engaged in a soul-searching debate about guns, based on the most recent shooting incident. Which shooting? Santa Barbara?...
  • Open carry activists armed and visible (ignorant bed-wetter alert)

    06/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by holymoly · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | June 13, 2014 | Doug J. Swanson
    On street corners and in rallies, the Texas gun rights crowd aims to accustom the public to guns. DALLAS — “One of them said, ‘You’re going to wish you had a gun, boy, when I fill you full of holes.’ ” A 35-year-old former Marine, Henry was fresh from an encounter with an increasingly common phenomenon in North Texas: an Open Carry rally, where advocates gather in public places with semi-automatic rifles. Henry said he simply wanted to make a video of the Memorial Day demonstration by the small but well-armed crowd. Then tempers rose and some curses flew. He...
  • Reynolds High School tragedy: more laws are not the answer

    06/13/2014 7:10:58 AM PDT · by holymoly · 5 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | June 13. 2014 | Dan Lucas
    On Tuesday morning a 15-year-old killer murdered fellow student Emilio Hoffman, age 14, and wounded a teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. The killer brought an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and enough ammunition to do far more harm – but he was stopped before he could by police. The police were aided by a brave teacher and by a well-practiced school lockdown. After being confronted and exchanging gunfire with police, the killer committed suicide. Police also found the killer had brought a large knife. Within hours, politicians were already attempting to exploit the tragedy – including...
  • The unsettled science of gun laws (Australia)

    06/12/2014 1:15:03 PM PDT · by holymoly · 8 replies
    The Australian Financial Review ^ | June 12, 2014 | David Leyonhjelm
    Australians pride themselves on telling it like it is, but when it comes to gun laws, straight-shooting often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate. In 1996, Australia passed some of the most restrictive gun laws in the western world. They included bans on self-loading rifles and self-loading and pump-action shotguns, universal gun registration and a taxpayer-funded gun confiscation program costing over half a billion dollars. The ongoing costs of running the firearms registration systems are unknown but have been estimated at around $28 million per year, or $75,000 per day. That’s more than what the...
  • President Obama ignores global gun violence to fuel gun control talks

    06/12/2014 12:54:41 PM PDT · by holymoly · 3 replies
    Global Dispatch ^ | June 12, 2014 | Brandon Jones
    President Obama said Tuesday that that the ”biggest frustration” of his presidency so far is the fact that the country hasn’t taken steps to keep guns out of the hands of mass shooters. The President  has been vocal the past couple of days in the wake of the Oregon shooting and the new press secretary says he is always looking for a “unilateral” way to install some gun control.“We’re the only developed country on Earth where this happens,” Obama said during a question-and-answer session organized through Tumblr. “And it happens now once a week. And it’s a one-day story. There’s no place else...
  • How many school shooting incidents has the U.S. had since Sandy Hook? PolitiFact Oregon

    06/12/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by holymoly · 18 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Dana Tims
    Within hours of Tuesday's shooting at Reynolds High School, a startling statistic began circulating on Twitter and other social media sites: The incident was the 74th school shooting in the U.S. since the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. That works out to nearly one school shooting a week since Newtown, when 20 students and six staff members were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But is it true? A lot, it turns out, depends on how "school shooting" is defined. The statistic comes from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group based in New York and started by former...
  • A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

    06/12/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies
    MyFOX8.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | CNN Wire
    After Tuesday’s shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months. That’s the time period since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death. The statistic came from a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella group started by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a passionate and public advocate of gun control. Without a doubt, that number is startling. So on Wednesday, CNN took a closer look at the...
  • CNN Scrutiny Corners Bloomberg Group As 'Every Liar For Gun Safety,' Says CCRKBA

    06/12/2014 11:50:56 AM PDT · by holymoly · 9 replies
    Virtual Press Office ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated CNN for helping to expose what now appears to be a deliberate deception by Michael Bloomberg's "Everytown for Gun Safety" that claims there have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. That figure is also being questioned by other news outlets after one curious journalist looked at the list of shootings released by the Everytown group, along with a map, and discovered that many didn't happen on school campuses, and others were gang-related events after school...
  • Mass Shootings Aren’t On the Rise

    06/12/2014 9:44:31 AM PDT · by holymoly · 5 replies
    New York Media ^ | June 11, 2014 | Jesse Singal
    It's only natural, faced with atrocities like those that took place in Aurora or Sandy Hook or Isla Vista, to sink into a "What the hell is wrong with the world?" attitude. And based on the conversations that often follow these tragedies, it would be easy to think that life in the United States is as dangerous as ever, that the country is an increasingly violent, brutal place. Luckily, the statistics tell a different story.James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University and frequent commentator on criminal justice issues, has kept a close eye on the numbers, tracking mass-shooting incidents...
  • War Gear Flows to Police Departments

    06/09/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | MATT APUZZO
    Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small. The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in...
  • Isla Vista murders: What new gun control laws, what new lessons?

    05/29/2014 9:05:12 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Elliot Rodger's story is not one of an untreated, mentally ill, white mass-killer who illegally acquired fully automatic "assault weapons." This mixed white and Asian 22-year-old bought his firearms legally, did not use a long-arm or "high-capacity" weapon and had been in therapy since the age of 8. Half his murder victims were killed by knife. Several of the injured were run over by Rodger's car. None of the mental health professionals apparently felt that Rodger was a danger to himself or others. The police had recently conducted a welfare check on him at the request of his family. Rodger...
  • Feinstein’s comments on UCSB shooting

    05/29/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT · by holymoly · 14 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Conor Higgins
    WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 — There are many people looking for someone to blame in the wake of the UCSB shootings last week. It is understandable that with the actual perpetrator being dead, the public is looking for someone to chastise, or to place responsibility upon. For Senator Dianne Feinstein, that someone is the NRA and the entire gun lobby. In a speech made Sunday shortly following the tragic events in California, the longtime anti-gun senator made a few interesting remarks that bear some analysis. The Senator had some questions for the public. “We must ask ourselves if an individual...
  • Santa Barbara shooting shows need for federal version of SAFE Act

    05/28/2014 2:18:36 PM PDT · by holymoly · 17 replies
    The Legislative Gazette ^ | May 28, 2014 | TIFFANY BROOKS
    Santa Barbara shooting shows need for federal version of SAFE Act, says New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Following the shooting rampage in Santa Barbara that took the lives of seven people including the shooter, the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is calling for federal laws modeled on New York's own gun control measure, The SAFE Act. On Friday May 23, 22 year-old Elliot Rodger killed six students in the California city of Santa Barbara, citing a lifetime of rejection and loneliness. His victims included his two roommates and their visiting friend, two sorority girls, and a male student inside...
  • A Plague of Lone Gunmen in the Age of Obama?

    05/28/2014 11:53:26 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2014 | By Jason Kissner
    Straight away let’s address an issue that is very important in what follows: Eyewitness evidence is often very unreliable and hearsay evidence is often very unreliable. Numerous biological, psychological, and sociological processes can distort both perception and its verbal translation. There are individual differences among persons that affect their ability to accurately gather and report information, and circumstances, such as stress and alarm, can operate either alone or in conjunction with those differences to compromise the validity of witness statements. And yet, there is no gainsaying the fact that even broken clocks are right twice a day. Furthermore, there is...
  • GOP House Candidate Apologizes For Saying Dems Behind Most Mass Shootings

    05/19/2014 5:16:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Samantha Lachman
    A Republican challenging Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) apologized Monday for saying a vast majority of the perpetrators of mass shootings are Democrats. At a candidate forum on Saturday, rancher Gary Kiehne said, "If you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people," The Arizona Daily Star reported. "So I don't think you have a problem with the Republicans," Kiehne added, according to the paper.
  • Police Arming for War against Veterans (2 VIDEOS)

    05/19/2014 7:56:56 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 37 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | May 19 2014 | Onan Coca
    Not only has the Obama administration waged war on our veterans through the VA Scandal, now there is whole new front of attack on our veterans we have to worry about. In a terrifying news report on the militarization of our police forces – watch as a veteran officer of the Indiana police remarks that police are having to prepare for returning veterans with the ability to make IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices). That’s right. One of the reasons our police forces are giving for having to become more like military forces is the soldiers returning home from the front. It’s...
  • Judge Upholds DC Gun Control Law

    05/15/2014 11:20:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2014 | Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge on Thursday upheld the District’s tough gun registration laws, finding that new regulations crafted by city officials in response to a Supreme Court decision “pass constitutional scrutiny.” “The people of this city, acting through their elected representatives, have sought to combat gun violence and promote public safety. The court finds that they have done so in a constitutionally permissible manner,” U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote in an opinion likely to be appealed by gun-rights advocates.
  • The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns

    04/23/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo News ^ | 4/23/14 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The Republican-controlled Missouri House will begin impeachment proceedings against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. Why? There are three reasons, according to the state legislature's judiciary committee. First, Nixon allowed legally-married same-sex couples in the state to file joint tax returns in order to keep the state consistent with the IRS's post-Defense of Marriage Act policies. Second, Republicans argue Nixon took too long to call a special election to replace legislative vacancies. Third, Republicans believe that Nixon didn't punish state officials enough over a controversy involving concealed carry permits.
  • Minnesota Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home

    04/22/2014 6:21:59 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 114 replies
    yahoo.com/ ^ | 4/22/14 | By GIO BENITEZ
    Minnesota Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home By GIO BENITEZ The trial against a 65-year-old man accused of murdering two teens who entered his home is underway in Minnesota, stirring debate about how far people can go in defending their homes. Byron Smith, a retired security engineer for the U.S. Department of State, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the slayings of cousins Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 16, on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The killings rocked the small city of Little Falls. Prosecutors say Smith was sitting in his basement when he heard a window...
  • Fort Hood shooter snapped over denial of request for leave, Army confirms

    04/07/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-7-2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>The spree began in one building of the sprawling complex, where Lopez, who was 34, first pulled his .45-caliber Caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and killed one, injuring 10.</p> <p>"The deceased and one of wounded had been involved in the verbal altercation with subject," Grey said.</p>
  • Fort Hood gunman (Ivan Lopez) vented on Facebook about Sandy Hook shooter, Iraq

    04/07/2014 4:02:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 7:53 PM EDT, Sat April 5, 2014 | By Ray Sanchez, CNN
    <p>Spc. Ivan Lopez vented about a range of subjects on Facebook before his shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, including his outrage at Adam Lanza's mass school shooting in Connecticut.</p> <p>He wrote of experiencing overpowering fear after an insurgent attack in Iraq and the hatred that consumed him after getting "robbed."</p>
  • HK 121 - General Purpose Machine Gun

    04/01/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 61 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2014 | NA
    HK121 Universal Machine Gun. Modular. Reliable. Superior.As the successor of the MG3, The HK121 opens a new era of universal belt fed 7.62 mm x 51 machine guns. Compared to others, the gas operated HK121 offers an intelligent and contemporary build standard, with numerous technical and ergonomic innovations. The mounting interface of the HK121 is compatible with MG3 mounts and tripods already in service. The universal HK121 can be used by dismounted infantry in the ground role, as well as for air defence or as a vehicle mounted/co axial machine gun. approx. 600/700/800 rounds/min Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e29_1352371125#YrxJv3xJfutfzqvl.99
  • Some stuff just doesn't like being shot at

    03/29/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 11 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 3/29/14 | ertyanna
    Video at link. Made me think of the Civil War Spotslyvania tree stump:
  • NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared for What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had to Say

    03/14/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 14, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    The 9-year-old girl explained that she is a 4th-grade honor roll student and competitive shooter in multiple styles with numerous local, state and national sponsors. “I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state. I will not be giving up my sport.” She said many of the firearms she hopes to use in the next level of her...
  • ’007 Obama’ used to sell fake Viagra in Pakistan

    02/20/2014 8:40:54 AM PST · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 20, 2014 | By News.com.au
    Virility is a vital aspect of being the chief. So, when it comes to selling fake Viagra-style sex pills, what brand would be better than the biggest chief of them all — President Obama. And that’s not all. The glitzy cover of this Pakistan-based rip-off puts the commander-in-chief in a James Bond-style tuxedo with a silenced pistol in hand.
  • Detroit police chief: Armed citizens can make city safer

    02/20/2014 4:01:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Detroit's police chief is sticking to his guns after being criticized for supporting citizens to arm themselves. Police Chief James Craig responded Thursday to a Detroit resident who challenged his pro-gun stance. Mr. Craig made national news earlier this month after he said armed citizens could serve as a deterrent to criminals, The Detroit News reported. “Coming from California, where it takes an act of Congress to get a concealed weapon permit, I got to Maine, where they give out lots of CCWs (carrying concealed weapon permits), and I had a stack of CCW permits I was denying; that was...
  • PepsiCo: We Didn’t Sponsor Giffords’ Gabfest. Specifically.

    02/19/2014 9:39:20 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/18/2014 | Robert Farago
    Dear Mr. Farago, Thank you for sharing your concern stemming from our participation in last summer’s Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • (Vanity post) request for informational assistance

    02/16/2014 9:43:24 PM PST · by ColdSteelTalon · 12 replies
    Need some help with a debate I am having with someone.
  • Iraqi militants accidentally set off bomb, 21 dead

    02/10/2014 3:41:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2-10-14 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    BAGHDAD (AP) — An instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration Monday, killing 21 of them in a huge blast that alerted authorities to the existence of the rural training camp in an orchard north of Baghdad. Nearly two dozen people were arrested, including wounded insurgents trying to hobble away from the scene. The fatal goof by the al-Qaida breakaway group that dominates the Sunni insurgency in Iraq happened on the same day that the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped...
  • Automatic License Plate Readers Targeting Lawful Gun Owners (Maryland)

    01/27/2014 6:29:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Front Line State ^ | Front Line State
    Are automatic license plate readers in Maryland alerting police when registered gun owners drive past them? Recently we posted a story about John Filippidas, the concealed carry permit holder from Florida who was stopped on I-95 by a Maryland Transportation Authority cop. The cop detained Filippidas and his family for nearly two hours while searching the family’s vehicle for the gun Filippidas legally owns. The gun was in a safe back in Florida. No ticket was issued.
  • LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:48:02 AM PST · by bamahead · 134 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 25, 2014
    Police responded to an active shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET. Three people are confirmed dead and the mall remains on lockdown. UPDATE, 12:40p ET: People inside the mall are being told to wait until they are escorted out. The scene is believes to be secure. UPDATE, 12:34p ET: Randy Brooks, owner of Edward Arthur Jewelers at Columbia Mall, told Uma Pemmaraju that he heard a couple of pops and then saw people running. He said it appeared that the shooter had a shotgun and was killed, but police have not confirmed that. Brooks said...
  • Newspaper chain plans 'state-by-state' concealed weapon databases

    01/24/2014 1:01:03 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building “state-by-state databases” on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail. The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas' database project was detailed the plan in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
  • Happy Birthday John Moses Browning

    01/23/2014 7:24:33 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    myself | 1-23-14 | TZ
    Will ABC have a story with "50 Ways to Celebrate John Browning's Birthday like they did for Michelle Obama?
  • BART: Officer fatality first in agency's history

    01/21/2014 6:05:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    miamiherald.com/ ^ | Tuesday, 01.21.14
    Authorities say a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday in the first on-duty fatality in the department's 40-year history.
  • Target: Me (Turncoat Metcalf Whines!)

    01/14/2014 4:13:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 14, 2014 | Dick Metcalf
    I started shooting at age five. By the time I turned 12, my parents gave me an NRA Life Membership. I’ve studied, written and taught about firearms law and the Bill of Rights since the 1960s, helping to enact concealed-carry laws in states across the country and authoring numerous other pieces of pro-firearms legislation. I’m a competitive shooter who’s hunted on five continents, and I founded a 150-acre shooting park in my home state of Illinois. All told, I’ve written more than 1,700 articles for firearms publications over the last four decades, as well as hosting and producing several firearms...
  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/02/2014 8:10:59 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) ^ | January 2, 2014 | Carla Marinucci
    Marlene Hoeber is feisty, tattooed, transgender, a self-described feminist, a queer activist - and a crack shot with her favorite "toys," guns of just about every kind. One thing she's not - and proud of it - is a member of the National Rifle Association. "We make ourselves a special place where we don't have to hear about the 'Kenyan Muslim socialist' in the White House," said Hoeber, a biotech equipment mechanic who says she's politically "somewhere around Emma Goldman," the turn-of-the-20th century anarchist. Instead, Hoeber - whose array of firearms includes an M1 carbine rifle from World War II...
  • Palestinian diplomat killed in blast at Prague residence

    01/01/2014 9:21:04 AM PST · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 January 2014 | AFP
    The Palestinian ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, was killed in an explosion at his residence on Wednesday in an incident which Czech authorities believe was likely an accident. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said ambassador Jamal was trying to open a safe that had been recently moved to his new home when the blast occurred. A Czech government source told the Reuters news agency that the explosion was probably caused by a faulty security device on the unit. It was unclear what that was. Some safes can be fitted with mechanisms designed to destroy secret documents in the event of the...
  • Target Shooter Accidentally Shoots Person In The Chest At Perris Event

    12/28/2013 7:29:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 28, 2013 3:43 PM
    PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A target shooter accidentally shot and wounded someone in the chest Saturday during an event in Perris, authorities reported. The shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Christmas Tree Lane and Santa Rosa Mine Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The person injured was driven to a location near Washington Street to meet up with deputies and was then transported to a hospital. The person’s condition was not immediately known. A witness told deputies that the shooter and victim were among an estimated 200 people who were participating at a shooting...
  • Our sick gun fetish is destroying us: Tea Party fantasies kill kids

    12/16/2013 10:13:41 PM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 12/14/2013 | Richard Eskow
    Maybe you’ve heard about the “bullet fee” that was supposedly charged to the families of prisoners executed by gunfire. The fee, which is almost certainly an urban legend, has been attributed at various times to Bolshevik revolutionaries and the governments of Iran and China. But even if the bullet fee is mythical, there is a very real price to be paid when a society becomes intoxicated by gunplay. What price have we paid for the bullets fired at Newtown and in the year since that tragedy? The financial estimates only scratch the surface.
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • Robbery suspect shot by victim, police say

    11/20/2013 1:32:13 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-20-13 | Mara H. Gottfried
    The victim of an attempted robbery in St. Paul took action when one of the robbers pointed a gun at him, firing his own gun and wounding one of the robbers. One of the robbers simultaneously fired in the direction of the victim, who was not hurt, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The Ramsey County attorney's office charged one of the robbery suspects, Marcel Lee Galloway, with aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery and first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, along with second-degree assault. Galloway, 21, of St. Paul, was shot in the leg during the incident. The county attorney's...
  • Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)

    11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 94 replies
    WFMZ.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Liz Kilmer
    Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday. "It's not fair," said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick's Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday. The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed. "[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."...
  • Guns, Pot, and Bernie Goetz

    11/04/2013 9:47:51 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 36 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 11/4/13 | Shout Bits
    The Old Media in the form of the AP planted a doozie of misinformation regarding Bernie Goetz's recent arrest for attempting to sell marijuana to a police officer. The article described Goetz as a "vigilante" and racist, the thugs he shot as "panhandlers," and his gun as "illegal." All of the characterizations are completely wrong and deceptive. Frist, Goetz was not a vigilante, he was only defending himself. In 1984, Goetz was confronted by four youths demanding money. The thug uses a language of tone and body so that while his words may be asking for money, the real message...
  • End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December

    10/27/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 10/25/13 | staff
    In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri's extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its "primary" designation. The lead bullion produced in Herculaneum is then sold to lead product producers, including ammunition manufactures for use in conventional ammunition components such as projectiles, projectile cores,...
  • Report: Aldon Smith got favorable treatment from Santa Clara cops

    10/23/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 22, 2013 | Will Brinson
    Though 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith is hardly having an easy time of things these days -- he's still away indefinitely from football -- a report claims that the Santa Clara police provided the defensive lineman with favorable treatment when he was arrested. NBC Bay Area uncovered records that show Smith, after being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at 9:40 a.m. PT, was released at 11:20 a.m. PT, a mere 1.5 hours later. Smith enjoyed an expedited trip through the Santa Clara County Jail, according to court records and information uncovered by the NBC Bay Area Investigative...
  • Minnesota Carry Permit Murder Rates

    10/10/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Minnesota is one of a few states that track crimes committed by Concealed Carry permit holders.  When the Minnesota law was passed, an annual report of crimes committed by permit holders was required.  The Minnesota permit is simply a permit to carry, the law does not discriminate between carrying concealed and carrying openly.  Reports for the law are available for 2003, and 2005-2012 in pdf files.   The number of people with Minnesota permits that commit murder or manslaughter is remarkably low.  Only three instances are recorded in the Minnesota Carry Permit annual reports for the nine years reported....
  • Davidson College to host panel discussion of gun rights and responsibilities

    10/05/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 20 replies
    charlotteobserver ^ | Oct. 05, 2013 | Joe Marusak
    DAVIDSON Davidson College will host a free panel discussion on “Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lilly Family Gallery of the Chambers Building on campus. The panel will include Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe; Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller; Capt. Carolyn McMackin, interim acting chief of Davidson College Public Safety; Lance Stell, philosophy professor and director of medical humanities; and Andrew O’Geen, assistant professor of political science. The event is sponsored by the college’s Vann Center for Ethics. The panel will address such questions as, “What are the trends in the use of guns...