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  • Texas College on Lockdown, Shooter Loose After Shooting

    10/09/2015 10:54:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/09/2015 | The Associated Press
    Officials say Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot at a student housing complex. University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Houston campus.
  • Obama in Roseburg: live updates on visits with Oregon school shooting victims

    10/09/2015 11:15:41 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 17 replies
    OregonLive ^ | October 09, 2015 at 11:11 AM | Molly Harbarger |
    It's little more than an hour until wheels down in Eugene for President Barack Obama. He is meeting with the families of victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting, then flying to Seattle for Democratic National Committee roundtable. Gov. Kate Brown will accompany Obama on his visits. Neither are expected to speak publicly. Yet, many see Obama's meeting the grieving families as a maneuver to push gun control laws in Congress. Especially after Obama's impassioned speech, saying mass shootings could be prevented with stricter gun laws.Already, protestors are in position to greet Obama when his plane lands in Eugene. Conservative...
  • Why not protect precious lives of children? ('It's time to train Americans to resist slaughter')

    10/09/2015 11:03:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    WND ^ | October 8, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    Dr. Ben Carson is under attack for some common-sense prescriptions for protecting the lives of children and other innocents from mass killers. The presidential candidate and world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon suggested that mass killers, like so and so in Roseburg, Oregon, last week, should be stormed by those awaiting death and injury at their hands. “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” said Dr. Carson. “I would say: ‘Hey, guys, everybody attack him! He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’” He also suggested declaring schools as so-called “gun-free zones” is counterproductive and added that...
  • Obama May Bypass Congress, Impose 'Order' For Gun Background Checks

    10/09/2015 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 09 Oct 2015 12:05 PM | By Greg Richter
    President Barack Obama is considering using an executive order to impose new background-check requirements on people buying guns from high-volume dealers, The Washington Post reports. The change would require dealers who go over a certain number of sales per year to have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and do background checks people attempting to buy guns from them. snip NBC News reported Friday that the administration has considered 50 or 100 guns a year as the threshold to trigger these requirements, although there's been on final decision. "This is a super-complicated policy," an administration...
  • Clinton's Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November

    10/09/2015 7:56:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left. This strategy has risks, as Nixon, who lost the presidency once and won it once by narrow margins, understood. Your right- or left-wing stances in the primaries can hurt in the general. As happened to George McGovern, the leftward-tacking Democratic nominee in 1972, whom Nixon beat with 61 percent of the vote. In the four decades since only...
  • Thousands Expected to Protest Obama’s Roseburg Visit

    10/09/2015 7:39:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/09/2015 | Debra Heine
    Several groups plan to protest President Barack Obama’s visit to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday.Many residents of the conservative community are not happy with the president because he politicized the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College before all the bodies had even been identified. David Jaques, publisher of the conservative Roseburg Beacon, put out the word earlier this week that the president would not be welcome in his town because he was coming to further his anti-gun agenda.On Monday, Jaques told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he had talked to “dozens and dozens of citizens, some family members of the...
  • Compost 'Right wing" Blogger Rubin Attacks Ben Carson over his support for gun rights

    10/09/2015 9:05:47 AM PDT · by nvcdl · 17 replies
    Washing Post Hack mocks Ben Carson's for pointing out that the first thing the Nazi's did was taking Jews guns away in Germany.
  • 'Gun violence'? No! Goon violence: 'Bad people do bad things'

    10/09/2015 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | September 3, 2015 | Ilana Mercer
    For a short while, the thing called “gun violence” was uppermost in the minds of the blabbering class. Two lovely young people, Alison Parker (news reporter) and Adam Ward (photojournalist), of Roanoke, Virginia, were gunned-down on live TV, in a scene reminiscent of the film “15 Minutes,” in which an anchor’s drive for ratings and a murderer’s quest for his 15 Minutes of Fame result in … gun, fist and other gratuitous, on-air violence. A week on, CNN’s Poppy Harlow was using the language of George Orwell’s Oceania to describe the entity, “gun violence,” that “took” the life of poor...
  • Conservatives for abolishing the fact of evil: why guns and mental illness are not the real problem

    10/09/2015 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ilana Mercer
    The public personas who pass as conservatives are not system builders. We know them as conservatives not by their well thought-out, philosophically consistent thinking, but because they’ve staked out certain positions on The Issues, over time. “Gun violence” is the term used by conservatives with this messy habit of mind. A careful thinker would allude to “goon violence.” “For guns are not the root cause of man’s evil actions. Neither are the multiplying categories of manufactured illness in the psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Evil is integral to the human condition, always has been, always will be....
  • Who voted to give away your gun rights to the UN?

    10/09/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Patriot Outdoor News ^ | 10-9-2015 | unknown
    Meet the 46 U.S. Senators Guilty of Treason U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch just announced America’s partnership with the United Nations to initiate a “global police force.” Her efforts are consistent with other politicians who reject the Second Amendment, not to mention the first several articles of the U.S. Constitution. In April 2013 the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty written to regulate a $60 billion global small arms trade. Only Iran, Syria, and North Korea opposed the treaty. In opposition to Obama and Kerry, the U.S. Senate voted 53-46 against the United Nations (U.N.) Arms Trade...
  • What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like

    10/09/2015 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    What Common-Sense Gun Control Looks Like Last Thursday, as Americans were still coming to grips with the tragic rampage in Oregon, President Obama addressed the American people. An hour before the president spoke, news outlets were confirming that the shooter in Oregon had targeted his victims based on their religion. Multiple eyewitnesses and relatives of the victims all said the shooter asked the victims to state their religion. Those who said "Christian" were shot in the head. Others were shot in the legs or other parts of their body. The president -- in 1,299 words -- never once discussed religious...
  • One Dead, Three Wounded in Shooting at Northern Arizona University

    10/09/2015 7:27:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | 10/09/2015 | Associated Press
    "I was studying for an exam so I looked out the window and see two people running, and that's when I realized they weren't fireworks they were actually gunshots," she said. The first police call about the gunfire came in at 1:20 a.m. PDT. Brown said she didn't know what caused the shooting and also didn't have any details about the suspect and victims, their conditions and whether they are students.
  • Obama ‘Seriously Considering’ Using Executive Authority to Tighten Gun Laws

    10/09/2015 7:34:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/09/2015 | Liz Sheld
    The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering an end run around Congress to make some changes to existing gun laws. In particular, he is considering “imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.”Under Obama’s proposed executive fiat, dealers who sell more than an arbitrary number of guns will need to obtain a license from the ATF and perform background checks on consumers.This latest overreach comes on the heels of a tragic shooting at the gun-free Umpqua Community College. Obama has asked his team “to scrub what kinds of authorities do we...
  • Charges placed in pellet gun incident at Culpeper High School

    10/08/2015 6:08:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Culpeper Star-Exponent ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015 4:12 pm | Allison Brophy Champion
    CULPEPER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE The pellet gun allegedly taken onto a school bus by a 15-year-old Culpeper County High School student was recovered Wednesday by sheriff's deputies. Posted on Oct 8, 2015by Allison Brophy Champion The 15-year-old Culpeper boy accused of bringing a pellet gun on the school bus Wednesday faces two criminal charges. The unnamed juvenile, a freshman at Culpeper County High School, has been charged with: 1) pointing, holding, or brandishing a firearm, air or gas operated weapon on school property and 2) possession of a firearm, stun weapon or other weapon on school property, according to the...
  • Guns in School

    10/09/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 20 replies
  • Predawn shooting at university in Flagstaff

    10/09/2015 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    fox 4 ^ | 10-9-2015 | CNN WIRE
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, issued a statement on the shooting Friday morning. “My thoughts and prayers are with families of the person who was killed and the three others who were wounded in the horrific shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early this morning,” he said. “I appreciate the efforts of all state and local law enforcement officials, first-responders and school administrators, and continue to pray for the recovery of the injured, as well as all those in the NAU community who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.” The shooting comes the same day...
  • Gun sales hit a record high for the fifth month in a row

    10/08/2015 11:29:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Maine Maritime Academy students bow their heads during a vigil of hope for the missing crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro, Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, 2015, in Castine, Maine. How doomed US ship met its end Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs for a third quarter touchdown against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Oct. 8, 2015 in Houston. Johnson has 2 TD receptions, leads Colts over Texans 27-20 The FBI conducted 1,795,102 firearm background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in September, suggesting gun sales were at an all-time...
  • Students React to Possibility of Allowing Guns on Campus

    10/08/2015 3:26:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/7 | Marissa Bagg
    The heinous violence that unraveled at a community college in Oregon last week is fresh on students' minds at Miami Dade College. Students are more uneasy to learn lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill to allow guns on Florida school campuses. "It makes me anxious and unsafe to know anybody could be carrying a gun. We're all human and capable of having a bad day," said Shaloma Gutierrez, MDC student. "I feel it'd be more provocative for violence. I don't agree and I hope it changes and it just doesn't pass," said Sydne Garcia, MDC student. Those students mirror...
  • Armed guards protect Senate Democrats as they demand new gun-control laws

    10/08/2015 4:40:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/08/15 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws. The officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, who carried sidearms, were in addition to the regular detail paroling the Capitol ground due the large number of elected officials attending the event, according to a officer on the scene. About 27 Democratic senators attended the event.

    10/08/2015 9:21:43 PM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    <p>The GQ headline screams “Fuck Ben Carson” and attacks the Republican presidential candidate for daring to suggest that in a mass shooter situation, it might be a better idea to fight back than to wait to be murdered in cold blood.</p>
  • Ben Carson Suggests Holocaust Would Have Been Less Likely if Jews Were Armed

    10/08/2015 9:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Katherine Faulders
    Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed. Carson made the remarks, which drew swift condemnation -- on CNN. He said that passengers on Flight 93, which crashed on 9/11, helped avoid further tragedy by rushing the gunman. In Carson's new book “A Perfect Union,” Carson writes that “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.”(continued)
  • Trampling the natural right to self-defense (Hillary)

    10/08/2015 4:46:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-07-2015 | Andrew Napolitano
    While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Rodham Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Ore. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Mrs. Clinton was quick to pounce. She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Conn., and...
  • Mass Shootings Spur San Bruno School to Hire Private Security

    10/08/2015 8:03:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Robert Handa
    The mass shootings in incidents across the country have spurred many schools and churches to look for new ways to increase security. One of the most unique strategies is now in place at a private San Bruno school. An undercover private security firm is on the Church of the Highlands campus, using a strategy normally reserved for protecting corporate clients. The school has not had any violent incidents, but leaders were concerned about what has been going on around the country and decided to boost security without making the effort obvious. "I keep everything concealed," said Manny Sanchez, a former...
  • Obama weighs expanding background checks through executive authority

    10/08/2015 7:08:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 65 replies
    Washington post ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | By Juliet Eilperin
    In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. Snip The proposed executive action aims to impose background checks on individuals who buy from dealers who sell a significant number of guns each year. The current federal statute dictates that those who are “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms need to obtain a federal license — and, therefore, conduct background checks — but exempts anyone “who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of...
  • In light of massacre, Roseburg finds comfort in owning guns

    10/08/2015 5:40:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    ROSEBURG, Ore. — A week has passed since J.J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now, he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself. “It’s opened my eyes,” said Vicari, 19. “I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people I’m with. I’m sure I’ll have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure.”...

    10/08/2015 5:38:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10/8/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    After several brutal Muslim terror attacks in Jerusalem, in contrast to many American mayors, the mayor of Jerusalem is saying that more guns are the answer. Although such an announcement has not been made publicly or explicitly, Walla! News reports, police and local authorities have unofficially given instructions to civilians to carry personal weapons. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has however issued an official statement urging residents of the capital to carry licensed firearms to increase their personal security. "The mayor encourages licensed gun owners to carry their weapons to increase security. He himself serves as a personal example of this,"...
  • Why are Intergalactic Background Checks the Gun Grabber’s Holly Grail?

    10/08/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT · by Torcert · 32 replies
    Oct 8 2015 | N/A
    Proviso – for those who know the answer right off the bat this is entirely obvious. But there are new people to the fight for our God-given and Constitutionally affirmed Civil-Rights just entering the fray and so this is for them. So why does the #nationalSocialistLeft obsess over this issue. It wouldn’t of helped in many recent shootings so it’s a pointless exercise if it is supposed to ‘solve’ this problem. So why do the gun gabbers keep circling back to carp on this talking point ad nauseam? It’s simple to understand if one just works backward from the gun...
  • The Second Amendment Is One Supreme Court Justice from Repeal

    10/08/2015 2:15:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies ^ | 10/6/2015 | David French
    In August, my colleague Charlie Cooke wrote an epic rant daring the Left to stop talking about repealing the Second Amendment and start doing it. Introduce the repeal to Congress, work it through the states, and tell the American people what you want to do — take from them a fundamental, enumerated right from the Bill of Rights. As Charlie eloquently outlines, repealing the Second Amendment is an impossible task. Even worse for the Left, it’s political suicide. But if the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges teaches us anything, it’s that the age of judicial supremacy means that...
  • Florida HB169 Strengthens Protection for Self Defense

    10/08/2015 1:42:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida HB169, a bill that would limit prosecutors ability to use the legal process to punish people who have legitimately acted in self defense, has been introduced in the Florida Senate.HB169 was introduced on the 15th of September by Senator Baxley, co-introduced by Combee, Drake, Gaetz and Stone.  From the Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force; Provides legislative findings & intent; provides for retroactive application; specifies that once prima facie claim of self-defense immunity has been raised, burden of proof shall be on party seeking to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution; entitles criminal defendants who successfully claim such...
  • Father destroys his firearm after Oregon mass shooting [Truncated]

    10/08/2015 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Talisker · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 October 2015 | THOMAS BURROWS
    A gun lover who has lost two members of his family to shootings has destroyed his own weapon after the deadly rampage carried out by Chris Harper-Mercer, which left nine dead. Steve Elliott, from Merced in California, posted an emotional blog post on Facebook about how he had used an angle grinder to break up his handgun and admitted that he was left 'ashamed' it took this latest gun atrocity for him to act. Elliot, who is in his 50s and who has owned a gun since he was 12-years old, had previously been by his own admission a vocal...
  • Air Force Security Force Kills Threat

    10/08/2015 11:18:33 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    At approximately 9:15 a.m., after the peak of inbound morning traffic passed, the Defenders closed the entry control point on Vandenberg Drive to a single lane. In an instant, a calm situation turned chaotic when a person drove his car upwards of 80 miles an hour into the gate. Before ramming the gate, he hit a light post. At this moment, the Defenders reacted as if the person was seriously injured and immediately went to render first aid. That was until the person got out of the vehicle brandishing a rifle. The Defenders then went from first responders rendering aid...
  • 7 Gun Control Myths That Just Won’t Die

    10/08/2015 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Torcert · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 7, 2015 | Sean Davis
    After every shooting, politicians and activists rush to the cameras or their keyboards to tell people exactly what should be done to stop mass shootings in the future. Unfortunately, the debate between the two sides is rarely illuminating, as it usually devolves into tired recitations of worn-out talking points about the issue. These talking points are invariably littered with myths and factual inaccuracies. Here are 7 myths about gun control that just won’t die.1) The ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Allows Anyone, Even Criminals, To Get Guns In reality, the so-called “gun show loophole” is a myth. It does not exist. There...
  • Barack Obama, Jackass

    10/08/2015 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Barack Obama took to the microphones to deride anyone who did not agree with his gun control agenda. Stating that it was only good and right to "politicize" the Oregon shooting, Obama stated, "This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families, who lose their loved ones, because of our inaction." Obama then called for "modest" gun regulations, without specifying the nature of those "modest" gun regulations. No...
  • It Took Me Two Hours to Get my Hands on an AK-47. Welcome to America

    10/08/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    The Guardian ^ | guns In the United States, guns are not hard to find, even illegal ones. Photograph: PATRICK BAZ/AF | Eric Rodriguez
    It’s not hard to get your hands on illegal guns and rifles in America. It took me about two hours. I called a guy from the old neighborhood in LA, said something about a “piece”, and, hours later, I was staring at an AK-47 and an illegally modified AR-15, which were sitting on a kitchen table. Welcome to America. Admittedly, he was surprised at my interest in being strapped since it’s been a good minute since I was about the life, but when I explained I was simply curious to see how long it’d take for me to get a...
  • Hillary vs. The 2nd Amendment

    10/08/2015 9:58:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton, who served an administration that ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords under Operation Fast and Furious, is now fast and furiously trying to resurrect a failing campaign by taking aim at so-called gun rights “extremists”. In the wake of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Mrs. Clinton advocated in New Hampshire for a new gun group for “responsible gun owners” apart from the National Rifle Association, which she considers extremist, even though no NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting...
  • The Only Gun Law That Will End Mass Shootings

    10/08/2015 6:04:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-8-2015 | MOTUS
    What does Barack Hussein Obama wish to achieve by politicizing mass shootings?  “Safe and sane gun laws? What are they? For a lot of progressives it entails a “a gun-free society.” I know I’m going to sleep better, now that Hilz has finally stated her position on gun control: she thinks it’s time for responsible gun-owners to 'take back' the 2nd amendment from those dangerous, nut-job extremists in the NRA. And she does this while managing to squeeze out a few tears (just to prove her humanity).And just in case you don’t think she’s willing to take on the NRA, let...
  • Watch: Hillary Likens NRA To "Iranians And Communists"

    10/08/2015 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday in Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton compared the staunch Second Amendment advocacy of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to “the Iranians and Communists.”
  • NOVA Firearms Faces Backlash For Location Near School [DC-Northern Virginia]

    10/08/2015 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Isbella Diaz
    The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) Board will have a meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the current predicament involving a new gun shop and a local elementary school. Franklin Sherman Elementary School is located right behind the newly-opened NOVA Firearms in McLean. Local community members started protesting the gun store soon after its open. Some parents claim they are even pulled their kids out of school as a result of threats they received because of the protests. NOVA Firearms owner James Gates said the shop officially opened up about two weeks ago to about 120 protesters. Even so, Gates said the...
  • CNN Report Shows White Hands for Oregon Shooter's Mom

    CNN has denied claims by conservative websites that a photo of Chris Harper-Mercer, the man who shot and killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, was altered to make him appear white. But a report on his mother, who is black, used footage of white hands to illustrate her making web postings on Tuesday. A CNN report aired Tuesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" noted there are "new questions whether the mother of the Oregon shooter … shares at least some of the responsibility for the tragedy." CNN mentioned that the shooter had Asperger,...
  • CNN's Cabrera Schooled by Israeli Mayor on Self-Defense Value of Guns

    10/08/2015 6:17:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Brad Wilmouth |
    On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, in a pre-recorded interview with Jerusalem Mayor Mir Barkat that aired around 9:20 a.m. about a recent spate of Palestinians attacking Israelis with knives in public places, substitute anchor Ana Cabrera brought up her guest's tendency to carry a gun in public and absurdly asked him, "Does that not incite more violence?" The Jerusalem mayor incredulously asked, "Well, how could that incite more violence?" and then went on to praise the tendency of many Israelis who are trained ex-soldiers to carry their guns in public and use them to defend themselves and others...
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

    10/08/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass shootings. As my colleague Matt Vespa wrote on Friday, there's a lot of misinformation on the topic being spread around. One law professor, Eugene Volokh, decided to do the math and see if gun laws were actually effective in reducing crime. Volokh drew up a graph
  • The problem isn't guns or white men

    10/08/2015 6:00:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/8/2015 | Ann Coulter
    The media act as if they’re performing a public service by refusing to release details about the perpetrator of the recent mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. But we were given plenty of information about Dylann Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Now, quick: Name the mass shooters at the Chattanooga military recruitment center; the Washington Navy Yard; the high school in Washington state; Fort Hood (the second time) and the Christian college in California. All those shootings also occurred during the last three years.
  • Bystander Opens Fire on Shoplifter at Michigan Home Depot

    10/08/2015 12:17:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    A concealed-carry license holder is cooperating with police after she opened fire on a shoplifter who was fleeing a Home Depot on Tuesday afternoon, police in Auburn Hills, Mich., said. The shooting happened in the store’s parking lot about 2 p.m., when Home Depot security was chasing a shoplifter in his 40s who jumped into a waiting dark SUV, said Lt. Jill McDonnell, an Auburn Hills police spokeswoman. But when the SUV began to pull away, a 48-year-old woman suddenly began firing shots at the fleeing vehicle. The vehicle escaped – but possibly has a flat tire, McDonnell said. The...
  • Obama administration has doubts that key Hillary gun proposal can work

    10/07/2015 5:40:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    When Hillary Clinton rolled out a series of new gun control proposals this week, one of the most newsworthy and controversial ideas she put forth was a vow to use executive action as president to fix the background check system if Congress refused to act. But the Obama administration has already taken a long, internal look at the same executive-action proposal Clinton has promised to undertake, and has doubts over whether it can be made to work in practical terms, according to current and former senior administration officials. The administration is still looking at this idea, in the wake of...
  • 1 Suspect in Custody, 2 Others on the Loose After Burglary at Oklahoma City Gun Range

    10/07/2015 12:22:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    One suspect is in custody and two others are still on the loose after a burglary at an Oklahoma City gun range. Early Wednesday morning, police say three juveniles burglarized the H&H Gun Range near I-40 and Meridian. Oklahoma City police were called to the scene after the alarm at H&H Gun Range started going off. When officers arrived, they say they saw the suspects get into a car and drive away. Officers then started chasing the vehicle. A short time later, police say the suspects’ vehicle crashed near I-40 and MacArthur and two of the suspects got away. One...
  • America’s Gun Madness, as Seen From Europe

    10/07/2015 6:28:55 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 118 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | MIRA KAMDAR
    PANTIN, France — My mother lives near Roseburg, Ore. Her part of the world isn’t often in the news in France. But when I woke up last Friday morning, the mass shooting on the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg had made the French morning television news. There was video of a landscape I know well, of distressed local citizens, and of President Obama delivering his solemn remarks. Viewed from France, everything about the United States looms large. Still, the numbers the newscasters ticked off — more than 300 million guns in circulation, mass shootings occurring at a rate of...
  • Dems ready sweeping new guns bill

    10/07/2015 5:49:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides. The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people. In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Department’s existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include...
  • Homeowner Stops Three Robbers By Pleading For Mercy. Just Kidding. He Shot Them.

    10/07/2015 5:39:49 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    BearingArms ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Bob Owens
    According to police, three men went into a home on the 6900 block of Rolling Creek Lane and attacked the homeowner. They said one of the men stole something from his house during the struggle before the homeowner grabbed a gun. Neighbors reported hearing five gun shots. Police said that bullets hit all three suspected robbers. They said the suspects jumped into a Silver Dodge Avenger driven by a fourth man, and that the suspects stopped at an intersection by nearby Duncanville High School. The three men who suffered gunshot wounds were arrested and taken to the hospital.
  • US woman shoots at shoplifter as he flees store

    10/07/2015 4:58:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    AFP ^ | October 7, 2015
    Chicago (AFP) - A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot store, police said. The shoplifter in Tuesday's Home Depot incident was not injured, the Detroit Free Press said.
  • The Problem Isn't Guns or White Men

    10/07/2015 4:08:25 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/07/2015 | Ann Coulter
    The media act as if they’re performing a public service by refusing to release details about the perpetrator of the recent mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. But we were given plenty of information about Dylan Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Now, quick: Name the mass shooters at the Chattanooga military recruitment center; the Washington Navy Yard; the high school in Washington state; Fort Hood (the second time) and the Christian college in California. All those shootings also occurred during the last three years. The answers are: Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, Kuwaiti; Aaron Alexis, black, possibly...