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  • No Gun Ever Killed Anyone (interesting first person commentary on mental illness)

    06/03/2014 4:11:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mallory Millett
    - FrontPage Magazine - - No Gun Ever Killed AnyonePosted By Mallory Millett On June 3, 2014 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 72 Comments Editor’s note: Feminist writer and activist Kate Millet, the subject of the following article, is best known for her 1970 book, “Sexual Politics.” Reprinted from the 1970′s I was alarmed to hear that my big sister, Kate Millett, who had serious mental health issues which had agonized my family and her friends for many years, was organizing a group called The Mental Patients’ Project in order to claim that the psychiatric community and...
  • The UCSB Solipsists

    06/02/2014 2:08:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    A sociopath runs amokand kills more men than womenand feminists ride their hobbyhorse. Over 77 percent of all U.S. murder victims in 2012 were male; targets of non-lethal shootings are even more disproportionately male. Four of the six homicide victims of Elliot Rodger, the lunatic narcissist who went on a killing spree in Santa Barbara in revenge for female rejection, were male. And yet the feminist industry immediately turned this heartbreaking bloodbath into a symbol of Americas war on women.
  • Exene Cervenka's Tweets Calling Isla Vista Shooting a Hoax Inspire a Blogging Rampage [Gun Control]

    06/01/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Nate Jackson
    Fans of Exene Cervenka must be feeling a little torn right now. On the one hand, her ability to thumb her nose at convention and question the status quo are what make her punk rock royalty. But then you go and read her Twitter feed yesterday and realize there's a definite line between revolutionary and wacky. The Weekly's former columnist (Ask Exene/ Exene Says) took to Twitter yesterday posting a few links to truther videos about the shooting rampage that occurred last week near UC Santa Barbara, saying she was "sick of these hoaxes." Not surprisingly, the tweets have inspired...
  • Police didnt search database showing Calif. shooter had bought guns (Must Read)

    05/30/2014 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Alice R. Crites
    With the toughest gun-control regulations in the country, California has a unique, centralized database of gun purchases that law enforcement officers can easily search. It offers precious intelligence about a suspect or other people they may encounter when responding to a call. But this rare advantage wasnt enough to help authorities head off the May 23 rampage in Santa Barbara that claimed six victims. Before a half-dozen sheriffs deputies knocked on Elliot Rodgers door last month in response to concerns raised by his mother about his well-being, they could have checked the database and discovered he had bought three 9mm...
  • Greenfield: The "You Didn't Do That" Society

    05/29/2014 5:07:48 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, May 29, 2014 The "You Didn't Do That" Society Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog First Elliot Rodger murdered his three roommates with a knife, hammer and machete. Then he shot eight people, three of them fatally, and tried to run over several others in his car. After the bodies were taken away, everyone on television agreed that it was the fault of the guns. Rodger had been in therapy since he was eight and was seeing therapists every day in high school. He had a history of making violent threats and the police had already...

    05/28/2014 2:55:51 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies ^ | 5/28/14 | Ann Coulter
    DON'T STIGMATIZE MURDERERS! May 28, 2014 Mass murder at a sunny college campus in a beach town would normally be considered "newsy," but Elliot Rodger's massacre at the University of California-Santa Barbara last Friday is getting surprisingly little press. This is not a good case for liberals: The killer was an immigrant, a person of color, and the majority of his casualties resulted from attacks with a car or knife. It makes as much sense to rant about the NRA as to blame the Auto Club of America or the National Knife Collectors Association. Rather, what we have is yet...
  • Memo to gun-control advocates: Even Elliot Rodger believed guns would have deterred him

    05/28/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2014
    How can we prevent mass murderers? Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six innocent people this past Friday in California, is causing everyone to ask that question, yet again. Rodger spent over a year and a half meticulously planning his attack. His 141-page manifesto makes it clear that he feared someone with a gun could stop him before he was able to kill a lot of people. Consider his discussion about where he thought the best place to attack people was: . . .
  • 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...
  • Your dead kids don't trump my constitutional rights': Right-wing icon Joe the Plumber...

    05/27/2014 7:35:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/14 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    ...writes outrageous open letter to families of UCSB shooting victims Political mascot-turned-gun-advocate Samuel 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher wrote an open letter to grieving parents who lost their children to mass-murderer Elliot Rodger 'As harsh as this sounds,' he insisted on a conservative blog, 'your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights' to own guns Wurzelbacher was responding to Richard Martinez, who blamed his son's death on the NRA and 'craven, irresponsible politicians' He became a GOP sensation in 2008 when candidate Barack Obama told him at a campaign event that 'when you spread the wealth around' with taxes, 'it's good...
  • Shooting victims father to Congress: Give me gun control, not sympathy

    05/28/2014 9:20:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 5/27/2014 | Kimberly Kindy
    Richard Martinez grew up around guns, shooting birds out of the fruit trees on his familys farm. He later served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army before going on to become a criminal defense lawyer, at times representing the young and the violent. Now, Martinez is a grieving father. Hes asking members of Congress to stop calling him to offer condolences but nothing more for the death of his only child, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, who was killed in the rampage Friday in Santa Barbara, California. I dont care about your sympathy. I dont give a s that you...
  • Gun Control's False Promise: The Isla Vista Massacre Reveals the Emptiness of the Anti-Gun

    The day after his 20-year-old son, Christopher, was shot down at a deli in Isla Vista, Calif., Richard Martinez blamed his death on "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA." Gun-control advocates quickly seized upon Martinez's remarks, using his grief to obscure the illogic of their position. None of the items on the anti-gun lobby's wish list makes sense as a response to the crimes of Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old college student who murdered Martinez's son and five other people on Friday night. Far from demonstrating the lifesaving potential of gun control, the Isla Vista massacre, which took place in a...
  • California's Strictest Gun Laws Didn't Stop ElliotRodger

    05/28/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28,2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: The Santa Barbara shooter had legally purchased and registered firearms, and passed prior questioning by the police who saw no danger to himself or others. More gun laws won't stop the next such shooter, either. It is eerie how the mental health of the shooter consistently seems to emerge as a key factor in mass shootings such as the rampage by Elliot Rodger, who killed six and wounded 13 on Friday. The shooter had been in therapy since age 8 and police had been warned by his parents to check him out. Yet few liberals cry for tougher mental...
  • Father of slain Santa Barbara student calls on politicians to 'get to work and do something'...

    05/28/2014 1:45:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    A furious Richard Martinez delivered a four-letter stomping to do-nothing politicians who have called him to cry crocodile tears over his sons brutal killing. I dont give a s--- that you feel sorry for me, a weeping Martinez said about the congressional condolence calls... Get to work and do something . . . Getting a call from a politician doesnt impress me, he told the Washington Post...
  • After mass shootings, the status quo reigns supreme in Congress

    05/28/2014 3:42:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Jamie Fuller
    After the shooting at University of California, Santa Barbara on Friday, a rampage that left six students dead from gun or knife wounds, many parents and politicians found the federal government's past responses to similar tragedies to be one of the culprits. Have we learned nothing?
  • Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow slam WaPo movie critic linking their comedies to Santa Barbara murders

    05/28/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Ethan Sacks
    Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are not laughing over a film critic's op-ed that suggested their movies could have influenced the mass murder in Santa Barbara, Calif. In a column published Sunday in the Washington Post, Ann Hornaday blamed the rage that fueled mass murderer Elliot Rodger's rampage which left six dead and 13 wounded on the entertainment industry, in which the killer's father worked as a second unit director. "How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like (Rogen's) Neighbors and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of sex and...
  • Gun Control Wont Stop the Next Elliot Rodger

    05/27/2014 5:47:38 PM PDT · by ReaganberAlles · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 05-27-2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    "This time the shooter is 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. Like clockwork, the cry goes up blaming the National Rifle Association and calling for tougher gun laws. But this time theres a problem for believers in gun control. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave an A- to California's gun control laws, passed as they were by one of the most liberal state governments in the country."
  • Fox News Guest Diagnoses UCSB Shooter with Homosexual Impulses

    05/27/2014 5:30:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/25/14 | Matt Wilstein
    Much of Elliot Rodgers video and written manifestos pointed to a frustration over women not finding him attractive as motive for the killing spree he went on Friday night near UC Santa Barbara that left seven dead including himself. But according to one expert on Fox News this weekend, it was his homosexual impulses that may have driven him to kill. Dr. Robi Ludwig, a psychotherapist and reality show host, said her theories about Rodgers motives began to evolve the more she listened to his disturbing rants. When I was first listening to him, I was like, Oh, hes angry...
  • Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen Not Happy to Find Themselves Linked to UCSB Shooter

    05/27/2014 10:50:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/27 | Caroline Bankoff
    On Monday, the Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday published an op-ed drawing a connection between UCSB shooter Elliot Rodger and "the entertainment industry he grew up in." (The 22-year-old's father, Peter Rodger, worked as an assistant director on The Hunger Games.) Of Rodger's chilling video confession, Hornaday wrote, "With his florid rhetoric of self-pity, aggression and awkwardly forced 'evil laugh,' Rodger resembled a noxious cross between Christian Bale's slick sociopath in 'American Psycho,' the thwarted womanizer in James Tobacks 'The Pick-Up Artist' and every Bond villain in the canon." But she also brought up the ostensibly harmless characters found...
  • Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

    05/26/2014 8:45:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 26 MAY 2014 | AP
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger. All were young loners with no criminal history who went on shooting sprees, leaving devastated families in their wake. Mass murderers tend to have a history of pent-up frustration and failures, are socially isolated and vengeful, blaming others for their unhappiness, experts say. "They all display deluded thinking and a lot of rage about feeling so marginalized," James Garbarino, a professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago, said in an email. Since mass killings are rare, scholars say there's no...
  • Could the California shooting revive gun control?

    05/26/2014 8:52:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    No one was surprised that there was a mass shooting the other day in California. After all, this is the United States of America, the mass-shooting capital of the world. In response, a few members of Congress are hoping to revive the gun control debate. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said on Face the Nation that he wants to push some kind of updated version of the Manchin-Toomey bill that would expand background checks, among other things. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.),