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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 - http://www.frontpagemag.com - 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 TruthRevolt.org.In 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...
  • DON'T STIGMATIZE MURDERERS!

    05/28/2014 2:55:51 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | 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
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 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
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | NANCY DILLON, BONNIE ROBINSON, LARRY MCSHANE
    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
    PAUL WALDMAN ^ | 26 MAY 2014 | GREG SARGENT
    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.),
  • Elliot Rodger detailed plans for UCSB massacre, hatred for women in online manifesto

    05/26/2014 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies
    National Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Martha Mendoza, Oskar Garcia
    Elliot Rodger pounded on the sorority house front door while, inside, the young women he yearned to slaughter were preparing for another Friday night. The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting retribution for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and sexual isolation, and had planned meticulously to target as many people as possible, authorities say. But here again, he was denied access to those he felt should worship him. So when no one answered after several minutes, Rodger improvised.
  • Father of 'devastated' model singled out by virgin killer -barely remembers him'

    05/26/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT · by equalator · 112 replies
    Mail Online UK ^ | 5-26-2014 | Will Payne
    The model branded an 'evil b****' by virgin killer Elliot Rodger and blamed for his hatred of women is 'absolutely devastated' that she has been linked to the massacre, her father revealed today. Stunning blonde Monette Moio 'teased and ridiculed' Rodger after they met at school, sparking his vendetta against female kind, he claimed in his rambling 141-page manifesto. Enacting his 'revenge', he stabbed three friends to death at his home before shooting dead two sorority sisters and another male student in Santa Barbara on Friday. But now Monette's father, Hollywood stuntman John Moio, has defended his daughter, saying it...
  • Killer's family tried to intervene before rampage [Liberal spin begins]

    05/26/2014 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 26 MAY 2014 | AP
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage. The mother went to her son's YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off frantically with her ex-husband to Santa Barbara.
  • 'Disturbed white males' are the most dangerous people in the country: Michael Moore speaks out...

    05/26/2014 11:19:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    mail online ^ | Alex Greig
    FULL TITLE: 'Disturbed white males' are the most dangerous people in the country: Michael Moore speaks out after Elliot Rodgers killed his three roommates, two sorority sisters and a male student The filmmaker behind Bowling for Columbine has responded to calls for comment following the latest U.S. mass shooting. Michael Moore wrote a Facebook post describing America's national symbol as the gun, not the bald eagle. 'With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last nights tragic mass shooting ... I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life,'...
  • Lupica: Santa Barbara rampage shows it's too easy to get guns that make mass murder easier

    05/26/2014 4:57:38 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    Lupica: Santa Barbara rampage shows it's too easy to get guns that make mass murder easier There are no sure safeguards against madness, but it does not change the fact that it's too simple for sick people to get guns legally or illegally especially the kinds of semiautomatic weapons that Elliot Rodger used in his shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif So this is Memorial Day in 2014, when we are supposed to remember and honor those who died serving this country and end up mourning the latest to die at the hands of a madman with guns...
  • Senator keen to revive gun-control legislation after California killings

    05/26/2014 2:59:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 26, 2014 | Associated Press In Washington
    Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wants to revive gun-control legislation that was rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, saying it could have helped prevent this weekend's deadly California shooting spree.
  • DEMS IGNORE THREE STABBING DEATHS, SEIZE ON THREE SHOOTING DEATHS IN SANTA BARBARA

    05/26/2014 2:39:22 AM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    Many Democrats Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) among them have shamelessly attacked the NRA and pushed for more gun control in the wake of the heinous May 23 Santa Barbara attacks. To do this they have seized on three shooting deaths but completely ignored three stabbing deaths, although stabbing deaths are far more personal requiring the killer to be very close to his victims. On May 24 Breitbart News reported that attacker Elliot Rodger stabbed three people to death "in his residence" before getting into his car to shoot and kill three persons, wound...
  • Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

    05/26/2014 3:09:55 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 121 replies
    Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    "When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called 911 before rushing to Santa Barbara in separate cars, a family friend tells the New York Daily News. They heard about the shooting spree while they were on their way. "They were hoping against hope," the friend says. "They are in inconceivable pain."(snip)"He had been in therapy since childhood, but turned his...
  • Yeah. It's the NRA's fault.

    05/25/2014 8:25:27 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/25/2014
    So, Elliot Rodger wrote this:.....and somehow it's the NRA's fault.....rrrrrrriiiiiggggghhhhttttt.......
  • Internet Declares Elliot Rodgers "Hot," Laments Death of "Attractive" Person

    05/25/2014 7:48:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 77 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/14 | Aurelius
    In a disturbing display of modern media, a number of people on Twitter, Facebook, and internet forums have lamented the fact that Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree. This is not because of the people he killed, but because he was "hot." Instead of focusing on the victims, these users talk about the attractiveness of a killer. Here is a brief compilation: "<3:" "Good looking guy:" "Quite handsome:" "Hello:"
  • What Elliot Rodger Said About Women Reveals Why We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny (Fetch a pail)

    05/25/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | May 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Plank
    n Friday evening ahead of Memorial Day weekend, a drive-by shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara, left seven people dead, including 22-year-old suspect Elliot Rodger. Just as past school shootings in America, the media has reacted by isolating the event as a monstrous and heinous act with no precedent. Rather than seeing Elliot Rodger as a product of society, the media has depicted him as a bloodthirsty madman, a mere glitch in the system. And yet the facts show a very different story. Judging by the chilling YouTube video Elliot Rodger left behind, the gunman knew exactly what...
  • Cops never saw shooters disturbing videos before spree

    05/25/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    His parents said they were so concerned that they called police. Officers who showed up at Rodgers doorstep for a mental health check in April, however, found a well-mannered if shy young man whom they concluded posed no risk. They hadnt seen the videos, and by the time law enforcement had, it was too late: Rodger had gone on a deadly rampage. The sheriffs office was not aware of any videos until after the shooting rampage occurred, Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers actions, but the case highlights the challenges...
  • 'Disturbed white males' are the most dangerous people in the country: Michael Moore

    05/25/2014 3:57:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 108 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2014 | Alex Greig
    The filmmaker behind Bowling for Columbine has responded to calls for comment following the latest U.S. mass shooting. Michael Moore wrote a Facebook post describing America's national symbol as the gun, not the bald eagle. 'With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last nights tragic mass shooting ... I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life,' Moore wrote.
  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Sons Death on NRA and Craven Politicians(eh, knife victims too?)

    05/25/2014 10:20:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/24/14 | r wilde
    In an emotional statement, the father of a victim of the mass murder in Isla Vista on Friday night addressed reporters Saturday and warned families that it can happen to them too. "Our family has a message for every parent out there: You dont think itll happen to your child until it does. According to the Los Angeles Times, Richard Martinez, the father of Chris Martinez, who was killed in the premeditated attack near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, spoke for 45 minutes, extolled the virtues of his son, and expressed his disdain for the National Rifle Association for...
  • A Question for the Lawyers on FB about Elliot Rodgers

    05/25/2014 11:43:31 AM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 46 replies
    Self
    Can anybody intelligently answer this questions about how a British national who has a history with psychological issues and has received counseling, can legally obtain three semiautomatic pistols in this state or country?
  • Exclusive: Hunger Games Killers Dad Sells Art Photos of Womens Behinds

    05/25/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 141 replies
    EXCLUSIVE While Santa Barbara killer rotted in loneliness, his father, Peter Rodger, was anything but unable to enjoy women. Peter Rodger isnt just the second assistant director on The Hunger Games. He is also a photographer. His specialty? Womens backsides. Arses, as it were. (Hes British.)
  • Elliot Rodger Shooting Prompts Feinstein to Blame NRA Stranglehold on Guns

    05/25/2014 2:29:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 25, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was allowed to own guns, and ripped the NRAs stranglehold on Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Elliot Rodgers shooting spree had Sen. Dianne Feinstein lamenting the stranglehold the NRA has over gun laws. The deadly shooting in Isla Vista is heartbreaking, the California Democrat said Sunday in a statement. Schools should be places of safety, not where students fear for their lives. Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was able to legally obtain and keep his guns. We must ask ourselves if an individual whose family called police with concerns about mental health, who is...
  • 6 killed, seven wounded in Mass Public Shooting in Santa Barbara, a giant gun-free zone

    05/25/2014 8:29:31 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 19 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 24, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    UPDATE: As usual, the media news stories got fundamental facts wrong here. Of particular interest, half the people killed here were stabbed to death. Also, you wont hear this in the news, the magazines that the killer used were also apparently limited to holding no more than 10 rounds (note that the Sheriff said that all the magazines were legal under California law). Obviously neither point fits the gun control check list. My guess is that because of these points the news media interest in this story will be relatively short lived. UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Sheriffs office had interviewed...
  • How the NRA Enables Massacres

    05/25/2014 8:00:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 5/24/2014 | cliff schecter
    As a shooting spree leaves seven dead in California, the gun lobby is trying to thwart attempts to study gun deaths and officials who see gun violence as a public health crisis. Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for the National Rifle Associations freedom was seven people murdered and seven injured at nine different crime scenes.
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • Six Absolutely Shocking Details From Suspected Santa Barbara Shooters 141-Page Manifesto

    05/24/2014 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 113 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 24, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    1. The 22-year-old wrote that the ultimate evil behind sexuality is the human female. He added that they think like beasts and should not have the right to choose who to mate and breed with. 2. In his perfect society, Rodger would be the Earths divine ruler, where he would quarantine all women in concentration camps and then starve them to death.
  • 7 Dead in "Mass Murder" Drive-By Shootings Near UC Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 108 replies
    NBCLOSANGELES.COM ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2014Updated 8:50 PDT | Christina Cocca and Samia Khan
    A gunman in a black BMW opened fire on crowds of people Friday night in a Southern California seaside town near UC Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring seven others in what investigators described as a "mass murder" rampage. The gunman was later involved in at least one shootout with sheriff's deputies and died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference. He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted. Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries,...
  • Shooting rampage victim's father blames NRA

    05/25/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 65 replies
    KEYT.com ^ | Keyt.com
    A father of one of the victims of the California shooting rampage blamed the NRA Saturday in a news conference. link is to video
  • Santa Barbara slayer mimicking Warcraft character (Garrosh Hellscream- Leader of the Horde)

    05/25/2014 12:24:08 PM PDT · by equalator · 40 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-25-2014 | Aaron Klein
    In his last YouTube video, Rodger stated in what seems like prepared remarks, If I had it in my power, I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood, and rightfully so. Official sound files from World of Warcrafts Mists of Pandaria have Hellscream, voiced by Patrick Seitz, stating, I have seen mountains of skulls and rivers of blood, and I will have my world.
  • Typical misinformation put out by Bloombergs Moms Demand Action on Santa Barbara shooting

    05/25/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 25, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Given the Santa Barbara killers hatred of women (though 4 of the 6 people killed were men), it is understandable that the topic of violence against women would be discussed. Not too surprisingly, despite the fact that half of those killed were killed by being stabbed, gun control organizations have been pushing for more gun control. In particular, Bloombergs Moms Demand Action makes this claim about female victims of firearm homicides. . . . It seems doubtful that Bloombergs Moms Demand Action could even make this comparison across all countries. The UNODC data allows you to break down murders by...
  • Elliot Rodger, Isla Vista Gunman, Wrote he had Fascist Views, Considered Himself A God

    05/25/2014 8:54:58 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/14 | Aurelius
    In his lengthy and demented manifesto, Elliot Rodger, the alleged Isla Vista gunman, wrote that his political leanings were fascistic and that he wanted desperately to be considered "a god" to those he intended to kill. Though much of his ramblings stay away from officially declaring a political affiliation, in one passage Rodger specifically talks about political discussions with one of his "friends," Addison Altendorf. According to the manifesto, Rodger frequently talked to Addison, who shared many beliefs with him. In one passage, Rodger comments (emphasis mine): I talked to Addison about my old political views, debating with him about...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodgers nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodgers two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would have to kill them so he could turn the place into my personal torture and killing chamber. I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • Lawyer: Family Warned Cops Before Calif. Rampage

    05/24/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies
    USA Today | Saturday, May 24, 1014 | Oren Dorell and William M. Welch
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  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Sons Death on NRA and Craven Politicians

    05/24/2014 9:51:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In an emotional statement, the father of a victim of the mass murder in Isla Vista on Friday night addressed reporters Saturday and warned families that it can happen to them too. "Our family has a message for every parent out there: You dont think itll happen to your child until it does.
  • Killer Elliot Rodgers 'manifesto' has No Mention of GOD. Does This Matter?

    05/25/2014 3:33:44 AM PDT · by lee martell · 45 replies
    May 25 2014 | lee martell
    We, who read the news are still coming to terms with the tragic killings of six innocent people and one suicide in Southern California Friday night. I read much of what is being called the Manifesto of Elliot Rodgers. Elliot was very ill, and had been chronically in a state of paranoid hysteria since his teen years. Elliot was also a very good writer. His utility of the language was quite sophisticated for someone his age. When I hear the term 'Manifesto', I naturally think of the ugliest one; Mein Kampf, which is almost back to back rationalized hatred, egoism...