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  • 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing' ( Gun Free Chicago )

    07/05/2014 9:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir and Liam Ford
    At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. ... The mother of the boy, Andrea Byes, said she is planning to move out of the two-flat where she lives with her children because of the violence, drug sales and loitering on the block. "I'm not surprised something like this happened," said Byes, 40. "It was a matter of time. They're all over...
  • Target 'Respectfully' Asks Law-Abiding Citizens to Leave Guns at Home

    07/02/2014 1:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 2, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On July 2nd, Target "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens to "not bring firearms" in their stores. The department store chain did this via an announcement posted on its website and shared by interim CEO John Mulligan. The announcement says: As you've likely seen in the media, there's been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit "open carry" should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target--even in...
  • [Video] NC BBQ Restaurant With Prominent “NO GUNS” Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/21/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | may 21, 2014 | dan cannon
    Recently, there have been two shootings at Jack in the Box restaurant less than 10 days after they decided to ask law abiding gun owners to leave their guns at home. Now we have yet another “gun free” restaurant who has been the victim of criminals with… you guessed it, guns. According to local media reports, The Pit in Durham, NC was robbed at gunpoint after just recently opening up the restaurant. According to ABC11, Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to...
  • Shooting at Purdue

    01/21/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by thesharkboy · 67 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 1/21/2014 | yahoo
    Shooting at Purdue
  • Peaceful Protest #2 (Gun Free Businesses in Seattle)

    08/22/2013 2:30:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 22 August, 2013 | FreeThinker
    From time to time a business will do something stupid, offensive, stupid AND offensive or just plain wrong - leaving us with CHOICES! We can just ignore it, blowing the situation off. We can call/write/fax/e-mail and express our dismay, either individually or as a group. Or we can take more direct actions, often with significant economic impact, to show our displeasure. The thirty some businesses that have publicly declared their intent to discriminate against and harass gun owners lawfully going about their business, in my opinion, merit the application of whatever lawful responses as might discomfit or economically impact...
  • Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores

    08/19/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores August 19, 2013 - 3:18 PM By Penny Starr ( – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, is inviting local merchants to voluntarily post “Gun Free Zone” signs in their businesses, letting customers who have guns know they should shop elsewhere. “We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises” McGinn said in a press release issued by Washington CeaseFire, which is partnering with the mayor for the campaign. “The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a...
  • Newtown shooter motivated by Norway massacre, sources say

    02/26/2013 9:43:11 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | February 18, 2013 | Bob Orr, Pat Milton
    Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer. Sources say Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011. Breivik killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo. He then moved to a nearby island where hunted down and fatally shot 69 people, mostly teenagers attending a summer camp. Two officials who have been briefed on the Newtown, Conn., investigation say Lanza wanted to top Breivik's death toll and targeted nearby...
  • ‘Gun-free zone’ enables Texas campus shooting

    01/22/2013 4:07:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/22/13 | David Codrea
    A shooting at a Houston college has left at least three people injured and at least one suspect in custody, The New York Times and other media sources reported today. “Officials at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College announced an evacuation at 12:52 p.m. on its Web site, citing an incident involving ‘a couple of armed suspects,’” the report elaborated. The suspects were in violation of Lone Star College policy and the law. It is the policy of this System to prohibit the carrying of firearms, knives and clubs onto any of the System's facilities,” the college’s weapons...
  • At least 9 people shot in early hours of new year ( Chicago Gun Free Zone )

    01/01/2013 12:25:08 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | January 1, 2013
    At least nine people--including two teenagers--were wounded in separate shootings in the early hours of the new year, authorities said. The new year’s first apparent victim of gun violence was a 29-year-old man shot in the mouth and shoulder after a fight broke out at a bar on the West Side, police said.
  • Shooting underscores threat to 'soft' targets

    12/26/2012 11:59:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | December 17, 2012 | F. Michael Maloof
    'Nothing short of armed teachers will protect children' At Sandy Hook Elementary, 26 people were killed, including 20 schoolchildren aged 6 and 7, by a lone 20-year-old assailant. Soft targets are far easier to attack than a “hard” target that may be under heavy guard. As a consequence, would-be perpetrators will go where it will be easier to make their violent statement for maximum effect, experts say. In addition to schools and shopping malls, other soft targets include high-profile businesses, hotels, casinos, transportation facilities, airports and venues where there may be large audiences, such as theaters. John Farnam, a nationally...
  • Gun Free Zones: An article by Tom Givens.

    12/17/2012 4:56:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Tom Givens
    Reposted from Tom Givens: In the wake of the tragic, horrific slaughter of innocent school children in Connecticut, there has been a renewed cry for more gun control laws. This stems from the natural need to “do something” when a tragedy of this proportion occurs. I agree we need to do something, but the “something” I want is a bit different. The “Gun Free Schools Act of 1994” made it a federal crime to possess a firearm on any school property. Many states enacted similar legislation at the state level, as the federal act required them to do so or...
  • Expert: Arm Teachers, Ban Gun-Free Zones to Halt Mass Shootings!

    12/15/2012 8:16:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12/15/12 | David A. Patten
    Banning gun-free zones and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons could help eliminate mass shootings at schools, gun-control expert John R. Lott told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Saturday. Lott, an author and college professor, told Newsmax that gun-free zones become “a magnet” for deranged killers who hope to burn their names into the history books by running up a big body count. Lott’s landmark book "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws" is in its 3rd edition. He told Newsmax there is a “very good chance” the Connecticut school shooting could have been averted, if teachers...
  • Six Places You Can’t Concealed Carry (but really should be able to)

    07/14/2012 6:00:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Brad Kozak
    I was leaving work the other night, and it dawned on me, I really wish I had my gun on me right now. Lest you think I was being a bit paranoid, the job I’m speaking of is my work as a professional musician, playing at a club. For my solo act, I’ve got to pack and move a P.A., guitars, keyboard, and assorted effluvia, loading these expensive pieces of equipment in and out every gig. It usually works out that I’m one of the last guys out of the venue, hence the desire for a gun. The loading areas...
  • Az. Bill to Stop Arbitrary Creation of Gun Free Zones Passes Committee

    04/03/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | AZCDL
    Catalina, AZ --( HB 2729, which would require operators of state and local government property, wishing to ban firearms, to control access using law enforcement personnel or armed guards and metal detectors, passed out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, April 2nd. The next step is a Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) hearing. We need to act now! Your letter to your Senator, urging them to support HB 2729, has been prepared and is waiting for you to send at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center: It only takes a few mouse clicks to make a big difference. If...
  • 'Gun-free' Kyrgyzstan enables ethnic cleansing

    06/14/2010 1:57:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 13, 2010 | David Codrea
    Kyrgyzstan:... Minister’s suggestion that members of the public should be allowed to own weapons gets a cool response. The powers that be--those who control the guns--called such a proposal "foolhardy." So what do they consider "sensible"? [P]arliament amended the allow members of parliament to carry guns during their term in office. Prior to the December election, almost one-third of sitting members had availed themselves of this right. You know, "Only Ones." They've got theirs, so what's the problem?
  • Two 'no guns' UDF convenience stores in Dayton robbed within 24 hours(OH)

    06/12/2010 8:14:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 584+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 11 June, 2010 | Tim Inwood
    According to news reports this week, two United Dairy Farmer's stores in Dayton (Wyoming Street and North Main Street ) were robbed within 24 hours. Apparently the thugs missed the little 'no guns' sign on the door UDF corporate put there to keep him out. Or just maybe the miscreant was a bit wiser than the UDF corporate stuffed shirts who put the sign up. The crook was certainly smart enough to seek out someplace where he knew his victims would not be armed and thus would be at his mercy. About two hundred and thirty years ago Thomas Jefferson...
  • Ohio journalist's report continues to educate viewers on the dangers of "gun-free" zones

    05/27/2009 4:44:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 699+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 26 May, 2009 | Chad D. Baus
    As we reported earlier this month, more Americans than ever oppose new government efforts to regulate guns, in spite of the best efforts of the media propaganda machine's anti-gun bias. There is also growing evidence that the years of pro-gun advocates' warnings about the danger of declaring spaces to be "gun free" zones (i.e. infringing on citizens' Second Amendment rights) is also starting to penetrate. Thanks to a story by WCPO (Cincinnati ABC) reporter Brendan Keefe aired late last year, thousands of viewers in the greater Cincinnati area were exposed to a fact that the establishment media is normally fond...
  • Gun Control Debated After Carthage Shooting

    04/01/2009 4:50:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 465+ views ^ | 1 April, 2009 | John Chappel
    ------------------------------cut------------------------ “In this month, we saw a shooting in Germany, we saw a church shooting and we saw an assault weapon rampage in Alabama that killed 10 people,” said Kolar. “That's an epidemic and that's just one month." But pro-gun groups are also at work this session. Grass Roots North Carolina President Paul Valone said "no carry zones" like Pine Lake Health and Rehabilitation post signs on site – a welcome sign for criminals. “Concealed handgun laws deter violent crime,” Valone said. “To that effect, we have legislation in the works to remove restaurants and public parks from the list...
  • Co-op announces ban on knives Great Britain alert)

    03/06/2009 7:32:49 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 23 replies · 525+ views
    Eadt 24 ^ | March 06, 2009 | Anthony Bond
    It hopes the decision will reduce the risk of knives “falling into the wrong hands” in the communities its stores serve.
  • The best kept secrets of the anti-violence movement, Part V: What does it ask of you?

    01/24/2009 6:58:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies · 344+ views
    LA gun rights examiner ^ | 23 January, 2009 | by John Longenecker
    This week, Virginia Tech saw another brutal killing, and without a gun. The interesting thing about knives is that they are silent and they do not run out of ammunition. Witnesses did nothing. The campus alert system announced the incident long after it was a completed act, taking fifteen minutes to complete the student body list of cell-phone recipients. One of the best kept secrets in the anti-violence movement is to tone down - obfuscate - details of the incident. It takes a little curiosity and a little searching to discover how brutal this killing was on campus, a gun...
  • Breaking News: Shots Fired Inside Westroads Mall (Omaha)

    12/05/2007 12:23:01 PM PST · by PrivateIdaho · 858 replies · 2,886+ views
    KETV, Omaha NE ^ | 12/5/2207 | KETV
    An elderly man was found near an escalator in the store, and police said a young black man was being sought as the suspected shooter. Early indications were that as many as five people may be injured. Colby Barak told KETV NewsWatch 7 that she was on lockdown inside Westroads Mall. She said she was doing Christmas shopping at Younkers, and an announcement was made that no one would be allowed to leave. Just before 2 p.m., Barrett said, another announcement was made that shoppers could leave but would not be allowed back in. Dozens of police and sheriff's cars...
  • Omaha Mall a Gun-Free Zone

    12/06/2007 9:29:41 AM PST · by szweig · 81 replies · 1,230+ views
    John Lott
    Just heard from John Lott, on the Dennis Prager radio show, that the Omaha shooting took place at a gun-free mall. Signs forbidding guns are posted at all the mall entrances. Lott points out that this fact is NOT being reported in the press. The same thing occurred in the Salt Lake City shooting a while back. Curious...SSZ

    04/29/2007 2:02:24 PM PDT · by jmq · 301 replies · 23,642+ views
    Just happening at Ward parkway mall

    04/19/2007 5:08:21 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 45 replies · 1,487+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 4/19/07 | Neal Boortz
    Did political correctness play a role here? Is it at all possible that strong action was not taken against him because he was a member of an ethnic minority? Did you know that both houses of the Virginia legislature unanimously passed legislation within the past year or so that barred Virginia colleges and universities from expelling a student on the basis of mental instability? Virginia colleges and universities were also banned from suspending or expelling a student because of an attempted suicide or the expression of suicidal thoughts?
  • Fear factor

    07/11/2002 10:45:58 AM PDT · by 45Auto · 5 replies · 197+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9 July 2002 | Brian McGrory
    <p>She was pushing a stroller down a shadeless sidewalk yesterday in search of relief from a life that seemed to be burning along the edge.</p> <p>''It's too hot to make them stay inside, and too scary to do anything outside,'' Janet Mungo said, nodding at her two young daughters, 7 months and 7 years. ''You're between a rock and a hard place.''</p>
  • Mark Steyn: In the Absence of Guns

    06/28/2002 3:49:45 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 53 replies · 681+ views
    Celebrity news from the United Kingdom: In April, Germaine Greer, the Australian feminist and author of The Female Eunuch, was leaving her house in East Anglia, when a young woman accosted her, forced her back inside, tied her up, smashed her glasses, and then set about demolishing her ornaments with a poker. A couple of weeks before that, the 85-year-old mother of Phil Collins, the well-known rock star, was punched in the ribs, the back, and the head on a West London street, before her companion was robbed. "That's what you have to expect these days," she said, philosophically. Anthea...
  • Armed Robbery Occurs At School

    04/29/2002 4:22:28 PM PDT · by tarawa · 3 replies · 315+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | April 24, 2002
    Armed Robbery Occurs At School Victim Had Just Come From Nearby Bank Posted: 12:37 p.m. MDT April 24, 2002 DENVER -- Deputies are searching for a suspect who held up a woman at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon while she was in a school parking lot. The woman, Elsie Lester, told Arapahoe County Sheriff's office that she drove to the bank on South Federal Boulevard and West Belleview Avenue during her lunch break. As she pulled up to the parking lot of Field Elementary School on 5402 Sherman Way, a man came up to her car and put a gun on her...