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  • Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

    01/10/2020 1:09:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | Jan 10, 2020 | WTVR STAFF
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks. Newly empowered Democrats in the General Assembly voted Friday to ban guns at the Capitol and a legislative office building, saying the move was needed to protect public safety.
  • Man attacked for wearing MAGA hat draws gun, sparks mall panic in Eastern Pa.

    01/09/2020 11:35:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 8, 2020 | The Associated Press
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — An altercation over a man’s refusal to remove a “Make America Great Again” hat triggered a recent active shooter scare at a Pennsylvania mall, police said. The altercation started outside when a man confronted another man wearing the hat in support of President Donald Trump inside the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30, authorities said Tuesday. The man threatened to assault the Trump supporter if he did not remove his hat, and then tried to knock it off his head.
  • On Fox News: How Gun-Free Zones Endanger Law-Abiding Citizens, Nikki Goeser’s Story On Tucker Carlson Tonight

    12/28/2019 11:58:59 AM PST · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | December 28, 2019 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Tucker Carlson interviewed Nikki Goeser on Fox News about her new book “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me.” The case illustrates how gun-free zones disarm law-abiding citizens who obey the law and not criminals. Indeed, criminals are attracted to these gun-free zones because they know that their victims can’t defend themselves.
  • My husband was shot dead in a gun-free zone – Now his imprisoned killer sends me love letters

    12/19/2019 5:01:05 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2019 | Nikki Goeser
    My stalker just won’t go away. Ten years ago, he murdered my husband, Ben, right in front of me in the middle of a busy restaurant. But my nightmare didn’t end with my stalker’s incarceration, as I recently found out that he is writing me letters from prison. The letters show absolutely no remorse and profess his twisted love for me.
  • Defiance Through Compliance: The Deep State Hoodwink on Gun Free Military Bases

    12/15/2019 4:28:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 13 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, in an exclusive interview on Ammoland, Candidate (now President) Donald Trump promised he would mandate that soldiers remain armed and alert at our military bases. From AmmoLand, Candidate Trump: “They will be able to defend themselves against terrorists. Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of policy created by civilian leadership. Political correctness has no place in this debate.” That policy was reiterated in 2018. President Trump said he would review the policy of keeping service members disarmed on our military bases and recruiting centers.  From military.com: President Donald Trump said Friday that he would review...
  • If Civilians Can Be Trusted With Guns, Military Personnel Should Be Too

    12/11/2019 12:32:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Nikki Goeser. With the shootings over the last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii, people are again asking why military personnel are banned from having guns on military bases in the U.S. These attacks have become an all too familiar pattern of attacks at U.S. bases: the two Fort Hood shootings, the 2015 Chattanooga and 2009 Little Rock military recruitment center shootings, the 2013 Navy Yard complex in Washington, D.C., the 2013 Norfolk Navy base shooting, as well as other cases.The irony is that our...
  • 2 active shooters in one week prompt questions about military bases’ ban on firearms

    12/08/2019 8:50:24 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | December 6, 2019
    Two mass shootings at U.S. military installations in one week, including one in which the perpetrator was a foreign national, have prompted questions over firearm use on American bases. .... To have two shootings clustered one after another on military bases is unusual. In the past two decades, there have only been about seven other active shootings on bases; the deadliest was a November 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 13 and injured 32. ... Government-issued firearms are locked in an arms room on base and only distributed when they are needed for training ,... This regulation...
  • Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/06/2019 11:49:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    Heavy ^ | Updated Dec 6, 2019 at 2:25pm | By Jessica McBride
    Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani was identified as the active shooter who killed three people and wounded eight more at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. Alshamrani was first named in a tweet from NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian. According to the Associated Press, the gunman has been identified as a Saudi national. Authorities have not said whether they are considering the Pensacola shooting an act of terrorism; the AP reported that authorities are looking into whether that’s the case, though. According to The Times, the base hosts international students for flight training. Four people are deceased (including the suspect), and...
  • Santa Clarita shooting: 1 dead, officials say (14 mins ago)

    11/14/2019 11:18:02 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/14/2019 | Hannah Fry, Richard Winton, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde
    One person was killed and at least four others were injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning, authorities said. The shooting was reported at the campus at 21900 Centurion Way about 7:40 a.m., prompting a massive law enforcement response. Paramedics swarmed the campus, treating the wounded while authorities combed nearby neighborhoods searching for a 15-year-old boy suspected in the shooting. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team also assisted with the search. After roughly an hour, authorities said that the suspect,...
  • Fort Hood shooting survivor questions handling of case 10 years after massacre

    11/05/2019 3:14:14 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2019 | David Montanaro
    Hasan has remained on death row for seven years and counting. Manning said he hopes "justice gets served" but realizes Hasan may never be executed. ... When it came to Hasan, Manning said, there was a double standard. Hasan wrote emails to radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki seeking advice on reconciling his Muslim faith with serving in the Army. This fact was known to the FBI. “You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to a member of Al...
  • Violent crime rates surged across Boulder County over past 5 years [ Colorado ]

    10/21/2019 2:52:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | October 19, 2019 | Kelsey Hammon
    Violent crimes cases across Boulder County surged from 2013 to 2018, a trend that corresponds with a rising number of felony case filing across the state. According to Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, state felony case filings spiked nearly 45% in five years. In Boulder County, the majority of new felony case filings were for violent crimes, which saw a 32% increase from 2013 to 2018. ... Violent crimes include cases that involve assault, robbery, vehicular homicide, crimes against at-risk individuals, bias-motivated crimes, murder, attempted murder and stalking. In Boulder County, Dougherty said domestic violence is the county’s most...
  • Lawmaker Wants To Make Gun-Free Zones Liable If Someone Hurt

    10/06/2019 4:34:45 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 29 replies
    CAP CON A Michigan News Source ^ | Sept. 27, 2019 | By Tom Gantert
    State Rep. Gary Eisen, R-St. Clair Township, introduced House Bill 4975, which would revoke governmental immunity from lawsuits arising from injuries sustained on government property where guns are banned. Eisen is also the sponsor of House Bill 4976, which would make a government, business or individual that designates a property a gun-free zone responsible for the safety of individuals who enter it. < . . . > Eisen said part of the rationale for his bill lies with a report that 98% of mass public shootings happen in gun-free zones. The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump recited that...
  • Fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

    09/18/2019 12:44:26 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 18, 2019 | Emily iDxon
    American fashion brand Bstroy has received fierce criticism on social media after displaying school shooting-themed hoodies at a show during New York Fashion Week. The brand's spring/summer 2020 collection, designed by Brick Owens and Duey Catorze, featured distressed hoodies reading "Stoneman Douglas," "Sandy Hook," "Virginia Tech" and "Columbine," the sites of four of the deadliest school shootings in the US. Photos from the show posted on the brand's Instagram account, as well as Owens' account, quickly drew outrage, with some commenters identifying themselves as survivors or relatives of victims. On a photo of the Stoneman Douglas hoodie, one person commented,...
  • El Paso Walmart Shooting: What is Known So Far

    08/03/2019 2:30:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 113 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 00:12 04.08.2019 | Tony Webster
    El Paso Walmart Shooting: What is Known So FarCC BY 2.0 / Tony Webster / Police Line / Police Tape US 23:57 03.08.2019(updated 00:12 04.08.2019) Get short URL120 A mass shooting took place on Saturday in El Paso’s Cielo Vista shopping mall, described as “El Paso’s main shopping destination.” At least 20 people are said to have been confirmed dead at the site but reports vary. AT 11:03 local time, the El Paso Police Department tweeted that officers were responding to an active shooter situation. The massacre is said to have taken place inside the mall’s Walmart store. Police confirmed...
  • Active shooter at Walmart in El Paso

    08/03/2019 10:54:09 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 781 replies
    BNO News ^ | August 3, 2019
    UPDATE: Up to 18 people shot at Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, local NBC affiliate KTSM reports. Details soon. Police and other emergency services are responding to reports of an active shooting at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, local officials and witnesses say. Only few details were immediately available. The incident began at about 11 a.m. on Saturday when officers were called for an active shooter at Walmart. It was not immediately clear if police have confirmed a shooting and, if so, what is the status of the suspect.
  • Multiple people have been killed in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, police say

    08/03/2019 12:17:58 PM PDT · by libstripper · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 3, 2019, 3:08 pm, EDT | Dakin Andone & Hollie Silverman
    (CNN)Multiple people were killed Saturday in a shooting in El Paso, Texas, according to local police. At least one person is in custody, El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Castillo told reporters, and authorities don't believe there is an ongoing threat.
  • Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Garlic Fest shooter)

    07/29/2019 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Pollard · 78 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 7/29/19 | Elynn Santiago
    Santino William Legan, 19, has been identified by CBS News as the suspect in the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. The shooting Sunday night on the final day of the annual event at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy left three dead, 15 injured and the suspected shooter, Legan, killed by police. Several others were injured in the chaos after shots were fired, but were not shot, authorities said. The dead include 6-year-old Stephen Romero. A second suspect was still on the run. Police remained at the scene of the shooting Sunday night into Monday investigating. A...
  • Groups exchange gunfire near Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park, sending 7 to hospitals

    07/21/2019 4:35:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-20-19 | CHARLES J. JOHNSON
    According to Chicago police, a “group of individuals” was walking toward the lakefront while another group was leaving at about 3:30 a.m., near the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. A verbal altercation broke out between the groups and escalated to gunfire, with individuals from both groups firing handguns at one another. Seven individuals were struck by gunfire and transported to area hospitals, police said, and Area North detectives are currently investigating. Two males and a female, all in their mid- to late-20s, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to their legs,...
  • Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Robbed at Gunpoint

    07/20/2019 7:15:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jul 2019 | AMY FURR
    Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner, Danny Murphy, was robbed at gunpoint in the city’s southeast area on Friday night. Reports state that the incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. while Murphy was with his wife in the 2200 Block of E. Pratt. The report comes after Baltimore city officials and federal officials announced the launch of a National Public Safety Partnership on July 16 as part of a push to cut down on violent crime in the area. ... Maryland banned ‘high capacity’ magazines and a variety of ‘assault weapons’ via the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. That Act also required would-be...
  • 'Gun free zone' law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says

    06/14/2019 11:56:43 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2019 | Maxim Lott
    The night before Kate Nixon and 11 others were murdered by a disgruntled co-worker, the decade-long Virginia Beach city employee talked with her husband about bringing a gun to work for self-defense -- a decision that was taken out of her hands by the city's ban on employees carrying firearms at work, a Nixon family lawyer said. Now, Nixon's family is calling for an independent investigation into events leading up to the May 31 shooting and what could have been done differently before and during it, particularly given the explicit concerns about shooter DeWayne Craddock. “Kate expressed to her husband...