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  • VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops

    12/20/2014 6:22:46 PM PST · by george76 · 93 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | December 20, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.
  • Sandy Hook Families Sue AR15 Manufacturer

    12/16/2014 5:45:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Town Hall Finance ^ | Dec 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman. According to CNBC: Ten families touched by the Newtown massacre filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against companies that made, distributed and sold the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago. The suit argues that the gun is a military assault weapon that never...
  • 4 people reportedly try to rob bar, customer kills 2 of them

    10/05/2014 2:22:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10-4-14 | Samantha Ptashkin
    HOUSTON - Two people were killed early Saturday morning after deputies say four men tried to rob a bar in northwest Harris County. Four men with guns went into EJ's Place on Kuykendahl and Colwell roads around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said when they tried to rob the bar, one of the customers pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing two of the suspects. The other two alleged robbers left the scene. The customer who pulled the trigger also left before law enforcement arrived. Deputies are now trying to locate him.
  • Teacher accidentally fires gun at Technology Center of DuPage

    10/04/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 42 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/3/2014 | Christopher Placek
    A criminal justice instructor at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison accidentally discharged a handgun during class Friday afternoon, striking a file cabinet and hollow wall, officials said....
  • Challenging "Gun Free" Zones at the GRPC

    09/28/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 September | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Dr. John Edeen, above spoke as part of a panel on targeting "Gun Free Zones".   Dr. Edeen was not always part of the gun culture.   He grew up in New Jersey, but now practices medicine in San Antonio, Texas.</p> <p>He started taking colleagues shooting, and talking about the dangerous "gun free" policy of the hospital where he works.   He ran into considerable opposition, but over the course of time, he has converted many.   He says that he has obtained over 400 signatures from coworkers on a petition for the Hospital to change its policy.</p>
  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    09/16/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 15 2014 01 | Brett Prettyman
    Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. ... A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan "indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite." Evidence collected at the site is being analyzed to try to determine if the bear that attacked Stewart was a grizzly or a black bear. ... Hunter said there are high densities of grizzly and black bears in the drainage where the body was found and there were...
  • Lorna Weafer, bear attack victim, aspired to be a psychologist ( Canada )

    09/16/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 09, 2014
    Lorna Weafer, the 36-year-old Suncor instrument technician who was mauled and killed by a black bear ... Weafer was on her way back to work from a washroom when she was attacked by a large, male black bear while working at a Suncor oilsands site north of Fort McMurray, Alta., around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She was declared dead on the scene. ... Mike Ewald, an investigator with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, said Weafer’s co-workers tried to scare the bear off using fire extinguishers, a water cannon and air horn — “all general things that should scare it off,” Ewald...
  • AZ:Meteor Crater Redux; bad signs

    08/22/2014 5:56:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article I wrote about the improper signage at the Meteor Crater rest stop in Arizona.   At the first stop, I failed to obtain a picture. The rest stop is a member of a pair of rest stops as is often seen; one on each side of the freeway.   On the return trip, I stopped at the sister rest area to see if it had the bad signage as well.   It did.  The sign appeared to be identical with the sign that I recalled on the South side of I-40. Note the location of the prohibition on...
  • The facts about Dartmouth student Taylor Woolrich and her stalker

    08/13/2014 1:48:40 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2014 | john R. Lott Jr.
    It is often very hard for women who have been victims of sexual type crimes to publicly discuss what has happened to them. Last week in Washington, five women came forward to discuss how gun free zones at colleges have prevented them from defending themselves. From rape and sexual assault, to stalkers, to one woman whose stalker killed her husband, to death threats,these women bravely came forward and talked of the traumas -- all but one telling their story publicly for the first time. One woman's story made national headlines. Taylor Woolrich, a junior at Dartmouth College, has been stalked...
  • Should colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed weapons?

    08/08/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 30 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lyndsay Winkley
    Take survey on "Should colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed weapons?" The article is pretty useful also
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Doctor Who Stopped Shooter Will Not Lose Job, Hospital Praises Actions[The rest of the story]

    07/30/2014 4:30:35 AM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    Concealed Nation. ^ | 07/27/2014 | Brandon
    There you have it. The hospital with a gun free policy is praising the actions of a Doctor who was carrying his concealed firearm while at his office. The Doctor’s name is Dr. Lee Silverman, and we are so thrilled to see this response from the hospital: Post by Mercy Health System. We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John D’Alonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterday’s tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunt’s family, and we are praying for Dr. Silverman’s speedy...
  • Gunman was offended by hospital's 'gun-free' policy

    07/28/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    nbcphilly ^ | 7/27/2014 | nbc philly
    NOTHING WAS GOING to stop Richard Plotts from carrying a gun. Not the law, not his felony record, not his questionable mental health and certainly not a sign. "There's evidence that he took offense to the issue that there were signs posted at Mercy Fitzgerald Health System indicating that it was a gun-free zone," Whelan said. "That's the only motive we have been able to determine at this point in time . . . he was upset about that policy." And, if not for an armed doctor and two other brave staffers who subdued him, Plotts may have claimed many...
  • Doctor Seemingly Defies Hospital’s Policy Barring Him From Carrying a Gun Police Say .....

    07/24/2014 6:59:15 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 24, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    DARBY, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday helped stop the gunman by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said. A patient opened fire after entering the doctor’s office at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital with the caseworker, District Attorney Jack Whelan said. Witnesses reported hearing yelling before the gunshots. A spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital said the facility has a policy prohibiting anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a weapon anywhere on its campus. It...
  • Just another usual weekend in the gun free zone of Chicago

    07/20/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    So… how’s that whole gun free zone thing in Chicago working out? Even though they came close to setting a new record over the 4th of July, things in the Windy City aren’t slowing down much. The toll just for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning was impressive in a pretty horrid way. A 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet fired into her home in the Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.The girl, and another 12-year-old shot in the same neighborhood, are among 22 people shot between about 3:30 p.m. and...
  • 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...
  • 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: . . .
  • 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 won’t 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 Sheriff’s office had interviewed...
  • [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment

    05/22/2014 5:50:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] 8 Year Old Schoolboy Reprimanded For Thinking a Cloud Looked Like a Gun During Assignment May 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post So I think we’re officially to the point where our public schools are punishing children for their imagination. According to KKTV, Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. “Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott...
  • GA: Restaurant Changes Mind, Welcomes Gun Carriers

    05/21/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a scenario that has recurred all over the nation, a restaurant in Georgia briefly put up a "NO GUNS" sign, became educated, and took it down.  This is the usual course of events that has occurred as antiquated gun laws have been reformed.   Georgia recently passed  a bill that reformed one of the last laws in the nation that forbid armed citizens from eating in restaurants that also serve alcohol.  Louisiana passed a similar reform shortly after, becoming the 50th state in the nation to have this freedom.   From wrdw.com in Augusta, Georgia: "I come up and see...
  • [Video] NC BBQ Restaurant With Prominent “NO GUNS” Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/21/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | 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...
  • Media bias on gun free zones

    05/02/2014 1:43:37 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01, 2014 | John Lott
    Another multiple victim public shooting, yet another attack that occurred where guns are banned. Tuesday’s tragic attack at a FedEx facility in Cobb County, Georgia, left six people injured, with one still in critical condition. The media quickly rushed in with stories about an “assault rifle” being used in the attack. This claim was made everywhere, in stories including the New York Times, USA Today, CBS News and the BBC. But it wasn’t an “assault” weapon. The attack occurred with a shotgun. During the first two days of news coverage, there was a virtual complete media blackout on one of...
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has...
  • Fort Hood attack: My son, our soldiers, are defenseless, sitting ducks

    04/03/2014 6:03:43 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2014 | John Lott
    The Obama administration hasn’t learned anything from the massacres at Fort Hood in 2009 or the Washington Navy Yard last year. For all my research on how to stop or prevent mass public shootings and all the victims at these attacks that I have talked to over the years, the attack this week at Fort Hood was different. My son Ryan, who is stationed at Fort Hood and recently back from a tour in Afghanistan, was just two blocks from the attack and could hear the shots. However, as was true in the 2009 attack at Fort Hood by Major...
  • GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

    02/10/2014 11:06:25 AM PST · by celmak · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Eric owens
    A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.
  • School officials are no fans of gun ban signs (Illinois)

    02/03/2014 7:05:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Southtown Chicago ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Donna Vickroy
    School officials are no fans of gun ban signs BY DONNA VICKROY dvickroy@southtownstar.com February 2, 2014 It is a sign of the times, as well as a sign that is sure to become ubiquitous. School officials want the public to know that in compliance with state law (House Bill 0183), schools, churches, government agencies and liquor stores statewide will be posting 4-by-6-inch stickers reminding the public, particularly those with a concealed-carry license, that there are limits on where a gun can be carried. While schools didn’t allow guns even before the concealed-carry law was passed, they still are required to...
  • Md. mall gunman was avid skater, no criminal past

    01/26/2014 10:50:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2014 10:41 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday. Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing...
  • Vanity.....Race of Mall Shooter??

    01/26/2014 4:19:20 PM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 60 replies
    I haven't seen any mall shooter photos yet. Could it be he may be of a specific race?? Betcha
  • Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting

    01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 96 replies
    newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014
    <p>COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.</p> <p>Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.</p>
  • LIVE UPDATES: Deadly Shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland

    01/25/2014 9:48:02 AM PST · by bamahead · 134 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 25, 2014
    Police responded to an active shooting at Columbia Mall in Maryland shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET. Three people are confirmed dead and the mall remains on lockdown. UPDATE, 12:40p ET: People inside the mall are being told to wait until they are escorted out. The scene is believes to be secure. UPDATE, 12:34p ET: Randy Brooks, owner of Edward Arthur Jewelers at Columbia Mall, told Uma Pemmaraju that he heard a couple of pops and then saw people running. He said it appeared that the shooter had a shotgun and was killed, but police have not confirmed that. Brooks said...
  • Police: Several Injured After Shooting In Columbia Mall (Howard County, MD)

    01/25/2014 8:44:43 AM PST · by kristinn · 179 replies
    WJZ-13 Baltimore ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014
    Several people have been injured after a shooting at the Columbia Mall. The exact number of injured people or extent of their injuries isn’t known.
  • Keeping Public Buildings Free of Guns Proves Too Costly for Kansas Towns

    01/12/2014 10:07:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 Jan 2014 | STEVEN YACCINO
    Reasoning that more guns mean greater safety, Kansas lawmakers voted last year to require cities and counties to make public buildings accessible to people legally carrying concealed weapons. But for communities that remained wary of such open access to city halls, libraries, museums and courthouses, the Legislature provided an exemption: Guns can be banned as long as local governments pay for protections like metal detectors and security guards, ensuring the safety of those they have disarmed. It turns out that in Wichita, the state’s most populous city, and in some other towns, the cost of opting out before the Jan....
  • Mandating Effective Gun Free Zones

    12/29/2013 6:44:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas recently passed legislation requiring that local governments that ban the legal carry of concealed weapons in public buildings, do so for people who ignore the law as well.  The logic is simple: If a person is willing to do illegal harm with a weapon, then ignoring a simple sign that forbids people from having weapons on the premises will not be much of a deterrent.  This creates a situation where only those who are willing to ignore the law are armed.  John Lott has noted that all of the public mass shootings since 1950, except one, have been...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Latest Colorado School Shooting

    12/16/2013 8:35:09 AM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    AIM ^ | 12/16/2013 | Roger Aronoff
    Coming as it did on the weekend of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26, plus the killer, and wounded two more, it is not surprising that the media downplayed or ignored aspects of the Friday the 13th school shooting in Centennial, Colorado, just miles away from both Columbine and Aurora, the scenes of two other horrific mass shootings. But this latest incident offered a couple of narratives that the media preferred to ignore. The shooter was Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old, described as very bright, and an excellent debater, who had had run-ins with his...
  • Anti-Gun Group Moms Demand Action Lies About ‘Victory’ At Staples & Gets Caught

    12/06/2013 1:31:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 12-4-13 | unattributed
    Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- From Facebook.com: http://tinyurl.com/m4sjwfs For those without a Facebook account, it shows a photo of some members of MDA standing in a Staples with this title; “IT’S WORKING: Last week, members of Moms Demand Action made the case for gun sense at a Staples in Arlington, Virginia, and the manager agreed: He will put up signs saying no guns are allowed in his store! Be part of the campaign, bring gun sense to a Staples near you:” Trouble is when some of our members checked (click here for audio) with the store in question, the manager, Salaf, was...
  • Ohio Moves to Eliminate Defenceless Victim Zones

    11/18/2013 3:12:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    gun ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    While this legislation is not comprehensive, it is a "good first step" in  the direction of removing silly infringements on the second amendment in Ohio. The Judiciary committee, headed by Chairman Jim Butler, will be hearing testimony on Representative Ron Maag's (R-Lebanon) HB 231 on November 20th at 4 p.m.  Some notable changes in the law are: 1. Removal of the prohibition by the state on the carry of weapons in churches.   The existing ban manages to violate both the first and second amendments simultaneously.   How can any state deprive churches of their right to control their own premises...
  • Students face expulsion from school for pulling gun on home intruder

    11/09/2013 5:07:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2013 | Ryan Gorman
    Two Gonzaga University seniors are on the verge of being expelled after using a gun to defend themselves from a career criminal trying to break into their apartment. Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh, who both live in an off-campus near the school’s Spokane, OR., campus, were accosted last month by a man demanding money while standing in the door of their apartment. Mr Fagan offered food and a blanket, but declined to give ex-con John Taylor any money, he told KHQ. Mr Taylor then tried to fight his way into the apartment but was scared off by Mr McIntosh’s hand...
  • Bus highjacked in Norway. All passengers including the bus driver slain.

    11/04/2013 11:14:30 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 78 replies
    VG (largest Norwegian Newspaper) ^ | 04.11.13 - 18:19 | Av Rune Thomas Ege , Sigrid Helene Svendsen , Marcus Husby , Gordon Andersen , Bjørn-Martin Nordby o
    My quick translation: A non ethnic Norwegian entered a bus n the fjordlands of Western Norway, then proceeded to slay all the passengers with a knife. There were only 3 passengers onboard so casualties are relatively low I suppose.
  • LAX Gunman Identified After Airport Shooting Spree

    11/01/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    A.B.C ^ | Nov 1 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY
    A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the terminal before he was captured by police. The shooter, initially identified as Paul Ciancia, pulled an assault rifle from a bag and blasted his way past airport screeners, said Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon.
  • Report: Shooting at LAX [pic]; Updated

    11/01/2013 9:52:58 AM PDT · by reegs · 587 replies
    http://twitchy.com/2013/11/01/report-shooting-at-lax/
  • WA:Seattle public libraries opt to obey the law…finally

    11/01/2013 6:09:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The long-standing, and wholly illegal, ban on guns in Seattle’s public libraries comes to an end next week, according to Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat, who reports today that the rule change was a long time coming, more than a year after a Second Amendment Foundation legal victory defending state preemption was allowed to stand by the State Supreme Court. This policy change is as late as an overdue book, and Times readers are having some fun with it.In recognition of this announcement, SAF and this column will donate an autographed copy of Washington Times Senior Editor Emily Miller’s recently-released...
  • Virginia Supreme Court overturns Virginia Tech shooting verdict

    10/31/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2013 | Frank Green
    RICHMOND -- The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned the jury verdict in a wrongful death suit against the state in favor of the families of two students slain in the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech. Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson were among 32 students and faculty members killed by student Seung-Hui Cho. Last year a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury awarded each family $4 million, an amount that was reduced to $100,000 each by a state cap on damages. The state appealed the verdict, arguing it should be overturned because of trial court errors. In a 15-page ruling...
  • Michael Landsberry survived 2 Afghanistan tours, died protecting his students in Sparks

    10/22/2013 2:51:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2013 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    <p>A middle school student in Sparks, Nev. opened fire on his classmates Monday morning, killing a math teacher, and then turned the semi-automatic handgun on himself. He also injured two 12-year-old boys, both of whom are in stable condition. The teacher, Michael Landsberry, was a veteran, and a witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the student shot Landsberry after he ordered him to put down the weapon.</p>
  • BREAKING: Shots fired at Nevada middle school

    10/21/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2013
    (CNN) -- Some people were shot Monday at Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada, police said. Commander Rocky Triplett of the Sparks Police Department said it was unclear how many people were shot.
  • NH Store Clerk: “I Just Wanted To Go Home To My Family,” Fired For Self-Defense

    10/16/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    michaelgraham.com ^ | 10/16/13 | Michael Graham
    Bear Cothran works–or rather, worked–at a Shell station in Nashua, NH. Over the weekend, in the wee hours of the morning, a large guy with a knife entered the store, demanded money and, according to Cothran, threatened to kill him if he didn’t cooperate. Cothran is a lawful New Hampshire gun owner, he had his gun on him, so he drew the gun and the robber left post-haste. Yay, the good guys win! Uh…no. At 11:20 [Monday] morning, Bear received a phone call from his boss, informing him that, in spite of his status as a 10-year employee in good...
  • Liberalism and Mass Shootings

    09/26/2013 11:11:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2013 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing generally overlooked in the uproar over the Washington Navy Yard shooting -- and all other recent mass shootings -- is that guns are being used to shield failed liberal policies. Such policies have been implicated in most, if not all, gun massacres. As is customary when encountering failure, liberals immediately cast around looking for someone or something else to blame, in this case, guns and anything associated with them, including the NRA, the bitter clingers, and so on. The failed policies they are attempting to protect include: �-� Gun-Free Zones -- According to John Lott, Jr. every last...
  • Three teens charged with killing Hoboken man in violent game of 'knockout,' authorities say

    09/23/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    Daily News ^ | 9/21/2013
    Three teenagers were charged for the murder of a homeless Hoboken man who authorities claim was the victim of a violent game called “knockout.” The boys, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, allegedly followed Ralph Erick Santiago, 46, on Third St. before one of the teens threw a punch at the victim’s head on Sept. 10, prosecutors said. Santiago fell back from the blow and collapsed onto an iron fence, where he died after his neck was wedged between two posts, police said. “He was just a loving person, cared about everybody, very spiritual,” his cousin, who declined to give his...
  • Steve Stockman plans to introduce bill allowing military personnel to carry on bases

    09/22/2013 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    Red Alert Poliitcs ^ | 9/22/13 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 dead including the shooter, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced plans to introduce a bill to allow military personnel to pack heat while on military bases. Stockman told a crowd at the Liberty Political Action Conference on Friday night they were the first to hear about the bill, which he plans to introduce in the coming weeks. The legislation, sponsored by Stockman, will allow military personnel to not only carry, but also fire back in the event that an armed combatant opens fire on a military...
  • Recalled Colorado Sen. Angela Giron: We can beat the gun lobby — we already have

    09/22/2013 1:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2013 | Angela Giron
    President Obama has now addressed the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and we certainly heard the weariness in his voice Monday as spoke about the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard: “It’s a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel. These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. They’re patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn’t have expected here at home.” As a state legislator now branded by the word “recalled,” I can identify with that weariness....
  • Hey Anti-gunner: Do you have any remorse over supporting gun-free zones?

    09/21/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT · by sdnet · 22 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-09-21 | Steve Adcock
    Inquiring minds want to know – to those who support gun free zones throughout the country, do you feel any remorse at all when so many high profile gun tragedies occur in, wait for it…gun free zones? The entire city of Chicago is a gun free zone. Yet, the city sees some of the highest crime in the nation, including a particularly hideous crime this week that took the lives of 3 people and wounded 23 others, including a 3-year old boy. Or what about Columbine? Sandy Hook? Virginia Tech? All gun free zones. But let’s not forget the Aurora...