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  • When a Psychiatrist Shoots to Kill

    08/08/2014 10:09:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/7/2014 | Robert B. Young
    District attorney Jack Whelan said: “If Dr. Silverman did not have the firearm and did not utilize the firearm, he’d be dead today. And other people would be dead.” In fact, the doctor had breached the facility’s “no firearms” policy by carrying a weapon with him to work. The facility released a statement saying that it looked forward to his “return to serving patients at our hospital.”
  • Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 126 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Breitbart TV, by Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV´s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I´m not a military planner but Hamas puts it´s missiles, it´s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Here’s How An Armed, Hero Doctor Was Honored For Saving Lives In A Hospital

    07/27/2014 10:45:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/27/14 | Doug Book
    On July 24th, Dr. Lee Silverman, a Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Psychiatrist from Darby, Pennsylvania saved the lives of uncounted hospital workers and patients by shooting Richard Plotts, a mentally disturbed patient and felon. While in Silverman’s office, Plotts pulled a hidden gun and killed Theresa Hunt, a 53 year old hospital caseworker who had accompanied Plotts to Dr. Silverman’s office. Upon the shot being fired by Plotts, Silverman ducked behind his desk, pulled a pistol he keeps in a drawer and returned fire, hitting Plotts three times and ending the criminal’s would-be killing spree. Plotts was in critical condition and...
  • Doctor shoots armed patient in Philly hospital: A gun rights case is born

    07/26/2014 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 25, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Psychiatrist Lee Silverman worked in a gun-free hospital, but pulled out a gun in his desk to subdue an armed patient, who had just shot his caseworker. The case renews the issue: Should doctors and teachers be armed? A mental-health caseworker is dead and a doctor and his patient wounded after a bizarre gunfight at a gun-free-zoned hospital in Yeadon, Pa., near Philadelphia, Thursday. As police prepare murder charges against the wounded patient, focus is shifting to the gun-toting psychiatrist who stopped the mayhem, likely saving other lives.
  • Store Ignores Obvious Signs, Goes Overboard With Its Anti-Gun Policy

    07/08/2014 6:31:43 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Chuck
    A furniture store in Takoma Park, Maryland that calls itself a “Weapons Free Environment” took its policy a bit too far on Independence Day. That’s when a loss prevention officer at IKEA approached Alan Goldberg, who carried a visible, holstered firearm into the store, telling him he would have to leave the premises or place the weapon in his vehicle, according to NBC Washington. The request caught Goldberg off guard: he is Takoma Park’s chief of police, and he was in uniform during his visit.
  • Shock: All But 2 Public Mass Shootings Since 1950 Have Occurred in “Gun-Free Zones”

    05/30/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 5, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Put yourself in a criminal’s position. You feel like shooting and killing a bunch of people, and you want to be met with as little opposition as possible. If you go to a place that allows concealed carry, there’s a risk that someone could take you out before you start shooting, and that’s a risk you don’t want to take. Naturally, you’d go to a place that has heavy restrictions on gun-carriers. That’ll pretty much guarantee that no one will be able to fight back, and you’d be able to shoot and kill as many as you want. And then...
  • North Carolina Restaurant Posts "No Guns" Sign, Then Gets Robbed At Gunpoint

    05/23/2014 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Sasparilla · 22 replies
    gunsnfreedom ^ | 05/21/2014 | gunsnfreedom
    Gun free zones in action. http://gunsnfreedom.com/nc-restaurant-posts-no-guns-sign-and-then-gets-robbed-at-gunpoint/
  • Thieves in NC are Targeting Cars With Gun Related Stickers and Cars Parked near Gun Free Zones

    05/20/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Thieves in NC are Targeting Cars With Gun Related Stickers and Cars Parked near Gun Free Zones May 19 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post looks like gun thieves in North Carolina are getting smart in their search to illegally acquire guns. According to a local report today, police have managed to bust several thieves they say are targeting cars that have gun related stickers on the bumper or windows. They are also targeting cars that are parked near gun free zones. These areas force law abiding concealed carriers to leave their firearms in their vehicles where they are...
  • Fort Hood, Gun-Free Zones and ‘Progressive’ Insanity

    04/07/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2014 | Matt Barber
    They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. Not true. It does if you stand high atop a cliff’s edge waving a lightning rod above your head during a thunderstorm. In fact, in the unlikely event you survive the first strike, it’ll keep right on striking until you climb down. So-called “gun-free zones” are lightning rods for mass murder. It’s time we climbed down from the cliff’s edge. America mourns yet another needless and preventable mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. When will gun-grabbing liberals learn? In a blunt and provocatively titled, though well-reasoned post, submitted shortly...
  • Gov. Pence signs bill allowing guns in cars on school property

    03/27/2014 2:00:15 PM PDT · by digger48 · 7 replies
    wthr ^ | Mar 27, 2014 | Channel 13
    INDIANAPOLIS - Governor Mike Pence has signed a bill allowing guns to be locked in cars on school property as long as they are hidden and in the parking lot. (snip) The bill also addresses firearm buyback programs, allowing that firearms may be destroyed to be sold to a salvage company or for recycling, and that buyback programs can be conducted with private funds or grants.
  • 11 Year Old Writes Heart Wrenching Letter: “Why Gun Free Zones Violate My Right To Be Protected”

    01/27/2014 7:27:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    27 January, 2014 | Lorri Anderson
    While politicians are consistently attacking Americans second amendment rights through propaganda and lies children’s lives hang in the balance. To push their political agenda they claim “they are doing it for the children” or “want to make America safer.” As adults fight it out in the political arena, trying to push through “illegal” gun control laws, the most innocent of America have become “defenseless targets”; all for the sake of “political correctness.” Their voices have been stifled by those claiming to know what is best for them while they have never walked in these children’s shoes. I do wonder how...
  • Man gunned down outside luxury NJ mall (thought NJ was a gun free zone?)

    12/16/2013 5:28:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Carjackers shot and killed a man in front of his horrified wife Sunday in the parking structure of an upscale New Jersey mall. The 30-year-old victim was attacked by two thugs and shot in the head at The Mall at Short Hills in Millburn at around 9:10 p.m. “It was at least two gunshots. People started ducking and panicking,” Rick Ramos, who works at the mall’s California Pizza Kitchen, told The Post. “We had to barricade everyone inside. I could hear a woman screaming her head off. It was brutal. She was shrieking.”
  • 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.
  • Obama accuses gun control opponents of fighting to allow ‘dangerous people’ to own guns

    09/22/2013 9:10:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-22-2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama accused opponents of gun control of fighting to allow “dangerous people” to own guns in a speech on Saturday to activists at Congressional Black Caucus, promising he would revive his failed gun control efforts following recent urban shootings in Chicago and Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard. “We can’t rest until all of our children can go to school or walk down the street free from the fear that they will be struck down by a stray bullet,” he said, citing recent shooting in Chicago’s African-American districts. The promise of gun control came with the incendiary suggestion that gun-rights...
  • Obama says fight for gun laws “ought to obsess us”

    09/22/2013 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 116 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2013 6:15 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.” Reprising his role of the nation’s consoler in chief after yet another mass shooting, Obama said Americans should honor the victims of last Monday’s shooting by insisting on a change in gun laws. “It ought to obsess us,” Obama said. … He said no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the United States, and blamed mass shootings in...
  •  3 Employees Killed At D.C. Starbucks (Flashback- DC; 1997; Gun Free Zone)

    09/19/2013 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Three employees of a Starbucks coffee store near Georgetown were found brutally slain yesterday morning, sending shock waves through a community generally immune from such violence.The bodies of night manager Mary Caitrin Mahoney, 25, Emory Allen Evans, 25, and Aaron David Goodrich, 18, were found at 5:15 a.m. in a back room of the store at 1810 Wisconsin Ave. NW, in Burleith, just north of Georgetown, police said. An employee arriving for work found the bodies. All three had been shot several times.
  • Navy Yard Shooting Another Clinton Gun-Free Zone Fail

    09/17/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investot's Business Daily ^ | September 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: As the usual suspects call for stricter gun control, the fact remains that a gunman with two prior gun-crime arrests entered a secure military facility with a stolen ID and found no one able to shoot back. It was Fort Hood all over again. Aaron Alexis, a gunman whose prior behavioral warning signs were ignored, opens fire in an installation belonging to the most powerful military on Earth and those who protect our nation and design our weapons are not allowed to have a weapon to defend themselves. He was more equipped than the 12 people he killed on...
  • Ban the welfare state –– not guns (Nugent blames liberals for ongoing murders in black communities)

    07/10/2013 9:51:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Ted Nugent
    With the Chicago Independence Day Massacre now over until next weekend, there will be talking heads pontificating yet again about what we can do to stop the violence in the president’s hometown and in every other city in America. The left will clamor for more gun control, more “common sense” gun laws and restrictions, blah blah blah, as their panacea to stop the nightly slaughter. Chicago already has the strictest gun control laws in the nation – and some of the highest rates of violence. Write this down somebody: Gun control doesn’t work. I’ve heard it all before. None of...
  • State officials may arm Oregon University police for first time in school’s history

    06/18/2013 11:19:13 AM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    State officials may soon give police officers at Oregon University (OU) permission to carry firearms for the first time in the school’s 137-year history. The unarmed officers, currently responsible for the safety of over 24,000 students on the 295-acre campus, rely on Eugene City Police Department officers to diffuse potentially dangerous situations. The decision, which is set to come down from the State Board of Higher Education on June 21, however, would allow members of the Oregon University Police Department (OUPD) to carry Glock G4s that have already been purchased as part of a plan to arm to the department....
  • Dem State Senator To Rape Victims: No Guns For You!

    03/07/2013 4:14:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: As the Colorado legislature considers a ban on campus concealed carry, a woman testifying how she was raped in a "safe zone" 50 feet from a police station is told that armed defense is useless. It didn't receive quite as much media coverage as Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's plea for free contraceptives before Congress but on Monday a young woman named Amanda Collins mustered the courage to testify before a Colorado legislative committee on that state's proposed gun ban legislation. Collins was raped at gunpoint in a University of Nevada-Reno parking garage in October 2007. Nevada law...
  • What If Republican Todd Akin Advocated Rape Whistles?

    02/24/2013 12:45:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 24, 2013 | IND EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: The silent media ignore a Colorado Democrat who says women don't need firearms to defend themselves from predators and a patronizing vice president who says women can't handle an AR-15 anyway. On Monday, the Colorado House passed four gun control bills. Among them is HB13-1226. It would ban concealed weapons on college campuses, as if creating more gun-free zones, such as the one around the Aurora, Colo., theater, where 12 were killed and another 59 wounded, will prevent more massacres. Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as was Virginia at the time of the Virginia Tech shootings. But like...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: Vid-cams caught Lanza at Newtown High on 12-14-12

    02/17/2013 8:20:17 PM PST · by DTogo · 42 replies
    Vanity ^ | February 17th, 2013 | DTogo
    Heard it second hand through the Newtown grapevine this weekend that there is surveillance camera footage on Dec 14, 2012 likely showing Adam Lanza pulling into Newtown High School before heading to Sandy Hook Elementary. Evidently there was some sort of drug-related police presence at the high school that morning, more than the daily single squad car out front, that may have deterred him to a softer target. The linked story from January 3rd is about similar reports soon after the shooting, which police denied. Sources are in local occupations that would know of the existence of such video footage,...
  • Wyoming: Right to Carry Improvement Legislation Passes House, Awaits Senate Committee Assignment

    02/04/2013 9:15:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 4, 2013 | NA
    The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed two right to carry improvement bills. House Bill 103, introduced by state Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19), would strengthen the state’s authority over firearm laws while prohibiting counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of the current state firearms preemption statute. House Bill 105, also introduced by Rep. Jaggi, would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm in more locations. Both of these bills now await committee assignment in the Senate. Please contact Senate President Ross and politely request that he assign these important pro-gun bills to a favorable Senate committee....
  • Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown

    02/03/2013 7:41:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2012, 7:04 p.m. ET | DAVID KOPEL
    Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown There were 18 random mass shootings in the 1980s, 54 in the 1990s, and 87 in the 2000s. By DAVID KOPEL Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased? Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes. It is also true that the total U.S. homicide rate has fallen by over half since 1980, and the gun homicide rate has fallen along with it. Today, Americans are safer from violent crime, including gun homicide, than they have been at any time since the mid-1960s. Mass shootings, defined as four...
  • Jay Carney: NRA Ad “Repugnant And Cowardly” (Surprise! Carney's kids also attend Sidwell Friends!)

    01/16/2013 10:36:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/16/12 | EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney excoriated the National Rifle Association Wednesday for a TV ad released by the group that called President Obama an "elitist hypocrite" because his daughters have armed protection at school.
  • [Video] Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime

    01/05/2013 10:11:16 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    Fox News via Youtube ^ | 2011 | Fox News
    [Video] Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crimehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg_AcBeHgo --------------- --------------- Rep. Thomas Massie, R-4 KY H.R. 133: To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act. Introduced: Jan 03, 2013 Sponsor: Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4] ====== Flashback 2011: Texas Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul introduced a bill that would abolish "gun-free zones," ultimately permitting teachers to carry firearms on school grounds. Ron Paul Introduced Pro-gun Legislation The New American 04 August 2011 ==== Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has introduced a bill in the House that would allow teachers to carry firearms onto...
  • 500 Murders In Chicago Show Gun Bans Don't Work (500 Murders In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Show Gun Bans

    01/02/2013 4:15:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Guns: The mayor of what is at once America's most gun-controlled city and its murder capital wants an assault weapons ban like the one he pushed in 1994. Except it didn't work then, and it won't work now. Nathaniel T. Jackson, 40, an alleged gang member with a long arrest record, was gunned down last week outside a store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, becoming the Windy City's 500th murder victim in 2012. Up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring...
  • Errors in Huffington Post discussion on gun control

    01/01/2013 7:49:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    John Lott ^ | 1 January, 2013 | John Lott
    Paul Heroux has this as part of his post up at the Huffington Post: Economist John Lott likes to point out that wherever there has been a gun ban we have seen crime increase. Lott has specifically made the point concerning England's 1997 gun moratorium. Unfortunately, this example is a little loose with the statistics. In some countries where an increase in gun homicides followed a gun ban, it was part of an already rising trend, as it was in England. In other cases it followed the ban. In short, there is no causal relationship; the relationship is spurious. Additionally,...
  • Gun group says active killer events quadrupled after Gun Free School Zones Act

    12/28/2012 1:20:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/28/12 | David Codrea
    A graph prepared by an author and member of the state gun rights group Georgia Carry.org notes a marked increase in active killer events in spite of federal laws intended to help curb such incidents. GCO research staffer Michael Menkus, previously brought to the attention of Gun Rights Examiner readers as the author of “Guns Good Bans Bad - An Analysis of U.S. Department of Justice 2010 Crime Statistics,” recently completed a chart that demonstrates a quadrupling of these events (see photo accompanying this column). “Along with studying how changes in carry laws change crime rates, I also study Active...
  • Our Teachers Should Be Allowed To Arm Themselves

    12/27/2012 10:26:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-27-12 | Curt
    There was an excellent article up on Most Wanted last week discussing the gun control debate, it's a must read. In it the author, Larry Correia, argues that armed teachers should be allowed in our schools. The single best way to respond to a mass shooter is with an immediate, violent response. The vast majority of the time, as soon as a mass shooter meets serious resistance, it bursts their fantasy world bubble. Then they kill themselves or surrender. This has happened over and over again. Police are awesome. I love working with cops. However any honest cop will tell...
  • Rahm's Kids' School Protected by Armed On-Duty Police

    12/27/2012 10:17:49 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Dec 2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Breitbart News has confirmed that The University of Chicago Laboratory School, where Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sends his children, is protected by an armed, on-duty police officer. University of Chicago Police public information personnel informed Breitbart News that there is at least one armed officer on duty a the school everyday and has been for “several years.” Emanuel blasted NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre after he proposed adding armed officers to schools across the country last week in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. A written statement from Mayor Emanuel said: It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA...
  • Guns in schools can save lives - Disarming law abiding citizens left them sitting ducks.

    12/27/2012 11:16:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    USA TODAY | December 25, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Here's the link.
  • A Modest Proposal on Gun Control. (With apologies to legal gun owners in Chicago.)

    12/27/2012 10:07:31 AM PST · by newheart · 19 replies
    12/27/2012 | newheart
    This is the age of science, after all. Reason has finally liberated us from the tyranny of superstition. We no are no longer forced to cling bitterly to guns and religion. It is the golden age of rationality. Even the President, that paragon of Spockian logic himself, has told us, through his Secretary of re-Education, Arne Duncan, "Reasonable people should be able to agree on these restrictions…" (Translation: Opposition to gun control is irrational.) So let's be reasonable. Let's be rational. In fact, let's be completely scientific. Let's conduct an experiment. As we all know, scientific inquiry is completely devoid...
  • Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren

    12/27/2012 9:36:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    While Democrats prepare witless campaign slogans blaming Republicans for millions of children not protected by health insurance, al Qaeda's blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded. And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters. Not lack of a national insurance plan. Not global warming. Not racial or cultural disparities. Not even the Patriot Act, any of its overplayed incursions into individual liberties, or any of the other countless silly and diaphanous liberal causes célèbres, but rather that...
  • American Beslan

    12/27/2012 9:30:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 30, 2007 | Pamela Geller
    They intend on surprising us and seeing how far our collective heads are up our asses, I am sure they will succeed. Al Qaeda Targets Our Schoolchildren American Thinker Marc Sheppard While Democrats prepare witless campaign slogans blaming Republicans for millions of children not protected by health insurance, al Qaeda's blatant threat to exterminate 2 million American kids remains unheeded. And it will likely continue to be, notwithstanding mounting evidence that there exists no peril on Earth our young need greater protection from today than merciless jihadist monsters. Not lack of a national insurance plan. Not global warming. Not racial...
  • Yes, Columbine Had Armed Guards—And They Saved Lives

    12/25/2012 11:01:02 AM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 25, 2012
    School Safety: Critics of the National Rifle Association's call for armed security guards at our schools respond that one famous school did have a sheriff's deputy on scene. But without him, the toll would have been much worse. After remaining silent on the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre held a press conference Friday to condemn another tragedy in a gun-free zone and to advocate the placement of armed security guards at our schools as is done at airports, banks and other public venues. "It's now time for us to assume responsibility for our schools," he said....
  • Gun control advocates deliberately facilitated the murders at Sandy Hook

    12/23/2012 9:34:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/23/12 | Doug Book
    Advocates of overturning the right to keep and bear arms have spent years DELIBERATELY turning innocents into victims of slaughter for the purpose of disarming the American people. “Do as I say, not as I do,” gun-control zealots are predictably out in force after the Sandy Hook killings. For in the perverted mind of confiscation supporters like Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama, the murder of 20 kindergarten students represents a longed-awaited opportunity to embarrass weak-kneed defenders of the 2nd Amendment into relenting to a nationwide assault against the foremost liberty of the American people. On December 19th, New York Mayor...
  • Lesson Of Sandy Hook, Clackamas — Ban Gun-Free Zones

    12/17/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 15, 2012
    Gun Laws: Before the tragedy in Connecticut, a shooter at an Oregon shopping mall was stopped by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit who refused to be a victim, preventing another mass tragedy. In the target-rich environment of the Clackamas Town Center two weeks before Christmas, the shooter managed to kill only two people before killing himself. A far worse tragedy was prevented when he was confronted by a hero named Nick Meli. As the shooter was having difficulty with his weapon, Meli pulled his and took aim, reluctant to fire lest an innocent bystander be hit. But...
  • Gun-free Zones Called "Magnets for Mass Shooters"

    12/18/2012 10:16:07 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | December 17, 2012 | Jack Kenny
    Gun-free zones are invitations to mass murder, gun-rights advocates argued after a lone gunman's shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday left 20 children and six adults dead. John Lott, author of the controversial 1999 bestseller More Guns, Less Crime, said in an interview with Newsmax.com Saturday it is no coincidence that mass shootings with multiple victims occur repeatedly in designated gun-free zones such as schools, shopping malls, and movie theaters. "The problem is, whether it is the Portland [Oregon] shooting earlier this week, or the Connecticut shooting Friday, or the Sikh temple attack in...
  • I am a teacher. Arm me!

    12/16/2012 6:37:06 PM PST · by CBF · 52 replies
    myself
    I am a teacher, and I am armed. I hold a concealed carry permit, and I train to effectively and efficiently use a weapon in a crisis situation. I study when deadly force is necessary and evaluate when I would choose to draw my weapon. If I am forced to draw my weapon, I will use it. From the time I make the decision to draw, I have already committed to using deadly force. If the situation warrants it, I can draw, unsafe and accurately fire two rounds in under 3.5 seconds. Arm me. I have participated in the emergency...
  • How do Multiple Victim Public Shooters Decide Where to Attack? [They choose "gun free" zones]

    12/16/2012 6:13:01 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Why did James Holmes pick the Cinemark's Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colorado, to commit mass murder on July 20, 2012? You might think that he chose the closest theater to his apartment. Or, that he chose the one with the largest audience. Yet, neither explanation is right. Instead the Cinemark theater seems to have been chosen because it was the only one that banned guns. Out of all the movie theaters showing the new Batman movie that night, it was the one theater within convenient driving distance where guns were banned.In Colorado, individuals with permits are allowed to carry...
  • [Video] Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zones

    12/16/2012 11:15:46 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Penn and Teller / Youtube ^ | 2011 | Penn and Teller
    Penn and Teller explain why Gun-Free School Zones Promotes More School Shootings. Penn and Teller vs. Gun-Free School Zoneshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLr-oZWPXVc Real Solution: Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • [Video] Fox News Parody About Gun-Free Zones Stopping Crime

    12/16/2012 11:08:43 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    Fox News/Youtube ^ | 2011 | Fox News
    Video: Will More Gun-Free Zones Stop Crime, Robbery, and Murder?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg_AcBeHgo Real Solution Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Acthttp://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9524-ron-paul-introduced-pro-gun-legislation
  • Flashback 2011 - HR 2613, the Citizens Protection Act of 2011 - Abolishes Gun-Free Zones Act

    12/15/2012 8:23:41 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 August 2011 | Raven Clabough
    Flashback 2011: Texas Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul introduced a bill that would abolish "gun-free zones," ultimately permitting teachers to carry firearms on school grounds. Ron Paul Introduced Pro-gun Legislation The New American 04 August 2011 ==== Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has introduced a bill in the House that would allow teachers to carry firearms onto public school grounds. Gun-control groups call it an "extremist" bill. ==== H.R. 2613, the Citizens Protection Act of 2011 Sponsor: Ron Paul
  • Gun-Free Zones or Stop the Insanity

    12/15/2012 12:13:57 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 17 replies
    self | 12/15/12 | self
    I thought surely, after Columbine and especially Virginia Tech, that the insanity of gun-free zones would go away; how wrong I was. What we need is Parent (or Grandparent) Guards, made up of capable, trained adults, sitting in shifts in teachers’ lounges, armed with personal weapons, ready at a moment’s notice to protect their loved ones. I’m retired, own a shotgun and I’d volunteer in a heartbeat. Imagine for a minute that the Connecticut elementary school had had such a system in place. The shooter would have found himself meeting his maker pretty quickly and it would not have been...
  • Gunman, victims identified in Clackamas mall shooting(OR)

    12/12/2012 6:03:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    kptv.com ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Staff
    CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) - A 22-year-old man from southeast Portland parked his car outside Macy's, rushed into the Clackamas Town Center mall food court and opened fire, killing two people Tuesday, investigators said. Jacob Roberts' AR-15 rifle then jammed, but he was able to get the gun working again. He shot and killed himself, sheriff's deputies said. Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of northeast Portland, were killed by Roberts, authorities said. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived and is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Deputies said Roberts stole the rifle used...
  • Concealed weapons save lives

    07/25/2012 8:08:47 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 4 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | July 25 2012 | J.Lott
    Friday’s horrible shooting in Colorado occurred in yet another place where guns are banned. And that’s consistent with a trend: With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. The Cinemark movie theater in Aurora, like others run by the chain around the country, displayed warning signs that it was illegal to carry guns into the theater.
  • The Right To Shoot Back: Another "Gun-Free-Zone" Fail

    07/23/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2012
    Gun Control: Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as a noted film critic points out, but so was Virginia when a college campus there was racked by violence. Like the school, the theater chain was also "gun-free." In December 2007, two church members were shot to death and three others injured after a gunman opened fire outside the New Life Church in Colorado Springs as Sunday services were wrapping up. That tragedy could have been much worse, but the gunman was shot by a church security officer and was found dead when police arrived at the scene. On April 22 of...
  • Gingrich Adviser: Romney Should Quit Race, Leave It To Conservatives

    03/07/2012 10:56:22 AM PST · by VinL · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3-7-12 | Weil
    Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign has an interesting response to a call from the super PAC supporting Rick Santorum for the former House speaker to exit the race. It’s front-runner Mitt Romney who should say sayonara, says Gingrich policy adviser Vince Haley, Politico reports. The pro-Santorum Red, White and Blue Fund put out a statement Wednesday urging Gingrich to stand aside, so that the former Pennsylvania senator can stand as the former Massachusetts governor’s sole conservative challenger. Haley, appearing on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program, would have none of it. But his first response was to take on Romney rather than Santorum....
  • Could Bloomberg Anti-Gun Push Hurt Obama's Reelection?

    02/07/2012 8:01:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Damon W. Root, Reason Foundation
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino teamed up for a pro-gun control ad that aired during yesterday’s Super Bowl. At The Daily Beast, liberal UCLA law professor Adam Winkler argues that not only is the ad likely to backfire, it might just hurt President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign as well. He writes: Gun-control proponents can only pray that Obama doesn’t take Menino and Bloomberg’s bait. Making gun control a more important issue in the election would be a terrible mistake for the president—and for the cause of gun control.... For many pro-gun independents, Obama is not...