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  • Do Gun Free Zones Create A Legal Liability?

    12/10/2007 7:49:56 AM PST · by jdm · 98 replies · 170+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 10, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Not being a lawyer, this question will exist more as a philosophical one, much as we treated it on Saturday's Northern Alliance broadcast. Mitch Berg and I debated the efficacy of gun-free zones in the wake of the Omaha mall shooting that left nine people dead, but before the two shootings at New Life church facilities that left eight dead. In at least the first shooting, the perpetrator conducted his murder spree in a commercial facility whose owners had marked it as a gun-free zone, a designation that keeps concealed-carry licensees from bringing their weapons into the building. We both...
  • Ithaca Students Will Be Locked In Classrooms (another liberal education success story)

    10/22/2007 9:06:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 119 replies · 225+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-10-22 6:28 AM
    After a week filled with rumors and absences, Ithaca High School has some changes ready for this week, and Ithaca City School District Superintendent Judith Pastel asks that students, parents and staff have patience as everyone adjusts. The most obvious change students can expect to see will be locked classroom doors once classes start. Pastel said one recommendation that came from the Ithaca Police Department last week was to lock doors at the beginning of every class. Police and school officials are working together to ensure the students' safety. Locking classroom doors at the start of a class will make...
  • Do "Gun-Free" Zones Encourage School Shootings?

    10/18/2007 10:05:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 44+ views ^ | October 18, 2007 | Larry Elder
    This time, Cleveland. A 14-year-old suspended high school student entered Cleveland's Success Tech Academy, a gun in each hand, and opened fire, wounding four. Later, we learn that the shooter's past included violent confrontations, mental problems and at least one previous suspension. A month earlier he told a friend that he intended to shoot up the school. But no one, apparently, took his behavior seriously enough to notify authorities. Meanwhile, a high school teacher in Oregon, with a permit to carry a concealed weapon plus training, sought permission to carry her firearm to school. In fear of her ex-husband, against...
  • Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Announces National Collegiate Empty Holster Protest (Wow)

    10/18/2007 5:42:02 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 72 replies · 308+ views
    During the week of October 22-26, 2007, college students throughout America, organized under the banner of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, will attend classes wearing empty holsters, in protest of state laws and campus policies that stack the odds in favor of armed killers by disarming law abiding citizens licensed to carry concealed handguns virtually everywhere else. In 39 U.S. states, thousands of collegiate students and faculty—age 21 and above—are licensed to carry concealed handguns throughout their day-to-day lives. And they do so without incident. However, despite the absence of any compelling evidence that these licensed individuals would pose...
  • Teacher Fighting For Right To Carry Pistol - Oregon Teacher Says She Needs Gun For Protection

    10/08/2007 4:42:36 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 61 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | October 8, 2007 | AP
    MEDFORD, Ore -- English teacher Shirley Katz insists she needs to take her pistol with her to school because she fears her ex-husband could show up and try to harm her. She's also worried about a Columbine-style attack. Teacher Sues To Carry Weapon But Katz's district has barred teachers from bringing guns to school, so she is challenging the ban as unlawful, since Oregon is among states that allow people with a permit to carry concealed weapons into public buildings. sponsor "This is primarily about my Second Amendment right and Oregon law and the simple fact that I know it...
  • Gun-free zones are fatal mistakes

    05/14/2007 12:56:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 851+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 11, 2007 | DAVE WORKMAN
    Reacting to questions from reporters about how to prevent future outrages like the murders of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech on April 16, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dispelled any notion that common sense has been eradicated by political correctness in the United States. Perry's sensible solution: Allow legally armed citizens to carry their defensive firearms anywhere -- schools, restaurants, churches. Perry correctly asserted that so long as such areas are legislated as "gun-free zones," killers who don't care about the law will enjoy risk-free opportunities in which good people cannot fight back. Perry's remarks were in stark contrast...
  • Mayor of Mogadishu bans weapons (War-torn capital to become "gun free zone")

    05/04/2007 7:37:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 736+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2007 | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN
    A former warlord who has long lived by his gun was sworn in as mayor of Mogadishu on Friday and immediately ordered residents of the Somali capital to get rid of their weapons. But Mayor Mohamed Dheere offered no clear details on how that could be accomplished in a city awash in Kalashnikov rifles, machine guns and hand grenades. Previous efforts to get residents to give up their weapons have been unsuccessful. "No weapons are allowed in the city," Dheere, who spent 16 years as a warlord struggling for power in this Horn of Africa nation, said at his inauguration...
  • "Tragedy Averted"

    04/22/2007 10:10:06 PM PDT · by DIM1 · 1 replies · 462+ views
    Red State Blue ^ | April 20th 2007 | David Aronin
    And it is attitudes such as those expressed above - and as adhered to by persons possessing less intellectual integrity, moral courage, and, simple curiosity, as that evinced by Dr. Kohn and her research partner, that have much to do with the reasons why incidents such as those at VA Tech are unmitigated by the intervention of armed and trained civilians more frequently than they are. There is a word for the combination of seemingly invincible ignorance and arrogance of the kind described above - attitudes held and maintained in the face of all evidence-to-the-contrary, and as often as not...
  • Flawed Laws Help Stalkers Victimize Women

    04/10/2007 10:25:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 737+ views ^ | April 10, 2007 | John Lott and Sonya Jones
    What do you do when the police can’t protect you? Police may be the single most important factor for reducing crime, but there is something the police themselves understand: They almost always arrive at the crime scene after the crime has occurred. Expecting people to trust the police to protect them and to behave passively is a recipe for disaster. The last couple of weeks have seen a couple prominent murders where restraining orders did women little good. Numerous news organizations, such as ABC News, have run headlines asking "How Do You Stop a Stalker From Killing You?" Unfortunately, despite...
  • Four students shot, one killed, at New Orleans high school

    04/14/2003 12:47:08 PM PDT · by flutters · 64 replies · 592+ views
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) ^ | April 14, 2003
    <p>A gunman with an AK-47 automatic rifle shot and killed a student and wounded three others Monday at a New Orleans high school, police said. Four suspects were arrested after a sweep of the surrounding neighborhood.</p> <p>Chief Eddie Compass said he did not know if the suspects were students at the John McDonogh High School, where the shooting happened about 10:30 a.m.</p>
  • Tell Gov. Mark Warner To Stop Pandering to the Gun Lobby (Brady Campaign - Bwhahaha In Your Face)

    04/06/2002 1:55:39 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 15 replies · 312+ views
    Tell Gov. Mark Warner To Stop Pandering to the Gun Lobby Gov. Mark Warner caved in to gun lobby extremists by signing SB 593 which will overturn Alexandria's law against concealed handguns in city buildings. SB 593 is an extreme measure that prohibits local cities from passing any local rules to keep guns out of government buildings. Public safety should not be jeopardized just to appease the gun lobby. . Please use this link to contact Gov. Mark Warner and tell him you oppose hidden handguns in city buildings and he should stop pandering to the gun lobby extremists.