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  • Utah boy, 14, accidentally shot and killed during target practice

    09/25/2018 10:51:12 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/25/18 | Cammeron Parrish
    A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet in what was apparently a freak accident while riding in the back seat of a car with his family Sunday. Zackary Kempke and his family were driving near the Monte Cristo mountain range in a remote area of Rich County in Utah when he was struck in the head, according to the Rich County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said the bullet came from someone who was shooting at a target several hundred feet away from where Kempke was shot. The individual who fired the shot and multiple witnesses...
  • Simple Solution to Gun Shootings

    05/21/2018 10:12:55 AM PDT · by dila813 · 16 replies
    Today | Freeper
    Require all Schools get insurance for students while on school property. Why? Because look what is required for you to have employees on your property. The Insurance Company's underwriters require that you pay insurance rates that are subject to the likelihood that they will sustain a claim. What does this mean, 1. those insured take steps to reduce their rates such as taking steps that are identified by insurers that reduce their risk. 2. those who are extremely risky can't obtain insurance and therefore can't have students. 3. the insurance companies investigate all claims to determine the root cause to...
  • School shooting that injured four students now believed unintentional, police say;

    02/02/2018 8:24:25 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 2/1/2018 | Ruben Vives, Sonali Kohli, Brittny Mejia and Howard Blume
    A 12-year-old girl was booked on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm Thursday after a shooting at Sal Castro Middle School left four students injured, authorities said. Los Angeles police do not believe that the shooting was intentional, spokesman Josh Rubenstein said Thursday evening. "At this time, the information suggests that this was an isolated incident, involving the negligent discharge of a firearm, where innocent children and a staff member were unfortunately injured," the LAPD said in a statement. The girl was taken to Los Angeles County's Central Juvenile Hall. The gunfire erupted in a classroom at the school...
  • It's called Tactical Training

    12/20/2017 10:00:24 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/20/2017 | J Hines
    There are many gun school out there teaching tactical shooting. What we don’t see is a marriage between gun tactics and martial arts. Some of this may be useful and other are just downright dangerous. This video shows one “tactical shooting style” that is not only dangerous but hilarious. This family you see taking part in this tactical training were rolling, shooting over each others heads while in different stances, this is not the group to shoot with. We share videos such as this to show that just because someone think they can safely tactical shoot they may be very...
  • Check out this Crazy Russian Tactical Gun Shoot

    10/09/2017 8:15:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/9/2017 | J Hines
    Range safety is certainly not much of a thought in this shocking video. Soldiers train while firing live ammunition at each other. Witness this Russian tactical exercise that is nothing short of insane. That’s a gun range training video like no other! These soldiers are actually firing live ammunition at each other. Gun safety is thrown out the window in this action packed video. These guys are taking “train as you fight” just a little too far, see the full crazy Russian tactical shoot video here.
  • 17 who never Learned Gun Safety

    09/29/2017 5:34:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9.29.2017 | C Raleigh
    Some people are just asking to hurt themselves when they hold a firearm. We show these videos because nobody got hurt and it’s a hoot watching people be so ignorant of basic firearm safety. It’s also good to remind ourselves of how dangerous firearms can be when they aren't handled properly. Here's a few to look at and you can see the rest of the 17 who never learned gun safety here.
  • 10 who Never Learned Gun Safety (graphic)

    09/22/2017 5:45:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/2017 | E Nestor
    <p>Gun safety is no laughing matter. These shooters forgot that (or never learned in the first place) and paid a heavy price.</p> <p>Doing Frankenstein things with that .44 Magnum loaded with hollow points?</p> <p>Once again, Iron feet do not stop bullets.</p>
  • Dem Congresswoman to Activists: Don't Say 'Control' When Talking Gun Laws

    06/13/2017 7:53:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/12/2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) called for campaign finance reform to mitigate the gun lobby’s influence on the political process and urged Democrats to drop the phrase “gun control.” Esty said gay Americans, in particular, shouldn’t support government “control” of any aspect of their lives so they should use the term “gun safety” instead of “gun control” when advocating for tougher gun laws. She told attendees at the Center for American Progress Action Fund event that the NRA leadership is “way out of touch” with its membership on the issue of background checks for every gun sale. “I mean, the numbers...
  • 911 caller: Friend fatally shot himself while demonstrating safety on gun

    04/11/2017 10:45:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | April 10, 2017 | RYAN OSBORNE
    FORT WORTH--A male died Monday in south Fort Worth after reportedly shooting himself in the head while showing a friend how the safety on his gun worked. Officers were dispatched about 5 p.m. to a home in the 4800 block of Madyson Ridge Drive, according to a police report. A 911 caller at the home reported that his friend was holding the gun to his own head when he pulled the trigger and it discharged, said officer Jimmy Pollozani, police spokesman.
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    wdsu.com ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • Poster Woman for Fatal Gun Accident w/AK Clone

    08/23/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Pick up a loaded AK clone, point it at your boyfriend's face at point blank range while you pin him to the bed.  The gun just "went off".  He is dead, and the woman is charged with negligent homicide. I wonder if Rosario was right handed.  Are those bruises below her left eye? The articles note that Gabriella does not have any prior arrests.  I found two for a Rosario Soto Leon in the Phoenix area, one on March 7th, another on April 20th, both in Maricopa County. Without further ID, it is impossible to know if it is...
  • MI: Chief Craig Hosts Gun Safety Event in Detroit

    07/19/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 11, 2016, the Detroit Police Department teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSA) to promote gun safety in Detroit.  Chief Craig was in attendance.  The goal was to prevent accidents with guns, especially accidents involving children.From wxyz.com: Detroit Police Chief James Craig will be joined by the National Shooting Sports Foundation later today where they'll be talking about firearm safety and proper storage and misuse of guns. The goal here is to promote the safe use of any firearm and help the community by handing out gun locks and information. Chief Craig has been at...
  • 'Daily Show' Dedicates Entire Episode To Gun Control

    05/26/2016 7:17:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    gothamist.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Rebecca Fishbein
    This election season has truly suffered without Jon Stewart behind The Daily Show desk, and Trevor Noah's tenure thus far has been tepid at best. But Noah & Co. did good last night, dedicating an entire episode to gun control thanks to the NRA's recent endorsement of Donald Trump and general stranglehold over any gun control policy proposed, no matter how small. Noah dug into Trump's hypocrisy when it comes to sucking up to the gun-clutching masses, considering he's voiced support of gun control in the past—even pointing out how at the NRA meeting last week, Trump said he gets...
  • AZ: Media Company Pays for Firearms Safety Instruction

    04/04/2016 6:02:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Westernjournalism.com Another company has paid for firearms safety training for employees.  What is interesting about this company is that it is a media company.  After decades of dominance by philosophically identical members of a media that propagandized for more and more infringements on the Second Amendment, this is a refreshing difference.  Not surprisingly, the media company is part of the new media. From westernjournalism.com: Liftable Media, Inc., the parent company of Western Journalism, paid for its employees to go through a concealed carry certification course over the weekend. About half of the staff took the company up on...
  • Toy Gun Safety (Vanity)

    12/27/2015 7:34:16 AM PST · by Altariel · 60 replies
    I thought young Freeper parents could use a reference thread for "everything your child should know about toy gun safety/ gun safety. For instance: 1) Don't point toy guns at children too young to play with them. 2) Play with toy guns with an adult present. 3 ) Toy guns are outside toys. Your house rules may vary, but I think having a conservative resource for this information would be a welcome response to more statist notions. What are your house rules? What do you teach (or have you taught) your children?
  • Ted Cruz Knows how to carry a Shotgun

    11/08/2015 3:20:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A blogger named Wes Siler criticised Ted Cruz for carrying a shotgun in the fashion in the photograph.  I am not sure if the critique was in jest,or serious.  It is not clear that Wes Siles is a liberal.  His favorite president is Teddy Roosevelt.  One of Wes' tweets advise on 16 ways to avoid being  "modern man" by the NYTs famous list.  Wes was soon corrected about shoulder carry, and rightly so. Shoulder carry, as exemplified by Senator Ted Cruz in the Picture, is explicitly suggested as a means of safely carrying a shotgun or rifle.  It is...
  • Ted Cruz and ‘Shotgun Gate’ (with pictures of other politicians)

    11/06/2015 8:14:00 AM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Gunmart ^ | November 5, 2015 | Eric at the Gunmart Blog
    OMG! Ted Cruz is anti-gun or something! Its so beyond laughable. FYI, Gizmodo, thats how the hunter safety course TELLS YOU TO CARRY A BREAK ACTION!But lets point out how they never got their panties in a bunch over past politicians shall we… Sure do hope its unloaded…Again, sure do hope its unloaded…You NEVER point the gun at the ground when you are hunting with dogs…And a second before: Sure hope its unloaded…Also, the classic finger on the trigger not looking where the gun is pointed…Liberals probably dont have a problem with this because its not an evil firearm…
  • Gun safety instruction OK in public elementary schools, new Louisiana law says

    07/03/2015 3:26:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/1/15 | Emily Lane
    When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with "age and grade appropriate" firearm accident prevention and safety instruction. A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.(snip)The bill received full passage by the Legislature, by a vote of 94-3 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate.
  • Kids Around Guns: Bristol Palin’s Fiancé, Baby Daddy Levi Johnston Slammed For ‘Recklessness’

    03/30/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Radar Online ^ | March 30, 2015
    Sarah Palin is an outspoken proponent of gun owners’ rights, but are her gun-friendly grandchildren at risk? After Bristol Palin’s fiancé, Dakota Meyer, and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, both came under fire for posting photos of children with guns, RadarOnline.com spoke with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. A spokesperson warned the families that this is a “teachable moment” and they have a responsibility not to promote an “attitude of recklessness.”(Five-photo-slide-show)