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  • Mass Shootings: The Politicization of Tragedy and Fact-Free Data

    03/11/2020 5:51:33 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 3 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | March 4th, 2020 | M. Tremoglie
    There was another mass shooting in America. This time at a Molson Coors brewery in Milwaukee on February 26. An employee walked in the plant and, for inexplicable reasons, gunned down five people before committing suicide. This tragedy has once again sparked the discussion of gun control. The usual suspects are making the usual claims - and as usual - stoking demonization of Second Amendment advocates. But much of the public and media discourse about mass shootings, like the public discourse about crime in general, is fact-free. This has led to a political and ideological war. As in all wars,...
  • Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings

    01/25/2020 11:03:52 AM PST · by ammodotcom · 7 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 1-25-2020 | Ammo.com
    One of our Resistance Library readers reached out to us recently and shared a BBC article that they found interesting. They said it reminded them of our piece Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings and thought it supported some of the connections made there. They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. Some make us less neurotic, and others may even shape our social relationships. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains. Why? And should there be warnings on...
  • Mass shootings have hit 158 House districts so far this year (must see graphic)

    10/02/2019 6:22:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 02 2019 | Jordan Lancaster, James Jarvis, etc
    More than a third of all House lawmakers represent districts where a mass shooting has occurred this year, highlighting the bipartisan pressure on Congress to take action on gun legislation after a wave of killings in Texas and Ohio during August. An analysis by The Hill found that about two-thirds of those shootings have taken place in districts represented by Democrats, many of whom represent cities hard-hit by the scourge of gun violence, while a third occurred in Republican-held districts, from the suburbs to rural communities. Through Friday, 158 congressional districts had experienced at least one mass shooting this...
  • Phoenix police say driver killed man for 'looking at him' at red light

    09/29/2019 5:53:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    Three people told police they were with Elliott at the time of the shooting and they said Mixon “merely looked over at (Elliott) which in turn enraged (him) to fire his handgun at (Mixon),” the Arizona Republic reported citing court documents. Those three people also told investigators Elliott had a bad temper, owned guns and sold drugs, Fox 10 Phoenix reported.
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 44 replies · 1,683+ views
    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • Fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

    09/18/2019 12:44:26 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 18, 2019 | Emily iDxon
    American fashion brand Bstroy has received fierce criticism on social media after displaying school shooting-themed hoodies at a show during New York Fashion Week. The brand's spring/summer 2020 collection, designed by Brick Owens and Duey Catorze, featured distressed hoodies reading "Stoneman Douglas," "Sandy Hook," "Virginia Tech" and "Columbine," the sites of four of the deadliest school shootings in the US. Photos from the show posted on the brand's Instagram account, as well as Owens' account, quickly drew outrage, with some commenters identifying themselves as survivors or relatives of victims. On a photo of the Stoneman Douglas hoodie, one person commented,...
  • Just last month, 53 Americans died in mass shootings…while 40,000 died from obesity

    09/17/2019 9:25:17 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 17, 2019 | Jane Moore
    IN his fascinating book Unnatural Causes, forensic pathologist Dr ­Richard Shepherd observes how, over the years, the dead bodies he examines have changed. One of the most noticeable is the rapid increase in body fat. He says: “Unless a patient is homeless or has died of cancer or is so old or poor they could not eat, few are the same shape as the dead of the 1980s when I started practising. “Looking back at forensic photos from that era I am astonished at how thinness was then the norm.” Fast-forward just three decades and obesity levels are now rising...
  • Biden: “Nobody Should Be In Jail For A Non-Violent Crime”

    09/13/2019 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/19
    Joe Biden once again took the germ of a good idea — and botched it by reductioing his own absurdum. ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis challenged Biden on his criminal justice reform plans to release inmates convicted of drug use, referring to criticisms from Cory Booker that Biden’s plan won’t go far enough. Oh yeah, Biden seemed to say? He began expanding his vision of reform until it reached the stage where “nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime.”
  • New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People

    06/05/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | MATTHEW COLE
    In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures. "What are you waiting for?" asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn't worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. "Over these past few years, I've seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom." The two-part, two hour video appeared on...
  • We can stop mass shootings without restricting Second Amendment liberties

    09/09/2019 10:02:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2019 | Tom Giovanetti
    An armed Arlington SWAT officer stands guard at the AT&T Stadium tunnel entrance before the Big 12 Championship between the Oklahoma Sooners and TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Dec. 2, 2017. (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)It is often said by people of all political persuasions, and certainly by my fellow conservatives, that the primary duty of the federal government is to keep us safe. The problem is, that's not true. The founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and especially the Federalist Papers, make it clear that the primary duty of the federal government is...
  • Trump Admin Is Considering Using [Big Tech] To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

    09/01/2019 4:56:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2019 | Chris White
    The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director. HARPA would take after Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA,...
  • New 'Joker' movie offers uncomfortable message about mass shooters

    09/01/2019 9:11:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 30, 2019 | Stephen Kent
    Arthur Fleck is a strange, middle-aged, white man, living with his mother, playing comedy clubs at night and routinely falling flat on his face. He endures humiliation at every turn...is unsuccessful, alienated, aggrieved, and most importantly, deeply disturbed. In a short scene with his therapist, Fleck is agitated by the routine nature of the questions she asks. “You never listen do you? You just ask the same questions every week. ‘How’s your job? Are you having any negative thoughts?’ All I have...are negative thoughts.” It’s a chilling moment as he stares down the therapist who tells him they won’t be...
  • If It Bleeds It Leads: How the American Media Perpetuates and Profits from Mass Shootings

    08/30/2019 11:16:02 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 13 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | August 30, 2019 | Ammo.com
    Video games. 4chan. “Toxic masculinity.” These are just a few of the media’s favorite folk devils when it comes to assigning blame for mass shootings in America. However, there is startling evidence that the media itself plays a key role in perpetuating mass shootings. This might sound like a stretch, but it's supported by a well-established phenomenon of copycat suicides called the Werther Effect. While the media of other countries have put in place self-imposed industry standards for reporting tragedies, like suicides and mass shootings, the U.S. media does not. Mass shootings in the U.S. are sensationalized with detailed discussions...
  • Two mass murders a world apart share a common theme: 'ecofascism'

    08/19/2019 5:50:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Aug 2019 | Joel Achenbach
    The alleged Christchurch shooter, who is charged with targeting Muslims and killing 51 people in March, declared himself an "eco-fascist" and railed about immigrants' birthrates. The statement linked to the El Paso shooter, who is charged with killing 22 people in a shopping area earlier this month, bemoans water pollution, plastic waste and an American consumer culture that is "creating a massive burden for future generations." The two mass shootings appear to be extreme examples of ecofascism - what Hampshire College professor emeriti Betsy Hartmann calls "the greening of hate." ...These ideas have shown themselves to be particularly dangerous when...
  • Scarborough's Case for Liz Warren: 'At Least She Won't Inspire Mass Shootings'

    08/16/2019 9:23:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has come up with what could be the worst campaign slogan in American political history. On today's Morning Joe, making the case for Elizabeth Warren, Scarborough said: "At least she won't inspire mass shootings!"We say, run with it, Liz! Order a million bumper stickers today! Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Understanding Recent Mass Shootings: Not a national catastrophe judged by number of people killed.

    08/13/2019 7:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2019 | Robert Weissberg
    When it comes to mass shootings, America lives in two separate worlds. The first is the one of Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio among many others. They follow a familiar script: a white shooter using a high-powered weapon kills multiple victim and this carnage is quickly followed by public outrage, intensive on-site media coverage, and never-ending publicized pronouncements on gun violence, and, in recent years, condemnation of Trump’s alleged racism and xenophobia that fuels such carnage. The second universe consists of urban, black-on-black shootings, typically of the drive-by-shooting variety using handguns where relatively few are killed but...
  • Blame Everybody: Double Standards and a False Narrative

    08/09/2019 1:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2019 | Paul Curry
    This past Saturday a mentally unhinged gunman walked into a Wal-Mart in El Paso, TX and brutally murdered 22 innocent people. The gunman, who for decency’s sake shall remain nameless, was a deranged white nationalist. The mainstream media and Democrat politicians alike, never ones to let an opportunity to smear Donald Trump go by, even (or especially) in times of national mourning, quickly tried to tie President Trump to the shooter. Unlike previous false narratives about the president, this one is especially disgusting. Unlike the Russia Collusion false narrative which became almost comical towards its eventual evaporation with the Mueller Report,...
  • Feminist-Celebrated Imam’s Son Ran Terrorist Camp For School Shooters in New Mexico

    08/16/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/16/2018 | Ellie Bufkin
    Already missing from the news cycle is the story of Muslim leader Siraj Wahhaj, who alerted authorities to the squalid conditions in New Mexico in which his son, two daughters, another man and woman, and 11 children were living.Authorities arrived at the compound to some of the most horrifying conditions they had ever seen, and prosecutors identified the makeshift home as a training ground for militant children, including in carrying out school shootings. The imam’s son had been wanted for kidnapping his own four-year-old child, who had severe disabilities. The body of a young child was recovered from the...
  • Oprah on Mass Shootings: We’ll Be Lost Until America Finds the ‘Moral Center’

    08/07/2019 1:41:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/07/2019 | Jerome Hudson
    Entertainment mogul and part-time political activist Oprah Winfrey says the spat of mass shootings occurring in America are a result of the country’s disconnect with faith and church, which once provided people with “values about a way of living and being in the world.” Speaking with Extra host Renee Bargh about the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more injured, Oprah said “I think what people are missing is a core moral center.”
  • Condescending CNN Looks to Mexico, Venezuela to Lecture U.S. on Gun Policy

    08/07/2019 10:01:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to guns, the United States really needs to take lessons from the rest of the world. From enlightened, low-crime countries. You know: like Mexico. And Venezuela. That was the thrust of a hand-wringing CNN segment this morning. Narrated by Brit CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh, the chyron set the tone: "World Puzzled as U.S. Grapples with Latest Mass Shootings." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.