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  • Study: Nearly ALL mass shootings since 1950 occurred in ‘gun-free zones’

    11/21/2018 6:50:48 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/21/18 | USA Features
    Easy targets: They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result or outcome. Given that, you could certainly say the Left’s default “solution” to the problem of mass shootings — more gun-free zones — is insane. A new study proves that. Again.
  • Obama responded to these 14 mass shootings under his term. Which ones did he get blamed for?

    10/29/2018 5:16:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    BPR ^ | October 28, 2018 | BPR staff writer
    President Trump is being blamed by liberal news outlets and pundits for the actions of a madman, who shot up a Pittsburg synagogue on Saturday, leaving eleven innocent people dead and many more wounded. He’s also being blamed for the actions of an unstable bomb-maker who recently sent bombs to high-level Democrats through the mail. Liberals are shamefully calling the disturbed man, with a criminal history that goes back decades, “The MAGAbomber.” President Obama responded to fourteen mass shootings as the President of the United States, including synagogue and church shootings. Which one of these was he blamed for? (SEE...
  • BREAKING: 5 officers shot in South Carolina active shooter incident, police say

    10/03/2018 3:19:25 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 28 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 03 October 2018 | WSB
    FLORENCE, S.C. - Five law enforcement officers were shot in an active shooter situation in Florence, South Carolina, Wednesday afternoon, according to our ABC affilate WPDE in Myrtle Beach. Officials say three Florence Co. deputies and two Florence City police officers were injured. Their conditions are unclear. The incident took place at at the Vintage Place subdivision off Hoffmeyer Road in West Florence, a community about an hour-and-a-half east of Columbia. Emergency management officials are urging people to stay away from the area.
  • Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

    08/30/2018 10:13:03 AM PDT · by CPRC · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture. Now another researcher says the original study “botched” the data. John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, crunched the numbers and said his count shows that the U.S. had less than 3 percent of the world’s mass public shootings over a 15-year period. That is smaller than the 4.6 percent of the world’s population that the U.S. accounts for — and way less than the 31 percent of global...
  • Major study claiming U.S. has most mass shootings is completely BOGUS: Report

    08/31/2018 12:15:06 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/31/18 | USA Features
    Fiction: A major paper released in 2016 and often cited by the gun-hating Left claiming that the United States has the highest rate of mass shootings is completely bogus, according to a new report that examined the data and methodology. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), founded by noted criminologist John Lott, Jr., said that the paper, written by Adam Lankford, got massive national and international coverage when it was first published. Even former President Obama referenced Lankford’s claims to justify calls for ‘sensible gun control.’
  • America doesn’t actually lead the world in mass shootings

    08/30/2018 7:34:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2018 | John Lott and Michael Weisser
    The claim that the US has by far the most mass public shootings in the world drives much of the gun-control debate. Many argue that America’s high rate of gun possession explains the high rate of mass shootings. aim received coverage in hundreds of news stories all over the world. It still gets regular coverage. Purporting to cover all mass public shootings around the world from 1966 to 2012, Lankford claimed that the United States had 31 percent of public mass shooters despite having less than 5 percent of the population. But this isn’t nearly correct. The whole episode should...
  • Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

    08/19/2018 3:50:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered. Led by President Trump, gun rights backers are increasingly on the offensive, pushing to roll back the general policy consensus, enshrined in federal law, that guns and schools generally don’t mix. A study by John R. Lott Jr., a gun crimes researcher, said close to 98 percent of mass shootings happen in gun-free zones, suggesting that they do little to stop, and may...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: My call for shooting journalists was just a 'troll'

    06/28/2018 4:03:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    “You’re about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post. “The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you.” “I sent a troll about 'vigilante death squads' as a *private* response to a few hostile journalists who were asking me for comment, basically as a way of saying, 'F---k off.' They then published it,” he continued. “Amazed they were pretending to take my joke as a 'threat,' I reposted these stories on Instagram to mock them – and to make...
  • The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

    05/21/2018 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 67 replies
    National Revies ^ | 5/18/2018 | David French
    On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the simplest and also the hardest to answer. Why? Why does this keep happening? Those who advocate for gun control have an immediate answer — the prevalence of guns in the United States. Yet guns have been part of the fabric of American life for the entire history of our republic. Mass shootings — especially the most deadly mass shootings — are a far more recent phenomenon. But Granovetter thought it was a mistake to...
  • Blame ‘Liberalism’ for Mass Shootings, Not Guns

    02/22/2018 9:55:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    In the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, left wingers are pushing their well known gun-control agenda with a passion that would be admirable, provided it would serve a good cause. The Democrats and RINOs alike, together with their lapdog MSM argue that Nikolas de Jesus Cruz would have not killed seventeen of his former colleagues and teachers if AR-15 type semiautomatic rifles would have been banned. The argument is that criminal types looking to shoot up a public space, like a school, a cinema, a gay bar or whatever, would be deterred by gun control laws. Just...
  • Another Tragedy, Another Round Of Politicization

    02/20/2018 5:14:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (RET)
    Another deadly school shooting brings about predictable political behavior, something we always see after these horrific incidents. We can’t get through a reasonable grieving period after the recent shooting in a Florida high school before the event is politicized. The discussion we should have about empowering state law enforcement to handle persons who exhibit warning signs is suppressed by demagogues regurgitating calls for gun control. But first, we must allow grieving to take place.It’s not appropriate to have a discussion about solutions in the immediate aftermath of such incidents. When people are still in a high state of emotion, rational...
  • Florida school shooting activist in video six months prior

    02/20/2018 4:20:19 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 69 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug. 7, 2017 | CBS2
    David Hogg, student activist in the Florida school shooting, was also featured six months prior to the shooting in this news story, on a California beach.
  • Anti-Gun School Shooter Witness Rehearses Spoon-fed Lines

    02/20/2018 4:14:13 AM PST · by gaggs · 38 replies
    An anti-gun Florida school shooter witness, David Hogg (whose Trump-hating dad works for the FBI), rehearses his spoon-fed linesThis is the same kid who repeated the lie that "there were 17 mass shootings so far this year" and Chris Wallace let him get away with it. Sickening. This is what the Deep State has resorted to, using highschool kids as pawns? I guess college students weren't effective enough. Yes, his father is retired FBI. Video link
  • Liberals try to claim Florida shooter was “trained by the NRA”

    02/17/2018 5:42:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    ince the Florida school shooting happened in an election year, liberals have been working valiantly to somehow tie the National Rifle Association to the tragedy. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but some of them seemed to think they’d struck gold when they found out about a marksmanship program operated at the school which the shooter previously belonged to. It turns out that the program received a grant to partially fund it from the NRA, leading to some hot take headlines which are melting down laptop and phone screens today. These include, “Nikolas Cruz was reportedly on an NRA-funded rifle team...
  • Feelings and a Lack of Shame – not Guns – Are the Problem in America

    02/17/2018 11:35:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Albuquerque Jornal ^ | Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 | John Rosemond
    We’re a month, more or less, into the new year and America has already suffered two school shootings. As usual, the usual voices are calling for increased restrictions on the buying and selling of guns. But guns are not the problem, a contention I can prove. In 1963, at age 15, I packed my bags and went to live with my father in Valdosta, Ga., where I attended Valdosta High School. Hunting being a primary feature of male culture at VHS, I quickly acquired the necessary gear, including a Stevens double-barreled shotgun. During deer- and duck-hunting seasons, I rose well...
  • From Prozac to Parkland: Are Psychiatric Drugs Causing Mass Shootings?

    02/17/2018 11:20:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | Saturday, 17 February 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Whille mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn't guns that have the side effect of "homicidal ideation." If you develop digestive problems after a change in diet, do you look for the cause in foods you always ate or the new ones you started eating? While the answer is obvious, this common sense is painfully uncommon when analyzing the new phenomenon of continual mass shootings: Many blame the long-present “foods” — guns in this case — and ignore the new...
  • Why are white men more likely to carry out mass shootings?

    02/16/2018 7:36:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Rebecca Taylor
    Between 1982 and 2017, 92 of 95 mass shootings in the US were carried out by men, and only three involved a woman. After another mass shooting in a school, Americans are seeking to solve the problem of gun violence. Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder after a shooting at his old school, where he had been expelled for "disciplinary reasons". Of 95 mass shootings carried out in the US between 1982 and 2017, 92 of the perpetrators were male. The final three are made up of two women, and one case of one man and...
  • All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings occurred outside the United States

    02/15/2018 7:11:57 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” Of course, regarding mass public shootings, Obama doesn’t need to look any further than France, which last year suffered 532 casualties (killings and woundings) versus 527 in the US during the first seven full years of the Obama administration from 2009 through January 2017.
  • The Deadliest School Massacre in American History Is a Bombing...from 1927

    02/15/2018 1:25:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    In the aftermath of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, politicians and pundits alike are using the tragedy as an opportunity to push for gun control legislation and demonize anyone who opposes such laws as evil, inhuman monsters solely motivated by NRA lobbying dollars. Given the immediate climate of scaremongering, it's worth pointing out that to this day, the deadliest school massacre in United States history was committed not with a gun, but a bomb.On May 18th, 1927, the last day of classes at the only school in the small town of Bath, Michigan was interrupted by a deadly...
  • Politico Op-Ed: Blame Men and Toxic Masculinity For Mass Shootings

    01/23/2018 6:15:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Yeah, Politico decided to run this op-ed, which says that toxic masculinity and men should be blamed for mass shootings. Not only that but the writer places doubt about the mental illness angle of this debate: ...as we begin a new year, it’s time to have a more nuanced discussion about what might really be to blame for the trend of mass shootings in America—as well as the gun violence epidemic more broadly. No, it isn’t mental illness. It’s gender. If we want to stop the problem of mass shootings, we need to fix the problem of toxic masculinity.If you take...