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  • How Trump's Views on Gun Control Have Shifted Over the Years

    02/15/2018 11:28:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, Trump criticized Republicans who walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions on firearms laws. Its often argued that the American murder rate is high because guns are more available here than in other countries. After a tragedy like the massacre at Columbine High School, anyone could feel that it is too easy for Americans to get their hands on weapons. But nobody has a good solution, he wrote. This is another issue where you see the extremes of the two existing major parties, continued Trump, who, at the time of...
  • Russia probes Columbine fascist link to three brutal school massacres

    01/21/2018 12:10:49 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 Jan 2018 | Will Stewart in Moscow
    Three separate bloodbaths at Russian schools recently are all linked by the alleged teenage attackers 'worshipping' the perpetrators of the Columbine massacre in the U.S. 18 years ago. In the latest outrage on Friday, axe-wielding masked suspect Anton Bichivin, 16, wore a T-shirt linked to German band KMFDM as did sinister Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The shirt was visible as the blood-drenched Russian was detained in the snow by military police, and in an ambulance as he was rushed to hospital. He and accomplice Alexander Rogalsky, 16, are believed to hold Nazi sympathies and gave themselves fascist...
  • Teen in Russia axes students and burns classroom in third school attack in a week

    01/21/2018 10:58:23 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Alex Luhn
    Russian police are investigating whether three school attacks this week are connected after a teenager attacked a class with an axe and Molotov cocktail in the Buryatia region. The instructor involved, Russian language and literature teacher Irina Ramenskaya, told Mash, I started to take the kids out. When I came out, I saw that a person was just chopping the kids with an axe, she said. I brought them back in the classroom, where everything was burning. I was bleeding. Before my eyes stood Anton with an axe. The Ulan-Ude incident came on the heels of a knife attack that...
  • Cops knew about Sandy Hook shooters plot for years

    10/26/2017 2:33:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 26, 2017 | 3:53pm | Joe Tacopino
    Adam Lanza expressed his desire to commit the Sandy Hook massacre years before the tragedy took place and when a witness alerted police, the cops said there was nothing they could do. The Sandy Hook shooter told an unidentified male in 2008 that he had access to assault weapons and planned to kill students at the elementary school along with his mother, Nancy Lanza, according to FBI documents released this week. The revelation was first reported by the New York Times on Thursday. The witness whose name has been redacted from the files told feds that he...
  • Newtown Shooter May Have Had Interest In Pedophilia, FBI Reveals

    10/25/2017 8:37:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    yahoo ^ | October 25, 2017 | Willa Frej
    Newly released FBI documents in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting paint an even more disturbing portrait of killer Adam Lanza, suggesting his fascination with children verged on the obscene. Connecticut investigators found a file on Lanzas computer advocating pedophiles rights and the liberation of children, a recently unsealed document says. They also reportedly found a screenplay about a relationship between an adult male and a young boy. Theres no evidence Lanza, 20, acted on sexual interests in young children before the school massacre, which killed 20 elementary school children and six adults before Lanza killed himself.
  • Obama: Going to Newtown was the toughest day of my presidency

    01/05/2017 11:44:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Dylan Stableford
    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency, Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office. Its the only time I ever saw...
  • Newtown families seek to reinstate lawsuit against gun maker

    11/15/2016 10:54:10 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    AP via GreenwichTime ^ | November 15, 2016 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre. Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine who died filed papers Tuesday asking the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal.
  • LIVE: 3 Trump Rallies today. Fletcher, NC @ 12pm, Johnstown, PA @ 4pm and Newtown, PA @ 7:30 pm ET.

    10/21/2016 4:21:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 550 replies
    Three, three Trump rallies today Fletcher, PA @ noon, Johnstown, PA @ 4 and Newtown, PA @ 7:30pm ET.
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of regular people who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the One Million Moms for Gun Control Facebook page. It later became Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • ABC's Jon Karl Gets Senator Murphy to Admit His Gun Control Proposal Would Not Work

    06/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a shocking development in the push for gun-control, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted Sunday on ABC’s This Week that his proposal would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl calling out Murphy, “And in fact, it was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.” The proposal Murphy has been pushing is one that is meant to close the mythical “gun show loophole.” “Would that have done anything...
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • Judge Rules Newtown Lawsuit Against Gun-Maker Can Go Forward

    04/14/2016 12:27:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 14, 2016 | AP
    A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians. Lanza, 20, killed 20 first-grade students and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012 with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle that his mother had bought legally. Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their Newtown home with...
  • Newtown (CT) teacher arrested at school, accused of having gun

    04/06/2016 6:48:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    A teacher in the Connecticut town that was site of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a gun onto school grounds. Jason M. Adams, a teacher at Newtown Middle School, was carrying a concealed firearm for which he had a permit, Newtown police said. He was stopped inside the school by security personnel Wednesday before 9 a.m., the Newtown Public School District and police said. Newtown police said Adams faces a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds, a Class D felony, according to Connecticut law. Adams,...
  • Which Presidential Candidate Has the Longest Record Fighting for Gun Rights?

    02/25/2016 4:32:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 25, 2016 | GOA
    It's easy to forget the cold, dark days of winter, 2013. The horrific tragedy of Newtown had touched the hearts of the nation, and every news outlet -- every one -- was blaming the Second Amendment community for what happened there. GOA was receiving death threats -- not only against us, but against our children. Even Fox News was opining that the battle against Bloomberg's gun control was hopeless, as every news outlet spent every hour of the day predicting that our organization -- and the "gun manufacturers' lobby" [sic] in general -- would be absolutely and totally destroyed. It...
  • Rep. Thompson: ‘I’m a Gun Owner’ Who Supports Expanded Gun Control

    12/13/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) says that although he is a gun owner himself and strongly believes in the Second Amendment, he also believes people on the no-fly list should be barred from purchasing guns. "I’m a gun owner. I strongly believe in the Second Amendment," Thompson said during an emotional press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday held by House and Senate Democrats to commemorate the third anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings.
  • Sandy Hook parents assess victories, defeats in gun control mission

    12/14/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/2015 | Michelle Miller
    Three years ago on Monday, a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. Marking the anniversary, Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: Since that nightmare, an estimated 555 children have been killed by guns in America. It is shameful that Congress hasn't acted. As the nation debates gun laws and access to mental healthcare, Newtown parents remind us of the urgency.
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • GOP's Newtown bill stirs tensions

    10/30/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Tensions are flaring in the House over a sweeping mental health reform bill that is slated to move forward next week. The legislation from Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), billed as the Republican response to the Newtown elementary school shooting in 2012, is finally set to get committee consideration on Wednesday at a markup in the Energy and Commerce Committee. But Democrats on the committee are objecting to several provisions in the bill, and say what was once cast as a bipartisan negotiation has been anything but. While the committee could advance the bill along party lines, a bipartisan vote would...
  • The Great Evasion (Super, mega, ultra barf alert)

    10/03/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Editor's Blog ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    Over the course of the day we've had a handful of readers write in to ask or demand that we not report the name of the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, in the Oregon school massacre. As the massacres continue, an increasing number of people think that we should expunge the names of the offenders both to obliterate their memory and deny them whatever infamy or perverted glory they hoped to gain by their crimes. I respect this viewpoint. I simply do not agree with it as something a news organization can or should do. There are various specifics of the...