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  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/5/15 | Martin Barillas
    Melissa and Aaron Klein of Oregon, who were ordered by a state agency to pay two women $135,000 after they refused to take part in their same-sex wedding plans, may now face seizure of their assets. An administrative judge fined the couple after they declined to bake a cake for the lesbian couple, citing their religious objections. The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which had accused the Klein couple of violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. According to reports, the agency is docketing the judgement and is exploring various options for collection.Docketing the...
  • Hillary Clinton Pushes Change Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Makers (Shortened)

    10/05/2015 1:33:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In the wake of the attack on Umpqua Community College (UCC) Hillary Clinton is pushing new regulations on gun shows and a change in laws allowing shooting victims and their families to sue gun manufacturers.
  • Police Respond to Threat at RCC in Grants Pass (Oregon)

    10/05/2015 11:28:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    KDRV-TV ^ | October 5, 2015 | Julia Moore
    11:23AM UPDATE: All schools in the Three Rivers School District are on a lock-in as a direct result of the threat at Rogue Community College. Parents cannot pick up their kids. 10:48AM UPDATE: RCC says on their Facebook page to evacuate all RCC campuses. GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to reports of a security threat at Rogue Community College's Redwood Campus in Grants Pass. An RCC representive said they received a security threat, but that it's unconfirmed at this point. RCC said on their Twitter to evacuate the campus immediately. The emergency alert system has...

    10/05/2015 9:31:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10-4-15 | Lee Stranahan
    David Jaques, the publisher of the conservative newspaper the Roseburg Beacon, says he believes that President Obama would not be welcome to the town after making remarks politicizing the shooting that left nine dead and nine injured at Umpqua Community College on October 1. Jaques told Breitbart News that he believes officials of Douglas County would also not welcome the President using the tragedy to score political points for a gun control agenda. Any visit by President would be “a campaign stop for agenda to take away American citizen’s right to own firearms” said Jaques in an exclusive interview.
  • Oregon Officials Seek to Seize $135K From Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

    10/05/2015 9:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Officials in Oregon have started a legal process to seize $135,000 from Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein after they refused to pay the state-ordered damages for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony. "Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options," Charlie Burr, communications director at Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order." It's a preliminary step to seize the Kleins' house, property, or other assets...
  • Mika: Why Not a Gun Ban Like in Australia?

    10/05/2015 6:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They really are coming for your guns . . . After the Charleston church shootings, President Obama praised Australia's draconian gun laws, which included a mandatory buy-back program, AKA confiscation. On today's Morning Joe, Mika wondered "why" we couldn't institute a similar gun ban in the United States, throwing in support for a database of all gun ownership for good measure. Joe Scarborough was actually obliged to explain to Mika that her gun ban was never going to happen because we have the Second Amendment here. That left Mika grimacing in regret [see the screengrab]. View the video here.
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • Oregon Terrorist Forced Christians To Crawl, Woman To Beg For Life As He Butchered Them

    10/05/2015 4:39:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 5, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Here is the question no one is asking: Who wasn’t shot in the head by the Oregon shooter? Christians were murdered on the spot, but those who weren’t Christians were spared. Who are they? And why hasn’t any media outlet asked that question? Who was spared and why?

    10/05/2015 3:58:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Even though Christopher Harper-Mercer, the Oregon killer, had a black mother who raised him, the media insisted that he was a “white supremacist”. Mercer was about as white as Obama. Most of his victims were white Christians. If being half-black and hating Christians qualifies you as a white supremacist, then Obama needs to be investigated for possible white supremacist leanings.
  • Oregon Shooter's Father Absolves Son: Guns,Not His Parenting To Blame

    10/05/2015 3:39:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    The father of the Oregon shooter who ruthlessly murdered 9 people at a community college in Umpqua, Oregon, insists that his son isn’t to blame for shooting innocent victims, but rather, ‘guns’ are to blame. The man absolving his son of responsibility is Ian Mercer and he made the statements during a CNN interview. A report in the Daily Beast claims that Mr. Mercer abandoned his son at birth–a factor that the father did not mention during his anti-gun rant on television.
  • Oregon pastor says shooting survivor got flash drive, had to watch slayings

    10/04/2015 6:57:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies ^ | 10/4/15 | Associated Press writer Tami Abdollah
    An Oregon pastor says a student who was spared by a gunman during a deadly rampage on a college campus received an envelope with a flash drive from the shooter and had to watch as his classmates were killed. Randy Scroggins, whose daughter also survived Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College, spoke at his church Sunday as his daughter and the other student, 18-year-old Mathew Downing, sat together in the congregation. Scroggins' daughter Lacey had told him gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer gave an envelope to another student in the class and told him to give it to police.
  • Gun Control's Biggest Problem: Most People Just Don't Care Very Much

    10/04/2015 9:54:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Kevin Drum
    Atkins is certainly right that Democratic legislators won't act on gun control until voters are mobilized, but that puts the cart before the horse. You can't mobilize voters on an issue they don't really care much about in the first place. In this case, I think the folks who prioritize issue-area visibility and engagement probably have the better of the argument. Until voters who favor gun control feel as strongly as those who oppose it, all the field work in the world won't do any good.
  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Keisha Hatchett
    Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told you, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the Muslim faith. The New York Times reported back in June that since Sept. 11, 2001, almost twice as many people have died at the hands of white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims. Using data compiled by New America, a Washington Research center, a study found that 48 people have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim—including the mass killings in...
  • Donald Trump:Politicians Who Push Gun Control Don't Understand (Shortened)

    10/04/2015 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During an October 4 appearance on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump responded to President Obama’s calls for more gun control by stressing that politicians who push gun control to solve problems do not not fully understand the problems they are trying to solve.
  • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

    10/04/2015 1:25:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 4, 2015 | Gosia Wozniacka and Brian Melley, The Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up. It was only the fourth day of community college for the 18-year-old aspiring surgeon. She was faced down, her head tucked between her outstretched arms among dead and dying classmates. Scroggins could hear someone gurgling. She felt the weight of mortally wounded Treven Anspach against her, the 20-year-old's blood flowing onto her clothing....
  • CNN Alters Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer to Make Him Look White

    10/04/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 111 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | Jim Hoft
  • The Demonization of Christianity

    10/04/2015 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Michael Brown
    When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns. According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said “Christian” he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooter’s alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why? Can you imagine what would have...
  • So the Oregon shooter’s guns were legal. Now what?

    10/04/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Much like the famous quote about how everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it, (often attributed to Mark Twain, though it was probably first said by Charles Dudley Warner) mass shootings are portrayed as a problem with no solution. Actually, there are solutions on the table from both sides but nobody wants to talk about them.Having been off duty when the Oregon college shooting news broke, I had the time to absorb some of the constantly shifting details coming out of the crime scene. As with all of these events there were wildly inaccurate reports...
  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • CNN Photoshops Oregon Jihadist Shooter to "Fundamentally Transform" Him into a Caucasian Male

    More yeoman's work by The Last Refuge, which has been tracking down the rapidly disappearing social media profile of Scumbag McScumbag (it is the policy of our august and highly respected journal not to name psychopathic jihadist mass-murderers). Remember the Trayvon Martin case? You know, the dude involved in burglary, PCP-like drug cocktails, and/or drug dealing who assaulted George Zimmerman and got capped for his trouble? Remember how the media claimed there was a new race called "White Hispanics", a term invented "by The New York Times to describe Zimmerman, apparently in some kind of push for a white vs....
  • Father of Oregon Killer Blames GUNS, Not Son, For Umpqua Massacre [VIDEO]

    10/03/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I'm not trying to say that they're to blame for what happened. But if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns it wouldn't have happened." CNN just interviewed the father of the murderer of nine people at Umpqua Community College this week, and though he claims he is not blaming guns, he spent most of the interview doing that exact thing. "That's what guns are. The killers. It's as simple as that. It's black and white," he says. Guns are the killers. Not his son.
  • Bill Clinton’s address touches on gun checks, coal’s demise

    10/03/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | 10-2-15 | Matt Macarro
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former President Bill Clinton, in a keynote address to West Virginia Democrats on Friday night, touched on background checks for gun owners in the wake of the Oregon community college mass shooting. “Those of us who grew up in hunting country—and who believe the 2nd Amendment guarantees everybody the right to keep a gun to go hunting, to sports shoot and to protect themselves and their families—most of us think it’s crazy that we don’t do background checks,” Clinton said. Ticket sales for the party’s Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner spiked upon news of Clinton’s appearance. About 2,000 people...
  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FRANKLIN, Tennessee — GOP frontrunner Donald Trump offered a ringing defense of gun rights and the Second Amendment to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd of 3,000 Tennesseans on Saturday. An overflowing audience of an additional 1,000 stood outside The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee in the drizzling rain as they listened to the rally on speakers. It was a huge turnout for Trump, whose campaign team announced the event less than 72 hours earlier. “I’m a very, very big 2nd Amendment person,” Trump told the crowd. “It’s very important to me.”
  • Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

    10/03/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain. In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.Obama referenced the bans thus: We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings.  Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours.  So we know...
  • Stephen Colbert Gave a Searing Monologue on Guns, Trump, and ‘Honest Insanity’

    10/03/2015 7:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Vulture ^ | October 3, 2015 | Greg Cwik
    "I want to talk about pretending," Stephen Colbert said on last night's episode of The Late Show, which aired just a little over 24 hours after the regon shooting. "That is something that I know a little bit about."
  • Media Narrative: Half-Black Oregon Killer is a "White Supremacist"

    10/03/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Was he a Half-White Supremacist? According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a "White Supremacist". One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn't seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan. This doesn't seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist? I'm not an expert on "White Supremacism", but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make...
  • Survivors say Oregon gunman spared student to take something to authorities

    10/03/2015 5:18:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
    The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates inside an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Shooter Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer later killed himself as officers arrived, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday. Authorities have not disclosed whether they have an envelope or package from Harper-Mercer. However, a law enforcement official said Saturday a manifesto of several pages had been recovered.
  • Oregon shooting: Gunman died by suicide, sheriff says

    The Douglas County sheriff said the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting in Oregon history died by suicide. Sheriff John Hanlin made the announcement at a news briefing just after noon Saturday. The sheriff, without using his name or elaboration, said autopsy results showed the gunman died by his own hand.
  • Oregon college shooting is all the more reason to carry guns, say local residents

    10/03/2015 2:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 2, 2015 | Rory Carroll in Roseburg, Oregon
    A sign in the Roseburg Gun Shop. Interviews with almost a dozen residents of the rural Oregon community on Friday yielded unanimity on their biggest threats: gun control and Barack Obama.The deadliest mass killing in the state’s history had taken place a few miles away and to the staff and customers of the Roseburg Gun Shop it was clear they faced a grave threat – from Barack Obama. Authorities had just discovered a cache of 13 weapons possessed by the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, but the man they feared was thousands of miles away in the White House, plotting, as...
  • Cruz: Obama trying to 'tear us apart' with comments on Oregon shooting

    10/03/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 02, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is criticizing President Obama for his comments about a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon that left 9 dead. “Unfortunately that is the approach with President Obama on every issue, is that he seeks to tear us apart, he seeks to politicize it and it’s worth remembering he is ideological and he’s a radical,” Cruz said on "The Mark Levin Show," as first reported by Buzzfeed News. “You know, as his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel said, ‘you never let a good crisis go to waste,’ and that is sadly his approach.” The...
  • Will Roseburg Prompt a ‘National Conversation’ on Anti-Christian Bigotry?

    10/03/2015 6:26:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/3/15 | David French
    The reports are multiplying — the gunman who killed ten people in Roseburg, Ore., yesterday did, in fact, target Christians during his shooting spree. The brother of victim Autumn Vicari told NBC News that the shooter told his victims to stand and asked them whether they were Christians. If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. “If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.” A similar report came from student Kortney Moore, who was on the scene. With Christians explicitly targeted for mass murder, are we now going to launch a...
  • Ted Cruz slams president for 'politicizing' Oregon massacre

    10/02/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by VinL · 40 replies
    BostonHereald ^ | 10/2/15 | Chris Cassidy
    Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz blasted President Obama’s remarks in the wake of an Oregon community college massacre that mass shootings are “something we should politicize” after a campaign stop here today. “It seems there is no tragedy the president isn’t willing to politicize,” said Cruz. “He in many ways is following the dictum of his former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, ‘You never want to waste a good crisis.’ Literally as this madman, almost within minutes of ending his murderous spree, the president seized upon it to advance his partisan political agenda. That’s just wrong." Cruz called...
  • Islamic State (ISIS) Claims Responsibility for Chris Harper Mercer Umpqua College Shooting

    10/02/2015 9:50:06 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    Pamela Geller - Atlas Shrugs ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The Islamic State is crowing on social media, laying claim to the mass murder in Roseburg, Oregon. Not surprising. Lining up Christians and shooting them in the head is one of their religious rituals. There is much we do not know. We know Harper Mercer’s only male friend was a jihad sympathizer who praised “the brave Mujahideen heroes.” And said, “The Mujahideen freedom fighters of Palestine. My brothers and sisters keep on doing your thing. Allahu Akbar.” [snip]
  • BREAKING: CONFIRMED: Chris Harper-Mercer Is 26 Year-Old Muslim Killer #UCCShooting

    10/01/2015 9:12:33 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 90 replies
    GotNews ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    At long last here is a photo of Chris Harper Mercer, the 26-year-old shooter in Oregon. He is most certainly a Muslim.
  • Actor James Woods: 'Hate Crime Massacre of Christians Finally Silences Obama'

    10/02/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Judge
    26 year-old gunman Chris Harper Mercer opened fire on the campus on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven. Mercer reportedly singled out Christians for death by asking the religion of potential victims before firing on them. Mercer was then shot and killed by law enforcement. In a series of tweets on October 2, Woods argued that because the victims were Christian, both resident Obama and the media would lose interest in the story. "NY Times writes a front page story about a hate massacre targeting Christians without using the word 'Christians,'" Woods tweeted, linking to story in the New...
  • Oregon Shooting: Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer — What We Know [He left a note.]

    10/02/2015 4:20:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 71 replies
    NBC, AP ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Cassandra Vinograd, Pete Williams, Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter, Alastair Jamieson, Courtney Kube
    The heavily armed gunman who slaughtered nine people at an Oregon college left a hate-filled note at the scene of his rampage and "felt the world was against him," law enforcement officials confirmed Friday. Two officials familiar with the contents of the note say 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer, who was killed in a firefight Thursday with police at Umpqua Community College, wrote that he would be "welcomed in Hell and embraced by the devil."
  • PICTURED: The nine victims of the Oregon gunman

    10/02/2015 4:17:13 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-2-2015 | Snejana Farberov
    PICTURED: The nine victims of the Oregon gunman, 26, including a trainee nurse, 19, a recovered addict who was turning his life around, and a 72-year-old mature student are named by police Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, killed nine and wounded nine at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon One of first casualties was identified Friday as 19-year-old student Lucero Alcaraz, a first-year student who aspired to become a pediatric nurse Second victim was identified as Jason Johnson, 33, a recovering drug addict who enrolled at UCC to continue his education after completing a rehab program Deaths of two more UCC students,...
  • Oregon timeline: 10 dead in 10 minutes

    10/02/2015 3:53:32 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | staff
    10:30 a.m. Pacific time: Shots fired in Snyder Hall. Officers responded almost immediately, requesting medical assistance and backup. Early reports indicated as many as 20 were wounded. 10:43 a.m.: Officers locate suspect, a male, on campus. 10:44 a.m.: Gunfire exchanged between officers and suspect. Thirty-five people reported inside building; campus is locked down. 10:49 a.m: Suspect confirmed dead
  • Oregon gunman idolized IRA, Nazis

    10/02/2015 6:34:28 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 1, 2015 | By Joe Tacopino
    Chris Harper-Mercer, the gunman who went on Thursday’s rampage at an Oregon college, idolized the Nazis and the IRA, despised organized religion — and talked of how killing could bring a person fame. “I have noticed that so many people like [Vester Lee Flanagan] are alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are,” Harper-Mercer wrote in a blog post, referring to the man who in August murdered a reporter and a cameraman on live TV in Virginia, according to CBS News. “A man who was known by no one is now...
  • Army Vet Charged Oregon Gunman,Said "It's My Son's Birthday Today"

    10/02/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During the October 1 attack that left 10 dead at Umpque Community College, Army veteran Christ Mintz blocked the door to a classroom with his body, then lay on the floor saying, “It’s my son’s birthday today.”
  • Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

    10/02/2015 1:36:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jeff Barnard and Martha Mendoza
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in a community college English class, killing nine, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself. A day after the rampage in an Oregon timber town, authorities said Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer, who died during a shootout with police, wore a flak jacket and brought at least six guns and five ammunition magazines to the school. Investigators found another seven guns at the apartment he shared with his mother. The weapons had all been purchased legally over the past three years, some by him, others...
  • Oregon shooting: 13 legally purchased weapons found in gunman's cache

    10/02/2015 11:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 2, 2015 | Lauren Gambino and Ben Quinn with Jason Wilson in Roseburg
    Roseburg grapples with grief and indignation as Obama’s call for US gun control collides with horrifying new details of another mass shooting.A cache of 13 weapons has been discovered in the possession of gunman who opened fire on a writing class at a community college in rural Oregon on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring seven in the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. Seven weapons were recovered at the gunman’s home, in addition to the six weapons that were recovered on the campus of Umpqua Community College, Celinez Nunez, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
  • Umpqua Shooting: More Blood on Media Hands (copycat effect)

    10/02/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The media knows that the more attention that they pay to mass killing perpetrators, the more incentive they create for mass killings.  The effect is known as the “Copycat Effect“.  It is a well known and researched phenomena.  Endless promotion of these tragic events and the publicity given to the perpetrators is far more of a causal factor than the Second Amendment.CBS news relates the latest evidence that media coverage of his name and face was one of the primary motivations for the Umpqua shooter.   From In one post on the blog about Vester Flanagan, the man who...
  • Democrats Push Gun Control, Refuse Armed School Guards

    10/02/2015 9:56:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Appearing on MSNBC, 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, “We have millions of sick people all over the world… This is sort of unique to our country – the school shootings.”
  • Krauthammer: Obama's Statement On Oregon Shooting "100% Knee-Jerk"(Shortened)

    10/02/2015 8:51:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Obama’s statement on the Umpqua Community College as a “100% knee-jerk” statement while “the bodies are still warm” on Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Celebrities Blame NRA, Capitalism And ‘Gun Nuts’ For The Shooting In Oregon

    10/02/2015 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 10/1/2015 | David Hookstead
    Before the details of the horrific shooting at an Oregon community college had even been released, celebrities took to Twitter to blame the NRA, capitalism, and gun owners for the carnage. "What we're seeing with gun violence in America is the logical conclusion of unrestricted capitalism." chris kluwe
  • Cuomo calls again for stricter gun laws after Oregon shooting

    10/02/2015 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Politico New York ^ | 6:28 p.m. | Oct. 1, 2015 | Josefa Velasquez
    Calling the latest school shooting in southwest Oregon a “terrible, heartbreaking” tragedy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is once again pushing the federal government to enact stricter gun control laws. “The shooting earlier today at Umpqua Community College is the latest in a series of terrible, heartbreaking tragedies resulting from gun violence. … No one should suffer the pain of losing someone they love to gun violence, although it happens all too often,” Cuomo said in a statement, offering his condolences to the families of the reported 13 killed and 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at a community college earlier...
  • Randleman victim in Oregon community college shooting tried to stop gunman, family says

    10/02/2015 4:02:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox8 ^ | Updated at 06:17pm, October 1, 2015 | Joe Borlik and Joe Dominguez
    RANDLEMAN, N.C. -- A man originally from Randleman was shot and injured in the Oregon community college shooting Thursday that resulted in 10 fatalities. Seven other people were injured when a gunman -- identified as Chris Harper Mercer-- opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Chris Mintz graduated from Randleman High School in 2003 and had been in Oregon for at least 10 years, according to family members. Mintz spent most of Thursday in surgery after receiving seven gunshots during the attack. Family members said Mintz was able to talk to loved ones before going into surgery. He...
  • An Army veteran who survived combat was shot several times as he charged at the Oregon gunman

    10/02/2015 3:58:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 53 min 2015-10-02 | Pamela Engel
    An Army veteran who made it through a combat deployment without sustaining any serious injuries was shot several times as he rushed toward a gunman who was opening fire at a community college in Oregon. Chris Mintz, 30, was in his first week of class at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday when 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer walked into Snyder Hall, where classes are held, and started shooting. Mintz reportedly "trie[d] to block the door to keep the gunman from coming in," Mintz's aunt, Wanda Mintz, told Q13 Fox News in Oregon.
  • Oregon Shooting: 'Heroic' Veteran Chris Mintz Was Shot 7 Times

    10/02/2015 3:42:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 2 2015, 4:20 am ET | Tracy Connor and F. Brinley Bruton
    An Army veteran was shot seven times while trying to save other students during the deadly Oregon community college rampage, according to his aunt. Chris Mintz "tried to protect some people," his aunt Sheila Brown told NBC News in a telephone interview. "We were told he did heroic things to protect some people." She said that Mintz was shot seven times and had been in surgery since the shooting that left 10 dead, including the gunman.