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  • Brother of Oregon Shooting Survivor Wants Obama to ‘Quit Running the Gun Agenda’

    10/06/2015 7:10:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    The brother of one of the Oregon shooting survivors said on CNN tonight that President Obama should stop his “gun agenda” and focus on mental health.Jessy Atkinson is the brother of Cheyenne Fitzgerald, a teenager who was badly injured in the shooting and is currently recovering at the hospital. A GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000.Atkinson and his mother Bonnie Schaan talked tonight to Anderson Cooper, who asked them what they would say to Obama if they get a chance to speak to him when he comes.Atkinson said, “Look where the problem really lies, and quit running the agenda––quit...
  • Jindal: Oregon shooter's father is a 'complete failure'

    10/06/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/15 | Mark Hensch
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is blasting the father of accused Oregon shooter Chris Harper Mercer as a "complete failure" as a parent.Jindal said poor parenting and America's violent pop culture were to blame for the mass shooting last week, not the nation's gun laws, in a statement on Tuesday.“He’s a complete failure as a father [and] he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public,” said Jindal, a Republican presidential contender, about Ian Mercer, the father of Chris Harper Mercer. “He’s the real problem here."Jindal’s comments follow last week’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore....
  • White House: Obama’s Trip To Oregon Will ‘Not be About Politics’

    10/06/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama promises to politicize mass shootings as a way to demand more gun control. But the White House says that’s not what he’ll be doing as he visits the victims of the college shooting in Oregon on Friday. According to the White House, Obama will be traveling to meet and console the victims and no public remarks are expected. “I think in this instance, on Friday morning, the trip would not be about politics, but that trip would be about merely consoling the families who were so profoundly affected by that tragedy.” Earnest added that the visit was convenient...
  • Driver allegedly smoking pot hits pedestrian at Gresham crosswalk (Legalized Oregon)

    10/06/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 88 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/05/2015 | Jeff Manning
    Gresham Police say a driver suspected of smoking marijuana slammed his Toyota Prius into a 46-year-old Portland woman at a Gresham intersection Monday sending the woman flying 35 feet. The collision took place at 8:09 a.m. at the intersection of East Burnside Street and Northeast 181st Avenue. The woman, who Gresham Police did not identify, was attempting to cross Burnside on a marked crosswalk. The accident comes just just five days after retail recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon.
  • Shoot First; Ask Questions Later

    10/06/2015 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    After America learned of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in which he lamented the loss of good, innocent people and then added: "Somehow this has become routine. ... We've become numb to this." By the next day, Obama had a remedy: "Be a single-issue voter." If you want to stop mass shootings, Obama argued, don't vote for candidates who oppose federal background checks and "gun safety laws." Nine adults who should be alive today are not, while the 26-year-old shooter got what he wanted -- to leave this earth in what...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill O’Reilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Killer’s manifesto revealed; Trump, Carson ‏get backup on their mental health argument

    10/06/2015 5:35:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies ^ | Alicia Powe
    Much to the chagrin of the liberal media, several Republican presidential contenders have been focused on the issue of mental health in the wake of Oregon’s mass shooting, and their argument just got a big boost. Christopher Harper-Mercer, the 26-year-old gunman who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College before taking his own life, was suffering from mental health issues, according to his own mother. Excerpts of the manifesto authored by the killer emerged Monday, suggesting mental health played a role. Harper-Mercer had spared the life of a student to deliver an envelope containing a flash drive that is now...
  • Guns Don't Kill People - Liberals Kill People

    10/06/2015 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now the reader is well-aware of the recent school shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Another mass shooting, another excuse for the left-wing vultures to prey on the carcasses of the dead. Another opportunity for Pres__ent Obama to grandstand and huff and sigh and affect an air of righteous indignation. Another occasion for left-wingers to roll their eyes and complain about how even after this shooting, those dastardly right-wingers still won't support "common sense gun laws." The reason we don't, of course, is because the left-wingers are still making the same old, nonsensical, discredited...
  • Facts Don't Work on Gun Control, so Obama Uses Emotion

    10/06/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    In his speech on the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last week, President Obama sounded more upset about America's gun laws than about the horrific massacre. We barely had the preliminary facts about the shooting, the shooter and the victims, and he was already lecturing the nation again on gun control. Instead of calling the nation to prayer, he said we would learn about the victims in the coming days and then "wrap everyone who's grieving with our prayers and our love." Those words out of the way, he immediately pivoted to complaining that "our thoughts and prayers are...
  • Oregon sheriff wrote, "Gun control is NOT the answer," and residents agree

    10/06/2015 4:25:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2015 | Marisa Gerber
    Carolyn Kellim's upper lip snarled to the left at the mention of gun control. "I think that's the worst thing in the world that can happen," said Kellim, 86, who runs KC's Exchange gun shop out of her home.
  • Roseburg's Gun Store Grandma Shuts Down "Excutive Anus" Obama's Gun Control Narrative

    10/06/2015 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    In Roseberg, Oregon–the same town which recently witnessed a heinous attack in a gun free zone at Umpqua Community College (UCC)–86-year-old Carolyn Kellim owns a gun store and says she is sick of “executive anus” President Obama’s “strange ideas” on gun control.
  • Was the Oregon mass shooting an Islamist attempt to assassinate Alek Skarlatos?

    10/06/2015 2:36:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/6/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Was last week's massacre at Umpqua Community College in Oregon a failed attempt to assassinate a Christian American hero for thwarting a Muslim terrorist train attack this summer in France? There may simply be a series of unlikely coincidences at play, or there may be circumstantial evidence suggesting that anti-jihadist hero Alek Skarlatos was an intended target of Chris Harper-Mercer, who put several Christians to death in an Umpqua classroom on Thursday, Oct. 1 for being Christian. Read on and decide for yourself if Harper-Mercer may have wanted to make an example of Skarlatos for the world to see. And...
  • Oregon Shooter 26-Year-old Muslim Man

    10/05/2015 4:12:36 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies ^ | 10/01/2015
    It has been confirm through official social media accounts, deceased Oregon college shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, was a practicing muslim. It has been widely reported, Mercer, 26, ordered victims to state their religion before gunning them down in cold blood.
  • Environmentalists stop grazing on monument ( Wild Earth Guardians - Colorado )

    10/05/2015 2:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | October 04, 2015 | Jim Mimiaga
    Two allotments delayed pending more studies. A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project, Wild Earth Guardians, National Resource Defense Council, Wildlands Defense, the Sierra Club and Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness collectively filed a 27-page protest against the proposed Flodine and Yellow Jacket grazing allotments on the monument ... they want the two allotments permanently closed to grazing ... The groups challenged a recent decision plan by the BLM to issue 10-year terms for the allotments, located...
  • Medical Examiner: Oregon Shooter Committed Suicide

    10/05/2015 2:27:21 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | October 5, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    On Saturday the Oregon state medical examiner’s office ruled that Chris Harper-Mercer, the shooter who killed nine people and injured more than a dozen others at Roseburg's Umpqua Community College last Thursday, died by his own hand and not as the result of a shootout with police, as some initially surmised. Despite being heavily armed, the 26-year-old apparently turned one of his weapons on himself rather than engage the police in a firefight
  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 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 · 47 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 · 26 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 · 30 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 · 78 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 · 66 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 · 11 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 · 53 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 · 17 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 · 114 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 · 44 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...
  • Islamic State (ISIS) Claims Responsibility for Chris Harper Mercer Umpqua College Shooting

    10/02/2015 9:50:06 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 31 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 · 92 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."