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  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Man Steals Car And Wildly Shoots Out Window At Other Vehicles Is Stopped By Armed Camper

    07/07/2018 6:58:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | July 5,2018 | Brandon Curtis
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO — A man went on a wild ride after stealing a vehicle, shooting at passing vehicles as he drove, and then ended up at a camp ground to continue his crime spree. He wasn’t prepared for what he was about to encounter, but the other person was. The suspect, a 29-year-old male, drove the stolen vehicle into the Pike National Forest, shooting at passing vehicles. He ultimately stopped the vehicle at a Devil’s Head Campground and approached an unsuspecting camper with a rifle, which began a confrontation. As the confrontation ensued the rifle was pointed at the...
  • Man goes behind counter, punches George Webb worker, video shows

    07/07/2018 6:35:24 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WISN NEWS ^ | 6 July 2018
    "I thank God that the one waitress had a concealed carry and pulled out her gun. I shudder to think what might have happened had she not been able to do that. What this guy would've done," Donovan said. Another worker, who pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man to get him away from the victim, has quit
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • A Major Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong

    07/04/2018 5:43:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | July 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun sales have remained strong during the Trump era. Through the end of May, 2018 is trending to be the second highest year on record. The NICS checks through May of 2018 are 97% of those of 2016. Political writers and gun industry writers, and those who are both, have speculated that politics have been the major driver of guns sales for the last decade. The latest Rassmussen poll shows evidence of a deeper reason people would fear to be disarmed. From rasmussenreports.com: Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s likely that the United States will experience...
  • Leftist Stalks Kent State Gun Girl; Takes Photos & Threatens to Assault Her in Restaurant

    07/02/2018 6:28:34 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 57 replies
    http://libertyhangout.org/ ^ | July 2, 2018 Liberty Hangout
    <p>After her graduation photos with an AR-10 rifle went viral, Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett received countless death threats online from leftists. While many of these threats have come from incensed, anonymous liberals from all over the country, this past weekend Bennett received a much more credible one from just across a restaurant booth.</p>
  • Australia store owner pelts ax-wielding robber with tuna cans and Pringles

    07/02/2018 11:13:43 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A store owner in Australia recently proved an ax-wielding robber was no match for tuna fish and Pringles. Baz Rizk, who owns the Friendly Grocer, fought back against an assailant. The masked man walks up an aisle demanding cash only to have Rizk pelt him with cans of tuna fish and Pringles until the suspect runs away. Rizk said his coworkers chased the man away from the store using baseball bats. He previously has defended his store from robbers, pelting one would-be thief with a jar of Vegemite in an incident 10 years ago.
  • Deadly disparities: African-Americans increasingly targeted as gun homicides spike (barf alert)

    06/27/2018 5:28:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    madison,com ^ | 27 june 2018 | Steven Elbow
    David Edwards had no beef with the guy who killed him. On March 1, 2017, Jordan Sharlow allegedly fired several bullets into the 31-year-old father of three at an east Madison gas station, reportedly confusing him with Riccardo Simms, the man he intended to kill. Simms was gunned down five months later. The murders of Edwards and Simms contributed to a grim milestone for Madison: 12 homicides in a single year, counting one in the town of Madison, a soon-to-be-annexed pocket on the city’s south side. That’s the most on record. Nine of those homicides were by gunfire, again a...
  • Illinois' ignorance about concealed carry shootings (barf alerta0

    06/21/2018 3:25:41 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2018
    Since Illinois began issuing permits to carry concealed firearms in 2014, state government has generated considerable evidence of how its 265,000 permit holders use their weapons. There have been dozens of shootings by licensees. At least 11 people have been killed. These episodes might confirm the value of armed citizens in stopping violent criminals. Or they could reveal a pattern of trigger-happy amateurs blasting away without a good reason. So which is it? We can’t say — and neither can law enforcement. As the Tribune’s Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas and Jennifer Smith Richards report, “The state police know nothing about the nearly...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • 20 shot across the city: 'Every night, it’s the same stuff'

    06/18/2018 7:04:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/18/2018 | Madeline Buckley, Elyssa Cherney
    Two children stood outside a home within the crime scene where four people were shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side Sunday night. They watched police shine flashlights across the sidewalk, and place evidence markers near shell casings. The children caught Annette Hernandez’s eye as she walked by the scene in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue. “You see, there are kids running around,” Hernandez said. “Every night, it’s the same stuff.” The four were standing on the street around 9:30 p.m. when a male shooter approached on foot and began firing, critically injuring a 21-year-old...
  • Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why (barf alert)

    06/15/2018 5:28:38 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 15 june 2018
    (snip)The Tribune combed through police files, court records and news reports to compile its own list. The analysis shows that: Most of those shot by CCL holders have been armed robbers. Others include carjackers, a burglar with a crowbar, a robber with a gun to a clerk’s head, neighbors, an ex-girlfriend, a father-in-law, an unarmed teen stealing a Jeep, a passenger in a car during a road rage attack and a naked man acting “aggressively.” They were shot by homeowners, customers, security guards, store clerks, a Chicago police dispatcher, a Chicago fire lieutenant, a Chicago Park District worker, a tow-truck...
  • California Man Has Home Raided, Guns Confiscated After Trying to Register Firearm

    06/12/2018 5:34:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann attempted to register an AR-15 with the California Department of Justice last month but instead found himself in significant legal trouble. The California DOJ accused Kirschenmann of illegally modifying the rifle he attempted to register. Law enforcement officials raided his home in Bakersfield before ultimately confiscating a dozen firearms and a few hundred rounds of ammunition, then charging him with a dozen felonies . . . The National Rifle Association said Kirschenmann's ordeal is proof that even those who attempt to comply with California's gun laws can still get caught up in them. "California residents attempting to...
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Lowering Hunting Age to 10

    06/09/2009 7:21:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 545+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 09, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    This Sept. 2003 photo released by Christian Zebrasky shows his then eight-year-old daughter Brittany Zebrasky hunting in New Mexico. In an effort to keep hunting alive in Wisconsin, state senators were scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow children as young as 10 to hunt with a rifle. The bill, S.B. 167, would allow 10-year-olds to hunt, provided that a parent or guardian with a hunting license accompanies the child, that he or she is always within "arm's reach" of the child, and that the duo carry only a single firearm. State Sen. Jim Holperin, D-Conover, said...
  • YouTube Deletes Brownells Channel Without Warning

    06/09/2018 12:17:11 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/09/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The gradual, incremental, persistent, unrelenting “other”-ing of guns and those who sell, shoot, broadcast and write about them continues apace. The latest victim: Brownells. Yes, the notoriously radical, fire-breathing Iowa-based retailer has had their YouTube page deleted by the don’t-be-evil types who run YouTube, the Google-owned video platform. Brownells just announced the move on their Facebook page and had this to say on Twitter (while both of those social media channels remain open to them): Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated w/oout warning or notice. If you’re opposed to the attacks on our communitys 1st & 2nd Amendment rights, please...
  • The lesson of ’31 bullets’: We have the power to civilize our gun laws (barf alert)

    06/08/2018 3:34:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 8 june 2018
    We are shouting from the outside. Shout loud and long enough, though, and we can prevail. We can civilize our gun laws. One month ago, this editorial page launched a campaign called “31 bullets” to promote 31 ways to curb gun violence in our nation, and with each proposed action we did our best to include a simple way that you, personally, could make it happen. We presented our 31st and last bullet — a call for federal design safety standards for American-made guns — on Tuesday. EDITORIAL We have called the campaign, which we are conducting in partnership with...
  • Putting squeeze on gun-makers could help curb Chicago’s gun violence (barf alert)

    05/26/2018 5:18:34 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 26 may 2018
    If a gun shop does a lousy job of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, police officers shouldn’t buy their guns from those shops. If a gun-maker allows its guns to be sold at those lousy shops, the police shouldn’t buy those makes of guns. And if a gun manufacturer does a lousy job of making guns that are childproof and useless to thieves, the cops should pass on buying those guns, too.
  • 2 Shot At Louie's On Lake Hefner; Suspect Killed By Armed Citizen

    05/24/2018 10:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.news9.com ^ | 5/24/18 | BRIAUNA BROWN
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A mother and daughter were shot Thursday night at a popular restaurant on Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, police said. The shooting occurred at Louie’s Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m. According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire.A mother and daughter celebrating a birthday were the shooting victims. They were both transported to OU Medical Center. News 9 has learned that the victims are Natalie Will and her daughter, Niah. Police...
  • CBS Wants to Know if Citizen Who Stopped OKC Shooter Had Permit

    05/25/2018 4:41:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 129 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “CBS This Morning” gave generally fair coverage today to yesterday’s shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant in which an armed citizen shot and killed the assailant. But CBS couldn’t help but let the MSM’s fixation on gun control creep in. At the end of the segment, the CBS reporter on the scene, David Begnaud, said: “We asked the police if that armed civilian had a permit to carry his weapon, and they told us they didn’t know but they were looking into it.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Former White House staff emails reveal thoughts amid one of the nation’s school tragedy

    05/23/2018 11:44:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 19 replies
    When tragedy struck a Newtown, Connecticut community five and a half years ago, an unimaginable nightmare unfolded while the country looked on in horror. During a roughly 10 minute period, the native Chicagoans exchanged seven messages two days following the massacre, in which Mayor Emanuel, who had previously served as President Barrack Obama’s chief of staff, advised Secretary Duncan on what position he should take on the Sandy Hook shootings. At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?” Five minutes later, Emanuel...