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  • When will it ever be enough?

    01/13/2019 10:18:08 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 74 replies
    Jan. 13, 2019 | 13Sisters76
    Two more police officers have been shot in the line of duty. That makes 3 killed by gunfire, 4 killed with cars, and 2 more remain in critical condition after being shot. That is JUST this year and it's ONLY January. When is enough, enough? When will the rest of us get tired of our "front line" being killed because of the job they do and the uniform they wear? The time is long past due for "we the people" to decide that criminals should NOT be mollycoddled, their rights encased in solid gold while ours and those of police...
  • Opinion: The evidence simply doesn't support calls for gun bans in Canada

    12/19/2018 3:50:34 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr and Gary Mauser
    It seems obvious: ban guns and there won’t be any gun crime. After two people were killed and 13 injured in a July shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered his government to assess the idea of “a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.” They are scheduled to finish the assignment by the end of the year.
  • Stossel TV on “The Myth of U.S. Mass Shooters”

    12/15/2018 6:01:16 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 22 replies
    Dozens of news outlets reported that America has the most mass shooters in the world. Many say that shows America needs more gun control. CNN claimed that “the U.S. has the most mass shootings”. The WSJ reported that “U.S. leads the world in mass shootings.” Nearly every major media outlet, and Former President Obama, said the same. But the claim is based on just one study, and the author of that study, Adam Lankford, would not release his data to either John Stossel or researchers in the field.
  • 2018 'worst year for US school shootings'

    12/11/2018 5:50:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th December 2018 | Sean Coughlan
    This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. That's the sobering finding of a project to count the annual toll of gun attacks in schools. At the beginning of 2018, Education Week, a journal covering education in the US, began to track school shootings - and has since recorded 23 incidents where there were deaths or injuries. With many parts of the US having about 180 school days per year, it means, on average, a shooting once every eight school days. Another database recording school shootings says 2018 has had the highest...
  • For Defense Against Active Shooters, Mich. School Hands Out Hockey Pucks

    11/28/2018 3:50:55 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 111 replies
    npr.org ^ | 11/28/18 | Emily Sullivan
    Hockey pucks: They're small, heavy and — one Michigan college thinks — might be the perfect weapon against an active shooter on campus. Oakland University, a public school located in Rochester Hills, near Detroit, is distributing thousands of 94-cent hockey pucks for just that reason. The distribution, which began earlier this month, stemmed from a March faculty active-shooter training session following February's shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead. A participant at the training asked the Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon what items people could use to defend themselves on the campus, which has a...
  • How gun-free zones invite mass shootings

    11/23/2018 10:11:16 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 20, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr.
    “This doesn’t happen anywhere else on the planet,” said California’s Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. “We stand alone in the world in the number of mass shootings," echoed U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. These were typical comments after an alleged shooter murdered 12 people in Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. People have been acting for a long time like the United States is the world’s hotbed of mass public shootings. Following a 2015 mass shooting during his administration, President Barack Obama declared: “The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in...
  • Barbara McCarthy: 'I love America - but its attitude to guns is terrifying' (hurl alert)

    11/12/2018 2:50:53 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 71 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | November 12th 2018 | Barbara McCarthy
    When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I'm slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran out with my daughter in her pram, leaving my purchases on the counter, and legged it across the street. My daughter was wondering why we didn't get her apple juice, and I was vexed I didn't have my Mexican beers after my ordeal. You can't but be jumpy. There are up to...
  • CNN’s Cuomo Slams ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Sentiment — ‘What Are You Praying For?’

    11/09/2018 11:41:00 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/9/18 | Trent Baker
    Thursday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, host of “Cuomo Primetime,” reacted to the shooting that left 12 people at a Southern California bar dead Wednesday night. “It was the worst mass shooting in a week,” Cuomo said. “Think about that. Twelve lives, stolen by a thief that visits us weekly. This is our new normal.” Cuomo slammed people who offer their “thoughts and prayers” to shooting victims, saying they “mock those who lost loved ones.” “You mock those who lost loved ones because if you gave it any thought at all you would never walk away from any of these without figuring...
  • Rogers Park shootings: $150,000 reward may be largest ever offered in Chicago to find a suspect

    11/09/2018 5:59:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov. 8, 2018
    More than five weeks after a gunman shot and killed two people in Rogers Park, apparently at random, the reward for information to help solve the case has been raised to $150,000. The reward, boosted by donations from residents and businesses, is believed to be the largest offered in Chicago for a crime suspect, according to police officials. It had been $23,000.
  • 43 Shot, Five Fatally, over Halloween Weekend in Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago

    10/29/2018 12:20:52 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Oct 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Forty-three people were shot, including five who were shot fatally, over Halloween weekend in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that beginning with Friday, each day in the weekend became more violent. For example, “three wounded and one killed Friday night, 11 wounded and one killed on Saturday, and 25 shot — three fatally — on Sunday.” The five individual killed were 16-year-old John Pena, 23-year-old Kenjuan D. Scott, 30-year-old Deshawn Jacobs, 20-year-old Detavious Beeks, and an unidenified 33-year-old male. All were fatally shot while standing on a sidewalk, walking, or inside a vehicle.
  • Obama responded to these 14 mass shootings under his term. Which ones did he get blamed for?

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

    10/27/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT · by proust · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/18 | Awr Hawkins
    During day one of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) accused him of being beyond “pro-gun” and suggested more people will die in mass shootings if he is confirmed. Feinstein said: “If the Supreme Court were to adopt your reasoning I fear the number of victims would continue to grow and citizens would be rendered powerless in enacting sensible gun laws.”
  • Trump to visit Pittsburgh synagogue in wake of deadly shooting that left 11 dead

    10/27/2018 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | October 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    • Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details. • Trump said he chose to continue with a campaign rally because he did not want "evil people" to control his life. But he said he would change his tone. President Donald Trump says he will be going to Pittsburgh in the wake of a mass shooting at a synagogue. Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details....
  • The Problem With the FBI's 'Active Shooter' Data

    10/26/2018 1:41:36 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 1 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Many people are focusing on the political biases in the FBI’s treatment of the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, but the political corruption of the agency goes deeper. One can also see it in the FBI’s raw crime data, particularly when it comes to the public shootings that have so galvanized Americans. The first report under the Obama administration came out in 2014, just weeks before the midterm elections, making it timed for maximum political influence.
  • Two killed, two wounded as volley of gunshots reported at Florida shopping center

    10/09/2018 9:31:57 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Alex Johnson
    Two people were killed and two others were injured when multiple gunshots were fired at a shopping center in Fort Myers, Florida, on Tuesday night, authorities said. "It does not appear to be a random act of violence," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said late Tuesday. He gave no further information... NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed...
  • Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Didn’t Occur

    09/12/2018 4:30:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    government-funded media outlet notorious for its liberal slant found that the overwhelming majority of school shootings listed in a federal report never occurred. The embarrassing blunder involves Department of Education (DOE) figures stating that schools around the U.S. reported an alarming 235 shootings in one year. National Public Radio (NPR) launched an investigation and actually contacted every one of the schools included in the DOE data, which was gathered by its Office for Civil Rights. The figures focus on the 2015-2016 school year and reveal that “nearly 240 schools…reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” Three months later,...
  • Why I Changed the Way I Write about Police Shootings

    09/12/2018 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12th September 2018 | David French
    Yesterday I wrote a piece that’s gone viral — an extended denunciation of a terrible police shooting in Texas. A white officer went to black man’s apartment, apparently thinking it was her own. When she saw the man in the darkness, she claimed she thought he was a burglar. She shot him and killed him. It’s a horrifying story, and it’s not the only terrible police shooting to shock the American conscience. Whenever I write about police shootings, I get a similar critique. New readers will Google me and find that I’ve been strongly critical of Black Lives Matter. Yet...
  • Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic

    09/08/2018 10:56:35 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Carl M. Cannon
    Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs -- but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood -- a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S. experience anything approaching America’s mayhem at the hands of shooters who randomly slaughter people in public places?
  • Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

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

    09/01/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    A widely-popularized study adopted by the Obama administration claiming the U.S. has by far the most mass public shooters in the world has been criticized and dismissed by new research. John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of the new study, has always been skeptical of the research by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama, whose work gained special prominence after then-President Barack Obama cited his study in remarks about the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.