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  • U.S. rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo die in separate shootings

    06/19/2018 6:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | June 19, 2018 | Reuters
    Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported. In Florida, the Broward County sheriff's office said that XXXTentacion, 20, was shot while leaving a motor sports dealership in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami. The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. "The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy, aka rapper #XXXTentacion," the sheriff's department said in a posting on Twitter....
  • 'Unacceptable and frustrating': Chicago sees most violent weekend of the year

    06/19/2018 5:46:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/19/2018 | Madeline Buckley, Hannah Leone, Jeremy Gorner and Kyle Bentle
    The weekend began with seven people shot in just an hour on the South Side. It ended with 10 people shot in two attacks on the West Side. By Monday morning, at least 56 people had been hit by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend. At least nine of them died(snip) "Most of Chicago celebrated and enjoyed this weekend," Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio told reporters,(snip) "However, we saw an unacceptable and frustrating level of gun violence in several communities. “There’s too many illegal guns on the street,” he added, echoing a constant theme of his boss, Superintendent...
  • Delta, Bank of America drop sponsorship of Shakespeare in The Park That Shows Trump Assassination

    06/12/2017 6:45:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/12/17 | Kate Feldman
    Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled out of their sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday over a production of “Julius Caesar” that re imagines the main character as President Trump. Shortly after Delta, who was a four-year sponsor, made its announcement, Bank of America yanked its support as well. The Shakespeare in the Park play tells the story of the leader assassinated by Roman senators over the fear that he’s becoming too tyrannical, but rather than the original setting, the production stages Caesar (Gregg Henry) and his wife, Calpurnia, (Tina Benko) with Donald and Melania Trump lookalikes....
  • Some financial companies move to cut off services to firearm companies

    06/17/2018 8:27:31 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    When gun control advocates can’t win on guns, they have tried to either silence those who support self-defense from having their views covered in the media, youtube banning videos intending to sell firearms or accessories or how to use guns or build them, or prevent firearms companies from getting financing. On financing, the first strategy was to use government pressure. With that ended, individual finance companies are making life difficult for those in the firearms industry.
  • D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

    06/17/2018 6:48:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 6/15/18
    Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after all, ask us to believe we’re just a few more “commonsense safety measures” away from a world in which evil people who are otherwise determined to kill others refrain from doing so for fear they might violate a gun control law somewhere along the way. A related premise is that gun control advocates hold the keys to ending violent behavior once and for...
  • D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

    06/16/2018 9:56:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    nraila.org ^ | June 15, 2018
    Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after all, ask us to believe we’re just a few more “commonsense safety measures” away from a world in which evil people who are otherwise determined to kill others refrain from doing so for fear they might violate a gun control law somewhere along the way. A related premise is that gun control advocates hold the keys to ending violent behavior once and for...
  • Disney faces Pulse, Parkland protest for support of 'NRA sellout' Putnam

    06/13/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 06/13/18 | Gray Rohrer
    Survivors of the mass shootings at Pulse nightclub and Parkland are planning to pressure Walt Disney Co. to withdraw its support of self-described “NRA sellout” Adam Putnam by holding a “die-in” at a Disney property sometime this month. National Die-In, a group co-founded by Parkland survivors, is in the early stages of organizing the demonstration where protesters lie in a corpse-like pose to emphasize the effect of shooting massacres. The protest would be at a Disney headquarters or Orlando theme park. “We want to keep doing these protests to show people we aren’t backing down,” Nurah Abdulhaqq, a Georgia teen...
  • Second Amendment Foundation Secures Injunction Blocking Deerfield ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/13/2018 8:36:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/12/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) secured an injunction blocking Deerfield, Illinois, pending “assault weapons” ban. On April 3, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Deerfield was not only banning said weapons but empowering its chief of police to confiscate them and destroy them. He would also be empowered to confiscate and destroy “high capacity” magazines. On April 5, 2018, Breitbart News reported that SAF filed suit against Deerfield, claiming the village’s “assault weapons” ban violated Illinois’ preemption law. SAF’s lawsuit was joined by the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday.
  • New Jersey’s Attorney General demands 80-percent receiver makers stop selling in state

    06/13/2018 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 06/13/18 | Chris Egar
    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent letters to a number of gun parts manufacturers threatening legal action unless they halt future sales in New Jersey. Grewal’s action targets unnamed “ghost gun makers” who he argues advertises build and kits to New Jersey residents with possible civil action under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, with as much as a $10,000 penalty for initial offenses. He holds that fraud is committed because the makers do not disclose that possessing a firearm classified under state law as an unregistered “assault weapon” in New Jersey is a crime. “As the chief law enforcement officer...
  • Judge Issues Restraining Order Blocking Deerfield, IL Assault Weapons Ban

    06/12/2018 3:59:56 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/12/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Village of Deerfield, Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban that would have required residents to turn in or remove their scary black rifles from the town was set to take effect tomorrow. But John Boch reports that after hearing arguments in a suit brought by Guns Save Life and the NRA today, a Lake County circuit court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the law until the suit can be decided. The Deerfield law is in direct conflict with Illinois’ preemption law that prohibits cities from enacting gun control measures that are more restrictive than state law....
  • 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...
  • Russian elites met with NRA in lead-up to 2016 election

    06/11/2018 8:28:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Luis Sanchez - 06/11/18 | Luis Sanchez - 06/11/18
    Prominent Russians were in contact with the National Rifle Association (NRA) during the lead-up to the 2016 election, McClatchy reported. The Russians who met with NRA representatives during the 2016 presidential campaign included members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle as well as the Russian Orthodox Church, according to the news outlet. Reportedly among the individuals identified are the former deputy prime minister overseeing Russia’s defense industry, Dmitry Rogozin, and Sergei Rudov, the leader of the St. Basil the Great Charitable Foundation — one of Russia’s largest philanthropies. The report comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into whether...
  • Ross Olmos: NRA built on false notion that gun rights are absolute

    03/14/2018 1:56:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 121 replies
    ocala.com ^ | 3/12/2018 | Ross Olmos
    As a first step, I would like to challenge Sen. Rubio to publically explain why any American civilian actually needs to own a military assault weapon. The 2nd Amendment of our Constitution consists of 26 words written in arcane language that has caused much confusion down through the years. Since the amendment was written at a time in our history where virtually every home contained a flintlock musket and gun ownership was an accepted, normal part of everyday life, it’s reasonable to believe that, rather than dealing with individual gun ownership, the 2nd Amendment was intended to protect the right...
  • Retired Secret Service agent had warned Stoneman Douglas about security failures

    06/10/2018 7:14:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6-8-2018 | Lisa J. Huriash
    Wexler retired from the Secret Service in 2014 after 27 years with the agency. ~~~~~~~~~~~ He had offered in the past to make security recommendations. The district “finally took me up on the offer” in December when a teacher on behalf of the school’s security committee asked him to conduct a “site survey” of the campus. Was school security sufficient? they wanted to know. ~~~~~~~~~~ He said he printed out details about the school: its floor plan, bell schedule and an aerial map. Then he arrived early for his meeting Dec. 13 and pulled his truck into the visitor’s parking...
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes gun bill, signs adoption bill angering gun and gay rights groups

    05/12/2018 3:49:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Nbc news ^ | May 12, 2018
    AOKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions, managing to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day. The twin actions announced late Friday were among more than a dozen decisions on legislation taken by the term-limited governor as she clears the decks in her waning months in office. They also followed a tumultuous session of the Legislature that saw striking teachers march on the Capitol, prompting lawmakers to...
  • Florida Lawmaker Seeks To Create Nationwide Gun Registry

    06/10/2018 10:22:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson introduced legislation this week that would create a national gun registry. Known as the “Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act,” the bill would require ATF to set up a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production or shipment of firearms. The agency would be given three years to get the system up and running. “The fact that there is a law on the books that forces agents to comb through millions of files by hand is absolutely ridiculous,” said Nelson, a Florida Democrat.
  • Florida Didn't Conduct Gun Background Checks for a Year Because an Employee Couldn't Log In

    06/10/2018 7:26:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    Fortune ^ | 6/8/2018 | Alana Abramson
    The Florida government did not conduct background checks on thousands of applicants for concealed weapons for a year because the state employee was unable to log into the system. According to a February 2016 investigative report from Florida’s Inspector General, first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, a state Division of Licensing employee identified as Lisa Wilde was unable to log into the system to actually complete these background checks. She never mitigated this issue. When determining eligibility for purchasing a firearm, applicants must undergo a background check known as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is...
  • California Farmer Attempts to Comply with Law and is Arrested

    06/09/2018 6:11:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | June 4, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Last month, April, 2018, the California Department of Justice raided prominent Kern County Farmer, Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann. The justification for the raid was pictures the farmer had sent to the Department of Justice in an attempt to register a rifle. The DOJ claimed the rifle was an illegally modified “Assault weapon”.  During the raid, the DOJ confiscated 230 rounds of ammunition, a dozen guns, two objects claimed to be “silencers”, and some sort of trigger activator. There is reason to be wary of the accuracy of the claims of what was found during the raid. California law is very complex....
  • VIDEO: Interview With The Hacker Who Swatted David Hogg

    06/09/2018 5:43:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 8, 2018 | Tim Pool
    VIDEO SWATTING IS EXTREMELY ILLEGAL. YOU WILL GO TO PRISON. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANYTHING LIKE THE CALL DEPICTED IN THIS VIDEO. THIS VIDEO IS FOR NEWS AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY I recently interviewed a hacker claiming to be the person who Swatted the home of David Hogg. They provided me with a recording that is included in this video as proof that they are who they say they are. It is possible this is a hoax on me however I believe the evidence provided does prove they committed this swatting. Yes I understand the ethical conundrum of publishing an...
  • David Hogg still waiting for $1 million GoFundMe donation from Publix

    06/07/2018 9:01:09 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/06/18 | Valerie Richardson
    David Hogg might not want to hold his breath while waiting for that $1 million donation from Publix. Two weeks after the 18-year-old student activist called on Publix to atone for supporting a pro-National Rifle Association candidate by sending $1 million to the Parkland victims’ fund, the grocery chain has shown no indication that it plans to do so. Publix spokeswoman Nicole Krauss confirmed that the company has not donated to the crowdfunding account, but highlighted the firm’s public-service activities at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, scene of the deadly Feb. 14 shooting. “While we have...