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  • CA Advances Bill To Allow Bosses, Co-Workers To File Gun Seizure Orders

    05/07/2019 3:41:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | May 7, 2019 | Chris Eger
    The California Assembly on Monday advanced a bill to add school faculty, employers and co-workers to the list of people who can ask a judge to take away someone’s guns. The measure, AB 61, passed the Assembly in a Democrat-heavy 54-16 vote and now heads to the state Senate. It would greatly expand who can file for a Gun Violence Restraining Order in the state under California’s so-called “red flag law.” Adopted in 2014, the current law allows the seizure of firearms– for up to 21 days– from an otherwise legal gun owner who is believed to pose a “significant...
  • Artificial intelligence can diagnose PTSD by analyzing voices

    04/23/2019 5:53:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Medical Express ^ | April 22, 2019 | NYU Langone Health
    In the current study, the research team used a statistical/machine learning technique, called random forests, that has the ability to "learn" how to classify individuals based on examples. Such AI programs build "decision" rules and mathematical models that enable decision-making with increasing accuracy as the amount of training data grows. The researchers first recorded standard, hours-long diagnostic interviews, called Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale, or CAPS, of 53 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with military-service-related PTSD, as well as those of 78 veterans without the disease. The recordings were then fed into voice software from SRI International—the institute that also invented Siri—to yield...
  • Bipartisan Support for "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Is Growing

    03/14/2019 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Sopater · 55 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 02, 2019 | Jose Nino
    Is more gun control legislation coming to Congress?The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate.The change in House leadership will signal changes in gun control legislation in the near future. The Guardian has detailed House Democrats’ desire to pass gun control legislation in the upcoming Congress: “Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida who represents Parkland, where a February school shooting left 17 dead, said this week that he expected House Democrats to focus on bills with more bipartisan support. Those measures included bump stock bans...
  • Middlebury teens’ plan to shoot up school thwarted, police say

    12/19/2018 2:32:40 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 8 replies
    VT Digger ^ | 18 DEC 2018 | Alan J Keays
    Police say they thwarted a plot involving two 14-year-old Middlebury Union Middle School students to carry out a shooting this week on the school’s campus. Dennis Wygmans, the Addison County state’s attorney, said Tuesday evening that the investigation is ongoing and if any charges are filed, they “most likely” would be brought in juvenile court. “We believe there is no longer a threat, but folks should remain vigilant,” the prosecutor added. “If they do learn of anything, they should contact Middlebury Police.” Because the case involves juveniles, authorities say they are not releasing the names of the students involved. The...
  • WARNING: National Red Flag Gun Laws Are Coming

    11/19/2018 8:48:31 AM PST · by deandg99 · 41 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/19/2018 | David Risselada
    The Democrats are promising to make gun control a top priority as they are set to assume the majority in the House of Representatives. Some Democrats are even showing their true colors by foolishly stating that the government would use nukes on people refusing to comply with their gun confiscation mandates. While we can safely assume (hopefully anyway) that Representative Swalwell wouldn’t take out an entire state because people refused to surrender their constitutional rights, which he is sworn to uphold and protect incidentally, we shouldn’t assume our gun rights are safe just because Donald Trump is in the White...
  • Police legally seizing guns under 'red flag' laws [See word about SAF in the article!]

    04/02/2018 7:40:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2018 | Dan Springer
    Washington is one of six states with high risk or red flag laws. But in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the Brady Campaign says at least 30 states are considering them...Even gun rights advocates, who are afraid of government abuse, say it appears to be working...“We’ve seen the downside of people who are distraught or crazy taking out their problems on the general public,” said Dave Workman of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation. “We don’t want that to happen here.”