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« Reply #540 on: September 17, 2014, 09:53:32 am »

9/16/14
Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity

ATF policy irks dealers, risks privacy intrusion, racial profiling: critics


The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.

With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white.

The amendment is causing a headache for gun retailers, as each box needs to be checked off or else it’s an ATF violation — severe enough for the government to shut a business down. Many times people skip over the Hispanic/Latino box and only check their race, or vice versa — both of which are federal errors that can be held against the dealer.

Requiring the race and ethnic information of gun buyers is not required by federal law and provides little law enforcement value, legal experts say. And gun industry officials worry about how the information is being used and whether it constitutes an unnecessary intrusion on privacy.

“This issue concerns me deeply because, first, it’s offensive, and, secondly, there’s no need for it,” said Evan Nappen, a private practice firearms lawyer in New Jersey. “If there’s no need for an amendment, then there’s usually a political reason for the change. What this indicates is it was done for political reasons, not law enforcement reasons.”

ATF said the change came about because it needed to update its forms to comply with an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reporting standard put into effect during the Clinton administration. The ATF declined to comment on why race and ethnicity information are needed in the first place or what they are used for. On its prior 4473 forms, the bureau had been collecting race data.

“OMB’s race and ethnicity standards require agencies to ask both race and ethnicity in a specific manner (as done on [Form 4473]), and agencies may not ask for one without asking for the other,” wrote Elizabeth Gosselin, a spokeswoman for the ATF, in an emailed response to The Washington Times. She did not say why the agency suddenly made the change in response to a rule that was more than a decade old.

For ATF to ask for a purchaser’s race and ethnicity is not specifically authorized under federal statute, and since a government-issued photo ID — like a driver’s license — and a background check are already required by law to purchase a gun, the ethnicity/race boxes aren’t there for identification reasons, Mr. Nappen said.

“There is nothing [in ATF or OMB’s website links addressing the change in policy] that supports the requirement that ATF collect race-based information. The OMB guidance merely describes what categories of race should look like if information is collected,” Laura Murphy, the American Civil Liberties Union director for legislative affairs in Washington, said in an emailed statement.

In addition, Mrs. Murphy notes, the OMB guidance was supposed to be implemented by 2003; there’s no information given why ATF decided to make this change almost a decade later, she said.

“If there is a civil rights enforcement reason for the ATF to collect this data, I have not heard that explanation from ATF or any other federal agency,” said Mrs. Murphy.

Both the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza — the nation’s largest national Hispanic civil rights group — declined comment.

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The 4473 form is supposed to be kept in a gun retailer’s possession at all times — allowing ATF agents to inspect the form only during the course of a criminal investigation or during a random audit of the dealer. The form is to be kept out of the hands of the government, hence the distinction between “sales/transaction form” and “registration form.” But that isn’t always the case, gun rights advocates say.

“We’ve been contacted by several dealers saying ATF is or has been making wholesale copies of their 4473 forms, and it’s just not legal,” said Erich Pratt, spokesman for Gun Owners of America, a gun advocacy group. “If this is what they’re doing somewhat out in the open, what’s going on behind closed doors? Are these names and demographic information getting phoned [in and] punched into a government computer? Do they ever come out?”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/16/obama-white-house-forcing-new-gun-buyers-to-declar/#ixzz3Damt5X85
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« Reply #541 on: September 19, 2014, 08:59:12 pm »

http://www.captainsjournal.com/2014/09/18/australia-isis-and-the-role-of-guns/
9/18/14
Australia, ISIS And The Role Of Guns

Fox News:

    Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State militant group was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities to demonstrate its reach.

    About 800 federal and state police officers raided more than a dozen properties across 12 Sydney suburbs as part of the operation — the largest in Australian history, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin told the Associated Press. A sword was removed as part of evidence at one of the homes.

    Separate raids in the eastern cities of Brisbane and Logan were also conducted.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the plan involved kidnapping randomly selected members of the public off the streets in Sydney and Brisbane, beheading them on camera, and releasing the recordings through Islamic State’s propaganda arm in the Middle East.

    [ ... ]

    A second man was charged Thursday night in connection with the raids. The 24-year-old, who police didn’t name, was charged with possessing ammunition without license and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon. He was released on bail and ordered to appear in court next week.

Most readers probably pondered how ISIS was able to infiltrate a country and the awful acts they were prepared to perpetrate.  I didn’t.  My thoughts ran immediately to the fact that at least one of the individuals had a “prohibited” weapon and ammunition.  As with all gun control, law abiding citizens are unarmed and unprotected, while the criminals have their weapons.

Australia has some of the most restrictive gun control laws on earth.  We’ve discussed this before.  An Australian farmer lost his fight to obtain a handgun to shoot feral hogs because he couldn’t satisfy the woman heading the “administrative tribunal” that he really needed the gun.

The response to the ISIS members in Australia points out several important things.  First of all, gun control doesn’t apply to those in charge.  Law enforcement will always have their weapons.  Second, when law enforcement acts, they do so in order to secure the hive, or the collective.  Their concern isn’t and wasn’t for any particular individual who may have been (or will be) targeted by ISIS, because if it was, they would allow people to be armed for purposes of self defense.  But actions directed against the collective is a threat to their command and control, and will not be allowed.

So do the ordinary people feel threatened?

    Never before have I felt so naked.

    Now more than ever, I wish I was armed.
     And I’m not alone.

    Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws.

    With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting.

    It appears Australians are finally understanding the importance of gun ownership and craving it at a time when the world is increasingly unsafe.

    “I’ll tell you this point blank: I’d feel safer in a country where I was legally allowed to carry around a firearm,” says J. Coughran, 30, a businessman.

    According to Coughran, media coverage of Islamic State is fueling the change in heart.

    “This ISIS stuff is seeing quite a few people changing their opinions.. one of my mates told me today- he’s coming around on the gun issue. He’s 68 years old, been against guns his whole life- now he’s turning around because of these savages,” he said.

We’ll see what comes of this.  But time is short.  For Australia it may be ISIS or criminal gangs which have become more prominent in Australia lately.  With America the problems run deeper, with a porous Southern border and criminal cartel gangs ravaging country from the border and on up to large cities like Chicago.

Self defense is a luxury when times are safe.  When times become hard, the giggling and jokes go away, and people begin to think grown up thoughts.  Those who want to continue to think as children pretend that the police will take care of them.  Adults know better.
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« Reply #542 on: September 19, 2014, 09:27:11 pm »

Prosecutors From Across the Country Form “Anti Gun Violence Coalition”
September 19 2014
by Dan Cannon

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/prosecutors-from-across-the-country-form-anti-gun-violence-coalition/

Prosecutors across the nation have formed a coalition which they say is meant to reduce “gun violence”.

The prosecutors from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Houston and Milwaukee will join together to cut down on gang violence using guns, domestic violence involving firearms and the mentally ill accessing firearms.

According to a press release put out by the group today,

    In a groundbreaking effort to combat gun violence, 23 prosecutors representing major jurisdictions throughout the United States today announced the formation of PROSECUTORS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE. PAGV, an independent, non-partisan coalition founded and co-chaired by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, will identify and promote prosecutorial and policy solutions to the national public health and safety crisis of gun violence.

    PAGV also announced that it will convene the first-ever national prosecutorial summit on gun violence prevention in Atlanta on October 21st and 22nd, focusing on best prosecutorial practices, gang violence reduction, illegal weapons trafficking, the nexus between domestic violence and gun violence, the link between mental health issues and gun violence, and other initiatives. PAGV will announce additional summit details shortly.

    “For prosecutors, gun violence is not a partisan issue,” said District Attorney Vance. “It’s a public health and safety crisis that claims lives and destabilizes communities in every jurisdiction in America. By coming together to share intelligence and advocate for pragmatic, non-partisan solutions, law enforcement officials can achieve lasting progress on gun violence.”

    “Together, prosecutors across our nation can make a major impact on the gun violence afflicting our communities,” said City Attorney Feuer. “Our members will draw from our colleagues’ most effective strategies and join forces to advance policies that can save lives. Prosecutors have expertise and credibility that are hard to dismiss.”

    The growing coalition includes prosecutors from Atlanta, Boston, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland, Queens, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle and Staten Island.’

While reducing violent crime is almost certainly the goal of every prosecutor in this country, why do I get the feeling that a new coalition, announced yesterday, to combat “gun violence” is more about gun control and less about crime prevention?

Is it because this idea sounds a lot like Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns? Or is it because most of the prosecutors involved are from more liberal cities?

Maybe a little more research into why this coalition was formed and who is behind it is in order…
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« Reply #543 on: September 24, 2014, 09:41:25 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/police-3-people-dead-shooting-ups-facility-152157320.html
Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work
9/23/14

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.

Birmingham police late Tuesday identified the shooter as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney of suburban Trussville. They did not release the slain people's names but said they were part of management. They are investigating as a double homicide and suicide.

Tesney and his wife have two children, and they've been members at NorthPark Baptist Church since 2003, said the church's pastor, Bill Wilks.

Wilks described Tesney as being "troubled" over his work and financial situation.

"I think it's been an ongoing situation," Wilks said. "In his own spirit he's been troubled, and he's asked for prayer about that."

**Uhm...these so-called "pastors" have NO business going to the public cameras and spilling out all of their pews' dirty laundry, whether they're alive or not!

Proverbs 11:13  A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Tesney and his wife, Melissa, are listed as distributors for Advocare, a multi-level marketing company that sells health and fitness products. They have a website advertising the business that says: "Just tell us your needs, your dreams your desires ... and we'll make it happen!"

UPS spokesman Steve Gaut would not say what Tesney's job duties had been before his firing was finalized Monday.

Police said Tesney had gotten that final notice in the mail.

Court records showed a Birmingham business sued Tesney and UPS in 2010 claiming he had wrongly picked up a $4,000 radiator for shipment either intentionally or by mistake. The lawsuit went on for years before a judge ruled in favor of Tesney and the shipping company exactly one year ago — Sept. 23, 2013.

However, it was not immediately clear why Tesney had been fired or whether that lawsuit may have played a role.

The UPS warehouse, a light brown building sitting on a hill with company logos on the front and side, is used to sort packages and send them out on trucks. About 80 drivers had already left on their routes, and a small number remained when the shooter drove up in a private vehicle Tuesday morning and walked inside through a truck dock door in the back of the building, Gaut said.

The building has a parking lot surrounded by barbed wire.

The man was wearing a UPS uniform and opened fire either in or near some offices inside the warehouse in an industrial area just north of the Birmingham airport, Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper told reporters.

The gunman had apparently shot himself by the time officers got inside the warehouse, Roper said. No one else was hurt.

Employees who were at the warehouse when the shooting happened were being taken to another location so that they could be interviewed by investigators and provided with counseling, Roper said.

Late Tuesday morning, a long line of police cars with their lights flashing left the area as part of a motorcade with a white school bus. Also, a wrecker with a police escort left the scene towing a dark red Honda SUV.

Vonderrick Rogers lives on the same street as the UPS facility and said he drove past the building shortly after it happened. There were already 10 to 15 police officers on the scene with more arriving, he said.

"Cops were jittering and running around like they were ready to go grab somebody," he said.
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« Reply #544 on: September 26, 2014, 01:45:51 am »

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/fbi-releases-report-examining-mass-shootings

FBI releases report examining mass shootings

9/25/14

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday.

The study focused on 160 "active shooter incidents" between 2000 and 2013. Those are typically defined as cases in which a gunman in an attack shoots or attempts to shoot multiple people in a populated area.

The goal of the report, which excluded shootings that are gang and drug related, was to identify common themes and to help local law enforcement prepare for or respond to similar killings in the future, law enforcement officials said.

"These incidents, the large majority of them, are over in minutes. So it's going to have to be a teaching and training of the best tactics, techniques and procedures to our state and local partners," said James F. Yacone, an FBI assistant director who oversees crisis response and was involved in the report.

According to the report, an average of six shootings occurred in the first seven years that were studied. That average rose to more than 16 shootings per year in the past seven years of the study. That period included the 2012 shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as last year's massacre at the Washington Navy Yard in which a gunman killed 12 people before dying in a police shootout.

The majority of the shootings occurred either at a business or a school, university or other education facility, according to the study, conducted in conjunction with Texas State University. Other shootings have occurred in open spaces, on military properties, houses of worship and health care facilities.

A total of more than 1,000 people were either killed or wounded in the shootings. In about one-quarter of the cases, the shooter committed suicide before the police arrived. The gunman acted alone in all but two of the cases.

Not all of the cases studied involved deaths or even injuries. In one 2006 case in Joplin, Missouri, a 13-year-old boy brought a rifle and handgun into a middle school, but his rifle jammed after he fired one shot. The principal then escorted the boy out of school and turned him over to the police.

Law enforcement officials who specialize in behavioral analysis say the motives of gunmen vary but many have a real, or perceived, personally held grievance that they feel mandates an act of violence. Though it's hard to say why the number of shootings has increased, officials say they believe many shooters are inspired by past killings and the resulting notoriety.

"The copycat phenomenon is real," said Andre Simons of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. "As more and more notable and tragic events occur, we think we're seeing more compromised, marginalized individuals who are seeking inspiration from those past attacks.

Beyond studying the shootings, the FBI has promoted better training for local law enforcement, invariably the first responders.
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« Reply #545 on: September 30, 2014, 04:02:26 pm »

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/389099/print
 September 29, 2014 3:38 PM
How the Right Could Lose Its Way on Guns
“Bring your gun to work” laws and their ilk are a perversion of the principles that got us here.

By Charles C. W. Cooke

In Oklahoma City last week, a business owner and reserve deputy sheriff named Mark Vaughan shot and injured a man who had beheaded one of his employees and, by all accounts, was in the process of attempting to decapitate another. In doing so, a spokesman for the police told reporters, Vaughan had likely saved the lives of “untold others” and he deserved to be treated as a “hero.” Almost universally, local law enforcement concurred. “The incident was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it,” Sergeant Jeremy Lewis explained to the Associated Press. “It could,” he suggested darkly, “have got a lot worse.”

Across the country, advocates of the right to keep and bear arms quickly picked up on the case, contending emphatically that the incident illustrated the broader case for the effectiveness of concealed carry and, more specifically, that it demonstrated the need for employers to permit firearms in the workplace. “In some parts of the US,” Patrik Jonsson noted in the Christian Science Monitor, Vaughan “could have faced employer sanctions for bringing a gun to his job.” Not, though, in Oklahoma, which state “is a pioneer in so-called ‘bring your gun to work’ laws that have spread to 22 other states, mostly in the South and Midwest.” In most of those states, Jonsson reports, such laws are reserved to the parking lot. Others, however, “extend that protection into the workplace,” among them Oklahoma. This, the Monitor proposes, raises a question: “Will jihad-style attack boost ‘bring gun to work’ laws?”

The National Rifle Association certainly hopes so, the outfit, per Jonsson, having recently “put its considerable clout behind ‘guns at work’ proposals, to the point where the organization has attacked politicians that are usually in good standing with the group for heeding corporate concerns about guns at work.”

As a matter of personal preference, I would certainly encourage private companies to allow their employees to bring their firearms to work, and, as a matter of taste, I would prefer it if those who have been discovered violating company policy were treated gently — especially if they were forced to break the rules in self-defense. But, unless one is to wholly rewrite the nature of American constitutional government, these decisions must be reserved to the private sector, and not to local voters or representatives. Like all of the provisions within the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment serves as a check on government and on government alone. It does not apply to Walmart or to FedEx or to Joe’s Highway Diner. When the NRA gripes that some politicians are “heeding corporate concerns” over the predilections of gun owners, what it is really saying is that those politicians are respecting property rights and refusing to get involved where they are not welcome. At what point, one wonders, did that become undesirable to liberty-loving people?

On the campaign trail and in private, conservatives invariably profess enthusiasm for at-will employment, for limited regulation, for free contracts between employers and employees, for the right of businesses to decide with whom they wish to associate, and for legal regimes that privilege local knowledge over centralized edict. Ostensibly at least, conservatives do not wish the state to instruct private firms what their opening hours must be, how much they are required to pay their staff, and what sort of health insurance they are bound to provide. Such opposition is rooted in the Right’s belief about the practical effects of these policies, certainly. But it is also grounded in its view of the role of state, which is to be limited to securing liberty and to creating a framework within which markets can flourish. Are we to conclude now that these ideals do not apply when it comes to the question of guns? And if not, what can explain red-state support for preemption?

Distressingly, the preemptive “guns at work” provisions that are sweeping the middle of the country are not the only hypocritical intrusions that the Right has championed of late.

In Florida earlier this year, Republican majorities in both houses passed an NRA-backed bill that prohibited private insurers “from denying coverage or increasing rates based on customers owning guns or ammunition.” Demonstrating a comprehensive inability to grasp the nature of individual rights, state representative Matt Gaetz told the Tampa Bay Tribune in April that “Floridians have a constitutional right to bear arms,” and that, in consequence, “even one case of insurers taking action because of gun ownership is ‘too much.’” “How much discrimination based on the exercise of a constitutional right is tolerable?” Gaetz asked. Oh dear.

Per the Tribune, the bill was designed to apply

    to property and automobile insurers and add language to part of state law that deals with “unfair discrimination.” As an example, the bill would seek to block insurers from refusing to issue policies because of customers’ lawful ownership or possession of firearms. Similarly, it would bar them from charging “unfairly discriminatory” rates based on gun ownership or possession.

Shamefully, Republican governor Rick Scott signed the measure into law.

There is, let us be clear, nothing “conservative” about this idea, which has at its root the dangerous presumption that Americans are not truly able to enjoy their rights unless they are protected from the consequences of their exercise. Contrary to their architects’ exhortations, moreover, such regulations do nothing whatsoever to expand the right to keep and bear arms. Indeed, they have nothing to do with “rights” at all. “Insurance,” per Investopedia, is “a form of risk management in which the insured transfers the cost of potential loss to another entity in exchange for monetary compensation known as the premium.” Depending as they do on the nature of the risk that that the provider is being asked to mitigate, those premiums will vary wildly, Life-insurance coverage for a relatively sedentary writer such as myself will, naturally, cost less than life insurance would have cost for Evel Knievel. Auto insurance for a 23-year-old male with a Ferrari and two DUIs will be more costly than it will for a well-behaved 55-year-old woman who drives a Toyota Camry. It’s no different for firearms, and nor is there a case for making it so. If the actuarial evidence reveals that homes with firearms are riskier than homes without, premiums paid by gun owners should reflect that fact. The Bill of Rights exists to protects the citizenry’s capacity to act without government sanction. It does not guarantee immunity from reality.

Which is to say that, whatever weasel words they might marshal to their cause, Republicans in the Florida legislature did not protect gun owners at all. Instead, they instructed private insurance companies to ignore any increased risks that they were taking on, thereby making it illegal for those companies to cover their costs. The effect of this was to privilege one set of citizens over another and, by pushing the costs onto everybody in the state, to transmute a private choice into a public liability. One wonders how many of those championing the bill recognize that, by forcing insurers to ignore their data in the name of suspect social engineering, they have effectively instituted Obamacare for weapons. This, suffice it to say, is not “liberty”; it’s cronyism.

The notion that there is a significant difference between government force and private choice is a cornerstone of American liberty. Much to the irritation of reformers and meddlers alike, a “right” in the United States is a cudgel that can be used against the state, not by it. That one has a right to privacy does not imply that Washington must provide one with a padlock. Over the past two decades, the National Rifle Association and the Republican party have won a series of spectacular Second Amendment gains, rolling back regulations, reaffirming rights, and removing the tentacles of the state from an area in which they do not belong. This renewal has been electric to watch, but there will be no excuse if these victories provoke a perversion, by which “leave us alone” is transformed by routine success into “do as we wish.” The Right’s attitude toward firearms can serve as a helpful illustration of its stance toward liberty writ large. If it becomes aggressive in victory, it will squander a vital opportunity and lose its soul in the bargain.
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http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092914-719486-lone-wolf-terror-attack-in-oklahoma.htm?p=full
9/29/14
Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

War On Terror: The Islamic State's call for "lone wolf" attacks on Western infidels might have met its match in the Second Amendment, as an armed man saves lives by shooting a jihadist wannabe bent on heeding that call.

Vaughan Foods employee Traci Johnson is alive today because the business she works for is not a gun-free zone at a time when the Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one in Moore, Okla., where co-worker Colleen Hufford was stabbed and beheaded.

The alleged attacker, 30-year-old Alton Nolen, was stopped as he was stabbing and preparing to behead Johnson by Mark Vaughan, the food distributor's chief operating officer. Vaughn, who is also a reserve county deputy, drew the gun he was carrying and stopped Nolen, police say, before he could claim more victims.

"This was not going to stop if he (Vaughan) did not stop it," Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the media.

Some will claim this is more "workplace violence" — a phrase used by the Obama administration to describe the carnage left by Maj. Nidal Hassan at Ft. Hood — the work of a disgruntled ex-employee with no significance beyond that.

But the similarities are eerie and may indicate the shape of a new threat we face.

Nolen was a recent convert to Islam and while still an employee at Vaughan tried to convert his co-workers, they said. He was convicted in 2011 of multiple felony drug offenses, assault and battery on a police officer and escaping from detention.

He was released from prison in March 2013. It is suspected that much of his Islamic conversion occurred while he was in prison, an increasingly common phenomenon among African-American inmates.

Nolen's Facebook page contains such items as a burning lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and a photo of the pope with the caption "Sharia Law is coming!"

In March, Nolen posted a gruesome photo of a beheading with the explanation that "Islamic terrorists behead their victims" because of a precedent bestowed by their prophet, a reference to the Prophet Mohammed's frequent beheadings of those he considered infidels.

Nolen might be a lone wolf, but he's just the type the Islamic State is looking for: individuals angry at a society and culture they see as victimizing and oppressing them.

They don't need to sneak across the border — they're already here. They don't even need passports, which many have, such as the Minneapolis airport worker who fought and died for IS in Syria.


No direct connection has been established. But Nolen is what IS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani said the group is looking for in a videotaped statement released shortly before the attack in Moore.

"If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that just joined a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way, however that might be."

That was the possible motivation of 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider, who was shot dead after he stabbed two Australian counterterrorism officers on Sept. 23, police said. Haider had been asked to come to a police station after he'd been seen with an Islamic State flag at a shopping center.


The incident happened mere days after Australian authorities conducted raids nabbing 15 suspected of IS ties.

The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack.

In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.

   
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Supreme Court agrees to decide gun ownership case
10/20/14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend.

The court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was convicted of distributing marijuana and other drug offenses in 2007 and sentenced to six months in prison.

Upon his arrest, Henderson voluntarily gave the FBI his 19 firearms. As federal felons cannot possess firearms, Henderson later sought either to sell the guns to an interested buyer or to transfer ownership to his wife.

A federal judge refused his request, as did the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling this past January.

The legal question is whether the federal prohibition on felons possessing firearms terminates all ownership rights. Lower courts are divided on the issue.

John Elwood, Henderson's attorney, said in court filings that if the appeals court ruling against him were to be left intact, it would allow the government to "effectively strip gun owners of their entire ownership interest in significant, lawful household assets following a conviction for an unrelated offense."

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, representing the government, said in court papers there was no need for the Supreme Court to hear the case, in part because Henderson could have sold the guns prior to his conviction.

Furthermore, Henderson's proposals would have put the guns in the hands of either his wife or a friend, which "created a significant risk" that he would still retain access to them, Verrilli wrote.

A ruling is due by the end of June. The case is Henderson v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 13-1487.
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Police: shooter dead after opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

A student believed to have opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to two law-enforcement sources.

Police have not released details, but there are reports of as many as six other people injured.

Ambulances are staging around the school and police are searching room to room with guns drawn, leaving tape to mark the doors of the rooms that have been cleared.

Some students were being evacuated from the school, walking out and across the fields with their hands up. Some were being bused to a nearby church. Others were being told to stay inside classrooms.

The shooting was reported about 10:45 a.m.

We’ll update this post with more information.

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« Reply #549 on: October 25, 2014, 08:52:54 am »

Apparently, he was distressed over a girl(or supposedly). On his social media account, he not only expressed it, but it looked like he was quoting rock music lyrics.

Pt being that I don't know if this is a false flag or not, but nonetheless look how much damage rock music has done(no, not just the "hard/heavy metal" stuff, but even the "soft" stuff like the Beach Boys are also luciferian).

The moto of rock music is right from Alister Crowley - "Do what thou wilt, thou art the whole of the law".
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Billionaire-backed gun control measure wins in Washington; rights win in Ala.
11/4/14

Evergreen State gun control proponents are celebrating passage of the billionaire-backed Initiative 594 while gun rights advocates supporting rival Initiative 591 are wondering what comes next as Tuesday night ballot returns point to a loss for their measure.

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UPDATE: Meanwhile, Alabama gun owners scored a major victory Tuesday with passage of a state constitutional amendment that strengthened the right to keep and bear arms, and requires strict scrutiny on any restrictions placed on that right. It was clearly a win for the Alabama Gun Rights organization. The vote was a resounding 73-27 percent, and already some Washington gun owners are hinting they might look at Alabama as a new place to live.

According to KVI’s John Carlson Wednesday morning, yesterday’s gun control victory was a “wake-up call” to the firearms community to learn, regroup and come back energetically, and also make sure this doesn’t happen elsewhere. Carlson says the I-594 forces stayed focused, which is why they carried the day. He seems to overlook the massive budget advantage gun prohibitionists had, along with some rather disingenuous news coverage.

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At the headquarters of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, grassroots activists are taking some consolation in the change of power in Washington, D.C., and what appears to be continued Republican control of the State Senate, and the fact that I-591 won in a majority of the state's counties. But now the test will be whether the new law will be enforced, or whether it will be unenforceable, as many in law enforcement have contended. While Second Amendment activists were disappointed, gun prohibitionists were partying.

The ominous prediction from Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat: “Expect more gun control legislation to come down the pike, and soon. The politics around that issue — the old trembling at the might of the NRA, the worries about the wrath of gun-loving voters — has officially changed.”

But a Seattle Times reader may have reflected the mood of many in the firearms community: “Congrautlations (sic) WA,” wrote a reader identifying himself as Jose Castillo. “You just voted to turn thousands of law-abiding citizens into criminals. And what about the real criminals? They couldn't care less. They'll get guns like they always have. Through their friends and connections illegally.”

I-594 will require background checks on all firearms transfers, not just sales. There will be use tax requirements. The waiting period on handgun purchases has been doubled from five to ten business days.

What comes next? Perhaps attempts to ban so-called “assault weapons.” Maybe an attempt to change Washington back to a “may issue” state where concealed pistol licenses are concerned. Yesterday this column noted that there are now more than 471,000 active CPLs in circulation.

Based on what happened Tuesday in Washington, the odds are good that similar efforts will be mounted in other states where big money will be able to dominate the airwaves and overpower grassroots activism, which has been the hallmark of the gun rights movement. Anti-gunners have found a formidable weapon of their own: Money.
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http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-colorado-gun-recall-midterm-election-20141107-story.html
In a turnabout, Colorado Democrats win back seats lost in gun recall
11/9/14

Few states have experienced the political volatility that Colorado has over the last two decades.

Control of the Legislature flipped back and forth. The state see-sawed in presidential contests.

The last two years, though, have been particularly eventful.

In 2013, after Democrats seized control of the statehouse under Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, lawmakers went on a spree, passing a liberal wish list that thrilled left-leaning constituents but alienated plenty of others, especially rural conservatives upset by a brace of gun-control measures adopted after the July 2012 Aurora theater massacre.

The result, just a few months later, was a nationally publicized recall that ended in the ouster of two Democratic lawmakers, one of them president of the state Senate.

On Tuesday, however, in a little-noticed footnote to Colorado’s closely watched gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, the Democrats won back both of those seats, and it wasn’t at all close in either Pueblo or Colorado Springs.

At the time, the recall was trumpeted far and wide as a victory for pro-gun activists; a third state senator in the Denver suburbs quit soon after rather than face the prospect of being tossed from office before this year’s elections.

Now it’s gun-control activists who are crowing.

Mark Glaze, former executive director of the group Everytown for Gun Safety, said the results showed that when a significant portion of the electorate turns out, rather than a small, agitated minority, support for something like universal background checks for gun buyers is a politically winning position. (That was part of the package Hickenlooper, who was reelected Tuesday, signed into law.)

“The message remains that the [National Rifle Association] can bully politicians or buy them for a few pieces of silver but they have no influence over the general public,” Glaze said.

“Interesting statement from a man who doles out money the way he does,” replied Laura Carno, a conservative strategist in Colorado Springs who helped lead the recall effort against then-State Senate President John Morse.  The reference was to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose generous contributions and organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, became an issue in the recall.

Once in Denver, the state capital, the Republicans who replaced the two booted Democrats joined efforts to overturn the state’s background check requirement, as well as a new law limiting the size of gun magazines to 15 rounds or fewer.

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UN Arms Treaty Goes Into Effect December 24

The United Nations’ Office for Disarmament Affairs has announced that the Arms Trade Treaty, which regulates the international trade in conventional arms, including small arms to battle tanks and combat aircraft to warships, will officially go into effect December 24, 2014.

Joe Wolverton of The New American writes about the most harmful provisions in the treaty and how they can affect Americans, especially Article 5.

    • Article 2 of the treaty defines the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions. The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, is denied to civilians by this section of the Arms Trade Treaty.

    • Article 3 places the “ammunition/munitions fired, launched or delivered by the conventional arms covered under Article 2” within the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions, as well.

    • Article 4 rounds out the regulations, also placing all “parts and components” of weapons within the scheme.

    • Perhaps the most immediate threat to the rights of gun owners in the Arms Trade Treaty is found in Article 5. Under the title of “General Implementation,” Article 5 mandates that all countries participating in the treaty “shall establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.” This list should “apply the provisions of this Treaty to the broadest range of conventional arms.”

    • Article 12 adds to the record-keeping requirement, mandating that the list include “the quantity, value, model/type, authorized international transfers of conventional arms,” as well as the identity of the “end users” of these items.

    • Finally, the agreement demands that national governments take “appropriate measures” to enforce the terms of the treaty, including civilian disarmament. If these countries can’t get this done on their own, however, Article 16 provides for UN assistance, specifically including help with the enforcement of “stockpile management, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes.” In fact, a “voluntary trust fund” will be established to assist those countries that need help from UN peacekeepers or other regional forces to disarm their citizens.

The United States has signed the treaty but not yet ratified it.  “Unfortunately, the United States, the world’s largest arms exporter, has signed but not ratified the treaty,” said Dr. Natalie J. Goldring, a senior fellow with the Security Studies Programme in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Spearheaded by Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), on October 15 50 senators signed a letter pledging to oppose the ATT and later 4 more Democrats sent a similar letter bringing the total to 54 sitting senators in opposition.

Ted Bromund of the Heritage Foundation wrote that, “The opposition of the Senate and the House to the treaty is clear. But in the three months since the U.S. signed the ATT, the treaty’s proponents have shown yet again that they seek to use it to constrain the U.S., that leading proponents are biased against the U.S., and that they wish to expand the scope of the ATT and incorporate it into the wider U.N. gun-control agenda. Particularly given the dangerous Administration doctrine that signature of the ATT creates the open-ended obligation to achieve vague ideals, it is essential that both the Senate and the House hold hearings to make it clear that the ATT will have no effect on U.S. policy unless and until it is properly ratified.”

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Buffalo Police: Your Family Member Died, Please Give Us Their Gun ... NOW
Cross-referencing obituary to permit holder database


I n a new attempt to reduce the amount of guns on the street, police in Buffalo, NY are going after deceased pistol permit holders. 

Last week at a press conference, the BPD told reporters that a majority of guns used in crimes seem to come from guns stolen from homes.  This led to the new program of confiscating guns of the recently-deceased in order to make sure the guns do not make their way to the streets.

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 "We recently started a program where we're cross referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death records, and we're sending people out to collect the guns whenever possible so that they don't end up in the wrong hands," said Police Commissioner Daniel Derrenda. "Because at times they lay out there and the family is not aware of them and they end up just out on the street."

According to WGRZ, some police agencies give family members of a deceased permit holder a mere 15 days to sell or transfer the weapons to other permit holders or dealers.


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« Reply #554 on: November 14, 2014, 12:38:22 pm »

But they don't seem to care if other stuff from these (deceased)people's homes get stolen(yes, that includes knives).
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« Reply #555 on: January 02, 2015, 05:50:53 pm »

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http://www.infowars.com/mystery-sandy-hook-victim-dies-again-in-pakistan/
MYSTERY: SANDY HOOK VICTIM DIES (AGAIN) IN PAKISTAN
Photo of child killed at Sandy Hook shows up at Pakistani school shooting

2/2/15



A large-scale attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month left 132 school children and 10 teachers dead.

Among the alleged victims emerged the familiar face of Noah Pozner, one of the children supposedly killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.



Without explanation, Pozner’s image has appeared in multiple photos and reports of the high-profile Army Public School shooting, reportedly carried out by 9 members of an elite Taliban terror group on December 16.



Despite his death over two years ago, Pozner also managed to be memorialized on a wall dedicated to the APSACS massacre victims, according to a photo taken by Agence-France Press.



Pozner’s smiling face is also prominently displayed in a photo meme appearing on the website aworldatschool.org, who lists among its supporters the globalist NGO USAID and several United Nations sub-branches, and his photo is also tagged with the name “Huzaifa Huxaifa” on the “Army Public School & College – Boys Peshawar” Facebook page.



A large poster-sized image of Pozner also appears on a memorial wall in Peshawar, and can be spotted in at least two BBC world news reports.



A journalist with Pakistan’s Express Tribune spotted the image of Pozner early on:



omar r quraishi @omar_quraishi
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As yet, no official explanation has emerged as to why Pozner’s photo has been inserted among the APSCS victims, but the BBC speculates that internet “recycling” of images is to blame, as another photo featuring a bloody shoe was also misattributed to the same event.

Can the photo’s misuse simply be brushed off as another bumbling Google image search mistake, or is it be willful subterfuge aimed at poking fun at those who question the validity of the Sandy Hook event?
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-08/nra-rejected-by-u-s-supreme-court-on-san-francisco-gun-law?cmpid=yhoo
6/8/15
NRA Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on San Francisco Gun Law

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a National Rifle Association challenge to a San Francisco law that requires people who store handguns at home to either put them in a lockbox or disable them with a trigger lock.

Over two dissents, the justices left intact a federal appeals court decision that said the 2007 law was a reasonable step that fostered gun safety without significantly impinging constitutional rights.

The rebuff is a setback for gun-rights advocates, who have repeatedly tried and failed in recent years to get the high court to expand the protections under the Second Amendment. The two dissenting justices, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, said lower courts are ignoring 2008 and 2010 Supreme Court decisions that interpreted the Second Amendment as protecting individual gun rights.

“Despite the clarity with which we described the Second Amendment’s core protection for the right of self-defense, lower courts, including the ones here, have failed to protect it,” Thomas wrote for the pair. Thomas and Scalia said they would have heard the appeal, filed by six San Francisco residents and groups including the NRA.

While the 2007 San Francisco law requires people who store handguns at home to either put them in a lockbox or disable them with a trigger lock, people can carry a gun in the home without a trigger lock.

‘Immediate Self-Defense’
The appeal contended that the San Francisco law was similar to the Washington, D.C., trigger-lock requirement invalidated in the high court’s 2008 decision. The groups pointed to a passage in the 2008 opinion that said Washington residents were barred from having a firearm “operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense.”

In urging the justices to reject the latest appeal, San Francisco officials said the two measures contained important differences. Washington had an outright ban on handguns, and its trigger-lock rule also applied to long guns.

“San Francisco’s ordinance allows citizens to carry loaded and unlocked handguns on their person at any time, including in a holster,” the city argued.

“It also allows citizens to store loaded handguns within an easily opened lockbox rather than ‘disassembled or bound by a trigger lock at all times,’” officials added, quoting from the 2008 ruling.

The case is Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco, 14-704.
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Republicans avoid talk of race, guns after Charleston shooting
6/18/15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates steered clear on Thursday of addressing the role gun rights and racial tensions may have played in a deadly mass shooting in South Carolina as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton called for the United States to face what she called the "hard truths" underpinning the tragedy.

The responses to the attack in Charleston, in which a white man is suspected of killing nine black people at a historic church, showed the contrasting pressures facing White House hopefuls in each party as they prepare for primary contests.

Clinton and other Democrats are appealing to a racially diverse voter base that has been frustrated by an inability to tighten gun laws after other mass shootings. Those voters are also increasingly vocal about heavy handed law-enforcement tactics in black communities following a series of police killings of unarmed African-American men.

Republicans, meanwhile, have successfully loosened gun restrictions across the country in recent years while catering to core voters who are overwhelmingly white.

Clinton cited past mass shootings as she called for the United States to confront the toll taken by racial prejudice and gun violence. "How many people do we need to see cut down before we act?" she said in Las Vegas.

Several Republican candidates issued statements expressing condolences in the wake of the attack. But unlike Clinton and President Barack Obama, they did not call for action to reduce similar attacks. Few were willing to label the murders a hate crime, although police in Charleston said the attack was racially motivated.

"There's a sickness in our country, there's something terribly wrong, but it isn't going to be fixed by your government," the libertarian-leaning Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told a group of religious conservatives in Washington. "It's people not understanding where salvation comes from."

Speaking at the same event, Texas Senator Ted Cruz did not mention the race or possible motivation of the suspected shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Roof. The young man's Facebook profile showed him wearing a jacket emblazoned with flags of apartheid-era South Africa and of the former Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, both formerly ruled by white minorities.

"A sick and deranged person came and prayed with an historically black congregation for an hour and then murdered nine innocent souls,” Cruz said, without referring to the race of the shooter.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a leading contender, did not mention the attack in his 20-minute speech.

There is little incentive for the Republican Party to press deeply into the episode since the party's voters overwhelmingly favor expansive gun rights.

Their opposition, backed by the powerful National Rifle Association, ensured Obama failed in his bid to expand background checks on gun buyers after a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren and 6 adults in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.

Obama acknowledged on Thursday that further efforts in Washington to tighten gun controls were likely to be futile, saying the "politics in this town foreclose" attempts to limit gun rights.

Americans, too, are divided on the subject of gun control, with 48 percent supporting government restrictions and 41 percent saying they should not be regulated, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken in April. Some 61 percent of Republicans oppose firearms regulation, while Democrats support it by an equal proportion.

Beyond the gun issue, the voters who will choose the next Republican nominee are overwhelmingly white - in 2012, they made up 90 percent of voters in the Republican primary contests.

That means there is little incentive -- and perhaps a real downside -- for conservatives to grapple head-on with racial tensions spurred by the Charleston shootings.

Some comments by voters at the event attended by Paul, Cruz and others bore that out.

“I'm tired of hearing that every time someone shoots someone from another race that it's racially motivated,” said John Cartree, 78, of Columbia, Mo.
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Obama admin looks to ban some Social Security recipients from owning guns

The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper.

The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease” – which could potentially affect a large group within Social Security, the LA Times reported.

If Social Security, which has never taken part in the background check system, uses the same standard as the Department of Veterans Affairs – which is the idea floated – then millions of beneficiaries could be affected, with about 4.2 million adults receiving monthly benefits that are managed by “representative payees.”

The latest move is part of the efforts by President Obama to strengthen gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.

Critics are blasting the plan, saying that expanding the list of people who cannot own guns based on financial competence is wrongheaded.

The ban, they argue, would keep guns out of the hands of some dangerous people, but would also include people who simply have a bad memory or have a hard time balancing a checkbook.

The background check for gun ownership started in 1993 by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, named after White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was partially paralyzed after being shot in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

Gun stores are required to run the names of potential buyers through a computerized system before every sale.

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Official: 2 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman
7/23/15
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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday night, killing at least one person and injuring at least six others before shooting himself, officials said.

The shooting took place at the Grand Theatre in the city of Lafayette, said Clay Henry, vice president of operations for Acadian Ambulance.

Henry said eight people were brought to the hospital and that two, including the gunman, were pronounced dead on arrival.

Henry said emergency workers got the call to go to the theater about 7:30 p.m. He did not immediately have any additional information.

The Daily Advertiser quoted City Marshal Brian Pope as saying that the shooter turned the gun on himself after firing at the others, and that six people were injured.

The shooting happened about 20 minutes into a 7 p.m. showing of the movie "Train Wreck," according to the newspaper, which quoted theatergoer Katie Domingue.

"We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker," Domingue told the newspaper. Domingue said she saw "an older white man" standing up and shooting down into the theater, but not in her direction.

"He wasn't saying anything. I didn't hear anybody screaming either," Domingue said.

Domingue told the newspaper she heard about six shots before she and her fiance ran to the nearest exist, leaving behind her shoes and purse.
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http://news.yahoo.com/northern-arizona-university-student-kills-one--injuries-three-with-handgun--police-140215971.html
10/9/15
Northern Arizona University student kills one, injures three with handgun: police
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 Police officers investigate a shooting at Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire early Friday when a student killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said. 

One person was killed and three were injured in a shooting outside a dormitory early Friday morning at Northern Arizona University in the city of Flagstaff.

The gunman is now in custody and the surviving victims are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, the school said.

“We are asking the faculty to be sensitive to the needs of our students and their families,” Northern State University President Rita Cheng said during a news conference at 6 a.m. local time. “This is not going to be a normal day at NAU. Our hearts are heavy.”

Authorities identified the student who died as Colin Brough and the injured victims as Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring.

Northern Arizona University Police Chief Gregory T. Fowler identified the gunman as 18-year-old student Steven Jones and said he used a handgun.

Jones allegedly fired his gun at 1:20 a.m. during a confrontation that spiraled out of control outside Mountainview Hall on the northeast side of the campus.

The suspect had stopped shooting the firearm by the time campus police arrived and did not attempt to flee the scene, according to Fowler. Jones was taken into custody without further incident.

“A great many people are involved and need to be interviewed, and a lot of things need to be accomplished before we can release a great many details,” Fowler said.

All of the victims are male, he said.

The Northern Arizona University Police Department, the Flagstaff Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are at the school investigating the incident.

Once the sun comes up, Fowler said, the officers will have a better field of view for analyzing the crime scene, and more information will become available.

“We can’t release a lot of additional details at this time,” he said.

Support services are available for students, faculty and staff at the campus’ Health and Learning Center. The university also set up a family assistance center in the ballroom of the 1899 Bar & Grill.
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Several people shot at Indianapolis mall: local media
10/28/15

Reuters) - Up to three people were wounded in a shooting on Wednesday at Washington Square Mall in Indianapolis, Indianapolis television station WTHR reported, citing Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers.

Their conditions were not immediately known, WTHR reported.

Indianapolis police responded to the mall at about 6:30 p.m. on the report of people shot, the Indianapolis Star newspaper reported.
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Shooter kills three in Colorado Springs, dies in confrontation with police

(Reuters) - A suspect killed three people in a series of shootings in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said.

Colorado Springs police responding to an emergency call tracked down the suspect and returned fire after being shot at, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The shootings and the suspect's shootout with police in front of a Wendy's restaurant unfolded about a mile from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in the central Colorado town.

Police said they closed off several streets to investigate the shootings, which spanned at least five city blocks.

"It's going to take quite a few hours for us to work that," said Colorado Springs police spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley.

Buckley said the suspect killed three people before exchanging gunfire with police. She declined to release any details on the shooter or the ages or genders of the three victims.

Authorities said there appears to be no further threat to the Colorado Springs area, which is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and has a population of about 445,000. No one else was injured in the series of shootings, said El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby.

Matt Abshire, 21, told the Colorado Springs Gazette he looked out from his apartment and saw a man with a rifle shoot another person.

Abshire then went outside and saw the shooter open fire and strike two women, one of whom appears to have been shot in the face, he told the newspaper.

Just over three years ago a gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora in an attack that ranks as one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles and Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”

In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries.

“The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” Mr. Obama said. “But they have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”

Asked by interviewer Bill Simmons of HBO if gun control will be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year, Mr. Obama replied, “I hope so.”

“We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then … suddenly we move on,” Mr. Obama said. “And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”

The president has begun to speak out about gun regulations more forcefully in recent months, following mass shootings at a church in South Carolina and a community college in Oregon. He said in the magazine article that the aftermath of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Connecticut in December 2012 was “the worst few days of my presidency.”

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Sadly, he'll probably get what he wants - pretty much, he's been successfully push many agendas - now, with all the waves of shootings going around regularly, the masses are likely "worn out" over this, and likely concede.

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”

In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries.

“The main thing that I’ve been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries,” Mr. Obama said. “But they have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.”

Asked by interviewer Bill Simmons of HBO if gun control will be the “dominant” issue on his agenda next year, Mr. Obama replied, “I hope so.”

“We have this weird habit in this culture of mourning and, you know, 48, 72 hours of wall-to-wall coverage, and then … suddenly we move on,” Mr. Obama said. “And I will do everything I can to make sure that there’s a sustained attention paid to this thing.”

The president has begun to speak out about gun regulations more forcefully in recent months, following mass shootings at a church in South Carolina and a community college in Oregon. He said in the magazine article that the aftermath of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Connecticut in December 2012 was “the worst few days of my presidency.”

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« Reply #566 on: November 28, 2015, 03:52:42 pm »

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RIGHT IN TIME FOR CHICAGO RIOTS, ANOTHER ‘SPONTANEOUS’ MASS SHOOTING TAKES PLACE
President Obama has been briefed about the shooting and Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton wrote a tweet supportive of Planned Parenthood, saying "Today and every day, we #StandWithPP."

11/27/15

AT LEAST THREE DEAD, INCLUDING COP, AFTER MASS SHOOTING GUNMAN OPENS FIRE AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN COLORADO SPRINGS; FIVE POLICE OFFICERS SHOT, 9 PEOPLE STILL HOSPITALIZED

EDITOR’S NOTE: IT HAS BECOME AS PREDICTABLE AS THE RISING OF THE SUN OR THE WAVES THAT LAP AGAINST THE SANDY SHORELINE. WHENEVER THERE IS A RACIALLY-MOTIVATED INCIDENT IN THE COUNTRY LIKE FERGUSON, BALTIMORE AND NOW IN CHICAGO, A “SPONTANEOUS” MASS SHOOTER COMES UP OUT OF NOWHERE AND KILLS PEOPLE. THIS TIME THEY RIGGED IT TO COVER BOTH PRO-ABORTION AND ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT ISSUES. TOMORROW IT WILL ‘BE REVEALED’ THAT THE SHOOTER WAS ON DOCTOR PRESCRIBED ANTIDEPRESSANTS. SHOCKER.

Three people, including a police officer, were killed and a gunman is in custody after he opened fire and shot at least five cops and several other civilians at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs,  authorities say.

The murdered police officer was identified as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, a six-year veteran of the force at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the college said.

There is a “huge crime scene that has to be processed,” the city’s mayor, John Suthers, told reporters. The Friday incident began around noon and didn’t end with the suspect in cuffs into approximately 5 p.m. local time.

The shackled suspect was a white man who wore white T-shirt, a graying beard and glasses, pictures of the arrest show.

Our hearts go out to the people and families affected by this shooting, but do not believe for a second that the shooter just ‘spontaneously’ thought to do this out of the blue. False flag events like this are a hallmark of the the Obama administration so eager to dissolve the Second Amendment and promote abortions.
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The shooting at Planned Parenthood put GOP 2016 hopefuls in a ‘politically uncomfortable’ position

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November 28, 2015

The motive for a shooting that took place outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday still isn’t clear, but all three of the top Democratic presidential candidates quickly rushed to express their support for the organization.

Meanwhile, the leading Republicans, all of whom have spoken out against Planned Parenthood, have largely remained silent about the shooting.

Operatives from both parties suggested to Yahoo News that the incident puts the GOP field in a tough spot because of its opposition to Planned Parenthood. The organization is the country’s largest provider of abortions.

Three people were killed in the shooting. One of the victims was a police officer who responded to a call for help. The suspect has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear, who was reportedly captured on the scene in Colorado Springs after surrendering to law enforcement.

According to the Associated Press, Dear had spent part of his time living in a North Carolina shack, and his neighbors described him as an incoherent loner with no known political or religious leanings. However, John Suthers, the Republican mayor of Colorado Springs, suggested people could draw conclusions about a motive for the attack by drawing “inferences from where it took place.”

President Obama issued a statement on the shooting Saturday that did not address the question of opposition to abortion as a potential motive. Instead, the president suggested that the incident is further proof of the need for stronger gun control.

“We don’t yet know what this particular gunman’s so-called motive was for shooting 12 people, or for terrorizing an entire community, when he opened fire with an assault weapon and took hostages at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado. What we do know is that he killed a cop in the line of duty, along with two of the citizens that police officer was trying to protect,” Obama said, adding, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.”

The three top Democrats vying to be Obama’s successor all addressed the shooting on Twitter. Both frontrunner Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley issued expressions of support for Planned Parenthood. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took things a step further and suggested antiabortion rhetoric could have encouraged the attack.

“I strongly support Planned Parenthood and the work it’s doing. I hope people realize that bitter rhetoric can have unintended consequences,” Sanders wrote.

Indeed, all of the leading Republican candidates have expressed opposition to Planned Parenthood. And almost none of them have made any public comment on the shooting.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is the only major Republican presidential hopeful who has tweeted about the incident.

“Praying for the loved ones of those killed, those injured & first responders who bravely got the situation under control in Colorado Springs,” Cruz wrote.

Yahoo News reached out to the campaigns of all of the other leading Republicans to see if they had any comment on the shootings. As of this writing, Anna Epstein, a spokeswoman for businesswoman Carly Fiorina was the only one to respond.

“Carly will be on Fox News Sunday tomorrow, and she’ll likely react then,” Epstein said.

There was no comment on the shooting from representatives for real estate mogul Donald Trump, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

All nine of these Republicans have spoken out against Planned Parenthood and expressed support for taking federal funding from the organization. Cruz has led a congressional push to defund Planned Parenthood by threatening a government shutdown.

A Democratic operative who works in Colorado told Yahoo News they believe the shooting will hurt the GOP field because it “reminds voters of the relentless Republican campaign against women’s health and the right to choose.” They also suggested the shooting would highlight Republican opposition to gun control.

In messages to Yahoo News, Amanda Carpenter, a Republican strategist and former top aide to Cruz, acknowledged that the shooting could be “politically uncomfortable” for GOP candidates because they oppose Planned Parenthood and also abhor the violent shooting. Carpenter suggested that the candidates should have followed Cruz’s example and commented on the shooting regardless of their stance on abortion.

“Candidates can choose to avoid commenting on crisis, but a president cannot,” Carpenter said. “While it’s prudent to wait for all information, GOP candidates should easily be able to express sorrow, whether this situation is politically uncomfortable or not.”

Carpenter went on to describe the silence in the Republican field as “sad.”

“This event happened 24 hours ago, and lives were lost. It’s sad more candidates can’t show their support for those in mourning. Republicans can disagree with what PP does and grieve for those injured and killed,” she said. “Being pro-life means opposing murder, period. Law enforcement lives are at risk each day, as shown in Colorado yesterday. They need our support more than ever, and the GOP should not hesitate to give it.”
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« Reply #568 on: December 02, 2015, 09:43:34 pm »

12 PEOPLE KILLED IN MASS SHOOTING AT SAN BERNARDINO SOCIAL SERVICES FACILITY
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A source confirmed to Eyewitness News that there were three shooters armed with rifles, and there were no suspects in custody. Riverside police said they are helping other agencies look for male suspects in a black SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon.

12/2/15

POLICE SAID THERE MAY BE MULTIPLE VICTIMS IN AN ACTIVE-SHOOTING SITUATION IN SAN BERNARDINO WEDNESDAY. SOURCES TELL EYEWITNESS NEWS THAT UP TO 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

The shooting took place at the Inland Regional Center, a nonprofit that works with individuals with developmental disabilities, at 1365 S. Waterman Avenue. The complex is comprised of three buildings. Sgt. Vicki Cervantes with San Bernardino police said the shooting occurred during some type of scheduled event at the facility.

WATCH: Live coverage of the active-shooting situation in San Bernardino

Inland Regional Center employee Brandon Hunt told Eyewitness News that he believes the shooting took place in the building with the facility’s main auditorium, where a banquet of some sort was being held. He said the auditorium is regularly rented out to outside agencies. Hunt said approximately 550 people typically work at the facility at any given day.

MORE: What we know about the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino

Investigators were searching the building and have yet to clear it. Police said there were reports of one to three shooters involved, and they were described to be wearing ski masks.

A source confirmed to Eyewitness News that there were three shooters armed with rifles, and there were no suspects in custody. Riverside police said they are helping other agencies look for male suspects in a black SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon.

The suspects are heavily armed and were possibly wearing body armor, according to Cervantes. source
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The Other Mass Shooting on Wednesday That You Didn't Hear About
12/3/15

Again.

As reports streamed in on Wednesday that a mass shooting had taken place in San Bernardino, California an exasperated nation recoiled in a mixture of horror and dismay. Just five days before the San Bernardino massacre, in which police say Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed at least 14 people and injured 17 others at a community center, the country's eyes had been on Colorado Springs, Colorado, where an anti-abortion extremist killed three and wounded nine at a Planned Parenthood facility.

But Wednesday's carnage in California didn't mark the first mass shooting since Robert Dear opened fire at the Colorado Springs clinic. It wasn't even the first mass shooting to occur on Wednesday.

Hours before the San Bernardino shooting was underway, gunmen in Savannah, Georgia killed one woman and injured three men, the Washington Post noted.

What happened in Savannah: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that authorities are searching for two gunmen in the shooting, which occurred in the early morning hours in a residential area and killed Brandy Council, 34. Three other victims — Jamond Heyward, 17, Jarrett Myers, 40, and Jeran Washington, 52 — sustained non-life-threatening injuries, the paper reported.

Authorities have yet to announce if they've ascertained a motive in the case, the Journal-Constitution reports.

The Savannah shooting largely eluded national attention, which attests to the disconcertingly humdrum nature of mass shootings in America. It's unsurprising that a shooting with more than 31 casualties consumed the nation's attention on Wednesday, but it's a sad commentary on how routine gun violence has become that we tend only to pay attention when there are casualties on such a dramatic scale.

"You have 14 people dead in California, and that's a horrible tragedy. But likely 88 other people died today from gun violence in the United States."

The Savannah and San Bernardino attacks marked the 354th and 355th mass shootings to take place on American soil this year, according to data compiled by the Post from the Mass Shooting Tracker, which defines a mass shooting as an incident in which at least four people are either injured or killed.

That means that mass shootings have occurred at a rate of more than one a day in 2015; Wednesday was the 336th day of the year.

Gun violence overall: Even mass shootings that do command national attention only account for a sliver of the deaths from gun violence that occur each day in America. As Everytown for Gun Safety's Ted Alcorn told the New York Times, "You have 14 people dead in California, and that's a horrible tragedy. But likely 88 other people died today from gun violence in the United States." Using data from the Centers for Disease Control, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence estimates that 31 people are murdered with a gun each day in America, 151 are treated for gun wounds and another 55 kill themselves with a gun.

In 2015 to date, according to the Gun Violence Archive, 12,219 people have died as a result of gun violence in America, while another 24,716 people have been injured.

Such jarring statistics underscore the brutal truth behind the BBC's report on San Bernardino Wednesday evening, which opened with the chilling words, "Just another day in the United States of America."

Reacting to the San Bernardino shooting on Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reiterated her call for gun safety reform, tweeting, "I refuse to accept this as normal." The unsettling reality, however, is that in the absence of serious action to confront gun violence, mass shootings have become all too normal.
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