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  • Lawsuit Filed Against Boulder, Colorado, Ban on Rifles, Magazines

    05/22/2018 4:20:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 15 May, 2018, the Boulder, Colorado city council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the possession of various firearms and accessories.  The ordinance is so new that it has not shown up in the municipal code yet. The ordinance is voluminous and detailed. The brief for the ordinance cites several biased and partisan "studies" to attempt to make the case to pass the ordinance. The ordinance likely violates Colorado's preemption statute and State and Federal Constitutional protections.  The ordinance casts a wide net. Legal pushback, in the form of a lawsuit, followed shortly after passage, as opponents to the...
  • Rep. Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buy them back

    05/21/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 67 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | May 21 2018 | Tucker Carlson Video
    May. 21, 2018 - 6:12 - Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.
  • Washington Post: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

    05/21/2018 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/21/18 | Petula Dvorak
    Not that long ago, cigarettes were completely woven into American culture. The Marlboro Man, posters telling us that more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette, even the armrests on planes and all our cars were designed for smokers. And now? Not so much. Can it work like that with guns? (snip) I grew up surrounded by cigarette smoke. My dad smoked. So did practically everyone else I knew. But my kids? Totally different. They saw someone smoking in a restaurant while we were traveling abroad recently and they freaked out, like theyd witnessed a beheading. Inconceivable in their world.
  • The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

    05/21/2018 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 66 replies
    National Revies ^ | 5/18/2018 | David French
    On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the simplest and also the hardest to answer. Why? Why does this keep happening? Those who advocate for gun control have an immediate answer the prevalence of guns in the United States. Yet guns have been part of the fabric of American life for the entire history of our republic. Mass shootings especially the most deadly mass shootings are a far more recent phenomenon. But Granovetter thought it was a mistake to...
  • Protect Our Children and DEMAND Armed, Trained School Security

    05/21/2018 5:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Santa Fe is the latest tragedy in a line of catastrophic school shootings. Our children are sitting ducks in their schools these days.Our children are everything to us. They are our future. Our happiness. Our light.Why is it that we do not protect our most precious humans like we protect our banks, or police stations, or courthouses? Why are Americans so lackadaisical when it comes to school security measures?The Problem:I attended a City Council meeting and observed PTA mothers ask City Council to NOT place any armed police officers in their kids’ school. They said they did not want anyone armed...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Thinks School Attacks Dont Happen Where There Are Real, Sensible Gun Laws

    05/21/2018 5:27:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Before launching into the tired jokes that would normally begin his late-night show on Friday, Jimmy Kimmel - or Americas Conscience (in his own mind at least), felt the need to give his audience yet another lecture on gun control.So [politicians] sit there with their hands in their pockets, pockets that are full of gun money, and they do nothing, said Kimmel. They just wait for the outrage to pass because it didnt happen to their children. The least you can do is register to vote, right now. Make sure we vote for politicians who will do something.Since another sadistic...
  • Encountering a Liberal Second Amendment Supporter in Deep Blue Madison, Wisconsin

    05/21/2018 5:25:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been busy helping pick up the pieces after the death of a friend of 48 years. For the last few days, I ate breakfast at a McDonalds in Middleton, Wisconsin, part of the far left liberal environs centered around Dane County and Madison, Wisconsin. My friend had lived most of his life in Madison and Middleton. He was a lifelong Second Amendment supporter, lifetime master pistol shooter, and a mentor. At the McDonalds, I struck up conversation with a gentleman who I suspected to be a liberal. We had a connection because he was searching for information...
  • In the Wake of Santa Fe, Maybe President Trump Should Take Andrew Cuomos Advice

    05/19/2018 5:43:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) There’s this big wedding going on over in England as I write this, and for the life of me I can’t figure out why any American gives a damn. I’m just irritated because I won’t be getting my morning dose of news. In the real world, there was another tragic school shooting on Friday, this time in Santa Fe, Texas, and all I can wonder is how long it will take before we find out that the Barney Fifes at the FBI had the killer under surveillance but did nothing to stop...
  • Bernie Sanders: NRA to blame for lack of action on gun control

    05/20/2018 2:01:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in an interview on Sunday blamed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the lack of action in Congress on gun control legislation. Sanders told host Chuck Todd on NBCs Meet the Press that its unspeakable that students are no longer surprised by school shootings. Its a three-letter word. Its the NRA, Sanders said. And its Trump and the Republicans who dont have the guts to stand up to these people and thats pretty pathetic." Sanderss remarks come after 10 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Texas late last week. The Vermont...
  • Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

    05/18/2018 8:29:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/18/18 | Jason Hanna, Dakin Andone, Keith Allen and Steve Almasy
    The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says. Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated with police, said Galveston County Magistrate Mark Henry said. Henry denied bail for the student, who is accused of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant. Students at Santa Fe High School, not far from Houston in southeastern Texas, scrambled for safety after they...
  • Houston police chief sounds off on gun control

    05/19/2018 4:44:18 PM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 18-May-2018 | Brian Logan
    "I know some have strong feelings about gun rights," Acevedo said, "but I want you to know I've hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue."
  • Texas school shooting sparks reaction from Trump, other lawmakers: 'This has to stop'

    05/18/2018 11:22:34 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/18/18 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Reactions from Capitol Hill are pouring in after reports that at least eight people were killed in a shooting at a Texas high school early Friday with President Trump adding "early reports not looking good." A suspected shooter was taken into custody after allegedly opening fire inside a first-period art class at Santa Fe High School, located about 30 miles southeast of Houston, KRIV-TV reports. Trump addressed the school shooting shortly after news broke that there were multiple casualties. "We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely...
  • Dimitrios Pagourtzis: What we know about the Santa Fe shooting suspect (Self Described Atheist)

    05/18/2018 1:36:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 79 replies
    ABC13 Houston ^ | 5-18-2018 | KTRK
    SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities tell Eyewitness News that 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was the gunman in the deadly shooting that unfolded Friday morning inside Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more. Pagourtzis was arrested, and authorities say he is a student at the high school. SOCIAL MEDIA His Facebook page also listed a possible interest in the United States Marines Corps, "starting in 2019." ABC News reached out to the Pentagon, and they said they do not have record of anyone with the last name Pagourtzis in Marine Corps. Pagourtzis describes himself as an atheist...
  • Eyewitnesses Describe Shooter And Sawed-Off Shotgun At Texas High School

    05/18/2018 11:34:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Amber Athay
    Damon Rabon, a Santa Fe student, said that he followed his teacher out of the classroom and saw the shooter firsthand. (RELATED: Shots Fired At Santa Fe High School, Suspect In Custody) We heard, like, five more bangs, and then the kid came out [with] a black, like, trench coat on, a sawed-off shotgun with a pistol grip, and I think something sharp on his chest, Rabon described. And then he turned, and instead of looking our way, he just grabbed his backpack and went right back into the art room, so, at that point, we knew it was an...
  • Texas high school shooting leaves at least 8 dead, suspect in custody: report

    05/18/2018 8:44:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 155 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Kathleen Joyce, Jennifer Earl
    At least eight people have been killed in a Texas high school shooting Friday, FOX 26 reported. The suspected shooter was taken into custody and the active shooter situation was said to be over. Police officers responded to Santa Fe High School around 8 a.m. CDT after reports that a shooter opened fire inside. The gunman appears to be a student, KTRK reports, citing a law enforcement official. Further details of the incident were not immediately available.
  • Police confirm reports of active shooter at Santa Fe High School

    05/18/2018 6:07:13 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 343 replies
    KPRC-TX ^ | 05-18-2017
    SANTA FE, Texas - A spokesman for police confirmed Friday that they are investigating an active-shooter situation at Santa Fe High School. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured. KPRC2 has crews headed to the scene.
  • 10 killed in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School, official says

    05/18/2018 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/18/2018 | By Jason Hanna, Dakin Andone and Keith Allen
    A second person, 18, in police custody, is believed to be a possible accomplice in Friday's shooting, a law enforcement official says. Ten people were killed and several others injured in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity. Gunfire erupted at Santa Fe High School, about 20 miles outside Galveston, not long after classes began around 7:30 a.m. CT, officials said. Authorities later found explosive devices -- including pipe bombs and pressure cookers -- in and near the school, the law enforcement...
  • Texas school shooting leaves 10 people dead, most of them students

    05/18/2018 9:07:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | May 19, 2018 | AP/Reuters
    A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol has opened fire in a Texas high school, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities say, in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school in February. Students said the gunman, identified by authorities as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, first opened fire in an art class at Santa Fe High School shortly before 8:00am on Friday. Students and staff fled after seeing classmates injured and a fire alarm triggered a full evacuation. Mr Pagourtzis, was denied bail after he was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a...
  • Santa Fe shooter named as student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who wore Born to Kill t-shirt

    05/18/2018 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 306 replies
    Metro ^ | Friday 18 May 2018 | Jimmy McCloskey
    The Santa Fe High School shooter who killed between eight and ten people has been named as student Dimitrios Dimitri Pagourtzis. Pagourtzis, 17, shared chilling photos on his now removed Facebook of a Born to Kill t-shirt shortly before Friday mornings massacre. Plane 'containing 107 passengers' crashes in Havana, Cuba An Instagram account that appears to belong the 11th-grader shows him following multiple gun-related accounts, including sickguns, gunspictures, as well as others called Guns Fanatics, Guns Lovers and Guns Glory. Only three photos were uploaded to it a toy rifle attached to an arcade video game, a...
  • Police take down gunman yelling 'anti-Trump' rhetoric at Trump National Doral Golf Club

    05/18/2018 7:18:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Briana Montalvo and Morgan Winsor
    Florida police shot a man early this morning who opened fire at a Miami-area golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, authorities said. The man, armed with a handgun, was overheard yelling "anti-Trump" rhetoric and had draped a U.S. flag over a counter in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club, police said. He then fired shots into the ceiling and at chandeliers while apparently waiting for police to arrive, according to authorities. Four officers from the Doral Police Department and one officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the incident after receiving a 911 call around...