Category: Armed Citizenry


Louisiana Restaurant Offers Heat-Packing Incentive: Way To Weed Out Gun-Grabbers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

” While a number of businesses are welcoming customers carrying firearms, a Louisiana restaurant has taken it a step further – offering an incentive to gun-toting diners.

  Bergeron’s Restaurant, located in Port Allen, is offering a 10 percent discount to any patron packing heat, according to local affiliate NBC33.

“ I just need to see a weapon,” owner Kevin Cox said. “I need you to be carrying a gun.”

  Cox first only offered law enforcement officers the discount, but other gun-toting customers wanted similar consideration, NBC33 reported.

Cox said he was only too happy to oblige.

“As long as everybody has a gun, we’re all the same size,” he told NBC33. “

 

 

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Third Suspect Sought In Deadly Gas Station Shooting In Canton

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The Canton Police Department has released surveillance video and 911 calls connected to Monday night’s deadly robbery attempt at a Marathon gas station. Two of the suspects were killed, but one is still on the run.

  The video, which shows three men walking into the 9th Street SW gas station, was released at an 11 a.m. news conference.

  Police say two of the suspects, identified as Antonio Garcia, 23, and Ronnie Lawson, 21, were shot and killed by a clerk at the location.

  The shooting followed an attempted robbery and a scuffle with the clerk. 

  The clerk was shot in the hip and leg during the melee. His injuries are non-life-threatening. The gas station manager says the clerk is recovering well in the hospital.”

 

 

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The Assault Weapon Myth

 

 

 

” OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned.

  That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban.

  But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.

  It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.

  In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows.

  The continuing focus on assault weapons stems from the media’s obsessive focus on mass shootings, which disproportionately involve weapons like the AR-15, a civilian version of the military M16 rifle. This, in turn, obscures some grim truths about who is really dying from gunshots.

  Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population. Yet of the 30 Americans on average shot to death each day, half are black males.

  Democrats decided to push for a ban of what seemed like the most dangerous guns in America: assault weapons, which were presented by the media as the gun of choice for drug dealers and criminals, and which many in law enforcement wanted to get off the streets.

  This politically defined category of guns — a selection of rifles, shotguns and handguns with “military-style” features — only figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide before the ban.

  Banning sales of military-style weapons resonated with both legislators and the public: Civilians did not need to own guns designed for use in war zones.

  On Sept. 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. It barred the manufacture and sale of new guns with military features and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. But the law allowed those who already owned these guns — an estimated 1.5 million of them — to keep their weapons.

  The policy proved costly. Mr. Clinton blamed the ban for Democratic losses in 1994. Crime fell, but when the ban expired, a detailed study found no proof that it had contributed to the decline.

Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement,” a Department of Justice-funded evaluation concluded.

  Still, the majority of Americans continued to support a ban on assault weapons.

  One reason: The use of these weapons may be rare over all, but they’re used frequently in the gun violence that gets the most media coverage, mass shootings.

  The criminologist James Alan Fox at Northeastern University estimates that there have been an average of 100 victims killed each year in mass shootings over the past three decades. That’s less than 1 percent of gun homicide victims.

  But these acts of violence in schools and movie theaters have come to define the problem of gun violence in America.

  Most Americans do not know that gun homicides have decreased by 49 percent since 1993 as violent crime also fell, though rates of gun homicide in the United States are still much higher than those in other developed nations. A Pew survey conducted after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., found that 56 percent of Americans believed wrongly that the rate of gun crime was higher than it was 20 years ago.”

 

 

    While the Times shows quite clearly the depth of the public’s erroneous beliefs regarding the nature of the demonized “assault weapons” , nowhere does it acknowledge it’s and it’s fellow MSM compatriot’s responsibility in creating that public misconception in the first place .Read the whole thing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seven Months Later, Orange County Concealed Carry Permits Have Doubled

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Last February, the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over most of the Western United States, ruled that California’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional. The provision in the law stating that one must give “good cause” for a concealed carry permit was deemed too burdensome–and they’re right!

  After the ruling, Orange County saw a spike in concealed carry permits. It got to the point where the county had to spend an additional $1.6 million–and hire 14 part-time staffers–to process all the applications.

  At the time, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said she wasn’t going to add more scrutiny to the concealed carry permit process. If you’re a law-abiding citizen and apply, you’ll get your permit. “

 

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Originally posted on Rare:

The story of a 47-year-old Phoenix woman who hid in her bathroom, called 911 and shot a home invader now has a transcript detailing the events.

The widow’s home was broken into on May 6 by 20-year-old Michael Lewis, who spent in the month in a hospital after being shot by a .38 caliber pistol, 11alive reports.

The transcript shows that the woman was being attacked before she fired her weapon.

Lewis has since pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and aggravated assault and will be sentenced September 15.

Here’s the full transcript:

Dispatcher: Phoenix 911 where is your emergency? Hello? 911.

Homeowner: (Garbled)…please help me. Somebody is trying to get into my house.

Dispatcher: Okay, what are they doing?

Homeowner: They’ve tried my front door, my front door, and now they’re trying to break in my back gate.

Dispatcher: Okay, stay on the line with me, I’ve already got officers…

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This Sheriff Makes HUGE Threat if Barack Obama Takes Our Guns

 

 

 

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” Wicomico County (Maryland) Sheriff Mike Lewis is fighting back against the gun grabbers who are using recent high-profile shootings to push for anti-gun legislation. He explained that bad guys shouldn’t have guns. But for many law-abiding Americans, gun ownership is a way of life.

  And what happens when government tries to disarm Americans?

  Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, a sheriff in the state of Maryland, recently reminded the citizens of his county that he will not violate the Constitution and warned the federal government that any attempt to disarm Americans will result in an all-out Civil War.

“ I made a vow and a commitment,” Lewis said. “As long as I am sheriff of this county, I will not allow the federal government to come in here and strip my citizens of the right to bear arms.” “

 

 

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“The Heroes Of The Right Of Self Defense”

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s a blog post by Prof. Nick Johnson of Fordham Law. He discusses Otis McDonald and Shaneen Allen (who faces a mandatory three year jail term for having driven into NJ with a firearm for which she had a PA permit to carry concealed).

” So another rhetorical question: Why have the nominal champions of civil rights ignored Otis McDonald and the self-defense interests of the sober, mature members of the Black community he represented?

  The search for answers highlights priorities wildly out of whack. Compare the relative non-acknowledgment of Otis McDonald with the broad consternation over how Black criminals are treated. Michelle Alexander’s acclaimed book calling the state of Black incarceration the “new Jim Crow” illustrates this….

  A final question, and this one is not rhetorical: Will the people who invoke the power and rhetoric of civil rights to condemn the disparate treatment of heroin and crack dealers, come to the rescue of a law-abiding Black woman whose crime was misunderstanding the multilayered bureaucracies that restrict the federally-guaranteed constitutional right to arms? “

 

David Hardy continues at Of Arms And The Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana Gun Shop Owner Starts Facebook Page Listing Gun Free Businesses

 

 

No Guns = No Money

 

 

 

” As some gun control advocates are pushing for businesses to ban guns in their establishments, one Indiana gun shop owner is pushing back by compiling a list of businesses who have banned guns, essentially helping like-minded consumers to tell these establishments, “No Guns = No Money.”

  Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns in Terre Haute, started No Guns = No Money last week, a Facebook page dedicated to listing businesses that ban guns. The page quickly gained popularity and more than 1,200 “likes” in just over a week. “

 

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This Is What Happens To A Disarmed Populace: Canada Edition

 

 

Canada Warrantless Searches

 

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   From The Truth About Guns … Warrantless searches , no right to remain silent , no Constitutional protections … Welcome to Statism …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armed & Dangerous: 89-Year-Old World War II Veteran Shoots Armed Robber

 

 

 

” Arthur M. Lewis may be elderly, but criminals are learning the North Palm Beach man is no easy mark.

  The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.

  Lewis was working behind the counter at The Jewelry Exchange at 900 N. Federal Highway when he was approached by a gun-wielding man around 3 p.m., according to an arrest report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis said he immediately grabbed the suspect’s revolver and pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from his own pocket.

  The two men wrestled for several minutes and fired shots at each other. Despite battling someone half his age, Lewis got the best of it. A man identified by the sheriff’s office as Lennard Patrick Jervis, a Miramar resident, was shot six times by Lewis, including four times in the chest. Lewis’ left arm was grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise unscathed.”

 

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Chicago Robberies Drop 20% After Concealed Carry Permits Are Issued

 

 

 

” When’s the last time you heard any good news out of Chicago, at least as it relates to crime figures? Well, prepare yourselves for a change from the status quo. While the murder rate and gang violence are still bad – and frequently in the local news – the robbery rate has gone down recently. And the police think they might know why.

  Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.

“ It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “The police department hasn’t changed a single tactic — they haven’t announced a shift in policy or of course — and yet you have these incredible numbers.” “

 

 

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Deval Patrick Gun Bill Triggers Fierce Criticism Among Some Gun Rights Advocates

 

 

 

 

 

” The sweeping new measure, effective immediately, is the first of its kind in the country. The bill signed Wednesday toughens penalties for some offenses involving weapons, creates a digital portal for background checks in real time from the sale of private arms, and calls for the creation of a firearms trafficking unit within the state police.

  It also allows police chiefs to ask a court to refuse firearms ID cards, which are needed to buy rifles or shotguns, to people they deem inappropriate.”

 

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A 25-Year Gun Collection And Their Stories

 

 

 

 

Published on Aug 12, 2014

” https://www.facebook.com/wethepeoplebook – On this episode of We The People, Ben Philippi asks his friend Prokopios Ziros to show us around his gun room. He’s been collecting for 25 years and he has some amazing firearms. But there are three in general that have incredible stories.

Ben is no stranger to the gun world. His popular photography book “God, Guns & Guts” was later picked up by the History Channel and turned into “God, Guns & Automobiles.”

For more on this, check out http://www.guns.com “

Ferguson Riots: North County Business Owners (Some Armed) Survey The Damage

 

 

 

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Mike Gutierrez (left) and Adam Weinstein (third from left) brought guns to guard their store during the riots in Ferguson last night.

 

 

” Nobody is robbing St. Louis Ink Tattoo Studio anytime soon. Or County Guns, for that matter.

  The two north county businesses share a storefront in a Florissant strip mall less than ten minute drive from the epicenter of last night’s riots in Ferguson. After nightfall, what began as a community’s peaceful demonstration against the Ferguson Police Department’s shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown turned increasingly violent. Crowds plundered a QuikTrip and burned it to the ground, and local news began reporting brazen raids on other stores in the area.

  After hearing of the roving bands of looters, Mike Gutierrez knew he had to protect his tattoo shop. He brought a posse with him, including Adam Weinstein, owner of County Guns, who was acutely worried about criminals getting their hands on his merchandise.

” We didn’t want them coming in here and then running around with a bunch of free guns,” Weinstein told Daily RFT when we arrive at the store around 12:30 a.m. this morning. Weinstein was outfitted with an assault rifle, pistol and tactical vest. Gutierrez cradled his own rifle in his hands.”

 

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911 Tells 80-Year-Old Woman To Put Gun Down During Home Invasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

” An 80-year-old Florida woman grabbed her gun and called 911 during a home invasion. While the burglars were breaking a window to her residence, the police dispatcher told her to “put the gun down.” Huh?

  As N.J. Logan was upstairs resting from recent hip replacement surgery in her Holmes Beach, Fla. home, she heard a racket coming from the main level, according to MyFoxTampaBay:

  I kept hearing a commotion, like there were people walking around down there. It is a little frightening. You know that you don’t have the security that you thought you had.

  Logan was all alone — her husband was playing bridge at a friend’s house. That’s when she took matters into her own hands. She grabbed her gun and dialed the police emergency number as she headed downstairs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury sides With Man Who Fired At Cops After They Forcibly Entered Wrong Home

 

 

 

Brandon Watson

 

 

” After battling authorities for more than a year, a Portsmouth, Virginia, man was handed a verdict of not guilty by a jury who determined that he did not, in fact, act recklessly when he fired a warning shot at officers who attempted to make forcible entry into his home, only to later discover that they had gone to the wrong house.

  The incident, which happened last January, unfolded while Brandon Watson and his wife were watching late-night TV and heard noises coming from the back yard.

“ She said, ‘Oh my gosh, someone is in the backyard,’” Watson told reporters. “The noises got closer and then she heard the clicking of the backdoor handle.”

  At that point Watson ran to grab his gun, which was legally owned.

“ We ran upstairs very quickly,” Watson recalled. “She saw guys in all black.”

  Watson didn’t immediately call 911 because he couldn’t find his cell phone. However, he wasn’t about to let anyone come into his home and possibly harm his family either. So he ran back downstairs, gun in hand.

  Watson called out into the darkness, saying, “Who is that? I have a gun.”

  He received no response, but instead then saw a red laser aimed at his chest.”

 

 

 

So the man did what any law-abiding , self-reliant citizen would do to protect his home and loved ones …

 

 

 

” At the point, still not knowing who was trying to get into his home, Watson fired a warning shot through the window and ran across the street to seek help from his neighbor, a Virginia State Trooper.

  Then things became even more confusing for Watson. As he ran out of his house he was confronted by authorities who told him to drop his weapon. He complied.

“ They said, ‘We just got news you shot at an officer.’ I said, ‘An officer? Nobody came to my door. What do you mean an officer? I didn’t know there were any officers in my backyard,’” he said.

  According to Watson, the cops never announced who they were or why they were there. And the officers, responding to a call from Watson’s neighbor about a possible break-in, had apparently gone to the wrong house.”

 

 

 

     Not only did Mr Watson have the intestinal fortitude to engage in armed conflict in defense of home and hearth , he refused to knuckle under to a judicial system rigged to favor the prosecutors and police and forced a jury trial . The jury is to be commended for making a bold statement with regard to the sanctity of the home and the increasing lawlessness of the “law” .

 

 

 

The judge found Watson guilty, but the matter was far from resolved. Watson appealed the decision and a mistrial was declared by the second judge. Watson then requested a jury trial.

“ This can’t be doing your job. You come in my backyard, try to open my door, open my window and flash red laser beams on my chest because you thought I was the burglar, and I thought you were the burglar,” Watson said.

  And apparently the jury, who deliberated for a total of 47 minutes, agreed.

  In fact, the jury felt Watson actually showed restraint by only firing a single warning shot.”

 

 

 

     That last line is a fabulous statement on individual rights … Mr Watson “showed restraint by only firing a single shot”  … You gotta love it …

 

 

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Ma Police Chiefs Want ‘Sole Discretion’ To Decide Who May Own A Long Gun

 

 

 

That’s an awfully white crowd of police chiefs demanding more gun people control … must be racists …

 

 

” Massachusetts police chiefs are unhappy with state lawmakers for dropping a provision that would have given them “sole discretion” in deciding who can own a long gun, be it a shotgun or a rifle.

  On July 18, Breitbart News reported that although the state Senate passed new gun control, they first struck down the provision that police chiefs were eager to see passed. 

  According to Fox News, Massachusetts police chiefs already get the final say on who can or can’t have a handgun permit, and the chiefs argue that extending them the same authority for long guns would increase “public safety.”

” Police chiefs from throughout the state and gun control advocates converged on the Statehouse in Boston [on July 22] to blast state senators for removing the provision.” “

 

 

Samuel and John Adams are rolling over in their graves right about now …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pa. Doctor Shoots Patient Who Killed Caseworker

 

 

 

 

 

” A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside a psychiatrist’s office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said.

  The suspect, Richard Plotts, of Upper Darby, Pa., was reported in critical condition after the shooting at 2:20 p.m. in an office at the Mercy Wellness Center of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said at an evening news conference.

  The unidentified 52-year-old doctor shot Plotts three times and suffered a graze wound when the suspect returned fire, Whelan said at an evening news conference. Two guns were recovered.”

 

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SAPD: Man Fatally Shot By Grand Hyatt Guest Had ‘Mental Issues’

 

 

 

 

 

” The man fatally shot Saturday at the Grand Hyatt downtown was having “mental issues” and threatened to kill someone, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

  Witnesses and family members told police that Moises Torres, 34, had been “suffering from some un-diagnosed mental issues recently,” according to preliminary information released Monday.

  Torres went to the sixth floor of the hotel at 1 p.m. and started breaking lights in the hallway, according to police. He started to bang on a door, and when a witness opened it, Torres said he was “looking for someone to kill,” police said.

  John Neal, 43, was inside that room, but did not open the door right away, according to police. Neal waited until he thought Torres had left before opening the door and calling security, police said.

  Torres then charged at Neal and another woman, according to police. Neal drew a pistol and fired one shot at Torres, stopping him in the doorway.”

 

 

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Armed Suspects Fumble Jewelry Store Robbery In SE Fresno

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A surveillance camera records as the two young men try to rob Marlene’s jewelry store last Friday. In the video one man pulls a gun. At that moment the other man immediately gets on his phone. Looking nervous and scared the unarmed suspect tries to jump the counter, but misses. 

” It wasn’t very… planned out very well,” said Jose Llamas, the owner’s brother. 

  Llamas laughs about it now, but this was a scary ordeal for the family. As the men attempted the heist the owner and his daughter along with her newborn were in the back of the store. They heard their employee yelling that they were being held up. “

 

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Woman Store Owner Kills Robber After He Threatens Her With Knife: Police

 

 

 

” An armed robber was still holding onto the money after a female store owner who once worked as a police officer and Secret Service agent decided to take matters into her own hands.

” When police arrived he was behind the counter, unconscious on the ground,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. “He still had a $100 bill clutched in his left hand.”

  The robber was shot and killed by the woman after he allegedly threatened her with a knife.

  The 47-year-old man entered the Stan’s Health Foods Store on the 7100 block of Frankford Avenue on Monday, shortly after 5 p.m.”

 

 

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Instant Justice: Robber Shot In The Head At Close Range

 

 

” Two man attempted to rob a drugstore, but the owner had a good defense and killed one of the criminals.”

He won’t do that again … Brazil is a little bit safer today , thanks to a man with a gun .

As With All Things Progressive It All Depends On What The Meaning Of “Is” Is

 

 

    By now everyone has heard of the latest effort from Nanny Bloomberg as the astroturfers in the liberal media regarding the epidemic of “school shootings” since Sandy Hook . 74 of them if the usual suspects are to be believed . Since this meme seems to be spreading like wildfire across the web we thought we would make a concerted effort to quantify exactly what the gun grabber Statists consider to be “school shootings” .

   Below is our result . Make of it what you will and please understand that by quibbling with the Statist’s methodology we are in no way minimizing the pain and horror felt by the families that are made to suffer at the hands of thugs with guns .  However , all sympathies aside , that does not grant the Left license to twist the English language to their will .

 Let us start by saying that in our minds a school shooting at least as they have come to be understood is an incident where an disgruntled individual , whether it be student or adult enters a place of education with the intent to “avenge wrongs” however warped or imagined they may be by killing and maiming as many students and/or faculty as possible , usually before taking their own lives .

 If that definition is acceptable it stands to reason that other types of shootings , whatever the reason , are not exactly honest comparisons to “going postal” . That means that common robberies , suicides , arguments over games , debts , girlfriends and what have you should be categorized as what they truly are , at least to those without an agenda , crimes , plain old ordinary , violent crimes .

 That being the case , Everytown’s map is very misleading to say the least , and downright deceitful to be perfectly honest.We took they time to explore every single incident included on Bloomy’s map and provide the reader with a synopsis of the fatalities/injuries links to the sources and a diagnosis of the type of shooting that each incident represents .

Below is our result , survey the data , follow the links , bookmark the page and feel free to use these facts in any refutation you might need to defend against the Statists in your sphere of influence . At the end we have provided an approximate count on the actual school shootings that meet our above mentioned criteria along with what we feel are “other” categories … ie , robbery , suicide , lovers spats , gang violence , accidental discharges , fights that escalate to arms , etc . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to read the full report.

 

 

 

#      Date       City     State      School Name                   School Type

 

1.1/08/2013 Fort Myers FL Apostolic Revival Center Christian School K-12  

One 27 year-old killed … probable gang-related                      

 “The shooting was not associated with the school and no children were hurt.”

 

 

2. 1/10/2013 Taft CA Taft Union High School K-12\

One student wounded , none killed

Science teacher Ryan Heber calmly confronted the teenager after he shot and critically wounded a classmate, whom he claimed to authorities had bullied him for more than year at Taft Union High School.”

3. 1/15/2013 St. Louis MO Stevens Institute of Business & Arts College/University              

 Two wounded , financial advisor and shooter , none killed

” A former student at a downtown business school allegedly shot a financial advisor Tuesday before turning the gun on himself.” 

4. 1/15/2013 Hazard KY Hazard Community and Technical College College/University                

Two killed , in parking lot , unrelated to school affairs

” Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen said the shooting “could be related to a domestic-type situation” that was “not related to the school in any way.” “

5. 1/16/2013 Chicago IL Chicago State University College/University              

One killed , on street outside the school after a night basketball game

” The shooting happened about 9:20 p.m. near a parking lot outside the school gym at East 95th Street and South King Drive, a fire department spokesman confirmed.”

6. 1/22/2013 Houston TX Lone Star College North Harris Campus College/University              

Three wounded , none killed during fight between two students

” Carpenter said the fight happened in a courtyard area between two buildings. That seems to mesh with what a law enforcement source said earlier about the incident happening in an outside area between a library and a cafeteria.”

7. 1/31/2013 Atlanta GA Price Middle School K-12

One wounded , none killed

” The 14-year-old’s injuries are reportedly not life threatening and the teacher received only minor injuries.”

8. 2/1/2013 Atlanta GA Morehouse College College/University  

One wounded , none killed during fight after basketball game

“… an argument began after a pick-up basketball game at the gym at Samuel H. Archer Hall. Four shots were fired and a Morehouse student was hit in the forearm, according to the statement.”

       9. 2/7/2013 Fort Pierce FL Indian River St. College College/University

One wounded , none killed during shootout between police and thug outside

” A female student at Indian River State College was shot and injured as a gunman and police traded fire Thursday in the parking lot of the college’s campus, a college spokeswoman said.”

10. 2/13/2013 San Leandro CA Hillside Elementary School K-12

One 19 year-old killed , behind school at night

Witnesses reported hearing shots around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Elementary School, 15980 Marcella St., according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson. Deputies found Foster, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, in a grassy area in the back area of the campus, Nelson said.”

11. 2/27/2013 Atlanta GA Henry W. Grady HS K-12              

  The only reference to this “shooting” we could find was from Everytown itself or websites touting Everytown’s “map of 74″ 

 

 

12. 3/18/2013 Orlando FL University of Central Florida College/University  

One dead by suicide , none hurt

” A student apparently killed himself in a dorm room at the University of Central Florida…”

  13. 3/21/2013 Southgate MI Davidson Middle School K-12        

                  One dead , suicide , none hurt

” An eighth grader at Davidson Middle School in Southgate Michigan is dead after shooting himself in one of the school’s boys bathrooms.”

          14. 4/12/2013 Christianburg VA New River Community College College/University  

     Two wounded , none killed

” An 18-year-old college student was charged Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a mall branch of a southwest Virginia community college before he was subdued”

    15. 4/13/2013 Elizabeth City NC Elizabeth City State University College/University

One 23 year-old wounded , none killed outside a dorm building at night

” Police at Elizabeth City State University are investigating a shooting that injured a 23-year-old student near a dorm Saturday night.”

  16. 4/15/2013 Grambling LA Grambling State University College/University

Three wounded , none killed outside dorms at night

” Three Grambling State University students were shot Monday night during a fight outside one of the campus dormitories but none has life-threatening injuries …”

17. 4/16/2013 Tuscaloosa AL Stillman College College/University

One wounded , none killed during argument over money owed

” Williams is accused of shooting a 19-year-old man twice in the torso with a small caliber handgun after arguing with the victim over money owed on a bet over a video game …”

18. 4/29/2013 Cincinnati OH La Salle High School K-12

One dead by suicide , none wounded

” A La Salle High School student shot himself at the Cincinnati school, according to WLWT News.”

19. 6/7/2013 Santa Monica CA Santa Monica College College/University              

Two dead , one wounded at and outside a home near the campus

” The suspect in the shootings at Santa Monica College in California is now in custody after being shot and wounded by police. A fire official says two men have been found dead in a burned home near a shooting scene outside Santa Monica College.”

 20. 6/19/2013 W. Palm Beach FL Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts K-12

Two custodians dead , none wounded after school hours

” The bodies were identified Wednesday evening as Ted Orama and Christopher Marshall, according to the station. Both victims were reportedly custodians at the school. Officials don’t believe the deaths were student-related.”

 

 

21. 8/15/2013 Clarksville TN Northwest High School K-12

One dead , none wounded overnight in school parking lot

” Daniel Reed was found in the school’s parking lot around 6 a.m. after authorities received a call regarding a shooting at the school’s address on Lafayette Road off Fort Campbell Boulevard.”

 

22. 8/20/2013 Decatur GA Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy K-12

None killed , none wounded as suspect trades shots with police

” The suspect, identified later as 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill, fired at least a half-dozen shots from the rifle from inside McNair at officers who were swarming the campus outside…”

 

 

23. 8/22/2013 Memphis TN Westside Elementary School K-12

None killed , none hurt from accidental discharge

” A gun brought by a 5-year-old student went off Thursday morning at Westside Elementary. Memphis police say no one was hurt.”

 

24. 8/23/2013 Sardis MS North Panola High School K-12

One dead , none wounded after night football game

” Panola County authorities were expected to announce charges Monday in the shooting death of a teenager after a high school football game Friday night in Sardis.”

 

 

25. 8/30/2013 Winston-Salem NC Carver High School K-12

One wounded , none killed after shooting outside school

” A shooting at Carver High School Friday left a 15-year-old student with injuries that are not life-threatening and another student in custody.”

 

 

26. 9/21/2013 Savannah GA Savannah State University College/University

One killed , none wounded in late night shooting that killed a non-student

” A shooting early Saturday morning on Savannah State University’s campus left one man dead. The victim, 20-year-old Donald Bernard Lewis, was not a student at the college, said SSU spokeswoman Loretta Heyward. No additional injuries were reported.”

 

 

27. 9/28/2013 Gray ME New Gloucester High School K-12

One dead of suicide , none wounded in school parking lot on Saturday afternoon

” A 19-year-old man shot and killed himself in a parking lot at Gray-New Gloucester High School Saturday afternoon, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.”

 

 

28. 10/4/2013 Pine Hills FL Agape Christian Academy K-12

Two wounded , none killed outside school following a fight

” The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at the Agape Christian Academy on Hiawassee Road in Pine Hills after a fight broke out, Orange County sheriff’s investigators said.According to investigators, the confrontation was part of an ongoing dispute.”

29. 10/15/2013 Austin TX Lanier High School K-12

One dead by suicide , none wounded

” Friends and family of a Texas teen are grieving after he committed suicide at school, warning hours earlier on Facebook that he was planning to take his own life.”

30. 10/21/2013 Sparks NV Sparks Middle School K-12

Two dead including suspect , two wounded

” Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.”

31. 11/1/2013 Algona IA Algona High/Middle School K-12

One 23 year-old dead of suicide , none wounded , found on school property

” Fonley confirmed that Ballenger’s body was found on Algona High School grounds shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday. He said no students, staff or teachers were involved in finding Ballenger.”

32. 11/2/2013 Greensboro NC North Carolina A&T State University College/University

None killed , one wounded outside at 10 pm by a ricochet ?

” Shots fired on homecoming weekend at North Carolina A&T State University prompted a brief campus lockdown after a 21-year-old man was wounded by a bullet fired from a “considerable distance,” authorities said.”

33. 11/3/2013 Stone Mountain GA Stephenson High School K-12

None killed , one wounded during fight on a Sunday afternoon

” The teenager was watching game films around 3:30 p.m. when there was some sort of confrontation between team members and a group of teens who don’t attend the school.”

34. 11/21/2013 Rapid City SD South Dakota School of Mines & Technology College/University

One dead from suicide , none wounded as professor kills self

” An ordinary day in the classroom for students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology turned chaotic Thursday when the sound of gunfire shattered the usual academic calm, and officials later found a professor dead of what authorities said was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in a classroom building.”

35. 12/4/2013 Winter Garden FL West Orange High School K-12

None killed , one wounded during after school argument on soccer field

” The student was reportedly shot at the soccer practice field near the bus loop during an argument.”

36. 12/13/2013 Arapahoe County CO Arapahoe High School K-12

Two dead including suspect , none wounded

” The 18-year-old gunman who took his own life after shooting a fellow student at Arapahoe High School Friday was identified as Karl Halverson Pierson.”

37. 12/19/2013 Fresno CA Edison High School K-12

None killed , one teacher wounded during after school robbery by 4 armed alleged gang members

” Rick Montanez of ABC said that four to five teens tried to rob the male teacher. The teacher was shot two to three times but wrested the gun away from the suspect.”

38. 1/9/2014 Jackson TN Liberty Technology Magnet HS K-12

None killed , one wounded outside of school at dismissal

” Police learned that victim was shot outside, in front of the school, as school was being dismissed for the day. The shooter was identified as a 16-year-old Liberty student.”

39. 1/14/2014 Roswell NM Berrendo Middle School K-12

None killed , two wounded by 12 year-old perpetrator

” Two kids were seriously injured today in a shooting at a middle school in Roswell, NM, and authorities say the shooting suspect—another student—is in custody.”

40. 1/15/2014 Lancaster PA Martin Luther King Jr. ES K-12

None killed , none wounded after “shots fired” report

” A Lancaster city school was briefly locked down Wednesday after a report of shots fired near the building.”

41. 1/17/2014 Philadelphia PA Delaware Valley Charter HS K-12

None killed , two wounded … by one bullet in gymnasium 

” An 18-year-old female student was shot in the arm. The same bullet then entered a 17-year-old male student’s shoulder.”

42. 1/20/2014 Chester PA Widener University College/University

None killed , one wounded on street at night during a “non-random act”

” The undergraduate student at Widener University was shot in a parking lot near the Schwartz Athletic Center at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according to officials at the private institution about 15 miles outside of Philadelphia in the city of Chester.”All indications are that this was not a random act of violence,” “

43. 1/21/2014 West Lafayette IN Purdue University College/University

One killed , none wounded

” This was not a typical active shooting,” said Purdue police chief John Cox. “It appears to be an isolated and intentional act and not a random shooting.”

44. 1/24/2014 Orangeburg SC South Carolina State University College/University

One killed , none wounded following an altercation between suspect and victim

” Robinson was shot to death Friday afternoon outside Hugine Suites after arguing with Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said.”

45. 1/28/2014 Nashville TN Tennessee State University College/University

None killed , one wounded during argument over money  

” Witnesses told WKRN-TV that two people were fighting about a gambling debt when others joined in the altercation and a man opened fire.”

46. 1/28/2014 Grambling LA Grambling State University College/University

None killed , one wounded during burglary of local pawn shop

” Sutton says the campus was placed on lock down at 10:50 P.M. shortly after a shooting was reported at the intersection of Main and College Streets. He says, the male victim in that shooting was shot in the shoulder. Sutton says the victim was treated and released at the scene.”

47. 1/30/2014 Palm Bay FL Eastern Florida State College College/University

None killed , one wounded as student defends self against two pool cue wielding assailants

” One person was shot today and a second injured on the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College following a fight between a student and two men. The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the campus parking lot when a student who was in his car was approached by two men who pulled up in another vehicle. One of the men got out of the car and began beating the student with a pool cue. The student pulled a handgun from his car, shooting and wounding the man in the chest.

48. 1/31/2014 Phoenix AZ Cesar Chavez High School K-12

None killed , none wounded as rival gangs shoot it out at basketball game

” An argument over turf and respect between two rival gangs escalated to what police now describe as a “gun battle” in January at Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix.”

49. 1/31/2014 Des Moines IA North High School K-12

None killed , one wounded during fight after basketball game outside of school

” A teenage girl was recovering Sunday after being shot outside North High School. The
shooting occurred Friday night after a packed basketball game against Roosevelt. Police said several fights broke out during the game.”

50. 2/7/2014 Bend OR Bend High School K-12

One killed by suicide , none wounded

” A Bend High School student shot and killed himself in a modular classroom amid other students Friday afternoon, bringing police and medics rushing to the scene as the school was placed in lockdown for several hours, officials said.”

51. 2/10/2014 Salisbury NC Salisbury High School K-12

None killed , one wounded outside after school hours

” According to reports, the shooting happened around 3 p.m. outside the school’s gymnasium. School was dismissed at the usual time at 2:30 p.m.”

52. 2/11/2014 Lyndhurst OH Brush High School K-12

None killed , none wounded as two kids shoot guns in school parking lot at night

” Two people are under arrest after shots were fired in the Brush High School parking lot Tuesday night.”

53. 2/12/2014 Jackson TN Union University College/University

One killed , none wounded as boyfriend kills fiance in late night parking lot

” On Saturday, February 15, Jackson Police announced that they had charged Olivia’s 21 year-old fiance, Charles Pittman, a Christian studies student, with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.  They say he shot her with a gun he took from a friend as she sat in her car then staged the scene to make it appear that she committed suicide.”

54. 2/20/2014 Raytown MO Raytown Success Academy K-12

One killed , none wounded in parking lot of school 

” The superintendent said that neither the victim nor the person police have in custody have any connection to the district.”

55. 3/2/2014 Westminster MD McDaniel College College/University

None killed , none wounded as shots fired at dorm after fight hit no one

” Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, a fight nearly broke out between a group of McDaniel College students and four men near campus. When one man flashed a handgun, the students took off into Whiteford Hall. Moments later, gunshots were fired through the lobby window.”

56. 3/7/2014 Tallulah LA Madison High School K-12

None killed , one wounded following a fight outside a school dance

” Two students were in an altercation after leaving the dance from a back door.17 year old Levecion Williams has been arrested for shooting a 16 year old in the arm.”

57. 3/8/2014 Oshkosh WI University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College/University

None killed , none wounded as shot was fired into ceiling during a fight at a school dance

” UW-Oshkosh police say they were called to Reeve Memorial Union around 11 p.m. Saturday for a report of a fight during a Black Student Union-sponsored dance. While police were there, they say someone fired a handgun into the ceiling. No one was hurt. The shooter has not been identified, but police do not believe he is a student.”

58. 3/21/2014 Newark DE University of Delaware College/University

   Could not confirm any shooting at U/Del on the date in question , though the Newark campus has been home to numerous other shootings in years past .

59. 3/30/2014 Savannah GA Savannah State University College/University

None killed , none wounded as one shot is fired during attempted robbery

” SSU campus police officers are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred in University Village. At approximately 9:20 p.m. this evening, dispatch received a report of a single shot fired in unit 536. No injuries reported.”

60. 4/3/2014 Kent OH Kent State University College/University

None killed , none wounded after one shot was fired into ground

” A Kent State University student who is accused of hiding a gun in connection with the shot fired on the Kent State campus April 2 has been charged with a felony.”

61. 4/7/2014 Roswell NM Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell College/University

One killed , none wounded during self-defense against dorm invaders

” Officials have identified the man who was shot and killed on the Eastern New Mexico University Roswell campus.The student said two men had walked into his dorm room and he thought one of them was reaching for a gun so he shot at them.”

62. 4/11/2014 Detroit MI East English Village Preparatory Academy K-12

None killed , one wounded in gang related drive-by shooting

” The victim walked over to about 100 people were gathered outside of the school for a red carpet event when a vehicle pulled up.Two people inside the car began shouting gang affiliations and opened fire.”

63. 4/21/2014 Griffith IN St. Mary Catholic School K-12

One killed , none wounded as husband shoots wife on street outside of school

” A Chicago woman is dead after her estranged husband shot and killed her in a grade school parking lot Monday afternoon and then killed himself minutes later by his house in Gary, the Post-Tribune is reporting.”

64. 4/21/2014 Provo UT Provo High School K-12

None killed , one wounded in botched attempted suicide

” A student at Provo High survives shooting himself in the face on school grounds. Police say it was an attempted suicide.”

65. 4/26/2014 Council Bluffs IA Iowa Western Community College College/University

None killed , one wounded during attempted robbery

” One of the suspects pulled a gun and demanded the students’ wallets. The 19-year-old didn’t think the gun was real and tried to grab it. During the struggle the gun fired, wounding the student in the left shoulder.”

66. 5/2/2014 Milwaukee WI Marquette University College/University

   None killed , one wounded during attempted robbery . The only connection to school on this one is that the victims were all students of Marquette  

” Two people have been officially charged in connection with a series of armed robberies and a shooting incident involving Marquette University students. Police say four Marquette University students were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents — and one of them was shot.”

67. 5/3/2014 Everett WA Horizon Elementary School K-12

None killed , one wounded after argument during basketball game on playground after hours

” Just after 6:30 p.m. on May 3, 2014, officers were dispatched to Horizon Elementary School (222 W. Casino Rd) on the report that a male had been shot. Arriving officers found a teen on the basketball court with a gunshot wound. Officers were told a small group of teenagers were playing basketball when a group of 15-20 males in their late-teens came to the court. A verbal argument turned physical and a teen from the original group playing basketball was shot.”

68. 5/4/2014 Augusta GA Paine College College/University

None killed , none wounded as shots were fired at dorm

” Paine College officers and Richmond County deputies are investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting at a male dorm on campus. Paine College Officials say suspects fired shots on campus Sunday afternoon putting the the college in a lock down mode.The suspects were not students at the college.”

69. 5/5/2014 Augusta GA Paine College College/University

None killed , one wounded during an argument

” Around 1 p.m., authorities said Cooper, 21, of Augusta, went into the administration building and had a confrontation with another man on the third floor. Cooper then shot JaJuan Lawayne Baker, 21, in the head, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, and fled.”

70. 5/8/2014 Georgetown KY Georgetown College College/University

None killed , one wounded in accidental shooting

” A 24-year-old Georgetown College student is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment following what officials say was an accidental shooting early Thursday on the east side of the campus that wounded another student.”

71. 5/8/2014 Lawrenceville GA Georgia Gwinnett College College/University

None killed , one wounded in parking garage

” One person received a gunshot wound in a parking deck at Georgia Gwinnett College Thursday afternoon.It happened on the top level of the parking deck at the Lawrenceville campus.”

72. 5/21/2014 Milwaukee WI Clark Street School K-12

None killed , one wounded by stray bullet

” Chief Ed Flynn said two people were shooting at each other and missed. Police said the 10-year-old girl caught in the crossfire was shot. She was taken to Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.”

73. 6/5/2014 Seattle WA Seattle Pacific University College/University

One killed , three wounded

” One person was killed and three other people were shot Thursday afternoon when a gunman with a shotgun entered a building on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and opened fire, police said.”

74. 6/10/2014 Troutdale OR Reynolds High School K-12

Two dead including suspect , three wounded

” A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.”

 

 

    There is your data . As you can see each alleged “school shooting” from the infamous map , as defined by Bloomberg & Co is represented with a link to a legitimate news story about the incident . Two incidents claimed by the map were unable to be corroborated by yours truly and so that brings the count to 72 alleged incidents .

   Of those 72 “school shootings” we can only count 8 as meeting our criteria as far as being as school shooting in the Columbine/Sandy Hook interpretation . Of course none of them come anywhere near the horror of those but that is an argument for another day . 

   Of the 64  incidents left our count leads us to the following statistics : 

 

     Gang related/Drive-by – 3

     Robbery/Crime – 6

      Fights – 13

      Suicides – 10

      Personal – 8

      After Hours/Proximity To School – 12

      Accidental Discharges/Irresponsible Shooting/Stray Bullets – 10

      Self-Defense – 2

 

    The death toll for all of these shootings combined compares to the average weekend in Chicago at 31 fatalities . Of those thirty one lost lives ten were non-students who were found/killed on school property after hours , eight were suicides , three were the perpetrators themselves and one was a criminal killed in self-defense which leaves nine students and/or teachers killed . 

It goes without saying that any loss of life is a tragedy but at the same time it is just as unseemly to dishonestly climb atop the graves of these unfortunate lost souls and attempt to gain cheap political points in order to further one’s personal agenda and that is what is taking place here .

    Bloomberg and his allies , like the progressives in general , are attempting to tug at the heartstrings and push their legislative goals wrapped as a moral imperative that is not to be questioned under pain of being called uncaring . It’s just another card out of the “racist” deck cavalry . Whenever they are losing an argument on the merits they jump up , knock the cards from the table and cry “have you no decency” ?

Just an aside before we leave you . The number of children that die at the hands of their parents every year in America dwarves the numbers above . Yes , you read correctly . It is estimated that somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 children under the age of five are killed each year by their parents . Think about that before deciding that school shootings are some sort of epidemic .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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