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From The Truth About Guns … Warrantless searches , no right to remain silent , no Constitutional protections … Welcome to Statism …
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From The Truth About Guns … Warrantless searches , no right to remain silent , no Constitutional protections … Welcome to Statism …
” 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.”
” 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.” “
Hot Air has more
” 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.”
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 “
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.”
” 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.”
” 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 …
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 …
” 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.”
” 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.”
” 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. “
” 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.”
” 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
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.”
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.”
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.” “
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.”
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″
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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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” An attempted home invasion turned into a murder investigation Tuesday morning. One suspect is dead and another is in critical condition after allegedly holding a gun to a teen’s head. St. Louis police are releasing chilling details of a late night shooting in south St. Louis that left one person dead, another injured and a neighborhood shaken up.
St. Louis police say a 17 year old girl was outside of her home getting something from a car when two armed men confronted her and demanded that she return to her home.
The girl`s father saw the suspects walking his daughter toward the home. That`s when police say the teen`s father, a 34 year old man, got his gun and fired several shots at the suspects, hitting both of them. The girl`s mother, also 34, got another gun and fired a round as well, not hitting either suspect.
The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect ran away, got into the first suspect`s car and contacted his brother to take him to the hospital.
Police identify the suspect who was killed as 31 year old Terrell Johnson from north St. Louis. The second suspect- a 33 year old man- is hospitalized in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and both thighs. Police say he will face charges.”
” As the nation’s wars abroad wind down, many of the military’s surplus tools of combat have ended up in the hands of state and local law enforcement. Totals below are the minimum number of pieces acquired since 2006 in a selection of categories.”
” Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small.
The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice.
During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.
The equipment has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units. Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.” “
For all the police talk of the dangers they face and the armament of the criminal element , there is little proof of such assertions . As a matter of fact 2013 saw the fewest law enforcement deaths in over 125 years and that is not because of armored cars .
” The ubiquity of SWAT teams has changed not only the way officers look, but also the way departments view themselves. Recruiting videos feature clips of officers storming into homes with smoke grenades and firing automatic weapons . In Springdale, Ark., a police recruiting video is dominated by SWAT clips, including officers throwing a flash grenade into a house and creeping through a field in camouflage.
In South Carolina, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s website features its SWAT team, dressed in black with guns drawn, flanking an armored vehicle that looks like a tank and has a mounted .50-caliber gun. Capt. Chris Cowan, a department spokesman, said the vehicle “allows the department to stay in step with the criminals who are arming themselves more heavily every day.” He said police officers had taken it to schools and community events, where it was a conversation starter.”
Katherine Mangu-Ward cuts to the heart of the hypocrisy …
” The Times quotes a “more in sorrow than in anger” line from a local police chief:
“I don’t like it. I wish it were the way it was when I was a kid,” he said. But he said the possibility of violence, however remote, required taking precautions. “We’re not going to go out there as Officer Friendly with no body armor and just a handgun and say ‘Good enough.’ “
In order to get a better understanding of the risks involved in policing take a look at the statistics provided below regarding work-related fatalities . Keep in mind that the statistics below are for the calendar year 2008 when 147 officers died in the line of duty while during the year 2013 only 100+/- died .
Number of deaths per 100,000 employed Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics-Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries – 2008
Logging workers: 87.0
Aircraft pilots: 67.0
Iron and steelworkers: 45.0
Farmers and ranchers: 38.0
Garbage collectors: 36.8
Electrical power line installation/repair: 29.8
Truck drivers: 22.8
Oil and gas extraction: 21.9
Police officers and Deputies: 21.4*
Taxi drivers: 19.3
Drinking establishment employees: 17.0
Construction workers: 16.0
Grounds maintenance: 11.9
Gas station attendant: 7.5
Auto mechanics: 5.0
Newspaper publishers: 4.8
Retail sales: 1.5
* A high percentage of police officers deaths involve traffic accidents and not wearing a “seat belt.”
As a for instance to the above quoted police fatality rate bear in mind that in 2013 105 officers were killed in the line of duty and of those 105 only 30 were shot to death . The balance were killed in traffic accidents and other causes as categorized below by the Officer Down Memorial Page . Put forth in such stark , simple terms it is obvious that the people have a lot more to fear of the police than the reverse .
2013 Line of Duty Deaths: 105
9/11 related illness: 1
Aircraft accident: 1
Automobile accident: 25
Boating accident: 1
Duty related illness: 1
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 10
Motorcycle accident: 4
Struck by vehicle: 8
Training accident: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 4
Vehicular assault: 5
In many cases of police brutality that the FBI investigates, only a small fraction ever receive indictments, and even fewer result in a conviction. In 1996, the FBI reviewed 10,129 civil rights cases, and only 0.2% were filed for prosecution. The prosecution rate for police abuse cases is less than 1% of those investigated. So even if a complaint makes it to the FBI, it is very unlikely to lead to a conviction. This is a classic scenario of ‘the wolf guarding the fox that’s guarding the hen house.’
Is it dangerous to be a cop? FBI reports show that in 2000, 51 police officers were killed in the United States. Out of the hundreds of thousands of law enforcement personnel, this means less than 1/10 of 1% are at risk, thereby making law enforcement personnel one of the safest class of citizens in the United States. On the other hand, nearly one in two civilian women in the United States has either been raped, assaulted, or beaten during domestic violence during their lives. Court records show police officers are four (4) times more likely to commit acts of domestic violence, than any other group — however, they rarely are arrested because their friends respond to the scene of the crime.
According to the Department of Labor, the on-the-job fatality rate for police is lower than that for gardeners, electricians, truck drivers, garbage collectors, construction workers, airline pilots, timber cutters, and commercial fisherman. In fact, fishermen have an occupational fatality rate that is fifteen times higher than that for cops, but rarely do we hear those who provide us with an endless supply of mahi-mahi described as heroes. (See Selling the Police: Reflections on Heroism and Hype in America,Tim Wise “
The notion that the police officer’s exposure to danger and life-threatening situations has exploded along with the arming of the criminals and terrorists is to deny the facts .
” And then calls him out on his historical illiteracy:
Congress created the military-transfer program in the early 1990s, when violent crime plagued America’s cities and the police felt outgunned by drug gangs. Today, crime has fallen to its lowest levels in a generation, the wars have wound down, and despite current fears, the number of domestic terrorist attacks has declined sharply from the 1960s and 1970s.”
The threat of domestic terrorism is another Statist strawman used to justify the militarization of our “peace officers” , remember when the were called that , and again does not stand up to even the most simple scrutiny …
Here is a link to the Global Terrorism Database where the reader can find the most complete data on both foreign and domestic terrorism with very user-friendly interactive charts and graphics such as the one below that shows beyond doubt that we are safer now than at anytime in the past 50 years from criminals and terrorists at least .
On the other hand the body count of American citizens dead at the hands of law enforcement continues to grow exponentially …
” Almost all police involved shootings, while investigated by special units, prosecutor’s offices, or an outside police agency, were investigated by governmental law enforcement personnel. It is perhaps not surprising that more than 95 percent of all police involved shootings were ruled administratively and legally justified. A handful of cases led to wrongful death lawsuits. Even fewer will result in the criminal prosecution of officers. Critics of the system have called for the establishment of completely independent investigative agencies in cases of police involved shootings.
Where People Were Shot
Most Deadly States
California 183 total (102 fatal)
Florida 96 (49)
Illinois 64 (26)
Texas 58 (26)
New York 49 (23)
Pennsylvania 49 (23)
Ohio 45 (28)
Arizona 45 (27)
Maryland 41 (16)
Washington 39 (29)
Least Deadly States
North Dakota 1
Wyoming 2 (1)
Alaska 2 (2)
Montana 3 (2)
South Dakota 3 (3)
Hawaii 4 (3)
Connecticut 6 (1)
West Virginia 6 (5)
New Hampshire 6 (5)
Idaho 7 (2)
Kansas 7 (5)
Most Deadly Cities
Chicago 46 total (10 fatal)
Los Angeles 22 (14)
Philadelphia 17 (7)
Las Vegas 17 (15)
New York City 16 (6)
Phoenix 15 (10)
Baltimore 15 (5)
Columbus, OH 14 (8)
Atlanta 12 (4)
St. Louis 11 (3)
Cleveland 10 (7)
Miami 10 (6)
Houston 10 (3)
Least Deadly Cities
New Orleans 1 (1)
Portland, ME 1
Detroit 2 (1)
Seattle 2 (1)
Denver 2 (2)
Pittsburgh 3 (1)
Cities with High Per Capita Shooting Rates
Fresno, CA 9 total (4 fatal)
Tucson, AZ 8 (6)
Aurora, CO 7 (6)
Oakland, CA 7 (6)
San Jose, CA 7 (3)
Albuquerque, NM 6 (5)
Mesa, AZ 6 (2)
Jacksonville, FL 5 (4)
Syracuse, NY 5 (3)
Orlando, FL 5 (2)
N. Miami Beach, FL 5 (2)
Little Rock, Ark. 5 (1)
Yakima, WA 4 (1)
Bakersfield, CA 4 (3)
Long Beach, CA 4 (2)
Garden Grove, CA 4 (3)
Redding, CA 4 (2)”
It is readily apparent that the most serious risk to the life and limbs of the average citizen in America today comes not from domestic terrorists or even from the average criminal , but from those very “public servants” charged with our protection .
Read the entire article at the NY Times
For those interested in further reading on the SWATification of America try these links:
From Bob Owens:
” Various law enforcement agencies and military units have memorials to those that have fallen in service to their country.
If we ever build such a memorial to concealed carriers who put their lives at risk to save others, the name of Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas deserves to be on that wall.
Wilcox was killed yesterday attempting to take down the deranged couple that had just murdered Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo at a nearby Cici’s Pizza location. Wilcox apparently spotted the husband as he rushed into Walmart, and tried to take him down:
The Journal Review picks up the story
” Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said it all began when Jerad Miller walked into the pizza parlor and quickly left, returning moments later with Amanda in tow.
“ They walked passed our officers, who were eating lunch in one of the booths, and immediately upon passing them, Jerad Miller pulled a handgun out and shot officer Soldo one time in the back of his head,” McMahill said.
Officer Beck tried to engage the couple, but was shot in the throat before he could pull a trigger, McMahill said. The Millers then shot him several times more.
The suspects pulled the officers from the booth and covered Beck with a Gadsen Flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t Tread on Me,” and threw a swastika on him. One of them then pinned a note to Soldo’s body that “basically stated that this is the beginning of a revolution,” McMahill said.
The exact contents of the note have not been made public by Metro.
Once the two entered the Wal-Mart, Jerad fired a single shot and repeated his call for revolution.
Wilcox, 31, was near the cash registers when he saw events unfolding. He was armed with gun of his own, and told a friend he was going to do something.
As he moved to confront Jerad Miller, Wilcox passed Amanda, not realizing the two were together. She slipped behind Wilcox and shot him at close range.”
After killing Mr Wilcox the pair attempted to flee through the Walmart and out a back door , only to be thwarted in their attempt by the Vegas cops …
” Within minutes more Metro officers arrived on the scene in response to 911 calls. McMahill said they initially blocked the back door with a patrol car. After J**** M***** shot the door from the inside to open it, a five-officer team entered and exchanged gunfire with the couple.
The shooting raged in the store’s automotive section, spilling oil and antifreeze onto the floor. The two were hiding behind items J**** M***** had stacked around them for protection, but A***** was hit by a bullet during the firefight, McMahill said.
Pinned down by police and blocked from all exits, J**** laid down in front of A*****, and she shot him several times. Then she shot herself in the head.”
God bless Mr Wilcox and those he left behind .
” WarFairy, the same designer that developed the Charon series of 3D-printable AR-15 lower receivers, has developed a new 3D-printable lower receiver. The lower stands out in a big way: it’s a bullpup design for use with bufferless uppers.
While there aren’t many upper receivers that don’t require a buffer assembly to function, there are a few out there including rimfire uppers and the Faxon ARAK-21, a non-standard centerfire upper that uses a gas piston system.
WarFairy calls this the Hanuman series, and Hanuman is important because it showcases how 3D printing can be used to innovate and develop new firearm designs easily, affordably and quickly.
Like the Charon, the Hanuman is designed to be printed in sections and assembled and cemented together to complete the lower. WarFairy’s receivers are made in small sections to accommodate smaller hobbyist 3D printers. The Hanuman is designed to be printed with ABS plastic.”
” A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city.
Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later.
“They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs,” Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. “