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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 …
” While many anti-gun activists have responded to recent tragic shootings by demanding that law-abiding gun owners give up their Second Amendment rights, many in the industry have worked to make guns safer. One such innovator is Kodiak Arms President W.P. Gentry.
The manufacturer spent time and money researching the potential benefits of installing software into firearms allowing them to recognize authorized users before becoming operable. Gentry noted that his company was at the forefront of perfecting such technology just months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“ I then had the biggest development in smart-gun technology coming together at my facility in Utah,” he said, touting a product called “the Intelligun.”
He explained that the handgun’s grip would be able to identify fingerprints and, within one second, recognize whether the holder was authorized to use the firearm or not. When Attorney General Eric Holder met with multiple gun manufacturers in April 2013, Gentry said he was invited to discuss his innovation.
“ This interested Eric Holder,” he recalled. “He wondered how we might be able to control who was or wasn’t authorized.”
Immediately, Gentry realized the host was proposing something antithetical to the motivation behind his research.
“ I stopped him right there,” he said. “I looked right across the table at Eric Holder – yeah, the attorney general of the United States – and told him, ‘If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I’ll burn it down.’”
Gentry explained that it was clear he and Holder had opposing views regarding how to make guns safer.
“The Intelligun is designed to save lives,” he said, “not restrict freedom.”
Holder’s interest in restricting users by utilizing the new technology is just one reason gun rights advocates say that many anti-gun activists want to see the software mandated in all firearms.”
” Fifteen people were shot in a rash of violence in New York City. The violence left two people dead and 13 others injured within a span of just 8 hours.
The NYPD reported the first shooting late Saturday. It happened at an East Harlem Park.
In that incident, 3 people were shot, with one of the victims being seriously injured, at Jefferson Park on 113th Street and First Avenue; Shortly before 3 a.m.
On Sunday, 2 people were shot dead in Hamilton Heights when a driver got out of his car and opened fire.”
” Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.”
We’re sure those 42 wounded and 9 killed in Chicago and New York are grateful for the safe environment created by those city’s draconian gun regulations .
” 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.”
“ Police on Saturday revealed the extent of the arsenal seized from a township resident and evident gun enthusiast, the day after they charged Robert Lintner, 65, with ‘creating a risk of widespread injury or damage,’” northjersey.com reports. I know what you’re thinking: how many guns equals an “arsenal” in New Jersey, a state whose gun laws are the dictionary definition of Second Amendment infringement. I won’t keep you in suspense. Or will I? . . .
Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler said police removed approximately 300 pounds of black gun powder from the basement of Lintner’s home on Washington Street. With the assistance of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, they also removed nearly 200 long and short firearms from five large gun vaults in the home, Kugler said, adding that tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition were also taken.
“ Nearly” 200 guns = a New Jersey arsenal. Fair enough? Only the word “arsenal” implies something nefarious in this context, does it not? Google defines the word as “an array of resources available for a certain purpose.” In New Jersey, where the number of concealed carry permits is roughly equivalent to the number of Israeli supermodels I’ve dated, anyone who has more than, say, three guns is immediately suspected of being a gun nut (a.k.a., ticking time bomb).”
This incident only proves how calling the cops is never a good idea , even if your wife attempts to stab you …
” Lintner was taken to police headquarters shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, capping a day that had begun with a morning 911 call that his wife allegedly stabbed him in the neck during a domestic dispute. When police discovered the weapons and the ammunition stored at the house, they ordered an evacuation of the adjacent homes on Washington Street.
His wife, Eileen Lintner, was charged with second-degree aggravated assault and illegal possession of a weapon, a knife, police said. She was released after posting $75,000 bail on condition she have no contact with her husband.”
Read more at The Truth About Guns
” Monday’s death of President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary James S. Brady has been ruled a homicide resulting from the gunshot wound he suffered in the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, more than three decades ago.
The ruling was made by the medical examiner’s office in Virginia, where Brady, 73, died in an Alexandria retirement community, and was announced Friday by Gwendolyn Crump, the D.C. police department’s chief spokeswoman.
There was no immediate word on whether the shooter, John W. Hinckley Jr., who has been treated at St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital since his trial, could face new criminal charges. Hinckley, 59, was found not guilty by reason of insanity after he shot Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981.
But the decision to pronounce Brady’s death a homicide 33 years after he was wounded outside the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue NW raises questions about whether prosecutors can, and will, try to get around double jeopardy — the legal concept that protects a person from being tried twice for the same crime — and pursue a murder charge.”
This seems more a political move than a legal one and one wonders at the motivations behind this bizarre ruling . The man lived for thirty three years after being shot but now that he’s dead he’s a “gun-murder” victim ? How convenient for the Brady group’s anti-gun fundraising efforts . If you thought he was a martyr before , just wait .
” I am reliably informed that the folks over at Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control outfit, Everytown, believe earnestly that the above commercial makes the case for stricter gun control. The intended message, presumably, is: “We need to keep guns out of the hands of violent men with restraining orders.” A laudable aim, in and of itself.
Does this come across? Not really, no. What the video ends up doing instead is demonstrating a) that people who are willing to abduct children and shoot women in the face are not likely to follow the laws (the victim already has a restraining order out against her assailant, which frankly doesn’t seem to be doing much); b) that the victim would have been better off with a gun in her hand than with a phone connected to the police department; and c) that, firearms being a great equalizer between men and women, any rules that make it difficult for potential victims to get hold of guns (and make no mistake: Everytown supports them all) put vulnerable people in danger.”
Thanks to Charles C W Cooke at NRO
While everyone can agree that we would like to eliminate domestic violence , as Katie Pavlich points out , the woman in this video has a much better chance of survival than does the woman waiting for the police to respond to her 911 call .
Which do you suppose is better able to defend the life of a woman alone , a restraining order or a pistol ? You are free to choose … keep it that way .
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 …
From the Beretta USA press release:
” Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
“ During the legislative session in Maryland that resulted in passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the version of the statute that passed the Maryland Senate would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world. While we were able in the Maryland House of Delegates to reverse some of those obstructive provisions, the possibility that such restrictions might be reinstated in the future leaves us very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory in the State,” stated Jeff Cooper, General Manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
“ While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland production lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility,” Cooper added. “
While the Washington Post had this to say …
” The Italian company had disclosed a $45 million plan this year to expand operations to a new factory near Nashville. But Beretta has decided to go beyond that plan because, a senior executive said, the company is “very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory” in Maryland.
Maryland’s new gun restrictions, pushed by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., bans 45 types of assault rifles and put in place tough fingerprint, photo identification and training requirements. Magazines are limited to 10 rounds.
A version of the legislation that passed the state Senate “would have prohibited Beretta USA from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world,” the company said.
Jeff Reh, a spokesman for Beretta USA, said in an interview that executives had become increasingly worried that future legislative sessions could end more “disastrously” for the company. “We wanted to control our own destiny,” he said. “
It never ceases to amaze us that the politicians always seem to believe that they operate in a vacuum , that there is no alternative save to do as they command , even while the market continues to demonstrate endlessly that foolish , naive , “feel good” legislation comes with a price tag … that of lost jobs , lost revenue and lost taxes . Good for Tennessee , good for Beretta …
” • A 30-year-old man was killed in the Austin neighborhood about 3 a.m. He was found in the front seat of a car, shot in the neck, back and shoulder in an alley next to Laramie Avenue just north of Madison Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was later identified as Brandon Wilson, of the first block of North Latrobe Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m.
• Someone shot a 35-year-old man in the Englewood neighborhood about 3 a.m. He was wounded in the leg and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. Police said the man was on a sidewalk when someone opened fire from inside a passing dark vehicle.
• A 15-year-old boy was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood about 12:50 a.m. He was sitting in a parked car, in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue, when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said. The boy was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with an arm wound.
• A 19-year-old man was in serious condition after someone shot him in a Lawndale neighborhood alley about 12:20 a.m. He was shot in an alley east of the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue and ran around the corner onto 13th Street, where police found him bleeding from a wound to his back. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
• Two men, 24 and 33, were shot about 12:10 a.m. in the 500 block of East 71st Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. The younger man was shot in the abdomen and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County while the older was taken to University of Chicago Hospital with a foot wound. The two told the police they “heard shots and felt pain.”
• Four men were shot in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. All four took themselves to hospitals.
A 24-year-old man was shot in the arm and went to West Suburban Medical Center.
A 33-year-old man with foot and knee wounds, and a 31-year-old man with an arm wound, also went to West Suburban Medical Center.
The fourth man, 30, walked into Oak Park Hospital with a foot wound. The 33-year-old was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
• Three people were wounded on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. One walked into Mount Sinai Hospital, one was dropped off at a fire station on Maypole, and the third was taken to the hospital, police said.
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a 32-year-old suffered a graze wound, police said. The two were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, along with a 22-year-old man who was went to Mount Sinai Hospital on his own.
• About 11:20 p.m. someone shot a 25-year-old man in the ankle near Haddon Street and Long Avenue on the West Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said he had been sitting on a porch when two men approached and at least one started shooting.
• A 38-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the eye in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard about 11:05 p.m., police said, citing preliminary information. He was listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
• A 15-year-old boy was shot in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue about 10:30 p.m. He suffered wounds to the arm and foot and his condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital. He was outside when someone walked up and shot him, police said.
• A 26-year-old man was shot near Armitage and Lamon avenues about 10:50 p.m. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the shoulder, abdomen and leg. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition.
He was standing on the block when someone drove up in a light-colored car. The 26-year-old and the man in the car exchanged words. The man in the car got out and started shooting, police said. The man who shot the 26-year-old fled the scene.
• About 5:50 p.m., a 33-year-old man was wounded in both legs in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue, Zala said. The man walked into the St. Elizabeth campus of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, although he was possibly transferred to Stroger.”
” This week Congress Democrats introduced a bill to outlaw the marketing of guns and gun brands to the country’s youth on clothes or by making guns that appeal to kids.
The ban which would be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, will require warning labels on youth-sized firearms and ban child-sized clothing branded by shooting groups such as the National Rifle Association, or with of the logos of gun makers.”
” The bill in question, H.R. 5093, titled the Children’s Firearm Marketing Safety Act, would prohibit any person from marketing firearms to youth under 18 by setting a number of rules. These would include banning the use of any cartoon characters to promote firearms products, the making of branded hats, t-shirts and other apparel in child-sizes by gun makers, and the production of stuffed animals branded by members of the shooting industry.”
” The U.S. Treasury Department has added the Kalashnikov Concern to its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list of specially designated nationals (SDN), effectively ceasing importation of Kalashnikov Concern Products to the U.S. The SDN is a list of foreign individuals, groups and entities with whom U.S. persons are generally prohibited from conducting business.
The addition of Kalashnikov Concern to the SDN list is part of a larger effort established by Executive Order (E.O.) 13662 to place Ukraine-related sanctions on specified sectors of the Russian economy. The Treasury Department announced the changes to the list, which includes a number of other Russian businesses and organizations, on their website.”
” An experimenter under the nom de plume of Buck O’ Fama has printed the receiver for the popular Ruger Charger pistol, and assembled a working pistol with it. The video shows the test fire of the gun, which appears to work well. It has always been legal to make your own firearms in the United States, if they are not prohibited weapons. Pistols such as the Ruger have been ruled to be protected under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. At the end of the video, the experimenter notes: “If you take my gun, I will just print another one“
The video was posted on July 4th, Independence Day, from somewhere in the State of Nevada. It is interesting that in spite of the fact that the poster did nothing illegal, they felt compelled to disguise their voice.”
Published on Jul 9, 2014
” Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act. Here is a link to a video where Delaware county Sheriff Mills talks about how he refused to do one of the confiscations- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niES0… I know this is long, but please watch it in it’s entirety and share this video anywhere you can and tell your friends and neighbors and co workers about this. Gun confiscation is underway! Thanks for watching. Like Share Comment Subscribe “
” AB 1014, known as the gun violence restraining order bill, is quickly moving through the state legislature. The bill would allow authorities to confiscate guns from individuals who have this new type of restraining order taken out against them using no more than the word of a 3rd party.
According to KFBK,
In response to the recent streak of gun violence, the Senate Public Safety Committee has passed a bill that would temporarily take guns out of the hands of at-risk people.
Assemblymember Democrats Nancy Skinner, Das Williams and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson say AB 1014 would give law enforcement the ability to obtain a Gun Violence Restraining Order to temporarily limit a person’s access to firearms when there are warning signs of violence.”
” It’s the holy grail of gun control, as demanded by Michael Bloomberg and his minions as well as Dianne Feinstein and her associates in Congress: a total ban on firearms, other than those used by the government. And what government is embracing this “progressive” stance on ‘dangerous weapons, you might ask? The Al-Qaeda associated group known as ISIS has just made that declaration for all land under its control in Iraq . . .
From The Telegraph:
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has set out a list of rules for residents of Mosul as it seeks to impose its Islamist rules on Iraq’s second city.
No public gathering other than those organised by ISIS will be allowed at any stage. No guns will be allowed outside of its ranks.
It has been said many times that power grows out of the barrel of a gun, and it looks like ISIS is embracing that idea.
The impetus behind this move is pretty clear: ISIS wants a monopoly on power so they can force those living in areas under their control to follow their rather extreme version of Islam and nothing else. If all guns are illegal, then there would be no way for citizens to resist the impending approach of death squads and morality police.
It’s about power and control, not “safety.”
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 .
” In the aftermath of yesterday’s shooting at an Oregon high school, the president worried that such slayings are “becoming the norm.” I’ve written skeptically in the past about whether the number of mass shootings in America is actually increasing, as the word becoming implies—see my posts here, here, and here—but there’s always a haze of uncertainty around those numbers, thanks to the varying definitions of “mass shooting” that different people use.
But maybe that isn’t the best thing to be measuring in the first place. The Oregon incident isn’t a “mass” shooting at all—the gunman killed two people, and one of those was himself—but it obviously speaks to the same sorts of fear and grief. If your son was just shot, after all, it’s hardly a comfort that his classmates survived. A map darting around the Internet this week claims to show all the school shootings since Sandy Hook. Note the modifier: school, not mass.
So how frequently are people killed at school? The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) keeps a running count of such homicides, with “at school” defined to include deaths not just on school property but “while the victim was on the way to or from regular sessions at school or while the victim was attending or traveling to or from an official school-sponsored event.” You might quibble about whether those off-campus killings belong in this category, but still, it’s a straightforward definition that doesn’t get bogged down in how many people die in one attack or, for that matter, what weapon was used to murder them.
(Of the 74 incidents listed by Everytown, 35 occured on or near a college campus.**) The map also includes nonfatal shootings, including accidental discharges and at least four events in which no one was injured at all. And some of its items qualify as “school shootings” only under a rather broad understanding of the phrase. While this killing, for example, did take place in an elementary school parking lot, it happened at night, long after the students and teachers had gone home. The victim was 19.
This much is clear: If you’re wondering where kids are likely to die, the answer plainly isn’t a classroom. (Quoting the BJS report one more time: “During the 2010–11 school year, 11 of the 1,336 homicides among school-age youth ages 5–18 occurred at school.“) And in the period for which we have clear data, the school homicide rate moved in the same direction as the overall homicide rate: downward. To bring it still lower, the first question to ask is what happened to get us that far.”
For further reading on the subject of American mass shootings see below:
Surveillance camera photo of the individual suspected of leaving the gun in the toy aisle of a Myrtle Beach, SC Target retail store.
” One unyielding characteristic in the citizen control movement is a “the ends justify the means” mindset. They will say or do nearly anything to get their way, and don’t let small things like morality, decency, or honestly ruin their plans.
From the early days of Handgun Control Inc. (which is now the Brady Campaign) up to today’s Bloomberg-paid duplicitous demanding moms, the citizen control movement has always relied upon hyperbole, hypocrisy, smears, rigged research, and outright lies to advance their cause.
A man in South Carolina was recently captured (only on camera so far) leaving a loaded firearm in the toy section of a Target retail store.
It is illogical to think that a man would enter a brightly lit retail store known for having both interior and exterior security cameras simply to ditch a weapon. There are countless swamps, brackish creeks, and bodies of salt water in the area that would be far easier to access without being observed, all of which would conceal the handgun, and some of which would begin destroying the gun itself and any evidence on it via abrasion, corrosion, and other natural processes.”
Bob Owens at Bearing Arms has more on this possible plant and was kind enough to provide both a picture of the suspect and contact info for the police should one of our readers recognize the idiot in question .
” We hope that someone in will recognize the individual in this photo suspected of leaving the weapon in the store on May 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Detective H. Jones of the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1911.”
” One of several firearms companies upset with restrictions imposed under New York state’s latest anti-gun law broke ground last week on a new factory in central Pennsylvania as part of an exodus of gun manufacturers from the state.
The Kahr Firearms Group held a ceremony in rural Pike Country to mark the beginning of a five-year relocation project on a 620-acre property located about 40 miles east of Scranton.
Kahr was among several firearms manufacturers that last year announced plans to pull out of New York state in the months following Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing into law restrictive anti-gun legislation known as the SAFE Act.”
More at the Free Beacon
” Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.
The overwhelming evidence suggests the single largest common factor in all of these incidents is that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.
…On to the list of mass shooters and the stark link to psychotropic drugs.
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.
Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..
A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Greenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
Alex Kim, age 13, hanged himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hanged herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)
Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hanged herself in her family’s detached garage.
Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school… “
Read more on the epidemic of medicated mass murderers at the Liberty Crier
A few additions to list of medicated mass murders above is in order :
Aaron Alexis , the Washington Navy Yard shooter
Adam Lanza , the Newtown shooter
Jared Loughner , the shooter of Gabbie Giffords
James Holmes , the Aurora gunman
Elliot Rodger , the most recent medicated mass murderer , and while recent reports state that Rodger refused to take his prescribed meds the fact remains that he was and had been under psychiatric care and was well known to have serious mental issues .
Further reading on the subject of our failed mental health system and the clout of big PHARMA over the medical profession :
” Remington’s decision to move two gun production lines from New York to Huntsville is drawing sharp criticism from northern lawmakers who said their state’s stringent gun laws are costing jobs.
The gun manufacturer announced Friday it would move production of its Bushmaster and R1 handgun lines to its new Alabama facility.
The Bushmaster, a semiautomatic weapon, is no longer allowed to be sold in New York unless it is modified.
Alabama’s pro-2nd Amendment political climate is without a doubt an attractor to the Remington company.
Everyone knows in Alabama – we like our guns.
It’s all well and good for our neighbors to the north to chide Alabamians and our lawmakers for what some characterize as a regressive, backwoods, homegrown approach to gun laws – but when it comes to losing jobs and growth to gun-toting southerners – that’s a different story altogether.
While it most certainly will take some hefty renovations for the sprawling old Chrysler facility near Huntsville International Airport to accommodate Remington Outdoor Company, the business and political climates are already perfectly primed to welcome a major firearms manufacturer to move business here. Some New York leaders and lawmakers are sore over Huntsville’s recent acquisition. The local business community’s reaction to the recent squabblings? ‘New York – why are you surprised?’ “
” Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.
Since 2011, regulators have increased scrutiny on banks’ customers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2011 urged banks to better manage the risks of their merchant customers who employ payment processors, such as PayPal, for credit card transactions. The FDIC listed gun retailers as “high risk” along with porn stores and drug paraphernalia shops.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department has launched Operation Choke Point, a credit card fraud probe focusing on banks and payment processors. The threat of enforcement has prompted some banks to cut ties with online gun retailers, even if those companies have valid licenses and good credit histories.
“ This administration has very clearly told the banking industry which customers they feel represent ‘reputational risk’ to do business with,” said Peter Weinstock, a lawyer at Hunton & Williams LLP. “So financial institutions are reacting to this extraordinary enforcement arsenal by being ultra-conservative in who they do business with: Any companies that engage in any margin of risk as defined by this administration are being dropped.” “
” Nearly 200 years after Eliphalet Remington II forged his first rifle in Ilion, residents of the small central New York village are getting the bad news they have feared for more than a year: Remington Arms is moving production of two of its gun lines to Alabama.
While the company did not announce the outright closing of the facility that has been home to Remington since 1816, gun rights advocates said that day is now likely moving closer and they blame the state’s 2013 NY SAFE Act gun control law.
“ This could very well be the beginning of the end of Ilion,’’ said Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state chapter for the National Rifle Association.
The Buffalo News last September featured Ilion in a story about residents there growing increasingly worried that Remington, the anchor in the village of 8,000 in Herkimer County, was under growing pressure to leave New York since passage of the SAFE Act.
Remington said it will move production of its Bushmaster line of semi-automatic rifles that are no longer legal for the company to sell in New York without modifications. It is also sending work on its popular 1911 R1 pistol.”
Welcome to New York , a fine place to do business … not , as New York pols manage to drive out America’s oldest , continuously operating factory .