Category: Shooting


Candidates From Both Parties Packing Heat In Campaign Ads

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year.

  Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight.

  Republicans, and even some Democrats, in a dozen states are showing off their shooting skills in videos and television ads or posing with firearms in mailers, underscoring the backlash against federal and state proposals to restrict access to guns and ammunition.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This year’s tone was set by Republican Joni Ernst, who won the Iowa Senate primary in June after running a television ad that shows her firing at a bull’s-eye at a shooting range while promising to “unload” on Obamacare. She now faces Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

“ Give me a shot,” quips Ms. Ernst in the ad. The Iowan is by no mean the only one locked, loaded and ready for her close-up.

  Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, who’s running for Senate, kicked off his campaign after the August primary with a memorable ad in which he shoots a television set in response to negative campaign advertising.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association announced Wednesday the launch of an $11.4 million national ad campaign, starting with Republican Senate contests in Arkansas, Colorado and North Carolina.

“ Our Second Amendment rights are under attack by the Obama administration and Sen. Mark Udall,” says one 30-second ad unveiled on the Politico website to be aired in Colorado. “That’s why we need leaders like Cory Gardner in the U.S. Senate to fight back for us.” “

 

 

 

 

 

” The phenomenon has become so widespread that it prompted liberal TV network MSNBC to post Monday an online poll asking, “Are candidates acting insensitively firing guns in their campaign ads?” “

 

 

MSNBC Poll Gun Insensitive

 

 

   Even with the poll slanted in the usual MSNBC way the results are surely not what they had hoped for with 51% choosing answer number two that states: “No, they are depicting their beliefs.”  . Question number one was phrased: Yes , this is the first election cycle since Newtown . You can’t get much more leading than that .
 
   Of course this whole article and the poll leave unmentioned the fact that these pols , especially the Dems , are doing nothing but pandering for votes and actually do not believe in the sanctity of the Second Amendment , but it does go a long way towards demonstrating the power of us gun owners …
 
 

 

Washington Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet The RSh-12: The Most Powerful Revolver In The World Is Russian

 

 

 

 

 

” Well, the most powerful production revolver in the world anyway, and that’s just according to the manufacturer. For whatever reason, Russian designers took to creating a revolver to fire their 12.7x55mm cartridge (speculated to be a cut-down .338 Lapua case; it and the rifle it was designed for have been covered previously on TFB here), it has been suggested for the purpose of destroying locks and other objects.”

 

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Check Out This Working Lego Sniper Rifle

 

 

 

Originally posted on Rare:

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

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

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

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

Here’s the full transcript:

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

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

Dispatcher: Okay, what are they doing?

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

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

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Enter Here For Your Chance To Win A New Hunting Rifle

 

 

 

 

” Dear NAGR Supporter,

  This September NAGR is giving away a Big Game Hunting package!

  The Big Game Hunting package features a Browning X-Bolt 7mm rifle, Burris Eliminator III Range finding scope, Eberlestock internal frame back pack, Garmin Oregon 600t GPS, Outdoor Edge Game Processor knives, Primos Tall Monopod Shooting stick, Hunters Specialties Lift System and 4 game bags.

  Entire package valued at $4,000. But you can’t win this Big Game Hunting package unless you sign up below!

  All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. The winner will be announced via email the next day. “

National Association for Gun Rights

 

Army Quits Tests After Competing Rifle Outperforms M4A1 Carbine

 

 

 

 

” A competing rifle outperformed the Army’s favored M4A1 carbine in key firings during a competition last year before the service abruptly called off the tests and stuck with its gun, according to a new confidential report.

  The report also says the Army changed the ammunition midstream to a round “tailored” for the M4A1 rifle. It quoted competing companies as saying the switch was unfair because they did not have enough time to fire the new ammo and redesign their rifles before the tests began.

  Exactly how the eight challengers — and the M4 — performed in a shootout to replace the M4, a soldier’s most important personal defense, has been shrouded in secrecy.

  But an “official use only report” by the Center for Naval Analyses shows that one of the eight unidentified weapons outperformed the M4 on reliability and on the number of rounds fired before the most common type of failures, or stoppages, occurred, according to data obtained by The Washington Times. “

 

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Revealed As Missouri Fatal Shooting Cop

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Police have announced the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri — an incident that led to days of clashes in the streets of the St. Louis suburb.

  Darren Wilson was revealed today as the officer who shot Michael Brown, 18. Officials have moved the six-year police veteran and his family from the town as a safety precaution.

  Wilson does not have any history of disciplinary action, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said.

  Jackson also noted that Wilson was “treated for an injury.” When he announced Wilson’s name, authorities handed out copies of a police report to reporters relating to a convenience store “strong arm” robbery that took place in the area shortly before Brown’s fatal shooting, showing that the police see the two events as connected.”

 

ABC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hornady Critical Duty Recall

 

 

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Hornady recently announced a recall of certain 9mm Critical Duty ammunition. The ammo is described as:

  • Hornady Critical Duty
  • 9mm +P 135 grain
  • item# 90226
  • lot# 3141635
  • shipped from factory between 6/5/14 and 7/16/14

The ammo may have light or no powder charges.”

 

 

Thanks to The Firearm Blog for this important recall information 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Brandon Watson

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Why The Salvo 12 Is The Most Important Suppressor Ever Made (VIDEO)

 

 

 

 

 

” Things have gotten pretty exciting lately with the announcement of the Salvo 12. Everyone, not just SilencerCo, is pretty wired about the concept of a suppressed shotgun. It’s been done before, but only by boutiques and never by anyone with the clout and standing that SilencerCo has in this industry.

  SilencerCo’s rise to being number one seller of suppressors has been nothing short of phenomenal.

  Founded in 2008, the company started out as a two-man operation and is now an industry leader. They’ve done by being innovative and hands-on, producing a better, longer-lasting product and focusing on marketing.

“ I jumped on a plane and flew to all 39 states where silencers are legal to meet with dealers,” said Joshua Walden, one of SilencerCo’s founders, to Inc. magazine. “We ended up taking so many preorders that we sold out our first batch of 200 silencers before they had even been made. The first year, we sold 750 Sparrows. Soon after, we developed and released our next product, the Osprey, a silencer for handguns.”

  A big hurdle for the company has been just getting the idea out there that suppressors are legal, helpful and attainable. They’re not taboo, they make shooting easier and safer. They’re aware that silencers have been villainized and distorted over decades of bad press, when in reality they’re just another tool in the shooting kit.

  Which is why the Salvo 12 is the most important suppressor ever made.”

 

Guns.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrally Suppressed 10/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Great Lakes Tactical makes integrally suppressed 10/22 rifles that are a beautiful thing to (not) hear.

  As I mentioned earlier in the week, I had the chance to do some shooting with the guys at Great Lakes Tactical in Ohio.  In addition to the full auto Glock, they brought along one of their integrally suppressed 10/22 rifles.  This was a nice piece of hardware.

  The 10/22 I shot used a Green Mountain barrel with a sleeve over it.  The barrel was cut and when combined with the sleeve acted as a very effective sound suppressor.  The sleeve comes off easily for cleaning, and gives the rifle a nice bull barrel look.”

 

Read the whole review at The Firearm Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pa. Doctor Shoots Patient Who Killed Caseworker

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

USA Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone Gets A Gun: NRA Commentator Talks ‘Gun Required’ Zones, Shooting Tests

 

 

 

” In a new video entitled “Everyone Gets a Gun,” NRA commentator Billy Johnson this week dishes on his view of guns and education in America, comparing the two and drawing on some startling comparisons and thought-provoking contrasts in our nation’s schools as balanced against gun laws.

  In the four-minute video, which begins with a disclaimer that Johnson’s commentary “does not necessarily” reflect the larger organization’s views, Johnson proposes that schools be mandated to introduce a curriculum that forces kids to learn shooting skills, as part of his tongue-in-cheek suggestion for “gun required zones.” “

 

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Congress Going After Kid’s Shooting Sports-Branded Clothing And Colorful Youth Guns

 

 

 

 

” 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.”

 

Guns.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Men Equal: The Legend Of Samuel Colt’s 200th Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

” It was in the winter of 1831 that Sam Colt saw a revolving pistol for the first time. This occasion was so important that he lied about it in later years. The gun shop he visited in Calcutta had a few examples of the Collier revolving flintlock pistol. Studying them gave Sam ideas for improving the revolver. The main fault of the Collier, Sam thought, was the method by which the cylinder was rotated. After each shot was fired, the shooter had to set the cylinder into a firing position by hand, always making sure that a loaded chamber was in line with the barrel. This had to be done each time the pistol was fired. Then, too, the Collier had too many parts; more than 40 separate pieces went into the lock, not including the lockplate, attaching screws, stock, cylinder and other essentials. His invention would cut down the number of parts, but, more important, he would devise a method of turning the cylinder automatically, not by hand.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With financial aid from his father, Christopher, Sam sought the services of Anson Chase, a gunsmith of Hartford, Connecticut. Chase agreed to produce the working models Colt needed and set himself to the task. He made a pistol, which closely followed Colt’s wooden pattern, then turned his efforts toward producing a revolving rifle. On December 30, 1831, using money he received as a Christmas gift, Colt paid Chase $15 on the account, but where or when he would get the balance lay in doubt.

  When he left his home in Ware, Massachusetts, the youth Samuel Colt was no more. In his place stood Dr. Coult, the celebrated lecturer and scientist of New York, London and Calcutta. The deception was magnificent and enabled Sam to collect fees for lecturing on natural philosophy and chemistry. After each lecture, he would delight his audience with a demonstration of laughing gas. Using a willing participant, Sam administered the gas, which induced a form of harmless intoxication.”

 

 

 

 

” When Sam arrived in Hartford in December 1833, Chase showed him another crude specimen fashioned from the original model. They were eager to test it, and the revolver was promptly loaded, placed in a vise and fired. Much to the dismay of the two men, the revolver burst apart. It was a disheartening thing to have happen, but it was the first hint of a trouble that would plague Colt for several years — re-flash. A front plate, which held the loose bullets from falling out, trapped the lateral flash at the breech end of the barrel. This pushed the hot particles of gunpowder into the adjoining chambers, setting off the other charges. When all the charges fired at once, they literally tore the barrel right off the gun. Sam was dejected over his gun’s failure, but, being a good showman, and needing more money for future experiments, he headed to Baltimore to continue his lectures.”

Read the entire history of Samuel Colt’s development of the “great equalizer” at Guns & Ammo

 

 

 

 

 

From Hickok45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Jul 3, 2014

” Just a little comparison between two firearms that give us similar capabilities. 80 + years of firearms development gives us a few very desirable improvements. :-)
Thanks to Tennessee Gun Country in Clarksville, Tn, for lending us this Browning BAR: http://tnguncountry.com/ 

  Thanks to Federal Premium for the ammo:http://www.federalpremium.com/
And yes, if do realize that the BAR was kind of a special purpose firearm, and the firearms our military uses for that sort of purpose today are more likely to be belt fed, etc. In terms of producing a 20-rd rifle of serious caliber that a man could carry into battle, we thought a little comparison might be interesting. It is to me, at least. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Bullet Can Change Direction Mid-Air To Track Down Its Target

 

 

 

” The future of war is a laser-guided bullet that can change direction and hit targets at a distance of over one mile away.

  DARPA, the research arm of the Pentagon, has developed the EXACTO system to put a four-inch-long bullet with an optical laser sensor and an eight-bit central processing unit that can compute an algorithm to command electromagnetic steering to give the bullet its deadly precision.

  Unlike most rifle bullets, EXACTO has no spin. Instead, it travels like an electronic dart with fins that can guide it in mid-air.

  A sniper team can control the bullet after firing to ensure accuracy while compensating for weather, wind, target movement, and a range of other factors.”

 

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3D Printed Ruger Pistol Demonstration By Buck O’ Fama

 

 

 

 

 

 

” 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.”
     The truly disturbing thing about this video is the poll that was included on LiveLeak asking if people should have the right to create their own firearm with 3D printing . I guess that LiveLeak is no different than a lot of the social media sites in that there is a ‘leftist” tilt to the users , anyway here is a screenshot of the poll (now closed) results .
3D Printing Guns Poll
Read more at Gun Watch Blog

4th Of July Bonanza With Jerry Miculek & FPS Russia

 

 

 

 

World’s Fastest Shooter vs Bump Fire!

 

 

 

” Published on Jun 26, 2014

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A Reminder From The Civilian Marksmanship Program

 

 

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” The National Matches were first held in 1903, moved to Camp Perry, Ohio, in 1907 and continue to take place every summer at Camp Perry. The National Matches have become a huge, national shooting sports festival with well over 6,000 annual participants. School students and competition event shooters range from beginners to many of the world’s best. Please note the changes for the 2014 National Match Schedule posted at http://www.thecmp.org/nm/   2014nmcalendar.pdf.”

Camp Perry Match Schedule

” The National Matches include Small Arms Firing Schools that are mandated by law and a series of CMP National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches and CMP Games Events as well as several National Rifle Association national championships that are held in connection with the National Matches. The CMP fulfills its responsibility to conduct the National Matches through a working partnership that includes the Ohio National Guard and the NRA.”

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

NBCPhiladelphia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to read the full report.

 

 

 

#      Date       City     State      School Name                   School Type

 

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

One 27 year-old killed … probable gang-related                      

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

 

 

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

One student wounded , none killed

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

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

 Two wounded , financial advisor and shooter , none killed

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

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

Two killed , in parking lot , unrelated to school affairs

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

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

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

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

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

Three wounded , none killed during fight between two students

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

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

One wounded , none killed

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

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

One wounded , none killed during fight after basketball game

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

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

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

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

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

One 19 year-old killed , behind school at night

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

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

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

 

 

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

One dead by suicide , none hurt

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

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

                  One dead , suicide , none hurt

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

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

     Two wounded , none killed

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

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

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

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

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

Three wounded , none killed outside dorms at night

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

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

One wounded , none killed during argument over money owed

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

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

One dead by suicide , none wounded

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

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

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

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

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

Two custodians dead , none wounded after school hours

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

 

 

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

One dead , none wounded overnight in school parking lot

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

 

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

None killed , none wounded as suspect trades shots with police

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

 

 

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

None killed , none hurt from accidental discharge

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

 

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

One dead , none wounded after night football game

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

 

 

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

One wounded , none killed after shooting outside school

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

Two wounded , none killed outside school following a fight

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

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

One dead by suicide , none wounded

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

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

Two dead including suspect , two wounded

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

None killed , one wounded during fight on a Sunday afternoon

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

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

One dead from suicide , none wounded as professor kills self

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

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

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

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

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

Two dead including suspect , none wounded

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

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

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

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

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

None killed , one wounded outside of school at dismissal

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

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

None killed , two wounded by 12 year-old perpetrator

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

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

None killed , none wounded after “shots fired” report

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

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

None killed , two wounded … by one bullet in gymnasium 

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

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

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

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

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

One killed , none wounded

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

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

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

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

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

None killed , one wounded during argument over money  

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

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

None killed , one wounded during burglary of local pawn shop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One killed by suicide , none wounded

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

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

None killed , one wounded outside after school hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One killed , none wounded in parking lot of school 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

None killed , one wounded in botched attempted suicide

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

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

None killed , one wounded during attempted robbery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

None killed , none wounded as shots were fired at dorm

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

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

None killed , one wounded during an argument

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

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

None killed , one wounded in accidental shooting

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

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

None killed , one wounded in parking garage

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

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

None killed , one wounded by stray bullet

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

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

One killed , three wounded

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

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

Two dead including suspect , three wounded

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

     Gang related/Drive-by – 3

     Robbery/Crime – 6

      Fights – 13

      Suicides – 10

      Personal – 8

      After Hours/Proximity To School – 12

      Accidental Discharges/Irresponsible Shooting/Stray Bullets – 10

      Self-Defense – 2

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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