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US Senate confirms victim disarmament supporter as Surgeon General

December 16, 2014
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Politico    

"The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy to be the nation’s surgeon general, making him one of the highest-profile beneficiaries of the Senate’s nuclear option. The nomination was strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association because of Murthy’s support of gun-control laws and by Republicans who doubted that a 37-year-old physician was qualified for the public health position." (12/16/14)

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TX: Politicians weigh “allowing” open carry

December 14, 2014
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Click 2 Houston    

"Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights [sic]. ... Open carry drew wide support in the 2014 statewide election, and at least six bills have already been filed for the upcoming session, which starts in January. Abbott has already pledged to sign one into law if sent to his desk." [editor's note: I find it hard to fathom the arrogance of politicians who actually believe this is something within their purview to "allow" or ban - TLK] (12/14/14)

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Pew poll finds support for gun rights at 21-year high

December 12, 2014
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The Oklahoman    

"For the first time in 21 years of measuring public opinion on gun ownership, the Pew Research Center has found more Americans favoring gun rights than gun control, with marked differences between people of different races and political parties. In a survey taken for the nonpartisan organization earlier this month, 52 percent said it was more important to protect gun ownership rights, while 46 percent said it was more important to control gun ownership, the Pew center reported Wednesday. Also, 57 percent of those polled said gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, compared with 38 percent who said it does more to endanger personal safety, according to the center." (12/10/14)

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KS: Two shot while breaking into Chesney Park home

December 11, 2014
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Topeka Capital-Journal    

"For the second time this week in Topeka, a home occupant opened fire when someone was trying to break into his house, the latest such incident occurring early Thursday in central Topeka. Two people were wounded in Thursday’s incident .... officers were called at 1:37 a.m. Thursday to the 2000 block of S.W. Lincoln on a report of gunshots in the area. As they were responding to the scene, a call was received from the occupant of a home at 2015 S.W. Lincoln, who said he had shot two people as they were breaking in to his residence. The man said the individuals he shot then fled the scene. At 1:45 a.m., police received another call, this one from Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, indicating two people suffering from gunshot wounds had been dropped off at the emergency department." (12/11/14)

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NC: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

December 9, 2014
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Carolina Live    

"Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said a man shot and killed an intruder inside his home on Dixie Drive in the Red Springs community Monday morning. He said the homeowner was at work when his wife called to say there was a suspicious car near the home. ... When the homeowner went back to his house, he was confronted by two men wearing masks. One of them shot the homeowner, and Sealey said the homeowner returned fire, killing Randal Dwight Hardin, Jr." (12/08/14)

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WA: Mom shoots drunk intruder

November 30, 2014
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Tech Times    

"What would have been a quiet early Thanksgiving morning for a family in Edmonds, Wash. had been rocked by a shooting incident when a man allegedly broke into the family's temporary residence. The situation prompted the mother to shoot the alleged intruder after she heard the man pounding on the front door at 3:15 a.m. She first called 911 to ask for help. As the man tried to force his way inside, the mother realized that she could not keep him out so she decided to shoot the man .... The suspected intruder, 22, whose name was not revealed, was found wounded outside the house when the police came." (11/30/14)

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OH: School district mulls giving teachers access to guns

November 23, 2014
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Fox News Fox News    

"A small Ohio board of education is weighing new school security measures that could give teachers and staff access to loaded guns. The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that the Riverside Local School board in central Ohio's Logan County has held recent discussions on placing guns in schools and plans to revisit the issue Dec. 16. Superintendent Scott Mann said the goal is to protect children from potential threats involving weapons." (11/23/14)

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DC: Woman jailed in White House protest had purple pistol

November 23, 2014
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USA Today    

"A Michigan woman remains in jail Saturday after being arrested with a gun during a protest outside the White House -- the second person to be detained with a firearm in two days. April Debois, 23, of Mount Morris, Mich., initially was identified during her Thursday arrest as April Lenhart, prosecutors said. She was arrested about 30 minutes after the start of President Obama's immigration speech during a protest along the White House's north fence when Secret Service officers noticed that she was wearing a purple handgun in a holster along her right front waist, according to charging documents released Friday. ... She was charged with carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition." (11/22/14)

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NYC: “NYPD” gang abducts gun vendors

November 21, 2014
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New York Daily News    

"Cops and state investigators cuffed a crew of gun runners who transported dozens of illegal [sic] weapons from Florida to Chinatown in commuter buses -- a gun-selling ring run by a woman bus dispatcher, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. With her grandmother and two children in tow, ringleader Natasha Harris, 33, routinely purchased pistols at gun shows in Florida -- where gun-licensing laws [sic] are less strict -- and then secured the firearms in the cargo holds of inexpensive overnight commuter bus lines in a purple suitcase she used on multiple occasions." (11/19/14)

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WV: Suspect dead in home invasion shooting

November 9, 2014
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Your4State    

"Officers with Martinsburg Police Department responded to a home on Winchester Avenue Friday around 11:25 p.m. for a report of a home invasion involving a shooting. It was later learned an elderly handicapped man was home when two men kicked in his door, and were believed to be attempting to rob the man. The victim took a gun to attempt to scare off the two men. However, according to the victim, one of the intruders grabbed the gun. The gun then went off, shooting the suspect in the chest where he then collapsed." (11/08/14)

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The bullet that could make 3D printed guns practical deadly weapons

November 6, 2014
posted by

Wired    

"As 3-D printed guns have evolved over the past 18 months from a science-fictional experiment into a subculture, they’ve faced a fundamental limitation: Cheap plastic isn’t the best material to contain an explosive blast. Now an amateur gunsmith has instead found a way to transfer that stress to a component that’s actually made of metal—the ammunition. Michael Crumling, a 25-year-old machinist from York, Pennsylvania, has developed a round designed specifically to be fired from 3-D printed guns. His ammunition uses a thicker steel shell with a lead bullet inserted an inch inside, deep enough that the shell can contain the explosion of the round's gunpowder instead of transferring that force to the plastic body or barrel of the gun. Crumling says that allows a home-printed firearm made from even the cheapest materials to be fired again and again without cracking or deformation." (11/05/14)

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OH: Fifth-grade girl may be expelled for school bus gun threat

November 6, 2014
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Fox News Fox News    

"Officials in a northeast Ohio school district have suspended a fifth-grader who they say threatened to shoot another student on the school bus. Jackson-Milton School District superintendent Kirk Baker says the child was suspended from the bus after the alleged threat Tuesday. There will be a hearing that may result in the girl being expelled. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the guardian of the child who was threatened filed a police report Tuesday." [editor's note: Time out! A 10-yr-old girl makes a VERBAL threat (with who knows what provocation, or even maybe after an attack?), and is now being treated as a criminal? Say what? - SAT] (11/05/14)

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WV: Intruder shot dead in Kanawha County

November 5, 2014
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WCHS Radio 58    

"A burglar may have taken one chance too many in Kanawha County. Kanawha County Sheriff's Department deputies said a man was shot and killed when he broke into a home in the 200 block of Campbell's Creek Drive around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. ... Authorities have identified the intruder, but have not released his name. A full investigation is underway and the homeowner has been cooperative. Deputies do not plan to file charges against the unidentified homeowner, but will present their findings to the Kanawha County prosecutor's office to determine if charges are necessary. Humphreys said investigators are operating under the assumption the homeowner fired the fatal shot in self defense." (11/05/14)

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UT: Feminist cancels speech because regime won’t disarm attendees

October 15, 2014
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Salt Lake Tribune    

"Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic canceled her appearance. ... Sarkeesian confirmed, via Tweet: 'Forced [sic] to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn't take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event.'" (10/15/14)

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PA: Establishment robbers exchange gunfire with freelancers

October 15, 2014
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New York Daily News    

"A Pennsylvania state representative exchanged gunfire with a pair of criminals late Tuesday night, according to a report. Reps. Marty Flynn (D-Scranton) and Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) were approached by two gunmen with bandanas covering their faces .... Flynn, a former prison guard and MMA fighter, was also armed when the crooks held them at gunpoint from a few feet away and a third suspect watched from a vehicle, according to the news service. Bullets were reportedly fired from both the lawmaker and the lawbreakers before all three suspects were arrested. Neither politician was injured." (10/15/14)

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CA: Brown signs victim disarmament “restraining order” bill

October 1, 2014
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Reuters    

"People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. ... Under the so-called gun violence restraining order in the court system, immediate family members and law enforcement agencies could ask a judge to order guns temporarily removed from certain individuals. The restraining order would last 21 days, and could be extended up to a year, after a notice and a hearing." (09/30/14)

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DC: Council votes to “allow” concealed carry

September 23, 2014
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Washington Times    

"A reluctant District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow [sic] people to carry concealed handguns in the nation’s capital for the first time in nearly 40 years. The bill was crafted to comply with a court ruling that struck down the District’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home. ... the attorney who challenged the ban on carrying guns has said the legislation is too restrictive and does not comply with the court ruling." (09/23/14)

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UT: Teacher negligently discharges gun, wounds self

September 12, 2014
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Seattle Times    

"A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when she negligently fired her gun] in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said." [editor's note: The story uses the word "accidentally," but that's almost certainly not true. Unless there's an undetectable defect in the gun, the two kinds of discharges are "intentional" and "negligent" - TLK] (09/11/14)

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TX: Some teachers packing heat, school district signs alert visitors

August 28, 2014
posted by

Fox News    

"A school district outside Dallas will reportedly continue to allow some teachers to carry guns in school, and posted signs on school campuses warning that teachers 'may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' NewFix's CW33 reported that Argyle teachers will continue to be allowed to be armed on campus under the state's Protection of Texas Children Act. The report said these gun-toting teachers are required to have a handgun license, pass a psychological test and go through emergency response training." (08/28/14)

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IN: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

July 28, 2014
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WBIW News    

"Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Sunday afternoon on the near north side. The incident happened in the 3100 block of N. College Avenue around 1:00 p.m., according to police. Investigators say several men were in the house on the west side of College Avenue when three men tried to get into the house. Gunfire was exchanged and one of the suspected intruders was killed." (07/27/14)

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DC: Federal judge strikes down ban on handguns outside home

July 27, 2014
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New York Daily News    

"A federal judge has ruled that the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional. In a 19-page ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside their home for self-defense." (07/27/14)

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PA: Doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker

July 24, 2014
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USA Today    

"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 reportedly shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said. The suspect 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 a news conference. The unidentified 52-year-old doctor shot the suspect three times and suffered a graze wound when the suspect returned fire, Whelan said the preliminary investigation had found. Two guns were recovered." (07/24/14)

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Gunmaker Beretta moving from Maryland to Tennessee

July 24, 2014
posted by

Raw Story    

"Gunmaker Beretta USA Corp is moving its manufacturing business from Maryland to Tennessee because of Maryland’s strict new firearms law, the company said. The Italian-owned company will shut down its manufacturing plant at Accokeek, Maryland, and move to a new one it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The $45 million Gallatin site is scheduled to open in 2015. Beretta said on Tuesday it was concerned that during debate on the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 the Maryland Senate had voted to bar the company from being able to manufacture, store or import firearms, as it had done since 1977." (07/23/14)

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CA: Resident fatally shoots alleged intruder

July 24, 2014
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Long Beach Post    

"Detectives believe the woman fatally shot on Tuesday night in Bixby Knolls may have been committing a crime inside a resident's home before the shooting occurred. According to Deputy Chief David Hendricks, a man returned to his home to find the woman inside. 'What we believe happened at this time was the resident came home and possibly interrupted a crime in progress,' Hendricks said. 'At some time, there was a shooting that took place and the suspect of the original crime, the woman, is deceased.'" (07/23/14)

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TN restaurant owner: “Business exploded” since welcoming guns

July 23, 2014
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Fox News    

"A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners -- a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing. Shiloh Brew and Chew owner Sharma Floyd says put up the sign after seeing a news account of a business being robbed after posting a sign saying guns were not allowed in the building. The Maryville restaurant owner opted to go in the opposite direction." (07/22/14)

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