Thursday, February 4, 2016

Carnage and Cravenness: Gun Violence In America

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"These tragedies occur because, despite the wishes of the vast majority, our efforts to control the flow of weapons are among the most feeble in the world. So there is something else which must be said, out of respect to Carlos Miller and the countless others who have died for no good reason."

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Meet the Dooley Family

The Dooley family: Cameron, Todd, Landon, Lori, and

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U.S. Shootings Since 1963 Have Killed More Americans Than All Wars Ever

Here's what PolitiFact discovered:
  • From the Revolutionary War through December 2014, 1.2 million Americans have died in military conflicts, according to the Congressional Research Service.
  • A 2012 report by a Binghamton University historian estimated a 20 percent higher death toll from the Civil War, which would push total deaths in military conflicts to 1.4 million.
  • By contrast, domestic gun deaths from 1968 to 2014 add up to nearly 1.5 million. 
  • Some 63 percent of those gun deaths were suicides, and 33 percent were homicides. 
  • PolitiFact could not find data for gun deaths before 1968. Add in the missing years, and the total number of firearm fatalities since JFK's death would surely be higher than 1.5 million.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Air Force tells brass they can OK guns on base, citing 2015 shooting that left 5 dead

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A review of active shooter cases by the Air Force has confirmed what gun rights advocates have long been saying: Firearms in the hands of good guys are often the best bet for stopping massacres.
The military branch earlier this month sent out a letter to its base commanders around the nation reminding them that they can authorize subordinates to carry guns, even while off-duty and out of uniform. It also established three programs to help ensure that armed service members are in a position to protect their bases.
"None of these programs gives the installation commander authorizations they didn't already have the authorization to do," Maj. Keith Quick, the Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense action officer, said in a statement according to Military.com. "We are now formalizing it and telling them how they can use these types of programs more effectively."
“Finally, someone in the federal government is recognizing what has been obvious to sheriffs and police across the country...”
- John Lott, Crime Prevention Research Center
Let's see. Fox News is reporting it and John Lott is endorsing the idea. Hahahahaha