Middle School student suspended for “liking photo of gun on Instagram

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An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready.”

The parents of Zachary Bowlin posted a picture of the intended suspension notice which read, “The reason for the intended suspension is as follows: Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”

“I was livid, I mean, I’m sitting here thinking ‘you just suspended him for ten days for liking a picture of a gun on a social media site,” father Marty Bowlin said. “He never shared, he never commented, he never made a threatening post… anything on the site, just liked it.” Continue reading “Middle School student suspended for “liking photo of gun on Instagram”

WA Goes After Pre-Crime: Gun Confiscation Proposed For Those “Likely To Commit Violence In The Near Future”

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge A new ballot measure being considered by voters in Washington State, officially referred to a Initiative Measure 1491, would allow authorities to seize guns from people considered “significantly more likely to commit violence toward themselves or others in the near future.”  The legislation would allow authorities with a court order to seize an individual’s guns for a period of up to 1 … Continue reading WA Goes After Pre-Crime: Gun Confiscation Proposed For Those “Likely To Commit Violence In The Near Future”

NRA: Libertarian VP Candidate ‘Anti-Gun’

Kit Daniels Infowars “As governor of Massachusetts, William Weld supported various gun control schemes, including a ban on semi-automatic firearms,” the NRA confirmed. “Unfortunately, and despite being the Libertarian candidate for vice president, Weld continues his anti-gun ways.” Weld recently confirmed his anti-gun stance – and his ignorance on guns in general. “The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you … Continue reading NRA: Libertarian VP Candidate ‘Anti-Gun’

Surprise: Gun ownership rises to 44% of all homes

Paul Bedard The Washington Examiner http://launch.newsinc.com/?type=VideoPlayer/Single&widgetId=1&trackingGroup=69016&siteSection=washexam590_ent_mus_sty&videoId=31254745 After a steady decline in gun ownership in recent years, more homes are reporting having a weapon inside, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center, in a poll on guns released Friday, showed that 44 percent of the country has a gun in the house. Some 51 percent don’t. The survey firm didn’t break those numbers out for … Continue reading Surprise: Gun ownership rises to 44% of all homes

Chicago homicides, shootings doubled since last year

Less than two months into the new year, Chicago is already battling a significant increase in homicides. In fact, the homicide rate so far this year is double what it was for the same period in 2015.

According to a report published by the Chicago Tribune Monday, 95 people have already been killed in the city this year, a two-fold increase from 47 last year. Likewise, while this time last year Chicago recorded 193 shootings, that number has also more than doubled to over 420 so far. In January, the city saw 51 homicides, the highest for that month since the year 2000. This past weekend alone, 32 people were shot, four fatally, and Monday added an additional two homicides to the tally. Continue reading “Chicago homicides, shootings doubled since last year”

AL: Armed Citizen lnvolved in Stopping Mass Shooting

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Another legally armed person has stopped a potential mass shooting in Hamilton, Alabama on February 10th, 2016. The shooting occurred in the morning, a little over an hour before noon, over a distance of a couple of  blocks. Two people, 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were killed in separate offices.  The second victim was shot in an accounting office close … Continue reading AL: Armed Citizen lnvolved in Stopping Mass Shooting

Georgia business owner arming all 12 employees in aviation insurance company with concealed weapons

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It’s all about “protection.”

A Georgia business owner is arming all 12 of his employees in his aviation insurance company’s three offices with concealed weapons.

Lance Toland of Lance Toland Associates told the Daily News on Wednesday that the 10 women and two men are 100% behind his new policy.

“They all embraced it,” Toland said. Continue reading “Georgia business owner arming all 12 employees in aviation insurance company with concealed weapons”

Ex-owner of gun shop that sold weapons used in Bronx cop shooting says blame the criminals, not the guns

The ex-owner of the gun shop that sold the weapon used to shoot two city cops in a NYCHA stairwell says the public should blame the poison, not the peddler.

“I have no responsibility for [the shootings],” Bill Bernstein told the Daily News Sunday.

“Once the gun leaves my shop I have no control over what people do,” said the conservative Republican. Continue reading “Ex-owner of gun shop that sold weapons used in Bronx cop shooting says blame the criminals, not the guns”

Don’t Adopt Our Gun Control Laws, Australian Politician Tells US

“We are a nation of victims,” he said

Australia is a “nation of victims” because of its strict gun control laws, according to Australian senator David Leyonhjelm.

The Liberal Democrat told the NRA that Australia should not be a model for gun control because the country’s 1996 gun bans – pushed through after the Port Arthur massacre – have made “no difference.”

“We are a nation of victims,” he said. “You cannot own a gun for self defense… the criminals still have guns.” Continue reading “Don’t Adopt Our Gun Control Laws, Australian Politician Tells US”

Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” In an interview published Tuesday in GQ magazine, Mr. Obama said easy access to guns is “the only variable” between the U.S. and other developed countries. “The main thing that … Continue reading Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year