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BREAKING NEWS: HERSCHEL JONES III ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF DANVILLE OHIO POLICE OFFICER THOMAS COTTRELL

Posted in GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA on 18/01/2016 by Majordomo Pain

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Terrestrial media are reporting this morning that Herschel Jones III of Danville, Ohio gathered an arsenal of guns and told his ex girlfriend that he was going out to kill policemen. Less than an hour later Danvile PD patrol officer Thomas Cottrell was found shot and killed in the back of the Danville Municipal Building. Jones is accused of stealing Cottrell’s patrol car and gun, however he was arrested two hours later after a chase on foot, unharmed.

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UPDATE:::: 11h 47m HST:::: The President of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police Jay MacDonald is calling the murder of Officer Thomas Cottrell an “assassination.” Herschel Ray Jones III has a prior criminal history having been incarcerated from 2011 to 2015 for a conviction of breaking and entering, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug manufacturing chemicals charges. Many here in Dis are curious about the circumstances of his arrest as he was taken into custody unharmed after murdering a police officer.

More to follow as this story develops.

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CONSERVATIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOT COMING TO TAKE YOUR GUNS HE IS TRYING TO SAVE YOU FROM YOURSELVES

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, GUNS AS RELIGION, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA on 05/01/2016 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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In an emotional speech where he rolled out his executive actions on gun ownership in the United States, President Barack Obama made a clear statement that neither he nor any of his cabinet offices are in the business of confiscating legal firearms owned by American citizens. His tone was clear and emphatic when he discussed the 2nd amendment as a fundamental right. However, conservative writers here in the digital realm are already stoking more fear upon a subject based upon fear.

Writing at Breitbart.com, Awr Hawkins gives readers the idea that those collecting Social Security will have their guns confiscated. This is simply not true and even hawkins has to explain deeper into the column that the Social Security Administration will be brought on board to report to NICS any information regarding mental health and competence of persons declared disabled and unable to manage their payments based upon a mental health diagnosis. Even Congress is on board to assure that the mentally ill do not gain access to firearms and thereby reducing both the potential for mass shootings and the number of gun suicides in America.

There has been quite a bit of consternation regarding the constitutionality of these executive orders from the Right. Rick Ungar at Forbes magazine has an excellent take on and a breakdown of the twenty-three line items in these orders. Do take the time to read this.

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BREAKING NEWS: GUNFIRE AT EAST TOWNE MALL IN MADISON WISCONSIN

Posted in GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA on 19/12/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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NBC 15 in Madison is reporting shots were fired near two stores at the East Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin and shoppers have been evacuated from the centre. Now word as of this hour on any injuries or deaths. Some news outlets are reporting the shooter is still active yet these reports are unverified by law enforcement. More to follow.

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UPDATE 16h 56m HST:::: One person has been carried out of the mall on a stretcher; media reports the man was shot and CPR was performed. No word on the status of the shooter. The NBC Breaking News aggregator is reporting the shooting was the result of a fight inside the mall.

UPDATE 17h 10m HST :::: Law enforcement confirms this is not an active shooter situation at East Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin.

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FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR IN CHIEF: LESLIE SAVAN JOSHUA HOLLAND AND THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD

Posted in GUN CONTROL, GUN RAMPAGE, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, GUNS AS RELIGION on 06/12/2015 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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Everyone who can process information knows now that the shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California last week perpetrated by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik was an act of terrorism on a global scale. Like Leslie Savan of The Nation pointed out many in America were hoping that this the 355th mass shooting since 1 January 2015 was the act of someone who was “from the other team” meaning the other political or ideological team. Many conservatives expressed their glee that this event was perpetrated by Muslims all the while ignoring the common thread in all of these tragic event– the ease at which people can get weapons which can lead to mass casualty events. Joshua Holland, also writing at The Nation addresses the nature of the feelings Americans have regarding mass shooting events. Holland notes, “By all accounts, up until the very moment he opened fire, Syed Farook, one of the two alleged perpetrators of America’s latest gun-slaughter, was what the gun lobby lionizes as a “good guy with a gun.” Farook, along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, allegedly killed 14 people at his office’s holiday party in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday—the 355th mass shooting on the 336th day of 2015. But the couple had had no previous contacts with the law, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Neighbors and co-workers described Farook as quiet and polite. He had held a stable, middle-class job as a food inspector for five years. Patrick Baccari, who shared a cubicle with Farook, told the Los Angeles Times that the Illinois native and his family appeared to be “living the American dream.”

For the first time since 1920, the New York Times editorial board ran the fruits of their collective thought on page 1 of the American newspaper of record. The headline of this editorial, “End the Gun Epidemic in America” is compelling on its own and more so in the light of the current knowledge that both Farook and Malik got their guns by legal rather than illegal means. The board continues calling the ease by which Americans can buy weapons designed only to kill people is “a moral outrage.” And that statement brings me to my point. For decades I have heard from and read the thoughts of conservatives on a number of social issues that were sure to “destroy America.” From interracial marriage in the 1960s, to abortion rights in the 1970s to teenage pregnancy in the 1980s, to homosexuality in the 1990s, to foreign terrorism in the 2000s, Americans have been treated with a steady buffet of social issues that could tear the fiber of freedom that binds America together. Here is 2015, many of those issues have, much to the chagrin of conservatives have been resolved. Interracial marriages, abortion, have all become common and codified into law with protections guaranteed by the Supreme Court. Teenage pregnancies are down because of organizations like Planned parenthood which provide contraception both to young women and young men. The gay rights movement gained strength in the late 90s and peaked with the Supreme Court upholding the right of same sex couples to marry just this year. Outside of 11 September 2001, the Fort Hood attack, the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 and this week’s slaughter in San Bernardino , where a total of 2539 people perished there have been no lives lost to terror from outside America’s borders with a radical Muslim slant. Over those 5,199 days slightly less than half a human life has been lost to Muslim terrorism in the United States.

Looking at data compiled by Mother Jones the demographics of those who have acted as mass shooters and the means by which they acquired their weapons is glaring. The vast majority of the shooters are white and male and the vast majority of those shooters got their weapons legally. So, a logical being would have to determine that while foreign born terrorism brought to American shores by way of radicalisation via social media and other information technology is a threat; the greater threat lies in the hands of the over 129,000 gun dealers in the United States as well as in the minds of the millions of white male disaffected and disgruntled within your borders. This clear determination will likely anger white conservatives to no end but as the New York Times Editorial Board noted so very eloquently yesterday, “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens. What better time than during a presidential election to show, at long last, that our nation has retained its sense of decency?”

Conservatives who would gladly have the President of the United States drop a nuclear weapon on Damascus, or Mecca even are not so quick to violence when that same logic would be applied within their own borders. Those on the Right who point to black violence in Chicago which is an intolerable blight on a great city as a sign of an entire race’s inability to coexist in a “civilised” society fail to apply the same standard to the number of murder suicides in rural mostly white America. Much of this is because conservatives hold that no conservative ever, and I cannot stress ever, enough, commit any heinous crimes. Dylan Roof a young man who committed one of the largest hate crime shootings in decades in a black church was in agreement on many issues that conservatives were supporting over the summer past most notably the flying of the Confederate flag. Suddenly, when his support for that symbol became known conservatives spun this fact that not all supporters of the Stars and Bars were “really” conservatives. So following this irrational line of thinking no conservative has ever raped, robbed, used drugs to excess, had sex outside of marriage or slaughtered their family with a gun.

As a demon journalist I know better. People live many lives in a lifetime and while maturing from childhood to young adulthood many if not all people learn compartmentalize their true self showing to only a handful of those closest to them. Equally, violence, especially with guns is not limited by race, religion or political bent. The same can be said for the seemingly ultimate taboo of the 21st Century mental illness. The real problem is at the nexus of the polarization of ideologies and races in America today, the anguish and suffering of a nearly crushed middle class and the proliferation of firearms in the United States of America. Sadly, I do not believe President Barack Obama has the time or the support of Congress to do anything about any of these hydra like problems in his remaining 13 months in office. The next President no matter if they are left, right or [is is possible?] centre, must take up all three of these issues and attack them with bold solutions just as Obama attacks the failing US economy in 2009. The logical solutions are the elimination of certain types of weapons as the New York Times Editorial Board has called for yesterday, a massive infrastructure spending bills which would create millions of good paying jobs as has been proposed by Hillary Clinton and a constitutional convention like reconciliation summit of the races with delegates chosen from each state equal to the United States Congress to solve the issues between black, brown and white in America. Until all of the cards are placed upon the table the wounds of racial animus from both sides will remain. The goal of such a convention would not be victory for one side or the other but peace and forward progressing unity, tolerance and mutual respect for culture. Short of that I will simply sit here in my office in Dis and wait for the next slaughter of innocents and pray that the perpetrator is “not on my team.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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GUN RAMPAGE IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: 14 DEAD; 17 WOUNDED AT INLAND REGIONAL CENTER; TWO SUSPECTS DOWN; THIRD BEING SOUGHT

Posted in GUN RAMPAGE, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA on 02/12/2015 by Robin Naismith Green

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Terrestrial media are reporting that three armed assailants stormed the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California late this morning Pacific Time killing 14 and wounding 17. San Bernardino County workers were having a holiday party in a conference room when three men according to reports armed with AR-15 rifles burst in and opened fire. Later a police chase through the city resulted in law enforcement killing at least one of the assailants.

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As of this hour, law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions are seeking a potential third shooter. Several blogs have identified a suspect by name. We are refraining here from doing this until local law enforcement confirm the identities of those taken down or being sought. Police in Redlands, California are currently conducting a warranted search of a home connected to one of the suspects. UPDATE::: Third person of interest has been detained as of 20h 41m HST; of the two dead suspects one male one female.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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A MODEST PROPOSAL: INSPIRED BY WENDELL PIERCE AND RICK ECTOR I CALL FOR A DOUBLING OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBER ROLLS WITH 5 MILLION NEW BLACK AND LATINO MEMBERS

Posted in GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, GUNS AS RELIGION, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, THE 2ND AMENDMENT, THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS, THE LATINO MIDDLE CLASS on 30/11/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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It’s gut check time on guns. Those of you have have read my posts in the past know that I am a gun control advocate. I believe fully that the 2nd Amendment meant that those who kept and bore arms should be those in a “well regulated militia.” However, in the post Civil War Reconstruction era continuing into the pre World War I era this changed significantly. Gun proliferation has continued growing with every fear driven crisis until today when there were a whopping 270 million guns in America as of 2007 according to The Economist. The Washington Post estimates that that number could be as high as 320 million now after the post November 2008 gun buying craze due to the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama.

I have been met with a solution to all of this gun craziness. Middle class blacks and Latinos make up a broad and diverse demographic in the United States. Many of these people are legal gun owners. Some are even members of law enforcement organizations be they local state or federal. But what is missing is that few are members of America’s largest gun rights organization–The National Rifle Association. Wendell Pierce, an actor noted for his role on the hit television series The Wire, has offered a solution to calls for gun control falling on deaf ears– more black men need to apply for concealed carry permits and join the NRA. Pierce tweeted, “If every Black male 18-35 applied for a conceal& carry permit, and then joined NRA in one day; there would be gun control laws in a second.” And I agree. Also if one followed the lead of Rick Ector, a black gun owner and NRA member who has attended two conventions and found the number of black attendees nearly statistical zero, with calls for more inclusive NRA activities and a program that would reach out to black and Latino youth with gun safety programs NRA membership would swell.

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So here is my pitch. I’ve gotten permission from Cavalor to have one of our Living assistants to set up a Gofundme page that will help to get black and Latino gun owners signed up with one, two or five year NRA memberships in 2016. I don’t know how difficult this will be because the costs are high; 5 million 2 year memberships would cost $300 million. But any inroads made into this organization to make it more inclusive will likely change their rhetoric and make it less of a good old boys club and allow the silent voices of gun owners of color to be heard.

Pax Terra!

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A MODEST PROPOSAL: HOW ABOUT WE MAKE THE RIGHT TO GET AN ABORTION TIED TO THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

Posted in GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA on 28/10/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I’ve been giving thought to a few issues here over the last few days that have to do with things more cerebral than whether the New York Jets can win the AFC East and whether Leicester City can qualify for Europe. Two of those issues are guns and abortion. Might as well tackle the two most disputed social issues in America right off the top right?

Conservatives are fearful that Progressives will have some government agency come into their homes and take their guns away by force. Worse they fear government will make rules for gun ownership so severe and complicated that only a very few could own a single firearm. I have to provide full disclosure here that were I in power in America I would do what needed to be done and there wouldn’t be a gun left outside the hands of the military in ten years.

But that’s, I’ll admit, an irrational desire. What needs to be done however is to find a happy medium that allows those who are sure the dark hoards from the inner city are coming to their rural, suburban and exurban dwellings to rape their property and steal their daughters and wives to keep their 2nd amendment protected projectile firing weapons. What I propose is this. Allow the same rules that conservatives desire and have passed into law in several states designed to “protect life” in regard to abortion.

Potential gun buyers need to have their immediate family, spouse, employer and if applicable the school district of their school age children notified of the potential purchase. Once these notifications and documentation is made then the gun buyer can proceed to be counselled about the horrors of gun violence including being shown the videos and stills of the crime scenes from Columbine to Newtown. After a three day waiting period the potential gun buyer can be brought in to meet with a psychiatrist who will review their mental health. Oh, I forgot it needs to be a requirement to allow a brain probe to be put into the mind . . . Wait that doesn’t exist yet. Alright I’ll take a good old fashioned brain scan to detect any obvious brain anomalies. And last but not least there has to be some shaming in the form of people holding signs showing what the carnage of gun violence standing a federally mandated distance away from the gun store.

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I think we can do this people. And it’s important if we’re going to protect life in all its forms. If the rules above as suggested by some conservatives and implemented by several state legislatures were applied to gun ownership I think that would be fair for all people involved.

Pax Terra!

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