President Obama on Oregon Shooting: This IS Political

In the immediate aftermath of the school shooting in Oregon. President Obama called for more gun control. [Click here to read the full statement.] “As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough . . . and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America. Next week or a couple of months from now . . . It cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun . . .

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BREAKING: Oregon Shooter Asked His Victims’ Religion

151001143736-05-oregon-shooting-exlarge-169 reports that “The shooter at Umpqua Community College on Thursday asked people to state their religion and then started firing, one student said. Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old, told the News Review she was sitting in her writing class when a bullet blasted through the window. She saw her teacher shot in the head then noticed that the shooter was in the classroom. Moore said the shooter told people to get on the ground. He then asked people to stand up and state their religion but started firing anywhere. She was on the ground next to people who’d been shot. At least 13 people have been killed, according to several sources.”


BREAKING: Oregon Campus Shooter Now Reported Dead


Early reports indicated that the Umpqua Community College shooter had been taken into custody. As is so often the case in these situations, early reports are frequently wrong. Now CNN reports that “The man who authorities believe opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters.” There’s no information yet as to whether he was killed by police or committed suicide. “The suspect was a 20-year-old man, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.” We’ll no doubt hear much more about the shooter and how he died in the hours and days ahead. Stay tuned.


BREAKING: White House Responds to OR School Shooting with Call for More Gun Control

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (courtesy

Well that didn’t take long. Or relevant information. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reacted to the Oregon Umpqua College shooting by reiterating the administration’s support for gun control. “The president has been quite candid about how this is and has been a source of frustration for him.” Apparently, the “vast majority of the American people” agreed with Obama “on some element of gun control.” That said, the White House flew the white flag, signaling the unlikelihood of Congressional action on gun control.  “Fundamental change” in the country is necessary for political action, Earnest said. [ht DrVino]


On Meth, Mexicans, and Injuries to Special Places

Let’s just stick to the facts here, as reported by the Yakima Herald. (1) On September 13, 2015, Wentachee, Washington resident Martin Eugene Hoyer had just spent the past two days smoking $100 worth of methamphetamines when he realized that “a bunch of Mexicans and white guys” were teaming up with his neighbor to steal his truck and all of his money. (2) Hoyer retrieved his revolver, went outside, pointed the revolver at his neighbor through the window and threatened to shoot her if she carried out her alleged robbery scheme. He then went back inside . . .

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FBI: Violent Crime Continues 12 Year Downward Trend … “Gun Violence Epidemic” Debunked Again


Every year the FBI compiles the most accurate and impartial accounting of crime in the United States. The “FBI Uniform Crime Report” is available online for all to see. It gives people the opportunity to understand trends in crime and investigate the impact of various policies on the crime rate in the United States. Gun control activists like Shannon Watts (spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety campaigns) continue to assert that there is a “gun violence epidemic” in the United States. In fact, for the 12th straight year in a row. . .

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Minnesota Court: BB Guns are “Firearms”


Question: when is a BB Gun a “firearm”?

Answer: When you bring it to Minnesota, under certain circumstances.

Just this week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held, in the matter of State of Minnesota v. David Lee Haywood, that a BB Gun is, indeed, a “firearm” for purposes of Minnesota law, dashing the hopes of David Lee Haywood that he’d be able to avoid both a firearms conviction for being a felon-in-possession, and an extended stay in prison for owning a BB gun . . .

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UK Police Foil Mass Murder Gun and Pipe Bomb Plot

Lyburd's GLOCK and magazines (courtesy

After a  UK teen named Liam Lyburd took the hump at being ejected from a college course, he decided to shoot his college classmates and toss around a few pipe bombs. Police foiled the aspiring mass murderer’s plot. Mr. Lyburd will now be housed at Her Majesty’s pleasure. What’s important from our point-of-view: the UK’s gun laws failed to prevent Mr. Lyburd from acquiring a GLOCK, three extended capacity ammunition magazines and 94 hollow-point 9mm rounds. In testimony before the court Lyburd said buying the gun was . . .

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Dems Propose ‘Good Neighbor’ Certification Program for FFLs


One of the many ways gun control activists try to limit law-abiding gun owners’ ability to legally purchase firearms: gun store demonization. Just as Democrats have convinced many of their followers that Republicans are greedy white racists who should be shunned, the antis want the public to view gun dealers as merchants of death. To that end, the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex wants to create federal legislation to mandate the Gun Dealer Code of Conduct concocted by The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Only now they’re calling it . . .

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Feds Bust Trigger-Happy Northwest Detroit Street Gang – After Four Years

The Band Crew (courtesy

“A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges eight members of a northwest Detroit gang terrorized a neighborhood near Seven Mile and Southfield Freeway and were involved in attempted murders, shootings and drug deals and robbed area gas stations,” reports. “Members of the Band Crew took over parts of northwest Detroit during an alleged four-year reign of terror starting in 2011, robbing stores and homes, shooting rivals and threatening witnesses, according to the 28-page indictment.” TTAG tipster Pascal is not impressed . . .

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“At least the Delaware PD will help finish you off if you have a failed suicide attempt”

Note: that headline is not my opinion of this piece; it was sent with the link Mother calls police shooting of son in wheelchair ‘unjust’ [via Memphis’]. Did the cops know the wheelchair-bound guy was suicidal? Did they know Jeremy McDole had a rap sheet? Did he point his gun at the cop? Did they know he’d already shot himself? Did McDole pose a lethal threat to innocent life? Should the cops have backed-off? Is this suicide by cop? There are a lot of questions and conflicting reports . . .

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