An update on the active shooter in Cincinnati . . .
A usually busy Fountain Square was empty Thursday afternoon, except for a single piece of yellow tape. Down the street, a woman screamed and sobbed into the arms of a Cincinnati police officer.
About an hour earlier, a Fifth Third Bank employee said he saw a gunman dressed in business attire walk into the lobby and spray bullets at innocent people. The employee saw the gunman as he exited a lobby elevator. He jumped back inside, narrowly avoiding a hail of bullets — he heard them strike the elevator door when it closed.
A revision to Kleck’s previous findings about how often gun owners use their guns in self-defense…
In April, criminologist Gary Kleck reported that he had uncovered evidence supporting his contention that Americans use firearms in self defense over 2 million a times a year. The survey he discovered had not been previously analyzed, but he reported that it matched what he found in the 1993 survey he conducted with Marc Gertz and published in 1995, known as the National Self-Defense Survey (NSDS).
His new report was based on surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in its Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey in the years 1996-98. This finding was touted by many outlets—including Reason—as evidence in support of the utility of private gun ownership.
Nice try, though…
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) tried to trip up Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Wednesday over the Second Amendment.
“I’ve been very interested in your thinking on assault weapons,” Feinstein told Kavanaugh. “You specifically argued that the D.C. assault weapons ban was unconstitutional and I think because you said these weapons were in common use. What did you base your conclusion that assault weapons are in common use and what evidence or study did you use to do that?”
National Review’s David French explains that “a number of Democrats are well aware that if an assault-weapons-ban case is heard by the Supreme Court, then the ‘common use for lawful purpose’ standard is likely going to dictate the case. If it does, most assault-weapons bans will likely fall. After all, the AR-15 and its variants are the most popular rifles in America today, owned by millions of Americans yet rarely used in crime.”
Feinstein continued by claiming that “assault weapons are not in common use.”
So…the correlation between storage and 22 a day isn’t quite what they thought…
Interventions that reduce access to highly lethal and commonly used methods of suicide, such as limiting access to firearms during high-risk periods, are considered an essential element of effective suicide prevention programs. These efforts are particularly relevant for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces because nearly one in two Veterans own firearms and two of every three Veteran suicides are firearm-related.
In 2014, when Veterans accounted for nearly one in five adult suicides and rates among Veterans were approximately 20% higher than among age- and sex-matched U.S. adults, 68% of male Veteran and 41% of female Veteran suicides were firearm-related (whereas 56% and 32% of male and female suicides overall among all U.S. adults, which includes Veterans, involved firearms).
As part of its continued focus on addressing suicide risk among Veterans, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is expanding its efforts to promote firearm safety by developing materials to support lethal means safety counseling by VHA providers and by distributing firearm locking mechanisms to at-risk patients.
Because this makes so much more sense than armed, qualified teachers…
It’s back to school for students across northern Michigan.
And one school district is taking an extra step to keep your child safe.
Glen Lake Community Schools installed new security systems over the summer, which will help protect students in the event of an active shooter.
“One thing we’ve heard loud and clear is whatever it takes to keep kids safe,” said Superintendent Sander Scott.
Starting this year, their school is now equipped with a new system, one their team came up with themselves by combining systems from multiple companies.
Stay classy, liberals…
After several interruptions from protesters, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s young daughters were ushered out of his confirmation hearing on Sept. 4. Hollywood screenwriter and producer Randi Mayem Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) took to Twitter to “hope” for gun safety and “reproductive rights” (aka abortion) for 13-year-old Margaret and 10-year-old Liza.
Singer, who dislikes both President Trump and Kavanaugh, began by quoting Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) telling Kavanaugh, “I hope your daughters still get the day off from school.”
“This process has to stink,” Sen. Sasse told Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley. “I’m glad your daughters could get out of the room and I hope they still get the free day from school.”
In response, Singer zeroed in on Kavanaugh’s daughters – in regards to issues like gun safety and “reproductive rights.”
Are they or aren’t they? . . .
Rumors circulate about a powerful lobby who built its reputation on defending the second amendment.
Viewer James Owens said he heard the NRA was suffering financial distress and asked us to verify whether that’s true.
First, we looked at the non-profit’s most recent financial documents.
In 2016, the NRA took in $366,889,703 but spent $412,737,440. The NRA overspent by more than 45 million dollars during the election year.
When the mainstream media thinks you’ve lost it . . .
Levi Strauss, the famous jeans maker and clothing manufacturer, has jumped into the gun control bed with none other than the king of anti-Second Amendment himself, Michael Bloomberg.
Do corporations these days have a death wish? Seriously, are they even in business to make money any more?
Or are they simply existing to serve as political arms of politicians’ political designs?
First came Nike, throwing in with Colin Kaepernick and banking on fake social justice campaigns — the ones that say police in America purposely target blacks for persecution, prosecution and killing — to carry forth its marketing.
And the beat goes on . . .
On Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m., St Anne’s Episcopal Church and Moms Demand Action will co-host a free Concert Across America to End Gun Violence event at Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 S. Green St.
The event is open to the public and donations are welcomed. Diana Tuffin, a local jazz vocalist, will be the featured act.
This event is one of dozens to be held around the country between Sept. 20 and Sept. 30 to help raise awareness about gun violence. The anchor event will take place in Parkland, Florida, where 17 were killed and 14 wounded during the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Performers at all events across the country will sing “Shine,” a song written by Andrea Pena and Sawyer Garrity, two shooting survivors from Parkland.