Someone not only thought this was a good idea, but bankrolled its development and marketing . . .
A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game from its online platform following widespread backlash.
The Active Shooter video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video-game marketplace Steam.
Steam’s parent company Valve Corp. said Tuesday that it was removing the computer video game because the developer was a “troll with a history of customer abuse.”
Imagine how bad things were such that this now constitutes “progress” . . .
Still, Chicago’s Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said police only can do so much, and he continues to call for stricter sentencing and jail time.
“I won’t be happy until we have zero murders, and zero shootings. But there was some progress made, so I am happy about that,” Johnson said following the violent weekend.
Chicago police currently report 46 fewer murders year-to-date compared to the same time last year. CPD attributes the decrease to a focus on community policing and ShotSpotter technology — cameras and radar placed atop utility poles that instantly alert police to gunshots and allows them to track offenders in real-time using 30,000 cameras citywide.
Same store sales fell, but revenue and profit were up due to new store openings . . .
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. posted higher quarterly profits and sales, allaying concerns that its controversial decision to tighten gun policies would dampen demand at the sporting goods chain.
The retailer said its hunting business suffered, but reported better demand for other items, which helped profit margins. Dick’s said it relied on fewer promotions to move merchandise and was able to reduce its inventories.
You can almost hear the sound of the scales falling from his eyes . . .
The Second Amendment isn’t necessarily a call to arms — it’s an inconvenient reality for unelected officials who continually act with impunity and without government oversight.
As for mass shootings, the propaganda of the Left will not save lives. …
Without an armed guard or officer protecting schools, in the manner armed security protects a synagogue in Los Angeles I’ve attended during Jewish holidays, active shooters don’t need powerful firearms. Adam Lanza used 11 minutes to murder 27 people, including 18 children and didn’t need an AR-15 style rifle. Eleven minutes is enough time to reload the same handguns used during the Virginia Tech shooting that killed 32 people. The NRA is correct; schools need armed guards, like the heroic resource officers in Illinois and Florida, who prevented massacres and stopped armed killers before they reached innocent lives.
The conservative case for regulation . . .
The choice between concocting a new regulation that would violate free-market principles and letting financial institutions destroy a legal industry has split the GOP. But the notion that what these banks are doing is merely the free market at work is a distortion of the truth. These restrictions are an attempt to use banks’ power to circumvent the normal legal and political process. For Congress to stand by and let bankers neutralize the Second Amendment would be a dereliction of duty, not a defense of the free market.
The attitude of some banks toward guns is similar to President Obama’s stance on immigration laws: If Congress chooses not to act, that gives them license to act on their own. The primary cheerleader for this movement is New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin. The writer, who doubles as one of the creators of Billions, the Showtime program about a United States Attorney and a billionaire hedge-fund owner who manipulate, exploit, and violate the law to advance their interests, has been urging the financial industry to put gun manufacturers out of business.
You mean they aren’t already? . . .
Women in the U.S. are rarely the perpetrators of gun violence, and they are 11 times more likely to be shot by an intimate partner than women in other countries. In addition, guns are the weapons most frequently used by men to kill them. When women experience domestic violence, the presence of a gun increases their risk of being murdered by 500 percent. And women own fewer guns and support gun-controlmeasures more than men.
That’s why they should be at the forefront of the campaign intensified by the recent spate of mass killings. A new movement could further empower successful groups such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization founded after the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, that is active in 50 states and has representatives in every state capitol. (Moms Demand also gained the support of Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg.)
— Larry Keane (@lkeane) May 30, 2018