Nabbed in Newark . . . Police: Suspect in 6 shootings in Maryland, Delaware, caught
A suspect in shootings in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday that left three people dead and three others injured was caught in Delaware after a manhunt, authorities said.
Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is accused of killing three people and wounding two others at his job in Maryland on Wednesday morning. Police say he shot a sixth person about two hours later at a Wilmington, Delaware, car dealership.
Prince was caught in Newark, Delaware, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland.
This is what constitutes deep thinking in the media these days . . . Twitter chat: How the gun control debate mirrors larger issues of partisanship in America
What would it take to turn Texas, a Republican stronghold, into a blue state? According to data from SurveyMonkey, just remove all the gun owners from the Lone Star State and it would have gone to Hillary Clinton in 2016. You can do the same thing in liberal California. Remove all the non-gun owners and the state would have voted for Donald Trump.
That’s how divisive the issue of gun control is in American politics.
SurveyMonkey found that no other demographic — not race, religion or gender — so perfectly divided voters. In the 2016 election, 47 percent of Trump supporters said gun control was an issue important enough to influence their vote. That’s compared to just 27 percent of voters who supported Hillary Clinton.
And Hollywood has a huge amount of moral credibility right now, too . . . Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, More Stars Urge People to #RejectTheNRA
In response to the devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, stars including Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Bill Hader, Laura Dern, Sheryl Crow and Adam Scott have teamed up for a video showing how everyday Americans can call on their congressional lawmakers to reject legislation that would roll back gun silencer safety laws and to reject a national concealed carry reciprocity bill.
Emma Stone starts off the clip. “The mass shooting in Las Vegas has left all of us grieving, scared and angry,” she says. “Knowing what to do about it can be confusing. Here’s one thing that can make a difference right now,” Bill Hader adds. A slew of stars then urge viewers to text “REJECT” to 644-33 to connect them to Everytown Gun Safety, which will then connect people with their Congressional representatives. The group also provides a script to use when speaking to lawmakers.
The last of seven suspects in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was arrested over the weekend, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.
Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to the US. He was charged with first-degree murder in connection with Terry’s killing.
Authorities said Terry was fatally shot near Arizona’s border with Mexico during a gun battle between Border Patrol agents and a group of five men, including Favela Astorga.
It’s almost as if the media have an institutional bias against civilian firearms ownership . . . Report: Major Media Networks Favor Gun Control 5 to 1 in Vegas Shooting Coverage
A media watchdog group released a report on Monday that found the three major broadcast networks presented coverage in favor of new gun-control measures nearly 5 times as often as they presented coverage in favor of gun rights during the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting.
The Media Research Center, a conservative nonprofit, said between October 2 and October 8, ABC, NBC, and CBS’s news programs spent 30 minutes and 17 seconds arguing in favor of more gun control while only 6 minutes and 27 seconds were dedicated to support for gun rights. The report, authored by Deputy Research Director Geoffrey Dickens and published on the group’s NewsBusters website, examined all statements from anchors, reporters, guests, and soundbites that took a position on gun control or gun rights.
In this episode, the hosts discuss NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch moving her family from her home because she has received serious threats of rape and assault from unhinged leftists. Loesch shared her story with the viral hashtag #MeToo, which encourages women to identify themselves as victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault. However, very few leftists have given Loesch any sympathy, which she claims is because liberals are okay with a little sexism as long as it silences conservative women.
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Trump slump? What Trump slump? . . . Trump Era NICS Checks Close to Record in September
The Trump era of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been showing robust numbers for nine months now. Two of the nine months are all-time records. The overall numbers for the year are on track to be the second highest year in the history of NICS.
NICS checks for September 2017 have been 1,967,104, almost identical to the record number in 2016, of 1,992,219. That is just short of 99% of the record. The total for the year to date is 18,235,898, more than the entire year of 2011. It is 92% of the 2017 NICS at the end of September.
Yep, the great majority of us are . . . Happy To Be A Gun Owner
I’m happy to own a couple of shotguns. One of them I grew up with, hunting quail and pheasants with my dad and making memories I’ll cherish forever. My own kids love to shoot it now, and it makes me happy watching them do so. Another is tricked out for 3-gun competition, with an expanded loading port, oversized charging handle and extended magazine tube. Neither of them are bad, and neither has ever killed anyone—innocent or otherwise.
I’m also happy to own a handful of deer rifles of various calibers. I’ve hunted extensively with them, often with one or more of my children. The stories we have about deer taken with each rifle bring back memories of hunts old and new, both far and near. Just looking at these rifles in the safe makes me smile and look forward to going back into the field with them again this fall.
Problem: deep down, your audience wants both, including full-blown gun confiscation . . . Don’t Repeal the Second Amendment—Just Pass Sensible Gun Laws
In this bleak moment, some gun safety supporters have offered a startling new stance. They urge a repeal of the Second Amendment itself. Anything less, they argue, is a placebo.
It’s an understandable impulse. The use of the amendment as a talisman to protect against sensible gun laws is one of the more infuriatingly predictable parts of our national culture. But this new call is woefully misguided. It accepts Wayne LaPierre’s vision of the Second Amendment and what it allows. But the Bill of Rights isn’t the obstacle to sane gun laws. A broken political system is.