Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in high school shooting north of Seattle
Oct24

Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in high school shooting north of Seattle

SEATTLE — Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement sources. Police said four other people were wounded in the 10:45 a.m. shooting. Austin Joyner, a student at the school, said on Twitter that he...

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Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others
Oct24

Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others

One of the reasons that the Republicans now have a better than even chance of taking control of the Senate is that there is the very real possibility that Joni Ernst will win in Iowa. We got another example of how extreme Ernst is from the manner in which she defended carrying guns: “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said at the NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition...

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UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down
Oct22

UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down

UPDATE: The Parliment Buildings are no longer on lockdown in Ottawa. Soldier murdered appears to have been shot in the back. He was Corp Nathan Cerillo, a father of a young kindergarden aged son. The long gunfire in the parliment building which has cathedral ceilings was hugely amplified and terrifying to those in the building. Four others were injured and taken to the hospital, one a security guard. The top security officer of the...

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Pennsylvania Cop-Killer Manhunt In Disarray As Unanswered Questions Continue To Pile Up
Oct14

Pennsylvania Cop-Killer Manhunt In Disarray As Unanswered Questions Continue To Pile Up

As the manhunt for state trooper killer Eric Frein lurches toward its sixth week, the Pennsylvania State Police are on the defensive because of the latest scandal to tarnish the long troubled agency, while a law-enforcement insider says the search itself is in disarray. The insider, who has many years of experience in tracking and surveilling criminal suspects, asked that his name not be used. He acknowledges that any search the size...

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(UPDATED) The Poconos Take Yet Another Hit As State Police Botch Manhunt For Cop Killer Frein & Outrage Hunters
Oct02

(UPDATED) The Poconos Take Yet Another Hit As State Police Botch Manhunt For Cop Killer Frein & Outrage Hunters

If there was any question that the Pennsylvania State Police-led manhunt for cop killer Eric Frein was in big trouble — indeed, that the trail for the marksman-survivalist in the northeastern Pennsylvania woodlands may have gone cold — a photograph on the front page of the Pocono Record on Monday, the 17th day of the search, betrayed a harsh truth. And now, to make a bad situation worse as the manhunt drags on and state...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: The Police and Toy Guns
Sep29

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: The Police and Toy Guns

The Police and Toy Guns by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –What killed John Crawford: How terrible police training is destroying America –Video: John Crawford didn’t seem to aim toy gun at anyone before police shot at him –Police: Boy’s toy gun triggers lock down Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic strip...

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Life, Liberty and the Right of a Child to Fire an Uzi
Sep04

Life, Liberty and the Right of a Child to Fire an Uzi

The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use…an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke. But it wasn’t a joke. It was a tragedy — and a sign of the times. “All right,...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Kids and Uzis
Aug31

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Kids and Uzis

Kids and Uzis by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Leonard Pitts: A 9-year-old with Uzi? Only in US –Kin of dead Uzi instructor: We feel sorry for girl –OPINION: Why do we allow a child to handle an Uzi? --AZ Talk: Uzi shooting says what about our culture? –Letting Kids Shoot Guns Is Good for Them --After Uzi death, gun ranges debate safest way to teach kids to shoot Mike Peters is recognized as one of our...

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Report: Groupon selling Uzi target practice same week girl shoots Uzi instructor dead
Aug31

Report: Groupon selling Uzi target practice same week girl shoots Uzi instructor dead

As the son of a World War II Greatest Generation veteran who believed showing a teenager how to shoot a gun was a way to instruct him or her on concentration and target practice and not a game or flippant political statement, I’m still sorting out my complex feelings on the case of the 9 year old girl who mistakenly killed her gun instructor who was teaching her how to use an Uzi. The last part seven words of the sentence still...

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Cartoon: My Little Uzi
Aug29

Cartoon: My Little Uzi

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Cartoon: Uzi insanity
Aug28

Cartoon: Uzi insanity

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Accidental Death Of Gun Instructor Re-Ignites Bitter Debate
Aug28

Accidental Death Of Gun Instructor Re-Ignites Bitter Debate

The accidental shooting of Arizona firearms instructor Charles Vacca by a nine-year-old girl, who he was teaching to use an Uzi machine gun, has renewed a debate in the United States about training children to handle guns. In the wake of the killing, social media erupted with comments from both sides of the debate. It’s...

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Can John Hinckley Be Tried For The Murder Of James Brady?
Aug10

Can John Hinckley Be Tried For The Murder Of James Brady?

Having completed countless death certificates over the years I find these to be far less meaningful than the general public--a fact that I bet most physicians are well aware of. The cause of death is often questionable, especially when a patient dies at home and no autopsy is done. In that case we must assume that the medical examiner is correct when they say that the cause of death is natural, and typically attribute the cause to...

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A Brief History of ‘Delayed Death’
Aug10

A Brief History of ‘Delayed Death’

A Brief History of ‘Delayed...

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Black Man Killed by Police for Walking Around Wal-Mart with Air Rifle He Likely Intended to Buy
Aug09

Black Man Killed by Police for Walking Around Wal-Mart with Air Rifle He Likely Intended to Buy

Black Man Killed by Police for Walking Around Wal-Mart with Air Rifle He Likely Intended to...

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Your Problem with Guns or Gays Is Not Political
Jul11

Your Problem with Guns or Gays Is Not Political

Last month, I did something I’d done only once before: I went to a range and shot some guns. Lots of guns. All shapes, ages and sizes. This is a very strange thing to do for a guy born British. Guns feature nowhere in British culture. Accordingly, I was unsurprised by the reaction of my mother when I called home and told her that I’d had a great time learning about firearms and discovering I wasn’t a bad shot, even with a...

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Cartoon: CSI Chicago
Jul09

Cartoon: CSI Chicago

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Cartoon: Target Gun Ban
Jul05

Cartoon: Target Gun Ban

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Open Carry
Jul02

Open Carry

Even back in the days of the “wild west”  Wyatt Earp  banned guns from Dodge City.  Within hours of Georgia’s new carry everywhere law went into effect two guys drew their guns on each other.  Some small businesses and bars in Georgia have posted no guns allowed signs, their right under the law.  But this is big: Big Win For Gun Control Groups: Target Bans Guns In Its Stores Target has finally made its decision about...

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Mainstreaming Radicalism
Jun27

Mainstreaming Radicalism

Mainstreaming Radicalism By Jason Stanford It is getting harder to tell the right-wing nut jobs who shoot law enforcement officers from the right-wing politicians running for president. America has always had its share of John Birchers hoarding guns for a coming revolution. What’s new is that the GOP has mainstreamed radicalism and turned violently anti-government rhetoric into Republican Party doctrine. This kind of thing has...

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