Month: February 2018

‘Gun Free Zone’ Commonality In 98% Of Mass Shootings

(Via RedState) As we deal with the fallout of another atrocious school shooting, talking heads on cable news networks and social media advocacy are once again discussing the elimination of guns or tighter restrictions of them in some form or fashion. Earlier today, I wrote on how the answer to solving the problem of school shootings isn’t fewer guns, it’s more guns. Armed security, or programs that train teachers for armed defense (like the kind provided by Distributed Security Inc.) And while we can attempt to make certain guns illegal or harder to get, it won’t stop people from...

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212 Illegals Arrested, 122 Businesses Targeted In Los Angeles By ICE

(Via The Washington Times) Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE said it targeted Los Angeles because it’s a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within its jails. That means agents and officers have to go out into the community, said Thomas D....

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1/3 Of Minnesota Residents Own Guns; Crime Remains At 50 Year Historic Low

(Via WCCO) ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota set a record last year for the number of gun background checks the FBI conducted in the state. More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains relatively low. WCCO’s Pat Kessler is looking at the numbers, and giving them a Reality Check. We took a hard look at the numbers, and found: Minnesota has a high rate of gun ownership, and a relatively low rate of violent crime. Minnesota’s violent crime rate hit a 50-year low in 2016, according to the FBI. And in 2017, the...

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Did Trump Make It Easier For Mentally Ill People To Get Guns?

(Via Reason) In the wake of yesterday’s deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump tweeted that there were signs that alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz was “mentally disturbed.” Trump encouraged people to report bad behavior to authorities. In response, a Twitter and media parade of people spouted misleading claims about an Obama-era regulation that Trump and Congress rolled back. None of this is a remotely accurate description of what happened. A year ago, Congress and Trump eliminated a proposed rule that would have included in the federal government gun background database people who received disability payments from Social Security...

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School District In Colorado Allows Gun Carrying By Teachers

(Via The New York Post) DENVER — A rural Colorado school district decided Wednesday night to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board voted 3-2 to allow school employees to volunteer to be armed on the job after undergoing training. The district’s two schools serve about 270 students about 30 miles southeast of Colorado Springs, and it takes law enforcement an average of 20 minutes to get there. The district currently shares an armed school resource officer with four other school districts. Board member Michael...

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