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Schools put on lockout due to «credible threat»
Columbine High School, more than 20 other schools in Jefferson County and one school in Denver have been placed on lockout Tuesday afternoon after sheriff’s officials said they were investigating “what appears to be a credible threat possibly involving the schools.”What it doesn't say, though, is what has caused the lockout, what they call the credible threat. Was there a letter sent to the sheriff, or any suspicious activity next to these schools? Some mysterious calls with a distorted voice, alarming the school directors? I don't know, and it doesn't say anything about it in the article.
All Jeffco schools will release students on schedule with increased security staff on site, the district said in a tweet. All after-school activities will go on as scheduled, except for at Columbine High School, where all after-school activities have been canceled.
The original article: The Greeley Tribune
Luckily, they also linked the full article that was published in the Denver Post, so that we will finally read what caused the lockout:
Sol Pais, 18, who traveled to Colorado from Miami, was believed to be in the Denver-Littleton area after purchasing a pump-action shotgun as well as ammunition after leaving Denver International Airport, said Dean Phillips, special agent in charge of the Denver FBI office, during a Tuesday night news conference.And I always thought that wielding guns was a Constitutional right in the US. Why would they now think that someone who bought a gun and travelled to Columbine High School could cause a threat to safety? Maybe because guns are dangerous in general?
Authorities confirmed it was her presence that triggered lockouts — outer doors are bolted, but classes continue as normal — first at Columbine High School and more than 20 other Jefferson County institutions, then dozens of other schools across the wider metro area.That's strange. I haven't heard of lockouts due to people next to certain places wielding guns. Why at schools?
But seriously: They say that the carriage of guns was a Constitutional right, in terms of self-defense and so on and so forth. This also means that wielding them should not lead to a public outrage. Because then, you spread paranoia everywhere, and this cannot be what the founding fathers saw as utmost freedom.
The district, on Twitter, said all activities and athletics are also canceled. Employees were told not to report for work. A short time later, the Douglas County School District also announced that it will be closed on Wednesday and that “no employees are to report.”
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«Muh 2nd Amendment» turds relate gun control to Holocaust, falsely
The viral image shows the shoes on the Capitol lawn along with the words, "shoes left by supporters of gun control, 2018." Below that is a photo of a pile of thousands of shoes belonging to concentration camp victims, with a caption beside it that says "shoes left by victims of gun control, Germany 1945."
Let's make something clear: The Nazis did deny guns specifically to Jews. But, given the size of their forces and their methods of confiscation and extermination, this is a trivial factor. The notion that it would have made any difference is unreasonable.
But Dagmar Ellerbrock, an expert on German gun policies at the Dresden Technical University in Germany, told PolitiFact in 2015 that the order was followed "quite rarely, so that largely, only newly bought weapons became registered. At that time, most men, and many women, still owned the weapons they acquired before or during the first World War."
"Just imagine the Jews of Germany exercising the right to bear arms and fighting the SA, SS and the Wehrmacht. The (Russian) Red Army lost 7 million men fighting the Wehrmacht, despite its tanks and planes and artillery. The Jews with pistols and shotguns would have done better?"
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Pittsburgh passes bill to ban assault-style rifles after synagogue shooting
“There was a lot of opposition,” Mayor Peduto said. “But more people in the community quietly showed their support.”This is the most critical reference to the silent majority I have ever seen, it's also the most assailable I have ever seen. I hope he knows what he is doing and what kind of backlash he is soon going to experience. As much as I approve of his decision, he should take care of himself too.
The opposition is against restricting military-assault weapons, banning most uses of high-capacity magazines and allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
The legislation was introduced last year after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire during services, and seven others were wounded.
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Despite judges Clarence Thomas' and Neil Gorsuch's dissent, SC won't refuse prohibition of bump stocks
In November 2018, the Drumpf administration announced that it would issue a new regulation interpreting a federal machine gun ban to encompass bump stocks. The rule required owners of these devices to surrender or destroy them. No bump stocks would be grandfathered in, and anyone who continued to own the device after March 26, 2019, would be committing a federal felony.
If the government is correct, bump stocks can be banned, because the shooter need only pull the trigger once to fire multiple rounds. Applying Chevron deference, the D.C. Circuit found that the government’s interpretation is perfectly reasonable and thus upheld the new rule.
_Regardless of the dissenters’ views, it’s apparent that there is little appetite by a majority of the court to protect a device that aided a recent, horrific, and notorious massacre. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh do not seem eager to use this case to bolster the Second Amendment or curtail Chevron deference. And so hundreds of thousands of gun owners will now need to dispose of their bump stocks—or become federal criminals. _
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Pittsburgh City Council approves of stricter gun control measures after shooting at Tree Of Life Synagogue
The legislation will place restrictions on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, which killed 11 people and wounded seven.
It also bans most uses of armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, and allows the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
However, Second Amendment activists have made it known that they will challenge the legislation in court, pointing out that state law doesn’t allow municipalities to regulate firearms. The legislation was watered down last week in an effort to make it more likely to survive a court challenge.
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19-year old dies for having knocked at the wrong door while being black
"He pleaded for his life. He was like, 'Hold on, I am sorry, I am sorry' and the dude shot him," a witness said.You don't protect your family when you behave like a mad paranoid and shoot down innocents. He was not involved in his truck theft, he didn't do anything to him. He even cried that he was sorry, there was no need to shoot him down. But as it seems, gunning down others when feeling offended must be a usual action in the US, land of the free and of a party that thinks that more guns will create more safety. This is some fucked-up shit.
"He has five kids, he was literally protecting his family. His truck was stolen earlier this week. Right now, that's all they're trying to do is protect their family," Makayla Johnson said.
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New Zealand buyback of guns could cost millions
"It's better to prepare for the worst and think of the upper limit. It could cost – and this is an extravagant statement but it may well be true – it could cost up to $300 million to set what is wrong, right."Damn, this is a costy occupation, I must admit. We'd better outsource it on the vendors, to save some of the tax money. 😉
He said the Port Arthur massacre in Australia in 1996 "should have been a signal to us. We didn't act then, either".
At the moment, it is unknown how many firearms there are in New Zealand but the number is estimated to range between 1.2 million and 1.5 million.
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Senate discusses stricter gun control in red flag cases
Red flag laws—also called extreme risk protection orders—allow law enforcement or civilians to petition a judge to have firearms removed from the possession of someone who they believe is at risk of harming themselves or others. The individual has the opportunity to protest the order. If it’s enacted, however, they may not purchase or posses a firearm for a minimum of 180 days.You're no longer innocent when you possess a gun you are able to use. From this moment on, you are suspicious.
Those in favor of red flag laws state the regulation can prevent violence, particularly suicides. Those in opposition argue that unless the law addresses the value of the second amendment and provides for due process, it can be used to disarm innocent people.
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) co-sponsored legislation with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) proposing federal red flag laws after the 2018 Parkland school shooting, but it was unsuccessful. Sen. Marco Rubio re-introduced bipartisan legislation on red flag laws earlier this year, and the White House as shown support for such preventative laws as well.
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Father to girl shot in Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting committed suicide
A neuropharmacologist, Richman co-founded the Avielle Foundation after his first-grade daughter, Avielle Richman, died in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The 6-year-old was among the 20 first-grade students and six administrators killed.
“The death appears to be a suicide but police will not disclose the method or any other details of the death, only to state the death does not appear suspicious.”
In a 2017 interview with NPR, Richman talked about the emptiness the couple felt after they lost their only child. “It was like a ghost limb syndrome, you know, where you keep thinking ‘Where’s Avielle? Do we need to pick her up?’” he said. “And every day you’d have this [realization]that I don’t have a child, and I don’t have to parent. That was just brutal.”
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Political Adviser to One Nation party James Ashby exposed to have received 20 mn Dollars from NRA to lower AUS gun laws
Before the Al Jazeera documentary was published, Mr Ashby was best known for the “Ashbygate” political scandal involving federal parliament’s former speaker of the house, Peter Slipper.
“To allow these proceedings to remain in the court would bring the administration of justice into disrepute among right-thinking people and would be manifestly unfair to Mr Slipper,” Justice Rares said in his judgment.
Last month, Mr Ashby was involved in a physical altercation with United Australia Party Brian Burston, after Mr Burston made a sexual harassment claim against Pauline Hanson.
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Ban on military rifles executed in New Zealand, subsequent to Christchurch mosque shooting
Jacinda Ardern said the ban goes into effect immediately and would be followed by legislation next month. New Zealand's citizens should make arrangements to turn in weapons banned under the new laws, Ardern told the nation in a live television announcement.
She said an amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in by citizens. The New Zealand cabinet will also implement a buyback plan for banned weapons, and there will be "tightly regulated" exemptions for some owners such as hunters and farmers.
About 1.5 million firearms are owned – legally and illegally – by civilians in New Zealand, according to police data tracked by GunPolicy.org, a website run in conjunction with the University of Sydney. This equates to about 30 firearms per 100 people. In the United States, the rate is approximately 120 firearms per 100 people, according to the site.
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White supremascist Brenton Tarrant described mentalls ound by attorney
"The way he presented was rational and someone who was not suffering any mental disability. That's how he appeared. He seemed to understand what was going on," he said.
New Zealand, a country of only five million people, has an estimated 1.5 million firearms. The minimum age for a gun license is 16, and 18 to own a semi-automatic weapon.
"This man wrote in his manifesto that the purpose of using a firearm was to divide us," Tipple said. "If we allow him to make changes in our ideology, in our behaviour, he's won."
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On the Christchurch shooting and its causes
The shooter says he carried out the attack for “my people,” because he believes that Muslim migration to European countries constitutes an “invasion” for which he wished to exact revenge. But he also included a number of ironic tropes intended to signal to his in-group and obscure what he was thinking to the out-group, only widening the cultural gulf between the two.
_The gleeful cruelty of the alt-right’s shposting in 2016, for instance, fooled mainstream journalists who couldn’t imagine people being glib about death threats or ethnostate advocacy. Their defensive and outraged reactions to something ostensibly ironic fueled the thing they were trying to stamp out. Shposting is ironic, vacuous. But it can also conceal something darker, as the apparent shooter’s 8chan post reveals: “Well lads, it’s time to stop sh**posting and time to make a real life effort post.”_
To say that it was meant ironic in any way, what those people are posting, is still relativising their thinking, their ideology. They desensitize themselves, mocking victims of shootings and such. It's one way of appreciating it, in the darkest ideological way. Sites like 8chan are a pit of fascists and other likewise scum.
We should be able to condemn the evil ideology he represents while also being careful not to accidentally become vectors of it ourselves — whether that means uncritically sharing a manifesto, or unwittingly behaving as the shooter anticipated, or unduly attributing to it any special power, any undeserved mysteriousness.
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New Zealand Shooter & Christchurch Mosques: Mass Murderer Is an Online Troll | National Review
Lawsuit by bereaved victims of Sandy Hook shooting allowed to proceed
The court's narrow decision, overturning a lower court judge, rules that Remington can be sued over its marketing practices under a Connecticut state law, despite protections offered to gun manufacturers by federal law. The ruling sends the case back to the lower court.
"What I'm looking to find out in this whole process, essentially, is what went on inside Remington," said Bill Sherlach, whose wife Mary was the school psychologist shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. "Let's see the internal documents, the internal emails, as to what the charges were to their marketing and ad execs."
Lawyers for the gunmaker argued that there was no way for Remington to assess the shooter, and therefore no way they could have known what the gun would be used for.
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New Zealand to experience stricter gun laws
Speaking to media in Wellington this morning, Ardern stressed that "now was the time for change."
In my opinion, this is the wrong decision to make, an affectuated decision made during the shock of the recent event. It is exactly what the shooter intent to achieve, and if you are going to do it, he will have won. There's nothing wrong about the gun laws, they didn't make it happen. He would've found another way to obtain his gun, despite the laws. This event had to be stopped beforehand, before he could reach the point of starting his shooting.
"Given global indicators around far-right extremism, our intelligence community has been stepping up their investigations in this area.
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Bill introduced by Florida senator Pizzo would make it illegal for minors to post pictures of guns in social networks
(The first question to ask when reading this is: Why should minors actually dedicate to guns, for God's sake? This is seriously concerning, children should not be dedicated to murdering one another and the means to do so, but on the other hand, it shows how seriously deranged the Republican party and its disciples are. Nevertheless, read it yourself.)
This is an obvious First Amendment violation: The statute isn't limited to displays that constitute true threats of violence (there's a First Amendment exception for such true threats), or possession of guns by minors in violation of state law. Indeed, it would be a crime for a minor to post a photo of himself lawfully using a gun at a shooting range.
So would a minor's posting "a picture of a firearm" (not even a photograph of himself holding a firearm) as part of a pro-gun-rights -- or anti-gun-rights -- political post. So, for that matter, would be a minor's posting a photo of soldiers holding guns. But even if the bill were somehow limited to the minor's posting of photographs of himself holding guns (or BB guns or other perfectly lawful guns), it would still be an unconstitutional content-based restriction on speech.
Of course the question is in which context these pictures would be shared - the children could as well be anti-gun-rights activists, this is not declared beforehand. But still, does this really have to be a matter of subject, to discuss whether minors should be allowed to post pictures of guns on the internet? I guess that the context swhould be mentioned as well, to specify the bill. This raw way, it cannot pass. What I found more concerning, though, was the idea that a minor of nine years would go hunting deers. I read something like this yesterday.
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Republican lawmakers from N.H. mock gun violence victims
The measure, known as House Bill 687-FN, would allow authorities and family members to obtain court orders that would restrict access to guns for potentially dangerous people.
_Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who are both running for the White House, also condemned the legislators over the demonstration. _
Kimberly Morin, president of the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, said on Twitter, “The PEARLS are in support of the Women’s Defense League. Women who ACTUALLY PROMOTE GUN SAFETY and WOMEN’S RIGHTS.”
_She also told the New Hampshire media outlet The Union Leader that opponents of the gun control measures have been wearing pearls at gun-related hearings since 2016. _
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Bleeding heart Trump ally ditched from Fox News
Two knowledgeable sources confirmed that Clarke is also no longer a senior adviser and spokesman for pro-Drumpf super PAC America First Action, where he landed in late 2017 after he resigned as sheriff and was repeatedly blocked from getting a position in the Drumpf administration. (For instance, Drumpf’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon wanted to hire Clarke as a White House official, primarily to make TV appearances and take on members of the media.)
Several months later, he lashed out at Fox News for having “crawled into bed with CNN” by backing the rival network’s lawsuit against the Drumpf administration for stripping CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House access. He then declared that insurgent right-wing cable network One America News—which sided with Drumpf—has “some balls,” by comparison.
Because facts and the Constitution don't matter when you therefore had to side with a liberal broadcaster. It's all about having the balls to oppose everything liberal, no matter what.
While Clarke sought a White House position in 2017, he was sued by the family of an inmate who died of dehydration in his jail after being deprived of water for a week. The sheriff allegedly approved denying water to the man. He was also slapped with a lawsuit from a woman whose unborn child died while she was in his custody.
If this is what he thinks having balls means, then I would say: Fuck off, go picking some cotton and be deprived of water for one week. Let's see how you behave then. If he thinks that was funny or to be taken serious, let's have him a taste of his own medicine as well. I guess this spoilt brat simply didn't ever have to stand a defence, which makes him only angrier on his loss of employment for Fox News.
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Cop's service weapon stolen by stripper
The unnamed officer’s .40-caliber Glock 22 service weapon was taken while he was with the women when they stopped at a hotel bar and later a strip club before ending the night at a hotel in Pawtucket, R.I., reports state.
The officer told police he had locked his service weapon in his BMW 328i and asked one of the suspects to grab his charger out of his car while all three were at a Pawtucket hotel after the night out, the Journal reported, citing a police report.
The wild night began, the Journal added, when the unidentified Boston cop connected with one of the women via Instagram, a popular social media site. Pawtucket police declined to comment further Thursday night. The officer’s identity was redacted from the police report, the Journal reported.
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Supreme Court might head towards extending 2nd amendment
Yet from such outliers are major Supreme Court decisions of national import often born. And here, the court's conservative justices could clarify that all gun restrictions must clear a high bar, or state that the right to bear arms extends beyond the home.
Before that personnel change, the court had declined at least eight opportunities to take on Scalia's challenge over the past five years. It had let stand Chicago's semiautomatic weapons ban and a variety of prohibitions against carrying guns in public, from New Jersey to California. It had refused to second-guess age limits for carrying guns in Texas and requirements for disabling or locking up guns when not in use in San Francisco.
"If New York’s regulatory scheme is allowed to stand and is copied by cities around the United States, it could undercut state economies dependent upon those tourism dollars.”
(Disclaimer: The link might lead to MSN, but the article is taken from USA TODAY)
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