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Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves. Dear Compatriots: I address you in a moment of collective stress, with another mass shooting, this one in San Bernardino, California, dominating the news.
Guessing the identity of shooters—black or white, Christian or Muslim, man or woman (though masculinity is almost guaranteed)—has become a vicious social media ritual. Too many people seem to believe we can discern motivation by ethnicity, or that ethnicity alone determines what type of terror can rightly be deemed terrorism. It was with much sadness that I witnessed your gleeful reaction when police named Syed Farooq, a devout Muslim, as one of the suspects. You seem to be under the impression that a Muslim shooter absolves the United States of brutality, forgetting that Farooq is also an American.
But we must acknowledge Farooq’s nationality, because his terrible deed does not arise from an unknowable foreign culture, but from one endemic to the United States. San Bernardino shooting: US gun sales soar as new front opens in push for gun control. Stocks in Smith & Wesson, maker of some of the weapons used in the San Bernardino attacks, have surged in the days since the tragedy, in keeping with a pattern that sees the the share prices of gun manufacturers jump after high-profile shootings in America.
Wariness of tougher gun laws in response to the massacres routinely drives panic buying of more of weapons. Amid a recent spate of shootings, guns flew off the shelves in record numbers on the national shopping bonanza known as Black Friday, according to the FBI. The phenomenon appears bleak for advocates of tighter controls, but could also open up a new line of attack against the industry that profits from it. The profits generated by firearms sales should, some campaigners believe, intensify public attention on the corporations and retailers who benefit. The terrifying consequences of open carry: Neighbor’s pleas for help go unheeded before gunman kills three. When Naomi Bettis called 911 on Halloween morning to report a gunman going on a shooting rampage in the streets of Colorado Springs, Colorado, it was her second call for help.
Bettis had earlier called 911 to report a suspicious man brandishing a rifle, only to be told by the emergency operator that no help was coming because Colorado is an open-carry state. “I don’t remember what they call it— open arms,” Bettis recalled to the Washington Post, referring to the 911 operator’s explanation of Colorado’s law allowing residents to openly carry registered firearms in public.
“She said, you know, we have that law here. And it just kind of blew me away, like she didn’t believe me or something,” Bettis explained incredulously. “I don’t think she probably thought it was an emergency until I made the second call, and that’s when I said, ‘That guy I just called you about, he just shot somebody.’” 17 States Where You're More Likely To Die From Guns Than Car Crashes. In one-third of America, you are more likely to be killed by a gun than in a car crash, a new Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis has found.
“Firearm-related fatalities exceeded motor vehicle fatalities in 17 states and the District of Columbia in 2013,” VPC’s report said, citing the most recent federal data. Home Depot fender-bender turns deadly after angry driver opens fire on Michigan man. Don't miss stories.
Follow Raw Story! A pickup driver gunned down another driver who bumped his car in a minor collision outside a Michigan hardware store. Police said a 42-year-old Detroit contractor struck the pickup about 10 a.m. Monday with his vehicle following a previous dispute, and both drivers began to pull away. The the pickup driver pulled alongside the other man’s driver’s side window and fired two gunshots, and the fatally wounded victim attempted to flee before crashing into a stop sign. “The suspect appeared to be waiting for the victim to exit,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Lafayette shooting highlights failures of gun background check laws. Louisiana's Gun Problem. Idaho teen threatened to ‘kill all the girls’ because cheerleaders wouldn’t send him any ‘freaking nudes’ An Idaho school was placed on lockdown after a student threatened to “kill all the girls” because none of them would send him nude photos.
A 15-year-old boy was charged with one count each of threatening violence at a school and telephone harassment in connection with the threats — which spread quickly across social media Wednesday morning and were then reported to officials at the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District. Police immediately initiated a controlled access code at Highland High School as officers investigated the threat. “Some kid who was having attention problems with specifically the cheerleaders, didn’t get nudes,” said student Isaac Gomez.
“He was asking for some inappropriate things.” The teen allegedly posted the threats on both Facebook and Twitter, saying he intended to bring a gun to school and kill all the girl students, and shared detailed plans for how he would enter the school and eventually kill himself in the weight room.