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. “That year, gun deaths (including gun suicide, homicide, and fatal unintentional shootings) outpaced motor vehicle deaths in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.” Horror, live for all to see: another week in American gun violence. Oregon college shooting: 'He asked are you Christian? Then he shot and killed them' Details have begun to emerge of the terrifying experience of students and staff at the Umpqua community college, where 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer shot and killed nine people and injured at least seven others.
Harper Mercer died in a shootout with police who responded to calls about an active shooter at 10.38am on Thursday. Anastasia Boylan, 18, was in a class when Harper Mercer came in shooting, her father Stacey Boylan told CNN. He said his daughter, who was undergoing surgery for her injuries, survived by “playing dead”. “[Harper Mercer] came in and there was gunfire immediately and he scattered the room.
‘Hate-filled’ Chris Harper Mercer had white supremacy, anti-religion leanings, sources say. Social media photo of 26-year-old Oregon gunman Chris Harper-Mercer (Myspace.com) Don't miss stories.
Follow Raw Story! Republicans push bills to allow guns on university campuses in Wisconsin and Michigan. Two states are proposing bills to expand access to guns on campuses and elsewhere, less than two weeks after a campus mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, killed nine people.
On Monday, two Republican legislators in Wisconsin, Jesse Kremer and Devin LeMahieu, introduced a bill that would allow concealed weapons inside university buildings such as classrooms. Kremer told the Journal-Sentinel that the plan is not in response to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college on 1 October but a reaction to rising crime near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. “Crime is on the rise around the campus, and there is nothing stopping [criminals] because these students walking to campus are disarmed. This will allow students the right to protect themselves,” he said . Rep. Steve King: Unrestricted access to guns is a ‘higher calling’ than stopping ‘one event of violence’ Reflecting on the horrific murder of nine churchgoers who were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, Rep.
Steve King (R) told an Iowa radio host that — while the deaths were tragic — Americans had a higher calling to defend against tyranny and that includes lots of guns. In audio recorded by Right Wing Watch, the Iowa Republican diminished the shooting in Charleston as “one event of violence” while looking at the bigger picture as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
King began by criticizing President Obama’s comments that gun violence is an epidemic in the United States before launching into an impromptu history lesson on the 2nd Amendment. Republican candidates reaffirm gun rights support after Charleston shooting. Less than one day after a white gunman killed nine people at a prayer meeting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, Republican presidential candidates touted their support for the right to bear arms before a mass gathering of conservatives.
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington DC on Thursday, an annual event that draws a largely evangelical audience, both US senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul declared their unwavering support for defending second amendment rights in separate speeches. “If I am president of the United States, we will appoint justices and we will have an attorney general who will protect our second amendment rights,” Rubio said to thunderous applause. “Everybody’s for the second amendment. All 55 candidates running for president are for the second amendment, on our side,” Paul said later in his own speech. Republicans push bills to allow guns on university campuses in Wisconsin and Michigan. The Brutal Reality Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws.
This undated photo released by Lambright & Lambright law office in Houston, shows Joe Horn who allegedly fatally shot two suspected burglars on Nov. 14, 2007.
We all remember the tragic Trayvon Martin shooting and other tragic examples of America’s “Stand Your Ground” laws in action. There are at least two sides to every story, and the unfortunate reality of “Stand Your Ground” cases is that the shooter, all too often, is never prosecuted as the other individual is deceased and stripped of his or her ability to tell their side of the story. Dylann Roof: 'If we could turn every jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening' Dylann Roof's extraordinary hatred of black people led him to murder nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night.
As we are learning in the aftermath of this horrific massacre, black people were not the only minority Roof loathed. According to what writers Henry Krinkle and Emma Quangel have identified as his manifesto, Roof approvingly described East Asians as "very racist," declared Hispanics to be "our enemies," and went on at length about how much he despised Jews: From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe. I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries. Again I found myself in disbelief. Niggers are stupid and violent. Jews Unlike many White naitonalists, I am of the opinion that the majority of American and European jews are White. Oregon shooting: eight ideas to help stop gun violence. The gunman who murdered nine people at an Oregon campus this week had 13 firearms, all of which were purchased legally by shooter Chris Harper Mercer or a member of his family in the last three years.
“This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America,” Barack Obama said in response to the Roseburg shooting on Thursday. “Each time this happens, I am going to say that we can actually do something about it but we’re going to have to change our laws,” the president said. As the country mourns the lives lost, the gun control questions take center stage again. Alabama Repub: Charleston massacre was an attack on Christians so churchgoers should carry guns. Don't miss stories.
Follow Raw Story! Reacting to an act of racist terror in Charleston this week — in which a white man murdered nine black people because of the color of their skin — Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler took to Facebook to urge churchgoers to arm themselves. According to the Alabama Political Reporter, Ziegler, a Republican warned his fellow gun enthusiasts on a Facebook group page called “BamaCarry.” “Church attendees should pack,” Zeigler writes. “Each church should have a vigilance committee of individuals who pack and who develop their own plans for defense from an attack. Though the Charleston massacre was committed by a admitted Confederate sympathizer and enthusiast of race-based violence, numerous conservative pundits and politicians made statements this week arguing Dylann Storm Roof’s murders were not motivated by racism. South Carolina lawmakers want to expand gun rights. Man in rumpled jacket points a gun (A HREF= Don't miss stories.
Follow Raw Story! The deadly shooting that occurred at a historic black church in South Carolina came as state lawmakers were fighting to safeguard the rights of law-abiding South Carolinians to keep and bear arms. A gunman opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston during a bible study Wednesday night, killing nine people. Police… Gun nuts win meeting with Texas officials they threatened to ‘hunt down’ over open carry. Prominent Republican Dan Patrick accused of reneging on his promises after appearing lukewarm on open carrying of handguns With its gun-toting cowboy image and a legislature crammed with ultra-conservative Republicans, Texas would seem the unlikeliest of states to draw the ire of pro-gun activists.
After Virginia shooting, some Americans searched for gun control — others searched for guns. Sheriff Investigating Oregon Massacre Promoted Sandy Hook False Flag Conspiracy Video. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, who is presiding over the Umpqua Community College investigation, promoted a conspiracy video about the Sandy Hook shooting on social media in the days following the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. On January 13, 2013 Hanlin posted a Youtube video titled “The Sandy Hook Shooting – Fully Exposed” on his Facebook page.
Above the video, he wrote: This makes me wonder who we can trust anymore…Watch, listen and keep an open mind. The video alleged that grieving parents of the children who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School were “crisis actors,” implying that the killing spree was staged as a “false flag” so that the government could use it as an excuse to confiscate guns. The implication is not only absurd, but it also does a tremendous injustice to the grieving families and friends of the Sandy Hook victims, by mocking their pain and dismissing their real grief as cynical acting. Oklahoma man discovers he was shot twice after celebrating birthday: police. 'A glass of alcoholic drink, a cell phone and a handgun over a wooden table' [Shutterstock] Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! Another Day, Another Mass Killing: Accessories To The Crime Republican Legislators & the NRA.
Murdered reporter's father says stronger guns laws are now his 'mission in life' The killing of Virginia reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward has created at least one new crusader for stronger gun laws: Parker's father Andy. Wednesday, the day his daughter was killed, Parker told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that "we’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns. "