Category Archives: Gun Control/2nd Amendment

Quiz time: How many were shot in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend?

Chicago Sun Times: Three men were killed and at least 33 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in Rogers Park. Two men, both 29, were shot about 8:45 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Ridge, police said. One was shot in the abdomen and the leg, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where he later died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was not released Monday morning. The other man was shot in the right leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Another man died Saturday morning, about five hours after he was shot and critically wounded on the Far South Side. Darius Sept, 34, was shot in the abdomen about 12:30 a.m. in the 10900 block of South Racine, authorities said. Sept, of the 1100 block of West 107th, was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center at 5:41 a.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said. Police said he was uncooperative with investigators at the time of the shooting.

About 10:45 p.m. Friday, a 36-year-old man was found lying on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Damen with gunshot wounds to his head and thigh, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but the man’s identity was not released Monday morning.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened early Monday in South Lawndale, where a man and a teenager were both critically wounded. The 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were sitting on a porch in the 4300 block of West 25th Place when two people got out of a vehicle nearby and started shooting, police said. The teen was shot in the arm, back and chest, and the man was shot in the head, police said They were both taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About two hours earlier, a girl was wounded in a West Englewood neighborhood drive-by shooting. The 15-year-old was talking with friends near an alley about 1 a.m. in the 6900 block of South Justine when a dark-colored four-door Pontiac pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. She was shot in the leg as she ran away. Her condition stabilized at Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. The Pontiac fled westbound on 69th Street.

About 9:20 p.m. Sunday, a man and a woman were wounded in a possible domestic-related shooting in the South Deering neighborhood. The man, 51, and the woman, 27, were both shot near 95th and Oglesby , police said. The shooting is believed to have stemmed from a domestic argument, but detectives were still trying to determine who fired the weapon. The man was in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds at Christ Medical Center, police said. The woman was also at Christ with a gunshot wound to her arm. Her condition had stabilized, police said.

At least 27 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 7 p.m. Friday.

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WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT CHICAGO’S GUN VIOLENCE?

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57 Cops Murdered by “Unarmed” Criminals: From Stephen Frank

From Stephen Frank:

We are told a lot about Ferguson—how an unarmed man was shot by a police officer. The media called him “unarmed”. Since 2000 57 cops nationwide were shot to death by “unarmed” criminals. This happens when the criminal takes a gun from the cop and uses it to kill. Yet, the Times of any variety, the Post, etc. talk about a cop in Ferguson killing an “unarmed” man—without ANY facts.

The aftermath of police encounters with “unarmed” individuals — 57 murders

“While statistics for officers killed with their own weapons are hard to find, we know from the FBI and http://www.odmp.org that between 2000-10, at least51 officers were killed by suspects who used the officer’s own gun. Four officers were killed in 2011, one officer in 2013. While the data for 2014 is not final, we know that Johnson City (New York) Police Officer David Smith was murdered this past March with his own weapon.

Thus asking, “What justification do the police have for killing an unarmed suspect?” and answering “none” as former Police Chief Joseph McNamara did in this blog is pointless.”

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57 Cops Killed by “UNARMED” Criminals

By LA Police Protective League, Board of Directors 08/26/2014

Repeated descriptions of a suspect as “unarmed” when shot by a police officer does not, contrary to the belief of the New York Times and others who use the term without further describing the facts of the encounter, determine if the force used by an officer was lawful or reasonable. Labeling the suspect as “unarmed” does not begin to answer the question of the danger they posed in each instance where deadly force was used.

According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000, there have been at least 57 occurrences where the suspects have taken officers’ weapons and murdered the police officer with it. Fifty-seven times, loved ones of those officers heard the awful knock on their front door, notifying them that their husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter would never be coming home again. Fifty-seven times, the threat that some loudly continue to claim does not exist, ended with fatal results.

While statistics for officers killed with their own weapons are hard to find, we know from the FBI andwww.odmp.org that between 2000-10, at least 51 officers were killed by suspects who used the officer’s own gun. Four officers were killed in 2011, one officer in 2013. While the data for 2014 is not final, we know that Johnson City (New York) Police Officer David Smith was murdered this past March with his own weapon.

Thus asking, “What justification do the police have for killing an unarmed suspect?” and answering “none” as former Police Chief Joseph McNamara did in this blog is pointless. Twenty-five years ago, in the case ofGraham v. Connor, the United States Supreme Court set forth the legal standard for evaluating a use of force. The U.S. Supreme Court wrote an officer’s action is judged in light of the facts and circumstances confronting them, without regard to their underlying intent or motivation. Crucially, the “reasonableness” of a particular use of force must be judged from the “perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene.” The U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the “calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second judgments—in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving—about the amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation.”

The reality is that police officers need and wear guns. Those firearms can be taken by “unarmed” suspects and turned against the officer. Many armchair experts across the country sit around their air-conditioned conference rooms, pondering their views on how police officers could kill an “unarmed suspect” and the non-existent threat they pose to officers. We must ask, what did they use to as the factual basis for their conclusions? Is it from fictional police dramas on TV? Gut instinct?

We won’t be so crass as to suggest that we give a gun to the columnists and editorial writers who equate “unarmed” with “not dangerous,” and then tell them that although we are unarmed, we are going to try to take that gun from them. If successful, we will use the gun to shoot them. While we are confident this scenario might slightly affect their mindset on “unarmed” suspects, the tragic reality is that scenario has happened at least 57 times in 14 years.

Until all of the facts surrounding the use of force by any officer are known, the urge to decide whether the use of deadly force was reasonable and lawful is simply a “rush to judgment”—no matter how many times the suspect is referred to as “unarmed.”

“Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be”

Narcissist: Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, ecocentrism.

Grandiose: Affectedly grand or important; pompous.

Hyperbole: A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement.

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After Lauren Bacall’s death, Daily Beast had an article describing her as “as a smart and sharp liberal and anti-communist” and “she was a worldview person”. They said she told Larry King in 2005 that she was “anti-Republican…A liberal. The L-word.”  Let’s examine some of that “total, total, total” best thing on earth shall we?

“You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal (and anti-Republican)

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  • Unless you are a woman who chooses to keep her baby with Potter’s Syndrome.
  • Unless you are a conservative woman (Playboy’s list of conservative women to hate f*ck).
  • Unless you are a conservative Asian woman.

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  • Unless you are a conservative man.
  • Unless you are a former republican vice president.

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  • Unless you are a republican governor who wants to protect his state’s borders.
  • Unless you are a rich republican who donates money for a new ambulatory care center.
  • Unless you are a conservative black man.
  • Unless you are a conservative black man on the SCOTUS.

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  • Unless you are a black man who chaired the RNC.
  • Unless you are a conservative black man who runs for president.

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“Liberals gave more to the population of the United States than any other group”

  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Chicago.
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Detroit.

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  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Boston, who will be paying for the “Big Dig” through 2038 (at a cost overrun of 190%).
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the population of Multnomah County (OR) stuck in poverty (one in three Multnomah County residents earn less money than needed to meet their basic needs).
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the US student population when it comes to math, reading and science.
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the student population of Washington (Nearly every school in Washington is failing, at least according to the No Child Left Behind federal proficiency standards).
  • Liberals haven’t done much for the future US population (unless you think record debt is a good thing).
  • And lasty, liberals sure haven’t given us more of a population (Margaret Sanger would be proud).

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CA lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bill

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KCRA.com: California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales.

The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search the state’s database of gun purchases when checking on whether someone may be a danger to themselves or others. Jackson says searching the gun database could help prevent tragedies such as the May shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her bill now goes to the governor.

“This bill would help ensure that law enforcement agencies are using all the tools available to them to gather potentially life-saving information for themselves and others,” Jackson said in a statement.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office deputies were criticized for not searching Elliot Rodger’s apartment during a welfare check in April after his parents became concerned about his postings on YouTube. The 22-year-old community college student killed six university students and himself in Isla Vista weeks later.

A database search could have helped them better assess the danger Rodger posed to himself and others, Jackson said.

Separately, the Assembly approved a bill creating a way to better track ammunition. SB53 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, requires ammunition vendors to be licensed and people buying ammunition to pass background checks. According to his office, the state Department of Justice will be required to keep a list of all authorized ammunition purchasers to make sure ammunition will only be accessible to lawful gun owners and not dangerous criminals.

De Leon’s office stated that while California has enacted legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals; little has been done to prevent them from getting ammunition. Supporters estimated that millions of rounds of ammunition are being sold to criminals each year.

The bill passed 42-26 and returns to the Senate.

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It’s Monday, quiz time…you know the drill: How many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend?

Myfoxchicago.com: Four people have died and at least 24 people — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The 3-year-old boy was shot in the head Friday night in a home in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The gun may have been accidentally discharged by the boy or a playmate about 7:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe, police said.

The boy was identified by family members as James Jenkins. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, officials said. “Everybody is just in shock right now,” Annette Garvin, the boy’s aunt, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We are trying to put everything together.”

Police were questioning a person of interest Saturday evening and searching for the male owner of the gun, which had not been recovered.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday morning in the Little Village neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy was talking to friends in the 2200 block of South Marshall a few minutes before 6 a.m. when two people walked up, shouted gang slogans and opened fire, police said. The teen was shot twice in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Earlier Sunday, three men were shot — one fatally — at a party in the West Side Austin neighborhood, authorities said. The three were at a backyard party in the 5000 block of West Potomac about 2 a.m. when someone came out of an alley and fired multiple shots, police said. A 33-year-old was shot in the torso and was unresponsive on the scene. The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the elbow, torso and hip and taken to West Suburban Hospital, where his condition had stabilized. A 36-year-old man was shot in the back and was in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Forty minutes later, four men were shot — one fatally — at a lounge in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. The men were inside the lounge in the 8300 block of South Halsted about 2:40 a.m. when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots into the club, police said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

A 39-year-old was shot in the buttocks and also taken to Christ, where his condition had stabilized. A 32-year-old was shot in the chest and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. A 41-year-old was shot in the left ankle and taken to Little Company of Mary.

Five minutes later, a man was shot to death in the South Side New City neighborhood. The 40-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 800 block of West 50th Place when a light-colored vehicle pulled up about 2:45 a.m., police said. As the man walked up to the car, someone inside fired shots, striking him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

At least 18 other people have been shot across the city since 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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These poor residents. When is somebody going to do something about the gun violence in Chicago?

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A lesson from Ferguson

Dear FOTM readers, 
This article is simply cut and pasted from a website called toprightnews.com. I could not add anything to it. The message is clear enough. 
~ TD 


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Two Businesses in Ferguson Riots Escaped Looting. Why They Did Should Be a Lesson for Politicians

by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

Over the past two nights, dozens of businesses along West Florissant in Ferguson, Missouri were ransacked by rioters, including Target, Dollar General and WalMart, and looted and a QuikTrip was burned down.

Here’s what’s left of the QT:

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And here’s what WalMart employees went through:

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Hundreds of business owners and employees had to cut and run or hide in terror as waves of rioters arrived.

But not everyone was cowering in fear. At two businesses the owners (and some employees and friends) were standing firm, right outside, ready to take on all comers. Why? Because they werearmed to the teeth.

At Riverfront Tattoo, owners Mike Gutierrez ( below left) and Adam Weinstein (third from left) brought AR-15s, body armor and lots of high-capacity magazines (the type Obama wants banned) to guard their store against mayhem:

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And rioters passed them right by.

And over at Mally’s Supermarket,  had men with concealed 9mm handguns and revolvers, lined up and ready to defend , right on West Florissant:

And the lesson for politicians, and all Americans (particularly liberal gun-grabbers) is that being armed — and armed to the teeth — is the ONLY defense against a rioting mob. There were police everywhere in Ferguson Sunday night, and not one of those stores were protected against looters. But the two businesses above WERE spared — because they were able to arm themselves.

The lesson should have been learned for good after the 1992 L.A. Riots, when only shop owners in Koreatown were spared because they defended their stores with force of arms:

The right to bear arms must be sacrosanct, but so must be access to unlimited magazine capacity. As Tyler Kee of The Truth About Guns reminds us:

At any point in a discussion with a gun control advocate about the need for magazine capacity restrictions, feature tests, or any other arbitrary restriction, flash the pictures of these riots. Show them what happens when mob mentality takes over. The people in these examples worked hard for the life they have. To deny them the best tools possible to protect it is criminal.

Amen, brother.

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Gina is a proud Texas Mom of 4, an avid hunter and vigilant defender of our Constitutional rights

Obama: The Genocide President

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Genocide is a term that means the extermination of a specific group of people. It doesn’t simply mean murder and other forms of abuse by a government, which may also taking place at the same time. Here are a few identifiable examples that are related to the Obama regime. The links below are from simple Google search results: “Obama and Jihad” etc. I don’t stand behind every word, but show them to demonstrate that the Obama regime’s connections to genocide are increasingly well documented.


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Hint: What do you think Obama and Hillary were covering up in Benghazi?


Death Panels

Yes, they exist. But keep in mind the fact that “Progressives” always cover their real plans with euphemistic names like “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” and “The Affordable Healthcare Act.”


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Race WAR


Possible hidden agenda for FEMA

Now we on onto a subject that is not as clear, but substantially real enough to raise concerns. I’ll begin with a video segment by Rachael Maddow, somebody who is on the opposite side of the political spectrum from me, who is equally troubled about these developments.

On this subject, we have many strident voices, but few conclusions. However, the structure has been put in place, and is ready to use whenever an American president decides that an entire category of people in America are becoming too troublesome.


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The current president of the United States has built up an alarming track record.

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