Tag Archives: mass shootings

DOUBLED: Audit Shows NRA Now In The Red By $32M

Well, this is a just a shame. A new third-party audit of the National Rifle Association’s finances, obtained by OpenSecrets, found the group to be in the red for the second year in a row. The audit found that after a high-spending year during the 2016 elections, the NRA has seen a sharp decrease in income from dues-paying members for …

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MARYLAND: Multiple Fatalities In Mass Shooting

CBS Baltimore reports: Multiple police agencies are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland just south of Aberdeen. Multiple people have been shot in the area Spesutia Road and Perryman Road, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the situation is still active. Police have confirmed that the shooter has not yet been taken into custody. …

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Some Illinois Schools Install Active Shooter Alarms

The Chicago Tribune reports: The more than 700 students enrolled at St. Ben’s this year were greeted by 30 new bright blue pull boxes on the walls, fixtures installed because of concern about the possibility of a deadly school shooting. The school also spent $40,000 on new security cameras. More than 20 schools in Illinois, including St. Ben’s, now have …

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White House Flack Lies After Brett Kavanaugh Refuses To Shake Hand Of Father Of Parkland Victim [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The father of a student killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this year attempted to shake the hand of Brett Kavanaugh during the judge’s first day of Senate confirmation hearings to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. A video of the moment shows Guttenberg approach Kavanaugh, and the father appears to speak to …

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Homocon Jim Hoft Again Names Innocent Man As Mass Shooter (So Did Infowars, Daily Caller, Mike Cernovich)

Once again homocon blogger Jim Hoft – eternally infamous as “the stupidest man on the internet” – has accused an innocent person of terrorism. This time Hoft and other well-known fake news idiots accused a Reddit user of being the mass shooter in Jacksonville. NBC News reports: The fringe sites Infowars and Gateway Pundit, plus far-right commentator Mike Cernovich and …

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Florida Mass Shooter Had Been Hospitalized Twice For Mental Illness, Prescribed Anti-Psychotic Medications

The Associated Press reports: Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that a man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalized for mental illness. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and …

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NRA TV Host Blames FL Video Game Shooting Survivor For Wearing Headphones: He Couldn’t Hear The Shots

“If you listen over the talking, that person doesn’t hear the shots. Why? Because their headphones are on. This is another example of people not being aware of their surroundings. I heard at least four, or five, or six shots while that person was taking a cellphone video of the game. There’s no running for cover, there’s not even any …

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NRA Spox: Allow Guns At Video Game Tournaments

The Hill reports: National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Sunday called for an end or alteration to gun free zones in the wake of a shooting at a Jacksonville entertainment center that bans firearms on the premises. The Jacksonville Landing rules of conduct bars visitors from bringing a weapon onto the property, even if it is legally owned …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooter ID’d As “Disgruntled” Gamer

Heavy.com reports: David Katz has been identified as the gunman who opened fire Sunday during a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two people and wounding nine others, authorities said at a press conference. The 24-year-old Katz, a Maryland resident who fatally shot himself at the scene, was described as a “disgruntled” gamer who had participated …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Florida “Madden” Video Game Tournament, Multiple Fatalities Reported [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: A gunman opened fire Sunday at a Madden video game tournament along Jacksonville’s riverwalk, and Florida authorities reported multiple fatalities. “Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. “Multiple fatalities at the scene, many …

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DeVos Mulls Federal Funding For Guns For Teachers

The New York Times reports: The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators, according to multiple people with knowledge of the plan. Such a move appears to be unprecedented, reversing a longstanding position taken by the federal government that it should not pay to outfit schools with weapons. And it …

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Fox Flogs “Fashion Forward” Bulletproof Backpacks

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo this morning interviewed a representative from Colombia’s MC Armor, the maker of a line of bulletproof backpacks. Media Matters has the transcript: CAROLINA BALLESTEROS CASAS (MC ARMOR): We have different categories of lines of product. We have the gold collection, black collection, is fashion with ballistics, and we have the backpacks for kids. MARIA BARTIROMO: …

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Accused Capital Gazette Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters reports: The man accused of shooting five people to death last month at a newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday to all 23 felony charges against him, including five counts of first-degree murder. The plea was entered on behalf of Jarrod Ramos, 38, by his lawyers in a filing with the Anne …

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TORONTO: 13 Wounded, 2 Dead Including Gunman In Mass Shooting At Crowded Restaurant District [VIDEO]

The Globe & Mail reports: A young woman is dead and another 13 people are injured, including a child in critical condition, after a lone gunman walked along Toronto’s busy Danforth Avenue on Sunday night, randomly shooting pedestrians before opening fire on crowded restaurants. The 29-year-old shooter died in a nearby alley after an exchange of gunfire with police, though …

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LAS VEGAS: MGM Resorts Preemptively Sues 1000+ Mass Shooting Victims In Effort To Avoid Any Liability

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability. The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held liable for Oct. 1 deaths, injuries or other damages, adding that any claims against …

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Parkland Shooter’s Mother “Enabled” Gun Purchases

The Associated Press reports: Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldn’t let him buy guns, but she ignored their concerns and he began assembling an arsenal before her death last year, officials said Tuesday. Lynda Cruz was “an enabler” who interfered with efforts to get her son treatment, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob …

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WH Reverses On Lowering Flags For Maryland Victims

The Hill reports: President Trump will order American flags lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of a deadly shooting last week at an Annapolis, Md., newspaper, CNN reported. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN that the president made the decision to lower the flags after he received a request to do so from Annapolis Mayor Gavin …

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Trump Rejects Mayor’s Request To Lower White House Flags In Memory Of Victims Of Capital Gazette Shooting

The Capital Gazette reports: President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital newspaper last week. “Obviously, I’m disappointed, you know? … Is there a cutoff for tragedy?” Buckley said Monday afternoon. “This was an attack on the press. It was …

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Trump: Journalists Shouldn’t Have To Fear Violence

In which Glorious Leader woodenly reads somebody else’s words about how he doesn’t wish violence on his self-declared enemies: President Trump on Friday lamented the “horrible” shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., saying journalists should not face grave danger in the United States. “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief,” …

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Homocon Milo Vows To Sue Paper For Reporting On His Call To “Start Gunning Journalists Down On Sight”

Via Mediaite: The political provocateur recently drew a lot of attention after he told Observer reporter Davis Richardson that he “can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.” He took this up a notch when Mediaite‘s Amy Russo asked him to elaborate on his remarks, and he responded by warning that journalists who critique President …

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