Tag Archives: terrorism

Florida Shooter Spewed Racist, Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Views In Private Chat Group, Called For Murdering Gays

CNN reports: In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.  CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active members in it. The responding group members, ...

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National School Walkout Planned Over Mass Shootings

From the organizers of the Women’s March: Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our ...

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GOP US House Candidate To Give Away AR-15

The Kansas City Star reports: A Leavenworth Republican looking to replace U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins in Kansas’ second congressional district is giving away an AR-15 rifle for his campaign — and he has no plans to stop it despite social media pushback in light of Wednesday’s Florida mass school shooting. Tyler Tannahill, a Marine veteran, on Tuesday posted on his ...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott: FBI Director Must Resign

CBS News reports: Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott is calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign, after the FBI admitted it received a tip about the suspect in the Parkland shooting as recently as January, but failed to follow through on it. “The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,” Scott said. “The FBI has admitted ...

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Florida Shooter Competed On NRA Marksmanship Team

The Associated Press reports: The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the ...

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Three Billboards Outside Miami, Florida

CNN reports: “Slaughtered in school” “And still no gun control?” “How come, Marco Rubio?” That’s the message scrawled across three mobile billboards seen Friday near Sen. Marco Rubio’s office in Doral, Florida. The moving missive aims to call out Rubio just days after a gunman with what police say was an AR-15-style rifle stormed a high school in Parkland, Florida, ...

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Parkland Survivor Blasts GOP For Sending Thoughts And Prayers But Freaking Out Over “Rainbow Wedding Cake”

“This is the time to talk about guns. There’s much more that can be done, much more that needs to be done and much more that people like Sen Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott are not doing. It’s scary to think these are the people who are making our laws when our community just took 17 bullets to the ...

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Eric Trump Tweets Clip Of Marine One Landing At Mar-A-Lago As Funerals Begin For Florida’s Shooting Victims

The Hill reports: Twitter users lashed out against President Trump’s son Eric Trump on Friday after he posted a video showing Marine One landing at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The tweet shows the presidential helicopter landing among palm trees near a swimming pool at Trump’s lavish Palm Beach, Fla. club. The tweet immediately drew criticism, with the state of Florida ...

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FBI Admits It Failed To Act On January Tip Warning That Nicolas Cruz Might Commit Mass Shooting At School

Via press release from the FBI: On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under ...

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Authorities Respond To Florida Copycat Threats

The New York Daily News reports: Authorities across the country are responding to “copycat threats” as schools remain on high alert one day after a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school. A Broome High School student in South Carolina was arrested after he shared a Snapchat photo of himself holding what appears to be an assault ...

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Kimmel Blasts Trump And “Allegedly Christian” Pols: If You Don’t Do Something, You’re Mentally Ill [VIDEO]

“Tell these congressmen and lobbyists who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year to do something. Now! Don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it. You said it after Vegas, ...

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Scarborough: Trump Is A Coward On Guns [VIDEO]

“Donald Trump does nothing, Paul Ryan does nothing, Mitch McConnell does nothing. They choose to the on the side of the four percent and on the wrong side of the ninety-five percent who want common sense gun safety laws enacted. Donald Trump knew this day was coming. Donald Trump knows another school shooting is coming. Donald Trump knows another church ...

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Gun Control Group Launches Midterms Plan

Politico reports: Looking to seize on activist outrage in the wake of the Florida school shooting, Everytown for Gun Safety — the group backed by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg — is launching a “five-action plan” to energize supporters ahead of the midterms. The plan is the beginning of what is expected to be a major injection of ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Rep Proposes Arming Teachers Because Shootings Are Plots By Communist Democrats

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: On Thursday morning, Republican state Rep. Larry Pittman of Cabarrus County near Charlotte told other lawmakers that he recently met with a police officer who wants to talk with lawmakers about training school personnel and allowing them to carry guns on campus. In a Facebook comment on another user’s post, Pittman speculated the Florida ...

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New Video Shows Florida Shooter In MAGA Hat

The New York Daily News reports: A neighbor captured a chilling video of Nikolas Cruz nonchalantly firing a BB gun in his backyard just months before he shot up a Florida high school, according to a report. The cellphone video, which was taken in broad daylight last October, shows Cruz wielding a BB gun in the backyard of his home ...

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Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld: Kids Are “Soft Targets” For Terrorists And Should Be Taught Hand-To-Hand Combat

“Society is changing. You have to teach kids how to respond. You have to be rational about it, which means hardening soft targets through drills and training. Learning combat. Learning hand-to-hand combat. This works, by the way, for terror, if there’s a terror attack, and it works for school shootings. How do you improve upon this rationally? Well, you train ...

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Victim’s Mother Begs Trump: Do Something! [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Lori Alhadef, the mother of shooting victim Alyssa Alhadef, appeared on HLN to speak about her daughter, but the topic quickly turned to the U.S. President. After describing the morning she dropped her daughter off at school for the last time, Alhadef asked, “How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How do they ...

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BREAKING: Leader Of White Nationalist Militia Says Shooter Was Member, Took Part In Paramilitary Drills

The Associated Press reports: The leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee. Jordan Jereb told The Associated Press on Thursday that his group wants Florida to become its own white ethno-state. He said his group holds “spontaneous random demonstrations” and tries ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Florida Mass Shooting

ABC News reports: In what has become a familiar ritual of grief, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after focusing on mental health, rather than guns, in his early comments. The president’s address comes a day after a former student opened fire at the Parkland, Florida, ...

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Ted Cruz Accuses Democrats Of Politicizing Shooting, Blames Obama For 2017 Shooting In Texas Church

Raw Story reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday accused Democrats of politicizing the latest school massacre and insisted that “evil” would always be present regardless of gun laws. “Our prayers are with the families and all of those children who went through that horrible horror,” Cruz said. “This horror shouldn’t exist. And we don’t know right now exactly why ...

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