Tag Archives: terrorism

Fed-Up School District Makes Terror Threat PSAs

CNN reports: Local TV in Fresno, California, now features two public service announcements created by the Fresno Unified School District aimed at educating students and parents on social media threats. The PSAs warn that online threats can result in a student’s suspension, expulsion or even arrest. The school district has also posted an electronic billboard at one of the local …

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Teenage Owner Of AK-47 Arrested For Terror Threat

The Washington Post reports: Alexis Wilson was working an afternoon shift at the local Pizza Inn in McAlester, Okla., on Sunday, when she pulled a co-worker aside to boast about her new gun. The slight 18-year-old with large brown eyes clutched her iPhone and pressed play on a video of her shooting a newly purchased AK-47, according to an incident …

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That Day: My September 11th Short Story

Some longtime readers may recall that this story was posted annually on this day for the first few years of JMG, making its most recent appearance in 2009. That Day Manhattan, September 11th, 2001 That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am. About ten minutes later, I got a call from Thomas in Orlando. “Honey, …

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TEXAS: Gun Nuts Test Walmart’s Open Carry “Request”

The New York Times reports: David Amad, a gun rights activist and the vice president of Open Carry Texas, is not especially bothered by Walmart’s recent announcement that it is “respectfully requesting” that customers not openly carry guns into its stores. Mr. Amad said many of his group’s 38,000 members had carried their guns openly into Walmart stores since the …

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Trump Says Peace Talks With Taliban Are Now “Dead”

Axios reports: President Trump told reporters outside the White House on Monday that U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are “dead” after the group claimed responsibility for a bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week that killed an American service member. The big picture: Trump called off a secret meeting at Camp David this weekend as a result of the bombing, …

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Rep. Justin Amash Blasts Trump Over Taliban Invitation

Politico reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) on Sunday denounced President Trump for inviting Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace talks just days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “How about we end the war without inviting the Taliban to dinner on the week of 9/11?” Amash, an Independent who left the GOP earlier this year, said …

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Mike Pompeo Defends Inviting Taliban To Camp David

CNN reports: The secretary of state said Sunday’s now-canceled meeting at Camp David was in the works “for a while” and defended Trump’s decision to invite Taliban leaders on US soil. “It was the case that when the Taliban tried to gain a negotiating advantage by conducting terror attacks inside the country, President Trump made the right decision” to walk …

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Trump Reveals Canceled Meeting With Taliban Leaders

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Saturday night that he had canceled a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the president of Afghanistan and was calling off monthslong negotiations that had appeared to be nearing a peace agreement. “Unbeknownst to almost everyone,” Mr. Trump wrote in a series of tweets, Taliban leaders and the …

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REPORT: Texas AG Ignored Threats To Murder Migrants

Newsweek reports: A report out by the San Antonio Express-News found that a gun owner in Texas had sent more than 100 pages of racist and violent letters to the Texas Attorney General’s office threatening to kill undocumented immigrants over the course of a year and a half, and that nothing was done to stop him or to communicate the …

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FLORIDA: Man Arrested In Walmart Terror Threat Called Himself “White Nationalist And Registered Republican”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: FBI agents waited more than an hour at the Winter Park home of Richard Dean Clayton’s parents before the 26-year-old entered unannounced through the back door. The agents said Clayton, who had threatened to shoot up a Walmart, was “manic” — erratic, paranoid and profane. Clayton was arrested after agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task …

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Gun Lobby To Target Lawmakers With Huge Ad Buy

The Daily Beast reports: The firearms industry’s lobbying group is spending about $250,000 on ads directed at lawmakers as the gun debate intensifies on Capitol Hill, according to an official with the group. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade group that represents the gun industry, has started running ads in Washington, according to an NSSF official. It is …

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Walgreens Joins Other Retailers In Ending Open Carry

The Associated Press reports: Walgreens has changed its policy to prohibit the open carrying of firearms. Walgreens announced a statement Thursday on its website, saying: “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.” On Tuesday, Walmart said it will request that customers no longer …

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NRA Wails Predictably: Walmart Caved To “Anti-Gun Elites” And Will Now Lose To Pro-Freedom Businesses

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: The National Rifle Association called Walmart’s decision to halt their handgun ammunition sales “shameful” in a statement Tuesday afternoon. The NRA’s scathing remarks come the same day the major retail chain announced they will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition and will no longer sell handgun ammunition. “The strongest defense of freedom has always …

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Walmart To Stop Selling Ammo For Assault Rifles And Handguns, Will No Longer Allow Open Carry In Stores

The New York Times reports: In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles. The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about …

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Trump: Latest Mass Shooting Changes Nothing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Sunday that he is still talking to Congress about measures to stem gun violence but that Saturday’s shooting in West Texas that left seven people dead “hasn’t changed anything.” Trump also asserted that stricter background checks wouldn’t have stopped mass shootings over the past several years. “We’re looking at the same things,” Trump told …

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DOJ Seeks Death Penalty For Synagogue Shooter

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: The Justice Department said Monday that it will seek the death penalty for Robert Bowers, accused of killing 11 at Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill and wounding six others last year in the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history. Within days of the Oct. 27 massacre, the U.S. attorney’s office said it had …

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Australia To Block Access To Extremist Websites

From the office of Australian PM Scott Morrison: Websites hosting harmful and extreme content from terrorists will be blocked by the Morrison Government in the latest measure to keep Australians safe online. The Government has accepted the recommendation of the Taskforce to Combat Terrorist and Extreme Violent Material Online to establish a clear and unambiguous content blocking framework for crisis …

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New High School Designed To Thwart Mass Shooters

The Washington Post reports: Engineers in World War I dug through the earth to build serpentine trenches borne from horrifically clear logic. If enemy soldiers ever breached it, the zigzagging pattern would prevent them from shooting in a straight line down the length of the trench — leaving only a relative few exposed to gunfire or shrapnel. That concept has …

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OHIO: Grade Schoolers Asked To Raffle Assault Rifle

Cincinnati’s Fox affiliate reports: A New Richmond mother is fighting for change after she says her 7-year-old daughter was asked to sell raffle tickets for a semi-automatic gun for her cheer squad. This is Nevaeh Chilton’s first year on the Junior Lions Cheer Team. Her mother, Heather Chilton was excited for her 7-year-old daughter to join the squad. Now she’s …

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Cops Thwart Possible Mass Shooting At California Hotel

NBC News reports: A mass shooting may have been prevented when a co-worker reported that a disgruntled employee had threatened to shoot other workers and customers at a California hotel, police said Wednesday. The man, who had several high-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his Los Angeles-area home, was arrested Tuesday, police said. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, who …

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