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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gun slaughters in the morning headlines

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Morning headlines:

* ALABAMA: 17 people shot at a downtown Tuscaloosa bar by a man who opened fire from outside. He's still on the loose, according to this report.

* CANADA: Two dead, 19 wounded, in shootings at a block party in Toronto.

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Speaking of Guns

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    July 28, 2014
    Arkansans will be participating when a national advocacy group testifies in Washington this week for legislation to make it harder for domestic abusers to possess guns. /more/
  • The gun-free campus open line

    June 2, 2014
    The reader comment line is open. It's also time for colleges to vote again to opt out of allowing employees to carry guns on campus. Pulaski Tech again says no to more guns on campus. /more/
  • The gun cult strikes again

    May 29, 2014
    Another week, another disturbed young man, another mass killing spree. It's come to where episodes like Eliot Rodger's murder of four men and two women near the Cal-Santa Barbara campus have become so frequent in America that the crime scene tapes have hardly been removed before people turn them into political symbols. /more/
  • Fort Smith cop quits; allegedly pointed gun at 5-year-old

    May 28, 2014
    A Fort Smith police officer and his wife have been arrested in Oklahoma on charges of child endangerment and intoxication. And he's resigned after a bout of poor gun handling. /more/
  • Corporate American develops backbone; backs down open carry posses

    May 27, 2014
    Mother Jones reports that Sonic and Chili's outlets in Texas refused to knuckle under to intimidation tactics of open carry gun advocates. Growing backlash at the intimidation tactics appears to have backed the gun toters down. /more/
  • The real meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    May 27, 2014
    Joe Nocera in the New York Times, prompted by another killing spree, draws from a new book on the 2nd Amendment to explain how the NRA and politicians have bent the amendment all out of shape of what the founding fathers intended — a tool to guarantee a "well-regulated militia." It was not, he writes, intended to allow an individual right to trump the public good. /more/
  • A killer's story: Empowered by gun

    May 25, 2014
    The Los Angeles Times' coverage of the mass slaying in Southern California includes an extract of a manifesto left behind y suspected killer Elliott Rodger. It's the work of a disturbed young man, though rational enough to plot in detail, forecast his actions in YouTube videos and cause no alarm when law officers checked on him once. /more/
  • Reminder: No guns on Little Rock city property

    May 13, 2014
    A reader sends this photo of a new sign at Little Rock City Hall announcing that concealed weapons are not allowed on premises, except when carried by law officers. This is only a restatement of long-standing law, I'm pretty sure. But the sign is new and I've noticed them elsewhere, such as at the fitness center in War Memorial Park. /more/
  • The shoot-first culture gets a test in Montana

    May 8, 2014
    Arkansas hasn't yet adopted "castle doctrine" or "stand your ground" laws which provide additional protection to armed people who shoot first and ask questions later about the precise nature of threats that prompted a shooting (sometimes after the only other witness is dead,) A case in Montana highlights the issue. /more/
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