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by Ann Coulter
There's been another mass shooting by a crazy person, and liberals still refuse to consider institutionalizing the dangerous mentally ill.
The man who shot up the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Aaron Alexis, heard voices speaking to him through the walls. He thought people were following him. He believed microwave ovens were sending vibrations through his body. There are also reports that Alexis believed the Obamacare exchanges were ready to go.
Anyone see any bright red flags of paranoid schizophrenia? (Either that, or Obama's NSA is way better than we thought!)
But Alexis couldn't be institutionalized because the left has officially certified the mentally ill as "victims," and once you're a victim, all that matters is that you not be "stigmatized."
by Chad D. Baus
Once again, our nation has suffered loss at the hands of man who had sought treatment for mental illness, and once again the discussion has quickly focused on "what went wrong?" and "who or what can we blame?"
The usual suspects are certainly being presented.
by Chad D. Baus
WHIO (CBS Dayton) is reporting that Dayton police will not pursue charges against a business owner who shot a man that tried to rob his store last Sunday night.
From the article:
Thomas Mauro, 59, owner of the 3rd Base Drive Thru, 3535 Linden Ave., told police that two white males came into his business and approached the clerk in an attempt to rob the store.
Mauro, who was in the back of the building, saw one of the men display a handgun. That's when he shot one of the robbers in the chest, prompting them both to flee.
Police identified Ian York, 19, as the man that was shot by Mauro. After leaving the business, York ran to the Hasty Tasty Pancake House next door at 3509 Linden Ave., where he collapsed and was found by investigators.
"It was the wrong place to rob," Mauro said. He will not be charged for the shooting, according to officials at the Dayton Police Department.
York was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he remained on Monday.
WSYX ABC6 in Columbus has announced a townhall to be broadcast live on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7-8pm at the OSU Union.
Watch online, Time Warner Ch. 990, Insight Ch. 189, WOW Ch. 141, or over the air Ch. 6.2.
Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson will serve as a panelist. The townhall will be about the bill currently being considered to introduce "stand your ground" to Ohio. They're looking for audience members and we'd like YOU to show up and show your support for this legislation.
The OSU Union is a big space, so we ask that you make every effort to attend. There are plenty of seats available. We know Ohio wants this legislation, so let's show just how important this is to all of us.
BONUS: ABC6 will be giving away two tickets to the OSU-Indiana game at the event ... but you must be present to win.
by Greg Ellifritz
On January 8, 2011 Jared Loughner shot 20 people in the parking lot of an Arizona grocery store. In law enforcement terminology, this type of crime is called an "Active Shooter" or "Active Killer" event. In this kind of incident, one or more shooters are trying to kill as many people as possible. The shooters may or may not be politically motivated. Most of these events last only a few minutes and end up with the shooter(s) dead, often committing suicide shortly after encountering any form of resistance. The most common locations where these events take place are churches, schools, the shooter’s workplace, and public shopping areas.
This isn't a new phenomenon. The readers might remember Charles Whitman and the Texas Tower incident in the 1960s. While active shooting events aren't new, there seems to be an increase in their frequency of late.
In a scathing editorial published August 18, titled, A Flawed Background-Check System, the New York Times takes to task the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the detrimental effect the agency's inability to conduct accurate checks has had on job seekers. The Times notes that "F.B.I. background checks are widely viewed as the gold standards but are in fact woefully flawed, often based on fallible and incomplete data." Of particular concern to the editorial board are inaccurate or incomplete records of those who were arrested, but not convicted, or those who had their cases dismissed or expunged. The Times cites “examples of workers who were either turned away from jobs or fired based on faulty F.B.I. background information,” and contends that the system has caused some to be "unfairly locked out of the job market."
by Greg Ellifritz
I've recently received quite a bit of feedback on carrying and using the .22 as a self defense weapon. I had no idea how many of you rely on the rimfire for a defense round! There are a lot of people packing .22s out there!
I occasionally carry either my S&W 317 or 351 as self defense weapons in low threat situations…usually while working in the yard or garage. They are light, handy, and don't get in the way. I recognize that they aren't the most effective calibers for self defense, but I don't know many criminals who will press the attack after I put eight high velocity .22 bullets in his face in two seconds. I don't really feel undergunned.
With that said, I don't often carry the .22 as my primary defensive piece. I generally pack something a bit more substantial when I'm out in public (usually a Glock 19). I recognize that my situation may be a little different than yours and you might be forced (or prefer) to carry something a little smaller. I'm not the best person to advise you about carrying .22s since I seldom do it myself, but I do want to share some options with my readers.
In recent months, several traditionally anti-gun states, and Colorado, have enacted laws that abuse the rights of the average citizen and offend their corporate citizens. The situation has led to an exodus of gun manufacturers to more friendly climes, with anti-gun states losing the significant tax revenue and jobs these companies provide.
Amongst the companies that have chosen to relocate is Magpul Industries of Erie, Colo., a manufacturer of AR-15 parts, accessories and magazines. Magpul warned the state in February that the company would move if legislation banning standard capacity magazines passed. In March, Gov. Hickenlooper signed a ban, and Magpul set out in search of a new home, possibly in Texas.
by Jeff Knox
Colorado Senate President John Morse and State Senator Angela Giron are both out of a job as of September 10 when vote-counts showed that recall elections against the pair were successful. Morse lost in a close race, while Giron was effectively trounced. The recall effort was initiated by angry GunVoters after the legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a gun control bill which requires almost all private firearm transfers to go through a licensed dealer for background checks, requires gun buyers to pay a fee to the dealer for processing the paperwork, and limits new magazines to no more than 15-rounds.
It’s no news that the NRA supports not only the Second Amendment, but also other parts of the Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment’s protection of the right to express one’s political opinion. That was made that pretty clear in the debate over Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Supreme Court ultimately struck down restrictions on the ability of the NRA and other groups to speak freely during the days and weeks preceding elections.
So, NRA supports the constitutionally protected right of the anti-gun group, Washington Ceasefire, to buy advertisements mounted on the sides of city buses in Seattle, saying “Think twice about having a gun in your home. There is a 22x greater chance of killing a family member or friend versus an intruder.”
Fair is fair, however, so Washington Ceasefire should support our right to point out that their claim is baloney, that the itsy-bitsy Seattle-based “study” that the claim comes from has been discredited more times than we can remember, and that “studies” of its sort are precisely the reason Congress should deny President Obama’s request for $10 million to fund additional such nonsense.