Don’t expect this fact to enter the debate. Breaking down Mass Public Shooting data from 1998 though June 2019: Info on weapons used; gun-free zones; racial, age, and gender demographics.
With all the discussion about having another assault weapon ban, only 13% of mass public shootings are done with any type of rifle. Among the other findings, about 9 in 10 of the attacks are in gun-free zones
Because “Assault weapons” are only the first step.
You get lawlessness and the breakdown of order. And no, this isn’t about California. Winnipegger turns to confrontation as police response times grow for property crimes.
About a Canadian who found a man in his backyard. The intruder produced a knife and lunged. In Texas, or Florida, or a dozen other states, that guy would be dead. But Canada is to “civilized” (read that as “domesticated”) to allow its citizens (subjects?) to be armed in their own defense.
The reason that the guy was tired of waiting on police?
Winnipeg police have commented numerous times over the past several months that their resources are being stretched thin.
They are dealing with “The increasing number of bizarre and dangerous incidents due to people believed high on meth.” 911 response time to a property crime is now measured in days. Which means, of course, that property crime is also on the rise.
Now Winnipeg has long way to go before it becomes Baltimore, New Orleans or Chicago, but the trends are clearly going in the wrong direction.
No surprise it isn’t in the mainstream media. Why are Indian American convenience store workers easy targets? Is not owning guns a factor?.
Working in convenience stores is a dangerous thing. Late-night hours. Cash. Few employees and few customers.
Then there is the lack of firearms.
He said that another reason maybe because most Indian Americans don’t keep guns. “Even though I haven’t studied the statistics for that could be that most robbers know that often Indians do not keep guns with them,” Patel said. “Among white or Chinese store owners, it is more likely that you would find them with a gun in their business. Robbers may take advantage of this fact, too.”
That’s not the only reason, of course and the article covers a lot of those other factors. But treating the lack of firearms and training as an issue is something you would never seen in the mainstream press.
I’m shocked that the criminals don’t obey the law. Or maybe I’m not that shocked. Two men arrested after shooting in Wolverhampton which left six-year-old boy injured.
Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom.
Detective Inspector Rod Rose said: “These arrests are a significant step forward in our investigation which continues at pace.
“It’s a shocking incident where someone has opened fire with a shotgun in broad daylight.”
So full disclosure, I’m not sure what controls are in place for shotguns in the UK.
Heh. Gun-Free Zone Sign Prevents Dangerous Armed Robbery – Oh, Wait, No It Didn’t.
So a gun-free zone is robbed at gunpoint. How can that happen?
People enjoying some hot wings the other day in Colorado Springs, CO got a front row seat to proof of the efficaciousness of a virtue-signaling gun-banning sign. Buffalo Wild Wings is a gun-free zone. It says so right on the sign on the front door in big, bold letters: “Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc Bans Guns on These Premises.”
The sign is highly effective 99.9% of the time. Just hope that you’re not there and unarmed for the 0.1% of the time when the place gets robbed, like it did the other day.
One guy had a scary “assault rifle” and he “walked right past the sign that clearly bans guns.”
Do you really think putting up a “No Crime Allowed” sign would stop crime? (Hat tip MaddMedic and Never Yet Melted.)
I thought it was impossible to shoot someone in a campus-near gun-free zone. UNCC on high alert after two violent crimes near campus within 24 hours.
University Crossings sent Channel 9 a statement reading in part, “Firearms are not permitted on the property. We ask that residents notify the police immediately by calling 911 if they see anyone with a firearm.”
So how is it that firearms are not permitted when the place in question is NOT on a college campus? I guess the Constitution doesn’t apply wherever college administrators decree it doesn’t apply. Or something.
And while the advice that the college administrators give is almost sensible, letting law-abiding students protect themselves is of course out-of-the-question, given the gun-hating, constitution-hating, liberty-hating attitudes of colleges.
There is so much wrong with this story, but I keep thinking, imagine if she had been armed. South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, murder of college student activated child locks in car, police say.
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the doors could be opened only from the outside, police in South Carolina revealed.
The sheriff’s statement on the scene, “This was a bad scene.”
I think of what would have been different if she had been armed, with anything. But she was probably a “proper college student” who would never in a million years think she might ever need a gun for something. Or a knife. Or self-defense skills.
Hat tip to The Other McCain, who notes this is “A story feminists are ignoring for some reason.”