Mark Glaze, the executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety until earlier this month, told the Wall Street Journal that the policies that they propose enacting wouldn’t stop these attacks:
“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think.
Updated school shooting data is available here.
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Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths at schools over the last 20 years, though there is a difference when one breaks it down separately for K-12 and universities.…
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Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours. While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible. …
Picture of Joseph Wilcox and his family.
UPDATE: The Las Vegas Review Journal has this:
After the shooting, the couple headed toward a nearby Wal-Mart, where Jerad Miller was confronted by Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas. Wilcox was legally carrying a concealed pistol. Wilcox was unaware that Amanda Miller, who was pushing a shopping cart, was involved in the incident and “lying in wait,” the official said.
Here are two of the photos that this killer, Justin Bourque, had on his Facebook page. While CNN mentions his “anti-government, pro-gun” leanings on his Facebook page, this Canadian killer clearly understood the advantage that gun-free zones offered him. Note that while this killer was carrying around his guns around in public, he knew that no civilians would be able to also do so legally (since the 1970s Canada has banned permitted concealed handguns).…
This segment was broadcast on Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 6 to 7 PM.
Some background on the Moncton shootings is available here.
The timeline of the Moncton events is available here.
Some background on the Ian Thompson case is available here.
An excellent commentary at Sun News on mass shootings is available here.…
The newest Fox News piece starts this way:
How can we prevent mass murderers? Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six innocent people this past Friday in California, is causing everyone to ask that question, yet again.
Rodger spent over a year and a half meticulously planning his attack.
His 141-page “manifesto” makes it clear that he feared someone with a gun could stop him before he was able to kill a lot of people.
Radio interviews on May 27th
Larry Elder Show, KABC, May 27, 7:14 to 7:21 PM
Lars Larson Show, May 27, 7:35 to 8:00 PM
The Real Side with Joe Messina, May 27, 6:08 to 6:30 PM
The Marc Bernier Show, May 27, 5:20 to 5:30 PM.
Dr. Gina Loundon Show, May 27, 4:20 to 4:30 PM.…
With all the discussions about mental illness, one has to understand how much care and planning these killers engage in. Here is something from Elliot Rodger’s manifesto that no one seems to understand the importance of:
“The first thing I had to consider was the exact date it will take place.