Researchers found firearm suicides account for approximately half of overall suicide deaths, they said in a report published Thursday, meaning of the nearly 50,000 overall suicide deaths in 2022, about 27,000 of them were gun-related.
The analysis, using data from from 2019 to 2022, also highlighted an increase in firearm suicides."
I think this is the first time I feel rather indifferent to an art piece. I wanted to make some fanart of BattleBit since that has been my go to game for 2023, even with all the ups and downs. When finishing this, it did feel more generic and more 'MERICAN than I was hoping for. I think that's because I did not stick with the blocky forms in comparison to drawing the humanoid OCs (all of these have not been drawn in a long while). I'm happy with how the background came out and even how the repair glow came out. Even if I'm not too fond of this, it's always good practice at the very least.
Hope you like it!
#MastoArt #BattleBit #Fanart #Blackhawk #Repairing #Sunset #Military #Guns #Repair #Chibi #art #art2023 #digitalart #digitalartwork #artwork #CentaurWorks #OC #anime #animestyle #animeartstyle #originalcharacter #clipstudiospaint
When there are more firearms, there are more firearm suicides
More than half of all gun deaths in the United States are suicides - 27,000 in 2022!
The rate of suicides involving guns in the United States has reached the highest level since officials began tracking it more than 50 years ago, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Narcotics detectives & patrol officers, some who called themselves the #GoonSquad, barged into homes in the middle of the night, accusing people inside of dealing drugs. Then they handcuffed or held them at gunpoint & tortured them into confessing"
how was your wednesday? mine sucked, because a man rolled into school with my kids armed with a gun threatening people. this included going door to door trying to “find the principal” in, among other places, my 11yo's classroom. trying to open the locked door. peering through windows.
i am probably never going to get over this. children thought they were going to die. allegedly he was angry that his kid was sent home.
Wired: The CDC's Gun Violence Research Is in Danger https://www.wired.com/story/cdc-gun-violence-research-gop-proposal/ #Tech #wired #TechNews #IT #Technology via @morganeogerbc #Security/NationalSecurity #Security/SecurityNews #Politics/Policy #NationalAffairs #ColdChamber #Security #congress #politics #Policy #Guns #CDC
Gunfire at #HydePark housing development
#Boston #crime #guns https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20231129/gunfire-hyde-park-housing-complex
"Co-founder of Students for Trump charged with assaulting a woman with a firearm..
"Ryan Fournier, 27, is accused of grabbing a woman's arm and 'striking her in the forehead with a firearm'.. He faces two misdemeanor charges: assault on a female and #assault with a deadly weapon.
"The organization grew to over 350 campus chapters and was credited with turning out thousands of young #conservative voters in the 2016 election."
#GOP #Republicans #guns #violence
The National Rifle Association announced today, the posthumous recipient of its prestigious award for artistic merit will be Salvadore Ramos, mass shooter of Robb Elementary School at Uvalde, TX, for his 2022 work, *Blood Smears on Linoleum.*
"We're super excited," said Dana Loesch, of NRA. "His abstract flows, color contrasts, and use of original materials totally convinced us!"
**FAKE STORY/TRUE PHOTO**
14-year-old arrested with loaded gun at #SouthBoston school, police say
#Boston #crime #guns https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20231128/14-year-old-arrested-loaded-gun-south-boston
Idiot Senator John Kennedy puts his big fat foot into his mouth. What a reprehensible soul, an embarrassment to Louisiana. He lacks the intelligence to understand even basic scientific research, or is just a bigoted, opinionated ass that ignores factual information. Not sure which is worse!
Prosecutors on Tuesday sought a life sentence for a 68-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a doctor and attacking other medical workers last year during an 11-hour standoff at his home in Saitama Prefecture. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/28/japan/crime-legal/life-term-sought-doctor-killer/?utm_content=bufferf208a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #crimelegal #saitama #guns #japanesecourts
Much better is to pour arms unrestricted into the population, give them legal cover and political encouragement to take political matters into their own hands with laws like “Stand Your Ground”. That way you wind up creating a political culture of atomized, fear-fueled citizens who think they’re literally at war with each other, and their only way out is to fend for themselves and their family.
#Subnautica was partially inspired by the Sandy Hook shooting and the desire of the creators to make a game that is without #guns. I did fire a few torpedoes but even those didn't do much damage to the larger beasts of the world and I avoided killing any of the leviathans. I enjoyed mostly taking a break from shooting stuff in #games.
Radicalized wingnuts perpetrated two racially motivated mass shootings in the past week and while they obviously made the news, I think at this point the body count has to hit double digits for these kinds of incidents to be major national news stories. It's almost become a dog-bites-man thing. #guns #whitesupremacy #maga
‘Worship of the Holy Framers Offers Us Nothing to Deal With the Problems We Have Today’
CounterSpin interview with Scott Burris on US v. Rahimi
Janine Jackson interviewed Temple Law School's Scott Burris about United States v. Rahimi for the October 17, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.
Another day, another bunch of children and adults brutally murdered by handguns. The conspicuous absence of any ethics or conscience in this country related to #guncontrol cannot continue. #capitalism #ethics #fear #government #guncontrol #gunculture #guns #power #propaganda
Ich glaube nicht, daß diese Richter aus Dummheit so handeln, sondern aus Gier. Ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, daß sie korrupt sind & eine Menge Geld dafür kassieren.
Feige Schreibtischtäter, die sich selbst nicht die Hände schmutzig machen & sich darauf berufen, "doch nur ihren Job zu machen".
Nicht nur dumme Idioten sondern gefährliche Nazis.
Kein nur deutsches oder amerikanisches Phänomen.
Feigheit & Gier & Macht
No more gun on film sets: A modest proposal.
Woman shot in the head in #HydePark
#Boston #crime #guns https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20231124/woman-shot-head-hyde-park
They won’t let it go.
No matter what you saw with your own eyes , a #violent mob attack the nations #capital , pooping on the floors , building #gallows for the veep, many with arms that could not pass security, some in military formations, #guns in Va hotels, pipe bombs , bear spray, improvised weapons, #MAGA and their enablers continue the lie that it wasn’t that bad.
Since 7:30 AM in Freeport, Maine, we've been listening to loud gunfire that often occurs near many of the town's businesses, homes, and walking trails. When I called the police, an officer came to *my* house and said things like, "We've been talking for 10 minutes, and I've heard only a few gunshots." They refuse to stop it.
U.S. state policy contexts and mortality of working-age adults
“Especially strong associations were observed between certain domains and specific causes of death: between the gun safety domain and suicide mortality among men, between the labor domain and alcohol-induced mortality, and between both the economic tax and tobacco tax domains and CVD mortality”
#statesrights ? Nah. One judge is unconcerned.
"...In his opinion, Raschio disputed the defense’s claim that banning large-capacity magazines would help make mass shootings less deadly. He recognized that mass shootings “have a significant impact on the psyche of America when they happen,” but said they “rank very low in frequency.”
“The court finds that 10-round magazine bans are no panacea to prevent a mass shooter,” he wrote. ..."
🤦🏻♀️”Voter-approved #Oregon gun control law violates state constitution, a judge ruled Tuesday, continuing to block it from taking effect and casting fresh doubt over the future of the embattled measure.
The law, one of the toughest in the nation, was among the first #guns restrictions to be passed after a major SCOTUS ruling last year changed the guidance judges are expected to follow when considering 2nd A cases” #legal
So much blood on this guy's hands.
DC mother fears for family's safety after shooting shatters windows in her children's bedrooms
THIS is the result of leaving military weapons unregulated by even the same simple precautions required to drive a car....
NM cops were called to the home of an 82-yo disabled woman who told them her caretaker had guns and threatened to kill her.
"You're a firearms guy?" an officer asked.
"Oh, yeah," Cardana said.
"Nice," the officer said.
"They're loaded. They're ready to go," Cardana said.
The officer said, "I like folks that have guns."
As the officers begin to say their goodbyes, she begs them to stay at the home.
Cops left, and 4 hrs later...
The Washington Post is providing a rare and graphic look at the real devastation caused by AR-15 shootings in the U.S.
Its editors warn: "The photos, videos and personal accounts below are extremely disturbing and may be too upsetting for some people."
And they explain why they are publishing such disturbing content: https://flip.it/ow24kL
As the #NRA fades, a more zealous US pro-gun group rises as a lobbying power
Gun Owners of America, formed in belief NRA was ‘too liberal’, spent $3.3m lobbying against gun control and boasts 2m members #guns
"Border Patrol agent Travis Shrewsbury... noticed upon entering the classroom in #Uvalde that it looked as if somebody had written LOL in blood on the whiteboard. Alexander Cuellar, another Border Patrol agent... remembered “slipping & sliding” when he entered the classroom, trying not to fall because there was so much blood pooled on the floor.
It’s one thing to read this. It’s another to see the puddles of blood."
The full effects of the AR-15’s destructive force are rarely seen in public.
They blast through classroom doors, splinter wooden church pews, mangle human bodies and, in just seconds, shatter the lives of people attending a concert, shopping on a Saturday afternoon, going out with friends and family, working in their offices and worshiping at church and synagogue. They kill first-graders, teenagers, mothers, fathers and grandparents.
Blaming Mass Shootings on Mental Illness Doesn’t Address Either Issue
Rationalizing the horrors of a mass shooting by emphasizing the perpetrator's mental state does little to address the larger issue.
Texas residents can exchange guns for H-E-B gift cards at the city of San Antonio's gun buyback program this weekend.
Four arrested after shot fired inside group home in #Brighton #Boston #crime #guns https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20231115/four-arrested-after-shot-fired-inside-group-home
Desire Armed! A Basic Guide to Armed Resistance and Revolution by N.; D.; S.
"This guide hopes to act as a starting point for anybody who has ever considered armed revolution. The subject matter contained in here is deadly serious."
Gunfire at busy #HydePark intersection
#Boston #crime #guns https://www.universalhub.com/crime/20231111/gunfire-busy-hyde-park-intersection
Panel of three #Trump judges upholding a Texas judge appointed by GW Bush. I’m old enough to remember when right-wingers used to say ‘the Constitution isn’t a suicide pact.’
Fed appeals court ruled Biden admin lacked authority to adopt reg aimed at reining in privately made firearms called “ghost #guns" that are difficult for law enforcement to trace..sided w group of firearm owners, gun rights groups & manufacturers in declaring rule “unlawful.”
The panel, comprised entirely of judges appointed by Trump, largely upheld Texas judge’s ruling against the rule… #legal
*Please, Please, It’s Too Much Winning. We Can’t Take It Any More*
#USPolitics #Politics #Election2023 #BlueWave #AbortionRights #ReproductiveRights #House #RashidaTlaib #Censure #Gaza #SCOTUS #DometicViolence #Guns #NY #NYAG #TrumpOrg #Ivanka #HouseJudiciary #BidenImpeachment #HunterBiden #DavidWeiss #EuclidSpaceTelescope
"This argument is bold, in the same way that Captain Smith’s choice to navigate the Titanic into an iceberg field was bold. The modern concept of protective orders, after all, did not exist at the founding, which makes the absence of laws disarming people subject to protective orders not as dispositive as your average NRA lifetime member would think..." https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2023/11/rahimi-supreme-court-justices-gun-case-spectacle.html
This article is hilarious and spot on
From our magazine: An investigation by the Observer found that many domestic abusers under protective orders get to keep their firearms. Most #Texas counties have no consistent policy to enforce the surrender of #guns owned by abusers. And we can prove that this has been deadly, too.
(CW: Descriptions of #DomesticViolence and murder)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday has a day of reckoning over its own expansive gun rights ruling from last year, as it considers whether a federal law that prohibits alleged domestic abusers from owning firearms is unconstitutional as a result.
NBC News reports: "The case gives the court's 6-3 conservative majority a chance to consider the broad ramifications of the 2022 decision."
Top story: Between 2015 and 2021, at least 55 people were killed by those who'd been under protective orders. At least 60% were shot.
Our investigation shows that, far too often, violent abusers in #Texas are allowed to keep their #guns, in violation of the law ... https://www.texasobserver.org/protective-orders-domestic-abusers-guns/
From our magazine: Fewer than 10 of 254 counties in #Texas have standard protocols forcing subjects of a protective order to hand over firearms as required by #law. These gaps in enforcement lead to murder and terror, according to our investigation of the numbers.
Another look at the shocking realities of #guns and domestic violence from Staff Writer Michelle Pitcher ... https://www.texasobserver.org/protective-orders-domestic-abusers-guns/
(CW: Explicit descriptions of domestic violence & death)