Raymond Scott Pert
16 hours ago

A list of mass killings in the United States since January

> So far this year, the nation has witnessed the highest number on record of mass killings and deaths to this point in a single year. According to the database, there have been more than 560 mass killings since 2006, in which at least 2,900 people died and at least 2,000 were injured. #US #gunviolence #massshootings #guns

The casket containing the body of Valentino Alvero arrives at St. Stephen Catholic Church for a burial Mass in Monterey Park, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. A 72-year-old man opened fire on a mostly elderly crowd at a Lunar New Year dance, killing 11 people and wounding nine. The man later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The massacre has been called the deadliest shooting in Los Angeles County history. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
21 hours ago

This is a remake of the Carmine Spur!
#pixelart #guns #worldbuilding #indie

Jason Kautz :smug:
2 days ago

There are still people living in the Wild West; they just mostly aren't #white anymore #poor

#westside #guns

As Joan E. Greve reports, their lust to pin some crime, any crime, on Hunter Biden has placed Republicans in a pickle:

How to push so boldly against any laws restricting gun ownership while also pushing to have Hunter Biden charged for violating gun-control laws?

The circle is not easily squared.

But Republicans have never let a bit of hypocrisy and insincerity stop them before.

#Republicans #guns #GunControl #HunterBiden

Joey deVilla 🪗
3 days ago

Something something armed society something polite society something something thoughts and prayers

#guns #america #florida

Algernon D'Ammassa
3 days ago

The House is sliding toward a shutdown, but is moving a resolution condemning Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for her Sept. 8 emergency health order on guns. One member of the #NewMexico delegation is going to support it while criticizing Republicans on the budget impasse.

#Congress #GabeVasquez #NewMexicoGovernor #Guns #GunControl

Joshua Holland
3 days ago

#Guns make us safer.

"Woman shoots 5 people after being turned away from a Denver bar"

4 days ago

How do I forget about her then?

#oc #originalcharacter #guns #soldiers #arts #art

Joshua Holland
4 days ago

Well armed society is a polite society, right?

"Florida man shoots and kills neighbor trimming trees along property border"
#guns #gopcrimewave

4 days ago

#Guns #Nra #Grooming #GOPCircus

I'll just set this here:

In case anyone was wondering,  this  picture  if a young Kyle Rittehouse is what grooming looks like. 

A young smiling boy holding a very large gun, his finger near the trigger. He's standing outside, in the background is a cement patio and table with chairs.
Raymond Scott Pert
4 days ago

America’s lethal epidemic: The tragic toll of gun violence

> It is a fatal epidemic. In the first eight months of the year alone, there have been 470 mass shootings — Gun Violence Archive describes it as when four or more people are shot, not including the perpetrator — across the United States with more than 25,000 Americans dead this year alone from gun violence.

> It gets worse. 22 children aged 17 and under are shot daily #guns #NRA #gunviolence

The US leads the developed world in gun-related deathsImage Credit: Gulf News
4 days ago

#newsjunkie #race #guns #gunviolence

As of late it has become obvious, if it wasn't before, that more white nationalists are hunting and murdering black people simply because of their color. Maybe it's time for the Black Panthers, heavily armed, as is their right, to make a reappearance -- as they did in the 60's -- to remind those that hunt them, that retribution is possible and deadly. That might change the current socio/political equation.

We're already up to 500 mass shootings and still have 3 months to go! Maybe a new record this year?

By the numbers: Just five years ago, the country had never experienced 500 mass shootings in one year:

- 2018: 335 mass shootings
- 2019: 414 mass shootings
- 2020: 610 mass shootings
- 2021: 689 mass shootings
- 2022: 645 mass shootings

#GunControl #GunLaws #gunviolence #Guns #MassShooting

4 days ago

From my #sketchbook: New OCs!?

Another illustration to get a first feel of how two characters I came up with could look. Read the thread if you want to know the story I have in mind.

Edit: Shame on me I forgot the alt text

#originalCharacter #CharacterDesign #guns

Sketch of two men who point guns at each other. The one on the left is a bit taller and has wavy hair that’s tied into a ponytail. He wears a casual jacket with a hood and jeans. The other one is smaller and has a more child-like face. He has an undercut and his top hair is neatly tied into a bun. He wears a dark suit and a necktie.
Robert M
5 days ago

@w7voa They used to have more places to put these people ...

How The Loss Of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led To A Mental Health Crisis #guns #uspolitics #trump

Chris Lamke
5 days ago

This is very promising. I'd like to see follow-up studies as well as see this rolled out to schools as soon as there's a consensus from the relevant scientists that this works.

#gunsafety #guns #safety

A 1-minute gun safety video helped preteen children be more careful around real guns – new research

6 days ago I don’t like guns, but I love compassion and kindness. Veterans helping veterans…true heroes… #heroes #guns

Master Scorp
6 days ago

Some nice pieces here
#guns #albequerque #newmexico

sollee (e/acc) 🟨⬛
6 days ago

Banning #guns doesn't mean guns no longer exist

It just means law abiding citizens can no longer defend themselves from criminals with guns

#politics #libertarian #law #crime

Oakland Privacy
6 days ago

N.J. city to expand controversial gunshot detection system using $1M grant

...the City Council approved expanding the city’s ShotSpotter system, voting unanimously to accept a $1M grant from the state... to install the technology in areas of the East and North wards. The city began using ShotSpotter in 2011...

#privacy #Shotspotter #Newark #NewJersey #guns #crime #overpolicing

Steve Thompson
6 days ago

"New Mexico governor narrows gun ban to Albuquerque parks and playgrounds" #guns #2A #Albuquerque

"The move comes after a federal judge this week temporarily blocked enforcement of a much broader order issued by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham."

6 days ago

Hunter's Law should be a thing

#Guns #NRA #Republicans #GQP #GOP #MAGA #Duplicity #Law #Congress

Democrats should seize on the Hunter Biden gun charges to pass universal background checks... call it Hunter's Law and then force Republicans to votye against it

NICE! As much as I hate the right every once in a while they do something good. Apparently now states **must** issue permits to carry a handgun to anyone who requests it unless they have an explicit reason not to (like they have a criminal history)... This makes all states "shall issue" states!

This is great, am really excited to see the #2A being expanded!

#USPol #Gun #Guns #Law #GunReform

The Liquid Clear (Bree D)
6 days ago This occurred not far from where I'm at all, the level of fear and delusion around here is very high. May you comfort your fellow repressed humans if you are able.

#guns #fear #security

1 week ago There's a bigger problem than brain damage from contact sports. Mix in guns and crowds and you get the settings for violent and even fatal incidents. It's beyond obvious that it's the guns that are everywhere in modern American society that are the cause. #football #guns

“'Our history and tradition may support some limits on an intoxicated person’s right to carry a weapon, but it does not justify disarming a sober citizen based exclusively on his past drug usage,' the Fifth Circuit ruled back in August."

In short, America — MAGA above all — thinks ANYONE should have a "right" to a gun, regardless of his/her history of addiction or drunkenness.

Own petard, meet hoist.

#Trump #crime #LawandOrder #HunterBiden #InmateP01135809 #guns #GunRights

"One ironic fact: There’s a case out of the conservative Fifth Circuit that has held the law in question here unconstitutional under prior Supreme Court precedent. The statute, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), bars anyone who is an 'unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance' from possessing a gun."

#Trump #crime #LawandOrder #HunterBiden #InmateP01135809 #guns #GunRights

Joshua Holland
1 week ago

Victim was a big-time gun enthusiast, murdered by another irrationally terrified gun enthusiast.

"Man helping deer cross a busy street shot, killed by ‘scared’ driver"

#guns #gopcrimewave

Steve Thompson
1 week ago

‟U.S. school shootings hit another annual record high” #GOP #Thugs #guns #2A

1 week ago

Maybe the way we pass comprehensive gun control is by calling it the Protect America from Hunter Biden Act. #guns

This Hunter Biden indictment proves that all gun owners should be required to take drug tests along with every application. We can't just take their word for it, right #maga ?
#hunterbiden #guns #nra

Mike Reader
1 week ago

He's neither a candidate for office nor a White House staffer.

But federal weapons charges would make anyone else an instant front-runner in any Republican primary.

Hunter Biden indicted on federal firearms charges in long-running probe weeks after plea deal failed

#GOP #Politics #USpolitics #Republicans #Guns

Darnell Clayton :verified:
1 week ago

As expected, a federal judge 👨🏾‍⚖️ struck down the state executive order banning #guns in #NewMexico issued by the Governor.

👉🏾 Federal judge blocks New Mexico health order banning guns

Regardless how one feels about #GunControl, solutions to gun violence need to be addressed by the legislature, not the executive branch (whose job is to enforce the law).

Hopefully this inspires the legislature to take action.

1 week ago

He’ll (#MitchMcConnell) want to know about this, #Romney thinks. He’ll want to protect his colleagues, & himself.

Romney sends his text: “In case you have not heard this, I just got a call from #AngusKing, who said that he had spoken w/a snr ofcl at the #Pentagon who reports that they are seeing very disturbing #SocialMedia traffic regarding the protests planned on the 6th (#Jan6). There are calls to burn down your home, Mitch; to smuggle #guns into #DC, & to #storm the #Capitol.

Tucker Carlson's Nuts
1 week ago

🥥 Now give us the third panel about #guns, it's a killer. 🥥

Universal Hub
1 week ago
Bost in an ice-cream hoodie

Oh wow! #NewMexico Governor suspends right to open carry & conceal carry #guns!

I understand her reasoning, but judges 👨🏾‍⚖️ will overturn this state executive order as it is not a legislative law.

A governor can not enact #GunControl (or even pro gun) rules by themselves—nor should they be able to.

👉🏾 Governor suspends right to carry firearms in public in Albuquerque due to gun violence - ABC News

2 weeks ago

The maker of Tasers has "proposed embedding weaponized drones in school classrooms, armed with surveillance cameras and microphones, to be used to incapacitate active shooters." #drones #schools #guns #surveillance #robots #dystopia

Sam Litzinger
2 weeks ago
Raymond Scott Pert
2 weeks ago

Legal Fight Expected After New Mexico Governor Suspends the Right to Carry Guns in Public

> Legal scholars and advocates say New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public in and around Albuquerque will spur a legal fight but might also move the debate about gun violence #NewMexico #US #Guns #GunViolence

a photo of some open carry gun enthusiasts in the United States showing their guns and how big they are proudly
Warner Crocker
2 weeks ago

I don’t think this has a shot.

New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque

2 weeks ago

Now an #AssaultRifle for #children:

"In January 2022, gun manufacturer WEE1 Tactical revealed the JR-15 rifle, an AR-15 style rifle marketed for children that is smaller and lighter than its adult counterpart."

#Guns #WTF

Universal Hub
2 weeks ago

Convicted drug dealer branched out into Boston-area gun trafficking; paid for the weapons with fentanyl, feds say
#Quincy #Dorchester #Boston #fentanyl #guns

Professional Aquarian
2 weeks ago

Actual topic in the State Bar of Texas two day continuing legal education course on Firearms Law: What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know

Civil Liability for a Mass Murder Event
#law #texas #wtaf #lawyer #guns

Universal Hub
2 weeks ago

Feds say after man robbed somebody of new #Puma sneakers at #DowntownCrossing, he took the #OrangeLine down to JacksonSquare to hold up a phone store at gunpoint
#Boston #crime #JamaicaPlain #guns

Royal Benjamin captured on surveillance images at Downtown Crossin and at Jamaica Plain phone store
Universal Hub
2 weeks ago

DA drops gun charges against #Patriots player; in hindsight, says he shouldn't have been arrested for guns in his luggage at Logan
#Boston #guns #LoganAirport

Universal Hub
2 weeks ago

Four #Boston residents sue police commissioner over delays in their gun-permit applications
#guns #licenses #lawsuits

Universal Hub
2 weeks ago
The Japan Times
2 weeks ago

Child gun deaths in the United States hit a record high of 4,752 in 2021, according to a new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. #worldnews #society #us #guns #massshooting #children

Universal Hub
3 weeks ago

Man who was arrested with a gun at Talbot Avenue mass shooting now also charged with shooting six of the victims
#Dorchester #crime #guns #Boston

"And our newspapers, in the interest of finding common ground with conservatives, seem to be having a bit of trouble saying that the crime was racist. For many of them, it was 'racial,' which means it was racist, but that polite people can disagree politely about it."

#DeSantis #Florida #woke #racism #violence #guns #GunCulture #MediaFail

Philip N Cohen
3 weeks ago

"For all the talk of 'de-escalation' in #police interactions with the public, this simple solution is routinely overlooked. In any potentially violent conflict, the stakes are automatically raised to the level of the deadliest weapon present. #Guns escalate conflict."

Universal Hub
3 weeks ago

Attempted drive-by shooting on Border Street in #EastBoston the night after police arrested three on gun, drug charges there
#ShorePlazaEast #Boston #crime #guns

Al Wirtes
3 weeks ago

Why did you cancel your #NewYorkTimes subscription? Please boost
#trans #guns #politics

3 weeks ago

#Biden administration moved to expand background checks for #guns purchases, a step toward fulfilling a key ask from gun safety groups.

The new rule, submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to the Federal Register, would clarify who qualifies as a firearms dealer, and therefore, who would have to conduct background checks on gun buyers” #GunViolence

As Nina Burleigh reports, gun-crazed Tennessee Republicans (they're also pro-life to a man and woman, by the way) now want to redefine what the state calls a mass shooting. The number of people you have to shoot to have done a mass shooting has been increased to four. And domestic violence mass shootings can't be called that. You can shoot ten members of a family and that won't be a mass shooting.

#guns #violence #Tennessee #MassShooting

"Embodied by the vicious, who themselves are activated by the amoral and the ambitious, our illusions are in full rebellion again, and white supremacy is the barbarian leader of them all."

AmericanExceptionalism #violence #racism #guns #AmericanInnocence #WhiteSupremacy

Charles Pierce on how our illusions — America the good, America the exceptional, America whose history is a tale of goodness, America the color-blind, America the religious and moral — are killing us:

"Our illusions are killing us, one at a time or in great numbers, over and over again. We have armed them again and placed them in new body armor and set them off at war against ourselves."

#AmericanExceptionalism #violence #racism #guns #AmericanInnocence