On Friday 12 reported dead as a result of #gunviolence in the divided states.
Twenty-seven years after rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in a Las Vegas intersection, police there make an arrest of a murder suspect. https://www.8newsnow.com/investigators/grand-jury-indicts-duane-keffe-d-davis-for-tupac-shakurs-murder/ #GunViolence #Nevada
Gift access to a narrative nonfiction profile of Josh Koskoff, the lawyer who won a settlement from the maker of the gun used to kill young children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Excellent reporting on the significance of the settlement, with a preview of how Remington reacted to the use of its AR -15. I spoke extensively with the writer, Michael Steinberger. Glad to see the article in full. #gunViolence #2A #LawFedi #legal
“First responders must put themselves between the shooter and the victims as quickly as possible.”
For #Newstodon Friday, we'd like to highlight Correspondent Jason Buch's report on the continued avoidance of a real public hearing on the many questions that still remain about the botched response to the #Uvalde school shooting:
3) Her support for #GunControl was a product of personal experience.
She acknowledged that her political career was fueled by the tragedy of #GunViolence in this profile piece where she tells story of how she became became mayor of #SanFrancisco as a result of the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor #HarveyMilk
Michigan judge to decide whether Oxford High School shooter gets life in prison or chance at parole
by The Associated Press
‘He wanted to kill the innocent.’ Michigan school shooter can be sentenced to life in prison, judge rules
by Gus Burns
14 reported dead yesterday as a result of #gunviolence in the divided states
Who Needs Nonviolence? Everyone.
There have been 25,000 gun deaths in the United States in 2023, over half of those suicides. There have been 131 mass shootings (increasing from 113 in 2022). Almost 39,000 people experienced domestic violence in 2022. Already, 638 peoplehave been shot by police this year, with a disproportionate impact on African Americans. Half a million people have died in the war in Ukraine alone with countless more dying......
Three dead in shooting in Rotterdam. https://www.dutchnews.nl/2023/09/rotterdam-shooting-death-toll-rises-to-three-as-girl-14-dies/ #GunViolence #Netherlands
“Why are you postponing? Why are you stalling this?”
Texas Department of Public Safety is owed a reckoning for their mishandling of the #Uvalde massacre. In our latest investigation, Correspondent Jason Buch explains how they keep putting it off as long as possible ... https://www.texasobserver.org/dps-still-avoiding-a-public-hearing-on-uvalde-massacre/
yesterday 15 reported dead as a result of #gunviolence in the divided states
More proof that fast food is hazardous to your health ...
So in order to stop gun violence, Gov. Newsom slapped an 11% tax on guns and ammo in California. Because, you know, criminals walk into gun shops to buy guns.
Another words, he’s trying to stop gun violence by taxing law abiding citizens.
#Trump Floats the Idea of #Executing #JointChiefs Chairman #Milley. The former #president is inciting #violence against the nation’s top #general. America’s response is #distracted and #numb. By Brian Klaas. This #maniac may dismantle America in 2025. Do not assume he will be sentenced to #jail or #incarcerated. He is a #felon and bought a #glock no #consequences. #gunviolence #Jan6th #insurrection #federalgovernment #despot #democracy #authoritarian #fascist https://archive.ph/X2zjS
on monday 14 reported dead as a result of #gunviolence in the divided states
Off-duty officer shoots Houston neighbor who he thought was breaking in, officials say
> That trooper believed "someone was trying to break into his apartment" on the fifth floor before he "discharged his weapon one time," Assistant #Houston Police Chief Yasar Bashir told reporters outside the apartment building.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/-duty-officer-shoots-houston-neighbor-thought-was-breaking-officials-s-rcna117236 #Texas #GunViolence
Ecuador back to online schooling due to extreme violence
> A practice that expanded worldwide during the #Covid19 lockdowns to avoid physical proximity, online schooling returns to #Ecuador in a move to minimize the dangers of living in the crime-ridden coastal province of Guayas, particularly its capital, Guayaquil, where shootings and murders have become commonplace, it was announced Sunday.
#TransMen #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #NewMexico #GunViolence #GunControl #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #BlackMastodon
This is the kind of bullshit that makes me so mad. It’s treating the symptoms without treating the cause. No one is safe until we deal with access to guns. No other country lives in constant fear of random mass shootings because they’ve all taken reasonable steps to limit access to guns and we haven’t.
There is only one reason we are living like this. Because the people who can fix the problem are being paid not to by businesses protecting their profits.
The Risk of Political Violence Looms Over US Elections
“With more guns and more political polarization and violence, states need strong laws to limit risk,” the new report argues. “In Bruen, the Supreme Court recognized that prohibitions on guns in ‘sensitive places’—and specifically in ‘polling places’—were ‘presumptively lawful.’ Yet today only 12 states and Washington, D.C., prohibit both open and concealed carry of firearms at poll sites.”
Biden noted that he would continue to urge #Congress to take #legislative action on #banning #AssaultWeapons & implementing #UniversalBackgroundChecks. Until then, he said the WH & activists will move forward with or without them.
There have been >500 #MassShootings in 2023, acc/to Gun Violence Archive, & >30k #firearm-related #deaths. #GunViolence deaths among #teens & #children also rose an alarming 50% between 2019 & 2021 to become the leading cause of death for children in the #UnitedStates.
The new office, acc/to #Biden, is one more attempt to answer that call, helping, for example, to “coordinate support for #survivors, families, & communities affected by #GunViolence,” an effort that he said would be similar to #FEMA, the govt’s on-the-ground emergency response team. The office will also seek to ID more executive actions the president can take.
On Saturday 31 reported dead as a result of #gunviolence in the divided states
A man is dead and three others wounded following a shooting at a #DC night club. https://wtop.com/dc/2023/09/1-dead-3-others-hurt-in-dc-club-shooting/ #GunViolence
Gun violence is the ultimate 'superstorm,' President #Biden says as he announces first ever Office of Gun Violence Prevention
The new office of #GunViolence prevention will be led by Vice President #KamalaHarris, a former prosecutor whose experience is perfect for this effort, Biden said. The office's goals include ensuring a bipartisan gun safety law passed last year is fully implemented nationwide along with Biden's executive actions to stop gun violence.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that many in #American don’t really like it care about #Children even many of these #Parents from #GunViolence to #TIKTOK challenges even some American parents have been arrested for child abuse because of #socialmedia post #ChildAbuse #Childendangerment #Children #MandatedReporter #Bullying #Parenting #USA #NEWS https://vocal.media/families/the-american-government-hates-children-you-can-shoot-them-in-schools-and-abuse-them-on-tik-tok-and-social-media
@maskedscheduler Gun control, which would save American lives, is being opposed by "Republicans", not only obstructing justice & humans' survival, but actively & corruptly furthering gun terrorism, perpetrated by Americans against Americans, be they toddlers, adolescents, teenagers, your middle-aged neighbors, retirees and old-aged.
Gun terrorism specific to the United States, where you'll find more guns than human beings, won't stop, if you don't stop it — together!
Time to end the plague of daily gun massacres & "GOP"-approved bloodshed, fueled by greed of corrupt politicians!
#SaveLives #GunTerror #GunEpidemic #GunViolence #GunOverkill #GunControl #GunControlNow #BanTheGOP #BanTheNRA #DomesticGOPTerror #Bribery #Corruption #GOPKills #NRAKills
"Because of all of you here today — all across the country — survivors, families, advocates, especially young people who demand our nation do better to protect all, who protested, organized, voted, and ran for office, and yes, marched for their lives, I'm proud to announce the creation of the first ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention [...] After every mass shooting we hear a simple message: Do something. Please do something."
⚡️ Tragic incident: 14-year-old boy killed, 6 wounded in Maryland mass shooting at a Fourth of July block party. Authorities investigating, no suspects identified. Similar shootings occurred in Washington D.C., Fort Worth, Philadelphia, and Baltimore over the holiday weekend, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries. National concern over the surge in deadly mass shootings persists. #publicsafety #gunviolence https://www.riskmap.com/incidents/1848052/articles/182971333/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
Roaming Charges: Then They Walked
Ismael Lopez and his wife were asleep in their beds on the night of July 23, 2017, when they were awakened by a loud knocking on the door
Two men were standing on the porch with guns.
shot Lopez in the back of the head, killing him instantly. With Lopez’s body lying still on the floor, Durden cuffed him
Maze and Durden were cops with the Southaven, Mississippi police
But they were at the wrong address.
You know there must be evidence coming out of the cops' ears, for a white Oklahoma District judge to be arrested *in Texas* over firing his gun.
It's almost shocking that no one actually died at his hands during the shootings (yes, plural).
I would not be surprised and and when he does kill someone soon, however.
This is the best that Republicans can do re: mass shootings at schools. Fucking disgusting fascist bullshit.
“But we gave them tourniquets and compression dressings!” is the worst possible response to gun violence in schools.
Suspect arrested in ambush slaying of US deputy sheriff in California
#Halliburton equipment worth $7.1m imported into Russia in past year, customs records show
The products were imported from #Turkey, bringing the total value of exports of Halliburton equipment to Russia since the company closed its operations to at least $7,163,317.
Of all the exports to Russia made since last September
"Merchants of Death"
Via Fred Guttenberg:
#Trump said "Democrats are able to kill the baby after birth." Beyond this being a truly dumb lie, here are facts.
My baby was killed after birth because of #GunViolence. Republicans, by blocking gun violence prevention, apparently support killing babies after birth.
'War Is Good for Business,' Declares Executive at London's Global Arms Fair
Military-industrial complex players big and small gathered in London this week, hawking everything from long-range missiles to gold-plated pistols to arms fair attendees—including representatives of horrific human rights violators—as weapon-makers and other merchants of the machinery of death reap record profits.
As I'm reading through the (potentially triggering) statistics in this article, I'm struck by how much is relevant to me and my circle directly, and it's staggering to realize it all at once. #Pandemic #Covid #COVID19 #Trauma #GunViolence #MassShooting #MassShootings #OpioidCrisis #ClimateChange #NaturalDisasters #HurricaneHarvey #USPolitics https://newrepublic.com/article/175311/america-polarized-traumatized-trump-violence
For those who may not know or have forgotten:
Tennessee's Governor Bill Lee started the process of striking down what few gun control measures in the state early this year.
Not 3 weeks after that piece, there was a deadly school shooting in Nashville:
GOPpers still went ahead, because they don't give one fuck about children, dead or alive.
Today (Sen Yarbro is a Dem)
“A federal judge has blocked part of a public health order that suspended the right to carry guns in public across #NewMexico’s largest metro area.
The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Judge David Urias marks a setback for Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as she responds to several recent shootings that took the lives of children, including an 11-year-old boy as he left a minor league baseball game in Albuquerque.” #legsl #GunViolence
"Shootings, with horrific consequences, have become almost commonplace at Texas schools, houses of worship, restaurants, shopping malls, and concerts. This time, Sanchez feared she’d have to explain to Luna that she might not even be safe from gunfire in her own home...
“So when your house is not safe anymore, you’re like, ‘Well, that sucks. I failed.’”
But seriously, in Albuquerque...public health emergency declared because of high level of gun violence.
Even Elon is mentioning it:
"State Reps. John Block (R-Alamogordo) and Stefani Lord (R-Sandia Park) have announced that they are already lining up impeachment articles with legal counsel."
Lawsuits are flying back and forth.
Local rallies/protests, such as:
Southern New Mexico
More local reporting.
In Alamogordo, the Otero county seat:
So as of 23:00 hours on 09/09/23 There has been 494 Mass Shootings in America!!!
BTW it's day 252 of the year. So only 10 Mass Shootings short of 2 per day every day of the year.
In 2016 there were 383 TOTAL Mass Shootings!!!
A difference of 111 Mass Shootings between all 2016 & 09/09/23.
Still have 1/4 of 2023 to go!!!
Governor suspends right to carry firearms in public in Albuquerque due to gun violence Gun violence was also declared a public health emergency in New Mexico.
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 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2023-09-09/legal-fight-expected-after-new-mexico-governor-suspends-the-right-to-carry-guns-in-public #NewMexico #US #Guns #GunViolence
#NewMexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across #Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days in response to a spate of #GunViolence.
The Democratic governor said she expects legal challenges but was compelled to act because of recent shootings, including the death of an 11-year-old boy outside a minor league baseball stadium this week.
New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across #Albuquerque
> The Democratic governor said she expects legal challenges but was compelled to act in response to gun deaths, including the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old boy outside a minor league baseball stadium this week
https://apnews.com/article/albuquerque-guns-governor-concealed-carry-fc5b4b79bf411b8022c3ad58975724d7 #GunViolence #NewMexico
New Mexico Gov. Issues Public Health Order Suspending Carry Of Guns In Albuquerque
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency public health order that suspends the open and permitted concealed carry of firearms in Albuquerque for 30 days in the midst of a spate of gun violence.
The Democratic governor said she is expecting legal challenges but felt compelled to act in response to gun deaths, including the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old boy outside a minor league baseball stadium this week.
The firearms suspension is tied to a threshold for violent crime rates that only the Albuquerque area currently meets. Police are exempt from the temporary ban on carrying firearms.
Lujan Grisham said the restrictions “are going to pose incredible challenges for me as a governor and as a state.”
“I welcome the debate and fight about how to make New Mexicans safer,” she said at a news conference, flanked by leading law enforcement officials, including the district attorney for the Albuquerque area.
"New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days"
“#NewMexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order that suspends the open and permitted concealed carry of firearms in Albuquerque for 30 days in the midst of a spate of #GunViolence.
Dem gov said she is expecting legal challenges but felt compelled to act in response to gun violence, incl the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old boy outside a minor league baseball stadium this week”
"A glassblowing studio, with its hard edges, hot surfaces and industrial feel, might seem an unlikely place for healing. But Project Fire draws on principles of art therapy to help survivors overcome their trauma."
Justin Agrelo for Stranger's Guide: https://strangersguide.com/articles/project-fire/
SWAT on the scene and residents are being asked to stay indoors after a police officer was shot during a traffic stop by gunfire from inside a house in Louisville, #Kentucky. https://www.wave3.com/2023/09/07/lmpd-officer-critical-condition-after-shooting-chickasaw-neighborhood/ #GunViolence
Two women are dead and a teenage girl is in critical condition after a Friday night shooting in Northwest #DC. https://wtop.com/dc/2023/09/2-women-dead-teen-injured-after-shooting-in-northwest-dc/ #GunViolence
Young’s family has seen the video, the family’s lawyer said Friday.”
White man faces trial in US for shooting Black teen who went to wrong house
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
The Daily Tar Heel front page this morning. https://s3.amazonaws.com/snwceomedia/dth/a05ac798-5a0a-468c-b74d-4db0a2a8b559.original.pdf #GunViolence #NorthCarolina
"The US leads the developed world in gun deaths, with about 12 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people, according to data collected from GunPolicy.org. Not coincidentally, the country also has a lot more guns. For every 100 Americans, the US has 120 guns.
There are many extenuating circumstances that lead to gun deaths in the US.
Let’s start with the easy one: guns."
ICYMI in 2022: The Guns of Summer in the #US & #Canada: Whose Rights Count? “Rarely mentioned in the…debates about misuse of guns are the international law obligations…to protect human rights. Everyone – including every child – has the fundamental right to life & security of the person…without discrimination…”
| Catherine Morris, Slaw: Canada’s online legal magazine, July 2022 https://www.slaw.ca/2022/07/22/the-guns-of-summer-in-the-us-and-canada-whose-rights-count/ #GunViolence #MassShooting #HumanRights #RightToLife @cmorris