On Saturday, July 15th, Justine Damond was shot and killed by Officer Mohamed Noor after responding to a noise complaint made by Damond:
The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be opened fire on her after being startled by a “loud sound” near his patrol car, investigators say.
Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, began blasting at 40-year-old Justine Damond, of Minneapolis, just moments after he and his partner, Matthew Harrity, heard the noise in the alley behind her house, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
One notable difference between this shooting and others that make headlines is the fact that a black man (a Somali migrant, no less) shot and killed a white woman; one could only imagine the public’s reaction would be far different if the “race shoe” was on the other foot.
No matter the circumstances, the prudent thing to do in all instances of shootings is to wait until the facts come out before making any judgments. And in Noor’s case, the facts point towards a bad decision, which was spurred on by poor officer training and relaxed hiring standards that were focused on adding “members of the community” to the police force.
Your Freshman year at college is an exciting and nerve racking time. New classes, people, and living alone can be a major change to any young student.
Those preparing for dorm life will quickly find that many conveniences such as microwaves, toasters, and space heaters are usually prohibited. However, one item that is being increasingly allowed on campuses across the nation is the concealed firearm.
In 2004, Utah was the first state to allow guns on campus. Soon after, many other states began to follow the trend and allowed for weapons on campus. Today 10 states have legal documentation allowing guns on campuses and a recently introduced bill seeks to expand gun laws to another 16 states. While these laws typically only apply to public universities and colleges, a number of private institutions are also getting on board.
Yesterday, police dashcam video with audio of the Philando Castile shooting was released. If you haven’t seen the video, the core segment is summed up succinctly by Breitbart:
The video shows Yanez pulling over Castile for a busted brake light on July 6, 2016. After he asks for Castile’s license and registration, Castile calmly warns Yanez that he has a firearm on his person.
Yanez then gets visibly agitated and tells Castile, “OK, don’t reach for it.”
“I’m not pulling it out,” Castile says.
Yanez, sounding agitated, again says not to pull the gun out and immediately fires eight shots into the car.
If you haven’t seen the video and care to watch it, it has been reproduced below.
After the Congress shooting on Wednesday, Free Market Shooter published an article referring to the weapon being used in the attack as an AR-15 variant which would have been chambered in .223/5.56mm ammunition:
Though it has not been confirmed as of the time of this article’s publication, according to CBS, the shooter appears to have used a rifle “similar to an M4”. However, The Truth About Guns provided a disclaimer when citing the information:
Always remember: mainstream media sources are notoriously bad at getting facts about firearms right, so take the above with a grain of salt.
With that in mind, we can state with reasonable accuracy that the shooter used an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle chambered in .223/5.56mm. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) shared specifics on the shooter’s engagement distance with his victims:
Clearly, I should have paid attention to my own disclaimer, as I was forced to update this article the following day:
Early this morning, James Hodgkinson opened fire on a baseball field with Congressional Republicans playing in a game. Notably, Hodgkinson made sure to confirm that the field was filled with Republicans and not Democrats before he opened fire:
This is not surprising at all, given the shooter’s overt leftward leanings; the mainstream media could even be to blame for radicalizing Hodgkinson to the point of rage in which he felt the need to shoot a field full of Republican Congressmen. As many have already stated, those at the field were fortunate that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was there, as his presence demanded a Capitol Police security detail which likely saved many lives.
In the hysteria of denouncements, finger-pointing, and even celebration, one thing was left unstated; those at the field are beyond fortunate that Hodgkinson had no idea how to accurately and properly fire a rifle. In fact, he appears to be so poor of a shot, he would likely have caused more harm with a car or a truck.
In the early morning hours of June 14 in Alexandria, Virginia, a gunman opened fire at a GOP team practice for an upcoming charity baseball game between Democrats and Republicans. Rep. Steve Scalise, Republican majority whip, was shot at – and hit – in the hip.
However, Scalise is now in stable condition. The suspected gunman is dead after Scalise’s security detail fired back at him. Several eyewitnesses report 50+ shots were fired and only five people hit by the gunman. Senator Rand Paul gave credit to Capitol Police officers on the scene for preventing the shooting from turning into a “massacre”. Plainly, it could’ve been a lot worse. Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop even confirmed the shooter had “several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading“.
Thus, even with the heroic actions of the Capitol Hill officers and the thankful lack of fatalities, left-wingers are still celebrating.
In March of 2017, Free Market Shooter exposed the “Phoenix John Brown Gun Club”, which, according to many observers showed anti-Trump “counter protesters” showing up to a pro-Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona openly carrying what appeared to be fake firearms:
The only reference to firearms training was in their “events” page, which had an event that took place on March 5th, titled “Introduction to Tactical Firearms”. It had 46 guests. There were no upcoming events, and the prior four events had absolutely nothing to do with firearms.
Not much of a “gun club” at all, is it? Would you really be surprised to find out that many of their members didn’t even carry real firearms to an “open carry” demonstration against a Trump rally?
The group has appeared to respond to criticisms of “LARPing” with fake guns by releasing a YouTube video entitled “Phoenix John Brown Gun Club – Range Day”. But this video ends up exposing not only the group’s laughable lack of experience with firearms, it all but confirms the (even more difficult to deny) accusation that their “open carry” demonstration did include several fake firearms.
On Sunday, 60 Minutes opened their program with a segment on a “return” to Newtown, Connecticut four years after the school shooting which took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Scott Pelley, fresh off his embarrassing segment about “fake news” and failure to expose Mike Cernovich, made sure to lead the segment off with pictures of murdered children and their family members continuing to mourn their losses, but hidden in there was one key sentence:
When we returned to Newtown, Connecticut recently, we found families who will never move on but are finding ways to move forward.
And, if you take a look at the way the text of the segment is presented on the 60 Minutes website, you can see in their headers the true way that the families were “moving forward” and in which the segment was heading right from the start – using victims to promote their failing agenda, and peddling lies and obfuscations in the process:
On Monday, Politico published an article claiming that former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg was preparing to spend up to $25 million to fight national concealed reciprocity, via his gun control group “Everytown For Gun Safety”:
Preparing for life with Donald Trump as president and Republican majorities in Congress, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group is threatening to spend more than $25 million in 2018 races.
Everytown for Gun Safety, founded and funded by the billionaire former New York City mayor, is hiring several new top staffers and turning much of its attention to state legislatures, while moving to a defensive posture in Washington as it tries to stop what’s known as “concealed carry reciprocity” from becoming law.
It seems Bloomberg hasn’t learned from his previous failures that one billionaire throwing money at a cause isn’t always a sound financial investment. Despite all that, it seems he is prepared to do the same thing all over again. So, given that Bloomberg clearly intends to just do “MOAR” of the same, with the exception of choosing a target, how will he choose to deploy his funds?
On Saturday Match 25th, a “counter-protest” was organized against a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Conducted by the “Phoenix John Brown Gun Club”, the goal was to disrupt and intimidate the rally. The whole affair was covered by many right-wing websites, including Infowars and The Blaze:
Amid an Arizona “Make America Great Again” march in support of Republican President Donald Trump on Saturday, a heavily armed left-wing group tried to intimidate a liberal reporter into not recording video of their actions.
Reporter Stephen Lemons spotted the group of “about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth,” he wrote in the Phoenix New Times.
Someone on Reddit took a closer look at the protesters and their firearms, and made some curious observations: