JUST IN: Four People Dead After Mass Stabbing Spree In California, More Injured — Developing…

H/T APNews.

We need extended background checks for knife purchases and a total ban on assault knives.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was “full of anger” went on a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California, killing four people and wounding two others, authorities said Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana, southeast of Los Angeles, and dropped a knife along with a handgun that he had taken from a guard, police said.

The violence appeared to be random and the only known motives seem to be “robbery, hate, homicide,” Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said at a news conference.

“We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight,” he said.

The suspect and all the victims were Hispanic, he added.

The attacks on more than a half-dozen places took place over about two hours in Garden Grove and neighboring Santa Ana.

The two people who were injured were listed in stable condition late Wednesday night and were expected to survive, Whitney said.

Detectives were interviewing the man and also expected to be at the various crime scenes through the night in order to collect evidence for a court case, Whitney said. Surveillance cameras caught some of the carnage.

“We have video showing him attacking these people and conducting these murders,” he said.

Whitney said the man lived in a Garden Grove apartment building where he stabbed two men during some kind of confrontation. One man died inside an apartment and another was found wounded on the balcony and died at a hospital.

Whitney said a bakery also was robbed.

The owner, who asked not to be identified, told KCAL-TV that she was charging her cellphone at about 4 p.m. when the man drove up and apparently mistook her for a customer.

“He went directly to the register and tried to open the register … he showed me a gun,” she said. He took all the money and fled.

“I think I was very lucky because he thought I was a customer, not the owner,” she said.

The man also robbed an insurance business, where a 54-year-old employee was stabbed several times and was expected to survive.

He was armed with “some sort of machete knives” when he confronted the woman, Whitney said.

The woman “was very brave,” Whitney said. “She fought as best she could.”

An alarm company saw the robbery on a live television feed and called police.

“They could see that the female victim was on the ground with blood and multiple injuries,” Whitney said.

The man fled with cash and also robbed a check-cashing business next door, the lieutenant said.

Shortly after 6 p.m., the attacker drove up to a Chevron station, where he attacked a man pumping gas “for no reason,” Whitney said. “There was no robbery.”

The man was stabbed in the back and “his nose was nearly severed off his face,” the lieutenant said. Bystanders rushed to help the man, he said.

Undercover detectives tracked the suspect’s silver Mercedes to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store in Santa Ana and within a minute of their arrival the man came out of the store, carrying a large knife and a gun that he had cut from the belt of a security guard after stabbing him, Whitney said.

The man had followed the guard into the store and stabbed him several times during a confrontation, Whitney said.

Police ordered the man to drop his weapons and he complied and was arrested.

Police then learned that a male employee of a nearby Subway restaurant also had been fatally stabbed during a robbery, Whitney said.

The brutal and puzzling attack came just days after a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left 31 people dead and stunned the nation. The shooter in El Paso, Texas, apparently posted an anti-immigrant screed before killing 22 people at a Walmart on Saturday. Less than a day later, a man opened fire on a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district, killing nine people before police shot him dead.

Was Trump Right About Baltimore?

H/T Town Hall.

President Trump is 100% correct about Baltimore.

Baltimore is the eighth-most rat-infested city in America.

Here’s what President Donald Trump tweeted about Baltimore’s congressman and his city: “Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is far worse and more dangerous. His district is considered the worst in the USA.”

“As proven last week during a congressional tour, the border is clean, efficient and well run, just very crowded,” Trump added. Cumming’s “district is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.”

President Donald Trump’s claims suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore-area district is “considered the worst run and most dangerous” has been called racist. But whether Trump’s claims have any merit is an empirical matter settled by appealing to facts. Let’s look at a few.

In 2018, Baltimore was rated one of the “Rattiest Cities” in the nation by pest control company Orkin. According to Patch Media, although there has been progress in the last few years, Baltimore ranks ninth in rat infestation, down from its sixth position two years ago on Orkin’s list.

What about safety? In 2017, St. Louis had the nation’s highest murder rate, at 66.1 homicides per 100,000 residents. Baltimore came in second, with 55.8 murders per 100,000 people. The unpleasant fact is that predominantly black and Democratic-run cities have the worst records of public safety. The Trace, an independent nonprofit news organization, using 2017 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, listed the 20 major U.S. cities with the highest homicide rates. After St. Louis and Baltimore, Detroit was third, with 39.8 murders per 100,000 people. Other cities with high murder rates included New Orleans; Kansas City, Missouri; Cleveland; Memphis, Tennessee; and Newark, New Jersey. With 24.1 murders per 100,000 residents, Chicago ranked ninth in the nation, followed by Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Washington, D.C., was 17th.

What about education in Baltimore? In 2016, in 13 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, not a single student scored proficient on the state’s mathematics exam. In six other high schools, only 1% tested proficient in math. In raw numbers, 3,804 Baltimore students took the state’s math test and 14 tested proficient. Citywide, only 15% of Baltimore students passed the state’s English test. Money is not the problem. Of the nation’s 100 largest school systems, Baltimore schools rank third in spending per pupil.

Baltimore’s black students receive diplomas that attest that they can function at a 12th-grade level when in fact they may not be able to do so at a sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grade level. These students and their families have little reason to suspect that their diplomas are fraudulent. Thus, if they cannot pass a civil service exam, they will accuse the exam of being racist. When they get poor grades in college and flunk out, they will attribute their plight to racism. The information that these black students have is that they, just as white students, have a high school diploma and the only explanation they see for unequal outcomes is racism. The same story of poor education outcomes can be told about most cities with large black populations

The problems that black people confront are immune to who is the president of the United States. Those problems were not ameliorated when Barack Obama was president. Those problems are not going to be ameliorated by Trump’s presidency, though the black unemployment rate is considerably lower. The lesson for black people is that politicians and government handouts are not solutions. If they were, at a public expenditure that tops $22 trillion over the past half-century, black people would not be confronted with today’s problems.

Liberals Take Note-The US Is NOT Leader In Mass Shootings

H/T The Lid.

The anti-gun crowd will never accept these fats about mass shootings.

Facts can be a strange thing, especially to liberals who tend to ignore facts. After a weekend of mass shootings, liberals like Kamala Harris are screaming for the government to “DO SOMETHING.” They all like to claim that the United States is the only place where this kind of thing occurs, so we need more gun control.  Other comments include “We’re the only country in the world with this problem,” said Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)  said, “We stand alone in the amount of gun violence. It is an epidemic in this country.” They are all wrong.

The US is not at the top of the list, in fact, it ranks near the bottom of a list of countries that have mass shootings. Obviously, any number of mass shootings higher than zero is too much, but so is exaggerating the facts to the American public.

When all countries are taken into consideration, the US comes in 66th per research by Jon Lott, but that only looks at shootings through 2015, There is more recent data that takes into account the U.S. vs. European countries alone.  The data published World Population Review shows the United States ranking 12th. For a highly populated country, we have a pretty low rate of mass shootings.

Mass shootings by population in 2019 for U.S. and European countries is on this graph (I would stay away from Norway):

The World Population Review states:

There is a common misconception that the United States is one of the top few countries, if not the top country, that have the highest mass shooting rates. But the truth of the matter is that the United States is actually number sixty-six on the list of countries in terms of mass shooting rates.

That finding rings true when all countries around the world are taken into consideration. Looking at the United States alongside all the countries in Europe alone, the United States has the twelfth highest mass shooting rate. A few of the European countries with a higher mass shooting rate than the United States include Russia, Norway, France, Switzerland and Finland.

It certainly seems that the United States has the highest mass shootings rate of all the land, but this has been proven untrue. In recent years, the Crime Prevention Research Center released information regarding the annual death rates as a result of mass shootings around the world.

Tragedies such as the shootings in El Paso and Dayton only add fuel to the liberal emotional reactions against guns. Some Democrats are already using the tragedies to get campaign funds. Kamala Harris, in specific, is using the deaths and brokenness of others in a disgusting attempt to get campaign money. Oh, and remember, she plans to give Congress 100 days to pass gun legislation, or she’ll do an Executive Order and take them (USA Today). Remember that, America. And remember the US NOT highest in mass shootings.

Bret Scher who write for the Washingon Free Beacon asked a fascinating question about Kamala harris and gun violence.

Brent Scher

@BrentScher

What’s worse, offering thoughts and prayers after a tragedy, or fundraising off it?

Just now in my inbox from @KamalaHarris

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Brent Scher

@BrentScher

Have a lot of people telling me I’m wrong because money is going to gun control groups, through her ActBlue page.

This is still fundraising. And it’s through her campaign, so it has organization benefits.

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Kamala doesn’t care about gun violence or the truth, she will say anything to get votes, similar to most of the Democrats we hear spewing falsehoods this week.

 

NO JOKE: Disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok Now Suing the Government for Violating His Rights

H/T Flag And Cross.

Sadly he will bet a DemocRat appointed judge and win his lawsuit.

Is this guy for real!?

No need to dilly dally.

Let’s just get right into it…

From Politico:

Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who opened the bureau’s Russia probe in 2016 and later became a symbol of alleged “deep state” animus for Donald Trump, is suing the government over his firing.

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Strzok excoriates the Justice Department and FBI for their handling of his dismissal over a trove of text messages he wrote to a colleague that were critical of Trump. Strzok accuses the president of inappropriately bullying law enforcement officials deciding his fate, raises questions about why his texts were leaked to the media and lambastes the administration for only defending its employees’ free speech rights when they are praising Trump.

Specifically, Strzok’s lawsuit accuses the agencies of violating his First and Fifth Amendment rights by firing him over the texts and then depriving him of due process to challenge his expulsion. And, Strzok argues, DOJ’s decision to give the incendiary messages to reporters before handing them to Congress — generating blaring headlines — was “deliberate and unlawful,” a violation of the Privacy Act.

Daily Show host Trevor Noah decided Strzok needed to have a verbal spanking for the obscene amount of money he’s raised through his GoFundMe page, especially since there are folks on there trying to raise money to pay for cancer treatments and other important needs.

Yes, for once, a host of the Daily Show actually said something we can all agree with.

See? It is possible to find common ground, even if we are on polar opposites of the political spectrum.

The Comedy Central host played a news segment that reported on Strzok setting up the GoFundMe Page to collect money for his legal bills and then increasing the amount of money that he needed to raise on the page from $150,000 to $350,000 to $500,000.

Noah noted, “Okay, first off, this is some bullsh*t we have to address about GoFundMes in general. How do people say, ‘this is the amount I need,’ and then change the amount when they get it. That’s not a thing.

He added, “Because seriously, half a million dollars on a GoFundMe just for hating Donald Trump. There are cancer patients on that site that are like, ‘Hey! We hate him too, can you help me pay for my treatment?’

WATCH:

The left, despite their claims to loathe capitalism with the intensity of a thousand burning suns, have continually found new and creative ways to take their hatred for Trump and transform it into a lucrative career move that has lined their pockets with stacks of fat cash.

What’s really sad is how many people actually gave to Strzok’s page, actually believing that supporting this guy financially was a good use of the resources they’ve graciously been given by God. So strong is their hatred for Trump that they’ll give this total stranger money, but good people in desperate need of treatment for life threatening illnesses are left high and dry.

It just isn’t right.

More CNN Fake News: Falsely Claims Trump Ended Rule Preventing Mentally Ill from Getting Gun

H/T Godfather Politics.

Spartacus Booker(Delusional-NJ)is seeing his chance to get the 2020 DemocRat nomination fading and will resort to outrageous lies to get more recognition.

With the double mass shooting stories in the news, CNN warmed up its fake news machine to smear President Donald Trump, this time falsely claiming that Trump ended a rule that prevents the mentally ill from getting guns.

The fake news claim was made by CNN anchors Poppy Harlow and John Avlon, who insisted Trump “eliminated a proposed Obama-era regulation that would keep firearms out of the hands of the ‘mentally ill.’”

This is a very, very loose interpretation of what Trump actually did. And what he did not do was to end gun restrictions for the “mentally ill.”

What the president actually did was to repeal an Obama-era regulation called the Social Security Gun Ban. This rule threatened Social Security recipients with forfeiture of their Second Amendment rights if the administration discovered that they needed third party help with their finances. The idea here is that writers of the rule assumed that if you were having trouble with your finances, then you must be a dangerous, senile, old coot.

This is a pretty absurd conclusion to assume of someone who is losing track of their finances!!

The Obama rule also had no due process included in it. Meaning that all it took was some paper-pushing government slob to claim someone should summarily have their Constitutional rights eliminated and the cops would jump right to it.

That is a very dangerous idea.

Many Republicans felt that the summary elimination of an American’s rights like that just because they were on Social Security was a dangerous precedent to set, not to mention entirely un-American.

So, Trump and the then Republican-controlled House and Senate worked to repeal the Obama-era rule because it put Social Security recipients at risk of losing the Constitutional rights just because they needed a bit of help with their finances

Trump signed the repeal of the ban on February 28, 2017. Naturally, the media automatically claimed that Trump was trying to make it easier for the mentally deranged to get guns.

The DC Examiner’s Jay Caruso noticed CNN’s lie today:

Jay Caruso

@JayCaruso

My God, @PoppyHarlowCNN just repeated the lie that the Trump administration “rolled back” Obama administration rules that kept guns out of the hands of the “mentally ill.” This is such poor journalism on her part. The regulation had nothing to do with “mental illness” and

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Demagogic Clown: AOC Declares Trump ‘Directly Responsible’ for El Paso Mass Shooting

H/T Town Hall.

This vapid half-witted twit believes all of this carp she is spouting.

Let’s begin with a reminder that my position on partisan blame after horrific acts of violence has been quite clear and consistent.  I believe it’s almost always grossly unfair, and a cheap political smear, to pin mass murder on mainstream ideological opponents, even by implication.  Leave it to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make the least fair point in the dumbest and ugliest way possible.  Take it away, lady:

The Hill

@thehill

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump’s immigration rhetoric is “directly responsible” for El Paso mass shooting http://hill.cm/Era56HS 

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late Monday said that President Trump‘s divisive rhetoric on immigration was “directly responsible” for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left at least 22 people dead. The freshman New York congresswoman made the comments while speaking at a vigil in Brooklyn for the victims of the shooting in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, according to the New York Daily News. “I’m tired of the questioning if the president is racist. He is,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd of about 500 people, the newspaper noted.

The only person “directly responsible” for the Texas massacre is the right-wing, immigrant-hating white supremacist terrorist and doomsday environmentalist who perpetrated it.  Period.  And while I’ve been a frequent critic of President Trump’s language on any number of issues — and while it’s true that the killer’s manifesto mirrored some of Trump’s words and phrases (“invasion” and “fake news”) — it’s a very dangerous and dishonest game indeed to claim that heated political rhetoric is even partially responsible for acts of extreme violence.  On that score, let’s apply AOC’s ‘direct responsibility’ rubric to another recent event:

The 69-year-old armed man killed by Washington state police as he attacked a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center Saturday sent a manifesto to friends the day before the assault in which he wrote “I am Antifa,” and was being lionized by members of the leftwing group as a “martyr.”…[Name redacted] was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices when he launched his assault on the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to the Tacoma Police Department. Employees reported he was throwing ‘incendiary devices’ and setting vehicles on fire and the first officers on the scene said he was wearing a sachet and carrying flares. [The assailant] was trying to ignite a propane tank when he was confronted by the officers, who opened fire. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said he died of multiple gunshot wounds…Several friends of [his] said they received a manifesto from him Friday calling the facility “an abomination” and asking “those burdened with the wreckage from my actions” to “make the best use of that burden.”

Who or what may have inspired this unhinged zealot?

KIRO-7’s report included a link to the manifesto, where the attacker used the term “concentration camps” four times and referred to them as being “corporate for profit.” Ocasio-Cortez injected the rhetoric into the national political discussion last month after she made the dubious claim during an Instagram live video.

The bomber repeatedly cited AOC’s dreadful and widely-rebuked “concentration camps” formulation in his manifesto. Based on her own standard, which I reject, she is “directly responsible” for a violent armed attack. Will she accept blame? Will she turn herself in to authorities?  Lock her up.  Meanwhile, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren effectively blamed Fox News for the horror in El Paso:

Elizabeth Warren

@ewarren

We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists. https://twitter.com/Leahgreenb/status/1158047354852925441 

Leah Greenberg

@Leahgreenb

Let’s all be really clear on this:

The shooting in El Paso was a terrorist attack targeting Latinx people. It was spurred by the same white nationalist ideology that is promoted by the President of the United States and mainstreamed by Fox News.

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Setting aside a different network’s recent decision to give a megaphone to a bona fide white nationalist, Warren is in an uniquely bad position to be flinging mud at others on this front this week.  That’s because one of her own supporters shot nine people dead, and wounded dozens more early Sunday morning in Ohio.  I do not blame Warren (or any other leftists or socialists, whom the killer praised on social media) for his actions. We still do not know his motive, and it’s entirely possible that there was no political angle whatsoever to the that killing spree.  Some media figures are making this argument, as it congeals into a talking point:

Brandy Zadrozny

@BrandyZadrozny

Everyone has personal politics. Not all mass shootings are politically motivated. (Most are domestic violence.) It’s beyond irresponsible to use the Dayton shooter’s lefty Twitter to assign a political motive. The far right would like to equate Dayton to El Paso. Don’t let them.

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Tim Carney@TPCarney

Was the Dayton shooter *not* a Leftist?

Sam Stein

@samstein

Is there evidence that you’ve discovered that his shooting was politically motivated. If so, please show me it. Because while these details are interesting there is simply nothing to suggest that this on par with the El Paso shooting. And that’s precisely what she’s doing.

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Free Beacon

@FreeBeacon

NBC Reporter Dismisses Host Bringing Up Dayton Shooter’s Pro-Warren Tweethttps://freebeacon.com/politics/nbc-reporter-dismisses-host-bringing-up-dayton-shooters-pro-warren-tweet/ 

NBC Reporter Dismisses Host Bringing Up Dayton Shooter’s Pro-Warren Tweet

NBC reporter Ben Collins claimed the Dayton, Ohio shooter was “more neutral” with his political tweets, despite the shooter supporting Sen. Warren.

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The last reporter quoted — who falsely pretended that the Dayton shooter’s were more “neutral” than they plainly were — had in fact been retweeted by the killer several times.  He was likely totally unaware of this fact, but it’s a bad look when he’s basically spinning the guy’s views on national television.  In any case, I happen to agree that there’s a very important distinction between explicitly politically-motivated violence, and violence committed by someone who also happened to be a member of a political tribe.  The trouble with this point is that no such careful distinction would be made by most of the media, and virtually all of the Left, if the murderer happened to be an identifiable Trump fan or right-winger, regardless of any evidence regarding motive.

This is not a hypothetical proposition.  After former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot and seriously wounded in a mass murder attack, the aforementioned forces aligned to create a deafening roar over right-wing rhetoric, Sarah Palin’s “target” map, and conservatives’ anger.  Politicians and media figures were blamed for ginning up a “climate of hate,” to the point that many in Congress switched to bipartisan seating for the State of the Union address, to signal civility and comity. It turned out that the shooter was a mentally ill young man obsessed with Giffords, with no political motive, and no ideological footprint at all.  Yet none of that stopped the Democrat-media-popular culture complex from blame-storming ferociously for weeks, uninterested in the actual facts.  The Narrative was too valuable, especially as it presented an occasion to bludgeon and silence opponents.

If Elizabeth Warren were a conservative, the usual suspects would be speculating about which elements of her platform and rhetoric helped fuel the Dayton shooter’s anger.   Given her often harsh and borderline-apocalyptic tone, she’d be accused of “fanning the flames” of hatred and paranoia.  And his beliefs, had they been right-wing, would’ve been evidence enough.  Instead, Warren is shamelessly playing the slanderous blame game (alongside other supposedly respectable lefties) on the El Paso bloodshed, confident that her own rules won’t be widely applied to her, vis-a-vis the monstrous acts of her own partisan supporter.  The double standards are so glaring, they’re undeniable — except among those who vigorously enforce and defend them.  Relatedly, may I remind you that after a hardcore leftist attempted to assassinate a baseball field full of GOP lawmakers, in the midst of Democrats screaming that a healthcare proposal would “kill” thousands of people, there was no ‘national conversation’ about progressive rhetorical excesses.  The media lost interest in the story mighty fast, too.  I’ll leave you with this, which I will likely be scolded for even noting:

Guy Benson

@guypbenson

CNN: Dayton shooter was pro-Antifa

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Only certain information is relevant and important, after all, and facts unhelpful to the Real Narrative are either buried or attacked.  By the way, there is some evidence that the Dayton killings may well have been ideologically-inspired (as a twisted and irrational act of vengeance), at least in part.

Pete Buttigieg Releases Plan, to Ban Semi-Automatic Rifles and Magazines over Ten Rounds

H/T Breitbart.

First off Mayor Pete needs to clean up South Bend, Indiana before speaking out about anything.

Second, your half baked gun control ideas will not prevent one mass shooting.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg released a detailed plan Tuesday for more gun control in the wake of the weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.

The mayor called for a new ban on semi-automatic “assault weapon” rifles and a ban on any ammunition magazines over ten rounds.

“As a veteran, I know that military-grade weapons have no place in our neighborhoods,” he wrote in a policy proposal released online.

The South Bend mayor also called for a nationwide gun licensing system for Americans.

“Comprehensive background checks can be made more effective by also requiring the gun buyer to be licensed — similar to what we require of car owners nationwide,” he wrote.

Buttigieg included a series of proposals to close background check “loopholes” mandating every transfer of a firearm, even between private citizens, with a background check.

He also called for the end of the Senate filibuster “as we know it,” blaming the 60 vote threshold for blocking key gun control legislation proposed when Democrats in power.

“It’s a pretty basic idea: if the vast majority of Americans support a policy, it shouldn’t require more than a simple majority in the Senate,” he wrote.

Buttigieg called for a billion in funding to combat white nationalism and track domestic terrorism and threats posed by white nationalists.

He also called for government coordination with social media and internet companies to limit the reach of “far-right extremism.”

Buttigieg did not mention any mental health proposals in his plan to reduce gun violence

Finally, Buttigieg used his experience as a veteran to argue for more gun control laws.

“Enough,” he wrote. “Weapons like the one I carried in Afghanistan have no place on our streets or in our schools — least of all in the hands of white nationalists.”

Police Invade New Jersey Veteran’s Home, Try to Confiscate Guns Without a Warrant

H/T GunPowder Magazine.

This is why Red Flag Laws are wrong and dangerous.

Two boys discussing what to do in a school shooting situation resulted in police invading one of the boy’s homes to confiscate his father’s guns, various sources report.

“[Leonard Cottrell, Jr.], 40, said he was working at Wawa on June 14 when he got a call from his wife around 9:30 p.m. that two police officers from the New Jersey State Police’s Hamilton station were at the doorstep of his Millstone home,” nj.com reported.

“The troopers, who patrol this sprawling Monmouth County township, were there, he said, because his 13-year-old son had made a comment at school about the Millstone Middle School’s security, and the officers wanted to confiscate Cottrell’s firearms as part of an investigation.”

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” said Cottrell, who was deployed to Iraq three times.

“[Cottrell] said his wife allowed the officers to enter the home, and with her permission, they searched his son’s room — but they did not find any weapons, he said,” reported nj.com. “The officers, he said, didn’t have a warrant but still wanted to take his guns. Cottrell wouldn’t let them.”

New Jersey State Police said troopers took action as part of “a possible school threat,” but “determined that Mr. Cottrell’s weapons did not need to be seized.”
Cottrell agreed to keep his guns outside of his house until police finished their investigation; his son was forbidden from returning to school.

“It is outrageous and unacceptable that a student’s concern for lax security at his school could result in an attempt to confiscate his parents’ own firearms,” said Scott L. Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs and a member of the NRA board of directors.

“In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often don’t know their rights,” Bach said. “‎In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are outrageous. A student expressing concern over lack of security is not a reason to send police to the student’s home — but it might be a reason to send police to the school to keep students and teachers safe.”

Bach says police use “intimidation tactics to bully citizens into voluntarily surrendering their firearms under the confusion and fear of an unexpected visit from law enforcement.” Gun owners, Bach says, “should always call counsel before consenting to a seizure of firearms.”

“The terrible violation of Second Amendment rights this American hero has had to endure at the hands of law enforcement officers, whose job it is to keep us safe, not take away our ability to defend ourselves, is a disgrace and should serve as a wake-up call for all citizens of what will happen in every house across this country if we do not resolve to stand firm in fighting gun control,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.

DNC Fundraises Off Deadly Shootings

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

The DNC is a bunch of ghouls that get their jollies dancing on the graves of victims of mass murders.

‘Chip in to stand with Democrats fighting to end gun violence’

Former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords sent a fundraising email on behalf of the Democratic National Committee on Monday afternoon, asking supporters to respond to the pair of deadly weekend shootings by making political contributions.

The emailed fundraising plea, sent from a DNC email with Giffords’s name, asks recipients to show “courage” by splitting a contribution between the DNC and Giffords PAC, a gun control group that spent nearly $18 million on elections last cycle.

“I am asking you to have the courage to act today,” the email reads. “Split a $10 donation between my organization dedicated to ending gun violence, Giffords PAC, and the Democratic National Committee today.”

“Together, we have the power to prevent gun violence and save lives,” it says.

The email’s donation link directs to the ActBlue fundraising page paid for by the DNC. Contributions are automatically split evenly between the DNC and Giffords PAC.

“Chip in to stand with Democrats fighting to end gun violence,” the fundraising page says.

The DNC isn’t the first group to solicit contributions in the wake of shootings Saturday in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which together killed at least 31 as of Monday afternoon.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) sent a fundraising email on Sunday asking her supporters to contribute to Giffords PAC, as well as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, two political advocacy groups.

Her campaign has defended the fundraising email, saying the three groups it is raising money for are “gun violence prevention organizations.”

Giffords’s husband, Mark Kelly, is currently the favorite to win the Democratic nomination for Senate in Arizona.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Monday sent a fundraising email urging donations to Democratic Senate campaigns.

“If we’re going to address the gun violence epidemic in our country, we need to take back the Senate in 2020,” she wrote in a message to supporters of her presidential campaign. “I’ll fight my heart out to make sure Democrats win up and down the ballot in 2020—but if we’re going to beat Republicans and the gun lobby, it’s going to take a grassroots movement.”

The DNC did not respond to a request for comment on its joint fundraising effort with Giffords PAC.

MEDIA BLACKOUT: CHICAGO HOSPITAL STOPPED ACCEPTING PATIENTS DUE TO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS THAT LEFTOVER 50 DEAD OR INJURE

H/T Godfather Politics.

The drive-by media ignored this story because it did not fit their templates of white supremacist shooting up minorities.

The shooters were all black and so were the victims.

Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, so this story doesn’t quite fit the agenda of the mainstream media…

…at least not like the two other shootings that were covered non-stop.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that 7 people were killed and 46 wounded in weekend shootings.

24 were shot in less than 4 hours on Sunday morning, in fact.

How bad did it get?

Mt. Sinai Hospital had to stop accepting new patients.

Can you believe that?

Here’s more from CST:

A weekend of gun violence in Chicago left at least seven people dead and 46 others wounded.

The weekend began Friday evening as a 5-year-old boy was wounded by someone shooting out of the window of an Englewood home. Chicago police said the shooter was targeting someone he had just stabbed, but missed and struck the boy in the thigh.

Early Sunday, a single shooting at a block party wounded eight people — one of them fatally. Police shared audio of the gunfire that captured nearly a minute of nonstop shooting.

Shootings reached a peak Sunday morning, when 17 people were shot in three separate incidents in Lawndale over a span of two hours, forcing Mount Sinai Hospital to stop accepting new patients.

Read it all at The Chicago Sun Times

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OK, before I go on I want to do some quick math.

7 people died and 46 were wounded. That’s a total of 53 victims.

How bad is crime in Chicago?

Chicago’s ABC 7 says the number was 59 shooting victims.

Can they not keep the numbers straight?

That’s probably tough to do when there are so many.

Maybe this video report came after the Sun Times report, I’m not certain.

Here’s a short statement from the Kaiser Health website:

Mount Sinai Hospital had to temporarily bypass new patients on the same weekend that two mass shootings rocked the nation. “You have to stop yourself and ask what will it take before we get a handle on what’s going on,” said Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson. “Not only in Chicago, but across the country.”

So again, why did these Chicago shootings not make the national news cycles?

It’s all politics folks.

Chicago is run by Democrats and liberal media does not like to shine light on liberal policy failures.

Read some more about Chicago gun violence and liberal policy failures:

Chicago should ideally be a model city that proves the value of liberal gun policies.

Instead, it is an abject failure and proves the failure of liberal gun policies.

Highlighting this story would have hurt the liberal cause, so the National Media avoided it like the plague.

Whatever happened to reporting the news, regardless of politics?

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Chicago residents understand what happens when you take away people’s means to defend themselves.

They sometimes end up dead.