Category Archives: Guns

Missouri’s coded language, a call-out of white liberals and a clarion call to action

Michael Brown's body as it lay in the sun for over four hours. Image: YouTube Screenshot.

Michael Brown’s body as it lay in the sun for over four hours. Image: YouTube Screenshot.

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Michael Brown was laid to rest Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, and the city appears relatively calm. It is possible, however, that it is a pseudo peace pending the outcome of the grand jury proceedings for Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed the unarmed teen.

The deceased boy’s father asked for peace prior to Brown’s funeral, and his wishes were respected. Subsequently, there have been no reports on protests or justice seekers gathering during the day or assembling at night. Is this a peaceful sleep, or are people re-energizing themselves for action should Wilson walk free? During the memorial service, a clarion call resounded . . .

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Girl, 9, fatally shoots instructor at Arizona firing range

Charles Vacca teaching 9-year-old to shoot Uzi. Image: YouTube video.

Charles Vacca teaching 9-year-old to shoot Uzi. Image: YouTube video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Vacca, a firearms instructor. was shot in the head when a gun recoiled during a tutorial with a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop Arizona gun range, in White Hills, Arizona. Vacca was struck around 10 a.m. Monday and died at Las Vegas Hospital at 9 p.m. the same night . . .

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12-year-old Nevada shooter complained of ‘teasing,’ police say

ose Reyes-Urtiz, 12, shot and killed a teacher, injured two students, then turned the gun on himself at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. (Image: lasvegasworldnews.com)

Jose Reyes-Urtiz, 12, shot and killed a teacher, injured two students, then turned the gun on himself at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. (Image: lasvegasworldnews.com)

 

 

 

 

Jose Reyes-Urtiz, a 12-year-old boy at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, killed a teacher and injured two students before turning the gun on himself in October.

According to an in-depth investigation, just days before the shooting, Reyes-Urtiz complained of teasing . . .

 Click here to read about the investigation on Sparks Middle School shooting.

Jury selection begins for Michael Dunn trial; similar to George Zimmerman case

Michael Dunn, 47, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jordan Davis, 17, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Image: Facebook)

Michael Dunn, 47, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jordan Davis, 17, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Image: Facebook)

 

 

 

 

 

Jury selection begins Monday in the trial for Michael Dunn, a white software developer, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jordan Davis, 17, an unarmed black teenager. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey will serve as lead prosecutor . . .

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Police officer, not intruder, killed Hofstra University student during standoff

 Andrea Rebello. (Photo: Sleepy Hollow High School yearbook)

Andrea Rebello. (Photo: Sleepy Hollow High School yearbook)

Andrea Rebello, 21, a Hofstra University student, was killed by a police bullet at an off-campus house in Uniondale, N.Y. as a masked intruder held a loaded gun to her head then aimed at the officer, according to Nassau County police. Initial reports indicated the intruder killed the student . . .

Click here to read about the accidental shooting of a Hofstra University college student.

Florida police officer fired for having Trayvon Martin shooting targets

Trayvon Martin and his father, Tracy Martin. (Facebook photo)

Trayvon Martin and his father, Tracy Martin. (Facebook photo)

Sgt. Ronald King of Port Canaveral, Fla., was accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun firing range. The New York Daily News reports he has now been fired . . .

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Adama Lanza: Personal journals, drawings can offer clues on shooter’s motivation

Adam Lanza's signature on a school project, years before he became a school shooter. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Adam Lanza’s signature on a school project, years before he became a school shooter. (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Recently, much has been written about a search of Adam Lanza’s personal effects. The list indicated the shooter was a card-carrying member of the NRA who had massive amounts of guns, ammunition and a gun safe in his room. Less has been reported on his personal journals and drawings . . .

Read about how Adam Lanza’s personal journals and drawings can offer insight on his motivation for the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Teen accidentally shoots, kills younger brother in Florida

(Photo: Francois Polito, Wikimedia Commons)

(Photo: Francois Polito, Wikimedia Commons)

 

A 16-year-old accidentally shot and killed his 12-year-old brother, in the gated Nona Crest subdivision, of Orlando, Fla., Friday afternoon. Police have not released the name of the teen or his sibling stating the investigation is active and the teen will not be charged . . .

Click here to read about the tragedy in an Orlando, Florida gated community.

 

As 6-month-old slain Chicagoan is buried, black community must face hard truths

Makeshift memorial near site where 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot.

Makeshift memorial near site where 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot.

“These people who are hanging out, these people who come into our communities, are not being dropped down from Mars and from Venus, but they are from our communities . . . we have to stand up and tell them that this abhorrent behavior is no longer acceptable in a civilized society.” – Alderman Howard Brookins Jr., 21st Ward, chairman of the City Council Black Caucus, Chicago

Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old infant who was murdered on the south side of Chicago last week, was buried today. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church in Chicago. Visitation preceded the funeral at 10 a.m. . . .

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Is Hadiya Pendleton’s death different from other Chicago murders? (Opinion and Video)

 Hadiya Pendleton, 15-year-old who performed at Obama inauguration, was gunned down less than one mile from the president's Chicago home. AP photo.

Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who performed at Obama inauguration, was gunned down less than one mile from the president’s Chicago home. AP photo.

Hadiya Pendleton was a 15-year-old honor student who attended Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School, one of eight selective-enrollment public high schools in Chicago. She was gunned down Tuesday as she and friends sought shelter from the rain under a canopy at Harsh Park. At the time of the shooting there had been 41 murders in Chicago in 2013. Pendleton’s was the 42nd. The aftershock of her death now ebbs and flows . . .

Click here to read about the impact of Hadiya Pendleton’s death on Chicago and the entire nation.