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NAT’L – GUN CRIME – What the ‘black-on-black crime’ fallacy misses about race and gun deaths

My social media timelines of late have been filled with outrage over the police killings of unarmed black citizens, but after a violent Fourth of July weekend around the nation that left several children dead, I noticed an uptick in snarky posts asking: “What about black-on-black crime? Why aren’t you protesting about that?” The “what about black-on-black crime” rejoinder usually is meant to imply that African Americans are indifferent…

IL – GUN CRIME – As violence rages, police superintendent decides to create new version of swarming citywide suppression

FOLLOWING AN ESPECIALLY BLOODY HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN CHICAGO THAT SAW DOZENS WOUNDED AND AT LEAST 17 KILLED BY GUNFIRE, POLICE SUPERINTENDENT DAVID BROWN HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO CREATE A PERMANENT, SPECIALIZED CITYWIDE UNIT TO STOP SUDDEN FLARE-UPS IN VIOLENCE AND OTHER CRIME, OFFICIALS SAID LATE TUESDAY. BROWN FIRST TOLD THE TRIBUNE IN MAY HE WAS CONTEMPLATING FORMING SUCH A UNIT, A CONTROVERSIAL CRIME-FIGHTING STRATEGY THAT HAS OCCASIONALLY BEEN USED HERE. DETAILS OF THE NEW UNIT WERE STILL BEING WORKED OUT, BUT ONCE FORMED, IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME CPD HAS USED SUCH A ROVING TEAM ON A PERMANENT BASIS SINCE 2011.

NY – GUN CRIME – Project Exile continues to push to end gun violence in Rochester (VIDEO)

THIRTEEN PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN A TOTAL OF 10 SEPARATE SHOOTINGS THIS PAST WEEKEND. THIS IS CAUSING MANY IN THE COMMUNITY TO STAND UP AND DO WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP GET GUNS OFF THE STREETS. GARY MERVIS IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROJECT EXILE ADVISORY BOARD. AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS GET ILLEGAL GUNS OFF THE STREETS IN EFFORTS TO REDUCE SHOOTINGS AND HOMICIDES. THE GROUP WANTS TO STOP DEADLY SHOOTINGS. “ONCE YOU PULL OUT THAT GUN AND YOU PULL THE TRIGGER YOU CAN’T TAKE BACK THAT BULLET,” SAID MERVIS. THIRTEEN PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN A TOTAL OF 10 SEPARATE SHOOTINGS THIS PAST WEEKEND. THIS IS CAUSING MANY IN THE COMMUNITY TO STAND UP AND DO WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP GET GUNS OFF THE STREETS.

PA – GUN CRIME – Gun Violence Continues To Plague Philadelphia As At Least 7 People Shot Tuesday Night

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA CONTINUES TO BE RAVAGED BY GUN VIOLENCE AFTER YET ANOTHER SERIES OF SHOOTINGS TUESDAY NIGHT. AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT IN THE CITY. THE VIOLENCE BEGAN AROUND 4 P.M. AFTER POLICE SAY A 21-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES IN A CAR ON THE 3800 BLOCK OF FOLSOM STREET. A FEW HOURS AFTER, POLICE SAY TWO MEN WERE SHOT ALONG THE 5100 BLOCK OF 8TH STREET AROUND 6:20 P.M. IN THE CITY’S OLNEY SECTION. ONE OF THE VICTIMS, A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN, IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HE WAS SHOT ONCE IN THE HEAD AND ONCE IN THE THIGH. THE SECOND VICTIM, AN 18-YEAR-OLD MAN, WAS SHOT TWICE IN THE LOWER BACK BUT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE HIMSELF TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL WHERE HE IS IN STABLE CONDITION. IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA, TWO MORE MEN WERE SHOT TUESDAY NIGHT.

NYC – GUN CRIME – NYC Homicides Soar 21 Percent in First 6 Months of 2020, Shootings Up 46 Percent (VIDEO)

NYPD STATISTICS SHOW A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN HOMICIDES AND SHOOTINGS IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2020 COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME LAST YEAR. ACCORDING TO THE NYPD, 178 HOMICIDES WERE REPORTED IN NEW YORK CITY SO FAR THIS YEAR. THE STATISTICS INCLUDE INFORMATION THROUGH JUNE 30. THIS IS A 21 PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE NUMBER HOMICIDES REPORTED DURING THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR WHEN THE CITY SAW 147 HOMICIDES. SHOOTINGS HAVE ALSO SEEN A SIGNIFICANT SPIKE. THE RISE IN SHOOTINGS HAS EXCEEDED A TROUBLING TREND THAT STARTED EARLIER THIS YEAR BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO CLEAR REASON WHY THE NUMBER HAS SKYROCKETED.

UT – GUN CRIME – For Peace to Return Make the Left a Fading Nightmare

An incident that took place Monday night illustrates just how violent the anti-police demonstrations have become, and gives added importance to the Nov. 3 election. A group protesting against police brutality surrounded a white SUV driven by a 60-year-old man. He was attempting to make a right-hand turn. When he slowed the vehicle to a crawl and sounded his horn, a “peaceful protester” approached the front passenger-side window, drew…

NYC – GUN CRIME – Gun Violence in New York and Other Cities Reaching Levels Not Seen in Decades

As multiple American cities debate “defunding” the police, violent crimes are already on the rise. This should have been as predictable as the rising sun, yet some media outlets seem surprised. Ashley Southall and Neil MacFarquhar write at the New York Times: It has been nearly a quarter century since New York City experienced as much gun violence in the month of June as it has seen this year. The…

Stringent Gun Controls Fail to Prevent 100 Shooting Victims in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

BREITBART.COM June 22, 2020 – Stringent gun controls such as gun owner licensing, waiting periods, an “assault weapons” ban, and other prohibitions/requirements failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father’s Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Some of the gun controls, such as the Firearm Identification (FOID) card requirement, are state level, while others, such as…

IL – GUN CRIME – 60 Shot, 9 Fatally, So Far This Weekend in Chicago

NINE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED, FOUR OF THEM MINORS, AND 51 OTHERS HAVE BEEN WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS ACROSS CHICAGO SO FAR THIS WEEKEND. A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS KILLED AND TWO OTHER TEENS WERE WOUNDED SATURDAY NIGHT IN AUSTIN ON THE WEST SIDE. SHE WAS TAKEN TO STROGER HOSPITAL, WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. TWO BOYS, 15 AND 16, WERE SITTING ON A PORCH WHEN ONE OF THEM NOTICED A RED LASER POINTING AT HIM AND HEARD GUNFIRE, POLICE SAID. THE YOUNGER BOY WAS STRUCK IN THE BACK AND THE OLDER BOY WAS STRUCK IN THE LEG. THEY WERE TAKEN TO MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL IN GOOD CONDITION. A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FATALLY WOUNDED ABOUT TWO HOURS EARLIER.

MN – GUN CRIME – Community organizations call for peace after violent Sunday in Minneapolis (VIDEO)

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE MOTIVE BEHIND A MASS SHOOTING THAT INJURED 11 PEOPLE IN THE CITY’S UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ONE PERSON WAS ALSO KILLED. THE SHOOTING STARTED SUDDENLY, ACCORDING TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE ON THE GROUND THERE WORKING TO PREVENT VIOLENCE. “THERE WERE NO FIGHTS, NO CONFRONTATIONS, NOTHING WAS GOING ON OTHER THAN YOUNG PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME THEN ALL THE SUDDEN GUNPLAY STARTED AND THAT WAS WHEN THE CHAOS BEGAN,” SAID VJ SMITH, THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF MAD DADS, A CRIME PREVENTION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION.

NY – GUN CRIME – Why shootings are soaring across NYC

It’s safe to carry again, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea all but announced a week ago — and New Yorkers listened: The city’s seen dozens of shootings since, many times the number in the same week a year ago. The early death toll includes the outright assassination of Kenneth Singleton, 35, in East New York as he was washing his car Saturday morning and the passing that night of another man,…

WA – GUN CRIME – ‘Warlord’ of Seattle’s lawless zone hands out guns from his Tesla

DISTURBING FOOTAGE HAS EMERGED OF A SO-CALLED “WARLORD” HANDING OUT ASSAULT RIFLES IN A SIX-BLOCK STRETCH OF SEATTLE THAT HAS EFFECTIVELY BECOME A LAWLESS FREE-FOR-ALL. AFTER TENSIONS ESCALATED BETWEEN PROTESTERS AND POLICE LAST WEEK, SEATTLE CITY OFFICIALS ORDERED THE POLICE FORCE TO STAND DOWN AND EVACUATE THE CAPITOL HILL SECTION OF THE CITY, LEAVING IT FREE FOR ACTIVISTS TO TAKE OVER. RENAMING IT THE CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE (CHAZ) AND LATER THE CAPITOL HILL ORGANISED PROTEST (CHOP), DEMONSTRATORS HAVE TURNED THE SIX-BLOCK AREA INTO A SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNE AND A POLICE-FREE ZONE. NOW A HIP-HOP ARTIST HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ESTABLISHING HIMSELF AS A “WARLORD” WITHIN THE AREA, ALLEGEDLY PATROLLING THE AREA WITH AN AK-47 AND A CREW OF ARMED MEN.

KS – GUN CRIME – Kris Kobach’s guns stolen from truck at Wichita hotel

SENATE CANDIDATE AND FORMER KANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE KRIS KOBACH HAD FOUR GUNS STOLEN FROM HIS VEHICLE PARKED AT A WICHITA HOTEL OVER THE WEEKEND. “SECRETARY KOBACH ALWAYS HAS AT LEAST ONE FIREARM WITH HIM FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION,” HIS CAMPAIGN SPOKESWOMAN, DANEDRI HERBERT, SAID IN AN EMAIL. “IN THIS INSTANCE HE WAS TRANSPORTING LONG GUNS TO ATTEND A RECREATIONAL SHOOTING EVENT. HE WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THE DRURY HOTEL GARAGE WAS UNDER 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE. WICHITA POLICE SPOKESMAN OFFICER PAUL CRUZ SAID IN AN EMAIL THAT POLICE RESPONDED TO A LARCENY FROM AUTO CALL AT AROUND 11:30 A.M. SATURDAY AT A HOTEL PARKING GARAGE IN THE 400 BLOCK OF WEST DOUGLAS. A 54-YEAR-OLD MAN TOLD POLICE THAT SOMEONE BROKE INTO A PICKUP TRUCK OVERNIGHT AND STOLE A RIFLE, TWO SHOTGUNS AND A HANDGUN.

TX – GUN CRIME – 3rd Suspect Arrested, Charged With Burglarizing Dallas Gun Range During Protest For George Floyd (VIDEO)

A third Dallas man wanted for allegedly burglarizing a gun range during the Black Lives Matter protest on Sunday, May 31, following the death of George Floyd, has been charged with gun crimes. Erick Montgomery, 18, was charged via criminal complaint with theft from a Federal Firearms Licensee and possession of stolen firearms, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas…

GA – GUN CRIME – Have you seen these suspects accused of stealing 43 guns from Chuck’s Firearms? If so, contact the ATF

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward of $10,000 ($5,000 each) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects wanted for stealing nearly 50 guns late last month. They were stolen by about seven looters who were part of a group of individuals who broke into and took…

MO – GUN CRIME – 19-year-old accused of stealing 34 guns from pawn shop

A 19-year-old man is facing federal charges accusing him of stealing nearly three dozen semi-automatic weapons from a St. Louis County pawn shop. The U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis on Wednesday announced a federal complaint accusing Devante Coffie of Valley Park of stealing 32 handguns and two long guns at the Southside Pawn Shop in Affton on May 31. The complaint said Coffie and another person broke in…

NM – GUN CRIME – Thieves take 150 pistols, rifles from Albuquerque gun store

Dozens of handguns and rifles were stolen this week from a gun shop, prompting authorities to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible, officials said Wednesday. The heist at JCT Firearms took place early Monday and thieves made off with 115 handguns and 35 rifles in the most significant theft from a southwestern U.S. licensed firearms retailer so far this year, federal…

INT’L – GUN CRIME – Despite Confiscation, New Zealand Sees Most Gun Crime in a Decade

On April 5, 2019, three days after New Zealand’s Arms Amendment Act 2019 advanced from its first reading in parliament, NRA-ILA noted that “iven the abundant research on Australia’s similar gun confiscation efforts, New Zealand officials can expect that their gun control measures will do little more than trample the natural rights of gun owners?…” This week the first evidence vindicating this position came in when Radio New Zealand (RNZ) published figures it…

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