BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.

Gun Crime Archive

If you think mass shootings are becoming more frequent, and worse — you’re right

LOS ANGELES TIMES November 20, 2017 – These days, it seems as if mass shootings in the U.S. are occurring with increasing frequency and producing ever higher death tolls. Did we say “seems”? Actually, that impression is the truth. William P. Gardner has compiled the data in graph form, and they show a distinct increase in the frequency of mass killings — or, to put it another way, a…

TX – Gun Crime – Two very different photos reveal why America can’t process mass shootings

QUARTZ MEDIA.COM November 20, 2017 – At first glimpse, the Reuters photo above is acutely mundane. Taken outside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs,Texas, it shows a law enforcement officer securing a fence around the site of a shooting rampage that left 26 dead earlier this month. 

NC – Gun Crime – Duke research tackles underground gun market, curbing murder rate

DUKE CHRONICLE.COM November 19, 2017 – Headlines depicting gun violence seem to be commonplace nowadays. New research from a Duke professor lends insight into how the underground gun market contribute to these incidents. 

CA – Gun Crime – Police knew ‘madman’ had illegal guns before Northern California rampage

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER  November 16, 2017 –  A day after a California gunman killed five people in the country’s latest shooting rampage, police faced accusations of having previously turned a blind eye to the troubled shooter who was known for firing off guns despite a court order that barred him from owning firearms. 

One illegal gun. 12 weeks. A dozen criminal acts. The rapid cycle of gun violence. (AUDIO)

WASHINGTON POST November 15, 2017 – The Glock 17 rested in a display case in a gun shop in a Virginia strip mall. Black. Easy to shoot, easy to handle. A used 9mm. For $325 in cash, it was sold to a man who swore in writing on a federal form that the gun was for him. It wasn’t. Within days he’d pass the semiautomatic to a friend who…

NY – Gun Crime – ‘Miracle’ more weren’t hurt by man in body armor shooting up Dollar General store (VIDEO)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS November 15, 2017 – CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — Police called it a miracle that more people weren’t hurt when a man wearing body armor and armed with two rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammo opened fire on a Dollar General store, wounding one man before being tackled by officers. 

CA – Gun Crime – The Latest: California shooter wasn’t allowed to have guns

FOX NEWS November 15, 2017 – A judge had barred the Northern California man who went on a deadly shooting rampage from having guns after he was charged with stabbing a woman earlier this year. Court records also show that Kevin Neal was charged with illegally firing a weapon and possessing an illegal assault rifle on Jan. 31. The 44-year-old was charged with five felonies and two…

California shooter’s sister demands tougher firearm laws, better mental health care: ‘He had zero business with guns’

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  November 15, 2017 – The whirlwind of emotions — both the good and the bad — were often too much for Kevin Neal and his family as they watched his mental health deteriorate from afar. Neal, the suspected shooter behind a rolling rampage in northern California, confided in his mother daily, according to his sister. The phone calls were exhausting and often detailed his precarious welfare…

CA – Gun Crime – No children among five killed in Rancho Tehama shooting  (VIDEO)

REDDING RECORD SEARCHLIGHT.COM  November 14, 2017 – Five people are dead, including the suspect, in a mass shooting at and around a school some 15 miles southwest of Red Bluff, where at least another 10 people have been hospitalized — some of them children. Tehama County Undersheriff Phil Johnston confirmed two children were also shot and wounded, but said children were not among the dead. 

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BREAKING :
BRING ON THE TURKEY — BUT MAYBE HOLD THE POLITICS. THANKSGIVING IS GLENN ROGERS' FAVORITE HOLIDAY, WHEN PEOPLE GATHER AROUND THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS TO CELEBRATE FROM THE PAST YEAR. IF YOU FAMILY’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS MIXED, DON’T BRING UP THE SUBJECT OF GUNS OR TRUMP.FOUR ARMED MEN PARTICIPATED IN A ROBBERY AND MURDER SCHEME IN A #GREENLEAF TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN HOME ON SEPTEMBER 19. THEY INTENDED TO ROB THE PREMISES AND KILL WHOEVER THEY FOUND INSIDE. THEIR PLANS WERE THWARTED BY AN ARMED RESIDENT WHO SHOT AND KILLED TWO OF THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE TIMES HERALD.THE U.S. ARMY IS SELLING SOME OF ITS MOST POWERFUL GUNS (AND YOU CAN BUY ONE). THE .45 ACP M1911A1 PISTOL HAS SERVED THE U.S. ARMED FORCES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IN EVERY WAR ZONE AND HOTSPOT ON THE PLANET — AND THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S FEDERAL DEFENSE BUDGET, IT WILL SERVE CIVILIANS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF THE OCT. 1 MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS FILED FIVE LAWSUITS ON MONDAY IN A CALIFORNIA COURT AGAINST THE OPERATORS OF THE HOTEL FROM WHICH THE GUNMAN FIRED, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL HE TARGETED AND THE KILLER’S ESTATE.IT'S WELL-KNOWN THAT GUN INDUSTRY SALES ARE RUNNING SLOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD PACE, BUT NOW THEY'RE ALSO STARTING TO SERIOUSLY LAG 2015'S RATE, AND THAT MEANS FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS COULD FACE AN EVEN MORE PERILOUS SLUMP THAN PREVIOUSLY FEARED. WITHOUT THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION MAKING IT THROUGH CONGRESS, THE U.S. MARKET WILL LIKELY SEE FURTHER STEEP SALES DECLINES. FORTUNATELY, FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS MAY FIND SALVATION OVERSEAS.