Posts Tagged ‘shooting’

Gun Sense in America speaker kicks of new Bloomberg gun grab plan

by Craig Masters The April 15, New York Times headline warns us that “Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.” The story details the announcement that the former Democrat, former Republican, former Independent, and now simply self-promoting Michael Bloomberg is planning to create a nationwide network based on lies and supported by millions […]

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Cowardice ordered by Marine Commanders

by Craig Masters In an inexcusable act of cowardice in the face of facts, marines have been ordered to run and hide when danger approaches. But Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Commander Marine Corps Installations Command, whose head is probably somewhere where he can’t see the sun shine, thinks by taking the weapons away from […]

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Gun Ownership and Murder rates offensive to Democrats

by Craig Masters From a source most democrat politicians trust more than any other document comes a serious international study on the relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates. The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol.30, no.2) has published an exhaustive study by two criminologist, professors Don Kates and Gary Mauser. The […]

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Shooter at Arapahoe High School dead on scene

Police have reportedly responded to an “active shooter situation” at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado that has left two injured and one dead.   Colorado’s 9 News is reporting that one of the victims is a 15 or 16 year old who was admitted to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.   The sheriff’s […]

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Judge gives Colorado governor gets pass on anti-gun laws

By Jack Minor —   Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has referred to rural residents of his state as “backwards thinking” and that they would have to suffer some “inconvenience” over gun control has been told by a federal judge he will not have to be questioned over his role in passage of the […]

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New terror in Syria: shooting babies in womb

By Jack Minor –   A terrifying new tactic by snipers in Syria’s civil war has taken the level of barbarity to a new level by targeting babies in their mother’s womb.   Dr. David Nott, a British surgeon who has worked in several Syrian hospitals with the charity Syria Relief has told CNN that […]

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Rockwell sentenced to 144 years for Evans shooting incident

Greeley, CO – Today in Weld County District Court, Matthew Gene Rockwell (DOB: 4/13/86) was sentenced to 144 years in prison for beating his girlfriend then shooting at police officers and paramedics he had beckoned to his Evans home with a 911 call.   “We take very seriously anyone who hurts or tries to hurt […]

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Licensed to Kill: The Growing Phenomenon of Police Shooting Unarmed Citizens

By John Whitehead —   Here’s a recipe for disaster: Take a young man (or woman), raise him on a diet of violence, hype him up on the power of the gun in his holster and the superiority of his uniform, render him woefully ignorant of how to handle a situation without resorting to violence, […]

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12 dead in Washington Naval Yard shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation’s capital, authorities said. At least 12 people were killed. One gunman was dead […]

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Aurora shooter’s attorneys argue Colorado death penalty unconstitutional

Fort Morgan Times —  Lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes want the judge in the case to declare Colorado’s death-penalty laws unconstitutional.   In multiple motions filed Friday and made public Tuesday, lawyers for Holmes say the state’s death-penalty laws are unconstitutionally arbitrary, that the jury-selection process unfairly skews the jury pool, and that […]

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Johnstown to get new gun facility

Loveland Reporter Herald — Before long, shooting enthusiasts will have the choice of six Loveland-area stores east of U.S. 287 where they can buy guns, and two large indoor shooting ranges. The Johnstown Town Council’s approval this week of the Liberty Firearms Institute’s proposed 100,000-square-foot facility increases the options for shooters. The owners of USA […]

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Deer Trail considering letting residents shoot down drones

By Matt Lacy –   DEER TRAIL – Town officials in Deer Trail are considering issuing hunting licenses as well as bounties to residents for shooting down unmanned government drones, ABC Denver reports.   The proposed ordinance was drafted by Phillip Steel, a Deer Trail resident who said they do not want any government drones […]

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Should hammer control be next?

  by Peter Grady –       While many liberals and media outlets are calling for restrictions on gun owners including national registration and a ban on assault weapons and handguns saying these weapons are used excessively in murders, information from the FBI shows these groups are going after the wrong weapon of choice […]

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Movement to arm teachers gathering momentum

by Jack Minor –   While Congress and the media continue to vilify the NRA and similar groups calling for armed officers in public schools choosing instead to push for gun control, several states are pushing back with proposals to permit teachers to carry weapons into public schools.   Following the massacre at Sandy Hook […]

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Obama uses Newtown tragedy to raise campaign funds

by Peter Grady –   An email by the Obama campaign about the Newtown school shooting directs people to a page featuring a button asking for donations.   On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, breaking multiple gun laws, murdered 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Following the […]

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Army appeals court to decide whether Ft. Hood shooter can be forced to shave beard

by Jack Minor –   An Army Appeals court is deciding whether the judge in the case of the accused Fort Hood shooter exceeded his authority by requiring that Maj. Nidal Hasan comply with the Army’s grooming standards by shaving his beard during his court martial.   In 2009, Hasan allegedly opened fire on his […]

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Muslims accused of playing victim card over Sikh shooting

by Matt Lacy –   An expert on Islamic Jihad says the recent attempts by Muslim groups to portray the tragic murders at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin as an anti-Muslim attack is hypocritical considering the long history of Muslim persecution against the group.   Following the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, […]

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Federal money may have bought Aurora shooter’s ammo

by Matt Lacy –   While some have blamed lax gun laws for suspect James Holmes’ massacre at an Aurora Cinemark theatre last week, it now appears federal money may have been used to purchase his ammunition.   On Monday, officials at the University of Colorado disclosed that the unemployed Holmes was being paid $26,000 […]

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Media wrongly claims Aurora shooter tea party member

by Jack Minor –   Following the tragic shooting by an armed gunman at a showing of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” the news media wasted no time in claiming the shooter was a Republican who was a member of a tea party group.   The suspect James Holmes opened fire on […]

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Murderer, victim shot outside Colorado church

by Jack minor — A   pastor’s mother and her murderer were both shot and killed yesterday outside of a suburban Denver church. According to authorities the pastor’s mother was shot when she went outside the New Destiny Christian Center in Aurora just as services were ending Sunday. Police report the shooting happened after an argument between […]

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Expert: black leaders fueling racial division

by Jack Minor —   Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, said black political leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are using the death of Trayvon Martin to stir racial division for political gain. Swain says she believes most Americans wanted an investigation into the Feb. 26 incident in […]

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Firefighter, resident burned in early morning fire

  by Jack Minor –   Two people, including a firefighter, were burned in an early morning fire caused by a burning propane cylinder.   The fire occurred at 1723 Montview Road in Greeley and firefighters were called at 1:35 a.m. on Wednesday.   One of the occupants had suffered first and second degree burns […]

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Witness: Hollywood shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he fled

A witness reported that a man who was randomly shooting at people in Hollywood, shouted “Allahu Akbar”, which means “Allah is greatest.” The shooter, Tyler Brehm a 26 year old white male, began shooting at several vehicles in Hollywood at Sunset and Vine. During the shootings, at least one person was wounded. The police arrived […]

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BLM backs off proposed regulations banning shooters from public lands

by Jack Minor – The government has reassured recreational shooters that they will still have access to areas for target practice after concern about the new guidelines was made public. The Bureau of Land Management has proposed new regulations that could have greatly restricted recreational shooting on some public lands. In announcing the rules, the […]

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Border agent jailed for raising drug smuggler’s arms

Jesus Diaz Jr. by Jack Minor – A Border Patrol agent is currently serving a two-year sentence in solitary confinement for raising the arms of a drug smuggler during his arrest. On October 16, 2008, at 2 a.m. Jesus Diaz, Jr. went to arrest a juvenile suspect near the south Texas border, who was reportedly […]

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New military rules of engagement: just walk away when attacked

  by Jack Minor  — A military court has denied an appeal to an officer who shot a terrorist who was lunging for the officer’s weapon. It was stated that the soldier could have just walked away. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals issued a decision denying 1st Lt. Michael Behenna the right to a new […]

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Soldier doing 15 years for shooting terrorist in self-defense

by Jack Minor   While the nation rejoices at the death of Osama bin Ladin, a soldier who killed a terrorist that attempted to grab his weapon continues to serve out a 15- year sentence.  His mother, Assistant District Attorney Vicki Behenna, told the Gazette details of the case which are also available on a […]

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ATF to accept public comments prior to outlawing shotguns

by Jack Minor   The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is taking a rare step of allowing public comments prior to issuing a decision on a study that could result in outlawing certain types of shotguns currently available to citizens.  The ATF completed a study regarding the importability of certain shotguns. The basis for […]

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Evans police officer receives award for superior service

Story and photo by Jack Minor  –  An officer on the Evans Police Force was presented with the Officer of the Year award at the city council meeting April 5th.  William Haslett, an officer with over 9 years experience in the department, was given the Officer of the Year award by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

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Swiss Model of Gun Control and Military Service

By Mike Bauman Switzerland has long been viewed by many in America as being “soft” or “weak” for its stance of neutrality during the past two world wars.  However, this belief could be misguided.  A review of the Swiss military model and its related stance and culture on firearms provides the following insights: The Swiss […]

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Pressure could mount on legislators after Wyoming passes conceal carry law

Story and photo by Jack Minor   In what has been called by gun rights opponents a “troublesome trend” for western states, Wyoming has passed a concealed carry bill similar to a bill working its way through the Colorado legislature. The Colorado version, which would permit residents who are already authorized to own a gun […]

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Lakin threatened with death, birthers pictured in crosshairs

By Jack Minor – – Margaret Hemenway with the American Patriot Foundation said the organization which was created to support Lt. Col. Terry Lakin during his legal proceedings has received dozens of threatening letters, emails and phone calls since its inception. Hemenway says many messages criticizing Lakin contain vulgarities and reveal a high level of […]

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School board plans to violate state law and ban “legal” guns at meetings

Story and photo By Jack Minor Emotions ran high at the emergency work session held by the District 6 Board of Education to discuss ways to prevent Board-member Brett Reese from legally carrying a weapon to board meetings. Reese informed John Gates, head of district security, that he would be carrying his weapon after receiving […]

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Media blames “birthers”, conservatives for left wing shooter’s rampage

By Jack Minor Members of the media have blamed Sarah Palin, “birthers” and critics of illegal immigration for a mass shooting done by a gunman whose favorite writings included the Communist Manifesto. Jared Lee Loughner allegedly opened-fire at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office as Giffords conducted a meeting with constituents Saturday. During the shooting, six people […]

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DOW Seeking to Give Away Money

By Mike Bauman DOW Insider The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking grant applications to help distribute up to $1.5 million for three types of outdoor recreation activities in Colorado. The Division is offering matching grants for projects in the state that benefit fishing,shooting ranges or motorized boating. “In the past five years, these programs have leveraged millions of dollars in matching […]

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