Texas University Put On Lockdown Amid Reports Of Armed Man Later Found To Just Be 'Open Carry' Fan

Yet another reason why campus carry is a bad idea.

“SAN ANTONIO, TX -- The unintended consequences of the state's "open carry" law -- enabling gun owners to carry their long rifles freely to express their ardent support of the 2nd Amendment -- was dramatically felt at a university placed on lockdown as a result.”




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The Many Costs of Campus Carry

"Campus carry undermines this kind of critical debate. I can’t help but think that this is what the architects of campus carry wanted. Still, the quest for the freedom to learn must continue."

— Minkah Makalani, Associate Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the The University of Texas at Austin


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Amazingly, There Is No Federal Law Against Gun Trafficking

"The fact that we don't have a federal law prohibiting firearms trafficking is simply outrageous."

— Late Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson


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Suspects on loose in San Francisco school shooting

This is horrible and should never happen in our country.

“(CNN)The shots rang out, one after the other, outside San Francisco's June Jordan School for Equity on Tuesday afternoon. At first, students shrugged off as a prank; that was, at least, until school officials triggered an immediate lockdown.

“In the end, four students were shot in the parking lot of the small public high school, San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi told CNN.”


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'A bloody scene': 3 killed, 12 wounded in gun battle at West Adams restaurant

This is so scary. People should be able to eat in peace (and go to church in peace, go to the playground in peace, etc.). Our thoughts and prayers go out to this community.

Los Angeles police are searching for several suspects in connection with the mass shooting at a restaurant in the West Adams district that left three people dead and 12 others wounded.

“Three men left the restaurant, returned with firearms and began shooting, police said. Others at the restaurant also opened fire, and some diners were caught in the crossfire, Preciado said.”


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Gun-Rights Advocates Claim Owning a Gun Makes a Woman Safer. The Research Says They’re Wrong.

"Studies show that when a woman owns a firearm, it is far more likely to be used against her than by her."


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Watch What Happens When Kids Are Left Alone with a Gun

“Children have a hard time keeping their hands off, even if they have received the NRA’s 'Eddie Eagle' training.”


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Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

“HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products.” #RepealPLCAA


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An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

“The findings: During the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings — at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults — at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate.”


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New arrest follows discovery of 'Terror Day' journal, loaded-gun scare at Coral Springs High

"‘I will attempt to be the worst solo gunman of all time,’ the journal said. ‘I will be so infamous I might inspire some more school shooters.’”


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