Posts tagged "guns"

Florida Approves Alcohol Serving Restaurant/Shooting Range Combo Near Busy Highway Because Florida

Daytona Beach city commissioners have just a-ok’d resident Ron Perkinson’s proposed $7 million combo shooting range and adjacent restaurant project to be opened in November. The facility will be located near Daytona International Speedway just off Interstate 95.
YEE-HAW MOTHERFUCKERS!
Perkinson wants to stress that the restaurant will be “on the scale of a…

Katrin Higher / August 23, 2015

Aurora, Colorado Shooter James Holmes Sentenced To Life In Prison

James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado was convicted Friday evening on 24 counts of first-degree murder, two per victim, as well as attempted murder in the wounding of 70 more people. Holmes entered an Aurora movie theatre in 2012 and opened fire resulting in 12 deaths and several wounded theater goers.
He plead insanity to the murder…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

Texas Man Gets Hurt After Armadillo’s Rock Hard Shell Ricochets Bullet

Sorry not sorry east Texas man who was trying to shoot an Armadillo (why??).
A man in Marietta, Texas, was wounded after he fired his gun at an armadillo in his backyard when one of the bullets ricocheted, hitting him square in the face. Whoops!
The man was then taken to a nearby hospital by…

Katrin Higher / August 1, 2015

Rick Perry Says We Should All Bring Guns To Movie Theaters

In an interview early Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Rick Perry said that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are “a bad idea” and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.
Here is part of his stance:
“I believe that,…

Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Lafayette Shooter’s Mental Health Didn’t Stop Him From Buying A Gun

Despite glaring proof that John Russell Houser was indeed mentally ill, it was still a breeze for him to purchase a firearm in the United States. Houser opened fire in a movie theatre on July 23rd, killing 2 people and injuring 11. The problem of selling firearms to the mentally ill, is one part of…

Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Gunman, Identified As John Russell Houser, Kills 3, Injures 9, In Latest Mass Shooting

Last night, at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, an older white male, now identified as John Russell Houser, 58, opened fire during a showing of “Trainwreck,” killing two people and injuring nine others. In total, Houser fired 15 shots, left the theater briefly before reportedly being forced back inside by responding officers, and turning…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2015

Family Members Of Victims In Charleston Shooting Forgive Shooter

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Charleston, an unbelievable display of grace took place today from some of the families of the victims.
Addressing Dylann Roof from the courtroom today, several family members offered him a message of forgiveness, as well as a pledge to “pray for his soul.”
Their messages were not…

Katrin Higher / June 20, 2015

Four Wounded After Gun Goes Off In Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Four guests of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City were wounded late Saturday night after a wedding guest’s gun discharged and shot the floor.
The guests were hit by shrapnel from the bullets including marble and glass.
The gun owner has been arrested but we don’t yet know who he is.
Thi…

Katrin Higher / June 14, 2015

New Gun Law: Texas Handgun Owners Will Now Be Able To Prominently Display Their Dicks…I Mean Guns In Public

A new law was signed into legislation on Saturday in Texas, ensuring that handgun owners will be able to proudly and openly display there firearms in public – including on college campuses.
Texas, you keep coming up with such wonderful ideas. Why, what is better than letting college students run around with guns considering…

Katrin Higher / June 13, 2015

Vince Vaughn Thinks That Guns Should Be Allowed In School

Vince Vaughn, star of the upcoming second season of “True Detective,” is also on the cover of this month’s UK edition of GQ, and surprise, America, he stans hard for the Second Amendment. Like, crazier than I had ever thought or imagined Vince Vaughn, a man I don’t think about all that often, to be.

Megan Reynolds / June 1, 2015

Texas Nears Approval Of Open-Carry Bill For Handguns

In the true fashion of Texas and its insane Wild West ways, the state is nearing the approval of a bill that would allow its gun-licensed citizens to casually walk around with visible hand guns at all times!
The state’s House voted 96-35 on Friday to pass the bill, which allows folks to tote around…

Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Renisha McBride’s Killer Sentenced To 17 Years

Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot unarmed Black teenager Renisha McBride on his doorstep last year, has been sentenced to 17 to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder.
In November, 19-year-old McBride had gotten into a car accident and knocked on the door of Wafer’s Dearborn Heights home in the middle of the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2014

This Domestic Gun Violence PSA Is Hard To Watch, But It’s So Important

When gun violence is addressed, the first thing that comes to mind are horrific mass shootings, but one of the most common victims of gun violence are women with abusive partners. Abused women are five times more likely to be murdered by their abuser if the abuser owns a gun, and more than half of…

Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

Teacher Who Lived Through Most Recent School Shooting Has A Powerful Message That Needs To Be Shared

Earlier this week, a 15-year-old boy brought an assault rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, and several hundred rounds of ammo to Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. He shot and killed a 14-year-old classmate, Emilio Hoffman, in the boys’ locker room before being cornered by police and taking his own life. The shooter got everything he…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 13, 2014

“Outdoor Channel” Host Jim Burnworth Poses With His Daughter’s Prom Date … And His Gun

This is Jim Burnworth, from the Outdoor Channel’s manly-men show “Choose Your Weapon,” which is about varieties of hunting weapons and equipment. The pretty girl next to him is his daughter, Kaity. And the young man on the other side is Kaity’s prom date, whom Burnworth is joke-threatening to shoot with his giant-ass guns. “My…

Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term”domestic violence” should be broadly interpreted to include more than just physical force. (Not surprisingly, Justice Scalia just doesn’t get why.) As Vice President Joe Biden has noted,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2014

Marissa Alexander Faces 60 Years In Prison For Firing “Warning Shot”

Florida’s State Attorney is pursuing 60 years behind bars for Marissa Alexander, a Black woman who fired a “warning shot” in the direction of her estranged husband and his two kids.

In August 2010, Alexander’s husband allegedly read messages from her ex on her cell phone and got so enraged that he strangled…

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

Gun Manufacturer In India Exploits Rape Fears With New Purse-Sized Revolver

A gun manufacturer in India has built a small revolver that can fit inside a purse in the hopes that women can use it if they’re about to be victims of a sexual attack. But it’s priced at around $2,000, meaning that only relatively wealthy Indian women will be able to protect themselves thi…

Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2014

Renisha McBride’s Parents Speak Out About Murder Charges Against Theodore Wafer

Earlier today we learned about the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against 54-year-old Theodore Wafer in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

On November 2, the Michigan man shot McBride in the face through a closed and locked screen door at his home when she knocked on his front door earlier thi…

Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2013
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