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Glock pistols are the overlooked weapon in American mass shootings

By Francisco Alvarado

June 21, 2016 | 2:18 pm
When Omar Mateen burst into Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12 and opened fire on the crowd, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others, he was armed with two guns. But in the aftermath of the attack, only one of the weapons became the subject of intense scrutiny.

Most of the attention has focused on Mateen's semi-automatic .223-caliber Sig Sauer MCX, which is modeled after the AR-15 assault rifle. The fact that similar weapons were used during several recent mass shootings — including the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colorado that same year, and the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California — led to a renewed push for an assault weapons ban, and prompted many reports about how easily AR-15s can be purchased in Florida.

But Mateen was also carrying a Glock, a brand of firearm that has been used nearly as often as assault rifles to commit mass murder.

Related: AR-15s are big business in Florida — and remarkably easy to get

A list of mass shootings between April 1999 and January 2013 prepared for lawmakers in Connecticut showed that rifles were used in 10 incidents and shotguns in 10 others, while handguns were used in 42. Glock brand pistols turned up in nine of those cases. Another compendium of mass shootings since 2009 by the New York Times showed that handguns were used in 13 incidents, compared to five in which a rifle was the primary weapon. Glocks were recovered from six of the perpetrators.


Autopsy: Aztec school shooter had swastika, build wall markings on body

Source: Albuquerque Journal

By Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 2:58pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting last year had no drugs or alcohol in his system the day of the rampage and an autopsy revealed a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, bruised knuckles and faint ink markings on his leg that included a swastika symbol.

Autopsy and toxicology results for William Atchison were released Monday in response to a public records request.

Despite the ink markings, authorities reiterated Tuesday that there was no indication that the 21-year-old former student’s plot was influenced by white supremacist views as the victims weren’t specifically targeted. Notes left behind by the gunman detailed plans to “gear up” after making his way onto campus and then shoot up a classroom before killing himself, they said.

Atchison killed two students — Francisco I. Fernandez and Casey J. Marquez — at Aztec High School in December before firing randomly in a hallway and a computer lab, where a substitute teacher and students hid. He then killed himself.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/1136006/autopsy-details-fatal-wound-of-new-mexico-school-shooter.html



Trump vs. The World: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Obama in 2012 after meeting with Sandy Hook parents vs Trump 2018

Obama (2012) sits alone in a classroom after meeting for hours with parents of Sandy Hook victims.

Trump (2018) sits at a disco party he threw at his private night club after spending 14 minutes with victims at the hospital in Parkland.

These pictures speak louder than words.


The Second Amendment: How the gun control debate went crazy Kurt Anderson

Douchebag Ben Shapiro Loses It Over Black Joy Over Black Panther Movie

Trump seeks to end heating assistance program for low-income people

Not a grain of compassion to this fucking piece of shit!

Khorri Atkinson Feb 18

President Trump's 2019 budget seeks to cut all funding from a program that provides heating assistance subsidies to low-income families in cold-weather states. The administration's argument: the program is marred by fraud and unnecessary, the AP reports.

Why it matters: This is the second attempt by the Trump administration to end the program, and it’s likely the proposal will again face resistance from lawmakers. Last year, Congress ultimately appropriated $3 billion, or 90% of the program's funding. Supporters argue the elderly, disabled and others with fixed incomes desperately need the assistance.

Linik: https://www.axios.com/trump-seeks-to-cut-heating-assistance-program--64f551d2-a72a-4914-b26f-cfcda993882d.html

Alt-right women are upset that alt-right men are treating them terribly

Sending Thoughts and Prayers to these women.

12.04.2017•10:40 AM

here's trouble brewing in the MAGA world, as prominent women in the "alt-right" are upset that white nationalists are being misogynistic towards them.

Women in the "alt-right" "are constantly harassed by low level anonymous trolls trying to put us in our place," self-described "Ethno Nationalist" Tara McCarthy wrote on Twitter Sunday, in a moment of revelation that was well-known to basically anyone else. "The ultimate goal seems to be to bully us off the internet."

Women in the Alt Right are constantly harassed by low status anonymous trolls trying to put us in our place.

Women of all ages, who do or don't have children, are harassed for various 'reasons'.

The ultimate goal seems to be to bully us off the internet.

— Tara McCarthy 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 (@TaraMcCarthy444) December 3, 2017

Men in the Alt Right are going to have to decide whether they will continue to passively/actively endorse this behavior, or speak out against it.

If you want more women speaking publicly about ethno nationalism, I suggest you choose the latter.

— Tara McCarthy 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 (@TaraMcCarthy444) December 3, 2017

Guys, I'm not saying I can't take any trolling or harassment on the internet, *obviously* I can. I've probably had more of it than most of you will see in a lifetime, and I'm still here. Not going anywhere. I'm not stating the above solely for my own personal benefit. — Tara McCarthy 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 (@TaraMcCarthy444) December 3, 2017

The problem I'm stating here is not that 'there are trolls on the internet' but that people who proclaim to be on our side are trying to tear down women in our in-group. If you can't see why this is dysfunctional, I can't help you. — Tara McCarthy 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 (@TaraMcCarthy444) December 3, 2017

More: https://www.salon.com/2017/12/04/alt-right-women-are-upset-that-alt-right-men-are-treating-them-terribly/?utm_content=inf_11_3115_2&utm_source=SocialEdge&utm_campaign=influencer&tse_id=INF_ec1400e0152411e8b994b71562261940

Have always loved this response from Obama on Gun Control

I just wish he had shot down the BS argument about Chicago which ALWAYS gets brought up by the Right Wing and is only a problem because Indiana has crappy gun laws and shady people just drive 5 miles from Chicago to East Chicago, Indiana or Gary, Indiana to buy a gun.

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