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Police identify teens fatally shot by janitor

Two teenagers allegedly shot to death by a maintenance worker at a west side apartment building were identified by Milwaukee police Thursday as Anmarie Miller, 17, and James Bell Jr., 19, both of Milwaukee.

The 39-year-old man accused of shooting the two Wednesday afternoon while he was being beaten with a baseball bat is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail on possible homicide charges.

The shootings were reported about 1 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building in the 1400 block of N. 27th St.

Police said an argument occurred between the janitor and three people: the teens and a 20-year-old man.
How does being attacked by three people, being held and beaten with a bat lead to two 1st degree murder charges?

10 questions

To see if we can find common ground to have discussions.

1. I think “shall not be infringed” should be interpreted (only as applies to an active militia, very narrowly, very broadly, absolutely)

2. I think gun control legislation should focus on the (guns/owners/both)

3. I think everyone has a right to defend themselves even if it means an attacker could be killed

4. I think all shooting deaths should go to a grand jury, even if it clearly is self defense

5. I think if a person is exonerated under self-defense at any stage they should have civil immunity

6. I think partial bans are reasonable e.g. the former AWB

7. I think total bans are reasonable e.g. pre-Heller/McDonald D.C./Chicago

8. I think inflammatory labels and accusations are counterproductive to making any change in the status of gun control

9. I have taken or will take action, beyond posting on the internet, to support gun control

10. I support the plank of the DNC
“We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements--like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole--so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few”
as written. –if no, please explain

Russian aggression will make Pentagon cuts a harder sell

WASHINGTON - While headline claims of a Cold War resurgence are surely overstated, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine reminds Pentagon policymakers that their plans to shift U.S. military focus away from Europe may have to be tweaked.

Previously announced Pentagon spending cuts will still be included in the budget President Obama sends Congress on Tuesday. But they now face an even harder sell on Capitol Hill, where home-state interests and election-year politics often prevail along with a bipartisan predilection for bombast.

Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, blamed Obama for having already cut projected Pentagon funding by $487 ­billion over 10 years.

“His disarming of America over the past five years limits our options in Ukraine today,” Inhofe said in a statement Monday.
Once again "It's Obama's fault"
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