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Tag Archives: Gun Ownership

The anatomy of a headline: Some stories on Federal Way tragedy imply it’s part of Seattle

Excerpt: Last night’s deadly rampage in Federal Way – which resulted in the deaths of five individuals at the Pinewood Village apartments complex just off Pacific Highway South – has focused national and international attention on our region. Although the tragedy occurred in Federal Way and authorities there are handling the investigation, several national and international […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate’s NRA caucus blocks legislation to require background checks on more gun sales

Excerpt: A bipartisan proposal to require background checks on the sale of firearms at gun shows and over the Internet has failed to advance in the United States Senate after being successfully filibustered by forty-one Republicans and four Democrats. By a vote of fifty-four to forty-six (with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid voting nay so that […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NRA’s answer to Newtown tragedy: Put armed guards in every school in America

Excerpt: This morning, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its zealous leader, Wayne LaPierre, finally broke their silence over the slaughter of twenty children and seven adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. At a press conference in the District of Columbia, not far from the White House, LaPierre said that immediate action needed to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A modest proposal

Excerpt: In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings of December 14th, many are calling for reform of gun control laws, stronger gun control laws, a re-introduction of the assault weapons ban, and so forth. These are worthy conversations that should be had. To them I would add another idea. On Saturday, author Maureen […]
Written by:Jason Black
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Authorities release the names of those killed yesterday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary

Excerpt: Authorities in Connecticut have now released the names of the children and faculty killed yesterday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The overwhelming majority of those killed were very young children, only six years old, as has been reported. Three of the children were seven years old. The adults (all women) ranged in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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At least eighteen children and eight adults slaughtered at school in Connecticut

Excerpt: Devastating, heartbreaking, horrible news out of New England this morning: At least 27 people — including 18 children — were killed Friday morning at a local elementary school, marking the deadliest shooting ever in Connecticut and one of the worst ever in the country. The shooting happened at about 9:40 AM [6:40 AM Pacific Time] […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Another mass shooting: Gunman reportedly kills six at Sikh temple near Milwaukee

Excerpt: Tragedy has struck again, this time near Wisconsin’s largest city: At least seven people were killed, including one shooter, just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, police said. Four of the dead were inside the temple at 7512 S. Howell Ave. and three of the dead, including a shooter, were […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Latest tragedy in Seattle a sad reminder: Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people

Excerpt: Another late spring day has come and gone, and with it, the lives of more innocent Washingtonians have been blotted out, cruelly cut short by gunfire: A man who killed four people in a bloody shooting spree at two Seattle locations ended an intense manhunt by turning the gun on himself as officers closed in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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