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Old 2020-01-01, 20:07   #683
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Houston woman ringing in new year killed by stray bullet
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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a woman ringing in the new year was fatally shot by a stray bullet outside her Houston home.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said 61-year-old Philippa Ashford died after being shot at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s department said it appears she may have been struck by celebratory gunfire from outside her immediate neighborhood.
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Old 2020-01-01, 23:21   #684
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That is why retina has 2 layers of steel with concrete in between over his lair.
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Old 2020-01-02, 04:21   #685
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That is why retina has 2 layers of steel with concrete in between over his lair.
This is why I stay home and away from windows around midnight on 01/01, even in a "nice" Near North Chicago neighborhood. Thoughtless people do not realize that there is a difference between firecrackers, and pistols fired skyward. That chunk of metal has to come down somewhere.
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Old 2020-01-02, 13:27   #686
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This is why I stay home and away from windows around midnight on 01/01, even in a "nice" Near North Chicago neighborhood. Thoughtless people do not realize that there is a difference between firecrackers, and pistols fired skyward. That chunk of metal has to come down somewhere.
Never mind celebratory gunfire. It seems that in Chicago, people who fire guns mean business.

Woman shot, police dodge gunfire twice during early hours of New Year’s Day in Chicago: cops
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The first shooting of 2020 in the city happened when a woman was wounded inside a West Garfield Park house by a bullet that came through the window, according to Chicago police.

About 12:15 a.m., gunfire struck the 24-year-old in the back while she was in the residence in the 4400 block of West Adams Street. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was stabilized, police said.
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Old 2020-01-19, 18:30   #687
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Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town
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A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied a fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said Saturday.

Police were still trying to piece together who’s who and what happened leading up to Friday night's shooting in Grantsville. Investigators believe the victims are all related to one another, and officials declined to release information about the shooter other than he is a juvenile male.
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert released a statement through Twitter.

"Parents and grandparents, secure your firearms! Everyone, hug your loved ones tight. And remember love, not hate, will heal broken individuals and families," he wrote.
With all due respect, Governor, the dead don't heal.
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Old 2020-02-27, 14:25   #688
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Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — An employee opened fire Wednesday at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own life, police said.
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Old 2020-03-19, 19:58   #689
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How else is the US responding to coronavirus?

The leader of Baltimore, Maryland, urged gang members to stop shooting each other, saying hospital beds are needed to treat coronavirus patients.

Following a spate of shootings on Tuesday night, Mayor Jack Young said: "We cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we're going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus.
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Old 2020-03-29, 13:08   #690
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US agency includes gun sellers as 'critical' infrastructure
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including retailers, as part of the nation's critical infrastructure during the coronavirus emergency.
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The group Gun Owners of America says in a statement Saturday that it is encouraged that the Trump administration is not ignoring what it calls "the ability to protect yourself" during the emergency stemming from the pandemic.
(Apologies to Humphrey Bogart) You don't like it, do you, Erich, people with the Coronavirus coming too close? Show them your gun, why don't you? If they don't stop, shoot them.
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Old 2020-03-29, 17:00   #691
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(Apologies to Humphrey Bogart) You don't like it, do you, Erich, people with the Coronavirus coming too close? Show them your gun, why don't you? If they don't stop, shoot them.

Similar news from the NRA:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...virus-outbreak

I also read that there is a big run on weapons once again. Probably those people stock-piling guns expect some chaos caused by the crisis management of their great leader?
Or do they want to shoot the virus...

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I also read that there is a big run on weapons once again. Probably those people stock-piling guns expect some chaos caused by the crisis management of their great leader?
Or do they want to shoot the virus...
Beats me. Maybe they're worried guns will suddenly become unavailable. Or maybe that the gummint will use the crisis to TAKE OUR GUNS AWAY!!!

They could just go down to the liquor store to relieve their anxieties, because liquor stores are essential, too.

Hmm. Gun stores and liquor stores are essential. What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 2020-03-30, 03:53   #693
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People there were watching too much of zombie apocalypse...
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