For June 2017, we tallied 818 protests, demonstrations, strikes, marches, sit-ins and rallies in the United States, with at least one in every state and the District of Columbia. Our conservative guess is that from 954,298 to 1,173,771 people showed up at these political gatherings last month, although it is likely there were far more participants. Because mainstream media often neglect to report nonviolent actions — especially small ones — it is probable that we did not record every event that took place. Sometimes no one reports the size of the crowd, which contributes to undercounting.
Two suspects attempted to rob a 72-year-old man outside of a Madison, Tennessee, apartment Wednesday afternoon, but only one walked away alive after the elderly victim opened fire.
According to reports from local media, the robbery was a set-up orchestrated by Molena Holt, 26, to pay off a drug debt.
According to Chief Greg Jordan, Michael Christopher Auvil, 36, was shot during an “isolated incident” Saturday night. Jordan said all parties involved in the shooting have been identified and he doesn’t believe there is an ongoing threat to the public.
The shooting occurred in the area of Keziah Street and Ocean Drive around 11:15 pm. When police arrived at the scene they found that there had been an altercation at the location and Auvil had been shot.
Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man dressed like a woman after he broke into his home. It happened in Lithonia near Brownsmill Road just after 2 a.m. Channel 2’s Liz Artz spoke to DeKalb County Police Lt. Lonzy Robertson about the case Monday.
Last week, the Cordova Recreation and Park District (CRPD) met to consider the future fate of the Cordova Shooting Center (CSC). After a lot of public discussion and discussion by Park Directors on the issue, the majority of Directors voted for the option of continuing lease discussions with CSC and keeping the range in operation, with the option of soliciting other vendors in the future.
On Monday, July 24, the California Department of Justice introduced another set of proposed regulations, this time for the purpose of adding required “privacy notices” to certain firearm-related forms.
On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, at approximately 3:30 pm, Manitowoc Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Calumet Avenue in the City of Manitowoc for a disturbance. Officers say a 26 year old Manitowoc woman, was assaulted by a 29 year old Manitowoc woman, after police say were arguing over a man.
As reported earlier today, the California Department of Justice has resubmitted proposed “assault weapon” regulations to the Office of Administrative Law as “File and Print Only,” which will prohibit public comment on any of the proposed regulations.
A group of Maryland citizens, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court on Friday seeking to reverse a Court of Appeals ruling that stripped some of America’s most popular rifles of Second Amendment protection. The 4th Circuit ruling in the case Kolbe v. Hogan is a direct contradiction of the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, which re-affirmed American citizens’ right to self-defense.
A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center estimates that the number of concealed carry permits issued last year was the largest increase ever – continuing a four year trend of record setting increases in the number of concealed carry permits. This rapid growth of permits has been attributed to increases among African-Americans and women.
Today, July 21, the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”), without warning or any notification, submitted another set of proposed regulations for the registration of newly classified “assault weapons” to the Office of Administrative Law. As with their past two attempts, DOJ has once again listed these regulations as “File and Print Only,” meaning that members of the public will not have an opportunity to comment on any of the proposed regulations.
Yesterday, the Maine Senate came up one vote short of passing Legislative Document 31. Yesterday’s Senate consideration was the final passage vote, and needed two-thirds of the Maine Senate to pass and appear on the Ballot this November. After failing to pass the Senate, the Maine House of Representatives “insisted on final passage” and LD 31 will have another vote in the Maine Senate on August 2, the final day of session.
Back in 2013, when Washington State’s anti-gun groups rolled out Initiative 594, they promised voters this “universal background check” law would save lives by keeping “firearms out of dangerous hands” because private gun sales would be subjected to a NICS check done through a licensed dealer. Prior to the enactment of the law, representatives of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the main proponent of 594, disingenuously described the measure as a “common sense” law that “simply applies the current system of background checks to all sales.”
Two men tried to rob an elderly man in Madison, but the victim fought back, pulled out a gun, and shot one of them. The other suspect remains on the run, and police say they are still in the initial stages of the investigation so they aren’t releasing many details at this time.