From CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’ transcript from this past week on the rising violence and death toll in Chicago: Brian Warner is a former Chicago cop. He was shot in 2011. Now Warner counsels officers suffering from extreme stress. He explained what a dozen beat cops told us off-camera: they had stepped back. Brian Warner: You […]
NPR’s fact-checking had caveats, such as when Donald Trump railed against Chicago’s strict gun laws, NPR agreed that Trump was right. However, they added that the illegal guns flow in from the neighboring state of Indiana. Trump was correct about the strict gun laws in Chicago and blaming Indiana for guns is not an accurate […]
Wade wasn’t afraid to make it political and talk about gun violence (but not gang violence and how gun control doesn’t work in inner cities), but yet he said he was “conflicted” about Donald Trump’s tweet that black Americans ought to vote for him for law-and-order reasons. Here is Wade’s tweet after his cousin was […]
Obama’s push for smart gun tech has begun, says the Free Beacon. The Department of Justice will spearhead a multi-agency research effort into “smart gun” technology that was ordered as part of President Obama’s executive action on guns last week.
Oh, that’ll go over well with gun owners, gun store owners and sellers.
Yet the mental health aspect is going unaddressed as Obama will probably focus on restricting small businesses and sellers’ ability to sell guns.
Former GOP representative from Arkansas, Jay Dickey, and former CDC director who was ousted over gun violence statistics, Mark Rosenberg, wrote a joint op-ed which was run by the Washington Post. An interesting read, though.
The Associated Press fact-checked Hillary Clinton’s gun control claims made during Saturday night’s Democratic debate in Iowa and found them “unsupported on all counts.” Clinton claimed that since the last debate, on October 13 in Las Vegas, “nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is an emergency.” […]
1/6/2017 - Former Chicago Officer Told ’60 Minutes’ that Cops are Stepping Back after Viral Videos
10/20/2016 - Fact Checking NPR’s Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Yes, Chicago has Strict Gun Laws
9/3/2016 - NBA Player Dwyane Wade ‘Conflicted’ after Donald Trump Tweet on His Cousin’s Death
1/15/2016 - Obama’s Dept of Justice Investigating Use of Smart Gun Tech
1/6/2016 - Obama Name-Drops Himself 76 Times in Gun Control Speech
1/3/2016 - New York Times Proposes Taxing Guns, Ammo
1/2/2016 - Obama Meets with Attorney General to Discuss Executive Order on Gun Control
12/28/2015 - Washington Post Runs Op-Ed on Pushing for Gun Violence Stats at the CDC
11/17/2015 - Associated Press Finds Hillary Clinton’s Gun Control Claims “Unsupported on All Counts”