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in one chart. In Europe, you cannot buy a gun.
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27 days ago by antaldaniel
A Different Take
In last week’s post, I looked at the recent spate of mass shootings and asked what might explain them. My friend Kent Dahlberg has a different take on the issue. I invited him to reply. Extensive research has surfaced a theory that there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who divide the …
article  guncontrol  doggieheadtilt  editorial 
5 weeks ago by dwight
Federal agents confirm they quietly installed surveillance cameras along 23rd Ave in the CD | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms confirmed it was the agency behind two cameras installed high-up on light poles at 23rd and Union and 23rd and Jackson.

...to support an ongoing federal criminal investigation. These cameras belong to our agency. They weren’t requested by nor are they monitored by the Seattle Police Department.

The City’s surveillance ordinance requires city departments to obtain permission to install cameras, but that doesn’t apply to federal agencies.

ex-cop Tim Burgess to institute a $25 tax on gun sales and a 5 cent tax on each round of ammunition. The city estimates the taxes would raise up to $500,000 per year. Burgess said taxpayers paid more than $12 million in 2014 to offset unpaid medical bills for gunshot victims at Harborview. The revenue from the tax would fund a two-year gun violence prevention program.

UPDATE: The City Council unanimously passed the gun and ammunition tax Monday, as well as a measure that would require mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms to SPD. Burgess, a strong frontrunner in the Position 8 City Council race, thanked his colleagues in a statement:
seattle  surveillance  guncontrol  privacy  taxes 
7 weeks ago by bwiese
Lock it up — Seattle mayor puts forward ‘safe storage’ gun control legislation | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
The  legislation proposed by the former U.S. District Attorney would require “safe storage of firearms” and will increase “civil penalties and legal responsibility” for owners who don’t report stolen firearms within 24 hours as is already required by law.
seattle  guncontrol  law 
7 weeks ago by bwiese
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RT : How Engdahl (16) educated herself on gun laws in Wyoming and, as a one-teen protest on , delivered a spe…
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7 weeks ago by KateSherrill
Too Many Men Can’t Handle Being Told No
So many guys are so obsessed with being “real men.” Here’s a thought. Maybe a real man should have more emotional stability and maturity than a toddler throwing a tantrum when he doesn’t immediately get everything he wants. Maybe he should be man enough to hear the word “no” without having to whine, curse, threaten, and/or kill. Maybe that’s what we should be teaching boys and men.
misogyny  politics:usa  guncontrol 
7 weeks ago by copracat
Why I “Need” an AR-15 – Jon Stokes – Medium
Great article on the AR-15 and why it is the best all purpose rifle for most uses and most people that's currently available.
firearms  guns  guncontrol  ar15 
8 weeks ago by edj

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