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How Many Gun-Related Deaths Has the United States Seen in the Eight Weeks Following the Newtown, Connecticut Shootings?
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Is Veganism a Religion? In Ohio, a vegan hospital employee fired for refusing to take a mandated flu shot is suing on religious grounds (because the vaccination contains animal by-product), claiming that her veganism qualifies as a religious belief. Will 3-D Printers Make Gun Control Moot? Is Bidding On an … Continue reading
”Hello. My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Fly”: Tuesday Morning Miscellany, February 5, 2013
Possibly the Most Unusual Murder Weapon Ever: And probably the first time CJA has added an adult advisory for a story about attempted killing Trying to cure you friend’s hiccups by pretending the gun you’re firing at him is loaded with real bullets is all great fun until… Will the … Continue reading
Thursday Morning Miscellany: Stealing Stolen iPhones, Why We Need Assault Rifles, Life After Prison, and Lego Guns in Kindergarten
”I want to report my iPhone being stolen.” Well, not technically his iPhone, more like an iPhone he’d just stolen. And after that is where the story gets really strange. This article contains not only a pretty funny ”stupid criminals” story, but also a look at the epidemic of iPhone … Continue reading
Gay Guy, the Empire State Building Shootings, the Bad Road Defense, Raffling Off Assault Rifles, and the Science of Sex Abuse
Man Sues Georgia for Not Allowing Him to Have a Vanity License Plate Reading ”Gay Guy”. Okay, I understand the principle of the thing, really I do… but in the real world, when you have to park your car out in public every day unprotected from the thousands of people … Continue reading
In Philadelphia last week, a fifth-grader was reprimanded by her teacher, and told she could arrested, after bringing to school a sheet of paper her grandfather had folded into the shape of a gun. She hadn’t threatened anybody with it, hadn’t even said “bang,” and the sheet of paper was … Continue reading
Should psychiatrists (and other mental health professionals) be required to report to the government (without exception) any patients with homicidal or suicidal impulses?
This is a provision of New York State’s sweeping new gun law, passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings (and of course inspired as well by other high-profile shootings, such as last year’s attack at the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre, and the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman … Continue reading
Updates: James Holmes’s Insanity Defense (and Another Lawsuit), the Duke University Lacrosse Players Falsely Accused of Rape, Newtown Fraudster Indicted, and James Yeager Apologizes (kind of)
The widow of one of James Holmes’s (alleged) victims is suing Holmes’s former psychiatrist (New link, to replace Yahoo’s dead one) Why James Holmes’s Insanity Defense Might Actually Succeed: analysis from The Atlantic The three former Duke University lacrosse players who were accused of rape in 2006 will ask the … Continue reading
CEO of Firearms and Tactical Training School Loses Gun Permit After Releasing a Video Threatening to Kill Anybody Who Comes For His Guns
This is the video posted by James Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response, a Tennessee firearms and tactical training school. Neither Yeager nor his school is certified by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The video is Not Even Remotely Safe For Work. This was the Tennessee Department … Continue reading