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Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight


Reported by Liam Deacon | 5 Apr 2018

URL of the original posting site: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/05/lead-surgeon-london-hospital-war-zone-two-slaughtered-overnight/

Hospitals in Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London resemble those in a war zone, a senior surgeon working to save victims of the capital’s surging violent crime wave has said.

The shock comments made Thursday morning come after two more men were killed overnight, a couple of days after another night of violence saw a boy, 16, stabbed to death and a 17-year-old girl shot in a “drive by”.

Wednesday night’s killings, both in Hackney, East London, brought the death toll from suspected murder in the capital to 50 so far this year, pulling away from New York City, which London overtook at the weekend.

Dr. Mark Griffiths, the lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, said that knife and gun wounds had moved from a “niche” part of his job to a daily chunk of his workload, and a growing number of victims were “children”.

“Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as similar to being at [Camp] Bastion,” Dr Griffiths told the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.

“We used to look after people in their twenties. Now people are often in their mid to late teens and children in school uniforms are being admitted under our care with knife and gun wounds.”

He added: “Whereas a young boy being stabbed five or six years ago would have been a horror story, now it’s normal.

People expect to see people being killed on a daily basis. Members of the public who are not involved in gangs or violence let this pass without comment and you get the society you deserve if you ignore violence.”

On Wednesday, Mayor Khan responded to the crisis by blaming “Tory” cuts to the police, and claiming the crime was affecting other areas of the UK, too. Meanwhile, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has demanded that social media firms censor online content in response to the crime wave, claiming that deleting videos will help save lives.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Gangs often post videos online that seek to incite violence or glamorise criminality to influence young people.

“The instant nature of social media also means that plans develop rapidly and disputes can escalate very quickly.”

Huck’s Response to Emotional Anti-Gun Marchers Is Best We’ve Heard So Far


Reported By Benjamin Arie | March 25, 2018 at 2:56pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/watch-hucks-response-emotional/

Mike Huckabee is well known for his calm, warm approach to politics and life — and the former pastor and Arkansas governor just became the voice of reason during the “March For Our Lives” protests.

While appearing on “Fox and Friends,” the politician-turned-commentator addressed the recent demonstrations that are supposedly about stopping violence, but have become essentially anti-Second Amendment rallies where law-abiding gun owners are vilified for the actions of one criminal.

“I salute these students for their passion and their energy, and for their interest in helping to shape public policy,” Huckabee began, extending an olive branch to the young people protesting. “But I would say this to them: Emotion is a terrible substitute for truth.“  March 25, 2018

“It is a terrible substitute for facts,” Huck continued. “And they’ve been used, by believing that if they just ban a certain type of firearm, that things are going to be better.”

That wasn’t just the former governor’s opinion. A vast amount of evidence backs up the view that the left’s “solutions” — many of which have already been tried — would do nothing to actually stop criminals.

“Here’s the facts: Five times more people are killed in America by knives… than they are by rifles,” Huckabee explained.

The most recent FBI data shows that in 2016, there were 374 murders committed using rifles in the entire United States. That includes so-called “assault rifles.” However, a stunning 1,604 murders were committed using “knives or cutting weapons.”

Even hands, fists, and feet were used to kill more often than rifles: Criminals committed 656 murders using just their body.

“It’s also true that over 86 percent of the 20,000 police chiefs and sheriffs in America do not support repealing concealed carry, but rather rather support (gun ownership),” Mike Huckabee went on. “And they don’t support more gun control methods.” 

There’s a good reason for that: As concealed carry has become more common in America, the country has become more safe.

As we’ve previously reported, there was an amazing 215 percent increase in concealed carry permits between 2007 and 2015. During the same time period, there was a 14 percent decrease in the murder rate. In fact, violent crime has been cut in half since about 1990, yet the media constantly acts as if violence is spiraling out of control.

Mike Huckabee’s primary point is so good, it must be repeated: “Emotion is a terrible substitute for truth.” 

The left and the mainstream media seem to be purposely burying facts or even outright lying about statistics in order to promote an agenda.

American schools are actually some of the safest places in the country. Contrary to the narrative, mass shootings in schools have not be dramatically increasing in recent years. Students have a higher probability of being killed riding their bikes or walking to school than by a school shooter.

Huck’s line about emotion over truth is an apt summary of not only the current push against lawful gun ownership, but also almost all of liberalism. One of the hallmarks of being responsible adults is using logic and critical thinking over fear-based reaction and hysteria.

The next time you see a news headline or hear a statement from a protester, ask yourself: “Is this based on reasoned logic and truth, or all emotion?”  That’s an incredibly useful tool to decide which side of an issue to stand on… and in today’s world, detecting the truth is more important than ever.

MSM Won’t Push SC Mass Killing Story Because It’s So Destructive to Their Narrative


Reported By Ben Marquis | March 18, 2018 at 1:04pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/msm-sc-mass-killing-narrative/

Whenever there is a shooting in which three or more people are murdered, the mainstream media devotes ample coverage to the horrific crime in order to perpetuate the liberal agenda and push a narrative that guns are evil and must be strictly regulated, if not totally confiscated. However, when an equally heinous mass murder occurs with a weapon other than a firearm, the media stays stunningly silent, largely because wall-to-wall coverage of the incident does nothing to further the gun control narrative, and may even work against it by revealing how a gun in the hands of a victim could have changed the terrible outcome.

Such is the case with a recent mass murder in South Carolina, in which WCSC reported that 22-year-old Lovequawn Scott has been charged with four counts of murder for the deaths of four family members in their home. Astonishingly, police caught him attempting to flee the scene covered in blood when they arrived to check out a report from another concerned family member of a suspicious death.

The victims, who according to the county coroner all died of blunt force trauma, were identified as 72-year-old Joseph Manigault, 69-year-old Rose Manigault, 42-year-old Kenya Manigault and 15-year-old Faith Manigault. The weapon believed to be used to slaughter them was not an “assault rifle” or shotgun or even a handgun, but a pair of dumbbells, which the suspect allegedly used to beat the four members of his family to death.

Nor is this the first time that the quadruple murder suspect has been in trouble with the law, as WMBF reported that Scott, who had been enrolled at Coastal Carolina University, was arrested by campus police in 2017 and charged with trespassing, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a handgun and carrying a weapon on school property.

But Scott’s rap sheet didn’t begin there, either. WPDE reported in Nov. 2016 that Scott had been arrested on a golf course and charged with a litany of crimes after an altercation with police. In that incident, the burgeoning career criminal was charged with possession of Schedule IV drugs — Xanax pills, MDMA powder and marijuana — other drug offenses, four counts of receiving stolen goods, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, breaking into a vehicle and the unlawful sale, delivery or possession of a handgun by a prohibited person.

When confronted by police in that incident, he attempted to flee the scene, then attempted to pull a loaded handgun on the arresting officer in the scuffle. He was later found to be in possession of stolen goods believed to have come from at least eight separate breaking and entering of vehicles.

With regard to the murders, Bearing Arms took note of the lack of national coverage of this tragic and brutal crime. Writer Tom Knighton pointed out that the media was most likely avoiding this story because it decisively runs counter to their standard anti-gun narrative.

Indeed, a semi-automatic rifle, shotgun or handgun in the possession of any of the four victims — whether the elderly grandparents, the suspect’s aunt or his young niece — could have saved some or all of the victims from their horrific fate at the hands of the much stronger career criminal who bludgeoned them all to death at his leisure. Moreover, it proves that mass murder occurs whether or not the murder possesses or has access to a firearm.

Had the perpetrator of this atrocity used a gun in the murders, the media likely would have been all over it — though they probably would just as quickly have dropped it once the suspect’s lengthy rap sheet entered the conversation. However, since he didn’t use a gun and doesn’t fit the profile of an angry National Rifle Association member, they have avoided it at all costs.

Billy Graham Joins Stoneman Douglas HS Kids


Drawn and Authored by Chip Bok | February 22, 2018

URL of the original posting site: http://bokbluster.com/2018/02/22/billy-graham/

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As news of the death of Billy Graham broke, friends and family of the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting victims gathered at the White House. It was tough to watch but I thought the kids and parents did a great job. The president listened respectfully with no tweeting. But he did encourage teachers to pack heat.

Here’s an editorial tribute to Rev. Graham from the WSJ (you might need a subscription). And here’s a less admiring one by George Will. John Kass of the Chicago Tribune has a good one here about the politics of guns and abortion.

Professional School Shooter


Drawn and Commentary by Chip Bok | February 17, 2018

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A Wall Street Journal story says the FBI failed to follow up on a tip that Nikolas Cruz was a dangerous threat to others.

On Jan. 5, the FBI received a call on a tip line from a person close to Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged in this week’s shooting, the bureau said in a statement on Friday. The caller provided information on “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior and disturbing social-media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the FBI said.

The FBI said the information should have been assessed as a possible “threat to life” but “no further investigation was conducted.”

Professional School Shooter

BuzzFeed reports that last September a Mississippi bail bondsman named Ben Bennight tipped the FBI to a disturbing YouTube post by a Nikolas Cruz. The post said “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” The FBI followed up with a visit to Bennight’s office but he had no further information. At a press conference after the shooting the Bureau said it “could not uncover any details from the account.”

Florida Governor Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Ray to step down.

Illegal Alien and MS-13 Gang Member Cuts Man’s Head and Heart Off Inside ‘Sanctuary’ County


Posted by GirlsJustWannaHaveGuns.com | on November 23, 2017

It has been reported that about 12 gang members of MS-13 lured a man into the Wheaton Regional Park and proceeded to stab him over 100 times, decapitate him and then cut his heart out; throwing it into a shallow grave they buried him in, according to authorities. 

Officials in North Carolina have Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, in custody. Timido was extradited to Montgomery County, Maryland, where his first court appearance occurred on Wednesday.

Court document reveal that a member of MS-13 identified Timido as a person involved in the violent murder:

On 09/05/2017 [unnamed MS-13 member] took MCPD detectives to the gravesite located in the park and he further described the circumstances of the murder and detailed the choking, stabbing, decapitating, and dismembering the victim’s body before dumping it into a pre-dug hole.

[Unnamed MS-13 member] identified one of the other participants in the murder as an adult male he knew as Miguel and whose nickname was “Timido.”

The victim has been stabbed over one-hundred times, decapitated, dismembered, and his heart had been excised from his chest and thrown into the grave.

According to the Washington Post Timido is from El Salvador and is inside the United States illegally:

Lopez-Abrego did not speak during the court appearance. Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a statement saying “Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, a citizen and national of El Salvador, is illegally in the U.S. and currently in immigration proceedings. On Nov. 4, ICE lodged a detainer on Mr. Lopez-Abrego with the Avery County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina after his arrest by local authorities.”

The gruesome murder was committed inside Montgomery County, Maryland, which is known territory for MS-13 gang members, due to it’s sanctuary county status. This means the county does not comply with ICE authorities to remove illegals. 

“In May, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said that a whistleblower came forward and provided documents that proved that the Obama administration knowingly admitted teen MS-13 gang members into the United States and sent them to communities throughout the U.S.,” the Daily Wire reports.

REPORT: The WORST Cities For Gun Violence All Have THIS In Common


Published by ClashDaily.com | on October 9, 2017

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2017/10/report-worst-cities-gun-violence-common/?

While we’re all talking about Bump Stocks… could we be missing the bigger issue?

As it does every time we see a headline-making tragedy, the gun control debate has come up. But are we all chasing red herrings? Are we swatting at flies when there is an elephant or two in the room?

The total number of deaths by firearm in 2016 is reportedly 33,594.

That number includes suicide, criminal homicide, mishap and justifiable homicide.

If we can take the numbers from the Brady Institute as accurate, they are claiming 93 people in America die daily within the unbrella term ‘gun violence.

Of that number, most — 58 a day — are suicide, not homicide.

But suicides — as tragic as they are — are not the problem that keeps people up at night, and generate headlines. Maybe they SHOULD be, but they’re not.

Stripping away the suicide figure, we’re looking at about 12,500 gun deaths a year. 

Ok, now we’re getting into more useful stats.

Of those who remain, the vast majority of homicides are perpetrated by young males, usually against other males of similar age.

The rampages and mass killings that splash across the headlines are an exceedingly small percentage of the total.

The question of politics has come up. There was even a meme about it.

Do the mass killers have a tendency to vote Democrat? Sure, some of them have been registered as Democrats. But even that stat is hit-and-miss. It’s hard to quantify. Should you count the Vegas Killer, Paddock? He was reportedly a registered Democrat in 1984… back when he lived in Florida.

Those details are slippery at best. Let’s deal in what we can quantify.

But what IS clear is that the homicide rate with guns are — in most regions — in decline.

But there are places gun-related homicide are still rising. And both trends follow clear patterns.

They are declining in America ‘generally’ but rising in the cities. Obviously, rural America tends to tilt ‘Red’ while urban America tilts ‘Blue’. 

Here are the places with the highest per-capita murder rate in the USA, 2016: St Louis; Baltimore; Detroit; New Orleans; Birmingham; Jackson MS; Baton Rouge; Hartford; Salinas; Milwaukee; Washington, DC; Kansas City; Cincinnati; West Palm Beach; Memphis; San Bernardino; Oakland; Atlanta; Richmond; Kansas City; Pittsburg; Chicago; North Charlotte.

Whatever else you might want to say about the trends, the places where murder — including, obviously, gun crime — are on the rise tend to be Urban. And politically very ‘Blue’.

But most of our violent crime occurs in violent cities, most of which have been Democrat strongholds for a long time… the Chicagos, Baltimores, Detroits and St. Louis.

If we REALLY wanted to stop ‘90%’ of shootings, we shouldn’t be talking about ‘bump stocks’ and ‘high capacity magazines’. If we truly cared, as Obama claimed about ‘saving even one life’, our National Gun conversation would be talking about two things.

1) Suicide prevention at a national level.

The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 13.26 per 100,000 individuals. Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women. On average, there are 121 suicides per day. White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2015. –American Foundation Suicide Prevention

That’s suicide generally. As we said earlier, suicide by gun accounts for 58 per day. What does that mean in real terms?

That’s the same bodycount as one Las Vegas Massacre.

Every.

Single.

Day.

2) Breaking the cycle of urban violence in Democrat strongholds.

You know… better schools, mentors, stronger families, lock away people who use guns in crimes.

Basically the OPPOSITE of Obama’s stack of sketchy pardons — which included gun offenses — that he crammed through before leaving office.

So, Democrats aren’t the ‘white knights’ rushing to our rescue they claim to be.

They’re actually distracting us from the real crisis.

And if we finally addressed these two issues, what would happen to these numbers? They would drop.

How much?

A LOT.

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