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Reckless Cops Visit School And Cause Student Shootings

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Okay, how  many times do the police have to be told not to leave their fully-loaded weapons where someone could get to them? Then ask yourself how irresponsible is it for them to leave those weapons unattended near kids -- at a school? Hello. anybody home?

An 11-year-old told KCAL-TV that police officers were playing four square with students about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday and handing out stickers when one student wandered over to a police motorcycle that had a gun latched to it.

The event was part of “Red Ribbon Week,” which is intended to promote awareness about illegal drug use.

Maybe it should have been about gun safety instead.

What is wrong with the negligent officers? More than you might think. Read on from Real Story.

Chino police said the weapon was initially identified in reports as a handgun, but officers confirmed the firearm was an AR-15 rifle.

Okay, stop there. The police don't know the difference between a handgun and an AR-15? That's reassuring. So, when they got to the bottom of that, these trusty officers revealed:

They said the gun was discharged but never removed from its locked mountain device.

Now I'm going to venture a guess and say that statement has a typo. I think they probably meant the AR-15 was in a locked mounted device. But either way, it obviously wasn't that well locked that an elementary school kid couldn't get it to go off, ultimately causing multiple student injuries and hospitalizations

And finally this. The brain trust of these police officers on the school visitation came to this conclusion.

Similar weapons have been removed from police motorcycles during the investigation.

Just during the investigation, mind you. My question is this: when they say similar weapons have been removed are they talking about rifles, or the the police officers who were reckless and allowed for this event to happen in the first place?

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Guns In School -- Sparks, Nevada Added To The Tragedy List

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Early reports from the tragic shooting in a Sparks, Nevada middle school.

A 13-year-old witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he saw a boy in a Sparks Middle School uniform shoot a teacher.

The witness, Kyle Nucum, (see video below) said that he heard a "pop" when he was outside of the school, and that a teacher came to investigate. When they approached the shooter, the boy shot the teacher.

Two people are dead and two boys are in critical condition after a shooter opened fire at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada this morning, according to police.

More to follow.

Are we still waiting to consider gun regulations?

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VIDEO: Texas school worker shot during gun training class

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In the state of Texas this happened, according to a school board member: "There was an accident involving one of the employees today."

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This "accident"-- usually in the case of firearms calamities, it's negligence-- occurred during a district-sponsored concealed handgun license class for teachers, because, as you can see, nothing says "safe" like having guns on campuses.

Leslie Goode, a school board member, said this didn't change his mind about arming teachers. Pshyeah, he didn't get shot, but a man who works in the maintenance department sure did.

NBC has more:

The employee from the Van Independent School District had stayed for one-on-one training after class with the concealed handgun license training instructor on Tuesday when a mechanical malfunction with his weapon caused his gun to misfire, NBC affiliate KETK reported. The bullet ricocheted, striking the employee in the left leg; his injury was not life-threatening, the affiliate said.

What if that "malfunction" had happened in the classroom?

And hey! Who needs "bad guys" when the "good guys" shoot themselves?

Here's a bonus L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re “Glendale schools boost security,” Feb. 25

This weekend, Glendale will host its annual gun show at the Civic Auditorium, conveniently located near a skate park, schools and opening-day Little League fields. Seems to me if officials want to take steps to make Glendale schools safer, they could start at the heart of the problem, namely by making it more difficult to get more guns and ammo.

It's not a lack of security in our schools — it's the guns, this country's addiction to them and fear run amok that are threatening our communities.

Maddie Gavel-Briggs
Pasadena

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Cartoon of the Day- Teachers Packing Heat

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VIDEO- Parent of Newtown victim: "The liberty... to own a military-style assault weapon & high-capacity magazine... is second to the right of my son to his life.”

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David Wheeler:

"The liberty of any person to own a military-style assault weapon and a high-capacity magazine and keep them in their home is second to the right of my son to his life.”

"Let's honor the founding documents and get our priorities straight."

If you missed this testimony "that the Senate Judiciary Committee should have heard" on last night's The Last Word, please take a look now. It was heart-wrenching, intelligent assessment and plea that everyone should watch, hear, respect, and remember.

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It came from David Wheeler, the father of one of the Newtown massacre victims, little Ben Wheeler, at a public hearing held by the Connecticut legislature’s Bipartisan Task Force on Violence and Public Safety. He was not at the Senate Judiciary hearing, something that Lawrence O'Donnell rightly noted. He should have been.

Ben would have been proud.

All these Second Amendment/gun zealots who claim to also support "the right to life" need to watch the video below.

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Also on last night's show, Lawrence O’Donnell eviscerated gun hugger Gayle Trotter.

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VIDEO ADDED: Another day, another shooting. Mulitple people shot at TX college, one individual in custody.

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This is exactly why I produced this VIDEO– BLUNT: Under the Gun:

There's been another shooting, this time at Lone Star College in Texas. The college in in lockdown.

A witness is describing what she heard and saw, a female student on Houston TV station KPRC, via MSNBC. She saw a black male, 5-6 shots heard. A second suspect is being sought by police.

Apparently, the person in custody may not be the gunman. Police are searching for the black male that the student saw.

 No fatalities reported, some one in critical condition.

This is the fourth shooting at a college campus since January 1st, per MSNBC.

More soon...

Update: Texas has a concealed handgun law. Four people are potential victims. Person in custody appears to be a student at the school, and this "could be gang-related." But this information is "very preliminary."

No details on what type of weapon was used.

There may have been was an "altercation" between the shooter and another individual.

UPDATE: One of the shooters was shot:

One of the shooters was in police custody and the other fled the campus, according to college spokesman Jed Young. He said it was not clear if they were students.

One shooting victim is "critical" and two are "urgent" per MSNBC.

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