All Blog Posts Tagged 'shooting' (5)

Violent Video Games Reduce Violent Crime

With the recent shooting at a school in Newtown Connecticut and the shooting in Aurora Colorado violent video games are in the news again. The old men in the old media are blaming violent video games as they always do when a shooting hits the national news.

Violent video games have been the target of old media and conservatives for years. They will spout dubious studies and claim there is a link. They will blame any act of violence on violent video games even if the perpetrator never…

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Added by Lone Wolf on December 21, 2012 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Apples and Oranges

Understanding the difference between apples and oranges is difficult when your tastebuds are partial to watermelon and red soda water especially when trying to spin a story as tragic, but predictable as the Arizona massacre that severely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.



It was about 12:30 p.m. when I walked into the lunchroom and as usual the television was tuned to FOX News, which for the people I work with is par for the NRA, Right Wing, ultra-religious folk… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 11, 2011 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Fort Hood - November, 2009

Initially, I wasn't certain what to make of the initial reports I heard on NPR regarding the shooting at Fort Hood. When the name of the assailant was revealed - Nidal Malik Hasan - my first thought was: "Oh, crap, here we go, a Muslim extremist who somehow managed to get past whatever initial filters the Army uses to reject volunteers." Then I learned that he carried the rank of "Major," not a position you get to overnight, so maybe he's not your stereotypical fundamentalist. Then it comes out… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on November 6, 2009 at 6:52pm — 16 Comments

White Supremacist shoots up Holocaust Museum

Looks like James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist from Maryland, stormed the Holocaust Museum in D.C. and started firing, killing at least one.

ugh, what leads to this madness?

Added by Billy Deaton on June 10, 2009 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

I feel so sorry for...

those who have lost a loved one in the shooting in Alabama. I know what it is like to lose someone to a fatal gunshot. I truly feel their pain.

There was also a shooting in Germany at a school. Death toll: now 17...

Added by Leslee Love on March 11, 2009 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

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