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Ignorant Republicans Support “Assault Rifle” Ban

From Bearing Arms:

Most Republicans would support legislation banning assault-style weapons, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found Wednesday — a finding that contradicts President Donald Trump’s claim earlier the same day that there’s “no political appetite” for such restrictions.
The poll found that nearly 70 percent of all voters would back such a ban. Support for an assault-weapons ban was higher, at 86 percent, among Democrats, who have been pushing for new restrictions on the firearms in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend.

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Making New Laws Is Not The Answer

From Reason.com:

Adding its voice to the growing chorus demanding stronger laws targeting politically motivated violence, the FBI Agents Association called on Congress to make domestic terrorism a federal crime. The members of this chorus are, to various degrees, sincere, panicked, and self-serving, but they all have something in common: they’re advocating a very bad idea that’s bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.

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Crenshaw Supports Red Flag Law

From Bearing Arms:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, the Texas Republican who’s developed a large following on the right since he was elected in 2018, floated a trial balloon about “red flag” firearms laws on Twitter Sunday evening.

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Soldier Saved Kids In El Paso Shooting

From Task and Purpose:

“I didn’t even think. I just grabbed as many kids as I could and ran five stores down to the exit,” he said. “We got there and ran into a whole batch of police pointing their guns at us. I wasn’t focused on myself, and I wasn’t focused on my surroundings … I was just focused on those kids.”

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The Violence in Juarez

The El Paso Times website has a whole section on the violence in Juarez and the deterioration of Mexico in general. A quote from one article says:

Juárez deserves the title of most dangerous city in the world not only for its homicide rate but also suffering very high numbers of other violent crimes.

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The Gates at Fort Bliss in Texas Were Closed After a Shooting Monday Afternoon

“The El Paso Times is reporting that one armed assailant shot two people at a convenience store on the Fort Bliss military base before they themselves were killed by law enforcement around 3pm.

CNN is reporting that one man, believed to be the shooter, is dead and two females are wounded. There were earlier reports that this was a murder / suicide, but it now appears that is not the case.

The shooting occurred at Cassidy’s Shopette, located at 1333 Cassidy Road.

It is not known at this time what the motive for the shooting was. The residents of the base were alerted to the shooting through an emergency-response e-mail system.

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/fort-bliss-shooting-sept-20-least-1-dead-after-shooting-2668034.html

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Border Patrol agents exchange gunfire across U.S-Mexico border.

U.S. Border Patrol agents fired gunshots into Mexico after coming under attack during a half-ton drug bust and giving chase to a truck along the Rio Grande, U.S. authorities said Monday.

No Border Patrol agents were hurt during the “fire fight” early Saturday in Mission, agency spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey said. She did not say whether Border Patrol gunfire hit anyone, citing the ongoing investigation.

“The firing they received came from the Mexican side,” Huey said.

Reports of bullets whizzing across the border from Mexico also are on the rise. At least eight bullets have been fired into El Paso in the last few weeks from the rising violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where drug violence has killed more than 4,000 people since 2009, making it one of the deadliest cities in the world.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/09/border-patrol-agents-exchange-gunfire.html

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Bullets shot in Mexico reach el Paso, TX

Juárez police are engaged in a gun battle with unknown people near the U.S. border in an area near Paisano Drive on the West Side, said Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero.

He said the incident is just across the Rio Grande from the old La Hacienda Restaurant at 1720 W. Paisano.

“The Police Department is blocking off Paisano and we’re prepared and we’re going to continue being prepared, and we are going to prevent this from spilling over,” Cordero said.

Residents in the area said they heard the shots being fired from nearby, though it was unclear whether any bullets had crossed the border into El Paso.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/08/bullets-from-ciudad-juarez-reaching-el.html

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