Archive for February, 2013

11 Feb 2013

Debate Of The Week: Should We Censor Hate Speech?

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This week we are debating the issue should we censor hate speech. Where do we draw the line on free speech and how much does such censorship infringe our constitutional rights? Are we better to let the cranks and haters speak freely knowing their words are often the best means of extinguishing their message and […]

11 Feb 2013

Preparing fire agencies for mass-shooting response

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Interesting article posted on Firechief.com. Fire department chiefs collaborate with their local police department in local mass-shooting response training exercises. Tactical medics for example attend hours of peace officer training as preparation for a large-scale incident response. Imediat EMS and Fire department aid was instrumental to saving lives during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook. […]

11 Feb 2013

Colorado gun background check system among tightest

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Denverpost.com. Colorado has gun control laws which differ from other parts of the country. They differ by placing the verdict for gun possession permits in the hands of local law enforcement. Despite this, many are appealed, and the system has an egregious history of giving criminals access […]

07 Feb 2013

Reducing Number Of Mass Murders

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Interesting article posted on Theintelligencer.net. Mass murders might happen less often with a realistic state plan. New proposed restrictions that could be reactionary, may not be the answer because the facts must be presented without bias. There is a need for some input from those who have the qualifications and training. Specific situations should be […]

06 Feb 2013

School Shooting Risk Factors; Reducing the Risk

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Helplessly crying out, “Why me, why us, why them?” does not deliver solutions; examining “why” most definitely will. To further this discussion of school shootings, it is important for understanding several basic concepts of crime and society. I offer three perspectives for helping advance the vision of minimizing school shooting risk factors for reoccurrence. School […]

06 Feb 2013

Concealed pistol law can present some confusing issues

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Check out this article on Thenewstribune.com. The article discusses the concealed pistol law and the issues involving it. There are some questions and answers for Washington state’s law concerning the concealed pistol law. One question is what defines a pistol. It has to be less than 16 inches and intended to be used with one […]

06 Feb 2013

Skimming devices target consumers at the ATM, gas pumps

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I just read an article on Mercurynews.com that I thought you should read. The article discusses skimming devices that are located at gas pumps and ATMs. In 2011, over 11 million people were victims of identity theft. Thieves are using skimmers, which steal the card users information, right at the gas pump or ATM. California […]

06 Feb 2013

Strict Gun Laws in Chicago Can’t Stem Fatal Shots

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Interesting article posted on Nytimes.com. The article is about the strict gun laws in the city of Chicago. Gun stores are not allowed in the city and until 2010, handguns were banned in the city. To many gun right activists, the high murder rate that troubles the city points out that strict gun laws just […]