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Criminals getting guns + white people not getting consequences January 19, 2015

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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18-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl take off on vehicle-stealing, check-forging crime spree; one of the cars they steal has handguns in it; but they’re white, so they’re “teenage sweethearts,” not dangerous thugs who are just asking to be shot.

“The investigation examined online gun listings on the website, Armslist.com, and found that this single website could potentially transfer more than 25,000 guns to individuals with criminal records just this year.

“The district attorney described how Georgia’s ‘lax gun laws’ allowed the baggage handler to buy weapons online without a background check. The handler carried the guns into work, free from any detector, and used his airport ID to take them through an employee entrance into the secure passenger area. There he would meet his accomplice in a men’s room and exchange guns for cash.”

An unarmed, emotionally disturbed man shot at by the police as he was lurching around traffic near Times Square in September has been charged with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders.”

Terrorist trying to get guns illegally online. Using Facebook.

And I don’t, honestly, want you to tell me that I needed a gun in order to prevent my rape. In my case, don’t tell me if I’d only had a gun, I wouldn’t have been raped. Don’t put it on me to prevent the rape.”

Sixth grade teacher Michelle Ferguson-Montgomery was injured Thursday morning when she accidentally fired her gun in her Utah elementary school bathroom. […] But she’s not the only teacher to accidentally fire her gun at school, just since this school year started. Last week, an Idaho State University professor shot himself, literally, in the foot. ”

“A teenager has been charged with a felony after bringing a cache of weapons to his Saluda, Virginia high school on Friday.” (Four loaded guns and several knives. The teen is white. He was taken alive & released on a $1500 bail. For comparison, Ferguson protestors are getting $1000 bails.)

“Recent history suggests there’s a certain methodology for how police handle nearly identical gun-related incidents: white guys get arrested, while black guys get shot.” Eight examples of white people who pointed guns at police officers and walked away fine.

“During the conversations online, they discussed using guerilla war tactics and planned to launch attacks against a metro Atlanta police station and several government agencies in February 2014.” But they were white membes of a right-wing militia, so guess what isn’t all over the news.

“It’s at least the fourth time Zimmerman has been accused of violence since the Martin case ended in 2012.”

“Here’s the story after they found out that the culprit was a police officer.”

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