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Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire.

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AJC Blog Suggests Military Recruiters May Hurt Themselves if Armed

On July 21, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) blogger Jay Bookman put forth reasons he believes arming military recruiters in the wake of the Chattanooga attack might not be such a good idea. One of the reasons he offered is the possibility that a recruiter might accidentally hurt himself if armed.

Four Marines and One Sailor Killed In Military Center Shootings In Chattanooga, Tennessee

AP: Mohammad Abdulazeez’s Motive for Killing 5 Still ‘Elusive’

Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s troubled life. But two significant pieces of the puzzle are missing: Why did he ambush two military sites, killing four Marines and a sailor? And was he propelled to do so by his own demons or at the direction of someone else?

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Mohammad Abdulazeez Traveled to Middle East in 2014

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants.