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NYT Admits Mass Shooters Are Getting Their Guns via Background Checks

Two days after nine students were shot and killed at Umpqua Community College, The New York Times sucked a bit of the air out of the gun control lobby by admitting that mass shooters aren’t acquiring guns in some secretive manner, but are walking into gun stores and passing background checks.

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Sen. Mark Warner Points to Virginia Gunman Who Passed Background Check to Prove Need for Background Checks

On September 10, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) attended a rally with the father of slain Virginia reporter Alison Parker and called for Congress to pass background check legislation now, even though background checks became the law of the land during the Bill Clinton administration and Alison’s killer—Vester Lee Flanagan—passed one for the gun he used in his attack.

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Americans Responded to Summer of Unrest with Record Gun Purchases

As the widely-televised Baltimore riots gave way to a summer rife with more civil unrest, calls for widespread violence, and targeted attacks on police officers, Americans flooded into gun stores at such a high pace that they set records for the number of background checks conducted in May, June, July, and August.

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ABC News Has Yet to Release Full Suicide Note of Vester Lee Flanagan

Vester Lee Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, murdered two former colleagues at a TV news station in Roanoke, Virginia, last Wednesday morning. A couple hours after the shooting, ABC News received a 23-page fax outlining Flanagan’s views and motives in his own words.

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Gun Owners of America: Abolish Background Checks, Destroy Linked Database

On August 31, Breitbart News spoke with Gun Owners of America’s (GOA) executive director, Larry Pratt, about background checks for gun purchasers, and he made clear that GOA opposed them when they were first introduced under President Bill Clinton and that GOA believes they should be abolished now.

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Virginia’s On-the-Air Killer and ‘Climate of Hate’

Editorial standards at major newspapers simply evaporated to accommodate screeds blaming everything from Sarah Palin’s political map, to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, to everyone who didn’t vote for Barack Obama for Jared Loughner’s crime. This wasn’t just an overnight media embarrassment – it started before the bodies were even cold, and it went on for months. “Climate of hate” was the media narrative.

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Suddenly Media Worried Over Reporting Race-Based Motive of Killer of White Reporters

During the reporting of the murders in a black church in Charleston, the assumed racist motive of the shooter, white man Dylann Roof, was immediately the talk of the media. But now, after an African American murdered two white former co-workers and then released a 23-page, race-tinged manifesto, some in the media are suddenly squeamish about reporting the race-based motives of the killer.

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Initials of Charleston Church Victims Reportedly on Bullets Used By Virginia Gunman

In a 23-page manifesto sent to ABC News, alleged Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan said that the tipping point for the August 26 attack that took Allison Parker and Adam Ward’s lives was the Charleston church attack and that the initials of the the Charleston shooting victims were on the bullets he allegedly fired today.