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What Do Boys Do When They Find a Real Gun?



Objectives. To determine how boys behave when they find a handgun in a presumably safe environment and to compare parental expectations of their child's interest in real guns with this observed behavior.

Methods. A convenience sample of 8- to 12-year-old boys was recruited from families that completed a survey on firearm ownership, storage practices, and parental perceptions. Parents were asked to rate their child's interest in real guns on a scale from 1 to 5: 1–2 = low interest, 3 = moderate interest, and 4–5 = high interest. Parents of an eligible child were asked to bring to the exercise 1 of their son's playmates and/or a sibling in the same age range. After informed parental consent was obtained, each pair or trio of boys was placed in a room with a 1-way mirror and observed for up to 15 minutes. Two water pistols and an actual .380 caliber handgun were concealed in separate drawers. The handgun contained a radio transmitter that activated a light whenever the trigger was depressed with sufficient force to discharge the firearm. After the exercise, each boy was asked whether he thought that the pistol was real or a toy. Before leaving, each child was counseled about safe behavior around guns.

Results. Twenty-nine groups of boys (n= 64) took part in the study. The mean age of participants was 9.8 years. Twenty-one of the groups (72%) discovered the handgun (n = 48 boys); 16 groups (76%) handled it (n = 30 boys). One or more members in 10 of the groups (48%) pulled the trigger (n = 16 boys). Approximately half of the 48 boys who found the gun thought that it was a toy or were unsure whether it was real. Parental estimates of their child's interest in guns did not predict actual behavior on finding the handgun. Boys who were believed to have a low interest in real guns were as likely to handle the handgun or pull the trigger as boys who were perceived to have a moderate or high interest in guns. More than 90% of the boys who handled the gun or pulled the trigger reported that they had previously received some sort of gun safety instruction.

http://www.pediatricsdigest.mobi/content/107/6/1247.short

POTUS Speaking Live

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-delivers-remarks-on-economy-in-liberty-missouri-watch-live

"There were multiple people firing off various guns" CO Springs Last Night

At least four people were hurt during a shooting in Colorado Springs early Sunday morning.

Colorado Springs Police say the shooting happened at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, officers say four people were hit by gunfire. It happened on the 1500-block of South Nevada Avenue. Investigators on scene said it appears somebody started shooting and then multiple other people also started firing guns. As of Sunday morning how the shooting started remains a mystery.

"There were multiple people firing off various guns, we have at least four calibers involved so we're curious as to what happened and why it happened," said Sgt. Jim Jeffcoat of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

None of the people hit suffered life-threatening injuries, at least two other people suffered wounds from an assault.http://www.koaa.com/news/at-least-four-hit-by-gunfire-during-shooting-in-colorado-springs/

24 Year Old Seeking Help Shot By Police

It never ends

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man who apparently had wrecked his car and may have been seeking help from a homeowner at 2:30 a.m. Saturday was later shot and killed by an officer after running toward police.

The man was identified as 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers received a call shortly after 2:30 a.m. about an attempted breaking-and-entering at a residence in the 7500 block of Reedy Creek Road in northeast Charlotte.

Three officers who responded to the scene came across a man matching the description of the possible suspect, and surrounded him, Monroe said at a press conference at CMPD headquarters. Monroe said the man “immediately charged” at the officers, and one of the them fired at him.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/14/4313045/cmpd-chief-to-hold-press-conference.html#.UjSUr2Rgbpk#storylink=cpy

John Morse & Angela Giron Conceeds

Colorado Springs and Pueblo are Dead to me.
Fuck em...I'll never visit either districts as long as I live in CO

American's Don't Care About Dead Foreigners

Shit, we don't care about the thousands who die from guns every year here.
Kids..pregnant mothers, teens, teachers, meh....

Proof CO recall elections.

More Racism & ODS in NM Outhouse Labeled ‘Obama's Presidential Library’

I don't want to post a link to any of the wingnut sites so here's the Google search

https://www.google.com/search?q=New+Mexico+Outhouse+Labeled+%E2%80%98Obama%27s+Presidential+Library%E2%80%99&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a&channel=rcs

The Man Is Burning

http://www.ustream.tv/burningman

It's almost over, should have posted 20 minutes ago.

Stream goes in and out on occasions.
What a fireworks show.

What Are Some of Your Favorite Spy Movies


The Bourne series
The Manchurian Candidate - both
The Interpreter

German spies made use of U.S. surveillance data

What's this, the US helped find kidnapped Germans?

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) has known about U.S. surveillance and storage of German data for years and used it in cases of Germans kidnapped abroad, the mass-circulation daily Bild reported on Monday.

Questions over how much the German government and its own security agencies knew about U.S. surveillance have touched a raw nerve in Germany, given historical memories of spying on citizens by former communist East Germany and the Nazi regime.

The matter has also become an issue in Chancellor Angela Merkel's campaign for re-election to a third term in office and, although favored to win, she is keen to quash any impression that she knew more than she has let on.

Citing U.S. government sources, Bild said the BND had asked the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for the email and telephone records of German citizens kidnapped in Yemen or Afghanistan to help ascertain their whereabouts and contacts.http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/german-spies-made-use-us-surveillance-data-paper
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