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(Oregon) State senator to introduce bill limiting gun magazines to 10 rounds

Note the industrial-strength ignorance in the last sentence of the quote:

http://www.katu.com/politics/State-senator-ginny-burdick-to-introduce-bill-limiting-gun-magazines-to-10-rounds-183274031.html

State senator to introduce bill limiting gun magazines to 10 rounds
By Steve Benham KATU.com Politics Editor Published: Dec 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM PST Last Updated: Dec 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM PST

PORTLAND, Ore. – The day after the fatal shooting rampage by a lone gunman at a local mall Tuesday, Oregon state Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, said she’ll introduce a bill next legislative session to limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.

Burdick sent an email to her fellow lawmakers Wednesday morning urging them to support her legislation after police said 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts entered the Clackamas Town Center Tuesday afternoon with an AR-15 and opened fire, killing 45-year-old Steve Forsyth and 54-year-old Cindy Yuille. Kristina Shevchenko, 15, was badly wounded and was still in the hospital Wednesday in serious condition.

Police said Roberts then shot himself dead.

In her email to lawmakers, Burdick argued large capacity magazines can increase the number of people killed when someone opens fire in a crowded public place.


Umm, hello? Ms. Burdick, have you ever heard of a place called Virginia Tech and/or a
fellow named Seng-hui Cho? This isn't quite on the level of "shoulder thing that goes up"-
but it's close.



Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:43 PM (23 replies)

Little Rock shooting: fresh testimony casts doubt on police account

Source: Guardian (UK)

...But the Guardian has learned of new testimony from another police officer who witnessed the shooting, which has cast doubt on Lesher's account and raised important questions over the original police inquiry and the county prosecutor's subsequent decision to rule the shooting justified.

In his testimony to lawyers for Ellison's sons, Vincent Lucio, one of four officers present when Ellison was shot, said he did not believe Ellison posed a deadly threat, according to the documents seen by the Guardian.

Lucio maintains that all of the officers, including Lesher, were outside Ellison's apartment when she fired inside his apartment at him – in apparent violation of the Little Rock police department's own rules on the use of deadly force.

LRPD general order 303 forbids officers from firing inside a building "unless the officer or someone else is drawing deadly fire and the suspect can be identified and is clearly visible"...


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/06/little-rock-shooting-testimony-police-account
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:19 PM (4 replies)

Bloomberg tried to stab Liz Warren in the back. You don't talk about *that*, do you?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/nyregion/bloomberg-gives-support-to-senator-scott-brown.html

Bloomberg Endorses Republican in Heated Massachusetts Senate Race
By DAVID W. CHEN
Published: July 26, 2012

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, one of the most outspoken defenders of Wall Street, has sided against one of the financial industry’s biggest critics in a hotly contested Senate race in his native Massachusetts.

Mr. Bloomberg has agreed to host a fund-raiser at his Upper East Side town house for the re-election campaign of Senator Scott P. Brown, a Republican, who is being challenged by a fiery consumer advocate, Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who is also a professor at Harvard Law School...
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:06 PM (1 replies)
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