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GOP senator says lowering violent rhetoric means ‘the shooter wins’

Following the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the hospital, there have been calls for politicians and pundits to back off violent rhetoric. But tea party favorite Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) isn’t about to let the tragedy change his tone. Prior…

Clear Channel pulls Limbaugh’s ‘Straight Shooter’ billboard in Tucson

In the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others, the Texas-based parent company of a Tuscon-area talk radio station has removed a billboard referring to a popular conservative talk show host as a “straight shooter.” The black billboard with white typewriter font surrounded by bullet…

Accused Fort Hood shooter offers no defense in pre-trial hearing

An army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree on a Texas army base Monday offered no evidence in a hearing set to determine whether he should stand trial. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who was paralyzed from the chest down in the incident on November 5, 2009,…

BART shooter given two-year prison sentence

A judge has sentenced a white former transit officer to two years in prison in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on a California train platform. The sentence by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry was significantly less than the possible 14-year maximum term for Johannes Mehserle.…

Suspected US Holocaust Museum shooter dies: official

An elderly white supremacist accused of shooting dead a guard at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington last year died Wednesday in a hospital near the jail where he was being held, a federal prisons official said. “Authorities at the location where James von Brunn was incarcerated, the federal correctional…

Reports: Guard, gunman killed in shootout at Las Vegas federal building

UPDATE III: Gunman fought government over social security payments “Johnny Lee Wicks, identified as the man who opened fire at the federal courthouse Monday morning in downtown Las Vegas, has been at odds with the federal government over Social Security benefits for about two years,” Steve Green reports for the…

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