Saturday, September 10, 2016

More Victims of the Second Amendment

I can't record everyone of these incidents, but that's what the Gun Violence Archive is for. Some stand out more than others, though. When a 14 year old girl shoots another student and then shoots herself to death it stands out.

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, authorities said a 14-year-old female freshman student, whose name hasn't been released, turned the gun on herself after shooting another student, possibly a 16-year-old student, in the lower extremities. That student was taken to the hospital and was released.

I'm sure the college students in Texas, who are now able to walk around strapped, will be much more mature and will not commit similar acts. In my own state was another recent victim.

An upstate Assemblyman who was supposed to turn himself in to the FBI on Friday morning instead shot himself to death in a cemetery.

Bill Nojay's apparent suicide took place in front of Rochester police officer who had responded to a call to “check the welfare” of an individual in the area.

I'll give him credit. He talked the talk and walked the walk. And at least he didn't take any innocent people with him.

One year after the passage of the SAFE Act, Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R,I) is reminding his constituents to remain steadfast in defense of their Second Amendment rights. The fight to restore the right to bear arms in New York is far from over, as the legal challenge to the law is working its way through the courts, and those who voted in favor of the law have yet to be held accountable.

Condolences to the families of all victims of gun violence, self-inflicted or not.

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