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Charles W. Beadling, MD, FAAFP, IDHA, DMCC Col (ret), USAF, MC, CFS, is an Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine Department of Military and Emergency Medicine for Uniformed Services University of the Health Science. Dr. Beadling will discuss how Operation Bushmaster prepares our military medical personnel to practice medicine in extreme circumstances and an austere field environment. The appearance of advertising on this Web site, does not constitute endorsement by the DOD, of the products or services advertised on this site.
One year ago, December 7, 2012, the parents of students attending the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut realized their worst nightmare. After killing his mother, Nancy, shooter Adam Lanza shot through a glass window to gain with his mother’s Bushmaster XM15E2S rifle. The resultant death toll, 20 children and six adults, all dead. A first grader, the sole survivor of the attack on a first grade class, told her mother, “Mommy, I'm okay, but all my friends are dead."
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, polls showed that 90% of Americans supported expanded background checks. Are American children safer now than they were a year ago, or has the Newtown, CT shooting put them more at risk?
Join Fred and Marg on, Lies My Country Told Me, "A Year After Newtown - "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same" on Saturday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST (1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific and 3:00 pm Atlantic. Join us in the chatroom or call in and share your opinion to (347) 677-1814.
WillRobertsWeeklyTelegram.com Line-up for December 20
The Interview: This week on the WillRobertsWeeklyTelegram.com radio show we will be dealing with the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. This week on the WillRobertsWeeklyTelegram.com radio show we will be dealing with the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. I wanted to bring together a group of my own people (gun trainers, gun spinners, cowboy performers to talk about this issue. Guests: David Nash a NRA Training Counselor Joey Dillon a hollywood movie gun coach. Jonathan Mincks an actor, stuntman, showman and weapons specialist. Armand Thomas - Picture This! Kids around the world and guns.
As we have seen in the last week or two, the President of the United States has issued 23 executive orders aimed at restricting semi-automatic rifles in the country. Senator Feinstein is preparing national Gun Control legislation and In New York, Governor Cuomo and the Democrat controlled legislature has passed a sweeping package of gun-control measures — including a major expansion of the state’s assault weapons ban. The new state law expands the definition of banned weapons to include semiautomatic pistols and rifles with at least one military-style feature. As a result, the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown would be banned. New Yorkers who own one of the now-banned weapons can either sell them outside the state or keep them. But if they keep the arms, they have up to a year to register them in a statewide firearms database being created. The NY law basically turns law-abiding citizens into criminals. The package also bans any gun magazine that can hold more than seven rounds of ammunition, down from the current 10 and failed to exclude police officers from the 7 round magazines, placing them in danger of being out-gunned by criminals. My guest for the first half of the show is Mr. LARRY PRATT, who has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for over 30 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their Second Amendment freedom to keep and bear arms. GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington, D.C. and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA's work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency.Mr. Pratt will give us his opinion of the current push for gun control in the USA. I
It is undeniably easy to obtain a firearm in the US, either legally or otherwise. The sheer number of gun-related incidents make it folly to present a case otherwise. However, here is a clearly educated man quoting a Supreme Court decision from 117 years ago to “stand your ground” in the face of provocation. America is paying for this wild west mentality with the lives of its youth. Providing legal and routine access to the means to take another’s life, and to support the right to carry such means through statute, should be regarded as an affront to a civilised society. "America paying price of wild west mentality" Mr David Gowans
A host of sensible laws have been proposed over the years that would make it harder for dangerous people to obtain guns, or which would ban the kind of guns that are good only for mass killing. For example: The federal government could close the gun-show loophole, which allows unlicensed dealers to sell used guns without conducting background checks on buyers. It could enhance the background-check system to search more thoroughly for evidence of mental illness. It could ban assault weapons, or weapons with large magazines that are only useful if one intends to kill a lot of human beings very quickly (the Connecticut gunman used two such large-magazine weapons, a Glock pistol and a Bushmaster .223 M4 carbine rifle). We would favor passage of any or all of these laws, which would do nothing to prevent responsible gun owners from protecting themselves or hunting.
Gun-rights proponents argue that these laws would be ineffective because anyone depraved enough to plan mass murder wouldn't hesitate to break the law to obtain a gun. Maybe, maybe not. But in any case, that's no reason to make it so easy for them. One can't help but be struck by the fact that on the same day as the Newtown massacre, a deranged man in China, where guns are very hard to obtain, slashed 22 children with a knife outside an elementary school. None of them died. My guests were Thelma Taormina, Richelieu Richardson, Glenn Burgess Sr., and Jonathan Maxwell
Deep in the rainforests of southwestern Costa Rica, amid the dazzling beauty of orchids and brightly plumed birds, are the lush banana plantations of legendary Coto Valley. Nearby jungles and swamps, teeming with malaria and yellow fever infected mosquitoes, host more than just the huge Coto alligator.
For lurking in its leafy shadows are stealth jaguars, five-foot long iguanas, boas that can swallow a small child whole, poisonous frogs and a staggering variety of venomous snakes, including the most deadly in all the Americas: the bushmaster and its cousin the fer-de-lance. You believe you'll be safe if you just stay within the screened walls of your house high on stilts. What you don't know is that locked inside with you is the most dangerous predator in all of Coto Valley...YOUR NEW HUSBAND!
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