Is jury nullification a check on official disregard for the rule of law or is it a miscarriage of justice by those who hate law enforcement?
In the aftermath of the October 1 shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, many of those calling for anti-gun measures such as universal background checks, gun registration, and bans on “assault weapons” ignore the fact that practically all mass shootings like the one in Oregon have taken place in “gun-free” zones.
Speaking during an interview with the BBC conducted in Moscow on October 5, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden said that he has offered to go to prison “many times” if the U.S. government would offer him a plea deal that would allow him to return home. However, he is still waiting for the government to respond to his overtures.
New York, Atlanta, Denver, and Minneapolis have joined the Justice Department's Strong Cities Network, an initiative administered by a European think-tank targeting "right-wing extremists."
The Oregon shooter exhibited familiar symptoms before going on his rampage last week, symptoms that tend to show he was immature, lonely, and desperate for revenge.
Using deeply misleading rhetoric, Obama wasted no time in exploiting the tragic Oregon terrorist attack on Christian students, forcibly disarmed in yet another infamous “gun-free zone,” to push for even more unconstitutional restrictions on the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. In a speech that was regurgitated by establishment media outlets across America, Obama claimed that the United States was “the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.” In the real world, if population size is taken into account, America is not even close to the top when considering the number of fatalities in mass shootings per capita — with multiple nations having ultra-strict gun control ranking far higher than the United States. Indeed, among advanced OECD countries, America does not even rank in the top five, official data show.
Gun controls don't curb criminal behavior, even the latest one enacted by Oregon just weeks before the community college shooting in Roseburg.
Anti-gunners were only too happy to turn Thursday's shooting into a platform to promote their anti-gun agenda, despite the fact that the school where the tragedy occurred has a policy of no guns on campus.