Category: Public Safety

Are Gun Deaths Higher in States Without Common Sense Gun Laws? Yes, Indeed!

Washington (GGM) Analysis | September 18, 2019
NoreenByLine by Noreen Wise

There are many states who began passing common sense gun legislation to curb gun violence and are now experiencing the benefits. Lives have been saved. Communities  are safer. Thus, it’s very clear why more than 90% of Americans are demanding that local, state and federal legislators do something.

ST-SAGA-CovFrnt-72-300Diving deeper to assess which states have passed which bills, it soon becomes crystal clear that the permissive gun states that have allowed gun ownership to go unchecked, are the states with the highest gun violence deaths. This makes sense, which again is why more than 90% of Americans, many millions of whom are gun owners, are demanding action.

How can Mitch McConnell hold a blind eye to this reality? Why is Mitch McConnell suddenly saying that he can’t allow any bill that Trump won’t sign to be brought to the floor for a vote? This is illogical and unconstitutional. The Legislative Branch is separate from the Executive and McConnell is at the helm of the Senate in the Legislative Branch. Going rogue and eliminating a vital check & balance, especially when it comes to the safety and protection of the American people, should be grounds for having him removed as Senate Majority Leader.

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Connecticut is an excellent example of passing common sense gun laws that have served residents well and saved thousands of lives.

  • The Sandy Hook massacre of 20 innocent first graders and 6 adults occurred on December 14, 2012
  • In idyllic Newtown, Connecticut
  • On April 3, 2014….  less than 4 months after the traumatizing horror, the bipartisan state legislature passed sweeping gun reform
  • State Permit is required to purchase both long guns and hand guns
  • Registration is required through Department of Emergency and Public Protection for log guns & handguns, gun tracked by authorization number and DPS-3-C form
  • Partial ban on assault rifles: no new sales/purchases of assault rifles; banned ARs already owned, must be registered, if owner wants to sell AR, can only sell to licensed gun dealer

  • Magazine Capacity Restriction: any magazine that holds greater than 10 rounds is considered an LCM (Large Capacity Magazine); all LCMs were banned when new law went into effect, cannot be sold or transferred; existing owners had to register LMs by
  • Permit Required for Concealed Carry: owner must meet requirements, and abide by two-step process, first, 60-day temporary permit issued by local authorities, Second, 5 year permit issued by DESPP
  • Permit Required for Open Carry: MUST have a license to open carry
  • Vehicle Carry: Must have valid pistol permit to carry loaded gun in car, otherwise must be unloaded and firearm and ammunition stored in separate locked containers; if car left unattended, firearm must be locked in trunk or glove box
  • Castle Doctrine: not the exact same as “stand your ground,” but if intruder enters home or yard and owner has permit and “reasonable force,” courts provide civil immunity
  • Background Checks: required for private party transfer and must be performed by federally licensed dealer
  • Red Flag Law: allows police to obtain a court warrant and seize guns from anyone posing a risk to others or themselves once they investigate and determine probable cause

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Connecticut’s sweeping common sense gun laws are some of the most reasonable and effective in the country and serve as a very sensible model to follow. In 2019, Connecticut ranks in the top 5 states with the lowest number of gun deaths per capita.

  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • Connecticut

The top 5 states with the highest number of per capita gun deaths are five red states with permissive gun laws:

  • Alaska – most permissive gun ownership in country, must be 21, complete handgun competency course, no permit required to carry, Castle Doctrine, that’s it
  • Montana – must be 18, open & concealed carry legal without permit, Castle Doctrine, done
  • Alabama – must be 18, no permit or background check or registration required for private sales, open carry legal without permit, concealed carry needs pistol permit, Castle Doctrine, done
  • Louisiana – must be 17, no permit or background check or registration required for private sales, concealed carry is legal with a permit, open carry requires no permit, Castle Doctrine, that’s it
  • Missouri – must be 19, no permit or background check or registration required for private sales, open carry and concealed carry both legal without permit, but gun owners can obtain a concealed carry permit (CCP) if they’d like one, local authorities are able to restrict in certain locations, Castle Doctrine, done

The Connecticut common sense gun laws respect the 2nd Amendment, while simultaneously protecting the American public’s expectation to live in a safe community. Colt is headquartered in Connecticut, and yet these bipartisan common sense gun laws passed in record time following the Sandy Hook massacre.

If more than 90% of the American public are demanding common sense gun laws, and the data proves the effectiveness, it doesn’t make sense to sit on the sidelines and hold a blind eye to such convincing proof that common sense gun laws save lives, maybe your own.

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Climate Action Force Strong Enough To Unseat McConnell

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Analysis | June 24, 2019)
NoreenByLine by Noreen Wise

The American public has moved into action on the Climate Crisis. The public isn’t waiting for legislators to pass bills, but rather running forward, choosing products and services based on whether or not a business has a climate action agenda.

Slowly but surely, climate action is taking root and starting to sprout all over the country, particularly in coastal cities and states.

The momentum is increasing exponentially and is may prove to have the power necessary to unseat McConnell in 2020.

We’ve got the power as individuals to make changes that save lives:

  • “Shining city on the hill” takes on new meaning in 2019. Towns are installing solar panels on streets to harness green energy.
  • Retailers a going cold turkey by eliminating single-use plastic bags all together. Here one day, gone the next. Shoppers better have reusables in their cars.
  • Towns are banning plastic straws.
  • Restaurants are choosing to replace plastic straws with paper.
  • According to CNN, 90% of the ocean’s plastic flows through 10 rivers resulting in 400 million pieces of plastic to wash ashore far-flung islands in the Indian Ocean, amongst these were one million shoes and 375,000 toothbrushes (very easy to correct this by keeping tabs on personal belongings when boating and on shorelines)
  • YouTube videos are popping up showing consumers how to convert a t-shirt into a reusable shopping bag without having to sew.
  • Families are taking advantage of amazing sustainability offers and switching to solar energy with $0 cost for transitioning.
  • More Americans are choosing to walk and ride bikes for local errands.
  • High Schools in foreign countries have begun requiring students plant 10 trees in order to graduate. American high schools can easily do the same
  • Families have created climate action weekly habits: recycle, cold water to wash clothes, turn off lights when leave a room, LED lights.

These tiny, easy adjustments have a significant impact when implemented on a grand scale by millions of Americans. We do NOT need to wait for legislators to act. Begin today to implement your family green agenda.

McConnell is singularly the most responsible American for global warming, voting NAY and eventually blocking every single solitary US initiative to curb carbon emissions, elevating carbon levels from 345 PPM in 1985 to 415 PMM in 2019.

Foreign countries are much further ahead than America. France has begun installing solar roads.Many countries are banning plastic single-use bags by 2025.

Category 5 hurricanes kill, maim and destroy. If all that it takes to reduce and prevent are simple, basic, everyday green habits, is there any benefit to not implementing immediately?

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McConnell is highly likely to be removed from office in 2020 if Climate Action becomes the number one priority to the American majority this election season. We have the power here. The ball is in our court.

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The Mysterious, Recurring Trump Tweet | Secret Signal?

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Analysis | May 21, 2019) –  Trump has tweeted hundreds of thousands of bizarre, freaky tweets that have rattled millions across the globe. Pointing out one and labeling it as concerning will likely fall on deaf ears, but it seems important to note the anomaly regardless.

In the big scheme of things, this tweet might seem more like Trump’s heroic effort to act presidential for a few seconds a week. However, the constant repetition of the same message – a message Trump has embroidered on his HATRED RED HAT, a sentiment and hat that’s become the emblem for white nationalist vengeance against the world, particularly its American homeland – now seems more like a secret code to Trump’s white nationalist army. And look at the time stamp on this tweet, 4:01 AM on Friday morning May 17, 2019.

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Ten minutes later, Trump tweeted what really seemed to hint at the stick in his craw:

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Perhaps Trump was disgruntled over Jerry Nadler’s successful hearing on Executive Privilege conducted by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday May 15, 2019. The Hearing was a homerun for the House oversight function over the Executive Branch. Totally understandable why Trump was infuriated. The House was granted a green light around the obstacle that Attorney General Bill Barr has become. Surely Trump was terrified and having a difficult time sleeping.

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Hopefully, Homeland Security is tracking all the “MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN” tweets and monitoring white nationalist response. The Mueller Report mentions Trump tweets as a method to influence jurors in the Manafort trial, as well as letting Manafort know he’d be pardoned if he remained loyal.

Here’s s MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN tweet during a rally in Florida that has photos. Nice. The image is likely filled with white nationalists.

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There are several others that have a few sentences of words included. But it’s the all cap MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN that really stands out as a signal. A red flag of sorts. Trump had a whole series of these one sentence tweets following the Michael Cohen hearing. So as we enter a bumpy road up ahead with Trump and the House Oversight, it might be best to check daily for this particular Trump tweet RED FLAG and be cautious.

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Coast Guard White Nationalist Will Remain in Jail Until Trial

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Perspective | May 17, 2019) –  Monday May 13, 2019, U. S. District Judge George J. Hazel of Maryland boldly overturned U. S. Magistrate Judge Charles Day’s ruling of the preceding week and ordered USCG Lt Christopher Hasson reman in jail on weapons charges until his trial. The trial date has not yet been set.

Hasson, who faces up to 31 years in prison, is a 50 year old self-declared white nationalist, arrested on February 15, 2019, with plans to kill “nearly everyone on earth.” Hasson made a hit list of Democratic leaders, Supreme Court Justices, social media executives and top “leftist” journalists with the implication that they had to be slaughtered. Based on the material seized upon his arrest, it was determined that Hasson idolized Norway extremist Anders Behring Breivik who massacred 77 in 2011, most of whom were students. Breivik penned a 1,500 page manifesto for the purpose of inspiring other like-minded white nationalists, When arrested, Hasson was in the possession of 15 firearms and 1,000 rounds on ammunition. The initial court filing described Hasson as a “domestic terrorist” who was determined to “murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”

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Hasson stated in a letter to a friend that was included in the initial court filing, “I am a long time White Nationalist, having been a skinhead 30 plus years ago before my time in the military.” One of several Google searches that revealed Hasson’s intentions was the phrase “civil war if trump impeached.”

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Last week on May 7, 2019, U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Day ordered that Hasson be released until trial, despite his “grave concerns.” According to the TRIBLive, Day outlines that Hasson was to be be “released to the custody of in-laws at a home in Virginia, with 24-hour monitoring by GPS.”

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Charlottesville, VA | White Nationalist rally August 12, 2017

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) & Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation on March 27, 2019 (S-894 Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019), less than two weeks after the New Zealand white nationalist massacre, to address the domestic terrorism threat. Senator Kaine acknowledged that “the rise of white supremacy is an undeniable threat to the safety of our communities.” The bill is currently in committee, waiting to be debated, although it’s not expected to move forward anytime soon due to the fact that GOP senators do not believe white nationalists are a threat.

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Charlottesville, VA | White Nationalist rally August 12, 2017

White nationalists often communicate using symbols:

  • The number 14 is big. It represents the 14 words in the white nationalist slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” Tennant affixed “14” to the rifle he used to slaughter 50 in New Zealand. There are times when symbolic numbers are chosen for the day of an attack, which could potentially mean May 14, 2019.
  • 88, which represents “Heil Hitler” – H is the 8th letter in the alphabet, so HH = 88
  • 1488, combination of the two
  • Boots and laces – skinheads prefer to wear steel-toed work boots with red or white laces tied a certain way
  • Confederate flag
  • American Flag
  • Echo symbol ((( ))) symbolizes Jewish, so (((banker))) means Jewish banker
  • H8 – another form of HH or 88 that also conveys HATE
  • The color red
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Be on alert.
If you See Something, Say Something.

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Will There Be A White Nationalist Terror Attack This Week?

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Analysis | May 13, 2019) –  On Wednesday May 15, 2019, it will be the two month anniversary of the white supremacist terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, which slaughtered 50 innocent civilians in a hate inspired rampage at a mosque during Friday prayers. The unremorseful white nationalist militant assured the world in his 74 page manifesto that his goal was to “polarize and destabilize the West, and spark a Civil War in the United States.” Asked whether he was a Trump supporter, Brenton Tarrant replied, “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure.”

Approximately one month later, on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019, ISIS linked Islamic terrorists shocked the world by massacring 359 Christians in a closely coordinated attack, striking three churches in separate locations across Sri Lanka. Forty-five of those killed were children. The attacks were surprisingly sophisticated, leading the intelligence community to believe the attackers were trained and supported by ISIS. These ISIS terrorists justified their annihilation by claiming it was retaliation for the New Zealand assault that killed so many muslims.

These two groups of dangerous extremists at opposite poles on the spectrum, may be using the pendulum swing for timing. Is it plausible there may be another white nationalist massacre somewhere in the world between Wednesday May 15 and Tuesday May 21? It seems as though it is indeed plausible.

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) & Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation on March 27, 2019 (S-894 Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019), less than two weeks after the New Zealand massacre, to address the white nationalist domestic threat. Senator Kaine acknowledged that “the rise of white supremacy is an undeniable threat to the safety of our communities.” The bill is currently in committee, waiting to be debated, although it’s not expected to move forward anytime soon due to the fact that GOP senators do not believe white nationalists are a threat.

White nationalists often communicate using symbols:

  • The number 14 is big. It represents the 14 words in the white nationalist slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” Tennant affixed “14” to the rifle he used to slaughter 50 in New Zealand. There are times when symbolic numbers are chosen for the day of an attack, which could potentially mean May 14, 2019.
  • 88, which represents “Heil Hitler” – H is the 8th letter in the alphabet, so HH = 88
  • 1488, combination of the two
  • Boots and laces – skinheads prefer to wear steel-toed work boots with red or white laces tied a certain way
  • Confederate flag
  • American Flag
  • Echo symbol ((( ))) symbolizes Jewish, so (((banker))) means Jewish banker
  • H8 – another form of HH or 88 that also conveys HATE
  • The color red
  • ETC

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Be on alert.
If you See Something, Say Something.

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What’s the Progress on S66 Assault Weapons Ban?

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Perspective | April 23, 2019) –  With the horror of 320 lives lost on Easter day, in coordinated attacks by ISIS across Sri Lanka in Christian churches and high end hotels, we have just learned that the slaughter was in retaliation of the New Zealand Mosque massacre by a white supremacist on March 15, 2019. Will this now morph into an epic see-saw battle that rages on for years? A  never ending pendulum of attacks against soft targets all over the globe? What positive outcome has an eye-for-an-eye ever netted?

In light of this possibility actually occurring, it’s time for the American public to refocus our commitment on Common Sense gun laws.

January 9, 2019 Senator Diane Feinstein introduced S66, the Assault Weapons Ban 2019. It was quickly referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), where it has since languished for three and a half months, untouched.

This is a call to action to move forward with the Assault Weapons Ban. It’s imperative that the senate take American safety seriously. The Department of Homeland Security is in disarray following the resignation of DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, and is now without an official secretary. Further, the agency has apparently narrowed, and redefined, it’s main purpose, now focusing its attention primarily on Southern Border security, leaving the impression that there are significant swaths of our national security that aren’t being properly monitored, specifically domestic terrorism and the white supremacist threat. These bad actors are seemingly the ones most inclined to rely on assault weapons as their preferred weapon of choice.

The best way to neutralize the white nationalist/white supremacist threat is to  pass Common Sense gun legislation. Both the Background Check Bill HR8 and the Assault Weapons Ban 2019 S66 are stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It only takes 60 seconds for each of us to call our two Senators and demand that S66 and HR8 be scheduled for debate in May.

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Red Flags | Who placed these images in DC?

Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Perspective | March 25, 2019) –  Tuesday morning March 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM, the Full Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lindsey Graham, will be discussing guidelines for state Red Flag Laws. Sadly, the American public has been plagued by distressing news stories the past five years of numerous gun massacres where many of the attackers displayed alarming warning signs indicating they were a threat to the public, but so few picked up on it or knew how to proceed when they did recognize the signs.

The Senate Red Flag Laws Hearing couldn’t be taking place at a better time. Recent Red Flags have sprung up just yards away from Dirksen Senate Office Building where the hearing is taking place. Are any of the Senator’s who’ll be be discussing this most important National Security issue aware of the Red Flags surrounding National Mall? Does anyone in DC know how to interpret these alarming symbols?

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Or are these weird, scary gun-toting icons in high trafficked crosswalks surrounding National Mall, strategically placed around the Smithsonians, just interesting characters? Perhaps readers can decide. The information has been shared with police.

The Witnesses who’ll be testifying at the Senate Red Flag Laws Hearing are:

  • Mr. Ronald Honberg, Senior Policy Advisor, National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Ms. Amanda Wilcox, Legislative Chair, Brady California
  • Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County
  • Ms. Kimberly Wyatt, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Mr. Dave Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute

 

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So the weird, scary gun-toting icons hiding in plain sight, seem to be quite instructive, with every single detail representing something significant to the various people involved with what might be a plot to attack the public. This one above is particularly alarming, especially when factoring in it’s location on National Mall.

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What’s challenging is that the potential meaning behind these mysterious figures seems to change with each new discovery.

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Initially, there only seemed to be one. The big one in the header (is the body an upside down pentagon?), which was discovered on Valentine’s Day 2019. The See Something Say Something tip line was called and the image was texted. The next day, the Coast Guard white nationalist who planned to “kill nearly everyone on earth,” particularly massacre Democrats and journalists, was arrested. Coincidentally, the image is fixed on the crosswalk leading to the front lawn of the Capitol, closest to the Peace Statue on the Senate side, crossing from the reflection pond. The bent knee points at the Capitol. Double-fisted guns are terrifying. It seems highly probable these signify assault rifles.

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A second was discovered a month after the first, on March 14, 2019, the day before the New Zealand massacre that slaughtered 49. Three more were located within a week of the second. And ten more were uncovered a week later on Sunday March 24, 2019. Major alarm bells are going off for everyone hopefully. These are clearly red flags of sorts. Clues indicating a possible attack?

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This last icon with arms dropped, no guns, seems to emphasize more clearly that the others are indeed carrying multiple, big guns. So then is this friendlier bloke suppose to represent the player who’s a solid cover, a trust worthy tour director perhaps. Hmm, yes, a tour director. Someone who’s highly regarded and respected on National Mall, yet all the while is directing an army of nefarious bad actors manning their battle stations in the white and yellow buses that line Jefferson, Madison, Constitution and Independence?

Hopefully the Senate Judiciary Committee can find some answers to these frightening questions during their majorly important Senate Red Flag Laws Hearing.

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