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Posted: October 27, 2013 in guns, schools, TEACHERS

A school board in St. Helens, Ore., voted to allow teachers and staff to pack heat on school grounds, an official said.
St. Helens School Board chairman Marshall Porter told that the board lifted a ban that prevented school employees from carrying guns on campus with concealed weapons permits on Wednesday.
“The current law in Oregon allows for anybody to concealed carry on school grounds,” he said. “To exclude our staff seems like they’re being punished. They should have a right to protect themselves if they so choose.”
The repeal affects the seven schools within the St. Helens School District, including two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and three alternative schools, Porter said.
Porter said he voted to repeal the gun ban to allow adults to protect children if confronted with a school shooting crisis.
“If  staff members were faced with a horrific choice, if they had to defend themselves against a kid — which has been the thing — I think it would be a hard decision for them, one that they would educate themselves on,” he said. “I do believe we’re talking about educators, people who have the interest of the children in mind.”
Porter said he did not have an opinion on whether schools would be safer if teachers carried weapons in light of recent school shootings.
“I don’t believe we’re safe or less safe,” he said. “We had a school without this policy. We were perfectly safe.”
The school board voted 4-1 to allow teachers to carry weapons with a permit on campus, Porter said.
“I have my kids in there. If there was a chance that something was to happen, and there’s a chance that a teacher might be able to protect them, I’m fine with that,” school board member Kellie Smith told ABC News’ Portland affiliate KATU-TV.
The board did not receive input from teachers in the district as to their feelings on the repeal, Porter said. While the teachers completed a survey, it was not presented to the board members.
Since the vote, only one parent has contacted Porter about their dissatisfaction with the result, he said.
“I’ve had more parents email me saying that they approve of our decision than not,” Porter said.
The move to repeal the weapons ban was less controversial than the vote to bring back school sports at the district’s middle school, which took place at the same time, Porter said.

St. Helens School District Superintendent Mark Davalos told the South County Spotlight that while he didn’t “disagree with constitutional rights,” “this is a school, and our interests are what’s best for the kids.”
A 2-year-old girl fatally shot herself in Fayetteville, North Carolina, over the weekend, and the toddler’s father faces involuntary manslaughter charges, police said.
Melvin Andre Clark Jr., 19, who was arrested Sunday, also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Fayetteville police spokesman Lt. Todd Joyce said.
The girl, Samarri Tyana Beauford, was playing in the living room of the home where she lived with her aunt and grandmother Saturday when she found a loaded .22-caliber pistol that police say Clark had left under the couch, Joyce said.
Joyce would not comment on where the toddler shot herself but said, “A child that small, they don’t have the strength to pull a trigger with their index finger, but they are strong enough to use pressure from their two thumbs.
“Typically, they’ll be looking at the weapon when these things happen.”
Kids and guns: Not isolated tragedies
The toddler was taken about 12:30 p.m. to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died, CNN affiliate WRAL reported. No one else was injured, the station said.
Melvin Clark, 19, was arrested Sunday.
Clark was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $50,000 secured bond, Joyce said.
He appeared in court Monday, and his case was continued until November 7, according to the county clerk’s office. No attorney was had been assigned to his case.
Police pursued the involuntary manslaughter charge because Samarri was killed in a “reckless or careless manner” or via a “heedless indifference” to the safety of others, Joyce said.
Several outstanding warrants were found when police ran Clark’s name, including misdemeanor cruelty to animals, larceny and marijuana possession charges, police said, and Clark had been sentenced on convictions of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of a firearm by a minor.
This is at least the third instance since June of a child dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders
In New Orleans, a 5-year-old girl died June 23 after she came “into contact with a .38-caliber revolver and accidentally shot herself in the head” while her mother was at a store, police said.
The girl’s mother was charged with cruelty to a juvenile until the 5-year-old died, at which point prosecutors added a second-degree murder charge. A judge in the case threw out the murder indictment last month, and the district attorney’s office said it would appeal the decision, CNN affiliate WDSU reported.
In August, a 3-year-old boy in Dundee, Michigan, found a .40-caliber handgun belonging to a family friend on a closet floor in his home. He died after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police said. The family friend was charged with careless discharge of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
Less than two weeks ago, 2-year-old Michael Garcia Jr. was taken to a hospital after shooting himself in the legs with a .45-caliber handgun registered to his mother, according to CNN affiliate WFTV. The boy’s injuries were not life-threatening, and the boy’s father was charged with child neglect, the station reported.
Before the play date, the gun talk
According to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 703 children under the age of 15 died in accidental firearms deaths between 2001 and 2010, the latest year for which the agency’s statistics on fatalities are available.

During the same period, 7,766 children under the age of 14 suffered accidental firearm injuries — about one injury for every million children. He had  no  intention of his daughter losing her life but this is what happens when you don’t properly put your fire arm away and what the hell was he doing with a gun anyway he is a convicted felon .

clowns’ murder Mexican ex-drug capo

Posted: October 20, 2013 in clowns, guns

Gunmen disguised as clowns at a children’s party shot dead the eldest brother of Mexico’s once powerful Arellano Felix drug cartel family, authorities said Saturday.Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63,was hit by two bullets, one in the thorax and one in the head.The gunmen were dressed as clowns when they shot Arellano Felix at the party in the luxurious Casa Oceano tourist residence,