Posts Tagged ‘Guns’

Northern Ireland Police may bring guns to Mass

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
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A data breach in Northern Ireland means Police are being advised they can take guns to Mass along with their prayer books. The move comes after about 10,000 officers’ and support staff’s personal information was leaked last month. The data was mistakenly released in response to a freedom of information request. Superintendent Gerry Murray confirmed Read more

Jesus loves me and my guns: NRA prayer breakfast

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

At the NRA’s Annual Prayer Breakfast Adam LaRoche sported a black T-shirt with a message “Jesus loves me and my guns.” LaRoche is a retired major league first baseman. He hit 255 home runs in a 12-year career. In 2016 he walked away from a $13 million contract with the Chicago White Sox after the team asked him to Read more

Church plans to buyback guns and melt them down

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

A church in Crawfordsville, Indiana, has planned an event to buyback semi-automatic guns, ammunition and bump stocks to be melted down by a local steel company. The event, planned for later in April, was proposed in response to February’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Continue reading

Weapons expo’ protesters appear in court

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Protesters from last week’s defence industry conference in Wellington have appeared in court on charges of obstructing a public place, and disorderly behaviour. Six people appeared before a registrar in the Wellington District Court last Friday morning. Continue reading

Reconsider hiring college hall out for arms auction says old boy priest

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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A priest who is a former pupil of St Patrick’s College Wellington has asked the college to reconsider hiring out its hall for an arms auction. The auction features high-powered semi-automatic weapons and military memorabilia adorned with Nazi insignia. Monsignor Gerard Burns says while the arms auction – to be held this weekend at the Kilbirnie school’s hall – was Read more

Meditation Centre and Gun Club in tussle over silence

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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The Vipassana Meditation Centre in a quiet valley near Kaukapakapa is concerned that the biggest gun club in New Zealand is opening up near-by. New Zealand representative pistol shooter Raymond O’Brien and his wife Victoria Pichler are opening what they say will be the southern hemisphere’s best shooting facility. “The Mediation Centre hosts  up to 1,500 meditators Read more

Guns to blame, not religion, says Key

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Prime Minister John Key says the United States should be asking itself tough questions about gun control after the Orlando shootings rather than leaping into anti-Muslim rhetoric. Mr Key said he hoped anti-Muslim comments such as those by presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump would not escalate the situation. “This is the time for the Read more

Students vote to carry guns at US Catholic university

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Student leaders at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, want students to be able to carry guns on campus. The representative Student Association General Assembly voted 16-11 in favour of a motion supporting students carrying legal firearms. The vote came in the wake of fierce debate following the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, Read more

Please don’t bring your guns to church

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A new law Wisconsin, America permitting residents to carry concealed weapons has the Catholic bishops in the diocese asking parishioners to not bring their guns to church. “Intuitively, we understand that acts of violence, destruction, and murder are antithetical to the message and person of Jesus Christ and have no rightful place in our society, especially Read more