#01: The Northern Arizona University Mass Shooting Case

Table of Contents: State of Arizona v. Steven Edward Jones The Northern Arizona University Mass Shooting Case—October 9, 2015 The Crime Indictment Guns In America Criminal Cases & Civil Cases The Civil Case Against Jones, His Parents, And Their Gun Company The Civil, Moral, and Cultural Consequences The Presence Of A Gun State of Arizona v. Steven Edward Jones The Northern Arizona University Mass Shooting Case—October 9, 2015 The Crime I feel strongly about guns on campus and the risk […]

#02: The University of Texas Tower Mass Shooting Case

Table of Contents: The University of Texas Tower Mass Shooting Case Austin, Texas August 1, 1966 School Shootings The University Of Texas Tower Case—1966 Aftermath and Legacy Lessons Learned—Lessons Ignored The Reality of Guns in America Austin, Texas August 1, 1966 The University of Texas Tower Mass Shooting Case School Shootings The modern era of campus mass shootings began in Texas in 1966. It lit a fuse of continuous, ruinous, systemic school shootings. It began on a quiet, peaceful university […]

#03: Steven Edward Jones—NAU’s Worst Nightmare

Table of Contents: Indictment Proof is Evident—Presumption Great Steven Edward Jones—NAU’s Worst Nightmare Grand Juries & Petit Juries “Alleged” Shooting Victims The History of Grand Jury Indictments Grand Juries & Stand Your Ground Cases George Zimmerman & Others Stand Their Ground Stand-Your-Ground v. Traditional Self-Defense Laws Steven Edward Jones—NAU’s Worst Nightmare Indictment The word “indictment” cannot be fully appreciated without a collateral understanding of grand juries and the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the federal […]

#04: Civil Litigation–Campus Shootings

Table of Contents: Civil Litigation –Campus Shootings Burden Of Proof & Weight Of The Evidence The Steven E. Jones civil case—Northern Arizona University—October 9, 2015 Civil Cases Following US Mass Shootings Gun Industry Immunity from Mass Shooting Claims The Columbine School Civil Case The Sandy Hook School Civil Case School Shooters Database and Assessment Conclusions From Civil Litigation in Gun Violence Cases Civil Litigation–Campus Shootings The stark difference between criminal and civil litigation in America is neither novel nor hard […]

#05: The Arizona Perspective—State of Arizona v. Steven Jones

Table of Contents: A Clash Of Perspectives—Shooters and StudentsThe Arizona Perspective—State of Arizona v. Steven Jones—2020Juries—Picked by Chance—Confused by EvidenceBut For The Presence Of A Gun . . . A Clash Of Perspectives—Shooters and Students             In some ways, the clash of campus perspectives on guns on campus reflects the ideological split between rural and urban America. Or between conservatives and progressives. Or betwixt shooters and students. 99.9 per cent of students enter college to learn, not to shoot, or […]

#06: Gun History From Gunpowder to Glock to Gun Violence

Table of Contents: Gun History From Gunpowder to Glock to Gun ViolenceGunpowderSamuel Colt & Richard GatlingAustria and GlockAmerica’s HandgunGun ViolenceEveryTownResearch.orgThe Media and Gun Violence—Two Peas In One PodGun SafetyCan Gun Violence Be Stopped? Gun History From Gunpowder to Glock to Gun Violence Without a gun, there would be no gun violence. That’s true of the tragedies emanating from the Steven Jones shooting at Northern Arizona University in October 2015. That’s also true for the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, John F. […]

#07: Armed Guards On Campus

Table of Contents: Armed Guards On CampusStopping Gun Violence By More Guns On CampusSafer Schools Without Armed GuardsAlternative Viable Solutions Without Armed Guards On CampusPreventing School ShootingsDiminished Coping Skills—Isolation—Paranoia—Bullying Armed Guards On Campus The central focus of my reporting on this website is Guns On Campus, writ large. I’m inalterably opposed to guns in the hands of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Armed guards on campus is a different matter. Yes, they are necessary—on some campuses. Yes, they make the […]

#08: Presumptions of Law In the Stand Your Ground Era

Table of Contents: Presumptions of Law In the Stand Your Ground EraPresumption of InnocenceOther Important Presumptions of LawPresumption of GuiltPresumed To Be Standing Your Ground Presumptions of Law In the Stand Your Ground Era A presumption is an idea taken to be true. It’s often used as the basis for other ideas, although most presumptions are uncertain. In common usage, presumptions are informal. Legal “presumptions” apply in court to a variety of cases and circumstances. A legal presumption is an […]

#09: The Gun Industry

Table of Contents: The Gun IndustryThe Center for American ProgressDoes the Gun Industry Promote Gun Violence?Regulatory Oversight—The Gun IndustryThe 1968 Gun Control ActWhat’s New In The War Against The Gun Lobby?Underground Gun-Makers & Ghost GunsDoes It Matter? The Gun Industry When we think of “industry” most of us conjure economic activity—processing raw materials—manufacturing vehicles—textiles—steel—computer hardware, etc. We envision groups of companies related based on their primary business activities. Industries are measured by gross revenues. The top five are Real Estate, […]

#10: Crime & Punishment

Table of Contents: Crime—Punishment—Due Process of Law—The Second AmendmentHomicideArizona Law—Justification Defenses in Homicide CasesThe Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United StatesThe Second Amendment & Self-Defense LawsThe Second Amendment & the United States Supreme CourtDebating the Second Amendment—Arguing Gun Rights Crime—Punishment—Due Process of Law—The Second Amendment A crime must be punished in a particular way—under due process of law. Otherwise it is a scourge and harms every citizen. The Fifth Amendment guarantees, “. . . Nor shall any person […]