Wide gulf in attitudes, experiences separates people who own guns from those who don't – York Dispatch

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WASHINGTON — Americans who own guns and those who don’t have starkly differing views about weapons, their role in society and their relationship to crime — disagreements that help explain why the national debate over gun control seldom moves.

About 30 percent of Americans own a gun, most of those more than one. A roughly equal number not only don’t own a firearm, but also say they can’t see themselves ever having one.

Among those who do own guns, about half say that all or most of the people they know also are gun owners, and about 8 in 10 say that at least some of their friends own guns, as well. Among those who don’t own guns, only 1 in 10 say that all or most of their friends own weapons.

The numbers, from a major new study of gun ownership and attitudes toward guns by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, depict two camps that have become isolated from each other, even as the share of Americans who own a gun has declined in recent decades.

Gun owners are much more likely to live in rural areas, non-owners in cities. Gun ownership is most common in the South, least common in the Northeast. Almost half of white men say they own a gun; only about a quarter of minority men, and fewer women, say the same.

The reasons for owning a gun appear to have shifted, as well. Among people over 65 who grew up in gun-owning households, about 8 in 10 say the main reason then was hunting. That drops to half for those under 30 who grew up in a house with

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Fort Eustis training will include flares, blank ammunition – wtkr.com

FORT EUSTIS – A maritime training exercise will be conducted June 23 – 27 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Fort Eustis.

The training will occur at the James River Fleet and will include flares and the firing of blank ammunition.

Noise concerns are expected to be minimal. However, some nearby residents may see flares and hear sounds that simulate live gunfire.

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Two men arrested, guns seized as police probe gun sales to Providence street gangs – The Providence Journal

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Detectives and federal agents investigating gun trafficking to street gangs in South Providence arrested two local men who police say bought guns and drove into the neighborhood with them.

The police ended up seizing six guns, as well as drugs packaged for sale. 

Chief Hugh T. Clements Jr. praised the detectives’ work, adding that it’s hard to measure what violence was prevented by keeping the guns off the streets. 

“Who knows whose hands they end up in and where, and the type of damage that just one gun can do in the community?” Clements said Friday. 

Detectives Eric Greene and Peter Tesseris have worked since May with special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigating a man named “Broadway,” who was believed to be lawfully buying guns and supplying them to members of the Wood Boys and Clowntown street gangs, according to a police report.

The detectives determined that “Broadway” was the nickname for 21-year-old Brian Luna, of 96 Penn St. in Federal Hill. And, when the ATF agents found out that “Broadway” was going to Warwick to buy guns on Tuesday, the investigators moved in.

Police say they watched as Alex Cuevas-Polanco, 19, drove Luna to D & L Shooting Supplies and waited as Luna went inside. The detectives learned that Luna was buying five guns, and he walked out with them in two green plastic bags and a gun case, which he put in the Honda’s trunk.

The police continued watching the men as they stopped back at Luna’s first-floor apartment on Penn Street and brought the guns inside. The men came back out with a gun case, which they placed in the trunk, and then drove out to South Providence, where they meandered around the Lockwood

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Air Guns Used in Offshore Oil Exploration Can Kill Tiny Marine Life – Scientific American

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Powerful sound waves created during offshore surveys for oil and gas can kill microscopic animals at the base of the ocean food chain, according to a new study. And these lethal effects travel much farther than ecologists had previously assumed. Researchers fear that damage to these animals, collectively known as zooplankton, could harm top predators and commercially important species of fish that depend on such species for food.

Seismic surveys blast compressed air to produce pulses of sound that can probe the sea floor thousands of meters down for natural resources. At 220–250 decibels, the pulses produced by these air guns are louder than a Saturn V rocket during launch. Scientists have known for decades that whales and other marine mammals that use sound to communicate change their behaviour in response to such noise. There is increasing evidence that seismic surveys also affect fish and marine invertebrates. And now, researchers have found that the noise from air-gun blasts can kill zooplankton at distances of up to 1.2 kilometres away—more than two orders of magnitude farther than previously thought. They reported their results on June 22 in Nature Ecology and Evolution.

“We were quite gobsmacked,” says lead author Jayson Semmens, a marine biologist at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia.

Semmens and his team conducted their study off the southeastern coast of Tasmania in 2015. They used sonar and nets to assess populations of zooplankton, including krill larvae and tiny crustaceans called copepods, before and after firing a series of air-gun shots. The team found that zooplankton abundance dropped by 64% within one hour of the blasts. And the proportion of dead zooplankton increased by 200–300% as far away as 1.2 kilometres—the maximum distance the researchers sampled. This suggests that the impact of the blasts could extend well beyond such distances, Semmens says.

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Guns N' Roses Battle Concert Delays + Joined by Angus Young in … – Loudwire

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As Guns N’ Roses remain on the road on their ‘Not in This Lifetime…’ tour, featuring the reunion of Slash and Duff McKagan, the chatter about the group’s performances have been remarkably consistent. Last night’s (June 22) show in Hannover, Germany recalled the band’s infamous issues with punctuality from their earlier days, but for good reason this time. After two delays, fans received an overwhelming surprise when AC/DC‘s Angus Young walked out onstage.

At first, Guns N’ Roses willingly delayed the show, tweeting, “Tonight’s show will start 15 mins later than scheduled to ensure that all 20k attendees still waiting to enter are inside the venue.” Unfortunately, the next delay would be out of their control as storms passed over the area, forcing a 90 minute cessation early on in the set and GN’R kept their fans updated through Twitter once more (seen below).

Hannover
Tonight’s show will start 15 mins later than scheduled to ensure that all 20k attendees still waiting to enter are inside the venue

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) June 22, 2017

Hannover!
Due to unfavorable weather conditions and lightning the show is being temporarily delayed.
We’re very sorry for the inconvenience!

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) June 22, 2017

Guns N’ Roses then announced that the storm was past them, “but another force of nature comes this way.” When the band finally returned to the stage, it was quite the payoff for those who stuck out the lengthy delay as Axl Rose‘s AC/DC bandmate Angus Young took the stage (sans schoolboy outfit) and the group tore into “Whole Lotta Rosie” (video above) as they had at previous concerts where Young was brought up to jam.

The storm has passed…
But another force of nature comes this way
The show goes on, Hannover!#GNRinHannover

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) June

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