1 Shootings in Washington, D.C.: Two Dead, Seven Wounded
Two deadly shootings took place in America’s capital Thursday night. One was at an apartment complex on Columbia road near 13th Street, while the second was in the northeastern part of town. The events left two dead and five wounded.
Police have not yet made any arrests, though they have a lead on the suspects. An alert has gone out instructing citizens to keep an eye out for a light-colored Nissa sedan. Two males with AK-style rifles were last seen in the vehicle.
Alert: Shooting in the 1300 block of Columbia Rd NW. Lookout is for a light colored Nissan sedan unknown tag# occupied by (2) males armed with AK style rifle, last seen in the rear of the listed location. pic.twitter.com/PY0l05TS7B
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 20, 2019
Police officers are unsure if the two shootings are related. Investigations are still underway and we’ll keep you updated on this developing story.
2 Colt Halts Production of Rifles
Colt’s legacy of producing firearms for Americans dates back to the 1830s. Sadly, the company is temporarily shutting down its production of rifles, including AR-15s, for the civilian market. Colt believes that there are currently enough of these types of weapons on the market.
The consumer market for rifles has "experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity" and there's too much supply of AR-15 guns on the market to justify making more, Colt said in a statement https://t.co/fPuEBiPBLG
— CNN (@CNN) September 20, 2019
However, this may not purely be a business decision when all is said and done. MSM has run a successful campaign blaming the mass shootings throughout 2019 on assault rifles. This PR smear has all but forced companies, like Walmart, to ask or force their customers to stop openly carrying guns in their stores and to stop selling certain types of guns.
The MSM has scared the American public from enjoying one of our Constitutional rights. Now, it seems like Colt is following suit in light of public backlash.
Is Colt giving in to public pressure, or is the rifle market truly saturated? Let us know what you think in the comments!
3 Nurses on Strike in Chicago
Nearly 2,200 nurses went on strike at the University of Chicago Medical Center over disagreements on a new employment contract today.
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) September 20, 2019
The nurses feel that current staffing conditions are burning out the staff and creating unsafe conditions for patients. Reports claim that these nurses are forced to work overtime, even after 12-hour shifts. Additionally, they’re penalized for taking sick time off.
A rebuttal from hospital officials says that “Complaints from nurses on staffing is low.” The hospital claims to be one of the safest in the country. Negotiations between nurses and the hospital will resume next Wednesday.
Large-scale strikes in major industries are occurring with high frequency this year. Earlier in 2019, Los Angeles teachers went on a massive strike over pay and working conditions. Alongside this nursing strike, UAW auto workers are currently protesting GM over a newly-proposed four-year contract.
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