Vince Vaughn explains the obvious: how mass killers pick out venues where their victims are sitting ducks

Vince Vaughn
From Vaughn's interview in the UK edition of GQ:
"It's well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back. All these gun shootings that have gone down in America since 1950, only one or maybe two have happened in non-gun-free zones. Take mass shootings. They've only happened in places that don't allow guns. These people are sick in the head and are going to kill innocent people. They are looking to slaughter defenceless human beings. They do not want confrontation. In all of our schools it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f***ing schools because they know there are no guns there. They are monsters killing six-year-olds."
Media Matters attacks Vaughn by pointing to flawed a report by Bloomberg's Everytown, but of course, Media Matters does respond or even acknowledge all the errors that have been previously pointed out with Bloomberg's report.  See also here.



Female homeowner wounds armed intruder who broke into her home

From Jacksonville, Florida:
It started with a man knocking on the door about 12:30 p.m., asking if a particular person was there. The resident said he didn’t know anyone by that name and tried to close the door. But the intruder pushed his way in, put a gun to his head and said, “This is a robbery, give it up.” 
A woman in a nearby bedroom heard the commotion and came out with a handgun. She dove on the floor firing at the intruder, who shot back. The woman went back into the bedroom to get another handgun and continued shooting. The intruder was hit several times and fell to the floor yelling, “I’m shot; I’m paralyzed.” . . .


Obamacare insurance costs set to soar in 2016

It took a couple of years for insurances to get an idea of how much Obamacare is costing them.  Also the Obama administration promises to cover insurance company losses won't last for much longer.  From Politico:
The cost of Obamacare could rise for millions of Americans next year, with one insurer proposing a 50 percent hike in premiums, fueling the controversy about just how “affordable” the Affordable Care Act really is. 
The eye-popping 50 percent hike by New Mexico insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield is an outlier, and state officials may not allow it to go through. But health insurance experts are predicting that premiums will rise more significantly in 2016 than in the first two years of Obamacare exchange coverage. In 2015, for example, premiums increased by an average of 5.4 percent, according to PwC’s Health Research Institute. . . .