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that he knows he is wrong and wants to disrupt building the web Talk lightbreather Banned further previos warnings Both Herr Gruber (talk · contribs) and Felsic2 (talk · contribs) are warned against further battleground and disruptive behavior in the gun control topic area.

Topic ban[edit]

As a self declared [1] and [2] meatpuppet of a banned user you are topic banned from gun related articles. There is ample evidence that your work is a violation of her ban for pov grinding [3] also you attack the editors and pages as she directs from off site. Additionaly I draw attention to your previous warning Both Herr Gruber (talk · contribs) and Felsic2 (talk · contribs) are warned against further battleground and disruptive behavior in the gun control topic area. This will serve as your only warning.

Project gun control[edit]

Gun control is a disrupted area on wikipedia. The disruption ring leader banned user claims further investigation shows it is the account of a sockepuppet cyber bully with an assigned gender for gender baiting. It continues to disrupt via meatpuppets from an attack site.(since changed) The dsiruption was aided by "frenimes"

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Pages of Interest or concern[edit]

Good news:"Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware". Retrieved 9 January 2017.  Text " Pew Research Center" ignored (help) rates up a little "Murder Rates Nationally and By State". Retrieved 9 January 2017.  Text " Death Penalty Information Center" ignored (help)