Tag Archives: gun control

NORTH DAKOTA: Bismarck Police Seek Extra Funding To Buy AR-15 Rifles For Public School Resource Officers

The Bismarck Tribune reports: The Bismarck Police Department is requesting additional funding to purchase AR-15 rifles and other equipment for school resource officers. Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department have agreed to provide $25,740 to purchase AR-15s, gun safes, additional bulletproof vests and medical kits to treat shooting victims. The rifles would be kept in a locked safe ...

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Federal Court Orders Temporary Block On 3D Gun Plans

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government’s settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought a restraining order, arguing ...

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Eight States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D Guns

The Associated Press reports: Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s late-June ...

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Trump: Journalists Shouldn’t Have To Fear Violence

In which Glorious Leader woodenly reads somebody else’s words about how he doesn’t wish violence on his self-declared enemies: President Trump on Friday lamented the “horrible” shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., saying journalists should not face grave danger in the United States. “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief,” ...

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Five Murder Charges Filed Against Maryland Shooter

The Associated Press reports: First-degree murder charges were filed Friday against a man with a grudge against Maryland’s capital newspaper after police said he shot his way into the newsroom, killing four journalists and a staffer and wounding two others. Jarrod Warren Ramos was swiftly arrested, interrogated and jailed pending a 10:30 a.m. hearing in Annapolis. A court document classifies ...

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Maryland Mass Shooting Survivor: I Don’t Give A Fuck About Your Prayers If There’s Nothing Else [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Anderson Cooper had two survivors of today’s shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper on his show Thursday night. Reporter Selene San Felice said she was doing fine —considering she’d just watched someone die. San Felice says she’s still making sense of the tragedy but knows she’ll want to advocate for policy change. “I don’t know what I ...

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Limited Details Emerge On Maryland Mass Shooter

CBS News reports: The suspect accused of killing five people in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper had damaged the tips of his fingers in an apparent attempt to thwart efforts by police to identify him by his fingerprints, a law enforcement officials tells CBS News. Authorities said the suspect is a white male in his 20s who they have ...

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NYPD Sued For Trump Family’s Handgun Records

Courthouse News reports: The New York City Police Department was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday to cough up handgun license applications submitted by President Donald Trump and his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. “[The NYPD’s] failure to fulfill their public disclosure obligations has stifled public knowledge of matters of great public interest regarding the president and his ...

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Democrats Mark Pulse Anniversary With Vow To Pursue “Common Sense Gun Reforms” And LGBTQ Rights

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez: “Two years ago, our nation witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. It was an attack on the LGBTQ community, the Latinx community, and LGBTQ people of color everywhere. It was an attack on the American people and the values of diversity and equality that all of us should cherish. ...

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ORLANDO: Activists And Survivors Mark Second Pulse Massacre Anniversary With Rally For Tougher Gun Laws

The Orlando Sentinel reports: An emotional, rain-soaked rally on the eve of the Pulse anniversary Monday evening was mixed with anguish and raw anger over the lack of progress on gun reform and gay rights in Florida and the sheer number of mass shootings that have happened since. “Six hundred and twelve days,” said Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the ...

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TEXAS: Family Of Church Mass Shooting Victims Sues Federal Government Over Gunman’s Access To Weapons

USA Today reports: A family that lost nine members killed in the Nov. 5 massacre at a church Sutherland Springs is suing the federal government for “institutional failures and the negligent or wrongful acts” that allowed the gunman to purchase weapons. Joe and Claryce Holcombe, whose son and eight other families members were among those killed at the First Baptist ...

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FLORIDA: Agency Run By GOP Gov Candidate Did No Weapons Permit Background Checks For 13 Months

The Tampa Bay Times reports: For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public. A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida ...

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NRA Spox Dana Loesch: Third-Wave Feminists Wouldn’t Know What Masculinity Was If It Hit Them In The Face

“I am so tired of this matriarchal witch hunt on young men. There is nothing toxic about masculinity, but there are plenty of toxic things about third-wave feminism and the matriarchy that’s attempting to assert authority and also be the ombudsman over all characteristics and definitions of that which are either masculine or feminine. We have an issue right now ...

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SWATTED: False Claim Of Hostage Situation Draws Massive Police Response To Home Of David Hogg

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: The family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was “swatted” Tuesday morning, causing police to respond to their Parkland home. A call came into the Broward Sheriff’s Office claiming a hostage situation at the home in the 7800 block of Northwest 122nd Way. Coral Springs Fire Rescue arrived at the scene to ...

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8th Graders Gifted With Bulletproof Backpack Plates

Philadelphia’s Fox affiliate reports: Local students have been outfitted with ‘ballistic shields’ for their backpacks as they get ready to head to high school next year. FOX 29’s Bruce Gordon was at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford Monday as graduating 8th grade students were given the bulletproof plates, all thanks to a local company. Glen Mills-based Unequal Technologies developed the ...

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KANSAS: GOP Gov Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Parade With Jeep-Mounted “Replica” Machine Gun

The Kansas City Star reports: Kris Kobach made his way through a parade in Johnson County Saturday morning, waving from an American flag colored jeep with a large gun mounted in back. The city of Shawnee later issued an apology for Kobach’s display. The sight of Kobach, a Republican candidate for Kansas governor, in the vehicle at the Old Shawnee ...

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Mother Of Texas School Shooting Victim Meets Privately With Trump: It Was Like I Was “Talking To A Toddler”

The Associated Press reports: Seeking to comfort grieving families and shaken survivors, President Donald Trump spent more than an hour privately Thursday with some of those impacted by a Texas mass school shooting that killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen on May 18. Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was killed at the school, told The Associated ...

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FLORIDA: Cop Suspended For Facebook Post Hoping That David Hogg Would Be Hit By A Car During Protest

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Brian Valenti, the Coconut Creek K-9 officer who posted a snide comment on Facebook that triggered public outrage, is being suspended for five days and will be required to undergo sensitivity training, the department said Wednesday. Valenti told Police Chief Butch Arenal he regretted posting a comment saying he hoped Parkland activist David Hogg would ...

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NRA Spox Dana Loesch Accuses Parkland Students Of “Extortion” In Protest Of Grocery Chain’s Donations

“So people are mad because Publix gave money to a candidate that apparently supports the Second Amendment and so they decided to lay down in the middle of Publix. And then also — the student organizer also demanded that Publix give the March for Our Lives group the same amount of money, or double the amount of money, that they ...

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Russian-Made “Active Shooter” Game Gets Canceled

The New York Times reports: The online game unfolds from the point of view of an attacker, aiming a weapon down a school corridor or throwing a grenade into an auditorium. The character creeps around corners and up staircases. Bullets spray, blood spatters. SWAT team members are shot dead. Civilians are splayed out on the floor. Active Shooter was developed ...

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