Guns

TEXAS: Babysitter Shoots Child During Gun Selfie

ABC News reports: A 19-year-old was taking a video of herself with a gun when she allegedly shot her 10-year-old nephew by accident, according to Texas authorities. Caitlyn Smith, 19, has been arrested as her nephew recovers, Deputy Thomas Gilliland, spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News on Thursday. She recorded herself holding the gun, and then …

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11 Year-Old Brings Loaded AR-15 To Gun Hearing

The Associated Press reports: An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen addressed the committee that voted to send the legislation to the full …

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Sandy Hook Parents Win New Battle Against Gunmaker, Can Examine Shooter’s Computer For Their Marketing

Courthouse News reports: The families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting can access the shooter’s computer, part of a deal that won court approval in their suit against gunmaker Remington. Donna Soto, whose daughter was one of the teachers killed attempting to shield her first-grade students from gunman Adam Lanza, is the lead plaintiff in the …

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VIRGINIA: Assault Weapons Ban Dies In State Senate

The Washington Post reports: A Virginia Senate committee killed a bill on Monday that would have banned the sale of assault-style weapons and possession of high-capacity magazines, handing gun-rights activists a rare win in a Capitol that Democrats won last year on the promise of sweeping gun control. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) backed the legislation, part of a package of …

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Virginia House Passes Assault Weapons Ban [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A highly-contested bill that would make it a crime to own an assault weapon in Virginia passed the House of Delegates on Tuesday by a slim margin. House Bill 961 made it past the House with a vote of 51-48. The bill expands the definition of an assault weapon and bans anyone from possessing, purchasing or …

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A Handful Of Gays Attended Virginia Gun Rally Which Daily Wire Proclaims As “LGBTs Showing Up In Force”

From Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire: The leftist American mainstream media tried to cast Monday’s pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia, as a white supremacist event that only extremists were planning on attending. It turned out that entire narrative was widely false. There were approximately 22,000 pro-freedom activists that showed up; the event concluded with no reported incidents occurring and only …

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GOP Virginia Pol Wears AR-15 To City Council Meeting

The Virginian-Pilot reports: Two of Nathan Clark’s peers on the Portsmouth City Council criticized his decision to wear an AR-15 into a public meeting — without telling them ahead of time — to show his enthusiasm for the Second Amendment. One asked him to apologize. “It was a disgrace, disheartening and an embarrassment,” Vice Mayor Lucas-Burke wrote to the council …

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Trump Rips Dems On Guns Ahead Of Virginia Gun Rally

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state’s gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally. Trump doubled down with his support of gun enthusiasts in the state, which Hilary Clinton won in …

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Eminem Recreates Vegas Shooting In Call For Gun Laws

The Associated Press reports: Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018′s “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper’s new music video for “Darkness,” one of …

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Group Asks Court To Overturn Gun Ban At VA Gun Rally

The Associated Press reports: Gun-rights groups asked a judge Thursday to block Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from banning guns on Capitol grounds during a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Northam on Wednesday announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally, citing threats that armed militia groups were planning to attend. The Virginia Citizens Defense …

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Texas Church Shooter Identified, Motive Unknown

NBC News Dallas reports: The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, …

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TEXAS: Video Released From Fatal Church Shooting

Mediaite reports: CNN aired footage on Monday morning from the moment when the gunman behind the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting pulled out his weapon and started attacking service attendees. Two victims were killed in the attack outside of Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, and the gunman also died from return fire from the parishioners. The violence was captured …

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New York AG Escalates Financial Probe Of NRA

The New York Times reports: The New York State attorney general has issued a new subpoena to the National Rifle Association, deepening her eight-month investigation and providing fresh clues about where it is headed, according to people with knowledge of the document. The subpoena, which was described to The New York Times, was issued last week and covers at least …

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SCOTUS Okays Lawsuit Against Sandy Hook Gunmaker

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington Arms Co’s bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for its marketing of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults. The justices turned …

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NRA Raises Money With Gun Raffles In Public Schools

Reuters reports: Parents and students trickled into the Muhlenberg County High School gym on a hot Saturday night as the sounds of cheers and a referee’s whistle carried from an athletic field nearby. Inside the “Home of the Mustangs,” Friends of NRA was raffling off guns: semiautomatic rifles and handguns, guns with high-capacity magazines and pump-action shotguns. “It’s obscene that …

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CALIFORNIA: New Gun Law Allows Teachers To Ask That Guns To Be Taken Away From “Dangerous” People

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed new gun control laws that expand the availability of gun violence restraining orders and place stricter limits on the number of firearms Californians can buy each month. Starting in July 2021, Californians will be allowed to purchase one long gun per month. People younger than age 21 won’t be allowed …

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MGM To Pay $800M In Las Vegas Mass Shooting Suits

The New York Times reports: MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits from victims of the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured. The killer, Stephen Paddock, holed up inside his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which MGM …

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Colt To Cease Making AR-15s Due To Flooded Market

Via press release from Colt Manufacturing: We want to assure you that Colt is committed to the Second Amendment, highly values its customers and continues to manufacture the world’s finest quality firearms for the consumer market. The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity. …

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NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads For Its Souvenir Programs

CNN reports: NASCAR rejected advertisements for its souvenir programs from multiple firearms companies earlier this summer as part of what is being seen as a “gradual shift” in its position on guns. The move may be another example of how major companies are adjusting as the nation grapples with guns in America. NASCAR’S apparent shift stunned gun enthusiasts who said …

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Grocery Giant Publix Is Latest To Ban Open Carry

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Publix is joining the growing list of stores requesting that customers not openly carry guns in states where it is legal to do so. “Publix respectfully requests that only law enforcement officials openly carry firearms in our stores,” Publix said in a statement to ABC affiliate WPLG . Although Florida is not an open-carry state, …

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