Tag Archives: guns

Florida Sheriff: Cop Accidentally Killed Cop Roommate

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: According to the Brevard County Sheriff, 23-year-old deputy Austin Walsh was killed Saturday by his own roommate, who is also a fellow deputy, in an accidental shooting. In a video on Facebook, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said Walsh and his roommate, Deputy Andrew Lawson were at a home in Palm Bay early Saturday morning. “He …

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Court Okays Scratching Out Serial Numbers On Guns

Slate reports: For decades, federal law has forbidden gun owners from scratching out the serial numbers that manufacturers are legally required to place on firearms. The reason is obvious: These serial numbers help state and federal law enforcement trace guns that are used in crimes and identify suspected shooters. Indeed, the only apparent reason anyone would remove a serial number …

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Gunmaker Sued In IL 4th Of July Parade Mass Shooting

Reuters reports: The firearms industry knew this was coming: On Wednesday, an unprecedented coalition of big-name law firms, from both the defense and plaintiffs’ bars, teamed up with anti-gun violence nonprofits to accuse Smith & Wesson Brands Inc of responsibility for a mass shooting at a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, that left seven dead and dozens wounded. …

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13 Dead, 23 Injured In Russian School Shooting By Nazi

ABC News reports: A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 13 people and wounding 23 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said. The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region. Russia’s Investigative Committee identified the gunman as 34-year-old Artyom …

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Credit Card Companies Create Category For Gun Sales

The Associated Press reports: Payment processor Visa Inc. said Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But the decision by Visa, the world’s largest payment processor, will …

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Florida Woman Arrested After Toddler Shoots Baby

Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: A Tampa woman was arrested after a toddler in her care shot a 5-month-old baby, according to police. A release from the Tampa Police Department said officers responded to a home in Sulpher Springs just after 1 p.m. on Saturday after the caller said a 5-month-old baby was shot in the hip. Officers said Paula Marie …

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Police: AZ Second Grader Brought Two Guns To School

The Arizona Republic reports: A 7-year-old boy at a Cochise County school was discovered with two guns and ammunition in his backpack on Monday, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived and met with school officials and the second-grade student, who they learned was discovered with a gun and ammunition inside of his backpack. After searching his backpack, …

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Court: Texas Adults Under Age 21 May Carry Handguns

The Texas Tribune reports: A federal court in Fort Worth on Thursday struck down a Texas prohibition that limited adults under 21 from carrying handguns. Texas law bars most 18- to 20-year-olds in the state from obtaining a license to carry a handgun or carrying a handgun for self-defense outside their homes. Two plaintiffs, who fall within that age range, …

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House Passes Ban On Semi-Automatic Weapons

The Washington Post reports: The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S., the high-powered firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon of choice …

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Gun Owners Sue To Carry On Washington DC Transit

The DCist reports: Three D.C. residents and one Virginia resident are suing D.C. over its prohibition on carrying concealed handguns on Metrorail and Metrobuses within the city, kicking off a legal battle spurred by last week’s Supreme Court ruling that raised constitutional questions about an array of limits on carrying guns outside the home. In the lawsuit, the four plaintiffs …

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Florida Principal Left Loaded Guns Unattended [VIDEO]

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: Officials found some loaded firearms on a school campus and they said they belong to the principal. Two loaded guns were found on the campus of Somerset Academy, a charter school in Parkland, Thursday. They were found inside a bag that was left unattended inside the school located on 8401 N. University Drive. The guns …

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Names “Gun Violence Czar”

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams named a veteran violence interrupter as his “gun violence czar” Thursday as the city braces for the summer months when shooting rates historically tend to surge. Andre Mitchell — founder of Man Up!, a Brooklyn-based anti-violence group that has attracted scrutiny from city authorities in the past — will serve in the …

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Florida High School Raffles Off Handguns And Rifles

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: A Florida high school raffled off guns and other weaponry through a month-long fundraising campaign that ended Wednesday. James Madison Preparatory High School in Madison, a charter school, raffled off fishing and hunting gear and firearms, including handguns and semi-automatic rifles, in a $100-per-ticket raffle that started May 2. In a video clip apparently from the …

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“Let’s Go Brandon” Gun On Sale At NRA Convention

From the gunmaker’s Instagram page:  The NEW “Rally Cry” custom 1911 is the latest gun in @auto_ordnance series commemorating President Donald Trump’s administration. Each one of these special pistols are engraved by the artists at @outlawordnance with detailed imagery paying tribute to President Trump. The slide contains illustrations depicting the President’s “MAGA” rallies, his signature, and title as “45th President …

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Maker Of Gun Used In Texas Shooting Posted Image Of Toddler Holding Assault Weapon Alongside Bible Verse

NBC News reports: Eight days before a Texas teenager killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, the manufacturer of the rifle used in the massacre posted an ad on social media that featured a toddler holding a similar weapon. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not …

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Daughter Reveals Naomi Judd Used Gun To Kill Herself

People Magazine reports: Ashley Judd is sharing more about her mother Naomi Judd’s cause of death. The actress told Diane Sawyer in an emotional interview that aired Thursday on Good Morning America that Naomi “used a weapon” when she died by suicide on April 30. “Because we don’t want it to be part of the gossip economy I will share …

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down California’s Ban On Selling Semiautomatic Weapons To Adults Under Age 21

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and a San Diego judge should have …

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Dems Press To Bar Reps From Carrying Guns At Capitol

The New York Times reports: Congressional Democrats are debating whether to bar lawmakers from carrying firearms on the Capitol grounds, with House leaders pressing to make the complex gun-free but top senators in the party resisting the move. House Democrats have been pressing for the ban since the violent storming of the Capitol and the idea has gained momentum in …

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Gunfire Disrupts Another Youth Baseball Game [VIDEO]

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: Nearly two dozen gunshots rang out Thursday afternoon within easy earshot of a freshman baseball game in progress at St. Rita of Cascia High School on the Southwest Side. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, Gamechanger app video shows the baseball game between the St. Rita Freshman Mustangs and Marmion Academy in progress when …

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SC Little League Players Flee Hail Of Gunshots [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Police in North Charleston (S.C.) are investigating a shooting outside of a youth league baseball field Monday night that sent parents, fans and players ducking for cover in the middle of a game. No injuries were reported. According to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports, officers heard dozens of gunshots at around 8:43 p.m., coming …

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