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Police: California High School Shooter In Custody

NBC News reports: Multiple people were injured, at least two of them critically, in a shooting at a Southern California high school on Thursday morning, officials said. About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, sources said the suspect was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At California High School

NBC News Los Angeles reports: Authorities are responding to a report of a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita. Police and firefighters responded to Saugus High School, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. At least six people were shot, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Details about the victims’ conditions were not immediately available. It …

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Teenage Owner Of AK-47 Arrested For Terror Threat

The Washington Post reports: Alexis Wilson was working an afternoon shift at the local Pizza Inn in McAlester, Okla., on Sunday, when she pulled a co-worker aside to boast about her new gun. The slight 18-year-old with large brown eyes clutched her iPhone and pressed play on a video of her shooting a newly purchased AK-47, according to an incident …

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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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POLL: 60% Fear Mass Shooting In Own Community

From a new ABC/Washington Post poll: With six in 10 worried about a mass shooting in their own community, Americans by a 17-point margin express confidence that stricter gun control laws would reduce such incidents, and even more widely endorse improved mental health monitoring and treatment to that end. Two measures, specifically, remain overwhelmingly popular: 89% in this ABC News/Washington …

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CVS And Wegmans Join Retail Ban On Open Carry

CNN reports: Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate. Walgreens, CVS, and Wegmans announced the new policy Thursday afternoon, following announcements from Walmart …

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Kroger Mirrors Walmart Move: No More Open Carry

Reuters reports: U.S. grocer Kroger has begun asking customers to stop openly carrying firearms in stores, a change in policy, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Kroger previously had followed local and state laws on the matter, she said. “Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, …

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Walmart To Stop Selling Ammo For Assault Rifles And Handguns, Will No Longer Allow Open Carry In Stores

The New York Times reports: In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles. The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about …

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US Open Player Fined $10K For “Shooting Gesture”

EPSN reports: American doubles star Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 on Sunday for making a shooting gesture with his racket, aimed at a linesperson, during a US Open match at Flushing Meadows on Saturday night. Bryan turned his racket upside down and held it as if he was holding a gun, in the direction of the official who had made …

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OHIO: Grade Schoolers Asked To Raffle Assault Rifle

Cincinnati’s Fox affiliate reports: A New Richmond mother is fighting for change after she says her 7-year-old daughter was asked to sell raffle tickets for a semi-automatic gun for her cheer squad. This is Nevaeh Chilton’s first year on the Junior Lions Cheer Team. Her mother, Heather Chilton was excited for her 7-year-old daughter to join the squad. Now she’s …

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Cops Thwart Possible Mass Shooting At California Hotel

NBC News reports: A mass shooting may have been prevented when a co-worker reported that a disgruntled employee had threatened to shoot other workers and customers at a California hotel, police said Wednesday. The man, who had several high-powered weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his Los Angeles-area home, was arrested Tuesday, police said. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, who …

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NRA Busted Lying About Plan To Buy $6M Mansion

Talking Points Memo reports: A newly revealed check written by the National Rifle Association appears to upend its account of plans to buy a $6 million Texas safe space for its chief, Wayne LaPierre. The check – published on Monday by the Wall Street Journal – shows the NRA sending $70,000 to the Delaware-registered WBB Investments LLC for the mansion’s …

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Walmart Pulls Video Game Displays, Still Sells Guns

USA Today reports: Following two shootings inside its stores, Walmart is removing violent video game displays and signs from stores, the retailer confirmed Thursday. Stores were sent a memo that called for “immediate action” to remove signing and displays that “contain violent themes or aggressive behavior.” The memo circulated on Twitter and Reddit, and Walmart officials confirmed its authenticity to …

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GoFundMe Drive Launched To Help Gun Shop Used By Gilroy Shooter Defend Against “Frivolous Lawsuits”

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: The Northern Nevada gun dealer who sold the gun used by the shooter in the Gilroy, California, mass shooting said on his Facebook page that he is facing “in theory, a minimum of 15 lawsuits” from victims of the shooting. The post and ensuing comments, posted Tuesday but since deleted, went on to speculate that the …

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USA Today HQ Evacuated After Report Of Gunman

USA Today reports: USA TODAY’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia was being evacuated Wednesday amid a heavy police presence after police reported a man with a weapon at the suburban Washington building. Alarms sounded at the building as police squad cars converged on the scene. Law enforcement officers with rifles and body armor were patrolling the area and a helicopter hovered …

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Walmart Will Make No Change In Its Gun Sales Policy

Reuters reports: Walmart Inc, the largest firearms retailer in the country, said on Monday there has been no change in company policy on firearms sales after two mass shootings over the weekend. The company has issued no directives to stores around the country to change its policy, spokesman Randy Hargrove told Reuters. Walmart stopped selling assault-style rifles in 2015 and …

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Gun Shop Billboard Targets Progressive Democrats

The Asheville Citizen Times reports: Along U.S. 64 in Murphy, a billboard advertising a gun store mocks “the 4 Horsemen” — freshmen U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhad Oman, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. The “Cherokee Guns” tag at the bottom (it’s a mile ahead on the right) almost seems like an afterthought. The Citizen Times spoke to a man who …

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Mass Shooting At Mississippi Walmart, At Least 2 Dead

CBS News reports: Four people have been shot, including a police officer at Walmart in Southaven. WKRG sister station, Local 24 News has confirmed that two employees were shot and killed early Tuesday morning, one outside the store, the other inside. According to Baptist DeSoto, the police officer who was shot, was hit in his bullet proof vest and was …

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Four Dead In Mass Shooting At California Food Festival

CBS News reports: At least four are dead, 15 are injured and hundreds of others were sent scrambling for safety Sunday after at least one gunman opened fire in Christmas Hill Park during the last day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, according to officials. A suspected gunman is dead. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee said the suspect gained entry into …

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New Zealand Begins Nationwide Gun Buyback Program

NPR reports: New Zealand’s first gun buyback in the wake of the Christchurch shooting attracted more than 150 gun owners on Saturday, according to law enforcement officials. The buyback, which took place in Christchurch, is the first of more than 250 planned nationwide this year. Gun owners turned in 224 recently-banned semiautomatic weapons and more than 200 banned gun parts, …

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