Tag Archives: guns

ALABAMA: Man Dies After His Gun Discharges While Changing Child’s Diaper At Chuck E. Cheese [VIDEO]

Birmingham’s ABC affiliate reports: A father has died after last weekend’s accidental shooting in the parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese’s in Vestavia Hills. The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim Timothy Roshun Smith Jr. He was 22. Lt. Michael Keller with Vestavia Hills PD confirms Smith and his daughter were shot in the restaurant’s parking lot while Smith …

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New Zealand Parliament Outlaws Assault Weapons

The Associated Press reports: New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch left 50 people dead and dozens wounded. A bill outlawing most automatic and semi-automatic weapons and banning components that modify existing weapons was passed by a vote …

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Gun Maker Sues Trump Admin Over Bump Stock Losses

ABC News reports: A Texas gun company that destroyed more than 73,000 bump stocks when a federal ban on the rapid-fire devices took effect has sued the U.S. government claiming millions of dollars in losses. RW Arms of Fort Worth on Monday announced the lawsuit and said the government took its property “without just compensation.” Co-founder Mark Maxwell said Tuesday …

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Traumatized Parkland Survivor Takes Own Life

NBC News reports: On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life. However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her. And this weekend, at the age of 19, Aiello took her …

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CONNECTICUT: State Supreme Court Clears Way For Sandy Hook Parents To Sue Gun Maker And Sellers

The New York Times reports: The Connecticut Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the firearms industry on Thursday, clearing the way for a lawsuit to move forward against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The ruling allows the lawsuit brought by victims’ relatives to …

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NRA Host: Planned Gun Violence Study Will Be A Sham Because The Real Problem Is Always “People Violence”

“The goal of Democrat-backed federal research will be to set out to find any evidence it can to paint guns and gun owners as a danger that must be stopped. The problem is in their quest to prove how evil guns are, they will twist statistics, study only part of the problem or issue and they will refuse to reveal …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Millions View Arkansas Democrat’s Fiery Denouncement Of Proposed “Stand Your Ground” Bill

The Washington Post reports: Debate on gun legislation reached a crescendo at the Arkansas State Capitol on Wednesday when a senator fervently denounced a bill that would make it easier to use lethal force in the name of self-defense. The bill, sponsored by three Republican state senators, would remove a clause from the current law that required a “duty to …

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NC Bill Would Gives Raises To Armed Teachers

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: There’s a new push to allow North Carolina teachers to carry guns in school that some state lawmakers think has a chance of being approved this year. The School Security Act of 2019 would boost the salaries of teachers who underwent specialized police training to carry firearms on campus. The same bill was filed …

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House Passes First Major Gun Control Bill In Decades

NPR reports: The House passed what advocates call the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at strengthening the federal background check system for firearms purchases. The bill will likely stop in the House, though, as the Senate is unlikely to take up the measure and, …

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FLORIDA: Hate Crime Charges For Man Who Shouted N-Word, Brandished Gun At Teen Protesters [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Mark Bartlett, who is white, originally was charged only with carrying a concealed firearm after he allegedly pulled a gun on protesters blocking a Miami street as a part of a demonstration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But prosecutors announced hate crime charges on Tuesday, citing the completion of final interviews and witness statements. Bartlett, 51, …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Factory Near Chicago, Multiple Victims Reported, Gunman Is Apprehended

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: An active shooting situation has been reported at the Henry Pratt Company in southwest suburban Aurora in Kane County. The Henry Pratt company is located in the 400 block of South Highland Avenue. The shooting was confirmed by Kane County Sheriff. At approximately 2:20 p.m., several SWAT officers were visible outside the Henry Pratt building and …

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NRA Ridicules Hearing On “So-Called Gun Violence”

“This hearing on so-called gun violence, which is a sham of a word anyway, is getting underway here in Washington. There you see Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York who will chair this Judiciary Committee. A frightening thing to see a Democrat, especially one like Nadler, in charge of the Judiciary Committee in the United States Congress. But that’s the …

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TEXAS: Court Rules Families Of Mass Shooting Victims Can Sue Gun Shop That Sold High-Capacity Magazine

The Dallas Morning News reports: A Texas judge has decided that victims and families of the Sutherland Springs church massacre can sue the sporting goods store where the shooter purchased his gun and ammunition. In a case that could have implications for gun laws here and across the country, Bexar County District Court Judge Karen Pozza on Monday denied Academy …

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Delta Passenger Flies To Japan With Gun In Carry-On

CNN reports: A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. “TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a …

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4 Million US Students Experienced Lockdowns Last Year

The Daily Beast reports: More than 4 million children endured school lockdowns last year, according to a Washington Post report based on a review of news stories and data from school districts in 31 of the country’s largest cities. Experiencing a lockdown can be extremely traumatizing for children, with some soiling themselves and writing what they believe to be their …

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DOJ To Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Justice Department is effectively banning rapid-fire bump stock devices, like the ones used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre, making them illegal to own or sell and likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun owners and manufacturers. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signed and submitted a regulation prohibiting the firearm accessory …

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Dems To Push Background Check For All Gun Sales

Mother Jones reports: House Democrats plan to prioritize a bill that will require a background check for every gun sale, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The legislation represents an aggressive shift in strategy by Democrats and their gun reform allies, who in previous years had tended to pursue more modest background check bills that would have exempted …

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NRA TV Host: Liberal Media Coverage Of School Mass Shootings Is Leading To The “Wussification” Of America

“The American public can dictate, in some respects, what the media covers just simply by turning the channel when it’s something they don’t want to see. But in the end, when it comes to school shootings, you’ve got liberals inside the media that by and large hate guns. Every time they can publicize a school shooting, not only does it …

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WOMP WOMP: Layoffs Begin At NRA’s Media Arm

Media Matters reports: A veteran producer for the National Rifle Association’s media operation, Cameron Gray, announced today that he and several of his colleagues had been laid off from NRATV. The layoffs follow reporting on the NRA’s most recent tax filings, which show a $55 million drop in revenue between 2016 and 2017. The launch of NRATV in 2016 presaged …

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WOMP WOMP: NRA Reports $55M Decline In Revenue

The Daily Beast reports: The nation’s leading gun rights organization saw its income dip by $55 million last year, after a record-breaking 2016 in which the group and its political affiliates spend unprecedented sums to elect President Donald Trump. The National Rifle Association of America reported $98 million in contributions in 2017, down from nearly $125 million in 2016, according …

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