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Three Dead In Louisiana Gun Store Shootout [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died. The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the suburb of Metairie, according to a …

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GOP Reps Investigated Over Metal Detector Incidents

The Huffington Post reports: The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating two incidents related to the new metal detectors set up outside the House chamber: one involving a member of Congress potentially assaulting a police officer and the other involving a lawmaker trying to bring a gun onto the House floor. HuffPost personally observed and publicly reported on both incidents over …

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Police: TN Man Forged Obama’s Name On Gun Permit

Chattanooga’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police are charging a man from Chattanooga after they say he forged former President Barack Obama’s name on an application for a handgun permit. Chattanooga officers arrested Robert Joseph Hallick on February 11th. He’s charged with perjury, forgery and identity theft. An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says Hallick had been denied a gun permit …

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Utah To Allow Concealed Carry Without Permits

From the far-right Washington Free Beacon: Residents of Utah will soon be able to carry concealed guns without a permit. Governor Spencer Cox (R.) will sign legislation into law this week to eliminate the permit requirement, his spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. The act will allow any law-abiding person over the age of 21 to carry a …

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Suspect In Minnesota Mass Shooting Made Threats Of Revenge After Being Refused Prescriptions For Opioids

NBC News reports: The suspected gunman in a shooting at a Minnesota health clinic that left one person dead and three critically injured on Tuesday allegedly threatened to attack medical facilities in 2018, according to police records. In October 2018, Gregory Paul Ulrich called his doctor three times and made threats involving “shooting, blowing things up, and practicing different scenarios …

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House Approves Fines For Dodging Metal Detectors

Newsweek reports: On Tuesday, the House instated new rules to issue a $5,000 fine to any lawmakers who refuse to go through the metal detector that was installed outside of the Congressional chamber four days after the January 6 insurrection. A second refusal will result in a $10,000 fine. The new rules require the House Ethics Committee to publicly announce …

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GOP Rep Tried To Bring Handgun Onto House Floor

CNN reports: US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor on Thursday, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber. Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland, set …

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Ohio Gov Signs Expanded “Stand Your Ground” Bill

CBS News reports: An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Ohio’s Republican governor on Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill despite his vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton. The measure expands the so-called “stand …

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Walmart Reverses, Puts Guns Back On Store Shelves

The Washington Post reports: One day after announcing it had removed all guns and ammunition from store shelves because of fears of “civil unrest,” Walmart said Friday it had begun putting those items back on sales floors. The retail giant said it originally instructed store managers to move firearms and ammunition from in-store displays to a secure location in the …

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REPORT: 5M First-Time Gun Purchases So Far This Year

Reuters reports: The number of first-time buyers has skyrocketed this year, according to industry analysts, trade groups and the CEO of major gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Brands Inc, Mark Peter Smith. In a Sept. 3 conference call with investors, Smith estimated that firearms neophytes accounted for about 40% of sales this year, an estimate he called conservative and “double …

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Court Approves Police Petition: Parscale Can’t Get Guns

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: After SWAT officers tackled Brad Parscale in front of his Fort Lauderdale home Sunday, police seized all his guns. Now, city officials have been granted a request to keep his guns away from him for at least two weeks under Florida’s so-called “red flag law,” saying President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager posed a danger …

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Gunmaker, Gun Shop Sued In CA Synagogue Shooting

Law & Crime reports: A gun control group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the victims and survivors of the 2019 Poway Synagogue shooting. Both the manufacturer and dealer of the weapon that was allegedly used in the attack are named among many defendants. Attorneys with gun control group Brady United filed the complaint against American Outdoor Brands Corporation, …

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Three Injured In Mass Shooting At Arizona Mall [VIDEO]

Arizona Central reports: On one of the first nights that Arizonans were able to leave their homes to enjoy the shops and restaurants that had been shuttered for weeks by COVID-19, one of the state’s signature dining districts was struck by a foe from pre-pandemic times: an active shooter. Police said three people were shot Wednesday night at the Westgate …

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Nova Scotia: At Least 10 Dead In Shooting Rampage

The Associated Press reports: Canadian police said at least 10 people were killed after a 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage across the northern part of the province of Nova Scotia. The man was identified as Gabriel Wortman [photo]. He was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, northwest of downtown …

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NRA Sues New York State For Closing Gun Shops

The New York Post reports: New York is trampling on Second Amendment rights by shuttering gun stores during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Rifle Association says in a new lawsuit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to label gun shops “non-essential” businesses has made it virtually impossible for New Yorkers to legally buy a firearm in the state, the gun-rights argued in …

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2M Gun Sales In March, Most Since Obama’s Reelection

The New York Times reports: Americans bought about two million guns in March, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data. It was the second-busiest month ever for gun sales, trailing only January 2013, just after President Barack Obama’s re-election and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With some people fearful that the pandemic could lead …

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DHS Adds Gunmakers To List Of “Critical” Industries

The New York Post reports: The Trump administration has added the firearms industry — gun shops included — to a federal list of critical infrastructure during the ongoing coronavirus emergency. The new language, added Saturday to the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, now deems as critical “Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, …

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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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