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Missouri House Votes To Ban “Celebratory Gunfire”

The Associated Press reports: Missouri’s Republican-led House on Monday passed a bill to ban celebratory gunfire in cities less than a week after a deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade left some attending lawmakers hiding in bathrooms. Kansas City police have said the shooting appeared to stem from a dispute between several people and not celebratory …

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Panic As Shots Fired At Kansas City Super Bowl Parade

Kansas City’s ABC affiliate reports: Police are investigating a reported shooting at the victory rally for the Kansas City Chiefs at Union Station. the Kansas City Fire Department confirmed a shooting happened and is calling it a “fluid situation.” There’s a heavy police presence in the area. NewsChopper 9 footage spotted an emergency crew heading into Union Station. Crews were …

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Trump Judge Rules Guns Are Allowed At Post Offices

Reuters reports: A federal judge in Florida on Friday ruled that a U.S. law that bars people from possessing firearms in post offices is unconstitutional, citing a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling from 2022 that expanded gun rights. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, an appointee of Republican former President Donald Trump in Tampa, reached that conclusion in dismissing part …

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Appeals Court Strikes Down California Gun Ban Law

Reuters reports: A federal appeals court on Saturday allowed a judge’s ruling that barred California from enforcing a new law that bans the carrying of guns in most public places on the grounds that it was unconstitutional to take effect. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved an order by a different 9th Circuit panel from a week earlier …

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Mother Of Boy Who Shot VA Teacher Gets Two Years

The Associated Press reports: The mother of a 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for felony child neglect by a judge who chastised her for abdicating her responsibilities as a parent. The sentence given to Deja Taylor by Circuit Court Judge Christopher Papile was much harsher than the maximum six-month …

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Illinois Parade Mass Shooter To Represent Himself

NBC News reports: The man accused of firing an assault rifle into crowds at a July Fourth parade in suburban Chicago last year, killing seven people, said Monday that he plans to represent himself at his trial, which is set to start in February. Robert E. Crimo III, wearing a red shirt and red handcuffs, appeared in a Lake County …

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Record 52% Of Americans Say There’s A Gun In Home

NBC News reports: More than half of American voters — 52% — say they or someone in their household owns a gun, per the latest NBC News national poll. That’s the highest share of voters who say that they or someone in their household owns a gun in the history of the NBC News poll, on a question dating back …

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Mass Shooting At NH Hospital, Suspect Dead [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: New Hampshire State Police said Friday afternoon that troopers are investigating a report of a shooting at New Hampshire Hospital. “There are multiple victims,” state police posted on social media. Two helicopters circled the area as police from multiple agencies reported to the scene, and police scanner traffic indicated authorities were working to clear the building. The …

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SCOTUS Likely To Uphold Restraining Order Gun Bans

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared inclined to uphold a federal statute that forbids people who are the subject of domestic-violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. Justices on both sides of the court’s ideological divide seemed to think the Second Amendment does not keep legislatures from restricting firearm possession after some sort of court finding that …

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Mass Shooter’s Father Gets 60 Days For Enabling Son

The Washington Post reports: The father of the man accused of killing seven people and wounding 31 at the 2022 Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., pleaded guilty Monday to seven counts of misdemeanor reckless conduct for his role in allowing his son to obtain firearms. Robert Crimo Jr. had been charged for “recklessly” sponsoring his son’s gun …

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Police Were Warned Weeks Ago About Maine Shooter

The Associated Press report: Police across Maine were alerted just last month to “veiled threats” by the U.S. Army reservist who would go on to carry out the worst mass shooting in the state’s history, one of a string of missed red flags that preceded the massacre. Two local law enforcement chiefs told The Associated Press that a statewide awareness …

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LIVE VIDEO: Police Update On Maine Mass Shootings

USA Today reports: Maine Governor Janet Mills will join state and local public safety officials in Lewiston in a news conference Thursday morning in the wake of two shootings that killed at least 16 people Wednesday night. Authorities say the shooting started just before 7 p.m. at Schemengees Bar and Grille and Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley. School districts canceled …

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Up To 22 Dead And Dozens Wounded In Maine Mass Shooting, Suspect Identified And Still At Large [VIDEO]

CNN reports: There were two active shooting incidents in the city of Lewiston — at Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley on Mollison Way, and Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant on Lincoln Street, according to Lewiston police. State officials say the shootings began around 6:56 p.m. ET. Eyewitnesses described seeing people running away from the bowling alley. Lewiston is about 36 …

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Police Kill “Active Shooter” At Wisconsin Middle School

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: An “active shooter” incident occurred at Kennedy Middle School Monday night, the Germantown Police Department said. An officer with the department said no injuries occurred at the school, but the Wisconsin Department of Justice issued a statement around midnight saying the suspected shooter was shot by Germantown officers shortly after 6:36 p.m. Police initially responded to …

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GOP State Rep Busted With Gun At Hong Kong Airport

Bloomberg News reports: A senator from the US state of Washington was arrested on Friday night at Hong Kong International Airport over a gun in his carry-on bag, his office said. Jeff Wilson, a Republican from the city of Longview, was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm after he arrived in the Chinese city with an unloaded revolver, his …

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Cops: Florida Man Killed Neighbor For Trimming Trees

ABC News reports: A 78-year-old Florida man allegedly shot and killed his neighbor who was trimming trees along their property lines, authorities said. The shooting was reported around 7:13 p.m. Sunday in DeLeon Springs, about 45 miles north of Orlando, the Volusia Sheriff’s Office said. Brian Ford, 42, was trimming tree limbs along the fence line between two properties when …

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Gun Rights Group Sues NM Gov Over Temporary Ban

The Messenger reports: A gun rights group and Albuquerque resident are suing New Mexico state officials over a temporary ban on firearm carry laws. The National Association for Gun Rights and resident Foster Haines filed the suit one day after New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D, announced a 30 day ban on open and concealed carry in Albuquerque, citing …

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NM Gov Suspends Carrying Firearms In Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s ABC affiliate reports: New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days in response to a spate of gun violence. The Democratic governor said she expects legal challenges but was compelled to act because of recent shootings, …

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Active Shooter Fires Hundreds Of Shots In Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Hundreds of law enforcement officers are responding to an active shooting situation in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood, and residents are being warned to stay away. Pittsburgh Public Safety said to avoid the 4800 block of Broad Street and North Mathilda Street in Garfield. The area is near Allegheny Cemetery and around the corner from Children’s Hospital in …

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SCOTUS To Hear Case On Guns And Domestic Violence

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to consider whether the government may forbid people subject to domestic violence orders from having guns, setting the stage for a major test of its ruling last year vastly expanding people’s right to arm themselves in public. The case will turn on the scope of a new legal standard …

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