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Congressional Democrats and gun control groups wasted no time Thursday denouncing the nation’s gun laws after a shooter killed five in a Maryland newsroom. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, tweeted her disappointment within an hour of reports of the shooting circulating across the news. “Praying for everyone injured & the families of
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The parking lot behind the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. in June 2015. (Photo: Stephen B. Morton/AP) A federal judge on Tuesday closed a series of consolidated cases against the Justice Department and FBI over a failed background check that helped arm a white supremacist who killed nine in a mass
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Police in Washington say armed civilians brought a halt to a carjacking spree that left multiple crime scenes, two injured and a suspect dead. According to the Tumwater Police Department, the incident unfolded early Sunday evening when officers responded to a report of a carjacking with shots fired and found a 16-year-old driver with non-life
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Gary the Gun makes its debut on Urban Carry’s live stream. (Photo: Urban Carry) Holster maker Urban Carry is determined to show gun control advocates that firearms are tools through a new streaming broadcast called “Gary the Gun.” The “Gary the Gun” project is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week live stream
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A NYT report suggests the ATF is reluctant to revoke gun dealers’ firearms licenses. (Photo: AP) Political pressure encourages the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ignore non-compliant gun dealers across the country, according to a report from the New York Times published over the weekend. The newspaper combed through more than 100
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An administration official told Senate lawmakers this week the president’s School Safety Commission won’t focus on the role firearms play in perpetuating violence. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, chair of the commission established in the wake of the Parkland massacre, said the group’s primary mission will center on bolstering safety, dodging a direct line of questioning from
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Screenshot of SpotSpotter Flex Incident Reports Portal shows details of a gunfire incident, including the precise location of the incident on a map, aerial or birds-eye view. Baltimore is the latest city to adopt the platform (Photo: ShotSpotter) The nation’s most dangerous city is already logging gunfire through the use of a gunshot detection system
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A liaison specialist working in the FBI’s background check e-system halted three illegal gun transfers last year. An specialist processing applications through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System caught the attempted purchases Nov. 8, just eight days after police arrested the buyer for illegal possession of marijuana and methamphetamine. According to an agency press
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Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, has seen his home and family targeted by anti-gun groups. (Photo: NRA) Patricia Hill, a researcher at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was hit with a $500 fine on Monday for vandalizing Chris Cox’s Virginia home. Cox, head of the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, the
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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Jr, 17, is suspected of killing 10 people and injuring another 10 at Santa Fe High School in Galvenston County, Texas on May 18, 2018. (Photo: Galveston County Sheriff’s Office) Texas authorities have released a hodgepodge of details about Friday’s shooting at a high school in Santa Fe that left 10 people dead
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Local media in gun control-heavy Quebec are reporting on an unlicensed firearms maker that operated out of a metal fabrication shop in Montreal. The French-language Le Journal de Montreal reported prosecutors this week are trying Pierre Larivière, 63, and Jean-Pierre Huot, 61, on a series of weapons charges following a 2014 incident in which Montreal
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Adam Jackson, founder of Edge AI, developed facial recognition software capable of detecting violent offenders before they enter a soft target. (Photo: Beacon Center of Tennessee) A military veteran in Tennessee wants to install groundbreaking facial recognition software at vulnerable targets to thwart potential attacks — except a state licensing board won’t let him, according
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Typically county commissioners wouldn’t scoff at a septuagenarian receiving death threats. But then again, Marion Hammer is not your typical septuagenarian. “Who the heck would threaten her anyway? The preachers? The teachers? The nurses and doctors? The League of Women Voters? The Moms Demand Action? She’s ridiculous,” said Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley to
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Police found an “assault pistol” and an “assault rifle” upon searching Salazar’s Bay Area home. (Photo: Contra Costa County SO) Authorities in Contra Costa County announced the arrest of a man who allegedly smuggled guns and magazines legally bought in Nevada into California where they are banned. The man, Virgilio Salazar, 50, of Antioch, was
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New South Wales Public Order and Riot Squad officers with Colt M4 carbines (Photo: AAP via The Sydney Morning Herald) Citing threats posed by gun-armed criminals and potential terrorists, law enforcement in Australia are getting more rifles. In Victoria, a spokesman for Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton confirmed state police are considering expanding the use of
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San Francisco’s recently appointed interim mayor, Mark Farrell, heralded increases in the city’s staff dedicated to gun recovery. (Photo: Mayor’s office) With San Francisco reportedly $10 billion in the hole, Mayor Mark Farrell announced a new push to help expand the city’s gun seizure squad. The $800,000 initiative, approved by the City, would expand efforts to
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Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Thomas Brandon (left), Acting Deputy FBI Director David Bowdich and U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center head Lina Alathari are sworn in before testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A panel of senators grilled
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The nation’s top law enforcement official said this week the Department of Justice will prioritize school safety and better enforce existing gun laws. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the steps Monday, just hours after the White House revealed a four-pronged prevention plan for school violence. “We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving
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