Crime

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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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., delivers remarks following President Barack Obama’s statement announcing Holder’s departure, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Sept. 25, 2014. (Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House Archives) The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced they will end a six-year legal battle with lawmakers and provide documents withheld in
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A joint Ipsos and National Public Radio poll conducted last month found support for banning “assault-style” rifles has declined 7 percent since October. The survey of 1,005 adults shows 72 percent favored the ban, compared with 79 percent as of Oct. 17. Nearly nine out of 10 Democrats support the policy, down 3 percent from six
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A Pew Research Center poll conducted last year found a majority of gun owners approved of arming school teachers. Six in 10 owners expressed some level of support for allowing teachers and staff to carry firearms while working. Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed in March and April 2017 disagree with arming teachers, compared to 45
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A Florida state representative wants Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel fired after reports surfaced suggesting his deputies didn’t intervene in the Parkland school shooting earlier this month. Republican Rep. Bill Hager sent a letter over the weekend to Gov. Rick Scott demanding Israel’s removal — under Florida Statute 112.52 (1) — for “neglect of duty and
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An ATF Industry Operations Investigator presents to area federal firearms licensees on methods of securing firearm inventories including installation of alarm systems and other physical security measures, as well as best practices in record keeping to ensure a good record of inventory is in place.  (Photo: ATF Saint Paul Field Division) The federal government turned up
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People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A shooting at a high school in southern Florida left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured Wednesday, according to local law enforcement. Broward County Sheriff
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City Councilman Paul Krekorian, center, speaking with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Feb. 6, 2018 in the wake of a seizure of 25 guns from an area man. (Photo: Krekorian’s office) The Los Angeles City Council voted to set up an anonymous tip line promising to pay
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The U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the charges against the last four defendants in the “Battle of Bunkerville” trials. The trial for the remaining defendants in the case — Melvin D. Bundy, David H. Bundy, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, and Jason D. Woods — was tentatively set to begin Feb. 26.
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Guns stolen from federally licensed dealers exceeded 8,000 last year, according to a federal report released this week. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recorded 7,841 firearms stolen during 577 burglaries in 2017. An additional 288 guns were taken during 33 FFL robberies. In all, the number of guns stolen last year increased about
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Federal agents bough ttwo guns from anonymous dealers on the Dark Web: an AR-15, left, and an Uzi, right. (Photo: Government Accountability Office) A federal report released last week detailed a covert government investigation into illegal online gun sales, uncovering layers of complexity unaddressed by previous studies. The Government Accountability Office spent more than two years answering gun ads online to
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