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As the Justice Department moves to regulate bump stocks like machine guns, it’s also proposing to shorten the wait time to transfer such items. For “combating violent crime,” the Justice Department proposed increasing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ budget in Fiscal Year 2019 by $13.2 million “to ensure timely execution of National
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The gloves are double need top-stitched for dexterity and comfort. (Photo: Vertx) Gear and apparel maker, Vertx, has launched four new styles of tactical gloves designed for tactical professionals. The new gloves include the VaperCore Shooter, Rapid LT, FR Assaulter and FR Breacher models. Each of the variants boast articulated pre-curved fingers allowing for dexterity
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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 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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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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New York Police are enhancing the already typically heavy security in and around Times Square for the upcoming year-end events. NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said the measures will make the highly-publicized annual gathering one of the “most well-policed, best-protected events, at one of the safest venues in the entire world.” While O’Neill said there
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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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“In the aftermath of so many mass shootings, it would be tragic for this to become the next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws,” said Healey. (Photo: Attorney General Maura Healey’s office) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has come out swinging against national concealed carry reciprocity, contending it puts police officers at risk. In
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After last week’s not guilty verdict, prosecutors in the Kate Steinle murder case are crying foul that jurors were not allowed to inspect the firearm tied to her death. The jury asked to pull the trigger on the unloaded weapon — which had been described as having an “extremely light” trigger and no safety —
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The Honolulu Police Department is reevaluating its controversial policy requiring legal marijuana users with registered firearms to turn in their guns. In an update to a story reported last week that about 30 individuals with cannabis cards have been sent surrender letters so far, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser says the department is reviewing the policy following “community
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On Veterans Day, Patriot Ordnance Factory invited friends and family to the grand opening of their new 27,000 square foot factory in Phoenix. Located at at 1492 Victory Lane, company president Frank DeSomma chuckled at the significance of the address number. “Fourteen ninety-two. Isn’t that when Columbus sailed the ocean blue?” he asked. DeSomma was
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