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NAT’L – GUN CRIME – Since Columbine, Fears of School Violence Have Grown. Research Shows That Schools Are Safer.

Present your driver’s license to be scanned and verified. Have your photograph taken. Pass your belongings through a metal detector. Welcome to your child’s school. 

KY – GUN CRIME – Judge calls Louisville student ‘extreme danger’ after third gun-related incident (VIDEO)

More trouble for a Louisville teen accused in two gun-related incidents. 

TX – GUN CRIME – No Bond for Texas-Based Lawyer Accused of Smuggling Guns to Drug Cartels

A federal judge today declined to grant bond to a lawyer, licensed in Mexico but living in San Antonio, Texas, who’s charged in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle firearms out of the United States to drug trafficking organizations. 

CO – GUN CRIME – ‘It’s just America’: Columbine’s former principal on gun control and trauma

Over the past 20 years Frank DeAngelis has learned to be respectful of the month of April. His anxiety levels spike at this time of year, sometimes so badly he fears he is having a heart attack. 

AL – GUN CRIME – The best way to get your stolen gun back

Guns are frequently taken from cars – either locked or unlocked. “If a bad guy wants in a car bad enough, he’s gonna get in it,” says Det. Sgt. Michael Mangina with the Irondale Police. And police say if your gun is taken, don’t bother looking for it in a pawn shop. 

CO – GUN CRIME – How Columbine forever changed the way we respond to active shooters (VIDEO)

The moment school protective officer Michael Ortega receives a call is the moment he starts planning what he’s going to do next. 

CO – CRIME – Columbine Threat by Woman With Gun Shuts Denver-Area Schools

Denver-area schools will be closed Wednesday as authorities search for a young Florida woman who flew to the city and bought a gun after becoming “infatuated” with the mass shooting at Columbine High School. 

WA – GUN CRIME – AP-NORC Poll: Bullying, not schools, blamed for shootings

Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills.

UT – GUN CRIME – federal Indictment filed after southern Utah man after rifle he bought used in killing

A federal grand jury has filed an indictment against a 20-year-old St. George man who prosecutors say bought a gun and then gave it to someone else who used it in a fatal shooting. 

WA – GUN CRIME – Stolen guns stir questions about Washington’s new gun law

If somebody steals a gun and uses it to commit a crime, is the original owner breaking the law too? Maybe, maybe not, under Washington’s stricter gun laws. 

CA – GUN CRIME – Oakland councilwoman McElhaney, a crusader against gun violence, suffers twice

Quietly, in a room at a Los Angeles funeral home, Lynette Gibson McElhaney washed her son’s face while searching for the bullet hole in his head.

MS – GUN CRIME – Two families have joined forces to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons

They were strangers when they met, but now two families have joined forces to shed light on something they share in common a loved one murdered by a convicted felon with a gun. 

What Chicago’s Gun Violence Can Teach the Country

 

LOYOLA PHOENIX.COM March 20, 2019 – Between the Aurora shooting, New Zealand and the Chicago mayoral race, gun violence is back in the news. It often seems like this conversation — and the policy it results in — never have an impact and much of the reason for this is that we’re not talking about the right things. Each…

NJ – GUN CRIME – 12 arrested in bust of alleged Camden County ‘ghost gun’ assault rifle ring

New Jersey authorities announced Monday the arrests of 12 men they said were part of a criminal network in Camden County that trafficked in untraceable, build-it-yourself AR-15 assault rifles. 

 

Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Leave 49 People Dead (VIDEO)

WALL STREET JOURNAL March 15, 2018 – Shootings at two mosques in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday left 49 people dead in an attack the prime minister described as one of the darkest days in the country’s history.

Schools, municipal offices and other buildings were locked down Friday until the evening as police tried to figure out whether there was more than one attacker. By late afternoon,…

Despite Strict Gun Control Laws, Brazil Experiences School Shooting

 

FRONTPAGE MAG.COM March 14, 2019 – Brazil has very strict gun control laws. It also has a whole lot of murders.

Brazil is already the world’s most murderous country. A record 63,800 were murdered in 2017. Of those fatalities, some 43,000 were caused by firearms. That is almost three times as many gun-related homicides as there were the same year in the United States.

Brazil…

WV – GUN CRIME – Feds launch search for ‘substantial’ number of parts, guns stolen from ATF disposal site

Federal authorities have launched a search for a “substantial” number of firearms and gun parts that they say were stolen from a government disposal facility, officials said Wednesday. 

VA – GUN CRIME – ‘Human error’ allowed Va. man who shot officer to buy guns legally

Kashif Bashir shot former Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy in the head in 2013 but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Bashir was released from a mental hospital last year. 

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