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IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.

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KS – GUN CONTROL – Kansas girl hauled out of school in handcuffs for making finger gun with her hands

A 12-year-old Kansas girl was hauled out of school in handcuffs and charged with a felony — for making a finger gun with her hands, according to reports. The unidentified Overland Park youngster made the gesture during a class discussion last month in which another student asked which classmates she would kill if she could pick five, sources told the Kansas City Star. She shaped her fingers like…

SC – GUN CRIME – Charleston mass murderer got his gun because of background check gaps, internal report shows

Dylann Roof got the pistol he used to kill nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina without a completed background check because of gaps in FBI databases, legal restrictions on how long the FBI can keep data on gun purchasers and other breakdowns in the system, according to an internal report obtained by CQ Roll Call. Four years after the 2015 attack at the…

INT’L – GUN CRIME – American guns are stoking a homicide epidemic in Mexico

The sun had not yet risen when dozens of gunmen stormed into the town of Ocotito in southern Mexico and started shooting. Salvador Alanis Trujillo tried to fight back, but his shotgun was no match for their assault rifles. So he and his family fled. This rugged stretch of Guerrero state had always been a little lawless, home to cattle rustlers and highway bandits. But by the…

TX – GUN CRIME – Man with gun, body armor killed after breaking into Texas Apple store (VIDEO)

Dallas police say a security officer at an Apple store fatally shot a man armed with an assault rifle and wearing body armor who tried to disarm him early Tuesday. Officers responded to the store about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the security guard, a retired Dallas police officer, and a witness told police that the suspect entered the rear of the business. Apple said in a…

CA – GUN CRIME – Federal gang operation nets 126 arrests in Fresno County, seizure of ghost gun

A federal gang enforcement operation led by U.S Marshals put 126 offenders behind bars during its three-month duration in Fresno County, officials announced Tuesday during a news conference at the federal courthouse. Operation Triple Beam brought together local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and focused on disrupting and dismantling gangs by removing guns, drugs and cash — what Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Lasha Boyden called the…

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – Homicides In US Fall For Second Year As Murder Rate Drops In 38 States

As 2018 came to an end, politicians and media pundits insisted that ” gun violence ” was growing and hitting crisis levels.

While a homicide rate of anything greater than zero is a measure of very-real human misery, it nonetheless turns out that fewer people were murdered in 2018 than in the year before. Moreover, 2018 was the second year in a row during which the homicide…

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – FBI’s 2018 Crime Report: Handguns, Knives, and Blunt Objects Killed More People Than Rifles

The FBI released their Uniform Crime Report for 2018 and it shows that of the known types of firearms that were used in homicides, handguns were used to kill more people than any kind of rifles. People using knives and blunt objects also killed more people than rifles. In 2018, of the known types of firearms that were used in homicides, 6,603 people were killed with handguns. Rifles only…

MI – GUN CRIME – Unlocked and loaded: From gun shops to the streets

The thieves were in and out of the gun shop in just 36 seconds, but some of the pistols they stole are still on the streets two years later. The surveillance video inside Cabela’s in Grandville shows the first thief, a 16-year-old, bursting through the glass front door just after 1 a.m. Four accomplices follow, the youngest just 13. They scurry past camping gear and flannel shirts to…

MA – GUN CRIME – 2 charged in probe of ‘ghost’ guns in Fitchburg area

Two men are in federal custody after an investigation into the manufacture and sale of untraceable “ghost” guns in the Fitchburg area, including an Uzi sold to an undercover agent.

Terrick Bishoff, 38, of 11 Sherbert Road, Ashburnham, sold multiple untraceable guns to the undercover agent and promised an assault rifle was coming, a federal agent said. John Shaw, 30, of 24 Nyman Road, Templeton, was…

DC – GUN CRIME – Forensic Scientists Use ‘Gun DNA’ to Track Guns Still on the Streets (VIDEO)

Forensic scientists are collecting data on bullets and shell casings to connect shootings in D.C. before finding the guns. In the past, investigators would try to match a bullet to a gun if someone was killed or injured, but other bullets went untested. Now forensic scientists are collecting data on all shell casings and bullets at crime scenes to track all the times guns are used, even…

CA – GUN CRIME – Oakland-Based Snapchat Gun Dealer Gets Eight Years In Federal Prison

A man who was trafficking in weapons that he purchased in Nevada, where he lived part of the time, and sold via Snapchat in the East Bay, has received an eight-year prison term. Anthony Reed, 23, was indicted last November along with four other residents of California and Nevada after he and his co-conspirators sold 35 weapons to an undercover federal agent and then attempted to rob…

IL – GUN CRIME – Concealed-carry holder, robber both killed in shootout in Roseland

A concealed-carry permit holder and a man attempting to rob a business were each killed in a shootout Saturday night in Roseland on the Far South Side. Derrick Gholston, 43, was standing about 7:15 p.m. outside of a business in the first block of East 112th Place when he was approached by two men who flashed a handgun and demanded his property, according to Chicago police…

CA – GUN CRIME – Inland Rep. Ken Calvert says video games, loss of faith help fuel gun violence

“Extremely violent” video games and “a loss of religious concerns” contribute to gun violence and mass shootings and new gun laws are unlikely to stop mass shootings, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, said in a recent interview. Speaking to Spectrum News 1, Calvert, the Inland Empire’s longest-serving congressman, threw cold water on more gun restrictions as the answer to a recent spate of mass shootings and gun-related deaths…

SC – GUN CONTROL – Columbia gun rule would probably be struck down in court, SC attorney general says

A rule the city of Columbia put in place to combat homemade guns likely violates state law and would not stand up in court, South Carolina’s attorney general said in an opinion this week. The office of Attorney General Alan Wilson issued a formal opinion Thursday that Columbia’s ban on “ghost guns” violates state law that prohibits local governments from passing most regulations of guns. “Ghost guns” are guns…

DC – GUN CRIME – Two Shootings In Washington, D.C. Left Two People Dead And Seven Injured Late On Thursday

Two Shootings In Washington, D.C. left two people dead and seven injured late on Thursday, reports by police and several media outlets said, as authorities on Friday hunted for a pair of suspects from one of the attacks likely armed with an assault rifle. In the first attack, one man was killed and five people wounded, two of them critically, in a drive-by shooting. The victims had been…

ATF leads the charge against stolen gun trend (VIDEO)

WKRN.COM September 19, 2019 –  The numbers are staggering.

Metro police saw a 70-percent jump in guns from stolen cars between 2016 and 2018. Statewide, the TBI saw an 85-percent increase in guns stolen from cars and trucks between 2016 and 2017. Nationwide, nearly half a million guns are stolen every year.

TX – GUN CRIME – After Two Mass Shootings, What Does The Gun Debate Look Like In West Texas?

TX – GUN CRIME – After Two Mass Shootings, What Does The Gun Debate Look Like In West Texas?

August was a month unlike any other for West Texas. Two mass shootings — one in the city of El Paso and another in Odessa — left 29 dead and dozens injured. The tragedies have pushed the Lone Star State into the national conversation on gun violence, once again. Texas is, in general,…

TX – GUN CRIME – Odessa Shooter Deemed Mentally Unfit to Own Gun Before Attack: Report

The man behind the shooting in Odessa, Texas, that left seven people dead was not allowed to buy or own firearms after a local court determined he was mentally unfit, The Wall Street Journal reports. Authorities were reportedly still investigating how Seth Aaron Ator was able to obtain the AR-15-style rifle used during the Saturday shooting. One official told the Associated Press that Ator had obtained the gun via…

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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.