BREAKING :
TRUMP WENT ON TO OUTLINE A PLAN IN WHICH TEACHERS WHO ARE “HIGHLY ADEPT” AT HANDLING GUNS WOULD HAVE CONCEALED-CARRY PERMITS. “I THINK A CONCEALED PERMIT FOR TEACHERS AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING WITH A GUN, YOU WON’T HAVE—IN MY OPINION—YOU WON’T HAVE THESE SHOOTINGS, BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE COWARDS,” HE SAID.WITH LIBERAL LAWMAKERS AND ACTIVISTS CALLING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL IN THE WAKE OF LAST WEEK’S DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTING IN FLORIDA, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS HAS MADE HIS STANCE ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT CRYSTAL CLEAR. THOMAS SAID THE NINTH CIRCUIT JUSTICES WERE GUILTY OF COMING TO A DECISION BASED OFF WHAT THEY BELIEVED WAS “COMMON SENSE,” AS OPPOSED TO AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL STANDARD. AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CALLS FOR TEACHERS TO CARRY GUNS TO PROTECT CHILDREN, SOME DISTRICTS ALREADY HAVE GUN-TOTING TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS, THOUGH THE IDENTITY OF THOSE CARRYING WEAPONS IS KEPT A SECRET.AMMUNITION PRICES ON THE RISE BECAUSE THE TRADITIONAL BULLET CORE MATERIAL IS LEAD, WHILE JACKETS ARE WIDELY MANUFACTURED WITH COPPER. OVER THE LAST NINE MONTHS, THESE COMMODITIES HAVE SURGED: LEAD PRICES HAVE ADVANCED ROUGHLY 10% TO $1.20 PER POUND, AND COPPER PRICES HAVE GONE UP AS MUCH AS 15% TO $3.20 A POUND.IN THE WAKE OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, THAT LEFT 17 DEAD, OFFICIALS AND ACTIVISTS ARE CALLING FOR TIGHTER GUN CONTROL LAWS. BUT AMERICANS AREN’T CONVINCED STRICTER GUN LAWS WILL REDUCE CRIME AND DON’T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS.

Gun Crime Archive

FL – Gun Crime – Shooting Survivors Become Advocates for Stronger Weapon Laws

U.S. NEWS.COM February 16, 2018 – Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of the shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation’s gun debate. Rather than retreating back into their private lives, the young people who saw classmates slain at the desks next to them are fast becoming…

DC – Gun Crime – FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school  (VIDEO)

REUTERS January 15, 2018 – The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday. 

17 killed in shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida, authorities say (VIDEOS)

NBC NEWS February 14, 2018 – At least 17 people were dead after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The suspect was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, a former student who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. He said at least 14 other people were injured in addition…

Florida school shooting suspect was ex-student who may have been flagged as threat

MIAMI HERALD February 14, 2018 – The former student suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland may have been identified as a potential threat to fellow students in the past, according to one teacher. The 19-year-old ex-student, ————, was detained by police, briefly taken to a hospital and brought to the Broward Sheriff’s headquarters. 

FL – Gun Crime – Parkland school shooter used AR-15 type rifle (VIDEO)

WXYX.COM February 15, 2018 – The school shooter in Broward County, Florida on Wednesday used an Armalite-style rifle to carry out the attack. Investigators said the gunman, ————-, had several magazines as well. Even though it’s difficult to conceal, it’s probably the only gun that —- could have gotten his hands on legally. 

Nat’l – Gun Crime – States Set Aside Millions for Crime Victims. But Some Gun Violence Survivors Don’t Get Funds They Desperately Need.

THE TRACE.COM February 12, 2018 – A resource does exist to help vulnerable crime victims, including gunshot survivors, though many never tap into it. Victim compensation programs in every state reimburse victims and their families for expenses like medical bills, mental health counseling, lost wages, and funeral costs. Revenue for the state-run programs comes from offender fees and fines, along with federal grants under the Victims of Crime Act,…

Nat’l – Gun Crime – Guns Stolen From UPS and Other Shipping Companies Are Turning Up at Crime Scenes

THE TRACE.COM February 8, 2018 – It was one of the biggest gun heists in recent memory: A band of thieves broke into several trailers parked at a UPS freight lot in Springfield, Missouri, and hauled away more than 650 firearms. Complete statistics are hard to come by, but government reports suggest thousands of firearms have vanished from interstate shipments over the past two decades. Many were later used…

Gronkowski’s home robbed, ‘multiple safes and possible guns’ reportedly stolen

BOSTON GLOBE.COM February 6, 2018 – Foxborough police dispatched officers to New England Patriots’ star Rob Gronkowski’s home Monday night to investigate a break-in that may have led to the theft of “multiple safes and possible guns taken.” Gronkowski returned home Monday after participating in the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss Sunday in Minneapolis. 

SC – Gun Crime – ‘Lizzy’s Law’ Would Require South Carolina Gun Owners to Report Their Stolen Weapons

THE TRACE.COM January 29, 2018 – In the autumn of 2006, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hafter, a 22-year-old graduate student, was shot twice in the head while she studied on a mountain overlook in Virginia. The man behind the trigger had stolen the murder weapon and the car he was driving from his roommate in Georgia, the first act of a multistate crime spree that left several people dead across the South. The roommate…

KY – Gun Crime – Homicide Reporter at Kentucky shooting learned that suspect was her son (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS January 27, 2018 – One of the reporters who raced to a Kentucky high school on Tuesday after reports that shots had been fired was likely not prepared for what she found out at the scene. The suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was her son, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. 

MO – Gun Crime – Texas men charged with stealing 650 guns from Springfield UPS lot (VIDEO)

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER January 26, 2018 – Federal prosecutors say five Texas men stole 650 guns from a Springfield UPS lot in October before they could be delivered to Bass Pro Shops. The men are accused of stealing 600 Beretta .380-caliber handguns and 54 Beretta 12-gauge shotguns in addition to other merchandise like boots and power tools. 

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BREAKING :
TRUMP WENT ON TO OUTLINE A PLAN IN WHICH TEACHERS WHO ARE “HIGHLY ADEPT” AT HANDLING GUNS WOULD HAVE CONCEALED-CARRY PERMITS. “I THINK A CONCEALED PERMIT FOR TEACHERS AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING WITH A GUN, YOU WON’T HAVE—IN MY OPINION—YOU WON’T HAVE THESE SHOOTINGS, BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE COWARDS,” HE SAID.WITH LIBERAL LAWMAKERS AND ACTIVISTS CALLING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL IN THE WAKE OF LAST WEEK’S DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTING IN FLORIDA, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS HAS MADE HIS STANCE ON THE SECOND AMENDMENT CRYSTAL CLEAR. THOMAS SAID THE NINTH CIRCUIT JUSTICES WERE GUILTY OF COMING TO A DECISION BASED OFF WHAT THEY BELIEVED WAS “COMMON SENSE,” AS OPPOSED TO AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL STANDARD. AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CALLS FOR TEACHERS TO CARRY GUNS TO PROTECT CHILDREN, SOME DISTRICTS ALREADY HAVE GUN-TOTING TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS, THOUGH THE IDENTITY OF THOSE CARRYING WEAPONS IS KEPT A SECRET.AMMUNITION PRICES ON THE RISE BECAUSE THE TRADITIONAL BULLET CORE MATERIAL IS LEAD, WHILE JACKETS ARE WIDELY MANUFACTURED WITH COPPER. OVER THE LAST NINE MONTHS, THESE COMMODITIES HAVE SURGED: LEAD PRICES HAVE ADVANCED ROUGHLY 10% TO $1.20 PER POUND, AND COPPER PRICES HAVE GONE UP AS MUCH AS 15% TO $3.20 A POUND.IN THE WAKE OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, THAT LEFT 17 DEAD, OFFICIALS AND ACTIVISTS ARE CALLING FOR TIGHTER GUN CONTROL LAWS. BUT AMERICANS AREN’T CONVINCED STRICTER GUN LAWS WILL REDUCE CRIME AND DON’T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS.