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AR – K-12 GUN CRIME – Arkansas high school students charged as adults with conspiracy to commit capital murder

Two 17-year-olds arrested Thursday at Westside High School were charged as adults Friday with conspiracy to commit capital murder and possession of a firearm by a minor on school property. Authorities say Dakota Hayes took a gun to school Thursday and handed it off in the boy’s bathroom to Patrick Houston. A third student saw the gun hand-off and reported it. The school was placed on lockdown, officials said,…

OK – GUN CRIME – Penn Square Mall has second shooting in four weeks (VIDEO)

Police are still looking for the man they say fired several shots inside the Penn Square Mall Saturday night. No one was shot, but for the second time in a month, people had to shelter in place inside the mall while police searched for a shooter. In December, a fight near the Footlocker ended with a shooting that injured one man and landed another in jail. In the hours after shots…

GA – GUN CRIME – Video shows robber shove gun in clerk’s face before clerk fights back (VIDEO)

Channel 2 Action News has obtained shocking surveillance video that shows the moment a store clerk thought he was going to die. A gunman entered the Roswell Shell station store on Holcomb Bridge Road and attacked the clerk. The attack happened a few weeks ago. The clerk, who did not want to be identified, said when he saw a man with his face covered come walking in, he knew what…

TX – GUN CRIME – One student dead, two people in custody after shooting at HISD’s Bellaire High School

Two people were taken into custody Tuesday night related to the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old student at Bellaire High School, according to the City of Bellaire and Houston ISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan. In a statement Tuesday night, Bellaire police said they apprehended the pair at about 7:30 p.m. but did not release any additional details. Their relationship to the victim is unclear. Later Tuesday night, Harris County…

PA – GUN CRIME – ‘They shot my baby’: Teen among dead as 7 killed, 12 shot in violent weekend in Philadelphia

Demitrius Moore, 15, finished his chores before walking out the door of his North Philadelphia home on Saturday afternoon, washing three loads of laundry for his mother and younger brothers before leaving to visit his father’s house. Moore never made it. On the way, he was shot twice in the chest by a gunman who remained at large Monday, leaving Moore’s relatives wondering why he was gunned down and…

NV – GUN CRIME – Las Vegas man who illegally sold guns used in multiple homicides sentenced to prison

Sylvester Mitchell, a 47-year-old Las Vegas man, was sentenced to prison Tuesday, Jan. 14, after selling nearly 200 firearms without holding a Federal Firearms License. Mitchell pleaded guilty in October 2018 to the crime, and he was sentenced two years and five months in prison. Court documents show that between January and November of 2017, he bought around 226 pistols, building his arsenal on a weekly basis. He would…

TX – GUN CRIME – Bags, backpacks banned at Dallas high school sporting events after basketball game shooting (VIDEO)

AS POLICE ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF A TEENAGER IN A SHOOTING AT A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME IN DALLAS THAT INJURED TWO PEOPLE, EDUCATORS ON MONDAY EXPRESSED OUTRAGE OVER A SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE IN THE CITY AND SAID THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY TAKE UNPRECEDENTED ACTION TO BOOST SECURITY AT SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS. DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL HINOJOSA SAID THE VIOLENCE THAT ERUPTED AT THE BASKETBALL GAME SIGNALED A LONG-HELD "TRUCE" HAS BEEN BROKEN IN THE CITY THAT SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS AND OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WERE OFF-LIMITS AS VENUES FOR SETTLING FEUDS.

INT’L – GUN CRIME – Boy in Mexico school shooting used grandfather’s guns

An 11-year-old boy who killed his teacher and himself and wounded six others in a northern Mexico school shooting used his grandfather’s guns in the attack, officials said Monday. Coahuila state Attorney General Gerardo Márquez Guevara told reporters that authorities would finish their preliminary investigation before deciding if the grandfather will face charges. Gov. Miguel Riquelme said it appeared that the man did not have permits for either weapon….

TX – GUN CRIME – Crime in Dallas isn’t as random as you may think. Here’s how police can predict it.

A CASUAL GLANCE AT A CRIME MAP OF DALLAS SUGGESTS THE VIOLENCE THAT BARRELED THROUGH THE CITY LAST YEAR WAS AIMLESS. BUT A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT NORTH DALLAS REVEALS A HIGH-RISK SETTING FOR GUN VIOLENCE STEMS IN PART FROM A CONCENTRATION OF USED-GOODS STORES, APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND CAR WASHES. IN SOUTHEAST DALLAS, THE CONSTELLATION OF MOTELS, GAS STATIONS AND PHARMACIES SERVES AS ANOTHER PRIME LOCATION. THOSE CONCLUSIONS WERE BASED ON AN ANALYSIS BY THE CHILD POVERTY ACTION LAB, A DALLAS-BASED NONPROFIT FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE LIVES OF KIDS.

INT’L – GUN CRIME – Mexico School Shooting: Student, Teacher Dead After Child Opens Fire With 2 Guns, Officials Say (VIDEO)

A student and teacher were killed at an elementary school in northern Mexico Friday, when the 11-year-old opened fire on his teacher and classmates with two guns, authorities said. Coahuila state Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme said the sixth-grade shooter and his teacher died. The preliminary investigation showed that the student arrived at his classroom, told a classmate, “Today is the day,” and asked permission to go to the bathroom,…

VA – GUN CRIME – Disproportionate Sentencing: Trump Administration Takes Local Gun Crimes Federal

BACK IN THE EARLY 1990S, THERE WAS OPERATION TRIGGERLOCK. A FEW YEARS LATER, IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, THEY CALLED THE POLICY PROJECT EXILE. NOW IT’S CALLED PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS. THROUGH THREE DECADES OF DEBATE ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND HOW TO PREVENT VIOLENT CRIME, POLICYMAKERS OF BOTH PARTIES HAVE CONSISTENTLY AGREED TO CRACK DOWN ON PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS WHO ARE CAUGHT POSSESSING A FIREARM.

Gunman in `Fast and Furious’ Border Killing to Be Sentenced

US NEWS.COM January 8, 2020 – The man convicted of shooting a Border Patrol agent in a case that exposed a botched federal gun program known as “Fast and Furious” is scheduled to be sentenced in Tucson on Wednesday.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes is one of seven defendants who were charged in the 2010 slaying of Brian Terry. Osorio-Arellanes was convicted of…

MO – GUN CRIME – Kansas City Gets ‘Creative’ With Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer

With city leaders scrambling to combat high levels of gun violence, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is dusting off an old legal tactic: suing the gun industry. Such lawsuits were relatively common in the 1980s and 1990s, until Congress passed a law in 2005 that largely curtailed the tactic. Speaking Tuesday at a news conference at City Hall, Lucas said the case represents the first municipal lawsuit filed against…

CA – GUN CRIME – Saugus High choir teacher receives hero’s award for response to campus shooting

Unlike a generation of educators before her, Saugus High School choir teacher Kaitlin Holt has received active shooter training sessions since the beginning of her career. The drills, videos and hands-on instruction she received on classroom lockdown and defense tactics often made her play out horrific scenarios in her mind’s eye. But she never expected to actually apply any of the lessons. Yet those anxious imaginings, she said, gave…

TX – GUN CRIME – USA Today op-ed roasted for argument it is ‘terrifying’ that parishioners were armed in Texas church shooting

A USA TODAY OP-ED STATING IT WAS "TERRIFYING" THAT SEVERAL PARISHIONERS WERE ARMED WHEN A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE DURING A CHURCH SERVICE IN TEXAS WAS ROASTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE BLOWBACK COMES AFTER PARISHIONER JACK WILSON SHOT AND KILLED THE GUNMAN AT WEST FREEWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST IN WHITE SETTLEMENT, TEXAS, ON SUNDAY. TWO OTHER PARISHIONERS WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK.

TX – GUN CRIME – Gun-toting churchgoer knew instantly something was amiss; he took a single shot

In this still frame from livestreamed video provided by law enforcement, churchgoers take cover while a congregant armed with a handgun, top left, engages a man who opened fire, near top center just right of windows, during a service at West Freeway Church of Christ, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas. The footage was broadcast online by the church according to a law enforcement official, who provided…

CA – GUN CRIME – 156 guns seized after Anaheim man trips own burglary alarm, roommate invites police to investigate

CA – GUN CRIME - 156 GUNS SEIZED AFTER ANAHEIM MAN TRIPS OWN BURGLARY ALARM, ROOMMATE INVITES POLICE TO INVESTIGATE
A MAN ACCIDENTALLY TRIPPED A BURGLARY ALARM IN HIS ANAHEIM HOME AND WAS ARRESTED ALONG WITH HIS HOUSEMATE, WHO TOLD OFFICERS OVER THE PHONE TO INSPECT THEIR HOUSE, RESULTING IN THE DISCOVERY AND SEIZURE OF OVER 150 GUNS FROM THE RESIDENCE ON MONDAY, DEC. 16.

UT – GUN CRIME – Salt Lake City man convicted of selling device that converts handguns to machine guns

AFTER A FOUR-DAY TRIAL IN SALT LAKE CITY’S DISTRICT COURT, A FEDERAL JURY CONVICTED GARY MARK HILL, 42, OF SALT LAKE CITY, AFTER LESS THAN TWO HOURS OF DELIBERATION. THE FORMER INVESTMENT BANKER WAS CONVICTED ON WEDNESDAY OF ILLEGALLY IMPORTING AND POSSESSING MACHINE GUNS, ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

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