Gun Crime Archive

NYC – Gun Crime – Gun Cases are Notoriously Hard to Make Stick. New York Thinks It Has the Answer.

THE TRACE.COM July 24, 2017 – Two New York police officers were sitting in a patrol car one night last August when they saw Avree Lamar, a 19-year-old with an open arrest warrant, climb into a cab near a housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The officers followed the cab, pulled it over, and arrested Lamar. In the back of Lamar’s waistband, they found a loaded 9mm pistol, court…

Nat’l – Gun Crime – Dead ends: When road rage triggers violence in the stranger beside you

FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM.COM July 21, 2017 – As an ordinary late January afternoon ushered shoppers in and out of the Kroger parking lot in Bedford, strangers Sam Smith and Bryan Valadez, bound together by the randomness of side-by-side parking spots, pierced the daily routine with a horrifying confrontation. Smith, a 28-year-old husband and father of a young daughter — with a second child born just weeks following his funeral…

Nat’l – Gun Crime – Dark net arms trade: Guns shipped in old printers, study says

FOX NEWS July 21, 2017 – A new study reveals how criminals and terrorists are harnessing the dark net to purchase weapons. Conducted by the Rand Corporation Europe and Manchester University, the study found that 52 different vendors are selling weapons, ammunition, explosives or weapons components on the dark web. The illicit sales were broken down and shipped in different packages, often hidden in old stereos or printers, the study…

Nat’l – Gun Crime – When Plea Agreements and Guns Don’t Mix

AMERICAN CONCEALED.COM July 21, 2017 – In late June some 100 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, residents gathered to discuss Milwaukee’s crime problem with the city’s police chief Ed Flynn. Flynn is speaking out about what he perceives is the effect the city’s five-year-old concealed carry law has had on violent crime. Flynn stated an overwhelming majority of arrested felons in the city eventually take plea deals that become misdemeanors—and only convicted…

CA – Gun Crime – How cities could pay men with a history of gun violence $9,000 to clean up their lives

MARKET WATCH.COM July 16, 2017 – As Stockton, Calif., hit the unwelcome milestone of a 23rd shooting death this year, the city’s young mayor announced he’s considering an unusual solution to the violence — paying known violent gun users up to $9,000 to clean up their lives. If they get arrested, they have to leave the program. Mayor Michael Hubbs, 26, wants Stockton to consider signing a contract with Advance…

MD – Gun Crime – Gun Control Fail: Baltimore’s Murder Rate ‘More Than Doubles Chicago’s’

BREITBART.COM July 12, 2017 – Despite an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and special fingerprinting and reporting requirements on handgun sales, Baltimore’s murder rate is “more than double Chicago’s.” As a result, Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) is pressing for more gun control. But the real level on violence in Baltimore is that the city’s murder rate “more than doubles Chicago’s.”   

IL – Gun Crime – 100 Shot in Gun-Controlled Chicago Over July 4th Weekend

BREITBART.COM July 5, 2017 – The Chicago Sun-Times indicates 100 people were shot in gun-controlled Chicago over the July 4th weekend and 14 of the victims died from their wounds. That means 86 were shot and wounded and 14 were killed over one holiday weekend in Chicago. Yet Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) supports even more gun control on the good guys–federally licensed firearms dealers–and opposes concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding citizens. 

NYC – Gun Crime – NYT: Strict New York Gun Control Failed to Stop Bronx Hospital Shooter

BREITBART.COM July 4, 2017 – In the wake of the attack on Bronx Lebanon Hospital, the New York Times (NYT) admits that strict gun control failed to stop the attacker from acquiring the gun he used to kill one and wound numerous others. The New York Daily News reported that the Bronx attacker bought his gun from a store, which means he passed a background check for it just as Gabby Giffords’ attacker and nearly…

NYC – Gun Crime – Despite Strict Gun Law, Troubled Doctor Was Able to Buy Assault Rifle

NEW YORK TIMES July 3, 2017 – Less than two weeks ago, Dr. Henry Bello, who had a criminal record and a troubled history, was able to walk into Upstate Guns and Ammo in Schenectady, N.Y., and buy a weapon that was for all intents and purposes a military-style rifle. The rifle was modified specifically to comply with New York’s laws — changes such as the elimination of a pistol grip…

NY – Gun Crime – Bronx hospital gunman purchased (AM-15) assault rifle legally: source

NEW YORK POST.COM July 2, 2017 – The rifle used to slaughter a doctor and wound six others at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital was purchased legally outside Albany just days before the bloodbath, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday. Meanwhile, the rifle that Bello wielded isn’t covered by New York state’s assault-weapon ban because it doesn’t have a protruding pistol grip or any other illegal features, sources said. In addition, sources said…

IL – Gun Crime – The Latest: Feds prosecuting most Chicago gun cases in years

QUAD CITIES TIMES.COM June 30, 2017 – Authorities say a growing partnership between federal law enforcement and the Chicago Police Department already is paying off. Acting U.S. Attorney Joel Levin told reporters Friday that his office already has prosecuted more federal gun cases this year than in all of 2016. And in 2016, his office prosecuted more such cases than it had in a decade. Levin spoke during a…

IL – Gun Crime – Trump’s ‘feds’ now in Chicago to fight gun violence ‘epidemic’ (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS June 30, 2017 – Months after taking to Twitter to say he would send in “the Feds” to help reduce Chicago’s murder rate, President Trump’s administration has sent in agents to combat the ongoing violence. Authorities confirmed Thursday to The Chicago Sun-Times about 20 additional agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been sent to the city. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared…

MN – Gun Crime – He thought a book would stop a bullet and make him a YouTube star. Now he’s dead.

WASHINGTON POST June 29, 2017 – Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time persuading his girlfriend to fire a gun at his chest. There would be a thick encyclopedia between the muzzle and his body, authorities say he told 19-year-old Monalisa Perez. The pages, he reasoned, would stop the bullet. So on Monday evening, the young…

IL – Gun Crime – The Feds Have Come to Chicago—With a Van That Tracks Guns

MOTHER JONES.COM June 26, 2017 – Six months after President Donald Trump threatened to send the feds to Chicago to “fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on,” city officials announced on Monday that they’ve been getting some more federal crime-fighting aid in the form of a mobile firearms forensics van that’s been roaming the streets for three weeks. The van, which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) first rolled…

CA – Gun Crime – Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns

ABC NEWS.COM June 23, 2017 – A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday. Police Commander Greg McEachern told a news conference that investigators have not yet determined Jimmy Lam’s motive, but “the shooting appeared purposeful and targeted.” Lam, 38, shot and killed three fellow…

WA – Gun Crime – Third Fast & Furious Report Shows Pattern Of Obstruction, Says CCRKBA

PR NEWSWIRE.COM June 22, 2017 – The third report on the House Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal strongly suggests that the Department of Justice under then-Attorney General Eric Holder engaged in obstruction of Congress, the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. “We took our time examining the 262-page report,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “and we are appalled. It has taken…

TN – Gun Crime – ATF warns buyers of stolen guns on the market

WKRN TV.COM June 19, 2017 – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating an increase in gun store burglaries where thieves are stealing firearms. At least five gun stores were targeted in the Middle Tennessee area this month, and the ATF reports another five so far in 2017. “When those firearms goes into the commerce, it creates an issue for public safety and it creates an…

Shooting at congressional baseball practice reignites gun debate (VIDEO)

USA TODAY June 14, 2017 – The shooting that injured several people, including a member of Congress, at a Republican congressional baseball team practice on Wednesday has re-energized both sides of the gun debate. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., who was among the team members at the scene when the shooting happened, offered a forceful statement in support of the Second Amendment when asked whether the experience changes his views on America’s gun situation.  [full…

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