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Int’l – Gun Crime – CRIMEA: Student ‘shoots himself’ after deadly bomb and gun rampage at college (VIDEO)

Int’l – Gun Crime – CRIMEA: Student ‘shoots himself’ after deadly bomb and gun rampage at college (VIDEO)

EURO NEWS.COM October 17, 2018 – At least 19 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack on a college in Crimea on Wednesday by a student who then killed himself, officials said. Eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov has been identified by Russian investigators as the attacker. Officials say he turned up…

IL – Gun Crime – Trump instructs DOJ to work with Chicago on crime

POLITICO.COM October 8, 2018 – President Donald Trump on Monday said he has directed the Justice Department to work with law enforcement in Chicago to “straighten out the terrible shooting wave” in the city. As a remedy for Chicago’s well-documented struggles with gun violence, Trump prescribed stop-and-frisk policing, a controversial practice that has been criticized by some as opening the door for racial profiling by law enforcement officers.  

SC – Gun Crime – Suspect in shooting of 7 officers bragged about gun skills

NOLA.COM October 4, 2018 – The Vietnam veteran and disbarred lawyer accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers, killing one, bragged online about his marksmanship and love for the “smell of gunpowder” in the years before the deadly standoff, records and social media posts unearthed Thursday showed. 

 

UT – Gun Crime – US attorney general cites dip in violent crime, touts effort

KSL.COM October 3, 2018 – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday cited high-profile arrests and declining violent crime figures as evidence that a crackdown that includes seeking long sentences is working in Utah and across the country. Speaking at the Utah State Capitol, Sessions said federal authorities are “targeting the most dangerous people in the most violent areas.” About 600 people attended then speech, including many Utah police…

Hundreds of stolen guns found in Midlothian from one of nation’s largest thefts (VIDEO)

ABC7 CHICAGO.COM October 2, 2018 – A Chicago gunrunner is on the loose and his accomplice is in federal custody after authorities say the men pulled off one of the largest firearm heists ever investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Chicago pair is accused of stealing nearly 370 guns on Sunday from a United Parcel Service facility in Memphis, Tennessee. Later on Sunday, police…

TN – Gun Crime – About 400 guns stolen from UPS facility in Tennessee: ATF

ABC NEWS.GO.COM October 1, 2018 – About 400 guns have been stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Memphis, Tennessee, and authorities are concerned about the theft’s potential effect on public safety in this city and elsewhere. Two people driving a U-Haul truck stole the weapons from a UPS facility in Memphis on Sunday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Monday.  [full…

A year after Vegas shooting, ATF emails reveal blame, alarm over bump stocks (VIDEO)

USA TODAY.COM October 1, 2018 – Blame rained down on the ATF after gunfire showered concertgoers from a 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel Oct. 1, leaving 58 dead and more than 800 injured. Critics popped up everywhere – cable news anchors and politicians on both sides of the aisle, the National Rifle Association and Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun-violence group, and even from the ATF’s own ranks of current and former agents. The…

MO – Gun Crime – ATF wants answers about how felon passed FBI background check to buy gun

FOX 4KC.COM September 27, 2018 – For more than a month, FOX4 Problem Solvers have been searching for answers on how a convicted felon passed the FBI’s background check to buy the gun used to shoot three officers. Now, others are also demanding answers. FOX4 Problem Solvers learned that on the day before that deadly police shooting, Mack bought the AK-47 pistol he used at The Armory in Independence. …

The Punishments And Rewards Of Leaving The Gun Tribe

FORBES.COM September 26, 2018 – “I understand the thinking,” he says. “We have to arm ourselves against a potentially tyrannical government. It’s a healthy thing to question unrestrained power. But I’ve shot an AR-15. Any gun designed like this is engineered to appeal to our sense of pride and dominance. You know the dopamine hit that comes from it. It’s exciting. It’s titillating.” 

MO – Gun Crime – Video shows people crawling, ducking from gun shots at gas station (VIDEO)

MY NBC5.COM September 20, 2018 – Surveillance video caught people inside an Illinois gas station ducking for cover after gunshots rang out in the parking lot. The incident unfolded earlier this month at a store in East St. Louis, which is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. A customer was at the counter buying lottery tickets right before bullets shattered a storefront window near her. 

FL – Gun Crime – Guns used in shootout were stored in cars at Apopka High School (VIDEO)

CLICK ORLANDO.COM September 18, 2018 – According to a newly released arrest report, Apopka police say the two guns used in an after-school shootout were stored in cars on campus on Friday. The report shows it all started with a fight on campus at Apopka High School right as school was letting out. 

Int’l – Gun Crime – Underground Entrepreneur Uses Library to Smuggle Guns to Canada

REASON.COM September 17, 2018 – You can get a lot of cool things in libraries: books, of course; music; movies; and games are all available at the library I frequent in my town. But Quebec’s Alexis Vlachos took the library coolness factor up a notch when he added firearms to the inventory at the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, which straddles the national border between Derby Line, Vermont, and…

OH – Gun Crime – Cincinnati shooting: Experts see mass shootings as an outgrowth of U.S. suicide epidemic (VIDEO)

CINCINNATI.COM September 14, 2018 Mass shootings such as the Sept. 6 attack at the Fifth Third Center doesn’t neatly boil down just to who has access to guns. Preventing such horrors isn’t as simple as who has access to mental health care, or who is mentally ill. Those brushes paint too broadly over the root causes for mass shootings, experts say. They believe we need to focus on a key…

IL – Gun Crime – Worried about gun violence, more than 20 Illinois schools install bright blue pull boxes that notify police of an active shooter

CHICAGO TRIBUNE September 14, 2018 – The more than 700 students enrolled at St. Ben’s this year were greeted by 30 new bright blue pull boxes on the walls, fixtures installed because of concern about the possibility of a deadly school shooting. The school also spent $40,000 on new security cameras. More than 20 schools in Illinois, including St. Ben’s, now have these BluePoint systems installed. Many are in…

NV – Gun Crime – CCSD police discuss guns on campus, another gun found Wednesday at Desert Rose HS (VIDEO)

KYNV.COM September 12, 2018 – Clark County School District police said there have been 7 incidents involving guns since the start of the school year, including an arrest Wednesday at Desert Rose High School. A 16-year-old student was arrested for possession of a loaded 9mm handgun. CCSD held a news conference Wednesday to discuss school safety and several recent cases of students bringing weapons to school. 

IA – Gun Crime – Pistol’s safety catch may have stopped a 12-year-old from shooting his teacher in the face, report says

DAILY HERALD.COM September 11, 2018 – A 12-year-old in Iowa stood face-to-face with his teacher, pointing a loaded gun at the instructor’s face, authorities said. The young boy had taken the gun to class one morning last month at North Scott Junior High School in Eldridge, Iowa, and told the other children to drop to the ground. Then he took aim at his teacher, and pulled the trigger, according…

NV – LE – Las Vegas Police: Hostage grabbed suspect’s gun, ran to safety before officer shooting (VIDEO)

FOX5VEGAS.COM September 6, 2018 – Dramatic helicopter video showed a hostage fighting back against a man who police said was trying to rob the Super Pawn near Rainbow and Charleston. On Thursday, Metro Police credited that woman for her actions that may have saved her life. 

Nat’l – Gun Crime – Trump Administration Steps Up Prosecution of Gun Crimes

COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE.COMO September 4, 2018 – Though Donald Trump ran on a pro-gun, Second Amendment platform, a recent study from Syracuse University shows the administration has stepped up prosecutions of weapons offenses, bringing 8,403 such cases in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2018, a 22.5 percent increase from the previous year. TRAC Reports, a data-gathering organization at Syracuse University, also reported last week that that nation’s…

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