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IL – GUN CRIME – Chicago Police Arrest 53 People After Infiltrating Secret Online Groups Selling Guns and Drugs on Facebook

CHICAGO POLICE SAID TUESDAY THAT 53 PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY AS PART OF “OPERATION FACEBOOKED,” A TWO-YEAR OPERATION TO INFILTRATE SECRET GROUPS SELLING DRUGS AND GUNS ON FACEBOOK.

FL – GUN CRIME – Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Backs Concealed Weapon Enhancements

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is backing a measure that would require her agency to retain fingerprints of applicants seeking concealed-weapon licenses. Having a log of the fingerprints would allow her agency’s Concealed Weapon Licensing Program to “immediately access criminal history information on applicants who have committed crimes in other states,” Fried said in a press release Wednesday. Under current law, “a dangerous loophole exists which could allow individuals…

CA – GUN CRIME – California Gun Laws Couldn’t Stop Santa Clarita Shooter

Despite California’s myriad gun control laws, none of them were able to prevent the senseless slaughter of two teenagers when a gunman opened fire on his classmates in a murderous rampage at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif. on Nov. 14. Groups like the National Rifle Association have maintained for decades that gun laws restrict only those who choose to abide by them—not those who don’t. “California has more than 800…

FL – GUN CRIME – Teen Charged With Manslaughter After Gun Play Kills Two Friends With Single Bullet (VIDEO)

A South Florida teenager is charged with manslaughter after playing with a gun that accidentally discharged and struck two friends who were both killed, according to police. Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said 15-year-old Joseph Blanco was with two friends, Jose Villarreal III, 15, and Julio Labrada, 14, playing with a gun inside a home in the 19000 block of SW 320th Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday. “It is…

TX – GUN CRIME – Viral video shows two men shooting guns on a freeway, El Paso Police investigating

A video showing two men opening fire on what looks like an El Paso highway is making the rounds on social media and has caught the attention of the El Paso Police Department. The video was spread on social media this past weekend and featured Sunday on FitFam, a prominent Instagram account. It shows two men, including the cameraman, firing handguns out the window of a car while driving…

AZ – GUN CRIME – Arizona guns quietly smuggled across border as bullets fly in Mexico

ARIZONA GUNS QUIETLY SMUGGLED ACROSS BORDER AS BULLETS FLY IN MEXICO
IMAGES OF CHARRED, BULLET-RIDDEN TRUCKS ON A REMOTE HIGHWAY IN SONORA AND AN HOURS-LONG GUN BATTLE IN THE HEART OF CULIACAN, SINALOA, HORRIFIED THE U.S. PUBLIC IN RECENT WEEKS. THE IMAGES SHOWED WHERE THE “IRON RIVER” OF GUNS AND AMMUNITION BOUGHT IN THE UNITED STATES EMPTIES ONTO THE STREETS OF MEXICO.

CO – GUN CRIME – Denver Gang Member Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Federal Prison For Making And Selling Dozens Of High Powered Guns, Including Machine Guns And Silencers

U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn today announced that Andres Jaquin Luna, III, age 47, of Denver, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 188 months (just under 16 years) in federal prison for possession of a machine gun and distribution and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Luna appeared at today’s sentencing hearing in custody, and was remanded…

CA – GUN CRIME – Weapon used in Saugus High shooting was ‘kit gun,’ authorities say (VIDEO)

The weapon used in the Saugus High School shooting that claimed the lives of two students and wounded three others was a “kit gun” assembled from parts, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told Eyewitness News. Authorities are attempting to determine how the “kit gun” was assembled and by whom — the suspect or his late father. When investigators searched the suspect’s home as they sought a motive for the attack,…

Democrats Push California-Style Gun Control in Aftermath of California Shooting

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM November 18, 2019 – A number of prominent Democrats on Thursday pushed for the national adoption of California-style gun-control laws in the immediate aftermath of a horrific shooting at a California high school.

Within hours of the news that two students had been murdered, and another three injured, during an attack at Saugus High School just outside Los…

CA – GUN CRIME – Pete Buttigieg Blames NRA After School Shooting in Gun Controlled CA

DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL PETE BUTTIGIEG BLAMED THE NRA AFTER A 16-YEAR-OLD USED A HANDGUN TO SHOOT FIVE FELLOW STUDENTS THURSDAY IN SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA. HE STRESSED “LEADERS IN WASHINGTON” OUGHT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE AS WELL, BUT HE NEGLECTED THE FACT LEADERS IN WASHINGTON CANNOT PASS A SINGLE GUN CONTROL THAT DOES NOT ALREADY EXIST IN CALIFORNIA, THE STATE WHERE THE SHOOTING OCCURRED.

CA – GUN CRIME – 4 dead, 6 wounded in mass shooting in southeast Fresno home. No arrests, police say

At least four men were killed and six others were wounded Sunday night in southeast Fresno when gunmen sneaked into a backyard party and opened fire on dozens of people watching football. It was the third mass shooting in California in less than a week. “What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard,” Lt. Bill Dooley, a spokesman for…

Democrats call for stricter gun control mere hours after shooting at California high school (VIDEOS)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER.COM November 14, 2019 –  Less than an hour after news of a mass shooting at a high school in Southern California broke on Thursday, Democratic candidates for president and other lawmakers were calling for stricter gun control laws.

“The obvious point is that part of what we all have to say is enough is…

IL – GUN CRIME – Chicago gun violence, drug cartel mayhem fueled by straw purchases (VIDEO)

Federal agents trace nearly half a million guns used in crimes each year, often turning up a dangerous link that’s putting guns in the hands of criminals. Now, the I-Team is investigating a loophole linking recent high profile shootings: Criminals getting around gun safety laws by exploiting legal sales.
In last month’s battlefield in Culiacan, Mexico connected to the arrest of El Chapo’s son, the combatants were armed with heavy…

ID – GUN CRIME – Following the gun: Law enforcement puts hope in tool that identified suspect

When a finger squeezes the trigger of a gun, the firing pin drives into the primer at the center of a bullet casing, crushing the explosive powder and igniting it. The reaction propels the bullet down the gun barrel at more than 2,000 feet per second – piercing metal, ripping through tissue, shattering bones. But a bullet also can ravage an entire community. In the span of…

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – Potential Gun Trafficking Hubs Revealed in ATF Data

When a police detective picks up a crime gun and runs a trace, she finds out when the gun was first purchased in a legal sale. If that sale occurred in the previous year, there’s a good chance the firearm was trafficked or purchased with criminal intent. The aggregate data from those trace reports, analyzed by The Trace, provides a map of the interstate routes that display…

CA – GUN CRIME – Mexico, U.S. will attempt to ‘freeze’ arms trafficking at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to jointly tackle arms trafficking, naming the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing as one of five main ports where resources should be focused to stem the southbound flow of illegal guns. Dubbed “Operation Frozen,” the new joint effort was first discussed in a telephone conversation Saturday between Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and U.S. President Donald Trump, according to Mexico’s Foreign…

NC – GUN CRIME – Winston-Salem Implements a Gunfire Detection System

The Winston-Salem Police Department is implementing a new gunfire detection system to fight gun violence in the city. The department was given a $699,608 federal grant for the technology

The system uses acoustic sensors to detect, identify, and triangulate the source of sounds that may represent gunfire, so police can respond more quickly and accurately to the location.The gunfire detection system is expected to be implemented…

FL – GUN CRIME – Operation SURGE leads to 95 arrests and dozens of guns confiscated (VIDEO)

Nearly 100 criminals and dozens of guns are off the streets of Sarasota thanks to an undercover operation targeting illegal sales of drugs and firearms. “I saw an uptick in shooting into vehicles and cars and other individuals being shot,” said Bernadette DiPino, Sarasota Police Chief. Chief DiPino says a rise in gun violence in the city of Sarasota last year triggered action. “We knew right then…

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