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MA – GUN CRIME – 2 charged in probe of ‘ghost’ guns in Fitchburg area

Two men are in federal custody after an investigation into the manufacture and sale of untraceable “ghost” guns in the Fitchburg area, including an Uzi sold to an undercover agent.

Terrick Bishoff, 38, of 11 Sherbert Road, Ashburnham, sold multiple untraceable guns to the undercover agent and promised an assault rifle was coming, a federal agent said. John Shaw, 30, of 24 Nyman Road, Templeton, was…

DC – GUN CRIME – Forensic Scientists Use ‘Gun DNA’ to Track Guns Still on the Streets (VIDEO)

Forensic scientists are collecting data on bullets and shell casings to connect shootings in D.C. before finding the guns. In the past, investigators would try to match a bullet to a gun if someone was killed or injured, but other bullets went untested. Now forensic scientists are collecting data on all shell casings and bullets at crime scenes to track all the times guns are used, even…

CA – GUN CRIME – Oakland-Based Snapchat Gun Dealer Gets Eight Years In Federal Prison

A man who was trafficking in weapons that he purchased in Nevada, where he lived part of the time, and sold via Snapchat in the East Bay, has received an eight-year prison term. Anthony Reed, 23, was indicted last November along with four other residents of California and Nevada after he and his co-conspirators sold 35 weapons to an undercover federal agent and then attempted to rob…

IL – GUN CRIME – Concealed-carry holder, robber both killed in shootout in Roseland

A concealed-carry permit holder and a man attempting to rob a business were each killed in a shootout Saturday night in Roseland on the Far South Side. Derrick Gholston, 43, was standing about 7:15 p.m. outside of a business in the first block of East 112th Place when he was approached by two men who flashed a handgun and demanded his property, according to Chicago police…

CA – GUN CRIME – Inland Rep. Ken Calvert says video games, loss of faith help fuel gun violence

“Extremely violent” video games and “a loss of religious concerns” contribute to gun violence and mass shootings and new gun laws are unlikely to stop mass shootings, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, said in a recent interview. Speaking to Spectrum News 1, Calvert, the Inland Empire’s longest-serving congressman, threw cold water on more gun restrictions as the answer to a recent spate of mass shootings and gun-related deaths…

SC – GUN CONTROL – Columbia gun rule would probably be struck down in court, SC attorney general says

A rule the city of Columbia put in place to combat homemade guns likely violates state law and would not stand up in court, South Carolina’s attorney general said in an opinion this week. The office of Attorney General Alan Wilson issued a formal opinion Thursday that Columbia’s ban on “ghost guns” violates state law that prohibits local governments from passing most regulations of guns. “Ghost guns” are guns…

DC – GUN CRIME – Two Shootings In Washington, D.C. Left Two People Dead And Seven Injured Late On Thursday

Two Shootings In Washington, D.C. left two people dead and seven injured late on Thursday, reports by police and several media outlets said, as authorities on Friday hunted for a pair of suspects from one of the attacks likely armed with an assault rifle. In the first attack, one man was killed and five people wounded, two of them critically, in a drive-by shooting. The victims had been…

ATF leads the charge against stolen gun trend (VIDEO)

WKRN.COM September 19, 2019 –  The numbers are staggering.

Metro police saw a 70-percent jump in guns from stolen cars between 2016 and 2018. Statewide, the TBI saw an 85-percent increase in guns stolen from cars and trucks between 2016 and 2017. Nationwide, nearly half a million guns are stolen every year.

TX – GUN CRIME – After Two Mass Shootings, What Does The Gun Debate Look Like In West Texas?

TX – GUN CRIME – After Two Mass Shootings, What Does The Gun Debate Look Like In West Texas?

August was a month unlike any other for West Texas. Two mass shootings — one in the city of El Paso and another in Odessa — left 29 dead and dozens injured. The tragedies have pushed the Lone Star State into the national conversation on gun violence, once again. Texas is, in general,…

TX – GUN CRIME – Odessa Shooter Deemed Mentally Unfit to Own Gun Before Attack: Report

The man behind the shooting in Odessa, Texas, that left seven people dead was not allowed to buy or own firearms after a local court determined he was mentally unfit, The Wall Street Journal reports. Authorities were reportedly still investigating how Seth Aaron Ator was able to obtain the AR-15-style rifle used during the Saturday shooting. One official told the Associated Press that Ator had obtained the gun via…

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – Anti-Gun Laws Will Never Solve Gun Violence in America

Despite of what the left-wing media wants you to believe, there is not an epidemic of mass shootings, or an epidemic of gun violence in general, in the United States. The data make this clear. In fact — and again, in spite of what many in the media would have us believe — by many accounts, mass shootings are not even on the rise. Definitions of…

NY – GUN CRIME/LE – This Man Says His Anti-violence Plan Would Save 12,000 Lives

On a chilly evening in early May, Mitchell Thomas, a Buffalo, New York, police lieutenant, pulled his patrol car away from an East Side district station to lead a three-vehicle caravan on an unconventional policing mission. Thomas and his team of four Buffalo cops and an FBI agent were making home visits, a form of intervention that Buffalo police had recently begun relying on more heavily to…

Father of slain Parkland student writes book with new details about shooter’s history (VIDEO)

MIAMI HERALD.COM September 10, 2019 –  When Nikolas Cruz, the confessed Parkland shooter, was still in middle school, his therapist and school psychiatrist took the unusual step of jointly writing a letter to his private psychiatrist.

“Per recent information shared in school he dreams of killing others and covered in blood,” they wrote, indicating…

DC – GUN CRIME – Passing on Gun Reform, Trump Administration Wants to Expedite Executions of Mass Shooters

After two mass shootings in Texas this month left 28 victims dead and 46 injured, state lawmakers responded — the day after the rampage in Midland and Odessa — by passing multiple laws loosening firearm restrictions, making it easier for owners to carry guns in churches, schools, and after disasters are declared. Despite a brief flirtation with stricter background checks following the shooting in El Paso, President Trump said…

INT’L – GUN CRIME – Look in the Mirror: Mexico Shouldn’t Lecture America About Gun Policy

The El Paso massacre has gone international. Following this tragic incident, where a gunman murdered 22 people in cold blood, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) offered his two cents. AMLO suggested that the U.S. review its gun control laws according to a Bloomberg News report. During a news conference, AMLO said: “We are very respectful of what other governments decide, but we think that these unfortunate events…

NC – GUN CRIME – High Point University student found with guns in dorm had ‘plan…to kill people,’ court documents say (VIDEO)

A High Point University student found with guns in his dorm room planned to shoot up the school in the coming months, according to court documents.
Paul Steber, 19, a freshman from Boston, was arrested Tuesday after officers found guns in his dorm room. Steber was taken into custody and charged with two felony counts of weapons on campus or other educational property. After he was questioned,…

TX – GUN CRIME – Senator Ted Cruz Wants Felons Who Lie On Gun Background Check Applications Prosecuted

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to pass his bill that would prosecute fugitives and felons who lie on their gun background check applications. While the measure would not have prevented the Allen man charged with the deadly shooting rampage in El Paso from obtaining his gun, Cruz said had an earlier version of the bill passed, it would have prevented the November, 2017 mass shooting at the…

El Paso shooting suspect said he bought his AK-47 and ammo from overseas

TEXAS TRIBUNE.ORG August 28, 2019 –  When the alleged gunman walked into an El Paso Walmart earlier this month to carry out the worst massacre of Hispanic people in recent American history, he went in with an assault weapon he said he bought from Romania, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report obtained by The Texas Tribune.

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