Dana Criswell

11 Flips | 1 Magazine | @DCriswell | Keep up with Dana Criswell on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dana Criswell”

Plan to hand out free shotguns in Tucson stirs debate

A former mayoral candidate in Tucson, Ariz., is drawing heated criticism from Democrats after he launched a program this week to hand out free shotguns in high-crime neighborhoods.<p>Shaun McClusky, who kicked off the program Monday, financed it with initial donor commitments of $12,000. He told …

Bloomy takes aim on guns on 'Meet the Press'

The $12 million ad blitz targeting senators wavering on gun control will be just the beginning, Mayor Bloomberg warned Sunday.<p>“I have a …

GOP senators threaten to filibuster gun control legislation after Reid vows to forge ahead

Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are vowing to filibuster any new restrictions on guns, according to a letter the conservative trio wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.<p>The warning comes just days after Reid announced plans to forge ahead on legislation that …

DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchase | Politics | US News

Tim Huelskamp speaks at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan. on Sept. 27, 2010.(John Hanna/AP)<p>The Department of Homeland Security responded …

Local law enforcement face ammo shortage as gun owners, DHS stock up

Local law enforcement agencies across the country are facing an ammo shortage, as gun owners concerned about new laws at the federal and state level stock up on firearms and bullets.<p>At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security has said it wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of …

Arizona Group Plans to Give Away Free Shotguns to People in High-Crime Areas

According to the Arizona Daily Star, McClusky’s group is raising money to purchase shotguns and provide training for Arizona residents living in mid-to-high-crime areas, provided they pass a background check. Leaflets and fliers are to be distributed to spread awareness and encourage residents to …

Gun store rescinds Mark Kelly's rifle purchase, questions his 'intent'

A Tucson gun store owner has decided to rescind the sale of a military-style rifle to Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he's lobbying Congress to …

Newtown gunman spent more than 150 rounds, killed victims within 5 minutes

In less than five minutes, a gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people inside, then took his own life, leaving more than 150 spent rounds in his wake, according to documents released Thursday.<p>Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky says Adam Lanza killed 20 …

Read Dem Lawmaker’s Insane Email to Pro-Gun Constituent: ‘Slave-Holding, Murdering, Adulterous, Baby-Raping…’

Alabama state Rep. Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile)<p>Alabama resident Eddie Maxwell recently decided to send out a mass email to state legislators warning them that, in his opinion, just proposing gun control is a violation of state law.<p>The response he got from Rep. Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile) stunned him.<p>Maxwell …

Joe Biden on Gun Control: ‘Let Me Say This as Clearly as I Can, This Is Just the Beginning’

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 21: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks in favor of gun reform legislation at a press conference on March 21, 2013 in New York City. The Vice President joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and family members of Sandy Hook shooting victims at the city hall event. …