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FBI sub-machine gun stolen from California agent's car

The FBI announced Friday that a sub-machine gun was stolen out of an agent’s car earlier this month outside San Francisco.<p>The San Francisco Chronicle described the gun as a Heckler & Koch MP5 10 mm. The report said an ammunition magazine and bulletproof vest were also taken from the special agent’s …

Passing driver kills man attacking Arizona trooper on road

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's …

Two thieves try to steal truck from armed 73-year-old and instantly regret it

A 73-year-old was accosted in his own garage by two armed robbers who were trying to steal his truck, but he made them instantly regret it after they discovered he was armed too.<p>According to St. Louis Police Captain Mary Warmicke, the man was working in his garage when the two thieves walked in.<p>Two …

German police quash Breitbart story of mob setting fire to Dortmund church

Country’s politicians warn against fake news after Breitbart website said group chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ vandalised church on New Year’s Eve<p>German media and politicians have warned against an election-year spike in fake news after the rightwing website Breitbart claimed a mob chanting “Allahu Akbar” …

Fake News

Police: Clerk wrestles gun away, shoots two robbers

Two robbers were seriously wounded when a clerk at a small West Side shop grabbed their gun away and shot them Tuesday, Chicago police said.<p>The two walked into the shop in the 5800 block of West Chicago Avenue around 4:45 p.m. and announced a robbery, police said. A worker struggled with the men, …

Loyola University

Nebraska Supreme Court clarifies concealed carry in cars

The Nebraska Supreme Court decision aims to clarify existing laws on concealed carry of non-permit holders in cars. <i>(Photo: Console Vault)</i><p>The Nebraska …

Guns

Yoga instructor from Texas kills 2 robbers in Chile with gun hidden under her pillow

A 61-year-old yoga instructor originally from Texas fatally shot two robbers who broke into her home in Chile this week.<p>Four men broke into the home …

Man Decapitates Boy, 2, for Crying Over Milk Allergy, Police Say

A “barbaric monster” decapitated and dismembered a 2-year-old boy before dumping the toddler’s remains in a Chicago lagoon because the …

Crime

Van Nuys driver crushed by his own vehicle in deadly clash with bicyclist, police say

Police are investigating a fight between a bicyclist and a motorist in Van Nuys over the weekend that ended with the cyclist stealing the motorist's vehicle and fatally crushing him with it before making his escape, authorities said.<p>The incident unfolded about 9:50 p.m. Sunday as the motorist, …

Crime

Muslim police chaplain says women commit 'major sin' if they refuse to have sex with husbands

A Muslim police chaplain has faced criticism after he reportedly said women commit “a major sin” if they refuse to have sex with their …

National Guard helicopter, seven cop vehicles sent to warrantlessly seize a single marijuana plant from an 81-year-old Massachusetts grandmother

81-year-old Peg Holcomb of Amherst, Mass wasn't home when a low-flying Massachusetts National Guard helicopter and seven ground-based law-enforcement …

Sometimes The 'Other Side' Isn't Worth Listening To

One of the true champions in the gun violence prevention (<i>GVP</i>) community is my friend Donna-Dees Thomases, whose <i>Million Moms March</i> in Washington on Mother’s Day 2000, was a signal event in the growth and significance of <i>GVP</i>. Donna wrote a book about her experience which is certainly worth a read, …

Police: Suspected drunk driver crashes into helicopter on highway

Police in western New Mexico said a suspected drunk driver crashed into a medical transport helicopter that had responded to a rollover crash early Sunday.<p>Sheriff’s deputies in McKinley County, N.M., said the driver went around a barricade on a state highway near Gallup, N.M., and crashed into the …

New York Times Examines Mass Shootings and Gun Laws; Their Findings "Dispiriting to Anyone Hoping for Simple Legislative Fixes to Gun Violence"

Every time a horrific crime committed with a gun gets national attention, politicians will usually recommend more stringent gun laws as a response. …

Sonography students forced to perform vaginal probes on each other will get their day in court

Last May, three students in the program at Valencia College in Orlando filed a lawsuit against several administrators at their school.<p>The three took issue with their program’s practice of having students in the training program perform transvaginal (penetrative) ultrasound exams on each other.<p>They …

Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called …

2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week.<p>Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to terminate Officer …

BLINK OF AN EYE: Officers Forced to Shoot Suspect Who Won't Be Tased

A lot of the people criticizing Charlotte, North Carolina, police officers for the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott claim that officers should not have …

Self Defense

Ex-NFL linebacker overpowers 4 muggers, police say

An attack on an Illinois state senator has led to murder charges in the death of a Georgia man.<p>Former NFL player and Democratic Sen. Napoleon Harris was attacked Sept. 6 as he made a pizza delivery from his restaurant in Harvey. The order was a ruse, leading to the attack by four men.<p>"They put a …

Hoarder mom possibly unaware of son’s corpse in her own home

It’s a plot twist not even Alfred Hitchcock would think of.<p>The elderly Brooklyn woman found this month living with the skeletal remains of her son, …

If Printing Guns Is Legal, So Is Distributing the Plans

An appeals court stopped the release of files to make AR-15s at home. That's not how the First Amendment is supposed to work.<p>Can the government block the online publication of files that let anyone make an assault rifle on a 3-D printer? In a defeat for free speech and a win for gun-control …

In a Minnesota mall, a 'good guy with a gun' stops a 'bad guy' with a knife

Gun rights advocates have a new hero.<p>Jason Falconer, a part-time police officer who killed an attacker wielding a knife Saturday at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud, Minn., earned high praise from local officials as well as his own trending hashtag on Twitter.<p>"He was put in unfortunate …

Guns

Gun rights debate returns to Washington courtroom

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The battle over gun rights returned to the nation's capital Tuesday, as a federal appeals court took up a challenge to a restriction that requires applicants for a license to carry a concealed firearm to demonstrate a "good reason" to fear injury to his or her person or …

Guns

Georgetown students say U.S. Constitution taken ‘too seriously’

An education watchdog’s Constitution Day interviews on Georgetown University’s campus revealed no shortage of students who said the document is …

Christian Bakers Fined $135K for Not Working Gay Wedding Continue Fighting for Their Freedoms

The Christian owners of an Oregon bakery who were fined over $135,000 by a state government agency for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex …

Why the anti-tyranny case for the 2nd Amendment shouldn't be dismissed so quickly

Do people have a right to defend themselves against a tyrannical government? And does the Second Amendment reinforce that right? Donald Trump appeared to be referring to such a right recently, in his muddled comments about "Second Amendment people." But trying to discern the thinking behind Trump’s …

Political Science

Why Companies Have To Be People, Constitutional Amendment Or No

Hillary Clinton is promising that she will launch a constitutional amendment concerning Citizens United within 30 days of being elected. That such a campaign is launched doesn’t mean that such an amendment will be passed of course, the Founders made it deliberately difficult to make changes to the …

Second Amendment protects former soldier who had been psychiatrically committed 10 years ago, when he was 15

From <i>Keyes v. Lynch</i>, 2016 WL 3670852 (M.D. Penn.), decided Monday:<p>Plaintiff Jonathan Yox is a [Pennsylvania] state correctional officer. . . . [He] was [once] involuntarily committed as a juvenile to the psychiatric inpatient unit of Philhaven, a mental and behavioral health care provider in Mount …

The Second Amendment's Second-Class Citizens

Black citizens of the United States have seldom enjoyed the same right to bear arms that whites do.<p>The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile share several striking, stomach-churning similarities: They were black men, killed by police, in deeply segregated communities. Both killings were …

Court holds machine guns not protected by 2nd Amendment

A unanimous three-judge panel last week upheld a lower court ruling that guns capable of select-fire or full-auto are “dangerous and unusual” and not …