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Police to be asked if they want to carry guns

All police officers in England and Wales are to be asked if they want to routinely carry a gun.<p>The survey by the Police Federation, which represents 123,000 officers, will begin next week.<p>It is the first national survey to ask police about dropping the principle of normally being unarmed since 2006.<p>…

Critics fire back at Seattle gun, ammo tax they claim is aimed at killing business

Mike Coombs feels like he is in the crosshairs of Seattle lawmakers, who this year implemented a special tax on the guns and ammo his Fourth Avenue store has sold for more than 40 years.<p>On January 1 Seattle began imposing a $25 tax on every gun and a 5-cent tax on every round sold within city …

Guns

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify …

Guns

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act: Facts and policy

By David Kopel<p>Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy<p>Hillary Clinton has castigated Bernie Sanders for voting for a federal statute that she says provides “absolute immunity” to firearms manufacturers. According to Westlaw’s news database, she made the claim on May 15 (reported in the Guardian on May …

Guns

California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to …

Important Second Amendment Case Reheard by Federal Court

<b>Washington, DC –</b> -(Ammoland.com)- On Wednesday May 11th 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reheard the NRA-supported …

Guns

Caribbean-Inspired Grilled Chicken Kabobs Recipe

"Caribbean-inspired chicken kabobs. You can substitute green pepper for the red pepper, if desired."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup cream of coconut<p>1 cup lemon juice<p>…

Common Core-aligned writing lesson on gun debate fuels claims of political agenda

Common Core backers are sneaking a social and political agenda into nationalized curriculum, say critics, who now have new ammo in a writing lesson plan for teachers that they say gives a slanted perspective of the gun debate.<p>A study guide dubbed, "The Battle Over Gun Control," authored by KQED, a …

U.S. judge dismisses challenge of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law

Challengers of Arizona's landmark immigration law failed to show that police would enforce the statute differently for Latinos than they would for people of other ethnicities, a judge said in a ruling that dismissed the last of seven challenges to the law.<p>The ruling could signal the end of the case …

Immigration

Texas policeman who killed black teenager sacked

A policeman who killed an unarmed black teenager during a suspected burglary at a Texas car dealership last week has been fired for "making decisions that had catastrophic outcomes", the city's police chief said.<p>Arlington officer Brad Miller, 49, could also face criminal charges once police …

One of three police officers who fatally shot immigrant in Washington resigns

One of the three Pasco police officers who shot and killed an immigrant farmworker in a busy intersection earlier this year has resigned from the department.<p>Pasco police shooting: victim's American dream ends in violent reality<p>Read more<p>The Tri-City Herald reports that nine-year veteran Ryan …

Items recovered from NY cabin in hunt for escaped murderers

BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Items recovered from a remote hunting cabin might be linked to a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a nearby prison …

Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

"Imagine a football stadium filled to its brim. That's how much food goes wasted every single day in America."<p>Komal Ahmad, CEO of Feeding Forward

Charleston: Governor, senators join in saying Confederate flag should go

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> A day after thousands mourned the slayings of nine black worshippers at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, leaders of diverse ages, races and backgrounds came together to say a symbol of segregation has no place at the state Capitol.<p>Remove …

South Carolina

Taliban attack parliament building in Kabul with suicide car bomb and RPGs

Afghan lawmakers voting on new defence minister forced to evacuate after armed insurgents try to storm building, injuring dozens<p>Two people, including a child, died when Taliban fighters attacked the Afghan parliament building in Kabul, injuring dozens of civilians and forcing lawmakers to evacuate …

Extremism

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

Subtropical Storm Ana Threatens Carolinas With Floods, Winds

Lashing rain, 45 mph winds and coastal floods were possible along the Southeast's coast Friday as Subtropical Storm Ana drifted toward the Carolinas, forecasters warned.<p>The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was centered about 140 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, by …

One-armed fullback to vie for spot on pro Canadian football team

When Curtis Harmon III showed up in front of NFL scouting personnel in Baltimore last month, no one was sure what to expect. After all, how could a man with one arm catch a football?<p>"I didn't drop a single pass," Harmon told CNN. "Didn't bobble a pass either."<p>Indeed, in his rundown for a …

Man records 70-foot fall into crevasse - CNN Video

Jackie Kennedy letters withdrawn from auction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jacqueline Kennedy's personal and heartfelt letters to an Irish priest about her marriage, faith and the 1963 death of her husband will no longer be sold at auction, according to the Irish auction house in charge of the event.<p>"Sheppard's is in the process of returning the archive, and items …

Man strips naked in front of White House

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – A man stripped down naked in front of the White House on Friday and, according to United States Secret Service, assaulted an officer who attempted to subdue him.<p>"Michel Bechard approached uniformed division officers at the White House and he proceeded to get fully undressed," …

Lawsuit claims teachers indoctrinated teens into religious cult

A Connecticut family has filed a lawsuit claiming a public school district, a trio of high school teachers and others engaged in a "predatory religious indoctrination" that left their daughters speaking a "bizarre new language."<p>The 64-page federal lawsuit, which does not name the young women or …

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay charged with impaired driving

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance on Friday, just over two months after his arrest, a prosecutor said.<p>The misdemeanor charges filed Friday are pending in Hamilton County, Indiana, Superior Court, …

Arizona residents evacuate as fierce wildfire rages

As one of hundreds of evacuees in Arizona's raging wildfire, Serena Chesmore valued family over home.<p>She ensured the safety of the most precious things in the world: her family and pets.<p>Her house in Kachina Village, after all, is replaceable, Chesmore said Friday.<p>"The kids, the pets, the photos -- …

Deadly California rampage: Chilling video, but no match for reality

After promising a "day of retribution" on YouTube, a heavily armed, mentally disturbed 22-year-old went on a killing spree in a California college town, authorities said.<p>He fatally stabbed three men in his residence, shot two women to death in front of a sorority house, shot a man to death inside a …

Cops investigate 'retribution' video - CNN Video

California mass killer thought plan was over during April visit by deputies

Elliot Rodger stood in the doorway, talking to sheriff's deputies who had come to check on his welfare, and worried that his plan to kill was over.<p>Last month, officers visited Rodger, 22, who they say killed six people and himself Friday night, at his apartment in Isla Vista, California.<p>"I had the …

Teen drops nearly 200 pounds

Edgar Hernandez didn't expect to learn that he was pre-diabetic at age 16.<p>When his mother burst into tears at the doctor's office, it hit him hard. He was 370 pounds and couldn't stand to look at himself.<p>It was tough being a fat kid, but things became unbearable in high school. Edgar was seeing a …

Three killed, five wounded in Myrtle Beach shootings

Myrtle Beach authorities responded to six separate shootings Saturday that left three people dead and five people wounded in the popular South Carolina resort city, police Capt. David Knipes said Sunday.<p>The deadly incident occurred at the beachfront Bermuda Sands motel, where three men were killed …