Devin Kelley

Animal abusers shouldn’t own guns

Preventing cruelty to animals can save human lives.

Animal Abuse

Sutherland Springs shooter recorded his confession to severe beating of stepson

<b>SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas</b> - Seven months after the mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs church that left 26 people dead, the Air Force released to …

Crime

After mass shootings, Cornyn's background check bill approved in $1.3 trillion budget deal

<i>Updated Friday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. to reflect that President Donald Trump signed the bill into law.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. John Cornyn's gun …

Guns

Grenade launchers, scores of guns seized in Southern California through unique state program

<b>By ROBERT SALONGA | rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com</b><p>State officials have announced the recovery of an array of illegally owned weapons — including three …

Guns

CBS Suggests Better Background Checks Won’t Help, But Promotes Gun Ban

After the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas last year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers came together to craft legislation with the goal of …

Guns

Texas church shooter avoided arrest in rape case after investigation languished, records show

A young woman accused Texas mass killer Devin Kelley of rape in 2013 but he was never arrested after the investigation languished, according to a report.<p>The 20-year-old accuser said she was choked, slapped, forced into oral sex and raped but the case became inactive after she ignored follow-up …

Crime

Authorities failed to pursue sexual assault investigation against Texas church shooter

Sheriff's deputies admitted they did not pursue a sexual assault investigation that, in the end, may have prevented a Texas gunman from legally …

Crime

US military added 4,000 to gun ban list after Texas church massacre: report

The U.S. military has added more than 4,000 names of dishonorably discharged service members to a national background check system in the months …

Guns

U.S. military adds over 4,000 names to gun ban list after Texas church shooting

A Texas church massacre that killed 26 people last year prompted the U.S. military to add the names of more than 4,000 people to the list of …

Guns

AR-15 variants have now been used in a series of mass killings

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Guns

The “Doublespeak” of Responsible Encryption

<b>n. A proposal to ensure that texts are capable of being decoded, and phones unlocked, when the government obtains a warrant.</b><p>Coined by US deputy …

FBI brands Apple 'jerks' for making iPhones too difficult to crack

One US Federal Bureau of Investigation official who has become so frustrated with Apple's iPhone security, he has described its products as the work of an "evil genius".<p>The technology giant, which has sold billions of products, has made it increasingly difficult to break into iPhones, claiming it …

Technology (India)

Cities Sue Pentagon Over Gun-Check System Failures

New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia are suing the Department of Defense over its failure to report to the FBI criminal convictions in the …

News (U.S.)

NYC, San Francisco, and Philadelphia sue Pentagon for failure to report criminals to FBI database

New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense for its failures to report service members’ convictions to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System database.<p>What’s the story?<p>The military is required to report all …

Conservative View

3 U.S. cities sue Department of Defense over gun background check failures

NEW YORK — Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are …

Guns

NYC, 2 Other Cities Sue Department Of Defense Over Gun Check Reporting

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)</b> — New York was one of three cities that filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Pentagon over gun deaths – including the recent …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Paxton: Texans can bring guns to church unless church says otherwise

Attorney General Ken Paxton has clarified that licensed handgun owners can bring their weapons to church as long as the church does not say otherwise …

Ken Paxton

This Couple Lost 8 Family Members in the Texas Church Massacre. But They’re Still Finding Joy at Christmas

Joe and Claryce Holcombe’s big Texas family always sprawled on Christmas Day – their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren spread out …

Christmas Trees

Family of Texas church shooting victims sues retailer that sold rifle to gunman Devin Kelley

SAN ANTONIO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The family of a woman and two children killed when a gunman opened fire in a rural Texas church has sued the store …

Guns

5-year-old church shooting survivor wants 1 thing for Christmas (and you can help)

Ryland Ward, the 5-year-old boy who was repeatedly shot at church during last month’s horrific massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has only one thing on his Christmas wish list as he recovers in the hospital: holiday cards.<p>Ryland’s grandmother, Sandy Ward, explained to TODAY that there’s not a …

San Antonio

A Year Punctuated by Tragedy - WSJ

Hurricane Season Packs a Wallop<p>Powerful hurricanes and tropical storms hit the Gulf Coast and Caribbean in 2017, killing more than 200 people, causing billions of dollars in damage and upsetting the lives of tens of millions, from Texas to Puerto Rico.<p>The storms, from mid-August through September, …

Robert E. Lee

U.S. military still fails on gun background checks

A month after a former airman killed 2 dozen in Texas, services have yet to report 100% of convictions to the FBI: Our view<p>One month ago, the Air Force learned just how deadly a paperwork error can be. Its failure to report an assault conviction to the FBI allowed former airman Devin Kelley to buy …

News (U.S.)

Grandma of 5-year-old TX church shooting survivor shares grandson’s Christmas wish—and you can help

The grandmother of Ryland Ward, a 5-year-old survivor of the church massacre on Nov. 5 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, said her grandson — who is still hospitalized and unaware that his mother and two sisters were among the more than two dozen killed — has one wish this holiday: Christmas cards sent …

Go-karts

Amid concerns about reporting criminal activity, Air Force secretary lays out way to address 'systemic problem'

The secretary of the Air Force appeared before Congress today amid continued concerns that U.S. military services are not adequately reporting …

Corruption

The Air Force failed to alert the FBI about Devin Kelley. Other branches are much worse at reporting violent criminals.

A review of the Defense Department released Tuesday found significant failures throughout the military to report violent offenders to federal law enforcement, a breakdown that allowed Air Force veteran Devin Kelley to purchase the firearms he used to commit a massacre in Texas last month.<p>Yet while …

World News

FBI tried seizing thousands of guns from people who failed background checks

The FBI issued more than 4,000 orders last year to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for agents to seize guns from people who …

News (U.S.)

Report: FBI Ordered ATF Agents to Retrieve Guns From Thousands Who Failed Background Checks

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued more than 4,000 orders for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) …

Guns

A modest step on guns, threatened by House GOP

Rank-and-file Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together to back sensible gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shootings in …

Guns

Pentagon watchdog finds 'serious deficiencies' in submitting criminal info to FBI database

The Pentagon’s watchdog arm has found that, in the past two years, military services didn’t submit criminal data to the FBI database used for …

Corruption

More than 4,000 guns had to be retrieved from buyers after delayed background checks last year

More than 4,000 guns that were transferred into the hands of buyers in 2016 were later referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and …

Guns