Guns

NRA hijacks first bipartisan gun bill in years. Now it's too dangerous to pass.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.<p>J. Scott Applewhite, AP<p>John Feinblatt, Opinion contributor<p>Two months. Two horrific mass shootings that rocked America. Then, two gun bills in the House of Representatives.<p>And one terrible idea from National Rifle Association headquarters.<p>Leave it to …

Gun Control

Police: Man had guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition during burglary

A man had three guns, a knife and hundreds of rounds of ammunition on him and in his vehicle Tuesday when he was arrested during a burglary at a home …

Crime

Carjacker’s victim turns out to be concealed carry permit holder — and it’s a painful miscalculation

A couple of crooks picked out a silver Infinity to carjack Sunday in New Orleans — but how could they have known that one of the men in the targeted car is a concealed carry permit holder?<p>What went down?<p>A man that WVUE-TV identified only as Benny told the station he and a friend pulled up to …

Conservative View

New York Governor announces new gun ban which has existed for 20 years

When I saw a press release this week saying that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was announcing yet another gun ban, all I could think was… <i>oh, great</i>. …

Conservative View

Five years after my sister died at Sandy Hook, the gun lobby is working to make us less safe

The other weekend, my family went Christmas tree shopping. We picked out the perfect tree, laughed as we played in the tree farm and posed for pictures together as a family. It was the perfect late fall afternoon and we all enjoyed spending this yearly tradition together. It’s a day my siblings …

Gun Control

Five years after Sandy Hook, active shooter drills do more harm than good in schools

Young children are forced to cower behind locked doors while an adult in black shouts threats and shoots blanks in the hallways. This is not helping.<p>The Sandy Hook massacre didn’t just scar the friends and family of the 20 first-graders and six staff members who were killed on Dec. 14, 2012, at the …

Northeastern University

Is This the Good News the Firearms Industry Was Waiting For?

With sales languishing throughout the year, the gun industry needed a quick pick-me-up.<p>Smith & Wesson owner <b>American Outdoor Brands</b> (NASDAQ:AOBC) …

Investing

A progressive push for more gun violence

Who ever thought the progressive position on gun violence would be to encourage more of it?<p>Yet that’s the paradox in Philadelphia, where on Thursday …

Opinion

Bulletproof glass bill: license to be killed? | Opinion

Councilwoman Cindy Bass has been pushing her bulletproof glass bill (Bill 170963) to demonstrate her political agenda of “cracking down on Stop-N-Go” …

Philadelphia

This skate company is turning guns into skateboards

There are over 300 million guns in the United States. That’s nearly one firearm for every single American.<p>While the Second Amendment calls for the …

Gun range patron shot, killed by employee in freak accident

The patron, Joshua Cummings, 36, had just exited his vehicle in the parking lot of Hot Wells Gun Range when a bullet struck him in the head.

Evidence on preventing gun violence is clear, but New York fails to act

State legislation reducing access to guns by a person in crisis has yet to pass<p>Twenty-four years ago, a 35-year-old man who suffered from delusions, …

Gun Control

NY gov to announce legislation to remove firearms from people who commit domestic violence crimes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will announce legislation Wednesday to remove firearms from people who commit domestic violence crimes.<p>"Today I am …

Gun Control

Scots student on US gun charges claims he 'unintentionally fired' weapon in 'freak accident'

Tony Boyd, 23, was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly firing a gun at his vet girlfriend Sophie Kelly.<p>A Scots medical student facing gun and assault …

Crime

Connecticut senator 'embarrassed' at political inaction since Sandy Hook

As fifth anniversary of the mass shooting looms, outspoken gun critic Chris Murphy says Congress’s lack of results makes it difficult to face victims’ families<p>US senator Chris Murphy said he regrets that the Sandy Hook massacre, one of the deadliest school shootings in US history, has been followed …

Gun Control

WaPo Gives Pelosi Pinocchios for Gun Claim

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi missed the mark in her interpretation of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, voted into law by Republicans last …

Conservative View

Woman caught by security guards after trying to enter prison with 12 guns strapped to her body

A woman was stopped by security guards after trying to enter a prison with 12 pistols strapped to her torso.<p>Multiple weapons were strapped to the …

Rio De Janeiro

Peaky Blinders-style Tommy gun and AK47 part of HUGE firearms haul handed in to police

A Peaky Blinders-style Tommy gun was one of almost 250 firearms handed in to police in just TWO WEEKS.<p>Rounds of ammunition, silencers, air weapons …

Birmingham, UK

English Rifles: The Victorian NRA

On an early summer’s day in 1860 on Wimbledon Common, Queen Victoria fired the first shot at the first meeting of the National Rifle Association …

History

Guns in one car, $650,000 cash in the other: Centennial Park arrests a 'curious picture'

The actions of three men before they were arrested in dramatic scenes in Sydney's Centennial Park had the hallmarks of a convoy of cash being …

Crime

Cuomo proposes taking guns from domestic abusers

Gov. Cuomo wants to take firearms from people who engage in domestic violence — the first step in a plan to address victimization of women.<p>His …

Gun Control

Do Money, Social Status Woes Fuel the U.S. Gun Culture?

The U.S. has more guns per person than any other country, a ranking that is unlikely to drop even in the wake of the latest high-casualty mass …

Psychology

Watch 5 women rob North Shore's Victoria Secret using stun gun and mace | NOLA.com

Five women bolted from a North Shore Victoria Secret store Tuesday night (Dec. 12) with more than $1,500 in merchandize, using mace and a stun gun on …

New Orleans

A Sandy Hook mom describes what it’s like losing a child to gun violence – VICE News

One Friday afternoon five years ago, Nelba Márquez-Greene sent two of her children to school in Newtown, Connecticut. She only got one back.<p>As a marriage and family therapist, she’s well-versed in the language of trauma and grief. But her fluency has become a lot more personal since her 6-year-old …

Gun Control

Return to Newtown: How the Sandy Hook Victims Live on in the Hearts and Work of Their Families

They should be tweens now, discovering algebra, middle school dances and the truth about Santa Claus.<p>But the 20 first graders of Sandy Hook …

True Crime

What Is Sandy Hook Promise? The Anti-Gun Violence Organization Wants Your Help To Prevent School Shootings

Five years ago, 20 children and six staff members were killed in a violent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. But as …

Gun Control

Cars Hit By Errant Rounds In Tyngsboro

<i>(Tyngsboro Police Department)</i><p>TYNGSBORO (WBZ-AM) -- Police are reminding hunters to be careful after two incidents in which vehicle windows appeared …

The legacy of Newtown: Lockdowns, active-shooter training and school security

Coy Ferreira stood inside a rural California classroom, more than a dozen 5- and 6-year-olds huddled in the corner as a gunman sprayed bullets at the …

Gun Control

Harford sheriff, legislators want measure to let more carry to guns in churches

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler has asked state lawmakers to let handgun owners bring their weapons to worship, saying he wants congregations …

This Is What I Try To Remember Five Years After The Sandy Hook Tragedy

A single glimpse of my daughter’s lunch box brought me to tears this morning. It’s just a canvas case, clad in multicolored butterflies, and dirtied …