For the past three years, Brenda Herron has struggled to support four kids she welcomed into her home. The cost of caring for one who was shot over the holidays threatens financial ruin.
Speaking at CPAC, Wayne LaPierre vowed to aggressively defend the president “for the next eight years.”
+16 Since February 26th
Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
An ATF Special Agent on Joining Forces With the NYPD, How Tech Is Solving Armed Robberies, and the Case He’ll Never Forget
Andrew Boss leads a 17-person task force based in the Bronx.
In an ad debuting the group's new rallying cry, Wayne LaPierre accuses the president's critics of starting a war.
Gun News and Views From Elsewhere
A majority of residents of high-violence neighborhoods mistrust police, according to the results of a new survey. Researchers at the Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank, interviewed more than 1,200 adults across six cities: Birmingham, Ala.; Fort Worth, Texas; Gary, Ind.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Pittsburgh, Penn.; and Stockton, Calif. Despite residents' wariness of cops — a dynamic that can perpetuate the cycle of violence — nearly half expressed willingness to help police solve crimes.
A Kansas man was arrested after he shot three people, one of whom died, in a racially motivated attack Wednesday evening. Adam Purinton, 51, was confronted after spouting racial slurs in an Olathe bar. Outside the bar, he shouted "get out of my country" at a group of men he suspected were Middle Eastern and opened fire. He killed one Indian-descended engineer and injured another. A bystander who tried to intervene was also wounded.
Footage of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer discharging his gun in the direction of teenagers in Anaheim, Calif., has sparked protests. The confrontation began over “ongoing issues with juveniles walking across the officer’s property,” according to a statement from the LAPD. Two boys, ages 13 and 15, were arrested for charges ranging from criminal threats, battery, and assault. The department is conducting an internal investigation on the officer, who was not arrested.
Wyoming's Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday allowing individual school boards to designate employees to carry concealed guns, but not before amending it to require those employees to undergo training. Under the bill, employees tapped to carry guns in schools would have to complete 16 hours of live-fire training and eight hours of scenario-based training. The bill, which passed the House this month, will go before the full Senate for consideration.
The Fourth Circuit decision is the first to expressly reject a right to bear an AR-15 or other "weapons of war."
A federal appeals court has thrown out the controversial 'Docs vs. Glocks' law.
If the deal is rejected, the class action could go to trial.
Trump should focus on the threat posed by 'sovereign citizens' and other home-grown terrorists.
The greatest threat women face is from men they know. The criminal justice system doesn't always recognize that fact.
In his final year as U.S. Attorney, the new Justice Department boss dramatically increased firearms prosecutions. The majority of cases targeted non-violent offenders.
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