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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

from the Gun Violence Archive

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Gun News and Views From Elsewhere

  1. The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would prevent the ATF from enforcing a rule that requires gun dealers in states along the Mexican border to report bulk sales of rifles and shotguns. The 2011 rule was instituted to combat firearms trafficking to Latin America. Democrats criticized the portion of the bill that gutted this rule, but did not try to remove it. The legislation now moves to the floor of the House.

  2. A popular podcast personality was charged with murder Thursday for a fatal shooting during a T.I. concert in Manhattan last year. Daryl Campbell, the 31-year-old host of the Tax Season podcast, is accused of killing Ronald McPhatter, 33, with a straw-purchased handgun during a shootout at the Irving Plaza concert hall on May 25, 2016. Three other people were wounded. Campbell’s criminal record barred him from buying guns.

  3. Noah Inman, a 13-year-old boy in Hammond, Ind., has died after being struck by a falling bullet over the 4th of July weekend. A police spokesman said the round was most likely fired into the air by a nearby reveler. “I don’t know what [people who shoot their guns in the air] think happens —the bullet disappears into thin air?” Lt. Steve Kellogg said.

  4. Cabela's will stock a new fingerprint-activated gun lock at 75 of its retail outlets and in its online store. The national retail chain, which sells firearms, made a deal this month to sell the IndentiLock, a device that attaches to a handgun's trigger and can unlock in a third of a second. The IdentiLock is designed by Detroit-based engineer Omer Kiyani, an NRA member who was shot as a teen.

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