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NYPD cop paralyzed in 1986 shooting dies at the age of 59

01/11/2017

Steven McDonald defied the odds and lived more than 30 years after doctors said he would not survive. (Photo: NYPD) An officer with the NYPD who was left paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty more than three decades ago died at a New York City hospital Tuesday following heart-related complications. Hundreds of […]

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Suit to restore gun rights to Illinois foster parents allowed to proceed

01/11/2017

A federal judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a suit against the state of Illinois’ prohibition on foster parents from possessing functional guns in their homes. U.S. District Judge Colin Stirling Bruce, a 2013 appointment by President Obama, swatted away a motion by the state to dismiss the suit saying the would-be foster […]

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Surveillance video released of gun shop robbery gone wrong (VIDEO)

01/11/2017

WARNING: Some may find the content in the following video disturbing. [embedded content] Surveillance video from Dixie Gun and Pawn in Mableton, Georgia, shows the brief moments in which two suspects attempted to rob the shop at gunpoint last month before the owner opened fire on them. The entire encounter, which occurred on Dec. 26, […]

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Anti-gun group: Airport shooting shows need to expand ‘gun violence restraining orders’

01/11/2017

A national gun control organization argued this week the Fort Lauderdale shooting should result in more states adopting preemptive gun confiscation laws for those deemed at risk. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence said laws allowing for the temporary seizure of guns from an individual at the request of their family or friends could prevent future […]

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U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

01/10/2017

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated requests to slow down, U.S. officials said on Monday. The incident, which occurred on Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, […]

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Expanded background check law proposed in gun friendly Vermont

01/09/2017

A lawmaker in Vermont is introducing a bill this month that would implement universal gun background checks. Vermont has some of the loosest gun laws on the books, and some of the lowest crime rates in the country. In the past, gun control measures have been political suicide for lawmakers. But Democratic state Sen. Phil […]

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Lawmakers: Fort Lauderdale airport shooting shows reason to drop gun free zones

01/09/2017

In the wake of a deadly airport shooting, two Florida Republicans are standing by their bills to remove airports in the Sunshine State from being listed as mandatory gun free zones. Florida Rep. Jake Raburn, R-Lithia, has a measure in the state House which would remove the stipulation under current state law barring otherwise legal […]

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Violence at Mexican consulate, Florida airport, bring calls for better police

01/09/2017

Two recent shootings remind us that while violence is at historic lows throughout the world, it has not been eliminated and that efforts at security theater are failed solutions. One of these was a shooting of an American diplomat at our consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The consular employee, Christopher Ashcraft, was leaving a local gym […]

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Florida sheriff says the mentally ill should not own guns

01/09/2017

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says mentally ill should not own guns. (Photo: Sun Sentinel) Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday that people suffering from mental illness should not own firearms, expressing this sentiment two days after a gunman killed five people in the Fort Lauderdale airport. “A person suffering from mental illness, in […]

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Broward county sheriff says the mentally ill should not own guns

01/09/2017

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says mentally ill should not own guns. (Photo: Sun Sentinel) Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday that people suffering from mental illness should not own firearms, expressing this sentiment two days after a gunman killed five people in the Fort Lauderdale airport. “A person suffering from mental illness, in […]

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