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John Paul Stevens: It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday. Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010, called the Second Amendment “a relic of the 18th century” that saw a lifting in its previously limited reach in 2008’s…

Jury Convicts Dylann Roof For Charleston Church Massacre

Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist accused of murdering nine people at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been found guilty on all 33 counts brought against him. Roof, 22, faced multiple charges stemming from the June 2015 attack, including hate crimes, religious obstruction crimes, and firearms crimes.…

Reno Investigating Officer Shooting Of Teen At High School [VIDEO]

A student at a Nevada high school who allegedly threatened his classmates with a knife was captured in disturbing images posted in social media as he was shot by a campus cop, according to reports. The 14-year-old student at Hug High School in Reno was shot and critically injured by a Washoe County school district…

Man At Trump’s Rally Tried To Kill Him [VIDEO]

A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate. A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. It cites a…

Watch Face The Nation’s Trump Interview [VIDEO]

During an apperance on Face the Nation on Sunday, Donald Trump said that in the wake of the Orlando shooting, racial profiling in the United States may not be a bad idea. “Well I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said. “Other countries do…

Trump To Meet NRA To Talk ‘Terror Loophole’

Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he will meet with National Rifle Association officials to discuss preventing people on the federal government’s no-fly list and terror-watch list from purchasing firearms. Though the Republican presidential candidate has maintained that he is “open” to such a policy since at least December, he was endorsed last month by the…

Man Shot While Live-Streaming on Facebook [VIDEO]

A man who was live-streaming footage of himself to Facebook was shot multiple times in a brazen daylight shooting in Chicago. The 31-year-old victim, who is reported to be in a critical condition and who local police alleged was a “known gang member,” was taking part in a Facebook Live video when the attack happened.…

Cleveland City Wants $500 From Tamir Rice Estate [VIDEO]

The city of Cleveland has filed a creditor’s notice against the estate of Tamir Rice, seeking $500 from the family of the 12-year-old who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. The bill claims the city is owed for “for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense…

CNN To Host Obama Town Hall On Gun Control Thursday [VIDEO]

President Obama will join CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in hopes of mounting a final pitch to the public. Obama will sit down with Cooper at 8 p.m. ET for the event, titled “Guns in America.” The event’s timing…

10 Dead In Shootings At College In Oregon [VIDEO]

10 people are dead after a shooting incident at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., according to the Oregon State Police. More than 20 other people are reported to be injured. A school official says shots were fired at Snyder Hall around 10:30 a.m. The official said the school was locked down. People are being…

WDBJ-TV Victim’s Father to Fight for Gun Laws [VIDEO]

Andy Parker, the father of the WDBJ-TV reporter who was shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning along with a cameraman, vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation that closes loopholes and ensures background checks. Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he would make it his “mission in life” to make sure “crazy…

Live Shooting: Reporter, Cameraman Shot To Death On Air [VIDEO]

SEE THE KILLERS POV VIDEO HERE He was identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, who also used the on-air name Bryce Williams. WATCH LIVE CNN COVERAGE CLICK HERE Several media outlets this morning are reporting shots fired at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County. Deputies are searching the area for a…

Amy Schumer & Cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer Talks Gun Control [VIDEO]

Amy Schumer and her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, are teaming up for a good cause: to end gun violence. The comedienne and her politician cousin are calling for tighter gun laws in the wake of a mass shooting in a movie theater in Louisiana. The theater had been playing her hit comedy, Trainwreck, when three…

Hedge Fund Founder Fatally Shot in NYC By Son [VIDEO]

The founder of a multimillion-dollar hedge fund was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his upscale Manhattan home on Sunday, police said. Thomas Gilbert Sr., the 70-year-old president of Wainscott Capital Partners, was discovered by his wife in their bedroom at about 3:30 p.m. Police have not ruled out suicide, but…

Delta Air Lines Employee Smuggled Guns On Flights For 5 Years [VIDEO]

A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines helped smuggle firearms, authorities say. His accomplice managed to board a flight with 18 guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag, an affidavit states. Eugene Harvey, who worked for Delta at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is accused of trafficking firearms and entering an airport area in violation of…

Manhunt For Gunman Who Shot Troopers Near Scranton, Pennsylvania

One state trooper was killed and another hospitalized after a man opened fire at a state trooper barracks. Manhunt for a man who walked into a state police barracks and opened fire. At least two troopers were hit. Marci Gonzalez is here with the latest. One trooper died, the other is hospitalized. And we’re expecting…

Ferguson Police Start Wearing Body Cameras

Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices on during a protest march Saturday. The march marked…

Uzi Death Called ‘Industrial Accident’

Arizona law enforcement officials said no criminal charges would be filed related to the incident where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi. In a statement, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said there are “no charges pending” in regards to the shooting of Charles Vacca, 39. Instead, after watching the…

‘Bullets & Burgers’ Place Where 9 Year Old Girl Killed Instructor

As Don King Says: ONLY IN AMERICA! Come to where u could get killed by all our products, we only make rare burgers at Bullets & Burgers! The Arizona shooting range where a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi is ranked the top-rated tourist attraction in the Las Vegas area. Bullets and…

Scholarship named for student who helped stop campus shooting

The Seattle Pacific University president announced a scholarship has been named for Jon Meis, the student who helped stop a gunman on campus earlier this month. The announcement was made at the university’s graduation. Meis, who was among the graduates, received a standing ovation at the ceremony. Meis pepper-sprayed and tackled a gunman when he…

Manhunt for Canada gunman who killed 3 officers

In a country often stereotyped for being too genteel, the Canadian city of Moncton prides itself on a special distinction: It was named the most polite. So what happened here Wednesday seems unimaginable to residents. A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on a rampage, killing three police officers and wounding two…

Georgia WTF? New law allowing guns in churches, school zones & airport [VIDEO]

What are you thinking Georgia WTF? New law allowing guns in churches, school zones & airports? Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.” But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.” At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive…

2 killed in Moscow school siege

A police officer and a teacher have been killed at a Moscow school after a student opened fire on them and took children hostage. The children were later released and Russian police say the gunman was ‘neutralized’ and it later became clear that he was arrested. BBC News

Judge upholds Connecticut’s assault weapons ban

A federal court in Hartford, Conn., upheld the state’s tough assault weapons ban, saying it is constitutionally valid. “The court concludes that the legislation is constitutional,” senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello, wrote in a decision published late Thursday. “While the act burdens the plaintiffs’ Second amendment rights, it is substantially related to the…

[AUDIO] Newtown 911 Calls Released Here

The first frantic call comes from the school secretary inside the main building. “Sandy Hook school,” she says. “I think there’s somebody shooting in here. In Sandy Hook school.” “OK, what makes you think that?” the dispatcher asks. “Because somebody has a gun. I saw a glimpse of somebody running down the hallway.” “OK …”…

Autopsy: 19-year-old Detroit woman was shot in face on porch

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An autopsy confirmed that Renisha McBride, who had reportedly gone to a suburban Detroit home for help after a car crash, died of a gunshot wound to her face. Civil rights groups have called for a vigorous prosecution in the case, saying McBride was targeted because of her race. The unnamed homeowner has told investigators…

No More Guns For Neighborhood Watch In Sanford, Fla.

The police chief in Sanford, Fla., where neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in February 2012, will unveil rules next week that stress “volunteers are not to carry guns and not to follow suspects,” our colleagues at Orlando’s WMFE report. The station reminds us that “Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith…