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Trump Calls for Arming Teachers & Giving Them a ‘Bit of a Bonus’

President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training. “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns it may be…

ISIS Claims Deadly Istanbul Nightclub Attack [VIDEO]

ISIS claimed responsibility Monday morning for a deadly New Year’s Eve gun attack on Istanbul’s popular Reina nightclub, seeming to confirm the assessment of Turkish and U.S. intelligence officials. Turkish police have reportedly detained eight people in connection with the attack, although the gunman — who killed 39 people including 25 foreigners — is still…

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…

Police Raiding Chris Brown’s Home

Los Angeles police are reportedly searching Chris Brown’s home after he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun. According to TMZ, the unnamed female called 911 early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles to report that the R&B singer pulled a firearm during a tense argument with her at a home. Later in the morning, according…

Trump Campaign Won’t Defend Dwyane Wade Tweet [VIDEO]

Asked to explain Donald Trump’s initial Twitter reaction to the news that NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin had been shot and killed in Chicago, his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway refused to defend the sentiment, instead shifting the focus to a tweet Trump posted hours later, offering his condolences. Trump’s campaign deleted his first tweet because…

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…

Sen. Chris Murphy Ended His 15-Hour Filibuster [VIDEO]

Sen. Chris Murphy ended his nearly 15-hour filibuster early Thursday after GOP leaders allegedly agreed to allow votes on two potential gun-control bills. Murphy said he felt satisfied with the compromise, after vowing to stand and speak “until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together.” The two measures that will be…

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.…

Clinton, Sanders Disagree Over Gun Control [VIDEO]

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in the fourth debate on Sunday, with the former secretary of state accusing the Vermont senator of being weak on gun control. “He voted to let guns go on Amtrak (trains), guns go into national parks. He voted against doing research to figure out how…

Pres. Obama In Town Hall: I’m Not Taking Your Guns [VIDEO]

President Obama promises that he is not coming to take your guns away. The president spoke to a room full of constituents from across the political spectrum during a live town hall meeting Thursday night, moderate by Anderson Cooper and broadcasted on CNN. Obama: What I think Mark is getting to is, like I said…

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…

Pres. Obama to Take Unilateral Action on US Gun Violence [VIDEO]

President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US…

Open Carry of Handguns in Now Legal in Texas [VIDEO]

Open carry of handguns now legal in Texas. The Lone Star State is now the most populous to allow visible carrying of handguns in most public places, as a separate law to allow concealed carry on public university campuses looks set to face legal challenges in 2016. Despite its reputation as the heart of gun-toting…

Gun Sales Record Broken on Black Friday [VIDEO]

The FBI processed 185,345 gun background checks on Black Friday, setting a new record. The 2015 number was about 5 percent higher than the number performed on Black Friday in 2014. The checks are required for permits and purchases from federally licensed dealers. On the same day, three people were murdered by a gunman at…

Trevor Noah: Someone Give A Red Bull To Ben Carson [VIDEO]

“How can you stand this guy,” Noah said. “Chastising victims of a shooting for what you assume was their cowardice is what most normal candidates would consider a gaff. But I will admit, Ben Carson does practice what he preaches, because even though the media kept taking shots at him, he kept charging into those…

John Oliver Talks Mental Health, Gun Control [VIDEO]

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t. “Perhaps the clearest sign of how little we want to talk about mental health is that one of the only times it’s brought up is, as we’ve seen yet again this week, in the aftermath…

Sheriff Refuses to Identify Shooter [VIDEO]

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters late Thursday he refuses name the gunman behind the shooting rampage at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College that left 10 people dead and seven others injured. “I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific act of cowardice,” Hanlin said. “You will never hear…

Trevor Noah Mocks Ben Carson-Kanye West [VIDEO]

Daily Show new host Trevor Noah took on what he called the latest political “panderdemic” on Tuesday, saying that neither Ben Carson nor rapper Kanye West know who they’re trying to win over by gushing over one another. “Kanye, man, do your research — you can’t just look for the black guy,” Noah said. “You’re…

Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Assault Rifles [VIDEO]

Wal-Mart said it will stop selling assault rifles, semi-automatic guns, and other high-capacity weapons. A spokesman confirmed Tuesday to the pro-gun website BearingArms.com that the retail giant would stop selling high-capacity weapons. The move was not politically motivated, but instead sparked by dwindling sales, said Wal-Mart spokesperson Kory Lundberg. The company had previously come under…

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…

Gunman Attacks NYC Federal Building [VIDEO]

On Friday evening, Kevin Downing, a 68-year-old veteran from Ft. Lee, New Jersey, opened fire at a New York federal building in SoHo. The suspect is believed to have injured a security officer before committing suicide. The officer, who was not a federal agent, was declared dead at Bellvue Hospital. Several offices, including a Veterans…