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Loophole allows dealers to hijack Seattle’s gun buyback with makeshift gun show

The so-called gun show loophole which allows guns to be sold without a background check allowed private dealers to effectively hijack a weekend effort by Seattle police to get guns off the street. Following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, Seattle raised $120,000 to hold…

Man who brought AR-15 into grocery store will face no criminal charges

A 22-year-old man who carried an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle into a Kroger grocery store in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend will not face criminal charges because he broke no laws, police said. People who saw 22-year-old say he entered the store empty-handed, but then returned to his vehicle and retrieved…

Connecticut cops kicked and stomped on man downed by stun gun: video

The police chief in Bridgeport, Conn., the state’s largest city, moved three officers to desk duty after a video appeared on YouTube in which they stomped on and repeatedly kicked a man after a stun gun had already rendered him inert, reported the Associated Press. The video is from May…

Dolphins form ‘life raft’ to help dying friend

Scientists have observed a group of dolphins in the Sea of Japan using their bodies as a life raft to buoy up a dying friend. In this video from NewScientist.com, the pod of dolphins was seen to hold a struggling female up at the surface of the water in order to…

Feds: ‘Ex-Marine’ with ‘right-wing’ manifesto built bombs for cocaine, hoarded assault weapons

A Colorado man, who said that he was an ex-Marine and claimed a “right-wing declaration of independence/constitutionalist political manifesto,” built improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to trade for cocaine and hoarded several military-style assault weapons that may have been converted to machine guns, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. According…

Allen West slams female soldiers: Why aren’t women in the NHL?

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday dismissed women in combat as a “foray” into an “equality trip.” The Department of Defense recently lifted its prohibition on women serving in combat positions. The military is expected to open 230,000 new positions to women. “I have to tell you, if this…

Australia bans ad with Barbara Bush look-alike: ‘There’s only one Dick I’ll be eating’

Australian food entrepreneur Dick Smith says that the Commercials Advice (CAD) board was wrong to effectively ban his advertisement full of “Dick jokes” by giving it a PG rating instead of the required G rating. According to ad creator Dan Ilic, Dick Smith foods had planned to run over $100,000…

Los Angeles teacher arrested for sexually abusing ‘at least 20 children’

A former Los Angeles Unified School District employee was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused “at least 20 children” and one adult co-worker, KTLA-TV reported Thursday morning. Police launched an investigation last year after two alleged victims came forward claiming that 57-year-old Robert Pimentel, who’s worked for the…

David Frum: Women in combat will push down military qualifications

Conservative columnist David Frum said Wednesday that it was a bad idea to allow women to fill combat roles in the U.S. military. Frum, an editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, explained on CNN that he had three reasons why women shouldn’t be in combat. “The first is, as…

Distressed dolphin seeks out diver for help

Diving in waters near Hawaii recently, a group of photographers were surprised to see a Bottlenose dolphin swim right up to them seemingly in distress. As they discovered on the night of Jan. 11, the dolphin had a hook embedded in its mouth and fishing line wrapped around one of…

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