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Appeals court finds police claims ‘implausible,’ revives lawsuit in fatal shooting of drug suspect

An appeals court overturned a federal court ruling and allowed a lawsuit to proceed against five Anaheim police officers who fatally shot a drug suspect five years ago. The officers were acting on a tip from a confidential informant when they stopped suspected gang member, methamphetamine dealer, and parole violator…

No charges in Uzi shooting by 9-year-old girl, as tourists flock to reopened Arizona gun range

County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was “being viewed as an industrial accident.” But state occupational health and safety officials…

WATCH: Heavily armed SWAT unit bursts through gamer’s door after prank call

A dangerous prank prompted a SWAT raid on a Colorado gamer Wednesday, when an anonymous caller told police he had shot multiple people at an office building. Heavily armed police burst through the door of an office in Littleton, where gamer Jordan Mathewson was playing Counter-Strike, reported KMGH-TV. Mathewson —…

NY GOP candidate whose stolen gun was used in deadly robbery broke federal rules: report

A New York Republican who is running for the 24th Congressional District may have broken federal safety guidelines by not properly securing a government-issued firearm that was used in a robbery where two people died. According to a report published by Syracuse.com, John Katko was working as a federal prosecutor…

Florida cops kill bystander, but charge suspect they were trying to shoot with her murder

A Florida man is facing charges of First Degree Murder after police in Orlando tried to shoot him but killed an innocent bystander instead. Last week, officers were called to Vixen Bar to respond to reports that 23-year-old Kody Roach had discharged a weapon at the club. According to an…

Texas man forms border militia to promote gun shop: ‘It has nothing to do with being racist’

A Texas open-carry activist who has previously engaged in stunt promotions for his gun shop plans to organize his own border militia. Derek Poe, owner of Golden Triangle Tactical, will outfit and fund the militia group through his business, which will provide AR-15 rifles, military-grade night vision goggles, and bulletproof…

NRA responds to 9-year-old’s fatal Uzi accident: Kids should ‘have fun at the shooting range’

The National Rifle Association — the largest and most powerful gun lobby in the U.S. — responded to the news of a 9-year-old’s accidental killing of her shooting instructor with an Uzi machine gun by tweeting a list of ways kids can “have fun at the shooting range” with colorful,…

Suspected serial killer charged in apparently random LA-area shootings of at least 4 people

A suspected serial killer linked to a spate of apparently random Los Angeles-area shootings, four of them fatal, made his first court appearance on Wednesday and was ordered held without bond until an arraignment set for next month. Alexander Hernandez, 34, said little during the brief proceeding before a Los…

Texas dad acquitted of fatally shooting suspected drunken driver who struck, killed sons

A Texas jury on Wednesday found a father not guilty of shooting dead a suspected drunk driver who hit and killed his two sons while they pushed a truck down a country road late at night. David Barajas, 32, had been charged with murdering Jose Banda, 20, in December 2012,…

Even Joe Scarborough is livid about gun nuts after story about Uzi-shooting 9-year old

Without mentioning the National Rifle Association (NRA), Counsel of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass on Wednesday blamed “special interests” like the AARP for the death of an Arizona shooting instructor who was accidentally shot to death by a girl with an Uzi. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s outrage was on point…

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