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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…

‘Sons of Guns’ reality show star Will Hayden arrested for rape of 11-year-old child

The star of the Discovery Channel’s reality show Sons of Guns was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated rape of his daughter. According to FoxNews.com, the East Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Hayden is accused of raping his 14-year-old daughter in a series of assaults that began with…

Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle prod’ to make tired man walk before he died

A Georgia man died after police shocked him with a Taser as many as 13 times because he said he was too tired to walk due to a foot chase, his attorney said this week. At a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Chris Stewart said that police records showed that…

Off-duty Texas cop cleared in fatal shooting of teen he suspected of drug use

A grand jury declined to indict a Houston-area police officer who shot and killed a teenager while working off-duty as a security guard. Investigators said Rey Garza, a Navasota police officer, was working a part-time security job Nov. 13 at his apartment complex when he spotted two people in a…

Philadelphia cops brutalize fellow officer for getting stolen guns off street, lawsuit says

A Philadelphia police officer has accused fellow officers of brutality after he tried to turn in a friend’s guns “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.” According to the Philadelphia Daily News, a lawsuit filed against the Philadelphia Police Department by Sgt. Brandon Ruff on Monday alleges that he suffered…

Video shows police shot Ohio man ‘on sight’ as he leaned on toy gun in Walmart, attorney says

Surveillance video shows an Ohio man talking on a cell phone, leaning on a toy gun, and facing away from officers moments before police shot and killed him in a Walmart store, according to an attorney for the man’s family. John Crawford III died Aug. 5 after police were called…

Video shows moments before 9-year-old girl accidentally killed shooting instructor with Uzi

A 9-year-old girl shot and killed her shooting instructor Monday in northwest Arizona. The Associated Press reported that the accident took place around 10 a.m. at a shooting range in Dolan Springs. The 39-year-old instructor, identified as Charles Vacca, was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas, where he later…

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