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Rancher’s son: ‘Weapons needed to intimidate’ feds during Nevada cattle seizure standoff

A show of force was necessary to stop the government seizure and sale of embattled cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s cows, his son said on Sunday, a day after an armed standoff between federal agents and hundreds of Bundy’s supporters. “We were dedicated to opening those gates and peacefully walking through…

L.A. county deputies shoot and kill unarmed man helping neighbors during hostage standoff

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department admitted on Thursday that deputies mistakenly shot and killed a 30-year-old man after mistaking him for the suspect in a hostage situation earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities confirmed that John Winkler was one of three hostages inside a West Hollywood…

Sean Hannity inflames brewing ‘range war’ between feds, militia over NV cattle roundup

Sean Hannity promoted a stubborn Nevada rancher as a right-wing martyr Wednesday night on his Fox News program. The conservative pundit hosted rancher Cliven Bundy, who has threatened a “range war” over the roundup of more than 900 of his cattle from federal lands. Bundy stopped paying a token fee…

Gun club suffers ‘emotional violence’ from animal rights group’s dildo protest: lawsuit

A sportsman’s club in Pennsylvania claims an animal rights group tormented its members with “emotional violence” to protest pigeon shooting. The Philadelphia Gun Club and eight of its members filed a federal lawsuit last week against Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, and five of its members, claiming the…

Navy thinks new ‘Star Wars’ gun so cheap, fast, powerful that enemies will just give up

The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a “Star Wars” technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy’s research chief said. Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, the chief of Naval…

Philadelphia toddler kills older sister while playing with cocked and loaded handgun

A 2-year-old West Philadelphia boy shot and killed his 11-year-old sister Saturday morning while playing with a loaded handgun. Investigators said the girl’s 14-year-old brother found the gun, which had been left on top of the refrigerator by her mother’s boyfriend during a visit the night before, reported the Philadelphia…

VT man wounds two state troopers during standoff after shooting neighbor as he slept

A Vermont man walked across the street, shot his neighbor in the head, and then shot two state troopers who responded to the victim’s wife call for help. Timothy Foley, of Leicester, was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of attempted murder and held on…

New FL law lets the next George Zimmerman clear his name after beating murder rap

A bill to expand Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law would allow the next George Zimmerman have his record cleared after successfully beating the rap for shooting someone and claiming self-defense. The state Senate passed a bill Thursday to grant immunity to people with clean criminal records who fire a warning…

Pro-gun OK Republican can’t believe he shot another hunter: ‘I’m as safety as can be’

A pro-gun Oklahoma Republican said he feels “horrible” about accidentally shooting another hunter last month. “I was just sick,” said Rep. Steve Vaughn (R-Ponca City), who wounded the other man in the head with a single 12-gauge shotgun pellet about the size of a BB. The other hunter, Drew Ihrig,…

Lockdown lifted after gunman fires shot at Kent State

A lockdown at Kent State University in northeastern Ohio was lifted late Wednesday after authorities completed their search for a man who fired a single gunshot into the ground on campus before fleeing, the school said. No one was injured in the incident shortly after 8 p.m. local time near…

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