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Georgia’s Episcopal bishops sign statement opposing Republican ‘guns in church’ bill

The highest officials in Georgia’s Episcopal Diocese signed a letter on Tuesday urging the state legislature to abandon its push to allow guns in churches. The letter appeared on EpiscopalAtlanta.org after the Republican-led state House passed HB 875, which would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons in churches, bars…

Obama’s Tea Party cousin joins ‘big black scary gun community’ with pre-campaign rifle buy

Barack Obama’s Tea Party cousin bought a firearm six months before announcing his primary run for the U.S. Senate. Milton Wolf, a Leawood physician who’s challenging Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) in the Republican primary, likes to boast during his campaign speeches that he bought a lifetime membership to the National…

Pennsylvania trooper fatally shoots pregnant wife in the head while cleaning his gun

Police believe that a Pennsylvania state trooper did not mean to shoot his pregnant wife to death when a gun that he was cleaning accidentally discharged. According to WCAU, police responding to the East Norriton Township home at around 2:25 p.m. on Friday found 34-year-old JoAnna Miller with a gunshot…

Chicago woman suffers lethal gunshot wound while sorting clothes in thrift store

A Chicago woman died after a gun fell from a pile of clothing she and a coworker were sorting and discharged, striking her in the chest. According to NBC Chicago, 54-year-old Maria Carmen Dominguez and a fellow employee of the Unique Thrift Shop were sorting through donated items when a…

Florida man invokes ‘Stand your ground’ after shooting sheriff’s deputy

A Pensacola, FL court is set to decide on Friday whether 24-year-old Keenan Finkelstein is criminally liable for shooting a deputy sheriff in the leg in March of 2013. According to the Pensacola News-Journal, Finkelstein and his defense team are pinning their hopes on the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.…

Wayne LaPierre tells CPAC: True freedom is ‘all the rifles, shotguns and handguns we want’

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on Thursday told a group of conservatives that the “greatest freedom” was the ability to have “all the rifles, shotguns and handguns we want.” LaPierre took the stage at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference late in the afternoon to give what was the…

Mitch McConnell takes CPAC stage holding a rifle as ‘Living on a Prayer’ plays

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday packing heat. As Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” played, McConnell walked onto the stage holding a rifle over his head. According to ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, the gun was presented to…

N.C. officers busted for sharing racist video game about shooting ‘wetback breeders’

The Department of Justice has accused deputies at one North Carolina sheriff’s office of sharing a video game that allows the player to kill pregnant immigrants and other “wetbacks.” Documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice this week indicated that deputies, including some in leadership positions, in Alamance county…

Gun lobbyist: ‘Healthy fear’ of getting shot keeps lawmakers and Piers Morgan in line

Pro-gun lobbyist Larry Pratt outlined the role he thinks firearms should play in the U.S. system of checks and balances during a radio interview over the weekend. The executive director of Gun Owners of America told Cincinnati talk show host Bill Cunningham that the media is biased against the Second…

Iowa teens face hunting license suspension and fines for killing eagle

Two Iowa teens have been charged and will have their hunting licenses suspended after allegedly shooting an eagle last month. Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel said that the two 15-year-old boys had been charged with unlawful manner of conveyance (loaded gun), shooting a rifle from the roadway, prohibited hunting near…

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