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Sheriff quashes conservative squeal at gun buyback delay: Background checks are ‘greater good’

A Colorado sheriff says that gun rights activists who mocked background check laws that forced a gun buyback program to be canceled are missing the “bigger good” that the law is doing. The Boulder Daily Camera reported on Tuesday that a buyback event put on by the community organizing group…

Fox News rehabilitates Zimmerman with ‘car crash truthers’ report

Fox News on Tuesday extended a story about former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman’s rescue of passengers in an overturned truck into a second day by taking on what they called “car crash truthers.” On Monday, the conservative network had broken into regular programming for a “Fox News Alert” that Zimmerman…

Tennessee woman fires shots at kid-filled car near her driveway

A Tennessee woman is facing felony reckless endangerment charges after she allegedly fired multiple times and hit a car full of children that she thought was going to turn around in her driveway. Oscar Scott told the Times-News that his wife and five children, ages 4 to 12, had come…

Florida officials: Zimmerman resurfaces to rescue passenger from overturned truck

Officials in Florida say that former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman briefly came out of hiding last week long enough to rescue the passenger of a vehicle that had overturned. Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told ABC News that Zimmerman “pulled an individual from a truck that had rolled over”…

Watch: Camo-wearing woman guns down man at Texas store and videotapes body

Surveillance video capture a Texas woman gunning down a man at a gas station in Houston and then videotaping the body with her cellphone before fleeing the scene. KHOU reported that surveillance video recorded at a Gulf gas station on Sunday night shows a woman partially dressed in camouflage arguing…

Colorado town proposes bounty for shooting down federal drones

A small Colorado town is considering whether to issue hunting licenses that would offer residents a bounty for shooting down unnamed drones operated by the U.S. government. Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel told KMGH that he had already collected enough signatures to put his proposed measure on the ballot. “We…

Illinois 6-year-old fatally shoots 11-year-old in the head

An 11-year-old boy died this week in Illinois after being shot in the head by a 6-year-old relative. Belleville Police Department Detective Mark Heffernan told KSDK that EMS transported 11-year-old Leonard Smith to Belleville Memorial Hospital after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night after being called to the scene of the…

House Republicans reject proposal to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists

A proposal to ban the sale of firearms to individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list was defeated by House Republicans on Wednesday. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and David Price (D-NC) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill that would have given the U.S. Department of…

Arizona cop arrested for pointing gun at store clerk while drunk

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies say a 23-year-old off-duty police officer was drunk when he pointed his gun at a convenience store clerk for no apparent reason on Tuesday. According to KVOA, surveillance video showed Kyle James McCartin and a companion entering Giant gas station in Tucson on Tuesday at around…

Rachel Jeantel schools Limbaugh on the N-word: ‘It is racist for an adult’ to use it

Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, has never heard of Rush Limbaugh but she knows a racist when she sees one. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Jeantel said that it felt “racist” after Limbaugh used his Tuesday radio show to announce that he was now allowed to use…

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