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Ohio bus driver says Bible tucked in shirt pocket stopped two bullets during attack

An Ohio bus driver says a Bible tucked into his shirt pocket saved his life Monday morning. Police said the assailants shot 49-year-old Rickey Waggoner twice, but the bullets were stopped by a copy of “The Message,” a paraphrasing of the Bible into contemporary English by Eugene Peterson. “There was…

Pennsylvania man shoots at brother, accidentally hits girlfriend three times

A Pennsylvania man is on the run after trying to shoot his brother during a fight over the weekend, and accidentally hitting his sibling’s girlfriend instead. WPVI reported that the two men had a fistfight at their mother’s house on Sunday. Following the fight, the younger 28-year-old brother went to…

Rick Perry: Background checks is a bad ‘attitude towards manufacturers of weapons’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday advised states and the federal government not to try to close loopholes that allow guns to be purchased without background checks because gun companies did not appreciate that “attitude.” During a panel discussion on CNN, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) noted that his…

Florida man accidentally shoots self in leg after gun safety class

Police in Boynton Beach, Florida responded on Friday to a call from a man who claimed he had accidentally shot himself. According to the Palm Beach Post, officers found the man in the bed of his pickup truck nursing a gunshot wound to the leg. The injured man explained that…

Texas cops go silent after retracting claim woman had gun when officer killed her

The family of a Texas woman said this week that she did not have a gun as officers had first claimed when she was shot and killed on Sunday. In a statement over the weekend, the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office said that they had been called to a home regarding…

Georgia cop fatally shoots teen boy who was holding a Wii video game controller

A family in Georgia said this week that a police officer should never have killed 17-year-old Christopher Roupe because he was only holding a video game controller, not a gun as authorities have claimed. According to WSB-TV, Roupe had been shot to death on Friday when Euharlee officers showed up…

GOP rep.: Jury wrong on ‘loud music’ killer — but Stand Your Ground still ‘benefits’ blacks

Republican Florida state Rep. Matt Gaetz told CNN on Monday that his state’s so-called Stand Your Ground law was working for African-Americans even though he thought it had been wrongly used to find Michael Dunn not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis. “I don’t think anyone is going to nominate…

Study: Missouri murders spike after state repeals gun background check law

A new study has found that around 60 more people have been murdered each year since the state of Missouri made it easier to buy a handguns without going through a background check. In the study which will be published in an issue of the Journal of Urban Health, a…

Arkansas man guns down 15-year-old girl for egging son’s car as a prank

An Arkansas man is facing first degree murder charges after he allegedly shot a 15-year-old girl to death over the weekend because she was participating in a prank on his 16-year-old son. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, Little Rock Police responded to the Kum & Go gas station…

Colorado lawmaker shocks victim’s dad: ‘Good thing’ Aurora shooter had 100-round magazine

A Republican state senator in Colorado stunned the father of one of the victims of the Aurora theater shooting when he claimed that it was “a good thing” that James Holmes had a 100-round magazine. During a Wednesday hearing about overturning the state’s ban on magazines larger than 15 rounds,…

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