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Lawmaker fires handgun in Kentucky Capitol: ‘I am a gun owner… It happens’

A Kentucky lawmaker has confirmed that she accidentally discharged a handgun in her Capitol office on Tuesday. State Rep. Leslie Combs (D) told WHAS that she was unloading the gun in her Capitol annex office when it discharged. A bookcase was struck by a bullet after it ricocheted off the…

Omaha police association labels video of diapered black toddler ‘The Thug Cycle’

The Omaha Police Officers Association drew criticism this week after it posted a video of a black child in a diaper and titled it “The Thug Cycle.” A post on the association’s blog explained that the “video is bad” and “will make you angry.” The video shows an African-American toddler…

Impatient NC cops allegedly shoot mentally ill teen: ‘We don’t have time for this’

A North Carolina detective is on leave after shooting a mentally ill teen who had reportedly already been subdued with a Taser. A Brunswick County event report obtained by WECT indicated that two officers were called to Boiling Spring Lakes home after 12:34 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. One of the…

Report: New York homeland security chief used handgun as laser pointer during speech

Visiting foreign dignitaries were alarmed when New York’s director of homeland security pulled out a handgun and used its laser sighting device as a pointer during a presentation late last year. The incident happened Oct. 24 but was only reported Monday by the Albany Times Union. Public officials told the…

Florida man’s hospital shooting rampage ends in suicide

A Florida man is dead after shooting up a hospital and several cars in Daytona Beach on Sunday. Police said that 20-year-old Jonathan G. Rodriguez-Jeff of Deltona first reportedly fired a shotgun at vehicles on Clyde Morris Boulevard before crashing his vehicle through the west gates of Halifax Hospital, according…

Armed Minnesota man burns down his own house, then blames Obama

A Minnesota man is in custody on charges of arson after police say that he set fire to his house and then blamed President Barack Obama and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Patch reported that fire was reported coming from the Minnetonka home of 49-year-old Ronald Gary Bailey after 9…

Elderly Laundromat owner thwarts robbery by pulling his own gun: ‘It was just funny’

An elderly Laundromat owner in Dayton, Ohio, chased off an armed robber by pulling his own gun. Police said the gunman came into the R&J Laundromat about 5 p.m. Monday and asked 90-year-old George Hicks to make change for a $5 bill. “He come in and he looked at the…

West Virginia man fatally shoots wife and himself while kids watch

West Virginia State Police were investigating on Thursday after a man reportedly shot and killed his wife and them himself while children were watching. According to WOWK, the shooting occurred in the Comfort area of Boone County on Joe’s Creek Road at around 9 a.m. Investigators believed that the man…

‘Criminally insane’ Florida man found in van with 36 guns, 4,629 rounds of ammo

A Florida man who had previously been declared “criminally insane” was arrested last week when he was stopped in a van with an arsenal including dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 58-year-old David Harris Dunaway was stopped for speeding when deputies…

Gun maker targets aggrieved conservatives with new line of ‘Duck Dynasty’ firearms

Shortly before a media firestorm erupted over Phil Robertson’s anti-LGBT comments, a weapons manufacturer released a series of ads featuring the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and pandering to aggrieved conservatives. The Connecticut-based gun manufacturer Mossberg announced a partnership last summer with the reality show star’s company, Duck Commander, to sell a…

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