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Felon inmate thanks NRA and promises to ‘stop at a gun show on my way home to Connecticut’

An inmate who says he is serving time at a “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado for bank robbery and weapons charges recently wrote an open letter to the National Rifle Association (NRA) to thank them for fighting background checks and preserving his ability to illegally buy firearms through the gun…

Detroit cops stage purse snatching for TV and almost get shot by FBI

A television publicity stunt could have ended in tragedy on Wednesday when Detroit police nearly got shot because they unknowingly staged a purse snatching at gas station used by FBI agents. “An FBI agent almost shot a Detroit cop yesterday at this gas station while filling up,” WJBK’s Charlie LeDuff…

Chicago 9-year-old boy shot in chest: ‘Mommy, I’m shot’

A 9-year-old boy in Chicago was struck in the chest by a stray bullet Wednesday afternoon while riding in his mother’s car. According to the Chicago Tribune, the unknown shooter was aiming at the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, who was riding in the front passenger seat. No one else…

Queens police officer kills wife and self with shotgun over dinner dispute

An off-duty New York City police officer murdered his wife with a shotgun outside their home in Queens, Wednesday, then went inside and turned the weapon on himself. According to the New York Post, the murder-suicide took place at around 7:30 in the evening after the officer’s wife returned home…

Texas boy was making AK-47 ‘safe’ when he killed stepsister on her 13th birthday

A Texas girl died on Tuesday night after being accidentally shot with an AK-47 assault-style rifle while her stepbrother was “making the weapon safe by pulling the trigger,” authorities said. In a press release on Wednesday, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford explained that deputies responded to a call Tuesday night…

Ten injured in shotgun blast at gun show

Ten people were hurt Tuesday night when a gun show worker fired a shotgun into the floor, thinking the weapon had been loaded with dummy ammunition. According to Elgin, Illinois Courier-News, the gun was accidentally fired during a gun show at the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club, the area Country Club.…

Parents of dead 2-year-old: We told kids ‘not to touch’ the unattended gun

The parents of a 2-year-old who died in Tennessee after her 5-year-old stepbrother fatally shot her with an unattended revolver say that they told their kids “not to touch the gun unless momma and daddy are around.” Almost three years after the death of Camron Wallace, the trial of parents…

Pennsylvania school crossing guard agrees to stop carrying pistol at work

A school crossing guard in Pennsylvania said this week that he would stop carrying a pistol on the job because he didn’t want to be perceived as a “monster.” Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, 52-year-old Scott Becker has taken it upon himself to bring his…

Home-schooled teen shoots himself to death at Michigan school he used to attend

Classes at a Michigan middle school were canceled on Monday after a former student fatally shot himself. At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Dowagiac Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson confirmed that 13-year-old Darren James Price had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Atkinson said that a custodian notified the…

Alabama police officer fatally shoots ex-girlfriend, her stepfather and himself

Police in Selma, Alabama have confirmed that one of their officers shot and killed two people before turning the gun on himself. Selma police said that officers responded to the 2400 block of Springdale Street at around 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, where they found Dwight Moorer and his ex-girlfriend shot…

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