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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…

South Carolina 15-year-old fatally shoots 12-year-old girl in the head with grandpa’s gun

A 15-year-old boy is in custody in South Carolina after shooting and killing a 12-year-old girl with his grandfather’s handgun over the weekend. According to WYFF, Laurens County deputies found Hope Alexandria Fair with a gunshot to the head at a mobile home Sunday night. Lt. Jawarski Shelton explained that…

Colorado gun hoarders surge background checks to record high after mass shootings

Background checks for gun purchases have hit a record high in Colorado following a number of mass shooting in the last year. KKCO reported that figures provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) indicated that the state had conducted 350,000 background checks through November, surpassing any previous year. “January…

Secret Service: Cop-killing bank robber shot dead in Phoenix had threatened Obama

Federal authorities said a man suspected in a weeklong bank robbery spree that stretched across the U.S. and the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer had been previously arrested for making online threats against President Barack Obama. Mario Edward Garnett was shot and killed by a detective just after…

Two bald eagles shot and killed near D.C.

Police in Maryland are investigating the death of two bald eagles that were shot near Washington, D.C. in the last week. According to D.C. Crime Stories, one of the birds was shot on Christmas day while it was feeding on a deer carcass in Brookville. On Saturday, the second bird…

No charges after family member’s gun fatally shoots 2-month-old on Christmas Eve

An autopsy was being conducted on Thursday after a 2-month-old girl was shot to death in Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve. The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reported that the infant had been killed by a single gunshot wound in East Lampeter Township on Tuesday just after 2 p.m. Investigators said that the…

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