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Man with ‘assault rifle’ brings pistol-packing 12-year-old son to Phoenix airport

Police in Phoenix say that a man carrying a rifle who gave a pistol to his 12-year-old son and brought him to the airport did nothing wrong. Just two days after TSA agent Gerardo I. Hernandez was killed by a gunman with an assault rifle at Los Angeles International Airport…

Philadelphia man killed by security guard during shootout over parking space

Police say a private patrolman fatally shot a man who questioned his credentials during an argument over a parking space. Officers said 25-year-old Mark Ellis pulled behind another car that was double-parked about 3 a.m. to drop off his fiancée at a block party in West Philadelphia. He was unable…

Rand Paul wants to challenge ‘hacks’ like Maddow to a gunfight over plagiarism charge

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday vowed to be more careful citing sources but insisted that a “dueling” gunfight against “hacks and haters” like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who uncovered his plagiarism of Wikipedia, would be the ultimate solution if it were legal. During a interview on Sunday, ABC host…

SPLC: Right-wing LAX shooter’s note reportedly said ‘F U’ to ‘Bull Dyke’ Napolitano

The note that 23-year-old Paul Ciancia carried with him as he charged into Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire on Friday reportedly referenced right-wing conspiracy theories amid homophobic rants about former Department of Homeland Security director Janet Napolitano and other government officials. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center,…

Study links racism, gun ownership and resistance to gun laws

A study published in the scientific journal forum PLOS ONE found that the presence of firearms in white homes in the U.S. is associated with higher incidences of racism and stiffer resistance to gun control policies. According to a press release from the University of Manchester, the study was led…

Geraldo Rivera: Blacks and Latinos being most ‘protected’ by ‘Stop-and-Frisk’

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera asserted on Friday that New York City’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy “protected” black and Latino residents more than other groups even though they make up about 90 percent of the people targeted by the policy. During an appearance of Fox & Friends, Rivera welcomed the news that…

Tennessee man blasts 15-year-old with shotgun for toilet-papering neighbor’s home

A Tennessee man is facing multiple charges after shooting a 15-year-old boy with a shotgun when he saw him using toilet paper to “roll” a neighbor’s home. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Chris Guess told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that Dale Bryant Farris had observed several teens spreading…

Witnesses: Texas cops fatally shot unarmed man in back as he ran away

Texas authorities shot and killed an unarmed Utah man while he was fleeing, witnesses said this week. According to KSL, Duncanville police responded on Monday after a friend reported that 28-year-old Clinton Peterson refused to leave the home of his sister, Melissa Peterson. Peterson told KSL that the officers confronted…

Police chief in Trayvon Martin’s town tells neighborhood watch: No more guns

The police chief of the town where teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed has ordered neighborhood watch volunteers to report to duty in their neighborhoods unarmed or not to report at all. According to News Channel 13, Sanford, Florida’s new police chief Cecil Smith is making major changes to…

Alabama man admits to hiring ‘Klansman’ to hang black neighbor ‘like an animal’

An Alabama man admitted Thursday to trying to hire a man he believed was a Ku Klux Klansman to kill his neighbor, who is black and a registered sex offender. According to court documents, 29-year-old Allen Wayne Densen Morgan told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to see the…

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