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WATCH LIVE: School shooting reported in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police are responding to a reported shooting at the city’s Brashear High School. According to KDKA, police dispatch radio said three people have been shot. The school is located in the Beechview area of Pittsburgh and has approximately 1,200 students. UPDATE: The school may have been mostly empty at…

Former Texas cop indicted on manslaughter after firing 41 shots at suspect after pursuit

A grand jury indicted a former Texas police officer Monday on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect following a high-speed pursuit. A judge set bond Tuesday at $100,000 for 33-year-old Patrick Tuter, who’s accused of firing 41 shots at 25-year-old Michael Allen Vincent following a…

Idaho lawmaker still allowed to carry concealed weapon despite lying about pleading guilty to rape

An Idaho lawmaker who had his concealed weapon permit revoked for lying about a long-ago guilty plea to rape can still legally carry a gun because his state exempts elected officials from the permit law. State Rep. Mark Patterson (R-Boise) had his permit revoked after the Ada County sheriff discovered…

Neighbor: Woman acted confused after crashing her car shortly before homeowner shot her to death

New details are emerging about the events that led to the shooting death of a 19-year-old Detroit woman after she wrecked her car last week. Police in Dearborn Heights said Renisha McBride crashed her father’s 2004 Ford Taurus shortly before 1 a.m. on Nov. 2 and was shot to death…

Two members of Brooklyn indie rock band and another musician from Iran slain in murder-suicide

Two members of an indie rock band that originated in Iran and another musician were shot to death by a former friend who then turned the gun on himself, police said. Investigators said Raefe Ahkbar moved from floor to floor in a three-story East Williamsburg building early Monday morning and…

Effort to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ law fails in Florida legislature

A panel of Florida legislators voted down an attempt to repeal the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law on Thursday, in spite of impassioned testimony by the law’s critics. The Associated Press reported that the committee, chosen from among members of the Republican-controlled state legislature, voted 11-2 not to overturn…

Police: Homeowner says he shot stranded Detroit woman in the face by accident

A homeowner told investigators that his shotgun went off accidentally and fatally shot a Detroit woman in the head as she stood on his front porch over the weekend. The family of Renisha McBride say the 19-year-old was seeking help after crashing her car several blocks away about 2:30 a.m.…

‘Guns and Ammo’ bows to conservative backlash and fires editor who penned pro-regulation column

Guns and Ammo magazine has fired a contributing editor who published a column promoting firearm safety regulation after conservatives complained. “Way too many gun owners still seem to believe that any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms is an infringement,” technical editor Dick Metcalf wrote in the…

Florida Chick-fil-A customer opens fire after car cuts in line at drive-thru

Authorities in Florida are searching for a suspect who opened fire after someone cut in front of him at a Jacksonville Chick-fil-A drive-thru. According to First Coast News, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the restaurant at around 9:25 a.m. Monday morning and found that the victim’s car…

Gun-loving rock star Ted Nugent on possible run for president: ‘Sure, why not?’

Rocker and weapons enthusiast Ted Nugent says he’s seriously considering a run for president. As in, president of the United States. Nugent, known for such classic rock staples as “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang,” told WCSX-FM that he’s being encouraged by supporters in Texas and Michigan to…

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