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Nebraska dealer: No license needed to sell ‘personal collection’ of 678 guns, 13 grenades

A Nebraska man says that he is not guilty of illegally selling firearms to people who told him they were felons because the items were out of his personal collection of 678 guns and 13 grenades. According to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, 35-year-old Ashley Gerbig is…

Connecticut sen. lashes out at NRA: What kind of liberty did Newtown kids have?

Connecticut Sen. Chris Brown (D) on Wednesday made an emotion plea on the Senate floor for lawmakers to come to an agreement and pass new gun control legislation following last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. “This country has gotten so callously used to gun violence,…

Circus elephant targeted in Mississippi drive-by shooting

Officials with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus say that Carol, a 39-year-old Asian elephant, is expected to fully recover after being hit by a bullet during a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi. “The elephant has sustained at least one bullet wound between her ear and, I guess…

NRA’s ban on gun violence research created severe shortage of experts in field

When President Barack Obama directed the Centers for Disease Control to take up studies on gun violence, it represented an about face for the agency, but few expected this problem: there aren’t enough researchers in the whole country who specialize in the topic to even get new studies off the…

Nugent calls Obama ‘the Chicago gangster’ and asks NRA host to ‘help me shoot somebody’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Monday insisted that he had just been using a metaphor when he called President Barack Obama “the Chicago gangster” and then asked a NRA television host to “help me shoot somebody.” In an interview on NRA News, host Cam Edwards explained that the president’s proposed…

Pat Robertson: Mass shooters ‘usually under the influence of psychedelic drugs’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that he opposes President Barack Obama’s efforts to limit high-capacity magazines and require universal background checks because most perpetrators of mass shootings are “usually under the influence of psychedelic drugs.” On Tuesday’s edition of The 700 Club, Robertson noted that the president had traveled to Connecticut…

4-year-old New Jersey boy shoots 6-year-old playmate in the head

A 6-year-old New Jersey boy is reportedly in serious condition after being accidentally shot in the head by a 4-year-old boy on Monday. Authorities at the Toms River Police Department said that the two were among many children playing in the Cedar Grove Road neighborhood on Monday night when the…

3-year-old fatally shoots deputy’s wife with his gun at Tennessee cookout

A cookout in Tennessee ended in tragedy over the weekend when a 3-year-old child accidentally shot and killed the wife of a Wilson County sheriff’s deputy. According to WSMV, the toddler found the pistol and discharged it during a gathering at Deputy Daniel Fanning’s residence on Saturday. Deputies said that…

Does tougher gun control have a future?

In principle, at least, most Americans want tougher gun control laws. But as the…  …

Connecticut governor: LaPierre and NRA are ‘clowns at the circus’

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dan Mallow on Sunday lashed out at National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre and other gun control opponents as “clowns at the circus” who were just trying to sell more guns. After Connecticut responded to the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by enacting…

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