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George Zimmerman’s estranged wife reveals doubts about his innocence

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman said she’s developed doubts about her husband’s involvement in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Shellie Zimmerman told the Today Show on Thursday that her husband had changed since his acquittal in July on second-degree murder charges. “He just kind of treated me…

Michigan man brings gun to commission meetings to protest city’s open-carry ban

A Michigan man has been bringing a gun to City Commission meetings to protest the town’s open-carry ban. Mayor George Heartwell said he’s not happy about Tom Lambert bringing his firearm into meetings of the Grand Rapids City Commission, most recently at Stocking Elementary School. “I can’t throw him out,”…

NRA lobbyist shoots elephant in the face and then celebrates with champagne

The NBC Sports network came under fire this week after it aired an NRA-sponsored program that included gun lobbyist Tony Makris shooting an elephant in the face and then drinking champagne. Deadspin noted on Tuesday that the Botswana hunt had aired during this week’s episode of Under Wild Skies. Makris…

‘Armed Citizen Project’ giving homeowners shotguns near where Trayvon was killed

A gun advocacy group has announced plans to give away shotguns to homeowners in Florida about 20 miles from where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed by former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. WESH reported that members of the Armed Citizen Project had gone door-to-door in Orlando passing out fliers to…

Pennsylvania man shoots girlfriend in face after she leaves to get GED

A Pennsylvania man was in critical condition on Monday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend and her brother over the weekend, following a breakup that the victim hoped would be the start of a new life, which included getting her GED. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Keira Aviles-Rivera was…

Arkansas mayor accidentally fires rifle seized by police, shattering city hall window

An Arkansas mayor admitted this week that he had accidentally fired a rifle inside city hall, shattering a window. Flippin James “J.J.” Hudson told the Baxter Bulletin that nine days after he fired the rifle that had been seized by police, the incident had been “all been taken care of;…

Pair dead following apparent road-rage shootout at Michigan car wash

Two central Michigan men are dead in what police are describing as a road-rage shootout. Police said 43-year-old James Pullum and 56-year-old Robert Taylor died Wednesday evening after shooting at one another in the parking lot of a car wash in Ionia, Mich., according to The Grand Rapids Press. Officers…

U.S. missed ‘red flags’ about gunman

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged authorities missed some “red flags” that might have averted a deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, vowing to close any gaps in security. Hagel made the admission in the wake of Monday’s massacre that left 13 dead, including the shooter, as details…

Texas parents want history book banned over Second Amendment ‘militia’ definition

Parents in one Texas school district are demanding that one commonly-used history book be banned because they say that the mention of the word “militia” in a sentence about the “Second Amendment” is indoctrinating children to believe they don’t have a right to own firearms. Guyer High School junior Brie…

Tucker Carlson calls to ‘increase the stigma’ on mental illness after Navy Yard shootings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday suggested that the proper response to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was to “increase the stigma” around “certain forms” of mental illness. Police reports obtained from the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island indicated that gunman Aaron Alexis had told authorities…

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