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Chicago woman suffers lethal gunshot wound while sorting clothes in thrift store

A Chicago woman died after a gun fell from a pile of clothing she and a coworker were sorting and discharged, striking her in the chest. According to NBC Chicago, 54-year-old Maria Carmen Dominguez and a fellow employee of the Unique Thrift Shop were sorting through donated items when a…

Florida man invokes ‘Stand your ground’ after shooting sheriff’s deputy

A Pensacola, FL court is set to decide on Friday whether 24-year-old Keenan Finkelstein is criminally liable for shooting a deputy sheriff in the leg in March of 2013. According to the Pensacola News-Journal, Finkelstein and his defense team are pinning their hopes on the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.…

Wayne LaPierre tells CPAC: True freedom is ‘all the rifles, shotguns and handguns we want’

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on Thursday told a group of conservatives that the “greatest freedom” was the ability to have “all the rifles, shotguns and handguns we want.” LaPierre took the stage at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference late in the afternoon to give what was the…

Mitch McConnell takes CPAC stage holding a rifle as ‘Living on a Prayer’ plays

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday packing heat. As Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” played, McConnell walked onto the stage holding a rifle over his head. According to ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, the gun was presented to…

N.C. officers busted for sharing racist video game about shooting ‘wetback breeders’

The Department of Justice has accused deputies at one North Carolina sheriff’s office of sharing a video game that allows the player to kill pregnant immigrants and other “wetbacks.” Documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice this week indicated that deputies, including some in leadership positions, in Alamance county…

Gun lobbyist: ‘Healthy fear’ of getting shot keeps lawmakers and Piers Morgan in line

Pro-gun lobbyist Larry Pratt outlined the role he thinks firearms should play in the U.S. system of checks and balances during a radio interview over the weekend. The executive director of Gun Owners of America told Cincinnati talk show host Bill Cunningham that the media is biased against the Second…

Iowa teens face hunting license suspension and fines for killing eagle

Two Iowa teens have been charged and will have their hunting licenses suspended after allegedly shooting an eagle last month. Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel said that the two 15-year-old boys had been charged with unlawful manner of conveyance (loaded gun), shooting a rifle from the roadway, prohibited hunting near…

10-year-old Ohio boy suspended for pretending to ‘shoot’ classmate with fingers

A 10-year-old central Ohio boy was suspended for three days last week after he pointed his fingers like a gun at another student and pretended to shoot. “I was just playing around,” fifth-grader Nathan Entingh told the Columbus Dispatch. “People play around like this a lot at my school.” The…

‘Close friend’ fatally shoots 15-year-old boy at Illinois state trooper’s home

State Police in Illinois are looking into the death of a teenage boy who was shot and killed by a 15-year-old friend at the home of a state trooper over the weekend. “Illinois State Police officials are confirming that an accidental shooting occurred in District 1 at the residence of…

Texas man shoots 9-year-old in the head during illegal backyard target practice

A Texas man was in jail on Monday after accidentally shooting a 9-year-old girl in the head while illegally practicing with his firearm in his backyard. According to The Dallas Morning News, 20-year-old Cristian Manzano was allegedly shooting at targets when one bullet went over a fence, through the neighbor’s…

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