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Ohio judge brutally beats wife; police find 2,300 rounds, semi-auto rifles, sword, smoke grenades

Police confiscated an arsenal of weapons over the weekend from a judge in Ohio who had been accused of brutally beating his wife. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason was arrested on Saturday after police received a 911 call from a woman who said that she saw two people…

Illinois man ‘showing off’ shotgun to friends fatally shoots self in head to prove it is empty

An Illinois man died over the weekend after he shot himself while trying to prove to his friends that his shotgun was empty by pointing it as his head and pulling the trigger. According to the Sun-Times Media Wire, Evanston police responded at around 9:45 on Sunday night to a…

AZ gov candidate: I practice shooting with my eyes closed in case I’m ‘attacked in the night’

A woman seeking the GOP nomination for governor of Arizona recently explained to a local reporter that she likes to practice shooting with her eyes closed because “… chances are, if somebody attacks you, it’s going to be in the night.” Christine Jones, the former counsel for domain registration company…

Man taking Facebook selfie posing with handgun dies after shooting self in the head

A Mexico City man, attempting to take a selfie posing with a gun after drinking with friends, has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head. According to authorities, Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, died at the scene of the shooting, reports The Daily Mirror. Aguilar, who had reportedly been drinking…

NRA lobbyist: Anti-gun Jews support policies that could create another Holocaust

A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association compared a Washington state campaign to require criminal background checks for gun show sales to Nazi Germany. Brian Judy, the NRA’s chief state lobbyist, launched a personal attack last week on Seattle businessman Nick Hanauer, whose family has pledged $500,000 to campaign to…

UFC’s Joe Riggs to miss upcoming fight after gun cleaning mishap

UFC welterweight Joe Riggs will miss an upcoming fight after accidentally shooting himself. Joe Riggs was reportedly cleaning a pistol Monday when the weapon accidentally fired, wounding his hand and upper thigh. The injuries were not life-threatening, but UFC officials said the 31-year-old Riggs would miss his Sept. 13 UFC…

SWAT officers reassigned over Facebook post musing about killing Bundy supporters

Two SWAT officers were reassigned after they made social media posts fantasizing about killing Cliven Bundy supporters during a standoff earlier this year at his Nevada ranch. Officer Russell Laws logged onto Facebook shortly after the April 12 standoff ended between federal and local authorities and armed protesters, reported the…

Texas Dem blasts ’10 active militias’ on border: ‘Pointing guns at children solves nothing’

At least 10 armed private militias have now been spotted patrolling the Texas border in response to a crisis of refugee children fleeing violence in Central America. Anonymous militia members provided the San Antonio Express-News more than 30 photos showing “dozens of members carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage…

Brain scientist arrested for pointing AR-15 at women during open-carry display at Phoenix airport

An Arizona brain scientist was arrested last week after two women said he pointed a semiautomatic rifle at them at an airport coffee shop. Dr. Peter Nathan Steinmetz, a neuroscientist at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, brought the AR-15 rifle slung over his shoulder to Starbucks inside a terminal at…

GOP lawmakers: Disarm federal ‘Gestapo’ agents over ‘completely insane’ Bundy response

Republican congressmen blasted the Bureau of Land Management last week for their handling of the April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over unpaid grazing fees. “Whether Bundy was right or wrong, was the BLM’s response reasonable?” said Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA). “Anyone watching that unfolding fiasco can answer it…

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