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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…

Gohmert calls for more guns because obesity isn’t caused by ‘too many spoons’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) responded to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard by calling for more people to be armed, and insisted that blaming guns was like saying that obesity was caused by “too many spoons.” In an interview on Tuesday, Newsmax’s John Bachman asked the Texas Republican if…

Father tells 6-year-old with 3 years of gun training to lie after shooting sister in face

A Wisconsin man is facing charges for allegedly telling his 6-year-old son, who had at least 3 years of firearms training, to lie after shooting his 4-year-old sister in the face with a shotgun. In late August, WKBT reported that Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in…

Fox News’ Hasselbeck: Navy Yard shooting shows need for video game registry, not gun control

New Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Tuesday suggested that “the left” was trying to make Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard about “gun control,” when what the country really needed was a registry to track video game purchases. “You know, certainly, this topic has already taken…

Teen arrested for using app to “shoot” his classmates with a cellphone

Police arrested a 15-year-old high-schooler Thursday in Louisiana for “terrorizing” his classmates with a phone app that edits video to make them appear as though they are being gunned down Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s Capt. Dawn Foret told the Lafourche Daily Comet that the H.L. Bourgeois High School student, used a…

Legal loophole allows new belt-fed AR-15 that sprays bullets like a machine gun

A new belt-fed AR-15 military-style assault rifle can fire rounds as fast as fully-automatic machine guns — and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) says that a legal loophole means that the gun is perfectly legal in the United States. CNN reported this week that Texas-based Slide…

Police: Man barricaded in home after killing worker at Texas school

Police in Katy, Texas said on Friday that a man was barricaded in his Brookshire home after he gunned down a 32-year-old cafeteria worker at a nearby school. Katy ISD alerted parents Friday morning that the shooting had occurred at Tompkins High School at around 6:11 a.m. before the start…

Man arrested in Colorado hotel with assault rifle and high-capacity magazines

A man with an assault rifle, high-capacity magazines and a stolen handgun was arrested at Colorado Springs hotel over the weekend after employees reported that he was acting threatening. The Gazette reported that Colorado Springs police were called to Staybridge Suites early Saturday in response to a man who was…

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