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FBI: Record number of Americans buying guns

Over 2.4m gun background checks were initiated in January, topped only by last December’s 2.7m Americans are lining up to buy guns in unprecedented numbers in the wake of the Newtown school shooting and the debate around tightening gun controls, with federal background checks on prospective buyers running at record…

3-year-old S.C. boy killed after mistaking pink handgun for toy

A 3-year-old boy in Greenville, South Carolina was shot in the head and killed on Friday after he started playing with a pink handgun because he thought it was a toy. Police responding to the shooting at Haywood Plantation Apartments said that Tmorej Smith was found with a gunshot wound…

Coulter to Obama: Gun background checks mean ‘universal extermination… screw you!’

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter is telling President Barack Obama, “Screw you!” because she says that his plan implement universal background checks for all gun purchases “means universal confiscation, universal extermination.” Following Obama’s Monday speech in Minnesota calling on Congress to implement “real and lasting change” on gun control, Fox News…

Texas man guns down couple over dog poop on his porch

Police say a 75-year-old man in Dallas is being charged with Capital Murder after he allegedly shot and killed two neighbors because they had dumped dog feces on his porch. According to The Dallas Morning News, Chung Kim had repeatedly complained to management at Sable Ridge Apartments that Michelle Jackson…

Obama urges ‘concrete steps’ to prevent gun violence

President Barack Obama Monday heaped pressure on Congress for action “soon” on curbing gun violence, flanked by uniformed police officers he said should not be outgunned on US streets. In his most high profile intervention in the guns debate since unveiling a package of executive actions and recommendations for new…

Alabama kidnapper killed and child rescued: report

A US gunman and murder suspect who snatched a five-year-old boy and held him for a week underground in a bunker besieged by police has been killed and the child is safe, media reported Monday. The end of the siege was confirmed by CBS News and CNN, citing federal authorities.…

OK school says ‘zero tolerance’ for bullying after teen shoots self in bathroom

Authorities in Oklahoma on Monday were unable to confirm if bullying was involved after a 15-year-old male killed himself with a gun in a Cowetta school bathroom. Speaking to reporters at press conference, Superintendent Jeff Holmes explained that a “ninth grade student at Cowetta Intermediate High School died from a…

NRA President David Keene says AR-15s are ‘the musket of today’

The president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) says that the Second Amendment was designed to protect the right to own muskets and the AR-15 military-style assault rifle — like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown — is just “the musket of today.” “This nation was founded…

Florida father with assault weapon forces wife to watch as he kills two sons

A Florida man armed with an weapon that had once been banned under federal law forced his wife to watch as he strangled one of his sons and then shot a second before turning a gun on himself. Victoria Flores Zavala told Boynton Beach police that 45-year-old Isidro Zavala went…

Ex-Marine charged with famed U.S. sniper Chris Kyle’s death

An Iraq war veteran was facing murder charges Monday for allegedly gunning down two men, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL sniper whose exploits in the same conflict were detailed in a best-selling book. Chris Kyle, who wrote “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in…

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