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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…

Harris-Perry guest: Obama should speak in Chicago on gun violence to show “our children are worthy also”

On her Sunday show, Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago with Cathy Cohen, founder of the Black Youth Project and political science professor at the University of Chicago. Forty-two people died in Chicago from gun violence during the first four weeks of 2012 alone — three…

Sylvester Stallone: Who ‘needs an assault weapon?’

Despite Sylvester Stallone’s image — and despite the fact that his new film is titled Bullet to the Head — the actor told the Associated Press that he supports increased gun control on Feb. 1. “Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault. ……

Krugman: NRA thinks ‘we’re living in a Mad Max movie’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Sunday asserted that the National Rifle Association (NRA) had been “revealed as an insane organization” that “has this vision that we’re living in a Mad Max movie” because it wants to put more guns in schools instead of supporting universal background checks and…

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