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NYPD officer threatened to shoot grandmother of killed teen, lawsuit claims

After shooting dead an unarmed teenager in his bathroom, a New York City police officer threatened to kill the boy’s distraught grandmother, a newly filed lawsuit alleges. Filed Friday, a day before the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham, the suit accuses the NYPD of improperly training…

LaPierre: ‘Obamacare’ means Obama can’t be trusted on gun control

The CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA) says that the American public should not trust President Barack Obama’s push for new gun control laws because the administration lied about “Obamacare” being a tax and a universal background check would just be a “check on law-abiding people.” “It’s a fraud…

Harry Reid endorses universal background checks for gun purchases

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Sunday he supported requiring background checks for all gun purchases, but refused to endorse other proposals to curb gun violence. Licensed gun dealers are required to run federal background checks, but private sellers at gun shows and other venues do not have the…

Former Navy SEAL and author of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle shot to death at firing range

The man hailed as the deadliest military sniper in US history has been shot to death at a Texas firing range, allegedly by a former soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder. The death of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, 38, was confirmed Sunday by FITCO Cares, a foundation he helped start…

Gun-control group’s Super Bowl ad seizes on past NRA statement

Past statements by the National Rifle Association (NRA) supporting of background checks for all gun sales are at the center of a new advertisement by the gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the ad, which will air in the Washington, D.C. area…

White House releases Obama skeet-shooting photo

The White House on Saturday released a photo of President Barack Obama skeet-shooting, in an apparent bid to allay concerns among gun-owners that he is opposed to any and all firearms. Obama hits the road on Monday to push his plan to cut gun violence, which has become a centerpiece…

Gun owners tend to be male, white, married, living in south: Gallup

Gun owners in the United States tend to be male, white, married and living in the south, according to a study published Friday by Gallup. Men are three times more likely than women to own a gun, the analysis of surveys of some 6,000 people from 2007 to 2012 found.…

Report: Oakland PD pointed firearms at a sleeping baby

A new report by the federal monitor overseeing the Oakland Police Department officers pointed their weapons at a sleeping baby while executing a search warrant. “Two officers pointed their firearms at a sleeping 19-month-old child who, of course, posed no immediate threat to the officers or others,” said the Jan.…

6 year old expelled over toy gun allowed back into school

A 6-year-old South Carolina girl will be allowed back in school after being expelled early in January for bringing a toy gun for “show and tell,” school officials said Thursday. Naomi McKinney was expelled from Alice Drive Elementary in Sumter, S.C. on Jan. 7, according to a Wednesday report WLTX-TV.…

Ft. Hood Soldier gets 3 years for shooting friend in head to cure hiccups

A 27-year-old Fort Hood soldier on Thursday pleaded guilty to accidentally killing his friend while trying to cure a case of the hiccups. Spc. Patrick Edward Myers’ rank was reduced to private and he was sentenced to three and a half years in military prison, according to NBC News. Friends…

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