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Oregon Internet cafe customer shoots himself with holstered gun

An Oregon man who was said to be “familiar with guns” accidentally shot himself with a holstered weapon that he was openly carrying at an Internet cafe in Eugene on Thursday. Eugene Police said that a 26-year-old man was in the Indras Internet Lounge restroom at around 3 p.m. when…

Jon Stewart mocks NRA chief: Let’s only pass laws that criminals will follow

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night mocked the various arguments that National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre provided against gun control. At a Senate hearing on gun violence, LaPierre explained that citizens of the United States needed high-power firearms to both defend themselves from an overbearing…

Obama to hit road to push gun violence plan

US President Barack Obama will hit the road Monday to appear with local leaders and law enforcement officials in Minnesota to push his plan to cut gun violence, which faces a tough road in Congress. Obama will visit Minneapolis, a city that has taken steps to tackle firearms violence, including…

NRA president: Reid facing ‘incredible pressure’ on gun control

National Rifle Association president David Keene said Thursday he had no idea whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) would support or oppose new gun control legislation. At a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Keene noted the NRA had a “relatively friendly relationship with the senator over…

Teenager shot in head at Atlanta middle school

A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head Thursday at a school in Atlanta, Georgia, according to US media, with the victim reportedly being treated in hospital. Fox News reported that the victim was hospitalized after being shot at Price Middle School, which was placed on lockdown, as was…

Assault rifle found in car of suspected Phoenix shooter

Investigators in Arizona on Thursday reportedly recovered a military-style assault rifle in a vehicle rented by a man who they suspect of killing one person and wounding two others at an office building in Phoenix on Wednesday. Mesa police confirmed that a body found in a Bass Pro Shop parking…

Two people shot in Atlanta middle school

UPDATE: Teenager shot in head at Atlanta school Police say that two people have been shot at Atlanta’s Price Middle School in an incident that took place Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta’s NBC Channel 11, officers are on the scene along with medical personnel. The two gunshot victims are alive,…

Youth hockey group gets ‘overwhelming response’ to raffle of 200 guns, including 3 AR-15s

A youth hockey association in North Dakota has halted the sale of tickets for a raffle of 200 guns — including three AR-15 military-style assault rifles — due to “overwhelming” demand. In a note on its website on Thursday, West Fargo Hockey Association said that people interested in the raffle…

Walmart limits ammunition sales due to surging demand

Mega-retailer Walmart said Wednesday that it is limiting sales of firearm ammunition to three boxes per customer per day, explaining that it is unable to keep up with surging demand. “In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, Jan. 24, all ammunition sales were limited…

Soledad smacks down Grassley for linking assault weapons to ‘black-on-black violence’

CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Thursday scolded Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and told him he should know better than to try to link assault weapons to “black violence on blacks” because most recent mass killings had been carried out by white men. Following National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre’s Wednesday…

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