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Prostate patient guns down California doctor as he prepares for surgery

A 75-year-old man has been charged for the murder his doctor, 52-year-old urologist Dr. Ronald Gilbert, in Newport Beach, California. KTLA identified Stanwood Fred Elkus as the person suspected of shooting Gilbert at around 2:45 p.m. on Monday. Elkus had reportedly been receiving treatment for a prostate problem. According to…

Georgia man guns down immigrant after GPS sends him to wrong driveway

A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Colombian immigrant who mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions. Gwinnett County jail records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution indicated that Phillip Walker Sailors was charged on…

Blackburn challenges Obama to skeet shooting: ‘I’ll take my own gun’

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says that if President Barack Obama really goes skeet shooting “all the time” then he should accept her challenge to a competition, and the congresswoman is already predicting she’s a better shot than the commander in chief. In an interview published on Sunday, Obama told the…

Paul Ryan: Gun show loophole an ‘obvious’ problem

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said in a video published Monday that requiring universal background checks for gun purchases was indisputably needed. He told Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel editorial board that closing the so-called gun show loophole was “an area we need to look into.” Though licensed gun dealers are…

Obama discusses gun control with police from places hit by shootings

Barack Obama has met police chiefs from communities hit by the worst shooting atrocities to have occurred during his presidency, and promised to take on board their views concerning gun violence. Anticipating a “robust conversation” on Monday, Obama hosted officers from Oak Creek, Tucson, Aurora and Newtown. Also in attendance…

Father of Newtown victim heckled by gun advocates at legislative hearing

Neil Heslin, whose six-year-old son was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, was heckled by gun advocates during a legislative hearing on Monday. “Changes have to be made,” he told Connecticut lawmakers in an emotional testimony. “I’ll tell you a little bit about Jesse. He was a boy…

Loophole allows dealers to hijack Seattle’s gun buyback with makeshift gun show

The so-called gun show loophole which allows guns to be sold without a background check allowed private dealers to effectively hijack a weekend effort by Seattle police to get guns off the street. Following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, Seattle raised $120,000 to hold…

Man who brought AR-15 into grocery store will face no criminal charges

A 22-year-old man who carried an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle into a Kroger grocery store in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend will not face criminal charges because he broke no laws, police said. People who saw 22-year-old say he entered the store empty-handed, but then returned to his vehicle and retrieved…

Obama: Gun control advocates must respect rural hunting culture

Gun control advocates need to do “more listening” to rural Americans, Barack Obama has said in an interview during which he acknowledged going on shoots with guests at Camp David. In an New Republic article published Sunday, the president said he had a “profound respect” for the nation’s hunting traditions…

Feinstein: ‘The NRA has become an institution of gun manufacturers’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Sunday lashed out at the National Rifle Association (NRA), suggesting the “venal” organization had been corrupted to the point that it was taking money from gun manufacturers to “provide weapons” to children as young as 8 years old. In an appearance on CNN, host Candy…

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