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Connecticut responds to Newtown with groundbreaking gun control laws

Three months after a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut is passing one of the…  …

Man yelled ‘will of God!’ after gunning down dad at Easter services

A 25-year-old Ohio man has been accused of shooting and killing his father after Easter services outside a church in Ashtabula. The Star Beacon reported that 25-year-old Reshad Riddle killed 52-year-old Richard Riddle on Sunday with a single gunshot, and then entered Hiawatha Church of God in Christ, where he…

Sen. Lindsey Graham shouts down CNN host over keeping private gun transfers secret

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday became angry and shouted at CNN host Candy Crowley over the notion that people who receive guns as gifts would have to undergo background checks. In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Crowley asked Graham if he would be willing…

Texas DA, wife gunned down with assault rifle two months after assistant DA killed

The top law enforcement officer in one Texas county and his wife were found shot to death in their home on Saturday. Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Justin Lewis confirmed to KTVT that Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Cynthia McLelland had been killed. An assault rifle had been…

Dana Loesch shouts at Piers Morgan: A spoon ‘can be qualified as an assault weapon!’

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch on Thursday argued that classifying certain guns as assault rifles was silly because “if you stab someone with a spoon it can be qualified as an assault weapon.” Following Thursday’s revelations that Newtown shooter Adam Lanza had fired over 150 rounds with an AR-15 in…

Gun-toting former Republican candidate claims ‘conspiracies’ after shoplifting twice

A former Republican candidate for Agricultural commissioner in Alabama, who once waved a rifle in a campaign ad about “thugs and criminals,” said on Thursday that he had been a victim of “conspiracies” after his second shoplifting arrest in six months. According to the blog Yellow Hammer, Dale Peterson was…

Former Republican candidate handing out dozens of shotguns in Tucson

A failed Republican mayoral candidate says that he has raised enough money to give away dozens of shotguns in the same town where former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 other people were shot. Former mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky told Tucson Weekly that he was leading a Tucson chapter…

Gun shop blocks Mark Kelly’s right to buy AR-15, citing political ‘intent’

The owner of a gun shop in Tucson, Arizona on Monday refused to hand over an AR-15 military-style rifle that Mark Kelly purchased in order to demonstrate how easy it was to obtain assault weapons. In a statement posted to Facebook, Diamondback Police Supply owner Doug MacKinlay said that he…

Georgia mom shot in leg and baby killed in stroller by kids with gun

Update (below): Two teens arrested in child’s shooting death A woman in coastal Brunswick, Georgia was shot in the leg and her 13-month-old son murdered in his stroller, allegedly by a pair of boys with a handgun. According to CNN, Sherry West was out walking her son Thursday morning when…

Three Marines dead in Quantico shooting

A U.S. Marine shot and killed two colleagues before apparently turning the gun on himself at a military base in Virginia, U.S. media reported early on Friday. The shooting happened Thursday night at the Quantico Marine base in the state bordering Washington DC, according to media reports. The suspect was…

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