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Former wife: NRA official banned from carrying gun after ‘years of domestic violence’

The former wife of a top official with the National Rifle Association in New York says that “years of domestic violence” caused a judge to bar the NRA field representative from carrying a gun. The New York Daily News on Wednesday reported that police has confiscated an arsenal of 39…

Bipartisan Senate bill bars the mentally ill from buying guns

Republicans teamed up with Democrats Wednesday to introduce gun control legislation in the US Senate that aims to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. It is one of a handful of new bills, including a beefed-up ban on assault weapons, being considered in the wake of…

Lindsey Graham on Hurricane Katrina: My family needs AR-15s to fight ‘roaming gangs’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if his family were victims of disasters like Hurricane Katrina then they would need to have military-style AR-15 assault rifles to protect themselves against “armed gangs roaming around neighborhoods.” During a hearing Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican pressed Attorney…

Republican strategist: Brady Bill didn’t stop Gabrielle Giffords shooting

A GOP strategist told MSNBC host Richard Lui on Wednesday that even though they enjoy popular support, stringent background checks for gun owners have been proven as ineffective by mass shootings like the one against former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). “We already have the Brady Bill, and it didn’t stop…

Chicago anchor loses it over report woman had gun hidden in vagina

A news anchor at a Chicago television station lost her composure on Wednesday following a report about a woman who had hidden a handgun in her vagina. According to Oklahoma City’s KFOR, police in Ada arrested Christie Dawn Harris at the Dairy Lou Drive Inn on drug charges, and soon…

Glenn Beck falls to his knees to ‘resuscitate’ flag wounded by gun control

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday got down on his knees to simulate giving life-saving medical attention to an American flag that had been wounded by anti-gun sentiment following the very real deaths of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut last year. During his nightly webcast, Beck lamented…

Georgia city ordinance would require a gun in every home

A small town in Georgia has proposed an ordinance that would require “the head of household” in every home to own a gun and ammunition. Town leaders in Nelson on Tuesday told WSB-TV that they had drafted the ordinance because they only have one police officer on duty for eight…

Zimmerman drops ‘stand your ground’ defense in Trayvon Martin murder case

Neighbourhood watch leader who shot dead teenager on Florida housing estate will instead go straight to jury trial Lawyers acting for George Zimmerman, who shot dead the unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on a Florida housing estate, have abandoned their attempt to have his murder charge thrown out on the grounds of self-defence. Neighbourhood…

Gun control debate fueling ‘explosive’ rise in far-right extremist groups: report

The number of anti-government, far-right extremist groups has soared to record levels since 2008 and they are becoming increasingly militant, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It says the number of groups in the “Patriot” movement stood at 1,360 in 2012, up from 149 in 2008…

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius blasts father for ‘racist’ gun comments

JOHANNESBURG — The family of murder suspect Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday rejected his father’s claim that white South Africans need to own guns because the ANC government does not protect them. Henke Pistorius had claimed his family’s 55 guns were for hunting and for protection amid high crime levels that…

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