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N.H. police chief faces fine after teen kills self with his service weapon

A New Hampshire police chief could have to pay up to $1,000 in fines after a 15-year-old boy killed himself with the officer’s service weapon. Danville Police Chief Wade Parsons was expected to be charged with one count of negligent storage of a firearm on Friday for leaving his service…

Rick Warren’s son killed himself with unregistered gun he bought online

Controversial megachurch pastor Rick Warren revealed via Twitter on Thursday that his 27-year-old son Matthew committed suicide with an unregistered weapon that he had purchased online. According to the Daily Mail, Warren, who has been tweeting regular updates about his grieving process, said that he forgives whoever sold his son…

Tony Perkins: Obama’s evangelical ‘watch list’ could ban Christian gun buyers

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has warned that President Barack Obama could be planning to create a special “watch list” for Catholics and evangelical Christians to prevent them from buying guns. On his Wednesday Washington Watch broadcast, Perkins said he was “concerned” about a bipartisan deal in the Senate…

Ted Nugent promotes ‘Knife Rights’ with gun giveaway just days after mass stabbing

Just days after a student at the Houston-based Lone Star College went on a stabbing spree that left 14 people injured, Texas resident and Detroit-born rocker Ted Nugent is featured in a promotional contest for a group called “Knife Rights,” billed by the president of the National Rifle Association as…

Coulter: The killing of politicians’ children should ‘start with Meghan McCain’

In a column published on Thursday, conservative pundit Ann Coulter joked that the killing of politicians’ children should “start with Meghan McCain.” Earlier this week, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MA) told MSNBC host Martin Bashir that he was sensitive to the need for more gun control because his nephew had been…

Nebraska dealer: No license needed to sell ‘personal collection’ of 678 guns, 13 grenades

A Nebraska man says that he is not guilty of illegally selling firearms to people who told him they were felons because the items were out of his personal collection of 678 guns and 13 grenades. According to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, 35-year-old Ashley Gerbig is…

Connecticut sen. lashes out at NRA: What kind of liberty did Newtown kids have?

Connecticut Sen. Chris Brown (D) on Wednesday made an emotion plea on the Senate floor for lawmakers to come to an agreement and pass new gun control legislation following last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. “This country has gotten so callously used to gun violence,…

Circus elephant targeted in Mississippi drive-by shooting

Officials with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus say that Carol, a 39-year-old Asian elephant, is expected to fully recover after being hit by a bullet during a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Mississippi. “The elephant has sustained at least one bullet wound between her ear and, I guess…

NRA’s ban on gun violence research created severe shortage of experts in field

When President Barack Obama directed the Centers for Disease Control to take up studies on gun violence, it represented an about face for the agency, but few expected this problem: there aren’t enough researchers in the whole country who specialize in the topic to even get new studies off the…

Nugent calls Obama ‘the Chicago gangster’ and asks NRA host to ‘help me shoot somebody’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Monday insisted that he had just been using a metaphor when he called President Barack Obama “the Chicago gangster” and then asked a NRA television host to “help me shoot somebody.” In an interview on NRA News, host Cam Edwards explained that the president’s proposed…

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