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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…

Sen. Alexander: Video games a bigger problem than guns

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said Wednesday that violent video games were a bigger problem than guns in the United States. When asked on MSNBC about proposals to reduce gun violence, such as requiring universal background checks, Alexander indicated that he was skeptical of the legislation. “I’m going to…

Sen. Durbin rips NRA chief: You completely missed basic point of background checks

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois on Wednesday slammed National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre for claiming background checks wouldn’t reduce gun violence. During a the Senate Judiciary Committee’s gun control hearing, LaPierre argued that closing the so-called gun show loophole would only harm innocent gun buyers. He claimed criminals…

NRA chief Wayne LaPierre feels the heat at Senate hearing

Wayne LaPierre, the firebrand executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association, came under intense questioning from Democratic members of the senate judiciary committee who forced him to admit that the NRA’s opposition to gun control has grown more extreme over the past 15 years. In the course of a four-hour…

Three shot in Phoenix workplace shooting as NRA testifies to Senate

As National Rifle Association (NRA) head Wayne LaPierre was telling a Senate committee on Wedneday that additional gun laws were not necessary, at least three people were shot at a business in Phoenix, Arizona. “We don’t believe it was a random act,” Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson told KTVK. “There…

Drunk woman says she fired gun because anti-gun control sheriff said it was OK

An intoxicated woman in Milwaukee says that she fired a weapon during an argument with her niece because she had heard Wisconsin Sheriff David A. Clarke’s radio ad saying that citizens should get “in the game” and arm themselves instead of calling 911. A criminal complaint obtained by the Journal…

Sen. Graham brags about his AR-15 at home

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday during a Senate committee hearing on gun control that he is a proud owner of an AR-15 assault rifle, and personally hesitant to restrict magazine capacity because such a decision, he said, could give rise to gun-packing mothers running out of bullets when faced…

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