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South Carolina lawmaker offers free concealed carry classes to teachers

South Carolina state Sen. Katrina Shealy (R) announced Monday that a local gun club was offering free concealed weapon permit classes to teachers and school officials. “In light of the tremendous tragedy at Sandy Hook, it is imperative we do all we can to keep our children safe and our…

Gun rights activists plan ‘day of resistance’ for Feb. 23 in honor of .223 assault weapon

Campaigners to hold rallies on February 23 – a date that bears a similarity to the .223 cartridge – in protest at Obama’s gun reforms Gun rights activists are planning a nationwide “day of resistance” on 23 February, a date that bears a typographical similarity to .223 assault weapon cartridges…

NRA chief gives no ground in prepared Senate remarks

National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre will yield no ground in remarks he’s prepared to give before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, according to text circulated by the NRA’s public affairs desk. “Proposals that would only serve to burden the law-abiding have failed in the past and…

Fox News interviews Dick Cheney for gun control advice

Dick Cheney may have accidentally shot a man in the face while he was vice president, but that didn’t stop Fox News from flying to Nevada to get his advice on recently-proposed gun control laws. Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins caught up with Cheney over the week at the Safari…

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…

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