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Former Utah city councilman charged after shooting a second dog while intoxicated

Former Tabiona, Utah city councilman Rickey Evin Wilberg was charged yesterday with possession of a firearm by a restricted person, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, intoxication and discharge of a firearm after he was arrested on February 6, 2013 in the shooting of his dog. Michael McFall of the…

2 dead in murder-suicide at University of Maryland

A University of Maryland student shot his two roommates, one fatally, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. The New York Times reported that the three roommates were arguing in the front yard of their house near the university’s College Park campus opened fire. According to WJLA…

12-year-old boy arrested over threat to shoot teacher and 23 students

A 12-year-old California boy was arrested after allegedly emailing a threat to shoot a teacher and 23 of his middle-school classmates. KFMB-TV reported on Sunday that authorities took the boy into custody on Saturday and referred him to a hospital for evaluation. The suspect, a seventh-grader at Twin Peaks Middle…

Obama to visit Chicago and ‘talk about the gun violence that has tragically affected too many families’

President Obama will travel to Chicago on Friday to speak as part of a three-city tour — and also will address gun violence during a speech aimed at elaborating on his State of the Union address, the Chicago Tribune reported. The visit follows the recent murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the…

Steven Seagal joins Arpaio’s ‘posse’ for training on school shootings

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer “posse” had a special guest on Saturday, as actor and reality show “Lawman” Steven Seagal joined in as it tackled training scenarios in the event of a school shooting. KPNX-TV reported that members of the group conducted their training at a shuttered elementary school, with…

Manhunt underway after ex-cop allegedly shoots officers and threatens ‘asymmetrical warfare’

Update (below): Police asking public for help Los Angeles police launched a manhunt Thursday morning seeking former officer Christopher Jordan Dorner for allegedly shooting three officers, at least one of them fatally. Dorner, 33, is also a former Navy sniper, according to KTLA-TV. Police began pursuing him after Dorner was…

Pastor apologizes for praying alongside Muslims, Jews at Newtown vigil

A pastor in Connecticut has apologized for taking part in a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because his church does not allow worshiping with other faiths. Rev. Rob Morris of Newtown’s Christ the King Lutheran Church offered a letter of apology after he…

NRA’s bill to ban anti-gun lobbying would cripple anti-smoking programs

The American Cancer Society says that a bill being pushed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Kansas to ban lobbying against guns would also restrict anti-smoking and anti-drinking programs. State Senate Bill 45 prevents “any money appropriated by the state legislature” from being used to “promote any proposed, pending…

New York Republican on gun control: Hitler would be proud of Gov. Cuomo

A New York state assemblyman apologized Tuesday for comparing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the infamous 20th century dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. At a press conference, Republican Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin said Cuomo acted like a dictator by pushing a gun control bill through the New York legislature last…

Pittsburgh gun shop owner gives away assault rifle and 1000 rounds of ammo to protest Obama

A gun shop owner in Pittsburgh is protesting President Barack Obama’s gun safety proposals by giving away an AR-15 assault rifle and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. According to Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM, citizens need to be armed with the high caliber weaponry as a means to “defend themselves against a tyrannical government.”…

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