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White House releases Obama skeet-shooting photo

The White House on Saturday released a photo of President Barack Obama skeet-shooting, in an apparent bid to allay concerns among gun-owners that he is opposed to any and all firearms. Obama hits the road on Monday to push his plan to cut gun violence, which has become a centerpiece…

Gun owners tend to be male, white, married, living in south: Gallup

Gun owners in the United States tend to be male, white, married and living in the south, according to a study published Friday by Gallup. Men are three times more likely than women to own a gun, the analysis of surveys of some 6,000 people from 2007 to 2012 found.…

Report: Oakland PD pointed firearms at a sleeping baby

A new report by the federal monitor overseeing the Oakland Police Department officers pointed their weapons at a sleeping baby while executing a search warrant. “Two officers pointed their firearms at a sleeping 19-month-old child who, of course, posed no immediate threat to the officers or others,” said the Jan.…

6 year old expelled over toy gun allowed back into school

A 6-year-old South Carolina girl will be allowed back in school after being expelled early in January for bringing a toy gun for “show and tell,” school officials said Thursday. Naomi McKinney was expelled from Alice Drive Elementary in Sumter, S.C. on Jan. 7, according to a Wednesday report WLTX-TV.…

Ft. Hood Soldier gets 3 years for shooting friend in head to cure hiccups

A 27-year-old Fort Hood soldier on Thursday pleaded guilty to accidentally killing his friend while trying to cure a case of the hiccups. Spc. Patrick Edward Myers’ rank was reduced to private and he was sentenced to three and a half years in military prison, according to NBC News. Friends…

Oregon Internet cafe customer shoots himself with holstered gun

An Oregon man who was said to be “familiar with guns” accidentally shot himself with a holstered weapon that he was openly carrying at an Internet cafe in Eugene on Thursday. Eugene Police said that a 26-year-old man was in the Indras Internet Lounge restroom at around 3 p.m. when…

Jon Stewart mocks NRA chief: Let’s only pass laws that criminals will follow

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night mocked the various arguments that National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre provided against gun control. At a Senate hearing on gun violence, LaPierre explained that citizens of the United States needed high-power firearms to both defend themselves from an overbearing…

Obama to hit road to push gun violence plan

US President Barack Obama will hit the road Monday to appear with local leaders and law enforcement officials in Minnesota to push his plan to cut gun violence, which faces a tough road in Congress. Obama will visit Minneapolis, a city that has taken steps to tackle firearms violence, including…

NRA president: Reid facing ‘incredible pressure’ on gun control

National Rifle Association president David Keene said Thursday he had no idea whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) would support or oppose new gun control legislation. At a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Keene noted the NRA had a “relatively friendly relationship with the senator over…

Teenager shot in head at Atlanta middle school

A 14-year-old male student was shot in the head Thursday at a school in Atlanta, Georgia, according to US media, with the victim reportedly being treated in hospital. Fox News reported that the victim was hospitalized after being shot at Price Middle School, which was placed on lockdown, as was…

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