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SWAT officers reassigned over Facebook post musing about killing Bundy supporters

Two SWAT officers were reassigned after they made social media posts fantasizing about killing Cliven Bundy supporters during a standoff earlier this year at his Nevada ranch. Officer Russell Laws logged onto Facebook shortly after the April 12 standoff ended between federal and local authorities and armed protesters, reported the…

Texas Dem blasts ’10 active militias’ on border: ‘Pointing guns at children solves nothing’

At least 10 armed private militias have now been spotted patrolling the Texas border in response to a crisis of refugee children fleeing violence in Central America. Anonymous militia members provided the San Antonio Express-News more than 30 photos showing “dozens of members carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage…

Brain scientist arrested for pointing AR-15 at women during open-carry display at Phoenix airport

An Arizona brain scientist was arrested last week after two women said he pointed a semiautomatic rifle at them at an airport coffee shop. Dr. Peter Nathan Steinmetz, a neuroscientist at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, brought the AR-15 rifle slung over his shoulder to Starbucks inside a terminal at…

GOP lawmakers: Disarm federal ‘Gestapo’ agents over ‘completely insane’ Bundy response

Republican congressmen blasted the Bureau of Land Management last week for their handling of the April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over unpaid grazing fees. “Whether Bundy was right or wrong, was the BLM’s response reasonable?” said Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA). “Anyone watching that unfolding fiasco can answer it…

Tow truck driver shot to death after repossessing car from LA parking lot

Police are seeking multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a tow truck driver in Los Angeles. The 50-year-old driver, whose name was not released, had legally repossessed a car shortly before 4 a.m. from a 7-Eleven parking lot in Compton, reported KTLA-TV. Multiple vehicles followed the tow truck driver…

Suspect in Pennsylvania hospital shooting charged with murder

A man suspected of opening fire in a Philadelphia-area hospital and shooting dead a case worker before exchanging gunshots with a doctor has been charged with murder, prosecutors said on Sunday. Richard Plotts, 49, was arraigned late on Saturday in his hospital room and charged with first and third degree…

Family of five discovered shot to death in Maine home

BOSTON (Reuters) – Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said. The five, a father and mother in their 30s and…

Federal judge throws out DC ban on handguns as unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional. “There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the…

GOP congressional candidate wants Americans to fight government tyranny with bazookas

A Republican congressional candidate responded to a mass shooting by suggesting that Americans had a constitutional right to own as powerful weaponry as they can afford. “It is my belief that any, any, any, any weapon that our government and law enforcement possesses ought to be allowed for individuals to…

Minnesota man guns down teen girl after she asks him to stop riding lawnmower in her yard

A Minnesota man who admitted shooting a 17-year-old girl multiple times because she asked him to stop trespassing on his riding lawnmower has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. According to a criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press, 40-year-old Chad Pickering shot the 17-year-old girl in the chest, right…

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