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KY sheriff vowed to defy gun laws because 2nd Amendment is ‘like the Bible’

A Kentucky sheriff who refused to enforce any new gun laws that he deemed unconstitutional says that the Second Amendment is “like the Bible” because “you either believe it or you don’t.” In a recent interview with The Lexington Herald-Leader, Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman said that he had a…

TX gun classes reporting influx of teachers

The push to provide firearms training to teachers has taken hold in Texas, where, as NBC News reported on Tuesday, hundreds of instructors are hitting the firing ranges. “We’ve had over 300 [teachers], and today adds up to 400 now,” said Johnny Flynn, head instructor at Big Iron Concealed Handgun…

Coulter: ‘Not a gun problem,’ U.S. has ‘demographic problem’ with non-whites

Ann Coulter is insisting that guns don’t kill people, non-white people kill people. The conservative columnist on Monday told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the country had a “demographic problem” because “white populations” in the U.S. and Belgium had the same low murder rate. “As you know, I just…

Wisconsin school board delays vote to cancel elementary school gun show

Officials at Wisconsin’s Spooner Area School District refused to vote on a measure canceling an upcoming gun show at Spooner Elementary School, saying they needed more information before making a decision on whether the event is appropriate. The district has been under pressure to call off the event in the…

Colbert on Yeager: ‘Why would you ever want to take this man’s guns?’

Stephen Colbert donned his “gilly suit” on Monday for an extended defense of the rights of gun owners, including James Yeager, the Tennessee CEO who said he would “start killing people” if gun safety legislation were passed. “Why would you ever want to take away this man’s guns?” Colbert asked…

Kentucky sheriff: ‘Moral obligation’ to defy new gun laws

An Eastern Kentucky sheriff says he will refuse to enforce any new gun laws, claiming it is his duty to protect the U.S. Constitution. “I consider this a moral obligation,” Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman told The Lexington Herald-Leader. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and has…

Rahm Emanuel pushes to end investments in gun manufacturers

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago who acted as White House chief of staff until 2010, is hoping to initiate a nationwide campaign of disinvestment from companies that make and sell military-style assault rifles along the lines of the 1980s disinvestment from apartheid South Africa. Emanuel has instructed the fund…

ACLU blasts proposals to ‘militarize’ schools with armed police guards

The American Civil Liberties Union has urged Vice President Joe Biden to reject proposals to avert gun violence by placing armed police guards in schools. “Past experience demonstrates that increasing police presence in schools after a tragedy, while well-intentioned, is misguided,” ACLU senior legislative counsel Deborah J. Vagins said in…

California school shooter to be charged as adult

The boy who opened fire on his classmates at Taft Union High School in California last week will be charged as an adult. Bryan Oliver, 16, will face two counts of premeditated attempted murder and three counts of assault with a firearm, according to the Associated Press. The chief deputy…

Young California boy found guilty of killing Neo-Nazi father

An abused 12-year-old boy who shot his Neo-Nazi father dead while he was sleeping at their California home was found guilty Monday of second degree murder. Joseph Hall was 10 at the time of the killing, in which he shot his 32-year-old father Jeff Hall in the head in the…

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