The seventh-grade student who walked into his Ohio middle school on Tuesday and shot himself in the bathroom has died from his injuries, authorities announced the next day. 13-year-old Keith Simons passed away at 12:31 p.m. on Wednesday, according to an official with the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Amnesty slams Trump for classifying gun stores as ‘essential businesses’ during pandemic
"With hospitals at critically low capacity due to the pandemic, we cannot afford more injuries or deaths from gun violence."
Human rights defenders on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration reverse its decision to designate gun stores as "essential businesses" during the coronavirus pandemic and warned that increased gun violence during the national public health crisis will only add to the strain on overwhelmed health systems.
North Carolina county halts pistol permits as demand for guns triple during pandemic
Some Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are crying foul after Wake County halted permits for concealed-carry handguns.
The News & Observer reported that the Wake County Sheriff’s Office suspended its permitting process because applications tripled in recent days. According to the sheriff's office, handgun permits were up from 90 to 290 applications per day.
“This decision does not limit anyone’s right to purchase a handgun,” Sheriff Gerald Baker announced on Tuesday.
But at least two Republican lawmakers demanded that Wake Country resume it's "illegal" pause in pistol permits.
Right-wing paramilitary group recruiting Texas cops for ‘bloody civil war’: report
According to a report from the Star-Telegram, a senior member of the rightwing paramilitary group Oath Keepers who moved to Texas in 2015 is actively recruiting local law enforcement employees while telling them a "bloody civil war" against the U.S. government is on the horizon.
The report states that John D. Shirley, the national director of the Las Vegas-based Oath Keepers finagled himself a job as a county constable in Hood County which provided him with access to other police officers and now he is using his position to recruit.