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Ex-cop must give up guns but gets no further punishment for Cicero road-rage shooting

Ex-cop must give up guns but gets no further punishment for Cicero road-rage shooting

49-year-old Mark J. Miller, the former Oswego police officer was forced to surrender his guns tonight after a road-rage shooting in December on East Circle Drive. Miller was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge by Cicero Town Justice David Bruffett. There was no fine and a $255 surcharge, including DNA. Miller said he was acting in self-defense Dec. 2 when he pointed his licensed semi-aut... »

Two Florida Lawmakers Propose Allowing Guns In Airport Terminals

Two Florida Lawmakers Propose Allowing Guns In Airport Terminals

Two lawmakers from Florida have filed bills which would permit people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry their firearms in airport terminals. The identical bills, filed by Sen. Wilton Simpson of Trilby and Rep. Jake Raburn of Lithia, will be considered during the legislative session that starts next Tuesday. Under current law, people with concealed-weapons licenses are barred from carrying g... »

Over 23,000,000 background checks for guns in 2015

Over 23,000,000 background checks for guns in 2015

According to FBI data posted Monday, there were 23,141,970 background checks for guns in 2015, and it is a new record. That beats the prior record of 21,093,273 in 2013. Last year was probably a record year for gun sales. FBI background checks are conducted for all gun sales that go through a federally licensed dealer, which is how the majority of guns are sold. December was the first month to sur... »

Airsoft gun incident in eastern Kalamazoo County

Airsoft gun incident in eastern Kalamazoo County

A teenager playing with an airsoft pistol in the middle of a street in eastern Kalamazoo County prompted calls to the sheriff’s office Tuesday from citizens who reported seeing two young people with a gun, authorities said. Deputies responded to the calls at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Shirley Drive and Proctor Avenue in Comstock Township, according to a news release issued by the sheriff... »

Intoxicated Man Carrying Guns at Danbury Shooting Range Arrested

Intoxicated Man Carrying Guns at Danbury Shooting Range Arrested

Patrick Straub, 38, of Danbury is facing charges after state police said he was handling guns while intoxicated at a gun range in Danbury in the presence of dozens of people including children, state police. State police responded to the Wooster Mountain gun range at 74 Sugar Hollow Road after the manager of the state-operated facility reported to authorities that there was an intoxicated man ther... »

Police arrested two boys, ages 12 and 13

Police arrested two boys, ages 12 and 13

Two boys, ages 12 and 13, were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they reportedly drank cough syrup, huffed rubber cement and pointed realistic-looking replica guns at vehicles in eastern Sioux Falls. Police caught up with the boys at the KFC at 3601 E. 10th St. at 2:38 p.m. after an employee noticed them drinking cough syrup with their water, Lt. Dave McIntire said. Though witnesses reported seeing... »

Connecticut gun maker admits breaking U.S. firearms law

Connecticut gun maker admits breaking U.S. firearms law

A gun manufacturer from Connecticut declared guilty on Tuesday to violating U.S. firearms laws and its founder agreed to resign and sell the company in a move to prevent its closing. Stag Arms LLC President Mark Malkowski pleaded guilty on the company’s behalf in U.S. District Court in Hartford to possessing an unregistered machine gun. After a search of the New Britain-based manufacturer fo... »

Buyer of Guns Used in San Bernardino Massacre to be in Court

Buyer of Guns Used in San Bernardino Massacre to be in Court

Enrique Marquez who bought the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino massacre to his friend appeared in court Monday to face terrorism-related allegations. 24-year-old Enrique Marquez was expected to enter a plea to three charges in federal court in Riverside. But the proceeding, including a decision on whether to hold him pending trial, was postponed until late morning. Marquez shuffled into ... »

West Virginia consider a measure to allow concealed guns without permit

West Virginia consider a measure to allow concealed guns without permit

After West Virginia’s governor vetoed the idea earlier this year, a push to let people carry hidden guns without permits is regaining steam. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in March vetoed a measure making concealed carry permits optional. He cited safety concerns and an outcry from law enforcement. Republican state Senate President Bill Cole told there is enough support for the measure to revisit it ... »

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Upheld Sentence For Straw Purchase Of Guns

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Upheld Sentence For Straw Purchase Of Guns

The Superior Court in Pennsylvania confirmed a nearly six- to 12-year sentence for a Chester woman convicted of illegally purchasing weapons for her felon boyfriend. This is the first use of a Pennsylvania law that calls for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for a defendant convicted of illegally buying guns for someone else. 24-year-old Staci Dawson was convicted in August 2014 of buying... »

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