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Nevada prisons add tools to avoid shootings, but keep guns

Nevada prisons add tools to avoid shootings, but keep guns

Nevada prison officials say they’re adding more guards and training officers how to use rubber bullets in an effort to end deadly shootings behind bars. But they defended the presence of shotguns in prisons during a meeting today of the Board of State Prison Commissioners. Nevada Department of Corrections Interim Director E.K. McDaniel gave an update on how the state is responding to recomme... »

California Bill Would Require Police Officers To Keep Guns Secure In Cars

California Bill Would Require Police Officers To Keep Guns Secure In Cars

A bill introduced to the California Senate Tuesday would step up safety measures for handguns left in vehicles by law enforcement, according to state officials. Senate Bill 869, introduced by state Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, would require law enforcement officers to securely stow any handgun they leave in vehicles. According to state officials, under current state la... »

Marlboro man accused of pulling stun gun at Hudson restaurant

Marlboro man accused of pulling stun gun at Hudson restaurant

A Marlboro man was arrested Friday after police said he threatened another man with an illegal stun gun during a dispute in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant. Police received a call around 7 p.m. Friday from a man who claimed that a man with long hair and wearing a long sleeve blue shirt and a neck chain had threatened him with a stun gun, according to Police Chief Michael Burks According to... »

Mary Wolfe says Obama’s gun order won’t have great effect

Mary Wolfe says Obama’s gun order won’t have great effect

While tighter gun restrictions are underway nationwide, Iowa citizens shouldn’t see much of an influence when it comes to buying weapons. State Rep. Mary Wolfe, D-Clinton, said the gun rules that President Obama plans to implement are going to re-define who can sell firearms. Wolfe said this will require private sellers to require background checks on those buying guns. “It might have a big impact... »

Two Live Oak Men Arrested for Gun Theft and Housebreaking

Two Live Oak Men Arrested for Gun Theft and Housebreaking

Two Live Oak men arrested in connection to a burglary where several firearms were stolen, according to reports. 21-year-old Richard E. Touchton and 21-year-old Dylan Troy Pennington were booked into the Suwannee County Jail for a Jan. 6 burglary on 161st Road. Pennington was arrested last Thursday while Touchton was arrested three days after. The two men broke into the home and stole six rifles an... »

Walmart Sued in Sale of Ammo Used in Pennsylvania Murders

Walmart Sued in Sale of Ammo Used in Pennsylvania Murders

Wal-Mart Stores faces a lawsuit in Pennsylvania claiming store employees negligently allowed an underage, intoxicated customer to buy a box of bullets used to commit three murders. The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia by families of the victims, seeks compensatory and vindictive reparations from Wal-Mart and several workers at its Easton, Pennsylvania, store, where the ammunition were bought by Robe... »

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N. J. Man Accused of Possessing 36 Illegal Machine Guns

N. J. Man Accused of Possessing 36 Illegal Machine Guns

52-year-old John Lafergola from Monmouth County made his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday. He was charged for illegally possessed 36 machine guns, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Yesterday in the morning police responded to a call from a Millstone Township residence after one of the residents – Lafergola supposedly pointed a gun at another member of his household, authorities s... »

Police seize pellet guns and drugs while serving warrant in Meriden

Police seize pellet guns and drugs while serving warrant in Meriden

A Meriden man is facing charges after police say they served a search warrant Monday at his Park Street residence and found drugs, pellet guns and money. Police said neighbors reported drug activity in the area. Jeff Kurtz, 48, of 80 Park St., was charged Monday with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession o... »

Trump: ‘You won’t be able to get guns’

Trump: ‘You won’t be able to get guns’

(CNN) Donald Trump on Monday warned that President Barack Obama’s planned executive actions to expand background checks on gun purchases are a step toward even greater restrictions on Americans’ access to firearms. “Pretty soon you won’t be able to get guns,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo during an interview on “New Day.” “It’s another step i... »

Virginia gun show attendees no fans of President Obama

Virginia gun show attendees no fans of President Obama

President Barack Obama is expected to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday to discuss ways he could use executive action to expand gun restrictions. Many gun owners, collectors, and advocates are showing their disapproval by heading out to the nearest gun show. “Nah, me and my daughter shoot and collect guns and because of his policies — and you never know what the heck he is going to d... »

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