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Oklahomans rush to buy guns at mention of tighter controls

Oklahomans rush to buy guns at mention of tighter controls

Oklahomans are keeping an eye on gun sales as President Barack Obama advocates for tighter gun controls. In a yesterday speech, Obama cited mass shootings like the December 2012 killings in Newtown, Connecticut, as demonstrating the need to close loopholes that allow some to avoid background checks. A total of 60,628 Oklahomans went out and obtained gun licenses in 2013, a 50 percent increase over... »

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... »

Two men stole 14 guns from Fort Mill gun store

Two men stole 14 guns from Fort Mill gun store

Authorities in Fort Mill are asking for the public’s help identifying duo who stole guns from a store overnight. At 4:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to JJ Aim Right Gun Shop on the 100 block of Massey Street for an alarm going off. When they came, they found the front door glass broken. A camera shows two young African-American males getting out of a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee and th... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Don’t fire guns as part of your New Year’s celebration

Don’t fire guns as part of your New Year’s celebration

Every New Year’s Eve, around midnight, some people will undoubtedly pull out some guns and shoot them into the air in celebration. Police say if you get caught doing it, you can be charged with a felony and even go to jail. Above all, you could hurt someone, possibly even kill them. There are plenty of national news stories of people who have been critically injured by falling bullets fired ... »

2,500 guns seized by security at airports in 2015

2,500 guns seized by security at airports in 2015

According to The Transport Security Administration, more than 2,500 firearms had been found by December, up 200 on last year. The TSA has revealed some of the most lethal weapons intercepted this year. The items include a meat cleaver confiscated from a passenger’s hand luggage in New York, an ice pick hidden inside a walking cane and even a sickle. According to the TSA, passengers caught wi... »

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