Gun Safety

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... »

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... »

Georgia Woman Pushes for Law Banning Purchase of Guns During Divorce

Georgia Woman Pushes for Law Banning Purchase of Guns During Divorce

A bill that would prevent spouses in a divorce process from buying guns is being pushed by Assistant District Attorney April Ross. According to the New York Daily News Ross was shot by her husband, Tranard McConnell just days after filing for divorce in April 2014. Investigators say McConnell then shot himself and was found dead in a graveyard. A Marietta senator filed the bill. “Divorces an... »

Atlanta Mayor Wants Smart Guns for Police

Atlanta Mayor Wants Smart Guns for Police

Mayor Kasim Reed is among plenty of mayors who have signed off on a letter to Smyrna-based GLOCK and other large gun manufacturers, requesting to learn the extent of their ability to produce smart gun technologies. The letter asks the gun manufacturers to provide a detailed overview of the companies activities and goals with respect to gun safety technologies. Also include a description of any tec... »

Guns for Trained Teachers in Southern Indiana School District

Guns for Trained Teachers in Southern Indiana School District

West Clark Community Schools’ teachers in Sellersburg, Ind. tell Wave 3 News in Louisville that they need to be as proactive as possible when it comes to defending their students. West Clark School Board Secretary Doug Coffman proposed to arm some teachers. He said he’s not suggesting teachers have concealed carry. “What can we do to better protect our students?” Coffman as... »

A Vietnam veteran gives advice on what to do in case of a terrorist attack

A Vietnam veteran gives advice on what to do in case of a terrorist attack

A Vietnam veteran and owner of Kodiak gun shop Mike Muncy says more armed citizens may not stop terrorist attacks. But it may stop attacks if the terrorist knows his prey may be carrying weapons. “Basically, you are not going to know who is armed and who isn’t,” Muncy said. “And you are going to be more cautious to go in there and commit a horrible crime like they committed... »

Gun sales booming in Tucson

Gun sales booming in Tucson

From shotguns to ammunition, gun sales in Tucson are booming in the wake of the recent mass shooting in San Bernadino. Second Amendment Sports General Manager Paul Rodriguez told sales are hitting the roof. “We’re seeing a big increase in sales, home protection, guns ammunition and high capacity things like that,” Rodriguez said. Employees in stores also mentioned people are comi... »

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Missouri state Representative Stacey Newman pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would limit access to firearms, in the same way, her state restricts access to abortion. The bill includes a period of 72-hour waiting for purchasing guns and watching a 30-minute video on firearms fatalities before purchasing. It also requires the weapons dealer be at least 120 miles from the purchaser’s residence.... »

2 of the 4 Guns Used in San Bernardino Massacre Were Bought in San Diego

2 of the 4 Guns Used in San Bernardino Massacre Were Bought in San Diego

Two of the four legally purchased firearms used in Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino were bought in San Diego. Suspected shooter Syed Rizwan Farook purchased a 9mm-Springfield pistol at Turner’s Outdoorsman store in San Diego, officials confirmed. An acquaintance purchased another DPMS rifle at the same store on Farook’s behalf. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried tw... »

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