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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... »

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... »

Father of Washington school shooter gets 2 years on gun charges

Father of Washington school shooter gets 2 years on gun charges

Raymond Fryberg, the father of a teenager who used his dad’s gun to kill four classmates and then himself at a Washington state high school was sentenced Monday to two years in prison on firearms charges. Fryberg apologized for his son’s actions in U.S. District Court. He was convicted in September of illegally owning six firearms, including the gun that his 15-year-old son, Jaylen, us... »

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... »

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