• firearms May 5

    Background Checks for Firearms Remain High Amid Pandemic

    The number of background checks for firearms in the month of April remained high amid fears from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • gun control Dec 5, 2019

    Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Break Record in 2019

    Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year. The firearms industry says people are rushing to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million background checks – generally seen as a strong indicator of gun sales – had...

  • Florida Apr 3, 2018

    YouTube Bans Certain Firearm Videos

    YouTube has updated its policies regarding videos featuring firearms. The company will now prohibit videos made to sell certain firearms and firearm accessories, as well as videos that demonstrate how to manufacture or install certain types of accessories, such as bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and silencers.

  • Attorney Mar 19, 2018

    Ohio Man Charged With Providing Gun That Killed Officers

    A man was charged Monday with providing the gun used to kill two Ohio policemen, as the officers’ bodies were escorted in a procession to funeral homes in the suburban community they served. Gerald Lawson, 30, of suburban Cleveland, is accused of buying the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer. Smith gave Lawson the money to buy the...

  • Florida Mar 19, 2018

    Student's Cellphone Video Captures School Shooting

    A Florida high school student captured the sounds of gunfire erupting nearby while hiding in a classroom.

  • director Nov 15, 2017

    Access to Guns Too Easy for Domestic Abusers: Experts

    Devin Patrick Kelley, the shooter who killed 26 people in a Texas church, was court-martialed in 2014 while in the Air Force for domestic assault after he beat and choked his wife and fractured his infant stepson’s skull. He also sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, authorities said. He’s not the first mass shooter with links to domestic violence....

  • georgia Jul 27, 2016

    Georgia Man Who Won $3M Lottery Pleads Guilty to Funding Crystal Meth Ring

    According to federal prosecutors a $3 million lottery winner pleaded guilty to using his prize to invest in a crystal meth ring, NBC News reported. Ronnie Music Jr., 45, bought the drugs with his 2015 winnings and wanted to supply them to others who would resell them at a profit, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District...

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