Gun Related News Stories
Brady Campaign Caught Lying About Child Gun Deaths - June 30, 2014
The Brady Campaign claimed that nine children die in the USA every day due to gunshot wounds (both accidental and intentional). The group even made a big display of the stat recently placing 9 pairs of toddler shoes in a row to drum up the appropriate level of emotion.
However, there is one small problem with that number, it's completely false. Politifact, who at first rated it mostly true has reexamined the claim and now rates it mostly false.
Ceasefire Employee Arrested For Rape, Was Gang Member - June 28, 2014
On the streets, Richard Hernandez was supposed to stop violence as an 'interrupter' in the celebrated CeaseFire program.
Hernandez faces 36 counts charging him with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a teenage girl while he worked for the program, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. He's among at least nine employees of the anti-violence program to face serious criminal charges in recent years.
Hernandez is a ranking member of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to prison for a 2006 gun conviction and a 2005 drug conviction, court records show.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Short-Barreled Shotgun Law - June 26, 2014
A California law making it a felony to possess a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 26 inches does not violate the Second Amendment or the Equal Protection Clause, either on its face or as applied to a person who possesses the weapon at home with the sole intent to use it for self-defense, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.
The court affirmed Kenneth Wesley Brown's conviction under former Penal Code §12020, which makes it a 'wobbler' to possess a short-barreled shotgun, for which three alternative definitions are given, including "[a] firearm which has an overall length of less than 26 inches and which is designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell."
Federal Judge Upholds Colorado Gun Laws - June 26, 2014
A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers.
After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished the ability to defend oneself.
Man Who Confronted Las Vegas Shooter Hailed As Hero - June 23, 2014
Hundreds gathered downtown for the funeral of Joseph Wilcox, the man killed trying to stop a shooting rampage at Walmart two weeks ago.
Wilcox is credited with saving countless lives after confronting one of the gunmen and is now being remembered as a true hero.
"On Sunday, June 8, a man standing in line at the Walmart on Nellis saw danger and made the choice to do something about it," said Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Supreme Court Rules On Straw Purchases - June 16, 2014
A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on 'straw' purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
The justices ruled 5-4 that the law applied to a Virginia man who bought a gun with the intention of transferring it to a relative in Pennsylvania who was not prohibited from owning firearms.
MSM Continues To Rip Everytown Claim Of 74 'School Shootings' - June 14, 2014
In the continued reaming of the outright lies by Everytown For Gun Safety Fox News has dissected their claims and reported the blatant lies.
6th Ciruit Rules On Pharacist Who Defended Himself At Work - June 13, 2014
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals this month found that Walgreens properly exercised its rights when it fired an employee for using his handgun in defense during a robbery.
At the center of the case is Jeremy Hoven, a pharmacist employed at-will by the drug store chain in Michigan. Hoven is a lawful concealed-carry permit holder who was fired by the company in 2011 after he exchanged gunfire with an armed robber while at work.
While the ruling against him isn't unexpected certain language in the ruling is quite troubling.
"Moore continued, saying, 'Hoven has not shown there is a legislatively enacted general right of self-defense in Michigan.'
The panel contended that Michigan's Self-Defense Act doesn't confer an unlimited right to engage in self-defense, but rather only provides a potential defense to criminal prosecution by the state.
Politifact Rates Everytown's '74 School Shootings' Claim Mostly False - June 13, 2014
Not to be outdone by CNN's debunking of Everytown's 74 'school shootings since Sandy Hook' Politifact did their own study of the list and found that only 10 incidents on the list qualified as 'school shootings'. They have rated the claim as mostly false.
Toppenish Mississippi School District Arming School Administrators - June 12, 2014
The Toppenish School District is paving the way for an additional security effort by arming and training some of their administrators.
When school starts up again in the fall, 11 Toppenish School District Administrators will be armed for additional security purposes.
"The first responders are usually our administrators, and if our administrators or myself, if we're willing to put our lives on the line, we need to be prepared, said John Cerna, the Toppenish School District Superintendent.
CNN Destroys Everytown '74 Shool Shooting' Statistics - June 12, 2014
After Everytown For Gun Safety came out with their completely false chart and claim that there have been 74 'school shootings' since Sandy Hook many news outlets parroted their information without ever checking it, including CNN. Then someone down there actually decided to act like a reporter and check the facts.
What they found was what most gun owners know and Everytown was, once again, caught in a lie. Once CNN removed every incident that wasn't a 'school shooting' the number of shootings was actually 15.
Police Identify Man Who Left Gun In Target - June 12, 2014
The gun was in plain view on top of a superhero Playskool toy box when the worker found it; he thought it was a toy. He realized it was real after seeing it was loaded with live ammo.
On Thursday, June 12, Myrtle Beach Police identified the suspect wanted for unlawful carrying of a handgun in reference to the incident as David Dennis. Police are asking anyone with information on Dennis or his whereabouts to contact MBPD at 843-918-1911.
Memorial Fund Set Up For Las Vegas Hero - June 11, 2014
A Go Fund Me donation page has been set up for Joe Wilcox, the brave concealed carrier that engaged the killers in the recent Las Vegas killings.
If you can spare a few dollars please help this family out so they can bury their son with honor.
California Gun Owners Ask Court to Block DOJ Gun Control Policy - June 11, 2014
Two California gun owners, Paul Gladden and "Alvin Doe", have filed for an injunction against defendants Attorney General Kamala Harris and Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms chief Stephen Lindley seeking to prevent them from enforcing a policy that denies the sale of handguns to licensed and background-checked Californians.
Firearms Distributor Charged With Bribing Glock Officials - June 4, 2014
A Kansas firearms distributor was indicted today on federal charges of paying more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks to executives of the company that manufactures Glock pistols, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
John Sullivan Ralph, III, 40, Olathe, Kan., who was owner of Global Guns & Hunting Inc. of Olathe, Kan., doing business as OMB Guns, is charged with one count of conspiracy, 11 counts of wire fraud and 10 counts of money laundering.
The indictment alleges Ralph secretly paid executives of Glock to receive preferential treatment over other distributors of firearms, including directing potential customers to his company, giving his company priority access to limited products, steering government contracts and sales to government agencies of firearms and accessories to his company, and providing confidential Glock information to him.
Issa Releases Memos Proving DOJ Targeted Gun Companies - June 2, 2014
Darrel Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee has released memos that he says proves that the DOJ (Department of (in) Justice) was using Operation Choke Point to attack legal businesses. Operation Choke Point (OCP) was used by the DOJ to choke off scammer's access to the banking industry and with it credit card processing services.
New Orleans Lawmaker Order Review Of Stand Your Ground Law - June 2, 2014
A review of how Louisiana's "stand your ground" laws are applied in the state will be undertaken by the Louisiana State Law Institute at the urging of a New Orleans lawmaker.
After backing off his attempt earlier this legislative session to repeal the controversial laws that expand on self-defense principals, state Rep. Wesley Bishop settled instead for the study of how the laws and others like it have been used in the state since enacted in 2006.
Mountainview California City Council Debates Mag Capacity Ban - May 29, 2014
Mountain View may follow in Sunnyvale's footsteps and pursue a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
On Tuesday, a majority of the City Council said they wanted City Attorney Jannie Quinn to prepare a memo on Measure C, which was passed by 67 percent of Sunnyvale voters last November.
"I am not in any way prepared to say let's put something on the ballot or start something, but at least to get some briefing," Councilman Mike Kasperzak said during a portion of the meeting reserved for council members to suggest subjects for discussion at a future meeting.
Chicago Gun Shop Plans Would Require Video Taping, Select Locations - May 27, 2014
Just when you thought the politicians in Chicago couldn't get any dumber they prove you wrong.
After a federal judge struck down the cities ban on gun shops they have come up with some regulations that just about destroy any chance of a business person opening a shop.
Under the proposed ordinance, special-use zoning would keep gun stores out of 99.5 percent of Chicago, limiting them to pockets of the North, West and South sides, city officials said. The stores could not be within 500 feet of a school or park.
Store owners would have to conduct quarterly audits of their gun sales and allow police to inspect their records. They also would have to get the police to approve a security plan before they could open their doors.
Calfornia Shooting Prompts Misled Calls For Gun Control - May 26, 2014
Completely ignoring the fact that 3 of the victims in the latest rampage by a mentally disturbed person were killed with a knife, and two non-fatal casualties were run over with a car, politicians again focus on so-called gun control.
Also ignored by these politicians, and the media, is the fact that California has arguably the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
One has to wonder when these elected officials will start paying attention to the real issue in this country, mental health.