Records released Thursday show a federal law-enforcement agent accompanied George Zimmerman to his police interrogations, and FBI interviews did not turn up any sign of racial bias in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.Read more »
While Americans across the country celebrated Independence Day on Wednesday, several of the nation's largest cities reported disturbing incidents of violence, with dozens of people shot and many killed. Chicago was among the worst, with five people killed and 21 wounded in separate shootings Wednesday. By Thursday morning two more people had lost their lives and eight more were injured. In New York City, meanwhile, 17 people were shot in 13 separate incidents that left three people dead and a police officer wounded.Read more »
LZ Graderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, says we are too nosy and don't need to know all the details of the fast and the furious scandal, refers to innocent people who were killed as "collateral damage."Read more »
After a "successful" gun buy back program in Chicago over the weekend, I decided to write all about how stupid these programs are...Read more »
A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday. The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell Friday afternoon, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said. The teen didn’t open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman. Soon after, the teen heard a loud bang on the door, rushed his siblings upstairs and got a handgun from his parent’s bedroom.Read more »
House Dems focus on gun control in Fast and Furious hearing
House Democrats, attempting to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from a contempt citation today, made a call for enhanced gun control laws the focus of their statements during the hearing this morning.Read more »
Guns turn taboo in Australia as Olympians are told to nix social media, but the tide turned from 2007 when the entire team went to a range.
G'Day to "Ready, fire, aim!"Read more »
A Florida judge on Friday afternoon revoked bond for George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, and ordered that he turn himself in within 48 hours. Prosecutors had asked Seminole County Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to revoke Zimmerman's bond because they contend that he was disingenuous at an earlier bond hearing when Zimmerman's family and attorney claimed that he was cash broke. The motion filed by prosecutors claims that Zimmerman "misrepresented, mislead [sic] and deceived the court."Read more »
As week-long protests against the NATO summit begin, city police have bought a potentially dangerous sound cannonRead more »
“It is unclear how disarming law abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law.” ~ Gov. Rick Scott, 2012
That was the response to the Mayor of Tampa’s request to have the Florida Governor to take away the right of the people to keep and bear arms in Tampa during the RNC convention this August. When faced with the actual evidence the fears expressed by Tampa Mayor and city council are completely irrational.Read more »
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