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Spokane Police will add suppressors to rifles, citing concerns about hearing damage

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:01
Rifles carried by Spokane police on patrol will soon be equipped with suppressors, a move the department says will protect officers and civilians from hearing damage. “It’s nothing more than like the muffler you put on your car,” said Lt. Rob Boothe, the range master and lead firearms instructor for the department.
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Texas Democratic Party apologizes for tweet blaming campus carry law for Texas Tech shooting

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:18
The Texas Democratic Party apologized on Tuesday for a tweet it had posted after a fatal shooting at Texas Tech University.As news broke Monday night that a 19-year-old student had allegedly shot and killed a Texas Tech University police officer, the Austin-based organization posted the following tweet on its official account:The Texas Democrats' tweet quickly came under sharp criticism.
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California Democrat Dianne Feinstein offers wise words on Las Vegas Strip shooting

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:55
“Could there have been any law passed that could have stopped it?” Dickerson asked about the shooting.“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein replied.Feinstein’s exactly right, and it’s a point gun-rights advocates have been making for decades. Passing another law won’t stop people who’ve already decided to break existing ones.
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Counties may regulate the location of gun shops, 9th Circuit Court rules

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:54
Counties may restrict the location of gun stores as long as residents have the ability to purchase firearms, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday.
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Suspect shot while trying to rob armored car driver

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:20
A 33-year-old man was shot Saturday morning while attacking an armored car guard in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood during an attempted robbery, according to reports. As of Tuesday, the suspect, identified as Jerry Adams, remained hospitalized, although his current condition is not known. Police charged Adams with attempted robbery, and committing and threatening physical violence to a person and property.
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Home invader shot multiple times in Bronzeville

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:16
A homeowner opened fire on a man who was trying to break into a residence late Saturday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
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34-Year-Old Wrestles Gun Away From Would-Be Thief, Shot in Leg

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:14
A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery near Temple University early this morning.
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81-year-old New Smyrna-area homeowner shoots at burglar

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:12
A would-be burglar changed his mind about breaking into a home near New Smyrna Beach when the 81-year-old homeowner shot at him several times on Monday, sheriff’s deputies said.
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Congress debates gun control again

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:51
A debate over bump stocks — devices that allowed semi-automatic rifles to fire at rapid speed during the Las Vegas shooting — will continue this week on Capitol Hill as lawmakers grapple with the politically stinging issue of gun control.
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The simple truth is that guns help, not hurt, millions of Americans

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:50
Anyone seriously concerned about violence knows that none of the usual panaceas would do much to reduce gun deaths. Gun restrictions in countries such as Australia and Great Britain didn’t end gun-related crimes.
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Dianne Feinstein, oldest U.S. senator, announces reelection bid

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:50
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) officially declared her intention to run for reelection Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been an intense scramble of Golden State politics to succeed her.“I am running for reelection to the Senate. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. I’m all in!” Feinstein tweeted.
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Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:03
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
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Scalise criticizes 'rush to judgment' on guns, bump stocks

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:02
In an interview on "Meet the Press," the Louisiana Republican, who was seriously injured in a shooting targeting a GOP congressional baseball practice in June, expressed skepticism about Democratic calls for a ban on bump stocks, a modification that allows semi-automatic rifles to fire like fully automatic weapons.
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Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein: I'll fight the NRA to 'channel' my anger at myself for sexually harassing women

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:02
Legendary Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will channel his anger at himself for allegedly sexually harassing women for the last 40 years into trying to take down the NRA and President Trump.
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James Alan Fox: No, the Las Vegas attack wasn't a 'new normal'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:01
The number of mass shootings has not increased, as evidenced by the USA TODAY database on mass killings as well as other analyses.
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No, gun silencers wouldn't have worsened the Las Vegas shooting

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:00
Our research shows that a suppressor would not have made a difference in the Las Vegas case, because of the positioning of the weapons and because of the distance of the shooter from the crowd. Clinton’s staff provided no evidence to suggest a different outcome.
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Two Pinocchios: Tim Kaine’s claim the Las Vegas shooter ‘was only stopped’ because he lacked a ‘silencer’

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:59
Kaine should be more careful when talking about weapons, especially during a national tragedy. We will accept his staff’s explanation that he meant that silencers muffle a gunshot’s source, even though his phrasing certainly sounded like he meant that silencers actually made firearms quiet. Regular readers know we don’t try to play gotcha here at The Fact Checker.But in any case, the evidence does not support Kaine’s claim that the shooter was “only stopped” because he did not have suppressors on his weapons. That’s exaggerated and could leave a misleading impression on people only familiar with silencers in the movies.
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Bret Stephens Indeed Does Not Understand the Second Amendment

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:59
His column is not a rigorous one. Indeed, it is barely a column so much as it is a brusque list of ill-considered assertions that do nothing to grapple with the many arguments to their contrary. Stephens asserts confidently that “more guns mean more murder,” a claim he bases on a single flawed study that is contradicted both by numerous others and by the recent experience of similar nations.
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Against the Misguided Moral Superiority of Gun Controllers

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:58
By now you’ve seen it a thousand times. On Twitter, in print, and on the air, Democratic politicians and progressive activists try to name and shame conservatives — especially conservative politicians — who offer “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath of a mass shooting. “Your job isn’t to pray,” they argue. “Your job is to legislate. Your job is to fix the problem.”
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Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators Introduce Gun Control Legislation

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:44
Yesterday, omnibus gun control legislation, House Bill 4107, was introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives.
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