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  • Shocking video shows drive-by cops shooting dead armed robbery suspect: Officers wielding shotgun and assault rifle toss flashbang out of their SUV before unleashing barrage of rounds

    09/25/2023 11:36:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2023 | Mackenzie Tatananni
    Arizona police shot and killed a man suspected of carrying out several robberies in a span of hours - only after they blitzed him with a flashbang and fired non-lethal rounds in an attempt to get him to surrender his weapon. Detectives from the Mesa Police Department and members of the U.S. Marshals Arizona Wanted Task Force were searching for 20-year-old Ny'Kendreon Pride on August 3. They spotted him in the area of 1233 North Mesa Drive by the Glen at Mesa apartment complex. Pride was the prime suspect in a string of thefts: a robbery at a Walgreens the...
  • Trump campaign walks back claim former president purchased Glock amid questions about legality

    09/25/2023 9:39:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2023 9:34pm EDT | Brandon Gillespie
    Former President Donald Trump’s campaign was forced to walk back a claim that he purchased a Glock pistol at a South Carolina gun shop on Monday amid questions about the legality of such a purchase considering he has been charged with numerous felonies in multiple cases. “President Trump buys a [Glock] in South Carolina!” Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung posted on X Monday afternoon, including video of the former president at the Palmetto State Armory in Summerville holding a Glock and saying, “Wow.” “I’ve got to buy one. I want to buy one,” Trump said in the video. Cheung, who...
  • Yes, You Need To Ask About Guns In The Home Before Play Dates Here’s how to make these life-saving conversations a little less awkward. (barf alert)

    09/25/2023 8:12:16 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 23 replies
    Romper ^ | September 25, 2023 | Miranda Rake
    You’ve probably heard it before: You really should ask about guns in the home before your child goes over to a new friend’s house to play. It seems like a good idea, sure, but also that conversation sounds like a pretty awkward one to have with people you barely know. Still, as pediatric gun deaths rise around the country, doctors are urging parents to start getting comfortable with these initially uncomfortable conversations, as they may save your child’s life. We asked Dr. Chethan Sathya, a pediatric trauma surgeon at Northwell and the director of Northwell’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention,...
  • Gun Free School Zone Case Update – Metcalf Out of Jail?

    09/25/2023 3:37:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 22, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 21, 2023, a detention hearing for Gabriel Metcalf was re-opened, with a motion granted to the defense by Judge Cavan. The prosecutor, Thomas K. Godfrey, had opposed the hearing, claiming there was no significant change of information from the initial detention hearing held on August 24, 2023. At the end of the hearing, Judge Cavan released Gabriel on his own recognizance, with restrictions, to his mother’s home at 430 Broadwater Avenue in Billings, Montana, where he has lived for the past decade and more. Vivian, Gabriel’s mother, and a neighbor who owned a gunshop next to Vivian’s alterations...
  • Trump goes GUN shopping with Marjorie Taylor Greene: Former president poses with a $829.99 9MM GLOCK with his face on the grip in armory tour

    09/25/2023 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2023 | EMILY GOODIN, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER
    Trump stopped at the Palmetto State Armory in South Carolina 'I'm going to buy one. I want to buy one,' Trump said after examining the weapon The 'Trump 45' has his photo on the gun's grip Donald Trump considered buying a glock with his face on the grip during a visit to South Carolina on Monday, stopping at the Palmetto State Armory with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to examine the weapons available for purchase. The former president also posed with a special 'Trump edition' gun that features the Trump's photo on the handle and the words 'Trump 45' on the...
  • UK Cops Protest Colleague’s Murder Charge By Downing Guns.

    09/25/2023 1:03:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The National ^ | 9/25/2023 | JAKE WELCH
    The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing to deploy the army after hundreds of police officers handed in their guns in protest of a murder charge brought against an unidentified officer who shot and killed Chris Kaba, a young black man who tried to evade a police roadblock by ramming his vehicle into theirs. The MoD announced it has “accepted a military aid to the civil authorities request from the Home Office to provide routine counterterrorism contingency support to the Metropolitan Police” and to “keep the public safe and respond to any eventualities.” The ministry further stated the soldiers...
  • 300+ armed officers have handed in their weapons in protest

    09/25/2023 5:10:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 25 | BBC
    Up to 300 Metropolitan Police officers have stepped back from firearms duties as the Army remains on standby to support the force. Additional officers from surrounding forces have been drafted in over the weekend to help, the Met has said. It comes after an officer, known as NX121, was charged with murdering Chris Kaba, 24, who was shot last September.Senior Met officers spent the weekend meeting some armed staff who have decided to "consider their position". But the Met has rejected media reports that all 2,595 firearms officers have stepped back from armed duties. In a fresh statement, the Met...
  • Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago: At Least 30 Shot During Weekend

    09/25/2023 7:32:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    At least 30 people were shot, three of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News reported that one of the three weekend shooting fatalities was an 86-year-old man, who was shot and fatally wounded Saturday morning around 10:00 a.m. after getting out to his truck to retrieve something. The elderly man, Charles Hobson Sr., was transported to a hospital in critical condition, where he died.
  • Federal Gun Free School Zone Case Detention Hearing Today

    09/25/2023 4:38:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 21, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    The controversial Gun Free School Zone case, where Gabriel Metcalf has been in pre-trial detention for a month, has a detention hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday morning, September 21, 2022.Russel Hart, the federal public defender for Gabriel Metcalf, asked for the hearing, citing new evidence that was not available at the first detention hearing. Shortly after Gabriel’s arrest, seemingly by an ATF/Billings Police Task Force, the hearing took place. The prosecuting attorney, Assistant United States Attorney Thomas K. Godfrey, had opposed the re-opening of the detention hearing. Godfrey indicated to Judge Cavan that he had sufficient information and that...
  • London's police chief pens open letter after armed cops revolt: "Let the police police"

    09/24/2023 7:31:28 PM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    CoastFM ^ | Sep 24 | Sir Mark Rowley
    Dear Home Secretary, I welcome your announcement earlier today that you will be launching a review into how police officers are held to account when force is used. You will know from our previous discussions that it is an area that I believe is long overdue for reform to address a number of imbalances. In the UK we proudly police by consent, embracing the principles of accountability, transparency and independent scrutiny. It is essential that we have a system which commands the confidence of officers and the communities they serve. Of course, where wrongdoing takes place the public expect us...
  • Thieves fatally shoot 86-year-old man outside his Auburn Gresham home, steal his truck: witnesses (Chicago)

    09/24/2023 1:59:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | September 23, 2023 | Tre Ward
    A deadly shooting happened right outside of the 86-year-old victim's South Side home on Saturday morning. Loved ones said Charles Hobson, Sr. was simply headed to get something out of his truck when he was shot and his truck was stolen. Moments later, while police were still on scene, they said, the culprits came back. "It's just heartbreaking that he's no longer here for stupidity," said Kimberly Buford, Charles' longtime neighbor. It took a single noise to pierce through the fabric of the tight-knit block. "I heard one shot," said Tamika Wright, another longtime neighbor. "We love each other. We...
  • NICS Numbers and Gun Sales for August 2023, Fifth Highest on Record

    09/24/2023 5:24:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 20, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    The numbers of National Instant Background Checks (NICS) done by the FBI for August of 2023, and the estimated gun sales derived from those checks, are the fifth highest on record for August since records started being kept.The number of checks done by the FBI was about 2.14 million in August of 2023. The number of gun sales was estimated at 1.06 million, just .27% higher than the estimate for 2019. The gun sales in 2016 were higher, about 1.17 million.We are seeing a leveling off of gun sales at the new, higher base level of over a million a...
  • South Africa: Using Only Pistols, Local Militia Stops 15 Armed Robbers with AK-47s Who Blew Up Armored Truck

    09/23/2023 2:02:32 PM PDT · by CFW · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/23 | Richard Abelson
    On Thursday, 9/21, local farmer militiamen in South Africa stopped a gang of 15 armed robbers armed with AK-47s who had just robbed an armored car, killing the driver. The local volunteers apprehended the fugitives after a high-speed chase, including a dangerous Mozambican criminal wanted for murder of a police officer. The robbery took place in Hoedspruit (Hat Springs) outside Polokwane in Limpopo Province, which were named Pietersburg and North Transvaal by the original settlers before the campaign to ethnically cleanse the Afrikaner language and culture from South Africa. Heavily armed attacks on armored cars are so common in South...
  • Texans do not need a license to carry, but some gun owners still want one

    09/24/2023 10:29:49 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 55 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 10, 2023 | Rebecca Schneid
    LOCKHART — Michael Cargill’s commands cut through the air sharply as his license-to-carry students train to shoot at Lone Star Gun Range in Lockhart.“One shot. One shot.”The students load one bullet into their handguns, some brought from home, others rented from Cargill’s gun shop, Central Texas Gun Works. He reminds them to make sure their right thumb is atop their left on the gun, to keep their stances wide and to lean forward.“Fire! Fire! Fire!”If their stances are uneven, if their thumbs are not aligned, Cargill pauses to adjust each student’s positioning. This is the purpose of Cargill’s license-to-carry class:...
  • Germany: Students arm themselves in city of Halle as violent robberies soar, parents describe ‘broken police force’

    09/24/2023 7:53:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Remix News ^ | September 22, 2023 | JOHN CODY
    Organized gangs, many of them made up of foreigners, have targeted children in Halle’s schools for years, with the police recording hundreds of such cases. However, there is now a citizens’ initiative in the German city that has begun patrolling the area, and students are arming themselves for self-defense purposes as they lose faith in the police to protect the young victims. The city, located in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, has seen highly troubling statistics emerge regarding the robbery of students, with Die Welt reporting that in just a matter of two years, there have been 203 such robbery offenses...
  • Kansas City Mayor Puts Forward Gun Control to Undermine Missouri’s Pro-Gun Laws

    09/23/2023 4:22:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Gunpowder Magazine ^ | September 22, 2023 | Jose Nino
    On August 1, 2023, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas unveiled two gun control proposals that he believes will reduce gun violence during a time when crime has been on the rise in the city. One of the measures would ban minors from buying ammunition without the consent of a parent. The other measure would prohibit “switches,” devices that can convert handguns into automatic weapons. Lucas’s intention here is to undermine Missouri’s preemption laws, which bar local governments from crafting their own gun control measures. “I say clearly and unambiguously, guns and ammunition being given to minors; guns in the hands...
  • Biden announces the creation of first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention to be led by Harris

    09/23/2023 2:13:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/23 | Brie Stimson
    President Biden Friday afternoon announced the creation of the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention that he said would be led by Vice President Kamala Harris. Through his executive order, Biden said he was "determined to send a clear message about how important this issue is to me and to the country." He added that after every mass shooting he hears to the same plea to "do something." "‘Do something to prevent tragedy that leaves behind survivors who will always carry the physical and emotional scars,’" he said. "Well, my administration has been working relentlessly to do something."...
  • Philadelphia sheriff (Rochelle Bilal) refutes report claiming her office left 185 guns unaccounted for

    09/23/2023 2:39:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/23 | AP
    Philadelphia's sheriff on Thursday disputed a city controller report that determined that the sheriff's office couldn't account for 185 guns that the controller's office says are missing. Sheriff Rochelle Bilal said at a news conference that the controller's report released earlier this week contained "misleading statements," and she questioned the controller's review. Acting City Controller Charles Edacheril said his office conducted the review as a follow-up to a 2020 report that found the sheriff’s office couldn’t account for more than 200 weapons. That report stated that the office had haphazard recordkeeping practices and unclear procedures regarding the handling of guns....
  • St. Benitez rides again! Federal judge strikes down California magazine ban for a second time

    09/23/2023 8:57:39 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 9/22/23 | Cam Edwards
    It’s not the first time that U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez has determined that California’s ban on “large capacity” magazines violates the Second Amendment, but hopefully this time the decision will stick. Benitez issued his first ruling before the Bruen decision was released last year, but the Ninth pulled its typical move and overruled him in an en banc review, sending the case to the Supreme Court. After Bruen, the Supreme Court granted cert and remanded the case back to the Ninth Circuit with instructions to reconsider in light of the text, history, and tradition test it laid out, but...
  • Al Sharpton: Lack of Gun Legislation Is ‘Arming Bigots’

    09/23/2023 7:07:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2023 | Pam Key
    MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Friday on “Deadline” that he believed a “lack” of gun legislation in the United States was a civil rights issue because society was “arming bigots.” Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “Kamala Harris will lead this effort. She spoke today about witnessing firsthand the impacts of gun violence during her time as a prosecutor and attorney general.”