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  • Suspects remain on the loose after brazen daytime robbery Tuesday in East Honolulu

    12/02/2020 10:33:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    KHON2.TV ^ | December 2, 2020 | Manolo Morales
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- A home invasion robbery on Waialae Iki ridge in East Honolulu has left neighbors shaken. HPD says the victims are a husband and wife in their 70's. They were bound with tape while the suspects looted their home. Police are asking residents to take extra precautions, even when at home. It happened Tuesday afternoon just before five o’clock. HPD says there were two male suspects. One had a gun, the other had a knife. Sources say they were able to get in through a bedroom window. Sources say the 76-year-old man who lives in the house on...
  • Police: Florida man shoots brother in head after victim said he wanted to die

    11/24/2020 8:14:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2020
    Robert Brown (Photo: Alachua County Jail)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WGFL) — A Florida man is in jail for shooting his brother in the head, according to police.On Saturday, the victim told his brother and another roommate that he no longer wished to live, police say. The man asked his brother, Robert Brown, 34, of Gainesville, to shoot him.Just before 7 p.m., Brown took out a gun, pulled the trigger and shot his brother in the head, police say. The man was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening wound to his head.The victim later died from his injuries.Brown admitted to firing the...
  • Support for Stricter U.S. Gun Laws at Lowest Level Since 2016

    11/16/2020 5:11:05 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 16, 2020 | Megan Brenan
    • GOP support for stricter gun laws has fallen 14 points since 2019 to new 22% low • 25% of Americans favor a handgun ban in the U.S., near record lowWASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the absence of a high-profile mass shooting in the U.S. in 2020 and amid the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest related to racial justice issues and the contentious presidential election campaign, Americans are less likely than they have been since 2016 to call for increased gun control. The latest majority (57%) in the U.S. who call for stricter laws covering the sale of firearms marks a seven-percentage-point...
  • Twice as many Children Die From Glass Tabletop Accidents as Firearms Accidents

    11/07/2020 4:26:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 July 2020, a paper titled: Glass table injuries: A silent public health problem was published in the American Journal of Surgery.  The paper detailed an examination of how many accidents involving glass tables occurred in the United States, how severe the injuries from such accidents were, and the distribution of injuries by age. The annual number of fatalities from accidents involving glass tables was projected to be about 400. Most people do not consider glass tables to be a significant risk for accidents. 400 deaths a year sounds like a lot. It is about .13 per 100,000, out...
  • ACB Hearing Actually Makes Some News: Judge Amy's Got a Gun

    10/14/2020 9:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/14/2020 | Victoria Taft
    The tweets were pre-written, properly loaded, and ready to spit out like .50 cal rounds at enemy aircraft when Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked about guns at day 2 of the Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearing. No doubt Democrats reached for the smelling salts when Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham asked the 7th U.S. Circuit judge and nominee to the Supreme Court if she owns a gun. Stand back. “When it comes to your personal views about this topic, do you own a gun?” “We do own a gun.” The point of the question was to allay fears that...

    09/25/2020 8:30:07 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 34 replies
    PacificPundit ^ | September 24, 2020 | staff
    So now we know who rented that Uhaul truck for Black Lives Matter and AntiFA in Louisville yesterday. The Uhaul truck was loaded with shields, bottles of water and pre-made anti-police signs. Holly Zoller a left wing zealot with “The Bail Project” is the one who rented the vehicle. The Bail Project is like Freedom Fund Minnesota that gets criminals out of jail. Facebook quickly scrubbed Holly Zoller’s page once word got out she was the Uhaul truck renter. Gee, I wonder why.
  • Louisiana man hid loaded handgun in his butt: cops

    09/22/2020 7:12:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2020 | DAVID MATTHEWS
    It’s always the last place you look. Lousiana police found a loaded concealed handgun inside a suspect’s buttocks during a strip search after he was arrested on other charges. Following a call about “suspicious activity,” Justin Savoie, 24, was taken into custody by Golden Meadow police on Dec. 28, 2019, for possession of a handgun, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Multiple handguns and “homemade silencers” were also found inside his truck. However, the surprises continued to pile up for investigators. During a follow up strip search at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 4-inch .25 Titan pistol was found inside his...
  • The most revealing poll of all: gun sales

    08/16/2020 8:00:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    For decades, the Democrat party has wanted to abrogate the Second Amendment, to ban the sale of guns of any and all calibers, sizes, shapes and potential uses. They have long sought to limit the amount of ammo per gun and ... The left has yet to realize the obvious, that criminals do not obey laws of any kind, least of all gun laws. So deluded are the gun-banning Democrats, they do not believe that Americans have the right to defend themselves against said criminals. These Democrats who want to run our lives all have armed security themselves, but we...
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit Panel Strikes Down California ‘High Capacity’ Magazine Ban

    08/14/2020 9:49:25 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 124 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | August 14, 2020 | Dan Zimmerman
    A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled for the plaintiffs in Duncan v. Becerra, striking down the state’s “large capacity” magazine ban. As the opinion notes: The Ninth Circuit employs a two-prong inquiry to determine whether firearm regulations violate the Second Amendment: (1) whether the law burdens conduct protected by the Second Amendment; and (2) if so, what level of scrutiny to apply to the regulation. United states v. Chovan, 735 F.3d 1127, 1136 (9th Cir. 2013) The panel held that under the first prong of the test, Cal. Penal Code § 32310 burdened...
  • Judge Orders Police to Hand Over Private Information About Gun Owners

    07/27/2020 6:04:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 27, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    The New York State Supreme Court last week granted a motion ordering the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to turn over the name, zip codes and license category of anyone who was granted a firearm license in 2018. The New York Daily News made the request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process, which provides public information from government agencies to citizens and journalists. ... The Daily News argues that the information can be turned over because of a state law – known as the SAFE Act – that declared "that names and addresses of all firearms...
  • Report: Patricia McCloskey’s handgun inoperable when seized by police

    07/22/2020 8:17:58 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 16 replies ^ | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 | Lauren Trager
    The handgun held by Patricia McCloskey at her home in the Central West End was not capable of firing when seized by police, according to a document obtained by News 4. It’s a new development in the case against the local couple seen pointing guns outside their Central West End home last month. And it’s one that legal experts say raises very serious questions about whether the entire case can proceed.
  • Altered Evidence: Patricia McCloskey’s Gun Didn’t Work So A Prosecutor Ordered It Reassembled And Then Declared It Lethal

    07/22/2020 6:08:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2020 | John Sexton
    As you’ve probably heard by now, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are each being charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon for stepping outside of their home with guns as protesters marched down a private street on their way to the Mayor’s house. Yesterday a new wrinkle was added this story. In order to bring the unlawful use charges against the McCloskeys, police have to verify that the guns actually posed a threat. The McCloskey’s guns were seized but when police tested Patricia McCloskeys silver handgun they found that it would not fire. So an assistant...
  • FL Gun Owner Shoots, Kills Multiple Armed Intruders

    07/11/2020 2:07:13 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 109 replies ^ | July 10, 2020 | Cam Edwards
    A Pasco County, Florida man who believes he was targeted after posting pictures of his gun collection online shot three men who broke into his home early Friday morning, killing two and injuring a third. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters Friday afternoon that the victim was awake and alone in his home playing video games when he heard the sound of glass breaking coming from the rear of the home. Grabbing his firearm, the homeowner went to check out the noise. As he was walking down a narrow hallway towards the rear of the home, he spotted an...
  • Beto O’Rourke blames GOP ‘death cult mentality’ for rise in US violence

    07/09/2020 3:30:19 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 July 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    As violent crime spikes in some U.S. cities, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke claims a Republican Party “death cult mentality” is to blame. Speaking on MSNBC, O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat, was asked to comment on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott both recently calling for schools to reopen for the fall semester, despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The former lawmaker quickly pivoted from talking about the virus to talking about gun violence. “These are the same people who want us to accept that more people, including children, will die of gun violence this year in America than...
  • Witnesses claimed San Diego Police shot unarmed man in the back — Then cops released the video…

    06/30/2020 8:26:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 6/30/2020 | Kane
    Two San Diego Police Department officers have been placed on paid leave after they shot and wounded a robbery suspect who pointed a gun at one of the officers during a confrontation in downtown Saturday night. The suspect, Hurtado Ibarra, 25, of San Diego, suffered life-threatening injuries. He was hospitalized in an intensive care unit. The incident remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.
  • School Calls Police On Student With BB Gun In Background Of Virtual Class

    06/14/2020 9:55:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    Courtney Lancaster, a mother and Navy Veteran, expressed her outrage after police pulled up to her door and asked to search her home for weapons. According to the police, the school safety officer at Lancaster’s 11-year-old son’s school, Seneca Elementary, called law enforcement after spotting a BB gun in the background of a virtual class meeting.“I had no idea what to think. I’ve never been in any legal trouble whatsoever. I’ve never had any negative encounter with law enforcement,” she told Fox 45 News. “I had no idea. I really didn’t know what to think.”Although officers searched her 5th grader’s...
  • Gun-Wielding Drone Plants Trees

    06/02/2020 2:17:17 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies
    A Canadian startup, Flash Forest, that hopes to [plant trees] by drone. “This industry is ripe for innovation,” said Bryce Jones, the company’s CEO. “With recent developments in lithium ion batteries, the drone industry has been revolutionized with increased payload capacity and flight time. Jones and his team plan to use drones for every step of the reforestation process. That means surveilling target areas, planting seedlings, monitoring growth, and collecting data, all from the air. The planting will use a pneumatic gun on the drone that will fire seed pods into the soil. The drones can hold hundreds of seed...
  • My First Gun

    06/01/2020 8:47:23 AM PDT · by Sharkfish · 96 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/1/20 | Sharkfish
    Forgive the vanity post (my first ever) but I need advice from Freepers. I have never owned any firearm other than a shotgun for duck hunting. I feel a real need now to own a gun. I'm looking for insight into the type of handgun I should research and test. Remember, it's for a newbie. I intend on getting a Florida concealed carry permit and undergoing training.
  • BGPD: Shots fired in self-defense after car crash on North Sunrise

    05/14/2020 5:18:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wbko ^ | 11 May, 2020 | Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - On Friday, May 8, Bowling Green Police responded to shots fired complaint in the area of North Sunrise. Multiple officers responded to the area to help after receiving multiple calls.When one officer arrived, he saw two vehicles in the middle of the roadway - a yellow Camaro and a black SUV that had collided in the 1400 block of North Sunrise.Police spoke with the driver of the Camaro, who explained that when he was at a friend's house, an unknown vehicle sped through the area and an unknown male got out.The driver says the unknown...
  • Body camera footage shows fatal police-involved shooting in Montgomery County

    05/12/2020 5:46:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | 10 May, 2020 | Fox 5 DC
    WHITE OAK, Md. - Police have released body camera footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting this week in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Police say Sgt. David Cohen shot and killed 30-year-old Finan H. Berhe on Thursday after Berhe lunged at the officer with a knife. Police late Friday released video of the shooting, which happened Thursday evening in the 1500 block of Hadden Manor Court in White Oak: