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GA: 'Suspicious' Man Shoving 95-Year-Old Woman Shot By Her Son
Submitted by: David Williamson
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What happened at the Public Storage Unit on Riverside Parkway in Lawrencville started out as a normal move. An elderly woman and her children were dealing with some items when they suddenly found themselves under attack. The son fired his gun, leaving a suspect in serious condition.
 

TX: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Armed Intruder
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College Station police say the shooting death of an armed intruder at an apartment complex appears to be a case of self-defense.
 

Bill Aims to Close Gun Show Loophole in New Mexico
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Unlicensed gun dealers would be required to perform background checks before selling firearms at gun shows in a bill pending in the upcoming New Mexico legislative session.

The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, said it would close what he called a “dangerous loophole” in state law. Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, said the bill would make all gun dealers play by the same rules.
 

Video Game Gun Simulators Continue to Evolve
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The most critical problem in railgun development was fine-tuning the 360 degrees rotation in the virtual game area. If the user turned the gun 180 degree in real life, they would not be able to see the screen thereby inhibiting their enjoyment of the game.
 

Harvard Law Dean Compares Microaggressions to Violence, Sexual Assault
Submitted by: David Williamson
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In a move that should surprise no one who has been watching the utter meltdown of privileged college students this year, a Harvard Law School dean has compared "microaggressions" to sexual assault and violence.

Dean Martha L. Minow, during her winter commencement speech on injustice, asked her students to keep fighting even after they graduate. She made references to apartheid and segregated schools before making the bizarre analogy.
 

Another Gun Pardon From Christie: Marine Brought 9mm Into NJ
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Christie, whose Republican presidential campaign is picking up momentum in the early voting state of New Hampshire, says New Jersey’s strict gun laws resulted in bad regulations.

“The timing is interesting, but if he actually has been out there trying to get second amendment type people in his corner to support him for his presidential run it would have been a hell of a lot stronger”, Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll said.
 

Are BB Guns firearms? Minnesota Supreme Court to Decide
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a convicted felon sentenced to five years in prison for possessing a BB gun.

David Lee Haywood was charged in Ramsey County in 2013 with possession of a firearm by an ineligible person. He was convicted after the judge told the jury a BB gun counts as a firearm.
 

TN: Bill Would Ban Guns on Drones, Except for Police
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Tennessee lawmakers are known for creating gun restrictions: Earlier this year they discussed a slew of measures that ranged from making a sniper rifle the official gun of Tennessee to legalizing targets that would explode when shot.
 

CO: Nearly 100 Travelers Has Guns Confiscated at DIA This Year
Submitted by: David Williamson
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New statistics show 99 travelers at Denver International Airport had guns confiscated from their carry-on luggage in 2015

The Transportation and Safety Administration said 2,000 were confiscated nationally this year.

“I did forget to leave a pocket knife behind so it got confiscated,” said one DIA traveler.
 

CO: Some Colorado Springs Businesses Open to Openly Carried Weapons
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No doubt about it, says Doug Manyik, who for the last decade has owned Buffalo Ridge Trading Post with his wife, Cindy.

A sign the couple put in the window five years ago - saying openly carrying firearms is welcome in their souvenir and T-shirt shop in Old Colorado City - has been good for business.
 

TX: Police Cite Self Defense in Fatal College Station Shooting
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COLLEGE STATION - A seemingly quiet apartment complex turned into a crime scene over the weekend, after a resident shot and killed a man who tried to force entry into his home.

According to police, the resident of the apartment told police he heard a knock on his door and when he opened it, 28 year old Zebulun Jarell Ransom attempted to force his way in.

Police say the resident had a second gun, and fired a shot at Ransom and then shut his door and called 9-1-1.

Officers say Ransom tried to flee the scene but he didn't get very far. They found him laying on the ground near the apartment.
 

WA: Felon, Jailed in Gun Case, Linked to Fatal Everett Shooting
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Police believe they've identified the gunman in a Dec. 20 fatal shooting in Everett.

The man was arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of a separate offense. The homicide investigation is ongoing, and it might turn out to be a case of self-defense, according to the arrest report.
 

What's Next on Gun Control: Obama and the Loophole
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The next shoe to drop on gun control may come by mid-January, when President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order requiring everyone "in the business" of selling firearms to perform background checks.

Wait a second, you might be saying. Doesn't federal law already oblige gun retailers to do computerized criminal checks via the Federal Bureau of Investigation's data base? Yes and no.
 

MI: Authorities Urge New Year Celebrations With Bells, Not Guns
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Community leaders in Detroit are reminding residents about the dangers of firing guns skyward during New Year’s celebrations.

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, the Rev. Nicholas Hood III and others on Monday discussed the “Ring in the New Year with a Bell, Not a Bang” campaign which urges people to bring in the New Year by ringing a bell at midnight, not shooting a gun.
 

CT: Drunken Man Carrying Guns at Danbury Shooting Range Arrested
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A man is facing charges after state police said he was handling guns while intoxicated at a gun range in Danbury in the presence of dozens of people including children, state police.
 

The Leading Cause of death in Tennessee isn't Guns or Car Crashes
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Those painkillers by the night stand may be killing more than the holiday hangover. Poisoning, especially by painkillers, is the leading cause of injury death in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Poison Center, housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
 

NY: Man involved in standoff had 6 guns and 4,000 bullets
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Authorities say a 45-year-old man involved in a Christmas Eve standoff with police had marijuana, six guns and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition inside his Syracuse home.
 

TX: Many Questions with Open Carry Going into Effect Friday
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Texas's new new open carry law is going into effect Friday, Jan. 1.

Police are bracing for what could be an increase in 911 calls about people carrying guns.

Everyone ABC-7 spoke with does expect an increase in emergency calls. The bigger question, however, seems to be whether police can ask to see the license of those carrying guns.
 

Firearm Background Checks Hit 222 Million Since 1998
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National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background checks for firearms have reached 222,363,898 for the period between November 1998, when the process began, to last month. For the most part, the figure has increased each year.
 

No Charges Expected After Off-Duty SHSU Officer Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas - There's no obvious signs of a shooting now, but DPS Troopers and Texas Rangers descended on the Republic Apartments in Huntsville Saturday afternoon.

23-year-old Rebekah Keefe of Huntsville was shot once in the back, and had to be flown to a Houston hospital.

"She is expected to live, which is good news.

He tells us the victim's boyfriend, Sam Houston State University Police Officer William Weathersby, had been cleaning his personal 9mm handgun prior to it accidentally firing.

Submitters note: This is not an accident. It is pure negligence. Do you believe that you or I would not have been charged for shooting someone negligently?
 

America’s Addiction to Violence
Submitted by: David Williamson
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On December 2 2015, 14 people were killed and more than 20 wounded in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that both lives by violence and uses it as tool to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Violence runs through American society like an electric current offering instant pleasure from all sources of the culture, whether it be the nightly news and Hollywood fanfare or television series that glorify serial killers.
 

CA: New Gun Laws to Take Effect in 2016
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Three gun safety laws will go into effect in beginning Jan. 1.

SB 199 will expand existing law to require realistic looking airsoft guns to have special features to distinguish them as toys.
 

10 Americans Who Shaped the Gun Debate This Year
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Despite some 300 million guns in circulation in America, research on guns and gun violence remains seriously underfunded. Among the handful of public health experts helping to expand the available pool of data is Dr. Deborah Azrael of Harvard’s Injury Control Research Center.
 

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Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. — Senator Barry Goldwater, 1964 (1909-1998)

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