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  • VIDEO: Thousands expected at Michael Brown's funeral in Ferguson

    Father of the slain 18-year-old Michael Brown is calling for a day of peace Monday in Ferguson, Mo., while his son is laid to rest.

  • Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales. The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search the state's database of gun purchases when...

  • Microsoft co-founder gives $500K to gun initiative

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state. His Aug. 11 donation to Initiative 594 was made public when it posted on the state's Public Disclosure Commission website Monday...

  • Thousands of guns melted down into rebar

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of weapons collected through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's "Gift for Guns" program have been melted down into rebar at a steel mill. Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott displayed some 5,000 surrendered weapons at a press...

  • NYC expands community outreach to curb shootings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city, responding to a recent spike in shootings, is expanding a community outreach program designed to help its most violence-plagued neighborhoods. The plan involves several city agencies and, at times, will enlist ex-gang members to act as mediators in crisis situations....

  • Group studying gun trafficking meets in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities from two high-crime regions of Illinois detailed some out-of-state sources responsible for the illegal flow of guns and the problems with prosecuting such crimes during Wednesday's first meeting of a legislative group aimed at studying the issue. Illinois State Police...

  • 2014 elections: NRA 1, Michael Bloomberg 0

    In the nation's most heated gun control election so far this year, the NRA beat gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg in the Milwaukee sheriff's race Tuesday night.

  • Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday. Federal prosecutors said only that they...

  • Mother of two faces prison for willingly handing over her legally obtained gun

    The judge who denied Shaneen Allen's motion to dismiss charges filed against her in October for illegal possession of a firearm is the same one who gave NFL star Ray Rice a pass on charges that he assaulted his fiancee.

  • Book: Obama ignored gun lobby's bid to help rid illegal guns after Newtown

    The Obama administration ignored a willingness by the gun lobby to help in the fight against illegal guns and gun violence following the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting, according to a new book.

  • White House on death of Reagan press secretary James Brady: He 'revolutionized this job'

    The White House on Monday paid tribute to the deceased James Brady, the 73-year-old press secretary for President Ronald Reagan who survived an assassination attempt and became a central figure in the national gun control debate.

  • The courts advance concealed guns

    In practice, licenses to carry guns in public have allowed law-abiding citizens to take steps they see as essential for their safety, without putting their fellow citizens in danger. It's people who lack licenses you have to fear.

  • California eyes first-in-nation firearms restraint

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves. California's bill, AB1014, was prompted by an...

  • Why doesn't the Left care about Shaneen Allen?

    Shaneen Allen, a young mother of two, was arrested in Philadelphia last October over an honest mistake. She's African-American, and instead of getting any kind of leniency -- or decency -- she was charged with a felony and could face up to four years in jail.

  • Strict anti-gun laws are costing blue states gunmakers' business

    Beretta USA announced last week that it will relocate from Maryland to Tennessee, explaining that stringent gun laws supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley would make it nearly impossible for the company to manufacture or sell many of its products in the Old Line State.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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