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Waffle House Suspect Wearing a 'Suicide Smock'

As the AP reports Travis Reinking's dad gave him his guns back

(Newser) - The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she'd urged federal officials to keep Travis Reinking in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Reinking's former boss says he had... More »

After Parkland, NRA Donations Poured In

Group's political arm broke 15-year fundraising record in March

(Newser) - The NRA's political arm had its biggest fundraising month in 15 years in the aftermath of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The NRA's Political Victory Fund in March pulled in $2.4 million, all but $500,000 coming in increments of less than $200, reports the... More »

Rep Pulls Gun While Meeting With Gun-Control Advocates

'I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords'

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker in South Carolina took out a loaded pistol while arguing with constituents pushing for better gun control Friday, the Washington Post reports. "I'm not going to be a Gabby Giffords," Rep. Ralph Norman tells the Post and Courier , adding, "I don’t mind... More »

Retired Justice's 6 Words of Advice for Student Protesters

'Get rid of the Second Amendment'

(Newser) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is the latest prominent figure to applaud student protesters calling for action on gun control. But in an op-ed published Tuesday in the New York Times , he says they should raise their demands to include—constitutional defenders, prepare yourself—a "repeal of... More »

Hundreds of Thousands March for Gun Control in US

'We will continue to fight for our dead friends'

(Newser) - Summoned to action by student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across the US on Saturday to press for gun control, the AP reports. Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in DC... More »

YouTube Announces Big Change for Gun Videos

Ban on videos about selling, making guns goes into effect next month

(Newser) - InRange TV is removing its collection of gun-related videos from YouTube and heading for the greener pastures of ... a pornography website? “PornHub has a history of being a proactive voice in the online community, as well as operating a resilient and robust video streaming platform," Bloomberg quotes InRange... More »

Prosecutor Says Cruz's Brother Has 'All the Same Flags'

Cops are trying to block him from possessing a gun

(Newser) - A Florida state law passed in the wake of the Parkland school shooting could be used to keep the suspected shooter's brother from getting his hands on a gun. Zachary Cruz, the 18-year-old brother of Nikolas Cruz, was arrested on trespassing charges Monday after he was seen skateboarding at... More »

'No Time More Critical': Students Walk Out Again

They'll protest gun violence, from US to Australia

(Newser) - Ten days before a massive rally against gun violence in Washington, DC, students across the country will walk out of school Wednesday to mark one month since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Students at elementary schools, high schools, and universities will walk out... More »

Dick's and Walmart Wouldn't Sell Him a Gun. Now He's Suing

20-year-old man says chains are discriminating against potential gun buyers under 21

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Oregon man filed suit Monday claiming Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle. The move comes after Dick's and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., high school... More »

Mom Allegedly Checked on Shot Child, Returned to Work

Prosecutor says Alyssa Edwards' son called her at 10am, she was back at work an hour later

(Newser) - A prosecutor says an 8-year-old Ohio boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home, and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover, and then returned to work, leaving the children alone again. The woman, 27-year-old... More »

One Dating App Has Just Taken On a 'Very Tricky Battle'

Bumble to yank pictures of users with guns, knives, or other dangerous weapons

(Newser) - Bumble's slogan is "Date, Meet, Network Better," not "Show Off Your Glock, Meet, Network Better." Which is why, in the wake of mass shootings such as the one in Parkland, the dating app is nixing any individual photos showing users with guns, knives, or other... More »

A High-Speed Bullet, Then 'Ghastly' Injuries

Trauma surgeons describe the 'haunting' wounds they've seen from assault-style rifles

(Newser) - While the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has caused horror nationwide, only a few have actually seen the damage wrought to victims' bodies by an assault-style rifle. The New York Times talks to five trauma surgeons from all parts of the US, all "haunted by their... More »

US Safer From Injuries When Gun Owners at NRA Conventions

Researchers say it shows guns are still a safety concern in the hands of experienced users

(Newser) - It seems Americans are safest from gun-related injuries and deaths when thousands of gun owners are busy attending the NRA's annual convention, Ars Technica reports. An analysis published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine found gun-related injuries dropped 20% nationwide during annual NRA conventions between 2007 and... More »

LL Bean, REI Join 'Sea Change' on Gun Sales

Outdoor companies are latest to act after shooting in Florida

(Newser) - Dick's , Walmart , and Kroger have all tightened their rules regarding gun sales since the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and now a fourth major retailer has joined their ranks. A "superfan" on Twitter Thursday night implored the outdoor-recreation retailer to... More »

State Lawmakers Punish Airline for Cutting Ties With NRA

Delta cut ties with NRA, so Georgia lawmakers voted to kill its tax break

(Newser) - Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers scored a political victory Thursday over Delta Air Lines, making good on Republican threats to deny the company a hefty tax break after it cut ties with the NRA , the AP reports. The state House and Senate within hours of each other passed a sweeping tax bill... More »

Another Retailer Tightens Rules on Gun Sales

Kroger won't sell to those under 21 through its Fred Meyer outlets

(Newser) - The issue of guns remained front and center Thursday, with Kroger becoming the third major retailer in recent days to add new restrictions to gun sales, reports the Wall Street Journal . (Dick's and Walmart came first .) The supermarket chain will no longer sell guns or ammo to those... More »

With Bullet Crowns and AR-15s, Church Ceremony Riles Town

Offshoot of Unification Church slammed by locals for 'scary' event

(Newser) - Worshippers wearing crowns made of bullets clutched AR-15 rifles, drank holy wine, and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes. With state police and a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church, brides clad in... More »

US' Biggest Gun-Seller Just Changed Its Gun-Selling Policy

Walmart joins Dick's in raising age to buy firearms

(Newser) - After Dick's Sporting Goods announced it would stop selling assault-style rifles and raised the age to purchase firearms to 21, gun-control advocates took to social media to ask Walmart—the biggest gun-seller in the US—to make similar changes, Business Insider reports. It apparently worked. According to the Hill... More »

With a Major Gun Move, Dick's 'Steers Into the Storm'

Company will no longer sell assault-style rifles in wake of the Florida school shooting

(Newser) - Dick's Sporting Goods' CEO "is deliberately steering his company directly into the storm," is how the New York Times characterizes the company's Wednesday morning announcement: The sports retailer says it will no longer sell assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines in its stores or online, and will... More »

Student Said He Needed Gun at School for Protection, Cops Say

The Maryland high school student was charged with bringing a loaded handgun to school

(Newser) - A Maryland teen reportedly told cops he took a firearm to school for protection from mass shooters, according to court documents. Montgomery County Police arrested 18-year-old high school student Alwin Chen on Feb. 15 and charged him with bringing a loaded gun to Clarksburg High School outside Washington. According to... More »

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