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Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Edit in Guns Film

She and documentary maker stand by the final cut

(Newser) - Katie Couric is taking serious flak over the edited version of an interview with gun supporters in a documentary. In Under the Gun, Couric asks the group, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?" As this... More »

Top 'Bid' for Zimmerman's Gun: $65M

One big bidder: 'Racist McShootface'

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's attempt to sell the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin appears to be back on again, though bidders are clearly making a joke of it. Early Friday morning, the leading bid in the online auction at UnitedGunGroup came from "Weedlord Bonerhitler" at a bit more... More »

Analysis: 23 People Shot in 2016 ... by Toddlers

What makes some US areas more prone to this type of incident is still anyone's guess

(Newser) - Last week in Milwaukee, a 2-year-old fatally shot his mom from the back seat of their car. But where a story like this may have once been a freakish anomaly, the Washington Post notes, it's now becoming increasingly and disturbingly commonplace. A Post analysis of news reports finds 23... More »

New TSA Record: 73 Guns in Carry-Ons in One Week

68 of those firearms were loaded

(Newser) - The week of April 15-21 was a record-breaking one for the TSA, though not a record it likely wanted to break. During that one-week span, the federal agency found 73 guns stashed in carry-on bags at airports nationwide, breaking the previous weekly record of 68 set just last October, the... More »

School District Gives Rifles to Security Guards

'It better be well thought out'

(Newser) - A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles to protect students in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, the AP reports. The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns. Douglas County School District security director Richard Payne told... More »

Army Vet Shot, Killed at Unofficial Shooting Range

He was apparently trying to take photos or video

(Newser) - A 30-year-old Army veteran was killed Saturday while trying to get photos or video of people firing guns at an unofficial shooting range in Alaska, KTVA reports. State troopers arrived at a place known to Sutton locals as the gravel pits to find someone performing CPR on Adam Malaby, who... More »

Police: Newtown Teacher Brought Gun to School

Jason Adams was arrested, charged

(Newser) - Police say a teacher was arrested Wednesday for bringing a gun to the middle school in Newtown, Conn., the same town where, on Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman shot and killed 20 students and six educators at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 46-year-old teacher, Jason Adams, has a valid... More »

New Trend: Seniors Are Packing Heat

400% more people 65 and older are getting firearms training

(Newser) - The arthritis in her shoulder makes it difficult to wield the pistol. "But," says 63-year-old Phyllis Engler, "I think with practice I’ll be fine." The Ohio woman is among the increasing number of people in their 60s, 70s, and older who are getting into guns,... More »

Sorry, but There Will Be No Guns Allowed at RNC

Secret Service weighs in on petition

(Newser) - Bad news for petitioners who wanted guns allowed at the Republican National Convention : The Secret Service says it's not gonna happen. More than 45,000 people have signed the petition , which states that "by forcing attendees to leave their firearms at home, the RNC and Quicken Loans Arena... More »

Petition Demands GOP Allow Guns Into the Convention

It has more than 15,000 signatures

(Newser) - What could make what already promises to be a crazy Republican National Convention even crazier? Filling Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena with firearms. That's the goal of a Change.org petition created this week that already boasts more than 15,000 signatures. The petition worries that without guns convention-goers... More »

NRA Arms Hansel and Gretel in Firearm Fairy Tale

Gun-control advocates call the series 'disgusting'

(Newser) - First the NRA repurposed Little Red Riding Hood ; now it's reloading Hansel and Gretel . The gun lobby group's fairy tales-with-firearms series, penned by Amelia Hamilton and appearing on the NRA Family site , aims to place traditional tales in a new "utopia filled with empowered and unharmed children,... More »

Kindergartener Threatens Principal With Pellet Gun

'This is a gun and it's used to kill people'

(Newser) - A kindergartener brought a pellet gun to school and used it to threaten at least one staff member Thursday in California, KABC reports. According to NBC San Diego , the 5-year-old boy took the gun out of his backpack as students were preparing to leave for the day. After his teacher... More »

Florida Woman Shoots, Kills Teen Intruder

Now his family wants to know why he had to die

(Newser) - The family of a 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a homeowner while allegedly breaking into her Miami home doesn't believe she was justified in killing him, CBS Miami reports. According to the Washington Post , the state will likely see it differently. Gwendolyn Jenrette rushed home last Thursday after... More »

Man Buried Under Face Tattoos Faces Gun, Drug Charges

Anyone under there?

(Newser) - Some people see their face as, well … their face, while others see it as a blank canvas. Khamprasong Thammavong is apparently in the latter group, as evidenced by his mugshot making the rounds after the California gang member was arrested Monday on gun and drug charges, KMPH reports. The... More »

Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Taking Selfies

43-year-old from Washington state had been posing with girlfriend

(Newser) - A day spent posing for selfies with his girlfriend and a gun turned out to be fatal for a man in Washington state. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the unnamed man accidentally shot himself in the face Sunday while taking a photo. The girlfriend of the 43-year-old from Concrete says... More »

Boss Requires Employees Be Armed at Work

'You get an office computer, and you get an office gun'

(Newser) - “You get an office computer, and you get an office gun," one employee of Lance Toland Associates tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . The Georgia aviation insurance agency recently started requiring all 12 of its employees to be armed at work. After employees get their concealed carry license, Lance Toland... More »

UTexas Students Can Soon Bring Guns to Class

School prez says state law is forcing his hand

(Newser) - At the University of Texas, handguns could soon become commonplace. Once a new state law takes effect on Aug. 1, University President Gregory Fenves says he'll be forced to allow licensed concealed handgun holders 21 and older to bring guns into classrooms. State leaders passed the "campus carry"... More »

Internet Rips Jeb Bush Over 'America' Gun Tweet

'This gun is already polling better than Jeb! in South Carolina'

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Jeb Bush tweeted a photo of a gun with his name engraved on it and the caption "America." No other explanation was given. As the Hill puts it: "The social media response was swift." Twitter users photoshopped new messages onto the gun or replaced... More »

US Rocker at Paris Massacre Wants Guns for Everybody

'I've never seen anyone that's ever had one dead,' says Jesse Hughes

(Newser) - The lead singer of the California band playing at Paris' Bataclan theater when terrorists stormed the building says everybody should have a gun. In an interview with French TV station iTele , Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal argues that restrictions on gun ownership in France have helped rather than... More »

Left Alone in Car, 7-Year-Old Fatally Shot by Sibling

The children found a loaded gun in their mother's purse

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head by a sibling when their parents left them alone in the car Monday afternoon in Tennessee, WBIR reports. According to NBC News , four children were waiting in the car outside a Verizon store while their mother and stepfather paid... More »

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