gun possession

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Coolio Faces Felony Charge for Alleged Gun in Carry-On Bag

He's been charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon

(Newser) - Authorities say Coolio has been charged with a felony after a gun was found in a backpack at Los Angeles International Airport, the AP reports. The rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was charged Thursday with one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon.... More »

3% of Americans Own Half of All Guns

Handgun, female ownership on the rise: survey

(Newser) - Researchers have presented "a fundamental building block for gun research" with the most comprehensive survey of US gun ownership in more than two decades, reports the Trace . It reveals just 3% of American adults own half of the country's 265 million firearms. These 7.7 million "super-owners"... More »

LA Pride Suspect Fled a Child Molestation Probe

He allegedly had sex with 12-year-old

(Newser) - It still isn't clear what James Howell was doing en route to an LA Pride event with weapons and explosives in his car—police say he had no connection to the Orlando shooting—but we now know more about him: The 20-year-old Indiana man was charged with child molestation... More »

Supreme Court OKs Challenge on Law Against Lying

Court also strikes down 'straw man' gun purchases

(Newser) - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that an anti-abortion group can challenge an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign. The high court said the Susan B. Anthony List does not have to wait until it is prosecuted under the law to... More »

Colts Player Arrested on Gun Charges

Police found unlicensed gun in car with Colts safety Joe Lefeged

(Newser) - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in DC today, after cops pulled over a car he was riding in for speeding, and found a handgun inside. Lefeged, 25, and another passenger were charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition,... More »

Tea Party Leader Busted for Airport Gun

Mark Meckler faces felony weapon charge in NY

(Newser) - In what he must surely consider an example of government overreach at its worst, a leading Tea Party activist has been arrested at New York's LaGuardia Airport for trying to check in for a flight with a gun and ammunition in his luggage. Mark Meckler, co-founder and chairman of... More »

Record 43% of Women Have a Gun in Home

Poll finds record low support for gun control

(Newser) - In a record high, 43% of American women say there is a gun in their household. That number was 36% last year, the Los Angeles Times reports. Even more men—52%—reported a gun in their home or on their property; in 2010, 45% did so. But, the Times notes,... More »

Plaxico Burress Released from Jail

Says he's ready to play again

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress was released from jail today after serving almost two years , ESPN reports. The former New York Giants receiver made headlines when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun in his sweatpants waistband in 2008. “I just want to thank God for bringing me through... More »

NFL Star Shaun Rogers Nabbed With Gun at Airport

Nose tackle Shaun Rogers faces 5-year sentence for concealed weapon

(Newser) - Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers, who was arrested last night at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when screeners found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage, has been charged with a felony and released on $1,000 bond. Sources say Rogers told police he had forgotten about the firearm. In addition... More »

Rip Torn Pleads Not Guilty

Judge orders actor to give up drinking after alleged bank break-in

(Newser) - Rip Torn entered a not guilty plea today to the charges leveled against him after his alleged drunken break-in at a Connecticut bank. At the same time, the judge added another bail condition: that he give up all alcohol. Torn’s lawyer pointed out that the actor is already undergoing... More »

Gilbert Arenas Won't Do Time on Gun Charge

Wizards guard draws 2 years' probation, 400 hours of community service

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 18 months in jail today, but the judge immediately suspended the sentence and ordered the Washington Wizards guard to spend 2 years on probation and perform 400 hours of community service. Arenas, who pleaded guilty to bringing guns into the Wizards' locker room in a... More »

'I Am Trying Hard to Right My Wrongs'

In op-ed, suspended Wizards guard reaches out to young fans

(Newser) - Gilbert Arenas has learned his lesson. "Professional athletes have a duty to act responsibly and to understand the influence we have on all those kids who look up to us," the Wizards guard, suspended for the remainder of the NBA season and awaiting sentencing on a felony gun... More »

Rip Torn Freed on Bail, Bound for Rehab

After alleged bank break-in, actor due back in court Feb. 17

(Newser) - Rip Torn appeared in court in Connecticut today to face charges related to an alleged bank break-in Friday evening and was released on $100,000 bond. The 78-year-old actor will enter alcohol rehab as soon as possible, his lawyer said. The numerous charges against him include burglary, trespassing, and carrying... More »

Rip Torn Arrested for Breaking Into Conn. Bank

Actor was drunk, armed with revolver: cops

(Newser) - Rip Torn is due in court tomorrow after allegedly breaking into a bank while "highly intoxicated" and carrying a loaded gun, Connecticut state police say. The 78-year-old actor broke a window to gain entry to a Salisbury bank Friday evening and is being held on $100,000 cash bond,... More »

Gilbert Arenas' Dueling Partner Pleads Guilty

Javaris Crittenton hit with 1 year probation for gun possession

(Newser) - The dispute that started with gambling on a Washington Wizards team flight and spilled over into a locker room confrontation claimed its second victim today, when Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun possession charge. Gilbert Arenas, who pleaded guilty to a felony and has been indefinitely suspended from... More »

Gilbert Arenas Pleads Guilty to Felony

Sentencing set for March; star guard's NBA career in peril

(Newser) - Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to felony gun possession today as part of a plea bargain that tentatively limits his maximum sentence to 6 months. Arenas, 28, may have dodged extra prison time—in addition to the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to charge him for possessing just one... More »

NBA Players Pull Guns in Locker Room

Gilbert Arenas, Wizards teammate fought over gambling debt

(Newser) - Local and federal authorities are investigating after two NBA players threatened each other with guns in the team locker room on Christmas Eve. Volatile All-Star Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on Washington teammate Javaris Crittenton, to whom Arenas owed money, the New York Post reports. "I'm not your punk!... More »

Plaxico Hit With 2 Years

Former New York Giant will go to prison for 2008 illegal handgun incident

(Newser) - Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress was sentenced today to two years in prison for possessing an unlicensed gun—the gun with which he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York nightclub in 2008, TMZ reports. The footballer, joined by his wife, son, and father at the... More »

Tubby Texas Con Smuggles Gun in Flab

Cops missed pistol in 3 separate searches of 500-pound man

(Newser) - An obese inmate in Texas has admitted to smuggling a gun into prison, the AP reports—in between his rolls of fat. Authorities had searched George Vera, 25, at least three times after initially arresting him for selling illegal copies of CDs, but never found the unloaded 9mm pistol. The... More »

'Craigslist Killer' Pleads Not Guilty

Arraigned on 7 counts including first-degree murder

(Newser) - Philip Markoff spoke a resounding “not guilty” at his arraignment today for the murder of a masseuse, the Boston Globe reports. Prosecutors described “brutal” attacks against three women as the so-called “Craigslist killer” was arraigned on seven charges, including first-degree murder, armed robbery, armed kidnapping, armed assault,... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB