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George Zimmerman: Why I Won't Use an Alias

He does carry a semi-automatic for protection, though

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is constantly on the move and in the news. It's been nearly three years since he shot unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin to death in Sanford, Fla., and his speaking engagements and meetings with attorneys afford him no more than a month in any given state. The... More »

Texas Considers Alcohol Sales at Gun Shows

Texas State Rifle Association leader calls idea 'confusing'

(Newser) - Texas could start allowing alcohol sales at gun shows provided they don't allow live ammunition or let buyers take possession of their weapons at the events. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced the proposal yesterday. It will hold a 30-day public comment period before any change is made. The... More »

Woman Shot During Gun Show Demo

Pennsylvania vendor was demonstrating a holster at the time

(Newser) - A vendor demonstrating a concealed carry holster at a Pennsylvania gun show used a real gun instead of a plastic model on Saturday—and things went about as wrong as they possibly could. The semi-automatic .380 didn't have a magazine attached, but there was a round in the chamber,... More »

Giffords to Attend 1st Gun Show Since Shooting

To promote background checks

(Newser) - A gun show may seem like the last thing a shooting victim would want to attend, but Gabrielle Giffords won't be at the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair tomorrow to promote firearms—the former Arizona congresswoman is going to promote stricter gun control laws. New York's gun shows are... More »

New York Gun Dealers Agree to Gun Show Sales Rules

New regulations designed to prevent sales without background checks

(Newser) - The 23 operators responsible for more than 80% of gun show firearm sales in New York state have agreed to protocols to ensure buyers get criminal and mental health background checks, reports the New York Times . Under the new system, all guns brought into gun shows will be tagged with... More »

NRA: We'll Fight Universal Background Checks

Assault-weapons ban odds: 'very, very small'

(Newser) - The NRA plans to oppose mandatory background checks on all gun purchases, its president tells USA Today yesterday, rejecting one of the most popular proposals on gun control: the closure of loopholes allowing gun-show purchases without background checks. If the measure, which polls with 85% support, can't get through,... More »

5 Injured in 3 Gun Show Shootings

It was a day of accidental shootings at 3 shows

(Newser) - Five people were injured yesterday in accidental shootings at three separate gun shows, reports CNN . A man unpacking a shotgun he intended to sell accidentally discharged the weapon, injuring three people with birdshot at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in North Carolina. The incident closed down the gun show,... More »

90% Want Gun Background Checks

Including NRA members, Republicans

(Newser) - Looks like President Obama was right when he said the majority of Americans support universal background checks for gun buyers—in a huge way. A whopping 90% of the public supports the idea, according to a new New York Times / CBS News poll, including 95% of Independents, 93% of... More »

NYC Probes Arizona Gun Show

Investigators who 'probably couldn't pass background check' sold guns

(Newser) - Private investigators sent by New York City found it all too easy to buy semiautomatic pistols at an Arizona gun show, even after telling the dealer that they "probably couldn't" pass a background check. The shows are exempt from background checks but dealers are barred from selling weapons to... More »

Cop Charged in Boy's Death at Mass. Gun Show

8-year-old accidentally shot himself with Uzi as father looked on

(Newser) - A Massachusetts police chief was indicted after an 8-year-old accidentally killed himself at a gun show the officer helped sponsor, Reuters reports. The boy mistakenly shot himself in the head with an Uzi as his father looked on with a camera. The policeman was indicted for involuntary manslaughter and furnishing... More »

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