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We Shouldn't Let Young Men Own Semiautomatic Rifles

Columnist Ross Douthat thinks the right to own certain weapons should be phased in with age

(Newser) - Conservative columnist Ross Douthat supports the right of individuals to own weapons, but last week's massacre in Florida has him floating a specific compromise on gun control. In a New York Times op-ed, Douthat suggests limiting the rights of young people to own semiautomatic rifles such as the AR-15.... More »

Cops: Gunman Who Shot Philly Officer Praised ISIS

Officer survived and suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Philadelphia police say the man accused of ambushing a city cop and shooting him at point-blank range has confessed to doing so "in the name of Islam" and to support ISIS, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was in his patrol car Thursday night when a gunman... More »

Gun Group to Give Away AR-15 Semiautomatic Rifle

Tennessee Firearms Association hosting online raffle

(Newser) - The Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle—weapon of choice for Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, among others—might well be the most vilified and the most popular gun in America. Hence, the controversial new raffle by the Tennessee Firearms Association: The group is giving away an AR-15 on Monday as part of... More »

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