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NY Jets Player Arrested With Gun at Airport

Quinnen Williams didn't have NY permit for pistol

(Newser) - New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon Thursday night when he attempted to board a plane, police said in a statement. New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police said Williams, the team's first-round draft pick last season, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport... More »

TSA Confiscated a Record Number of Guns Last Year

But what does it really mean?

(Newser) - TSA found 4,432 firearms in passengers' carry-on baggage last year—its highest number ever. As Fox News points out, that's a dozen firearms per day, and 87% of those firearms were loaded. Thirty-four percent of them actually had rounds in the chamber. The total number confiscated is a... More »

Sheriff Says Teen Used 'Ghost Gun' in School Shooting

California teen's father had guns confiscated

(Newser) - The weapon used in last week's school shooting in California was an unregistered "ghost gun" assembled from a kit, authorities say. While it's not clear who assembled it, police say the parts can be bought online or at gun shows without a background check and instructions can... More »

Dick's Sporting Goods Turned Assault Rifles Into Scrap Metal

Chain halted sales after Florida school shooting

(Newser) - Dick's Sporting Goods stopped selling assault-style rifles after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—and the chain didn't try to offload its unsold inventory to other retailers. CEO Ed Stack revealed in a CBS interview Sunday that the chain turned the $5 million worth of assault rifles... More »

Colt Suspends Production of AR-15 Rifles for Civilians

Market is already saturated, company says

(Newser) - Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons. The company said it will focus instead on fulfilling contracts with military... More »

Kroger Makes a Big Change on Guns

Grocery chain doesn't want customers openly carrying in its stores anymore

(Newser) - On the same day Walmart made its big change regarding guns , Kroger made its own move: The grocery store chain no longer wants to be a place where "open carry" is OK. "Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than... More »

Terrified Woman Arrested After Taking Husband's Guns

Courtney Irby tried to turn them in to police

(Newser) - A Florida woman who apparently feared for her life was arrested last weekend after turning in her husband's handguns, WFTV reports. Courtney Irby, 32, took her husband Joseph's weapons to Lakeland police on June 15, telling officers that Joseph had been arrested the day before "for trying... More »

Getty Family Has Murky Ties to Gun-Filled Mansion

It took law enforcement 12 hours to pull all the guns out of the home

(Newser) - An estate located near the Playboy Mansion remains the focal point for a Southern California mystery, complete with a posh address, a chaotic interior, and a link to the Getty family. It was also what authorities are calling a "hoarder's paradise." The home that authorities raided Wednesday... More »

Huge Cache of Guns Seized in One of LA's Ritziest Areas

More than 1K firearms found in Holmby Hills mansion

(Newser) - LAPD officers and ATF agents seized enough guns to equip a small nation's military after raiding a home in one of Los Angeles' ritziest neighborhoods early Wednesday. LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez says a man was arrested after the raid in Holmby Hills, which took place after officials received a... More »

A Dick's Nix: No More Hunting Rifles, Ammo at 125 Stores

Retailer says the hunting gear hasn't been selling well at those locations

(Newser) - Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. said on Tuesday it will stop selling hunting rifles and ammunition at more than 100 of its stores, replacing the gear with merchandise it believes will sell better at those locations, per the AP . CEO Edward Stack said the move comes after the sporting goods... More »

His Dog Shot Him. Now, Consequences From the Court

For him and his firearms license, not the dog

(Newser) - A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as... More »

Man to Wary Waitress: 'Do You Know Where the Nearest Church Is?'

Cops say an armed Tony Albert was on his way to 'fulfill a prophecy' in Texas

(Newser) - A phone call from alert restaurant staff in Seguin, Texas, may have prevented a horrific crime at a local church by a man who cops say was headed to "fulfill a prophecy." The Houston Chronicle reports that 33-year-old Tony Albert was arrested Sunday morning on the street by... More »

A Stolen AK-47, Then: 'She Was Screaming in Pain'

Texas teen was trying to shove gun down her pants, cops say

(Newser) - A teen was hospitalized, then charged after she ended up shooting herself in the foot with a stolen firearm, Texas police say. Cops say they responded to a shooting call in Harris County and found two females, 17, and a 16-year-old male at the scene, per ABC News . A Facebook... More »

Check Out Gang Members' New Weapon: the 'Ghost Gun'

Buyers purchase an 'unfinished receiver' and do the rest themselves

(Newser) - Dozens of firearms lay spread out on tables at the LAPD's Hollywood station this week—all seized in a six-month undercover sting against LA-area gangs, the LA Times reports. What's unusual is that they're all "ghost guns," partly homemade weapons without serial numbers traceable by... More »

Videos Released of Fatal YouTube Stunt

Minnesota teen begged her boyfriend not to do it

(Newser) - A Minnesota teen wept and begged her boyfriend to abandon a YouTube stunt, but he wouldn't cave—and a little while later he was dead. Authorities have released transcripts , evidence , and videos showing Pedro Ruiz, 22, as he directs girlfriend Monalisa Perez to fire a .50 caliber handgun through... More »

White House Plan: 'Rigorous' Gun Training for Teachers

Proposals are too NRA-friendly, critics say

(Newser) - The new White House plan to prevent school shootings doubles down on arming teachers but backs away from gun control measures. The new Justice Department program announced Sunday includes help for states to provide "rigorous firearms training" to teachers and support for military veterans and retired cops who want... More »

Black Friday Broke Background-Check Record

The previous record was set last year

(Newser) - On Black Friday this year, American shoppers may have bought record numbers of a perennial favorite: guns. The FBI says it had 203,086 requests for background checks on Friday, smashing the previous single-day record of 185,713, which was set on Black Friday last year, USA Today reports. The... More »

Maker Resumes Bump Stock Sales Month After Shooting

Fate of legislation aiming to ban or regulate devices is unclear

(Newser) - Despite a bipartisan cry to review or ban bump stocks in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, in which the rapid-fire devices were used in the slaughter of 58 people, no legislation regarding bump stocks has advanced past the proposal stage in Congress. And though a popular maker of... More »

One Notebook Was Left on the Shelf. 2 Women Wanted It

Back-to-school tensions ran high at Michigan Walmart, gun was drawn: cops

(Newser) - No parent will deny that back-to-school shopping can be a tense, unpleasant experience, but it was especially so for customers at a Michigan Walmart this week. Per WJBK and WCRZ , Novi officers say that four shoppers at the retailer's Novi store—two women from Farmington Hills, ages 32 and... More »

After Charlottesville, ACLU Revises a Long-Held Stance

It won't defend groups who come armed to protests

(Newser) - If you're a hate group, you may be able to acquire a permit to hold a protest, but if you come packing firearms, don't expect the American Civil Liberties Union to come to your defense. Per the Wall Street Journal , that's the ACLU's new official position... More »

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