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Video Shows Boy Point Fake Gun at NY Cops, Get Shot

13-year-old was on the ground when he was fatally shot in Utica

(Newser) - Video released late Saturday shows an officer in upstate New York fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy who had been tackled to the ground after he ran from police and pointed a replica handgun at them. The teen was killed a little after 10pm Friday in Utica after officers stopped two...

Chicago Sues Glock
Chicago Is Taking
Glock to Court

Chicago Is Taking Glock to Court

Lawsuit says it's too easy to convert pistols to illegal machine guns

(Newser) - The city of Chicago sued Glock Inc. on Tuesday, alleging the handgun manufacturer is facilitating the proliferation of illegal machine guns that can fire as many as 1,200 rounds per minute on the streets of the city. The lawsuit alleges Glock unreasonably endangers Chicagoans by manufacturing and selling semiautomatic...

Campaign Backtracks on Trump Gun Purchase

Social media post said former president picked out a Glock in South Carolina

(Newser) - Donald Trump apparently was just browsing at a South Carolina gun store on Monday, which works because it's not clear that he's allowed to buy a firearm anyway. A campaign spokesman had tweeted that the former president purchased a Glock firearm while in Summerville for a campaign appearance,...

Closer Look at Nerf Gun Reveals It's a Glock

It was seized during a drug raid in North Carolina

(Newser) - A drug raid in North Carolina yielded cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, and a variety of firearms—including a pistol that had been altered to resemble a toy Nerf gun, USA Today reports. The pistol in question is a Glock model 19 with a 50-round drum magazine that’s painted blue...

Ariz. GOP Raffles Brand of Gun Used to Shoot Giffords

For $10, Pima County Republicans could win a Glock

(Newser) - Awkward: The prize for a Republican fundraiser raffle in Arizona is … the same brand of gun used to shoot the state’s Democratic congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. And it's in her own district: The Pima County Republican Party announced the raffle in an Aug. 26 e-newsletter, the Huffington Post...

Glock Sales Surge After Arizona Spree

Gun shop owners see big jump after assault

(Newser) - In the any-publicity-is good-publicity-department: Sales of semiautomatic Glock pistols like that used in the Gabrielle Giffords shooting have spiked in Arizona and across the nation in the days following the attack, reports Bloomberg . One-day sales of the $500 Glocks were up 60% in Arizona when comparing Jan. 10 of this...

Bizarre Collection Headed to Bush Library

From cowboy hats to swords to classified files

(Newser) - George W. Bush’s $300 million presidential library will be filled with documents, including many classified files. In all, it’ll boast roughly 68 million pages of documents, 175 million e-mails, 3,845,912 photos, and more videos than any previous president's library. But it’ll also have a wide...

Va. Tech, NIU Gun Dealer: Arm Students

Looser rules will deter school shooters, says man who sold to 2

(Newser) - Eric Thompson sold guns to both the Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech shooters, but he’s not apologizing for it. “I’m a businessman,” he tells the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a product.” But Thompson thinks he knows how to stop such violence: allow...

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