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What Really Happened During Gay Pride Panic

Police say a man threatened someone with a BB gun

(Newser) - A man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation's capital and set off a panic that sent hundreds of people, who mistakenly believed gunshots were fired, running in fear, police said Sunday, per the AP . Aftabjit Singh, 38, was arrested on... More »

137-Year-Old Rifle Found by a Tree Has New Home

It's going to the "Forgotten Winchester" exhibit

(Newser) - A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the "Forgotten Winchester" at the park visitor center near the Utah border, the AP reports. The weathered Winchester Model 1873 is in... 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 »

Oliver North: I'm Not Coming Back

The NRA's president says he won't seek a second term

(Newser) - Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North said Saturday that he will not serve a second term as the president of the National Rifle Association amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group, the AP reports. In a statement read to members of the group Saturday, North said he believes a committee should... More »

Judge Cites Home Invasion in Ruling on Ammo Ban

Federal judge rules on high-capacity ammunition

(Newser) - High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets, the AP reports.... 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 »

'Red Flag' Gun Laws Grow Since Parkland Shooting

Supporters say they can reduce US gun violence

(Newser) - In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across... More »

Unnamed Donor: Here's $62K, Destroy Vegas Shooter's Guns

Anonymous businessman wants money to be split among deceased victims' families

(Newser) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock left behind 50 or so firearms in the wake of the mass shooting that killed nearly five dozen people in October 2017, but what happened to those guns? If an anonymous donor—identified as a "San Francisco software executive" by the New York ... More »

Officer Shoots Teen Who's 'Got a Handgun'—But Didn't

Antonio Arce, 14, was running down an alley

(Newser) - An Arizona police officer Tuesday shot dead a 14-year-old boy who was running away carrying an airsoft gun, CNN reports. The Tempe Police Department officer, identified to media only as Jaen, was responding to a suspicious vehicle in an alleyway when he saw the teen step out of a gray... More »

He Went Out to Shoot Ducks, Was Shot by Dog

Matt Branch loses part of his leg in Mississippi hunting accident

(Newser) - "My dog ate my homework" is what Matt Branch would probably rather be saying following what must be the worst hunt of his life. The Louisiana hunter was preparing to move positions during a duck hunt with friends on family-owned property near Mississippi's Eagle Lake on Dec. 28... More »

Policy Allowing Armed Teachers Prompts Lawsuit

"A teacher's role is to teach"

(Newser) - Parents are going to court to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the AP reports. A new lawsuit says that Tamaqua Area School Board members "endangered their community" when they approved a policy to arm teachers and other school employees. Holly Koscak... 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 »

Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Teens at McDonald's

Black teens say he made a remark about welfare first

(Newser) - A white man who allegedly pulled a gun on a group of black teenagers in McDonald's has been arrested. Police say Lloyd Edward Johnson, 55, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, the Star Tribune reports. Video posted online shows the man in a confrontation with a group of... More »

Merry Christmas, Staff, Enjoy Your New ... Handguns

Wisconsin company is offering unique end-of-year bonus to its workers

(Newser) - The employees at BenShot could've received an end-of-year cash bonus as a Christmas gift from their employer. Instead of giving workers $500 to pocket, however, the Wisconsin company wanted to try something different by offering a "perfect" present to each of its 16 full-time employees: a handgun. It'... More »

Gun Collector Gets 7 Years for His 'Piece de Resistance'

Vietnam vet Alfred Pick had illegal M14

(Newser) - The fully automatic M14, spotted at a Texas gun show in the early 1980s, reminded Alfred Pick of the weapon he'd carried as an Army lieutenant in Vietnam. So he bought it, even though the gun was illegal to own and its serial number had been scratched out. Decades... More »

One of the 'Biggest Gun Thefts Ever' Is Tracked to Chicago

About 400 guns were taken from a UPS facility in Tennessee, per the ATF

(Newser) - Hundreds of guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee were recovered Tuesday in the Chicago area, federal authorities say. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says most of the roughly 400 guns taken from a UPS facility in Memphis were found in Midlothian,... More »

Boy Tries to Shoot Teacher. But the Gun Won't Let Him

12-year-old didn't realize the safety was on

(Newser) - Court documents say a 12-year-old Iowa boy pointed a gun at his teacher's face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. The boy allegedly entered a North Scott Junior High classroom on Aug. 31 with a .22-caliber handgun and ordered everyone to the floor before he tried... More »

9-Year-Old Boy's Lemonade Stand Held Up at Gunpoint

North Carolina police are in search of a teen suspected in the stickup

(Newser) - Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint, per the AP . The Union County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the stickup happened near a traffic roundabout in Monroe, about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte. Deputies say the young... More »

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