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Aurora theater shooter found guilty of First-Degree Murder charges

CNN Wire reports: Will James Holmes face death for killing 12 people inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater? That could be the next question jurors will be asked after finding Holmes guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the July 2012 shooting. Holmes faced two counts... Read More

The Hill: Gun trafficking bill faces tough slog in Senate

Jordain Carney for The Hill reports: A bipartisan group of senators want to crackdown on the ability to move guns illegally across state lines. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have introduced legislation that they say will help law enforcement... Read More Gun-free zones at fault in Chattanooga shootings, says pro-gun researcher

Daniel Terrill for reports: “Watching the coverage on television Thursday, it was hard to ignore the gun-free zone sign on the front door of the recruiting station. It was surrounded by bullet holes,” says economist Dr. John Lott in his column with Fox News.... Read More

U.S. official identifies gunman in shootings in Tennessee as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. ….Authorities and officials say the gunman killed four Marines and wounded a police officer and others in two attacks on military facilities.... Read More
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Country singers Tim McGraw and Chase Bryant to appear at gun control fundraiser this Friday

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart News reports: The gun control fundraiser headlined by country singers Tim McGraw and Chase Bryant is coming up this Friday in Hartford, Connecticut. Breitbart News previously reported that money from the show will go to Sandy Hook Promise, the group that... Read More
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Reuters: African Americans are changing their views on gun control after the Charleston massacre

Tariro Mzezewa and Jessica Dinapoli for Reuters report: Horace Augustine was raised in Oklahoma City by a mother with strong convictions about guns: She didn’t want them in her house. Faith, she insisted, would keep her family safe. Augustine, now an account executive with a... Read More

New San Francisco measure aims to videotape all gun and ammunition sales

So reports Molly Martinez of KRON: Supervisor Mark Farrell is set to put in a public request at today’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to begin drafting legislation that would require the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales within San Francisco, and require the regular storage... Read More

Murder rates drop as concealed carry permits soar: report

So notes the Washington Times: The number of concealed carry handgun permits has skyrocketed since President Obama was first elected, while murder rates have fallen, according to a new report set to be released Wednesday. Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared... Read More
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Chicago Tribune: Ruling likely to ease sentences for some local gun defendants

Teresa Auch Schultz for the Chicago Tribune reports: A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling will mean a number of local gun defendants will face much less time in prison, but just how many people will benefit is unknown. In one of its final rulings issued... Read More

Breitbart: Maine Gov. signs bill abolishing permit requirement for concealed carry

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: On July 8, Maine Governor Paul LaPage (R) signed Legislative Document 652 into law, thereby abolishing the requirement for a concealed carry permit in the state of Maine. This means Maine joins Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Vermont and Wyoming in permitless... Read More