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Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof arrested in North Carolina

The staff of Live 5 News reports: The suspect accused of fatally shooting nine people at Emanuel AME Church Wednesday night has been arrested. Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen announced 21-year-old Dylann Roof was taken into custody just after 11 a.m. following a traffic stop... Read More Arms expo won’t comply with Washington’s background check law

Chris Eger for reports: An event that bills itself as a “liberty market and gun show” set for this weekend plans to allow active non-compliance with ballot Initiative 594, the state’s controversial expanded background check law. Organizers for the Arms Expo 2015, scheduled for... Read More

Gun rights protests near NJ State Senate President’s home spur proposed restriction in W. Deptford

Angelo Fichera for The Inquirer reports: Twice this month, gun proponents took to Nottingham Road in West Deptford to protest outside State Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s home. The protesters wielded signs, some bearing the face of a South Jersey woman killed this month, as they... Read More

Alaska jury finds gun store owner not responsible for murder

Emily Russo Miller for reports: Local gun dealer Ray Coxe, accused of selling a firearm off the books to a fugitive, walked out of Juneau Superior Court Monday exonerated of any wrongdoing. A jury hearing a wrongful death lawsuit against Coxe announced a verdict... Read More
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The Bulletin, Letter: New Oregon gun law will be useless

Dennis Dietrich, in a letter to The Bulletin writes: “Felon in possession of a firearm,” the news report said. The Bulletin reported May 22 that Redmond Police arrested three men in connection with a 2014 shooting. All had multiple charges levied against them, and one... Read More

North Carolina gun bill neutered, gun control policy stays intact

Chris Eger for reports: Lawmakers passed a gun reform bill that would have eliminated the long-standing practice of obtaining a permit before buying a handgun – only after the provision was removed. The permit to purchase requirement, which mandates that would-be handgun owners first... Read More

Bridgeport, CT launches new gun buyback program

Frank Juliano for the Connecticut Post reports: BRIDGEPORT – The Aquarion Water Co. is contributing $2,500 to fund another round of the city’s gun buyback program. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center. Mayor Bill Finch said the area water... Read More

Rhode Island anti-gun groups seek gun ban on school grounds

Mario Hilario for NBC 10 News reports: Anti-gun advocates armed themselves with petitions and signatures to deliver to Rhode Island lawmakers. ….They favor legislation that would ban guns on school grounds, taking away the exemption for those with a legal permit to carry a concealed... Read More

Can concealed gun laws vary by county?

Kristina Davis for The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: If the lawyers arguing both sides of a controversial concealed weapons case agreed on one thing Tuesday, it was that the constitutional right to bear arms extends outside the home. The panel of 11 judges with the... Read More Man intervenes after witnessing robbery, fatally shoots suspect

Jennifer Cruz for reports: An attempted robbery at a Knoxville, Tennessee, gas station early Monday morning was foiled when an armed citizen witnessed the attack and decided to intervene. The man, whose name has not been released, was sitting in his vehicle that was... Read More