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  • Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history." Gun buyers fear that...
  • Wisc. Spa Shooting: Wife Told Court 'I Don't Want to Die'

    Wisc. Spa Shooting: Wife Told Court 'I Don't Want to Die'
    MILWAUKEE, Wisc. -- Murder-suicides, by their very nature, leave a mountain of unanswered questions. When the killer pulls the trigger first on his victim and then himself, he takes with him to the grave the reasons that compelled the angry, desperate...
  • Virginia has the most legal machine guns in the nation

    Virginia has the most legal machine guns in the nation
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia leads the nation in the number of legally owned machine guns that are fully automatic. Federal figures show there were 30,220 registered fully automatic machine guns in Virginia as of March. The annual report from the...
  • Feds: Multimillion-dollar pot shop chain in 2 counties busted

    A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...
  • Texas Hunters Can Now Use Silencers On Their Firearms

    Texas Hunters Can Now Use Silencers On Their Firearms
    It is now legal in Texas to use a silencer on your firearm while hunting, after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted new rules in late March. The main goal of a silencer is a pretty simple one: Hearing protection. "Anything over 140...
  • Secret Service to receive ethics training at Hopkins

    Secret Service to receive ethics training at Hopkins
    About 100 U.S. Secret Service agents will take part in a two-day ethics training this week to be overseen by professors at the Johns Hopkins University — a response to the widening prostitution scandal that began in Colombia, agency and university...
  • Man sold nearly 50 guns on Chicago streets, federal charges say

    Man sold nearly 50 guns on Chicago streets, federal charges say
    A South Side felon has been charged in a federal complaint for peddling nearly 50 guns onto Chicago’s streets in less than two weeks. Levaine Tanksley is accused of selling 47 guns, many of them semi-automatic pistols, to a confidential informant,...
  • Reward Offered for Palm Springs Pipe Bomb Maker

    Reward Offered for Palm Springs Pipe Bomb Maker
    PALM SPRINGS (KTLA) -- A sixth pipe bomb has been found on the streets of Palm Springs this week and federal investigators are offering a big reward for the arrest of the person responsible. The latest pipe bomb was spotted by a jogger around 9:50 a.m....
  • Owners of Augusta salon face federal gun charges

    Owners of Augusta salon face federal gun charges
    Federal prosecutors have charged a Butler County couple with multiple firearms violations.Jeffrey Eberhart is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of dealing in firearms without a license....
  • Study: Suburban shops main source of guns in Chicago crime

    Study: Suburban shops main source of guns in Chicago crime
    A new study on guns seized by Chicago police shows that suburban gun shops are a main source of guns used in crimes in the city. The research shows that some 29 percent of the guns recovered on Chicago’s streets between 2008 and the end of March...
  • Suspected bomb maker faces federal charge for Blacksburg incident

    Suspected bomb maker faces federal charge for Blacksburg incident
    An Army veteran suspected of setting off a pipe bomb in Blacksburg now faces a federal criminal complaint.  The complaint filed last week alleges Derick Gregory Wilson illegally possessed an explosive device. Wilson was arrested August 1 after a pipe...