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Firearms

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  • After gun owner's accidental shooting, Hollywood cop offers safe handling tips

    After gun owner's accidental shooting, Hollywood cop offers safe handling tips
    A Hollywood man who was cleaning his .38 caliber handgun accidentally shot himself in his buttocks, police in that city said Monday. “An adult male in his 20s was cleaning his firearm when it fell to the floor and discharged, [the bullet]...
  • Car dealership owner arrested in shooting of teen burglary suspect

    Car dealership owner arrested in shooting of teen burglary suspect
    Thieves stole two cars right off the lot of Jonas Charles' Pompano Beach auto dealership, and he wasn't going to let that happen again, authorities said. When four juveniles showed up at the Dixie Highway dealership at 2 a.m. Friday, Charles is...
  • Chan Lowe: Florida's "Pop-Tart Bill"

    Chan Lowe: Florida's "Pop-Tart Bill"
    One of the more bizarre bills rearing its head during this year’s Florida legislative session is the “Pop-Tart Bill,” so named because under his state’s no-tolerance policy, a Maryland schoolchild was suspended from school for...
  • Chan Lowe: More gun fun from the Florida Legislature

    Chan Lowe: More gun fun from the Florida Legislature
    It grieves me to say this, but I have developed a grudging admiration for the Florida Legislature’s creativity. When it comes to promoting the dissemination of firearms throughout the Sunshine State, our representatives in Tallahassee have left no...
  • Factbox: Professional athletes and high-profile crime

    Factbox: Professional athletes and high-profile crime
    Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is currently standing trial in South Africa after being accused of killing his girlfriend, 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. His lawyers have said the shooting was a tragic...
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94; creator of the AK-47 assault rifle

    Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94; creator of the AK-47 assault rifle
    Interviewers always asked Mikhail Kalashnikov the same question and he always gave the same answer: Yes, he could sleep at night. Quite easily, thank you. Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, a cheap, simple, rugged assault rifle that became the weapon of...
  • Student gets 40 days for carrying gun to UCI

    A UC Irvine student was sentenced to 40 days in jail and three years' probation after pleading guilty to carrying a loaded gun on campus last month, the Orange County district attorney's office said Tuesday. Manas Moole Reddy, 28, of Irvine was...
  • 911 calls from Reno shooting describe terror

    About 10 people huddled in a third-floor women’s restroom on the Renown Regional Medical Center campus. Scared and out of breath, they struggled to describe what was happening. “We believe there is a shooter,” a panicked man told the...
  • Man shoots at police, falls off balcony in Fort Lauderdale

    A man fired shots at a Fort Lauderdale police early Christmas morrning and then attempted to flee from officers, only to fall from the two-story balcony of a townhouse. Police subdued the gunman, Jacobo Bernstein-Firum, 40, who was arrested and...
  • Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?

    Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?
    After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
  • Quinn names concealed carry appeals board

    Quinn names concealed carry appeals board
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named former federal prosecutors, FBI agents and judges to a seven-member panel to review objections raised by law enforcement to people who apply to carry a concealed firearm under the state’s new law. The move is the...