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Firearms

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  • Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting

    Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting
    Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection. Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
  • Image of infant with a rifle goes viral, fueling gun debate

    Image of infant with a rifle goes viral, fueling gun debate
    A Facebook picture of a 6-month-old smiling with a rifle resting across her lap has gone viral — prompting furious debate over seemingly everything from parents' rights to gun rights to the right to post the image online. Here's the story behind...
  • NFL bans gun seller's gun-free ad from Super Bowl: Watch, weigh in

    NFL bans gun seller's gun-free ad from Super Bowl: Watch, weigh in
    A gun ad that was specifically designed to fit the rules that would allow it to air during Super Bowl XLVIII in February is being rejected by the NFL — and some people are crying foul. No, it's not one of those video game ads full of guns and...
  • George Zimmerman acquitted of murder in Trayvon Martin shooting

    SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was slain last year in a confrontation that touched off a national debate about race and guns. The jury of...
  • Lombard police fire at man holding gun, no one injured

    Lombard police fire at man holding gun, no one injured
    Law enforcement officials are investigating after a Lombard police officer fired a handgun while responding to a harassment complaint during the early morning hours on Friday. Lombard Police officers responded to the harassment complaint at a home in...
  • Anti-gun group study: In states with 'stand your ground' laws, justifiable homicide rates soar

    Anti-gun group study: In states with 'stand your ground' laws, justifiable homicide rates soar
    A new study by a coalition of gun-control groups, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, found that in states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, the number of justifiable homicides has skyrocketed. The rate is up 53 percent in 22 states,...
  • San Diego County gun law violates 2nd Amendment, appeals court rules

    San Diego County gun law violates 2nd Amendment, appeals court rules
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided Thursday that a San Diego restriction on carrying concealed guns in public for self defense infringes on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Fort Lauderdale, Orlando airports among top 10 for intercepted guns

    Fort Lauderdale, Orlando airports among top 10 for intercepted guns
    It was guns galore at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Orlando international airports, as both cracked the nation's top 10 for intercepted firearms in 2013. Orlando International was eighth in the nation and first in Florida with 47 guns caught. The...
  • State not budging on issue of backyard gun ranges

    State not budging on issue of backyard gun ranges
    Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan wanted to know whether he and his fellow commissioners can ban backyard gun ranges in their city without running afoul of state law. The answer came this week in a two-page letter that refers to previous Attorney General opinions...
  • Judge: Cameras allowed in sentencing for key witness in Darien family slaying

    Judge: Cameras allowed in sentencing for key witness in Darien family slaying
    The key witness in the region’s first-ever televised trial also will face cameras during his sentencing hearing next week, a DuPage County judge ruled today. Judge Daniel Guerin agreed to allow a photographer and video camera at Monday’s...
  • Police: Man with gun arrested at golf tournament gate

    Police: Man with gun arrested at golf tournament gate
    A man was arrested at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest after police said he attempted to bring a concealed firearm into the golf tournament. Police said two additional firearms were later found in the man’s car. The man was stopped at the...