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Firearms

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  • Chicago park shooting that hurt 13 renews focus on gun violence

    Chicago park shooting that hurt 13 renews focus on gun violence
    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a gunman who used an assault rifle to fire on a pickup basketball game in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime...
  • Mass Murders Captivated Online User Believed To Be Adam Lanza

    Mass Murders Captivated Online User Believed To Be Adam Lanza
    In posts on gun message boards and gaming chat rooms, a user who authorities believe was Newtown gunman Adam Lanza showed a technical prowess about weapons and computers, a "fetish" for a certain bullet and a near-fixation with correcting Wikipedia...
  • Florida House advances warning shot, Pop Tart gun bills

    Florida House advances warning shot, Pop Tart gun bills
    TALLAHASSEE -- At the behest of the gun lobby, the Florida House is poised to pass two gun bills that would let people fire warning shots in the air but not get kicked out of school for biting pastries into the shape of firearms. One of the bills...
  • 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...
  • 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]...
  • Gift cards for guns event in Fort Lauderdale

    Gift cards for guns event in Fort Lauderdale
    UPDATE: Fort Lauderdale Police said Wednesday that 50 guns were turned in. A gun buyback event that will offer a range of Target gift cards in exchange for various weapons will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort...
  • 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...
  • Stray bullet nearly hits sleeping teen

    A bullet from a neighbor’s discharged handgun came within foot of striking a Glendale teen who was sleeping Friday in her bed inside her parent’s apartment, police said. The bullet traveled from a neighboring apartment in the 600 block of...