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Two States Now Allow Guns in Courthouses

Only applies to state employees.

Arkansas and Oklahoma have passed new legislation that allows some people to bring guns into courthouses in the states. The new ruling applies to state employees only, and only those who have concealed carry permits and work at county courthouses. Employees of county government offices can…
This New York Criminal Brought Pepper Spray to a Gun Battle

This New York Criminal Brought Pepper Spray to a Gun Battle

A thief dressed as a construction worker smashes display case.

So let's you think the conversation with this brilliant would-be thief went something like this? . . .  "Hey, friend, let's rob a gun store." Friend says, "Hey, good idea. I'll bring my pepper spray!" Yeah. A Brooklyn gun shop owner, Frank Taormina, owner of…
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20 Federal Agents Assigned to Chicago

The city is trying to crack down on illegal guns.

At the end of June, the Chicago Tribune reported that 20 federal gun agents were assigned to the city of Chicago to take part in a task force with the goal of cracking down on illegal guns in the city. According to a release from the…
10 Round Magazines Illegal in California

California Residents Get Reprieve on Magazine Law

Applies to magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds

One of California's new gun laws passed last year requires gun owners with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get rid of them by July 1. That deadline passed on Saturday. But a federal judge blocked the law from taking effect,…
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America’s “Complex” Relationship With Guns

New statistics from a survey

hHere are some stats for you to chew on. These new statistics come from a survey administered by the Pew Research Center and announced in late June. The survey spoke to 3,930 US adults including 1,269 gun owners, between March 13 and March 27 and April…
"Mad Max" Arrested in Los Angeles

“Mad Max” Arrested in Los Angeles

The imposter was dressed like him and armed like him.

"Mad Max," the lead character in the classic movie of the same name, is armed with a sawed-off shotgun and leads a vendetta against a vicious motorcycle gang. Well, a man in Los Angeles has been arrested while dressed as Mad Max and carrying a…