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Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing Plants

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Tour Conn. Gun Manufacturing PlantsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tour gun manufacturing plants in Connecticut on Monday and extend an open invitation to manufactures to set up shop in Texas. During the job tour, Perry will visit the Colt manu...

State Department Orders 3D Gun Plans Offline

State Department Orders 3D Gun Plans OfflineFile photo. Image Source/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A non-profit corporation has removed plans for a 3D-printed firearm from its website, saying it was ordered to do so by the U.S. State Department. “#DEFCAD has gone dark at the request of the De...

Guns for Kids Marketing Debate Ignited by Latest Child Death

Guns for Kids Marketing Debate Ignited by Latest Child Death(AUBURN, Wash.) -- The tragic shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother this week was compounded by the fact -- baffling to many who don't use guns -- that the .22 rifle the boy used has been given to him as a present. The shooting ...

Texas School District to Arm Teachers

Texas School District to Arm TeachersiStockphoto/Thinkstock(LUBBOCK, Texas) -- Educators in a Texas school district will soon be permitted to carry guns in the classroom, assuming they get approval from the school superintendent, pass a training course and obtain a concealed-handgun licen...

Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Buy Guns for Protection

Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Buy Guns for ProtectionJupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- There's been a monumental sea change in the reasons why Americans buy guns since the turn of the century, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, reflecting a new concern about personal safety.In August 19...

More Women Are Giving Guns, Shooting Clubs a Shot

More Women Are Giving Guns, Shooting Clubs a ShotThinkstock/Comstock(AUSTIN, Texas) -- For the Sure Shots, a women-only shooting league in Austin, Texas, girl power equals firepower."You have to think defensively all the time," said Holly Gaylor, a mother of two. "You have to think about it when you ...

Biden Tells Hunters No Need for Semi-Automatic Rifles

Biden Tells Hunters No Need for Semi-Automatic RiflesABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden told hunters Wednesday there’s no bear too big, no varmint too small that requires the use of a semi-automatic rifle when hunting.“If you have to go up into the Poconos and go bear hunting o...

Burglary Is Reality for TV Show Gun Shop

Burglary Is Reality for TV Show Gun ShopDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- An unknown number of guns were stolen early Wednesday from a Colorado firearms dealer featured in the Discovery Channel reality series American Guns.Police in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge responded to an alarm a...

Politicians Get Heated During Senate Judicial Hearing on Gun Violence

Politicians Get Heated During Senate Judicial Hearing on Gun ViolenceAllison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It was an emotional day on both ends of the spectrum at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence Wednesday. A father of one of the Newtown victims broke down in tears while testifying, and polit...

Biden Invokes Untold Horror at Sandy Hook in Gun-Control Plea

Biden Invokes Untold Horror at Sandy Hook in Gun-Control PleaJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With hearings underway on Capitol Hill over the administration’s proposed gun-control measures, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked what he called the untold horror from Sandy Hook Elementary in an...

Three Dead, Seven Injured in Swiss Factory Shooting

Three Dead, Seven Injured in Swiss Factory ShootingComstock/Thinkstock(MENZNAU, Switzerland) -- A shooting at the Kronospan wood processing factory in the Swiss town of Menznau on Wednesday left three people dead, including the 42-year old gunman, and another seven injured. Five of the injured are in s...

White House Defends Biden’s ‘Double-Barrel’ Self-Defense Advice

White House Defends Biden’s ‘Double-Barrel’ Self-Defense Advice JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- The White House Wednesday defended Vice President Joe Biden’s provocative suggestions that those concerned about an intruder in their home should “get a double-barrel shotgun” and “fir...

Biden: Weapons Debate Is More About ‘Gun Safety’ than Gun Control

Biden: Weapons Debate Is More About ‘Gun Safety’ than Gun ControlABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Amid a national debate on gun control, Vice President Biden is viewed as the Democratic party’s point man on strengthening the limits of firearm ownership.But in an online town hall discussion on Tuesday, Biden was flooded...

GOP Frosh Bill Would Fund Cops in Schools

GOP Frosh Bill Would Fund Cops in SchoolsDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A freshman House Republican is introducing a bill that could bring the National Rifle Association’s proposal for more armed police officers guarding schools to fruition.The Protect America’s Schools ...

Gun Store Owners React to Obama’s Firearms Proposal

Gun Store Owners React to Obama’s Firearms ProposalDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After President Obama proposed federal laws to require background checks for all gun purchases, reinstate a ban on some assault-style weapons, and other actions, gun store owners had mixed reactions when asked how...

NRA Blasts Biden After Meeting on Guns

NRA Blasts Biden After Meeting on GunsABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The National Rifle Association blasted Vice President Joe Biden after a meeting Thursday afternoon with gun ownership groups, arguing that the talks did not produce legitimate ideas about how to curb gun violence but instead wen...

New York County Won’t Release Names of Residents with Gun Permits

New York County Won’t Release Names of Residents with Gun PermitsDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Officials from Putnam County, N.Y., say they won't give in to a newspaper's demand to release the names of residents with pistol permits.Last Dec. 23, The Journal News caused a stir when it released the names and ...

NY Newspaper that Outed Gun Owners Hires Gun-Toting Guards

NY Newspaper that Outed Gun Owners Hires Gun-Toting GuardsDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In an ironic twist, a Westchester, N.Y., newspaper that ignited a firestorm by publishing a map with the names and addresses of legal gun owners is apparently now seeking protection from armed guards because of it...

More Teachers Learning How to Handle Guns in Wake of Newtown Shootings

More Teachers Learning How to Handle Guns in Wake of Newtown ShootingsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BENNETT, Colo.) -- With the shootings in Newtown, Conn., still fresh in the minds of most teachers across the nation, some have decided to take matters of protection into their own hands.In Bennett, Colo., for instance, police of...

Miami Leaders Seek Reduction in Gun Violence

Miami Leaders Seek Reduction in Gun ViolenceDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Police, religious leaders and community leaders in Miami, Fla., are calling on residents to not fire guns aimlessly into the air during the upcoming New Year’s celebration, or during any other holiday festiviti...
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