The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly sent a request for agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to retrieve more than 4,000 firearms that were purchased last year. The guns to be confiscated are from owners who should have been prohibited from acquiring them in the [more]
The United States Air Force has announced that it has already launched an investigation to find out why the criminal records for Devin Patrick Kelly, the shooter who killed 26 church-goers in Sutherland Springs, weren't forwarded to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System. According to application forms acquired [more]
Sutherland Springs, Texas - A lone gunman opened fire inside a church during service in a small town in Texas killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others. The gunman was later identified as 26-year old Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the US Air Force. Kelley had [more]
Gun-related shooting incidents have historically caused sudden spikes in firearm sales. The latest incident in Las Vegas, which has been described to be one of the deadliest in the country's history, seems to follow the morbid trend as citizens flock to gun stores to stockpile firearms in case of a [more]
It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]
A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]
NEWTOWN, Conn. – Official reports now from the Associated Press, have confirmed 27 dead, including 18 children in a Connecticut school shooting. The gunman was found dead, with two firearms. A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man with ties to the school and that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle. Details are still not clear as investigation is still under way.
It wasn’t clear how many people were injured in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The superintendent’s office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, in western Connecticut about 100 kilometers northeast of New York City.
Update as of 10:30 PM Eastern – 20 children confirmed dead in gruesome massacre. The 20-year-old gunman, now identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza.
State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m. A SWAT team was among the throngs of police to respond. Children were seen running away from the school still crying, and people gathered in a parking lot.
The White House said Barack Obama was notified of the shooting and his spokesman Jay Carney said the president had “enormous sympathy for families that are affected.” This tragedy is one of many just this year that has again sparked new concerns on current gun control laws in the United States.