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]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Three major dating sites are now running criminal background checks for all their dating clients. These dating sites, namely eHarmony, Sparks Networks (JDate and ChristianMingle) and Match.com, hope to make online dating safer by implementing these background checks.
The online dating sites will also now actively scan potential clients for histories of sexual assault, identity theft and violence before enabling them to create accounts and access their website’s services.
The sites are also using and updating their online safety tool with “rapid abuse reporting systems”, added online dating safety, as well as relationship and offline dating safety information. This action came about due to the increase in online dating and online dating site use that followed an increase in scams, sexual offenses and even physical abuse. Last year a client at one of these sites filed rape charges against a repeat sex offender who was also a client of the website.
Background checks and history checks will screen against the national sex offender registries as well as remove fake accounts and profiles. In the last year alone over 40 million US citizens were actively using online dating sites and spent more than a billion on memberships. On average in the United States, 1 in 6 married couples met using online dating sites.