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]
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]
When reports and details of the mass shooting reached Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate buildings were some of those that were ironically locked down.
Another mass shooting just within months of previous other gun related tragedies, more people suffering and hurt, as of this writing, what is known is that at the very least 13 individuals were killed and much more were wounded after a shooter (or multiple shooters) opened fire at the historic Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
Details remain sketchy, but The Washington Post reported that for now, the FBI has identified one of the deceased as, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, as the suspected culprit in the shooting incident, although police were uncertain if he acted alone. Early reports said Mr. Alexis was an ex naval reservist as well as a military contractor. Sources told the Post he had used an assault rifle along with a pistol, and possibly other types of firearms.
Questions still linger on where he had acquired these firearms and if he went through the current background checking process set by the federal government to keep guns away from individuals like this. Just when, five months ago, a mile and a half away on the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Senate defeated a compromise proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases, despite vast public support for the proposal.
The gun control proposals had followed the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December, in which a mentally unstable gunman killed 20 children and six educators prior to taking his own life. The Senate proposal would’ve required criminal background checks for sales at gun shows and the Internet, closing glaring loopholes in current law.
Source: The Washington Post