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]
After the 9-11 attack, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), funded by billions annually and employing 65,000 employees is again under fire for the hiring of a defrocked priest accused of child molesting as a security officer at a major United States airport.
A Philadelphia newspaper published the reports about the former priest who got hired without even completing a background check. The TSA, an agency created by Congress to secure the country’s transportation system, has came under fire more than once when a loaded firearm “slipped” through security at the Los Angeles International Airport the previous fall, with the agency blaming other agencies for the fault, with the reason that they are only in charge of screening baggage and explosives and not loaded firearms.
The defrocked priest, Thomas Harkins, of the Diocese of Camden was removed from priesthood amidst allegations of molesting two female grade-school students according to news sources. Although he was never prosecuted, the diocese did however fork out nearly two hundred thousand dollars to settle the civil lawsuits.
Federal Audit trashed the TSA in its incapacity, and that the U.S. remains vulnerable to a repeat of 9/11. Partly because it does not adequately screen baggage and passengers but mostly because it fails to properly screen foreign flight students, like what had happened when United States aviation trained students intentionally crashed planes into different targets in the country.