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Expert: Weapon That Killed Abe Was 'No Standard Shotgun'

Police say they found homemade guns in raid of suspect's house

(Newser) - Japanese police said they found multiple homemade weapons in a raid Friday on the residence of the man held in the assassination of Shinzo Abe, several of which are similar to the one they say was used to kill the former prime minister. The murder weapon is more than a...

'Hard to Think of a More Unexpected Place'
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'Hard to Think of a More Unexpected Place'

Japanese laws mean gun violence is almost non-existent

(Newser) - There will be no erasing the scars carved into Japan with Friday's assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, say those familiar with Japanese society. The country has been "brought to a standstill by the news," which is especially shocking given that gun crime is almost non-existent...

Definition of 'Boyfriend' Stalls Deal on Gun Laws
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'Boyfriend Loophole' Hangs Up Gun Deal

Senate negotiators at impasse on defining who should be barred from owning a gun

(Newser) - A group of senators is trying to hammer out the final details of legislation on gun safety , and one particular issue has emerged as a major snag: It revolves around the definition of the term "boyfriend". Coverage:
  • The loophole: Under current federal law, anyone convicted of domestic violence against
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Teachers in This State Can Now Carry Guns With 24 Hours' Training

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill into law; school districts still need to sign off on staffers with firearms

(Newser) - Local school boards in Ohio have been able to give the OK for years for teachers and other school employees to carry firearms at work. But a new law signed by Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday just made a significant change on training requirements to do so, knocking down the...

Mom Charged After 2-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Dad

Florida couple kept their gun unsecured in a home with 3 children, police say

(Newser) - A Florida woman is facing a manslaughter charge after her 2-year-old son fatally shot his father in the back. Marie Ayala, 28, of Orlando said she heard a "loud pop" on May 26 before finding 26-year-old father of three Reggie Mabry bleeding on the floor of their home, per...

Baltimore Sues Manufacturer of Untraceable 'Tools of Death'

City alleges Polymer80 'profit[s] from destroying our communities'

(Newser) - The city of Baltimore has joined Los Angeles and Washington, DC, in suing one of the nation's largest manufacturers of untraceable ghost guns , labeling the weapons without serial numbers a "devastating menace" to residents and Americans at large. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced the lawsuit against Polymer80, Inc....

Eye on Ukraine, Taiwanese Make a Move

Citizens who've never handled firearms are increasingly taking lessons in handling airsoft guns

(Newser) - China has scoffed at comparisons of itself and Taiwan to the Russian invasion of Ukraine . But that hasn't eased the fears of Taiwanese residents, who are now taking a step many never expected: getting firearms training. Although gun ownership is strongly regulated in Taiwan, people who've never picked...

Trump Piles On Abbott, Other No-Shows at NRA Meeting

'Unlike some, I did not disappoint you,' Trump told crowd gathered in Houston on Friday

(Newser) - The NRA's Houston convention went on as planned Friday, despite protests due to the deadly mass shooting on Tuesday across the state in Uvalde. And although some big names pulled out of the gun rights advocacy group's annual meeting in the 11th hour, former President Donald Trump wasn'...

Near 2nd Texas School, 'They Saw Something, Said Something'

Day after Uvalde mass shooting, police say they found gun in vehicle of high schooler in Richardson

(Newser) - A Texas high school student was arrested after police say they found a firearm in his car in a nearby parking lot, just one day after a school shooting six hours away in Uvalde that left 21 dead. Per a Facebook post by the Richardson Police Department, a call came...

Buffalo Shooting Raises Questions on Red-Flag Law

Suspected gunman was able to buy a weapon despite writing threats at school

(Newser) - New York has a "red-flag" law that prohibits a person who presents a threat to themselves or others from buying or possessing a gun. So how did the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo legally buy a semi-automatic rifle in the state less than a year after...

CDC Report on Gun Homicides Is a 'Heartbreaking' One

First year of pandemic saw a 35% rise in firearm murders from the previous year, per new report

(Newser) - The pandemic has wreaked havoc on a variety of fronts, and gun violence hasn't escaped its path. According to a new report from the CDC, the firearm homicide rate in 2020 reached its highest rate since 1994, increasing nearly 35% from the previous year, reports Axios . "That's...

Canadians Find Drone From US Carrying 11 Guns

It got stuck in a tree on the Ontario side of the border

(Newser) - Police in Canada say American criminals appear to have found a new way of smuggling guns across the border. A drone carrying a bag with 11 handguns was found stuck in a tree on the bank of the St. Clair River, which separates Ontario and Michigan, CTV reports. Homeowners Christine...

Ex-Cop Charged With Murder in Shooting of Boy, 12

DA says Edsaul Mendoza shot TJ Siderio in the back at near-point blank range

(Newser) - Update: A former Philadelphia police officer who was fired after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in March has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say the shot that killed Thomas "TJ" Siderio was fired from near-point blank range while the boy was unarmed and "essentially face down on...

Boy Who Wrote Letter About Guns and Murder Is Shot Dead

12-year-old criticized Tennessee's permitless gun law

(Newser) - In one of his classes at a Memphis middle school, 12-year-old Artemis Rayford wrote a letter to Tennessee's governor about a new state law that allows those 21 and up to carry a gun without training or a permit. "It is my opinion that this new law will...

In This City, a US First on Gun Ownership

City Council in San Jose, Calif., votes to require gun owners to pay fee, carry liability insurance

(Newser) - Gun owners in San Jose will soon need to pony up more cash than the cost of the firearm itself. An ordinance has passed in the California city that would require individuals with guns in their possession to pay a $25 annual fee for the privilege, as well as to...

Mom's Remarks Over Face Masks Lead to Charges

Amelia King at Thursday school board meeting in Va.: 'I will bring every single gun loaded'

(Newser) - A Virginia mom who insists she wasn't trying to threaten anyone with her remarks at a local school board meeting this week has been charged. CBS News reports that on Thursday, the board for Page County Schools convened a special meeting to vote on Gov. Glenn Youngkin's recent...

Bullet Meant for Target Strikes Mother of Three

'I thank God that my life was spared,' says Florida's Heather Sitton

(Newser) - A mother of three in Florida is recovering in the hospital after she was struck by a bullet that flew into her backyard during target practice at a neighboring property. Indiantown resident Heather Sitton was in her yard with several people, including her husband and three young children, when the...

Newsom: I Want California Gun Law Like Texas' Abortion Law
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Newsom Borrows Tactic From Texas

California governor wants a gun law modeled on Texas' abortion law

(Newser) - "If [Texas] can ban abortion and endanger lives, [California] can ban deadly weapons of war and save lives." That's Gavin Newsom's latest stance , and one he intends to try to turn into law. The California governor made his announcement Saturday on the heels of the Supreme...

Smash-and-Grab Thieves' New Target: Guns

Police in Garden Grove, near Los Angeles, investigating break-in at gun shop

(Newser) - Smash-and-grab thieves in the Los Angeles area appear to be branching out. Instead of high-end luxury items, the latest incident involves the theft of about 40 guns, reports the Los Angeles Times . Police in the city of Garden Grove say thieves broke through the glass front door of a...

House Aide Arrested After Gun Spotted in His Bag

Jeffrey Allsbrooks tells police he forgot he had the weapon

(Newser) - A congressional aide entered the Capitol complex with a gun Thursday morning, hours before President Biden, Vice President Harris, and congressional leaders were to attend a Capitol ceremony for the late Sen. Bob Dole. Capitol Police said 57-year-old Jeffrey Allsbrooks was tracked down and arrested "four minutes" after a...

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