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CO Gov Denies Talking to Bloomberg During Gun Control Push, Recants Three Days Later

On June 13 Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) told a gathering of Sheriff's that he did not speak to Michael Bloomberg during his push for gun control in Colorado in 2013. On June 16 Hickenlooper's office said the governor "spoke carelessly" to the sheriffs and that he had, in fact, talked with Bloomberg during the time in question. Jun 17, 2014 10:43 AM PT

Video: CA Taco Stand Owner Gunned Down Defending His Family

On June 16 Lynwood, CA, taco stand owner Jose Padilla pulled his gun when three armed black males entered his business to rob it as it closed. He was gunned down--shot at least 10 times--while using a .38 Special to defend his family.  Jun 17, 2014 10:17 AM PT

Supreme Court: Congress Did Not Bar Buying Guns as Gifts for Law-Abiding Citizens

The Supreme Court recently ruled in Abramski v. United States that a law-abiding citizen may not buy a gun for another law-abiding citizen when the buyer is knowingly doing so to transfer it to another individual; however, in expressing the opinion, Justice Elena Kagan made it clear that Congress did not intend this to apply to guns purchased as gifts or guns sold on "the secondary market." Jun 17, 2014 6:13 AM PT

Film Team Behind 'Zero Dark Thirty' Working on Bowe Bergdahl Story

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal – of Zero Dark Thirty fame – are reportedly working on a film on Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, "who left his base in Afghanistan," was captured, and was ransomed when Obama exchanged five Guantanamo Bay detainees for him. Jun 16, 2014 4:14 PM PT

Masked Suspects Use Fake Gun to Rob California Gun Store

On June 13 masked suspects with a fake gun held up Hiram's Guns & Spirits in El Cajon, California. According to NBC 7 San Diego, while one suspect with the fake gun held employees at gunpoint, "two others smashed the display case with a hammer and grabbed several real handguns." Jun 16, 2014 7:05 AM PT

California Senator: State Cocaine Laws Are 'Racist'

California state senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) is pushing Senate Bill 1010 to "equalize" punishments for crack cocaine and powder cocaine based on a perception that harsher crack sentences are "racist." Jun 14, 2014 9:34 AM PT

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