On July 24, personnel from the Manchester, Tennessee, police department and other city employees delivered “approx 300″ sandbags to the city’s Army recruitment center that were used to line the bottom third of their front windows to stop potential incoming rounds.
With claims that alleged Lafayette gunman John Russell Houser was committed to a mental institution in Georgia gaining steam, Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason is making it clear she never ordered him committed.
As the trial for Bryant Brewer got underway on July 27, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Sexton said Brewer was “proud he gunned down an officer” in 2010, when he allegedly killed Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg.
On July 24, The Seattle Times ran a column highlighting the surging gun violence in Seattle and suggested the sound of gunfire has become so commonplace in the city that it is now considered “mere background noise.”
In the wake of the Lafayette theater attack, Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for Congress to expand background checks to every sale so that all gun purchasers must pass the same check alleged gunman John Russell Houser passed for his handgun.
After years of female demand for guns changing the way the firearm manufacturers make and market their products, gun stores are now indicating that senior buyers are becoming more and more prevalent.
During a July 26 appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) acknowledged that alleged Lafayette gunman Joe Russell Houser did not do “anything wrong” in the way he acquired his firearm.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is reporting that gun production has more than doubled during the Obama presidency, increasing “140 percent.”
On July 24, Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly was questioned about the Lafayette theater attack, and after admitting all the facts were not yet known, he pushed for background checks and other gun controls.
Sheriff Arpaio did this last week after an Army Terrorism Liason Officer reported “a noticeable increase in surveillance and the photographing of an [Army Reserve] facility.” Sheriff Arpaio was asked to send marked vehicles and posse volunteers to aid in protection until the “threat level of our soldiers declines.”
On July 24, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow refused to recuse himself from a “racial-profiling” case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is conducting his own investigation of the judge.
Light heavyweight boxing champion Sergey Kovalev knocked out challenger Nadjib Mohammedi in the third round on Saturday night. He did so wearing the trunks emblazoned with Tulammo logo.
When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety.
On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.”
On Friday, the Pentagon asked that armed citizens stop showing up at recruiting centers to stand guard for the unarmed military personnel inside.
On Monday, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP will rally to oppose legislation which protects “historical monuments and memorials.” The NCAAP opposes the legislation because it would include Civil War — and therefore, Confederate — monuments and memorials among those protected.
On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly killed two people in a Louisiana Grand Theatre, Pitch Perfect’s Rebel Wilson took to Twitter to announce that America needs to institute an Australian-like gun ban.
On July 24, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) announced she will investigate whether the Center for American Progress broke any laws in videoing Planned Parenthood’s (PP) Dr. Deborah Nucatola. On the video, Nucatola discussed PP’s sales of baby livers and the practice of “partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts” to those who want them.
Sen. Heller: John McCain ‘Wouldn’t Accept’ Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack
During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.”
Huffington Post recently reported a list of 7 companies “that don’t want guns in their stores.” However, three of those companies allow concealed carry, and one of these three allows open carry as well.
On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly carried a gun into a Lafayette theater and killed two people, “Veep” star Timothy Simons posted a tweet which suggested the NRA was culpable and that they defend gun rights “atop the pile of dead citizens.”
On July 24 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) announced that Lafayette theater gunman John Russell Houser bought his gun “legally” at a pawn store in Alabama in 2014.
In a tweet sent while news of the tragic July 23 attack in Lafayette’s Grand Theatre was still rolling in, BuzzFeed News Editor Rachel Zarrell exclaimed, “Let’s just give everyone guns, right? It’s in the g*dd*mn constitution.”
Pastor Brenda Stevenson says she does not believe church-goers in Charleston would have been easily killed if they had been armed and she is going to lead by example and arm herself in the pulpit.
Within a few hours of the July 23 shooting at Lafayette’s Grand Theatre, Shannon Watts took to Twitter to repudiate those who have tried to discourage her from immediately seizing on tragedy to promote gun control and made clear she remains dedicated to doing so regardless.