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The complaint points out that five predominantly black Chicago neighborhoods have astronomical homicide rates when compared to the national rate, and lower school test scores as a result. (Photo: Chicago Police) Arguing that exposure to gun violence violates civil rights and disabilities law, three Chicago women filed a class action lawsuit against the state of
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3D gun developer Cody Wilson was brought back to the U.S. by federal agents and was handed over to state authorities in connection to a sexual assault charge. Wilson, 30, was returned to the U.S. over the weekend from Taiwan after local immigration authorities reportedly took him into custody and expelled him from that country
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Cody Wilson, left, was arrested in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday for charges sexual assault in Texas. (Photo: Central News Agency via Taiwan News) Taiwanese authorities arrested 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson in Taipei City on Friday, mere days after Texas authorities filed charges against him for sexual assault of a minor, Taiwan News reported. Although
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Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, roughly the state’s version of the FBI, have begun a “preventive investigation” into Wilson’s whereabouts. (Photo: DefDist) The controversial 3D gun pioneer may be settling into a new life in non-extradition Taiwan as authorities in the U.S. are requested assistance in locating him. Wilson, 30, owner of Austin-based Defense Distributed, is
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A gunfight between police an armed felon near Chicago saw a local concealed carry permit holder lend a hand. The incident occurred last Thursday at about 5:17 p.m. when Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte and his partner attempted to pull over a black Mercedes driving erratically near I-55. The occupant of the Mercedes, Daniel Mageo,
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A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association purports more people suffer when active shooters use semiautomatic rifles. Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed FBI data on nearly 250 mass shootings since 2000 — excluding the Las Vegas massacre as a “major outlier” and San Bernardino because
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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley attending a city council meeting in March 2018. (Photo: John Minchillo/AP Photo) Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley condemned the country’s “plague of gun violence” after a deadly downtown shooting left four dead and two wounded Thursday. “Random mass shootings, which plague our country, are not normal and we as a country cannot
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Most of the dead elephants seen in Botswana had their tusks removed. (Photo: Elephants Without Borders via BBC) A non-profit conducting an elephant census made the grisly discovery near one of Africa’s most important wildlife reserves. Elephants Without Borders found in an aerial survey that as many as 87 recently-killed pachyderm carcasses with their tusks removed,
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Burkett as an expert trainer on three seasons of the History Channel’s Top Shot program and later on NBC Sports Network’s 3-Gun Nation in a similar role (Photo: Screenshot) A well-known competitive shooter and cable channel personality this week entered a guilty plea in a case involving defrauding a gun dealer of $50,000. Matt Burkett,
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ATF Firearms Specialist Richard Vasquez is surrounded by a cache of firearms in the gun vault on March 5, 2010, at the ATF National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Vasquez has since retired from the agency. (Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Gun traces spiked double digits in 2017, according to federal
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MGM Resorts International, parent company of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, sued more than 1,000 shooting victims in Nevada federal court last week. (Photo: John Locher/AP Photo) MGM Resorts International filed suit against more than 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas shooting last week, according to documents filed in Nevada federal court. The umbrella company
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A Massachusetts man could spend decades in prison after federal investigators allege he sold at least five firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun, throughout the state last year. Rathsomnang Neth, 22, faces one count of dealing in firearms without a license and two counts of possessing and transferring an unregistered shotgun with a shortened barrel, according to
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Commission chair and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri gestures as he speaks during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Meeting, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (Photo: Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo) Officials reviewing the Parkland massacre described the alleged suspect’s late mother as an “enabler” who thwarted attempts to help her troubled
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