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An ATF Industry Operations Investigator presents to area federal firearms licensees on methods of securing firearm inventories including installation of alarm systems and other physical security measures, as well as best practices in record keeping to ensure a good record of inventory is in place.  (Photo: ATF Saint Paul Field Division) The federal government turned up
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Guns stolen from federally licensed dealers exceeded 8,000 last year, according to a federal report released this week. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recorded 7,841 firearms stolen during 577 burglaries in 2017. An additional 288 guns were taken during 33 FFL robberies. In all, the number of guns stolen last year increased about
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New York Police are enhancing the already typically heavy security in and around Times Square for the upcoming year-end events. NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said the measures will make the highly-publicized annual gathering one of the “most well-policed, best-protected events, at one of the safest venues in the entire world.” While O’Neill said there
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Federal agents bough ttwo guns from anonymous dealers on the Dark Web: an AR-15, left, and an Uzi, right. (Photo: Government Accountability Office) A federal report released last week detailed a covert government investigation into illegal online gun sales, uncovering layers of complexity unaddressed by previous studies. The Government Accountability Office spent more than two years answering gun ads online to
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The lingering impacts of Hurricane Maria plague Puerto Rico three months later. (Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Federal background checks nearly doubled in Puerto Rico last month as the island territory continues its post-storm recovery. Dealers processed 2,303 applications through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in November — a 45 percent spike over 2016, the
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“In the aftermath of so many mass shootings, it would be tragic for this to become the next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws,” said Healey. (Photo: Attorney General Maura Healey’s office) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has come out swinging against national concealed carry reciprocity, contending it puts police officers at risk. In
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After last week’s not guilty verdict, prosecutors in the Kate Steinle murder case are crying foul that jurors were not allowed to inspect the firearm tied to her death. The jury asked to pull the trigger on the unloaded weapon — which had been described as having an “extremely light” trigger and no safety —
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The Honolulu Police Department is reevaluating its controversial policy requiring legal marijuana users with registered firearms to turn in their guns. In an update to a story reported last week that about 30 individuals with cannabis cards have been sent surrender letters so far, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser says the department is reviewing the policy following “community
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On Veterans Day, Patriot Ordnance Factory invited friends and family to the grand opening of their new 27,000 square foot factory in Phoenix. Located at at 1492 Victory Lane, company president Frank DeSomma chuckled at the significance of the address number. “Fourteen ninety-two. Isn’t that when Columbus sailed the ocean blue?” he asked. DeSomma was
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The Specialty 0.5mm shooting gloves, pictured in coyote tan, grant tactical shooters smoother manipulation through its precise and ergonomic fit. (Photo: Mechanix) Glove maker Mechanix introduced a new shooting glove, the Specialty 0.5mm, designed for use by military, law enforcement and tactical shooters. Built to deliver a natural feel and lightweight hand protection, the 0.5mm
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The counterterrorism supervisor was still drunk when another agent called police to report the missing firearm. (Photo: Matt McClain/Washington Post) An FBI supervisor is being investigated after a woman stole his firearm following a night of drinking over the summer. The agency has opened an internal investigation into Robert Manson, a counterterrorism supervisor who had
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Authorities determined that a 29-year-old man who shot and killed his uncle in self defense at his Wellford, South Carolina, home last week. Deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about the shooting around 9:25 p.m., the Tryon Daily Bulletin reported. Responding deputies found Cody Lawrence suffering from what was described
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered flags to be flown at half staff through Thursday in honor of those who died in the “horrific shooting.” (Photo: KSAT) Twenty-six people were killed and another 20 injured during a Sunday morning church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in what is being described as the largest mass shooting in
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