U.S. court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

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Cop Shoots, Kills 73-Year-Old Woman Who Volunteered to Take Part in Police Training Exercise

Cop Shoots, Kills 73-Year-Old Woman Who Volunteered to Take Part in Police Training Exercise:

Family members of the 73-year-old woman who was accidentally shot dead by a Florida cop during a civilian police academy course are grappling with how such a “senseless” tragedy could have happened, the woman’s son said.

Mary Knowlton, a longtime librarian, was killed Tuesday night when a role-playing exercise at the Punta Gorda, Fla., police station went horribly wrong, authorities said. Knowlton was randomly selected to be a participant in a scenario meant to teach students when to shoot and when not to shoot during lethal force situations, Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis said. The mother of two was “mistakenly” and fatally shot by an officer in what officials are calling a “horrible accident.”

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The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes

The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes:

Julius Holmes was in his Macon, Georgia apartment cooking dinner when Officer Rogers arrived to arrest him.

“I’ll be damned if you will,” Holmes hissed, making a furtive move toward a handgun he had placed on a nearby bed.

Miraculously, Holmes wasn’t gunned down by Officer Rogers, who simply shoved him aside and seized the gun.

“I’ve come for you, and I am going to carry you even if it takes the whole police force,” Rogers growled.

“It probably will,” Holmes defiantly replied. “Go ahead and call them. I’ll die before I’ll be arrested.”

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Pair that brought guns to Pokémon tournament gets two years in jail

Sentencing comes after players showed off weapons in threatening online posts. sci tech news Continue reading Pair that brought guns to Pokémon tournament gets two years in jail

An Anarchist Will Help You Build a DIY AR-15

An Anarchist Will Help You Build a DIY AR-15:

During a recent visit to Defense Distributed, the mood is casual, with workers starting to trickle in between 10 and 11 a.m. The nonprofit’s workspace takes up roughly 1,900 square feet in a bland office park in northeast Austin, and the only exterior marking is a sticker on the door advertising a small-business association. Inside, it looks like any other small-scale manufacturer, employing about 15 people, mostly male. Clever millennials with idiosyncratic political views, they swap observations about Donald Trump – viewed as so absurd that his ascendancy might result in perversely productive chaos – as they strip wires and screw machines together.

Cody Wilson, the mediagenic 28-year-old behind Defense Distributed, paces around, multitasking…. Occasionally he chimes in on the Trump speculation, but Wilson does not vote. To do so would acknowledge the legitimacy of a political system he doesn’t believe in.

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Man Falsely Accused of Dallas Shooting Describes What Happened,…

Man Falsely Accused of Dallas Shooting Describes What Happened, How He Was Treated By Cops

Police in Dallas released a picture of a suspect who, they said, they had to find after 12 officers were shot and five were killed Thursday night during a march protesting police violence against black men. That man, Mark Hughes, brother of protest organizer Cory Hughes, turned himself in to police on Thursday night.

Hughes was released from custody shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Friday.

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Concealed Carrier Stops Man After He Shot 3 in South Carolina Nightclub

Concealed Carrier Stops Man After He Shot 3 in South Carolina Nightclub:

Jody Ray Thompson was arrested Sunday morning following a shooting at the Playoffz Night Club….

He struck three victims, almost wounded a fourth, who drew his own weapon in self-defense and neutralized Thompson with a single shot to the leg.

The injured were taken for treatment at the hospital with no life threatening injuries.

The man who shot Thompson has a permit to legally carry a concealed weapon and will face no charges.

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DHS Analyst Caught With Weapons, May Have Planned Violence Against Senior Staff

DHS Analyst Caught With Weapons, May Have Planned Violence Against Senior Staff:

A federal investigation is on after a top-secret clearance staffer with Homeland Security was apprehended with a gun and other weapons. Authorities are investigating whether the individual was planning to commit violence against senior DHS staff.

According to court documents, on June 9, John Wienke, an analyst at the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, was caught red-handed with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray, two walkie-talkies and handcuffs, AP reports.

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Woman Finds AR-15 That Cop Left on Side of Panama City Beach Road

Woman Finds AR-15 That Cop Left on Side of Panama City Beach Road:

[Dorothy Collins] was walking her dogs in her Panama City Beach neighborhood when she saw this rifle laying on the side of Laird Street….

Collins went home with the weapon and showed it to her husband, Ken, who removed the magazine from the rifle and ensured it wasn’t loaded. Then, she called the Bay County Sheriff’s office….

The incident report from the Sheriff’s Office says the rifle belonged the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Lucas Tavares.

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Channeling Cheney: The Democrats’ Terrorist Fearmongering and War on Due Process

Channeling Cheney: The Democrats’ Terrorist Fearmongering and War on Due Process:

In their effort to exploit Orlando and other recent mass shootings, Feinstein and the Democrats encountered a serious problem: Neither Omar Mateen, nor the racist Charleston killer Dylann Roof, nor numerous other mass shooters, were on any terrorist watchlist. So Feinstein wrote a special provision in her bill to obviate this objection, one empowering the attorney general to put anyone on the banned list…

After Feinstein’s bill was rejected last night on a largely party-line vote by the Senate, the Democrats unleashed a fearmongering messaging campaign so exploitative and deceitful that it would have made Karl Rove blush with embarrassment, or at least seethe with envy.

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