Despite tough rules in Canada, illegal guns within reach

Jan 31, 2017

Despite tough rules in Canada, illegal guns within reach

Canada’s gun control laws ban dozens of assault rifles, but some permitted firearms are easily modified for greater damage, and more lax regulations in the United States make smuggled weapons accessible, experts said after a rare Canadian mass shooting on Sunday. A man was ...

Ohio boy shot classmate, then asked victim to kill him

Jan 26, 2017

Ohio boy shot classmate, then asked victim to kill him

An Ohio teen accused of shooting a classmate in school expressed surprise his victim was still alive, apologized and then turned his shotgun around and asked the student to kill him, according to a police account of the attack released Wednesday. “You’re not dead!” ...

Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

Jan 8, 2017

Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

In a post-9/11 world, American airports have taken all sorts of steps to keep travelers safe. But significant vulnerabilities remain. The attack that killed five people Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport raised concerns about how to further protect travelers and what place firearms ...

Nov 21, 2016

Four police officers shot in U.S. cities

One policeman was shot dead and three others shot and wounded in four U.S. cities Sunday, coinciding with an epidemic of racially tinged gun violence involving law enforcement. Police were shot in San Antonio, Texas, Sanibel, Florida, and in the Missouri cities of St. ...