U.S. 'Mountain Man' gets hard time for spate of thefts

Jun 10, 2014

U.S. 'Mountain Man' gets hard time for spate of thefts

For years, he lived a solitary life amid the expansive wilderness of Utah as he ransacked cabins and trekked hundreds of kilometers alone on his snowshoes with a rifle slung over his shoulder. For most of the next decade, he’ll live behind bars in ...

Mounties murder suspect was obsessed with guns

Jun 7, 2014

Mounties murder suspect was obsessed with guns

A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly ...

Accused Seattle gunman suffering severe mental illness: lawyer

Jun 7, 2014

Accused Seattle gunman suffering severe mental illness: lawyer

The man accused of killing one person and wounding two others in a shooting spree at a small Christian college in Seattle suffers from “significant and long-standing mental health issues” that were a factor in the tragedy, his lawyer said Friday. Speaking to reporters ...

Canadian shooting leaves three police officers dead, two injured

Jun 5, 2014

Canadian shooting leaves three police officers dead, two injured

Three police officers were shot dead and two others were injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed that three officers were dead and ...

U.S. gun lobby backtracks on 'weird' criticism of 'open carry' rallies

Jun 4, 2014

U.S. gun lobby backtracks on 'weird' criticism of 'open carry' rallies

The most influential pro-gun group in the U.S. has rolled back an earlier statement criticizing “open carry” rallies in Texas in which gun-rights advocates have brought military-style assault rifles into public places. Chris Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, ...

U.S. House moves to bolster gun background checks

May 30, 2014

U.S. House moves to bolster gun background checks

U.S. lawmakers moved Thursday to boost funding of the national background check system for firearm sales, a small but symbolic step toward broader gun law reform following recent mass shootings. The measure would provide $19.5 million to help states submit records to a federal ...