Aug 4, 2015

Retailers to keep realistic toy guns off shelves in New York

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. ...

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

Jul 27, 2015

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen’s shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead. It should be no surprise then that young children play ...

Jul 25, 2015

Pentagon asks armed 'citizen guards' at recruitment centers to stand down

The Pentagon on Friday asked that concerned armed citizens not stand guard at military recruiting offices, saying it can handle security after a shooting rampage. Prompted by shootings at military facilities around the U.S., Americans have started showing up at military recruiting offices to ...

Gunman in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

Jul 25, 2015

Gunman in Louisiana theater rampage had history of mental illness

A 59-year-old man once hospitalized for psychiatric care was identified by authorities on Friday as the gunman who fatally shot two people in a rampage at a central Louisiana movie theater before killing himself as police closed in. John Russell Houser, who bore a ...

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

Jul 22, 2015

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating a viral Internet video showing a home-made “drone” firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside. The 14-second video called “Flying Gun,” which has been viewed over 2 million times, has sparked fresh debate about the ...

Shooting took normally quiet Chattanooga by surprise

Jul 20, 2015

Shooting took normally quiet Chattanooga by surprise

A single “pop” cut through the quiet morning. Those who heard it had a moment to ponder the noise. On this ordinary Thursday, some thought a car had backfired, or maybe a tire had blown. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Dodge looked up from his ...