Oct 31, 2014

German court sentences 'Autobahn gunman' to 10 years in jail

A German court on Thursday sentenced a truck driver to 10½ years in prison for shooting hundreds of times from his cab at other vehicles. In more than 700 such attacks from 2008 to 2013, the 58-year-old, dubbed the “Autobahn gunman” by German media, ...

Canada Parliament shooter made video, driven by ideology: police

Oct 27, 2014

Canada Parliament shooter made video, driven by ideology: police

The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country’s Parliament building last week made a video of himself beforehand, evidence he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said on Sunday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement they ...

U.S. gun foes set to match gun lobby spending

Oct 5, 2014

U.S. gun foes set to match gun lobby spending

U.S. gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe’s imposing election campaign spending for congressional candidates. Their long-awaited financial parity with the gun lobby, however, underscores the importance of timing in ...

Oct 2, 2014

Desktop device that can make key gun part goes on sale in U.S.

The creator of the world’s first 3-D plastic handgun unveiled Wednesday his latest invention: a pre-programmed milling machine that enables anyone to easily make the core component of a semi-automatic rifle. Within a matter of hours, libertarian Cody Wilson of Austin, Texas, had collected ...

Oct 1, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to ...

Sep 25, 2014

FBI report shows sharp rise in number of U.S. mass shootings

The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the U.S. in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. school police stock up on free military gear

School police departments across the United States have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country have participated in the Pentagon’s surplus program, ...