Gun control groups ready for showdown with NRA: 'We'll spend what it takes'

Gun control leaders say they are working hard to educate their progressive allies about this coming fight over local gun laws.“We’re drawing a line on the sand on this one, and we’ll spend what it takes,” said John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group backed by billionaire former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel pushing more gun control

Yes, this is probably the way to go — when criminals holding illegally owned firearms shoot and kill and pour blood into the city streets, the way to make the community safer is to rip guns out of the hands of legal and permitted owners.

NRA takes aim at California to reverse its gun control laws

A firearms advocacy group has gone to court to challenge the constitutionality of California’s new assault weapons ban, as well as other major gun control laws passed last year by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature, arguing that “assault weapon” is a “political term.”

Baltimore City considers lifting stun gun ban

The City Council seems poised to allow people who live in the city to have stun guns. This is response to a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that the Second Amendment right to bear arms includes stun guns.

Guns back on the agenda at R.I. State House

The concealed-gun permit legislation championed by local allies of the National Rifle Association that brought last year’s legislative session to an abrupt halt is back on state lawmakers’ agenda.

Store owner’s fight against robbers caught on camera

Surveillance video from a California jewelry shop last week shows an armed store owner chase away three men in an attempted smash-and-grab right in front of him. Police say the incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the OC Watch Company in Walnut Creek. Thanks to the store owner’s quick reactions, the suspects left empty-handed. The video shows two suspects dressed in construction gear enter the shop just before noon. One man hands the store owner a clipboard, saying something about the business’s power being shut off. Then, as the owner looks down at the clipboard, the suspect sprays him with pepper spray as the second suspect smashes the display case. But within seconds, the store owner pulls a gun and begins pursuing the two men. Police say the suspects were scared away before they were able to steal any merchandise. They hopped in a car with a third man and drove away. No one was reported injured as a result of the incident. Police are still searching for the three suspects.

Woman feared 'for her life' when she shot burglar

An Ohio woman said she was "fearing for her life" when she shot an intruder who tackled her after she discovered him in the garage of her parents' south Bloomington home early Friday morning. "Anything could have happened by just the way he lunged at me, and I had the gun in his face and told him not to come out because I would shoot," said Kim Sinnott of Hamilton, Ohio. "He probably thought I wouldn't shoot." Sinnott was still shaking nearly 10 hours later as she recalled details of the incident. She and her twin sister, Tamie Lesher, also of Hamilton, Ohio, had arrived at their parents' home in the 700 block of South Clayton Street on Thursday night for a visit to celebrate their father's 75th birthday.

7-Eleven clerk shoots robbery suspect

One person was killed and another was injured during a shooting at a South City 7-Eleven early Monday morning. Homicide detectives were called to investigate after a man and woman were shot at the store in the 500 block of Bates around 3:50 a.m. Police said the store clerk was outside smoking a cigarette when the 30-year-old man announced a robbery. The female store clerk, who was in possession of a gun, and the suspect exchanged gunfire. The clerk was shot in the leg. The robbery suspect was shot in the chest, arm and thigh and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two weapons were recovered at the scene. The suspect's ID has not yet been released. 

Pennsylvania: Youth Mentor Hunting Legislation Goes Before Committee Tomorrow

On Wednesday, April 26, the House Game and Fisheries Committee will consider House Bill 485, legislation expanding Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting programs to include youth ages 12 to 17. HB 485 creates a discounted general hunting license for Hunter Trapper Education (HTE) instructors.