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posted December 26, 2010
Gun City USA remains open for business, but the self-described largest and oldest gun shop in Nashville can no longer sell guns. On Dec. 1, Gun City's federal firearms license was revoked after years of regulatory violations, barring the store from buying, selling or repairing guns. The store had challenged the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' revocation, but a federal judge in October denied its appeal. "Their license expired, or was revoked,... [Tennessean (Nashville), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 26, 2010
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Weekend mornings, John Famolari's two young children love to play baseball and soccer in their spacious backyard - at least until their neighbor across the creek breaks out his machine guns. In a wooded lot about 500 feet away, Dr. Michael Land regularly uses a Thompson submachine gun and other automatic weapons for target practice. The racket often makes it hard for Famolari and his wife to talk - and even harder for them to entertain guests at their... [Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 26, 2010
WESLEY CHAPEL -- Weekend mornings, John Famolari's two young children love to play baseball and soccer in their spacious backyard - at least until their neighbor across the creek breaks out his machine guns. In a wooded lot about 500 feet away, Dr. Michael Land regularly uses a Thompson submachine gun and other automatic weapons for target practice. The racket often makes it hard for Famolari and his wife to talk - and even harder for them to entertain guests at their... [Charlotte Observer (North Carolina), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police and county sheriff's deputies warned the public Monday to resist ringing in the New Year with celebratory gunfire, which can have dangerous consequences. Shooting into the air can be deadly, and officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said those caught face possible felony charges. "ATF wants you to know that you can enjoy the festivities without placing the public in danger," said John A. Torres, special... [Daily Breeze (Los Angeles), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 26, 2010
Gun City USA remains open for business, but the self-described largest and oldest gun shop in Nashville can no longer sell guns. On Dec. 1, Gun City's federal firearms license was revoked after years of regulatory violations, barring the store from buying, selling or repairing guns. The store had challenged the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' revocation, but a federal judge in October denied its appeal. "Their license expired, or was revoked,... [Tennessean (Nashville), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 24, 2010
After nearly two years of foot-dragging while the death toll in the Mexican drug wars rose beyond 30,000, the Obama administration is finally stepping up the fight against the easy movement of illegal guns across the United States' border with Mexico and into the hands of violent drug cartels. This has long been an open scandal. An analysis of government gun-trace data by the coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns found that many thousands of guns recovered from... [New York Times, Editorial, via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 24, 2010
After nearly two years of foot-dragging while the death toll in the Mexican drug wars rose beyond 30,000, the Obama administration is finally stepping up the fight against the easy movement of illegal guns across the United States' border with Mexico and into the hands of violent drug cartels. This has long been an open scandal. An analysis of government gun-trace data by the coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns found that many thousands of guns recovered from... [New York Times, Editorial, via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 22, 2010
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, North Carolina – The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place Monday in Supply. According to autopsy results, Tammy Lamonds, 42, died from a single gunshot wound to her back. Authorities found her body inside a home in the 1600 block of Cattail Way Monday morning around 7:30 after being dispatched to the area. Stanley said Lamonds' fiancé, Thomas Wesco Lovett, was taken to the sheriff's office for questioning.... [WECT-TV News (North Carolina), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 22, 2010
Two Las Vegas men pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday in a conspiracy with a U.S. Navy SEAL to sell machine guns and other weapons smuggled from the Middle East. Andrew Kaufman, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to sell machine guns, other firearms and explosives and illegal transfer of a machine gun. Omar Aguirre, 35, who had not previously been charged in the case, pleaded guilty to a criminal information also charging him with conspiracy to sell the... [Las Vegas Review Journal (Nevada), via GunPolicy.org]
posted December 22, 2010
Two Las Vegas men pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday in a conspiracy with a U.S. Navy SEAL to sell machine guns and other weapons smuggled from the Middle East. Andrew Kaufman, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to sell machine guns, other firearms and explosives and illegal transfer of a machine gun. Omar Aguirre, 35, who had not previously been charged in the case, pleaded guilty to a criminal information also charging him with conspiracy to sell the... [Las Vegas Review Journal (Nevada), via GunPolicy.org]