Levi Strauss teams up with gun control group

American denim giant Levi Strauss & Co. announced Tuesday that it is launching a series of new initiatives to benefit groups working to prevent gun violence.

Levi Strauss’s CEO and President Chip Bergh wrote in Fortune on Tuesday that the company “simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work.”

Series of indictments nearly wipes out Llano Police Department

Grand jury indictments against a city of Llano police officer and a Llano County deputy are the latest in a series of criminal charges against the largest municipal police force in the county.

Judge shoots and kills himself after standoff with police near Miami

A Social Security judge shot and killed himself after an hours-long standoff with police at a home southwest of Miami, authorities said. Timothy Maher, a disability judge at a downtown Miami Social Security Administration office, held three hostages for about 10 hours Friday inside the home, police said.

Police heard a shot fired around 9 a.m. and officers finally entered the house, investigators said. Before that, the three hostages made it outside. They were described as family members but the exact relationship was not immediately clear.

Police found Maher dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

DeVos may let schools buy guns with federal money

Betsy DeVos' Education Department is considering allowing states to spend federal funds on guns and gun training for school personnel, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The administration began deliberating the move earlier this year after Texas and Oklahoma asked Education Department if schools could buy weapons using federal funds known as Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which are part of Title IV funding, a senior administration official and another source familiar with the matter told NBC News.

Let's Join Together to Stop Out-of-Control Prosecutors: Malkin

At this unique moment in American history, liberals and conservatives have something in common: an abhorrence of government prosecutors run amok.

Put aside partisan politics for a moment and let's be real: For every honest and principled prosecutor working in the courts, there are obsessive Captain Queegs in office searching for political wins (strawberries!) instead of seeking the truth.

ACLU Sticks Up for the NRA?!

The official view of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) remains that the Second Amendment protects a "collective right rather than an individual right." But the organization nevertheless is helping the National Rifle Association (NRA) fend off extralegal attempts by New York state officials to put it out of business.

Couple shot intruder who blew past ‘Smith & Wesson’ poster

An elderly Utah couple whose home sports a warning sign reading “Smith & Wesson spoken here” shot an intruder who either missed or ignored the reference to the famous gun manufacturer, according to a report.

The wounded burglar then bizarrely stripped down to his birthday suit and confronted deputies responding to the home in the small enclave of Old Iron Town, investigators said, FOX13 reported.

Las Vegas man indicted for dealing firearms without a license

A North Las Vegas man who allegedly sold a gun that later ended up in the hands of a man who wounded three California law enforcement officers last year — one fatally — was indicted for illegally buying and reselling firearms, according to the office of the U.S. attorney for the district of Nevada.

Some of the weapons Charles Martin Ellis, 64, allegedly sold ended up being linked to various crimes in Nevada and California, officials said.

Cop to bystanders: 'Stop f-king filming and help me!'

A Houston police officer who struggled to subdue a suspect Tuesday received no assistance from some onlookers, including a uniformed security guard, despite pleas for help.

Instead, the crowd continued to record the altercation on their phones while the officer tried to keep the suspect from grabbing his duty weapon, according to KPRC.

The incident occurred at a gas station after the officer stopped a vehicle in connection with a nearby shooting and aggravated robbery, according the report.

Cell phone footage of the altercation shows the suspect trying to fight off the officer and making multiple attempts to reach for the officer’s gun.

[OPINION] Dear Democrats and Republicans, Please Keep Tearing Down Your Government

Anybody expecting respect for the overall government to survive current leadership unscathed is dreaming. And as somebody who considers government little more than a dangerous weapon in the hands of competing tribes of control freaks, all I can say is: More, please.

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