Mother of St. Louis school shooter asked authorities to remove gun used in shooting from home prior to killings

ST. LOUIS — The gun Orlando Harris used to kill two people at his former high school Monday was the same AR-15-style rifle his family had asked authorities for help removing from him nine days earlier, police said Wednesday evening.

Off-duty officer cleaning firearm accidentally shoots self, fatally wounds man

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — An off-duty Santa Cruz police officer has been accused of accidentally shooting and killing a 20-year-old man Friday evening, Salinas police announced Tuesday.

Salinas police were called at 5:45 p.m. Friday to the 1500 block of Antelope Drive for the reported shooting, the department said in a media release.

Francisco Villicana, 22, apparently was preparing to clean his personally owned firearm when he accidentally discharged a single round, according to police.

Louisville Cop Used Law Enforcement Database To Seek Female Targets To Hack For Sexually Explicit Content

A 2013 audit found more than half of Minnesota’s 11,000 law enforcement officers abused their access to driver data, with the most common abuses being searching for others with the same last name and “disproportionately searching for people of one sex.”

Lack of true oversight at the local level has led to federal charges against a (now former) Louisville police officer who abused his access to other people’s personal info to seek sexually explicit material with the apparent goal of blackmailing them. Here’s Josh Wood, reporting for LEO Weekly.

Look out for HR 8460

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This bill would remove many restrictions that currently limit what the ATF can do. It does nothing to make people safer, or catch bad guys.

Here is a list of limitations, and prohibitions, that the ATF must currently observe, which would now be eliminated:

Doomsday prepper has spent $45K amassing supplies for nuclear disaster

A Missouri doomsday prepper estimates she has spent a whopping $45,000 fortifying her home — citing the war in Ukraine and surging inflation as the latest indications of an imminent apocalypse that has escalated her efforts.

Rowan MacKenzie, 38, has spent over a decade amassing ample food and survival supplies in anticipation of nuclear disaster or any other kind of societal collapse.

MacKenzie’s social media posts documenting her latest projects and tips for other preppers have garnered her a massive following of over 81,000 on TikTok.

San Antonio cop James Brennand fired after shooting burger-eating teen Erik Cantu in McDonald’s parking lot

A Texas police officer who shot and wounded a teenager who had been sitting in his car eating a hamburger has been fired, police said.

San Antonio Officer James Brennand was fired after shooting Erik Cantu, 17, on Oct. 2 in a fast food restaurant parking lot, police training commander Alyssa Campos said in a video statement released Wednesday.

Brennand had responded to an unrelated disturbance at the fast-food restaurant when he saw the Cantu inside the car, which had evaded him a day earlier, Campos said.

Fla. cop pawned agency-issued AR-15, stole partner’s credit card

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. — Four times over the past two months a rookie police officer who dabbled in martial arts pawned several high-powered weapons issued to him by the law enforcement agency for just over $1,200, police said Thursday.

The guns pawned by Leonardo Carbo, 30, included an Armalite AR-15 rifle and were service weapons provided to him by the Hialeah Gardens Police Department.

4 Reasons Gun Control Can’t Solve America’s Violence Problem

The gun-control paradigm—the idea that the solution to American violence is more laws restricting guns—is unhelpful.

Gun control doesn’t work. Indeed, any statistical connection between gun policy and violence is tenuous. But even if gun control was effective, it would still be flawed.

Detroit Police Shot a Woman's Dog and Allegedly Dumped It in Garbage Can

A Detroit woman is demanding answers and an apology after police shot her dog and allegedly dumped it in a neighbor's garbage can—the latest in a string of dog shootings by Detroit police that have outraged owners and led to many costly lawsuit settlements.

BREAKING: Americans under felony indictment have a right to buy guns, judge rules

Sept 20 (Reuters) - A federal law prohibiting people under felony indictment from buying firearms is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Texas has concluded, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that significantly expanded gun rights.

U.S. District Judge David Counts, an appointee of Republican former President Donald Trump, reached that conclusion on Monday in dismissing a federal indictment against Jose Gomez Quiroz, who had been charged under the decades-old ban.


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