2022 was a year of odd finds and catches at airport security points — from fentanyl pills inside candy boxes to a gun inside of a raw chicken.
A Waterloo man who was free while awaiting trial for gun and theft charges is back in jail after he allegedly brought a stolen pistol to an appointment with corrections officials.
MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are more likely to carry a loaded handgun than ever before: New research finds about twice as many adults carried in 2019 as did in 2015.
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Guns cause more than half of all suicides in the United States each year, and new research finds most of these are handguns owned by the deceased that were stored unlocked and loaded.
A Waterloo man who bought 38 guns in a matter of months has been sentenced to prison for making false statements when making the purchases.
A John Deere Middle School student brought a BB handgun to class Thursday, sparking a brief lockdown while Moline Police made sure the student didn't have a deadly weapon
A 4-year-old took a loaded handgun Wednesday to his Texas elementary school, and his father has been arrested after the incident prompted a lockdown, officials said.
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An officer shot a person on the city's near West Side on Friday afternoon in the second such shooting in less than 24 hours, the Chicago Police Department said.
One of the officers looked at nearby camera footage which showed a round from what looked like a shotgun had been fired into a nearby park, the report said.
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If you can’t buy a six pack of beer or a pack of cigarettes, you shouldn’t be able to buy an assault weapon.
Robert Aaron Long purchased a 9 mm handgun just hours before going on a shooting rampage at three massage businesses in the Atlanta area, police said. A lawyer for the gun shop said it complies with federal background check laws. Georgia, like the majority of states, has no waiting period to obtain a gun. Long claimed to have a "sex addiction," police said, and he spent time at an addiction recovery facility last year. Federal law bans guns for people who are "unlawful users of or addicted to a controlled substance" or who've been court-ordered to a mental health or substance abuse treatment facility, but doesn't mention treatment for other compulsions as a barrier to ownership. Long is serving a sentence life without parole.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student, used a shotgun and a .38-caliber handgun that his father purchased legally and stored in a closet at their home, authorities said. It wasn't clear if his father knew he'd taken the guns. Prior to the attack, Pagourtzis posted a photo on social media of a T-shirt with the phrase "Born to Kill" and had writings indicating he planned to attack his high school. A judge sent him to a mental health facility after ruling he was incompetent to stand trial.
Omar Mateen purchased an AR-15-style rifle, a Sig Sauer MCX, and a handgun from a licensed dealer on separate days about a week before the Pulse nightclub attack. He passed a background check and had a security license that allowed him to be armed while on duty. The FBI investigated Mateen in 2013 and 2014 over co-workers' concerns that he'd spoken about ties to terrorist groups. Neither inquiry led to charges. Even if he'd been placed on a terrorism watch list, Congress in 2015 rejected attempts to prevent people on the list from purchasing guns. Mateen was killed by police.
Christopher Harper-Mercer and his family members legally purchased the handguns and rifle used in the Umpqua Community College shooting from a licensed dealer. Investigators found six guns at the college and eight at an apartment. Neighbors said Harper-Mercer and his mother went target shooting together. Harper-Mercer killed himself after he was wounded by police.
According to court records, Davon Demetrius Caldwell lived at a home in May 2018 when assailants entered the house, and a friend of Caldwell's mother was shot and killed.
Leading Republican candidate for Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District Derrick Van Orden was fined and placed on probation for having a loaded gun in a carry-on bag at an Iowa airport last August.
Cedrick Ondrell Smith said he fired off three or four shots from his 9 mm pistol after he was pummeled in the head by his cousin and shot at while he sat in his car outside a Waterloo convenience store.
Police said they arrested a Decatur, Illinois, automotive business employee after he took a shot at the car of a fleeing customer who refused to pay his bill.