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One Student Critically Wounded in California High School Shooting

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun opened fire in a California classroom Thursday, critically wounding one of his classmates and adding urgency to a national debate over gun violence. Police say a teacher and administrator at the high school in the town of Taft, about 200 kilometers north of Los Angeles, convinced the shooter […]

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Former Congresswoman Giffords Starts Gun Control Group

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have launched a campaign to curb gun violence. On the second anniversary of a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and left Giffords critically wounded, the couple said their Americans for Responsible Solutions initiative would help raise money to support greater gun […]

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Flawed U.S. Gun-Tracking Program’s Effects to Linger

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the effects of a failed investigation into weapons-trafficking on the U.S.-Mexico border will be felt for years to come. Holder spoke Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on the so-called “Fast and Furious” operation meant to track guns bought in the United States and smuggled into […]

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Hungarian Police Raid Warehouse of Prop Guns for Brad Pitt Movie

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hungarian police Monday raided a warehouse of weapons to discover the guns were nothing more than props for a movie. The mock weapons are realistic-looking machine guns, hand guns and rifles. They arrived at the Budapest airport aboard a private plane. The prop guns are to be used in the upcoming horror film “World War […]

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US Names New Weapons Agency Chief After Mexican Guns Scandal

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have named a new chief for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives following investigations into the agency’s flawed operation aimed at tracking guns flowing to Mexican drug cartels. The Justice Department announced the changes Tuesday, saying B. Todd Jones, a federal prosecutor in the northern state of Minnesota, is replacing Kenneth […]

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US Report Calls Government Sting Operation ‘Reckless’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. congressional committee has reported that officials failed to inform diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Mexico about a “reckless” sting operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be smuggled into Mexico. Tuesday’s report said officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives jeopardized U.S. relations with Mexico by not telling Mexico-based […]

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US Agents: Gun Sting Operation Allowed Flow of Weapons to Mexico

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. firearms agents say they were ordered by superiors to stand aside while gun buyers purchased weapons that would go to Mexican drug cartels. Agents for the federal agency in charge of monitoring firearms testified before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee that they were told not to arrest the buyers, but instead track where […]

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Report: U.S. Guns Arming Mexican Cartels

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Three U.S. lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws, in response to a report saying Mexican drug gangs are getting their firepower from the United States. The report – prepared for the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control – says 70 percent of the guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and traced by authorities […]

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