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NYPD Developing Infrared Gun Scanner

Device can detect concealed weapons from 13 feet away

(Newser) - Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just radiating suspicious energy? The New York City Police Department is working with the Defense Department to develop an infrared scanner that can detect concealed weapons, Commissioner Ray Kelly announced yesterday. The device reads the energy people emit and detects...

Sheriff to Women: Pack a Pistol to Shoot Rapists

Gun control is getting your barrel on a target, says SC lawman

(Newser) - Ladies, if you want to stop rapists, start packing heat. That's the advice from a South Carolina sheriff who reassures women that "you ain't got to be accurate; you just have to get close." Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright was moved to encourage local gals to...

Passenger Tries to Board Plane With 13 Knives

Baltimore man busted with knife collection

(Newser) - The Transportation Security Administration has been taking a lot of flak lately, but at least officers busted a Baltimore man who tried to get through airport security with 12 switchblades and a butterfly knife in his carry-on bag, MSNBC reports. The passenger, an Egyptian citizen who has been in the...

Wisconsin Passes Concealed Gun Law

Illinois to become only state banning concealed weapons

(Newser) - Wisconsin is about to become the 49th state to allow residents to carry concealed weapons in public. The law, which will require permit holders to undergo background checks and training, passed the state's Republic-controlled assembly and is about to be signed by Gov. Scott Walker, reports the Milwaukee Journal ...

Wary of Vacant Homes, Florida Realtors Pack Heat

More real estate agents are applying for concealed weapons permits

(Newser) - Real estate agent: a dangerous job? In Florida, some think that it is. Many of the homes on the market are vacant, and therefore a possible haven for crime—and as a result more and more real estate agents are considering packing heat. "You don't know what's waiting for...

Nebraska Politician Promotes Arming Teachers

Schools should set own gun policies, state senator argues

(Newser) - Nebraska schools would be safer places if teachers were allowed to carry concealed weapons, claims a state politician. State Sen. Mark Christensen has introduced legislation in the wake of this month's Omaha school shooting that would allow school districts to set their own gun policy subject to a vote from...

Utah Becomes Gun Permit Capital of US

State gives concealed permits to thousands who don't live there

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Americans are applying for concealed weapon permits in Utah, even though they’ve never been there, and don’t intend to visit. The state has become the gun permit capital of the country, the New York Times explains, because its permits are dirt cheap, easy to...

Wisconsin DA: Go Ahead, Pack a Concealed Weapon

Prosecutor won't press most cases in wake of Supreme Court ruling

(Newser) - One Wisconsin DA is taking the US Supreme Court's ruling on gun rights and running with it, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. In Jackson County, prosecutors won't be pursuing cases against defendants accused of carrying concealed weapons, among other infractions. The high court's ruling in McDonald vs. Chicago "immediately...

NFL Star Shaun Rogers Nabbed With Gun at Airport

Nose tackle Shaun Rogers faces 5-year sentence for concealed weapon

(Newser) - Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers, who was arrested last night at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when screeners found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage, has been charged with a felony and released on $1,000 bond. Sources say Rogers told police he had forgotten about the firearm. In addition...

Senate Dems Bring Down Concealed-Weapons Measure

Schumer leads effort to quash Thune amendment

(Newser) - Senate Democrats today narrowly defeated a measure that would have let concealed weapons be transported across state lines, the Hill reports. The amendment, which required 60 votes to pass according to a prior, bipartisan agreement, went down 58-39. Sen. Charles Schumer and majority whip Dick Durbin fought hard to drum...

Post-Election Gun Sales Spike
 Post-Election Gun Sales Spike 

Post-Election Gun Sales Spike

Some afraid of bans; others expect civil unrest

(Newser) - Gun sales were up before the election, but the numbers have shot through the roof since Barack Obama's win, the Chicago Tribune reports. As stores sell out of assault rifles and enthusiasts stock up on Glocks, people offered a few different reasons for their purchases. Some anticipate new weapons bans;...

'Open Carriers' Aim to Make Guns an Accessory

Gun owners want to educate the public by having their weapons on display

(Newser) - A growing number of gun owners are tired of concealing their weapons when they're out and about, reports the Los Angeles Times. In most states, it's perfectly legal to walk around with a gun in plain view. Backers of the "open carry" movement think it's time to start doing...

Utah's Well-Armed Students
Utah's Well-Armed Students

Utah's Well-Armed Students

In only state where concealed weapons are allowed on campus, many take advantage

(Newser) - While many states have responded to recent college shootings by debating whether firearms should be allowed on campus, Utah is the only one with such a law on the books—and students at its public universities are taking advantage, CNN reports. Predictably, while some students say they feel safer with...

New Fad in New Orleans: Guns
New Fad in New Orleans: Guns

New Fad in New Orleans: Guns

Citizens arm themselves against crime wave

(Newser) - Violent crime is storming post-Katrina New Orleans with almost the force of the 2005 hurricane, Time reports. The city has America's highest murder rate, and weapons sales are skyrocketing as citizens take to arming themselves.  "They're not gun aficionados," a gun shop owner says of the recent...

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