• drug trafficking Oct 16

    Dozens Facing Charges After 18-Month Drug, Guns Investigation in Vt., Mass.

    Up to 82 people are facing charges related to drug trafficking, unlawful gun possession and other federal violations after an 18-month multi-agency investigation targeting illegal trafficking of guns and drugs between Vermont and western Massachusetts, federal prosecutors said. Law enforcement seized 128 firearms and 7,511 rounds of ammunition during the investigation from October 2018 to February of 2020, according to…

  • firearms May 5

    Background Checks for Firearms Remain High Amid Pandemic

    The number of background checks for firearms in the month of April remained high amid fears from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • gun purchases Jan 22

    Probe: No Record Kept in RI of Who Is Allowed to Legally Buy Guns

    A card that gun purchasers must show weapons retailers in Rhode Island to prove they have a basic understanding of gun safety is not being tracked, an investigation found. Several law enforcement officials are calling for more stringent certification requirements for the state’s so-called “Blue Card,” as there is currently no way to determine whether a card is real,...

  • gun control Dec 5, 2019

    Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Break Record in 2019

    Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year. The firearms industry says people are rushing to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million background checks – generally seen as a strong indicator of gun sales – had...

  • Massachusetts Apr 8, 2019

    Illegal Marijuana, Numerous Guns, Fireworks Found in Home Near School

    A 29-year-old Massachusetts man is facing numerous charges after police allegedly seized illegal marijuana, several firearms and fireworks from his home, which is close to an elementary school. Andrew Origilio was arrested by Norwood police on Friday on numerous charges, including four counts of possession with intent to distribute, four counts of drug law violation in a school zone and...

  • lawyer Dec 31, 2018

    Boston Woman Charged With Fatally Shooting Roommate Held Without Bail

    A Boston woman charged with shooting her roommate seven months ago has been held without bail. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Jocelyn Vasquez pleaded not guilty Monday in Dorchester District Court to murder and firearms charges in the May 15 death of Garfield Thomas in the city’s Mattapan section.

  • Massachusetts Jul 3, 2018

    Gov. Charlie Baker Signs ‘Red Flag' Gun Bill

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill that will allow for the temporary removal of firearms from people considered a danger to themselves or others.

  • Florida Apr 3, 2018

    YouTube Bans Certain Firearm Videos

    YouTube has updated its policies regarding videos featuring firearms. The company will now prohibit videos made to sell certain firearms and firearm accessories, as well as videos that demonstrate how to manufacture or install certain types of accessories, such as bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and silencers.

  • Attorney Mar 19, 2018

    Ohio Man Charged With Providing Gun That Killed Officers

    A man was charged Monday with providing the gun used to kill two Ohio policemen, as the officers’ bodies were escorted in a procession to funeral homes in the suburban community they served. Gerald Lawson, 30, of suburban Cleveland, is accused of buying the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer. Smith gave Lawson the money to buy the...

  • Florida Mar 19, 2018

    Student's Cellphone Video Captures School Shooting

    A Florida high school student captured the sounds of gunfire erupting nearby while hiding in a classroom.

  • DIRECTOR Nov 15, 2017

    Access to Guns Too Easy for Domestic Abusers: Experts

    Devin Patrick Kelley, the shooter who killed 26 people in a Texas church, was court-martialed in 2014 while in the Air Force for domestic assault after he beat and choked his wife and fractured his infant stepson’s skull. He also sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, authorities said. He’s not the first mass shooter with links to domestic violence....

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