Gun rights advocates in North Carolina are pushing to have old gun registration records in Durham County destroyed rather than archived for future use. Read more
State law allows signs to be posted declaring a business “gun free,” but active law enforcement are exempt from such prohibitions. The officer’s wife said he tried to show the management his ID, but they weren’t interested.
A national group of attorneys recommended last week that states with stand-your-ground laws either repeal or at least refuse to enact them in a published report that found increases in homicide rates associated with the laws.
In addition to the couple, who now remain in stable condition at a local hospital, there was also a child present in the house, presumably the couple’s grandchild, during the home invasion. Read more
Ferguson police identified the officer who pulled the trigger, killing unarmed teen Michael Brown as well as images of who they believe is Brown robbing a man at a local convenience store. Read more
A lawmaker is calling on Congress to restrict a Department of Defense program that provides surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies. Read more
“The things that have gone on have made people act,” said one gun store owner. “Everyone who bought today mentioned something about Ferguson.” Read more
After almost a week of protests sparked by the fatal police shooting of a black Ferguson, Missouri, man, the governor — in an attempt to quell the unrest — put state police in charge.
Angry demonstrations have continued since Sunday, more often forcing police engagement. However, many say police have been escalating the scene with their presence and aggressive tactics by shooting tear gas and rubber bullets. Police have reportedly arrested protestors, activists, political leaders and even journalists. Read more
I thought, ‘I’m going to die,’ and I just wanted to save my son and his girlfriend,” the mother recalled. Read more