With the ability to openly carry handguns taking effect this year, some in the law enforcement community are asking lawmakers to take a harder look at the practice after a deadly shooting.
A terrorist attack Thursday in Nice on the French Riviera has cost at least eighty lives with many more injured. The attacker drove a commercial truck.
According to attorney and forensic expert Jennifer Lee Barringer, you can turn any gun into an “assault weapon” by adding a scope you can buy at your local grocery store. Or something like that.
As official statements have excluded one of the most hot-button pieces of information, some have leapt at the opportunity to fill in the blanks with often agenda-driven speculation.
On the heels of another shooting, advocates against militarization fear last week’s attack could push more departments to consider a tactical approach.
According to Ariel Moutsatsos, a journalist for Huffington Post, guns are no longer something that can be considered outside the context of terrorism.
“These people who come out afterwards and their answer to Orlando is to take away guns from the public,” Stern said. “It’s f***ing mind-blowing to me.”
While the FBI said no audio of the 911 calls would be released at this time, the partial transcript confirms the suspect pledged allegiance to ISIS.
A 42-year-old man making suicidal comments to 911 operators opened fire on police responding to his calls on Wednesday in Walton County, Georgia.
The lockdown was lifted once authorities realized there was not any real danger.