Those involved in the investigation believe the face to be fake in a donut shop robbery in New Hampshire but the gun to be real. Read more
Today, on the anniversary of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, President Obama addressed the issue of gun violence by asking the public to embrace common-sense reforms to prevent such tragedies from happening.
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to the two recipients, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat.
The Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released a statement today on behalf of the Defense Department to help raise awareness about Suicide Prevention Month, and the ongoing effort in combatting suicide within the military.
The president plans five areas of veteran focus, including mental health care, homelessness, digitizing VA records and improved training for the detection of PTSD and suicide prevention programs. Read more
In a strong win for gun rights in California, a federal judge struck down the state’s longstanding 10-day waiting period for gun purchases in many cases Monday. 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
“So if you want to ‘do something’ with huge grass-roots support and get it done, try promoting gun-safety training and marksmanship in schools,” writes 2A luminary Alan Korwin to president Obama. “Watch what happens then.” Read more