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Gunman Shoots and Kills Bus Driver, Holds 6-Year-Old Hostage in Bunker

On Tuesday afternoon, a man in Dale County, Alabama, near Midland City, got on a school bus, demanded a child be let off with him, then shot and killed the bus driver when he refused. The shooter, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, then took the boy from the bus and is currently holed up with him in an underground bunker nearby.

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School Shooting In Houston, Texas [Update]

UPDATE:1:20 pm 1/22/13:  Authorities in Texas say three people have been wounded in a shooting at a Houston-area community college.

Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello says three people had been wounded and a person of interest has been detained.

The shooting took place Tuesday at the Lone Star College System campus about 20 miles north of downtown Houston.

A college official says the campus has been placed in lockdown.

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A law enforcement official says Texas authorities have at least one person in custody in connection to the Lone Star College campus shooting in Houston, and local authorities think there could potentially be a second shooter.

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All 23 Proposed Executive Orders Pertaining to Gun Violence

Read all of the President's proposed gun regulations along with the President's gun violence plan and a full list of planned executive orders.

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President Proposes Sweeping Gun Reform

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to expand background checks on gun buyers to include private sales and is using his executive authority to increase the information available in data banks in the background check system. The

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Norwich, N.Y., Gun Shop Posts Sign Banning Obama Supporters (UPDATED)

Update: We interviewed the store's owner. His comments appear below.

Heading Due North, a gun and sporting-goods store in Norwich, New York, posted two photos to its Facebook page of signs in front of the store criticizing anyone who voted for President Barack Obama or New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The store is owned and operated by David Francis, who also signed a letter posted on the storefront window.

The sidewalk sign reads: "IF YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA OR CUOMO U ARE NOT WELCOME HERE."

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Hearing Continues for Accused Gunman, James Holmes, in Colorado

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — It's the second day of a hearing in Colorado at which family members of the victims of last summer's movie theater shooting are hearing some gruesome details for the first time.

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Giffords and Husband Plan Gun Violence Initiative

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has one word about gun violence in America: "Enough."

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Is Westboro Baptist Church A Hate Group? 260,000 People Think So!

The Westboro Baptist Church has had a lot of media attention lately.  Mostly because they said they were planning on picketing the funerals of those killed at Sandyhook Elementary.  It seems this attention has caught up to the Church and there is a petition to recognize the church as a hate group, the petition has over 260,000 signatures on it.  

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Supreme Court Rules Undercover Agents Can Break Laws

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court says an undercover law enforcement officer can break some laws in the course of an investigation.

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Beware of Scams in Wake of Newtown Shootings [AUDIO]

Many fundraising efforts are underway for families of the Sandy Hook School shootings, but some are scams trying to steal your money.

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NRA Breaks Silence, Plans Press Conference on Friday

The National Rifle Association went quiet after last week's shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and many have been wondering what the gun-advocacy group would have to say. On Tuesday, the NRA released an official statement:

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Westboro Baptist Church Gets Hacked!

While I was serving my second tour in Iraq one of my fellow Marines was killed.  He was the turret gunner on a Humvee and when the vehicle lost control and rolled he was killed.  His name was Mathew Snyder (3-3-06).  Some of you might recognize his name from the news.  Not because of his death but because of the disrespect his family was shown after his death.

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