ATF training Houston-area officers on how to look out for Glock switches, 3D printers
Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on a mission to train law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to spot illegally manufactured machine guns and the devices used to create them.
Firefighters battle forest fire near Buenos Aires
Firefighters battle a forest fire in Tristan Suarez, Buenos Aires province, outside of the capital. The origin of the fire remains unknown, and local firefighters say that the heatwave affecting the country makes their job more physically demanding.news.yahoo.com
Biden administration to add 10 million COVID-19 tests per month for schools
During a briefing on Wednesday, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said that the Biden administration will make an additional 10 million tests available for schools every month, including 5 million rapid tests and 5 million PCR tests.news.yahoo.com
‘NOT GUILTY SALE:’ Conroe gun store, shooting range announces holiday discounts following Rittenhouse verdict
A Conroe gun store and shooting range is facing criticism following a text message they sent to customers announcing a “not guilty sale” after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday.
Texas Republicans Are Vowing To Defy Any New Federal Gun Rules. Experts Say It’s Largely A Symbolic Gesture – Houston Public Media
The push to steel Texas against new federal rules comes as gun violence nationwide — including a recent shooting in Bryan — has sparked Democrats to call for an assault weapons ban and stronger background checks, among other changes.houstonpublicmedia.org
Texas House Approves Bill That Would Allow People To Carry A Gun Without A License – Houston Public Media
House Bill 1927 would nix the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. Texans under current state law must generally be licensed to carry handguns, either openly or concealed.houstonpublicmedia.org
NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas
The NRA's bankruptcy filing listed between $100 million and $500 million in assets and between $100 million and $500 million in liabilities. Sea Girt LLC made a separate bankruptcy filing Friday, listing fewer than $100,000 in liabilities. In an interview, NRA board member Charles Cotton made clear that the bankruptcy filing was motivated by litigation and regulatory scrutiny in what he called “corrupt New York” — not financial concerns. Going forward, the NRA said a committee will study opportunities to relocate segments of its operations to Texas and elsewhere. The NRA sued the Oklahoma-based company in 2019, alleging it was being overbilled and said in Friday's bankruptcy filing that the debt it is owed is disputed.
Bill seeking to modify Texas ‘castle doctrine’ causes stir ahead of 2021 legislative session
HOUSTON – A bill seeking to modify the so-called “castle doctrine” in Texas is getting lawmakers riled up ahead of the legislative session that begins next year. The “castle doctrine” is outlined in the state’s penal code. It would also remove robbery and aggravated robbery as crimes that could be legally stopped with deadly force by property owners. The Castle Doctrine will not be reduced. We won’t force Texas homeowners to retreat.
Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam no longer have guns in new Looney Tunes Cartoons
Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam are sporting different looks in the "Looney Tunes Cartoons" that launched on the new streaming service HBO Max. While their outfits remain the same, both will no longer be carrying guns. The cartoons will still have plenty of sticks of Acme dynamite and cartoon violence, but Fudd will no longer carry his oversized hunting rifle and Sam won't have his pistols. In a short titled "Dynamite Dance," Fudd uses a scythe as he chases his nemesis Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny responds by using explosives to blow Fudd up multiple times.
Alabama gun dealer sees big spike in handgun sales following protests over George Floyds death
After many turned violent, gun sales, particularly for handguns are again on the rise. I found one gun under three hundred dollars and it was a twenty-two, as far as semi-automatic handguns, Lowell said. That, and a backlog with the federal firearms background check database indicates gun sales are on the rise across the country. Youve got a lot of people buying guns that are not real familiar with guns and a gun is a dangerous tool. Its like a hammer, Lowell explained.
TSA: IAH among top 5 airports where most guns found in 2019
HOUSTON – George Bush Intercontinental Airport is among the top five airports where Transportation Security Administration officers found the most guns in 2019. IAH officers detected 138 guns in carry-on bags or on passengers last year, authorities announced Wednesday. NEWS: TSA officers caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history. Read the full press release: https://t.co/n3Zqyfpcnx pic.twitter.com/Qejm69lzwy — TSA (@TSA) January 15, 2020The IAH information was part of a news release that also announced that TSA officers found more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history. The top five airports where TSA officers detected guns at checkpoints in 2019 were:1.
Guns as a way of life in Wyoming
In the wide-open spaces of the American West, guns are woven into the tapestry of life in ways city-dwellers may not understand. Ted Koppel visits the town of Cody, Wyoming, to find out how, for the majority of families, guns are inseparable from a way of life.cbsnews.com