Firearms

Coronavirus gun sales
Scoot
March 19, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Fears that have motivated many to go out and buy a gun or stock up on ammo range from concern over looters to the government ordering martial law.
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TSA finding more guns at checkpoints
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 7:30 am
The Transportation Security Agency found nearly 4,500 guns at checkpoints in 2019. That amounts to over 85-guns a week. And it is a 5% increase over numbers from 2018. A total of 89% of the weapons seized were loaded and more than a third had a round chambered. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans...
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Jim Hanzo
November 27, 2018 - 8:58 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's arrested an Slidell-area couple on a long list of charges after narcotics and firearms were located when their home was searched as part of an ongoing investigation. Detectives assigned to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force executed a...
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Chris Miller
February 28, 2018 - 3:13 pm
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Senator John Kennedy says he will not support what he terms a “knee-jerk” reaction to additional gun control laws in the wake of the Florida shootings. Kennedy opposes a bill to modify the existing back-ground check systems for firearm purchases because he says that system is...
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October 02, 2017 - 1:26 pm
(AP) _ The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas has left Republican-backed bills to loosen gun rules in limbo. Before the shooting that killed at least 58 people, House GOP leaders had been moving forward with legislation to ease regulations on gun silencers and allow those with concealed-carry...
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June 22, 2017 - 12:53 pm
(AP) _ Americans are as divided over gun rights as they are about other issues, and there's been a sharp drop in support for gun control measures since 2000. That's according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. One question asked people whether it was more important to protect gun rights or...
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