Tag Archives: Guns

Philippines plans to give free guns to ‘clean’ community leaders willing to fight drugs & crime

The Philippines’ Interior Ministry has announced plans to provide some 42,000 community leaders with free handguns to ramp up the statewide battle against drugs and crime, which continues to draw the ire of human rights defenders. The decision to give state-issued handguns to the community leaders – known locally as barangay captains – was announced by the ministry on Wednesday. ...

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Russian hypersonic missile Kinzhal & other big guns shown at V-day parade rehearsal (PHOTO, VIDEO)

The rehearsal for the upcoming V-day military parade in Moscow was the first time that the general public could see Russia’s new air-launched hypersonic cruise missile. And pretty Russian girls were marching on Red Square, too. The new missile, named Kinzhal (dagger), was first announced to the general public in March by president Vladimir Putin as one of several advanced ...

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Guns, immigration boost Trump's approval to 50%

Half of American voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to the latest survey by conservative pollster Rasmussen. Read more Trump’s approval numbers have hovered in the low to mid-40s for much of the last year, but have rallied in recent months. His overall job approval rating is now ahead of where Barack Obama’s was at this stage ...

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NBA legend Shaq O’Neal says banning guns not the answer to preventing mass shootings

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has spoken out against gun-control measures in the US. Shaq believes these would not eliminate gun violence, and would only increase the risk of possible mass shootings. Read more In an interview with WABC Radio, the former Miami Heat and LA Lakers player said restrictions on buying guns would not prevent possible repeats of ...

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‘Red flag’ bills to keep guns from ‘dangerous’ persons are introduced in Senate

Two bipartisan bills, one to allow courts to temporarily prevent the ownership and sale of guns to people deemed a risk, another to encourage states to pass “red flag” gun laws, have been introduced to the US senate. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced the law, known as the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Act, which would ...

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‘Take the guns first’: Trump backs gun control at bipartisan White House meeting

President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through US politics during a White House meeting with lawmakers, appearing to endorse Democrats’ proposals for gun control while shutting down those from fellow Republicans. Trump sat down with over a dozen lawmakers on Wednesday, two weeks after a former student killed 17 people and wounded 14 others at a Parkland, Florida high school. He ...

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Guns could have saved Jews from Holocaust – GOP Congressman

A Republican congressman jumped into the gun rights debate by claiming that arming the Jewish people may have saved them during the Holocaust. His comments sparked outrage on social media. Reprsentative Don Young (R-Alaska) was asked what local governments could do to prevent massacres in American high schools at a town hall in Juneau, Alaska, last Thursday. “How many millions ...

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Teachers with guns? RT debates possible ‘militarization’ of US schools after Florida shooting

RT guests have sparred over Donald Trump’s suggestion that teachers should carry firearms to protect their students from “maniacs.”  One called it an effective deterrent, while another said it would “militarize” schools. Trump’s statement, which has certainly raised quite a few eyebrows, comes in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting earlier this month. However, allowing teachers to pack ...

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Trump supports more background checks on guns, says White House

President Donald Trump “is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system” for gun purchases. He was criticized for a pro-guns stance following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Trump spoke with Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, on Friday about a bill he introduced with Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, that aims ...

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Hotel near Atlanta, Georgia evacuated after man reportedly walked in with guns

Published time: 22 Jan, 2018 13:35 Edited time: 22 Jan, 2018 14:08 A hotel in Henry County, Georgia, has been evacuated after a man reportedly walked in with several firearms. A suspect is in custody, however police say it’s possible there is a crime scene at another location. Officers were called to Home2 Suites Monday morning after staff at the ...

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