Rice replaces McCarthy on gun violence prevention task force

Rice replaces McCarthy on gun violence prevention task force – Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) announced today she will replace retired Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) as vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. McCarthy helped found the group after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) chairs the task...

Police: Neighbor who shot, killed dog won’t face charges

Police: Neighbor who shot, killed dog won’t face charges – The man who shot and killed his next-door-neighbor’s dog as it attacked him last week will not face any charges, according to a Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigation of the incident. The sheriff’s department probe determined that the neighbor did not violate any law when he shot the animal, a bullmastiff named Pepper. The neighbor had the right to shoot the canine with his .357 magnum pistol because he was on his own property when the dog attacked him, the report...

Next-gen Linux-powered rifle is accurate up to a mile

Next-gen Linux-powered rifle is accurate up to a mile – Two years ago, TrackingPoint made a major stir at CES with its Precision-Guided Firearm, or “Linux gun.” The weapon integrated a smart scope that displayed weather conditions, wind speeds, and other target information, and only fired the gun when the crosshairs were lined up properly on the target. Fast-forward to today, and the company has unveiled another milestone. It’s new Mile Maker is a custom weapon that’s capable of firing a round up to 1800 yards at a target moving at up to 30 miles per...

The Internet of Things now has a gun

The Internet of Things now has a gun – We’ve talked plenty about how the Internet of Things has become the biggest category at CES — a broad descriptor that basically means “everything is connected.” Sometimes that’s a flowerpot. One day it might be chairs. The Internet of Things’s logical conclusion is The Internet of Everything. And that includes guns. TrackingPoint is an Austin startup known for precision-guided firearms and has also experimented with Google Glass, letting you shoot from behind cover. The company, which is here at CES Showstoppers, has just announced ShotView, an iOS and Google Play app that lets a hunter stream video from his or her gun to anyone in the...

Anti-Gun Activists Trying To Emulate Success Of Marriage Equality Movement

Anti-Gun Activists Trying To Emulate Success Of Marriage Equality Movement – Frustrated by gridlock in Congress and unable to win over public opinion regarding the curtailment of one of America’s oldest civil rights, anti-gun activists have decided to take their fight to your local neighborhood. For a movement that’s virtually stalled since Columbine, anti-gun activists are trying to model after the success of the gay marriage movement, which has won repeatedly at the state-level and in the courts. After all, that seems to be the only option left for these folks since their candidates got shellacked in the 2014...

New York high school senior prevails in fight to pose with gun in yearbook photo

New York high school senior prevails in fight to pose with gun in yearbook photo – An upstate New York school district has shot down a high school that said no to a senior’s yearbook photo because it shows her posing with a gun. Rebekah Rorick submitted the picture for inclusion in the 2015 Broadalbin-Perth High School yearbook only to have it rejected by a faculty member on the yearbook committee due to the weapon. “And I was like, ‘Why?’ And they are like, ‘Because there’s a gun in it,’ And I’m like, ‘But it’s a hunting rifle. I’m wearing camo. I have my dog with me,’” Rorick told WTEN-TV. “I was ready to cry. I didn’t know what I was going to do. The only thing I thought to do was address it.” The photo shows a smiling Rebekah in a classic hunting pose. She is kneeling next to her dog as she holds a hunting rifle upright in her left hand. Accompanied by her father, Rorick appeared before the school board Monday evening to appeal the...
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