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Gillibrand, in Adirondacks, blasts Congress in wake of Las Vegas shootings


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF ) to review the matter, rather than create new laws. However, gun owners can legally buy accessories to increase the rate of fire. It just asks the ATF, which the NRA controls , to take another look. According to Duncan, he's anxious that the loud noises guns make could cause hunters hearing loss. Read More »

NRA backs additional regulations on rapid-fire gun 'bump stocks'


Slide Fire, which makes bump stocks, announced on its website it is suspending new orders, with a message indicating the company's supply is low. "Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks", LaPierre and Cox said . Read More »

Friday letters: After Las Vegas


Paddock had 23 guns in his hotel room. Police conducted a search and found many firearms and explosives in Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada. California Rep. "I don't know what they really stand for now, but they're big trouble for the rest of us". "It is a long process and it is scrutinized heavily before they will allow you to have a fully automatic weapon", Baughman said. Read More »

Four toddlers killed when set alight at Brazil day care center


According to reports in Brazil it is understood that six young children and one adult have been killed in a horrifying arson attack at nursery in Janauba. Police said officers went to the suspect's home and visited his relatives to try to understand the motive for the attack. The attack has shocked the nation. Read More »

Treasury watchdog finds Mnuchin's private jet trips broke no law


In fact, it cited a White House memo from last week calling for more rigor. "Put another way, just because something is legal doesn't make it right". Officials who worked with Mnuchin's predecessors told ABC News military aircraft were only used in "extreme" circumstances, and for some overseas business travel. Read More »

Guregian: Patriots must prove they can win now


The Bucs have only played in three games as their first contest of the season was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots stands on the field before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Read More »

NRA wants review of legality of bump stocks

In the aftermath of Sunday's shooting, Sen. "No one should be able to easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns", she said during a press conference introducing the legislation. "While it is too late for the victims in Las Vegas, and the victims in Newtown, and the victims in Charleston, and the other awful shootings we have seen, it is not too late to prevent the next set of innocent Americans from becoming victims", Sanders said. Read More »

Sarah Sanders chokes up while speaking about Las Vegas


We've been here before. And though Ryan is one of the few people in this country who could actually do something that would help prevent senseless tragedies like mass shootings happen, it seems that he and fellow Republicans have nothing much to suggest aside from encouraging people to donate blood . Read More »

Move to Ban Bump Fire Stocks After Vegas Shooting

The Minnesota Gun Owner's Caucus says it's not opposed to debate on banning bump stocks. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein , a long-time gun control advocate, has already introduced a bill banning the sale and possession of bump stocks. Read More »

Russian Federation says Syria jihadist leader in 'critical condition' after strike

In the video released on social media Tuesday, one of the captured men identifies himself. It was dated October 3, though there was no other evidence when the video was made. The Russian defence ministry said three officers were wounded in the September 18 attack and would be decorated, while the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights said three Russian soldiers had been killed in clashes with IS jihadists. Read More »

5 arrests after explosives found in chic Paris district


Also, according to the new law, the interior ministry, without approval from a judge, will be able to set up security zones when there is a threat and security forces will be able to restrict the movement of people and vehicles in and out of these zones. Read More »

Pakistan hope to counter Herath to level series


Pakistan's 21-run loss was their first defeat at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and left them needing to win the second Test to avoid their first series defeat in their hitherto unconquered UAE fortress. "I am sure he will lift his performance". Speaking to Geo News regarding the pink ball advantage, the captain said that the pink ball is also a new affair for his young squad so his team would not have an edge against Sri Lanka . Read More »

China amasses troops near Doklam, widens road


According to NDTV , the road construction workers brought into the area are accompanied by up to 500 soldiers. "China is reinforcing its claim on the Doklam territory (India backs Bhutan's claim on it) by upgrading the road around 10-km north and east of the earlier face-off site". Read More »

Facial recognition is not mass surveillance: Turnbull


Mr Turnbull will also push to nationalise laws now in place in New South Wales that would allow police to detain a terror suspect - who could be as young as 14 - without charge for 14 days. "They appreciate that because of the unusual circumstances and unfortunate circumstances in which we find ourselves, that we have to resort to these laws", she said. Read More »

Interior chief dismisses criticism of travel with vulgarity


They said Zinke doesn't seem to see an issue with the expensive travel. Zinke has spent about $20,000 on three charter flights since taking office in March but has dismissed the criticisms as "a little B.S". U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have also come under question over their private plane use. Read More »

Senate panel OKs fiscal blueprint, House OKs budget plan


Last week, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center (TPC) found that 79 percent of Trump's tax cuts would go the top 1 percent by 2027, despite Trump's claims that the wealthy will not benefit. Though the budget ostensibly lays out spending plans for the fiscal year, the budget document's central goal, as reflected by the committee's debate, was to open the reconciliation process for tax reform, which will allow Republicans to avoid a Democratic filibuster. Read More »

Bipartisan bill would ban 'bump stocks' for rifles in NY


If congratulations are not quite in order - in the same statement , the NRA advocated for more permissive right-to-carry laws - the group deserves some credit for beating many of its clients in Congress to the punch. Mourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More »

More Republicans in Congress, and NRA, open to changes on "bump stocks"


But the Vegas shooting has prompted a legislative push to ban the device. "We certainly welcome that and would like to be part of that conversation", Sanders said . Reps. Ruben Kihuen and Jacky Rosen, both D-Nev., came out in support of the bill Wednesday. "And believe me, I'll be there for them", Trump said of the hundreds of injured concert-goers. Read More »

Mueller's Team Traveled to Interview Ex-Spy Involved in Dossier


The U.S. intelligence community has said they took the allegations made in the dossier seriously. Steele, a former MI-6 officer, identified Russian business executives and others in the dossier whom USA intelligence analysts have concluded were intelligence officers or working on behalf of the Russian government. Read More »

House Committee Approves $10 Billion To Fund Border Wall


Nonetheless, in a statement after the bill was approved by his panel, McCaul gave a shout out to Trump. The bill would authorize $10 billion for construction of the border wall, and another $5 billion to improve ports of entry. Filemón Vela (D-Texas) proposed a definition of "border wall" that would include the terms "big and attractive", "real", "inclusive of a door", and "paid for by the Mexican Government". Read More »

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh heckled, cancels meeting of BJP workers


Ghosh was taken aback by the "total absence of administration" but Darjeeling superintendent of police Akhilesh Chaturvedi said: "BJP informed us about two places that were part of Ghosh's itinerary. He was quoted by PTI as saying, "These protests are fuelled and funded by the TMC". "On October 4, BJP leaders are coming to Kalimpong to assess the situation and interact with people, hence I request my brothers and sisters to welcome them and tell them all that we have faced during the 104-day ... Read More »

Mom accused of murdering 4-year-old by setting him on fire


A bottle of cooking oil was also located in the bathroom sink. A pet guinea pig was found drowned in its cage next to the tub. They said the smoke detector had been removed and submerged into water. Before fire trucks arrived, another witness indicated she saw Amelia climb out of her apartment window. Di Stasio was captured soon thereafter. She was crying, they said. Read More »

What exactly are bump stocks, and why do they matter now?

One man, the NRA's Wayne Lapierre, has enough people in Congress cowed to block any gun safety legislation. But any sort of restriction on bump stocks is still far from a certainty in Congress - and none of the Republicans supporting the general idea of such a ban have signed on as co-sponsors of two bills introduced this week by Democrats to do just that. Read More »

In meeting with military, Trump talks of 'calm before the storm'


Asked what the storm would be - "Is it Iran, ISIS, what's the storm?" one reporter yelled out. While Trump never revealed what storm might be coming or why he thinks anything related to his tumultuous presidency could be described as "calm", he did finally tell reporters that "you'll find out" one day what he's talking about. Read More »

Chicago Police Investigating Reports That Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Rooms Over Lollapalooza

Stephen Paddock , 64, turned a gun on himself on Sunday after firing hundreds of bullets into the crowd gathered for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing almost 60 people and wounding hundreds. "More than 100 investigators have spent the last 72 hours combing through the life of 64-year-old Stephen Paddock to produce a profile of someone I will call disturbed and risky", said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. Read More »

Cardinal charged with sex offenses jeered at Australia court

Cardinal Pell is accused of historical assaults involving "multiple complainants", police in the state of Victoria have said. The witnesses will give evidence and will be cross-examined at Pell's committal hearing, which will take place from March 5 next year and last four weeks. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: Did guns use bump-stocks to fire more?


Twelve of the weapons had bump fire stocks , which are legal devices attached to the back of rifles that allow triggers to slide back and forth more quickly to mimic automatic fire. The Las Vegas shooter fired 98 shots in ten seconds, by one count , about as close to automatic fire as you can mimic. "We have no position on bump fire stocks or any other components really, that may have been used at this time until we get some more information from investigators". Read More »