January 11, 2013- A West Tennessee man can no longer legally carry a a handgun, after he made threatening posts on the internet site YouTube.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Friday that they had suspended James Yeager's handgun carry permit.
Yeager, 42, of Camden, posted videos claiming he would "start killing people" if the Obama administration took executive action to pass gun control measures.
"The number one priority for our department is to ensure the public's safety. Mr. Yeager's comments were irresponsible, dangerous, and deserved our immediate attention. Due to our concern, as well as that of law enforcement, his handgun permit was suspended immediately. We have notified Mr. Yeager about the suspension today via e-mail. He will receive an official notification of his suspension through the mail," Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.
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Several members of the Alaska Peacemaker Militia were sentenced this week.
-By Jillian Rayfield
January 11, 2013- “We have a plan: We’re going to go to the houses of local cops and burn the houses down with the cops and their families inside,” Schaeffer Cox reportedly said in August 2010, months before he would be arrested for plotting to kidnap and kill federal officials — and just a few years before he would be convicted and sentenced to almost 26 years in prison.
Cox’s sentence came down earlier this week, as part of the trial of Alaska Peacemaker Militia members, a right-wing group that was plotting to stockpile illegal weapons and take violent action against the government.
-By Pema Levy
January 7, 2013- Derek Shrout, 17, will appear in court Monday for allegedly planning to bomb his high school, the Ledger-Enquirer reports. Authorities at the county jail where Shrout is being held say he has admitted to being a white supremacist.
According to the county sheriff, Shrout was arrested after a teacher found plans to bomb the school in Shrout's journal, which he had left behind in a classroom, and authorities found preparations for homemade bombs in his home.
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Sunday a search of Shrout's home Friday found about a couple dozen small tobacco cans and two large cans, all with holes drilled in them and containing pellets...
They also increase the murder rate
-By Alex Halperin
January 7, 2013- A shocking study out of Texas A&M University shows that laws that encourage people to use their guns more freely increase the number of homicides.
December 28, 2012- Just as there are “no round triangles,” there are “no gay marriages.”
So says David E. Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute, the anti-gay hate group working to defeat efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.
Smith told NBC News in Chicago that same-sex marriage shouldn’t — and won’t — pass during the General Assembly’s lame duck session next month.
-By Aviva Shen
December 20, 2012- The tragic massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, CT on Friday reignited the debate over the solution to America’s gun problem. President Obama announced that Vice President Joe Biden would lead a task force to examine the available evidence and make recommendations for new policies to prevent the next shooting. But thanks to a concerted, 20-year effort by the National Rifle Association, the available evidence is severely lacking.