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Experts weigh in on Obama’s gun control executive action

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation last year over 23 million firearm background checks were initiated through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS.
Launched by the FBI on Nov. 30, 1998, the NICS is employed by Federal Firearms Licensees, allowing them to instantly determine whether a prospec ... (full story)

Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting.
Such training is already common at schools, colleges and businesses, but sessions for the general public are the next step in ... (full story)

Man accused of 'looking to kill a cop' charged with murder

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man whose ex-girlfriend told police he left her house "looking to kill a cop" was charged Monday in the January death of an Ohio officer who was shot in the head, and the suspect could face the death penalty if convicted.
A Knox County grand jury indicted Herschel Ray Jones III on 10 co ... (full story)