Monday, May 6, 2013
A Kentucky boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death with a gun he got for his birthday.
Two-year-old Caroline Sparks loved playing outside, singing, and her 5-year-old brother, who accidentally shot her to death last week with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday. CNN reports the children's mother had stepped outside for just a few minutes when the accident occurred. It was the third time in about a month that someone was shot to death by a child under 6. The boy's gun was a Crickett rifle marketed specifically for young children as "my first rifle," the CNN story said. The gun stocks come in colors such as pink and blue. Officials in Kentucky noted that gun ownership among young children is common in the area. “It’s a normal way of life, and it’s not just rural Kentucky, it’s rural America – hunting and shooting and…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
News from Patch sites in the area.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 22
Two unloaded guns were confiscated from two students at Wheeler High School without incident on Friday (January 18), according to Principal David Chiprany. In an email delivered over the weekend to the Wheeler community, Chiprany said a student tip led to school administrators and resource officers taking action, and that the students in possession of the weapons were taken into police custody. Wheeler and all other Cobb County School District schools were closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; classes resumed Tuesday. For more on this article, visit East Cobb Patch.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a ban on guns in places of worship. Share your thoughts.
Do you want to be able to take a gun into church? Do you think others should be able to? It's still illegal in Georgia. According to The Huffington Post, the U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday (January 7) to hear an appeal that wanted justices to overturn a lower court ruling banning guns in churches and other worship places. The appeal was brought by Georgiacarry.org. GeorgiaCarry.org had argued that the ban is a burden to "religiously motivated conduct by regulating how or what a worshipper can do with a weapon while he is worshipping." According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the initial suit was filed after the 2010 Legislature replaced the prohibition against guns at “public gatherings” with a list of specific places where people…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Gwinnett has the Norcross Gun Club and Range, as well as Dick's Sporting Goods outlets. Will tighter gun controls ensure our safety?
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Judy Putnam
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting deaths in Connecticut have everyone in Suwanee and Gwinnett on edge and wondering just how safe they - and their children - really are. The focus naturally turns to guns, and how to keep weapons from the hands of those who would kill the innocent and unarmed. And it has put those who sell guns in the spotlight, including those retailers in Gwinnett. Dick's Sporting Goods, which has over 500 stores in 44 states including Peachtree Corners and Buford (Mall of Georgia), sells rifles, shotguns and ammunition. Shortly after the Friday shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the company made an announcement that "out of respect for the victims and their families," it would remove all guns from sale and from …