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NRA calls for new USA regulations on gun 'bump stocks'

NRA calls for new USA regulations on gun 'bump stocks' In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week . Twelve of the weapons used by the Las Vegas killer to shoot his victims were modified with a "bump stock" which allowed the semi-automatic rifles to fire faster. [Full Article...]

Gun accessory sales increase following Las Vegas shooting

Gun accessory sales increase following Las Vegas shooting It's not because we spend less money on law enforcement than other countries do. More than 490,000 such weapons were registered in a government database as of a year ago, according to a letter from the ATF. Las Vegas police's Joe Lombardo also said that police uncovered explosives and 1,000s of rounds of ammunition at Paddock's home. A few USA states have banned assault weapons, which were tota... [Full Article...]

New England Patriots 3, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 (1st)

New England Patriots 3, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 (1st) According to NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano, New England are on pace to shatter a modern NFL record for most yards allowed by a defense, which is now held by the 2012 Saints with 7,046 total yards allowed. Opposing quarterbacks have a 116.5 passer rating against New England, totaling 1,296 yards in the air. Quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns while Jacquizz R... [Full Article...]

Republicans are open to banning 'bump stocks' used in Vegas massacre

He's not surprised by that. By Thursday, however, top GOP leaders in the House and Senate, including Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, signaled their interest in working on legislation that that could limit access to the devices. [Full Article...]

Comparing Trump and Obama reactions to mass shootings

Comparing Trump and Obama reactions to mass shootings Supporters say silencers can prevent hearing damage among hunters. "I don't know when it will be scheduled", Ryan said . On the other hand, many other politicians and the progressives made somewhat similar claims about guns on Monday, including the Former Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, who tweeted the silencers as a way to bash up the National Rifle Association. [Full Article...]

Absentee ballots available for November 7 municipal election

Absentee ballots available for November 7 municipal election Per the State of CT, if you answer yes to any of the questions below, you are eligible to obtain an absentee ballot. Residents of Oklahoma living overseas can obtain the same materials nom any United States military installation and from United States Embassies and Consulates. [Full Article...]

Union City police officers investigating fatal pedestrian strike hit by motorcycle

Union City police officers investigating fatal pedestrian strike hit by motorcycle One officer was listed in critical condition, NBC New York reported. Authorities said a fourth officer suffered minor injuries and declined treatment. All three injured officers will be OK, according to police. Their conditions were not immediately learned, but they are expected to survive. The teenage bicyclist killed in the initial garbage truck accident was identified by friends as Sean L... [Full Article...]

What is a mass shooting? Definitions can vary

What is a mass shooting? Definitions can vary The Las Vegas shooting this week killed 59 people and also injured 500. For an idea of how broadly the archive views mass shootings, here are the circumstances of the two incidents that occurred before the Las Vegas shooting, according to news reports: A shooting in Memphis, Tenn., was believed to be the result of someone bringing a gun to a fight . [Full Article...]

Russian military warns of destroying terrorists in US-controlled Syrian area

Russian military warns of destroying terrorists in US-controlled Syrian area In the 42-second video released on Aamaq news agency, one of the two hostages says he was taken during the ISIS counterattack. The one on the right, bald with a fair beard and possibly handcuffed, spoke. Syria's Fifth Assault Corps, nicknamed "ISIS Hunters", is an all-volunteer force specially trained by Russian Federation to participate in the Syrian military's nationwide offensive against th... [Full Article...]

Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris

Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris France's interior minister has said one of the suspects was "radicalized". Interior Minister Gerard Collomb described France as being "still in a state of war" as authorities struggle to deal with the threat posed by foreign jihadists and homegrown militants. [Full Article...]

China increases troops at Doklam, expands road near site of last conflict

China increases troops at Doklam, expands road near site of last conflict Sources said China has been slowly increasing its troop level in the Dokalam Plateau which could further escalate the current situation as India has reasons to be concerned over it. The Doklam standoff between India and China along the Sikkim border was likely to be the new normal, a reputed defence think tank had warned after the standoff, making a strong case for building military capabilities... [Full Article...]

Interior secretary slams critics of his travel expenses

Interior secretary slams critics of his travel expenses One flight from Las Vegas to an airport near Zinke's home in Montana cost taxpayers over $12,000. In a letter requesting an IG investigation of Zinke's travels, the top Democrats on the Natural Resources and Oversight committees questioned the objective of the use of taxpayer flights to attend events unrelated to his work. [Full Article...]

In Search for Tax Votes, Republicans Consider Keeping State and Local Deduction

In Search for Tax Votes, Republicans Consider Keeping State and Local Deduction The objective of the resolution, he said , is to set the stage for Congress to move forward on reforming the tax code with the goal of sparking an increase in wages and decreasing financial burdens on middle class Americans. The Senate Budget Committee approved its alternative resolution on Thursday. Eighteen Republicans opposed the measure, including several from high-tax states like NY and ... [Full Article...]

NRA says it's open to regulation of bump stocks

NRA says it's open to regulation of bump stocks Fully automatic is about 800 rounds, and that sounded like about 500.' ... "If they were able to follow instructions, and follow instruction on YouTube, I suppose they should be able to put on a Slide Fire stock". The NRA believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. [Full Article...]

President Trump to Las Vegas: "We're with you 100%"

President Trump to Las Vegas: Speaking for the first time on Tuesday night, Danley's family said they believed Paddock had sent her away to her relatives deliberately in the run up to the attacks. "We can not be defined by the evil that threatens us", Mr. Trump said at his final stop after being introduced by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Investigators have focused on Danley, an Australian citizen who had shared his retireme... [Full Article...]

NRA Says Bump Stocks Should Face 'Additional Regulations'

NRA Says Bump Stocks Should Face 'Additional Regulations' The gunman, who had no serious criminal background, purchased numerous weapons legally , though investigators were attempting to determine whether he illegally converted some to operate as fully automatic weapons, officials say . U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, spoke on the proposal Thursday, saying he, too, would be in favor of the bill . "I think we are on the verge of a breakthrough... [Full Article...]

Reports of explosion at building in North Lanarkshire

Reports of explosion at building in North Lanarkshire Two ambulances, a special operations team, a trauma team and the Helimed ambulance attended the incident. A spokesman said the two patients were taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary accompanied by trauma doctors. It was closed to traffic while gas investigators probe the cause of the explosion. One Twitter user said: "Been an explosion in Newmains". "I have contacted Police Scotland and wi... [Full Article...]

Preschoolers die after being set alight in Brazil

Preschoolers die after being set alight in Brazil The firefighter said a teacher also died in the fire. At least four children have been killed in Brazil after a security guard allegedly set fire to a childcare centre. He identified the guard as Damiao Soares dos Santos, 50, who had helped with security at the center since 2008. Another 40 people were injured in the attack in the city of Janauba, Xinhua news agency reported. [Full Article...]

CEO: Saudi Aramco Not Discussing Stake in Novatek's Arctic LNG project

CEO: Saudi Aramco Not Discussing Stake in Novatek's Arctic LNG project The Aramco IPO, which could raise $100 billion, is a centrepiece of Vision 2030 , an ambitious reform plan to diversify the Saudi economy beyond oil which is being championed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Another US$1 billion will go into a joint investment fund focused on energy, including renewables. But if USA shale is the culprit in Taylor's short-term scenario, both Russian Fe... [Full Article...]

U.S. destroyer McCain leaves Singapore for Japan

U.S. destroyer McCain leaves Singapore for Japan The decision to do the work at Yokosuka was made after damage assessments revealed it would be faster and cheaper than sending the ship stateside, the Navy said in a statement. McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where the forward deployed ship will be repaired. The McCain collision was the second such deadly accident in two months after a USA destroyer collided with a cargo ship in June... [Full Article...]


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