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Bizarre chain of events led to robbery suspect's death

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:06am
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a robbery suspect was shot and killed outside a home in east Harris County. The incident started at another home just a few blocks away. Daniel Castillo says he was outside in his driveway Sunday night when he saw two men loading clothes and TVs into a car across the street. Then Castillo says the homeowner pulled into the driveway disrupting the robbery. "Then I see my neighbor pulling inside, then I seen the guy aiming the gun at him," Castillo said. ABC13 spoke with the homeowner by phone who says he had been out to dinner with his wife and young son. When they got back home, they noticed their front door was open. He says the robbers started shooting at them with his shotgun they had just stolen and then they ran away. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the pair ended up a few blocks away on Brownsville Street. Neighbors say the suspects were beating up an elderly man with the stolen shotgun when someone else in the second home shot and killed one of the suspects. The other suspect is in custody undergoing questioning, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Off-duty officer fires at suspect in Glassell Park shooting

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:57am
Police are searching for a suspect after they say one person was shot in the leg in Glassell Park, and an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired back. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. near Division Street and avenue 33, according to Los Angeles police. The off-duty officer was attending a family party and heard shots fired before he or she went outside and saw a person who had been shot in the leg by someone in a vehicle. The officer then fired at the car and the suspect took off. It was not yet unknown whether anyone in the car was struck by gunfire. Police said they were interviewing witnesses at the scene.

Man Shot At Armed Suspect Who Tried to Rob Him at Car Wash

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:43am
A man fired a gun at a suspect who pulled a semi-automatic weapon on him and demanded money Monday morning at a car wash. Around 3 a.m., the victim was washing his car at Lil Donnie's Carwash on S. Mebane Street in Burlington when two men pulled into the wash a couple bays over. The men were in an older Oldsmobile or Buick car that was more than one color. The man grabbed his gun from his car when they pulled into the carwash. One of the men entered his bay and pulled a black semi-automatic gun on him, demanding money. The victim then fired his gun at the suspect, who ran away and left in the getaway car. Burlington police say the victim wasn't injured and they're not sure if the suspect was shot.

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Scheduled for Hearing Tomorrow

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 5:09pm
Tomorrow, May 31, House Bill 746, an omnibus gun bill that makes a number of improvements to existing law, is scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary IV Committee.  Introduced by state Representative Chris Millis (R-16), this legislation would establish that carrying a concealed firearm without a permit is legal in North Carolina, just as carrying openly without a permit has always been.  Among other things, HB 746 would also make clarifications to the law that allows for the carrying of firearms on church property when the church also has an education facility as part of its property.  Further, it would eliminate the requirement that applicants for a Pistol Purchase Permit sign a notarized waiver to allow sheriffs to access the mental health records of the applicant.

New York: New York City Lawmaker Proposes New Gun Ban

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 4:47pm
The term “childproof handgun” sounds innocuous enough, but like most of New York’s unworkable gun control laws, the devil is in the details.

Kansas: Contact Your State Senator in Opposition to Gun-Free Zone Legislation

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:06pm
The Kansas Senate could consider House Bill 2278 as early as tomorrow! Your state Senator needs to continue hearing from you now!

Advanced gun training for Colorado teachers on its way

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:18am
A local gun rights group is bringing an advanced training course to Colorado to help local teachers, principals and other school personnel learn how to stop a Columbine-style mass shooting.

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:17am
Supporters of the law said they're trying to make sure that if a building does not have adequate security, gun owners still can protect themselves from criminal threats. They also worry that lawmakers might chip away at concealed carry, expanded in 2015 to allow people to carry their weapons without a permit.

Ohio lawmakers consider to make major changes to gun laws

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:13am
Gun-rights supporters are pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons in more places in Ohio, eliminate the requirement that people tell cops who stop them that they have a firearm and no longer require someone to retreat from a threat before using a gun.

Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:12am
Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people's bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Governor Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:11am
Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas' fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation.The Republican endorsed Friday a law dropping to $40, from $140, the cost of first-time permits, and from $70 to $40 fees for 5-year-renewals. Abbott then took target practice, as he often does after signing gun bills.

Illinois Keep Contacting Your Representative in Opposition to Gun Dealer Licensing Bill

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:10am
The Illinois House of Representatives could consider Senate Bill 1657 as early as today or tomorrow.

Wisconsin: Important Right to Carry Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing This Week

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:49am
This Wednesday, May 31, Senate Bill 169 is scheduled for a committee hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  SB 169 would allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an individual is legally allowed to be.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to SUPPORT this important Right to Carry legislation!  

California: Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Anti-Gun Bills

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:53am
Thursday, May 25, the Senate AppropriationsCommittee passed anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 464 and Senate Bill 497, on party-line votes.  Unfortunately, Assembly Bill 986​ was pulled from the Assembly Appropriations Committee schedule on Friday, May 26.