First his daughter had died in 2015, and then his wife had died two days earlier while in hospice care in their living room. A medical technician had come to take away her hospital bed early the next day, and McGuire told the man he wanted to burn down his house and shoot himself. “What else do I have to lose?”
After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns.
by Eli Saslow March 17 Email the author
LISBON, Conn. — John McGuire was inside his house with 81 guns when five state troopers were dispatched to investigate a threat he had reportedly made. Continue reading
People Are Ready to Buy Some Guns in the World’s Murder Capital
By David Biller
March 20, 2018, 6:00 AM EDT
- Brazil has the highest number of homicides of any nation
- Opposition to strict gun laws rises as violence increases
In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal.
Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year. Polls show support for gun ownership gaining ground. In an election year, politicians are paying attention.
One of the candidates leading the field for October’s 2018 presidential election — hardline conservative Jair Bolsonaro — has promised to allow law-abiding citizens to arm themselves Continue reading
All five Democrats on the state Supreme Court said the map violated the state constitution
Federal judges reject lawsuit over Pennsylvania district map
Updated 1:58 PM; Posted 1:29 PM
By Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A panel of federal judges on Monday dismissed a legal challenge by Republican congressmen to a district map imposed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Continue reading
big·ot \ˈbiɡət/ noun
a man, a woman, or a LGBTQWTFEIEIO who does not wholly support illegal immigration and/or sanctuary cities
synonyms: racist, Xenophobe
Los Alamitos votes to opt out of California sanctuary law
By Roxana Kopetman | firstname.lastname@example.org | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: March 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm | UPDATED: March 20, 2018 at 10:14 am
Orange County’s second-smallest city voted Monday night to exempt itself from California’s so-called sanctuary law, which limits cooperation between local agencies and federal immigration authorities.
The Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 following more than two hours of heated testimony from residents on both sides of the issue.
While the crowd had dwindled both in and outside the chamber when the vote came, people erupted in cheers after the vote and began chanting “USA.” Continue reading