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2 Gardena police officers used Instagram to illegally sell guns, jury finds

“Instead, he transferred the weapons from his business to himself as a law enforcement officer exempt from the California off-roster gun restriction” writes Staff Writer for latimes.com. Fernandez’s business partner and fellow officer, Edward Yasushiro Arao, 49, of Eastvale, was the chief executive of Ronin Tactical Group, a federal firearms licensee.Two Gardena police officers were found guilty Wednesday of buying guns not publicly available and then illegally reselling them, often by using Instagram to find and communicate with potential buyers, authorities said. Source: latimes.com

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Man suspected in theft of 89 pistols jailed pending trial, federal judge rules

“He is charged with felon in possession of firearms, stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer and aiding and abetting” writes John Agar for mlive.com. KENT COUNTY, MI – A man accused of stealing 89 pistols from Family Farm & Home in Cedar Springs is jailed pending trial.Two others have already been sent to prison for possessing firearms stolen from the business. Source: mlive.com

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California struggles to keep illegal guns and ammunition from crossing state lines

“Inside the vehicle, state Justice Department agents found 18 high-capacity magazines, some capable of holding 30 rounds, according to court records” writes Patrick Mcgreevy Covers for latimes.com. The Justice Department reported in March that there were 23,222 people in the database who are prohibited from owning firearms.During that operation, Justice Department special agents dressed as civilians mixed with the crowd inside the gun show. Source: latimes.com

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DATA GRAPHICS: Gun control will be near the top of the 2020 agenda. Here’s where the candidates stand.

“The NRA estimates there are more than 16 million firearms that are currently in circulation that would be defined as assault weapons” writes Benjy Sarlin for nbcnews.com. Gun rights activists argue many of the Democratic proposals would violate the Second Amendment, which the Supreme Court determined in a 2008 decision to include an individual right to own firearms. Source: nbcnews.com

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Beto O’Rourke willing to consider ‘getting rid’ of all semi-automatic firearms

“Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke signaled he is open to expanding the types of firearms that would be confiscated under his administration” reports washingtonexaminer.com. O’Rourke was asked by Evan Todd, a pro-gun rights Columbine High School shooting survivor, if he was willing to consider “getting rid” of all semi-automatic firearms, as the two shooters in the 1999 massacre did not use AR-15s or AK-47s.A ban and confiscation of said weapons would include many types of rifles that are not AR-15s, handguns, and shotguns. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

“The video will also be provided to the government for use by other companies developing technology to stop the live streaming of violence on the internet” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Metropolitan Police will share video of its firearms officers training with Facebook to help the company develop technology to identify the live streaming of an attack on its platform.Britain’s top counter-terrorism police officer Neil Basu said Facebook was trying to create technology that could help identify firearms attacks in their early stages and potentially help police across…

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Meijer asks customers not to openly carry guns in stores

“WALKER, MI — Meijer has joined a growing number of large U.S. retailers asking customers to not openly carry guns in their stores” writes Michael Kransz for mlive.com. The announcement comes less than a week after Walmart asked customers not to openly carry firearms in their stores.Other large retailers that have asked customers in recent weeks to either not bring firearms into stores or not openly carry them include Kroger, Walgreens and CVS, The Hill reports. Source: mlive.com

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Kroger follows Walmart in asking customers not to openly carry firearms at its stores

“Kroger is asking its customers not to openly carry guns in its stores, even in states where the practice is still allowed” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Walmart said it would put up signs at stores asking customers not to open carry, in what it called a “non-confrontational” approach.Walmart had also requested that customers not openly carry weapons while shopping. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Kroger tells shoppers to stop openly carrying guns in its stores, just hours after Walmart makes the same request

“Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Kroger on Tuesday asked shoppers to stop openly carrying firearms into its stores in support of the “growing chorus of Americans” who are advocating for gun reforms.Kroger, which has more than 2,700 US stores, announced the policy change several hours after Walmart made the same request.”Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement…

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