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The rest of the world really doesn't understand American gun culture

The rest of the world really doesn't understand American gun culture And it's not because we have a higher rate of mental illness than other countries do. Meanwhile, 130 million guns-half the country's firearms-are owned by just 3 percent of Americans, or 7.7 million people. Residents also are allowed to carry guns openly throughout the state. A large portion of toys marketed to young boys include toy guns and gun-related games. [Full Article...]

Patriots vs. Buccaneers Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Patriots vs. Buccaneers Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction The Patriots have won six of the eight meetings all-time between the franchises, including the past three contests. The Bucs failed on their onside kick, however, and New England drove for a cushion score on Stephen Gostkowski's 48-yard field goal - his fourth of the game - with 1:10 to play. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas mass shooter may have rigged guns to shoot faster

Las Vegas mass shooter may have rigged guns to shoot faster In a statement released Thursday, NRA officials said that the group "believes that devices created to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations". Bump stocks are legal in MA, and both types of devices are readily available online. But Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said her party should be careful not to pu... [Full Article...]

Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting

Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting We join Americans nationwide in sorrow for the nearly 60 people killed and more than 500 injured in Las Vegas . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he thinks "it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions, if there are any". [Full Article...]

NRA calls for crackdown on gun modifications used by Las Vegas gunman

NRA calls for crackdown on gun modifications used by Las Vegas gunman The NRA, which has opposed efforts to pass federal gun legislation following previous mass shootings, said it would not oppose moves to regulate bump stocks. "Right now we have strict regulations on automatic weapons, but these devices allow an individual to easily convert legal firearms into an automatic weapon", said Yoder, who serves the 3rd District in the Kansas City area. [Full Article...]

GOP Tax Plan Could Add $2 Trillion To Deficit

GOP Tax Plan Could Add $2 Trillion To Deficit The House blueprint sets discretionary spending for 2018 at about $1. 1 trillion and projects a $472 billion deficit in the new fiscal year - though it says a combination of future spending cuts and economic growth can get the budget to balance in 10 years. [Full Article...]

Hanley Ramirez not in Thursday's Game 1 lineup for Boston

Hanley Ramirez not in Thursday's Game 1 lineup for Boston Tap here for the full preview . Sale will start Game 1 and, presumably, a Game 5 if it goes that far. And Verlander (15-8, 3.36 ERA for the season) has definitely not disappointed, going 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA in 34 innings with 46 strikeouts in Astro orange. [Full Article...]

NBC report says Las Vegas shooter 'scouted' two other major United States cities

On Sunday night, as the crowd of about 22,000 people listened to headliner Jason Aldean below, Paddock smashed two windows of his hotel suite - one in the front and one on the corner - and fired into the crowd, ultimately killing 59 and injuring hundreds of others. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 Release Date, Price and Features

Google Pixel 2 Release Date, Price and Features I'm willing to cut Google some slack, here - the room was cacophonous with the sounds of my fellow tech reporters playing around with all of Google's new gadgets. You can keep the Max flat on its side, or turn it 90 degrees so it sits vertically. Adam Champy, a product manager on the project, says that since users wouldn't want to deal with small, easily displaceable pieces, Google connected... [Full Article...]

NRA, increasing number of lawmakers support bump stock regulations or bans

More and more people are purchasing "bump-stock" accessories for their weapons following the deadly Las Vegas shooting, at least according to one Central Texas gun store owner. "This type of modification to a gun should be controlled". On the specific topic of bump stocks, Republican senators have given mixed feedback. "We welcome that and would like to be part of that conversation". [Full Article...]

U.S. immigration: Thousands of dreamers could lose protection as deadline DACA looms

U.S. immigration: Thousands of dreamers could lose protection as deadline DACA looms DACA has allowed me to do so much in the last five years, and finally helped me come out of the shadows and embrace my identity as an American and as an immigrant. "We love the culture", she said. Fast forward to today, and almost 150 of the estimated 800,000 DACA beneficiaries across the US convened in Washington to make our voices heard and fight to ensure that our lives are no longer subject ... [Full Article...]

NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban

NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban The expert, who requested anonymity, said a shooter could fire 550 to 650 rounds a minute with a bump stock attachment on an AR-15 or AK-47. "I can not fathom 500-plus people in a 10-minute period being wounded or killed", said Charles Blek, president of the Orange County Chapter of the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooting Renews Calls For New Gun Laws From Congress

Las Vegas Shooting Renews Calls For New Gun Laws From Congress The House is focused this week on passing a budget, the Wisconsin Republican said , so that it can more easily move a tax reform package. The GW College Republicans said in a Facebook post that the group's "thoughts and prayers" were with the victims of the shooting. [Full Article...]

Japanese GP: Lewis Hamilton position 'not comfortable at all'

Japanese GP: Lewis Hamilton position 'not comfortable at all' I'm surprised to be up here. Third on the grid became second when Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari was retired before the race even began. This was a Lewis lap, said non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. 'I went on the outside to pick up rubber and I think Lance wasn't looking and wanted to do the same but I was already there, ' Vettel told Sky Sports in the aftermath. [Full Article...]

H2H: Are You Respecting the Flag if You Kneel?

H2H: Are You Respecting the Flag if You Kneel? They knelt to protest the lives lost to race-motivated police brutality, not to be disrespectful of the military, the flag or the country it represents. (Note 3: The NFL's Official Operations Manual strictly prescribes what is required of all players with respect to the National Anthem...and it requires standing). [Full Article...]

Sonos creates One speaker to rule all digital assistants

Sonos creates One speaker to rule all digital assistants The Sonos One speaker will also get support for Google's smart voice-activated Assistant in 2018, making it the first smart speaker that supports different smart voice-activated assistants. This market is now dominated by Amazon and their Echo line (powered by Amazon Alexa ) and Google with their Home line (powered by Google Assistant ). [Full Article...]

Spain rejects mediation as Catalans plan to declare independence

Spain rejects mediation as Catalans plan to declare independence NAIJ.com gathers that the lawmakers will attend to the issue as the first order of business on Monday. The deployment of troops is highly controversial after President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemontpreviously referred to the presence of the Guardia Civil and national police as "occupying forces" and said they should leave all four of the Catalan provinces immediately. [Full Article...]

Netflix is Raising Rates

Netflix is Raising Rates The midrange "Standard" plan that allows users to watch programming on two screens at once has increased from $9.99 to $10.99 per month. Meanwhile, the company's Basic SD Plan will remain unchanged at $8 per month. Current customers will be notified 30 days in advance. Netflix said on Thursday it is raising the monthly price of some of its streaming plans. Here is what you need to know about t... [Full Article...]

Putin signals willingness to extend oil supply deal

Putin signals willingness to extend oil supply deal OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo called them a "very strong endorsement" of the deal . Asked about ties with Riyadh during a panel discussion at an worldwide energy conference Wednesday, Putin responded that Moscow doesn't see close US-Saudi relations as an obstacle for closer cooperation with the Saudis, and added that alliances tend to shift. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas police release chilling bodycam footage of mass shooting

Las Vegas police release chilling bodycam footage of mass shooting Danley's sister also echoed the sentiment, saying Marilou had no knowledge of Paddock's plans and that "she was sent away ". The family of Geary Danley, the man who amateur, online detectives falsely labeled the Las Vegas shooter, made a statement Monday after they started getting death threats. [Full Article...]


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