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  • LGBT gun group membership spikes after Florida shooting

    July 2, 2016 3:27 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Memberships have more than doubled in a national LGBT, pro-gun rights organization since a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 49 people. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Pink Pistols membership has grown from 1,500 to 4,000 since Omar Mateen's June 12 rampage.... more »
  • Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

    June 30, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan has told Republican lawmakers that the House will vote next week on legislation aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from getting guns. The Wisconsin Republican says the prohibition would be part of anti-terrorism legislation. Ryan discussed his decision during a conference call with GOP lawmakers.... more »
  • Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

    June 26, 2016 3:39 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - People in the United States who own AR-style firearms are again feeling the heat after another mass shooting that involved the weapon. Some 8 million AR-style firearms have been sold in the U.S. since they were first introduced to the civilian market in the 1960s. The shooter... more »
  • Jena man faces up to 10 years for illegal gun silencers

    June 23, 2016 10:04 AM

    MONROE - Federal prosecutors say a Jena man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing unregistered silencers, which he also constructed and sold. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said in a news release Wednesday 34-year-old Robert Durham pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L.... more »
  • Top GOP senator dismisses compromise on guns

    June 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Republican is rejecting a potential compromise on gun control negotiated by moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Monday that Collins' proposal is problematic because it would immediately prohibit the sale of guns... more »
  • Man, 13-year-old arrested for possession of stolen guns

    June 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man and a 13-year-old were arrested Wednesday night for possession of stolen guns. According to Baton Rouge Police detectives, officers made contact with 46-year-old Reggil Harris and an unnamed 13-year-old in the Banks subdivision after receiving information that the teen had... more »
  • AR-15 owners explain why they have their guns

    June 15, 2016 5:33 PM

    The Orlando nightclub shooter's use of a legally purchased AR-15-type rifle, which President Barack Obama likened to "weapons of war," has rekindled the debate about the sale and use of a civilian gun model often associated with the military. Shooter Omar Mateen had two guns on him Sunday when... more »
  • Florida Democrats call for emergency gun bill

    June 15, 2016 12:05 PM

    ORLANDO - Democratic state lawmakers want to pass emergency legislation requiring a ban on gun purchases by people on watch lists. The Florida lawmakers called on Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to hold a special session on the legislation in the wake of the massacre of 49 people at an... more »
  • Man with guns, explosives said he wanted to harm California gay pride parade

    June 12, 2016 8:28 PM

    SANTA MONICA, CA - The apparent Facebook page of a heavily armed man who told police he was headed to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade is full of pictures of himself with his car and includes opinioned political posts. But it shows no enmity for gays or membership in... more »
  • Bill for temporary concealed carry permits sent to governor

    June 1, 2016 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a 4 month backlog for a concealed carry permit in Louisiana, but with the governor's approval, domestic violence victims may only have to wait 72 hours. The state Senate voted 31-2 Monday to give final legislative passage to a proposal from Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Denham... more »
  • Edwards agrees to fee exemption, ag department advertising

    May 12, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to exempt veterans from having to pay a state fee to get a concealed carry permit and to let the state agriculture department sell ads for its property. Those were among the bill signings announced by the governor's office Wednesday. A... more »
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    May 1, 2016 3:31 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH - Jonathan Mossberg is among a group of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he already was in the gun business. Mossburg was born into a family known for its line of shotguns - guns treasured by police, hunters and the military. Mossberg... more »
  • Movie theater metal detector mandate fails to win support Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill requiring metal detectors in Louisiana movie theaters failed in committee Wednesday at the Capitol. It aimed at curbing tragedies similar to the 2015 Lafayette theater shooting where two women died. Theater employees wielding hand-held metal detectors would have been required to check every movie-goer for weapons.... more »
  • Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

    April 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    JACKSON - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill that allows some members of churches to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. The Church Protection Act specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings. It also allows people to carry... more »
  • Bills to allow permit-less conceal carry stalls in committee

    April 13, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An effort to let Louisiana gun owners carry concealed firearms without a permit has been rejected by a House committee. Rep. Barry Ivey, a Baton Rouge Republican, met unanimous disapproval Wednesday with no discussion from the House criminal justice panel, stalling his proposals. His primary proposal pushed... more »
  • More than 40 changes to La. gun laws proposed by lawmakers

    April 8, 2016 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are looking to shape Louisiana's gun laws with more than 40 firearm-related changes proposed this session. But while proposals have come from lawmakers in both parties and within each chamber, disagreements lie in how to best curb the state's high incarceration and crime rates while respecting... more »
  • US: Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious

    March 16, 2016 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has confirmed that one of the guns Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is associated with Fast and Furious, a botched gun-smuggling operation. The department said in a letter to Congress that a .50-caliber rifle recovered... more »
  • $10,000 in gear recovered in St. Helena Parish crime ring bust Play Video

    February 26, 2016 6:16 PM

    AMITE - Nine people were arrested in a crime ring bust in St. Helena Parish with deputies recovering more than $10,000 in stolen merchandise. The arrests come through the combined efforts of the the sheriff's offices in St. Helena and Jefferson parishes. Illegal guns, ammo, drugs and cash totally... more »
  • Texas private colleges are saying no to guns on campus

    February 21, 2016 3:02 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - When the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring public universities to allow concealed guns on campus, it gave private colleges the chance to follow suit. None has so far. The opposition announced by more than 20 private schools has not surprised top Texas Republicans who championed the... more »
  • Muslim man sues Oklahoma gun range for refusing him service

    February 17, 2016 3:54 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A U.S. Army reservist from Tulsa who was asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma after identifying himself as a Muslim is suing the owners in federal court, pushing back against what he says is a rise in anti-Islamic sentiment across the country. Attorneys for... more »
  • Feds find explosives, trenches, guns at Oregon preserve

    February 17, 2016 11:24 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal prosecutors say investigators combing through an Oregon wildlife refuge occupied for nearly six weeks by an armed group discovered firearms, explosives and trenches dug near artifacts. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan Knight and Geoffrey Barrow also said in a court filing Tuesday that the FBI is concerned... more »
  • New Orleans police seize 30 guns during Carnival season

    February 10, 2016 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police confiscated 30 guns over the past 12 days while on patrol on or near the Mardi Gras parade routes. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a news release the gun confiscations and arrests were a direct result of a plan implemented with help from local,... more »
  • Universal employee sues over lost job involving gun

    February 4, 2016 6:36 PM

    ORLANDO - A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car. Dean Kumanchik, a ride technician, filed the lawsuit in Orlando on Thursday. Kumanchik says he regularly kept a firearm in a car at work. He says Universal officials fired... more »
  • Clinton takes on Sanders over guns, to appear with Giffords

    January 30, 2016 2:50 PM

    DAVENPORT - As the Iowa caucuses draw near, Democrat Hillary Clinton is highlighting rival Bernie Sanders' votes against tougher gun restrictions. Her presidential campaign says Clinton will appear Saturday in Ames, Iowa, with Gabby Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Arizona. Giffords was gravely wounded in a shooting five years... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders clash over guns at debate

    January 17, 2016 9:42 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are clashing early on guns in a Democratic presidential debate blocks from where nine people were killed by a white gunman at a historic black church in June. Sanders says Clinton's assertion that he's a tool of the gun lobby is... more »
  • 2 Baton Rouge men indicted on federal firearms charges

    January 15, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors say two men arrested last summer in the theft of dozens of guns from two Baton Rouge gun stores and the attempted burglary of a third store now face federal firearms charges. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said in a new release Thursday 20-year-old Charles... more »
  • Obama moves to require background checks for more gun sales

    January 4, 2016 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is moving ahead on plans to require background checks for guns purchased from dealers even if they're bought online or at gun shows. The White House is coming out with a series of long-awaited executive steps aimed at curbing gun violence despite opposition in Congress... more »
  • New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

    December 30, 2015 12:29 PM

    TRENTON- Laws taking effect in the new year illustrate how states are diverging on some hot-button issues. Texas will allow licensed owners to carry handguns openly in public places, while California will allow people to ask a judge to have weapons taken away from relatives who are believed to pose... more »
  • Report: Police deaths in US up slightly in 2015

    December 29, 2015 4:47 PM

    BALTIMORE - The number of law enforcement officers killed by guns dropped 14 percent this year, but all line-of-duty police deaths rose slightly. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a report Tuesday that 42 officers were killed this year by gunfire, compared with 49 last year.... more »
  • 30 retailers agree to stop selling realistic toy guns in NY

    December 15, 2015 11:20 AM

    ALBANY - New York's attorney general says 30 online retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic toy guns in New York. The settlements announced Tuesday follow July letters to the retailers from across the U.S. who were selling the imitation weapons through an Amazon.com platform for third-party retailers. Attorney General... more »
  • Florida arms seller can't confirm gun's link to Paris attacks

    December 12, 2015 3:13 PM

    DELRAY BEACH - A Florida-based online arms seller says it can't confirm that a gun it sold is linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks. The head of a Serbian arms factory told The Associated Press this week that the M92 semi-automatic pistol's serial number matched one delivered to... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • After dog's death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down

    November 15, 2015 11:52 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Animal rights activists in New Hampshire are pushing to ban the practice of shooting a pet that is sick, injured or dangerous after a dog was found shot to death. Bruno was an 18-month-old mixed breed who was shot four times in September. His owner says the... more »
  • Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

    October 12, 2015 11:16 AM

    DALLAS - Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere around the U.S. to do the same.... more »
  • Shoppers save big on hunting supplies for sales tax holiday

    September 5, 2015 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2015 sales tax holiday for hunting supplies is happening throughout Labor Day weekend. It's the Louisiana Second Amendment holiday where shoppers can get various hunting items with state and local sales taxes off. The holiday started Friday and will last through Sunday. "It's a pretty big... more »
  • Second Amendment tax holiday Sept. 4-6

    August 27, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue said the annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will take place next week in Louisiana. The holiday waives state and local sales taxes for qualifying purchases of guns, ammo and other hunting supplies from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6.... more »
  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

    August 26, 2015 2:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart says it will stop stocking the AR-15 and other semi-automatic weapons at its store because fewer people are buying them. The retailer says it will replace them with more hunting rifles and shot guns. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the semi-automatic weapons were sold at fewer... more »
  • Juveniles accused of stealing $100,000 in guns, watches Play Video

    August 7, 2015 4:35 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dive teams hit the water Friday to look for vintage guns police said were stolen from a Plaquemine home Thursday by a group of juveniles. Plaquemine Police Chief Kenneth Payne said officers arrested seven boys between the ages of 10 and 15 Thursday afternoon in connection with... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • Gonzales man and 16-year-old runaway arrested on drug charges

    July 17, 2015 12:07 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies charged a Gonzales man for illegal possession of drugs and stolen firearms Thursday. Deputies received a complaint that Fabian Mills, 40, went to a woman's house and demanded to find her son, who allegedly stole $5,000 worth of heroin and a firearm from Mills.... more »
  • To shoot or not to shoot Play Video

    July 9, 2015 11:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some ministers got a first hand-experience of what it's like to be a police officer Thursday. The group of clergy have been meeting with city police for seminars and participating in scenarios, learning what it means to make split-second decisions in real-life situations. "I think... more »
  • Police to offer "Gas for Guns" exchange in Zachary

    July 8, 2015 12:17 PM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement agencies announced plans to hold a "gas for guns" exchange in Zachary later this month. Police will be giving out gift cards worth up to $300 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Zachary Community Center at 5746 Rollins Road. ... more »
  • Feds announce bust of violent drug ring in BR, Ascension

    July 2, 2015 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Thursday against 39 people who investigators claim were part of a "violent" drug trafficking network which used a daycare to store and distribute cocaine in the Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish areas. The indictments, part of " Operation Third World ,"... more »
  • Two men arrested in Plattenville on multiple drug charges

    June 23, 2015 4:45 PM

    PLATTENVILLE - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics division discovered drug paraphernalia, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, synthetic marijuana and two guns during a search warrant in Plattenville Friday. Oscar Davis,38, of Plattenville and Alex Cedotal, 51 of Pierre Part were booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center Friday, according... more »
  • Former clerk pleads guilty in evidence room thefts

    June 2, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former clerk of court accused of helping steal cocaine and weapons from an evidence locker at the Baton Rouge courthouse pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of cocaine possession and principal to malfeasance in office. Debra Bell admitted in court she took the drugs from the... more »
  • Supreme Court says convicted felons can sell their guns

    May 18, 2015 2:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says the government can't prevent a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms from trying to sell his guns after they are confiscated by authorities. The justices ruled Monday in favor of Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested and charged... more »
  • JPSO: Drugs, guns found after deadly shootout

    April 8, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sheriff's investigators in Jefferson Parish said they found guns and drugs in the vehicle of a man shot and killed during a firefight with deputies this week. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office held a press conference Wednesday where they laid out two handguns, extended ammunition clips,... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • Saddam Hussein guns

    March 25, 2015 8:00 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man admitted he tried to sell some guns believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family and he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms in federal court. David Philip Ryan of Miami faces up to five years in prison and will be... more »
  • ATF drops ammo ban after public comments Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government scrapped a controversial plan to ban the sale of a type of ammo used in AR-15 rifles this week. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms announced there are no more plans to purse banning the military style ammo known as "green tips."... more »
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    March 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... more »
  • Teen dead after shooting on Tennessee St.

    February 22, 2015 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A teen is dead after a shooting in Baton Rouge Saturday night. It happened around 9:00 p.m. on Tennessee St. Neighbors told News 2 that the teen and his friends were playing with a gun when the teenager was shot. Police arrested a shooter... more »
  • Dozens of guns taken off the streets

    February 21, 2015 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple people turned in their unused guns, Saturday, at Elm Grove Baptist Church. The Sheriff's office along with state and city police with the District Attorney's office hosted the annual Gas for Guns event. This was the 5th year law enforcement put the event together,... more »
  • Exchange 'Gas for Guns' this weekend Play Video

    February 19, 2015 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRAVE continues to get guns off the streets of Baton Rouge through their 'Gas for Guns' program. You can exchange your firearms for up to $300 in fuel money. Since the program began, they've given out more than $40,000 in gas cards and have $40,000 more... more »
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star pleads not guilty in Livingston Parish

    January 15, 2015 2:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A former reality TV star has made his plea in a Livingston Parish courtroom. William Hayden pleaded "not guilty" to the rape charges he is facing there. The charges are connected to his arrest, where he's accused of sexually abusing an eleven year-old, and suspected attacks against... more »
  • Accidental shooting sparks conversation in the church Play Video

    January 11, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The accidental shooting that took one man's life and put another behind bars, has some community leaders talking. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue. Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, were in the back of a house handling... more »
  • Santa exercises 2nd amendment rights Play Video

    December 26, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Santa Claus exercised his second amendment rights this year, dropping off hundreds of new guns and accessories to the good boys and girls of south Louisiana. It's why gun retailers prepared for a rush today as people were ready to spend Christmas money and deck out... more »
  • Wreck to cover burglary for guns

    December 2, 2014 7:57 PM

    BURIEN, WASHINGTON- A driver crashed into a sporting goods store and police say he did it on purpose to steal guns and then tried to hide in the ceiling. The accused thief was arrested after a four-hour stand-off with authorities. The vehicle crashed through a metal grate and... more »
  • Law enforcement takes aim at toy guns Play Video

    December 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Toy guns will not be collected for some local toy drives since they look too much like the real thing. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the Constable's Office will hand out nearly 3,000 toys to kids this Christmas. Constable Reginald Brown says none... more »
  • Record number of guns seized at airports

    November 24, 2014 7:39 PM

    WASHINGTON- The TSA has confiscated a record number of guns at airports this year. Through November 17, 1,931 travelers have been caught trying to board planes with guns in carry-ons, which surpasses last year's total. The busiest travel days of the year are still ahead. TSA also confiscated... more »
  • Suicide guns at auction

    October 30, 2014 7:51 PM

    GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A coroner in western Pennsylvania is about to auction off about 100 guns used in suicides and other accidental shooting deaths. Coroner Ken Bacha says state law says local governments have to sell unclaimed property with the proceeds going to help fund county government. The office... more »
  • Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

    October 6, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Defense Department giveaway program that equips local police with surplus military weapons also supplies guns to government agencies with limited law-enforcement powers and a questionable need for high-powered firearms. An Arkansas coroner got a rifle, a handgun and a Humvee. Military-grade weapons also have gone to... more »
  • Brusly Police searching for its own missing guns Play Video

    September 9, 2014 4:09 PM

    BRUSLY - An audit found that 20 guns went missing from the Brusly Police Department while former Chief of Police Jamie Whaley ran the department. In a four year span handguns, shotguns and assault rifles vanished from the department. Brusly Mayor Joey Normand says the town is doing everything... more »
  • Hunting gear free from sales tax this weekend Play Video

    September 4, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. "If you're ready to go gun shopping," Bryce Moreland said, as he shopped for ammunition. "Now's the time to do it." This is one of... more »
  • Sales tax free for hunters Sept. 5-7

    September 1, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road... more »
  • Hunting sales tax holiday weekend begins today Play Video

    August 25, 2014 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana hunters will have a chance to outfit themselves for the coming season with a weekend of state and local sales tax exemptions during the annual 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday. Today through Sunday, individual consumer purchases of guns, ammunition and other hunting... more »
  • Sheriff: 74 guns turned in at "Gas for Guns"

    August 23, 2014 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office says 74 firearms were turned in at Saturday's "Gas for Guns" exchange. That includes 53 handguns, 12 rifles, and 9 shot guns. It's part of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination's mission to make the streets of Baton Rouge safer.... more »
  • Father describes shooting intruder Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A father in Baton Rouge who police said shot an intruder in his daughter's home said if he found himself in the same situation, he'd do the same thing all over again. "It had to be me or him. So, it had to be him instead... more »
  • Corrections dept. audit: Guns, vests missing

    July 8, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new state audit finds a dozen guns and more than three dozen bulletproof vests belonging to state's Department of Public Safety and Corrections went missing over the past few years and haven't been found. The Advocate reports the audit exposing the missing corrections gear prompted the... more »
  • Gun ban at Target

    July 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    Minneapolis, Minnesota- Target asked customers to leave their guns at home. In an online message on Wednesday, the interim-CEO said guns in stores create "an Environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create." But, John Mulligan says Target will abide... more »
  • Three arrested, drugs and guns seized in raid

    June 13, 2014 1:56 PM

    PATTERSON - Detectives reported finding guns, drugs, and cash after a raid on a St. Mary Parish home earlier this week. Sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Henry, 28-year-old Ashley Marie Dowdy, and 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Henry after the raid Thursday. Members of the Narcotics Division at St. Mary... more »
  • Police release pictures of burger joint robbers

    June 5, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday night, police released security video of two men who robbed a fast food restaurant near downtown earlier this week. Police said the two men, who have not been identified, held McDonald's employees at gunpoint in a quick robbery where one ran around the counter and... more »
  • House agrees to exempt lawmakers from gun limits

    May 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A measure that would allow legislators to carry concealed weapons in public buildings, except the Louisiana Capitol, is nearing final passage after getting approval from the House. The House voted 79-12 Tuesday to back the bill by Franklin Sen. Bret Allain, a Republican. Under the bill, lawmakers... more »
  • High court rejects appeal on gun rights in public

    May 5, 2014 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Supreme Court has turned away another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed in public. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling upholding a New Jersey requirement for gun owners to show an urgent need to carry a handgun... more »
  • Five arrested in synthetic marijuana investigation

    April 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five arrests were made with drugs, guns, and money seized in an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Narcotics detectives along with SWAT, K-9, and Baton Rouge Police SWAT executed three search warrants early Wednesday morning. Detectives seized... more »
  • La. legislative session reaches its midway point

    April 19, 2014 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's three-month legislative session has reached its halfway point with few issues settled. Lawmakers have taken a long Easter break before getting into the most intense work of the session that must end June 2. Efforts to raise Louisiana's minimum wage and let school teachers carry guns... more »
  • Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans

    April 16, 2014 12:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans. City officials and civic leaders were set to gather Wednesday at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in the city's Warehouse District to announce the project that is being called "Guns in the Hands... more »
  • Bill allowing concealed guns in restaurants advances

    April 2, 2014 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill allowing concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police officers to come armed to restaurants serving alcohol has the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. The committee voted 9-4 to advance the bill Wednesday. Metairie Rep. Joe Lopinto says he sponsored the measure to clear... more »
  • 7 arrested, weapons and drugs seized in BRAVE raids Play Video

    February 7, 2014 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A number of law enforcement agencies are taking the next step to get rid of group-related violence in East Baton Rouge Parish. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, along with the Baton Rouge Police Department, State Police and the East Baton Rouge District Office executed a number... more »
  • More guns at TSA checkpoints

    January 14, 2014 7:17 PM

    WASHINGTON- The number of guns confiscated by TSA agents at airport checkpoints is on the rise. Last year, 1,828 guns were found compared to 1,123 in 2010. The most were confiscated at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International followed by Dallas-Fort Worth. The policy is that guns,ammunition and gun... more »
  • Police: Three arrested for guns at Basketball Game

    January 11, 2014 2:22 PM

    SLIDELL - Slidell police say three teens were arrested for bringing a gun to a high school basketball game. 18-year-old Steven Warren, 19-year-old Rico Bedford, and 18-year-old Terrence Bedford were all arrested for being in possesion of .38 caliber handgun. They are charged with carrying a firearm on school... more »
  • Guns taken in pawn shop break-in

    December 31, 2013 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are searching for three suspects in the theft of about 20 handguns from a pawn shop in the city's Gentilly neighborhood. Investigators say the men broke into the shop about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. Surveillance video shows the men breaking into the shop on Gentilly Boulevard and... more »
  • Gas for Guns back for third year Play Video

    December 13, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 3rd annual Gas for Guns, a drive to get unsecured guns off the streets, is scheduled for Saturday in East Baton Rouge Parish. The program is a chance for people to turn in their unwanted guns with no questions asked. The goal is to keep... more »

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