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Body cameras, now gun cameras? Some police trying them out

Posted on October 16, 2017

A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Gun cameras start recording only after weapons are removed from holsters and won't capture what led to officers drawing their guns, or other interactions with the public, so some law enforcement officials and civil rights groups...

Las Vegas gunman may have planned escape, had help: Sheriff

Posted on October 5, 2017

There is evidence the gunman, Stephen Paddock, planned to escape, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. The motive remains unknown, but the city's police chief said the assault was obviously premeditated. Paddock reportedly had been stockpiling firearms since 1982 and purchased 33 guns in the past year. Authorities said they have recovered 47 firearms so far from three locations connected to Paddock.

Miami Beach Police Chief Speaks Out on Vegas Tragedy

Posted on October 5, 2017

Sunday night's massacre brought up horrible memories for one local police chief. Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates worked for the Aurora Police Department in 2012, when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater. That mass shooting forced him to re-evaluate law enforcement's preparedness for that type of enclosed attack. The mass shooting in Las Vegas has him taking another look at their active shooter game plan.

Key GOP senators open to ‘bump stock’ ban

Posted on October 5, 2017

Top Senate Republicans are open to considering legislation banning devices that were reportedly used to gun down scores of people in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Bump stocks - also known as 'slide fire' devices, which work by rapidly 'bumping' the trigger of a semi-automatic weapon to boost the rate of fire - were used by Stephen Paddock to kill 58 people and wound more than 500 in Sunday's Las Vegas massacre.

Police release body camera footage of first response to Las Vegas shooting

Posted on October 4, 2017

Las Vegas authorities released body camera footage from police officers trying to locate the source of the gunfire in Sunday's mass shooting, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others.

What guns were used in the Las Vegas shooting?

Posted on October 4, 2017

The hotel suite used by the Las Vegas gunman to rain deadly rounds down on concertgoers below revealed an alarming arsenal of 23 weapons and accessories, including semiautomatic rifles, scopes and hundreds of rounds of ammunition - much of which could be legally purchased in Nevada. Another 19 weapons were found at the shooter's Mesquite, Nev., home.

How the Las Vegas shooting could change police tactics

Posted on October 4, 2017

Former and current law enforcement chiefs and other experts predicted that Sunday's shooting would alter the training at many police forces to include more of a focus on the threat posed by high-rise snipers or others who kill from long distances.

Las Vegas shooting death toll rises to 59, no apparent connection to international terror

Posted on October 3, 2017

At least 59 people were killed and 527 injured in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in what is now the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Authorities said the suspected gunman -- 64-year-old Mesquite, Nevada resident Stephen Paddock -- checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel Thursday and brought the numerous firearms found in his room himself.

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Florida gun laws fail to block sales to dangerously disturbed people
Posted: October 17, 2017

Florida has repeatedly failed in its efforts to keep guns away from mentally ill people who are a danger to themselves or others, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found. The state's strategy has been two-fold. A decade ago, lawmakers banned gun sales to people who had been forcibly committed to mental hospitals. Four years ago, Florida broadened the ban to include those who voluntarily commit themselves for long-term psychiatric treatment. ...

Solving gun store burglaries has become a top ATF priority in Colorado
Posted: October 16, 2017

Solving gun store burglaries has become a top ATF priority in Colorado, said William Henderson, assistant special agent in charge of the ATF's Denver field division. In fact, records show the problem is growing faster in Colorado than in the rest of the country. The theft of guns is troubling because they get into the hands of criminals, who have been linked around the country to shootings, a homicide and robberies, he said. The number of gun... ...

$1M grant to help pay for Las Vegas shooting response
Posted: October 16, 2017

The Department of Justice is offering a $1 million grant to the state of Nevada to help cover the immediate costs of responding to the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. ...

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