In Vancouver, WA, a man who called 911 to report that he had seen a shooting suspect was mistakenly shot by the responding law enforcement SWAT team on Oct. 31. The suspect for which the victim was mistaken was the subject of an ongoing manhunt.
Buffalo, NY police are now visiting the homes of those recently departed in search of firearms as part of a new plan to help keep tabs on private guns.
The scheme hatched by Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, is described as an effort to stop firearms, specifically handguns, from winding up back in circulation and off the books.
“We recently started a program where we’re cross referencing all the pistol permit holders with the death records, and we’re sending people out to collect (i.e., STEAL) the guns whenever possible so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands,” said Derenda
Gun and CCW permit sales are up in the St. Louis, MO area in anticipation of an area grand jury ruling in a racially charged case of a cop shooting a citizen. In fact, the City of Berkeley even sent notices to its residents stating that residents should “stay at or very close to our homes for several days.”
Berkeley is a bedroom community which borders Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9 triggered protests and riots. Most Berkeley residents do their shopping in neighboring Ferguson.
And the City of St. Louis stopped issuing concealed carry permits Thursday after a finger print machine broke down.
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