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170 seized and recovered guns traced to Missouri pawn shop

More than 170 firearms seized or recovered by police during an eight-month period last year were purchased from a single St. Louis-area pawn shop, federal authorities said in announcing charges against three men connected to the shop. Carlos Jones, 31; ...

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Kansas City files federal lawsuit over weapons trafficking

Kansas City and a national gun safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit this week alleging that several businesses and individuals trafficked firearms in the region while willfully ignoring evidence that the guns were being sold illegally. The city was joined ...

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Kansas City files federal lawsuit over weapons trafficking

Kansas City and a national gun safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit this week alleging that several businesses and individuals trafficked firearms in the region while willfully ignoring evidence that the guns were being sold illegally. The city was joined ...

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Ballistics: Anarchists and the crime lab

Firearms and toolmark identification have a longer history than most any other forensic science; it dates to the creation of the modern crime lab. The field emerged in the 1920s, when Calvin Goddard and fellow scientists adapted the comparison microscope ...

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Bulletproof?

For Desmond Turner, everything came down to one bullet. Prosecutors had eyewitness testimony, Turner’s own statements and plenty of circumstantial evidence. But no physical evidence tied Turner to the worst mass shooting in Indianapolis history. Except one round of rifle ...

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U.S. Supreme Court bolsters gun ban for domestic abusers

The U.S. Supreme Court buttressed a federal ban on gun possession by people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, saying the law applies to a West Virginia man convicted of beating his wife under a general state battery law. The justices, ...

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