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Pregnant Florida Woman Kills Home Intruder with AR-15

Pregnant Florida Woman Kills Home Intruder with AR-15A pregnant woman is being celebrated as a hero for using an AR-15 rifle to save the lives of her husband and 11-year-old daughter after two men broke into the family's home Wednesday night.Two masked intruders broke into the Lithia, Florida home close to 9pm on Wednesday. One of the men grabbed the couple's 11-year-old daughter while both men violently attacked her father, Jeremy King. One of the men pistol-whipped him, and the other kicked him in the head several times, King said.“As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter,” King told Bay News 9.His wife, who is more than eight-months pregnant, peeked out of the back bedroom during the incident, at which point King said one of the intruders shot at her. She then retrieved the AR-15 and shot at the intruder, clipping him, according to King.“He made it from my back door to roughly 200 feet out in the front ditch before the AR did its thing,” King said.Authorities found the body of a man in a ditch nearby the house. King meanwhile said he has a fractured eye socket, fractured sinus cavity, a concussion, 20 stitches and three staples in his head.“Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it," King said, adding that his wife had "evened the playing field and kept them from killing me.”The AR-15 rifle was in the home legally, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.



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Colt Says Its Decision to Stop Making AR-15 Rifles for Civilians Is Driven by Customers. Experts Aren't So Sure

Colt Says Its Decision to Stop Making AR-15 Rifles for Civilians Is Driven by Customers. Experts Aren't So SureExperts wonder if the company was swayed by mass shootings involving the weapon



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Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootings

Colt to stop making AR-15 rifles, weapon of choice in US mass shootingsLegendary US gun manufacturer Colt has said it will no longer produce the AR-15, blaming market forces rather than the semi-automatic rifle’s role in some of the country’s worst mass shootings. “Over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” said the company’s chief executive Dennis Veilleux in a statement released on Thursday. For that reason, “we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future,” he said, noting that his firm would continue to make assault rifles for the US military and law enforcement agencies, as well as its world-famous revolvers.



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Democrats try to tempt Trump on guns as Beto beats drum for AR-15 buyback

Democrats try to tempt Trump on guns as Beto beats drum for AR-15 buyback* Pelosi and Schumer speak to president on gun control * Buttigieg and Paul offer criticism of O’Rourke’s rhetoricNancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Sunday offered Donald Trump a rare and highly symbolic bipartisan win – if he can somehow force Republicans in the Senate to enact gun control legislation containing background check measures passed by the House this year.The House speaker and Senate minority leader said they would both join the president at the White House “for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden”, if he can get the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to act.That remains highly unlikely: close ties between Republican leaders and the gun rights lobby have led to legislative stasis on gun control despite numerous mass shootings across America.Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement they spoke to Trump on Sunday.“We made it clear,” they said, “that any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done, as dangerous loopholes will still exist and people who shouldn’t have guns will still have access.”The House passed gun control legislation in February. The Senate has not taken it up.In a statement, the White House said “the conversation was cordial” but added that “the president made no commitments” on the House bill.Elsewhere, Beto O’Rourke continued to beat a louder drum.> I think what’s truly awful is a 17-month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15, as happened in Odessa> > Beto O'RourkeThe former Texas congressman and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination has insisted he will lead a government buyback of assault-style weapons if he wins the White House.That remains an outside prospect at best but O’Rourke’s passionate rhetoric – and frequent resort to forceful obscenity – has struck a note on the campaign trail.On Sunday he told NBC’s Meet the Press criticism of his tactics “just shows you how screwed up the priorities in Washington DC are”.In early August, in O’Rourke’s home town, El Paso, a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart. Less than a day later, nine people were killed in Dayton, Ohio. On 31 August, seven people were killed in Odessa, Texas.“I think what’s truly awful is a 17-month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15, as happened in Odessa,” O’Rourke said.“What’s truly awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart the Saturday before school starts that next Monday, buying their school supplies, innocent of any crime or any threat to this country, in fact, living in one of the safest cities in America, El Paso, Texas, hunted down by their ethnicity with a weapon that was designed for use on a battlefield.”He continued: “I refuse to even acknowledge the politics or the polling or the fear or the NRA, that has purchased the complicity and silence of members of Congress. And this weak response to a real tragedy in America, 40,000 gun deaths a year, we’ve got to do something about it. And I’m proposing that we do something about it.”A buyback, he said, would not violate the second amendment and the right to bear arms, as it would be “something that we’re able to do through the commerce clause … this is constitutionally sound”.He went on, in familiar fashion, to cite support from Republican AR-15 owners he said he had spoken to out on the campaign trail.> It does alarm a lot of us when we hear Beto O’Rourke saying, yes, they’re just going to come and take our guns> > Rand Paul“I think there’s support beyond the Democratic party,” O’Rourke said, “to include Republicans and independents, gun owners and non-gun owners alike, to do the right thing”.There is not uniform support within the Democratic party. On CNN’s State of the Union, presidential contender Pete Buttigieg was asked if O’Rourke was playing into the hands of the NRA.“Yes,” he said, adding that polling showed the US public wants universal background checks on gun sales, red flag laws designed to take guns from individuals deemed unfit to have them, and bans on the sale of high-capacity magazines and the sale of new assault weapons.“This is a golden moment to finally do something,” the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, insisted, “because we have been arguing about this for as long as I have been alive. When even this president and even Mitch McConnell are at least pretending to be open to reforms, we know that we have a moment on our hands. Let’s make the most of it and get these things done.”Whether McConnell will really back legislative action is, of course, a doleful question indeed. On Sunday the Kentucky senator Rand Paul indicated the strength of the Republican roadblock.“I think that part of the problem,” he told CNN, “is cultural and losing a sense of right and wrong.”He went on to say he advocated action, but with a focus on mental health.“I think we should look at each of these killings and say, what went wrong? And I think the consistent theme here is, typically, not always, but white teenage boys in their middle teenage years to early 20s … almost every one of them is sending off signals.”Asked if he would support a “red flag law” or background checks, Paul said: “We don’t know yet what’s coming forward. I can tell you that it’ll have to be consistent with the constitution.”He added: “There has to be due process. You have to be allowed a lawyer, because the danger is, they could just say, ‘Oh, anybody that takes antidepressants can’t have a gun, or anybody who’s ever been to a psychiatrist can’t have a gun.’ And so there is a danger of going too far, where we pre-emptively just are out there taking everyone’s guns.“And I am alarmed and it does alarm a lot of us when we hear Beto O’Rourke up saying, yes, they’re just going to come and knock the door down and take our guns.“That scares the heck out of a lot of Republicans and a lot of gun owners.”



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Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debateBeto O'Rourke's call for the buyback of military-style assault weapons was met with what O'Rourke called a "death threat" from one Texas lawmaker.



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Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke says Texas lawmaker made 'death threat' against him after AR-15 comment at Democratic debateBeto O'Rourke's call for the buyback of military-style assault weapons was met with what O'Rourke called a "death threat" from one Texas lawmaker.



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Beto O'Rourke's Bold Statement on Gun Control: 'Hell Yes' He Wants to Take Your AR-15

Beto O'Rourke's Bold Statement on Gun Control: 'Hell Yes' He Wants to Take Your AR-15Beto O'Rourke advocated mandatory buybacks of AR-15s, AK-47s and other assault weapons during the third Democratic debate on Thursday.



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Beto O’Rourke Vows to Pursue Gun Confiscation: ‘Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15’

Beto O’Rourke Vows to Pursue Gun Confiscation: ‘Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15’Beto O'Rourke vowed to confiscate legally owned rifles during the third Democratic primary debate on Thursday evening.Citing the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the former Democratic congressman said the federal government must seize certain semi-automatic rifles to prevent further tragedy.“The high-impact, high velocity round, when it hits your body shreds everything insider your body because it was designed to do that, so that you would bleed to death on the battlefield,” O’Rourke said to raucous applause.“When we see that being used against children, and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time,” he added. “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.”O'Rourke went on to argue that his gun confiscation plan enjoys the support of the majority of voters, including those who reside in traditionally red states.“Folks who said, I would give that up, cut it to pieces, I don’t need this weapon to hunt, to defend myself. It is a weapon of war, so, let’s do the right thing, but let’s bring everyone in America into the conversation,” he said.Hours before the debate, O'Rourke urged major financial institutions not to finance gun transactions.“However inadvertent or deliberate, credit card companies and banks profit off of those who terrorize our communities,” O’Rourke said in an email to voters on Thursday. “And we know that in this moment, no one can sit on the sidelines. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part.”O'Rourke released an ambitious gun control plan last month that would create a national gun registry, and ban assault-style rifles, bump-stocks, silencers, and magazines that hold more than ten rounds.



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Beto O’Rourke says AK-47 and AR-15 owners will ‘have to sell them to the government’ if he becomes president

Beto O’Rourke says AK-47 and AR-15 owners will ‘have to sell them to the government’ if he becomes presidentBeto O’Rourke said he would implement a sweeping government buy-back policy for two types of assault rifles, including one commonly used in mass shootings across the US, if he were elected president in 2020.The Texas Democrat responded to questions on the campaign trail Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, about concerns the government would take assault weapons away from gun owners.



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The Latest: Philly police: Gunman had AR-15, handgun

The Latest: Philly police: Gunman had AR-15, handgunPhiladelphia’s police commissioner says a gunman who barricaded himself in a rowhouse and exchanged gunfire with police for hours had a military-style AR-15 and a handgun. Richard Ross told reporters Thursday that police still do not have access to the crime scene because tear gas was used there, so he is not sure if there were other weapons. Philadelphia’s top federal prosecutor says the shooting of six police officers during a 7 1/2-hour standoff was precipitated by a disrespect for law enforcement that the city’s district attorney is championing.



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