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An Update on Gun Legislation One Month After the Texas Mass Shooting

A revolverDmytro Tolmachov/DreamstimeOne month out from the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, bureaucrats and lawmakers have pivoted away from more firearms restrictions toward the government’s failure to maintain its criminal background check system.

Shortly after Sutherland Springs, the Air Force revealed it had failed to report the court martial and discharge for domestic violence of the shooter, former airman Devon Kelley. That report should have prevented him from purchasing the weapons he used to carry out the massacre.

The Department of Defense inspector general reported this week the Air Force failed to turn over criminal records of service members to the FBI some 14 percent of the time. The Air Force, the report said, proved to be one of the better military services when it came to reporting criminal records to the criminal database system.

The military as a whole

Read more at: http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/07/one-month-ou-from-sutherland-springs-sho

An Update on Gun Legislation One Month After the Texas Mass …

A revolverDmytro Tolmachov/DreamstimeOne month out from the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, bureaucrats and lawmakers have pivoted away from more firearms restrictions toward the government’s failure to maintain its criminal background check system.

Shortly after Sutherland Springs, the Air Force revealed it had failed to report the court martial and discharge for domestic violence of the shooter, former airman Devon Kelley. That report should have prevented him from purchasing the weapons he used to carry out the massacre.

The Department of Defense inspector general reported this week the Air Force failed to turn over criminal records of service members to the FBI some 14 percent of the time. The Air Force, the report said, proved to be one of the better military services when it came to reporting criminal records to the criminal database system.

The military as a whole

Read more at: http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/07/one-month-ou-from-sutherland-springs-sho

HIDING HOLMES UPDATE: Aurora theater shooter transferred to Pennsylvania prison

DENVER (KKTV) – Where is James Holmes? For more than a year, survivors of the Aurora theater shooting demanded to know.

“This is a clear victims’ rights issue,” said Tom Sullivan in an interview with reporter Katie Pelton last year. Sullivan’s son, Alex, was gunned down by Holmes on his 27th birthday.

“We should be able to know, you know, where he is.”

Early Thursday morning, the answer was finally revealed. Holmes is serving his life sentence in a federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, about a three-hour drive northwest of Philadelphia.

It’s been a long time coming for victims, who have pleaded for this information.

“That is the epitome of the boogeyman,” Sullivan told Pelton last year. “To people who are woken up at night, you know, in a cold sweat from having a nightmare … it would be

Read more at: http://www.kktv.com/content/news/BREAKING-Prison-location-of-Aurora-Theater-Shooter-to-be-released-448389733.html

Naomi Judd Gives Fans Health Update at Age 71 – Closer Weekly

In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, country legend Naomi Judd opens up about overcoming her incredible battles and how she is celebrating life now at 71 years old. “It’s a miracle that I’m still here! I don’t know how I’ve made it this far,” Naomi admits to Closer of her health. “But here I am, fully oriented to life, and an overachiever!”

She is well-known for conquering the country music world with her daughter Wynonna, but she’s also survived abuse, severe depression, a trip to the psych ward, and a 1990 hepatitis C diagnosis, during which doctors gave her three years to live. Naomi says the support of her family — daughters Wynonna, 53, and actress Ashley Judd, 49, and her husband of 28 years, singer-manager Larry Strickland, 71 — certainly helped.

Naomi Judd Larry Strickland Getty Images

Naomi

Read more at: http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/naomi-judd-health-141098

BREAKING: Mass Shooting At San Bernardino Elementary School; UPDATE: Shooter Identified, One Child Has Also Died

We have disturbing reports coming out of California, where multiple people have been reported shot near an elementary school in San Bernardino, according to KTLA. The nearby California State University San Bernardino campus has been placed on lockdown. One of the victims is reportedly a child. The good news is that the local ABC News outlet—ABC7—is saying that the shooter is down, and that the situation is contained.

Review board to get update on mental health treatment of Calgary mass killer

CALGARY – A review panel is scheduled to get an update today on the mental health of a Calgary man found not criminally responsible for the stabbing deaths of five young people at a house party three years ago.

Matthew de Grood was suffering from a mental disorder when he attacked and killed Zackariah Rathwell, 21; Jordan Segura, 22; Josh Hunter, 23; Kaitlin Perras, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27.

The judge in the case ruled de Grood didn’t appreciate his actions were wrong.

The two-day hearing, before the Alberta Review Board, comes just one week before the third anniversary of the attack.

At de Grood’s last board hearing in July, panel members were told he was responding well to treatment for schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The board can decide to keep de Grood in a secure hospital, allow him into the community with conditions or grant him a full discharge.

Ronda-Lee Rathwell, who lost her

Read more at: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/review-board-to-get-update-on-mental-health-treatment-of-calgary-mass-killer-1.3356901