Antisemitic pamphlets found in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting neighborhood

  • Squirrel Hill, where 11 died, among areas targeted
  • Police say ‘hate-filled material’ will not be tolerated

Authorities are investigating the dissemination of antisemitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October.

Related: Nurse who treated Pittsburgh shooter: 'I'm sure he had no idea I was Jewish'

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Open Carrying in New Jersey

New Jersey law does not explicitly prohibit the open carrying of a handgun in public if the possessor has a valid permit to carry a handgun.1

New Jersey allows the open carrying of long guns (i.e. rifles and shotguns) if the possessor has a valid Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.2 New Jersey prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a loaded long gun, with certain exceptions.3

See our Open Carrying policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

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2018 is worst year on record for gun violence in schools, data shows

Research cited by Sandy Hook Promise counted 94 incidents, a near 60% increase on the previous high, 59, set in 2006

This year has been by far the worst on record for gun violence in schools, the advocacy group Sandy Hook Promise said, citing research by the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

Related: Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control

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Brazil: at least 12 killed in shootout during attempted bank robbery

Two children were among the dead after a firefight between police and criminal group in north-eastern Brazil

At least 12 people, including two children, were killed on Friday when a shootout broke out between police and bank robbers attempting to blow up ATMs, according to authorities in north-eastern Brazil.

Six hostages, among them two children, died in the shooting, local media reported, when police opened fire on the robbers at bank branches on the main street in Milagres i...

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