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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Inspector General finds repeated Air Force failures let Sutherland Springs shooter buy guns

The Air Force repeatedly failed to submit records to the gun background check system, allowing a former airman who had been imprisoned for domestic violence to buy guns he later used to kill 26 people in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, according to a report out Friday from the Defense Department’s Inspector General.

ThinkProgress has separately learned that the Defense Department has not yet submitted reports that Congress required this year on how DOD is work...

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Giffords Law Center Responds to New Federal Report Detailing How the Air Force Failed to Submit Sutherland Springs Shooter’s Criminal Record to FBI’s National Background Check System

New analysis explains Department of Defense’s routine failures to report disqualifying record to the national background check system 

December 7, 2018 — Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence responded to a new report that confirms yet again that the U.S. Air Force failed to submit the criminal record of the perpetrator of the Sutherland Springs shooting to the FBI’s national back...

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Giffords Applauds Majority Leader Lou Greenwald for Introducing Lifesaving Legislative Package to Address Urban Gun Violence in New Jersey

NJ 2.0 Package provides the Garden State funding for evidence-based programs that will prevent urban gun violence

Legislation solidifies New Jersey as a nationwide leader in fighting gun violence 

December 7, 2018 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, applauded A...

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No New Trial For Border Agent Acquitted Of Killing Mexican Teen, U.S. Prosecutors Say

A portrait of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, a Mexican youth who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Mexico, in October 2012.

Two separate juries deadlocked on charges stemming from an October 2012 cross-border shooting by a border agent.

(Image credit: Anita Snow/AP)