Jury begins deliberations in Hunter Biden’s criminal gun case

Jury begins deliberations in Hunter Biden’s criminal gun case

The jury began deliberations on Monday in the case of Hunter Biden, the U.S. president’s son accused of lying about his use of illegal drugs when he bought a handgun in 2018. The 12 jurors deliberated for about an hour after hearing closing arguments. They will resume at 9 a.m. ET (1300 GMT) on Tuesday, … Read more

Hunter Biden’s ex-wife testifies at his federal gun trial

Hunter Biden’s ex-wife testifies at his federal gun trial

Hunter Biden’s ex-wife and a former girlfriend testified Wednesday in his gun trial about finding his crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia as prosecutors sought to show he still had a substance abuse problem when he filled out a form to buy a firearm. The courtroom grew quiet when Kathleen Buhle, who was married to … Read more

Jumping the gun on polling day

Jumping the gun on polling day

Satyabrata Sahoo, Chief Electoral Officer, addresses a press meet in Chennai. | Photo Credit: M. SRINATH Statistical inaccuracies only complicate attempts to predict election results. This became clear in Tamil Nadu after polling ended in all the 39 parliamentary constituencies on April 19. This time, Tamil Nadu is witnessing a four-cornered contest. Prime Minister Narendra … Read more

Maoists in Wayanad: Kerala Police carry out combing operations following gun battle

Maoists in Wayanad: Kerala Police carry out combing operations following gun battle

The Special Operations Group and the Thunderbolt Squad had followed the Maoists to the house based on intelligence inputs. (picture for representational purposes) | Photo Credit: K. RAGESH The Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Thunderbolt Squad of the Kerala Police are continuing combing operations in rural Kozhikode and the Periya forest region following an encounter … Read more

Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

In the end, the duo identified a 30% rise in risk over the 2010 to 2019 study timeframe. During that period, suicides among young Americans rose by 63%. Among girls, gun-related deaths rose by 46%. Risk also rose by 45% among white youth and by 36% among Black youth. But the increase in … Read more

Surgeons, Who See It Up Close, Offer Ways to Stop Gun Violence

Surgeons, Who See It Up Close, Offer Ways to Stop Gun Violence

June 2, 2022 – Trauma surgeons are in the tough position of seeing victims just after gun violence across the United States, and they have some advice. Their strategies can work regardless of where you stand on the Second Amendment of the Constitution, said Patricia Turner, MD. “Our proposals are embraced by both gun owners … Read more

Sobering Statistic: U.S. Gun Homicides Increased 35% in 2020

Sobering Statistic: U.S. Gun Homicides Increased 35% in 2020

May 10, 2022 – A report from the CDC has shown bleak new data about gun violence in the United States: Firearm murders increased 35% in 2020, reaching the highest level in more than 25 years. Firearm suicides also remained high – in 2020, 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides involved firearms, … Read more

Buying a Gun Linked to Depression During COVID-19 Pandemic

Buying a Gun Linked to Depression During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 22, 2022 — People with symptoms of moderate to severe depression are more likely than others to say they purchased a firearm recently or plan to do so in the future, a new study reveals. “Since both depression and firearm ownership are major risk factors for suicide, we wanted to understand how many people … Read more

Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. gun sales increased early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those firearms ended up in homes with teens, researchers say. “This finding is concerning because we know that the single biggest risk factor for adolescent firearm injuries is access to an unsecured … Read more

Gun Suicides Are Rising Sharply Among American Youth

Gun Suicides Are Rising Sharply Among American Youth

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A rising number of young Americans, including children, are taking their own lives using firearms, a new study finds. Researchers found that between 2008 and 2018, gun suicides showed an “alarming” increase among Americans aged 5 to 24. And while those suicides remain … Read more