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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

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Gun News and Views From Elsewhere

  1. A gun-shop owner in Florida wants break-ins reported more swiftly to police. Ken Knorr, whose Mount Dora store was broken into on August 16, is lobbying state representatives to exempt gun stores from a law requiring alarm companies to confirm a break-in with the property owner before notifying police. Those wasted minutes could mean a gun hits the streets, Knorr argues. The statute was designed to reduce police responses to false alarms, which drain resources.

  2. Gun sales in Mississippi are likely to soar this weekend as the state celebrates its fourth annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. For the entire weekend, gun buyers won't have to pay Mississippi's 7 percent sales tax, and many stores are running specials to help people save even more. People who live out of state can also purchase the discounted guns in Mississippi as long as they're transferred to a gun dealer in their home state for pickup.

  3. A Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone every five days between 2010 and 2015. Police officers in the city killed 92 people and wounded 170 others, according to an analysis. Among the findings: Four out of every five people shot by police were black men; in 200 of the 435 incidents studied, officers missed their target; and police shootings have declined 56 percent from 2011 to 2015.

  4. A 44-year-old man who fatally shot a Tennessee police officer on Thursday already had a protective order out against him. When police responded to a domestic call at Brian Stalans’s Maryville residence around 4 p.m., they were able to safely remove the victim of the disturbance, Stalans’s father. While the officers waited for backup to arrest Stalans, he opened fire, hitting officer Kenny Moats in the neck. Moats, 32, died at a hospital.

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