• Local Police Departments discuss new assault weapon ruling

      Local gun advocates support a federal judge’s decision to allow the sale of assault weapons in California. Assault weapons have not been legal in the state since 1989. “I’m very interested in it. I think it’s a positive move. They do not represent or contribute to the level of violence that we experience in […]

  • Jefferson St. closed for Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting investigation

    Jefferson Street and Avenue 48 is closed Friday in all directions as the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducts an investigation on a fatal deputy-involved shooting. We are currently investigating a deputy involved shooting on Jefferson Ave / Avenue 48 in La Quinta. Suspect is deceased. No deputies or community members were injured. Please avoid the […]

  • NRA Files for Bankruptcy

    (CNN) — The National Rifle Association of America, the nation’s foremost gun lobby, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy, according court documents filed Friday in the Northern District of Texas. The group plans to leave New York State, where it was founded in 1871, and reincorporate as a Texas nonprofit in a move it is calling […]

  • Man Who Illegally Procured Pistols That He Tried to Sell Sentenced

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A Riverside man who illegally possessed more than a dozen handguns that he intended to sell privately was sentenced Friday to a year of mandatory supervision and ordered not to own any firearms. In August, Jermaine Anthony Augustine Hernandez, 25, admitted one count of attempted sale of a firearm to a prohibited […]

  • Felon Accused of Having a Cache of Guns Arrested in Moreno Valley

    MORENO VALLEY (CNS) – Deputies Saturday seized numerous guns, ammunition and narcotics from a home in Moreno Valley. Deputies found the stash of illicit items after serving a search warrant at 2:12 a.m. in the 15000 block of Pepper Court, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The search warrant stemmed from a traffic stop […]

  • Gun and ammunition sales soar as defund-the-police movement grows

    Coronavirus-fueled fears of social unrest already had Americans panic-buying guns and bullets at record rates earlier this year. That was before the police killing of George Floyd caused an international uproar, leading to protests that, at times, descended into riots, arson and looting in cities across the United States. Those circumstances and the rise of the Defund the Police movement championed […]

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