Guns http://wfae.org en Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition http://wfae.org/post/man-shot-stray-bullet-july-4-fair-condition <p>The family of Brandon Yam, the man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July, says he may be released from the hospital this week.</p><p>Family members are asking for any information that will help them identify the kind of bullet that struck him.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54495 at http://wfae.org Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition Gun Advocacy Group Turns Focus To 'No Gun' Restaurants http://wfae.org/post/gun-advocacy-group-turns-focus-no-gun-restaurants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A controversial gun law took effect on October 1</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It lets people with concealed permits carry their handgun into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol…as long as they don’t drink any. Owners of restaurants and bars that don’t want guns in their business must post a sign.</span></p><p>And those who have posted signs have drawn the ire of the gun-rights group Grass Roots North Carolina.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 39089 at http://wfae.org Gun Advocacy Group Turns Focus To 'No Gun' Restaurants Police Arrest 15 As Part Of 'Operation Heartbreak Hotels' http://wfae.org/post/police-arrest-15-part-operation-heartbreak-hotels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal and local law enforcement officers have been working to cut down on the number of drug transactions taking place at hotels along the I-85 and Sugar Creek corridor. After a four-month investigation, police arrested fifteen people this morning and charged them with possession of drugs and firearms.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37842 at http://wfae.org Police Arrest 15 As Part Of 'Operation Heartbreak Hotels' SC Lawmakers Look To Make It Illegal For Doctors To Ask About Guns http://wfae.org/post/sc-lawmakers-look-make-it-illegal-doctors-ask-about-guns <p>Fifty-five South Carolina lawmakers have signed on to <a href="http://scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/3416.htm" target="_blank">legislation that would prohibit health care providers</a> from asking patients about gun ownership.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At issue is confusion around what is in the Affordable Care Act.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:36:43 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 23821 at http://wfae.org SC Lawmakers Look To Make It Illegal For Doctors To Ask About Guns Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote http://wfae.org/post/concealed-carry-meck-parks-set-commission-vote <p>Concealed handguns could soon be allowed in Mecklenburg county parks and recreational areas.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county doesn’t really have a choice. &nbsp;A state law last year allowed concealed carry in parks, and the county commission will vote Tuesday night to put Mecklenburg in compliance.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parks Operations Director Jeff Robinson explains the gist of the law: “It’s okay to carry a handgun as long as you have a permit, unless you’re at a playground, an athletic field, a swimming pool, or an athletic facility.”</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:35:48 +0000 Ben Bradford 22653 at http://wfae.org Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote Gaston Commissioners Want Gun Permit Records Secret; Approve Resolution http://wfae.org/post/gaston-commissioners-want-gun-permit-records-secret-approve-resolution <p></p><p>Gaston County Commissioners voted 6-0 Thursday night in support of a resolution that calls for the General Assembly to make gun permit records secret. Commissioner Tracy Philbeck says the resolution was in response to news outlets publishing gun permit information after the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut.</p><p>"I'm a strong proponent of government transparency," Philbeck says. "At the same time, I think the press, in a lot of cases, have used the freedom of information act to bring forth an anti-gun agenda to criminalize those that own a gun."</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:01:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20176 at http://wfae.org Guns At Airports Hit New High In 2012 http://wfae.org/post/guns-airports-hit-new-high-2012 <p></p><p>2012 was a banner year for guns in U.S. airports. The Transportation Security Administration seized more than 1,500 firearms at security checkpoints last year. That's up 14 percent over the previous year.&nbsp;</p><p>Atlanta led the list with 115 firearms seized at security checkpoints in 2012, according to preliminary TSA numbers.&nbsp; That makes some sense, since Atlanta is the busiest airport in the country.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:08:05 +0000 Julie Rose 18784 at http://wfae.org Guns At Airports Hit New High In 2012 Guns For Gift Cards At Charlotte Church http://wfae.org/post/guns-exchanged-gift-cards-charlotte-church <p></p><p>A Charlotte church invited folks to exchange their guns for gifts over the weekend. The New Life Fellowship Center has been doing that around the holidays for the past six years. This year, the pastor says some of the people turning in their guns had the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut on their minds.</p><p>John Kee has been the pastor at New Life Fellowship Center for more than 17 years. He says during his time as pastor of the Double Oaks community, he's learned a lot. Especially about violence in his community.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:49:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 18258 at http://wfae.org Guns For Gift Cards At Charlotte Church