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Gun show bans AR-15s, rifle auctions in the wake of Las Vegas and Florida shootings

AR-15 removed from Illinois gun show.Following shooting tragedies in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida, one gun show scheduled for this weekend in Illinois has taken the unusual step of banning the sale of bump stocks and AR-15 rifles, the kind used in both of those shootings, and will no longer be raffling off rifles, organizers said.

The Pioneer Valley Sportsman's Association (PVSA) has been hosting seven gun shows a year at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton for the past 40 years.

In the weeks following the Las Vegas music festival shooting in October that left 58 people dead, fairground management began to hear concerns from members of the community about the gun show being held in their backyards, Jim McGuire, president of the DuPage County Fair Association, told ABC News.


Roger Bannister, first to run mile under 4 minutes, dies at 88

Roger Bannister, first to run 4 minute mile, dies at 88Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes -- a test of speed and endurance that was one of the defining sports achievements of the 20th century -- died Saturday in Britain, his family confirmed. He was 88.

Bannister, who had Parkinson's disease since 2011, died in Oxford, where the runner achieved the feat in 1954.

He was "surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them," the family said in a statement. "He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends."


David Ogden Stiers, stuffy Major Winchester in 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 75

David Ogden Stiers dies at 75David Ogden Stiers, best known as the arrogant surgeon Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the TV series M*A*S*H and the voice of Cogsworth in the original Beauty and the Beast, has died at age 75.

His agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs, confirmed on Twitter that Stiers died Saturday of bladder cancer at his home. Stubbs paid tribute to the true heart of the man best known for his snooty portrayal of Major Winchester.

"I am very sad to report that David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. His talent was only surpassed by his heart."


Secret Service confirms man shot himself outside White House

Secret Services confirms man shot himself outside White House

The Secret Service confirmed Saturday that an unidentified man shot himself outside of the White House along the north fence line.

The agency tweeted Saturday that medical personnel were responding to a male victim outside the north fence line who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition.


Kentucky's 'child bride' bill stalls as groups fight to let 13-year-olds wed

Donna Pollard forced to marry at 16A bill to make 18 the legal age for marriage in Kentucky has stalled in a Senate committee amid concerns about the rights of parents to allow children to wed at a younger age, according to several lawmakers.

Known as the "child bride" bill, Senate Bill 48 was pulled off the agenda just hours before a scheduled vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the second time in two weeks.

"SO disappointed! My SB 48 (outlaw child marriage) won’t be called for a vote," sponsor  Julie Raque Adams, a Louisville Republican, said in a Tweet early Thursday. "It is disgusting that lobbying organizations would embrace kids marrying adults. We see evidence of parents who are addicted, abusive, neglectful pushing their children into predatory arms. Appalling."


2 shot dead at Central Michigan University; gunman at large

Gunman loose, two dead at Central Michigan UniversityAt least two people were shot dead Friday on the campus of Central Michigan University, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at Campbell Hall around 8:30 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant campus, which is about 150 miles northwest of Detroit.  Two people were killed, the school said. No one else was injured.

School officials said the shooting grew from a domestic dispute. Neither of the dead victims were students, they added.

CMU identified a person of interest in the shooting -- 19-year-old James Eric Davis Jr. The city of Mount Pleasant tweeted that the suspect may "have taken off his hoodie."


Rental cars, hearing aids, insurers: Here’s a list of companies that have reacted to the gun debate

More companies join gun debate

More than two weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the number of companies cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, or changing its policies on firearm sales, does not appear to be slowing.

While lawmakers are often seen to wield the heftiest influence when it comes to tightening restrictions on guns, companies including retailers, insurers, and tech firms have also come under scrutiny for links to the gun industry and NRA. To some consumers, many of whom rallied around the viral hashtag .BoycottNRA, those ties show a complicity with the status quo as America reckons with its latest mass shooting.


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