Rittenhouse says he used stimulus money to buy his gun

By Gregory Lemos | CNN

Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse says he used money from a stimulus check to purchase the gun he allegedly used to kill two people and wound one other on the night of August 25.

“I got my twelve hundred dollars from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment cause I was on furlough from YMCA. And I got my first unemployment check so I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll use this to buy it,’” Rittenhouse said in a phone interview with the Washington Post that was published Thursday.

Rittenhouse, 17, allegedly killed Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse’s friend Dominick Black, who has been charged with two counts of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18 causing death, allegedly bought and stored the alleged murder weapon

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House lawmakers consider new expansion of Ohio gun laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans’ ability to carry guns would be further expanded under a legislative proposal being considered in the Republican-controlled House, according to a report.

One proposal would expand Ohioans’ ability to “stand their ground” from residences and cars to businesses, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer, which obtained an analysis of the proposed changes to a current pending weapons-related bill.

Another provision would allow 18-year-olds to receive a concealed carry license and with that, to buy firearms. An additional measure would ban schools and universities from penalizing employees or students who carry a concealed weapon legally. Another change would allow Ohioans to have guns while drinking in bars.

The proposal comes despite Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s regular plea for fellow GOP lawmakers to enact proposals to try to reduce gun violence.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce would oppose measures that take away businesses’ ability to set workplace

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Fake DEA agent arrested for bringing BB gun to Disney Springs

Deputies say they found identical badges to the one he presented for sale on Amazon.

BAY LAKE, Fla. — An 18-year-old attempting to enter Disney Springs was arrested Friday for carrying a BB gun and pretending to be a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies were alerted to Nataniel Smith by Disney Security who said they believed he was in possession of a concealed weapon during a security checkpoint at the outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment complex.

Security also accused Smith of claiming to be law enforcement. So, deputies asked and Smith told them he was recently hired as a DEA agent out of Georgia before presenting them with a fake badge, according to an arrest report.

When deputies asked for ID, Smith said he didn’t have it with him and that “he was upset with himself as it was against DEA policy to

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The Star is mapping shooting homicides in 2020. Here’s where gun violence is happening in the city

A police officer walks near the scene of a daylight shooting at 25 Stong Court in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2020.

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Alito homes in on gay marriage, gun rights, religious liberty in stern speech to conservatives

When a public official says he is pessimistic that his comments won’t be twisted or misunderstood but then adds, “here goes,” even he knows something controversial is coming up.



a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann attend a memorial ceremony for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in September.


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Justice Samuel Alito and his wife Martha-Ann attend a memorial ceremony for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in September.

That’s how Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. began his rock-ribbed and unusual speech to the Federalist Society on Thursday night. He recited “previously unimaginable” pandemic-related restrictions on individual freedoms and lamented that freedom of speech, religion and gun rights are in danger of “second-tier” constitutional status.


[Alito worries about pandemic-related restrictions on religious freedoms]

He delivered a brushback to liberal Democratic senators who have criticized the court. He renewed grievances with his colleagues — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was an implied offender — about decisions on abortion rights and deferring to

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Alito homes in on same-sex marriage, gun rights, religious liberty in stern speech

WASHINGTON — When a public official says he is pessimistic that his comments won’t be twisted or misunderstood but then adds, “here goes,” even he knows something controversial is coming up.

That’s how Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. began his rock-ribbed and unusual speech Thursday night to the Federalist Society. He recited “previously unimaginable” pandemic-related restrictions on individual freedoms and lamented that freedom of speech, religion and gun rights are in danger of “second-tier” constitutional status.

He delivered a brushback to liberal Democratic senators who have criticized the court. He renewed grievances with his colleagues — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was an implied offender — about decisions on abortion rights and deferring to public officials who limit the size of worship services as preventive measures aimed at abating the spread of coronavirus.

Same-sex marriage? Check. These days, “you can’t say that marriage is a union between one

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Samuel Alito takes on gay marriage, gun rights, religious liberty in Federalist Society speech

He delivered a brushback to liberal Democratic senators who have criticized the court. He renewed grievances with his colleagues — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was an implied offender — about decisions on abortion rights and deferring to public officials who limit the size of worship services as preventive measures aimed at abating the spread of coronavirus.

Same-sex marriage? Check. These days, “you can’t say that marriage is a union between one man and one woman” without fear of reprisal from schools, government and employers, Alito said.

“Until very recently, that’s what the vast majority of Americans thought. Now it’s considered bigotry,” he said, adding: “One of the great challenges for the Supreme Court going forward will be to protect freedom of speech.”

It was an address that chronicled Alito’s disappointments with the Supreme Court that had a 5 to 4 conservative majority until recently. Maybe it was to

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Sean Connery’s James Bond gun from ‘Dr. No’ is up for sale

The iconography of James Bond is almost as famous as the character himself. The spy is known for his Aston Martin, his trilby, his martini (shaken, not stirred) — and his signature Walther PPK pistol.



Sean Connery holding a sign


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Though the films referred to Bond’s gun as the PPK, the actual prop used in “Dr. No,” the very first Bond film starring the late Sean Connery, was the Walther PP, which had a slightly longer build.

The deactivated Walther PP pistol, one of the two original props used by Connery, will go under the hammer at the upcoming “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Hollywood” sale, hosted by Julien’s Auctions, on December 3 in Beverly Hills and online. The handgun is expected to fetch up to $200,000, according to the auction house.

“In the cinematic debut of the character of James Bond, Connery uses this hero weapon throughout the film and helped to

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Gun Sales Soar With 1st Timers, Women Buying: ‘I Feel Empowered’

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — During the same week that the United States held its presidential election, Robin Mazzocca of Wading River took her first shooting lesson at a target range in Riverhead.

Mazzocca, who took the lesson at Baits & Barrels, is the new face of the gun ownership during a time when, from all research and anecdotal accounts, sales of firearms and ammunition are skyrocketing.

The pandemic coupled with the threat of civil unrest and a possible tightening of gun control legislation under a new administration has sent clients lining up for hours at gun shops across Long Island and the nation. And the customer base isn’t comprised of those who fit the former demographic. Instead, there’s been a significant uptick in first-time gun buyers and women, experts say.

For Mazzocca, the desire to protect herself began about nine years ago, when she was home alone with her daughter,

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KGB museum closes; lipstick gun and other spy relics go on sale



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Julius Urbaitis had a grand plan: Take his collection of KGB memorabilia, acquired over three decades, and create a museum in downtown Manhattan. People would come from all over the world to admire Cold War relics like a gun masquerading as a tube of lipstick, a replica of an umbrella with a hidden poison needle and a bronze desk lamp that supposedly sat in Josef Stalin’s villa.

The 57-year-old Lithuanian collector filled a warehouselike space in Chelsea with more than 3,500 artifacts related to the KGB, the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency and secret police. “My daughter and I have invested a lot of work, energy, heart and many years of collecting artifacts,” Urbaitis wrote in an email Tuesday.

But now that dream is dashed.

Urbaitis said that the KGB Espionage Museum, which opened less than two years ago, is closing permanently and putting up for auction

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