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Authorities accuse teen of peddling drugs, guns on Snapchat

Technology
A New Mexico teenager faced drug and gun charges on Wednesday amid accusations that he had used a popular social media platform to peddle fentanyl, assault weapons and other firearms. Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez announced the 17-year-old's arrest at a news conference, where authorities played a loop of Snapchat videos and photos they said originated from the boy's phone. The images showed plastic bags filled with small blue pills, pistols and rifles propped across a person's lap. In one clip, someone shoots a firearm down on an empty dirt road at night. In another, there is text paired with a photo of a gun saying "650 today." An FBI search warrant showed the teen was arrested at a house in southwest Albuquerque early Tuesday morning — about a month after the FBI was t
More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

Technology
More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect. Mostly Democratic attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons. One Republican — Colorado's attorney general — joined the lawsuit. It comes days after U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik blocked the plans from being released until Aug. 28. He has scheduled an Aug. 21 hearing on the states' request to reverse the U.S. State Department's agreement with Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed. The settlement jeopardizes states' ability to enforce...
Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida.A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said.Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure something similar does not occur again.The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers. Other survivors meanwhile lobbied Florida lawmakers on gun control."We'll be very strong on background checks, very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody," Mr Trump told the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Wednesday's televised event at the White House."It's not going to be ...
My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

Health
The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. "They're going to have to make a choice," said John T. Adams, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. "They can have their guns or their marijuana, but not both." That's the official line, but the reality of how the policy might be enforced in Pennsylvania and other states is a little muddier. That