Guns

While overall crime rates have remained relatively flat this year, one crime concern is still a priority for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Officers are encountering alarming numbers of children ages 12, 13, 14, and 15 who are in possession of guns. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools campuses have found at least 25 guns this school year alone. Officials are urging […]

Although it may seem like there is frequently bad news around the Queen City, the good news is the city is becoming safer. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department found that overall crime is down by 5% compared to two years ago. Charlotte’s total arrests are down by 4%, violent crime arrests are down by 3%, and gun […]

As parents, we want to ensure that our children are safe while attending school. For students at West Charlotte High School, they have taken matters into their own hands to express their concerns about recent violence and guns being brought into Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Students organized a peaceful protest this morning raising awareness of violence in […]

For over a year, we have wondered who fired shots during a block party on Beatties Ford Road that injured several people.   Well, authorities believe that they have found the gun that was used in that incident with the help of technology and it’s only a matter of time before they will have their suspect […]

Should teachers carry guns in the classroom to increase school safety?  

In the aftermath of several church shootings, is it time for churches to have armed security guards at their entrance doors?

More single Black women are packing pistols. “There is a high uptick of African-Americans buying guns across the country,” said Philip Smith, president of the 14,000-member National African-American Gun Association. “We are enrolling members in gun clubs in record numbers and Black women are driving gun sales,” Smith said. “More women are buying guns and […]

A Black Illinois woman with felony firearm charges after she fired shots to ward off a gunman who killed her fiancé and the father of her two children.

A bidder driving the offer up identified themselves as Tamir Rice. And the top bidder's online name appeared to be "Racist McShootface."