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A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
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MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
A 16-year-old girl making her first solo drive died when her vehicle slammed into a semi. Sources tell KCTV5 that she was texting at the time of the crash.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey will tell you upfront that he backs the right to bear arms, but gun ownership does have its limits.
"I will not sign a Class III application in Mecklenburg County, and that I won't sign off for somebody to own a machine gun or a silencer, stuff like that, "he said." I just don't think we need it Mecklenburg County."
The hot button issue over guns in America has provided a windfall to firearms dealers.
However, in this ramped up sales environment, Bailey says the backgrounds of some owners are falling through the cracks.
"If somebody's from out of county that's moved in here or out of state that's moved in here, "he said." There's no mechanism, there's no statutory authority for us to inquire where they used to live as to whether or not they've had treatment for mental illness or anything like that."
In short, Bailey's hands are tied, when it comes to purchase permits.
"There's not a mandated mechanism for checking for any mental illness. It's easy to check background criminal history. It's not too easy to check the mental background side of it."
Extra staffers are brought in to handle the onslaught of permits, but it's not the legal gun owners he's worried about.
"The criminal element is gonna get their guns regardless of what kind of gun law is passed."
It is gun laws that have created a recent buying blitz, but the sheriff feels the reach of Washington will only go so far.
Sheriff Bailey said," I personally don't think they're gonna take any guns away. I don't think the legislation; the support is there to do that."
Recently, requests for gun permit at the Sheriff's office have skyrocketed from 50 to 60 a day to 200 a day.