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Edneyville News

3-year-old who shot herself accidentally has died

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The 3½-year-old girl accidentally shot herself on Christmas Day died on Tuesday night at Mission HCA Hospital, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office announced.   Read Story »

Tags: gun control | shootings | gun safety | accidental shootings | Tim Gordon

Henderson County News

911 call: Girl, 3, shot herself after picking up loaded pistol in back seat of pickup truck

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A 3½-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the head after she had ridden her new bicycle on Christmas Day and then picked up the loaded 9-mm pistol in the backseat of her father’s pickup truck, the father told an emergency dispatcher.   Read Story »

Tags: gun control | gun safety

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Cooper's veto of pistol permit repeal draws Edwards' ire

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Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a high-profile bill that would have ended North Carolina's pistol permit requirement and also vetoed a hotel safety bill.   Read Story »

Tags: gun control | 2021 Legislative session | gun safety | concealed carry permit

Henderson County News

Trainees will stop using South Mills River shooting range, officials say

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Responding to complaints from neighbors about a shooting range in the South Mills River area, law enforcement cadets will move to a new location for their training, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said.   Read Story »

Tags: guns | gun control | Second Amendment | shooting ranges

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Commissioners order review of shooting range definition

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Two days after the Henderson County Board of Zoning Adjustment came down in favor of a private shooting range on a large residential lot, the Board of Commissioners called for a clearer definition of shooting ranges and how they're regulated.   Read Story »

Tags: gun control | Second Amendment | gun safety | shooting ranges

Henderson County News

Gun control advocates to stream 'A Hole in My Heart' this week

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“A Hole in My Heart,” an original production capturing the immeasurable grief of gun violence survivors, is available to stream through Sunday to mark National Gun Violence Survivors Week.   Read Story »

Tags: guns | gun control | gun safety

Henderson County News

Ruling revives lawsuit over toddler’s death

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A lawsuit by the parents of a toddler accidentally shot to death while in the care of an unlicensed daycare home has been revived by a state Supreme Court ruling.   Read Story »

Tags: guns | gun control | shootings | gun safety | daycare | child care

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Lapsley was prepared if Deputy Hendrix's killer was on the loose

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After sharing the story of his recovery from a rare and life-threatening immune system disorder, Commissioner Bill Lapsley matched it with another dramatic story of preparing to defend his family against a potential violent criminal.   Read Story »

Tags: guns | Bill Lapsley | gun control | Second Amendment | Ryan Hendrix

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Crowd cheers as commissioners make county a gun rights sanctuary

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A capacity crowd filled the Henderson County Board of Commissioners meeting room at the Historic Courthouse on Monday night to advocate for and against a resolution making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary.   Read Story »

Tags: gun control | Second Amendment

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Henderson County poised to become Second Amendment sanctuary

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Declaring support for the right to bear arms, Henderson County commissioners are poised to join the growing list of elected officials making their county a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."   Read Story »

Tags: firearms | gun control | Second Amendment

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Student-led March for Our Lives set for Saturday

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Tags: school shootings | guns | Parkland High School shootings | gun control