National Guardsman Arrested in Elaborate Plot to Avenge Mother’s Death by Hiring a Hitman and Purchasing Guns

WAKE FOREST, N.C. – A National Guardsman in North Carolina was arrested for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman and buying guns in a plot to avenge his mother’s death in a car crash nearly eight years ago. Rhett Michael Barlow, 22, was charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder, following an investigation by the Wake Forest Police Department. Barlow allegedly tried to hire a hitman and purchased two guns to carry out the murder …

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California Appeals Court Blocks Recent Law Prohibiting Guns in Most Public Spaces

SACRAMENTO, California – A recent California law restricting the possession of firearms in public spaces faced a setback after a U.S. appeals court issued a ruling against it. The law, signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom in September 2023, had been in effect for only five days since Jan. 1 before being halted by the court. This law was first blocked last month after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney issued a temporary injunction, deeming it …

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