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Popcorn Company Employee Took Exec Hostage At Gunpoint, Police Say

Popcorn Company Employee Took Exec Hostage At Gunpoint, Police Say

A day after the country was reeling from the shocking Boston Marathon bombings, a small Southern California company reportedly was in the grips of its own violent drama. Leonora Banuelos walked into her office at Popcornopolis with a semiautomatic pistol and took her boss hostage, authorities said. Banuelos, 21... Read More »

Ga. Town's Mandatory Gun Law: A Local Gun Seller Speaks Out

Ga. Town's Mandatory Gun Law: A Local Gun Seller Speaks Out

In Nelson, Georgia, a town of 1,300 people, residents are now required to own a gun. The law, which was adopted unanimously by its town council Monday, would presumably be welcome news to gun shop owners. Nelson has no gun shops, but AOL Jobs caught up with Brennan Moss (pictured), the owner of Moss Firearms in... Read More »

Son of Minn. Workplace Shooting Victim Skips School To Push For Gun Control

Son of Minn. Workplace Shooting Victim Skips School To Push For Gun Control

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Sami Rahamim has committed statistics about gun deaths to memory, folding them into sentences that make his case. He talks like a lawyer, not a 17-year-old high school senior -- no pauses or filler, no public trace of his pain. On Sept. 27, Rahamim's father, Reuven Rahamim, was shot and... Read More »

Accent Signage Systems' 'Botched' Firing Led To Murderous Rampage, Lawsuit Claims

Accent Signage Systems' 'Botched' Firing Led To Murderous Rampage, Lawsuit Claims

By Amy Forliti The family of a man who was among six people gunned down at his Minneapolis office last year are suing the company, claiming that it botched the firing of the employee who carried out the attack and should have known he was mentally ill and potentially dangerous. The lawsuit being filed on... Read More »

Phoenix Office Shooting: Why Is Workplace Violence On The Rise?

Phoenix Office Shooting: Why Is Workplace Violence On The Rise?

The news of another office shooting raises the question: Why is workplace violence on the rise? On Wednesday, a gunman, 70-year old Arthur Douglas Harmon, allegedly shot and killed 48-year old Steve Singer, CEO of the Scottsdale-based Fusion Contact Centers LLC, a call center company. Fusion allegedly had... Read More »

Workplace Homicides Up 50 Percent In The Last Year

Workplace Homicides Up 50 Percent In The Last Year

The massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school reinvigorated the dormant debate over gun control and how best to stop the gun violence in schools. Now, new research suggests that violence in the workplace also has jumped dramatically, with workplace killings up 50 percent in the past year alone. Read More »

Maker of Violent Video Games: 'Not Surprised' Sandy Hook Shooter Played These Games

Maker of Violent Video Games: 'Not Surprised' Sandy Hook Shooter Played These Games

As policy makers debate President Obama's gun control proposals, some have also begun to question the role of violent video games in shootings. The perpetrators of mass shootings, including the Columbine and the Sandy Hook school massacres, reportedly played violent video games, prompting some to call for more... Read More »

Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

Teachers And Guns: An Educator Explains Why She Learned To Shoot

North Carolina public-school employee Michelle Fish can't take a gun to school. But that didn't stop the 42-year-old elementary school librarian from recently participating in a daylong seminar on how to handle and carry a gun. Fish was one of a dozen or so educators in the Tar Heel State who attended the... Read More »

Guns In The Workplace: Gun Shop Owner And Legislator Face Off [VIDEO]

The only things in life that are certain may be death and taxes, but two issues certain to divide this country are abortion and guns. And with heart rates running high over gun control proposals and how to curb gun violence, AOL Jobs' Lunchtime Live video show featured two unusual gun rights defenders:... Read More »

He's A Democrat..And A Gun Shop Owner

He's A Democrat..And A Gun Shop Owner

Austin gun shop owner Michael Cargill, 43, might not fit the popular image of the gun rights movement. He's gay and a Democrat. He didn't grow up hunting, or with guns in his home. In fact, his family shunned guns like many other black families -- a reaction, in part, to the harrowing rates of black-on-black... Read More »

Guns-To-Work Laws Proliferate, Despite Mass Shootings And Employer Opposition

Guns-To-Work Laws Proliferate, Despite Mass Shootings And Employer Opposition

As the country reels over the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there has been much soul-searching over the upswing in mass murders on American soil -- and how to stop the deadly trend. In recent months, employers have quietly joined in the debate, fighting National Rifle Association-supported... Read More »

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