Walmart to Ditch Semiautomatic Gun Sales, WDBJ7 Shooting Suspect Dead, U.K. Officials Suggest Sex-Segregated Train Cars: P.M. Links
- Before he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound this afternoon, Vester Lee Flanagan, the man suspected of shooting three WDBJ7 news employees in Virginia this morning, sent a 23-page manifesto to ABC News citing the Charleston church shooting as a motive for his attack.
- Walmart says it will stop selling AR-15s and similar semiautomatic rifles.
- Ladies-only train cars could be coming to the U.K., a move which proponents say will help combat sexual harassment and assault on public transport.
- James Holmes, found guilty in July of 165 charges related to his 2012 shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater, was sentenced today to life in prison without parole.
- "Sources" told the Huffington Post that Donald Trump has sworn off the possibility of running for president as an independent candidate.
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- Richmond Strangles the Poor With Red Tape: Mayor says he wants to "promote economic parity and social justice," then sends code enforcers to evict the poor from their homes. — A. Barton Hinkle
- Jared Fogle's Arbitrary Punishment: Looking at pictures should not be treated like a violent crime. —Jacob Sullum
- Jim Grant: The Fed Turned the Stock Market Into a 'Hall of Mirrors': The editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer on the recent turmoil. — Matt Welch & Jim Epstein