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THE WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITOL HILL ARE CONSIDERING A PHONE APP CONNECTED TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (NICS) AS ONE OF THE OPTIONS IN THEIR DISCUSSIONS FOR PLANS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE, ACCORDING TO A SENATE SOURCE AND A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE TALKS.WALMART ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THAT THEY NO LONGER WELCOME CUSTOMERS WHO ENGAGE IN “OPEN CARRY” — CARRYING A GUN, IN PUBLIC, FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. KROGER JOINED THEM WITHIN HOURS, AND CVS, WALGREENS AND WEGMANS FOLLOWED SUIT BEFORE THE END OF THE WEEK. THIS WEEK, MEIJER, ALDI AND PUBLIX JOINED IN AS WELL. THEIR DECISIONS ARE NOT TERRIBLY NOVEL: THE RETAILERS HAVE SIMPLY MADE THE SAME BUSINESS DECISION THAT OTHER CORPORATE TITANS, INCLUDING TARGET, COSTCO AND STARBUCKS, MADE BEFORE.THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS: FORMER CONGRESSMAN BETO O'ROURKE CALLED HIS GUN CONFISCATION PLAN "CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND," DEMOCRATS CONDEMNED O'ROURKE'S GUN PLAN, AND REP. ILHAN OMAR (D., MINN.) RENEWED HER SUPPORT FOR THE BOYCOTT, SANCTIONS, AND DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT. "THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THROUGH THE COMMERCE CLAUSE, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT PREVENTED FROM, WOULDN'T PREVENT THE UNITED STATES FROM DOING BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT," O'ROURKE TOLD HOST CHUCK TODD. "SO THIS IS CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND."CONTINUING HIS RESPONSE TO RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS, GOV. GREG ABBOTT RELEASED AN ACTION PLAN THURSDAY THAT INCLUDED NUMEROUS GUN-RELATED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO TACKLE BUT REJECTED CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR LIMITS ON MILITARY-STYLE FIREARMS. THE GOAL IS TO IMPROVE SAFETY WHILE RESPECTING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND SOLUTIONS WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN WHAT WAS OUTLINED IN HIS 15-PAGE TEXAS SAFETY ACTION REPORT, ABBOTT SAID.A NEBRASKA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION HAS RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR PATIENTS BATTLING CANCER FROM THE SALE OF ONE OF AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BULLETS. THE UNLIKELY PAIRING UNDERSCORES THAT, WHILE GUN MANUFACTURERS IN THE U.S. FACE MOUNTING PUSHBACK FOR THEIR ROLE IN A STRING OF MASS SHOOTINGS, THE MAKERS OF THE AMMUNITION THAT GOES INTO THOSE GUNS HAVE LARGELY ESCAPED SCRUTINY.

AL – HOME DEFENSE – Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive (VIDEO)

A 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived. “I walked out and said, ‘can I help you?’ And he said, ‘yes ma’am, I’d like to use your phone,’” Marcia Black, a grandmother of four, told WAAY. Investigators said the suspect, Cameron Powers, had been on the run for some four hours after crashing a stolen car during a high-speed chase with deputies near Black’s home in Limestone County. “I was just calm as could be. I knew what I was doing. I was in control,” she said. Black said she talked to Powers from her front porch, all the while keeping him at bay with her hunting rifle. “I wanted to keep him at a distance,” she said. “I didn’t intend to kill him. I just wanted him to think that I would shoot him.” When Powers inched closer to her home, Black reacted because two of her grandchildren were inside watching after calling 911. “He wouldn’t get down, so I shot in the air, and he realized I meant business, so he got down on his knees,” Black said. It wasn’t long after when deputies arrived.  [full article]

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BREAKING :
THE WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITOL HILL ARE CONSIDERING A PHONE APP CONNECTED TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (NICS) AS ONE OF THE OPTIONS IN THEIR DISCUSSIONS FOR PLANS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE, ACCORDING TO A SENATE SOURCE AND A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE TALKS.WALMART ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THAT THEY NO LONGER WELCOME CUSTOMERS WHO ENGAGE IN “OPEN CARRY” — CARRYING A GUN, IN PUBLIC, FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. KROGER JOINED THEM WITHIN HOURS, AND CVS, WALGREENS AND WEGMANS FOLLOWED SUIT BEFORE THE END OF THE WEEK. THIS WEEK, MEIJER, ALDI AND PUBLIX JOINED IN AS WELL. THEIR DECISIONS ARE NOT TERRIBLY NOVEL: THE RETAILERS HAVE SIMPLY MADE THE SAME BUSINESS DECISION THAT OTHER CORPORATE TITANS, INCLUDING TARGET, COSTCO AND STARBUCKS, MADE BEFORE.THIS WEEK ON THE SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS: FORMER CONGRESSMAN BETO O'ROURKE CALLED HIS GUN CONFISCATION PLAN "CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND," DEMOCRATS CONDEMNED O'ROURKE'S GUN PLAN, AND REP. ILHAN OMAR (D., MINN.) RENEWED HER SUPPORT FOR THE BOYCOTT, SANCTIONS, AND DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT. "THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THROUGH THE COMMERCE CLAUSE, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT PREVENTED FROM, WOULDN'T PREVENT THE UNITED STATES FROM DOING BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT," O'ROURKE TOLD HOST CHUCK TODD. "SO THIS IS CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND."CONTINUING HIS RESPONSE TO RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS, GOV. GREG ABBOTT RELEASED AN ACTION PLAN THURSDAY THAT INCLUDED NUMEROUS GUN-RELATED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATURE TO TACKLE BUT REJECTED CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR LIMITS ON MILITARY-STYLE FIREARMS. THE GOAL IS TO IMPROVE SAFETY WHILE RESPECTING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND SOLUTIONS WILL REQUIRE MORE THAN WHAT WAS OUTLINED IN HIS 15-PAGE TEXAS SAFETY ACTION REPORT, ABBOTT SAID.A NEBRASKA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION HAS RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR PATIENTS BATTLING CANCER FROM THE SALE OF ONE OF AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BULLETS. THE UNLIKELY PAIRING UNDERSCORES THAT, WHILE GUN MANUFACTURERS IN THE U.S. FACE MOUNTING PUSHBACK FOR THEIR ROLE IN A STRING OF MASS SHOOTINGS, THE MAKERS OF THE AMMUNITION THAT GOES INTO THOSE GUNS HAVE LARGELY ESCAPED SCRUTINY.