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15-YEAR-OLD WHO LEARNED GUN SAFETY FROM LATE FATHER DEFENDS MOTHER BY SHOOTING, KILLING BOYFRIEND AS HE CHOKED HER. AFTER REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE IN THE HOMICIDE PROSECUTORS CLEARED THE GIRL AND RULED THE "SHOOTING JUSTIFIED."SPENDING A SATURDAY MORNING LEARNING ABOUT HOW POLICE ARE TRAINED TO USE LETHAL FORCE, THE POLICIES THAT GOVERN WHEN TO USE IT AND PUTTING THOSE SKILLS INTO PRACTICE WAS AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE FOR AN ELGIN CITY, ILLINOIS COUNCILMAN. THANKS TO MOVIES AND TV, PEOPLE BELIEVE AN OFFICER CAN SHOOT A GUN OUT OF A PERSON’S HAND OR HIT AN ARM OR A LEG IN ORDER TO INCAPACITATE SOMEONE. IN REALITY, IT’S VERY HARD TO SHOOT A SMALLER TARGET THAT’S MOVING.THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) IS OFFERING A NEW $1.8 MILLION GRANT FOR A PROGRAM TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS “MASS CASUALTY SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES” IN THE EVENT OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, EXPANDING A TRAINING THAT SOME MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY SHOULD BE “AS COMMON AS CPR.”IN A CBS VIDEO NEWS CORRESPONDENT ALEX WAGNER SET DOWN WITH A GROUP OF FEMALE MILLENNIALS TO TALK ABOUT AN ARRAY OF ISSUES. ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT CAME UP WAS FIREARMS AND WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S A NEED FOR GUN CONTROL. BUT THE YOUNG WOMEN WERE CONFUSED OVER FIREARMS IN GENERAL  AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THEM. THE MOST OBVIOUS ONES ARE SEMI-AUTOMATIC V. FULLY AUTOMATIC AND PEOPLE CALLING EVERY GUN A "MACHINE GUN." REPUTABLE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER AND INDUSTRY INNOVATOR, FRANKLIN ARMORY®, RECEIVED WORD LATE MONDAY EVENING THAT THEIR ECOMMERCE PROVIDER, SHOPIFY, WILL SOON INTERRUPT THEIR LAWFUL COMMERCE OF FIREARMS AND COMPONENTS DUE TO A SUDDEN CHANGE IN SHOPIFY’S “ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP.)” THE NEW AUP WAS PRESENTED WITHOUT WARNING AND INCLUDED A NEW DEFINITION OF “RESTRICTED ITEMS” TO INCLUDE FLASH SUPPRESSORS, THREADED BARRELS, PISTOL GRIPS, AND EVEN MAGAZINES LARGER THAN 10 ROUNDS.

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How 3-D Printing Exposes The Fallacy Of Federal Gun Laws

WIRED.COM August 15, 2018 – I mention 3-D printing nowhere. That’s because it’s irrelevant, and most of what you read about 3-D-printed guns is noise. 3-D printing is a relatively immature manufacturing technology, and it won’t be making a modern, repeating firearm any time soon. (At least not the home 3-D printers that are cheaply available.) The only reason 3-D printing is even in the story is because Defense…

MA – Opinion – Guns Save Innocent Lives In America

WBSM.COM August 13, 2018 – A hard-working cab driver in New Bedford, Massachusetts is alive today because he had a handgun and knew how to use it when he was allegedly attacked. Driving a taxi cab is not most people’s idea of an easy job. But it is also the most likely job to get you murdered. According to the federal government, taxi drivers are over 20 times more likely to be murdered…

TX – Opinion – Obstacles for “smart guns” are about ideology more than technology

KWBU.ORG (NPR) August 13, 2018 – Are the difficulties in bringing smart guns to market about the technology or is it about ideology? I think it’s definitely the latter. You know, biometrics and RFID chips are technology that millions and millions of Americans rely on in their everyday life for all kinds of things. But, because of the way that (smart guns are) touted by liberal politicians and activists…

Nat’l – Opinion – They Won’t Sink Zinke

WALL STREET JOURNAL (Subscription) August 10, 2018 – To serve in the Trump administration is to deserve hazard pay, and lately that’s especially true of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The department has been leading the way on swifter, smarter timelines for environmental analyses and permitting. It is tackling the failed Endangered Species Act, jump-starting oil and gas development on federal lands, making sure public lands are once again for…

FL – Opinion – My daughter died at Parkland. While we argue about guns, let’s fix school security.

USA TODAY August 10, 2018 – Perimeter security includes cameras and monitoring technologies coupled with single or limited points of entry to manage the human flow of entrance, reducing potential risks to our kids. Further, we must place armed guards inside our schools and harden the target. School resource officers who are well trained and medically fit would be instrumental in defending our children in the event of an attack. 

MO – Opinion – Badly written stand-your-ground laws sow law enforcement confusion

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH August 9, 2018 – In a country seemingly gone crazy over gun rights, there just might be light at the end of that gun barrel. Gun-rights advocates say bad wording in so-called “stand your ground” laws has led to too much law enforcement confusion. It’s possible, they acknowledge, that liberalized self-protection freedoms have gone too far. 

Nat’l – Opinion – Gun Control Ignorance Exposed (AUDIO)

LIBERTY NATION.COM August 8, 2018 – Few causes manage to rival the idiocy of the American gun control movement. After Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) apparently thought that magazines weren’t reusable, or after Senator Kevin de Leon (D-CA) held up a rifle he claimed could empty a .30 caliber clip in half a second, it should be clear that these people are clueless. 

MA – Opinion – Holy Cross Professor Writes Commentary on Gun Control, Wildlife for the Boston Globe

NEWS.HOLY CROSS.EDU August 8, 2018 – Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, recently penned a piece for the paper in which she reached the paradoxical conclusion that “North American wildlife depends on gun sales for its survival.” Philip writes that, as we focus on advancing gun control laws, we must ensure we don’t do so at the expense of…

Nat’l – Opinion – Why the NRA should worry about “ghost guns”

DIGITAL CENTER.ORG August 8, 2018 – If it becomes easy for average people to 3D print firearms, then what does that mean for gun manufacturers and the gun lobby? Should they fear suffering the fate of independent bookstores and film cameras?  Whatever your politics and however you feel about private gun ownership, the “ghost gun” debate that has emerged over the last few weeks has implications for every kind…

NY – Opinion – Andrew Cuomo is now at war with the Bill of Rights

NEW YORK POST August 8, 2018 – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lawyers will be in federal court in Albany next month, when they’ll try to get a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him by America’s largest civil rights organization. The group is the National Rifle Association, which is asking a federal court to halt the governor’s efforts to use financial regulations to drive the gun rights group out of business here. …

Nat’l – Opinion – The Only 3 Guns a Hunter Ever Needs

AMERICAN HUNTER.ORG (NRA) August 7, 2018 – Suppose you were tasked with whittling an imaginary gun collection down to the fewest number of firearms needed to ethically pursue every game animal in North America. Which firearms and chamberings would you include? Here’s the answer. 

Nat’l – Opinion – Dear tourists, gun violence in America is just part of the experience

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST.COM (us Bureau) August 7, 2018 – It’s been weeks since America’s last gun massacre. Perhaps the extreme heat in much of the US recently has the country’s gun-owning psychopaths waiting indoors, plotting their deadly acts in air-conditioned comfort. They probably don’t want to risk missing their targets because of a sweaty grip. Those wondering about the lull in urgent headlines from the US about gunmen unleashing…

Nat’l – Opinion – 3-D Printed Guns Are A Reminder That Gun Control In America Is Futile

THE FEDERALIST.COM August 2, 2018 – In case you missed it, Americans are up against yet another imminent doomsday scenario. If you weren’t already killed off by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, or by the Trump tax cuts, or by the repeal of net neutrality, or by Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, we’re now told that you will certainly be killed by 3-D…

Nat’l – Opinion – It’s Hard To Be Reasonable These Days, And Even Harder To Be A Reasonable Gun Person

FORBES.COM July 30, 2018 – The March for Our Lives Tour is scheduled to be in the Washington, D.C.-New York corridor from Aug. 3-10. In the gun world, that means reasonable people are steeling themselves for a storm of bad press and a week of feeling ostracized. It’s hard not to get defensive when the gun control advocates are the heroes of the day, because in today’s oversimplified Internet-age narratives, heroes…

Nat’l – Opinion – Cowards weaken Second Amendment

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER July 28, 2018 – This month, The Washington Post published an account of a true act of heroism. Two armed citizens confronted a man who opened fire on a restaurant. They showed courage. They ran to the sound of gunfire. They showed prudence. They took great care in fixing their target and making sure he was a threat before they opened fire. I’d argue that they represent…

AZ – Opinion – Don’t flood this country with 3D-printed guns

SUN SENTINEL.COM July 26, 2018 – I am not fearful of firearms. I believe the Second Amendment was written with purpose and with sensitivity to generational circumstances. But what I am extremely concerned about is who has access to firearms and the devastation firearms are capable of in the wrong hands. Imagine a world in which anyone — including terrorists, convicted felons and domestic abusers — has immediate access…

GA – Opinion – The gun that won the rest

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM July 26, 2018 – The history of mankind is filled with conflicts between individuals, tribes, clans and nations. As the man-creature evolved and became more developed, so did his weapons of war and his strategy of using those weapons to overcome his foes in battle. It took thousands of years to move from rocks and sticks being thrown by hand to spears and arrows. From that point it…

Nat’l – Opinion – I Used to Hate Guns and the NRA. Then I Was Mugged.

DAILY SIGNAL.COM July 24, 2018 -I’d hated guns since I was a teenager. It was a gun that killed John Lennon, after all. Guns killed President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Get rid of the guns, problem solved—or so I thought. In December of 2012, I even tweeted President Barack Obama, urging him to repeal the Second Amendment and “stop” the National Rifle Association….

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BREAKING :
15-YEAR-OLD WHO LEARNED GUN SAFETY FROM LATE FATHER DEFENDS MOTHER BY SHOOTING, KILLING BOYFRIEND AS HE CHOKED HER. AFTER REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE IN THE HOMICIDE PROSECUTORS CLEARED THE GIRL AND RULED THE "SHOOTING JUSTIFIED."SPENDING A SATURDAY MORNING LEARNING ABOUT HOW POLICE ARE TRAINED TO USE LETHAL FORCE, THE POLICIES THAT GOVERN WHEN TO USE IT AND PUTTING THOSE SKILLS INTO PRACTICE WAS AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE FOR AN ELGIN CITY, ILLINOIS COUNCILMAN. THANKS TO MOVIES AND TV, PEOPLE BELIEVE AN OFFICER CAN SHOOT A GUN OUT OF A PERSON’S HAND OR HIT AN ARM OR A LEG IN ORDER TO INCAPACITATE SOMEONE. IN REALITY, IT’S VERY HARD TO SHOOT A SMALLER TARGET THAT’S MOVING.THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) IS OFFERING A NEW $1.8 MILLION GRANT FOR A PROGRAM TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS “MASS CASUALTY SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES” IN THE EVENT OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, EXPANDING A TRAINING THAT SOME MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY SHOULD BE “AS COMMON AS CPR.”IN A CBS VIDEO NEWS CORRESPONDENT ALEX WAGNER SET DOWN WITH A GROUP OF FEMALE MILLENNIALS TO TALK ABOUT AN ARRAY OF ISSUES. ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT CAME UP WAS FIREARMS AND WHETHER OR NOT THERE'S A NEED FOR GUN CONTROL. BUT THE YOUNG WOMEN WERE CONFUSED OVER FIREARMS IN GENERAL  AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THEM. THE MOST OBVIOUS ONES ARE SEMI-AUTOMATIC V. FULLY AUTOMATIC AND PEOPLE CALLING EVERY GUN A "MACHINE GUN." REPUTABLE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER AND INDUSTRY INNOVATOR, FRANKLIN ARMORY®, RECEIVED WORD LATE MONDAY EVENING THAT THEIR ECOMMERCE PROVIDER, SHOPIFY, WILL SOON INTERRUPT THEIR LAWFUL COMMERCE OF FIREARMS AND COMPONENTS DUE TO A SUDDEN CHANGE IN SHOPIFY’S “ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (AUP.)” THE NEW AUP WAS PRESENTED WITHOUT WARNING AND INCLUDED A NEW DEFINITION OF “RESTRICTED ITEMS” TO INCLUDE FLASH SUPPRESSORS, THREADED BARRELS, PISTOL GRIPS, AND EVEN MAGAZINES LARGER THAN 10 ROUNDS.