Gun Safety Archive

IN – Gun Safety – IUPUI prof warns about danger of guns — and it’s not what you think

INDY STAR.COM May 8, 2017 – Few would dispute that a gun, when used improperly, can be dangerous to your health. But a new study shows that guns, even when fired as safely as possible, can hurt you. The study by an IUPUI scientist found that firing a gun at a shooting range, either indoors or outdoors, releases a high level of lead-filled dust that coats the shooter. This dust can…

VA – Gun Safety – Tripping Up Bloomberg

AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM.ORG April 28, 2017 – Accidental deaths by firearms reached an all-time low in 2015, according to statistics released by the National Safety Council. Firearms were involved in only 0.3 percent of all accidental deaths for that year. The Washington Examiner reports that, of the 146,571 accidental deaths occurring nationwide that year, only 489 involved a gun. That is the lowest number ever recorded since the NSC began tracking…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Woman Leaves Toddler In Vehicle With Gun – He Shoots

LEGAL READER.COM March 29, 2017 – Keeping loaded guns in plain sight when children are nearby is downright neglectful, as 30-year-old Abbie Maldonado learned. The woman received a valid concealed-carry weapon permit from the state just last month and was arrested Monday afternoon after her 3-year-old son grabbed a loaded gun she kept next to her in their vehicle and shot out the window of the car, which parked…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Accidental shootings at all-time low of 489, gun sales highest ever

WASHINGTON EXAMINER March 20, 2017 – Despite gun sales reaching record numbers in the last two years, accidental gun shootings are at an all-time low, a surprising finding by the National Safety Council. In its annual “Injury Facts” report, the group put accidental gun deaths in 2015 at 489. That is the lowest since 1903, when record-keeping began and a 17 percent one-year drop. “That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent…

AR – WARNING! Walther CCP Recall

WALTHER ARMS March 20, 2017 – Walther Arms has identified a potential condition in Walther CCP pistols that could potentially cause it to discharge if dropped whether the manual safety is engaged (on) or disengaged (off).  The safety of our customers is our paramount concern so we have voluntarily initiated this recall because of the possibility of a drop-fire occurring. Please do not load or fire your Walther CCP…

WY – Campus Guns – Guns in schools on Mead’s Desk

BUFFALO BULLETIN March 8, 2017 – In Wyoming, guns are as common as cowboy hats. Yet, since 1990, when the Gun-Free School Zones Act was passed, there have been a few places where guns haven’t been allowed. That has included schools, but a bill now sits on Gov. Matt Mead’s desk that would change that. All it needs is his signature. House Bill 194 authorizes a school district board…

FL – Gun Safety – Teen arrested for taking gun from suicidal classmate (VIDEO)

ABC 3 WEAR-TV.COM February 8, 2017 – A Booker T. Washington student brought a gun to school to commit suicide, now a fellow student who tried to stop him is facing charges. Pensacola Police arrested 16-year-old William David Caldwell on Tuesday. According to the police report, on Friday one of Caldwell’s friends showed other students he had a gun on him. The friend told other students he was going…

Nat’l – Gun Safety- A Firearm Coloring Book Aims To Make Gun Safety Fun

FORBES.COM January 24, 2017 – Freelance graphic designer Sara Westman decided to create something she wanted: a firearm coloring book. Drawing on her experience as a firearm illustrator, she set about making a coloring book featuring guns that would both entertain and educate. Westman, who’s based in Boise, Idaho, and spends her weekends hiking and hunting, bills the book as: “Created for big kids, appropriate for all ages.” In response, the firearm industry…

WI – Gun Safety – Conceal and carry classes aim to create gun safety (VIDEO)

WSAW-TV.COM January 17, 2017 – WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) Conceal and carry classes aim to create gun safety in the state. In order to have a Conceal and Carry Weapon license, it’s required that you go through proper training. That’s why classes are offered across the state, like in Portage County. The Portage County Sheriffs Office has a CCW class this week. The department offers the course three times a year. They…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – TSA finds record 3,391 guns at checkpoints in 2016

USA TODAY January 12, 2017 – ransportation Security Administration officers found a record-setting 3,391 guns — more than nine per day at airport checkpoints nationwide, the agency announced Thursday. The results represented a nearly 30% increase from the 2,612 found in 2015, TSA said. About 83% of the guns found last year were loaded, TSA said. Firearms and ammunition aren’t allowed in carry-on bags. TSA can assess fines up to…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – To Keep Firearms Secure, Texas Bill Appeals to Concealed Gun Carriers’ Wallets

THE TRACE.COM January 5, 2017 – For years, Texas gun owners have groused about the application fee for a license to carry a handgun. The state charges $140 for a new license — enough money to buy about 750 rounds of 9mm ammunition — and $70 for a renewal, required every five years. State Representative Joe Moody of El Paso, a Democrat, introduced a measure to lower that fee, but there’s a…

MO – Gun Rights – Provisions to Missouri gun laws begin January 1st

FOUR STATES HOME PAGE.COM December 29, 2016 – So-called “constitutional carry” will let Missourians 21 and older who can legally own guns carry them concealed anywhere they can now openly carry, and do so without a permit. Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown) sponsored the measure. According to the National Rifle Association, Missouri will join 10 other states with constitutional carry laws. Another provision taking effect is one that allows local…

NY – Gun Safety – Gun safety a priority

LEADER HERALD.COM December 22, 2016 – It is not uncommon for teenagers or even younger children to hope that one thing they find under the Christmas tree is a new rifle or shotgun, perhaps the first they have ever owned. Most parents understand such a Christmas present has to be combined with another gift — education in safe, responsible gun ownership. Last month, we were reminded of how vital…

FL – Gun Safety – Jacksonville mother upset after child taught NRA-affiliated gun safety program at elementary school (VIDEO)

ACTION NEWS JAX.COM November 2, 2016 – A Jacksonville mom is upset that her child was taught about guns without her permission. The woman’s child is a student at Mandarin Oaks Elementary. She said gun safety is a topic that’s sensitive in her household and has her 7-year-old pushing back on her parenting. The lesson was part of a program called Eddie Eagle, which focuses on gun safety. It…

AL – Gun Safety – Study supports “Do Not Sell” voluntary waiting period for gun sales to reduce suicide

MEDICAL XPRESS.COM October 7, 2016 – A new study suggests many patients at risk for suicide would voluntarily place their name on a Do Not Sell list, prohibiting gun shops from immediately selling them a firearm. The study, published today in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, says nearly half of the 200 people surveyed would willingly place their name on such a list. “There is evidence that suicide, in particular suicide-by-gun,…

MD – Gun Safety – Town may ban replica guns to protect children (VIDEO)

USA TODAY September 26, 2016 – SALISBURY, Md. — Salisbury officials are considering a ban on toys and BB guns that look like real firearms in an attempt to prevent the type of shootings that have taken place across the country. “We’re seeing kids around the country getting killed because police think they have real guns,” said City Councilman Muir Boda. “They don’t have time to figure out if they’re a…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Don’t Hide Your Gun in a Cereal Box

EXTRA CRISPY.COM September 21, 2016 – If you’ve been watching Donald Glover’s Atlanta, you probably remember the scene where Darius hides a gun in a cereal box and says, “There’s probably a bullet in here somewhere.” Now, this is one of those instances where truth is stranger than fiction, because it turns out that hiding guns in cereal boxes is an actual thing that some folks with guns do—often with less…

MD – Gun Safety – Baltimore City Council proposes replica gun ban (VIDEO)

WBALTV.COM September 20, 2016 – A new bill under consideration would ban people from owning and carrying replica guns in Baltimore. City Councilman Jim Kraft said he is not after water guns or Nerf blasters, but instead is concentrating on the ones that look like real weapons that could put children in a dangerous situations if they encounter police. “If we can get these replica guns off the street…

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