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AS SOON AS GUNSHOTS TORE THROUGH A WAFFLE HOUSE, JAMES SHAW JR. BOLTED AND HID IN A RESTROOM. BUT HE KEPT AN EYE AND AN EAR OUT FOR THE GUNMAN. AND THE MOMENT THE SHOOTER PAUSED, SHAW DECIDED TO AMBUSH HIM. SHAW SAW THE GUNMAN LOOKING AT HIS RIFLE TO RELOAD. THAT’S WHEN HE GRABBED THE SHOOTER’S RIFLE POSSIBLY SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES EARLY YESTERDAY.STUDENTS ON THE STREETS PROTESTING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BULLYING ISSUES AND PROPOSING THE BANNING OF GUNS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS GOES BOTH WAYS AND THE SITUATION DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, SAYS WRITER WHO ADDS THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ‘NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’ BEFORE BANNING GUNS.OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPANY YETI HAS BECOME THE LATEST BUSINESS TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), PART OF A WAVE OF COMPANIES ENDING BUSINESS DEALS WITH THE PRO-GUN GROUP FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND, FLA., SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE NRA REPORTEDLY SENT AN EMAIL TO ITS MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BLASTING THE COMPANY FOR NOT BEING “SPORTSMANLIKE.”AS PART OF THEIR NON-STOP EFFORT AT IMPOSING STRICT GUN CONTROL UPON THE AMERICAN POPULATION, ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES HAVE LAUNCHED A POLITICAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORPORATIONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TYPICAL LEGISLATIVE TRACK TOWARD UNDERMINING THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT EFFORT HAS SUCCEEDED IN COMPELLING A NUMBER OF COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND EVEN LED TO TWO MAJOR BANKS ANNOUNCING SIGNIFICANT LENDING POLICY CHANGES TOWARD THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY.IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FAMED-STUDENT EMMA GONZALEZ, FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, TO USE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE AT A TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE TO BLAST THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND GUNS WHILE ADVOCATING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. BUT HER STATEMENT DIDN’T HOLD UP TO FACTS — AND SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR IT.

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CT – Gun Safety – Shooting Sports Foundation President says he wants background checks, too (VIDEO)

WTNH.COM  April 5, 2018 – About 50 parents and students stood outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in Newtown last month, just before the national march against gun violence on Washington. The NSSF is a national organization that has been around for more than 50 years. Its headquarters has been in Newtown for more than 20 years. When you look at the signs of protesters, they want to stop gun violence, and they…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – How companies should deal with the threat of gun violence — and what employees can do

NBC NEWS April 4, 2018 – Gun violence can happen virtually anywhere and at any time. You could be at a concert, at school, or, as Tuesday’s horrific shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California reminded, at work. The latter incident, which left at least three people injured and the alleged shooter dead from a self-inflicted gun wound, is sadly, not an entirely unique occurrence. 

Nat’l – Gun Safety – MARK IV RECALL (VIDEO)

RUGER PRESS RELEASE April 3, 2018 – Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the…

WY – Gun Safety – Uinta #1 Approves Guns In Schools

WYOMING PUBLIC MEDIA.ORG March 14, 2018 – Uinta County School District #1 voted late Tuesday evening to put guns in the hands of teachers and staff. The district is the first in Wyoming to act on legislation passed last year to let local school districts decide whether to permit concealed carry in schools. Uinta #1’s policy allows staff who already have a concealed carry permit to submit an application…

Armed Teacher Injures Students When Handgun Accidentally Fires During Gun Safety Class

NEWSWEEK.COM March 14, 2018 – A California teacher armed with a handgun injured three students when he accidentally fired it at the ceiling during a gun safety class. One 17-year-old boy was hit in the neck by a fragment of the bullet as it ricocheted off the ceiling. The teacher at Seaside High School was named by local police as Dennis Alexander, reported Monterey Herald. He was teaching gun safety in…

KS – Gun Safety – Kansas Schools That Teach Kids About Guns, Bill Proposes, Must Start With NRA Program

KCUR.ORG (PBS) February 6, 2018 – Kansas schools that want to offer gun training in the earliest grades would be required to use a program designed by the National Rifle Association, under a bill lawmakers studied on Tuesday. That legislation would switch programs beyond the eighth grade to hunter education training designed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. 

TN – Gun Safety – Group backs firearm-safety bill exempting gun safe purchases from sales tax

TIMES FREE PRESS February 5, 2018 – A bipartisan group of Tennessee senators on Monday unveiled legislation that sponsors hope will encourage firearms owners to buy gun safes by exempting those sales from state sales taxes. Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield, and Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis, said they’re hopeful the legislation will curb accidental shootings by children who gain access to family weapons. 

Nat’l – Gun Safety – This Portable Sensor Will Watch Over Your Guns While You’re Away

THE TRACE.COM February 2, 2018 – Simtek, a new security-technology company based in Mountain View, California, recently launched a funding campaign for a compact security sensor called Duo that it says might just be able to reduce accidental child shootings. The sensor is a portable device that can fit inside safes or dresser drawers. It works by monitoring ambient light and infrared heat in its range. If, for example, someone opens a…

KS – Gun Safety – Bulletproof panels for students’ backpacks put to the test (VIDEO)

KCTV5.COM (Olathe, KS) February 1, 2018 – It is a sad reality that mass shootings continue to make headlines. They happen at movie theaters, schools, nightclubs, concerts and even churches. That is why bulletproof clothing and products are becoming popular items to buy. Online, you can buy a ballistic shield to place in a backpack or other bag. It is a way to send your child off to school…

IL – Gun Safety – A Day After Shooting, Kentucky Lawmakers Debate School Security

GOVERNING.COM January 25, 2018 – Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones called Wednesday for an armed guard in every Kentucky public school following a deadly shooting Tuesday at Marshall County High School. In a floor speech, Jones, D-Pikeville, said Kentucky has not adequately funded school security measures, including law-enforcement officers who are known as school resource officers. 

GA – Gun Safety – Eddie Eagle teaches students dangers of guns (VIDEO)

WJBF.COM January 22, 2018 – Local law enforcement is starting gun safety lessons early. This month, the Richmond County Marshal’s Office started a program called Eddie Eagle that teaches students the dangers of guns. Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program is sponsored by the National Rifle Association and has been around since the 1980s. Lt. Sabb says they brought it to Richmond County Schools a few weeks ago and the kids love…

NY – Gun Safety – Why Atlanta Police Don’t Want Fans to Drive Their Guns to the College Football Championship

THE TRACE.COM January 5, 2018 – The Atlanta Police Department doesn’t want the fans who turn out to cheer on the University of Georgia and University of Alabama to stow firearms in their rides for the same reason law enforcement agencies around the country have been admonishing residents not to treat their sedans, pickups and SUVs as gun safes: A Glock or Remington left in a vehicle often makes for an…

CT – Gun Safety – Give the Gift of Safety (MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

NSSF.ORG December 22, 2017 – Safe storage is the number one way to help prevent firearms accidents. NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program works to make communities across the country safer by providing free gun locks and safety education materials. Demand, however, is greater than we can meet. Your contribution to Project ChildSafe will close the gap and encourage the secure storage of guns when not in use. During this season…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Top-selling handgun safe can be remotely opened in seconds—no PIN needed  (VIDEO)

ARS TECHNICA.COM December 9, 2017 – One of Amazon’s top-selling electronic gun safes contains a critical vulnerability that allows it to be opened by virtually anyone, even when they don’t know the password. The Vaultek VT20i handgun safe, ranked fourth in Amazon’s gun safes and cabinets category, allows owners to electronically open the door using a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone app. 

IA – Gun Safety – Gun Maker’s Exploding Rifle Leaves Trail of Injured Hunters

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT December 5, 2017 –  It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot. This time, the gun barrel exploded, knocking the farmer from Hampton, Iowa, backward, severely damaging his right hand and ear and burning his face. 

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Guns and divorce: Nine things you need to know

HOMETOWN LIFE.COM (Via USA TODAY) December 4, 2017 – I am about to file for a divorce and my husband has several hand guns and rifles in the house. Our marriage has been volatile and I am concerned about my safety and the safety of our children. What should I do? 

IA – Gun Safety – Dog steps on shotgun, shoots hunter

CBS NEWS.COM November 30, 2017 – WOOLSTOCK, Iowa — Authorities say a pheasant hunter in north-central Iowa was accidentally shot and wounded when a dog stepped on shotgun trigger guard and the gun fired. Ken Lonneman, a DNR conservation officer, told CBS News that four hunters and two dogs were looking for the game birds when one of the hunters placed a loaded shotgun on the ground.  [full…

Man accidentally shoots himself and his wife at a church, shortly after a discussion on shootings

WASHINGTON POST  November 17, 2017 – About 20 elderly people sat down for an early Thanksgiving meal Thursday at a church in East Tennessee, unaware that the pleasant afternoon would take a grim turn. During their meal, they decided to discuss gun safety in light of recent mass shootings — an idea that came to them after a neighboring county’s sheriff’s department chose to hold similar seminars at its local churches, said Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ…

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BREAKING :
AS SOON AS GUNSHOTS TORE THROUGH A WAFFLE HOUSE, JAMES SHAW JR. BOLTED AND HID IN A RESTROOM. BUT HE KEPT AN EYE AND AN EAR OUT FOR THE GUNMAN. AND THE MOMENT THE SHOOTER PAUSED, SHAW DECIDED TO AMBUSH HIM. SHAW SAW THE GUNMAN LOOKING AT HIS RIFLE TO RELOAD. THAT’S WHEN HE GRABBED THE SHOOTER’S RIFLE POSSIBLY SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES EARLY YESTERDAY.STUDENTS ON THE STREETS PROTESTING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BULLYING ISSUES AND PROPOSING THE BANNING OF GUNS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS GOES BOTH WAYS AND THE SITUATION DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, SAYS WRITER WHO ADDS THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ‘NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’ BEFORE BANNING GUNS.OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPANY YETI HAS BECOME THE LATEST BUSINESS TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), PART OF A WAVE OF COMPANIES ENDING BUSINESS DEALS WITH THE PRO-GUN GROUP FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND, FLA., SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE NRA REPORTEDLY SENT AN EMAIL TO ITS MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BLASTING THE COMPANY FOR NOT BEING “SPORTSMANLIKE.”AS PART OF THEIR NON-STOP EFFORT AT IMPOSING STRICT GUN CONTROL UPON THE AMERICAN POPULATION, ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES HAVE LAUNCHED A POLITICAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORPORATIONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TYPICAL LEGISLATIVE TRACK TOWARD UNDERMINING THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT EFFORT HAS SUCCEEDED IN COMPELLING A NUMBER OF COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND EVEN LED TO TWO MAJOR BANKS ANNOUNCING SIGNIFICANT LENDING POLICY CHANGES TOWARD THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY.IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FAMED-STUDENT EMMA GONZALEZ, FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, TO USE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE AT A TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE TO BLAST THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND GUNS WHILE ADVOCATING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. BUT HER STATEMENT DIDN’T HOLD UP TO FACTS — AND SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR IT.