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AVOWED TRUMP SUPPORTER ARRESTED NEAR CAPITOL FOR CARRYING GUN; WOMAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE. A 22-YEAR-OLD VIRGINIA MAN WHOSE FACEBOOK PAGE FEATURES A PHOTO FROM THE JAN. 6 RIOT AT THE U.S. CAPITOL WAS ARRESTED NEAR THE CAPITOL COMPLEX SUNDAY, AND POLICE SAID HE WAS CARRYING THREE HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES, 37 ROUNDS OF UNREGISTERED AMMUNITION AND A GLOCK 22 FIREARM. SMALL GROUPS OF RIGHT-WING PROTESTERS — SOME OF THEM CARRYING RIFLES — GATHERED OUTSIDE HEAVILY FORTIFIED STATEHOUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY SUNDAY AS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND POLICE KEPT WATCH TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE VIOLENCE THAT ERUPTED AT THE U.S. CAPITOL. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF ANY CLASHES.‘THERE IS THIS STIGMA THAT IF YOU ARE BLACK AND THAT YOU HAVE A GUN THEN YOU ARE A CRIMINAL,’ SAID VANESSA HALL-HARPER. THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GUN ASSOCIATION HELD ITS FIRST MEETING ON SATURDAY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE THE BLACK COMMUNITY ON GUN SAFETY AND PROTECTION.GUNS AND RANGE TRAINING CENTER IN WEST PALM BEACH IS SEEING A BOOM IN BUSINESS AS BUYERS FLOCK TO THE SHOOTING RANGE LOOKING TO BUY ARMS AND AMMO. MIKE SHKOP, THE OWNER OF THE CENTER SAYS THE RISE IN SALES NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.A CROWD OF ABOUT 100 PEOPLE, MANY OF THEM ARMED AND FOCUSED ON GUN RIGHTS, GATHERED PEACEFULLY OUTSIDE THE TEXAS CAPITOL GATES FOR A FEW HOURS SUNDAY IN A SCENE THAT IS FAIRLY COMMON IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN AT THE BEGINNING OF A LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND UNLIKE AUTHORITIES' WORST-CASE SCENARIO FEARS THAT PROTESTS COULD TURN VIOLENT DURING THE WEEKEND. BUT THOSE CONCERNS DID NOT COME TO PASS, AS A HEIGHTENED LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE WAS VISIBLE ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS AND PROTESTERS SPOKE OF BEING CONTACTED BY THE FBI BEFOREHAND. AS OF PRESS TIME SUNDAY, AUSTIN'S SMALL RALLY MIRRORED OTHER PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT DAY.

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UT – GUN SAFETY – Boogaloo group planning Sunday armed rally at Utah Capitol 

Other right-wing groups are staying away, claiming the anti-government group are “bad actors” who want to “incite violence.” Tyson Reese said he sees no reason to storm the Utah Capitol during an armed demonstration he planned for Sunday and doesn’t anticipate any sort of violence. Yet other groups — which were represented Wednesday when hundreds gathered at the Utah Capitol on the same day a pro-Donald Trump mob stormed…

PA – GUN SAFETY – Local Law Enforcement Prepares For Possible Armed Protest Ahead Of Inauguration Day (VIDEO)

As the FBI warns of calls for armed protests by right-wing extremists in all 50 states and D.C., city and county police say they're preparing for any potential action in Pittsburgh. With the nation still reeling from the ransacking of the Capitol Building, law enforcement across the nation and specifically here in Pittsburgh are preparing for a possible round two — a secondary attack on the final Sunday of the Trump presidency.

DC – GUN SAFETY – Leave guns at home, Trump supporters told

CITY OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON HAVE WARNED SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP NOT TO BRING GUNS TO PROTESTS THIS WEEK AGAINST CONGRESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OF HIS ELECTION DEFEAT. HUNDREDS OF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS HAVE BEEN ENLISTED TO HELP KEEP ORDER. "WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME INFORMATION THAT THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS INTENT ON BRINGING FIREARMS INTO OUR CITY AND THAT JUST WILL NOT BE TOLERATED," POLICE CHIEF ROBERT CONTEE TOLD A CITY HALL NEWS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY. HE ADDED THAT ANYONE FOUND DOING SO OR PROVOKING VIOLENCE WOULD BE ARRESTED.

WY – GUN SAFETY – Wyoming Sixth Graders Complete Hunter Education Certification During P.E. Class

THE WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT SAYS THAT ABOUT 5,000 STUDENTS EACH YEAR COMPLETE THEIR WYOMING HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM. GAME AND FISH SAYS THAT 18 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN WYOMING HAVE OFFERED HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES DURING THEIR REGULAR SCHOOL DAY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

WV – GUN SAFETY – Two priorities: Maintaining gun rights and protecting children

The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees that we Americans can own firearms. We venture to suggest those who wrote and ratified the Constitution did not intend it to promote the accidental shootings of children. In fact, it is likely accidental shootings of children were far less common in those days. Simply loading a firearm was more complicated and time consuming. Gunpowder had to be poured down the barrel,…

NV – GUN SAFETY – Do your homework before purchasing firearm for Christmas

With Thanksgiving Day and the associated festivities behind us, we can now turn our holiday planning efforts to Christmas. There is the tree to put up and decorate, lights to put on the house and gifts to acquire. For hunters and recreational shooting types, one of the popular gift options is a firearm and has been for generations, but there are some things to consider before putting a firearm…

AR – GUN SAFETY – CPSO to host free gun safety course for kids in hopes of preventing accidental shootings (VIDEO)

THE CADDO PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS SET TO HAVE ITS ANNUAL GUN SAFETY COURSE IN MID-DECEMBER TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT THE PROPER USE OF WEAPONS THEY MAY RECEIVE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. ACCORDING TO CPSO, THE FREE TRAINING SESSION IS FOR KIDS WHO ARE AGES EIGHT THROUGH 12. THE COURSE WILL TEACH CHILDREN THE FUNDAMENTALS BASICS OF FIREARMS AND PROPER SAFETY PROCEDURES.

NH – GUN SAFETY – Safety Recall Notice: SIG SAUER Cross Bolt-Action Rifles

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 25, 2020) – Today Sig Sauer, Inc. is announcing a safety recall for the CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, and consumers should immediately discontinue use of the rifle. This recall applies to all CROSS Bolt-Action rifles currently manufactured.

Sig Sauer has viewed an online video that presents a single CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle with a potential safety concern. This gun has been returned to Sig Sauer and upon evaluation it has been confirmed…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Important Safety Recall Notice: M&P Shield® Ez® Pistol

SMITH & WESSON INC. ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE COMPANY HAS IDENTIFIED TWO M&P SHIELD EZ PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1, 2020 AND OCTOBER 31, 2020 ON WHICH THE HAMMERS MANUFACTURED BY ITS SUPPLIER WERE CRACKED. IN THOSE FIREARMS, THE HAMMER FAILED TO FULLY ENGAGE THE SEAR, CAUSING THE ROUND TO FIRE, CYCLING THE SLIDE, AND POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN MULTIPLE DISCHARGES WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE TRIGGER. IN ALL CASES, THE FIREARM WILL NOT FIRE UNLESS THE GRIP SAFETY IS DEPRESSED, SAID THE COMPANY.

CO – GUN SAFETY – How Do You Get Gun Owners To Give Up Their Guns During A Crisis? Ask.

The small town of Craig, Colorado, sits on a winding river in a wide valley in the rural northwest corner of the state. Wild horses roam the wide open landscape, as do herds of elk. The area is a sportsman’s paradise. “Craig, Colorado, is one of the elk hunting capitals of the country and the world. Most people have a lot of hunting rifles,” explains Damon Hatfield, who lives…

PA – GUN SAFETY – Gun lobby takes aim at the safety of PA residents

THE BUCKS COUNTY WOMEN’S ADVOCACY COALITION (BCWAC) AND OUR PARTNER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS FIND IT FRIGHTENING THAT TWO BILLS IN HARRISBURG WOULD MAKE ALL OF US LESS SAFE. HB 1747 AND HB 2440 ARE QUICKLY MOVING THROUGH THE STATE HOUSE AND NOW THE SENATE. BOTH BILLS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE VIOLENCE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUT THE LIVES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR FAMILIES AT RISK. HB 1747 ALLOWS WEAPONS TO BE OPENLY CARRIED DURING DECLARED STATES OF EMERGENCY, SO INDIVIDUALS CAN BRANDISH A LOADED WEAPON LAWFULLY — NO QUESTIONS ASKED — DURING THESE SITUATIONS.

CT – GUN SAFETY – NSSF, Project ChildSafe Support Suicide Prevention Month With Resources For All Gun Owners

NSSF, PROJECT CHILDSAFE SUPPORT SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH WITH RESOURCES FOR ALL GUN OWNERS AS SUICIDE PREVENTION GROUPS MARK SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH BY CALLING FOR PREVENTION TO BECOME A NATIONAL PRIORITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE FIREARM INDUSTRY IS SUPPORTING THAT EFFORT BY EDUCATING THE PUBLIC – PARTICULARLY THE GUN-OWNING COMMUNITY, INCLUDING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES – ON HOW STORING FIREARMS RESPONSIBLY AND SIMPLY TALKING TO LOVED ONES CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIFE SAVED AND A TRAGEDY. "IT IS A FACT THAT SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE, AND SECURING FIREARMS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS GUN OWNERS CAN TAKE TO PROTECT THOSE AT RISK OF SUICIDE," SAID JOE BARTOZZI, NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION (NSSF) PRESIDENT AND CEO.

WA – GUN SAFETY – Recent protests linked to rising gun sales but new owners may face legal hurdles

At Wade’s Gun Shop in Bellevue, Michael Bollen visited the gun store Wednesday while on a mission to add another pistol to his arsenal on the heels of rcent protests and civil unrest that have boiled over in Seattle recently. “People reassess what’s important to them in life,” he said while shopping for a new weapon. Wade Gaughran, owner of the gun shop and shooting range, said most of…

SC – GUN SAFETY – Special emphasis on safety vital in deer season

IT WAS A HUNTING ACCIDENT THAT WENT ALL WRONG. A FATHER STRESSES THE NECESSITY FOR GUN SAFETY: RECALLING A HUNTING SEASON INCIDENT, JOHN LEIF RECALLS REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE WOODS AFTER HIS 16-YEAR-OLD SON ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD WHILE THEY WERE HUNTING SQUIRRELS. "'CHRIS WAS LYING BESIDE ME, HE WAS SO LIMP,' SAID LEIF, 50. 'I GRABBED HIM AND HUGGED HIM AND SOBBED AND CRIED. I LAID MY HEAD DOWN ON HIS CHEST. I WANTED TO DIE.' "INVESTIGATORS SAID CHRIS SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD IN GRIEF, BELIEVING HE HAD KILLED HIS FATHER. "'I'M SURE HE THOUGHT I WAS DEAD,' HIS FATHER SAID. 'IT TEARS MY HEART APART, THE MENTAL ANGUISH HE MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH.'

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Air passenger traffic is down 75% but TSA found 3 times the rate of guns it did in July last year

Despite a sharp decrease in air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration said the rate of guns found per passenger screened at airport security checkpoints last month was up three times over last year’s figure. TSA said Monday that it discovered more than 300 guns in carry-on baggage nationwide in July, which it said is about 15.3 guns per million people screened. That’s up from the…

NJ – GUN SAFETY – Henry Issues Safety Warning and Recall Notice of Henry Single-Shot Rifles & Shotguns

Henry Repeating Arms has issued a voluntary recall of all H015-series single shot rifles and single shot shotguns manufactured prior to July 1, 2020. Henry recently discovered a potential safety issue wherein, under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these models may discharge without the trigger being pulled if the hammer is partially cocked and released. To prevent the possibility of death or serious personal injury, owners should…

CO – GUN SAFETY – Missouri man accidentally shoots himself while carrying gun in his backpack at Rocky Mountain National Park

A 70-YEAR-OLD TOURIST FROM MISSOURI SUFFERED A GUNSHOT WOUND FROM A HANDGUN HE WAS CARRYING IN HIS BACKPACK AT ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HIKING AREAS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, PARK OFFICIALS SAY. ACCORDING TO A PARK NEWS RELEASE CONCERNING THE JULY 19 INCIDENT, THE MAN WAS HIKING WITH THE GUN IN HIS BACKPACK, AND WHEN HE SET HIS PACK ON A ROCK, THE GUN DISCHARGED, SENDING THE MAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Do Safe Storage Gun Laws Prevent Gun Violence?

LEFT UNSECURED, GUNS CAN BE DANGEROUS. WHILE MANY EXPERTS SUGGEST THAT STORING FIREARMS LOCKED AWAY AND SEPARATE FROM AMMUNITION CAN SAVE LIVES, THERE IS NO FEDERAL LAW REQUIRING GUN OWNERS TO DO SO. GUNS POSE A PARTICULAR RISK OF SUICIDE. CURRENTLY 60% OF ALL GUN DEATHS IN THE U.S. ARE SUICIDES. GUNS THAT AREN’T SAFELY STORED CAN ALSO BE STOLEN AND USED IN HOMICIDES AND OTHER CRIMES.

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