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IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.

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MN – GUN SAFETY – 16-year-old brought loaded gun to St. Paul high school, took photo with it, charges say

A 16-year-old admitted to bringing a loaded gun to his high school in St. Paul this week, authorities say. St. Paul police officers responded to Jennings Community School, formerly Jennings Experiential High School, on University Avenue around 10 a.m. Monday on a report that a student at the school might be carrying a firearm, according to a juvenile petition filed in Ramsey County District Court. Officers spoke…

NC – GUN SAFETY – Bulletproof Backpacks: News 13 asks the experts to put them to the test (VIDEO)

With every mass shooting comes renewed fear of another. Now, some parents are taking extra steps to protect their kids at school. They are buying backpacks that double as shields. News 13 wanted to know if they actually work, so we went to the experts for help. Henderson County’s Sheriff’s Office Training Director Sgt. Andrew Starling met us at a shooting range. We provided the bulletproof backpack…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Upon the ‘No Common Ground’ of Guns, a Behemoth Takes a Baby Step

In disputes over public policy, particularly those  that arouse controversy and passion, the competing camps frequently invoke the need to identify “common ground,” a place where both parties can come together and reason through their differences. It often succeeds if all involved embrace compromise, easing some of their demands while accepting some of those of their opponents. When the issue is gun control, though, it is time to…

GA – GUN SAFETY – Sen. Perdue proposes school safety bill for ‘better school design’

It’s a reality many parents wish wasn’t real – how to keep our kids safe from gun violence in school. Georgia Sen. David Perdue says better school design may be one of the first lines of defense. Perdue says redesigning schools is an essential first step to keeping kids safe from gun violence. Perdue says he is co-sponsoring the bipartisan ‘School Safety Clearinghouse Act,’ which would direct…

VA – GUN RIGHTS – GOP State Senator Runs Ad Saying She’s ‘Not Afraid To Shoot’ Gun Control Groups Down (VIDEO)

Last week, a Republican Virginia state lawmaker ran a Facebook ad warning gun control advocacy groups she is “not afraid to shoot” them down. Now she’s blaming the language on a digital media company she said was hired to work on it. The initial ad run by state Sen. Amanda Chase, who represents Chesterfield County, read, “I’m not afraid to shoot down gun groups.” In a statement Friday,…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Is the United States unusually violent? The answer may surprise you

Beneath our debate about gun violence, there’s an undercurrent assumption many people — particularly gun-rights advocates — seem to cling to: that the United States has more homicides than other industrialized countries not because we have more firearms but because something about our nation makes it culturally more prone to violence. Is it true? In many circles, the notion that overall violent crime in general is higher…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Despite the Bill of Rights, I’m scared

I want to shop in peace, not shop in terror. Growing up in Florida I was always taught different actions to take in the event of hurricanes, tornadoes, a stranger approaching and shootings. I’ve experienced all of these events except one — a shooting. By the grace of God, I can say that. Still, numerous Americans of all ages can’t say the same. That is unacceptable. Every…

SC – GUN SAFETY – Man Files Suit Against Firearms Manufacturer Sig Sauer After His Gun Accidentally Fired At Chick-Fil-A (VIDEO)

A lawsuit in the amount of $10 million has been filed against firearms manufacturer, SIG Sauer, following a 2016 incident at a South Carolina Chick-fil-A. Thomas Frankenberry alleges his legally carried and concealed P320 handgun went off without being touched, striking Frankenberry in the hip. According to court documents, the nine-millimeter bullet entered Frankenberry’s hip, traveled through his upper thigh, missing his femoral artery and lodging in…

TX – GUN SAFETY – WATCH: Graphic Video Shows Texas Kid’s Reaction After Finding Unsecured Gun (VIDEO)

There were five kids admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center, with gunshot wounds, this past weekend. Health workers there say they can’t ever remember seeing so many injuries involving weapons and young people in such a short time period. The shootings left a 4-year-old boy dead and a 6-year-old fighting for his life after being shot in the head with a rifle. “These are all injuries that…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Handgun Break-In: Is It Needed?

At the gun shop the other day, while shopping for a new concealed-carry pistol, I asked about the reliability of the pistol I was interested in after looking at several in the showcase. I was shocked at the answer I got, to the point of rethinking my decision of buying a new gun. The person behind the counter told me I had to shoot at least 500…

OR – GUN SAFETY – Gun owners and mental health professionals aligning on suicide prevention

Suicides rates are rising, and the role of guns is stark, unavoidable and contentious. So it may be remarkable that some health professionals have taken the unusual step of partnering with gun owners in firearm-friendly strategies for saving lives. In Central Oregon, researchers worked with a family doctor and rural firearm owners to develop a suicide prevention message that respects the cultural values and rights of gun owners….

WA – GUN SAFETY – Washington awarded $1 million for school shooting prevention training (VIDEO)

With gun violence on the rise and the start of school coming up, Washington state parents want to know if their kids are going to be safe. Congress recently approved nearly $1 billion for school safety, with $1 million going to Washington state. With some states deciding to use the money for better reaction to shootings, state superintendent Chris Reykdal says they prefer to focus on prevention….

IN – GUN SAFETY – Safety Lockers: A New Way For College Students To Store Their Firearms And Prevent Accidents

A local gun shop is looking at ways to keep college campuses more safe by providing lockers for firearms. Top Guns has installed multiple lockers inside of their facility. The idea is that students will leave their firearms in the locker rather than bring them on campus. A local gun shop is looking at ways to keep college campuses more safe by providing lockers for firearms. Top Guns…

CO – GUN SAFETY – How Colorado lawmakers are trying to make schools safer

The four Democrats and four Republicans on the committee will meet four times and perhaps draft bills designed to make students and teachers safer. The committee is casting a wide net, taking into account school culture and climate, mental health services, and the problem of youth suicide, which claims far more lives than school shootings or other homicides. We are going beyond shootings. We are not ignoring…

WI – GUN SAFETY – Sen. Schachtner, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Bill To Grant Gun Safe Sales Tax Exemption

A bipartisan coalition of legislators including Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) introduced a bill to provide a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase of gun safes. Additional bill authors include Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Rep. Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago), and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison). “As a medical examiner and former school employee, I know that every suicide is tragic and community-altering,” said Sen. Schachtner. “Safe gun storage…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – The misuse of guns is the heart of the issue

Colt, Winchester, Smith and Wesson, Remington and others are all old established manufacturers of reliable, best quality and revered firearms that have served our republic and individual citizens for centuries. The products these companies produce are of the highest quality and durability. Their dependability has led them to be continually sought after by generations for their recreational and defensive uses. Law enforcement and military agencies worldwide continue…

TX – GUN SAFETY – Texas Congressman Roger Williams files $2B bill to harden schools (VIDEO)

The start of a new school year is probably the furthest thing from your child’s mind, but that’s not the case for Texas Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin). “We have not done enough up here in Congress to protect our students and our teachers from the problems we’ve had with schools in the past,” Representative Williams told KVUE. The problems he’s referencing are incidents of mass violence, including the shooting at…

OH – GUN SAFETY – House panel considering changes to concealed carry gun law

An Ohio House committee on Wednesday considered legislation opposed by law enforcement groups that would drop the requirement for people carrying concealed weapons to say they are armed during interactions with officers. The bill sponsored by Republicans Rep. Ron Hood, of Ashville, and Rep. Thomas Brinkman Jr., of Cincinnati, would also eliminate requirements for firearms training, background checks and a license before people over 21 can conceal…

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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.