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FL – Woof Protection – Bodycam footage shows police dog wrestling gun away from burglary suspect (VIDEO)

ABC NEWS.COM June 21, 2018 – A rookie police dog in Florida was seen on body camera footage wrestling a gun away from a burglary suspect who is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home. The Pensacola Police Department’s newest K-9 is being credited with saving the lives of several officers — as well as the suspect — after he took a loaded shotgun out of the suspect’s hands,…

CO – Gun Safety – Some CO officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen

COLORADO INDEPENDENT.COM June 14, 2018 – Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution. Republican members of the State Board of Education had proposed adding language to state standards that spoke to the benefits of gun ownership for self-defense. But on Wednesday they decided against pressing the issue with their Democratic colleagues. 

CT – Gun Safety – NSSF, Project ChildSafe Elevate Call For Responsible Gun Storage During National Safety Month

NSSF.ORG June 13, 2018 –  Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), is urging all gun owners to make responsible firearms storage a priority — and providing the tools to do so — with the launch of its sixth annual “S.A.F.E. Summer” campaign. 

FL – Gun Safety – Judge bars former UCF student from owning guns after threats

ORLANDO SENTINEL June 8, 2018 – judge in Orange County signed an order this week prohibiting a former University of Central Florida student from owning guns for the next year, court records show. The 22-year-old former student did not own any guns and was taken to a hospital for mental health treatment. He did not make any specific threats to others, but told a UCF police officer he wanted to hurt…

NJ – Gun Safety – Lakewood to add metal detectors after 2 elementary students bring gun to school (VIDEO)

APP.COM June 6, 2018 – Public school leaders say metal detectors will be installed in all schools after an elementary student brought a loaded handgun to his school Tuesday. “Better safe than sorry. We will have metal detectors in all of our elementary schools in seven to 10 days,” board attorney Michael Inzelbuch said Wednesday. 

TX – Gun Safety – Santa Fe High School Students Call for a ‘Very, Very Moderate’ Gun Reform Bill

HOUSTONIAMAG.COM March 25, 2018 – IN A CITYCENTRE CONFERENCE ROOM FAR REMOVED from the site of last week’s deadly shooting, Santa Fe High School students briefed the press on moderate school-safety measures as part of a reform bill proposed along with March For Our Lives Houston and undisclosed state representatives.  It will propose “locker laws” to require firearms be secured inside people’s homes, as well as mental health reforms that involve evaluations…

TX – Gun Safety – Most States Don’t Require Guns To Be Locked Up (AUDIO ONLY)

NPR.ORG May 23, 2018 – The latest mass school shooting in Texas rekindles a debate over gun storage laws, after it was revealed the alleged shooter used his father’s guns. The National Rifle Association also favors tightening how owners handle guns, but actual laws and regulations are a mixed bag. 

Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings

KDAL 610.COM May 22, 2018 –  Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security at public schools and screening students for mental health issues as alternatives to gun control to thwart a repeat of last week’s deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school. The focus on school security and mental health has emerged since the shooting because Republican Governor Greg Abbott is facing few calls to overhaul gun laws…

TX – Schools – Five Students Arrested For Gun-Related Issues In Houston-Area Schools

HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA.ORG May 21, 2018 – Two Students were found with guns, and a third was arrested after making threats. The first incident happened at Clear Creek ISD, where authorities arrested a student with an unloaded weapon at League City Intermediate on Monday morning. The second incident happened at Huffman ISD. School officials said Hargrave High School  student had a gun in his backpack and was intending to harm himself.  A third student…

MD – Schools – Masked seniors rushed into school with water guns and firecrackers. It was a prank

KANSAS CITY STAR  May 21, 2018 – Three days before 10 people died in a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. a small group of students at Bowie High School in Maryland pulled a senior prank that the local police chief called “reckless.” They wore black masks covering their faces. Some wore dark clothing. School was already in session when the band of students rushed into Bowie High School in Maryland armed…

TX – Schools – Guns found at 2 schools, threats reported at 3 schools near Santa Fe High School on 1st day back after mass shooting

ABC NEWS.GO.COM May 21, 2018 – On the first day back in class after a gunman killed 10 people inside Santa Fe High School in Texas, two students at nearby schools allegedly came to campus with guns, officials said, Meanwhile, just 14 miles from Santa Fe High School, a male student at the League City Intermediate School was found with an unloaded gun. A student at La Marque High School,…

Special agent sues makers of gun holster, gun that fired into his thigh

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM.COM May 17, 2018 – A special agent with the Social Security Administration is suing the makers of his gun holster and 9 mm gun, alleging their defective design led the gun to fire into his thigh while he was trying to clip the holster to his belt. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha, Shane Taylor sued Barsony Holsters and Belts LLC and…

MO – Gun Safety – Missouri man files suit against SIG Sauer, claims pistol has dangerous flaw

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER.COM May 11, 2018 – A Missouri man is suing gun manufacturer SIG Sauer, claiming one of its handguns has a potentially lethal flaw. A lawsuit filed in April says despite safety improvements, P320 pistols are discharging “out-of-battery.” “Out-of-battery” generally refers to a gun firing even when its slide is not fully forward or the round is not fully inserted into the chamber. In simpler terms, the gun is reportedly firing when…

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