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WHEN KIMBERLY MATTE CAPTIONS AN INSTAGRAM POST “SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT, BUNS OUT,” SHE MOSTLY MEANS IT. THE SUN MAY BE OUT, BUT SHE’S INSIDE. HER BUNS ARE DEFINITELY OUT, BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A LIME-GREEN THONG. TECHNICALLY, THERE’S ONLY ONE GUN OUT, BUT IT’S AN AR-10 BATTLE RIFLE, SO SHE’S STILL OVER-DELIVERING. MATTE HAS MORE THAN 84,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM AND RECENTLY FOUNDED HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MODELING AGENCY. IT’S UNKNOWN WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THE MAN’S MIND AS HE APPROACHED THE EARLE CABELL FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON MONDAY, BUT HIS INTENT WAS EASY TO READ. CLAD IN TACTICAL GEAR AND CARRYING AN ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLE AND AT LEAST FIVE 30-ROUND MAGAZINES, THE MAN — WHOM POLICE IDENTIFIED AS BRIAN ISAACK CLYDE — STARTED SHOOTING AS HE NEARED THE ENTRANCE, THEN CUT AND RAN WHEN SECURITY OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE COLLAPSED, MORTALLY WOUNDED, IN A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.CAN SANCTUARY, READILY GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, BE EXTENDED TO PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? CAN ACTIONS OF ONE TINY CITY BE AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE FOR STATE LAW? “THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE ITSELF A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY,” READS A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF NEEDLES RELEASED SATURDAY.THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS IS LOOKING TO "CLEANUP" THE WORDING OF A CITY ORDINANCE THAT CAN HELP LOCAL POLICE FIND STOLEN GUNS. THE CITY'S ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN STATE LAW THAT PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM MAKING THE FINAL DECISION ON GUN PURCHASES. FOR YEARS SIOUX FALLS PAWN SHOPS HAVE CROSS CHECKED GUNS BROUGHT INTO THEIR SHOP WITH A DATABASE TO MAKE SURE THE GUNS AREN'T STOLEN.SHARES OF AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS (NASDAQ:AOBC) ARE TRADING AT LEVELS THEY HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE 2014. GUN INDUSTRY SALES REMAIN DEPRESSED, AND ANOTHER FIREARMS RETAILER RECENTLY DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. AS AMERICAN OUTDOOR GETS READY TO REPORT ITS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND 2019 EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER CONTINUES TO FACE A DIFFICULT OUTLOOK.

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TX – GUN SAFETY – Texas To Launch $1 Million Gun Safety Awareness Campaign

The Texas Department of Public Safety will launch an awareness campaign to urge gun owners to lock away their firearms. The initiative is part of the state budget Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law this past weekend. The budget allocates $1 million over two years to the campaign, which will likely be similar to DPS’ Don’t Mess With Texas and Turn Around Don’t Drown awareness campaigns. The gun control group Texas Gun Sense applauded the…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – This System Alerts Before Shooting

As mass shootings and gun violence continue to climb in the US, security has become one of the highest priorities for many organizations. A variety of new technologies have been developed to help prevent, detect and respond to these threats — including gunshot detection and improved security cameras. An original approach has been taken by AI security camera startup Athena Security. The company uses computer…

TX – Gun Safety – The Longview Police Department offers safety tips while kids are home alone this summer (VIDEO)

June is national safety month and the Longview Police Department is reminding parents of several safety hazards while their kids are home from school this summer. The possibilities of what could go wrong may seem endless, but there’s three things the Longview Police Department and Partners in Prevention are focusing on, guns, prescription medicine and alcohol. Leaving a gun lying around your house can lead to unwanted consequences. “We have had a…

VA – GUN SAFETY – Former locally based Navy SEALs develop gun detection technology to stop mass shootings (VIDEO)

A group of former locally based Navy SEALs has developed technology to try and stop active shooters. Their company is called ZeroEyes and is now based out of Philadelphia. They’ve created a system that monitors surveillance cameras and through artificial intelligence can detect when someone pulls out a gun. The system plugs into existing cameras and can detect AK-47s, AR-15s and 9mm handguns – among other guns. The company…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Mandating Gun Locks Can Have Unintended Consequences

Last year, right after a student fatally shot eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged Texans to lock up their firearms. The killer had stolen his father’s guns. On the last night of the legislative session, the Republican-dominated state legislature approved a $1 million public safety campaign for gun storage. The Associated Press and other national media are playing this as a…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Anti-gun violence activists say they’ll no longer use dubious CDC statistics

The Brady Campaign, a leading gun violence prevention group, announced Monday that it will no longer be using gun injury estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calling the federal agency’s reports too unreliable. Instead, it will use data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a database under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Survey: Majority of gun owners support the sale of ‘smart’ guns but aren’t likely to buy them

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that almost four out of five current gun owners support the sale of both traditional and personalized guns through licensed dealers, but only 18% of gun owners reported being likely to purchase a personalized gun for themselves when considering the additional costs. Some personalized guns require unique biometric information, like an…

TN – GUN SAFETY – Tennessee ‘Moms Demand Action’ ‘Everytown’ criticizes Gov. Lee for signing bill gutting handgun permitting system’s training requirement

The new law weakens Tennessee’s handgun carry permitting system and faced bipartisan opposition in both the House and Senate.

FL – GUN SAFETY – Florida Man With Concealed Gun In His Waistband Shot Himself When He Took It Out

Arnel Villarreal was waiting in the visitors parking lot of Summerlin Academy when he took a .9mm semi-automatic pistol from his waistband. He intended to secure the weapon in his vehicle. 

FL – GUN SAFETY – Nationally, number of people hurt in firearms accidents is flat. In Florida, it’s soaring.

Four incidents, one fatal, have been reported in Tampa Bay during the past three weeks. Says one gun instructor: ‘All four of those situations should have never happened.’ 

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – More Guns In Cars Mean More Guns Stolen From Cars

More guns are being stolen out of cars in America, particularly in states that have made it easier for people to carry firearms on the road. 

ID – GUN SAFETY – Youth Day At The Range: A Bang-Up Success

This regular event allows 8 to 16-year-old boys and girls to learn basic shooting and safety techniques using a variety of .22 caliber rifles under the supervision of certified instructors. 

WI – GUN SAFETY – Concealed carry holder fatally shoots himself during struggle over gun

A concealed carry permit holder fatally shot himself during a struggle over his gun after threatening to shoot people with whom he was arguing, police said Tuesday. 

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Gun sanctuary resolution is divisive

One year ago, on a pre-dawn Sunday morning, a nearly naked 29-year-old Travis Jeffrey Reinking parked at a Waffle House near Nashville. He sat a few minutes in his truck, then got out and began killing people.  

PA – GUN SAFETY – A Philadelphia attorney bought a $3,500 gun safe in response to Pa.’s new domestic abuse law

Some attorneys say storing guns brings too much risk or is just too big of a hassle. 

CA – Gun Safety – Police say he spoke of delusions and had a rifle overlooking a SF school. What happens now?

The difficult case of Igor Perlov began last year when, authorities said, he called the FBI in San Francisco to say he thought there was a chip under his skin and was being programmed to carry out a mass shooting. 

DE – GUN SAFETY – Delaware might change how you can store your guns at home.

Lawmakers are debating a bill to add more safety requirements on the storage of firearms. Gun control advocates hail the measure as a step toward gun safety, while some gun rights groups say it’s unnecessary. 

MT – GUN SAFETY – Gun safety bill goes down without debate in Montana Legislature

Without discussion, the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday tabled a bill that originally created a gun safety program for public schools and set fines for those who didn’t properly secure a gun used by a child in an act of violence. 

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BREAKING :
WHEN KIMBERLY MATTE CAPTIONS AN INSTAGRAM POST “SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT, BUNS OUT,” SHE MOSTLY MEANS IT. THE SUN MAY BE OUT, BUT SHE’S INSIDE. HER BUNS ARE DEFINITELY OUT, BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A LIME-GREEN THONG. TECHNICALLY, THERE’S ONLY ONE GUN OUT, BUT IT’S AN AR-10 BATTLE RIFLE, SO SHE’S STILL OVER-DELIVERING. MATTE HAS MORE THAN 84,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM AND RECENTLY FOUNDED HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MODELING AGENCY. IT’S UNKNOWN WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THE MAN’S MIND AS HE APPROACHED THE EARLE CABELL FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON MONDAY, BUT HIS INTENT WAS EASY TO READ. CLAD IN TACTICAL GEAR AND CARRYING AN ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLE AND AT LEAST FIVE 30-ROUND MAGAZINES, THE MAN — WHOM POLICE IDENTIFIED AS BRIAN ISAACK CLYDE — STARTED SHOOTING AS HE NEARED THE ENTRANCE, THEN CUT AND RAN WHEN SECURITY OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE COLLAPSED, MORTALLY WOUNDED, IN A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.CAN SANCTUARY, READILY GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, BE EXTENDED TO PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? CAN ACTIONS OF ONE TINY CITY BE AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE FOR STATE LAW? “THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE ITSELF A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY,” READS A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF NEEDLES RELEASED SATURDAY.THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS IS LOOKING TO "CLEANUP" THE WORDING OF A CITY ORDINANCE THAT CAN HELP LOCAL POLICE FIND STOLEN GUNS. THE CITY'S ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN STATE LAW THAT PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM MAKING THE FINAL DECISION ON GUN PURCHASES. FOR YEARS SIOUX FALLS PAWN SHOPS HAVE CROSS CHECKED GUNS BROUGHT INTO THEIR SHOP WITH A DATABASE TO MAKE SURE THE GUNS AREN'T STOLEN.SHARES OF AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS (NASDAQ:AOBC) ARE TRADING AT LEVELS THEY HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE 2014. GUN INDUSTRY SALES REMAIN DEPRESSED, AND ANOTHER FIREARMS RETAILER RECENTLY DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. AS AMERICAN OUTDOOR GETS READY TO REPORT ITS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND 2019 EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER CONTINUES TO FACE A DIFFICULT OUTLOOK.