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NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – THE GUN GIRL: A dangerous dance: Dress for the range and hot brass won’t have you jumping

You might be wondering what the shooting sports and dancing have in common. Absolutely nothing — unless, of course, you’re talking about the hot brass dance. Never heard of it? Let me elaborate. As many of you know, when you fire a semi-automatic firearm, a spent shell casing comes flying out of the ejection port. This is necessary to clear the way for the next cartridge to move into…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners — And Safety Concerns

As Americans flock to gun stores in the face of coronavirus fears, many gun dealers report an influx of new customers, taking home a deadly weapon for the first time. In response, long-time gun owners from across the U.S. are stepping up to help these newcomers get some safety training in the age of social distancing. “I want to be a good ambassador for the Second Amendment and for firearms…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners — And Safety Concerns

AS AMERICANS FLOCK TO GUN STORES IN THE FACE OF CORONAVIRUS FEARS, MANY GUN DEALERS REPORT AN INFLUX OF NEW CUSTOMERS, TAKING HOME A DEADLY WEAPON FOR THE FIRST TIME. IN RESPONSE, LONG-TIME GUN OWNERS FROM ACROSS THE U.S. ARE STEPPING UP TO HELP THESE NEWCOMERS GET SOME SAFETY TRAINING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING. “I WANT TO BE A GOOD AMBASSADOR FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND FOR FIREARMS OWNERS,” SAYS CHUCK ROSSI, CO-FOUNDER OF AN ONLINE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION CALLED OPEN SOURCE DEFENSE. A FEW WEEKS AGO, OPEN SOURCE DEFENSE LAUNCHED A TYPE OF INFORMAL, ONLINE TRAINING CALLED OFFICE HOURS, USING A SHARED CALENDAR THAT ALLOWS USERS TO SIGN UP FOR A 30-MINUTE VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH A LONG-TIME GUN OWNER.

WA – GUN SAFETY – Washington Man Shot by Own Pistol Sues Gun Company, Alleges Model Had a Dangerous Defect

A TACOMA MAN WHO WAS SHOT AS HE PUT HIS SIG SAUER PISTOL IN A HOLSTER HAS SUED THE COMPANY FOR MILLIONS, ALLEGING THE FIREARMS HAVE A HISTORY OF GOING OFF WITHOUT THE TRIGGER BEING PULLED. CODY HOEFS ARGUES THE COMPANY KNEW ABOUT THE DEFECT AND FAILED TO DO A MANDATORY RECALL. "SIG SAUER CONCEALED AND PROPAGATED A DEFECTIVE DEADLY WEAPON SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDIZE A $580,000,000 CONTRACT WITH THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, WHEREBY IT CHOSE TO PUT PROFIT OVER THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING (OF) BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC," THE LAWSUIT SAYS. THE MODEL, THE SIG SAUER P320, WAS THE SUBJECT OF A CNN INVESTIGATION IN 2018.

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – TAKING AIM: Clean my guns!?

Let’s see now – I’ve painted the toolbox, the garage, the house, the driveway and the neighbor’s cat. I’ve helped shampoo the rugs, the chairs, the couch, the dog and the neighbor’s cat.

I’ve read Tolstoy’s complete works, my own lengthy autobiography and every pamphlet that comes in the mail. I’ve learned three new languages and written one. But coronavirus is still hanging around and I’m still cloistered with just…

IN – GUN SAFETY – Amid stay-at-home order, police want kids and adults to see gun safety message

Police are sharing a gun safety message as families are spending a lot of time at home lately. The message is a video that officers are using to reach gun owners and curious children. You can see the video on YouTube, and if you’re a gun owner with children during the stay-at-home order, it’s worth watching. Police want every child to see the cartoon so that they’ll know what to do…

CT – GUN SAFETY – NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Launches New Tools For First-Time Gun Owners

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today unveiled a new infographic for first-time gun owners in response to the surge in firearms sales across the U.S. Additionally, through its Project ChildSafe® program, NSSF has launched a new Firearm Storage and Safety Assessment Quiz, which allows gun owners to put their firearm safety knowledge to the test and learn if and how their safety habits might be improved. “Our industry is seeing record-breaking sales…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – You just panic-bought a gun. Here’s how to handle it safely.

You did it. You just joined the ranks of the millions of Americans who own a gun. I’ve had years of experience handling firearms — as part of my work in the military and law enforcement, recreationally, and for home defense. For many people, however, the novel coronavirus has been the catalyst for purchasing a first weapon. I want to be clear: Buying a firearm isn’t the same as stockpiling…

UT – GUN SAFETY – Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19, a vital need for gun safety and awareness (VIDEO)

GUN AND AMMUNITION SALES ARE BOOMING RIGHT NOW, DUE TO A SENSE OF INSTABILITY AROUND COVID-19 AND LOCALLY, THE EARTHQUAKE. WHILE THERE’S NO HARD DATA, RETAILERS REPORT A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS APPEAR TO BE FIRST-TIME GUN BUYERS. FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS, INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN AN EFFORT THAT BRINGS GUN OWNERS TOGETHER WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, POLICYMAKERS, RESEARCHERS, AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO PURSUE DATA-DRIVEN, “COMMON GROUND” APPROACHES TO PREVENTING FIREARM SUICIDE, ACCORDING TO KATHRYN RICHARDS FROM INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY HEALTH.

Are Guns ‘Essential’ in the Virus Era? Americans Stock Up as States Differ

ORLANDO SENTINEL March 25, 2020 –  Groceries. Gasoline. Medical care. Marijuana, in some places. All have been designated essential to society in more than a dozen states that have ordered many other businesses to close.

But what about guns?

Firearm and ammunition sales have soared in recent weeks, so clearly, some Americans want them. A gun industry association is lobbying federal…

CT – GUN SAFETY – NSSF, Retailers Emphasize Gun Safety As Sales Rise And Families Stay Home

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and its partners urge gun owners to keep firearm safety a top priority and are making safety resources widely available as gun and ammunition sales increase, especially among first-time firearm purchasers. “During this stressful time and with children spending more time at home, the firearm industry reminds gun owners that protecting yourself and your family includes making sure your firearms are stored securely when…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Survey shows emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms

Emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms, according to the findings of a survey to be published in the March 2020 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).The lead author of the study is Andrew Ketterer, MD, MA, assistant program director, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The findings of the study are discussed in a recent AEM podcast: Emergency…

WY – GUN SAFETY – House Says Teach Wyoming Students Video Games and Hollywood Get Guns Wrong

THE WYOMING HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 01 ON THIRD READING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 10. THE RESOLUTION AIMS TO ENCOURAGE, THOUGH IT WOULD NOT REQUIRE, FIREARM AND HUNTER EDUCATION AS AN ELECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION OPTION IN WYOMING. THE HOUSE ADOPTED AN AMENDMENT TO THE VERSION OF THE RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE SENATE. “FIREARM AND HUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS TEACH THE STATE’S YOUTH NOT ONLY HOW TO HUNT BUT ALSO HOW TO USE WEAPONS RESPONSIBLY AND HOW TO RESPECT WEAPONS AND THEIR CAPABILITIES WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DEMONSTRATE THAT USING A FIREARM IS NOT AKIN TO PLAYING A VIDEO GAME, ALL OF WHICH COULD REDUCE THE OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE INCIDENTS OR MISTAKES INVOLVING A FIREARM.”

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – What Businesses Must Consider When Taking A Stance On Guns At Work

In today’s political and social climate, bringing up the issue of guns in conversation is going to elicit a broad spectrum of reactions depending on where you are and who you are communicating with. No matter how you personally feel about the issue, two things are clear: People are passionate about their stance on guns, and the debate between the different factions is not going to stop anytime soon….

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – 2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

Ryan Pascal, a 17-year-old student at Palos Verdes High School near Los Angeles, says when her school holds active shooter drills, it’s “chaos.” The first time it happened, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, rumors started flying over Snapchat and text that the school was really under attack. “We had some students trying to stack up desks to blockade…

NY – GUN SAFETY – New York charges NRA over gun insurance sales

New York regulators on Wednesday charged the National Rifle Association with violation of the state’s insurance laws by allegedly acting as an unlicensed insurance broker in marketing and endorsing its insurance programs for gun owners. The charges filed by New York’s Department of Financial Services follows the regulator’s $7 million settlement in May 2018 with Lockton Cos. LLC, which administered programs that provided liability insurance to members of the Fairfax, Virginia-based…

NAT’L – GUN SAFETY – Becoming a Responsible Gun Owner: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN SHOOTING FOR DECADES OR JUST RECENTLY GOT BEHIND A TRIGGER FOR THE FIRST TIME, THERE'S NO REASON WHY YOU SHOULDN'T INVEST THE TIME AND ENERGY IN MAKING YOURSELF THE IDEAL GUN OWNER. TOO OFTEN WE SEE HEADLINES THAT INVOLVE INJURY OR DEATH FROM A FIREARM DUE TO MISUSE OR NEGLIGENT STORAGE AROUND CHILDREN. WITH ALL THE INTENSIVE FIREARM TRAINING AND EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE AT SHOOTING RANGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, GUN OWNERS SHOULD GET INTO A REGULAR PRACTICE OF SAFE HANDLING, STORAGE, AND MAINTENANCE OF FIREARMS.

MI – GUN RIGHTS – Lawmakers push to make Michigan a ‘sanctuary state’ for legal gun owners

A House resolution has been introduced to declare Michigan a Second Amendment sanctuary state, affirming “the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.’’ Similar resolutions have been introduced in several Michigan counties amid concern about restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. House resolution No. 219 expresses concern about legislation in Michigan and Washington, D.C. it says “could infringe upon rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment…

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