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Nat’l – Gun Safety – MARK IV RECALL (VIDEO)

RUGER PRESS RELEASE April 3, 2018 – Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the…

WY – Gun Safety – Uinta #1 Approves Guns In Schools

WYOMING PUBLIC MEDIA.ORG March 14, 2018 – Uinta County School District #1 voted late Tuesday evening to put guns in the hands of teachers and staff. The district is the first in Wyoming to act on legislation passed last year to let local school districts decide whether to permit concealed carry in schools. Uinta #1’s policy allows staff who already have a concealed carry permit to submit an application…

Armed Teacher Injures Students When Handgun Accidentally Fires During Gun Safety Class

NEWSWEEK.COM March 14, 2018 – A California teacher armed with a handgun injured three students when he accidentally fired it at the ceiling during a gun safety class. One 17-year-old boy was hit in the neck by a fragment of the bullet as it ricocheted off the ceiling. The teacher at Seaside High School was named by local police as Dennis Alexander, reported Monterey Herald. He was teaching gun safety in…

KS – Gun Safety – Kansas Schools That Teach Kids About Guns, Bill Proposes, Must Start With NRA Program

KCUR.ORG (PBS) February 6, 2018 – Kansas schools that want to offer gun training in the earliest grades would be required to use a program designed by the National Rifle Association, under a bill lawmakers studied on Tuesday. That legislation would switch programs beyond the eighth grade to hunter education training designed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. 

TN – Gun Safety – Group backs firearm-safety bill exempting gun safe purchases from sales tax

TIMES FREE PRESS February 5, 2018 – A bipartisan group of Tennessee senators on Monday unveiled legislation that sponsors hope will encourage firearms owners to buy gun safes by exempting those sales from state sales taxes. Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield, and Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis, said they’re hopeful the legislation will curb accidental shootings by children who gain access to family weapons. 

Nat’l – Gun Safety – This Portable Sensor Will Watch Over Your Guns While You’re Away

THE TRACE.COM February 2, 2018 – Simtek, a new security-technology company based in Mountain View, California, recently launched a funding campaign for a compact security sensor called Duo that it says might just be able to reduce accidental child shootings. The sensor is a portable device that can fit inside safes or dresser drawers. It works by monitoring ambient light and infrared heat in its range. If, for example, someone opens a…

KS – Gun Safety – Bulletproof panels for students’ backpacks put to the test (VIDEO)

KCTV5.COM (Olathe, KS) February 1, 2018 – It is a sad reality that mass shootings continue to make headlines. They happen at movie theaters, schools, nightclubs, concerts and even churches. That is why bulletproof clothing and products are becoming popular items to buy. Online, you can buy a ballistic shield to place in a backpack or other bag. It is a way to send your child off to school…

IL – Gun Safety – A Day After Shooting, Kentucky Lawmakers Debate School Security

GOVERNING.COM January 25, 2018 – Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones called Wednesday for an armed guard in every Kentucky public school following a deadly shooting Tuesday at Marshall County High School. In a floor speech, Jones, D-Pikeville, said Kentucky has not adequately funded school security measures, including law-enforcement officers who are known as school resource officers. 

GA – Gun Safety – Eddie Eagle teaches students dangers of guns (VIDEO)

WJBF.COM January 22, 2018 – Local law enforcement is starting gun safety lessons early. This month, the Richmond County Marshal’s Office started a program called Eddie Eagle that teaches students the dangers of guns. Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program is sponsored by the National Rifle Association and has been around since the 1980s. Lt. Sabb says they brought it to Richmond County Schools a few weeks ago and the kids love…

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