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Nat’l – Gun Safety – School Security Industry Booms After Parkland

THE CRIME REPORT.COM October 2, 2018 – Security companies spent years trying to get schools to buy more products, from “ballistic attack-resistant” doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. Sales were slow, but that changed in February, when a former student killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fl., school. The rampage reignited the U.S. gun-control debate, and it propelled industry efforts to sell…

VA – Gun Rights – Feinstein distorted facts about AR-15, aka ‘America’s rifle,’ NRA says (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS September 23, 2018 – U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has drawn the ire of the National Rifle Association over claims that the AR-15 – which the group calls “America’s rifle” – is not “in common use.” In a statement Friday, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action called into question the California Democrat’s assertions about the weapon and said the rifle has gained popularity in recent years.  [full…

OK – Gun Safety – Oklahoma Wildlife Expo will have a class on tree stand safety this year

NEWS OK.COM September 16, 2018 – The annual Wildlife Expo opened Saturday at the Lazy E Arena and Ranch in Guthrie, and for the first time, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is adding an educational seminar on tree stand safety for hunters. The Wildlife Expo in the past has featured a display about tree stands, but this year the agency is adding a seminar each day of the…

Seattle unveils gun-storage rules, claims it will save lives (VIDEO)

KOMO NEWS.COM September 14, 2018 – Seattle city leaders laid out new rules for storing guns they claim will save lives on Thursday afternoon. Under the new rules, gun owners must lock up their guns in a secure safe, with a combination lock, or face fines up to $1,000 – up to $10,000 if the gun hurts someone or if the gun is used in a crime. The new…

NRA Announces $600,000 in School Safety Grants

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON September 11, 2018 – The National Rifle Association announced on Monday it awarded over $600,000 worth of grants to support local school security projects across the United States. The gun rights group said its 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation gave 54 grants to schools in 23 states in order to forward the goals of its School Shield program. The money may go toward building renovations focused on increasing…

Even If They Had The Option, Most Local Education Leaders Wouldn’t Use Federal Funds For Firearms

WAMU.ORG August 27, 2018 – “If you were to put the money towards more productive efforts like funding school resource officers, as opposed to funding guns for teachers, I think that would gain support for people on all sides of this issue,” says Ryan McElveen, school board council member-at-Large for Fairfax. He says that districts like Lee County might have opted to arm teachers because it is cheaper than…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Don’t Hide Your Gun Under Your Mattress

PR NET – August 20, 2018 – By Michael Keller | Guns are held in high esteem in the US, and for a good reason! After all, a well-hidden gun in the house can be the only advantage you have against a brutal home invasion until the police come or you even get a chance to notify authorities. However, when I say well-hidden, I don’t mean…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Exercise Caution With Military Assault Weapons

COEUR D’ALENE PRESS.COM August 10, 2018 – Weapons of war have existed since the dawn of man. From clubs and rocks, to spears and arrows, human society has evolved technology to sophisticated weaponry highly available not only to military factions, but civilians alike. Who would have thought that gunpowder invented about 2,000 years ago by the Chinese would be at the forefront of challenge to our Second Amendment? Since…

NH – Gun Safety – Beyond the Stigma: ‘The next wave of gun safety’

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER August 5, 2018 – Ralph Demicco still remembers the “sinking feeling” nine years ago when he learned that three customers who had purchased guns from his Hooksett shop had used them to kill themselves. In the years since, Demicco, former owner of Riley’s Sport Shop, has been part of a band of strange bedfellows dedicated to improving gun safety. The New Hampshire Firearm Safety Coalition…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Keeping Your Kids Safe: How to Tackle Gun Safety

YOUR TURN | By Tom Ginevra – July 24, 2018 – Safety is one of the main considerations when you have guns around the house. It’s even more important if you also happen to have kids in the home too! A gun will always be attractive to the enquiring minds of children, so you need to be certain they can’t get their hands on your weapons, or indeed your…

UT – Gun Safety – Utah lawmakers debate requiring gun locks: lifesaver or infringement of rights?

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE.COM July 18, 2018 – Amid growing concern over school shootings and youth suicide, Rep. Elizabeth Weight, D-West Valley City, is proposing what she considers commonsense legislation to require trigger locks or other secure storage of guns when not in use. The National Rifle Association attacked the proposal Wednesday, and the Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee held a long discussion about whether it would…

OR – Gun Safety – Teaching firearms safety in public schools is an idea worth talking about

STATESMAN JOURNAL.COM July 17, 2018 – Gun-rights advocates last week filed an initiative petition to make firearms-safety instruction mandatory in all sixth-grade public schools in Oregon. Condemnation was swift among those convinced that such a requirement was tantamount to endorsing gun use. Maybe it is. But it is an idea that is worth talking about and should be considered by the Oregon Legislature. We have too many stories in our community about…

OR – Gun Safety – Initiative would require 6th graders study firearms safety

KOIN.COM July 13, 2018 –  Gun rights advocates have a filed an initiative petition that would mandate a firearms safety instruction class in the sixth grade at Oregon public schools. Initiative Petition 6 was filed Wednesday, July 11, by Ston McDaniel of Prineville and Jerrad Robison of Redmond for the Nov. 3, 2020, statewide general election ballot. The Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance would allow the county sheriff to block…

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.