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AVOWED TRUMP SUPPORTER ARRESTED NEAR CAPITOL FOR CARRYING GUN; WOMAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING POLICE. A 22-YEAR-OLD VIRGINIA MAN WHOSE FACEBOOK PAGE FEATURES A PHOTO FROM THE JAN. 6 RIOT AT THE U.S. CAPITOL WAS ARRESTED NEAR THE CAPITOL COMPLEX SUNDAY, AND POLICE SAID HE WAS CARRYING THREE HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES, 37 ROUNDS OF UNREGISTERED AMMUNITION AND A GLOCK 22 FIREARM. SMALL GROUPS OF RIGHT-WING PROTESTERS — SOME OF THEM CARRYING RIFLES — GATHERED OUTSIDE HEAVILY FORTIFIED STATEHOUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY SUNDAY AS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND POLICE KEPT WATCH TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE VIOLENCE THAT ERUPTED AT THE U.S. CAPITOL. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF ANY CLASHES.‘THERE IS THIS STIGMA THAT IF YOU ARE BLACK AND THAT YOU HAVE A GUN THEN YOU ARE A CRIMINAL,’ SAID VANESSA HALL-HARPER. THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GUN ASSOCIATION HELD ITS FIRST MEETING ON SATURDAY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA IN AN EFFORT TO EDUCATE THE BLACK COMMUNITY ON GUN SAFETY AND PROTECTION.GUNS AND RANGE TRAINING CENTER IN WEST PALM BEACH IS SEEING A BOOM IN BUSINESS AS BUYERS FLOCK TO THE SHOOTING RANGE LOOKING TO BUY ARMS AND AMMO. MIKE SHKOP, THE OWNER OF THE CENTER SAYS THE RISE IN SALES NEARLY DOUBLED SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.A CROWD OF ABOUT 100 PEOPLE, MANY OF THEM ARMED AND FOCUSED ON GUN RIGHTS, GATHERED PEACEFULLY OUTSIDE THE TEXAS CAPITOL GATES FOR A FEW HOURS SUNDAY IN A SCENE THAT IS FAIRLY COMMON IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN AT THE BEGINNING OF A LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND UNLIKE AUTHORITIES' WORST-CASE SCENARIO FEARS THAT PROTESTS COULD TURN VIOLENT DURING THE WEEKEND. BUT THOSE CONCERNS DID NOT COME TO PASS, AS A HEIGHTENED LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE WAS VISIBLE ON THE CAPITOL GROUNDS AND PROTESTERS SPOKE OF BEING CONTACTED BY THE FBI BEFOREHAND. AS OF PRESS TIME SUNDAY, AUSTIN'S SMALL RALLY MIRRORED OTHER PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT DAY.

Gun Safety Archive

MN – Gun Safety – Firearms and dementia: How do you convince a loved one to give up their guns?

Carol and Lloyd Bates in Denver, Colo. “I understood very well the dangers of having a gun in the house and what it could lead to,” says Lloyd. So, after his dementia diagnosis, they locked away his Colt .45-caliber revolver.  

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Many Kids Don’t Know The Difference Between Real & Toy Guns, Startling New Survey Finds

Toys guns have become a regular topic of debate as many people wonder how safe it is to normalize playing with kids. For many, toy guns pose real concerns when it comes to accidental shootings. 

FL – Gun Safety – LCSO gives tips on gun safety for Halloween (VIDEO)

WTXL.COM October 30, 3018 –  Halloween is just around the corner and popular kid costumes include things like bandits and sheriffs, which may include fake guns.  The Leon County Sheriff’s office said to make sure you treat every gun you see like it’s real, until you’re absolutely sure it isn’t. 

NC – School Safety – Despite Butler High tragedy, metal detectors aren’t the answer.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.COM October 30, 2018 – Research shows such measures can have a negative impact on student performance, especially at already struggling schools. Plus, money for metal detectors might have to come from other school resources. It won’t stop the student in a parking lot with a gun and a dispute to settle. It won’t stop someone with mental illness who might have a weapon outside a school entrance. …

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Firing a 2 Inch Gun in Slow Motion (VIDEO ONLY)

BOING BOING.NET October 12, 2018 – It’s so tiny and deadly! “Do not mess around with pinfire guns at home. You could get a tiny but very real owwie. 

AZ – Gun Safety – Video shows how NOT to take a selfie at the shooting range (VIDEO)

12 NEWS.COM (Phoenix) October 11, 2018 –  Gun ranges are a place for training, protection and selfies? “It’s an experience for them, and they want to record that experience but they need to do it safely,” Paul Abela, sales manager at Caswells shooting range said. But a viral video from a Texas shooting range shows what people are not to do. The man first poses with the gun taking…

IA – Gun Safety – Gunsmith students to clean firearms for class trip

NEWTON DAILY NEWS October 2, 2018 – Local gun owners can take their firearms to the Iowa Valley Community College in Grinnell for a professional cleaning from students enrolled in the Gunsmithing Program. Students are raising the funds needed for a class trip to attend the 2019 Annual Custom Gunmaker’s Guild Convention in Dallas, Texas.

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…

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