Self-Protection Archive

CA – Self-Protection – LAPD Chief Warns of Apocalypse if National Concealed Carry Passes

May 26, 2017 – Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck warns that national reciprocity for concealed carry will be a disaster in California. In a May 25 op-ed published by the Los Angeles Times, Beck wrote, “The mere presence of more concealed weapons on California streets would make police work here much more hazardous.” Beck did not mention, however, that police officers around the nation support gun rights over gun control and…

TN – Self-Protection – Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

ABC NEWS.GO.COM May 26, 2017 – Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people’s bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam. Opponents of the law, including the cities of Nashville and Knoxville and gun control advocates, contend that it gives local officials bad…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – 4 Weird Things People Ask Women Who Carry Guns (And How To Answer)

DAILY CALLER.COM (via NRA Family) May 24, 2017 – If you’re a woman who chooses to carry concealed, chances are quite good that sooner or later someone will question you about your decision. Most of the time, anyone with whom you’re close enough to have shared that information will be respectful towards you, but let’s face it: There’s a lot of misinformation out there about guns, gun owners, the laws about armed self-defense…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Carry Is Breaking Out All Over

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) May 24, 2017 – While pro-Second Amendment legislation like National Reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act weave their slow, methodical course through Congress—countered at every turn by gun control Democrats and their surrogates in the media—state legislatures around the country are working to repeal gun control and to expand the exercise of our Second Amendment-protected rights via pro-self-defense legislation.   

MI – Self-Protection – Hundreds of Detroit women sign up for free gun lesson

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE May 23, 2017 – Hundreds of metro Detroit women attended a daylong event of free lessons on gun safety and personal protection. Women of all ages showed up to the sixth annual event on Sunday held by Legally Armed in Detroit, a gun rights advocacy group, the Detroit Free Press reported. Legally Armed founder Rick Ector said that he began the yearly free training to help…

NC – Self-Protection – You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use — Even In A ‘Stand Your Ground’ State

FORBES.COM May 21, 2017 – To codify that right and prevent people from being put on trial for reasonable, defensive gun use when a prosecutor thinks they might instead have retreated or fled, 24 states have enacted “stand your ground” statutes. Among them is North Carolina, but a recent case there shows that when prosecutors and judges want to convict a man for using his gun, the “stand your ground”…

ME – Self-Protection –  Gun-free campuses are magnets for murderers

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD.COM May 19, 2017 – Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone? Would you feel safer? Criminals don’t obey these signs. In fact, these signs actually attract criminals. To criminals, places where their victims are disarmed look like easy targets. So why do we put up these signs in other places? The Maine Legislature will soon vote on whether to lift the…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – What Liberals Should Know About Guns

CC.COM NEWS May 17, 2017 – Liberals have a reputation for being gentle peaceniks who would never dream of buying a gun, but as Problematic highlighted this week, the left isn’t a monolith. Moshe sat down with liberal gun owners Killer Mike (of rap duo Run the Jewels) and Ana Marie Cox (of MTV News) to talk about why they’re packing. Here’s what he found out that every left-leaner…

NYC – Self-Protection – Florida’s Expanded ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Has Prosecutors Sounding the Alarm

THE TRACE.COM May 16, 2017 – When the National Rifle Association conceived the law known as “stand your ground,” the intention was to protect those who shoot others in self-defense from prosecution. The hugely consequential law, which has transformed how self-defense shooting cases are treated in two dozen states, came in response to a single incident in which the defendant was never actually prosecuted. “It’s essentially stacking the deck…

IL – Self-Protection – Gun demand rises in Chicago despite national drop-off under Trump (VIDEO)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE May 15, 2017 – Demand for legal firearms in Chicago continues to grow even as the appetite nationally and in Illinois has fallen significantly in recent months — something gun vendors attribute to the election of President Donald Trump. While gun sales nationwide appear to have dropped from the levels they reached during the Obama years — apparently driven in part by lessened concerns under Trump that access will be…

Nat’l –Self-Protection – NYT: Allowing College Students to Shoot Back When Under Attack a ‘Bizarre Premise’

BREITBART.COM May 15, 2017 – On May 15 the New York Times editorial board suggested it is a “bizarre premise” to push campus carry on the grounds that allowing law-abiding students to shoot back will make them safer. The editorial board was particularly bothered by Arkansas and Georgia, both of which legalized campus carry earlier this year, bringing the total number of campus states to 11.   

WI – Self-Protection – Stunner? Think twice before opting for an electronic weapon

JANESVILLE GAZETTE EXTRA.COM May 15, 2017 – Fear of bad guys leads people to learn self-defense, buy pepper spray or firearms, or keep a baseball bat in the back seat. Among other measures: Get a stun gun. These guns aren’t always guns, and they’re not Tasers necessarily. Many other devices designed for personal use must be thrust into the body of an attacker, delivering a painful shock.

IN – Self-Protection – Crossing the Line — Gun Loans

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES.COM May 14, 2017 – Illinois generally is known for having more restrictions than Indiana on who is permitted to carry a gun and where people with firearms are allowed to go. But, for six more weeks, Indiana will have on its books a law tougher than anything in Illinois pertaining to how handguns may be used. It currently is a Class B misdemeanor in Indiana —…

IN – Self-Protection – Carrying a Gun Does Not Justify Detention, Indiana Supreme Court Says

REASON.COM May 12, 2017 -In a victory for Second and Fourth amendment rights, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled this week that public possession of a handgun is not enough, by itself, to justify stopping and questioning someone. That conclusion is consistent with what the U.S. Supreme Court has said about the “reasonable suspicion” that police need to detain people. The case, Pinner v. Indiana, began with a call to Indianapolis…

IN – Self-Protection – Well Armed Women: Promoting gun safety and awareness Gibson County

PRINCETON DAILY CLARION.COM May 12, 2017 – Educate. Equip. Empower. That is the motto of The Well Armed Woman Gibson County chapter, dedicated to helping women protect themselves and have a little fun as well. Organizers say the group is for women and organized by women looking to learn how to properly shoot a firearm. “The founder is a woman and she really just wanted to show other women…

Int’l – Self-Protection – Report: Gun-Controlled Mexico Second Only to Syria in ‘Armed Conflict,’ Violence

BREITBART.COM May 11, 2017 – A report compiled by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) shows that gun-controlled Mexico is second only to Syria when it comes to “armed conflict” and violence. It should be noted that Syria has been swallowed up by civil war for years, yet remains the only country with more violence than Mexico–according to the study. On August 17, 2016, Breitbart News  reported that gun-controlled Mexico’s…

OH – Self-Protection – Ohio Man Shoots Himself in Penis While Exiting His Car

THE DRIVE.COM May 11, 2017 – There have been about 700 unintentional shootings this year—and this one may be the most unfortunate. (At least, among the non-fatal incidents.) A poor guy named Murad Hamedallah in Toledo, Ohio was found by police on the ground near a garbage can with a bullet hole in his penis and his right thigh. Witnesses say he was screaming after he got out of his…

TX – Self-Protection – Brave Armed Citizen Deals Double Whammy To The Gun Control Nuts

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) May 11, 2017 – Imagine the sort of place Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say no reasonable person should feel the need to be armed. Once such place would be restaurants/sports bars, where millions of Americans go for dinner each night. And last week, when a man walked into the Zona Caliente sports bar in Arlington, Texas, and began acting erratically, the manager intervened and…

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