Self-Protection Archive

IL – Self-Protection – An Anti-Violence Activist Shares Her Reason For Buying A Gun (AUDIO)

NPR.ORG (Transcript) September 20, 2017 – Every other hour is roughly how often someone gets shot in Chicago since a surge of violence began last year. It’s also the name of a yearlong series on gun violence from our member station there, WBEZ. We’ve been focusing this week on who picks up a gun and why. Today – the story of a woman who was wrapped up in gang…

Educators from 12 states take 3-day firearms course (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS September 19, 2017 – A group that keeps track of school shootings in the U.S. said there were 240 incidents since 2013 — about one a week — including one last week at a high school near Spokane, Washington. Some teachers believe the answer is to arm themselves, while others strongly disagree. Eight states allow kindergarten through 12th-grade school staff who have a concealed carry license to be…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Campus Carry: 11 States with No Mass Shootings, No Campus Crimes by Concealed Carriers

BREITBART.COM September 14, 2017 – For all the hand wringing and apocalyptic warnings that gun controllers make when a state considers campus carry, empirical evidence proves that law-abiding citizens with guns on campus are just that—law-abiding. Therefore, the 11 states that allow campus carry stand out as yet another example of why law-abiding citizens with guns are a good thing.   

CA – Self-Protection – Legislature moves to undo KHSD decision to allow concealed guns on campus

BAKERSFIELD.COM September 13, 2017 – A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, if signed, would undo two Kern High School District decisions last year to allow concealed carry weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto public campuses. AB 424, authored by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, was written in direct response to the actions of five school districts, including KHSD, that took advantage of a provision of Senate Bill…

IL – Self-Protection – Safety concerns spur more black women in Chicago to receive concealed-carry gun permits (VIDEO)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE September 12, 2017 – At first glance, nothing differentiates Vernetta Robinzine from passers-by in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side. On a recent evening, like most people on a workday, she donned business casual attire with a loose, bright blouse. But her daily wardrobe includes something unseen that gives her confidence. Robinzine, 51, is a gun owner with a concealed carry license. Since she received…

CA – Self-Protection – My body armor, my choice: California Congressman introduces a bill to ban body armor for civilians

SOFREP.COM September 10, 2017 – A California congressman wants to keep you from protecting yourself and your family. Based on exaggerations and falsehoods, The stated purpose of “The Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,”  H.R. 5344, is to ban “the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians.” Convicted felons are already prohibited from possessing body armor, so this law would only affect the law abiding. 

CA – Self-Protection – Audit: Calif. K-12 Schools Ill-Prepared for Gun Violence, Active Shooter

CAMPUS SAFETY MAGAZINE.COM September 7, 2017 – A California State Auditor report released last Thursday suggests that California K-12 public schools are inadequately prepared for potential incidents of gun violence in its schools, particularly related to active shooters. The audit looked at 29 safety plans from three school districts and three county offices of education, according to the Daily Cal, and found that California State law does not require public schools to…

CA – Self-Protection – Concealed carry gun policies must be examined

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE September 7, 2017 – The Santee City Council recently voted 5-0 to send Sheriff Bill Gore a letter requesting a change in his internal policy regarding the issuance of CCW (concealed carry weapon) permits. Gore has set-up secret, undisclosed internal policies that result in denial of application after application from law-abiding, trained county residents who qualify under state law for a CCW.   

AR – Self-Protection – Lawmaker wants temporary concealed carry licenses for domestic violence survivors

KATV LITTLE ROCK.COM September 7, 2017 – While no action can be taken for at least another year and a half, when lawmakers are back in session, one Arkansas senator is getting a head start and drafting a new gun bill. Senator Trent Garner, (R-27), wants to allow the courts to grant domestic violence survivors a temporary concealed carry license with an expedited process. A background check and fees…

OH – Self-Protection – Too Much Hot Sauce! Cleveland Taco Bell employees fatally shoot armed robber (VIDEO)

CLEVELAND.COM September 6, 2017 –  Three Taco Bell employees opened fire on two armed and masked robbers early Wednesday, killing one, police said. The employees — two 19-year-old men and a 23-year-old man — shot one of the armed robbers six times about 2:45 p.m. inside the Taco Bell on West 117th Street in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood. Police have not yet identified the employees who fired the shots, or the robber who was killed. No…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Why Are Millennial Women Buying Guns? A Surge In “Female Carry” Products Is Making People Wonder

BUSTLE (BDG MEDIA.COM) September 6, 2017 – We often think of millennials as being more liberal than older generations, usually based on their voting patterns. But when it comes to individual issues, millennials can’t all be painted with a uniformly left-wing brush. One such issue is gun control. In October 2015, a Gallup poll found that, while 57 percent of 30-49 year olds and 56 percent of 50-64 year olds support…

TX – Self-Protection – A new women’s gun advocacy group highlights the popularity of Texas campus carry

THE COLLEGE FIX.COM September 6, 2017 – “Showing women that it is okay for them to carry a firearm is one of the best ways that we can help empower women,” Antonia Okafor, founder of the campus carry advocacy group EmPOWERed, told The College Fix in a phone interview. Writing in The New York Times, Okafor claims she eventually “found a network of women who felt the same way I did” and…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – I Was In Law Enforcement. Believe Me, You Need To Carry A Firearm Every Day

OFF THE GRID NEWS.COM September 6, 2017 – It’s very simple: The police usually will not be able to save you. Don’t get me wrong, as I have been a law enforcement officer for many years. Police want to get to you, but the majority of the time the incident is over by the time police arrive. That’s one reason I believe in my right, and your right, to protect ourselves…

AR – Self-Protection – Arkansas Constitution guarantees ‘constitutional carry’ of guns

ELDORADO NEWS.COM September 5, 2017 – Residents in the state of Arkansas have the constitutional right to carry guns and “don’t need a license to carry (a firearm) open or concealed,” Jan Morgan of Hot Springs, said during a Make America Great Again rally on the Union County Courthouse square in downtown El Dorado Monday afternoon. Several people attending the rally had their handguns visible in holsters. 

Nat’l – Self-Protection – 12 States Where the Second Amendment is Your Carry Permit

BREITBART.COM September 1, 2017 – While our nation’s overall concealed carry landscape is a patchwork of frustrating laws many Americans struggle to navigate, it is heartening to know that 12 states makes things easy by allowing law-abiding residents to carry guns without any bureaucratic interference. This means 12 states recognize the Second Amendment as your concealed carry permit. A brief overview of the carry laws of the permitless carry…

Campus Carry Advocates Say Safety Course Will Address Concerns

KUAR (NPR) August 31, 2017 – John Fulbright is manning a table at a gun show on a Sunday afternoon at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. He’s selling firearms and holsters for people who want to hide the weapons they’re carrying. He hovers over dozens of guns laid out for sale on the counter, and pulls a hard, synthetic holster out of its box to hold it up…

MO – Self-Protection – KU professor teaching in a bulletproof vest because students can now carry guns

KANSAS CITY STAR.COM August 31, 2017 – If students are going to pack hidden heat, one professor is going to wear a bulletproof vest. That professor is Kevin Willmott, the director of noted films including “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America,” who is raising both eyebrows and continued debate at the University of Kansas for teaching all classes this semester with the black protective vest strapped over his torso….

MO – Self-Protection – Why this KU student now carries a gun to class: ‘I have a way to defend myself’

KANSAS CITY STAR.COM August 31, 2017 – He has his books. He has his class schedule. Concealed inside his backpack, this 21-year-old business major at the University of Kansas now totes, as of the beginning of classes on Monday, a Glock 19 semi-automatic handgun, with a 15-round magazine locked into position. His Johnson County mom is opposed to it, his dad less so. His professors are unaware. And only…

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