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MD – Self- Protection – Maryland pharmacist’s gun sends would-be robbers fleeing

BALTIMORE SUN.COM August 17, 2018 – Maryland pharmacist fired his revolver and ran off two would-be robbers, who are charged by police in connection with the incident. Wasim Amir said he was sitting in his office at Karemore Pharmacy on Monday when a man ordered people to get on the floor. Amir said he grabbed a revolver from his desk and walked into the store, where he saw a…

Arming Teachers in America (SLIDE SHOW)

WASHINGTON POST August 16, 2018 – Deep in dusty North Texas ranchland, the Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas runs a firearms defense class designed for teachers and educational staff. Everyone here is a Dallas school teacher. They share similar motivation – a desire to protect the children in their care – and a frustration at the lack of options available to them. Some believe arming teachers with handguns represents an…

OK – Self-Protection – Luther Public Schools Staff To Undergo Training To Carry Firearms (VIDEO)

NEWS9.COM August 16, 2018 – Only minutes into a back-to-school assembly, a Luther High School freshman was violently stabbed. A teacher pulled the 14-year-old attacker from the female victim and held him for authorities. Luther teachers will soon be able to defend their classrooms against attackers. The Luther Public School Board adopted a policy this week that will allow some teachers and staff to carry guns. However, teachers and…

OH – Self-Protection – Some have concerns about issuing concealed carry permits to Ohio veterans without required training

NEWS5CLEVELAND.COM August 16, 2018 – Some local veterans and concealed carry instructors have safety concerns over a new law allowing veterans and military service members to obtain a concealed carry permit without required training. Senate Bill 81 will become law without a signature from Governor Kasich, allowing veterans to get their CCW permit without paying more than $100 in fees and the usually required eight hours of classes.  

FL – Self-Protection – Parkland students start school year with tightened security

REUTERS.COM August 15, 2018 – Students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 teens and educators last February will start a new school year on Wednesday amid new security measures that some parents and students fear may not be enough to stop future tragedies. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has doubled its campus security detail to 18, including three uniformed sheriff’s deputies, and…

FL – Self-Protection – In Plain Sight: Armed protectors now guard local classrooms (VIDEO)

NEWS4JAX.COM August 15, 2018 – Bradford County is the first in Northeast Florida to train civilian men and women to be armed protectors inside our schools. It’s the Guardian Program, which is part of Florida’s new school safety law passed after the mass school shooting in Parkland last February. It allows certain individuals trained by law enforcement to be armed on campus to help keep students and teachers safe.  [full…

NC – Self-Protection – 15-Year-Old Who Learned Gun Safety From Late Father Defends Mother By Shooting, Killing Boyfriend As He Choked Her

NEWSWEEK.COM August 14, 2018 – In a matter of two gunshots, a teenage daughter neutralized a convicted maniac who was strangling her mother and saved her siblings from harm. The 15-year-old girl defended her mom and two siblings minutes past midnight last Wednesday inside their home in Forest City, North Carolina, by firing two rounds and striking 46-year-old Steven Kelley twice in the chest.  After reviewing the evidence in…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Testing a New Concealed-Carry Gun: 3 Steps to Success

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) August 14, 2018 – Many of us who teach and write about personal defense have cautioned against folks switching defensive handguns on virtually a daily basis. There are a number of good reasons why this is simply not a good idea. When a person is confronted with a criminal threat, their focus must be almost entirely on the threat and plans for dealing with it. This…

The Gun Guru of YouTube

THE ATLANTIC.COM August 14, 2018 – Someday John Correia will meet Jesus. As an ordained pastor, he has thought about how their first conversation will go. That is why he keeps his Heckler & Koch VP9 loaded with a 9-mm magazine in pristine condition. “You’re only going to draw a gun on the worst day of your life,” Correia told me. “You want to make sure the equipment works. I…

How Texas educators train before arming themselves at school

TEXAS TRIBUNE.ORG August 14, 2018 – A gaggle of reporters clustered last week near shelves of picture books and signs marked “Love” and “Read” in the Windermere Elementary School library. Then shots rang. The reporters jolted back, their iPhones shaking in surprise. A gunman ran through the hallway until he was shot down by a masked educator. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement was hosting one of its trainings…

TX – Self-Protection – Gunshots, fake blood part of back-to-school safety training at Midway ISD

WACO TRIBUNE.COM August 14, 2018 – The classroom full of teachers at Midway Middle School knew they were part of a drill, playing a role. But in the light of recent news reports, the scene seemed all too real once the screaming started. “Guys, gun! There’s a gun! There’s a gun! Please help,” yelled Tori Wardlaw, a Midway High School freshman theater student, as she ran into the classroom….

TX – Self-Protection – Santa Fe shooting prompts jump in number of Texas school marshals, who can carry guns on campus (VIDEO)

HOUSTON CHRONICLE August 13, 2018 – One week before hundreds of elementary students will flood the hallways for the first day of school, 20 Texas school employees ran screaming out of classrooms Friday as the sound of gunshots echoed through the hallways of the empty building. They were practicing an active shooter drill as part of their school marshal training, an intensive six-day course that culminates in their certification to…

TN – Self-Protection – FOX13 puts bulletproof backpacks to the test at Memphis gun range (VIDEO)

FOX13 MEMPHIS.COM August 13, 2018 – After a certain age, practically every student starts slinging a backpack over his or her shoulder. Buying one that’s bulletproof could mean your student has an extra element of protection if the worst ever happens. We wanted to know how well they work. FOX13 put a $200 bulletproof backpack to the test with Chip Holland at Gun Range USA in Memphis.  [full…

FL – Self-Protection – How guns changed everything in Florida (Or, why you should never hit your horn)

TAMPA BAY TIMES  August 11, 2018 – The way the world once worked, you could righteously hit your horn because someone cut you off in traffic. You could ask a person to turn off his cell phone in a movie theater. You could have a discussion with a stranger at a neighborhood park on a Sunday about whether or not a kid should be allowed to skateboard by the…

Inside the All-Women Training Camp Where Guns Are Sold as Empowerment

VICE.COM August 8, 2018 – Hundreds of American women traveled to the A Girl and A Gun conference in Texas to learn how to shoot in self-defense, protect their kids, and fire machine guns from a helicopter. I’m at a shooting range in Burnet, Texas, watching women pretending to protect their children while they gun down an attacker. There are 11 of them who alternate between firing off five…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – In 2 rural states that let teachers carry guns, few schools take part

POLITICO.COM August 7, 2018 – ICYMI – Officials in rural states like South Dakota and Wyoming told President Donald Trump’s school safety commission on Tuesday that few school districts have taken advantage of state laws there to train and arm teachers.  

MO – Self-Protection – ‘We don’t get the same protection’: Black women shoot, learn gun safety at local range

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO.ORG (PBS) August 7, 2018 – Tamyka Brown was perfecting her shot. Her target sheet, riddled with bullet holes, showed she knows what she’s doing. Brown comes to the range with her husband often. But on a recent Thursday in July she was bonding with other women of color at Sharpshooter’s Pit and Grill over guns and targets. 

GA – Self-Protection – Long Rifles Going In Every Middle And High School In Georgia County (VIDEO)

WFMYNEWS2.COM August 6, 2018 -Even six months later, the 911 call is still chilling. “Someone’s shooting up Stoneman Douglas .” “I really thought I wasn’t getting out of this alive,” one student said. Metro Atlanta refuses to be owned by that fear, and many are reviewing and adding to their safety protocols. Fayette County is taking action by adding a long rifle inside every middle and high school…

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