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NYC – Self-Protection – NYPD sued for not disclosing info on Trump family gun permits

NEW YORK POST June 22, 2018 – The NYPD is refusing to disclose information about handgun licenses held by Donald Trump and his two eldest sons, citing privacy and safety concerns, according to a new lawsuit. A news and opinion website called the Daily Dot tried to obtain the records through a state Freedom of Information Law request in January. But NYPD Lt. Richard Mantellino said the request was…

Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

WNCW.ORG (NPR) June 22, 2018 – For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids,” says Lori Alhadeff. “On Valentine’s Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist.” The debate in many ways comes down to this: What’s more important — cold steel or warm hugs? Harsh consequences or second…

IA – Self-Protection – Active shooter training comes to the courthouse

WCFCOURIER.COM June 22, 2018 – Sometimes the thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a room full of good guys hurling staplers, fire extinguishers and computer terminals. Or, for safety reasons, tennis balls. That was the case Thursday as the Black Hawk County Courthouse was closed for half a day of active shooter training. As a mock assailant armed with an airsoft pistol stalked the…

Packin’ heat: Who carries a concealed weapon? And why?

RENO NEWS-REVIEW.COM June 21, 2018 – The walls of Maccabee Arms Ltd. are lined with guns of every model and manufacturer. Above the door hangs a series of classic rifles, some from the Civil War, with a sign reading, “not for sale.” Among the long guns hanging above the register is a Soviet Dragunov sniper rifle. And on one of the display racks in the back sits the most…

Pastor hailed as a hero recalls taking down Walmart gunman (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS June 20, 2018 –  David George fought back tears as he spoke publicly on Wednesday for the first time since he shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington, on Sunday. “The gunman came past me waving and pointing his gun and he exited the building,” he recalled. But the church pastor was also legally carrying a gun, so he followed the suspect,…

Int’l – Self-Protection – 188 priests seeking gun permits, says PNP

INQUIRER.NET (Philippines) June 21, 2018 – The Philippine National Police on Wednesday said it had received requests from nearly 250 priests and other religious workers to be allowed to bear arms outside their residences amid deep concerns over the killing of three priests in the past six months.

UT – Self-Protection – ‘Seconds mean lives’: Salt Lake FBI office hosts active shooter simulation (VIDEO)

SALT LAKE STANDARD-EXAMINER.NET June 20, 2018 – Several pops can be heard in the hallway. A man walks into a room with a gun. Several shots are fired. He says, “everyone dies, everyone dies.” While unfortunately this is a common occurrence in the United States, thankfully it was only a drill Monday. The weapon, a modified handgun, shot bits of paint instead of real bullets. 

DC – Self-Protection – This Holy Bible Contains A Gun

FORBES.COM June 19, 2018 – Rev. Rob Schenck held up a shiny leather Bible before a crowd of Christian leaders, Washingtonians, and the media. “I’d like to be able to read from this,” he said, unzipping the top. “But … “ Instead of pages, the Holy Bible contained a gun. It was a toy gun – of course – because the event was held in the National Press Club. …

Nat’l – Self-Protection – U.S. obsession with guns is driving up gun ownership around the world, study finds

NEWS.VICE. COM June 18, 2018 – Americans are the proud owners of some 46 percent of the world’s civilian-owned firearms — both illegal and legal, according to a new decade-long study. The research, from the Small Arms Survey, found that, globally, civilians are acquiring firearms at an increasing rate. But most of the total increase is attributable to gun-buyers in the U.S. 

TX – Self-Protection – Retired officer warns against outdated ‘run, hide, fight’ against active shooters

TIMES RECORD NEWS (Wichita Falls) June 18, 2018 – Firearms instructor Bryan Ponder stood at ease before about 30 people attending “How to Survive an Active Shooter” this month at High Caliber Gun Range, but a Smith & Wesson 1911 holstered on his hip said he was ready for trouble. The retired police officer from Cleburne has spent 20 years prepared for danger in the form of a shooter…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Tips for Starting to Carry

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) June 18, 2018 – A great way to build your comfort level and confidence is to house carry with a safe firearm. You should always treat your gun as if it is loaded, but for this drill, make sure it is safe. Practice muzzle control. Always confirm that the magazine and chamber are empty. I would suggest even leaving the magazine out. Keep the firearm…

OH – Self-Protection – False Report: College Student Was Put Through The Wringer For Allegedly Carrying On Campus

TOWNHALL.COM June 17, 2018 – Kent State University junior Leandra Westbrook claims to have been wrongfully detained by campus police after a student cadet heard her on the phone with a friend, talking about her concealed carry license (CCL), Campus Reform reported. During the conversation that took place on April 28th, Westbrook mentioned how “it is a shame that I cannot carry a gun on campus, considering I have my carry…

WA – Self-Protection – WA Walmart shooting: Citizen ‘took his gun and shot the suspect’

NEWS AND TRIBUNE.COM June 17, 2018 – One of the victims, a man, was airlifted to a hospital, according to a police spokeswoman, Laura Wohl.  “There were three civilians going after him to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car,” she said. 

TX – Self-Protection – More than 200 Texas districts let school staff carry guns

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL June 17, 2018 – There are now more than 200 school districts in Texas that have adopted policies allowing staff to carry firearms, a number that spiked in the weeks following a deadly high school shooting in Florida. Dax González with the Texas Association of School Boards tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that as of last month there were 217 districts allowing staff to carry weapons. 

IL – Self-Protection – Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why?

CHICAGO TRIBUNE (VIA HERALD & REVIEW.COM June 15, 2018 – It took days to figure out where all the bullets flew when a man licensed to carry a gun exchanged shots with a masked 16-year-old boy and killed him on a busy street in Oak Park last year. Investigators counted about a dozen shell casings outside a bank on Madison Street, according to police reports. They dug bullets from…

CT – Self-Protection – School Security Guards To Carry Guns In One Connecticut School District Beginning In The Fall

HARTFORD COURANT.COM June 13, 2018 – Regional School District 10 in Harwinton and Burlington plans to arm its school security guards beginning in the fall. The district’s board of education voted unanimously Monday to allow school security guards, all of whom are retired police officers, to carry handguns on the job. The decision was made in response to shooting incidents at schools around the nation, officials said. 

Meet some of the everyday people training to take down school shooters (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS June 13, 2018 – A new program in Central Florida is training everyday people to stop potential school shooters. School safety guardians have the job of protecting students and teachers on campuses that do not have their own school resource officers or sheriff’s deputies. A state law passed after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gives districts the option to arm teachers, school staff or school…

ID – Self-Protection – Study: Idaho Most Tolerant For Guns In Schools

IFAHO ED NEWS.COM June 7, 2018 – A recent nationwide study shows that Idaho is perhaps the most tolerant state in America when it comes to allowing weapons in schools. Of all 50 states, only Idaho qualified in every category. Some states — Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kentucky — did not qualify in any category. 

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