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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.

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VA – SELF-PROTECTION – These Gun Owners Were Able to Confront Criminals in September

When the Virginia State Crime Commission and the House Judiciary Committee held hearings earlier this fall regarding firearm policies, it was striking how little many gun control advocates and policymakers know about basic facts related to guns and gun violence. It also was clear how devastating many of their policy proposals would be for law-abiding Americans who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights. These legislators and advocates, like most of…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Here Are All The Best Moments Of People Using Guns To Defend Themselves (MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

In the latest instance of a good guy using a gun, a female front desk attendant at a hotel in Kentucky was able to take a gun from the man who was using it to rob the cash register. In the video you can see the woman standing anxiously as the robber is placing the stolen cash into a plastic bag. Distracted with filling the bag, the…

KY – SELF-PROTECTION – WATCH: Hotel clerk turns tables after stealing robber’s gun (VIDEO)

A quick-thinking clerk helped land an absent-minded criminal behind bars in Kentucky. Police say Cory T. Phillips, 26, walked into a Country Inn and Suites in Paducah around 10 p.m. Monday. Surveillance video shows him with his face covered and wearing a knit cap as he pointed a gun at the front desk clerk. As the woman begins to throw money onto the counter, Phillips scrambles to…

KS – SELF-PROTECTION – With upcoming law change, how does Kansas handle constitutional carry? (VIDEO)

Though the state line may separate Montgomery County, Kansas from Oklahoma, District Attorney Larry Markle knows what happens in Oklahoma will be felt in his county. “We’re so close to the state line,” said Markle. “A lot of the things you guys do really does affect us.” One major law change in Oklahoma won’t have any impact here because it’s already a law in Kansas. Since 2015,…

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Benefits of Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit

Forty-one states in the United States have “shall-issue” laws when it comes to concealed gun permits. This means that permits can get issued as long as citizens meet certain basic requirements, including a background check and test. Twenty-four of these states recognize permits issued by any other state. The nine “may issue” states will not recognize permits issued by other states. These states will issue a concealed…

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Video shows Florida store owner shoot an AK47 at an angry customer. Was it self-defense?

An angry man barged into the Kwik Pic convenience store in Lauderhill, left it in a huff and threw a garbage can at the front door, scattering trash on the floor. Then, he drove in circles outside the market and hurled a bottle at employees standing in the doorway. The response: Store owner Saf Ahmad, 30, stormed out of the store and fired a hail of bullets…

CO – SELF-PROTECTION – The student who disarmed a gunman during a Colorado high school shooting is now a US Marine

One of the high school students who helped take down and disarm a gunman during a school shooting earlier this year graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training on Sept. 20. Months before Brendan Bialy ever stepped foot on the yellow footprints, his willingness to fight in the face of overwhelming odds were apparent on May 7, 2019, when another student walked into his 12th grade English class…

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Florida gun bill seeks to allow citizens to conceal carry without a license

A Florida lawmaker filed a bill Tuesday allowing lawful gun owners to conceal carry guns without a license.

Republican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed HB 273, which would relax firearm restrictions and penalties for conceal carry where it is usually allowed. College campuses and courtrooms would still not allow carrying weapons, but penalties for doing so will be dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor….

LA – SELF-PROTECTION – Everyday Heroes: Concealed Coalition Presents The Concealed Carry Experience

Louisiana’s leading firearm training organization is taking the issue of national security and mass shootings into their own hands. Through top notch education, world class training, technology, and access to some of the best instructors in the industry, Concealed Coalition is preparing the public for defining moments of patriotism, heroism and valor. Having sold out classes at Bass Pro Shops consistently month after month, Concealed Coalition welcomes citizens who…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Right to possess a gun clear; how to use one is open to debate

When Keli Calderone became involved in a dispute with a fellow motorist, she didn’t realize that what she viewed as acting in self-defense would cause her to be charged with attempted murder, lead to dismissal from her job and prompt her to file a civil rights lawsuit in federal court. Calderone, ultimately, was found not guilty of the criminal charge and was reinstated to her job. But…

MD – SELF-PROTECTION – Republican aide demands gun to protect himself during ‘hostile encounters’ with Trump foes

A man is working to legally carry a handgun in Maryland, writing in a 2017 application that his work with the Trump administration put him in danger. Edward Holmes Whalen, then a staffer on the Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee, has his case in front of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals after both the initial application to carry a gun and his appeal was denied, according to the Washington Post….

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Female firepower: more women opting to carry firearms

Gun ownership will always be a hot-button topic in a country where the language of a centuries-old document is still being analyzed for meaning. What was once considered a subject saved for just the men of the world, though, is now becoming a unisex interest, opening up a whole new industry for female firearm carriers. Data from the Pew Research Center shows that one in five women…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Do Guns Help People Defend Themselves?

One day at 5:30 a.m., a man with a machete hacked at two doors, leaving a trail of broken glass, to force his way into a DeKalb County, Ga., home. What he planned to accomplish once inside, though, we’ll never know:?The homeowner had a gun, confronted the intruder, and fired two shots, killing him. This is what’s known as a defensive gun use, or DGU. It is…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Why Boycott? Open Carry is Dumb.

Pro-gunners are up in arms these days, mainly due to recent knee-jerk reactions by large retail companies in response to pressure by anti-gun organizations. I’m talking about Wal-Mart’s recent announcement to end sales of certain “scary” kinds of ammunition and their decision to ban the open carrying of firearms inside their stores. Numerous other retailers have also jumped on the “no open carry” bandwagon, including Aldi, Kroger, CVS, and Publix — and…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Why Criminals Looking To Victimize Women Love Gun Control

On September 3, Lachelle Hudgins wounded a robber who had attempted to steal her purse. While the mainstream media pan the attack as an overreaction to an attempted purse-snatching, Hudgins, who was there, saw it differently. According to the video recorded by a local ABC reporter, five attackers approached her car in the wee hours of the morning. How was she to know the attack would end with only a…

NC – SELF-PROTECTION – I am a young woman surrounded by gun violence. I deserve the right to keep and bear arms.

I am a young woman living alone for the first time in a large city beset with gun violence. In Charlotte, we have experienced in the past year not only the tragedy of a mass shooter at UNC Charlotte, but also deal with frequent violent crimes near campus. In fact, my apartment complex experienced a shooting in May just a few weeks after the campus shooting. A…

OH – SELF-PROTECTION – Will you be ready to save a life when the situation arises?

CPR has long been considered a valuable expertise. Similarly, defibrillator shock pads are as common to see mounted on walls of workplaces and public spaces as fire extinguishers, and civic-minded individuals are encouraged to know how to use them in an emergency. Now add two more lifesaving skill sets to what is needed to survive in our culture, in which violence and addiction are unfortunately common: active-shooter…

UT – SELF-PROTECTION – The Mormon Church Just Made Parishioners A Sitting Duck For Would-Be Attackers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created a new policy barring parishioners from legally carrying a firearm during services. After receiving pushback, the church was forced to “clarify” their position. Instead of sticking solely with firearms, the church says no “lethal weapons” are allowed on the property. The policy comes after a new firearm law went into effect in Texas. The law makes it clear…

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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.