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AS SOON AS GUNSHOTS TORE THROUGH A WAFFLE HOUSE, JAMES SHAW JR. BOLTED AND HID IN A RESTROOM. BUT HE KEPT AN EYE AND AN EAR OUT FOR THE GUNMAN. AND THE MOMENT THE SHOOTER PAUSED, SHAW DECIDED TO AMBUSH HIM. SHAW SAW THE GUNMAN LOOKING AT HIS RIFLE TO RELOAD. THAT’S WHEN HE GRABBED THE SHOOTER’S RIFLE POSSIBLY SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES EARLY YESTERDAY.STUDENTS ON THE STREETS PROTESTING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BULLYING ISSUES AND PROPOSING THE BANNING OF GUNS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS GOES BOTH WAYS AND THE SITUATION DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, SAYS WRITER WHO ADDS THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ‘NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’ BEFORE BANNING GUNS.OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPANY YETI HAS BECOME THE LATEST BUSINESS TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), PART OF A WAVE OF COMPANIES ENDING BUSINESS DEALS WITH THE PRO-GUN GROUP FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND, FLA., SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE NRA REPORTEDLY SENT AN EMAIL TO ITS MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BLASTING THE COMPANY FOR NOT BEING “SPORTSMANLIKE.”AS PART OF THEIR NON-STOP EFFORT AT IMPOSING STRICT GUN CONTROL UPON THE AMERICAN POPULATION, ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES HAVE LAUNCHED A POLITICAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORPORATIONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TYPICAL LEGISLATIVE TRACK TOWARD UNDERMINING THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT EFFORT HAS SUCCEEDED IN COMPELLING A NUMBER OF COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND EVEN LED TO TWO MAJOR BANKS ANNOUNCING SIGNIFICANT LENDING POLICY CHANGES TOWARD THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY.IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FAMED-STUDENT EMMA GONZALEZ, FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, TO USE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE AT A TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE TO BLAST THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND GUNS WHILE ADVOCATING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. BUT HER STATEMENT DIDN’T HOLD UP TO FACTS — AND SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR IT.

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IL – Self-Protection – More students report carrying guns in Chicago than New York or Los Angeles

NORTHWESTERN.EDU  April 19, 2018 – More students report carrying guns in Chicago than in New York or Los Angeles, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. The findings provide historical background for Chicago’s 2016 spike in gun violence, which occurred mostly among youth and young adults. When students were exposed to more violence risk factors, such as feeling unsafe in school, being exposed to fights or doing illegal drugs, they were…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Should Teachers Carry Concealed Weapons? (VIDEO)

MARIST CIRCLE.COM April 18, 2018 – In light of the recent and rapid increase of mass shootings, primarily following the school shooting in Parkland, FLA, a conversation has started that is rather opposite of the gun control discussion we are used to. Should teachers carry a concealed weapon. In light of the recent and rapid increase of mass shootings, primarily following the school shooting in Parkland, FLA, a conversation…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Being Prepared for an Active Shooter

THE DAILY SIGNAL.COM April 12, 2018 – When mass shootings are heavily publicized and gun control proposals follow, the interest in firearms and firearms education rises dramatically. In particular, there is a now-predictable spike in those enrolling in concealed carry classes. The mainstream media provides a megaphone for those who call for “reasonable” gun control, and now even for those who call unabashedly for the repeal of the Second…

NY – Self-Protection – Armed At Church: Why This Congregation Is ‘Not A Gun-Free Zone’

NPR.ORG  April 8, 2018 – When the parishioners at the Lighthouse Mexico Church Of God gather for worship each Sunday, many of them are armed. The fact that they carry is no secret. The church, located in the small, upstate town of Mexico, N.Y., says on its website that it’s “not a gun-free zone.” Pastor Ron Russell began to encourage church members to carry concealed weapons after Dylann Roof killed nine…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Gun sales, concealed-carry instruction boom with increased media coverage of mass shootings

WASHINGTON TIMES  April 8, 2018 – People are surging to sign up for training to carry concealed weapons in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, as experts say sustained media coverage and calls for more gun control encourage people to look for ways to protect themselves. Gun sales also appear to be on the rise, based on federal background checks. The National Carry Academy in Minnesota says the…

Int’l – Self-Protection – US interest in CC permit training jumps 100% after Parkland: ‘We’ve never seen a spike this big before’

INDEPENDENT.CO.UK  April 5, 2018 – In the 50 days since the Parkland, Florida shooting, companies and networks of firearm instructors that provide training for the permits in dozens of states have seen enquiries spike. One company said it had even received more requests for training than after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 

VA – Self-Protection – People Are Getting Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permits Through Virginia, Skirting Local Gun Laws (VIDEO)

NEWSWEEK.COM  April 5, 2018 – David Chipman was lounging around his home, browsing the internet on a Sunday morning when an ad to apply for a concealed carry handgun permit in his state of Virginia appeared on his computer screen. “This clickbaity thing just popped up: ‘Apply for free,’” Chipman, a senior policy adviser for the gun control group Giffords, told Newsweek. “I said, I’m in this thing, it might…

Gun-Rights Group Cites Rising London Murder Rate as Example of Failed Gun Control

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON April 3, 2018 – Gun-rights proponents said on Monday that London’s rising murder rate is evidence of failed gun-control policies. London saw 15 murders in February while its American cousin of nearly the same size, New York City, saw 14, according to the Sunday Times. Similarly, the paper said there were 22 killings in London during March while there were 21 in New York City. They said it…

Guns in schools: Insurance premiums could present hurdle in arming teachers (VIDEOS)

NBC NEWS April 2, 2018 – Kansas passed a law in 2013 that allowed members of school staff to be armed after the Sandy Hook massacre claimed the lives of 20 elementary school children. But five years later, no Kansas school employee has legally brought a gun onto a public K-12 campus. What the state lawmakers didn’t expect, perhaps, was the response from EMC Insurance Companies, a liability insurance…

IA – Self-Protection – Gun shop owner equipping teachers with non-lethal way to defend classroom (VIDEO)

KCRG.COM March 30, 2018 – A proposal by President Trump to arm teachers kicked up a lot of controversy. But one gun shop owner in southern Iowa is trying a different idea. He’s equipping teachers in four small school districts with a non-lethal way to confront a classroom intruder. Dan Glandon, who owns Skunk River Arms in Hayesville, came up with the idea of supplying schools with tactical flashlights…

MA – Self-Protection – Guns in Mass, Part II: How to get a license to carry

METROWEST DAILY NEWS.COM March 27, 2018 – BOSTON — I’m from northwest Indiana, where gun laws are the ninth weakest in the nation. You don’t need a permit to purchase, register or own a rifle or shotgun, although you need a permit to carry a handgun. There are 36 states with no legal requirements for gun registration, no permit needed and no license necessary to purchase and own a…

KS – Self-Protection – For gun owners, a core belief: guns make us safer

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR March 22, 2018 – Michelle Carlson is warm and sweet – and good with a gun. A Glock 17, to be precise. It fits nicely in her long fingers. It also happens to be the preferred choice of law enforcement officers. For many gun owners, especially the 40 percent who are women, firearms are first and foremost tools of protection. These individuals seek not to kill, but to…

This Texas School Began Arming Teachers With Guns In 2007. More Than 170 Other Districts Have Followed

HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIA.ORG March 22, 2018 – All of Harrold Independent School District is packed into a two-story red brick building that sits off U.S. Highway 287, nestled among windmills, a water tower and farmland. It takes the county sheriff’s department about 15 minutes to respond to the average emergency call. So to close that gap, Superintendent David Thweatt created a plan in 2007 to arm certain staff members,…

A good guy with a gun may have saved lives in a Md. school — a trained good guy in uniform (VIDEO)

BALTIMORE SUN  March 20, 2018 – The shooting Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County is terrifying. The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, a 17-year-old student at the school, opened fire in the hallway. He is now dead, and two students are injured, one of them critically. But it’s certainly possible that he would have inflicted much more damage if not for the intervention…

Int’l – Self-Protection – People Are Ready to Buy Some Guns in the World’s Murder Capital

BLOOMBERG LP.COM March 20, 2018 – In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal. Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year. Polls show support for gun ownership gaining ground. In an election year, politicians are paying attention. 

MN – Self-Protection – At Minnesota Capitol, support for guns is deeply ingrained

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Match 19, 2018 – Before she went into politics, Sen. Carrie Ruud was in-line skating along a county highway near north-central Minnesota’s Cross Lake one day in 1993 when she sensed she was being followed by some guys in a pickup truck. From that moment on, she said, “I decided I didn’t want to be a victim.”Soon Ruud had a permit to carry a firearm. And…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Nearly 20 Percent of Teachers Would Choose to Carry a Gun at School: Gallup

ED WEEK.ORG March 16, 2018 – While there is no evidence to suggest that 20 percent of teachers—up to 760,000 people—are veterans or have gun training, Gallup did find that 18 percent of teachers said they would apply for special training to wield a gun at school. Of those, two-thirds are “very confident” they would be able to effectively handle a gun in a live shooting situation.  One-quarter of surveyed teachers…

NY – Self-Protection – Preparing for the unthinkable: Inside active shooter training at church (VIDEO)

BUFFALO NEWS March 11, 2018 –  Attacks at places of worship, while drawing understandably massive public attention, are exceptionally rare. But the sheer notion of it happening is enough to prompt (Pastor Jon) Longwell to be proactive. He has a concealed carry permit and has debated with himself whether he should tuck a firearm somewhere beneath the casual attire he wears while preaching. 

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BREAKING :
AS SOON AS GUNSHOTS TORE THROUGH A WAFFLE HOUSE, JAMES SHAW JR. BOLTED AND HID IN A RESTROOM. BUT HE KEPT AN EYE AND AN EAR OUT FOR THE GUNMAN. AND THE MOMENT THE SHOOTER PAUSED, SHAW DECIDED TO AMBUSH HIM. SHAW SAW THE GUNMAN LOOKING AT HIS RIFLE TO RELOAD. THAT’S WHEN HE GRABBED THE SHOOTER’S RIFLE POSSIBLY SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES EARLY YESTERDAY.STUDENTS ON THE STREETS PROTESTING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BULLYING ISSUES AND PROPOSING THE BANNING OF GUNS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS GOES BOTH WAYS AND THE SITUATION DID NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, SAYS WRITER WHO ADDS THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS ‘NEED TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’ BEFORE BANNING GUNS.OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPANY YETI HAS BECOME THE LATEST BUSINESS TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), PART OF A WAVE OF COMPANIES ENDING BUSINESS DEALS WITH THE PRO-GUN GROUP FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND, FLA., SCHOOL SHOOTING. THE NRA REPORTEDLY SENT AN EMAIL TO ITS MEMBERS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BLASTING THE COMPANY FOR NOT BEING “SPORTSMANLIKE.”AS PART OF THEIR NON-STOP EFFORT AT IMPOSING STRICT GUN CONTROL UPON THE AMERICAN POPULATION, ANTI-GUN ADVOCATES HAVE LAUNCHED A POLITICAL PRESSURE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORPORATIONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR TYPICAL LEGISLATIVE TRACK TOWARD UNDERMINING THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT EFFORT HAS SUCCEEDED IN COMPELLING A NUMBER OF COMPANIES TO CUT TIES WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND EVEN LED TO TWO MAJOR BANKS ANNOUNCING SIGNIFICANT LENDING POLICY CHANGES TOWARD THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY.IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR FAMED-STUDENT EMMA GONZALEZ, FROM MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, TO USE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE AT A TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE TO BLAST THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND GUNS WHILE ADVOCATING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. BUT HER STATEMENT DIDN’T HOLD UP TO FACTS — AND SHE WAS CALLED OUT FOR IT.