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ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED. 

Self-Protection Archive

NE – SELF-PROTECTION – Self-defense: When is it legal to use weapons in Nebraska while protecting yourself (VIDEO)

It can happen in seconds and if it does, your only thought is likely trying to stay alive. If it ever comes down to pulling the trigger, what if you have to use a firearm to stop the threat? 

PA –SELF-PROTECTION – Local school districts beef up security in year after Parkland shooting (VIDEO)

Not only has it been a year since the the Parkland, Florida shooting, but this year also marks 20 years since Columbine. So…. are schools any safer today? The short answer is yes. 

PA – SELF-PROTECTION – How long could it take police to get to a school shooting? Response times boost argument to arm teachers

The idea of arming Pennsylvania teachers as a defense against a school shooter gained momentum in 2018 before eventually fading. 

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Florida could expand law that allows armed teachers (VIDEO)

(EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information on the state’s Guardian program, which differs from arming teachers, see a similar story in the More Gun Headlines section below.)

A Florida Senate panel tasked with shaping statewide education policies advanced a sweeping school-security package on Tuesday that would allow classroom teachers to be armed.

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Real estate agents taking up arms in America

Realtors often go into houses they don’t know, with people they’ve just met. Safety efforts have become a real focus, but the potential for violence has some of them taking up arms. 

IN – SELF-PROTECTION – House committee approves bill to allow guns in churches with schools on site

House Bill 1643, authored by Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, revives legislation that died a year ago in the aftermath of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

OH – SELF-PROTECTION – Teachers Training to Kill review – The Fight To Arm Elementary Schools

The documentary Teachers Training to Kill (Channel 4) opened with scenes of lockdown drills in elementary schools in Hamilton County, Ohio, and a staged shooting in another’s hallways, to practice procedures and test response times. 

MO – SELF-PROTECTION – Women and firearms: why more females are choosing to carry guns (VIDEO)

Dr. Vanessa K. loads her pistol carefully and thoughtfully, talking through each step aloud as she goes. She’s only 5 feet tall, but when she points her firearm at the target – eyes focused, hands steady – she has the power. 

MS – SELF-PROTECTION – Gulfport woman triumphantly overcomes fear of guns (VIDEO)

One year ago, Tangie Carrillo would have told you she was terrified of even seeing a gun on a waist holster. After an introductory gun training course, she has gained control of her fear. 

TX – SELF-PROTECTION – Senate bill would allow Texans to carry guns in church

Senate Bill 535, filed by Sen. Donna Campbell, would secure gun rights for those who wish to carry in churches or other places of worship, according to a release. 

INT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Venezuela Crisis Shaping Up To Be All About Who Has the Guns

If there’s any question about the value of the Second Amendment, maybe the Venezuelan crisis will offer the best answer.

NYC – SELF-PROTECTION – Ex-NYPD Official Gets 18 Months Prison in Gun License Scandal

A judge has sentenced a former New York police official to 18 months in prison for failing to stop a bribery scam that let President Donald Trump and other well-connected New Yorkers get gun permits fast. 

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Top 10 Characteristics and Components of a Defensive AR-15

The best AR-15s cost less now than the cheapest ones will, if the Democrats’ gun-ban legislation gains steam. 

GA – SELF-PROTECTION – Georgia Lawmaker Wants Uber, Lyft Drivers To Be Able To Carry Guns For Protection

A North Georgia Republican is trying to make it legal for ride-share drivers to carry firearms while working. 

SD – SELF-PROTECTION – South Dakotans One Step Closer To Carrying Concealed Handguns Without A Permit

Legislation allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota, also called “Constitutional carry,” passed another hurdle on Monday morning. 

MO – SELF-PROTECTION – Guns and God: Growing number of churches want armed security

“Fifty years ago, you could say no guns should be allowed in church, but times have changed,” said a police chief who runs a volunteer church security team. 

MO – Self-Protection – Missouri lawmakers renew effort to allow concealed carry on MetroLink, buses

Amid ongoing efforts by local officials to improve MetroLink policing, three Missouri state legislators are trying to attack crime on light rail from a different angle. 

MA – SELF-PROTECTION – State police: Gun owner stops rolling road rage on Pike

A legally licensed gun owner brought to an end a high speed road rage incident that spawned a flurry of calls by terrified motorists who reported an SUV racing down the Mass Pike with a man clinging to the hood of the car, police said. 

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BREAKING :
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED.