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TX – SELF-PROTECTION – Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

WALMART HAS QUIETLY HIRED OFF-DUTY OFFICERS AT ITS STORES IN EL PASO, TEXAS, WHERE A GUNMAN POLICE SAY TARGETED MEXICANS OPENED FIRE IN A STORE IN AUGUST AND KILLED 22 PEOPLE. WALMART PLANS THURSDAY TO REOPEN THE STORE WHERE THE ATTACK HAPPENED AND AMID ONGOING LAWSUITS OVER SAFETY.

IL – SELF-PROTECTION – Where Chicago Shootings Go Unchecked, Owning a Gun Can Feel Like a Necessity

Jsaron Jones, 29, was shot in the leg in 2018. The injury required multiple blood transfusions, and it took him 10 months to recover. Today, Jones sees living in Chicago without a gun as a way of tempting fate. He’s convinced that not having one would make him more likely to be shot — again. “It’s dangerous every day walking in…

OH – SELF PROTECTION – Why did one Ohio school district decide to arm its teachers?

At the entrance to Sidney High School in small-town Ohio, there is a poster which reads: “Inside this building, our children are protected by an armed and trained response team.” In rural Shelby County, law enforcement trained some teachers to fight back, should an attacker threaten students. They were among the first in the United States to embrace the controversial strategy. On Halloween, as high school students and staff…

CO – SELF-PROTECTION – When This Doc Moved to a Concealed Carry State, She Didn’t Expect Staff to Be Packing

Dr. Coltan, A recent NECO grad, was taking a risk. She and her husband, both avid hikers and snowboarders, had relocated from Rhode Island to Colorado to open a new solo practice. Soon the time came to begin hiring employees, a task Dr. Coltan had been dreading. She was able to secure employment contracts with Barbara, a receptionist/insurance biller, and Doug, an optometric assistant who had some optical knowledge….

TX – SELF-PROTECTION – What we know about Atatiana Jefferson supports a robust defense of the Second Amendment

WE DON’T HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THE SHOOTING OF ATATIANA JEFFERSON IN HER HOME BY A FORT WORTH POLICE OFFICER, AND MUCH OF WHAT WE DON’T KNOW MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE TRIAL OF THE OFFICER. BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW SUPPORTS A ROBUST DEFENSE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT — WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT TO BE SAFE AND SECURE IN OUR OWN HOMES.

OK – SELF-PROTECTION – Oklahoma open carry law takes effect this week (VIDEO)

Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane told 40/29 News he’d like people to get basic training before they start arming themselves, “If you get out there and you get in a situation and you don’t have the right holster the gun could fall out or someone could take it from you.” Starting Friday, November 1st, most Oklahoma residents will be able to openly carry a handgun without permits…

NV – SELF-PROTECTION – College women team up for ‘Feminism and Firearms’ campus event to advocate for concealed carry on campus

Women at the University of Nevada, Reno, teamed up recently to hold a pro-Second Amendment event at the campus in Reno. As highlighted by the The College Fix, the event — “Feminism and Firearms” — was a forum for pro-Second Amendment students to discuss the concept of concealed carry on campus. The campus event on Oct. 17 aimed to “address the consequences of UNR’s…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – Research Finds At Least 1,300 Non-Self-Defense Deaths At Hands Of Concealed Carry Holders Since 2007 (VIDEO)

Since 2007, at least 1,300 people have died at the hands of a concealed carry permit holder for reasons other than self-defense, a new analysis from the non-profit Violence Policy Center shows. Using public reporting and information culled from some individual state databases, the center was able to compile a list of 1,335 people killed by someone who, at the time, possessed a concealed carry permit. There…

TX – SELF-PROTECTION – Texas gun laws: What happens when ‘good guys’ have guns? (VIDEO)

Terrance Hopkins has seen what a bad guy with a gun can do. The Dallas police senior corporal was downtown when Micah Xavier Johnson caught cops in the sights of his semiautomatic Russian-made AK-74 assault-style rifle on July 7, 2016, in Dallas. On the day Hopkins calls “7-7,” Johnson massacred five law enforcement officers in an ambush-style attack at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. While some believe a civilian…

MA – SELF-PROTECTION – As debate over gun control wears on, more and more South Shore residents are getting licensed

In 20 communities south of Boston, the number of licenses issued from 2013 to 2018 was almost 50 percent higher than the number issued in the six years prior. In 2009, 10 people were issued gun licenses in Hull, a town with a population of a little more than 10,000. By 2017, the number of licenses issued in the town had shot up to 109. Hull isn’t…

IL – SELF-PROTECTION – ‘It matters to me’: Video shows Good Samaritan take gun from robber on Blue Line train (VIDEO)

New video shows the moment a Good Samaritan disarmed a robber on a CTA Blue Line train Sunday morning before the Chicago Marathon. As the train stopped at Cumberland, Jean Paul LaPierre stepped off and asked another commuter why marathoners seemed to be rushing for the doors. “I said ‘this doesn’t seem like the right way.’ He said ‘No, there’s a guy on the train walking around…

NAT’L – SELF-PROTECTION – 3 Reasons Black People Should Never Support Gun Control

Given America’s history with slavery, black people should be the biggest advocates for the Second Amendment. Guns equal freedom!

Despite the mantra from the left, there’s no such thing as an “assault rifle.” It’s a term they invented to make guns sound scary, and it works. I prefer to call semi-automatic rifles, such as the AR-15 by their proper names: “anti-dictator rifles,” “self-defense rifles” and…

OK – SELF-PROTECTION – Opponents of constitutional carry said to employ ‘scare tactics’ as new law set to take effect

Supporters of so-called permitless carry are not predicting an uptick in gun violence when the law takes effect. But critics aren’t buying it. The law is set to take effect Nov. 1, but a legal challenge could put it on hold and ultimately nullify the law. Also called constitutional carry, House Bill 2597 would allow individuals to carry a weapon without training or a permit. Oklahoma will…

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…

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