Self-Protection Archive

KY – Self-Protection – Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

NPR.ORG February 20, 2018 – In the wake of the tragedy at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky’s Republican governor and legislature say they won’t consider gun any control proposals. Rather, a measure allowing teachers or staff to carry guns on campus has gained traction. Republican state Sen. Steve West admits his bill isn’t going to stop all school shootings, but he hopes it’ll help. 

WI – Self-Protection – Wisconsin attorney general open to allowing guns in schools

MSN.COM February 20, 2018 – Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday said he’s open to allowing teachers and others to be armed in schools. The remarks came six days after a shooting left 17 dead at a high school in Florida. Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would be open to a discussion about allowing guns in schools, but that doesn’t mean a bill will get…

FL – Feature – “Anybody Can Shoot an AR”: Florida Gun Owners Weigh Regulations After Parkland

THE NEW YORKER.COM February 19, 2018 – An unwelcome visitor who attempts to enter Tres Bullard’s home, half an hour south of Parkland, Florida, will encounter at least three obstacles: Bullard’s ninety-pound pit bull, Storm; his electronic alarm system; and his guns. Bullard, a forty-two-year-old business-development manager, who lives with his wife and their four-year-old son, describes himself as a “pretty libertarian-leaning person.” He keeps a loaded pistol beside his…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Pollak: The One Gun Law that Might Work Is One that Democrats Will Not Allow

BREITBART.COM February 19, 2018 – The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week has caused shock and grief to the entire nation. The left is, as usual, demanding gun control — and it has enlisted several students from the school in its cause. So — what new gun laws or regulations would actually prevent mass shootings? There is one possibility, but the left will not allow…

Int’l – Self-Protection – Jerusalem Has ‘Zero Misuse of Guns,’ Says Mayor Nir Barkat

BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS.COM February 19, 2018 – Despite the constant threat of terror in Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has announced that “Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world.” Supporting his claim, the mayor stated that the “murder rate in Jerusalem is only one per every 100,000 residents, which is far lower than most major cities.” “We have zero misuse of guns,” Barkat said. 

FL – Self-Protection – Florida sheriff calls “Sentinel Program” to arm teachers after intense training a “game-changer” (VIDEO)

RARE.US February 18, 2018 – Sheriff Grady Judd in Polk County, Fla. went on the news Saturday to talk about the so-called “Sentinel Program” as a possible legislative response to mass shootings like the one that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week, leaving 17 dead. Judd called the program a “game-changer” by arming select educators whose backgrounds have been vetted thoroughly, who have been psychologically evaluated and…

A Change in D.C. Gun Laws Has Restaurants Wondering If They Should Ban Firearms

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER.COM February 14, 2018 – These restrictions are straightforward, but the regulations governing guns at eating and drinking establishments are befuddling, and confusion and guns don’t mix. Under no circumstances can you bring a concealed gun into a tavern or nightclub in the District. Nor can you ever carry a firearm while drinking alcohol. However, restaurants are fair game, provided there are no posted signs prohibiting firearms…

GA – Self-Protection – Georgia Tech Marksmanship Club Teaches Students How to Use Firearms Amid Crime Spike

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON February 13, 2018 – Dozens of Georgia Tech students who participate in sports shooting are training fellow students on the use of firearms amid a spike in off-campus shootings around Atlanta, Ga.  Rob Montgomery, vice president of the Georgia Tech Marksmanship Club, told the station that he is upset thieves are trying to take advantage of college students by prowling the neighborhoods near the campus. 

MO – Self-Protection – Reciprocity Act Renews Concealed Carry Weapon Debate (VIDEO)

FOX 14.TV February 13, 2018 – Every state has concealed carry weapon laws. But they’re not all the same.  Legislation that passed the United States House of Representatives is headed to the Senate. It would make one state’s permit good in all others. 

PA – Self-Protection – More Western Pennsylvania churches getting behind shooter response training

TRIB LIVE.COM February 13, 2018 – Church-based training for active shooter scenarios is now getting denominational support in Western Pennsylvania. The training, based on the popular ALICE model, will be provided by instructors certified by the ALICE Training Institute of Medina, Ohio. ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate. 

AR – Self-Protection – Special Report: After you pull the trigger (VIDEO)

KAIT8.COM February 12, 2018 – With new Arkansas state laws allowing guns into previously gun-free zones like college campuses, bars, and the state capitol, a new question of safety emerges as officers respond to situations in those places. While many concealed carry classes focus on gun safety, gun laws, and correct shooting techniques, citizens should also consider what happens after they pull the trigger. 

 Missouri bill to allow faculty to carry guns

NEWS TRIBUNE.COM February 12, 2018 – Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities designate full-time faculty as “campus protection officers” who can carry concealed weapons. Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday with hopes of college campus safety in an age of increasingly frequent mass shootings. 

Rape Survivor Calls For #MeToo Movement To Include Gun Rights (VIDEO)

HOT AIR.COM February 7, 2018 – I’m not sure how well this is going to go over, given the generally anti-2A attitude of most of the prominent speakers in the #MeToo moment, but it’s certainly worth a look. One victim of sexual assault was attacked on campus at the college she was attending. Because of both state and university rules, her firearm was locked up in a safe far…

TX – Self-Protection – In wake of church shootings, pastors and worshipers arm themselves to shoot back

YAHOO.COM February 6, 2018 – When Kevin Roman thinks about what happened at that tiny church in Sutherland Springs last November, he considers the clock: seven minutes. That’s how long it took for a masked gunman to spray hundreds of bullets in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church during the Sunday morning service on Nov. 5. “Sutherland Springs was a punch in the gut because, out in the middle of nowhere,…

Int’l – Self-Protection – Knuckledusters, homemade machine guns, hunting bows: A look inside the ruthless ‘No Fear’ gang (VIDEO)

DAILY MAIL.COM (AU) February 4, 2018 – Vigilante residents are taking up arms and the law into their own hands to protect their homes from a crime wave sweeping across their neighbourhood. The neighbours have formed their own militia patrolling the streets in their south east Melbourne suburb with crime rife in the area. Weapons they have armed themselves with include homemade machine guns, baseball bats and nail guns. 

UT – Self-Protection – Man carrying concealed pistol stops attack on Utah police officer (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS February 4, 2018 – A Utah police officer who was being attacked on Friday was saved by a passerby with a concealed pistol after the man drove by while the assault was taking place and turned around to help, officials said. Derek Meyer told FOX13 he was driving by the area when he spotted the police lights and saw (Paul Douglas) Anderson attacking the cop. Meyer turned…

AL – Self-Protection – No need for Stand Your Ground in church

DECATUR DAILY.COM February 1, 2018 – Having already authorized one Alabama church congregation to create its own police force, the Alabama Legislature is moving forward with a bill that would extend the state’s Stand Your Ground law to churches. 

MD – Self-Protection – In Baltimore, The Gun Market For Women Is Heating Up

HOT AIR.COM January 31, 2018 – Despite living in a state with some fairly onerous gun laws, legal firearms sales in Baltimore are on the rise. One big contributing factor is the increased number of women who are choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights. And in a very encouraging sign, gun safety training classes geared specifically toward women are becoming more common this year. 

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