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MEXICO – SELF-PROTECTION – In face of continuing insecurity, more Mexicans arming themselves for protection

Gun ownership is on the rise in Mexico as more and more people buy firearms to protect themselves amid the high levels of violent crime that plague much of the country.

The number of guns purchased legally and illegally by citizens with no links to drug trafficking or organized crime rose 33% in 2018 to 352,000, according to a study by Carlos Pérez Ricart, a researcher at the Center for…

TX – SELF-PROTECTION – Lawmakers pushing to allow concealed weapons in Texas public schools (VIDEO)

A bill proposed by a Texas Republican senator is one of several aiming to address school safety. The bill would expand a Texas law passed in 2015. If approved, the expansion would allow concealed guns in public schools.

AR – SELF-DEFENSE – Another State Recognizes the Right to Self-Defense

In Arkansas, “Stand Your Ground” legislation (S.B. 24) was recently passed by both houses of the Arkansas legislature and signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R). This NRA-backed legislation removes the legal need for a citizen to retreat in the face of an attacker.

KS – CONCEALED CARRY – House passes gun license reciprocity bill that also allows 18 to 20-year-olds to get a concealed carry license in Kansas by a margin of 85-38

The Kansas House passed gun license reciprocity bill that will allow 18 to 20-year-olds to get a concealed carry license in Kansas by a margin of 85-38. The bill now heads to the Senate. The bill in the Kansas House moved forward allowing 18 to 20-year-olds the option to concealed carry has passed.

AR – SELF-DEFENSE – Arkansas governor signs Stand Your Ground bill into law (VIDEO)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed into law a measure easing the state's restrictions on the use of deadly force in self-defense, but urged conservatives who pushed for the legislation to pass a hate crimes proposal they've so far resisted.

NAT’L – SELF-DEFENSE – Family Defense Secrets; Controlling The Light

NRA FAMILY.COM — Understanding human behavior is a critical tool to developing an effective self-defense strategy, and nothing defines human behavior more than our almost total reliance on our eyes. The overwhelming majority of people navigate their surroundings almost exclusively using their sense of vision. Unlike other species that rely on a whole suite of senses to defend themselves, we devote…

IL – SELF-PROTECTION – Faced with rising crime and social upheaval, more Black Chicagoans are seeking out firearms for their own protection

Moments after firing a gun for the first time, Alicea Burton proudly displayed the result of her marksmanship: a human silhouette target perforated with more than two dozen 9 mm holes.

TX – SELF-DEFENSE – Tulsa law enforcement hosts self-defense training for women (VIDEO)

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are partnering to offer women self-defense training. The monthly class is called Empower Tulsa and will teach women valuable skills including basic survival skills, situational awareness and having a good mindset to survive any situation.

Officer Angela Emberton and Deputy Kimber Take instructed the first class Monday afternoon at LaFortune Park Community Center. The classes will be…

PA – SELF-PROTECTION – More Pennsylvanians across the region are carrying concealed firearms, officials say

The number of Pennsylvanians who are carrying guns has sharply increased across the region over the last year. Officials expect the trend of applying for licenses to carry to continue to rise.

VT – SELF-DEFENSE – Banning large capacity gun magazines prevails; also not used for self defense

St. Alban’s Messenger.com – February 23, 2021 – To the surprise of no one, the Vermont Supreme Court last week upheld the constitutionality of an April, 2018 law banning high-capacity magazines. The 51-page ruling was, however, a deep dive into American history, the purpose being to bridge the gap between what the framers of Vermont’s Constitution intended in 1777…

MT – SELF-PROTECTION – Montana relaxes gun restrictions, allows guns on campuses

A bill signed into law Thursday by Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte removes restrictions on concealed firearms, allowing them to be carried in most places in the state. The law allows concealed firearms to be carried without a permit inside bars and banks. Concealed firearms are now allowed with a permit inside state and local government buildings. On public university campuses, the law will permit firearms to be carried as…

WA – SELF – PROTECTION – First time buyers, many of them women, driving gun sales to surge in Washington state

GUN SALES SURGED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WASHINGTON STATE ADDED TO THAT MOMENTUM. THE STATE RANKED 17TH IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE MOST GUNS SOLD LAST MONTH. IT MAY SURPRISE YOU THAT MUCH OF THAT DEMAND IS COMING FROM FIRST TIME GUN BUYERS, MANY OF THEM WOMEN.

CA – SELF-PROTECTION – Oakland store owner arrested after firing shots to thwart robbery.

An Oakland, Calif., store owner was arrested this week after trying to stop a robbery that was happening outside his shop, according to a report. The 36-year-old small business owner, who was not identified, had fired four gunshots after seeing a woman being robbed of her camera, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported. Monday’s incident occurred in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood, which has seen a wave of unprovoked…

AZ – SELF –PROTECTION – Arizona bills: Allow more guns in gov’t buildings, block local enforcement of US gun laws

ARIZONA STATE LAWMAKERS ARE MOVING TO LET MORE PEOPLE CARRY GUNS INTO GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. THEY ALSO WANT TO BLOCK LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM ENFORCING FEDERAL GUN LAWS.

SC – SELF-PROTECTION – S. Carolina considers joining much of US in open gun carry

Some South Carolina Lawmakers want to allow people with permits to carry concealed guns to be able to carry their weapons out in the open. South Carolina is one of only five states without so-called “Open Carry,” joining atypical partners such as Illinois, New York, California, and Florida. But in South Carolina, the opposition isn’t exclusively from gun control proponents.

INT’L PORT OF SPAIN – SELF-PROTECTION – ‘Give women a fighting chance’ pleads senator

INDEPENDENT Senator Paul Richards has pleaded with the relevant authorities to put ‘pepper spray’ into the hands of women and the vulnerable, warning yesterday that the country will be terrorised by more rape and other heinous crimes unless action is taken. Richards, who seemed exasperated in bringing a private motion to the Senate, said he had come to “beg” on behalf of victims and their families, as well as…

MN – SELF-PROTECTION – Minnesota lawmaker seeks changes to let medical cannabis patients get gun permits (VIDEO)

MINNESOTA LEGALIZED THE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS WITH A PHYSICIAN’S PRESCRIPTION, BUT IT IS STILL LISTED AS A SCHEDULE 1 DRUG BY THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, PUTTING IT ON THE SAME LEVEL AS ILLICIT NARCOTICS SUCH AS HEROIN AND LSD. THAT HAS SOME LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR GUN OWNERS AMONG THE 43,000 PEOPLE REGISTERED IN THE STATE’S MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM.

DC – SELF-PROTECTION – Georgia Rep. Clyde reportedly fined $5,000 for bypassing Capitol metal detectors

Rep. Andrew Clyde and another Republican lawmaker were reportedly fined for entering the House chamber without going through a new metal detector. According to NBC News, citing an unnamed “senior Democratic aide,” Clyde and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert were both fined for bypassing the metal detectors, which have raised objections from a number of Republicans.

House Democrats pushed through a measure this week to impose the fines, after one Republican, Maryland Rep. Andy…

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