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NYC – Self-Protection – What You Need to Know About Open Carry in America

THE TRACE.COM August 17, 2017 – Shortly after white nationalists and supremacists clashed violently with counter-protesters at a Nazi rally in Charlottesville, prompting Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency, the Virginia National Guard helpfully tweeted that its troops could be identified by the “MP” (military police) patches on their uniforms. Such a clarification was necessary, as Guardsmen and local cops weren’t the only armed, uniform-clad people in…

VA – Opinion – No Excuses For Ignorance

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) August 17, 2017 – Those who know me know that I carry a self-defense firearm at almost all times. I generally choose not to go to those places, including entire states, that do not honor my most natural of rights—the right to protect myself and others from violence. Laws and rules that stymie this right are immoral. I was a victim of a violent crime…

NYC – LE – Shots in the dark: Wrongful arrests could increase with city’s new gun detection tech, experts say

BROOKLYN PAPER.COM August 17, 2017 – The NYPD announced earlier this month that, by Labor Day, it will outfit the neighborhood with the so-called “ShotSpotter” system.  It’s missing the target. The city’s plan to install gun detection technology in Fort Greene this summer will give cops a new excuse to search and arrest people who aren’t doing anything wrong, legal experts fear. “It’s going to generate a lot of…

VA – Opinion – Center For American Progress Hopes Punishing Gun Owners Will Reduce Violent Crime

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) August 17, 2017 – The Center for American Progress recently issued a state-by-state analysis of guns stolen in America. The report begins by tugging at our heartstrings, recounting the horrible assassination of NYC Police Department Officer Miosotis Familia, who was on duty when her killer spotted her sitting in her marked command truck. The gun the murderer used was stolen many years before. The report then goes…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms

THE ATLANTIC.COM August 16, 2017 – It could have been so much worse. Like ISIS attackers in Europe, the Charlottesville murderer used a car as his assault weapon. But Charlottesville this past weekend was crammed with anti-social personalities carrying sub-military firearms. It could just as easily have been one—or more—of those gun-carriers who made the decision to kill. If so, Americans might this week be mourning not one life…

OH – Self-Protection – Equipping Teachers And Staff Members To Protect Students

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) August 16, 2017 – The Mad River Local Schools in Ohio have kicked off a new academic year, and students and staff are safer than they were this time last year. After spending hours in the classroom and on the range over the past several months, more than 30 employees of the school district are now trained to serve as a first line of defense…

OH – Self-Protection – Stand-your-ground gun bill makes comeback at Statehouse

COLUMBUS DISPATCH.COM August 16, 2017 – Stand-your-ground legislation is making a comeback at the Statehouse. The proposal would allow gun owners to use deadly force against would-be assailants in self-defense and eliminate the duty under current law to retreat before using force. Pending companion House and Senate bills also would expand the so-called Castle Doctrine, which allows people to act in self-defense, without retreating, when in their homes, cars…

Int’l – Hunting – British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING.ORG August 15, 2017 – In a win for conservationists and environmental groups, British Columbia says it will no longer allow the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in the Canadian province starting on Nov. 30. The new policy blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, but still allows people to hunt them for food elsewhere in British Columbia. Of the approximately 15,000 grizzlies in British Columbia, about 250…

NYC – Industry Insider – Retailers hit hard as gun sales dwindle

NEW YORK POST August 15, 2017 – Gun retailers took another shot to the gut on Tuesday. Two national retailers dependent on hunters reported second-quarter results that were dinged by a noticeable drop-off in gun sales. Dick’s Sporting Goods lost more than $700 million in value after it reported less than expected second-quarter same-store sales, dragged down by a “weakness in hunting” and other areas. The sales decrease cratered…

NV – Courts – Jurors Begin Deliberating in Trial of Four Bundy Supporters in Nevada (VIDEO)

REUTERS.COM August 15, 2017 – Jurors at a federal court in Nevada began deliberations on Tuesday in the retrial of four men accused of numerous charges for acting as gunmen in the 2014 standoff led by renegade rancher Cliven Bundy against federal authorities. U.S. prosecutors said the four defendants – Scott Drexler, Ricky Lovelien, Eric Parker and Steven Stewart – committed crimes including conspiracy, assault on a federal officer,…

MD – Hunting – The big city makes the boondocks and hunting season look good

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS.COM August 15, 2017 – August is a neat month because it is the one that comes before September. September, of course, is the month when hunting seasons begin. That makes August the month for preparation and anticipation, as if you weren’t doing that all summer long, right? Most folks who hunt, especially those who hunt doves, know the season for that bird has always opened on Sept….

WA – Gun Control – Court Forces Seattle To Reveal Major ‘Gun Tax’ Shortfall

PR NEWSWIRE.COM August 15, 2017 – Acting in accordance with the order of a King County Superior Court judge, the City of Seattle on Monday afternoon revealed what had been suspected for more than a year, that its revenue from a so-called “gun violence tax” was far below projections when the tax was hastily adopted in 2015, the Second Amendment Foundation has learned. According to court-ordered data provided to the senior…

OH – Gun Control – Poll Shocker: “Overwhelming” Support for More Background Checks is Actually Rather Underwhelming

BUCKEYE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION.ORG August 15, 2017 – Lacking evidence that gun control restrictions reduce crime or enhance public safety, proponents of such measures seek to justify them by misleading messages, mis-citing statistics, or pointing to a “groundswell” of popular support, alleging that an overwhelming majority of the general public/gun owners/NRA members/Green Party voters support whatever new restriction it is that’s being proposed. One such “faux-tistic” is the claim that 40 percent of firearms sales occur without…

VA – Gun Rights – How Charlottesville May Change the Debate Over Armed Militias and Open Carry

THE TRACE.COM August 14, 2017 – As white nationalists squared off against counter-protesters and antifascists in Charlottesville on Saturday, a large group of heavily armed gunmen sought, for a time, to keep the peace. Christian Yingling, a militia leader from Pennsylvania, whose 32-man team arrived in the college town bearing loaded assault-style weapons and sidearms, told the Washington Post that his group came to defend free speech and maintain order. “Our mission…

TX – Gun Rights – In Texas, Even The Socialists Are Carrying Guns

HOUSTON PRESS.COM August 14, 2017 – As David Smith stood guard before a rally in downtown Houston, cradling a rifle across his chest, heckles rained down on him from a group of men and women across the street. It’s not an unusual scene when politically left and right groups mingle, except it was Smith from the Houston Socialist Movement brandishing a rifle, not the red-hatted and camouflage-wearing protesters.  

CA – Retailers – Republicans press Trump DOJ to end Obama-era program that ‘targeted’ gun dealers (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS August 14, 2017 – Top House Republicans are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end an Obama-era Justice Department program that has ensnared firearms dealers and other legitimate merchants while attempting to cut off credit to sham businesses. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the other GOP lawmakers said in an Aug. 10 letter that they want the department and related federal agencies to formally “repudiate” Operation…

IL – Home Defense – Police: Chicago homeowner fatally shoots 3 home invaders (VIDEO)

ABC 7 CHICAGO.COM August 14, 2017 – Three people were killed in an apparent home invasion on the Far South Side and police are investigating it as a case of self-defense.
A 24 year-old man, 17-year-old boy and 24-year-old woman broke into the home through the basement, police said. A man in his 30s who lives in the home with his family and has a valid firearm owners’ identification card…

VA – Opinion – “Death Wish” Exposes The Left’s Alarming Hypocrisy On Guns

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) August 14, 2017 – When I first saw the trailer for “Death Wish,” a remake of the 1974 movie that starred Charles Bronson but now stars Bruce Willis, I thought: “Wow, looks like a fun movie, and, as it’s set in Chicago, maybe it’ll bring a little more attention to how badly Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the city’s gang wars.” But then the media outlets—you know,…

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