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VA – Training – Behind The Training At NRA Carry Guard

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) July 26, 2017 – With the NRA Carry Guard Expo set to kick off in Milwaukee Aug. 25-27, the new nature of the event has some wondering what it’s all about. In a nutshell, the expo brings together the biggest names in self-defense, along with manufacturers of related products, under one roof, and is on track to be the largest such gathering ever. If you…

ND – Self-Protection – How HB1169 changes gun laws in North Dakota (VIDEO)

KFYR-TV.COM July 25, 2017 – House Bill 1169, or “Constitutional Carry,” allows any resident to carry a firearm without a permit. The new law, which goes into effect on August 1st, allows anyone to carry a handgun without a permit. But there are some strings attached. A person must be 18 years old, no disqualifying factors from owning a firearm, like a felony conviction, they must be a resident…

GA – Self-Protection – Student says men robbed him, stole his gun at KSU (VIDEO)

WSB-TV.COM July 25, 2017 – Police at Kennesaw State University say a student with a gun was robbed at gunpoint. It happened early Tuesday morning outside the campus residence halls. Police say the student was in the parking area loading his car when the robbers got the drop on him. The crime has students on both sides of the campus carry law sounding off. Police say around 3:40 a.m….

AR – Self-Protection – U of A Speaks out About Guns on Campus Law and Student Safety (VIDEO)

ARKANSAS MATTERS.COM (KNWA-TV) July 25, 2017 – Arkansas will soon become one of the states to allow concealed carry on college campuses. The University of Arkansas has, until now, been tight lipped about how it’s going to implement the new law. The only places you can’t take your gun includes the Jean Tyson Child Development Center, athletic events, and grievance hearings. So that means, all classrooms, dorms, Greek houses and…

IL – LE – Top prosecutor ‘stunned’ at how few gun cases brought to trial yield convictions (VIDEO)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 25, 2017 – Touching on an issue often raised by police when discussing Chicago’s ongoing problem with gun violence, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Tuesday that she was “stunned” to learn how few gun cases that go to trial result in convictions. Foxx, in an interview with the Tribune’s editorial board eight months into her job, said her office is working with law enforcement…

Bloomberg Viewing California As The Template For National Gun Control

GUNPROPLUS.COM July 25, 2017 – Michael Bloomberg is hoping to convince the GOP that local control is better than national, i.e., federal, control. Translated into gun control-speak, he’s tired of losing the national battle over gun rights with the NRA. The failure of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns in cities across America was unable to stop gun trafficking from southern to northern states. He then founded Everytown For Gun Safety and…

NAT’L – Gun Control – BLOOMBERG VIEW: Republicans Should Allow Cities To Exercise Local Control

BLOOMBERG.COM July 25, 2017 – “Government closest to the people,” House Speaker Paul Ryan has said, “governs best.” He’s right — and he might want to remind his fellow Republicans of the principle. Republican-led state legislatures are increasingly pre-empting local governments from taking action on a wide variety of issues. Often pushed by representatives of rural areas, these laws are blocking local innovation, infringing on the rights of urban constituencies…

DC – Courts- Appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

REUTERS.COM July 25, 2017 – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a gun regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to those with a special need for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s 2-1 ruling struck down the local government’s third major attempt in 40 years to limit…

OH – Training – Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make (VIDEO)

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN July 25, 2017 – A firearms training simulator gives Clark County fairgoers the chance to see things from an officer’s perspective, something Sheriff Deborah Burchett hopes will allow people to better understand the difficult decisions deputies sometimes have to make. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has set up the Firearms Training Simulator in the Annex Building at the fair. It’s free to try for anyone over 18-years-old,…

MT – Hunting – Prairie Dog Hunting with Freedom Munitions and Keith Warren: GRAPHIC CONTENT (Video)

MILITARY ARMS CHANNEL July 25, 2017 – We head out to the plains of SE Montana with Freedom Munitions and our friends Keith and Matti Warren to do some prairie dog hunting. I bring along a Falkor Defense AR15 with a Dracos barrel and a YHM Turbo silencer for the hunt. 

FL – Courts – Florida taxpayers are on the hook for $1.1M settlement with Brady Campaign and gun control lawyers

THE BLAZE.COM July 24, 2017 – In 2011, the Florida Legislature passed the Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which encouraged doctors to refrain from asking patients about guns in their homes. In a 10-1 decision, the full 11th Circuit in February this year sided with the doctors and overturned the law.  Lawyers from Ropes & Gray represented the doctors as part of a Brady Campaign effort. The law firm has decided to give $100,000 of…

TX – Opinion – Firearm fantasies in college classrooms

RICHMOND.COM July 24, 2017 – Lisa Moore, Mia Carter and Jennifer Glass, professors at the University of Texas at Austin, had their day in court recently. They lost. The professors had petitioned for an exemption from Texas’ Senate Bill 11, which permits concealed carry license holders to bring firearms into most locations at public colleges and universities in Texas, including into classrooms and labs. Moore, Carter and Glass argued…

Nat’l – Gun Headlines – Anybody Can Fire This ‘Locked’ Smart Gun With $15 Worth Of Magnets (VIDEO)

WIRED.COM July 24, 2017 – FOR GUN CONTROL advocates, a “smart” gun that only its owner can fire has promised an elusive ideal: If your phone or PC can remain locked until you prove your identity, why not your lethal weapon? Now, for the first time, a skilled hacker has taken a deep look into the security mechanisms of one leading example of those authenticated firearms. He’s found that if…

TX – Self-Protection – Why I Bring My Gun to School

NEW YORK TIMES.COM July 24, 2017 – It was my first year as a public policy graduate student at the University of Texas, Dallas, and I was taking all my classes at night so I could work during the day. Every evening, after class got out around 10, I had to walk through the sprawling parking lots to get to my car. I dreaded that time of day. I…

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

SEYMOUR TRIBUNE (AP) July 24, 2017 – LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn’t sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn’t she just aim for their leg and try to maim them? Her instructor says self-defense is not about killing someone, but is instead about eliminating a threat. If the gun gets taken…

VA – Media – The Total Disconnect On Guns And Crime

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) July 24, 2017 – The horrendous attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice, which occurred just before deadline for this issue, taught me something about the anti-gun mindset that I guess I never truly understood before—and it was a startling revelation. Anti-gunners from gun-ban groups and within the so-called “mainstream” media apparently assumed that just because the attacker had targeted Republican congressmen, those same legislators would immediately…

NYC – Gun Crime – Gun Cases are Notoriously Hard to Make Stick. New York Thinks It Has the Answer.

THE TRACE.COM July 24, 2017 – Two New York police officers were sitting in a patrol car one night last August when they saw Avree Lamar, a 19-year-old with an open arrest warrant, climb into a cab near a housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The officers followed the cab, pulled it over, and arrested Lamar. In the back of Lamar’s waistband, they found a loaded 9mm pistol, court…

Nat’l – Training – Only 3 In 5 Gun Owners Have Received Firearms Training

MOTHER JONES.COM July 24, 2017 – Forty percent of America’s gun owners have not received any formal firearms training, according to a new study from the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is the first of its kind in more than 20 years. In those two decades, “that number hasn’t meaningfully changed at all,” says Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor of epidemiology at…

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