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BREAKING :
GUN CONTROL IN SOUTH AFRICA HAS GUN OWNERS ON EDGE AS A DRAFT FIREARMS CONTROL ACT IS FLOATED AROUND THE HALLS OF THE SAFETY AND SECURITY MINISTRY. IF PASSED, SELF-DEFENSE OR THE PROTECTION OF ANOTHER PERSON OR THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTY WILL NO LONGER BE VALID REASONS FOR OWNING A FIREARM, AND GUNS WILL HAVE TO BE HANDED IN.EARLIER THIS YEAR, CONTROVERSY AROSE OVER WHETHER DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED COULD PUBLISH BLUEPRINTS FOR 3D-PRINTED GUNS ONLINE. WHILE THE COMPANY WAS ULTIMATELY BLOCKED FROM DOING SO, THE CONTROVERSY BROUGHT TO LIGHT THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE SAFETY OF 3D PRINTING. BUT ARE 3D-PRINTED GUNS AS DANGEROUS AS THEY SOUND? THE ANSWER IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN IT SEEMS ON ITS FACE.PATRIOT PRAYER IS PLANNING A PAIR OF COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS TO TALK ABOUT GUNS -- BUT NOW IS TURNING ITS ATTENTION TO ITS HOME TURF OF CLARK COUNTY. MEMBERS OF THE RIGHT-WING GROUP  PLAN TO BE AT CLARK COLLEGE ON OCT. 22 AND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VANCOUVER THE NEXT DAY TO PROTEST A STATE BALLOT INITIATIVE THAT WOULD RAISE THE MINIMUM AGE OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE PURCHASERS TO 21 FROM 18.AN ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE GROUP REPRESENTING ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST TEA PARTY COALITIONS LEFT EXPOSED DOZENS OF INTERNAL DOCUMENTS AND CALL LISTS CONTAINING THE NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF SOME 527,000 SUPPORTERS. DISCOVERED ONLINE BY SECURITY RESEARCHERS LATE LAST MONTH, THE CACHE OF FILES CONTAIN A BROAD RANGE OF INTERNAL STRATEGIC DOCUMENTS, CALL SCRIPTS, AND OTHER FILES THAT CHRONICLE THE GROUP’S EFFORTS TO MOBILE U.S. VOTERS.AT LEAST 19 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND DOZENS MORE WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK ON A COLLEGE IN CRIMEA ON WEDNESDAY BY A STUDENT WHO THEN KILLED HIMSELF, OFFICIALS SAID. EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD VLADISLAV ROSLYAKOV TURNED UP AT THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN THE CITY OF KERCH CARRYING A FIREARM AND THEN BEGAN SHOOTING. HIS BODY WAS LATER FOUND IN THE COLLEGE WITH "SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUNDS."

IL – Opinion – Overselling the miraculous power of a new Chicago gun law

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES June 11, 2018 – This whole town is so tired of goofs running around with illegal guns. So, at the urging of City Hall, the state Legislature last year passed a law that requires judges to impose longer prison sentences on gun crime offenders. This editorial page supported the law. But in the law’s first four months, a Sun-Times analysis has found, nobody — not a single person convicted of a gun crime — has been hit with a longer sentence under the law.  [full article]

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BREAKING :
GUN CONTROL IN SOUTH AFRICA HAS GUN OWNERS ON EDGE AS A DRAFT FIREARMS CONTROL ACT IS FLOATED AROUND THE HALLS OF THE SAFETY AND SECURITY MINISTRY. IF PASSED, SELF-DEFENSE OR THE PROTECTION OF ANOTHER PERSON OR THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTY WILL NO LONGER BE VALID REASONS FOR OWNING A FIREARM, AND GUNS WILL HAVE TO BE HANDED IN.EARLIER THIS YEAR, CONTROVERSY AROSE OVER WHETHER DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED COULD PUBLISH BLUEPRINTS FOR 3D-PRINTED GUNS ONLINE. WHILE THE COMPANY WAS ULTIMATELY BLOCKED FROM DOING SO, THE CONTROVERSY BROUGHT TO LIGHT THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE SAFETY OF 3D PRINTING. BUT ARE 3D-PRINTED GUNS AS DANGEROUS AS THEY SOUND? THE ANSWER IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN IT SEEMS ON ITS FACE.PATRIOT PRAYER IS PLANNING A PAIR OF COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS TO TALK ABOUT GUNS -- BUT NOW IS TURNING ITS ATTENTION TO ITS HOME TURF OF CLARK COUNTY. MEMBERS OF THE RIGHT-WING GROUP  PLAN TO BE AT CLARK COLLEGE ON OCT. 22 AND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VANCOUVER THE NEXT DAY TO PROTEST A STATE BALLOT INITIATIVE THAT WOULD RAISE THE MINIMUM AGE OF SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE PURCHASERS TO 21 FROM 18.AN ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE GROUP REPRESENTING ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST TEA PARTY COALITIONS LEFT EXPOSED DOZENS OF INTERNAL DOCUMENTS AND CALL LISTS CONTAINING THE NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF SOME 527,000 SUPPORTERS. DISCOVERED ONLINE BY SECURITY RESEARCHERS LATE LAST MONTH, THE CACHE OF FILES CONTAIN A BROAD RANGE OF INTERNAL STRATEGIC DOCUMENTS, CALL SCRIPTS, AND OTHER FILES THAT CHRONICLE THE GROUP’S EFFORTS TO MOBILE U.S. VOTERS.AT LEAST 19 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND DOZENS MORE WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK ON A COLLEGE IN CRIMEA ON WEDNESDAY BY A STUDENT WHO THEN KILLED HIMSELF, OFFICIALS SAID. EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD VLADISLAV ROSLYAKOV TURNED UP AT THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN THE CITY OF KERCH CARRYING A FIREARM AND THEN BEGAN SHOOTING. HIS BODY WAS LATER FOUND IN THE COLLEGE WITH "SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUNDS."