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REP. ANTHONY SABATINI FILED A BILL MONDAY THAT WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE WITH A CONCEALED FIREARM LICENSE TO CARRY A WEAPON ONTO FLORIDA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THE MEASURE, HB 6001, SEEKS TO DELETE A PROVISION THAT RESTRICTS PERMIT HOLDERS FROM CARRYING A FIREARM ON CAMPUS GROUNDS. FLORIDA’S CURRENT STATUTE LIMITS REGISTERED STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO CARRYING STUN GUNS AND NON-LETHAL ELECTRIC WEAPONS ON CAMPUS.ON A MILD NOVEMBER NIGHT IN 2015, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, POLICE SPED TO CROWN FRIED CHICKEN AT BROADWAY AND MICKLE, WHERE A DISTRAUGHT MAN WITH A KNIFE HAD JUST THREATENED TO KILL A CUSTOMER INSIDE. WHEN COPS ARRIVED, THE 48-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS OUTSIDE, WAVING THE KNIFE, CLEARLY A POTENTIAL THREAT. REPEATEDLY, HE REFUSED POLICE ORDERS TO DROP HIS WEAPON. THE ENCOUNTER COULD HAVE BEEN HIS DEATH SENTENCE IN MANY CITIES IN AMERICA — OR, A FEW YEARS EARLIER, IN CAMDEN ITSELF. INSTEAD, POLICE OFFICERS RECOGNIZED THE MAN WAS IN THE THROES OF A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND BACKED OFF.ON THANKSGIVING DAY, DANIEL SPEARS OPENED THE DOOR TO HIS BADIN HOME AND IMMEDIATELY FELT SICK TO HIS STOMACH. BURGLARS TOOK HIS COMPUTER, CASH, MORE THAN 1,000 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, AND SEVERAL GUNS. ONE OF THE GUNS HE BUILT FROM SCRATCH WHEN HE RETURNED FROM A DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2014.A WELD COUNTY, COLORADO MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY IN JUNE TO SMUGGLING GUN PARTS TO BUYERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND POSSESSING UNREGISTERED FIREARMS WAS SENTENCED MONDAY, ACCORDING TO U.S. ATTORNEY JASON R. DUNN. MICHAEL JOHN SUPPES, 47, WAS SENTENCED TO SERVE 46 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOLLOWED BY THREE YEARS OF SUPERVISED RELEASE. SUPPES ALSO AGREED TO FORFEIT 123 FIREARMS, FIREARM PARTS, AMMUNITION AND NEARLY $300,000 IN ASSETS, THE DOJ SAID. SUPPES' PLEA AGREEMENT SAYS HE DID NOT HAVE AN EXPORT LICENSE AND HE POSSESSED UNREGISTERED SHORT-BARRELED RIFLES THAT WERE NOT REGISTERED UNDER THE NATIONAL FIREARMS REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER RECORD AS REQUIRED BY LAW.THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE THIEF THAT STOLE SIX UNIQUE GUNS FROM PAUL NIGH, A RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. IT’S A GUN OWNER’S AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SERGEANT’S WORST NIGHTMARE. “IT’S NOT A WEAPON YOU CAN JUST WALK IN THE STORE AND BUY,” HE EXPLAINED. SIX OF NIGH’S GUNS ARE NOW ON THE STREET AFTER A THIEF STOLE THEM FROM HIS U-HAUL TRAILER.

MS – RETAILERS – ‘It’s insane:’ Surge in demand for guns, ammunition is unprecedented

The coronavirus brought on shortages of many things including toilet paper and even food, but it also has triggered an unexpected shortage in guns and ammunition. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The previous monthly record came in March, when 3.7 million checks were done. Each week in June is now in the top 10 weeks for background checks. Greg Grissom, the owner of Trigger Time Indoor Shooting Range in Tupelo, said the surge in demand has been “insane.” “It all started with COVID and people wanted all the toilet paper and sanitizer they could get,” he said. “And then for some reason, people got scared and it shifted toward guns and ammo. It just went absolutely crazy, with people buying anything and everything. Then the rioting started, and it got worse. People got scared.” Enhanced-carry classes offered at Trigger Time are filled through August. Private lessons are in high demand. “Gun sales are through the roof,” he said. He said customers were buying whatever they could get their hands on – handguns, rifles, shotguns and ARs. “The problem now is ammo,” he said.  [full article]

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