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IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.

Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers

May 2019 (Miami, FL) – Taurus, a leading innovator and manufacturer of handguns for personal defense, competitive shooting, and hunting, has enhanced the performance of its popular carry concealed revolver with the introduction of Viridian Grip Lasers. The new grip option for the Taurus® 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite provides fast target acquisition under high-stress defensive situations.

Designed for everyday concealed carry in a robust .38 Special +P platform, the 856 and 856UL series pistols provide 6-shot capacity with spurred hammer, DA/SA performance. The new Viridian Grip Laser models now deliver a dual sighting system as a backup for the included iron sights or as a primary sight for both day and nighttime use.

The red laser is incorporated into the right side of the grip for clear illumination on the target. Integrated into the ergonomic grip is an intuitive switch that automatically activates the laser once the shooter achieves a shooting grip. The laser range is effective up to 25 yards in daylight and up to one mile at night. Adjustable for both windage and elevation, the laser has a battery life of up to four hours.

For rapid target acquisition on the range or in a defense condition, the 856 and 856UL pistols with the Viridian Laser Grip option ensure on-target performance in any situation.

Taurus 856 & 856UL w/Viridian Laser Grips –
Caliber: .38 Special +P
Capacity: 6 rounds
Frame Size: small
Finish: matte black/matte stainless
Grip: Viridian Red Laser Grip
Frame Material: aluminum/carbon steel/stainless
Cylinder Material: carbon steel/stainless steel
Cylinder Finish: matte black/matte stainless
Firing System: spurred hammer
Action Type: DA/SA
Safety: transfer bar
Sights (front): serrated ramp
Sights (rear): fixed
Overall Length: 6.55 inches
Overall Width: 1.41 inches
Overall Height: 4.8 inches
Barrel Length: 2 inches
Weight: 22.6 ounces (856); 16.3 ounces (856UL)
MSRP: $469 (856 & 856UL w/black frame & cylinder); $489 (856 & 856UL w/stainless steel frame & cylinder)

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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.