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A LOCAL FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR WANTS TO MAKE SURE WOMEN ARE PROPERLY TRAINED TO USE FIREARMS. MELISSA RANKIN IS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO STARTED A FIREARMS TRAINING BUSINESS FOR WOMEN CALLED, “SHE’S A PISTOL.” RANKIN SAYS SHE STARTED GETTING REQUESTS FROM WOMEN TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE GUNS THEY PURCHASED. “LEARNING TO SHOOT IS PHYSICAL. I AM ABLE TO PUT MY HANDS ON THEM IN A WAY THAT MIGHT BE AWKWARD IF A MAN WAS DOING THAT,” RANKIN SAID.THE AREA'S THREE LOCAL CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY REMINDING GUN OWNERS THAT THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT TO APPLY FOR A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT IN VIRGINIA MUST BE IN-PERSON AND WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEGINNING NEXT YEAR. A NEW BILL PASSED BY THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY REMOVED THE OPTION OF THE ONLINE TRAINING CERTIFICATION.FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN PURCHASES ROSE 41% IN NOVEMBER YEAR-OVER-YEAR, PROPELLED BY THE ELECTION OF PRESIDENT-ELECT JOSEPH BIDEN, AS WELL AS BLACK FRIDAY SALES AND A HEIGHTENED DESIRE FOR SELF-PROTECTION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SAID IT CONDUCTED MORE THAN 3.62 MILLION BACKGROUND CHECKS LAST MONTH, COMPARED TO 2.57 MILLION IN NOVEMBER 2019.THE REV. RAPHAEL WARNOCK — THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE IN GEORGIA — TOOK A JAB AT GEORGIA GUN LAWS IN A RECENTLY UNEARTHED SERMON. THE SENIOR PASTOR AT EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH IN ATLANTA MADE THE COMMENTS IN 2014 WHILE SPEAKING ABOUT “LAX” GEORGIA GUN LAWS. “I HAD TO GO TO THE CAPITOL YESTERDAY BECAUSE THEY DECIDED WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS MORE GUNS AND MORE ACCESS TO GUNS BY MORE PEOPLE IN MORE PLACES,” WARNOCK SAID. “SO, SOMEBODY DECIDED THAT THEY HAD THE BRIGHT IDEA TO PASS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS TO BE CARRIED IN CHURCHES. “HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO A CHURCH MEETING? THAT’S THE LAST PLACE—” HE ADDED WITH A SMILE AS HE WAS CUT OFF BY LAUGHTER FROM THE AUDIENCE.FOR LYING ON HER FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS, LISA FOLAJTAR GOT THREE YEARS OF PROBATION AND A LIFETIME OF CONSTITUTIONAL DISABILITY. BECAUSE HER CRIME CARRIED A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF THREE YEARS IN PRISON, SHE WAS PERMANENTLY STRIPPED OF HER SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. IN A CASE THAT COULD GIVE THE SUPREME COURT AN OPPORTUNITY TO ELUCIDATE THE SECOND AMENDMENT’S RESTRICTIONS ON FIREARM LAWS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A DECADE, THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE 3RD CIRCUIT RECENTLY REJECTED FOLOJTAR’S CHALLENGE TO THE FEDERAL BAN ON GUN POSSESSION BY PEOPLE WITH FELONY RECORDS.

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Alexandra Anderson, a 26-year-old mother of two young children, never considered getting a concealed carry permit until last spring, when unrest and violence dominated news headlines and made her feel uneasy. Her fears began when Ogden police officer Nate Lyday was killed in the line of duty on May 28. “I have a lot of law enforcement friends and so that hit pretty hard,” Anderson explained through tears at her kitchen table in Layton. Two days later, what began as peaceful protests in downtown Salt Lake City calling for justice in the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, turned violent. A Salt Lake City police car was overturned and set on fire. “It makes me emotional because you know, it’s just people that put their lives out there to protect us,” Anderson cried. “It’s hard when things do get out of hand on both sides. But, at the end of the day, we’re all people and there’s no need to bring that violence.” That was her tipping point. Although her husband has had his permit for years, the young mother decided to enroll in a concealed carry course. She completed it in July. “We’re not always going to be together. You just never know,” she explained. “I would do anything for my babies.” Stephanie Barrick felt motivated to purchase her first firearm after noticing more crime in her West Jordan neighborhood. “Unfortunately, that couple that was killed was just a few blocks from here,” Barrick said, referring to the murder of 31-year-old Tony Butterfield and his wife, Katherine, 30, on April 18. “I never thought about getting one until one of the last times we were robbed, and they dropped their gun in our driveway,” she added.  [full article]

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