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  • In Jackson Mississippi, A Man’s Home is not his Castle

    05/24/2017 3:53:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 23 May, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    July 21, 2016 began as any other day for Wayne Parish. The Crystal Springs resident woke up, bid his family farewell and went to work at Performance Oil on McDowell Road in Jackson Mississippi. But the transformative events of that fateful day changed Parish’s life forever. On that day, the hard-working, law-abiding family man crossed paths with a 17-year-old delinquent named Charles McDonald. Despite his youth, McDonald was already an aspiring criminal and a recidivist offender. On July 21, his mother, Yvette Mason-Sherman, tried to take him to the Henley-Young Youth Detention facility, which is located next to Performance...
  • Competing Federal Knife Bills Blunt Reform Efforts

    05/24/2017 12:08:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    With Donald Trump as President, now is the time to reform federal knife laws and to protect knife owners from abusive state laws.Two different bills have been introduced, one in the House, H.R. 84, by Knife Rights, and one in the Senate, S. 1092, by American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI). The two bills are based on continuing efforts by both groups. They are superficially similar, but differ in crucial details. Both bills are fairly short. As with all legislation, you have to read the language very carefully and critically to understand some of the differences.The Knife Rights bill...
  • NY lawmakers push bill requiring child-proof triggers on guns

    05/24/2017 9:19:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    guns.com ^ | May 24, 2017 | Chris Eger
    A group of Democrats in the state senate are backing a measure that would prohibit the sale of guns in New York State without child-proof features. The bill, S.3444, would make it illegal to sell or transfer handguns one year after its passage unless the firearm was designed to where a five-year-old could not pull the trigger. Supporters think the move is needed to prevent accidental shootings. “There is no reason that a young child five years old should be able to have access to a weapon that he or she could fire,” said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. José M....
  • Testifying before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on Gun-free zones

    05/23/2017 8:55:14 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 23, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Pennsylvania House State Government Committee – at the invitation of the committee’s chair, Representative Daryl Metcalfe, Dr. John Lott discussed the issue of gun free zones in schools before a well-attended hearing by state representatives. Because of comments during the hearing by Democrat Representative Mary Jo Daley, Dr. Lott offered to debate whoever she was able to convince to participate.
  • Talk at 'Make the Second Amendment Great Again' Rally in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

    05/23/2017 8:53:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 23, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Dr. John Lott gave the keynote speech at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 22. While the talk was only about 9 minutes, he discussed a range of issues from the views of police to gun ownership, how crime rates change after gun bans, and background checks on the private transfer of guns. Hundreds of gun rights supporters took their cause to the state Capitol on Monday, pushing for an agenda that includes making it easier to carry concealed handguns. The presentations in the state capitol’s Rotunda brought together state lawmakers, sheriffs and those who support the right...
  • Pelosi Accidentally Refers to NRA as Part of Intelligence Community

    05/23/2017 11:54:15 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    free beacon ^ | 5/23/17 | david rutz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) appeared to confuse the National Rifle Association with the National Security Agency during remarks Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2017 Fiscal Summit. While being interviewed by CNN's Dana Bash, Pelosi discussed the ongoing investigation into whether there was collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the Russians, and whether he may have obstructed justice, according to NTK Network. "To have a president say, if he did, to the director of the FBI, or the DNI, the Director of National Intelligence, or the NRA person that—um, uh, that they should not go forward,...
  • Florida concealed weapons permit site hacked

    05/23/2017 12:06:33 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 12 replies
    WBBH NBC-2 Naples ^ | May 22, 2017 | Nestor Mato
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you're a concealed weapon permit holder, your information could be in danger after a statewide hack. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the data breach affects more than 16,000 people and some social security numbers may be at risk. "It's a little nerve-racking to know that it happened here in Florida," said Evelyn Greenway. Officials say people with concealed weapons licenses who renewed online may have had their names accessed. An additional 469 others have been notified their social security numbers may have been hacked. "Somebody knows this house has weapons in...
  • Report: Concealed Carry Witnesses Largest One-Year Surge Ever

    05/23/2017 6:48:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows the demand for concealed carry witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. The number of permits nationwide has now surpassed 15 million. That means more than 15 million law-abiding Americans have permits to carry a gun every day for defense of their own lives and the lives of others. And that 15 million-plus does not include the untold number of residents who legally carry without a permit in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia.
  • Victories on Knife Rights in Montana and Georgia

    05/23/2017 5:45:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 22 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment. In American history, knives have been banned as often, perhaps more so, than firearms have.The concealed carry of knives have been banned, along with firearms. The possession and carry of knives have been regularily banned and forbidden by the states. In Montana, Constitutional carry for knives was achieved on 21 April, 2017.Montana law treated knives with a blade of more than 4 inches the same as firearms in their concealed carry statute. It is legal to carry concealed weapons in most of Montana, without a permit, except inside city limits.  The...
  • Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows

    05/22/2017 2:23:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2017 | Fox News
    The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center. That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million. John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of...
  • Everytown announces list of 130 authors pledged to fight gun violence

    05/22/2017 1:08:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    guns.com ^ | May, 22, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The gun control group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new initiative last week designed to “harness the power of the literary community to amplify the gun safety movement.” The new Everytown Authors Council is composed of 130 authors, illustrators and others “deeply connected to the literary community” who have joined the group to help support their work. “We stand united and will work to reach more people, recruit more supporters and achieve more victories,” says the pledge signed by the authors, which supports expanded background checks and secure gun storage. “While these are just the...
  • Naked California Man Shot in Face By Elderly Man in Arizona

    05/22/2017 7:49:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/22/2017 | Erika Haas
    Here’s something you don’t hear every day: a naked man was shot in the face early Friday morning after jumping off a train in Topock, AZ, damaging water pipes near an electrical box and causing a power outage at an elderly couple’s home. According to The Daily Courier, a 72-year-old woman saw the naked man, identified by Mohave County Sheriff’s officials as 25-year-old Joshua Daniel Reza of Needles, CA, approaching her home after the power went out. Her 86-year-old boyfriend had left her alone to go check the electrical box.
  • Report: Brit Special Forces sniper takes out ISIS sniper 1.5 miles away(.408)

    05/22/2017 5:41:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/22/2017 | thomas lifeson
    Imagine firing a gun and taking out a sniper so far away that the bullet takes 3 seconds to arrive, traveling at supersonic speed. With one shot! But an unnamed British SAS Special Forces sniper is reported to have done just that. The UK Daily Star has the story: The long-range shot took place almost two weeks ago as part of a counter-sniper operation during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out...
  • You Can Get Charged With Murder For Defensive Gun Use -- Even In A 'Stand Your Ground' State

    05/21/2017 10:46:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 21, 2017 | George Leef
    Since American citizens have the right to keep and bear arms (not just law enforcement officials, as gun control advocates maintain), it would seem to follow that they’re entitled to use their weapons when they are threatened. More than a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that in Beard v. United States, where the first Justice Harlan wrote that the defendant, who had been convicted of manslaughter for killing a man in a violent dispute, was not obliged to retreat, not to consider whether he could safely retreat, but was entitled to stand his ground, and meet any attack...
  • TX: Legislature lowers License to Carry Fees, Governor Abbot Likely to Sign

    05/21/2017 9:15:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 16 Reforms the fee structure of the license to carry in Texas. Texas has one of the highest shall issue license to carry fees in the United States. The current cost is $140 for the original license and renewal is $70.  The reform law reduces the original license to $40, and the renewal to the same $40.  People who are indigent have the initial fee reduced by half, to $20.  The renewal fee for the indigent will be $5. For people 60 years or older, the same $20 for an original and $5 for renewal, applies. SB 16...
  • First the M9, Now the M16? Army Seeks Replacement for AR

    05/20/2017 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 72 replies
    blog.defenderoutdoors.com ^ | 5/12/2017 | Scott Walker
    The United State Army made waves a couple months ago when they finally chose the Sig Sauer P320 as a replacement for the long-serving Beretta M9. Many have mused at why the military chose the Sig over the other entrants. If the M9 is out, could the M16 and M4 be next? According to recent reports, the famed Eugene Stoner rifle could be going the way of the M14, M1 Garand, and 1903 Springfield. The M16 was adopted into service in 1964 after extensive testing. The army was searching for a smaller projectile and lighter gun that could easily be...
  • Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period.

    05/20/2017 9:19:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 107 replies
    popsugar.com ^ | May 17, 2017 | LAUREN LEVY
    My mom was pretty relaxed during our childhood and only had a few nonnegotiable, never ever going to change, concrete rules. Her biggest: no water guns. This water gun ban had nothing to do with water shooting toys in general (though with four kids running around it would've made sense that she didn't want the water wars) and everything to do with her firm belief that guns are not toys. We still had all of the same Summer fun, but with water squirters that didn't look like deadly weapons and never trivialized this important topic. We didn't make childhood...
  • Peruta Likely to be Heard by the Supreme Court

    05/20/2017 8:16:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Rumors are flying that the Supreme Court to hear the appeal to the 9th Circuit decision on Peruta v. California.  It makes sense that the Court would agree to hear the appeal now that Justice Gorsuch is on the Court.  From scotusblog.com: There is only one new relist this week – but oh, what a relist it is. Peruta v. California, 16-894, asks whether the Second Amendment entitles citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense – including concealed carry when carrying firearms openly is forbidden by state law. Under California law, openly carrying a handgun outside the...
  • New gun law closes loop and saves lives(BARFY LIES)

    05/20/2017 7:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    thenewstribune.com ^ | 5/19/2017 | editors
    It’s always a good day when gun sense prevails in Olympia. Thanks to the passage of House Bill 1501, police and victims will now get notification if a felon, fugitive or someone who’s the subject of a court protection order illegally attempts to buy a firearm. There’s little doubt this upgraded notification system will save lives. Victims of domestic violence in particular can breathe a sigh of relief.
  • California DOJ Working on 60 Pages of ‘Assault Weapon’ Regulatory Changes Behind Closed Doors

    05/19/2017 4:57:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/17 | Awr Hawkins
    California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is working on 60 pages of regulatory changes for “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines behind closed doors. The California DOJ was forced to turn over documentation related to the changes because of public records request that the Firearms Policy Coalition and the California Rifle and Pistol Association made. Guns.com obtained and then published the regulatory changes, which include a revamped online registration system to allow Californians to register their “assault weapons” prior to January 1, 2018, when California’s latest “assault weapons” ban takes effect. The Firearms Policy Coalition reports this ban requires registration of...