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Published On 5/15/2024
AR rifles are excellent choices to hunt with and are used widely by millions around the US every year. An AR-15 with a 223 round is excellent for medium ranges out to 300 yards. An AR-10 with a 308 round is an excellent choice for longer range hunting out to 500 yards or more. Meat damage has almost nothing to do with the type of rifle and almost everything to do with range, round velocity, shot placement, and bullet construction. A monolithic bullet produces less meat damage than an expanding bullet. Hitting behind the shoulder blade produces less damage than hitting the shoulder blade. Higher velocities produce more damage than lower velocities but this is partially offset with monolithic bullets. With the right bullet and placement, meat damage can be as little as a few ounces, a level of damage common among experienced hunters. Anyone stating that hunting with a so-called assault rifle causes more damage than a bolt action rifle or a shotgun is an idiot.
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Published On 5/7/2024
The "Assault Weapons" Ban was just formally killed in the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee. Thank you to all of our members, supporters, and partners who joined us to apply pressure on key legislators.
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Published On 3/19/2024
In his State of the Union Address, President Biden signaled his support for a nationwide ban on “assault weapons” by calling on Congress to pass one.

We, the Colorado State Shooting Association (the official state association of the NRA) are currently fighting to defeat a similar statewide proposal — House Bill 24-1292 — sponsored by two of the anti-gun majority’s most radical leftists: Reps. Elisabeth Epps and Tim Hernandez.

If our home state’s proposal is any clue, President Biden meant to say that he wants to outlaw the manufacture, sale, and transfer of every semi-automatic centerfire shotgun, rifle, and handgun that accepts a magazine.

Of course, such a policy would be a clear violation of the Second Amendment which says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
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Published On 3/6/2024
The Academy District 20 School Board is considering the possibility of allowing teachers and staff to concealed carry on campus through the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) program, or one like it.

Partnering with FASTER Colorado and empowering designated teachers and staff to defend against threats to student safety is the right move.

Colorado law allows school districts to authorize staff members to carry a concealed handgun as a school security officer, so long as they undergo annual training and requalification.

FASTER Colorado provides this necessary training led by active-duty law enforcement personnel. We, the Colorado State Shooting Association (the state association of the NRA) sponsor school staff members to receive FASTER training.
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Published On 2/23/2024
With the rise of anti-semitism, Jews are doing the smart thing and arming themselves.

“To be honest with you, I hate guns,” Peter, 76, shouted over the sound of gunshots Saturday afternoon as his wife took aim at a target at Gun World in Deerfield Beach. “But it’s better us than someone else.”

The Jewish couple had arrived for their Intro to Handguns lesson with Florida Firearms Training about noon. Peter, who asked to keep his last name private for safety reasons, had shot a rifle decades ago; his wife had never shot a gun before. By the end of the day they would be returning home with one. . . .
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Published On 2/23/2024
We reject Wilson’s constitutional challenges. Conventional interpretive modalities and Hawaiʻi’s historical tradition of firearm regulation rule out an individual right to keep and bear arms under the Hawaiʻi Constitution. In Hawaiʻi, there is no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public.

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Bruen snubs federalism principles. Still, the United States Supreme Court does not strip states of all sovereignty to pass traditional police power laws designed to protect people. Wilson has standing to challenge HRS § 134-25(a) and § 134- 27(a). But those laws do not violate his federal constitutional rights. . . .
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Published On 2/22/2024
The Biden administration is identifying militia violent extremists by looking for the symbol “2A” or they talk about “the right to bear arms.”
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Published On 2/19/2024
Every republican attorney general in the country blasted their Democrat counterparts for attempting to shutter an ammunition factory in Missouri, a letter sent to the White House Wednesday revealed.

In a letter obtained exclusively by Fox News Digital, all 28 GOP attorneys general asked President Biden and White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention director Stefanie Feldman to disregard their Democrat colleagues' request to end commercial sales from Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, one of the country’s largest ammo manufacturers.

Democrats had previously asked the administration to investigate the contracting and manufacturing practices of the plant after a New York Times report alleged that "military-grade rounds" were sold commercially and were connected to mass shootings.
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Published On 2/19/2024
On Dec. 29, 2019, Jack Wilson, 71, had a bad feeling about a conspicuous looking man in a long coat who entered his church in Texas. As that man approached a communion server, pulled a shotgun out of his coat and began firing, Wilson was reaching for his firearm.

Aiming at the attacker, Wilson waited for the moment that he had a clear line of fire absent of bystanders. When that moment came, Wilson fired one round and eliminated the threat.

Two congregants were tragically killed in this senseless act of violence committed by the man in the coat. But thanks to Wilson’s heroism, it ended before the culprit could claim more lives. How long would this tragedy have continued if Wilson wasn’t armed and ready to act? How many more innocent people would have perished?

A previous event similar to this one suggests that the death toll could’ve been far greater. In fact, Wilson was only permitted to carry the firearm that he used to take down the shooter because Texas, in response to a 2017 Su
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Published On 2/19/2024
In the ten years from February 2013 to November 2023, the household gun ownership rate has grown from 42% to 52%. It is a six percentage point increase since 2019. Republicans and Democrats have seen the same 11 percentage point increase, though gun ownership has fallen among Independents.

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While white gun ownership has increased by three percentage points between 2019 and 2023, the gun ownership rate for blacks has soared by 17 percentage points from 24% to 41%.
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Published On 1/30/2024
Another concealed handgun permit holder stopped a carjacking in Chicago.

A Chicago man who received probation in a carjacking case late last year got shot this month while trying to carjack a rideshare driver at gunpoint, prosecutors say.

Darick Benson, 20, was ordered held without bail by Judge Charles Beach on a fresh charge of discharging a firearm during an aggravated vehicular hijacking and discharging a firearm during an armed robbery, according to court records.
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Published On 1/29/2024
A Washington state farmer reportedly stopped a pair of suspected thieves in their tracks when he held them at gunpoint on his property until deputies arrived.

"We have many responsible gun owners here in Grant County and if they are outside protecting their property they can certainly hold someone at gunpoint and then call 911 to have us come and investigate and find out what those people are doing there," Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kyle Foreman told local outlet KPQ News.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to a farm in Quincy last Saturday at about 7 p.m. over reports of two burglary suspects.
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Published On 1/29/2024
U.S. — Amid a surge of crime in California and local California police advising citizens to carry air horns to protect themselves from violent crime, Colt Manufacturing has announced a new attachment for their popular AR-15 firearm: the tactical air horn.

"With the new Tactical Air Horn, your locked, unloaded assault weapon you haven't registered with the California government can now become a fearsome yet humane noise deterrent," says one of the ads for the new product. "Criminals trying to stab and rob you will briefly cover their ears and wince in discomfort before they resume stabbing and robbing you. Get yours today!"

The new AR attachment features 8 ounces of tactical compressed air and a tactical horn capable of unleashing up to 129 decibels of tactical noise directly into the ear canal of an assailant. They are available in both semi-automatic and automatic.

The new product retails for $325 and has already been banned in California.
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Published On 1/28/2024
The National Rifle Association lambasted a proposal from the ATF that the gun-rights group says could "unjustly criminalize" Americans for selling a firearm and consequently create "serious confusion" for legal gun owners who engage in firearm transactions.

"The Biden ATF's proposed rule, ATF2022R-17, is just another attempt to demolish our Second Amendment rights, with the potential to unjustly criminalize everyday Americans for engaging in lawful firearm transactions," NRA-ILA Executive Director Randy Kozuch exclusively told Fox News Digital in a statement.

"This rule blatantly disregards the recent NRA-backed Bruen ruling on the Second Amendment. It also creates serious confusion among lawful gun owners who buy and sell firearms legally for various purposes, from collecting to self-defense."
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Published On 1/27/2024
Bradenton, Florida, September 2, 2023 (ABC Action News)

Police said Sean Phillips, 34, allegedly shot at several people in the parking lot of Shannon Funeral Home on 14th Street West after a service around 9:30 p.m. Detectives believe Phillips lived above the funeral home.

A 35-year-old man returned fire and struck Phillips as well as the girl, who also lives above the funeral home. The teenage girl was struck once and is recovering at home while Phillips sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

After Phillips is released from the hospital he will be taken to Manatee County Jail. He is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

The man who returned fire will not face any charges…
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Published On 1/26/2024
Firearm manufacturer Smith & Wesson officially moved its headquarters from New England to Tennessee, earning praise from the NRA.


"Congratulations to Smith & Wesson on their grand opening in Tennessee. This move is a testament to their enduring legacy, their commitment to firearm excellence, and to the importance of preserving America’s gun industry and Second Amendment rights in a fair environment," NRA Executive Director of Advancement Tyler Schropp told Fox News Digital in an exclusive comment.

"Representing millions of NRA members and gun owners, the NRA was proud to be the tip of the spear for the passage and enactment of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that saved America’s firearm industry," Schropp continued, citing the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that prevents firearm manufacturers from being held liable if products are used to commit a crime.
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Published On 1/26/2024
Could someone please help us identify the guns Biden describes that can hold 100 rounds in the chamber? All the guns we know about can only hold one bullet at a time in the chamber, but, obviously, we have much to learn about guns from Biden. This must be one of those military weapons that Biden keeps talking about.
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Published On 1/26/2024
New Mexico Republicans are accusing Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of undermining the Second Amendment after the Democrat introduced gun control proposals on Friday.

Lujan Grisham announced that a 30-day state legislative session slated to begin Tuesday that will include "the largest and most comprehensive public safety package in our state's history."

The gun control proposals include a 14-day background check waiting period on gun purchases, prohibiting guns in polling places and parks, and a minimum age requirement of 21 years on semiautomatic firearm purchases.
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Published On 1/25/2024
Federal judge blocks California firearms carry law, calling it ‘sweeping, repugnant to the Second Amendment’
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Published On 1/24/2024
At 2 PM on August 11th, 54-year-old Sandra Tracy shot and killed Jayson Magrum, who is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal record, who was breaking into your Three Points, Arizona home. Three Points is a rural unincorporated, thinly populated area of about 5,500 people about 30 miles southwest of Tucson. Houses are very spread out.

A man deputies say was shot to death while trying to break in to a woman’s home in a rural area near Tucson last week was a registered sex offender who lived nearby, records show.

Jayson Magrum, 43, was shot dead Aug. 11 when the Pima County Sheriff’s Department says he was trying to get into a house in Three Points, about 30 miles southwest of Tucson.

Sandra Tracy, 54, was home alone when the incident occurred.
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Published On 1/23/2024
A California sheriff blasted California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week after a court blocked the governor’s latest gun control push that would have banned concealed carry in many public places.

"It was definitely a relief because having that go into effect and the potential of what was going to possibly happen to law-abiding residents was really unacceptable," Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco told Fox News Digital this week.

Bianco spoke after the U.S. Court of Appeals from the 9th Circuit blocked a California law signed by Newsom that would ban concealed carry in public places like parks, churches and playgrounds from going into effect.
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Published On 1/23/2024
The list of active shooting cases that were averted by people legally carrying guns that were missed in the FBI Active Shooting reports. Our original write-up on this problem is available here. Specifically, just those cases where just mass public shootings were stopped is available here.
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Published On 1/22/2024
A federal judge in Florida ruled that a U.S. law prohibiting people from possessing firearms inside post offices is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, an appointee of former President Trump, cited a 2022 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded gun rights when she handed down her ruling Friday that dismissed part of an indictment charging a postal worker with illegally possessing a gun in a federal facility.

The 2022 Supreme Court ruling New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen recognized a person's right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense and established a new test for assessing firearms restrictions that it said must be "consistent with this nation's historical tradition of firearm regulation."
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Published On 1/21/2024
A Pennsylvania woman thwarted a home invasion on Sunday by shooting burglary suspects who entered her Philadelphia apartment.

The Philadelphia Police Department says officers responded to a 1:34 a.m. report of a shooting in Germantown on Sunday morning. When authorities arrived, they found the woman standing on Germantown Avenue near one of the suspects, who was injured and lying on the ground.

The woman told police that four unknown men entered her apartment before she opened fire.
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Published On 1/19/2024
SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. – Rain cascaded down Sophie Johnson's face as she aimed the shotgun. She held her breath, trying not to fog up her glasses, then curled an icy finger around the trigger and pulled.

Across the field, the bird exploded in a hail of neon green shards.

"It was amazing that I was able to hit the target because I couldn't see anything," Johnson said after the round. "But once you got past the cold, it was pretty easy to concentrate. Once it was your turn, you just had to stop shaking to shoot."
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Published On 1/18/2024
On Monday, May 1, 2023, Beaumont Police officers were sent to the Regent Apartments in reference to a victim of a shooting…

Beaumont Police received multiple calls about the incident…

The caller said four people wearing masks were in a vehicle, and they heard shots fired in the area…

The victim says a man wearing a shirt around his face tried robbing him at gunpoint saying “give me what you got.”

The suspect used an AR15 style rifle to shoot the victim, according to the affidavit.

Police say the victim used a personal firearm and fired back in self-defense…
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Published On 1/18/2024
A federal court Tuesday struck down a Maryland gun law as overly "burdensome," in a win the National Rifle Association (NRA) is calling a "significant victory" for Second Amendment rights.

On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Maryland’s Handgun Qualification License (HQL) requirement is unconstitutional, citing the 2022 landmark Supreme Court case that reset how courts treat gun rights cases.

"This ruling by the United States Court of Appeals is a significant victory, for the Second Amendment and Americans who value constitutional freedoms," NRA's lobbying arm executive director Randy Kozuch told Fox News Digital.
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Published On 1/18/2024
A legally armed woman in North Carolina acted in self-defense when she fatally shot a man during a road rage incident at a grocery store parking lot, according to the local district attorney.

"I think what's really important here for people to understand is that provision in our law is not an invitation to vigilante justice, but it does allow when someone has a reasonable fear for imminent death or bodily injury that you're allowed to protect yourself," Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman told ABC 11.

Steven McLamb, 49, was fatally shot outside a Food Lion located at the Greystone Village Shopping Center in Raleigh last Tuesday after 5 p.m. Authorities who reviewed footage of the scene say McLamb was the aggressor in the altercation who tried to pry open the woman's car doors before she fired at him.
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Published On 1/17/2024
Washington state Democrats are proposing an additional tax on residents for "the privilege of using ammunition" in an effort to decrease gun violence.

Fifteen state Democrats recently introduced House Bill 2238, citing the health and safety threat posed by gun violence throughout the state. The legislation was referred Tuesday to the state's legislature's committee on finance.

If passed, the bill would impose a use and sales tax on the retail sale of ammunition.
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Published On 1/16/2024
A New York judge ordered the state to pay nearly half a million dollars in legal feels to the National Rifle Association (NRA) after the gun rights group won a major case at the Supreme Court.

In a case decided last summer, the Supreme Court ruled that a New York public carry licensing law was unconstitutional and that the ability to carry a pistol in public was a constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

The NRA was a party in that case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, and last week a New York judge ordered the state to pay $447,700.82 in legal fees.
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Published On 1/16/2024
There has been a lot of legal back and forth California’s new concealed handgun that law bans carrying guns in 26 new places; most public places, including public parks and playgrounds, churches, banks, and zoos, go into effect today (see the list below). Going into any business that doesn’t have a posted sign saying that you can carry, there would now be a crime in California. A district court judge had issued a preliminary injunction for the law, but then a three-judge panel took the unusual position of temporarily staying with the district court’s decision. Two of the judges on the panel were Democrats (Rawlinson (Clinton) and Hurwitz (Obama)), and one was a Republican (Bush). And then another circuit court panel reimposed the injunction until they are able to make a final decision can be made, probably this summer. Their decision indicates that they probably believe that the law is unconstitutional. Unlike the other decision, the three judges involved with this decision were unname
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Published On 1/15/2024
A Rasmussen Reports survey from May 31 to June 5, 2022 shows that most Americans think that the Second Amendment’s most important purpose is to ensure personal protection. Fifty-four percent (54%) of Likely Voters believe the most important purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure personal protection, while 33% think guarding against government tyranny is the amendment’s most important purpose and another 13% are not sure. Blacks are more likely than whites to say that the that guns are important to ensure personal protection (60%-to-54%). Similarly, women are more likely than men (56%-to-52%) and liberals are slightly more likely than conservatives (56%-to-52%) to say it is to ensure personal protection.
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Published On 1/15/2024
Despite the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen affirming a constitutional right to bear arms, there hasn’t been a huge surge in the number of Concealed Carry Permit holders across the United States. Instead, it dropped slightly, down 0.5% from 2022 record high to 21.8 million. A major cause of the marginal decline is that 27 states now have Constitutional Carry laws after Nebraska’s Permitless Concealed Carry law took effect on September 2, 2023. In other words, people in those twenty-seven states are allowed to carry concealed handguns without permits, representing 65% of the land in the country and 44% of the population in 2022. Unlike gun ownership surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have, but it becomes a less accurate measure as more states become Constitutional Carry states.
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Published On 1/14/2024
Gun ownership among women has boomed in recent years
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Published On 1/12/2024
Hamas attacked as Israelis were wrapping up the seven-day-long Jewish festival of Sukkot on October 7th. As many as 1,200 Israelis and some Americans were murdered, thousands wounded, and hundreds more taken hostage. Hamas terrorists went into civilian areas and attacked defenseless people who were walking down the street or shopping in stores.

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A Sept. 20 Jerusalem Post headline prophetically warned: “Israelis should carry guns on Yom Kippur, police say.” But as of 2022, only 148,000 Israelis carried permitted guns in public for protection – just 3% of the adult, Jewish population. Twenty years earlier, more than 10% of adult Jews had permits.

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Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called the recent police statement “dangerous.” He echoed sentiments common among Democrats in the United States: “Calling the citizens of Israel to come with weapons to the synagogue on Yom Kippur is not a security policy, it is dangerous populism.”

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Concealed carry is now much more widespread in t
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Published On 11/7/2023
Make sure to get your ballot turned in by 7:00 PM tonight!
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Published On 10/23/2023
Phoenix, AZ, December 2, 2022 (Fox 10 Phoenix)

An argument in a neighborhood near Bell Road and 32nd Street ended with a man being shot and killed on Friday, Phoenix police said.

Investigators say the shooter was defending himself when he killed 45-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, and he was not arrested.

The incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 after Rodriguez reportedly began arguing with the suspect, who was working in the area at the time.

The suspect told police that Rodriguez took out a gun and pointed it at him.

“The suspect took out his own handgun and shot the victim,” police said…
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Published On 10/22/2023
he Biden administration is blocking key federal funding earmarked under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 for schools with hunting and archery programs.

According to federal guidance circulated among hunting education groups and shared with Fox News Digital, the Department of Education determined that, under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) passed last year, school hunting and archery classes are precluded from receiving federal funding. The interpretation could impact millions of American children enrolled in such programs.

"It's a negative for children. As a former educator of 30-plus years, I was always trying to find a way to engage students," Tommy Floyd, the president of the National Archery in the Schools Program, told Fox News Digital in an interview. "In many communities, it's a shooting sport, and the skills from shooting sports, that help young people grow to be responsible adults. They also benefit from relationships with role models."
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Published On 10/20/2023
This robber really does get the scare of his life, and he couldn’t run away any faster.

A robber had the surprise of his life after the woman he attempted to rob at gunpoint pulled a gun on him in west Houston.

On Jan. 16, a man entered a hotel lobby in the 14800 block of Katy Freeway with a rifle and demanded money from the cash drawer from the hotel clerk.

Officials say while he was climbing over the counter, the woman pulled out her own handgun and aimed it at the suspect. . . .
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Published On 10/20/2023
An Ohio school district's new policy allows teachers and school staff to be armed over concerns of response times to active shooters.

The River Valley Local School District in rural Marion County joins 22 other school districts in the state that permit approved staff members to carry weapons on campus, according to the Marion Star.

"Our schools will no longer be soft targets and unprotected," Superintendent Adam Wickham said, according to the outlet. "Most active-shooter events occur in areas of ‘gun-free zones’ or with minimal safety measures in place. We want to ensure our schools will not be soft targets."
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Published On 8/23/2023
Here is a dramatic example of an 18-year-old mother who protected herself and her young 3-month old from her stalker. For gun control advocates who want to ban anyone under 21 from having guns, this might be something to remember.
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Published On 8/11/2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2, 2023 (6 ABC)

The confrontation happened as Joel was walking home from a Chinese takeout around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

He was approached by two men on the 2400 block of N. 10th Street. The pair tried to rob him, but Joel fought back.

“They raised a gun to begin shooting. I raised mine and we just started shooting,” Joel said. “I don’t know if I hit one of them, but I’m pretty sure I hurt them because they were in the area I was at, basically, and I got shot in the bottom part of the leg which broke my bone.”

We spoke to him at Temple University Hospital where he’s still recovering. He says he is licensed to carry from working security…
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Published On 8/9/2023
Here is another defensive gun use by a civilian legally carrying a gun in public.

Police said they responded to a neighborhood in the Village of River Grove at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, where they discovered a U.S. Postal Service employee was approached by an armed suspect who demanded his keys.

The mail carrier complied, but an armed witness intervened and fired at the suspect, according to witnesses who spoke to various local media outlets. . . .

No one was injured during the attempted robbery or gunfire, and the postal vehicle was not stolen. . . .
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Published On 8/7/2023
One year ago on July 3, Arizona resident and concealed-carry holder Raul Mendez and his family were enjoying a Fourth of July party before shots rang out and left their lives changed forever.

Mendez was shot in the head as suspect Jason Hunt opened fire on the partygoers, leaving two men dead and four others, including Mendez, seriously injured. The rampage ended when Mendez was able to gather the strength to pick himself off the floor, unholster his concealed-carry weapon and shoot Hunt four times in the chest.

"It's still something that's unreal," Mendez told Fox News Digital in a phone interview this week. "It's kind of like, now we know what's out there. And you always see it on the news that this happened, that happened … but you never think it's going to happen to you."
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Published On 8/7/2023
EVANSVILLE, IN — Local man Heath Bentley declared to his friend Gill today that no person needs an AR-15, displaying his obvious ignorance of Texas cockroaches.

"Five minutes down there, that boy would be begging for a bazooka," said Corpus Christi native Gill Marek. "An AR-15 is the smallest weapon anyone would dare to take those suckers on with."

Mr. Bentley betrayed his utter lack of knowledge about the behemoths upon telling Mr. Marek that he could not comprehend why any civilian would need an AR-15. "You know the saying that everything's bigger in Texas?" responded Mr. Marek. "The cockroaches are no exception, buddy. I once turned on the light and found a cockroach sitting in the La-Z-Boy, smoking a cigar he'd stolen out of my humidor. He'd torn the front door right off the hinges and made himself at home. There wouldn't be any civilians left in Texas if it weren't for AR-15s."
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Published On 8/7/2023
On Monday, May 1, 2023, Beaumont Police officers were sent to the Regent Apartments in reference to a victim of a shooting…

Beaumont Police received multiple calls about the incident…

The caller said four people wearing masks were in a vehicle, and they heard shots fired in the area…

The victim says a man wearing a shirt around his face tried robbing him at gunpoint saying “give me what you got.”
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Published On 8/1/2023
In the history of the internet, there has not been a piece of content to illustrate why you never trust leftists on gun control with such perfection. And it involves our favorite walking pile of soy and hair goop, Justin "I Feel Pretty" Trudeau.

You know how it goes. A progressive politician wants to instill some form of "common-sense" gun "reform" that always involves a new form of regulation and/or registration. You say that it's the first step towards the government taking your guns away. Progressives call you paranoid and swear that would never happen.
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Published On 8/1/2023
On Friday, June 23rd, 2023, an employee at Turnberry Towers near Karen and Paradise shot a gunman who walked in and fired shots at the front desk. Fortunately, the employee had a concealed handgun permit and was able to quickly stop the attack before anyone else was hurt. More similar cases where people are legally carrying guns are available here.

. . . Channel 13 spoke with the resident to get their story. Law enforcement has not confirmed the following details.

According to the resident, a man wearing a helmet had an AR-15 and other weapons when he entered the towers Friday afternoon.

This is when the resident tells us the man fired shots in the area of the front desk, shattering glass which is shown in pictures they have provided to us.
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Published On 8/1/2023
Biden’s gun control speech on Friday at the National Safer Communities Summit in Connecticut got attention because the President nonsensically concluded with “God save the Queen.” However, this was not his only incoherent claim.

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In his speech, Biden stated: “Put a pistol on a brace, and it ma- — turns into a gun. Makes them where you can have a higher-caliber weapon — a higher-caliber bullet coming out of that gun. It’s essentially turning it into a short-barreled rifle, which has been a weapon of choice by a number of mass shooters.”

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Of course, a “stabilizing brace” doesn’t turn a pistol into a gun. A pistol already is a gun.
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Published On 7/28/2023
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from fully enforcing new regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces, gun accessories that President Biden has called "especially dangerous" after they were used in several mass shootings.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday enjoined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from enforcing its new rule against gun owners and Second Amendment groups who filed a lawsuit challenging the regulation. The temporary injunction comes days before a deadline for individuals to register their pistol braces with ATF, destroy them, or remove the accessories from their weapons. Those that do not comply with the regulation by May 31 will be forced to pay a fee. The consequences for those that choose not to register their firearm with a stabilizing brace and keep it include up to 10 years' imprisonment or $10,000 in fines or both, according to ATF.
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Published On 7/28/2023
In a powerfully written decision, Judge Stephen P. McGlynn of the Southern District of Illinois said Illinois’ new assault weapon ban known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act, or PICA, is likely to be found unconstitutional when the case goes to trial, and the plaintiffs in the consolidated cases will suffer harm without a preliminary injunction to block its enforcement. Two other district court judges, Democrats, ruled in favor of the law, so this issue to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and potentially the Supreme Court.

President Biden has made inaccurate constitutional and historical claims about the Second Amendment and assault weapons.

The decision is worth reading, but here are a few noteworthy points.

The decision clearly rebuts the state’s attempt to rewrite Supreme Court decisions. For example, the defendants wanted to claim that the protections only applied to guns commonly used in self-defense. But Judge McGlynn writes:
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Published On 7/27/2023
It made it harder for people to buy stabilized brief — braces. Put a pistol on a brace, and it ma- — turns into a gun. Makes them where you can have a higher-caliber weapon — a higher-caliber bullet coming out of that gun. It’s essentially turning it into a short-barreled rifle, which has been a weapon of choice by a number of mass shooters.

President Joe Biden, “Remarks by President Biden at the National Safer Communities Summit,” University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, June 16, 2023.
In three sentences, Biden has made multiple nonsensical and false statements. Few seem to realize that stabilizing braces for pistols were originally designed to allow wounded and disabled veterans who may have lost the use of part of their hand to hold handguns. They are essentially a strap attached to the gun which allows the disabled person to hold the gun when it recoils. Disabled individuals are often viewed as easy targets by criminals, and stabilizers make it easier to defend thems
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Published On 7/26/2023
Chicago, Illinois, April 1, 2023 (CBS News Chicago)

A suspected robber is dead after a store manager shot him in a Chicago auto parts store Saturday afternoon.

According to the Chicago Police Department, an armed 30- to 40-year-old man entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts store in the 9100 block of South Stony Island Avenue around 2:30 p.m. and demanded money from the register.

The store manager, who has a valid FOID card, shot the would-be robber…
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Published On 7/26/2023
CORUSCANT — Emperor Palpatine was said to be very pleased with the latest ballistics report on stormtrooper marksmanship, as the Imperial Army's collective accuracy percentage improved dramatically after adding pistol braces to all blasters.

"Good. Gooooooooood," the Emperor was heard saying when he was given the news. "The pitiful rebellion stands no chance now that we have implemented the use of pistol braces. Death Stars will no longer be necessary — each and every stormtrooper is now an ultimate weapon of deadly force. My control over the galaxy is now complete!"
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Published On 7/26/2023
An armed Texas homeowner shot and wounded a suspected burglar who broke into the home in the middle of the night, according to police.

The Beaumont Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress just after midnight on Friday, the police department reported. On the way to the home, dispatch told the officers that the homeowner had shot the suspect, who was located inside the home.

Upon the officers' arrival, they found the suspect, identified as 43-year-old Jason Omar Cruz, on the floor of the resident's bathroom in a "large pool of blood."
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Published On 7/26/2023
Teachers union president Randi Weingarten called for gun confiscation Tuesday, saying the U.S. must follow "what other great democracies" have done to ban guns, following the shooting at a Christian Nashville school.

Weingarten addressed the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Tuesday morning regarding the aftermath of the school shooting that killed three children and three adults. After having a moment of silence for the victims, she reignited calls to ban "assault weapons."
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Published On 7/26/2023
CONWAY, AR — Local man Dirk Chonkleton has expressed frustration at what he describes as a concerning trend occurring in his local town, claiming, with deep aggravation, that anti-gun protestors show up every time he leaves his home wearing a tank top.

"Hey hey! Ho ho! Those massive guns have got to go!" yelled protestors while watching Chonkleton's arms ripple as he lifted a 24-pack of Coors Light to the checkout counter with ease.
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Published On 7/26/2023
Here is dramatic defensive gun use by a civilian legally carrying a concealed handgun.

A shopper at a southeast Houston convenience store opened fire when four masked robbers stormed inside, sending three suspects to the hospital.

Houston police said at least one of the robbery suspects was armed.

HPD officers were called to a Circle K convenience store at a Valero gas station located at 8040 South Loop East at 7:55 p.m. Thursday.

According to Asst. Chief Ernest Garcia, four suspects in masks entered the store and started robbing customers at gunpoint.
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Published On 6/7/2023
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jane Milhans said she still sleeps with the lights on sometimes, more than 15 years after two men broke into her house while she was home.

But she remembers being remarkably calm as the event unfolded.

"It was like adrenaline took over, and I just took command of the situation," Milhans said.
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Published On 6/6/2023
New regulations from the Biden administration, in collaboration with environmentalists, would limit hunting and fishing in multiple states across the country.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to publish regulations that would limit the equipment allowed on public refuge properties and expand the area where cost-effective lead ammo and fishing tackle is banned.

International Order of T. Roosevelt (IOTR) Executive Director Luke Hilgemann, is spearheading the effort to get constitutional amendments on the ballot in several states in 2024 to secure the right to hunt and fish across the country.
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Published On 6/3/2023
The Washington State Legislature on Wednesday sent a bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee's desk that will ban semi-automatic rifles.

The measure, which Inslee is expected to sign into law, will "block the sale, distribution, manufacture, and importation of more than 50 gun models, including AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar style rifles," the Associated Press reported. Sales to law enforcement agencies and the military are excepted from the law, and individuals who already possess these kinds of weapons will be able to keep them.
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Published On 6/2/2023
Police have not yet released information related to the motive, but said the school — not specific victims — was targeted.

Swope told The Post that Hale had “looked at” two other schools, both public, before deciding “the security was too great to do what she wanted to do.”

“So she chose a private Christian school, for, probably the reason is that the security is a whole lot less,” he went on. . . .
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Published On 6/2/2023
The Biden administration is under fire for regulatory proposals critics have warned could serve as a backdoor attack on hunting and could lead to more aggressive measures targeting hunting.

According to experts and hunting industry officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is expected to publish draft hunting guidelines that would substantially curb the type of equipment sportsmen are allowed to use on federal refuge properties. The guidelines are, among other provisions, expected to expand the refuge area where cost-effective lead ammunition and fishing tackle will be banned.
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Published On 6/2/2023
A crime and gun expert was denied a chance to testify during an Oregon Senate hearing on gun control, and a Republican called it a "prime example of censorship."

Emails obtained by Fox News Digital show the chair of the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee forbade John Lott, an economist and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, from speaking at a hearing last week on a Democratic-backed gun bill.

"After reviewing the following articles, I do not feel comfortable having Mr. Lott as part of the invited testimony during the informational hearing on SB 348," Democratic state Sen. Floyd Prozanski, chair of the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote in an email to Republican state Sen. Dennis Linthicum. Prozanski cited articles from Media Matters and The Trace as reasons why Lott was denied.
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Published On 6/2/2023
The NRA taunted President Biden over his 2020 pledge to "defeat" the group, saying in a new video that his statement is "backfiring" after the U.S. tipped into becoming a permitless carry-majority nation.

The NRA video, released Wednesday and exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital, shows various members of the prominent gun rights group criticizing Biden for yelling "about taking our guns," while arguing his "fascism" on Second Amendment rights is "in the minority."
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Published On 6/2/2023
A Georgia homeowner fatally shot a would-be intruder trying to break into his house – and a neighbor called police after the gunshots interrupted her breakfast, police said.

Shots rang out at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday in DeKalb County when an unidentified homeowner shot the unidentified male suspect, who was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
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Published On 5/27/2023
Today, a reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre if she supports an upcoming bill to be proposed by Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn. The bill, dubbed the Safe School Act, would establish a $900 million grant program to allow public and private schools to train and hire veterans and former law enforcement officers to serve as school safety officers. It would also allow schools to hire off duty law enforcement officers and provide funding to increase physical security. So basically, it would solve school shootings. (Kidding. It wouldn't solve them entirely, of course. But it would certainly help.)
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Published On 5/26/2023
On Monday, a trans shooter who goes by she/her pronouns murdered three students and three adults at a Christian school in Nashville. The kids were all nine-years-old. Details are still coming out. What we know is that she/her had a manifesto, was a former student of the school, and specifically chose the school because she/her's other target had TOO MUCH SECURITY.

Police Chief John Drake revealed in a press conference The Covenant School was the only school that was targeted. "There was another location mentioned, but because of a threat assessment by the suspect and too much security, they decided not to. And that area was here in Nashville."
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Published On 5/25/2023
Somehow this Connecticut Against Gun Violence executive director doesn’t seem to realize that you look at other places that have these laws to see if there is evidence that they work.

Senator: So you don’t know if it works?
Jeremy Stein: We don’t know if any of our laws in the state of Connecticut work to reduce the crime as they are intended. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t pass this law. That is true around the country.
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Published On 5/25/2023
The Supreme Court’s Bruen decision is working its way through the lower courts, but Democrats hope they can delay cases getting to the Supreme Court until the court’s makeup changes. What will happen to crime and suicide rates? Without states considering microstamping, decisions like this may give them second thoughts.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Santa Anna, California is the latest in a line of decisions striking down state gun laws following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year expanding gun rights. The judge said it would not take effect for 14 days to give the state a chance to appeal. . . .
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Published On 5/25/2023
Two teenagers of an armed robbery crew were shot by a licensed concealed carry holder after they committed a series of holdups in Wicker Park on Monday morning.

The robberies began around 5:25 a.m. when three men stepped out of a black sedan and robbed a woman at gunpoint in the 2300 block of West North Avenue, according to a preliminary Chicago police report.

Six more robberies followed, with crews traveling in a stolen Kia and a second car, possibly an Audi…

Then, at 5:53 a.m., the stolen Kia that was used in some of the robberies rolled up on a man who was inside his vehicle on the 4700 block of West Arthington in the Austin neighborhood.

Three men got out, and one of them pointed a firearm at the man while demanding his belongings, according to a Chicago police statement. The would-be victim, who is a licensed concealed carry holder, drew his weapon and fired several rounds, striking the driver of the getaway car in the temple and another robber in the shoulder, according to p
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Published On 5/24/2023
The Denver Public Schools Board of Education Thursday voted unanimously to suspend its ban on armed school resource officers on school campuses and directed the superintendent to devise a long-term safety plan before the end of June.

Part of Thursday’s directive instructs Superintendent Alex Marrero to ensure teachers and staff are not using armed police for discipline issues that arise in the classroom.

“I believe that there’s been a societal failure,” Board President Xóchitl Gaytán said during a news conference Thursday.
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Published On 5/24/2023
"Certain so-called stabilizing braces are designed to just attach to pistols, essentially converting them into short-barreled rifles to be fired from the shoulder," said ATF Director Steven Dettelbach. "Therefore, they must be treated in the same way under the statute."

Second Amendment advocates were apoplectic over new requirements for gun owners to register existing pistols equipped with stabilizing braces with the government within 120 days, or else remove the brace or surrender the firearm to ATF.

"The Biden administration chose to shred the Constitution today," the National Rifle Association said.
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Published On 5/24/2023
President Biden on Monday said those who argue they need assault weapons to fight the government need a much bigger arsenal to stand a chance.

Speaking at the National Action Network's annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Washington, Biden appeared to mock his conservative colleagues.

"I love my right-wing friends who talk about the tree of liberty is water of the blood of patriots," he said. "If you need to work about taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don't need an AR-15."
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Published On 5/24/2023
Chicago police said Saturday that a concealed carry holder used his gun to shoot a man who allegedly had attempted to rob him on Friday afternoon while riding a CTA Green Line train.

The incident occurred in the 4700 block of West Lake Street at approximately 4:43 p.m. local time.

A 33-year-old man pulled out a gun and attempted to rob the 25-year-old male victim.
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Published On 5/7/2023
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has made clear that the agency can’t unilaterally rewrite gun laws to say what the public wishes they said.
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Published On 5/7/2023
Here is an example of a defensive gun use protecting a women from an abusive ex. This information is from the Gainesville police department available here.

A Florida dad shot his daughter’s abusive ex-boyfriend dead after the man allegedly assaulted her in her apartment – then came back for more, according to police.

Gainesville police officers responded to a domestic dispute at the Polos Apartments complex on Saturday and determined the unidentified ex-boyfriend had been inside the woman’s apartment and “physically assaulted her,” a police statement said. The woman’s father also came to the apartment in the aftermath, police said.
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Published On 5/7/2023
Nikki Goeser and Dr. John Lott testified before the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee against Senate Bill 23-170, which would strengthen the state’s red flag law by allowing district attorneys, educators, and health care professionals, including mental health providers, to seek the order from courts. Dr. Lott also testified on Senate Bill 23-168, which seeks to allow gun victims to sue firearms manufacturers and gun dealers, and Senate Bill 23-169 on raising the legal age for purchasing a firearm from 18 to 21.
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Published On 5/7/2023
President Biden was blasted on Twitter for reviving his past false comments on police officers and gun owners during his Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech on Monday.

The president appeared at National Action Network's annual The Dream Defined breakfast to tout his administration’s efforts to build up the Black community in honor of the day to commemorate the civil rights activist. One of the issues he claimed included an executive order to ban police chokeholds and restrict no-knock warrants.

During this time, he repeated the suggestion that police officers don’t need to shoot with deadly force.
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Published On 5/6/2023
With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signing the state’s Constitutional Carry bill into law today, twenty-six states now have Constitutional Carry laws, representing 64% of the land in the country and 43% of the population in 2022. If Nebraska and South Carolina pass Constitutional Carry, 67% of the land in the country and 45% of the population will be covered.
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Published On 5/6/2023
An abusive boyfriend assaulted a woman, but, fortunately, the father was there when the boyfriend came back for a second round. The incident occurred at the Polos Apartments in Gainesville, Florida.
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Published On 5/6/2023
Dr. John Lott recently went to Oregon to testify before their state Senate about SB 348, which would amend Measure 114, which barely passed this past November. The Democrats wouldn’t allow Lott to testify in the invited session, despite Lott being the only expert witness that the Republicans invited to testify. When Lott was finally allowed to testify for two minutes later that evening during public testimony, the Republicans were not allowed to ask him any questions and others were not allowed to let Lott use their time.
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Published On 5/5/2023
California’s Unsafe Handgun Act, enacted in 2001, aims to prevent accidental discharges through various safety standards. The legislation mandates that certain handguns have a chamber-load indicator and a magazine-disconnect mechanism that prevents a handgun from being fired if the magazine is not fully inserted. To assist with gun-crime investigations, the firearms also must have a microstamping mechanism, which allows the transfer of microscopic imprints of the handgun’s make, model, and serial number onto shell casings when the gun is fired.
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Published On 5/5/2023
The House finally wrapped up the last of a trio of bills on guns following marathon sessions that lasted four days.

The debate had, at times, turned acrimonious, with Democrats at one point deploying the "nuclear option" to shut down a filibuster.

On Monday, House Republicans continued to filibuster and insisted that every bill — even their own, as well as measures that don't relate to firearms — be read at length, an attempt to slow down the Democrats' progress on what has become the signature issue of the 2023 session.
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Published On 5/5/2023
Police in El Paso, Texas say that a "licensed-to-carry" bystander shot the alleged gunman who is accused of killing one person and injuring another three.

The suspect, a 16-year-old Hispanic male, is accused of shooting the individuals after a "confrontation ensued" between two groups at Cielo Vista Mall on Wednesday evening at 5:05 p.m.

The El Paso Police Department said the confrontation eventually escalated into a "physical fight," and the 16-year-old pulled out a handgun, fatally shooting Angeles Zaragoza, 17, and injuring another 17-year-old and 15-year-old.
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Published On 5/5/2023
Failing to put up a gun-free zone sign: Peer-reviewed studies show that 1,200% of armed robberies could be prevented if everyone put up one of these signs!
Thinking your 14-year-old yorkie Sargeant Pickles will protect you: He's blind in one eye and riddled with arthritis, for crying out loud!
Letting the criminal bend your shotgun barrel and point it at your face: This is even worse than letting the robber render your gun useless by sticking his finger in the barrel.
Failing to ask the intruder's pronouns before firing: The last thing you want to do is misgender the perp when you call the police.
Using crane style when everyone knows tiger style is better for close quarters: Choosing the wrong fighting style can really put you at a disadvantage.
Not having a 30-round fully-semi-automatic folding magazine clip: Those things are deadly! Just ask the experts on CNN!
Asking the robber to wait while you go open your gun safe, take off the trigger lock, go get your ammo that's stored in a d
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Published On 5/3/2023
March 28, 2023: At some point, you would think that the empirical evidence would be overwhelming. When the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooter attacked, there were seven movie theaters showing “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20th within 20 minutes of the killer’s apartment at 1690 Paris St, Aurora, Colorado, but the killer picked the only theater that had signs posted that it was a gun-free zone. His first target had been an airport but he worried about their “substantial security.” Similar stories have occurred at malls such as in Omaha and Salt Lake City or the Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater. Despite teachers carrying guns in schools in 20 states, all the shooting attacks at schools have occurred in schools that ban teachers from having guns. Given that people are allowed to carry their permitted concealed handguns in the vast majority of public places, if these mass public shootings were random, 95% or higher of these attacks would take place in areas where permitted c
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Published On 5/3/2023
Guns have been banned for the public at the state Capitol since a gunman tried to enter the office of Gov. Bill Ritter in 2007. But not for everyone.

Lawmakers were not included in that 2007 change that permanently brought in metal detectors. That's because of a state law, as defined in CRS 18-12-105, carves out an exception for those with "legal authority," and that's been interpreted to include lawmakers.
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Published On 5/3/2023
One of the most heated and never-ending debates in America is that of gun control. Opponents of gun control cite the Second Amendment of the Constitution as the final word to end all discussion, whereas proponents of increased gun control scream really loud. It's all so confusing!

To help you understand why putting new gun control laws in effect will make you and your family safer, The Babylon Bee has compiled this helpful list.

There were no guns in the Bible: If God thought guns would keep you safe, He would have created them a long time ago and written about them in His Word.
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Published On 5/3/2023
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert wants to arm teachers following a spate of school shootings in Nashville and Denver.

Two school administrators were seriously wounded when a 17-year-old student opened fire last week during a regularly scheduled pat down at East High School in Denver, the police said. In Nashville, three children and three adults died when a gunman attacked a Christian school.

Authorities in Colorado said the East High School student later killed himself. Officers who responded to the Nashville shooting killed the alleged shooter.
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Published On 4/26/2023
This legislative session, anti-gun politicians in the Colorado General Assembly have made gun control a top priority. As a responsible gun owner and school shooting survivor, I’m sorry to say that none of this year’s legislation will make anyone safer. It will only undermine the God-given rights of law-abiding citizens.
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Published On 4/20/2023
It was great to see all the CSSA members and supporters testify yesterday against the "assault weapons ban."

Our testimony and credible threats of lawsuits against the bill forced the committee to kill this horrible bill. The Second Amendment was protected yesterday!
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Published On 3/26/2023
A Florida police chief issued a warning to criminals in the state after saving a burglar who was shot by a homeowner.

"One should expect that if you are brazen enough to enter into someone’s residence and it is not yours, with intent to commit an unlawful act, there may be repercussions," Haines City Police Chief Gregory Goreck said in a Friday press conference.

"We live in Florida, and more so, we live in Polk County, and most people are armed," he said.
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Published On 3/25/2023
The Colorado Senate on Monday approved a proposal to raise the minimum age to buy a gun to 21.

Supporters argue the legislation, Senate Bill 169, would save lives and help prevent young people from committing violence using a gun, while critics say the package of gun bills Democrat are pushing for would turn law-abiding citizens into criminals.
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Published On 3/24/2023
President Biden on Tuesday announced a new executive order aimed at combating gun violence in the U.S.

The president discussed these efforts during an afternoon speech in Monterey Park, California, the city where a gunman stormed a dance hall in January, killing 11 people and injuring others after a Lunar New Year celebration.
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Published On 3/24/2023
An Ohio single mother is singing her son’s praises after he stopped a home intruder by grabbing her gun and pointing it at the suspect, causing him to flee.

Brayden Jarrett, 16, had just come home from school last week when a car pulled up to his home and a man he didn’t recognize started walking toward the house, which prompted the teenager to retrieve his mother’s 9 mm handgun, WOIO-TV reported.

"I’ll be honest it caught me off guard," Jarrett said. "I didn’t expect it I thought it was my uncle I mean yes it was a little scary. When it happened and I was like I didn’t want to shoot the guy but if he was coming, I had no other choice. I didn’t know what he was gonna do so definitely was definitely scary."
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Published On 3/23/2023
An eyewitness said a good Samaritan in a nearby car shot the alleged suspect during an attempted carjacking at a busy shopping center. Meanwhile, another bystander, who has a permit to carry, pulled his gun and prepared to protect other customers in a restaurant close to the scene.
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Published On 3/23/2023
Police in Washington state say that an armed man with his child at a dog park shot and killed an attacker in an incident where police have not filed charges.

The Yakima, Washington Police Department said in a Facebook post that they had received 911 calls on Sunday from the Randall Park Dog Park with callers saying a man acting erratically had been confronting another man and his child at the park.

"The erratic subject attempted to endanger the life of the small child with his words and actions, at which point the child’s father protected his child from the threat," the post said.

Police explained that the father gave verbal commands to the individual to stop the harassment and attempted to leave the park.
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Published On 3/22/2023
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we do not attempt here to list the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 3/20/2023
It happened late Saturday night at North Mascher and West Berks streets in Kensington.

Police say the suspect approached the victim who was sitting in a vehicle.

The victim fired a gun through the windshield, shattering the vehicle’s glass and hitting the suspect in the chest
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Published On 3/19/2023
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler has a long discussion about our research on the FBI’s Active Shooting cases. One benefit from Kessler’s piece is that he was actually able to get the Texas State University people to respond to two of the cases that we provided. Dr. Lott has tried numerous times over the years to get responses from the people at Texas State University without any success. In their response to Kessler, the TSU people claim that they don’t include cases involving domestic disputes or instances where a suspect started shooting after being denied entry to a lounge or bar. Yet, at the end of the long quote from Kessler’s article, we list 14 instances where the FBI list does include shooting resulting from domestic disputes and three others that involve people being denied entry to a lounge or bar. Excluding these 17 cases would reduce the FBI’s 252 active shooting cases from 2014 to 2021 by seven percent.
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Published On 3/18/2023
After the California Supreme Court declared the state’s assault weapon ban unconstitutional in 1998, a new law was enacted in 2000. Picking just a few years from 2019 to 2021 to evaluate the law seems arbitrary. Whether one picks the years from 2000 on, 2010 on, or 2020 on, the per capita rate of mass public shootings in California is always greater than the rate for the rest of the country (Excel file is available here). The rate has also been consistently lower in Texas, which gun control groups give an “F” grade for its gun control laws. From 2010 on, California’s per capita rate of mass public shootings was 43% higher than the rate in Texas and 29% higher than in the rest of the United States. Since 2020, the rate in California is 276% higher than in Texas and 100% higher than in the rest of the U.S..
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Published On 3/17/2023
The state of Illinois lost an appeal on Tuesday after a lower court judge issued a restraining order on a newly enacted ban on some semiautomatic rifles as well as high-capacity magazines.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the gun control law on Jan. 10, which bans the sale and distribution of assault weapons, high capacity magazines and switches, which went into effect immediately after he approved it.

Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued a temporary restraining order against the law on Jan. 24, preventing it from being enforced.
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Published On 3/16/2023
Republican Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., today will introduce new Second Amendment reforms that would allow state-issued concealed carry permits to be recognized in other states that allow concealed carry.

The bill, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, is backed by more than 40 of their Senate colleagues, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D.
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Published On 3/16/2023
A man with a concealed carry license shot and wounded a man trying to rob him at gunpoint on a CTA Green Line train Friday afternoon near the Cicero station, according to officials.

About 4:45 p.m., the suspected robber, 33, approached a 25-year-old man on the train, Chicago police said.

The younger man, pulled out a firearm of his own and a shootout ensued, police said. That man had a valid CCL/FOID license.

The suspected robber was shot in the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital . . . The younger man was not struck by gunfire. . . .
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Published On 3/15/2023
Israel just had a mass public shooting where seven people were murdered. Compare Israel’s response to that in California, where they have just had several mass public shootings. In California, few people have a concealed handgun permit. Half Moon Bay is in San Mateo County had 24 permits with 591,048 adults (one permit per every 24,630 adults). Monterey Park and Beverly Crest are in Los Angeles County and had 1,378 permits last year with an adult population of 7.8 million (one permit for every 5,660 adults). In contrast, they know that armed civilians are necessary to stop mass public shootings in Israel.
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Published On 3/15/2023
There are currently 25 Constitutional Carry states, with Louisiana allowing veterans and those in the military to carry without a permit. Florida and South Carolina are racing against each other to see who will be the 26th state. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been pushing for Constitutional Carry since last April. In Nebraska, State Senator Tom Brewer said November’s election made the Legislature slightly more conservative, so there should finally be enough votes to advance the bill. Nebraska almost passed the law last year. On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a bipartisan vote of 5 yes, zero no, 2 abstentions, and 1 absent. Last year, they could not get the bill out of the Judiciary Committee, and this year no one voted “no” on the bill.
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Published On 3/1/2023
The Biden administration’s newly released regulations regarding “pistol-stabilizing braces” will instantly turn tens of thousands of law-abiding Americans into felons and create a national rifle registry. But the Biden administration and the media exaggerate the costs and ignore the benefits these braces produce.

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Few seem to realize that stabilizing braces for pistols were originally designed to allow wounded and disabled veterans who may have lost the use of part of their hand to hold handguns. They are essentially a strap attached to the gun. Disabled individuals are often viewed as easy targets by criminals, and stabilizers make it easier to defend themselves. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) originally approved pistol braces during the Obama administration.
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Published On 3/1/2023
A Connecticut clothing store owner fatally shot a suspected robber during a shootout last week, but was wounded in the exchange of gunfire, according to police.

"A brief struggle took place between the store clerk and one of the suspects who pulled out a firearm," the East Hartford Police Department reported. Police identified the store employee as a clerk, though NBC Connecticut reported it was the store owner who was on the premises working late that night.

Two men wearing black ski masks entered the clothing store Humble & Paid Co. just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday with the intention of robbing the store, the police said in a press release.
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Published On 2/28/2023
A bill that seeks to allow counties to ban firearms discharges on certain private property cleared the House Thursday morning, with House Republicans mounting a furious, last-minute effort to kill it.

But the final vote — with eight Democrats voting against — shows the issue got Democratic opposition rarely seen on gun control bills that have moved in the last few years through Colorado's state House, a legislative body dominated by Democrats.
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Published On 2/28/2023
Merced County Sheriff’s deputies say an ax-wielding man was shot Tuesday evening after he allegedly attacked a property owner who has a concealed-carry permit.

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. . . the suspect, identified as Luis Larios, was on the gun owner’s property, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

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The property owner saw Larios sitting inside a vehicle stuck in the mud. The property owner was trying to help him get the vehicle out of the mud.
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Published On 2/28/2023
The Supreme Court’s Bruen decision from June has greatly impacted the number of concealed handgun permits in Maryland. Our last annual report showed that as of August 27th, 2022, there were 47,674 concealed handgun permits in Maryland, up from 12,189 in 2021. But permit issuance had continued soaring, and by the end of 2022, 85,266 permits were issued — a 599% increase from 2021 and a 79% increase from the end of August. That is still only about 1.8% of the adult population with permits, but it is sizeable increase over what it had been before.
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Published On 2/27/2023
Some news stories point out this mother used a gun to scare off the kidnappers, but others just say she scared away these two attackers without explaining how this mother was able to scare away a man and a woman.

Fox station KDSM in Des Moines, Iowa reported that two people, later identified as Michael Ernest Ross, 43, and Laurie Lynn Potter, 57, repeatedly walked in front of the Hubbell Tower Apartments door on Jan. 5.
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Published On 2/25/2023
Guns. They've caused countless tragedies. The list of tragedies that could have been prevented by guns is literally infinite, especially when you consider the multiverse.

Here is a small sampling of tragedies that could have been prevented with common sense gun control:

World War I: Without guns, they would have just resorted to slap fights. In the case of the French, tickle fights.
World War II: Imagine what would have happened if Hitler had never been able to access an AR-15.
That time Chick-Fil-A ran out of sauce: And even during the crisis, Congress did NOTHING.
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Published On 2/23/2023
Democrats in Colorado are expected to introduce a slate of gun bills at the statehouse Thursday that have been in the works for months.

However, the majority party is divided over the most controversial idea on the table: a statewide assault weapons ban, which will likely be introduced later this session.

Thursday’s package, which has the support of Democratic legislative leadership includes:

A three-day waiting period for all gun purchases
Increasing the age to purchase a firearm to 21
Expanding who can file ask a court to temporarily remove someone’s firearms with an Extreme Risk Protection Order
Making it easier to sue firearm manufacturers for liability.
Democrats say the bills are part of an intentional effort to treat gun violence like other policy areas that come up for discussion at the legislature every year.
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Published On 2/23/2023
Luna: California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, but look at what we just had today. So let’s look at across our nation, see what works and what doesn’t. But I can tell you this, the status quo is not working. We need to re-examine what we are doing, and what may work better.
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Published On 2/22/2023
President Biden's tenure in the White House has been marked with a consistent tone surrounding the Second Amendment and firearms, but on several occasions, the president has shown that he may not know the real issue at hand as he repeatedly pushes for a ban on "assault weapons."

Biden's latest remarks taking aim at strong supporters of the Second Amendment and certain firearms came last week during a speech at the National Action Network's annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Washington, where he appeared to mock his conservative colleagues.
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Published On 2/22/2023
On this past Tuesday night, Ewen Dewitt brutally murdered 40-year-old Julie Minogue with an axe in her Milford, Connecticut home. Two of her children were at home when the murder occurred. Dewitt, an ex-boyfriend, had been stalking her.

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“I’m scared he’s going to kill me,” she told police. In 2019, she had a protective order issued. Just a week before the murder, a judge had granted her a full no-contact restraining order.

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The case clearly illustrates the limits of protective orders when the stalker is intent on murdering the victim. If the murderer is already facing the possibility of life imprisonment without parole for first-degree murder, how will an additional five more years in prison and a $5,000 fine deter such murders?
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Published On 2/22/2023
A U.S. District judge in Oklahoma ruled that a federal law restricting marijuana users from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, marking the latest court decision to expand Second Amendment rights.

Trump-appointed judge Patrick Wyrick ruled last week that federal law violated the Second Amendment rights of Jared Michael Harrison, who was arrested in May 2022 for possession of marijuana. He was later charged with violation of federal law "that makes it illegal for ‘unlawful users or addicts of controlled substances’ to possess firearms," according to Fox News. In his decision, however, Wyrick wrote that "Harrison’s mere status as a user of marijuana" did not "justif[y] stripping him of his fundamental right to possess a firearm."
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Published On 2/20/2023
If you're looking for a website like QAnon, but catering to gun control advocates, you will enjoy some articles from The Trace, a gun control website founded and funded by Michael Bloomberg. In August, The Trace presented a conspiracy about the amicus briefs filed in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The article was reprinted by Politico. Will Van Sant, The NRA's Shadowy Supreme Court Lobbying Campaign, Politico, Aug. 5, 2022.
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Published On 2/20/2023
Television show bias against guns is never-ending. Except for a couple of episodes on Paramount’s Yellowstone, you won’t see an entertainment television show with a civilian successfully using a gun defensively. Instead, something always seems to go wrong when guns are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the criminal without stopping the crime to getting in the way of police to continually having the gun stolen and use in a crime to it being used in an accidental shooting), and this episode of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” is no different (Season 13, Episode 4, October 28, 2022). This episode has an example of a defensive gun use failing. A woman being robbed of her $200,000 watch pulls out her permitted concealed handgun and is severely wounded by the robbers. The point of the episode is that other people who were robbed of their watches by the same criminals in the episode weren’t harmed.
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Published On 2/19/2023
Television show bias against guns is never-ending. Except for a couple of episodes on Paramount’s Yellowstone, you won’t see an entertainment television show with a civilian successfully using a gun defensively. Instead, something always seems to go wrong when guns are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the criminal without stopping the crime to getting in the way of police to continually having the gun stolen and use in a crime to it being used in an accidental shooting), and this episode of CBS’ “FBI Most Wanted” is no different (Season 4, Episode 1, September 20, 2022). This episode even has two different examples of defensive gun uses failing. The second example involves someone who is supposedly the head of an NRA-type organization (called the NRF). The NRF head carries a concealed handgun, but it does him no good in stopping a man threatening his life. The person threatening him had his child murdered in a school shooting, so he was very sympathetic.
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Published On 2/19/2023
A Tennessee homeowner shot and injured a naked and violent man who broke into his neighbor's house and ransacked the place, according to authorities and reports.

Drake Combs, 27, allegedly broke into a Knoxville house and ransacked the living room on Dec. 6, after he threw objects at the homeowner and told him to leave, WATE reported.

The homeowner and his wife fled to the home of a neighbor, who reportedly grabbed his 9mm handgun and went to investigate. The neighbor found the suspect in the driveway after the suspect allegedly jumped on the resident’s car, broke the windshield and swiped the windshield wiper as a weapon, according to WATE.
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Published On 2/19/2023
The new legislative session is just weeks away, and one state lawmaker believes that some controversial bills have a good chance at passing.

Sen. Tom Brewer said that includes his gun rights bill, which would bring permitless concealed carry to Nebraska.

The proposal fell just two votes short of the 33 needed to overcome a filibuster last legislative session.
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Published On 2/18/2023
As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many, many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. Unfortunately, NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime is no different. This episode shows a criminal shooting a cop with a machine gun.

In real life, criminals generally use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses in crime of handguns (11.2%), rifles (0.8%), and shotguns (1.1%). There are few rifles, and the survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons. A similar finding is available from the FBI UCR report where 2.6% of all murders involve rifles of any type and 0.3% of all murders involve unspecified “other guns.” There is a reason for that. Since 1934, there was only one possible known use ever of a civilian using a machine gun in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.
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Published On 2/18/2023
A Louisiana woman shot and killed a man who broke into her home during the early morning hours on Sunday, according to law enforcement officials.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to reports of shots being fired at a residence on Klein Road just after 5 a.m. on Sunday.
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Published On 2/15/2023
A federal judge has blocked the state of California from enforcing a gun control scheme that was modeled after a controversial Texas abortion law, delivering Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom the exact outcome he wanted.

U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California issued a permanent injunction on Monday against the "fee-shifting" provisions of the state's gun law – which empowers private citizens to bring lawsuits against gun manufacturers – declaring it unconstitutional.
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Published On 2/13/2023
This has been pushed to tomorrow. Keep the pressure up! Contact your representatives today! Follow the link below!


https://www.nraila.org/articles/20230210/colorado-update-committee-members-advance-shooting-ban-on-private-property
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Published On 2/1/2023
The study’s author suggests ‘really biased’ framing of poll questions greatly skews support for red flag laws.

A new study shows that the attitude of Americans toward red flag laws, where guns are taken away from citizens by a judge who determines they are a danger to themselves or others, dramatically changes from support to opposition when more detail is provided in the poll question about the process of gun confiscation via the legal process.

The recently released study of 1,000 likely voters conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center initially showed that 58% of people support red flag laws when told the “primary purpose is to allow judges to take away a person’s gun based on a single complaint when there is a concern about that individual committing suicide.”
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Published On 1/23/2023
Based on the latest statistics provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 2021 proved to be another strong year for gun ownership, particularly among women and first-time buyers. In fact, one third of new gun buyers last year were women. We celebrate and welcome these new Second Amendment warriors into our fold and invite them to take advantage of all the resources offered on this site. Whether it’s for firearm training, competitive shooting, 2A advocacy or hunting, we at NRA Women strive to offer helpful information from renowned firearm experts, and also to act as a clearinghouse for those who support, educate and inspire others to be good ambassadors for gun ownership.
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Published On 1/23/2023
Some Moscow, Idaho, residents who report to work at odd hours say they are "genuinely" fearful for their safety when they're commuting – often walking – or spending time alone at their jobs, social media show.

Since early on in the investigation into the quadruple homicides in the small city of Moscow, users on Reddit have sought advice and expressed concerns about getting to work, and being there alone, in the wake of the killings.
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Published On 1/19/2023
An armed Arizona man is being credited as a “good Samaritan” by police after he shot an active shooter in an Amazon facility parking lot, likely preventing further bloodshed.

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Police in Chandler, Arizona, say that 29-year-old Jacob Murphy pulled into the employee parking lot of an Amazon facility on Wednesday morning and opened fire after jumping out of his car,” KSAZ-TV reported. . . .
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Published On 1/19/2023
A Florida man was arrested by deputies after two concealed carry permit holders kept him from escaping by holding him at gunpoint after he allegedly shot at two women.

Police in Florida say that Lee David Wilkerson, 38, was standing outside the Bingo Paradise bingo hall in Pensacola, Florida on Wednesday when two females attempted to enter and an argument ensued, according to a Facebook post from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

Wilkerson allegedly retrieved a firearm from his side and struck one of the females in the head with it before shooting in their direction as they attempted to run away.
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Published On 1/13/2023
We have published the leaked draft of the bill on our website. It is as bad as you can imagine. Read it for yourself.

https://www.cssa.org/docs.ashx?id=1096744
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Published On 1/13/2023
A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a firearm accessory that enables a semi-automatic gun to shoot at an increased rate of fire.

In a 13-3 decision, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans held that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), acting under "tremendous" public pressure, short-circuited the legislative process by approving a rule to define bump stocks as "machine guns," which are heavily restricted. The court said ATF did not have the authority from Congress to do so.
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Published On 1/12/2023
The Colorado State Shooting Association is committed to defending the Second Amendment on every front.

Today, we are announcing that we plan to bring a lawsuit against the "Assault Weapons Ban," which was introduced this week in the Colorado State House, if it should be signed into law.

This "Assault Weapons Ban" bill, titled as "Mass Shooting Prevention Act of 2023," only disarms and removes rights from responsible Colorado gun owners.

This bill would ban the firearms that are most popular for women to use for self-defense. It would outlaw the most popular sport-competition rifles. It would make many hunting rifles illegal. This bill would also remove the most common home-defense firearms from store shelves. Criminals will not follow this law as they do not follow the law by definition.
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Published On 1/5/2023
Between 2014 and 2021, citizens stopped 104 out of 204 potential or actual mass shootings where we could identify that guns were allowed in the area. So 51% of attacks were stopped by people legally carrying concealed handguns. Again, the most recent data is most accurate, and for 2021, 58% of the attacks were stopped in areas where people were clearly allowed to carry.
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Published On 1/5/2023
Roosevelt’s historic single action revolver sold for $910,625 — is well over a century old
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Published On 1/5/2023
Red Flag laws are the top priority of Democrats and gun control advocates. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly support these measures — by margins ranging between 2-1 and 3-1. Congress recently passed legislation providing funding for states that adopted these laws.

But the polling doesn’t really gauge whether Americans understand how these laws operate. The surveys generally just ask people if they support laws that “allow guns to be temporarily confiscated by a judge from people considered by a judge to be a danger to themselves or others.”
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Published On 12/25/2022
Merry Christmas!
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Published On 11/24/2022
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Published On 11/18/2022
A new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) argues that the FBI’s data contains “massive errors” when tracking active shooting incidents, undercounting how often armed citizens have thwarted active-shooting situations over the last seven years.

“Although collecting such data is fraught with challenges, some see a pattern of distortion in the FBI numbers because the errors almost exclusively go one way, minimizing the life-saving actions of armed citizens,” the report, which was provided to Fox News Digital this week by Crime Prevention Research Center founder and president John Lott, states.

Data released by the nonprofit shows that 34.4% of active shootings were thwarted by armed citizens between 2014 and 2021. However, FBI data show only 4.4% of active shootings were thwarted by armed citizens during that time period.
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Published On 11/17/2022
Former Union officers, who had led the costly battlefield effort to free 4 million Americans from bondage, chartered the National Rifle Association (NRA) in New York City on this day in history, Nov. 17, 1871.

Civil War veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate created the organization after they were "dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops," states the NRA in its online history.

The association was determined to "promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis," Church wrote in a contemporary magazine editorial, the NRA reports.
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Published On 11/16/2022
The office of California's Attorney General Rob Bonta released the personal information of thousands of California gun owners and concealed carry permit holders to the public this week, and Second Amendment activists see it as a major breach of privacy.

Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, told Fox News Wednesday that the release of information was either negligent or potentially criminal.

"We believe that AG Rob Bonta is either massively incompetent, incredibly negligent, or willing to criminally leak information that he does not have the authority to leak," Paredes said.
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Published On 11/16/2022
Calls have rung out across the nation demanding gun control laws in a bid to curb violent crimes such as the recent series of mass shootings. Data, however, show that in states with higher percentages of households with at least one gun, crimes are not higher than in states with strict gun laws.

"Gun ownership is higher in states with fewer restrictions, and homicide rates in these states are lower. People can protect themselves," George Mason University Professor Emerita Joyce Lee Malcolm told Fox News Digital of what she's found through her research. Malcolm pointed to a study on burglars from 1986 that found 34% of burglars interviewed reported "to having been scared off, shot at, wounded or captured by an armed victim."
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Published On 11/15/2022
If we want to get control of this crime problem that we have, we're going to have to do a couple of things. Number one, we're going to have to have more cops. In New Orleans, in my state, [it] needs 2,000 cops on the street -- we've got less than 1,000.
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Published On 11/15/2022
We live in a Clown World state where irrationality reigns supreme in politics.

In our increasingly politicized daily lives, all sorts of non-political organizations are giving their opinions on mundane political affairs.

To be sure, government actors will always be major threats to the right to bear arms. However, our enemies have proven skillful in their ability to adapt. They understand that privatized forms of coercion can work really well in a consumerist society like the US, in which markets and private property dominate.
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Published On 11/8/2022
Every supporter of the Second Amendment needs to vote today. We can elect leaders who respect our gun rights but we have to turnout!
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Published On 11/1/2022
We are a week away from the election and every gun owner and Second Amendment supporter needs to return their ballot today! Voting is the first line of defense for our gun rights. Vote like our gun rights depend on it, because they do.
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Published On 10/31/2022
Colorado lost a great voice in the passing of Minority Leader Hugh McKean. He was a staunch defender of our rights and liberty. He did not back down from a fight and always took time to encourage those around him. He will be missed and Colorado is less without him.
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Published On 10/18/2022
Ballots are dropping all across Colorado. Every responsible gun owner needs to return their ballot as soon as possible. We will show the anti-gun politicians that we will vote to support the Second Amendment.
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Published On 10/17/2022
The Crime Prevention Research Center hired McLaughlin & Associates to survey Red Flag Laws for 1,000 general election voters from July 21st to 24th, 2022. The survey asked people whether they supported Red Flag Laws, then asked whether they still supported it when they were told that there are no hearings before an individual’s guns are taken away, and there are no mental health care experts involved in the process, and finally, if they prefer Involuntary Commitment or Red Flag laws.
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Published On 10/16/2022
Democrats aim to create a comprehensive national list of gun owners. In a major victory for gun control advocates, American Express, Mastercard, and Visa agreed to help the government track firearm sales.

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Federal law explicitly prohibits the creation of a federal firearm registry, and it requires that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System erase background check information within 24 hours of completion and that it not keep a database. Yet in 2016, the Government Accountability Office called out the Obama administration for holding on to the data, and the Biden administration continues to compile digital records.
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Published On 10/15/2022
Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a man who shot two other men earlier this month at a Salt Lake City TRAX platform.

The shooting happened on July 2 at the 900 South 200 West TRAX station…

“The evidence clearly demonstrates that the suspect was approached on two separate occasions by one and later both individuals who were ultimately shot by the suspect. After the first encounter, one of the individuals clearly knew that the suspect was in possession of a firearm. Nonetheless, despite this knowledge, the evidence demonstrates both individuals approaching the suspect in an aggressive manner as he sat on a bench on the platform awaiting the train. As they approached the suspect, the suspect was pointing a fire
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Published On 10/9/2022
A man described by police as "suspicious" has been shot and killed by a school resource officer after attempting to enter an Alabama elementary school Thursday morning, reports say.

The gunfire erupted outside Walnut Park Elementary in Gadsden around 9:30 a.m. after the individual showed up and attempted to gain entry into vehicles and buildings, Etowah County Sheriff Jonathan Horton told WIAT.

"I got a call from the principal, who’s really distraught, and I really couldn’t make out what was happening," Tony Reddick, superintendent of Gadsden City Schools, told the station. "But I knew it was something pretty bad."
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Published On 10/9/2022
A homicide release record showed that at approximately 10:40 p.m. local time, deputies responded to a call in the 16000 block of First Street in Channelview, Texas.

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Upon arrival, deputies located two men unresponsive from apparent gunshot wounds on the lawn to the side of the home.

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Both men were pronounced dead at that location by EMS personnel. . . .
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Published On 10/5/2022
On April 12, 2022, a black supremacist shooter charged onto the New York subway and opened fire on innocent victims. One of his victims, Ilene Steur doesn’t blame the violent killer or the people who radicalized him. You may have trouble believing the leap in logic her lawsuit leads. Let’s break it down.
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Published On 10/5/2022
Law enforcement experts are raising their eyebrows over New York City’s "gun free zone" law, which established a perimeter lined with laminated signs prohibiting the public from carrying firearms within, as one longtime police executive said the new legislation doesn’t "make sense" and is "extremely confusing."

"I didn’t like the idea of setting up special zones where permitted gun carrier holders could not go," said Terence Monahan, formerly the highest-ranking uniformed member of the New York Police Department.
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Published On 10/2/2022
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie fired back at Democrat Rep. David Cicilline after he suggested during a congressional hearing that there wasn’t "a single incident" where someone with an assault weapon "was stopped by a person with a gun."

"The fact that guns are used by good guys every single day to prevent and stop bad guys is an inconvenient truth for Rep Cicilline and other Democrats who want to trample on the Second Amendment," Massie told Fox News Digital on Tuesday following his exchange with Cicilline last week.
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Published On 10/2/2022
President Biden made gun-related gaffes during a campaign-style event in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon.

Biden traveled to Wilkes-Barre to promote his "Safer America" agenda, which is focused on deterring crime and helping law enforcement. Biden's policies are also geared towards toughening up gun laws and expanding background checks.

During the speech, Biden made an unsourced claim about the speed that an AR-15 shoots bullets.
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Published On 9/26/2022
The Colorado State Shooting Association is an association that strives to support all realms of firearms ownership from legislative endeavors to hunting and plinking, defensive encounters and even competition. In this very supportive environment, I still get surprises from time to time that demonstrates just how the CSSA supports ALL firearms owners.

On Saturday, September 17th four Colorado competitors traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to compete in NRA Action Pistol at the Otto Road Gun Club. As the year starts to wind down many of us are focused on other things, like hunting! The match was smaller than usual but still have the characteristics of a “big” match. I can’t help but get a little excited waiting for the first busser after hearing, “Shooter ready….stand by!”

You might ask yourself, “Why is the CSSA supporting a match in Wyoming? CSSA is a Colorado association.” You know what, you’re right! But look at the name, COLORADO State SHOOTING ASSOCIATION. The CSSA is much more than
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Published On 9/26/2022
Payment processor Visa announced Saturday its plans to separately categorize gun shop sales, joining Mastercard and American Express, which have already said they would categorize purchases at firearm stores.

Visa said it would apply the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code to gun shop sales. The new IOS code was announced on Friday. Previously, gun store sales were labeled as "general merchandise."
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Published On 9/24/2022
A nonprofit organization in North Carolina raising money for young athletes and cheerleaders stoked backlash after offering a rifle as a prize in a fundraising raffle.

The raffle held by East Henderson Youth Football and Cheerleading League (EHYFCL) in East Flat Rock, North Carolina, received criticism from some locals for offering the winner an FN 15 Patrol Carbine, according to local ABC affiliate WLOS.
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Published On 9/18/2022
The Bureau reports that only 11 of the 252 active shooter incidents it identified for the period 2014-2021 were stopped by an armed citizen. An analysis by my organization identified a total of 281 active shooter incidents during that same period and found that 41 of them were stopped by an armed citizen.

That is, the FBI reported that 4.4% of active shooter incidents were thwarted by armed citizens, while the CPRC found 14.6%.
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Published On 9/18/2022
A Pensacola homeowner was home alone on the night of July 7 when three men invaded his house, prompting him to act in self-defense.

One of the alleged assailants pulled a handgun from his waistband as the other two reportedly shoved the victim, according to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim himself was also armed with a handgun, but it slipped out of his hand and was obtained by one of the suspects, according to WKRG-TV and Business and Politics Review.
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Published On 9/18/2022
As to this being the job of police, what gun control advocates such as Jody Madeira fali to acknowledge is a point that we have repeated over and over again. A police officer in uniform has an extremely difficult job in stopping these attacks. These terrorists have huge strategic advantages in determining the time and place of attacks. They can wait for a police officer to leave the area, or pick an undefended location. Even when guards or police are in the right place at the right time, those in uniform who can be readily identified as guards may as well be holding up neon signs saying, “Shoot me first.” Terrorists know that once the officer is killed, they will have free rein to go after everybody else. In addition, with 332 million Americans and only 665,380 police and sheriff’s patrol officers (with at most not much more than a third on duty at any give time), there are simply too many targets for police to be able to guard everyone of them.
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Published On 9/18/2022
Democrats are running scared. CNN Supreme Court Analyst Steve Vladeck believes that no gun control legislation is safe. “We’re in for a whole new slew of litigation challenging any and every gun-control measure in light of the analysis in today’s ruling.” And they should be afraid because the ruling deals a blow to any argument against your God-given Second Amendment right to bear arms. But pace yourself for the fight ahead, because this is not over yet.
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Published On 9/17/2022
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ushered in the long Independence Day weekend by signing legislation crafted in response to Supreme Court’s recent decision.
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Published On 9/17/2022
Under the label of “assault-style” weapon, the Canadian government plans to ban a broad range of semi-automatic rifles. They have already prohibited the sale or transfer of these guns, but now comes the mandatory confiscation. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair claims that the banned guns are made for “military use.”
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Published On 8/30/2022
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe that this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we make no attempt here to list here the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 8/30/2022
TORONTO - An embarrassing crime wave has taken Toronto by storm as criminals, emboldened by Canada's ban on handguns, have begun holding up businesses armed with nothing but finger guns. Tim Hortons, a popular Canadian cafe, is reportedly among the hardest hit.

Authorities confirm that the cashiers of Tim Hortons are routinely held at finger-point and forced to empty hundreds of dollars into cartoonish money bags. By the time police arrive on the scene the robbers are long gone.
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Published On 8/28/2022
Joe Rogan addressed the horrific Uvalde shooting on his podcast. In the aftermath, leftists have renewed a push for gun control reform. Only, in record time, we've gone from increasing the age of purchase and red flag laws to world leaders and puppets controlled by others outright calling for a ban on handguns. They want to leave citizens at the mercy of the government and authorities for self-defense, and we've seen how that can play out.
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Published On 8/28/2022
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, a 69-year old woman defended her home from a threatening intruder. Virginia Morrison earned the monicker “Gun-Slinging Grandma,” when she fought off her 38-year old attacker.
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Published On 8/28/2022
Nevada just announced a major divestment from firearms manufacturers.

The divestment marks the end of an $89 million investment portfolio managed by the treasurer’s office. Zachary Conine, Nevada’s Treasurer announced that this is his response to the hellish attacks in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.
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Published On 8/23/2022
If you look into the past of most anti-gun Democrats who have been in office for more than ten years, they used to be have polar opposite views on the Second Amendment.

Joe Biden in particular, has completely flip-flopped. While he was never a pro-gun champion, early in his career he was to the right of some moderate Republicans today.

As NBC News reports, while in the Senate in 1985, Biden not just votes for the pro-gun Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), he vocally spoke out in support of the bill.
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Published On 8/22/2022
President Joe Biden is on a full-blown crusade to regulate or repeal the Second Amendment out of existence. While Democrats are often not honest about their intentions, this has always been their true agenda. Biden’s son, Hunter, who appeared to purchase a gun illegally in 2018, could be among those hardest hit.

On Thursday night, the president went on a nearly 20-minute tirade on the need to ban “assault weapons,” whatever that means.

“Why in God’s name should an ordinary citizen be able to purchase an assault weapon that holds 30-round magazines that let mass shooters fire hundreds of bullets in a matter of minutes,” Biden said, ranting on the graves of the 19 children and their two teachers gunned down by a madman in Uvalde, Texas last week.
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Published On 8/21/2022
Project Veritas released a newly leaked document today provided by an FBI whistleblower, which shows how the Bureau classifies American citizens it deems to be potential “Militia Violent Extremists”
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Published On 8/21/2022
President Joe Biden delivered remarks Monday about the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, casting the recently passed bill as a mere starting point on the way to advancing Democrats’ broader gun-control agenda.

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“The legislation is real progress but more has to be done,” Biden said while giving a speech to survivors and victims of mass shootings, as well as the lawmakers who helped pass the bill, in front of the White House.
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Published On 8/19/2022
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe that this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we make no attempt here to list here the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 8/19/2022
Discussions recently have centered around possibly bringing charges that could include alleged tax violations and making a false statement in connection with Biden’s purchase of a firearm at a time he would have been prohibited from doing so because of his acknowledged struggles with drug addiction.

The investigation of the President’s son has loomed large among the politically fraught issues Merrick Garland faces as attorney general. Weiss is one of a handful of appointees of former President Donald Trump who were kept on by the Biden administration because they were overseeing politically sensitive investigations. . . .
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Published On 8/19/2022
Advocates for expanding gun access frequently justify their positions by citing a scenario in which an armed civilian stops a shooter: “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the National Rifle Association tweeted Monday. But in practice, this is an uncommon occurrence during mass shootings. In recent studies of more than 430 “active shooter incidents” dating back to 2000, the FBI found that civilians killed gunmen in just 10 cases. . . .

“I think you might get more individuals carrying, sort of primed for something to happen, which is particularly dangerous,” said Jody Madeira, a law professor at Indiana University Bloomington who researches the Second Amendment. “And I think also you’ll get this idea that these people are needed out there to help protect citizens, when in reality that’s the job of the police.” . . .

James Bikales, Paulina Villegas, Praveena Somasundaram and Reis Thebault, “Rampage in Indiana a rare instance of armed civilian ending mas
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Published On 8/19/2022
The House narrowly approved a bill outlawing the sale of “assault weapons” on Friday, the first time in almost 30 years that lawmakers have passed a measure to reinstate the expired federal ban.

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The bill passed with a vote of 217–213, largely along party lines, with Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Chris Jacobs of New York voting for it. Democrats Henry Cuellar of Texas, Jared Golden of Maine, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Vicente Gonzalez of Texas voted against.
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Published On 8/19/2022
The Mayor and some in the media are calling him the “good Samaritan.” The 22-year-old hero drew his weapon when he saw the vulnerable in need. He acted quickly and cut a bloodthirsty killer’s rampage short.
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Published On 8/16/2022
The head of Mike Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action group, Shannon R Watts, took to Twitter about eight hours after Elisjsha Dicken stopped a mass public shooter within two minutes after it started. Rather than running away from the gunfire, Dicken heroically ran to it. But rather than Watts being happy for the lives Dicken saved, Watts is exceptionally disparaging. The attacker there had more than 100 rounds left when Dicken stopped him. But, even worse, she takes the wrong lesson from what happened. The mall was a gun-free zone, which undoubtedly greatly limited the number of people legally carrying there. Suppose it hadn’t been a gun-free zone. In that case, it is very likely that in Indiana, where 22% of the adult population has a concealed handgun permit, some legally carrying a gun would have been even closer to the attack and been able to stop it faster.
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Published On 8/16/2022
Democratic Rep. Chuy García posted a profane response to an anonymous Twitter user who spoke of ignoring new gun control laws.

The House of Representatives voted to pass an assault weapons ban Friday evening, with legislators narrowly approving the bill by a 217-213 vote. The legislation will now head to the Senate, where it's unlikely to break the filibuster.
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Published On 8/16/2022
In Indianapolis on Sunday, a law-abiding citizen carrying a concealed handgun stopped another mass public shooting. But these heroic acts happen much more frequently than most imagine, because they rarely get national news coverage.

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A 22-year-old, legally carrying man fatally shot an attacker at an Indianapolis shopping mall. The headline at Fox News mentions the “good Samaritan,” and CNN and The Washington Post mention that an “armed bystander stopped the attack.” The attacker was heavily armed and had already murdered three people and wounded three others, after firing about 20 shots.
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Published On 8/16/2022
The term “assault weapon” is nonsensical. Finally, the Associated Press’s highly influential Stylebook followed by the news media is recognizing that fact. As the AP now acknowledges, the term conveys “little meaning” and is “highly politicized.”

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Politicians will obviously continue calling AR-15s “assault weapons” and “weapons of war,” as President Biden did a few days ago. And many seem to think that “AR” means assault rifle when it stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it in the 1950s. But at least some of the media is now recognizing that “AR- or AK-style rifles designed for the civilian market” are fundamentally different than military weapons.
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Published On 8/16/2022
lawmakers in Washington have set aside roughly $75 million since 2019 for the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence.

Ramsey Touchberry, “Congress pours $75M into gun research such as whether community gardens stop shootings,” Washington TImes, July 27, 2022.
We have been very critical of research done by public health/gun control advocates. Here are some of the posts that we have done on this issue.
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Published On 8/15/2022
“While police are crediting an Indiana man with shooting and killing a suspect in the Greenwood Park Mall shooting Sunday, mall policy prohibited him from carrying at all. . . . ‘The real hero of the day was the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in the food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,’ [Greenwood Police Chief James] Ison said.”

“Someone we are calling the ‘Good Samaritan’ was able to shoot the assailant and stop further bloodshed. This person saved lives tonight. On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation.” GREENWOOD MAYOR MARK MYERS
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Published On 8/15/2022
South Fulton, Georgia: . . . Meadows said the men involved in the shootout with Hambrick have been cooperative and will likely not be charged since the teenager fired the first shot.

“After having reviewed most of the witnesses statements, it appears that the decedent Mr. Hambrick discharged his weapon first, and as a result of that there was an exchange of gunfire between him and two individuals,” he said. . . .

Fox 5 Atlanta Digital Team, “Charges not likely in shootout that killed teen near ‘Stop the Violence’ rally, police say,” Fox 5 Atlanta, May 3, 2022.
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Published On 8/12/2022
Liberal media outlets have downplayed and criticized the good guy with a gun argument in the wake of an Indianapolis shopping mall shooter who was killed by a "good Samaritan" carrying a handgun.

Police say Elisjsha Dicken, who ended a mass shooting at an Indiana mall by killing the gunman, saved lives, noting only about 15 seconds passed from the time the suspect opened fire until when he was shot. Dicken was legally carrying his weapon at the time of the shooting under the state’s new constitutional carry law.
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Published On 8/12/2022
A new YouGov survey of 1,500 U.S. adult citizens was conducted from May 28th to 31st. The survey has some interesting results regarding whether people favor arming teachers (pp. 134-5).

All Americans except for Democrats, liberals, and blacks favor arming teachers and administrators in schools. Young people between 18 and 29 are evenly divided.
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Published On 8/12/2022
Critics are lashing out after a man carrying a pistol stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana shopping mall, arguing the man should not be called a "Good Samaritan."

"The term, ‘Good Samaritan’ came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man who was injured and ignored," wrote CBS4 traffic anchor Justin Kollar on Twitter Monday. "I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone killing someone… my God."
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Published On 8/10/2022
Yesterday, we told you the story of an elderly store owner who defended his store from an armed robbery. The long and short of it is that a thug ran in with a gun, the store owner has his own shotgun and got off the first shot, and the thug ran off crying like a little biyatch that, "blah blah blah, he shot my arm off!" We didn't have the store owner's name, but we do now. It's Craig Cope.

Also, he's a more based badass than we assumed. Keep in mind, Cope suffered a heart attack after shooting the dude and was back to work two days later.
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Published On 8/9/2022
New legislation being introduced in Congress would green light the use of untouched COVID-19 relief funds allocated to schools to go toward "hardening" premises with physical security measures, as the nation grapples with several mass shooting incidents in recent weeks.

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., has partnered with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont, and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in pushing forward a new bill, the "Safe Schools Act." Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., is introducing a companion bill in the House. The lawmakers say there are $150 billion of available COVID-19 relief funds that have yet to be spent by schools, and the money should be put toward security measures.
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Published On 8/9/2022
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe that this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we make no attempt here to list here the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 8/9/2022
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The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday moved a bill banning assault weapons forward, but it’s unclear if the legislation has enough support to pass a floor vote.

Democratic Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas have said they won’t support the bill, while Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs of New York and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois have said they are open to voting for a ban, according to The Hill. House Democrats have a four-vote margin.

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 was advanced in a 25-18 vote, but a date for a vote on the House floor has not been set.
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Published On 8/9/2022
George Will misses a historical fact in his critique of Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinion in last week’s gun ruling (“The Supreme Court’s gun ruling is a serious misfire,” June 23, 2022). Will cites the Supreme Court’s Robertson v. Baldwin ruling in 1897 to justify bans on concealed handguns, but doesn’t mention that the same justices decided the infamous 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision. That ruling upheld the separate but equal doctrine and allowed racial segregation to continue. Robertson also discriminated against blacks with its restrictions on concealed carry. Blacks, the most vulnerable members of society, were prevented from being able to defend themselves. Unfortunately, Will relies on such an infamously racist court to attack Thomas’ opinion. The May-issue laws in New York and six other states continued that discrimination.
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Published On 8/8/2022
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon praised California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push for more gun control as he faces criticism over releasing criminals who have gone on to commit violent crimes.

"Thank you, @cagovernor Newsom, for signing several important bills to protect Californians from #gunviolence including four bills supported by my office," Gascon’s office tweeted Friday in response to Newsom signing four bills that Gascon says will ‘help limit the availability of firearms and take on the growing menace of unlicensed ghost guns
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Published On 8/8/2022
The incident happened at the Quality Inn and Suites in the 8800 block of South Hosmer Street at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the man walked into the hotel and threatened three employees with a knife.

Police say one of the employees, a 32-year-old woman, shot the man…

FOX 13 News spoke to the employees involved in the incident off-camera. The woman who shot the man said she had no other option, as the attacker was threatening the life of her co-workers.

The employee says the man is not a stranger to the business either. She says he has caused issues at the hotel in the past.
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Published On 8/8/2022
Daniel Ruffin is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, and other crimes following the April 4 incident.

According to police, Ruffin fired at the car on Illinois Street. No one was hit by the bullets, but a child inside was cut by the shattered glass.

After he fled the scene, an unidentified person else pulled their gun and shot Ruffin about a block away on Tuttle Avenue…
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Published On 8/7/2022
As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many, many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. In real life, criminals generally use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses in crime of handguns (11.2%), rifles (0.8%), and shotguns (1.1%). There are few rifles, and the survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons. A similar finding is available from the FBI UCR report where 2.6% of all murders involve rifles of any type and 0.3% of all murders involve unspecified “other guns.” There is a reason for that. Since 1934, there was only one possible known use ever of a civilian using a machine gun in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.
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Published On 8/7/2022
The shootout unfolded just before 4 a.m. in a convenience store on the 5500 block of Torresdale Avenue in the city’s Wissinoming neighborhood, the Philadelphia Police Department said.

The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was standing with her manager behind the store counter when two Black males walked in and attempted to get behind the counter, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told FOX29 Philadelphia.

“We believe that’s where they were going to commit this robbery,” Small said. “And that’s when there was clearly a shootout between at least one of the perpetrators and the female store clerk who tragically was shot several times.”
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Published On 8/7/2022
Television show bias against guns is never-ending. You won’t see an entertainment television show that has a civilian successfully using a gun defensively. Instead, something always seems to go wrong when guns are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the criminal without stopping the crime to getting in the way of police to continually having the gun stolen and use in a crime to it being used in an accidental shooting), and this episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU is no different (Season 23, Episode 4, October 7, 2021). This episode illustrates all the normal gun control myths pushed against women using a gun defensively. In this case, when the woman tries to reach her gun it is taken from her and used to pistol-whip her. The gun is also used to kill her baby as if the man who raped her couldn’t kill the child without the gun. A later scene shows that the rapist took the gun with him and is using it to threaten a police officer.
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Published On 8/6/2022
DENVER (KDVR) — National data does not show a connection between state gun ownership rates and gun homicide rates.

The national conversation has turned to gun violence and gun control in the last two weeks in the wake of the Uvalde and Tulsa shootings. President Joe Biden will address the nation on the subject Thursday night.
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Published On 8/5/2022
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., snapped back at Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, when she commented on his use of firearms during a Thursday congressi