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This week's outrage comes to us from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. There, two students living in an off-campus, university-owned apartment were put on probation for the "infraction" of displaying a legally-owned firearm to thwart a home invasion by a convicted felon.
"Smart Guns" is a made-up term for a conceptual firearm that incorporates technology that theoretically permits the gun to be fired only by the authorized user. Failed attempts to develop and market "smart guns" have been going on for years.
A Bloomberg news article several weeks ago pushed one of the ideas present among the 23 "gun violence reduction executive actions" President Obama issued earlier this year.
You can tell an awful lot about how people view freedom by how they freely spend their money.
The NRA turns 142 on Sunday, November 17. To celebrate, we are hosting our biggest giveaway on Facebook yet!
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Ken Lowery entered Aden’s convenience store in Rhine, Ga. and found the clerk in distress, shouting that she had just been robbed. Lowery left the store and spotted the robber making a leisurely getaway, walking down the street. The robber’s brazen actions so upset the residents of Rhine that around 20 townspeople armed themselves and formed a posse intent on finding the criminal. Armed with a rifle, Lowery tracked the thief and cornered him in a shed, where the robber remained until police could arrive. Following the criminal’s capture, Major Donald Helms of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office told local media, that the incident was an example of “good guys with guns.” Other townsfolk agreed with that sentiment when asked for comment by reporters. Resident Kayla Mitchell noted, “I’m glad I stay in a town like this, Rhine is a good town.”
Under Massachusetts law, gun owners are required to keep their weapons stored in a locked container or locked in some other way. During the selectmen's discussion last week, Selectman Barry Greenfield asked the town's legal counsel to provide an opinion on whether that provision could be locally enforced."We need the ability to enforce the state law," Greenfield said, accord ing to Patch's coverage of the meeting on Nov. 6, before asking if police in Swampscott, a town of about 14,000 people on the North Shore, would have the authority to inspect gun storage. Would it be legal, Greenfield asked, for police to make sure gun owners are complying with those standards?
The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is criticizing the city of Burlington for allowing a gun legislation event to be held in City Hall on Veterans Day."The federation holds it is disheartening that the mayor and city council would allow any activist events to take place in the city council chambers on Veterans Day," Vice President Evan Hughes wrote in a statement on behalf of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, which is the state's National Rifle Association affiliate and a group that has spoken out against gun related legislation.
Record levels of women are picking up rifles, shotguns and handguns. But the women behind the magazines and barrels aren't your stereotypical gunslingers; instead they're moms, doctors, lawyers and secretaries. The one thing they have in common is their decision to exercise their second amendment right to bear arms.
Pistol permit applications in Newtown skyrocketed in the five months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, exceeding the entire totals for both 2011 and 2012.
The 17,000 members of the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts, of whom I represent as executive director, do not believe simply passing more gun control laws will help stop killers or reduce gun crime in any way. What we do know will reduce gun violence is targeting criminals. By reforming our state and federal gun statutes to create simple, enforceable laws that respect our civil rights and give law enforcement the tools necessary to implement them — gun violence will decrease.
Four words that he uttered at a news conference last May helped Timothy B. Howard win a third term as Erie County sheriff.The words were “I won’t enforce it,” and Howard was talking about the SAFE Act, a controversial new state firearms law that has outraged gun owners.
NRA Feed - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:15
This week, the Michigan Senate is expected to vote on Senate Bill 610, legislation that would lift Michigan’s ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. SB 610, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
NRA Feed - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 22:27
Tomorrow, November 13, the state House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee will hear opposition testimony to House Bill 203, a measure that seeks to make common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry and self-defense laws.
Students fend off robber, face persecution from their university, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. 11/11/13, The Associated Press, 11/11/13
Gonzaga University students Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh were at home in their university-owned apartment in Spokane, Wash. when a man came to the door asking for money. The man, who police later determined is a convicted felon, got aggressive with Fagan, who called to McIntosh for help. McIntosh, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, retrieved a pistol and came to his roommate’s aide. The aggressor fled once he spotted McIntosh carrying a firearm. Following the incident, the roommates alerted the Spokane Police and campus security to the situation. Despite plaudits from the Spokane Police Department, who said the students “did the right thing,” Gonzaga campus security confiscated the pistol, and a shotgun the pair also kept in their home. Further, the roommates were brought before the school’s disciple board and placed on university probation. In the wake of national exposure, Fagan and McIntosh have announced that they are appealing their probation, and Gonzaga has indicated that they will review their weapons policy.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, the Nazi pogrom against Germany's Jews on Nov. 9 10, 1938. Historians have documented most everything about it except what made it so easy to attack the defenseless Jews without fear of resistance. Their guns were registered and thus easily confiscated.
Legislation that would limit the sale of bullets was nearing final passage in September when the bill's author delayed an Assembly floor vote to await the outcome of negotiations with Brown, who had vetoed an earlier measure.
Two Gonzaga University students could be suspended or even expelled after using a handgun to defend themselves from an intruder in their university owned apartment, an act which the university says violates the school's weapons policy.
The Leon County Commission is trying to pressure gun dealers into helping to implement a proposed gun control ordinance.Recently, commissioners were telling us there wasn't any action going on with regard to a proposed "gun show loophole" ordinance. In fact, some even claimed "there is no proposed ordinance at all." Some even suggested they simply wanted to receive our comments for discussion at the January commission meeting.Turns out, that isn't the full story. What they're really up to is trying to pressure gun dealers into implementing the gun control ordinance for them.