Police forces are cracking down on gun owners in the wake of heightened concerns over terrorism. Some lawyers are now claiming that the police are even revoking legal firearm owners’ licences and guns because of a new array of “indicators” which show a lack of suitability to own them. These include spent convictions, depression, domestic disputes and discord and even neighbour conflicts.
On August 8, the NRA and California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) hosted a free informational webinar on the recently approved Department of Justice (DOJ) “bullet-button assault weapon" regulations. This webinar is now available to watch and listen online, along with our “Assault Weapons Quick Reference Guide” mentioned during the webinar.
Intruders beware: Thirty-two teachers and staff in Mad River Local Schools are now armed and ready to kill.When school gets back in session Monday, each building will have a number of the trained staff members who are able to access hidden gun safes, the combinations of which are known exclusively to the individual staff member and the superintendent.
Fairfax said he would be willing to consider requiring insurance for gun ownership, wants universal background checks and a return to Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a repeal of the law in 2012.
The Czech Republic filed a lawsuit on Friday against a new European Union directive tightening gun ownership, aimed at limiting access to semi-automatic and other weapons after deadly Islamist attacks in western Europe.
The British, to put it lightly, do not like guns. They don’t want guns. And, in all likelihood, they’re not going to change their minds on that point. Americans who are wondering if the Brits are on the verge of a sea change here should understand this: They’re not. Not even close. Culture matters, and the United Kingdom has shifted on this. In 1688, the right to bear arms was cherished; today, it is seen as a relic. Were a politician to run on the promise of liberalizing the gun laws, he would lose—badly. This is, to borrow a line from Monty Python, a dead parrot.
A man who was wounded early Tuesday in Waco in an exchange of gunfire with a robber was taken to a local hospital. The robber, who was armed with a handgun, approached the victim at around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday near the Glen Oaks apartments in the 5100 block of Sanger and demanded money. “The victim pulled his gun and began shooting at the suspect,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
“The initial investigation indicates that the homeowner was confronted by an intruder and defended himself,” Lt. Greg Touchberry wrote in a news release.
Because of what’s called the “castle doctrine” authorizing residents to use deadly force to protect their homes, Georgians are free from prosecution under the law if they “reasonably” believe such force is required to stop the “unlawful entry into or attack upon a habitation.”
Because of New York's strict gun laws, many otherwise law-abiding gun owners have been arrested and charged for traveling in the state with their guns or gun accessories. Reason TV's John Stossel sat down with several of those who'd been caught up in the system and the district attorney who prosecutes such cases in a video released Tuesday."Most every week New York jails someone who innocently travels with a gun legally licensed in their state," Stossel said in the video.
Bill Johnson’s grandfather taught him how to shoot when he was just 9 years old, and gave him his first gun — a Mossberg 16-gauge, bolt-action shotgun — when he turned 14. When Mr. Johnson joined the Marines at 17, he was issued an assault rifle. And he has carried a concealed handgun, with a permit, for the past decade.But now Mr. Johnson says he has been forced to give up carrying his gun “under duress.” The reason? He wants to become a foster parent to his grandson.
The point is simply that the information on “right-to-carry permit holders” is extant and available (CPRC found it). And without it, a study on the dangers of “right-to-carry” laws seems to be a bridge too far.
A man broke into a Puyallup apartment late Sunday and got a bullet for his trouble. The 33-year-old man who lived in the home welcomed the intruder with a pistol and quickly fired two shots when the he burst through the door.
Two good Samaritans suffered stab wounds on Sunday when they tried to come to a woman’s aid in a Publix parking lot in Seminole. That’s when Pinellas County deputies say a third good Samaritan with a gun stepped in and put an end to the struggle without firing a shot.
Police said an employee of the restaurant reported that Price entered the store, asked to see the manager, then pulled a handgun. Police said surveillance shows at this point the employee, who was armed with a handgun, shot Price.
Stephen M. Schenning, who has been serving as Maryland’s acting U.S. attorney since Rod J. Rosenstein left to become the Justice Department’s No. 2 official, said Baltimore’s raging gun violence is a top priority for his office and plans are “afoot” to bring additional federal resources to the city to help deal with it.