The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday banned weapons in courthouses statewide, saying that it had a duty to promote safety in the courts.The order signed by Chief Justice Mark Cady does not apply to peace officers but it prohibits other visitors from carrying weapons into courthouses in all 99 counties.
A New Mexico homeowner caught a burglar breaking into his home and, with the help of a neighbor, restrained the suspect with duct tape until police arrived. Albuquerque Police said surveillance video captured Mark Thompson breaking into the home, and then getting a little too comfortable inside the residence.
Today, June 20, Assembly Bill 7 passed out of the state Senate Public Safety Committee by a party-line vote. Please contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and urge them to OPPOSE AB 7.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the political arm of one of the nation’s biggest gun control groups, is endorsing Virginia gubernatorial contender Ralph Northam and the rest of the statewide Democratic ticket.
In an educational op-ed posted Thursday at newyorkdailynews.com, criminologist and author John Lott makes the case that the previous day’s shooting at a GOP Congressional baseball practice proves why the country needs national Right-to-Carry reciprocity.
Tomorrow, June 20, several Second Amendment-related bills are scheduled to be heard in the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations. Please contact the committee members in support of the following pro-gun bills!
A possible domestic dispute ended in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning on the Northeast Side. Bexar County Sheriff's Office responded to the 7200 block of Glen Bay for a "shooting in progress" about 3:30 a.m., according to a news release. Deputies discovered an unresponsive unknown adult male on the floor of a residence with gun shot wounds when they arrived, BSCO reports. According to deputies at the scene the man was the ex-boyfriend of a woman living at the residence. He allegedly forced his way into the residence and attacked the woman. A third person, a male, then shot the suspect to stop the assault, according to the news release. Deputies at the scene report the suspect attacker was hit in the shoulder and abdomen and transported to Brooke Army Medical Center with life threatening injuries. No charges have been filed yet and BCSO continues to investigate.
A man suspected of firing several bullets into a cash register while robbing a hardware store on Muldoon Road on Saturday evening was then shot by the store's security guards while trying to escape, according to witnesses and Anchorage police.
A suspected burglar is behind bars after police say he was shot by a man in the home he was breaking into on Sunday morning. At about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, officers were sent to a shooting call in the 900 block of Glen Oaks Blvd. in the Red Bird area of Dallas. An 83-year-old man told police that a man had broken into his home and he asked him to leave. When the man did not leave and threatened the man he shot the man identified as 21-year-old Robert Facundo in the leg. Dallas Fire Rescue took Facundo to Methodist Central Hospital for treatment. He was then taken to jail.
The recent mass murders on London Bridge ended eight minutes after they began, when armed English police officers arrived and shot the killers. Other police officers, who had batons but not firearms, happened to be near the scene when the attack began. Some of them fled, according to an eyewitness account published in The Guardian. Another officer bravely used his baton against the multiple men with knives, incurring severe injury. Some people threw chairs at the assailants. One man heroically fought the terrorists with his bare hands, despite being stabbed repeatedly.
For defense against a murderous attack, batons and chairs are better than nothing, but not nearly as effective as a firearm. The fact of the matter is that more firearms in the right hands mean fewer deaths from mass attacks.
Instead of pushing to disarm citizens — and somebody should tell the Left that horse long ago bolted the barn — the wise course would be to offer extensive firearms training and urge responsible, law-abiding Americans to legally carry their weapons to protect themselves and others. Cops cannot be everywhere.
Today, the Maine Senate passed Legislative Document 31. LD 31 has been approved by both chambers and will now appear on the ballot this upcoming November. Further, the Senate also voted down Legislative Document 1175. LD 1175 would have created three new protective orders and would allow for these protective orders to infringe upon your Second Amendment rights based on third party allegations and varying degrees of “evidence.”