On Tuesday, August 1, Texas’ campus carry law goes into effect for community colleges around the state. As previously reported, Senate Bill 11 – legislation prioritized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick during the 2015 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott – took effect for four-year public colleges and universities one year ago. The law set the implementation date for public junior colleges as August 1, 2017.
Lacking evidence that gun control restrictions reduce crime or enhance public safety, proponents of such measures seek to justify them by misleading messages, misciting statistics, or pointing to a “groundswell” of popular support, alleging that an overwhelming majority of the general public/gun owners/NRA members/Green Party voters support whatever new restriction it is that’s being proposed.
Three months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to crack down on illegal firearm possession, prosecutions of these crimes have risen by 23 percent. Violent criminals are now facing consequences for their illegal actions. At the same time, the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners are being respected under the Trump administration.
In this age of controversy, a fresh reason for social justice warriors to unite has arisen on Wall Street in New York City. The statue “Fearless Girl” was installed within sight of “Charging Bull” to bring attention to International Women’s Day.
Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director, joins Grant to share his insight on the important legislative issues involving firearms and the Second Amendment—specifically D.C.'s concealed carry law and the gun ban in Maryland.
The news broke this week that the “smart gun” which many gun control advocates hoped would usher in the brave new world of mandatory user recognition technology is … if not exactly a fraud … a good example of common arguments made against smart guns.
In a major development in the ongoing effort to restore the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion on Tuesday that would effectively require D.C. officials to make concealed carry licenses available on a “shall-issue” basis.
FOR GUN CONTROL advocates, a "smart" gun that only its owner can fire has promised an elusive ideal: If your phone or PC can remain locked until you prove your identity, why not your lethal weapon? Now, for the first time, a skilled hacker has taken a deep look into the security mechanisms of one leading example of those authenticated firearms. He's found that if smart guns are going to become a reality, they'll need to be smarter than this one.
Earlier this month, a judge ruled against University of Texas professors Lisa Moore, Mia Carter, and Jennifer Lynn Glass, all of whom sued to block the campus carry law which allows licensed gun owners to carry guns concealed in most areas of campus. The ruling stated that the judge could find no evidence to support their fears that the law has had a stifling effect on free speech.
This is the logical next step for the left on this, isn’t it? Well, let’s slow down on it a little bit and look at their big-picture strategy, since the left often thinks it’s won more people over to its point of view than it really has.
Objective: Convince the public that the police are the enemy, more of a threat to them than the criminals.
It has been revealed that a $1500 smart gun, intended to reduce gun crime, has been developed with a huge flaw, which can be exposed by cheap magnets. The vulnerability could allow a hacker to exploit a number of its features including being able to override the security software.
Officials said police received a call in reference to a shots fires around 2:49 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a woman later identified as 23-year-old Raven Symone Fisher lying on the ground at the apartments.
A suspected robber was shot in Third Ward Tuesday by a Wingstop employee, police said. Houston Police have arrested and charged Benjamin Maurice Colbert with robbery threat, suspected of robbing the restaurant in the 3700 block of Scott Street just after 11p.m.
On August 1, the permitless carry law enacted by the passage of House Bill 1169 will go into effect. HB 1169 was signed by Governor Doug Burgum in March, and makes North Dakota the 12th state to enact permitless carry, also know as “constitutional" carry.