The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advises persons at risk of harm from an active shooter to “Run, Hide, Fight” (in that order), recommending “fight” – incapacitating or “attempt[ing] to take the active shooter down” – if all else fails.
After that tragic Connecticut shooting, the state passed a far-reaching firearms registration law. TV stations reported that gun owners lined up around the block to comply with the new requirements. Of course, that’s so. Most gun owners, myself included, are law-abiding folks, who almost certainly and properly would peacefully follow any new laws that were passed.Fortunately, we’re not at that confiscation point yet. But the passage of Prop. 63 shows that California gun owners are much further down the road than any of us would like to admit.
Three University of Texas at Austin professors filed a lawsuit claiming that letting people carry firearms on their campus would have a chilling effect on speech. Last week, District Judge Lee Yeakel dismissed the suit claiming the professors could present "no concrete evidence to substantiate their fears" and that their fears rest on "mere conjecture." Although it's certainly refreshing to see professors using First Amendment justifications with such vigor, it's even better that Yeakel dismissed their ludicrous arguments and protected campus carry.
Is there a women’s view on guns? The organizers of the massive Women's March — which took place the day after President Trump's inauguration — are holding a protest against the National Rifle Association on Friday. After a 2.6 million strong turnout in January, they have high expectations to live up to.But Donald Trump received a respectable 42 percent of the women’s vote, so it’s hard to say that there is “a women’s view” on guns.
The four biggest cities in Tennessee are now letting guns on their buses due to a new state law, but the change might not be obvious to riders from the vaguely worded rules posted by cities that opposed the law.
Like most NRA members I know, care very much about the lives lost to gang violence, the drug trade and the good people who struggle to raise their kids in bad neighborhoods. But we don’t just feel, we think. We think that another gun control law aimed at the law-abiding gun owners isn’t going to have an impact on the gang violence driving the shootings in our urban areas.
Councilman Luis Chavez spent his July 4th holiday tying the knot in Cancun. But, while on his honeymoon, he discovered an unfortunate fact of life many have experienced in Fresno: his Huntington Boulevard home was broken into. “This is the window that he broke,” Chavez explained while giving a tour of the damage to GV Wire. Shards of broken glass still remain in his backyard, as well as wood planks used to temporary board up the windows.
A 49-year-old man was shot and is in critical condition after police said he attempted to rob a woman outside of her Midtown apartment early Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of N. McLean near Poplar, police said. A woman told police that when she got out of her car at her apartment a man ran toward her, grabbed her and tried to steal her laptop bag.
Last Thursday, a federal judge in Austin, Texas, dismissed a lawsuit by several professors who sought to block the University of Texas from implementing a state law that provides for the lawful carrying of concealed handguns on campus. The case is Glass v. Paxton.
A Lumberton businessman says a fleeting thought of his mother probably saved the life of a teenage intruder early Friday as he made a decision to shoot to hurt, not kill. G.H. Smith, 66, was working about 3 a.m. in the back of his cell phone business on North Pine Street when he heard a loud crash. The noise was made by as many as five people breaking into his store. “I shouted at them ‘Hey. What y’all doing?’” Smith said. “The other two jumped out the window, but the other guy started this way. It was dark and there was only this night light on … I hollered at him. I thought he had a gun because he was so bold. He was bad. That’s when I thought I’d better stop him right now.” Smith made a conscious decision to aim his shotgun at the man’s legs. “And I wasn’t trying to kill him,” Smith said. “You see that Bible right there, that’s my mother’s. Y’know my mother comes in about every day and she’s 84. I think if I’d of taken his head off she wouldn’t have come back anymore. She doesn’t need that extra stress on her. That’s the only thing that saved him, I think. It was a scary situation.”
At issue this time is a bill that has arrived in the Senate after passing muster in the House by a party-line vote. The bill would vacate the existing punishment for anyone with a concealed-carry license who takes his or her weapon into a gun-free area, including courthouses, churches, police stations or school safety areas.
MK Amir Ohana (Likud), chairman of the Knesset’s gun rights lobby, praised an elderly homeowner who shot and killed an Arab burglar who broke into his house late Monday night.The homeowner, an 82-year old Holocaust survivor from Moshav Beit Yitzhak in central Israel, opened fire at two burglars who had broken into his house, killing one and wounding the other.
A woman fired two rounds from a gun at a person she believed was trying to break into her home, according to court documents. The investigation started on May 23 when a woman was sleeping inside her residence near the intersection of Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast Rodney Avenue. She told police that she woke up to her dog barking. The woman went to a window and looked out and saw someone standing on her porch. The woman outside said she was having car problems. After a short amount of time, the woman who was on the porch left but the victim told police that she was worried about her and went to check on her. The victim opened her side security door when a man ran up and started trying to get in.
Columbia police said they are investigating an attempted armed robbery on Claudell Lane, which the victim says he prevented by pulling his own gun and shooting at the robber. Police said they received calls of gunshots being heard around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 27-year-old male victim who had been approached by a black man at 1014 Claudell Lane. The victim told police the robber pointed a handgun at him and demanded his belongings. The victim said he pulled out his own handgun and fired several shots at the robber. Police said no one was reported injured but an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot was damaged by one bullet fired by the victim. The victim described the robber as a black man wearing all black clothing with his face covered and armed with a handgun.
July 1 was the day that law-abiding Californians almost became criminals without leaving their homes or lifting a finger.That’s when Proposition 63’s ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines, those that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, was scheduled to go into effect.