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  • Wolf should reconsider veto of school gun bill

    04/24/2017 11:44:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 24, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring trained security professionals like school resource or police officers. But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training. Wolf has already promised to veto the bill. The governor should reconsider. Letting teachers and staff carry concealed handguns is nothing new in the United States, and there has been good reason for allowing it. Police virtually always arrive after an...
  • 'Gun Free' Zone Tennessee Business Liable for Disarming Concealed Carry Holders

    Fox News Nation 'Gun Free' Zone Tennessee Business Liable For Disarming Concealed Carry Holders refers you to the story below. Tennessee law now dictates that businesses wishing to create a "gun-free zone" will be held liable for the safety of concealed carry permit holders.The new law, SB 1736, dictates that should any concealed carry permit holder's safety be threatened after disarming themselves to enter their place of business, then the business will be held liable. The business will also be held liable if the permit holder incurs injury while "retreating from the business to a vehicleduring an emergencyto retrieve...
  • John Lott: Gun-free zones easy targets for would-be killers

    02/09/2017 8:51:41 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 13 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | John R. Lott
    Would you post a sign in front of your home announcing that you live in a gun-free zone? Would this make you feel safer? To criminals, gun-free zones just look like easy targets. But in a recent column for the News Sentinel, Mark Harmon argues that killers pay no attention to gun-free zones. He incorrectly claims that this is the consensus view of academic research.
  • Kasich Signs incremental Gun Reform Bill SB 199

    12/25/2016 3:43:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)-On Monday, 19 December, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed SB 199, a gun law reform bill. SB 199 does away with gun free zones at airports outside the secure area, school zones away from actual school property, and some public buildings. It allows schools of higher education more leeway in setting their own policies. From toledoblade.com: Senate Bill 199 would lift the states current ban on carrying concealed firearms in day-care centers, airport terminals, school safety zones, and certain government buildings and would give public colleges and universities the authority to allow weapons on campus. SB 199...
  • Should Ohio's universities be able to authorize concealed-carry on campus? Yes

    12/06/2016 5:59:08 PM PST · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 6, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Ohio State University is still reeling from the attack last week. A terrorist followed the Islamic State playbook as he drove his car into a crowd of students and slashed others with a knife 12 people were injured. Fortunately, a campus police officer was able to shoot the attacker in a record time of less than two minutes. University President Michael Drake took this as evidence that only campus police should be armed on campus. Police are very important, but they virtually always arrive after the attack has occurred and they have an extremely difficult job stopping terrorists ...
  • How President Trump can Defang Federal Gun Free Zones

    11/30/2016 3:50:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President elect Trump has promised to do away with Gun Free Zones. Because of multitudinous, overlapping, Federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations, President Trump will not be able to eliminate all Gun Free Zones immediately. He can, unilaterally, do away with enormous swaths of them from the oval office, with a pen and a phone. The key is to understand how these zones have been constructed. The Federal zones consist of three large pieces and a multitude of smaller chunks. The three large pieces can be eliminated by executive order and findings from the executive branch. The...
  • DoD Contingency for a President Trump: Directive 5210.56

    11/26/2016 10:57:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. military makes contingency plans for a great many possibilities. It appears that the DoD has a contingency plan in place for a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has said he will eliminate gun free zones in the military and at recruitment centers on day one of his presidency. On November 18th, the Department of Defense released DoD Directive 5201.56. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Robert O. Work, issued the directive on Arming and the Use of Force, that superficially does away with "Gun Free Zones". It allows commanders at the O-5 level and above to grant people the authority...
  • LGBT gun control group promises direct action if Trump drops gun free zones

    11/15/2016 1:09:56 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    guns.com ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 | Chris Eger
    In response to repeated calls by the soon-to-be 45th president to allow guns in schools, a gun control group formed by famed Star Trek actor George Takei is vowing to stop him. In January, during a campaign stop in Vermont, Trump, then still in a crowded field of presidential candidates, promised, I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools, and you have to and on military bases, he said. My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day. Theres no more gun-free zones. After he was the last man standing for the GOP and was...
  • The N.R.A.s Complicity in Terrorism.

    06/16/2016 7:22:53 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 69 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 6/16/16 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms, one spokesman for Al Qaeda said in a 2011 recruitment video. So what are you waiting for? Few places on earth make it easier than the United States for a terrorist to buy assault weapons to mow down scores of people in a matter of minutes. The horrific massacre in Orlando last weekend is only the latest example. And all this is made vastly easier by a gun lobby that has blocked sensible safety measures at every turn, and by members of Congress who seem to pledge greater allegiance to the firearms...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Russian schools in push to give students army training

    05/23/2016 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 20 May 2016 Share
    Schoolchildren in Russia will soon be taught a variety of military skills such as maintaining firearms as part of a new drive by the country's defence ministry. ...snip.... It will include things like assembling assault rifles, shooting and parachute jumping, but also theoretical subjects such as military history and tactics, the Gazeta.ru news website reports, quoting defence ministry officia
  • Paul urges elimination of gun fee zones

    05/22/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The State Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Adam Beam
    LOUISVILLE (AP) Days after securing a re-election match-up with a wealthy Kentucky Democrat, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul declared his support for allowing guns in every school, movie theater and supermarket in America in a speech to the National Rifle Association. Paul did not mention his opponent in Novembers general election, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Instead, he focused most of his speech on displaying his pro-gun bona fides and urging the elimination of all gun-free zones, including public schools. Look, Ive got children. I cant imagine one of my kids being killed at school by a deranged killer. But, as...
  • NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 12:09:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president at today's convention. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," Cox said earlier in his remarks. The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time Trump talked about "crooked Hillary" and said that Clinton is "anti-gun," claiming that...
  • Gun control legislation deliberately designed to facilitate murder

    05/13/2016 8:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Advocates of overturning the right to keep and bear arms have spent years deliberately turning innocents into victims of slaughter, all for the purpose of eventually disarming the American people. Do as I say, not as I do, gun-control zealots were predictably out in force after the Sandy Hook killings. After all, in the perverted mind of confiscation advocates like Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama, the murder of 20 kindergarten students represented a longed-awaited opportunity to embarrass the more weak-kneed defenders of the 2nd Amendment into relenting to a nationwide assault against the foremost liberty of the American people. In...
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Aspiring rapper killed, 4 shot while filming music video at South Side park(Chi-town)

    04/19/2016 6:08:26 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | 4/19/2016 | Jessica D'Onofrio and Evelyn Holmes
    An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while filming a music video with other artists and friends at Foster Park on Chicago's South Side overnight. Four other people were wounded in the shooting. Police said someone walked up to the group and opened fire near West 83rd and South Bishop in the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood just before 2:20 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Shooter dead, police officer with life-threatening injuries in shooting at Greyhound

    03/31/2016 2:44:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | unknown
    DEVELOPING: The shooter at the Richmond, Va., Greyhound bus station is dead, one state trooper has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and two civilians suffered non-life threatening injuries, a state police spokeswoman said Thursday. Virgina State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the shooter approached the trooper, who was dressed in an "identifiable" outfit before they had a conversation and the man drew a gun and opened fire. Geller did not say if two had been shot.
  • Gun Free Schools: Magnets for Murder

    03/11/2016 9:05:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/11/16 | Dr. John Lilly
    You can call it a God given right or a natural right, but each individual has an inherent right to life and to sustain that life. The instinct for self-preservation is built into our DNA. When confronted with a threat our pupils dilate, our heart rate increases and blood is diverted from the digestive system to the muscular system. It is the fight or flight reaction. Do we have a right of self-defense? As John Locke said, In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity, which...
  • Rural Wagoner County school district looks to deter violence with guns, signs (Armed Teachers!)

    02/04/2016 4:36:06 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 4 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 2/4/2016 | Rhett Morgan
    OKAY — A rural school district in Wagoner County has taken up arms in an effort to deter school violence. Okay Public Schools erected four signs on campus this week, warning visitors bent on breaking the law that they might want to think otherwise. “Having a sign in your front yard saying ‘this is a gun-free zone’ just tells the idiots, “Come on in,” because we can’t defend ourselves,” Superintendent Charles McMahan said Wednesday in a telephone interview. “(Okay’s) sign might be enough to send somebody down the road looking for some other soft target. If that’s what it does,...
  • TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones

    01/25/2016 2:46:08 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    TN Senator Pushes Bill to Hold Businesses Liable for Injuries in Gun-Free Zones by AWR Hawkins 18 Jan 2016 Tennessee state Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is pushing a bill to allow victims harmed in gun-free zones to sue those who instituted the zones if they can show they otherwise would have been armed for self-defense. According to The Tennessean, Gresham's bill allows "any Tennessean with a valid gun permit to sue a property owner in the event of injury or death provided the incident occurred while in a gun-free zone." Senate Bill 1736 helps business owners understand that by banning...