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PA: Guns In Schools Proposal Due For Senate Vote
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The state Senate Education Committee is preparing to vote Wednesday (April 19, 2017) on a proposed law that would allow school personnel to carry loaded weapons in public schools. If ultimately approved by the Legislature and governor, it would give school districts the power to allow employees who have a concealed-carry permit and appropriate training to have access to firearms in school buildings.
 

Conservative former South Carolina Lawmaker Speaks out Against Bill Granting Open Carry of Guns
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A former state senator, once considered to be among the most conservative members of the body, spoke against a bill that would allow South Carolinians to openly carry guns without getting a permit. "I'm not against guns, but I'm against any irresponsible gun law that's going to cause people out there in the general population to be scared," Jake Knotts told a Senate panel Tuesday.
 

VA: Supervisors Approve Archery Deer-Hunting Program on County Parkland
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The Prince William Board of Supervisors recently approved a pilot program to allow controlled archery deer hunting, beginning this fall, on three county-owned parks: Rippon Lodge, Doves Landing and Locust Shade Park. The county’s ever-increasing deer population and a loss of wildlife habitat all contribute to conflicts between humans and deer. During a recent presentation, supervisors learned deer are threatening local forest ecosystems and that automobile and deer collisions are on the rise. Deer can also carry ticks with Lyme disease.
 

IA: House Approves Hunting, Fishing, Trapping License Fee Hikes
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Members of the Iowa House have overwhelmingly voted for a bill that ultimately will increase the license fees for people who wish to legally hunt, fish and trap in Iowa. “I’s exciting to see this bill come forward,” said Republican Representative Terry Baxter of Garner. “I’ve got to say some of my redneck hunting buddies are a little bit opposed to this, but every sportsmen’s group in Iowa has written me and they stand with this bill. It’s time to get some of these resources going. It’s been a long time since we had a fee increase.”
 

‘Stand Your Ground’ Continues to Gain Ground
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The phrase “stand your ground” entered popular parlance following the trial of George Zimmerman, who in 2013 was acquitted of murder charges after he successfully defended himself against a deadly-force attack by Trayvon Martin. Political activists whom today we would call the Black Lives Matter movement saw the Zimmerman trial as an opportunity to push their narrative of a racist and murderous white society intent on keeping down minorities generally and on killing young black men in particular.
 

When Alleged Killers Commit Suicide, Do They Cheat Justice?
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Tuesday morning’s report from Erie, Pennsylvania that wanted murder suspect Steve Stephens killed himself came less than 48 hours after accused Washington state mass shooter Arcan Cetin apparently hanged himself in a Snohomish County jail cell.
Stephens was the notorious “Facebook killer” suspect who apparently gunned down an elderly man in Ohio and then posted the killing on Facebook.
 

Anti-gun Former Seattle Mayor Running to Regain Office
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Anti-gun former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced Monday that he is running to regain the office he lost four years ago to current embattled Mayor Ed Murray, whose own anti-gun track record has the city being sued by The Second Amendment Foundation and other gun rights organizations. McGinn was in office when SAF and the National Rifle Association won a lawsuit challenging an attempt by Seattle to ban guns in its city park facilities. That lawsuit was based on the state preemption statute, which is at the heart of a current legal action challenging the city’s so-called “gun violence tax” that was signed into law in 2015 by Murray.
 

PA: Man Gets 10 to 20 years in Church Shooting
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A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of a fellow churchgoer during Sunday services in a suburban Philadelphia church. Forty-six-year-old Mark Storms of Lansdale was sentenced Tuesday on voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment convictions in Montgomery County in the April 2016 death of 27-year-old Robert Braxton III.
 

FL: Lawn Worker Shoots, Kills Dog The Says Attacked Him
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A lawn maintenance worker shot and killed a dog Tuesday morning in Northwest Jacksonville after he said the dog jumped a fence from a neighbor's property and charged at him, according to police. David Hardy said he was mowing the backyard at a home off West 44th Street, where he's been cutting the grass for more than five years, when one of the dogs on the other side of the back fence suddenly leaped over the fence and ran at him, growling.
 

SC Governor: The Second Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) says a House Bill to eliminate a concealed carry permit requirement is “constitutional,” and he “will sign it if it reaches his desk.” On April 6, Breitbart News reported that the South Carolina House passed permitless carry legislation sponsored by state Rep. Mike Pitts (R-14). That legislation, which would abolish the need for concealed carry permits, is now with the Senate.
 

NH: State Lawmaker's Gun-Toting Wedding Photo Pops Up in Town's Google Search
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A Google photo representing the town of Londonderry, New Hampshire, is causing some controversy for the second time this year. The 2013 photo shows State Rep. Al Baldasaro's wife Judy with her wedding party posing with long guns with the groom. As happened earlier this year, Google's algorithm has caused the photo to surface as the town's image in a search of "Londonderry."
 

“Stand Your Ground” Benefits The Vulnerable In Society
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When Florida adopted a Stand Your Ground law in 2005, it not only protected law-abiding citizens’ right to self-defense, but also birthed a movement that began sweeping the country state by state. Steadily, states throughout the South and Midwest—including the upper Midwest—began instituting laws that erased any requirement that a law-abiding citizen retreat or even try to retreat when threatened with lethal force.
 

TX: Senate Endorses Letting First Responders Carry Guns
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The Texas Senate has endorsed allowing paramedics and other first-responders, including volunteer firefighters, to carry concealed handguns in restricted areas. The bill by Sen. Don Huffines of Dallas met little resistance in the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday. A similar measure is pending in the House.
 

Disarming the Victim- The Latest Shots in the Democrat’s War on Women
Submitted by: Rob Morse
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A man murdered his estranged wife and two innocent children in a California school. We are so desperate to ignore our own responsibility for self-defense that we blame anything and anyone but the murderer. We blame the victims, and we disarm people who’ve been attacked and received restraining orders against their attacker. Instead, Democrat politicians across the country blamed the victim and the gun.

Let’s stop pretending that laws stop murderers. Self-defense stops murderers.

The political crazies say that self-defense is really surrendering to violence. They are wrong. Please defend yourself. Move to a free state if you have to, but please take action if you are at risk.
 

FL: Brevard Deputy Shoots, Wounds One at Merritt Square Mall
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It started with a confrontation with his boss at a construction site at Merritt Square mall. Then the man became aggressive with a member of the mall's security team. Armed with a piece of metal fencing post, the unidentified man wouldn't back down from Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputies.
 

New York Times Rails Against South Carolina’s Bill for Constitutional Carry
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Implying that all South Carolinians are rednecks interested only in carrying sidearms recklessly, the New York Times’ unwelcome but predictable insertion into the debate currently taking place in South Carolina’s state senate might impact its outcome.
Two weeks ago the state House passed H3930, a bill that would grant all citizens the freedom to carry a firearm — concealed or open — without first having to obtain governmental permission to do so. The vote was 64-46, and the measure moved to the Senate for consideration.
 

FL: Vero Beach Gun Show Returns May 20-21
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The Vero Beach Gun Show has been a Treasure Coast classic four times per year since 2009 at the Indian River County Fairgrounds. It returns for two days, May 20-21. Hundreds of vendors and thousands of products will be there along with our signature EXPRESS 90-minute concealed weapon license classes three times per day.
 

AL: Senate Votes to Allow Concealed Carry Without Permit, Bill Heads to House
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The Alabama Senate has voted to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a getting a permit. Senators approved the bill on a 25-8 vote Tuesday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, voted for the legislation. The bill has been heavily criticized by some law enforcement officers who say the permits are needed for public safety. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa, the bill's sponsor, said that people shouldn't have to pay to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

 

Students Say State Senator Threatened to Cut an Academic Program over a Gun Project
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A state senator threatened to use his power to fire a University of Wyoming professor and end funding for an academic program during a recent confrontation at the Laramie school, according to two students whose concealed-carry project allegedly riled the legislator.

 

SD: Man in Viral Video Brandishing Guns Speaks Out
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A week ago-- a large group gathered outside the Hilton Garden Inn South in Sioux Falls to protest two speakers who were labeled "Anti-Muslim." A man who was asked to leave that protest by security for having a gun posted a video to Facebook in the parking lot showing off several guns and voicing his displeasure with the number of people at the event.
 

Venezuela's Maduro to Provide Guns to 400,000 Loyalists Amid Peaking Tension
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he will expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias, providing guns to as many as 400,000 loyalists. The announcement came as Maduro's opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.
 

TX: Father Shoots Son in Self-Defense
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A Fort Worth father has been released from custody after he told police he shot his son in self defense. Following an argument, a 28-year-old man tried to run his father over in the 2900 block of Danube Court at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. That's when the father shot his son, according to police. The son was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.
 

SD: Thieves Swipe 6 Guns from Unlocked Vehicles in Sioux Falls
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Over the weekend Sioux Falls police say six handguns were stolen out of unlocked vehicles. “We’ve got six guns and a whole lot of ammunition that are floating around out there now and we don't know who has it or what they could do with it,” Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens said. “It’s kind of a scary thought to think where these guns may end up and what they could be used for.
 

NJ: Gun Shops, Ranges See Seasonal Boost
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Motorcycles and birdsong aren’t the only signs of spring in rural Wisconsin. With turkey season approaching, hunter’s safety up and running, and numerous firing ranges opening for the season, residents can expect to hear the tell-tale signs of gunfire. Area gun shops say these are just a few factors driving their sales.

 

IN: Gun Store Owners Stepping Up Security Measures
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Greenwood firearms dealer Russ Elmore has been victimized by gun store burglars three times in 20 years. The results of the first break-in were the worst. “One of the firearms that was stolen from my place was used to kill a West Virginia state highway patrolman two days after the burglary in Wheeling, West Virginia,” said Elmore, seated behind a glass display case full of pistols and revolvers. “For me, being a retired police officer, that was a stab right in my heart. Something that was stolen from me had taken the life of a fellow police officer.”

 

TX: UT Bulletproof Vests Featured in Satirical Video
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Last August when SB 11 or the Campus Carry Law came into effect for all Texas public universities, a group of Longhorn alums and students responded with the “Cocks Not Glocks” campaign. They reasoned that if guns are permitted on school grounds, so should be dildos. Now, in a second equally ridiculous advertisement and website for school-spirited “Student Body Armor,” they continue to rail against the logic of concealed carry laws.


 

MA: Plan to Seize Guns Hits Opposition
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Massachusetts gun owners could have their firearms taken under a controversial plan to keep weapons out of the hands of people with mental illness or who are deemed dangerous. The legislation, if approved, would allow police, health care workers, family members and others to ask a judge to issue an “extreme risk protection order” allowing police to revoke the firearms license, for up to a year, of someone considered a danger to themselves or others. Police could seize firearms belonging to that person, as well.


 

TN: Senate Kills Bill to Reduce Penalty for Carrying Guns Without Permit
Submitted by: David Williamson
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In an unexpected procedural move, state Senators killed a measure on Tuesday that many thought would advance and relax penalties for carrying a gun without a permit in Tennessee. The Senate Judiciary Committee effectively killed the bill by not offering a second to a motion to discuss the bill, which preempts any discussion and subsequent vote.


 

The Federal Government Makes It Ridiculously Hard to Study Gun Violence and Medical Marijuana
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Ernest Hemingway, Nobel laureate in literature, wrote A Farewell to Arms. David Hemenway, professor of health policy at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, wishes CDC personnel could just mention arms. “Researchers, staff at the Centers for Disease Control, are afraid to say the word ‘guns’ or ‘firearms,’” Hemenway said on February 17 at a session on gun-violence research at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The conference took place in Boston, famous for gun-related havoc since the Boston Massacre (which, unlike the Bowling Green Massacre, actually happened).

 

Iowa View: Legislature’s Gun Bill Needed More Work
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A provision within a package of gun-related proposals passed by the Iowa House and Senate (and then awaiting signature by Gov. Terry Branstad) threatens to undo positive security steps at the Woodbury County Courthouse. It states an Iowan can sue any city, county or township that passes a firearm ban if the individual believes he or she is adversely affected by it. In our view, this piece of the legislature will have a chilling impact on approval of local gun bans and increase the potential for danger inside local public buildings, such as the Woodbury County Courthouse.


 

IN: Proposed Gun Ordinance on Hold in LaPorte County
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A controversial proposal to ban the firing of guns within 1,000 feet of a residence in LaPorte County has been pulled from the Wednesday evening commissioners' meeting. Though it's unclear whether the ordinance, as it's currently written, will be entertained at a future meeting, a group opposing the measure plans to meet in the Herald Argus parking lot on State Street at 5:30 p.m. before the 6 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the LaPorte County Complex.



 

NC: Man Accused of Pawning Stolen Firearms
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A man is behind bars in Wayne County following an investigation. Joshua Morgan, 28, is facing three counts of breaking and entering, felony larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretense. On April 13, 2017, authorities took a report of three stolen guns, breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense. Morgan's bag was searched and authorities found three pawn tickets for the guns. During the investigation Morgan admitted to breaking into a home and a building. He also admitted to taking the three guns.


 

NY: Legislation Would Prohibit Gun Ownership for Those Who Commit a Hate Crime
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Senator Daniel Squadron, D-Brooklyn, introduced an amendment that would categorize hate crimes as serious offenses in relation to the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act. This legislation would prohibit any New Yorker who commits a hate crime from owning a firearm.


 

How a Century-Old Gun Launched an Investigation
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Two very old Smith & Wesson handguns created confusion for law enforcement officials, at one point prompting officials to believe that one of the weapons had been listed as destroyed yet somehow wound up in the hands of a criminal. Federal, state and local police teamed up on a search of people on probation, parole and other supervision terms in southwest Riverside County on March 22. One of the firearms that was recovered had been reported as destroyed by a law enforcement agency, a news release said.

 

TX: Del Mar Officials Field Questions on 'Campus Carry' Law
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Del Mar College has increased safety and security expenditures by more than $300,000 to accommodate a new law, president Mark Escamilla said. Signed into law in 2015, Senate Bill 11 — known as "campus carry" — authorized licensees to carry a concealed handgun at institutions of higher education. The law will take effect at community colleges come August.

 

OR: State Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Gun Control
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Oregon lawmakers held their first hearings Monday on several gun control proposals, taking passionate testimony from backers and opponents. The proposals are less wide-ranging than a 2015 expansion of gun sale background checks, The Register-Guard reported. Senate Bill 797 would require a background check actually be completed before a gun sale could be made. Current law says that if Oregon State Police are unable to complete a background check within three days, a gun dealer may proceed with the sale.
 

TX: Lawmaker Wants to Legalize Hunting Feral Hogs from Hot Air Balloons
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Researchers and policymakers for years have searched fruitlessly for effective ways to significantly drop feral hog population levels in Texas, with proposals ranging from eating our way out of the problem to widespread poisoning. Roughly 2 million wild hogs are estimated to live in Texas, and they cause more than $50 million in damage each year. The invasive animals’ high breeding rate and lack of predators have fueled their proliferation in South, Central and East Texas, leading to big business for hunters and trappers.
 

FL: Senate Bill Would Ban Bear Hunting for 10 Years
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The Sportsman's Alliance, an organization that protects hunting, fishing and trapping in the United States, sent out an alert Tuesday about state legislation that would place a 10-year ban on black bear hunting in Florida. The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee has scheduled a hearing for Senate Bill 1304 at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 37 of the Senate Office Building in Tallahassee.
 

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