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The Latest NRA Smear Is Simply An Act Of Desperation

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:46pm
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 Chavez Chases Down Break-In Suspect

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:28pm
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.  

Suspect shot in attempted robbery at Midtown apartment

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:53am
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.

Court to Texas College Professors: Your Irrational Fear of Gun Owners Is Not Legally Addressable

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:42am
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. 

Businessman shoots intruder

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:37am
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.”  

Wheelchair Bound Woman Courageously Uses Gun To Scare Off Attackers

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:57am
Even the most ardent gun grabbers have to admit that most women lack the physical strength to effectively ward off an attack by a male aggressor. And criminals prefer an easy target.

Once again, the anti-gunners in Ohio target the wrong people

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:19am
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.

Israel: 'Elderly man who shot burglars is a hero, he deserves a medal'

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:18am
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.

Woman shoots at NE Portland intruder

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:51am
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 victim says shot own handgun at armed robber

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:46am
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.

California gun law had to be halted by federal court

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:28am
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.

Judge's ruling in California highlights gun control flaws

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:27am
Critics often argue that gun control policies are both impractical and ineffective. A judge's ruling in a recent California case validates those views.

California: Open Carry Ban Bill Sent to Senate Appropriations Suspense File

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 9:23pm
Today, Monday, July 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard AB 7 and sent it to the suspense file for further consideration at a later date. Fiscal committees must pass legislation out of committee by the September 1 deadline. 

Stanford law prof gets it wrong on guns - Right-to-Carry reduces crime, not the other way around

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:04pm
Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Utah? Would you look at Illinois to predict changes in Louisiana and South Carolina? Illinois has a drastically difference crime landscape, with half of its violent crime occurring in Chicago.Though it wouldn’t pass the laugh test for most people, an unpublished report making just these sorts of comparisons has been all the rage in the media. Lead author John Donohue, a professor at Stanford Law School, makes a claim which goes against existing national research: that right-to-carry laws increase violent crime.

Federal judge throws out effort by UT professors to overturn campus carry

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:25am
A federal judge has dismissed a longshot lawsuit filed by three University of Texas at Austin professors seeking to overturn the state's 2015 campus carry law, which allows people to carry concealed handguns inside most public university buildings.

NBC’s Fake News On Millennials And Guns

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:25am
It seems easier and easier to find fake news these days, what with CNN and The New York Times being prime providers of such drivel on a nearly daily basis. Yet I was somewhat surprised to find completely bogus information right in the big, bold headline of a recent business feature.

Supreme disappointment: Gun rights eroded

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:23am
As some states erode or otherwise restrict citizens' constitutional gun rights, more — not less — illumination is needed from the nation's highest court, especially with regard to concealed-carry laws.

Barriers still exist to our right to fight back

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:21am
When you come under violent attack, do you wait for an attacker to inflict injury — or for the attacker to kill you, your loved ones, maybe your friends? Do you fight back?The answer for most Americans is, “I don’t really know.” In too many cases, such personal and crucial decisions affecting the defense of one’s unalienable rights to life and liberty are entrusted entirely to government employees.

Massachusetts: Gun rights advocate Ronald Amidon named Massachusetts fish & game commissioner

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:20am
Gun rights advocate and sportsman Ronald Amidon will take over as the Baker administration's fish and game commissioner.Amidon is president of the Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) and has worked on identifying "cold water refuges for trout and the restoration of upland bird habitat," according to the Baker administration, which on Wednesday announced Amidon's appointment and the retirement of commissioner George Peterson Jr.

Florida Alert! Finally a news article that is fair and balanced on Florida's SYG law

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:28pm
Florida Judge Strikes Down Part of Stand Your Ground Law.  A Miami judge says defendants bear the burden of proving self-defense, but criminal justice reformers and the NRA say it's the government’s job.