Will a society that has long turned its back on armed self-defense ever be able to find its way back?
The British, to put it lightly, do not like guns. They don’t want guns. And, in all likelihood, they’re not going to change their minds on that point. Americans who are wondering if the Brits are on the verge of a sea change here should understand this: They’re not. Not even close. Culture matters, and the United Kingdom has shifted on this. In 1688, the right to bear arms was cherished; today, it is seen as a relic. Were a politician to run on the promise of liberalizing the gun laws, he would lose—badly. This is, to borrow a line from Monty Python, a dead parrot.
A man who was wounded early Tuesday in Waco in an exchange of gunfire with a robber was taken to a local hospital. The robber, who was armed with a handgun, approached the victim at around 12:50 a.m. Tuesday near the Glen Oaks apartments in the 5100 block of Sanger and demanded money. “The victim pulled his gun and began shooting at the suspect,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
“The initial investigation indicates that the homeowner was confronted by an intruder and defended himself,” Lt. Greg Touchberry wrote in a news release. Because of what’s called the “castle doctrine” authorizing residents to use deadly force to protect their homes, Georgians are free from prosecution under the law if they “reasonably” believe such force is required to stop the “unlawful entry into or attack upon a habitation.”
Because of New York's strict gun laws, many otherwise law-abiding gun owners have been arrested and charged for traveling in the state with their guns or gun accessories. Reason TV's John Stossel sat down with several of those who'd been caught up in the system and the district attorney who prosecutes such cases in a video released Tuesday."Most every week New York jails someone who innocently travels with a gun legally licensed in their state," Stossel said in the video.
Have a gun license? Plan to bring your gun to my hometown? Don't.Mean New York authorities will make your life miserable.
Citing new California gun control laws and internet sales that cut into the company’s profits, a Redding-based ammunition manufacturer has closed its doors.
Bill Johnson’s grandfather taught him how to shoot when he was just 9 years old, and gave him his first gun — a Mossberg 16-gauge, bolt-action shotgun — when he turned 14. When Mr. Johnson joined the Marines at 17, he was issued an assault rifle. And he has carried a concealed handgun, with a permit, for the past decade.But now Mr. Johnson says he has been forced to give up carrying his gun “under duress.” The reason? He wants to become a foster parent to his grandson.
The point is simply that the information on “right-to-carry permit holders” is extant and available (CPRC found it). And without it, a study on the dangers of “right-to-carry” laws seems to be a bridge too far.
A man broke into a Puyallup apartment late Sunday and got a bullet for his trouble. The 33-year-old man who lived in the home welcomed the intruder with a pistol and quickly fired two shots when the he burst through the door.
Two good Samaritans suffered stab wounds on Sunday when they tried to come to a woman’s aid in a Publix parking lot in Seminole. That’s when Pinellas County deputies say a third good Samaritan with a gun stepped in and put an end to the struggle without firing a shot.
Police said an employee of the restaurant reported that Price entered the store, asked to see the manager, then pulled a handgun. Police said surveillance shows at this point the employee, who was armed with a handgun, shot Price.
Stephen M. Schenning, who has been serving as Maryland’s acting U.S. attorney since Rod J. Rosenstein left to become the Justice Department’s No. 2 official, said Baltimore’s raging gun violence is a top priority for his office and plans are “afoot” to bring additional federal resources to the city to help deal with it.
A 70-year-old New York veteran spent months fighting to get his guns back after being wrongfully targeted for confiscation after a bureaucratic screw-up labeled him mentally ill.
Pro-campus carry legislators have promised to bring back the issue next session. Florida is one of 20 states that ban any form of campus carry.
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When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don't hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks.
A robbery attempt in Detroit backfired when a teenager picked the wrong man to mess with and quickly learned he wasn't the only person armed.
Hillsborough County deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of an intruder in a Lakeland home. According to deputies, two elderly homeowners were awakened by 33-year-old Shane DeShane in their home at 5436 Deeson Rd., north of Plant City, when the male resident shot DeShane. Deputies are conducting interviews and searching the scene.
Reminder: Tomorrow, August 8, at 12:00 pm, the NRA and California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) is hosting a free informational webinar on the recently approved Department of Justice (DOJ) “bullet-button assault weapon" regulations.