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Pastor defends family, shoots burglar

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A Cherokee County pastor grabbed his gun and fought back to protect his wife and three children after deputies said a burglar broke into his home.

Domestic violence is a tragedy. It's not a predictor of mass murder.

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Even if a majority of mass shootings were preceded by violence against intimate partners or family, that still would hardly serve as a reliable predictor of mass murder. There are, unfortunately, at least 10 million incidents of domestic violence every year, according to estimates reported by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. By contrast, there are, on average, about 22 mass shootings annually with at least four fatalities. Were we to predict mass murder on this basis of domestic violence, we would be wrong well more than 99% of the time.

Massachusetts: ‘Privilege’ comment riles gun rights supporters

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“We have some folks in this room who believe it is a privilege and we have some folks in this room who believe it is a constitutional right” to own a firearm, National Rifle Association spokesman John Hohenwarter said. “I think that’s where the fight lies.”

Massachusetts: Gun lobby takes on AG regulation of firearms

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The gun lobby Thursday challenged Attorney General Maura Healy’s authority over firearms regulation, supporting proposed legislation to weaken her oversight and strengthen that of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

Maine: Town of Standish Declines Range Expansion

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On November 14th, the Standish Town Council unfortunately voted to reject a proposal for town land to be leased to the Standish Fish & Game Club in order for it to expand range operations.

Gabby Giffords’s Gun Control Group Releases Report Warning of Muzzleloaders, Other Firearms

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Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords's gun control group released a report on Wednesday warning of the dangers of muzzle loading rifles, a number of other firearms, and some firearms accessories and calling for new gun control measures targeting the devices. The group, which recently changed its name from Americans for Responsible Solutions to Giffords, said in a release its report was intended to identify "extremely lethal firearms and devices" that it believes skirt current firearms laws. 

Marigny woman fatally shot man she had accused of abusing her

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In the last several months, Crystal Baumann had accused ex-boyfriend Troy Cooks of breaking her phone, slapping her, refusing to leave her place and sending text messages about their sex life to her loved ones, according to New Orleans court records. She obtained two temporary restraining orders, but records show neither was in effect by the end of this summer after she skipped a court hearing. Cooks then showed up at her Marigny home on Friday afternoon, igniting an argument that ended when Baumann fired a gun into his face, New Orleans police said.

Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until officers arrive

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A family shared photos with WSAZ Tuesday that capture the morning they say they were startled by an intruder. The homeowner took matters into his own hands. Deputies at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office say the homeowner held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.

Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint

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A young boy spotted a burglar inside of their Claysville home just before 1 a.m. Tuesday and told his father, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint said the homeowner got his gun and went looking for the intruder. When police arrived, the resident was aiming a pistol at 21-year-old Brandon Champe, who was on his knees with his hands on top of his head in the upstairs hallway

Less Complaining And More Encouraging

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It seems a little dramatic to blame these fine folks for the entire five hours. It can be assumed that there was no camera covering the specific area where the killings occurred and some period of time would have been necessary to sort things out even without the unwashed masses being so brazen as to take measures to defend themselves. In the end, the killer was quickly captured by police as he drove on city streets. Everything ended as well as it could have under the circumstances.

Pennsylvania: Critical Preemption Bills Stalled Out in Both Chambers

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With only a few session days left in 2017, neither Senate Bill 5 nor House Bill 671 have made it to the Governor’s desk.  As reported by the NRA-ILA earlier in the year, local governments continue to enact gun control ordinances in violation of current law.  Please contact your state Senator and state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT these two bills!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact them.

Revolving Door Of Wrong Solutions

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There are plenty of pundits who also seem more enamored with the idea of doing something big than doing something that works. The Boston Globe recently devoted space to the argument that “if gun-control advocates really want to stanch the blood, there’s no way around it: They’ll have to persuade more people of the need to confiscate millions of those firearms, as radical as that idea may now seem.”  

Home Invasion Suspect Arrested In Robertson County

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Cheatham County deputies responded to a reported home invasion on Highway 41-A near Joelton. Officials said a woman went inside her attached garage where she found the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Denver Taylor. She said the suspect told her to be quiet, but instead, she went back inside and told her husband. Investigators said the resident grabbed his gun

What's in a name? Marist sheds 'Shooter' mascot moniker

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If you’ve been to a basketball or football game at Marist College over the past four decades, you’ve seen him.He’s the one in the faux fur, wearing over-sized sneakers and a big smile, handing out high-fives to fans and dancing through timeouts.He’s the Red Fox everyone knows, though you may not know his name, anymore.

Churches, guns can be combined

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If the state determines a person is capable and responsible enough to carry a gun, why should this right cease to exist at the church door? And if a church — or any place of worship — has members licensed by the state to carry a gun, the church should be able to extend this right to protect its members.

Boston Globe: It's Time To Consider Gun Confiscation

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Well, if there’s one thing we can say about this Boston Globe op-ed, it’s honest. I don’t mean honest regarding facts or anything, but honest in detailing what gun control advocates really, really want: confiscation.

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