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Freakonomics and gun 'buybacks'
AmmoLand
"Buybacks", which Dean Weingarten (a former peace officer and firearms safety instructor), prefers to describe as “turn in events”, are on the decline. Much of the reason for this decline is the increase in private buyers that show up at these events, money in hand, asserting their rights, and spoiling the message of “guns are bad and should be turned in to the police”. The only places where “buybacks” are flourishing are those states that have effectively banned private sales of firearms at such events, such as New Jersey and California.
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A New Jersey law that kept smart guns off shelves nationwide
Texas Public Radio
A gun that fires only in the hands of its owner isn't science fiction anymore. A so-called smart gun is already on sale in Europe. But you won't find it on store shelves in this country — in part because of an obscure New Jersey law that's had unintended consequences for the rest of the nation. Basically, the Childproof Handgun Law of 2002 says that once "personalized handguns are available" anywhere in the country, all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns within 30 months.
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Texas women finding new places to conceal handguns
KHOU-TV
Last year, almost 67,000 women in Texas got a permit to carry a concealed firearm. But some of them complain they often have to keep their guns in their purses because they can’t find a comfortable way to hide the weapon on their bodies. “Most holsters have been built for men's bodies," said firearms instructor Karla Pohl. "Women are built differently, and we dress differently."
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CNN: Blame failed mental health systems for mass shootings, not NRA
AmmoLand
On June 24, CNN Commentator Mel Robbins said the next time there is a mass shooting “don’t jump to blame the NRA and lax gun laws.” Rather, “look at the shooter and the mental health services he did or didn’t get.” According to Robbins, the knee-jerk reaction for more gun control following a high profile gun crime is as misdirected as it is ineffective.
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Florida governor signs 5 pro-gun measures into law, including 'Pop Tart' and 'Warning Shot' bills
Guns
Gov. Rick Scott recently approved several pro-gun bills that covered everything from clarifying use of force to ending insurance discrimination against gun owners. “We have a solid, pro-gun governor who strongly supports the Second Amendment and these are all common sense pieces of legislation with a demonstrated need,” Marion Hammer, president of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and past president of the National Rifle Association, explained to Guns.com.
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'Blind gunslinger': A fascinating look at the first totally blind person in the US to obtain a concealed-carry permit
The Blaze
Carey McWilliams found himself in the national spotlight when he became the first totally blind person in the U.S. to obtain a concealed-carry permit in 2001. Since then, he has battled critics who argue he should’ve lost his Second Amendment rights along with his sight. In a fascinating profile piece, VICE traveled to North Dakota to meet the “blind gunslinger” and his wife in person.
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NRA celebrates new Michigan laws exempting gun records from public disclosure
MLive
The National Rifle Association praised new Michigan laws formally exempting gun records from public disclosure rules. Chris W. Cox of the NRA's institute for legislative action thanked legislators and Gov. Rick Snyder "for ensuring that law-abiding gun owners are protected from unwarranted scrutiny and discrimination merely for exercising their fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms."
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Pennsylvania sheriff refuses to disclose names of firearms permit holders, finds community support
Guns
Sheriff Carl Nace is defending himself against a lawsuit by county auditors seeking personal information about concealed carry holders within his jurisdiction of Perry County, Pennsylvania. State law holds that all information for a license to carry a firearm is confidential and free from public release. The county auditors, however, maintain they are exempt from this, and they want the names and addresses of local permit holders to crosscheck and verify permits issued and money paid with the individual to whom the records indicate the permit was issued.
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Basic firing first aid
Guns Magazine
Guns are innately dangerous tools. Were we completely honest with ourselves, this is part of the allure. The thrill of harnessing and controlling power is a primal component of the human psyche. It is that same seductive appeal that drives us to race cars, parachute out of airplanes, jump school buses with motorcycles and batter ourselves senseless in the guise of football. To taste a little danger and emerge unscathed is to feed that adrenaline addiction lurking within us all.
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Gun control advocates push to take firearms from those accused of threatening violence
Fox News
Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence — by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms. Second Amendment supporters say these bills are unconstitutional because they violate the right to due process. But they may be gaining traction.
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