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Stand Your Ground must remain standing
Ammo Land
It didn't take long after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin for the event to be portrayed as the act of a vigilante, or a one-man lynching party. A mug shot of a surly, mentally detached-looking Zimmerman juxtaposed to a 9th grade yearbook photo of bright-eyed, smiling, young Martin became staples of reports on the story, and in a way, became the story itself.
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Worth of new school marshal bill is in ability to opt out
The Dallas Morning News
Given what passes for logic and wisdom in the Texas Capitol when the subject is firearms, it was almost a pleasant surprise to see freshman Rep. Jason Villalba's HB 1009 pass into law. In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, the Dallas Republican wanted to give Texas schools more protection options. His middle-ground solution was to give districts the option to participate in a secret marshal system, similar to those providing emergency security on U.S. airliners.
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Proposed Texas bill supports simulated gun play in public schools
United Press International
A Texas legislator would deny federal funding to any public school that punishes a student for simulated gun play with pencils or pastry, his new bill states. Republican Congressman Steve Stockman calls H.R. 2625, the Student Protection Act, "a bill to protect the rights of children," and specifies denial of funding to any public school that punishes children for drawing pictures of guns, pretending to possess a gun or "brandishing pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a gun."
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Texas company peddles high-tech rifle
The Alamogordo Daily News
The TrackingPoint Precision Guided Firearm is an integrated system that offers jet fighter lock-and-launch technology for hunters and marksmen to hit targets at extreme distances. The rifle has been on the market only for guided hunt businesses since January. TrackingPoint, the Austin-based company, hopes to sell the rifle to responsible gun owners through referrals from retail gun shop owners. But for now, it's only offered through direct-to-consumer sales. TrackingPoint's system also includes Wi-Fi capabilities.
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Defensive carry: Caliber and incapacitation
The Daily Caller
Greg Ellifritz, from AmericanHandgunner.com, writes: "As a full-time firearms instructor, I get daily questions from beginning shooters about the "best" caliber for concealed carry. People new to carrying a gun on a daily basis have lots of questions about how bullets work and want to choose the most effective firearm they can carry."
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Armed Citizens Project expanding gun distribution program to Texas and Florida
Opposing Views
The Armed Citizens Project is expanding its Redistribution of Firepower Program to Texas and Florida with hopes of providing guns and training to background-checked, high-vulnerability Americans such as single women and the urban poor. The project buys back guns from those that have too many firearms to use and spreads them around so that a higher percentage of households are armed.
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Prepared and ready — Home defense
Ammo Land
Preparation is a multi-faceted proposition inclusive of all disciplines of the subject upon which one wishes to be ready. Preparation is the journey and ready is the destination. The only way to make the most out of preparation is to realize that readiness is a moving target. The warrior mustn't ever feel ready unless he is on the battlefield. If he leaves the training deck and feels ready he should evaluate his ego and mindset or at least how hard he is pushing himself.
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Texas' Canadian Independent School District votes to allow teachers to carry guns on campus
The Huffington Post
Another Texas school district took steps to arm teachers in the name of protection. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the school board for the Canadian Independent School District decided to allow select trained teachers to carry guns on campus, according to KAMR. The district has reportedly been considering the idea for years — much before the Sandy Hook massacre.
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US Texas lawmaker files bill against schools' anti-gun paranoia
International Business Times
For U.S. Texas lawmaker Rep Steve Stockman, punishing school children just because they are mimicking characters with imaginary weapons and want to save the world is already downright killing their right to play. Stockman introduced a bill mandating the suspension of federal funding to schools that punish students for "harmless expressions of childhood play" like playing with imaginary guns.
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