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Concealed weapons save lives
New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The recent shooting in Colorado occurred in yet another place where guns are banned. And that's consistent with a trend: With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. The Cinemark movie theater in Aurora, like others run by the chain around the country, displayed warning signs that it was illegal to carry guns into the theater. More

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Deputy Director William Hoover resigns from ATF in wake of critical report
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ATF Deputy Director William Hoover has resigned; just days after a congressional report on Operation Fast and Furious sharply criticized him and four other ATF officials for the botched gun-trafficking operation. Hoover officially retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Aug. 7, according to two senior ATF officials. Hoover and his boss, Ken Melson, who was acting director of the ATF at the time, were re-assigned last year in a shakeup ordered by Attorney General Eric Holder. Melson remains with the justice department. More

When only criminals have guns
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In the nation's capital, it's a fair question to ask: Who gets the better deal, innocent citizens who want to own a gun or dangerous criminals? The District's deliberate policy of releasing criminals back onto the streets shows the liberal city council's answer has little to do with public safety. More

Man accused of issuing concealed handgun licenses without proper training
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A Shenandoah man is accused of handing out dozens of concealed handgun licenses to people who may not have been trained to carry a weapon. On his roster of 103 students, Ron Wong reportedly admitted he had only taken maybe 20 to the gun range. Ron Wong now faces a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record. According to DPS documents, he claimed "he could not afford to pay the gun range fees because he needed all the money to provide for his family." More

Americans reject renewed calls for federal gun controls
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After the Aurora, Colo., tragedy law-makers, gun control advocates and media pundits predictably called for tougher federal laws. This reactionary process is reliable: a horrific crime sparks circular blame and the disarmament agenda is exalted. Within days of the shooting, Rupert Murdoch was tweeting, Michael Moore appealed to emotion and Bill O'Reilly called for federal oversight of "heavy weapons." The establishment cannot resist exploiting opportunities to promote an anti-firearm platform. More

Grannies with guns
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Armed and unafraid, senior women are fired up about owning a gun. For 69-year-old Linda Lathrop that's a complete 180. "I've never owned or shot a gun until this past year," she says. Linda is part of a growing number of senior women in Palm Beach County, Fla., determined to protect themselves. More

Feds seize family's guns, money
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After almost a year in jail and a three-week trial, a jury has declared the members of the Reese family not guilty on 24 of the 28 counts against them. The jury did convict three of the four family members of making false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms. Remington Reese, the 20-year-old younger son, was acquitted of all charges, while his older brother, Ryin was found guilty on two counts and his father and mother, Rick and Terri, were found guilty on one count each. The charges carry a potential sentence of five years and $50,000 for each count, but those convicted typically receive sentences of about one year. More

Colorado shooting sparks CHL surge
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In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the number of background checks for gun purchases is going up there. In Central Texas, one gun range owner said that tragedy has prompted a surge in enrollment for Concealed Handgun License courses. Tactical Choices south of Austin saw its monthly enrollment double in only a week. Steve Wolf said guns can protect, but you need to take the training, too. More

Pew Poll shows media powerless to sway public opinion on guns
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"A recent Pew poll shows the media is powerless to sway public opinion on gun control and the right to keep and bear arms," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said. "That's the really big news revealed by the Pew Research Center survey," Snyder added. He said that, "With all of the media hype following the Aurora, Colo., mass killing, you'd think the public would be clamoring for more and more gun control. That, however, is not the case. The Pew poll shows this." More


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