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Gun sales rise amid fear of stricter gun control laws
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Gun sales are rising across the country with 10.2 million guns sold in 2012, a record pace 20 percent ahead of 2011 according to the FBI. Los Angeles mother Michelle Schy is among a growing number of Americans arming themselves out of fear. Schy said the shootings in Aurora, Colo., Virginia Tech and Columbine prompted her to take the classes. The after-school activities for her two teens involve taking gun classes, knife training, combat and self-defense. More

Could a licensed concealed gun carrier stop a tragedy?
Beaumont Enterprise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin, a fusillade of a different sort erupted when gun-rights advocates suggested a good Samaritan with a concealed weapon might have saved the day. In a July radio interview after gunman James Holmes opened fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo., theater, killing 12 and wounding 58, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, wondered whether an armed movie patron "could have stopped this guy more quickly." More

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Why do federal agencies need 1 billion rounds of ammo, before Dec. 31
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There are literally dozens of federal agencies that have armed agents and shockingly enough, their own SWAT Teams, while having little, if any connection to a traditional Law Enforcement role. The Department of Education has a SWAT Team, one that famously raided the wrong house a year or so ago, terrorizing an innocent family. Their explanation was they were looking for someone that was suspected of "student aid fraud." So, we now treat allegations of student aid fraud as if it's the equivalent of raiding a drug czar's compound? More

Should concealed handguns be allowed on college campuses?
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The mass migration of students to college is taking place. Campuses at universities nationwide are preparing for the influx of returning students and the start of school. Attention has focused on Colorado recently. The tragic mass murder in the Aurora movie theater was a horror of national concern. For a different reason, Colorado is again at the center of national discussion. This time, their spotlight is on gun safety, college campus policies and court rulings. More

What the left won't tell you about the boom in US gun sales
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As gun sales surged in early 2009 the going joke among employees of gun manufacturers was that President Barack Obama was the "greatest gun salesman of all time." The trouble with this backhanded compliment, however, is Left-leaning news outlets have since used it to avoid something that really scares them. As ABC put it, Americans are buying more Glocks and Berettas simply because they fear "a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership." Their reporting conveniently stops right there. More

Statistics show number of female gun owners on the rise
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Some ladies lunch, some shop, while some others are taking aim. Statistics show a new trend — an increasing number of gun owners are now women. For reasons ranging from sport to protection, the number of females buying guns has seen a spike in the last few years, CBS 2's Ann Mercogliano reported. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll 23 percent of woman reported they are gun owners, up from 13 percent in 2005. More

Packing heat: Meet a concealed carrier
City Limits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Shawn Dodson carries a gun in part because he doesn't ever again want to have to defend himself with soup, as he did several years ago. He was at a grocery store with his family when he saw a fight break out. He intervened, angering one of the participants, who left the store and returned with a group of friends. "Next thing I know I have half a dozen guys in my face. The police were so slow to respond. I was about to get my ass kicked," Dodson recalled. "I actually armed myself with a couple cans of soup." More

Read my lips ... No new ammunition taxes
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Here we go again. The flagship of the mainstream news media is digging up old ideas to punish law-abiding gun owners. A recent article in the The New York Times recirculates a nearly 20-year-old idea for mandating exorbitant taxes on ammunition. The premise is that taxing ammunition at an extremely high rate would reduce firearm-related violence. Once again, however, reality must intrude. Raising taxes on ammunition would not reduce firearm violence, but it would hurt and potentially close thousands of businesses ranging from gun shops to firing ranges and ammunition manufacturers. More

Illinois concealed carry ban not enforced in McLean County
The Associated Press via Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite a statewide ban on concealed weapons, gun owners in one central Illinois county don't need to worry about facing charges because its top prosecutor is refusing to enforce a law he considers unconstitutional. Illinois is the only state that still bans residents from carrying concealed guns. McLean County State's Attorney Ronald Dozier calls the law antiquated and said that he hopes his policy against prosecuting harmless violations will send a message. More


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