University of Kentucky students lobbying for Right-to-Carry on campus
A group of students at the University of Kentucky are pushing to allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus.Students for Concealed Carry set up a table and banners and handed out fliers on campus Tuesday in protest of the school’s ban of guns on campus. Members of the group wore empty holsters to symbolize their efforts.
Married couple fights off violent burglars, The Selma Times-Journal, Selma, Ala. 10/29/13
A married couple was returning to their home in Selmont, Ala. when they happened upon a pair of burglars. Upon being discovered, one of the burglars attacked the husband. The husband responded by drawing a pistol and shooting the attacker, killing him and causing his accomplice to flee. Following the incident, Sgt. Mike Grantham of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department noted, “At this point, everything that we have found, everything the investigation has turned up, tells us this was a justified shooting.”
DC again asks judge to uphold gun laws
District of Columbia officials are again asking a judge to uphold gun registration requirements put in place after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the city’s decades old ban on handguns in 2008.Lawyers for the city filed a document Tuesday in federal court in Washington asking a judge to uphold requirements including that anyone who wants to register a gun must be fingerprinted and photographed and complete a safety or training course. After the Supreme Court ruling five years ago the city put in place new requirements for registering a gun in the city. Residents were limited to registering one pistol per month, and the city also banned assault weapons.
Ohio: House Committees to Receive Public Comment on Important Hunting and Right-to-Carry Reform Bills on Tuesday
On Tuesday, October 29, two NRA-backed bills of importance to gun owners and sportsmen will be up for public comment in their respective state House committee.
Right-to-Carry permit holder stops armed robbers, The Reading Eagle, Reading, Pa. 11/05/13
A Right-to-Carry permit holder was leaving an apartment in Reading, Pa. when he noticed that the nearby Krick’s Korner convenience store was being robbed by a pair of armed and masked men. The permit holder went to the store’s entrance and ordered the criminals to halt. The robbers responded by drawing their guns on the permit holder, prompting the armed citizen to fire on the thieves, killing them. Following the shooting, Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told reporters, “I think that this is an incident where the concerned citizen acted justifiably under the law.” A woman who lives near the store told a local media outlet that Krick’s Korner has been the scene of multiple robberies in recent years.
Guess who’s lying about the ‘gun show loophole’ in Virginia?
Earlier this week we learned of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $1.1 million anti-gun advertisement buy for Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuiliffe. Bloomberg funneled the money into Virginia through his PAC, USA Independence and advertisements have been running on radio and television since Tuesday. One television ad in particular targets the “gun show loophole” and states in a voiceover, “The gun show loophole. It means anyone can buy a gun without a background check.” The ad shows photos of mass murders Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook), Aaron Alexis (Navy Yard) and James Holmes (Aurora Colorado theater) while implying these killers purchased their guns through this so-called “loophole.”
N.J.’s smart-gun law, not so smart
So-called smart guns are in the news again. These are guns equipped with technology that ensures they can be fired only by their owners.You’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of such guns. They don’t exist yet.