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Three Weeks After Oregon Shooting American Support For Gun Rights Increases

Three Weeks After Oregon Shooting American Support For Gun Rights Increases

“Given the proof that the cops are not quick enough to stop a shooting in progress to save every [life], then it’s important to protect one’s own life with any means possible,” writes Ace of this news: Nearly three weeks after the latest mass shooting claimed the lives of nine people, 52% of Americans now

"Yes Means Yes" Law Will Probably Do For Rape What Gun Free Zones Did For School Shootings

The State of California has passed a new “yes means yes” law aimed at what some believe is an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses (though it’s disputed how much of an epidemic there really is). “California, the first state to implement this law, will require colleges that want to keep their state funding

John Kerry: Foreign Students Don't Want To Study In The United States Because Of Guns

According to Secretary of State John Kerry, some foreign students don’t want to study in the United States because they’re afraid of campus shootings. “We had an interesting discussion about why fewer students are coming to, particularly from Japan, to study in the United States, and one of the responses I got from our officials

Maybe Waiting Around For The Police To Rescue You Isn't Such A Great Idea

The New York Times flags what they report as a “sea change” in advice given the public for defending themselves in a situation such as a mass shooting. In the past, the advice was to call 911 and wait for the police to show up. Now, they’re edging towards telling people to take a more

Some North Dakota Pastors Only Want Religious Liberty Some Of The Time

There were plenty of religious leaders in the state who testified in favor of legislation in Bismarck which lifts the state’s prohibition on guns in churches, leaving it up to the churches themselves. But there are some religious leaders opposed too. To me, the case for allowing concealed carry in churches is obvious. Places of

Audio: ND Superintendent Explains Her Opposition To Concealed Carry In Schools

Today North Dakota Superintendent of Public Schools Kirsten Baesler testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to HB1215 which would allow schools to authorize concealed carry on their property. Currently concealed carry is prohibited in schools state wide; this would be a permissive law which would allow the decision to be made locally. The

Shocker: New Town Shooter Picked School Because It Was A Vulnerable Gun Free Zone

After all the gnashing of teeth about America’s “gun culture” in the aftermath of the New Town shooting, it turns out that what made the school a target for shooter Adam Lanza was anti-gun policy. According to evidence collected by law enforcement, Lanza was methodical in how he picked his target and settled on the

North Dakota House Passes Bills To Allow Concealed Carry In Schools, Churches And All Public Gatherings

In addition to passing HB1467, introduced by Rep. Karen Karls, which disallows the seizure of guns by government officials during declared emergencies the North Dakota House passed bills making significant changes to existing law dictating where concealed carry permit holders can take their guns. Current law prohibits carry in schools, in churches and other sorts

Bills To Allow Concealed Carry In Churches And Schools Get Big Changes

At the beginning of the legislative session there were two bills to allow churches and school districts to change their policies to allow concealed carry on their property: HB1283, introduced by Rep. Kim Koppelman (this bill addressed both schools and churches), and HB1215 introduced by Rep. Dwight Kiefert (Kiefert’s bill only addressed schools). Both bills

Newtown Shooter Saw Gun Free Zone As The Easiest Target

Keep in mind, every single mass shooting in America, with the exception of the Tucson shooting of former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords, has taken place in a “gun free zone.” Now, according to law enforcement sources, it seems Newtown shooter Adam Lanza picked his target to maximize his body count. And what better target than a