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OH: 'I fully support self-defense'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The letter writer stated that I am "the face of the movement that has pushed to allow guns in churches and bars." Really? I've not authored any legislation to do either. But I support it.

The facts are that bad guys can easily take guns into churches, bars, and anywhere else without metal detectors. Will there be a good guy with a gun to shoot back? Or does the writer prefer innocent people being shot at like fish in a barrel? Nobody has to be a victim. I fully support self-defense.
 

A Soldier Fights Back
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Retired Army Sgt. Howard Ray is a hero. Just ask the men and women—both comrades and civilians—whom he saved at Fort Hood back in 2009, when Nidal Hasan went on a shooting rampage, killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others.

For his efforts to rescue many that fateful day, Sgt. Ray received a medal of commendation. Yet the recent killing of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., by a lone-wolf radical Muslim terrorist has prompted Sgt. Ray, recently retired, to speak out about an injustice that continues to cost lives of our military men and women.
 

OH: Concealed Carrier Outdraws, Out-Shoots Armed Robber In Toledo
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A 21 year-old Toledo man with a concealed carry permit turned the tables on an armed robbery suspect early Tuesday morning as he arrived home from work.

Police say the shooting appears to be in self-defense, but it remains under investigation.

This happened outside just after 4 a.m. in the one thousand block of Baker off of LaGrange.

Police say Terrance Reid shot armed robbery suspect Antonio Hadley once in the abdomen.
 

ME: Background checks not cure-all, but they’ll make Maine safer
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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This past week, Mainers came together in an effort to get an important gun safety initiative onto next year’s ballot. At events in Ellsworth and Portland, volunteers started collecting signatures so that next fall Maine voters will have the opportunity to support criminal background checks on all gun sales.

This is a common-sense public safety measure that recognizes that Second Amendment rights go hand in hand with the responsibility to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Mainers deserve the chance to have an up-or-down vote on this critical issue.
 

Tested: The Polycase ARX Bullet
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Many of the new products rolling out onto the shooting market each year are variations or improvements of existing designs. But once in a while, something unique arrives. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Savannah, Ga., and meet with the team at PolyCase Ammunition to learn more about the company’s fundamentally new approach to bullet design and manufacturing.
 

CA: Newsom’s guns measure will give residents a say
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Earlier this month, presidential contender Hillary Clinton reacted to the Roseburg, Ore., shooting spree by proposing four new gun-control laws. And last week, California lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom took the lead on the issue in the state by announcing a drive to put a firearms-control initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

Along with a group of activists called the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Newsom unveiled a measure that would, among other provisions, require gun owners who own magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to turn them in to police, sell them to licensed firearm dealers or move them out of California.
 

The NRA Will Fall When Rural, Uneducated White People Die Off
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Adam Winkler, a liberal law professor writing in The Washington Post, argued that changing demographics in America will doom the National Rifle Association as the white majority shrinks and minorities grow in population.

In Winkler’s piece, "The NRA will fall. It’s inevitable," he explained:

“The core of the NRA’s support comes from white, rural and relatively less educated voters. This demographic is currently influential in politics but clearly on the wane.” Using demographic characteristics to back up his claim, he says that whites who make up 63% of the population today will soon be outnumbered:
 

Gun Sales Are Spiking, Thanks in Part to Women
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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More women are buying firearms than ever before, according to industry experts, thanks to an increased interest in self defense, marketing and surprisingly, target shooting.

"Clearly in the last two years there's been a surge in women purchasing firearms," said Jeff McClure, CEO of Freedom Capital Investment Management, a group that McClure said invests in companies that enhance the security and freedom of the United States, including the firearm industry.

"The industry is now marketing to women more," he added. "Both are intertwined. The more people of a certain demographic to purchase a product, the more marketing there is and vice versa."
 

Honor Defense To Debut New Pistol Line at NASGW Show
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Honor Defense will be reviewing their new family of CCW handguns with select distributors at the NASGW Show next week in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“We’re very excited to be part of the NASGW and seeing old friends again,” said Gary Ramey, President of Honor Defense.

“Some Distributors have already reviewed the line and signed up to carry our firearms. We are looking forward to meeting with a few more and nailing down details.”
 

FL: Banning guns at UCF enables attack, cripples defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Let us looks at some bare facts. Guns are already legal to have on campus in the state of Florida, however they are only allowed inside of the gun owner’s car. Guns have already been illegally possessed at UCF, which was evident in the recent Tower I incident. Most violent crimes are ended within seconds while police are usually minutes away. Criminals do not care to break an extra law when they already plan on violently assaulting someone. Finally, there is no empirical evidence that banning guns on campus has any effect on the violent crime rate.
 

TX: Bell County women find friendship, safety in new shooting league
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Officer TammyJo McCleney joined the Belton Police Department nearly a year and a half ago, and she quickly took up the community spirit and involvement displayed by her fellow Belton officers.

“I found that there was a need for women’s safety, women’s self defense,” McCleney said. “Lots of people wanted to learn to shoot, especially since I started working on my off-duty time at Hawkeye Shooting Academy in Temple teaching CHL (concealed handgun license) and emergency classes. I really saw more of a need for women to bond, to have an environment where they felt comfortable.”
 

Dave Kopel: 2nd Circuit Defied SCOTUS to Uphold 'Assault Weapon' Ban
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Writing in The Washington Post, Kopel explained that the 2nd Circuit’s ruling is fashioned in such a way as to defy the SCOTUS ruling in McDonald v Chicago (2010) and District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). The 2nd Circuit did this by minimizing the scope of the rulings–divorcing the letter of both rulings from the spirit of the same, thereby accepting bans of weapons other than those explicitly in focus in McDonald or Heller.
 

Turning victims into survivors with ‘100 Deadly Skills’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Using his two decades of experience as a Navy SEAL and an operative inside the National Security Agency, Clint Emerson has put together a detailed guide on how to survive in a multitude of dangerous situations.

Put together in large categories like Mission Prep, Infiltration, and Sanitization, Emerson groups the skills used by what he calls the Violent Nomad — essentially a highly-trained spy with a “disregard for international borders and their bias for swift, brutal action.”
 

AL: Second Amendment does not address quantity of guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Search as I may through dictionaries and the Internet, I am unable to find militia defined as a hunting club, nor that the sole purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the rights of hunters.

The limits contained in the Second Amendment do not dictate the type or quantity of small arms a citizen has the right to possess, but the amendment does say the federal government cannot infringe upon those rights. The citizens who constitute the NRA membership support the full enforcement of laws which actually work to prevent firearms from being obtained by individuals who are not allowed to possess firearms.
 

CA: Campus carry debate heats as Gallup shows majority favor CCW
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A spirited debate has erupted anew over allowing concealed carry on college campuses in several states, according to a story in The Hill earlier today, at the same time that a new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans think more concealed firearms “would make the country safer.”

The Hill piece, by Colorado State University professor Raymond Hogler, notes that “More states are joining the rush to bring weapons to public institutions of higher education. Concealed carry legislation in Texas prompted a recent cavalcade of dissent that featured students carrying sex toys and the resignation of a prominent faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin, Daniel Hamermesh, a well-known labor market economist.”
 

NY: More guns don't make guns safer
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Controls are a step, but I personally think that all guns should be outlawed.

I'm wondering how many more children have to die before our society, made up of free thinking human beings with an understanding of right and wrong, finally decides to protect the rights and safety of all the members.

I do not think more guns makes guns safer.
 

TX: Campus Carry Advocates Make Their Case at TCU
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Students and guest speakers at a Thursday evening forum lamented what they saw as misperceptions of firearms as they advocated for Texas Christian University to allow concealed firearms on campus.

The session was hosted by TCU's College Republicans as part of its Texas Women's Summit and featured speakers state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Fort Worth, and sexual assault survivor Amanda Collins.
 

ID: Do armed protesters hurt their own causes?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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But are such open displays of firearms an effective way for groups to promote their agendas?

Chris McIntire, the spokesperson for Idaho III%, said the experience at the recruiting stations was positive for his group, an organization that seeks to protect constitutional rights.

But afterward, organization members decided to only carry small arms at future events, while leaving the big guns like the AR-15s at home.

“We do understand the social stigma and misconception of open carry, and anytime we show up in public, we want to appear professional,” McIntire said. “We believe the same message can be sent with just a small handgun on the hip.”
 

Mike Rowe Attacked for Saying a “Man’s Man” Owns a Gun. But His Response Hits It Out of the Park.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Among the 27 different points Rowe offered his opinion on, one certainly grabbed the attention of many.

The New York Times piece stated:

“The modern man has no use for a gun. He doesn’t own one, and he never will.”

Rowe disagreed, saying:

“A Man’s Man owns at least one firearm. He knows how to use it, clean it, and store it properly. He understands it’s [sic] importance, and sees it for what it is – a tool that can protect him and his family.”
 

Poll: Most Americans support NRA despite mass shootings
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Most Americans maintain a favorable view of the National Rifle Association despite criticism and a presidential rebuke of the gun lobby after a massacre in Oregon this month, Gallup said.

The NRA is viewed favorably by 58 percent of Americans, Gallup said. That compares with 54 percent after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and is just 2 points below its highest showing in Gallup polls since 1989.

Another poll by Gallup, released earlier this week, showed 55 percent of Americans prefer tighter regulations on gun sales, something the NRA generally opposes. Pro-gun groups say increased background checks for gun buyers could infringe on Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.
 

Smart gun proponents ready to reload
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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After vehement protests helped block the nation’s first smart gun from entering the marketplace, proponents of the technology are gearing up for another fight, intent on capitalizing on renewed interest in gun safety following a spate of high-profile shootings.

Ernst Mauch, the renowned German firearms engineer who designed the gun but left its manufacturer, is in the United States this week exploring starting a company to build another smart gun, perhaps with one of his previous competitors.
 

NJ: Christie loses as Senate OKs gun bill override
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The tally on Bill S-2360, which would provide judges with relevant information from law enforcement when prospective gun buyers seek to expunge their mental health records, was 27-12 in favor of overriding the governor’s veto; 27 affirmative votes were required.

The bill will become law — over Christie’s objections — if the Assembly also votes to override. Christie, who has disavowed his previous support for gun-control while courting more conservative presidential primary voters, vetoed Bill S-2360 even though the measure passed originally with the unanimous support of lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike.
 

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By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our Founding Fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the second amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of the country. For that reason I believe the second amendment will always be important. --JOHN F. KENNEDY

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