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Women, Rape, and Self-Defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Campus rape rightly has been described as one of the most pressing problems facing colleges and universities. But when someone tries to do something concrete about the problem—such as allowing female students the option of carrying concealed weapons to protect themselves against rapists--then some sexual assault-activists…suddenly start downplaying the issue of safety and self-protection.

Legislators in Florida, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming all have bills pending that would reverse the policies of governments and many universities that forbid or restrict possessing guns on campus.
 

AR: The open carry question
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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By now, a lot of Arkansans have heard about the “open carry” controversy stirred up by a billboard outside of Conway advising citizens that state law allows them to openly carry pistols.

It’s also worth mentioning that our new attorney general, Leslie Rutledge, has gone on record saying she believes Arkansas law is pretty clear – an individual may carry a pistol so long as he or she does so without the intent to unlawfully employ it against another person.

I, for one, won’t strap my 9mm pistol on my hip and go swaggering down the street just yet. The open carry issue is far from resolved.
 

TX: Houston lawmaker wants stricter rules on self defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, will try again to tighten the rules on when Texans can use lethal force in self defense, arguing that current law encourages people to act upon fear and prejudice with deadly consequences.

House Bill 1627, filed by Coleman on Thursday, would allow lethal force only if a person is in danger and cannot safely retreat, unless they are in their homes.
 

NM: Self defense in New Mexico
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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To date, the homeowner has not been charged with any crimes for shooting Gabaldon. Under New Mexico law, a person has the right to use deadly force to defend himself or others. A person acts in self-defense when (1) there was an appearance of immediate danger of death or great bodily harm to the person or another person; (2) The person was in fact put in fear of immediate death or great bodily harm and shot the assailant because of that fear; and (3) the apparent danger would have caused a reasonable person in the same circumstances to act as the person did.
 

OH: Son Gives His Widowed Mother a Gun Out of Concern for Her Safety. Then, One Week Later…
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A woman was startled out of her sleep early Thursday morning when she heard what sounded like someone breaking into her home. It turned out to be a robbery suspect who police believe was breaking into neighborhood homes in West Columbus, Ohio.

The woman grabbed her firearm and confront the intruder, eventually firing what would be a fatal shot. The suspect was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital hours later.
 

FL: Court upholds law that bans openly carrying guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An appeals court has upheld a Florida law banning people from openly carrying firearms purely for self-defense purposes.

A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal issued the ruling Wednesday in the case of Dale Norman. Norman challenged the law on constitutional grounds after his 2012 arrest in Fort Pierce on a misdemeanor charge for openly carrying a handgun in a holster.
 

Fighting Sexual Assault On Campus With Guns Is Not The Answer (We're Looking At You, State Legislators)
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Conservative lawmakers from Florida to Nevada have found the solution to ending sexual assault on college campuses: guns. The New York Times reports that legislators in 10 states are currently pushing for college students to carry firearms on campuses, in a move to purportedly protect female students from sexual violence. At odds with this new gun-toting movement, however, is the long-held theory that guns may make young women more susceptible to sexual and physical violence.
 

When your armed neighbor comes knocking
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Some people — most people, I would hope — understand that bringing a gun to complain to a neighbor is inherently threatening. But going to the cops wouldn’t have solved that problem.

Not in North Carolina, anyway. Or in any other state where the law enshrines a right to carry guns openly.

Should the murdered couple have armed themselves for self-defense? These charity-supporting, life-loving, model students probably couldn’t imagine themselves defending their castle, standing their ground, or shooting first the next time their gun-wielding neighbor looked at them funny.
 

Think ‘Defensive Gun Use’ Is a Myth? Think Again
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It’s deja vu all over again. In a recent Politico Magazine article, Evan DeFillipis and Devin Hughes resuscitate criticisms of a survey on defensive gun use that I conducted with my colleague Marc Gertz way back in 1993—the National Self-Defense Survey (NSDS). The authors repeat, item for item, speculative criticisms floated by a man named David Hemenway in 1997 and repeated endlessly since. The conclusion these critics drew is that our survey grossly overestimated the frequency of defensive gun use (DGU), a situation in which a crime victim uses a gun to threaten or attack the offender in self-defense.
 

Defensive Gun Use Is Not a Myth
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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But what DeFillipis and Hughes carefully withheld from readers is the fact that I and my colleague have refuted every one of Hemenway’s dubious claims, and those by other critics of the NSDS, first in 1997, and again, even more extensively, in 1998 and 2001. Skeptical readers can check for themselves if we failed to refute them—the 1998 version is publicly available here. More seriously motivated readers could acquire a copy of Armed, a 2001 book by Don Kates and me, and read chapter six.
 

TX: 'Stand Your Ground' law needs to be repealed
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The backlash was understandable: The feeling is an awful one. For many of us, however - namely, those of us who are of color - this was no new feeling; it was simply a continuation of how life has always been. We have learned early on that people are afraid of us and almost always irrationally so. Unfortunately, we live in a state that allows and even encourages people to act upon that fear - with deadly consequences. That's why I filed legislation Thursday to repeal our state's version of the "Stand Your Ground" provision.
 

Researcher Reaffirms: At Least 760000 Defensive Gun Uses a Year
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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On February 17 Florida State University criminology professor Gary Kleck responded to recent criticism of his past studies on defensive gun uses (DGUs) by showing why the criticism is wrong and why a minimum of 760,000 DGUs each year is still a viable claim.

For any uninitiated readers, Kleck’s work on DGUs entered into the public dialogue in 1993 with the publication of the National Self-Defense Survey (NSDS). He conducted this survey with his colleague Marc Gertz, finding a minimum of 760,000 DGUs annually.
 

OK: Tulsa Residents Are Lawfully Killing Bad Guys At A Rate Of 1 Every 10 Days
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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We’re only 50 days into 2015, but those 50 days have been wild ones in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a bad one for criminals.

Tusla’s residents have already put five bad guys in the ground in shootings that have been ruled justifiable self-defense.

It’s not a trend that anyone expects to continue. There were only eight legal homicides in Tulsa in all of 2014, and only two of those incidents involving average citizens. The other six justifiable homicides in Tulsa in 2014 involved police officers.
 

SC: Senators seek compromise to overcome objections to domestic violence gun ban
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Senators working on toughening domestic violence laws were forced to take a step back Thursday to try to work out a compromise between those who want to ban batterers from possessing guns and those who fear it encroaches on Second Amendment rights.

Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the bill’s sponsor, said he is reluctant to weaken the proposed ban on anyone convicted of domestic violence having a firearm for a decade, but concessions might be necessary to get it passed.
 

IA: King addresses Second Amendment, ISIS during Fostoria stop
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Newly constructed Apex Indoor Shooting Range already has their first high profile visitor.
U.S. Rep. Steve King stopped by the Fostoria facility Tuesday afternoon to offer his insights on the Second Amendment. He realizes how important firearms have been in the annals of U.S history.

"When I walk through the Smithsonian Institution (I) can track the history of America just by the models of the firearms that were used to defend our freedom," King said. "When you look at that, you cannot understand the history of our country without understanding the history of the firearms that defended our country."
 

CO: Travyon Martin's mother speaks at Colorado State
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Trayvon Martin's mother has turned his death into her life's work.

The Coloradoan reports that in a speech Thursday at Colorado State University marking Black History Month, Sybrina Fulton said too many people are reluctant to acknowledge the prevalence of racism in the United States.
 

IL: Newman’s Gun Club shooting range to open later this year
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Terry Newman and Todd Manker are pairing up to expand their membership-style gun club in Sesser to include a shooting range later this year.

Newman’s Gun Club already offers firearm instruction classes at its current location at 5996 Valier Lake Rd. in Sesser, but the addition of a shooting range will give students a chance at hands-on training, and will offer firearm owners a place to practice.
 

NV: Fiore said bullet to the head makes rapists dead
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Liberals are having a veritable cow after the New York Times printed the following quote by conservative Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R-Clark) with regard to the reintroduction of her campus carry bill:

“If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”

Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D-Clark) was pretty close to being the first out of the door from the Home for the Perpetually Offended:
 

OR: Deschutes DA: Bend man won't be charged in 2012 shooting of intruder
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Deschutes County prosecutor has closed a 2-year-old case by announcing that a man who shot an intruder won't be charged.

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On June 24, 2012, Kevin Perry and his girlfriend returned to Perry's home to find the front door smashed in and Munoz asleep on the couch.

Hummel, new in the office, said he reviewed the case for five weeks and agreed with investigators who concluded Perry shot Munoz in self-defense. Hummel says tests showed all three people were "extremely intoxicated."
 

Glock vs 1911, which is better? (Part II)
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In part I, I wrote that it’s pretty fruitless for shooters to compare a Glock or a 1911. I haven’t changed my opinion, but since people will continue to pose this loaded question—which is better a Glock or a 1911?—here’s my take on it and what I’d choose by category:
 

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