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MI: Geoffrey Fieger takes on Trump's proposal to arm teachers
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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The proposal made by President Donald Trump to arm teachers with guns is not only unfeasible, it would be worse than ineffective. What we need is a rational discussion of rational proposals.

Arming, training (and maintaining what would be the equivalent of the third-largest army in the world) would be a logistical and economic nightmare. There may be some teachers willing to carry guns, but the vast majority of teachers do not want guns in the classroom. Recruiting armed teachers would be difficult, a fact recognized by Trump who proposed a "bonus" for volunteers. Normal attrition of licensed and trained teachers means the cost would continue and grow every year.

 

OH: A warning to potential shooters: These schools are armed
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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It's no secret that guns exist in Ohio's Sidney City Schools. All you have to do is read the signs prominently displayed outside.

"Inside this building our children are protected by an armed and trained response team," says one sign that serves as a warning to visitors.

Here, in this district just a few dozen miles north of Dayton, loaded Glock 19s are strategically hidden in school buildings, tucked inside biometric safes that can only be opened with a thumbprint — ready for trained staff to use if the unthinkable happens.

For Hailey New, a sophomore at Sidney High School, knowing the guns exist provides comfort at a time when the idea of a school shooting seems "always a possibility."
 

Returning guns to their proper role in society
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Finally, it seems like our country is poised to start a real gun control debate, and it had better be more substantial than business-as-usual.

It seems like a consensus could develop around tightening up how dangerous or mentally ill people are able to buy assault rifles, but I think this improvement will only do so much. Anyone who wants to buy, borrow or steal an assault rifle in this country has plenty of other avenues besides an over-the-counter purchase. However, if strategic and sensitive gun controls help prevent even one more mass shooting, then I’m willing to risk some of our liberties. We can’t go on like this.
 

IA: Police: Man who killed roommate in Drake neighborhood may have used self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A man who allegedly killed his roommate in a Drake neighborhood apartment Wednesday morning may have been defending himself, said Sgt. Paul Parizek, spokesman for Des Moines police.

The body of Christopher John Latimer, 34, of Des Moines, was found in an upper-level apartment at 1076 21st St., Parizek said.

Latimer lived in the unit along with his mom, 55-year-old Lynne Marie Bailey and her boyfriend, Parizek said.
 

IN: Court docs: Lafayette shooting death was in self defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Court documents reveal the man who was shot to death Friday was in the process of robbing his shooter.

According to court documents, Thayer Summers, 30, was shot after he demanded money and hit Curtis Stewart in the head with his gun.

Officers observed a bump and abrasion to Stewart’s head Friday.
 

UT: People should have a right to self defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Whatever happened to self defense? Are we supposed to be knocked unconscious, shot down and destroyed and not be able to strike back?

If we are brave enough to defend ourselves, we will be sent into the legal system, and if we’re convicted we’ll go to jail or prison. We’ll be separated from our families and have a record that follows us the rest of our lives. And we’ll be forced to pay a big fine with money we don’t have!
 

CA: CCW Holder Shoots, Allegedly in Self Defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An argument between two men turned violent in Fresno on Thursday morning, that left one shot and another with a serious leg injury.

This all happened along a canal near Clovis and Belmont. Police said 73-year old Philip Kiser, who has a valid concealed weapons permit, shot 22-year old Daymond Martin in the hip. Officers believe Martin may have hit Kiser first with a wooden stick. Fresno Police said Kiser may have been acting in self defense.
 

Must ban assault weapons
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Every assault weapon is an unexploded bomb. We don’t know where they are buried or when the next one will go off. It could be at a school, a church, a concert, a nightclub, a mall, anywhere people congregate.

Unlike your car or washing machine, these durable goods may be effective for a very long time. It could explode today, tomorrow, next week, next year, decades from now, even a century from now.
 

CA: 2 people sent to the hospital after a shooting on a canal bank in East Central Fresno
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said 73-year-old Philip Kiser strolls the canal bank on a daily basis walking his dog or cleaning up. But police said on Thursday 22-year-old Damon Ray Martin, a neighbor, attacked Kiser.

"There was some type of confrontation or argument. It's my understanding they've had a conflict in the past. The 22-year-old at some point, according to the victim, grabbed a stick of some sort or a wooden object and struck the 73-year-old."
 

Lawmakers Playing Offense and Defense on Gun Legislation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The bills, 15 in the 11 states, would strengthen stand-your-ground laws in Wyoming and Idaho, allow people to carry handguns in Oklahoma without permits, and in other states, allow gun owners to carry in more locations. Most of the bills are making their way to the respective governor's desks.

In Idaho, a bill to strengthen the state's "stand your ground" law, expands the definition of justifiable homicide to include not just the home, but also a shooter's vehicle or place of employment.
 

UT: More than 1,400 Utah young adults carry concealed firearms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Each aisle she turned down, he seemed to be there. By the shelves of Cap'n Crunch and Cocoa Puffs. By the cans of chicken noodle soup and pinto beans and pasta sauce. By the rows of fresh lettuce.

And when Jacee Cole went to check out, he was there by the cash registers, too.

She didn't know who he was or what he wanted or why he was watching her. "I think I'm being followed," she whispered to her mom on her phone.
 

UT: Utah lawmakers get schools deal but drop some divisive bills
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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With the death penalty, Hughes appealed to his colleagues' libertarian leanings, arguing that ending capital punishment should be a conservative position. The measure failed to win enough support to pass the House.

He also backed a bill to allow police to temporarily seize the guns of those deemed to be a threat, but the measure, introduced in the session's final days, also failed.
 

WI: Leaders need to focus on mental health, school security
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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On the other side of the aisle, the Democrats want action, but it's terrible action they want. What they want, of course, is to take our guns.

Once again, the Democrats are pushing a tired but obvious agenda that amounts to little more than creeping confiscation. They want universal background checks, they want bump stocks and modern sporting rifles banned, they want mandatory waiting periods.

This is the same agenda they always propose after a mass shooting, never mind that these proposals would not have stopped most, if any, of those shootings. The Florida shooter passed a background check, for example, he didn't use a bump stock, and he bought his rifle about a year before the shooting.
 

Here's why raising the gun possession age could cost some crime victims their lives
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The desire to “do something” is obvious. But what about a 20-year-old woman who is being stalked by a rapist or a killer? Research shows that having a gun is by far the most effective way for young women to defend themselves.

A ban on gun sales to anyone younger than 21 won't keep people who are determined to be mass killers from getting weapons.
We have to consider both types of cases to decide what changes will save the most lives.

Fortunately, we don’t need to guess. This isn’t the first time that the government has raised the age requirement for rifle purchases. In 1994 the first federal limits required buyers to be 18 years of age. Prior to that law, there was no federal age requirement for buying a rifle.
 

ID: 'Stand your ground' bill sent to Idaho House floor
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A bill that would codify existing “stand your ground” statute in Idaho is headed to the House floor.

The House State Affairs Committee voted 12-3 Thursday to send SB 1313 to the full chamber with a do-pass recommendation after two hours of impassioned testimony for and against the legislation.

SB 1313, one of two Castle Doctrine bills introduced this session, would put self defense standards that already exist in Idaho case law and jury instruction into statute.

Proposed changes include expanding the definition of justifiable homicide to include not only defending one’s home against an intruder, but also defending one’s place of employment or an occupied vehicle.
 

ME: Thoughts on Parkland: 'I Can't Get Myself to Understand'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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At night, we lay on the pull-out bed splayed with college brochures, our brains aching from the brain dump of information we’ve just received. CNN Town Hall - Let’s give the students a voice, they say. Let’s make this Parkland issue relate to politics, and bring NRA and questionable, semi-hated Marco Rubio in for a little cinematic excitement, some drama to contrast against their typical tell-all news.

We watch the event for two or so hours, only preventing tears with our anger towards that NRA representative. The whole time I can’t get myself to understand why.

Why are killing weapons, semi-automatic rifles, easier to buy than handguns? Why can’t they just install tougher background checks?
 

Problematic Women: Owning a Gun and Motherhood Are Not Mutually Exclusive
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” we break down Ambassador Nikki Haley clapping back at the Palestinian leader who told her to “shut up.” Bumble, the popular dating app, is encouraging its users to report anyone with a gun in their photos. Bethany Mandel appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss why as a mother she has chosen to own a gun.

The American Enterprise Institute’s “Factual Feminist,” Christina Hoff Sommers, traveled to Oregon to give a speech at Lewis & Clark Law School. Several disruptors came into the lecture hall, screaming, shouting, and playing music to drown her out. How does this type of behavior benefit any group?
 

WI: A Former Teacher’s Opinion on School Shootings
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I understand some people reading this will say, Ron is just reacting to this shooting on emotion because his grandson was in Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting. Believe what you want, but the truth is I have held very strong opinions on gun control, and the NRA in particular, that might not sit well with a lot of pro-gun people. People who know me well already know this. The fact is I am pro-gun but do not and never will see all guns as equal. I believe there is no place for anyone but the military and police to have the so called “black guns.” Those are the assault-type semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic pistols.
 

A Black Defense Of The Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Since Trump took office, Black citizens have been increasingly arming themselves, a practice rooted in the long Black radical tradition of armed self-defense and articulated in Robert F. Williams’s Negroes With Guns. In a recent interview with Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argued that the Second Amendment “needs to be abolished.” Doing so, however, would disarm not only right-wing vigilantes, as she wants to do, but also Black citizens.
 

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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“Up to 1975, The NRA had not opposed gun regulations and had not made a fetish of the Second Amendment. It had been founded following the Civil War by a group of former Union Army officers in the North to sponsor marksmanship training and competitions,” Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz writes in Loaded, her new deep dive into the origins of the Second Amendment. “In 1934, during the Depression, the NRA testified in favor of the first federal gun legislation that sought to keep machine guns way from outlaws, such as the famous Bonnie and Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd, and Chicago gangsters. During testimony, a Congressman asked the NRA witness if the proposed law would violate the Constitution, the witness said he knew of none.”
 

PA: Saccone dishonest on guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In the recent televised debate with Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb, Republican Rick Saccone indicated he'd sponsored five pieces of legislation to reduce gun violence. Given what I know about Saccone's record (pro-Saccone PACs have praised him for wanting to eliminate the background check system and for protecting gun rights for people on the terrorist watch list), this sounded fishy. So I contacted his office for the names of the bills and looked them up.
 

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