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TN: Off-duty MPD Officer Shoots Burglary Suspect in Southaven
Submitted by: David Williamson
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A Memphis police officer has been relieved of duty after shooting a suspected intruder at a Southaven home.

The officer was off-duty at the time of the shooting. The fact that he is being relieved of duty is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting.
 

Tennessee's Doorstill of Danger
Submitted by: Liston Matthews
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Tennessee law allows one to carry a firearm in the vehicle, but step out of the car with it and you are in violation, UNLESS you have your permission slip from the state.
 

OH: Women's Gun Group Holds First Meeting
Submitted by: David Williamson
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As a mother of two teenage daughters nearing adulthood, Jen Whitaker thought she had her daughters prepared to someday leave home into a dark and scary world.

She then realized her daughters were naďve when it came to personal safety.
 

CA: San Francisco Smart Gun Symposium Attracting Leading Issues Proponents and Developers
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Encouraged by President Obama’s call for more research and development of smart gun technology, and vice president Biden’s video endorsement Seattle-based Washington Ceasefire and San Francisco-based Smart Tech Challenges Foundation (STCF) are bringing together leading smart gun developers and proponents to discuss the potential of smart guns to save lives and the resources needed to make them a reality.
 

KS: Gun Indusrty Scambles to Keep Up With Demand
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Pacing in a mostly empty arena on the eve of a weekend gun show last month, event promoter Dennis Pearson switched from one conversation to the next on his cellphone.

Pearson is busy, just like seemingly everyone else in the firearms business.
 

WI: Trigger Pulled on New Lake Hallie Shooting Range
Submitted by: David Williamson
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A new indoor shooting range in Lake Hallie has opened its doors, allowing gun enthusiasts a year-round facility to practice the activity.
 

Reagan Packet Heat. Now Everyone's in on The Gun Toting Fantasy
Submitted by: David Williamson
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This past June, pulp novelist Brad Metzler revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him Meltzer called a "secret."
 

Appeals Court Remands Decision For ‘Strict Scrutiny’ Of Second Amendment
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Thursday overturned a federal district court decision that had upheld the 2013 State of Maryland Firearm Safety Act as constitutional under intermediate scrutiny review.

 

FL: Volusia County Among Top 10 Florida Counties With Concealed Weapons Licenses
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Ed Sparks would rather call 9-1-1 than use his gun.

But the Ormond Beach resident, a National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor since 1977, knows a lot can happen before help arrives.

 

TX: Carry Gun, Receive Discount at BBQ Business
Submitted by: David Williamson
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There is a place where Houstonians can get BBQ at a discount simply for exercising their right to openly carry their gun. The BBQ trailer located in the parking lot with ACE Hardware and Kroger on FM 529 is owned and operated by Trent Brooks. He opened the food trailer in 2009 after he lost his job. Brooks’ Place BBQ is a popular smokehouse trailer located in Cypress that awards its’ customers a 10 percent discount for carrying their gun to the establishment.
 

MD: At Crowded Bel Air Gun Show, Home and Self-Defense Weapons Draw Visitors' Attention
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Firearms dealer Bill Murphy, who runs Talbot Arms, in Sherwood, Talbot County, was a first-time vendor at this weekend's 56th annual Bel Air Gun Show held at the Bel Air Armory, and said he'll definitely be returning.

He and several other vendors said many of the estimated 3,000-plus visitors who strolled the crowded armory floor from Friday night through Sunday afternoon were particularly interested in home and self-defense weapons, handguns or shotguns, not just firearms for hunting or target shooting.
 

Why We Carry: Gun Owners Want to Defend Themselves
Submitted by: David Williamson
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South Dakota is among the highest in the nation when it comes to the percentage of its population that have concealed carry permits. The Argus Leader asked six permit holders why they choose to conceal carry. Here are their responses.
 

FL: Manatee Neighbors Fight, One Hospitalized With Two Stab Wounds
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A fight where a 47-year-old man suffered two stab wounds in the chest is being investigated as a possible self-defense case by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 7:04 p.m. Friday, the 47-year-old knocked on his 33-year-old neighbor's door in the 5400 block of 15th Street Court East, and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground, according to a sheriff's report.

 

NC: Man Dies in Alleged Domestic Shooting
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The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday shooting in which a woman allegedly fatally wounded her husband.

Sheriff Steve Tanner said the shooter is in custody and the scene is still being processed. The husband died as a result of the wounds he received.

 

Congress Enabling Future Police State
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Passage of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual United States wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties.
 

As N.H. Primary Looms, Gun Control is a Non-Starter, Says AP
Submitted by: David Williamson
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This morning’s New York Times features a story that essentially calls Barack Obama’s gun control policies, announced early last month, something of a bluff, and as the New Hampshire primary looms Tuesday, the Associated Press noted yesterday that gun control is a non-starter in the Granite State.
 

States Taking Action to Keep Guns Out of Abuser's Hands
Submitted by: David Williamson
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More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.
 

OH: Bill Would Allow Guns to be Removed by Protective Order
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An Ohio lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of alleged domestic abusers once a protective order has been issued.
 

OK: Man Arrested After Pointing Toy Guns at Drivers in Tulsa Late Friday Night
Submitted by: David Williamson
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A man has been arrested after Deputies say he pointed a toy gun at several drivers.

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says they received several reports late Friday night of a man pointing a gun at drivers near the 7000 block of North Peoria Avenue.
 

CT: Kent Board Rejects Proposal to Arm Teachers
Submitted by: David Williamson
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School officials in Kent will not pursue a recommendation that the town's only elementary school consider participating in a program that trains teachers and staff to respond to a school shooting.
 

Women Carrying Guns in Style With New Designer Bags
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Gals, are you looking for a new stylish handbag?

The hottest trends right now isn't fringe or studs or prints, it's guns. Specifically, it's purses designed to conceal guns.
 

CT: Murphy, Blumenthal Statement on Facebook Policy to Ban Private Sale of Guns
Submitted by: David Williamson
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement regarding Facebook’s action to ban the private sale of firearms on both Facebook and Instagram...
 

Gun Owner Answers the 'Groceries Not Guns' Movement
Submitted by: David Williamson
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On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, I went to Caraluzzi’s with my 5-year old daughter to pick up some groceries. I was open-carrying my handgun, as I have done hundreds of times, and we were shopping along when one of the managers approached me quietly and said that while he was confident I had a license and was legal, would I mind covering my gun with my shirt because my gun was making some of the customers uncomfortable.
 

SC: Local Gun Dealer Gets Prison Time for Selling Felon Weapons
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The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a press release that 55-year-old Philip Elliott also spoke to the felon about selling him rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

Elliott, who ran Mountain Top Coins, Guns and Ammo in Franklin, was sentenced Thursday.
 

IN: “I will crush your skull in:” 52-year-old woman fights off attacker with staple guns
Submitted by: David Williamson
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The woman named Carol told police a man was waiting in her garage when she returned home on Tuesday evening, February 2nd.

“I said ‘what’s going on? What do you need? What are you doing here?’ He says ‘I have a gun. I want your purse, and I mean it. I will shoot,’” said Carol.
 

MO: Gun Legislation A Talking Point at Joplin Gun Show
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Gun enthusiasts show up in crowds, even as gun rights are under attack in the legislature. A Missouri democrat is proposing a ban on those convicted of domestic violence or sexual offenses from possessing guns, as well as those with protective orders against them. And with so many current proposals for gun legislation, there was a lot to talk about at the Joplin gun show today.
 

FL: Man Robs Store With Fake Gun, Gets Shot By Clerk’s Real One
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The morning didn’t go too well for a man who decided to use a fake gun to rob a store and was shot in the neck by a store clerk before he fled the business.
 

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