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5 Things to Do After a Shooting

What you say or do after a self defense shooting can mean the different between freedom and imprisonment. Here is Massad Ayoob explaining what he teaches his students to do immediately after defending their life with a firearm. From our friends at Second Call Defense ...

When the Killer’s Gun Jams…Can you Recognize an Opportunity for Action?

I’ve written quite a bit about malfunctioning guns over the years. I published Criminals and the Guns They Carry . That article was a study of all the unloaded broken and malfunctioning guns police take from criminals. A couple weeks later I wrote Weapon Malfunctions in the Active Shooter Environment about how commonly killers’ guns jam when they are engaged in a shooting spree. I guess I’m not...

NSSF Infographic: Gun Sales Up, Crime Rates Down

With gun control advocates in Congress continuing to beat the drum on restricting Americans' Second Amendment rights, it's important to remember the facts are on our side. As NSSF's new infographic shows, violent crime continues its downward trend, even as the firearms market has seen more and more growth over the past two decades. Fortunately we also see the number of firearm accidents dropping...

FASTER Saves Lives: Who Will Protect Your Children at School?

Not a month goes by without a news report of an active shooter situation somewhere in the United States. If you look at the FBI statistics (which have only been updated to 2013), they are constantly on the rise. If only the police could get there faster, to protect our children at school. I spent many years substitute teaching while my boys were in grade school. Eventually I earned my teaching...

Understanding the Miranda warning and what it means to you

The Miranda warning, sometimes referred to as your Miranda rights, is a warning police give to criminal suspects after they are taken into custody. The purpose of the Miranda warning depends on whether you are the law enforcement officer or the suspect. From a suspect's point of view, it is to remind you that you have a 5th Amendment right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. From an...

Knox County concealed carry instructors indicted for teaching short classes; Dozens of licenses suspended

The Columbus Dispatch reported last week that a Knox County grand jury has indicted two former NRA-certified instructors on a combined 50 felony counts, accused of falsifying certificates of completion for the concealed handgun license courses. From the article : Robert Hess, 55,of Loudonville, was indicted on 38 counts of forgery, and John Fisher, 36,of Cardington, was indicted on 12 counts. All...

Massachusetts Attorney General Unilaterally Bans Thousands of Previously Legal Guns

On July 19, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued an “ enforcement notice ” that greatly expands the Commonwealth’s definition of “assault weapon.” AG Healey alleges that the ban’s definition of “copy” or “duplicate” “assault weapons” has been misinterpreted for the last 18 years and she is simply the first law enforcement official to discover this incorrect interpretation...

Senator Rob Portman surges ahead of Strickland in polls following stand against gun control proposals

The post recent Quinnipiac University poll of three swing states shows U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) opening up a seven-point lead on anti-gun rights Democrat Ted Strickland. According to the poll , Sen. Portman leads Mr. Strickland 47-40%. Last month, Quinnipiac’s survey found the pair were locked in a dead heat, and earlier in the contest, Mr. Portman trailed by as much as nine points. I...

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