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FASTER Saves Lives program recommended to be adopted at first Connecticut school

Just over three years after a deadly attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut inspired Buckeye Firearms Foundation to begin a program to arm school faculty, news media in the Constitution State are reporting that the Foundation's FASTER Saves Lives program is being considered for adoption in a Kent, CT school just 40 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary. Created by concerned parents,...

Court Decision, Drug Lord’s Capture Illustrate Ongoing Fallout of Operation Fast & Furious

A sharp memory and respect for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms go hand in hand. The Second Amendment, after all, was written by those who had only recently fought their way to independence from a tyrannical monarchy that had ceased to recognize American colonists’ basic human and legal rights. Memories of King George III’s abuses of power, and particularly the Redcoats’ attempts to disarm the...

Criminal Weapon Selection: So much for the Saturday Night Special myth

I’ve written before about criminals and the guns they carry . My study was obviously limited by the relatively small number of guns my upscale suburban police department seizes. Other police departments seize far more guns than we do. Currently, the Chicago Police Department seizes the largest number of firearms used in crimes. I found this article to be incredibly interesting. It is a complete...

No Way Out: Feds Stop Processing NICS Denial Appeals

As much as the Brady Campaign, Bloomberg’s Everytown, and the Obama administration contend that submitting oneself to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a fast and simple process that does not significantly burden lawful firearms transferees, the fact is that for many of Americans that simply isn’t true. Each year thousands of Americans are wrongfully denied...

FBI: Number of reported rapes in the country rose 9.6% in 2015

Editor's Note: Police in the hometown of Ohio University say there is a serial rapist on the loose in the southeastern Ohio college town of Athens. The victims were all young women walking home in the middle of the night. Ohio colleges and universities are currently barred by state law from allowing their students to exercise their Second Amendment rights. HB 48 seeks to change that . According...

Active killer murders four in Canada town, high school; President Obama silent

"This type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries." - President Barack Obama In late January, a 17 year-old used a shotgun to shoot at least nine people in the remote northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche. Four are dead, including the attacker's two brothers, who he killed at home before going to the high school . The description of the attack at the school was sadly...

Op-Ed: Preserving Our Second Amendment Rights

As a judge on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals, covering northeastern Ohio, I often consider cases concerning our vital right to bear arms as established in the United States Constitution and as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court the case of District of Columbia v. Heller . It is no coincidence that the right to bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment, which immediately follows the...

Cincinnati homeowner repeatedly dials 911; waits nearly an hour for help to arrive

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that a couple and their and 9 and 7 year-old daughters were forced to wait nearly an hour after dialing 911 while a disorderly man on their front porch grew increasingly disoriented and violent. From the article : Michelle Gardner...grew increasingly frightened as the disorderly man was kicking and hitting on her doors and windows at 4360 Hamilton Ave. with a...

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