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Do Dogs Deter Criminals?

I investigated a recent break in and the victim told me “ I’m going to get a big dog. This will never happen again. ” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that the presence of a dog may or may not prevent a burglary. The dog may also fail to deter crimes like robbery or assault. A quick internet search shows several incidents of people being targeted for robbery or assault even while walking their...

Secretary Zinke Announces Members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

WASHINGTON - On May 22, 2018, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the newly appointed members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council. The Council was established on January 9, 2018, and is intended to provide the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture with advice regarding the establishment and implementation of existing and proposed policies...

Obama advisers sought to 'tap people's emotions' for gun-control push after Sandy Hook: Emails

Rahm Emanuel, Arne Duncan talked strategy in correspondence published by Baltimore Post Rahm Emanuel famously said that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” and apparently that included the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Two days after the horrific school shooting, the Chicago mayor advised then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan to “[t]ap peoples emotions” as they discussed how to leverage...

March & April 2018 busiest ever for firearms sales

We haven’t reported on the FBI NICS background check numbers for some time, but recent numbers show a sharp increase in checks. The most recent numbers are for the month of April. April 2018 was the busiest April ever (since NICS began in November 1998). March was the busiest March ever. February was the second-busiest February. More than 2.2 million background checks were conducted through NICS...

Beware the Straw Purchase!

Recent highly publicized shootings have heightened concerns over firearms purchases and the background screening processes required by FFLs. Now more than ever there is a heightened level of public awareness focused on how firearm retailers include proper screening and follow guidelines. Know Your Customers A seasoned firearms salesperson working for a licensed FFL can quickly recognize a first-...

CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence That Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns

CDC surveys in the 1990s, never publicly reported, indicate nearly 2.5 million defensive uses of guns a year. That matches the results of Gary Kleck's controversial surveys, and it indicates more defensive than offensive uses of guns. Many people who support gun control are angry that the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are not legally allowed to use money from Congress to do research...

UK Officials Continue to Push Knife/Gun/Cleaning Products Control

The UK’s descent into absurdity continue[s]...as officials announced new efforts to crack down on knives and other potentially dangerous objects. The renewed interest in banning sharp objects stems from a recent spate of killings in London. In February and March, London’s murder rate topped New York City’s for the first time in recorded history. As we previously reported, Home Office officials...

CMP, ORPA Host Highpower Rifle Matches at Camp Perry in June

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), in collaboration with the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association (ORPA), will be hosting a weekend of Highpower Rifle Matches in June. Competition will begin on Saturday, June 23, with a CMP Cup Series 800 Aggregate event, followed immediately by an EIC (Excellence-In-Competition) match. Firing will begin at 7:00 a.m., with all competition...

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