Bible stops two bullets to save life of Ohio bus driver, police say

 

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A Bible saved the life of a Ohio bus driver after the man was shot twice in the chest early Monday, police said.

Rickey Waggoner, a Dayton RTA bus driver, was making a mechanical fix outside his bus when three assailants approached him and shot him in what appears to have been a gang initiation, the Dayton Daily News reported. Continue reading Bible stops two bullets to save life of Ohio bus driver, police say

The right to bear arms doesn’t stop at the front door

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Last week, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a restriction on carrying concealed handguns. The court held that carrying a handgun “outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes ‘bear[ing] Arms’ within the meaning of the Second Amendment.”

The question of whether the Second  Amendment right to bear arms extends to the public is contentious. The 7th Circuit agrees with the 9th Circuit that carrying a gun outside the home is protected by the Constitution, but other courts (the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Circuits) are unsettled on the issue. Continue reading The right to bear arms doesn’t stop at the front door

First ‘smart’ pistol hits shelves in California

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The first so-called “smart gun” has hit the shelves at U.S. retail outlets, including one of the biggest firearms stores in California, according to the Washington Post

The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made by the German gun-maker Armatix GmbH, can only function with an accompanying wristwatch, which is sold separately. Continue reading First ‘smart’ pistol hits shelves in California

‘Smart’ gun control? Dem bill would require all new guns be ‘personalized’

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Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be “personalized” with special features, such as fingerprint-reading technology, so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.  Continue reading ‘Smart’ gun control? Dem bill would require all new guns be ‘personalized’

Gun Makers Find Greener Pastures Down South

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Good News for the South

In the wake of new regulations in their northern home states, gun makers are going to the Carolinas, Alabama and other areas in the South for a place to open up shop.

Legislators in some states pushed for bans on the type of rifle used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in December 2012. New York and Maryland each passed laws that prohibit certain types of semi-automatic rifles and capped the size of magazines, while Connecticut also restricted the number of rounds for a single magazine. Continue reading Gun Makers Find Greener Pastures Down South

Florida lawmakers take aim at backyard gun ranges

South Florida lawmakers are taking aim at a state law that allows residents to have backyard shooting ranges.

Florida, a state with some of the least restrictive gun regulations in the country, passed the law in 2011 and attempted to keep local lawmakers from making changes by including the possibility of a $5,000 fine and being removed from office should anybody try. Continue reading Florida lawmakers take aim at backyard gun ranges

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