Dr. John Lott is the go-to expert when it comes to crime data and Second Amendment rights. His studies from the Crime Prevention Center have been cited in numerous pieces, including ones published here on Townhall, about the Left’s incessant, and often ridiculous, efforts to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights. His studies have proven that contrary to what the anti-gun Left says about concealed carry holders, they’re actually more law-abiding than law enforcement. It proved to be useful data when the Violence Policy Center, an anti-gun outfit, decided to push the narrative that concealed carry holders were killers by fudging the data between convictions and trials pending. The VPC combined the two to cook the books. As any lawyer would know, there’s an explicit difference between a conviction and a pending trial. He’s also taken a stab at the whole myth about background checks, which isn’t the magic bullet to creating safer communities.
An Atlanta-area woman opened fire on three armed intruders early last Friday morning who were breaking into her home.
The dramatic home invasion shootout at 4 a.m., during which the woman defended herself from the men after a very rude and scary awakening, was recorded by surveillance video (see embedded footage below) as drywall debris flew everywhere from the gunfire.
As depicted in the footage, the burglars entered the home in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with their guns drawn.
The woman came running out of her bedroom in the Atlanta suburb and fired her gun at the intruders who apparently had kicked in the front door. All three suspects fled the scene, with one shown crashing through a glass door.
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AUSTIN, Texas — Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne canceled his Thursday show at the University of Texas’ Bass Concert Hall over the school’s policy to allow patrons to carry concealed handguns at the venue.
LaMontagne who won a Grammy for his 2010 album “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise,” announced the cancellation in a statement Tuesday.
“This Thursday’s show at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX has been canceled due to concerns over the state of Texas’ recently enacted campus-carry law, which allows licensed holders to bring concealed handguns into many performance venues on public university campuses, including the Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin,” LaMontagne said.
The explosion of racial violence in Charlotte, N.C. has led to a gun buying spree by locals worried about their safety.
At Hyatt Guns, one of the nation’s largest, staff arrived Thursday morning after the second night of riots and encountered a line of buyers.
“First off, our prayers are with law enforcement this morning. People are afraid. They see lunacy in the streets being perpetrated by criminals and they are gearing up to protect themselves,” Justin Anderson, director of marketing for Hyatt Guns told Secrets.
Gun “super-owners” are on the rise.
According to a study by Harvard and Northeastern University study obtained by the Guardian, three percent of American adults own half of the guns in the United States. This group of 7.7 million “super-owners” has between eight and 140 guns each, according to the survey.
The Census Bureau estimates there are about 247 million adults in the U.S. So according to the survey’s results, 7.7 million Americans own an average of about 17 guns each.
Last summer I was targeted with online harassment after an essay of mine was published. For weeks afterward, I was afraid to be home alone. My liberal friends reassured me that I’d be safe. That I was brave, tough. That I was loved.
My neighbors? They taught me how to shoot guns.
They made a day of it. Two men came over, along with three boys and one teenage girl, and set up swinging targets in the field behind my house. They brought probably 10 guns between them, ranging from a revolver to a semi-automatic. We fitted ourselves with earmuffs, and one of the men, who’d built a number of the guns himself and kept a home arsenal of at least 60 firearms, carefully showed me and the boys the safety features of each gun: touch here, never here. Treat every gun as if it’s loaded. Arms strong and straight. Wide stance. Fire.
And regardless of how many and what types of guns she owns, she’s more likely to report owning firearms for protection than men.
This is the portrait of the American female gun owner, as depicted by the mostdefinitive survey of US gun ownership in two decades. While gun ownership has long been dominated by men in the US, the survey finds that the percentage of women who choose to pack heat is increasing.
Tim Schmidt, president and founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association, was a guest on Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the weekend’s terror attacks. As SiriusXM host Alex Marlow noted, they were further examples of the jihadist strategy of hitting “soft targets” or “anti-gun safe spaces” featuring large numbers of unarmed victims.
“The bottom line is that gun-free zones, they simply do not work,” said Schmidt. “Criminals pay no attention to these gun-free zones. Ultimately, what happens is that only law-abiding citizens pay attention to them, so what you have, in essence, is a whole bunch of soft targets.”
If there’s one thing the left has taught us, it’s that the NRA is an evil organization that panders to gun nuts, craves violence, wants children to die, and works for the destruction of all that is good and decent in America. While they like claim otherwise, people with guns never stop mass-casualty attacks, guns are pretty much never used in self-defense, and carrying one in public is a recipe for disaster.
If there are two things the left has taught us, it’s that the NRA is evil – and cops are just as bad.
A Michigan man who can’t buy a gun because he was briefly treated for mental health problems in the 1980s has won a key decision from a federal appeals court, which says the burden is on the government to justify a lifetime ban against him.
The Second Amendment case was significant enough for 16 judges on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to participate. Cases usually are heard only by three-judge panels.
Clifford Tyler, 74, of Hillsdale said his constitutional right to bear arms is violated by a federal law that prohibits gun ownership if someone has been admitted to a mental hospital.
Whether they shoot BBs, pellets, paintballs or nothing at all, imitation guns can be indistinguishable from the real thing — it’s one reason why some criminals gravitate toward them. Plus they’re cheap and easy to get.
As Ohio authorities investigate the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy who officers said pulled a realistic-looking BB gun from his waistband, law enforcement agencies are grappling with the use of fake guns to commit very real crimes.
Rapper Coolio was arrested Saturday morning at Los Angeles International Airport and charged for being a felon in possession of a stolen loaded firearm.
The gun was discovered in a bag as a member of his entourage passed through a TSA screening checkpoint, according to TMZ.
First reports indicated the man initially claimed he was the owner but an inspection revealed items in the bag belonging to Coolio, 53, who had already boarded a plane.