On the heels of a New Jersey woman’s murder last week, three state senators plan to introduce a measure to fast-track gun permit applications for recipients of restraining orders.
Hairdresser Carol Bowne, who had applied for a handgun permit back in April because she feared her ex might hurt her, was stabbed to death in her driveway last Wednesday. The permit was still in processing at the time—a sad episode displaying the consequences of the state’s restrictive gun-control laws.
The proposed fast-tracking of permits for those in fear is a positive move, but one that is too little, too late for Bowne. Had Bowne lived in nearly any other state, she could have simply purchased a gun for self-defense, and might very well still be alive today. The fact that she couldn’t—and died because of it—should shame all New Jersey politicians who support the state’s anti-gun laws.
Woman Shoots Armed Robber
A Texas woman simply planned to fill her car up with gasoline when she pulled up to the pumps at an Exxon station in Crosby, Texas, on Friday evening. But a man with a knife had different ideas.
Before the concealed-carry permit holder could exit her car, the armed man climbed into the passenger seat, pulled out a knife and demanded her cash. She agreed and reached into her purse for the cash, but came out with her handgun instead.
The situation ended quickly when she shot the perpetrator once in the left shoulder. The armed robber stumbled out of the car and ran away down the road, collapsing about a quarter-mile away. According to media reports, the suspect is listed in stable condition and faces charges of aggravated robbery.
Really Protecting Students In Idaho
While the so-called “mainstream” media goes berserk when anyone mentions a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun, most Americans understand the concept and quietly support it. One Idaho school district is also now on board.
The Garden Valley School District—a small district in a remote area of Idaho—is so off the beaten path that it takes the nearest law enforcement personnel at least 45 minutes to reach the schools. Believing that to be inadequate, administrators recently purchased firearms and trained six employees to use them should there be an active shooter situation at district schools.
"I hope we never have to use them," Alan Ward, a school board member who has been discussing this option with the school for two years, told the Associated Press. "But in the event something did happen, we wanted to be prepared."