While this election cycle has so far seen several prominent calls for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for president, it didn’t appear that he was strongly considering it: Up to this point, the stridently anti-gun billionaire has preferred to let his money do his talking for him. But a series of newreports indicates that Bloomberg has changed his mind and is mulling a presidential run as an Independent candidate.
The Democratic candidates have squabbled over who can claim the most extreme anti-gun credentials, but now whoever emerges with that party’s nomination might be confronted with arguably the single greatest enemy of the Second Amendment active today. Predictions that Bloomberg might take the field against our rights only underscore how important it is that all gun owners and lovers of freedom stand up for our right to keep and bear arms.
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Utah Bill Aims To Provide Gun Safety Education To Students
A bill introduced by Republican Utah State Sen. Todd Weller would establish a program by which middle schools in the state could contract outside specialists to provide gun safety education. “The reality is guns are ever-present in our society,” Weller said. “Hopefully, any parents with guns in their homes are teaching their children what to do and what not to do.” He explained that he is particularly concerned about children who come from non-gun-owning households who might not know what to do if they encounter a firearm.
Weller introduced legislation focusing on middle schools because he feels that students in this age range are both mature enough and open to new ideas. Children would be instructed to avoid touching any guns that they find and to alert an adult, just as in the NRA’s pioneering Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program.
Would-Be Robbers At Barber Shop Encounter Armed Citizen
Two armed men allegedly entered a barber shop in Columbia, S.C., and demanded cash from the people inside. As they made the rounds collecting money from their victims, one of the people in the store drew a firearm and began shooting at the would-be robbers. WACH reports that one suspect was hospitalized for what appears to have been a gunshot wound, while the other escaped and is being sought by police.
None of the victims of the attempted robbery were injured in the incident—and for that they can thank the courage and skill of the armed citizen who refused to let the criminals have their way.