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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

U.S. Air Force To Commanders: Bearing Arms Is OK

The U.S. Air Force has reminded commanders that they may authorize airmen to carry weapons for self-defense. The announcement was spurred by last year’s deadly attack on a recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tenn.

In an article on Military.com, Maj. Keith Quick, the Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense action officer, said that while this has always been USAF policy, “We are now formalizing it and telling them how they can use these types of programs more effectively.”

Ladd Everitt of the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence responded to FoxNews.com: “Don’t hold your breath waiting for them (USAF) to embrace America’s degenerate gun culture. They won’t, and thank God given the potential implications for national defense … the men and women leading our military understand their mission and the risks that come with barracks and mess halls full of guns.”

Yes, the Air Force understands the risks, Mr. Everitt—and has taken the appropriate action. 


Clinton Campaign Tries To Hide Anti-Gun Stance From Middle America

The Hillary Clinton campaign is evidently trying to play both sides of the fence on gun control yet again, running hundreds of ads touting her extreme anti-gun positions in the Northeast while sponsoring almost none in the Midwest.

An analysis by the Associated Press found that over the past month, the Clinton camp ran 740 ads—about one out of every four—highlighting Clinton’s anti-gun agenda in New Hampshire, yet in Iowa, only one out of 17 ads addressed her support for more anti-gun laws.

Maybe that’s because the Clinton camp knows the percentage of residents who hunt with firearms in Iowa is almost double that in New Hampshire. Or maybe it’s because Hillary wants to hide her extreme gun-ban agenda from mainstream voters—whose duly-elected representatives she has vowed to overrule if they don’t pass the gun bans Hillary demands.


Report Says Bloomberg Willing To Drop $1 Billion For Presidency

With multiple reports of nanny-state gun-banner Michael Bloomberg seriously considering a presidential run, Breitbart.com has reported that the former New York City mayor is willing to spend up to $1 billion of his personal fortune to win the White House.

CBS New York recently reported that “Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run.” Now Breitbart reports that sources close to Bloomberg are throwing around the $1 billion figure.

Whether Bloomberg enters the race or not, one thing is clear: Bloomberg, Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton and Democrat challenger Bernie Sanders are all gun-ban proponents who despise gun owners and the Second Amendment. The future of our right to keep and bear arms rests on this November’s election, and none of those candidates deserve the vote of any law-abiding gun owner.


Nebraska Senate Debates Comprehensive Firearms Pre-Emption Bill

A firearm pre-emption bill was debated yesterday in the Nebraska state Senate. Introduced by Sen. Laura Ebke, who wants to ensure that law-abiding gun owners can travel through the state without fear of breaking a local law, LB289 would standardize firearms laws across the state. 

While fellow Sen. Mike Groene and others have voiced their support on constitutional grounds, the measure also has its detractors, such as Sen. Tanya Cook and Sen. Ernie Chambers, who claim it would eliminate laws essential to stopping gun crime in violent areas, such Omaha’s and Lincoln’s handgun registration ordinances.

Sen. Adam Morfeld, who backed the bill in committee, said that while he owns a gun and understands the worry about unknowingly breaking a law, he would like to find a compromise, perhaps allowing Lincoln and Omaha to keep their laws. But if those big-city laws haven’t stopped violent crime so far, why keep them?


S.C. Bill Would Designate Some School Employees As Protection Officers

A bill has been introduced in South Carolina that would provide for teachers, administrators or any other school employees to carry firearms or pepper spray on school grounds and designate them as “School Protection Officers.” Bill 4716, also known as the “School Protection Officer Act,” would amend a 1976 law that prohibits firearms on school property by adding exemptions for these proposed protection officers.

The bill states that armed school employees would “provide armed protection and other related public safety functions” at schools and classify the “School Protection Officers” as class 4 law enforcement officers who would receive training from the criminal justice academy. Guidelines for the specific training and requirements would be developed by the academy and the South Carolina law enforcement council. If passed, each school district would be able to decide whether to implement school protection officers, and the districts would be required to hold public hearings before deciding.


Homeowner Fights Off Armed Robbers

When a man approached a residence in Slidell, La., Sunday night, claimed vehicle trouble and asked to use the telephone, the home’s resident became suspicious. But when a second man stepped from behind some bushes wearing a mask and pointing a handgun at the residences, the homeowner’s suspicions were confirmed.

In response, the homeowner pulled out his own pistol and and exchanged gunfire, sending the men fleeing from the scene.

Authorities later arrested three men—one while seeking treatment for a gunshot wound at a nearby hospital—and charged them with attempted armed robbery with the use of a firearm. Media reports indicate that the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

 

 


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