A new “study” published March 10 in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet—and promptly attacked even by anti-gun researchers—claimed that if the United States government required background checks for all firearm and ammunition purchases, and mandated ballistic microstamping, gun-related deaths in the U.S. could be reduced by up to 90 percent.
But since most “gun deaths” in the U.S. are suicides, even if “just one more law” (or in this case, “just three more laws”) reduced firearm homicides by 100 percent—in other words, if they reduced firearm homicides to zero per year in the United States, and even that is an incredibly naive and optimistic projection—they would still only reduce firearm-related deaths by about 36 percent, not 90 percent.
Mississippi Senate Committee Passes Church Protection Act, Right-to-Carry Expansion
A Mississippi Senate committee passed legislation Thursday that would let houses of worship designate Right-to-Carry permit holders as security personnel, expand “permitless” carry in the state and move Mississippi closer to true constitutional carry.
House Bill 786 was filed by Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, an attorney and Baptist minister, after the Charleston, S.C., church murders last summer. “A number of congregations … don’t have the resources to hire professional security,” Gipson said.
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The Church Protection Act, which was passed by the House in February by a largely party-line 85-33 vote, is now slated for consideration by the full senate in Jackson. Mississippi residents, the Church Protection Act needs your support. Urge your state senators to pass this important legislation by calling (601) 359-3770 orclicking here.
Armed Florida Homeowner Shoots At Home Invader, Driving Him Off
Awaking to find a burglar inside his home after midnight Wednesday morning, a Boca Raton, Fla., resident retrieved a firearm and fired four shots at the man, sending the intruder fleeing, Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies told the Sun Sentinel.
Noting that the unknown intruder or intruders “were a lot bigger than me and they were probably dangerous if they got their hands on me,” David Cappitelli said he was fortunate to have a firearm handy. “If I hadn't been standing exactly where I was to lean down and pick up my weapon, I would not have had one,” he said.
According to Cappitelli, after he fired, the burglar ran toward the sidewalk and disappeared into the night—but not before apparently stealing prescription medicine, money and a special ring from the World War II Normandy invasion.