In a report at cbsnews.com, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis admitted that the violent criminals driving the city’s burgeoning murder rate don’t care about the law because they have little fear that the courts will punish them.
Despite Maryland’s restrictive gun laws, Baltimore’s 146 murders this year are the highest ever recorded for the first five months of a year. The previous record was in 1993, with 139 homicides during that time period.
“It's guns, gangs and drugs,” Davis was quoted as saying, concluding: “They (criminals) don't fear an arrest, they don't fear a successful prosecution, and they don't fear a guilty verdict.”
Ask Your Representative To Co-Sponsor National Reciprocity Legislation
Most states already recognize that the right to bear arms shouldn't end at their borders. However, a handful continue to arrest out-of-state residents who carry legally owned firearms into their jurisdictions. This new legislation would ensure that each state upholds the rights of lawful concealed carriers from other states.
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NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action is urging members to contact their Senators and representative and ask them to co-sponsor S 446 and HR 38. Contact them byclicking here.
NRA’s Richard Childress Calls For Protecting N.C. Hunting And Fishing
NASCAR legend Richard Childress has written an editorial for The Charlotte Observer in support of two bills that are currently making the rounds in the state legislature. The legislation would help protect and expand the right to hunt and fish in the Tar Heel State.
Introduced by Senators Danny Britt, Andrew Brock and Norman Sanderson, Senate Bill 677 would amend the state constitution to safeguard the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. House Bill 559, sponsored by Rep. Chris Millis, would allow for hunting on Sundays. “These bills will ensure a fish and wildlife legacy for our future generations,” writes Childress, and he encourages readers to call their elected representatives and voice their support for the measures.
Childress is the chairman and chief executive officer of Richard Childress Racing. He also serves as NRA’s first vice president and is chairman of the NRA’s Hunting, Wildlife and Conservation Committee.
Los Angeles Business Owner Shoots Three Armed Robbers
“That’s the store owner trying to protect his business. He’s got a family, and people are trying to take away his business … That’s not right.”
A witness told Los Angeles ABC7 that the owner of a car audio shop shot and killed two armed robbers, and injured a third during a botched robbery attempt. Officers responded to a shooting at First Class Car Audio on Monday night, finding two men dead at the scene.
“Detectives have determined three armed men entered the business and attempted to rob the business owner,” a police spokesman said. “Gunfire was exchanged during which the business owner shot all three suspects, two of whom died at the scene. The third suspect sought medical treatment for his gunshot wounds at a local hospital and is receiving medical care.” The owner of the business, Jorge Valencia, was unharmed, and officers are still questioning the third suspect, who is expected to survive.