A New York congressman told Fox News over the weekend that he is working with the National Rifle Association on legislation to protect legislators following last week's attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice, according to a report at thehill.com
“None of us have protection other than the leaders,” Collins told “Fox and Friends.” “I am working with the NRA on some legislation that might be able to make common sense and to assist members of Congress and their staff in being able to protect themselves.”
Collins added: “We need to keep ourselves and our staff safe, and that's a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment.”
Domestic Violence Victim Kills Attacker Who Broke Into Apartment
Gun-ban advocates who claim that domestic violence victims shouldn’t have a gun to protect themselves will have a hard time convincing one Florida woman, after events of this past week.
A Jacksonville woman, who had been physically abused in the past, shot and killed her ex-boyfriend early Wednesday morning after he broke into her apartment.
According to local media reports, the woman knew her attacker and had been a victim of domestic violence in the past. Law enforcement officers told reporters that the victim had purchased the gun a year ago after the man strangled and nearly beat her to death.
In this case, despite the naysayers, it’s likely the victim would not be alive if she hadn’t had a firearm to protect herself.
Maine Legislature Will Hear Pro-Gun Measure This Week
The Maine Senate will be voting on an important pro-gun measure this week, and support of gun owners could be critical to passage.
According to a report from NRA-ILA, the Senate will consider Legislative Document 988, which would provide an important exemption for the possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle on public school property, or the property of an approved private school, while dropping off or picking up a student.
In a nutshell, this legislation would protect law-abiding gun owners from inadvertently violating the law while dropping off and picking up their children from school.
Use Your Power
Maine gun owners are encouraged to contact their state senator today and ask him or her to support LD 988 when it comes up for a vote. To contact your senator,clicking here.