Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN First Things First
Thursday, June 8, 2017

WSU Prof Shows Complete Ignorance Of Concealed Carry

A professor at Wichita State University, who claims she is resigning because of the state's new campus-carry law, proved in a whiny rant detailed at Kansas.com that she has no understanding of law-abiding Americans who carry firearms for self-defense.

After a thorough bashing of gun owners, carry proponents and state legislators in a letter to the WSU president, communication professor Deborah Ballard-Reisch finally got to what was really bothering her. “If I see you walking down the street with a gun, if I see a gun in your bag, I don’t feel safer because I don’t know who you are,” she wrote. “You can kill me, so it’s in my best interest to assume that if you have a gun, you are a threat.”

That’s where Ballard-Reisch’s logic has failed her. If she would do a little research, she would know that not only are police convicted of gun crimes at a higher rate than carry permit holders, but several other states already have campus-carry laws in place, with no recorded incidents of lawful carriers committing violent crimes on campus in those states.

L.A. Times: Right to Bear Arms More Dangerous Than Terrorism

In a long-winded screed that seems to have been written in an attempt to discredit both President Donald Trump and law-abiding gun owners, the Los Angeles Times editorial board insinuated that the right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms is more dangerous than ISIS-inspired terrorists.

Citing the same old misleading “gun violence” statistics parroted by most in the so called “mainstream” media, the editorial board stated, “The Trump administration seems uninterested in the very obvious and omnipresent threat to Americans—our easy access to firearms.” (Emphasis added)

In truth, “easy access to firearms” is a lie by gun-ban advocates to make people think buying a gun is as simple as buying a banana at the local grocery story. Murder, attempted murder and violent assault are already illegal, and federal law requires a background check for all sales by licensed dealers.

What the Times editorial board refers to as “easy access to firearms” is really just the right to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment.

N.C. Lawmakers Push To Protect Hunting, Fishing

Republican state Senators Danny Britt, Andrew Brock and Norman Sanderson on Tuesday announced the introduction of Senate Bill 677 to the North Carolina legislature. The bill would essentially enshrine the right to fish and hunt in the state constitution.

The senators issued a statement about the bill that was reported in the Charlotte Observer. “This constitutional amendment will protect for future generations the hunting and fishing rights that have always been part of our heritage and way of life—and it will ensure North Carolina remains a sportsman’s paradise.”

At issue in the bill is where and when people can hunt. "This is what we need to have in place so that those other laws can come under this, that this is a basic right of the people, the citizens of the state of North Carolina," said Sen. Sanderson.

The National Rifle Association has come out in support of the bill. NRA has also recently launched its own campaign to protect hunting—visit NRAHunting.com to learn more.

Gun Owners Victorious In Nevada

On Monday, the Nevada Legislature adjourned, ending a session that not only saw the defeat of two particularly onerous anti-gun bills, but also the passage of pro-gun legislation benefiting Nevadans in the armed forces.

The two that failed included SB 115, which would have banned possession and carry of firearms on library grounds, including the library building as well as the parking lot and book-drop area—effectively making the state’s libraries off limits to anyone not willing to be disarmed. Also failing was SB 387, which would have allowed the revocation of Second Amendment rights based on a third-party allegation, with no criminal conviction or mental adjudication necessary. This bill was a gross violation of due process, as it would have required firearms to be surrendered weeks before a hearing could take place.

AB 118, signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval in May, lowered the age at which active military and those honorably discharged can obtain a concealed-carry permit from 21 to 18. The bill went into effect immediately upon signing.

California Rancher Shoots Man Trying To Run Him Down

In a scene that could have come straight from a Hollywood movie, a Livermore, Calif., rancher took aim with his pistol and stared down the barrel at a truck—which was barreling towards him.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says the rancher had recently met the truck driver, identified as 55-year-old Scott Hagan. Police theorize Hagan was going to the rancher’s home to burglarize the property. However, when the suspect arrived, he smashed his truck into a barn, the house, another truck and a propane tank before setting his sights on the homeowner.

By then the rancher had managed to arm himself, and as Hagan approached, he fired, hitting the suspect in the torso and hand. Hagan then drove off, but was apprehended a short time later and airlifted to a hospital, where he is being held on assault and vandalism charges. Authorities say the shooting “was a clear-cut case of self-defense,” and the rancher will not be prosecuted.


More Like This From Around The NRA