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UT: Teacher negligently discharges gun, wounds self

September 12, 2014
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Seattle Times    

"A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when she negligently fired her gun] in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said." [editor's note: The story uses the word "accidentally," but that's almost certainly not true. Unless there's an undetectable defect in the gun, the two kinds of discharges are "intentional" and "negligent" - TLK] (09/11/14)

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TX: Some teachers packing heat, school district signs alert visitors

August 28, 2014
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Fox News    

"A school district outside Dallas will reportedly continue to allow some teachers to carry guns in school, and posted signs on school campuses warning that teachers 'may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' NewFix's CW33 reported that Argyle teachers will continue to be allowed to be armed on campus under the state's Protection of Texas Children Act. The report said these gun-toting teachers are required to have a handgun license, pass a psychological test and go through emergency response training." (08/28/14)

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IN: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

July 28, 2014
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WBIW News    

"Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Sunday afternoon on the near north side. The incident happened in the 3100 block of N. College Avenue around 1:00 p.m., according to police. Investigators say several men were in the house on the west side of College Avenue when three men tried to get into the house. Gunfire was exchanged and one of the suspected intruders was killed." (07/27/14)

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DC: Federal judge strikes down ban on handguns outside home

July 27, 2014
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New York Daily News    

"A federal judge has ruled that the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional. In a 19-page ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside their home for self-defense." (07/27/14)

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PA: Doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker

July 24, 2014
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USA Today    

"A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside a psychiatrist's office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who reportedly shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said. The suspect was reported in critical condition after the shooting at 2:20 p.m. in an office at the Mercy Wellness Center of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said at a news conference. The unidentified 52-year-old doctor shot the suspect three times and suffered a graze wound when the suspect returned fire, Whelan said the preliminary investigation had found. Two guns were recovered." (07/24/14)

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Gunmaker Beretta moving from Maryland to Tennessee

July 24, 2014
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Raw Story    

"Gunmaker Beretta USA Corp is moving its manufacturing business from Maryland to Tennessee because of Maryland’s strict new firearms law, the company said. The Italian-owned company will shut down its manufacturing plant at Accokeek, Maryland, and move to a new one it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The $45 million Gallatin site is scheduled to open in 2015. Beretta said on Tuesday it was concerned that during debate on the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 the Maryland Senate had voted to bar the company from being able to manufacture, store or import firearms, as it had done since 1977." (07/23/14)

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CA: Resident fatally shoots alleged intruder

July 24, 2014
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Long Beach Post    

"Detectives believe the woman fatally shot on Tuesday night in Bixby Knolls may have been committing a crime inside a resident's home before the shooting occurred. According to Deputy Chief David Hendricks, a man returned to his home to find the woman inside. 'What we believe happened at this time was the resident came home and possibly interrupted a crime in progress,' Hendricks said. 'At some time, there was a shooting that took place and the suspect of the original crime, the woman, is deceased.'" (07/23/14)

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TN restaurant owner: “Business exploded” since welcoming guns

July 23, 2014
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Fox News    

"A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners -- a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing. Shiloh Brew and Chew owner Sharma Floyd says put up the sign after seeing a news account of a business being robbed after posting a sign saying guns were not allowed in the building. The Maryville restaurant owner opted to go in the opposite direction." (07/22/14)

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PA: Man shoots two intruders, kills one

July 22, 2014
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WTAE News    

"Two men who allegedly forced their way into an apartment overnight were shot by a person who lives there, and one of them was killed, authorities said. ... Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said two men entered the first-floor apartment with guns and fired shots into the residence before pushing the tenant from the living room into the bedroom and saying, 'We want your stuff.' The 19-year-old man who lives in the apartment with his 17-year-old girlfriend grabbed a shotgun that he keeps in his bedroom and fired three shots, striking both of the alleged intruders, Toler said." (07/22/14)

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NY: Gun range in business for 73 years forced to close

July 21, 2014
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Fox News    

"A New York gun range has been forced to close its doors after more than 70 years in business, following a bitter dispute with its neighbors over noise and safety issues. The Westchester Police Revolver and Rifle League, in Greenburgh, a nonprofit open-air range dating to the 1940s, was targeted by neighbors who wanted the facility closed, CBS New York reported. The fight between the range, which is nestled into an old rock quarry, and local residents moved from the neighborhood to town hall last week, when both sides had their say on the matter." (07/20/14)

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Target gives in to victim disarmers, invites murderers to play

July 2, 2014
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MarketWatch    

"Target Corp. on Wednesday said it would ask customers to no longer carry guns in its stores, bowing to a month-long pressure campaign. The retailer said it would 'respectfully request' that customers not bring guns into its stores, 'even in communities where it is permitted by law.' ... Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a [pro-murder/victim disarmament] organization funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a campaign to pressure the retailer to forbid guns." (07/02/14)

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AK: Wasilla senior citizen scares would-be thieves away with gun

July 2, 2014
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KTVA 11 News    

"Troopers say a 65-year-old Wasilla resident shot at intruders early Tuesday morning, scaring the would-be burglars away. No one was injured, but the senior citizen, who wants to remain anonymous, was shaken by the ordeal. 'I heard something fall in the kitchen, a large quantity of things fall, and I thought the cats had done it,' said the victim. 'I thought maybe I could go back to sleep, but something told me do not do that, and that's when I reached for the gun.'" (07/01/14)

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PA: Police plan to charge gun vendor over shooting

June 30, 2014
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch    

"Police in central Pennsylvania are recommending criminal charges against a gun show vendor who accidentally [sic] shot a woman while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster. Bloomsburg police Officer Brad Sharrow said Monday he intends to file a reckless endangerment charge against 44-year-old Geoffrey Hawk, of Warminster. The Columbia County district attorney would have to approve the charge." [editor's note: There's no such thing as an "accidental" shooting. If a competent adult discharges a firearm the discharge is either intentional or negligent - TLK] (06/30/14)

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NJ: No town police force, so armed guards in school

June 24, 2014
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Raw Story    

"A New Jersey school district has voted to place armed guards in a local high school for students’ security in a rural town that does not have a police force, the superintendent said Monday. The plan to install two retired state troopers armed with handguns in Wantage Township’s High Point Regional High School was unanimously approved by the school board, said Superintendent Scott Ripley. ... Wantage Township in Sussex County is a rural community near the border with New York and does not have its own police force. The closest police presence is a state police barracks about 8 miles (12.8 km) away." (06/23/14)

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MS: Robbery suspect loses “bet” that victim doesn’t have a gun

June 23, 2014
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MSN News Now    

"Jackson police say, shortly before that, a guest at a nearby Motel 6 had a run in with the man in the rear parking lot. They say the guest was approached by a man asking for cigarettes. The hotel guest said he didn't have any cigarettes. The man began to walk away, when, police say, he turned around and said 'I bet you don't have one of these,' pointing a gun in his direction. The guest did have 'one of these,' and began firing at the suspect. He reportedly hit the man at least once." (06/21/14)

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SCOTUS: Second Amendment, Schmecond Maschmendment

June 17, 2014
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The Hill    

"The Supreme Court on Monday deemed 'straw' purchases of guns illegal, delivering a huge win to advocates of stricter [victim disarmament laws]. In a 5-4 decision, the court concluded that one legal [sic] gun owner may not acquire a firearm on behalf of another -- a practice known as 'straw' purchasing. The case, known as Abramski v. United States, centered on a former police officer who sought to buy a Glock 19 handgun for his uncle. Though both men were allowed to own guns, Bruce Abramski claimed on forms that he was the 'actual transferee/buyer' of the weapon and was later convicted of making false statements." (06/16/14)

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Victim disarmament gang targets Target

June 5, 2014
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USA Today    

"A national mothers group that persuaded Starbucks and Chipotle to ask customers to not bring rifles into their restaurants now has Target in its sights in the latest battle over public demonstrations by groups promoting the open carrying of guns. Moms Demands Action for Gun Sense [sic] in America, which advocates strong gun regulation and is partly funded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Wednesday that 'Gun extremists have been using Target stores to promote their agenda of intimidation.' 'American moms will not shop where our children and families -- including our teens who work at Target -- are not safe,' the group said." [editor's note: Well, they should make up their minds! Do they favor "gun control" or safety? It's one or the other - TLK] (06/04/14)

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Chipotle caves to victim disarmament demagogues, asks “no guns in our restaurants”

May 21, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"US fast-food chain Chipotle has asked customers not to bring firearms into its restaurants, after a group of gun rights advocates carried assault-style rifles into one in Texas. Following the display, a gun control group launched an online petition to put pressure on the company. Chipotle said the guns caused 'many of our customers anxiety and discomfort.' Many US states allow people to carry guns in some fashion, but businesses may ban them. Denver-based Chipotle, which serves Mexican-style food, joins coffee giant Starbucks in requesting customers not bring guns into their locations." (05/20/14)

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TX: Armed homeowner drives off intruder

May 21, 2014
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News 4    

"The homeowner says he saw the dark shadow of a person inside his home around 6a.m. inside his home in the 400 block of Gulf Street. The homeowner fired a shot and the intruder reportedly ran off." (05/19/14)

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Clinton: I support rapists, murderers and other predators

May 6, 2014
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the nation's gun culture has gotten 'way out of balance' and the US needs to rein in the notion that 'anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime.' The former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said the idea that anyone can have a gun is not in the 'best interest of the vast majority of people.' But she said that approach does not conflict with the rights of people to own firearms." [editor's note: I'll give her credit for sticking to her ... well, not her guns, but whatever; she'd probably get more votes by pretending that she's adjusted her position even a smidgen toward sanity - TLK] (05/06/14)

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SCOTUS chickens out, lets New Jersey’s de facto 2nd Amendment repeal stand

May 5, 2014
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Business Week    

"The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed outside the home. Several residents claimed the law was unconstitutional, but in refusing to take their case, the high court left in a place a ruling last fall from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Philadelphia-based appeals court upheld New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate 'specific threats or previous attacks demonstrating a special danger to applicant's life that cannot be avoided by other means.'" (05/05/14)

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AL: 83-year-old shoots intruder

May 5, 2014
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WAFF News    

"Huntsville police are looking for a burglar who was shot by the 83-year-old resident of the home he had entered. ... Police said the 83-year-old man grabbed a handgun and shot the burglar in the chest once. Authorities said the burglar then dove out of the window and fled." (05/03/14)

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MI: Detroit homeowner shoots intruder who broke in with crowbar

May 5, 2014
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Click On Detroit    

"A homeowner on Detroit's west side is thankful that she got her concealed weapons permit last year. The 50-year-old woman used it to fend off an intruder early Tuesday morning at her home on Heyden Street. The homeowner's family told Local 4 that the woman heard someone trying to break in around 12:30 a.m. She immediately called 911 and grabbed her handgun. ... The woman repeatedly warned the suspect that she had a gun. Police say the 24-year-old man used a crowbar to break a rear window at the home. After he made his way into the home, she opened fire." (04/29/14)

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DC gun carry ban on the line

May 5, 2014
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My Fox Carolinas    

"On Monday, the court could announce whether it will hear the petition of John Drake, an ATM owner who carries large amounts of cash but was denied a carry permit by New Jersey because it does not consider self-defense a 'justifiable need.'" (05/02/14)

http://www.myfoxcarolinas.com/story/25417489/dc-gun-carry-ban-on-the-line-in-supreme-court-drake-case  

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CEO of gunmaker of “smart guns” stalked and threatened

April 30, 2014
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Raw Story    

"Belinda Padilla, president and CEO of the U.S. division of firearm manufacturer Armatix, says she was stalked and threatened by 'gun enthusiasts' after she tried to bring a safer handgun to market. Armatix, a German company, has developed so-called 'smart guns' that can only be fired by the owner. The company uses a watch that ties the owner to the weapon, called the iP1. Armatix is already selling the personalized weapons in Europe and Asia." [editor's note: What am I missing here? This would seem to be a good thing, given the legit concerns about stolen weapons and children playing where they should not be? - SAT] (04/29/14)

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