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California Democrat Pushes To Ensure Teachers Can’t Shoot Back

Democrat Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) is pushing a bill to guarantee teachers will be unarmed and unable to shoot back should an attack occur — though there have been zero incidents or accidents with armed teachers in California.

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Thieves Plow Into Texas Gun Range, Steal Weapons

HOUSTON, Texas — Two thieves used a truck to plow into the side of a gun range in Houston, Texas, early Thursday morning. They took off with all the pistols and rifles they could grab.

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Women Driving Gun Sales to New Highs

Background checks indicate retail gun sales have been on a record pace for the past 18 months, and gun store owners say women are a driving force behind the surging sales.

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CNN Counters UN: Claims U.S. Gun Deaths ‘One of the World’s Highest’

The 2008 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows the U.S. as the 92nd highest for homicides among 192 other countries around the world. This agrees with a 2012 Congressional Research Services (CRS) report showing the firearm-related homicide rate in the U.S. fell sharply as private gun ownership began soaring post-1994.

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Harvard Study: Americans Buy Guns Because They Are Scared

A new Harvard-Northeastern study showing Americans increasingly buy guns for self-defense rather than sport has persuaded one of the study’s authors to conclude that Americans buy guns because of “fear.”

SPRINGVILLE, UT - JANUARY 9: Gun instructor Mike Stilwell, demonstrates an semi automatic hand gun as as he teaches a packed class to obtain the Utah concealed gun carry permit, at Range Master of Utah, on January 9, 2016 in Springville, Utah. Utahs permits, available for a fee to non-residents …

Study: Concealed Permits Surge 215% Under Obama

A recently released Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) study shows the number of concealed carry permits in the U.S. has surged by 215% under President Obama.

An unidentified person has her fingerprints taken as part of a Utah concealed gun carry permit class, at Range Master of Utah, on January 9, 2016 in Springville, Utah.

Twice as Many Women Getting Concealed Permits During Obama’s Second Term

It is interesting to note that violent crime decreased during this surge in concealed carry. Between 2007 and 2015 “murder rates fell from 5.6 to 4.7 (preliminary estimate) per 100,000.” That is a 16 percent decline in murder. At the same time, “other violent crime fell by 18 percent.”

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Report: Guns Stolen from Licensed Dealers at Rate of .039%

A new Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) report shows that guns were stolen from licensed dealers at a rate of .039 percent in 2015. This revelation comes even as the Obama administration is working to finalize and implement new rules