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Making sense of Texas gun signs

Making sense of Texas gun signs

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Texas gun laws went into effect on January 1, 2016.  Before, Texans with handgun permits were required to keep their weapons concealed. The open carry law gives Texans the option to carry their handguns openly, as well as concealed. Under the new law, Texans with handgun permits can be armed in most places open […]

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Texas signage prohibiting firearms draws controversy

Texas signage prohibiting firearms draws controversy

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new Texas law permitting gun owners to carry unconcealed weapons in public went into effect on New Year’s Day 2016. Starting this year, owners of private businesses who wish to prohibit weapons on site may do so via posted signage, but regulations on the signage has already caused more than a few headaches. According to Texas […]

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Map shows gunshots near D.C. schools

Map shows gunshots near D.C. schools

| September 9, 2014

The debate over guns in schools is a hot topic everyone’s familiar with. But what about guns near schools? Near enough, say, to be dangerous to children during their school day? That’s the focus of a recently created map of inner city Washington, D.C. schools and gunshots. To develop the map, the Urban Institute’s Justice […]

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NRA article sparks debate

NRA article sparks debate

| June 10, 2014

Here’s an idea: If you want to convince people that brandishing weapons in public spaces is a good thing, show up at restaurants, at churches, at stores, with your rifles out in full view of diners, worshippers, patrons, etc. That’s what some gun rights advocates are doing in Texas, to protest in favor of their […]

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A high-tech gun lock even gun owners might go for

A high-tech gun lock even gun owners might go for

| May 7, 2014

The words “gun control” often bring to mind measures to prevent gun ownership and use by regular citizens. If you say, for example, that you favor “gun control” over “gun rights” that seems to imply you’d like to do away with the liberties that allow Americans to own guns. There is, however, a middle ground […]

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New law allows guns everywhere in Georgia

New law allows guns everywhere in Georgia

| April 29, 2014

Something about the reasoning behind a new law in Georgia seems to defy logic. We all want to keep libraries, schools, churches, bars, and government buildings safe, right? We don’t want random individuals bringing in guns and shooting people, correct? It seems safe to assume our collective objective is to keep guns out of these […]

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Apple opens doors for an app that tracks covert U.S. drone strikes

Apple opens doors for an app that tracks covert U.S. drone strikes

| March 6, 2014

After repeated rejections coupled with discouraging remarks from tech giant Apple, Metadata+, an app that provides drone strike alerts has finally made its way on the market, becoming the newest entrant in the Apple store. Developed by Josh Begley, an NYU graduate student, the app notifies user of every reported drone strike by the U.S. […]

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