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Sheriffs offer ‘No Open Carry’ signs to businesses

Sheriffs offer ‘No Open Carry’ signs to businesses

| August 13, 2013

Sheriffs in Alabama are responding to that state’s open carry gun law—with signs. In the Montgomery tri-county area, sheriff’s offices are offering “No Open Carry” signs to local businesses for free, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. Alabama is an “open carry” state, meaning that people can carry a handgun in a holster, in plain sight without having […]

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Concealed carry more likely to harm than protect

Concealed carry more likely to harm than protect

| July 17, 2013

If you think the concealed carry regulations (the legal carrying of a concealed weapon) protect you from a potential assailant, you may be mistaken. Statistics suggest that those who legally carry concealed weapons have often been responsible for taking lives rather than saving them. A test by the TV show 20/20 found that just having a weapon […]

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Parking lot gun laws put employers and employees on opposing sides

Parking lot gun laws put employers and employees on opposing sides

| July 8, 2013

Over 20 states have enacted ‘parking lot gun laws,’ allowing employees to bring guns to work (provided the weapons are securely locked in vehicles in the company’s parking lot). Unhappy companies fear that such a law puts everyone at risk and increases their liability. While this feeling resonates with some employees, many others see the […]

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Is the solution to gun violence more gun control or more guns?

Is the solution to gun violence more gun control or more guns?

| July 3, 2013

A saying bandied about by pro-gun advocates when asked about gun control is that an armed society is a polite society. In short, carrying guns (the more the better) will actually deter crime. In the wake of yet another round of senseless deaths following a mass shooting at California’s Santa Monica College in June, both […]

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TSA retains knife ban for airline security

TSA retains knife ban for airline security

| June 14, 2013

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has decided against allowing small knives on airline flights, backtracking on its earlier intention. Protests from flight attendants, their unions, and others who worried that even small knives could compromise airline security and passenger safety forced the TSA to retract. Los Angeles Times reports, “TSA chief John Pistole had announced […]

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Backlash against the compulsory gun law in Nelson

Backlash against the compulsory gun law in Nelson

| May 31, 2013

The tussle between gun control and gun rights remains as tough as ever. Nelson, a town about 50 miles north of Atlanta, recently passed a law that requires each household to have a gun and ammunition. Although city leaders said that this law is symbolic and will not be enforced, a group that supports gun […]

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Buyer’s guide: To mace or to pepper spray: they both end in tears

Buyer’s guide: To mace or to pepper spray: they both end in tears

| May 13, 2013

If you’re trying to choose between mace and pepper spray for personal self defense, fret no more because the choice has already been made for you. Mace Mace was originally invented in 1965 when Allan Lee Lipman’s wife, Doris, was threatened on the street. It was manufactured for some years by a subsidiary of Smith […]

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