Concealed Carry

BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) – A slate of crime-related bills moving through the legislature includes three companion bills which, if enacted, would legalize the permitless carrying of concealed weapons in Louisiana. House Bill 12 by Rep. Danny McCormick (R-Oil City) is joined by Senate Bills 1 and 2 by New Iberia Republican Blake Miguez during
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In a legislative session marked more by incremental steps than sweeping reform, Washington state lawmakers are advancing a series of measures aimed at tightening gun controls, albeit with a focus on more nuanced aspects of the ongoing battle against gun violence. In the heart of Olympia, efforts to address youth overdoses and addiction are paralleled
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The Academy District 20 School Board is considering the possibility of allowing teachers and staff to concealed carry on campus through the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) program, or one like it. Partnering with FASTER Colorado and empowering designated teachers and staff to defend against threats to student safety is the right move.
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The Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade ended in tragedy after a mass shooting killed at least one person and injured more than 20 others on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. Police detained three people as part of their investigation. Some NFL players who shared tributes to the victims also called for political action
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On April 13, 2023, 16-year-old Ralph Yarl was sent to pick up his younger twin brothers from a friend’s home when an address mix-up nearly cost him his life. After confusing Northeast 115th Street for Northeast 115th Terrace, located one block away, Ralph mistakenly rang the doorbell of an armed 84-year-old man. The homeowner instantly
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The Biden-Harris reelection campaign called out former president Donald Trump for his gun rights advocacy on Friday in advance of the GOP frontrunner’s appearance at the National Rifle Association forum in Harrisburg, Penn. It will be the eighth time Trump has addressed the powerful gun-lobbying group, which boasts a membership 5 million strong. Last year,
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Gunfire from drive-by shootings rang out 302 times in Albuquerque last year. Four bullets tore through a mobile home’s thin bedroom walls, just feet away from two teenage boys. One bullet narrowly missed a state senator’s daughter. Yet another killed a 5-year-old girl in her sleep — and prompted the governor’s controversial move to limit
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Rep. Ted Hill faced a barrage of questions Wednesday before the House advanced his bill that would allow school staff to carry guns on the job. Ultimately, the House overwhelmingly supported the bill. Backers argued it would give teachers a chance to protect their classrooms in the minutes before police respond to a school shooting.
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click to enlarge Washington is in a short legislative session this year, with work expected to end on March 7. Bills are making their way through public hearings and heading to the floor for a vote, as they need to pass the House or Senate by Feb. 13 so they can be shared with the
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This story was riginally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Jan. 24, 2024. (UPDATED, 1:53 p.m. Wednesday, correcting a reference to a school district that allows teachers to have weapons on campus) Despite fervent opposition from school trustees, administrators and teachers as well as concern from law enforcement officials, Idaho Republicans advanced a bill that would grant
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(UPDATED, 1:53 p.m. Wednesday, correcting a reference to a school district that allows teachers to have weapons on campus) Despite fervent opposition from school trustees, administrators and teachers as well as concern from law enforcement officials, Idaho Republicans advanced a bill that would grant school employees the right to carry guns in classrooms and give
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