The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) death statistics for 2010 show that Americans are 51 times more likely to die an accidental poisoning death versus an accidental shooting death. Continue reading “CDC: Accidental poisoning death 51 times more likely than accidental shooting death”
“Shot placement is paramount and law enforcement officers on average strike an adversary with only 20 – 30 percent of the shots fired during a shooting incident. Given the reality that shot placement is paramount (and difficult to achieve given the myriad of variables present in a deadly force encounter) in obtaining effective incapacitation, the caliber used must maximize the likelihood of hitting vital organs. Typical law enforcement shootings result in only one or two solid torso hits on the adversary. This requires that any projectile which strikes the torso has as high a probability as possible of penetrating deeply enough to disrupt a vital organ.”
Continue reading “The FBI is Going 9mm”
In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more research is needed to determine whether these gun control laws contributed to, or merely coincided with, higher rates of crime.
JEFF SILVESTER, et al., Plaintiffs
KAMALA HARRIS, Attorney General of California, and DOES 1 to 20, Defendants
CASE NO. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB
FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
Continue reading “Ruling in Silvester v. Harris”
Here’s one reason why someone may need an AR-15 with 30-round magazines. Continue reading “Why own a military-style weapon?”
As Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Gun Owners Foundation, and on behalf of our over 300,000 members and supporters, I respectfully bring to your attention a matter that requires your immediate action.
Continue reading “Open letter to Obama”
A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.Continue reading “Suspect in Philadelphia hospital shooting had history of gun arrests”
The Citizens Committee for the Rights to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) filed suit Tuesday in federal court against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) director over current law that bars cross-state handgun transfers. Continue reading “Gun rights group files suit against Feds over interstate handgun purchase bans”
- Major retailer’s firearms policy creates danger for customers
- A new study finds that an increase in concealed carry permits has accompanied a decrease in murder. (AP)