New California Law Officially Disarms School Employees

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“Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Saturday that will remove the rights of school administrators to decide whether employees with concealed weapon permits can bring guns on campus,” latimes.com reports. “State law already prohibited civilians who…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: How I’d Rather Think of Schools

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“I’ve been a student. I have children who are students. I also own guns. And from my perspective, I’d rather think of schools as gun-free zones. There’s just no good…

Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Creating Civil Rights-Free Zones

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“In a 1992 case called Burson v. Freeman, the Supreme Court held that the states have a compelling interest in preventing voter fraud and intimidation, an interest they can protect by limiting…

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‘Just Give Them What They Want’ Advice Leaves Key Question Unanswered

With much of the attention focused on “gun-free” military recruiting centers, a recent armed robbery and assault of a clerk in a Chevron station convenience store in Mesquite, Tex., reminds…

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Concealed Carry: Playing the Odds

Hindsight runs 20:20 in my family. My grandfather played first trumpet with a bandleader in the early part of the 20th Century. Had the opportunity to tour with him. My…

Question of the Day: Are “Gun-Free Zones” Really “Target-Rich Environments”?

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I couldn’t help but notice that the weekend’s tragedy in Norway bears a striking resemblance to those at Virginia Tech, Columbine, Fort Hood, and others across These United States. Nope….

I’m not sure if the media’s grabbed onto this morning’s shooting at the University of Texas library because A) it happened in Texas, B) the U of V shooting has everybody spooked, C) UT has something of a history with shootings, or D) two or more of the above. But latch onto it they did.

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UT Shooting: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

I’m not sure if the media’s grabbed onto this morning’s shooting at the University of Texas library because A) it happened in Texas, B) the U of V shooting has…

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Do You Know the Way to the NRA?

As I write this, I’m flying about 31,000 feet over Texas (and boy are my arms tired). I’m on an AirTrans flight first to Atlanta, then on to Charlotte, for…