Notice there’s one option missing here . . . How active shooters are changing school security in the US
Through training programs like ALICE — Alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate — Rounds and other teachers are learning how to barricade doors with desks and chairs, run away from gunfire and throw everything from pencils to staplers at a potential shooter.
“It’s not really defense techniques, it’s not martial arts of any kind. It basically just gives them options,” Jeffrey Fritz, the Indiana school’s superintendent told CNN affiliate WTHI.
“You might alert, you might lock down, you might try to escape, it just depends on the situation,” he added.
It’s almost as if New York’s SAFE Act isn’t working at all . . . The Latest: Bystander drove car into gunman during shooting
Police say the man who fired multiple rounds at a store near Buffalo had hundreds of bullets and a second rifle in his vehicle.
Police in the town of (cheek-tuh-WAH’-guh), New York, say 29-year-old Travis Green used a pump-action AR-15-style rifle to shoot out the glass door and windows at a Dollar General store Tuesday afternoon.
Police say they found 850 rounds and what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle with ammunition magazines in his car.
How exactly are these racist? . . . ‘Racist’ gun range billboards in South Jersey should come down, activists say. The range’s owner disagrees.
A gun range in Camden County is resisting calls to take down two billboards that activists say aggravate racial tensions and mock NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem.
“It has absolutely nothing to do with race,” said Wesley Aducat, owner of the South Jersey Shooting Club in Winslow Township, which put up one of the billboards several weeks ago near Route 73 in Voorhees Township. The second appears on a digital sign near Routes 73 and 130 in Pennsauken. “It’s just support for our veterans.”
The signs say: “The only time we take a knee…” and show the silhouette of a person shooting a rifle, with the website of the club at the bottom.
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Cops typically aren’t gun guys; example No. 5,873 . . . Chicago PD Offers Its Nominee For Most Gun Ignorant Post Ever
People expect the police to understand firearms. After all, they use firearms on a regular basis, right? They carry them on their hips every day and usually have access to something larger in their vehicles. They should know guns.
The reality, however, is that many police officers have little interest in guns. They carry them and, if they’re diligent, practice with them. However, many just don’t know a whole lot about firearms.
For example, take this post from the Chicago Police Department where they brag about taking a deadly weapon off the street . . .
It’s almost as if even the most stringent gun control laws don’t work at all on criminals or crazies . . . The Tehama County shootings: Why did this guy have guns?
So what about that California law banning certain weapons from certain people who’ve had run-ins with authorities?
It’s called APPS for short, or the Armed and Prohibited Persons System, and it’s designed to allow California law-enforcement officials to automatically track firearm owners and proactively disarm convicted criminals, people with certain mental illnesses, and others deemed dangerous.
But as my colleague Robert Salonga and I wrote recently in this newspaper, APPS is far from a perfect remedy to get crazy people to give up their guns.
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Your feel-good story of the day . . . Armed Louisville homeowner holds off suspect with gun and 150-pound Great Dane named ‘Tank’
The sign at Derek Thomas’ house says, “Nevermind the dog. Beware of the owner.” It shows a gun. But that didn’t keep the stranger away from Thomas’ driveway Saturday night.
“Yeah, he was up to no good, definitely,” Thomas said.
That night, Thomas was locking up after watching a late-night football game, when he noticed a shadow lurking outside his home on Pendleton Road.
“I saw him come from here,” Thomas said, pointing to where he said the shadow was standing by his truck. “He grabbed this door handle, and that door handle.”
Thomas’ wife and three children of ages 3, 7 and 9, were all asleep inside, so he went outside, barefoot.
“As I pulled my gun on him, I said, ‘What the hell are you doing in my truck? Get out of my truck!’ and he crawled back out and basically tried to crawl around the back,” Thomas said. “He did stand up, but when I shot the gun two times, he went back to the ground and stayed good.”
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