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Attorney General Mark Herring says a Southwest Virginia school district doesn’t have the authority to arm its teachers, according to a legal opinion released Tuesday.
Herring wrote that the state’s laws limiting guns on school grounds extend to teachers and other staff members who don’t fit into security and law enforcement roles defined by the General Assembly.
The Lee County School Board voted unanimously in July to move forward with a plan to arm its teachers, the first push of its kind in Virginia as policymakers continue to weigh steps to prevent mass shootings. But skeptics questioned whether the proposal could move forward because the General Assembly has never exempted teachers from a law that makes it a crime for most people to carry guns on school property.
David Hogg and the Parkland Funky Bunch hardest hit . . .
Younger gun owners report carrying their firearms on them much more frequently than older gun owners, expressing a higher level of support for concealed carry, according to a poll conducted in July by Ipsos in partnership with Newsy for its new special report “Young Guns.”
While younger Americans in the survey were just as likely to own guns (28 percent) as older generations (27 percent), they were almost twice as likely to report carrying their guns on them, with 43 percent of younger gun owners (ages 18-34) polled saying they carry a gun at least once a month compared to 23 percent of older American gun owners (ages 35 and up).
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Local residents and the social media community reacted quickly to the news that a Chattanooga officer fired three shots at a man who had just taken his own life Sunday. …
Late Monday night, Chattanooga Police released a statement saying officers engaged a suicidal man armed with a gun.
The release says police told the man to lower his weapon, but the man refused before shooting and killing himself.
According to police, an officer then accidentally pulled the trigger of his gun three times.
They say one of those bullets hit the man who had just taken his life.
Once a year, giants of the Russian arms industry gather outside Moscow to show off their latest technology and display their vision for the future of human warfare at the Russia’s Army Expo.
This year’s event featured future vaporware like a giant combat walker robot and other concepts far off into the future, such as chameleon camouflage. But a more significant weapon made a much more quiet appearance: the MTs-116M suppressed sniper rifle. Designed to mask noise and muzzle flash, it’s the most advanced version yet of one of the modern battlefield’s deadliest weapons.
The MTs-116M has been around for twenty years. It is a well-proven if unexceptional bolt-action, 7.62mm weapon with an affective range of 700 meters (about 2,300 feet). The new version, unveiled at Army 2018, keeps the basic design but converts the MTs-116M into a silenced 12.7mm weapon. It’s a major and appropriately quiet feat of weapon engineering.
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Austin James David West, 23, was charged earlier this month with making a threat of violence, which is a Class B misdemeanor and in Utah carries a sentence of up to six months in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.
West wanted to use a 3D-printed gun specifically because they are untraceable (they don’t require background checks and don’t typically feature numbers), according to Deseret News.
News of his arrest comes amid a national conversation around the public safety threat posed by 3D-printed firearms. Gun control groups and state officials have been scrambling to block self-described crypto-anarchist Cody Wilson from publishing blueprints for 3D-printed guns online, which he resumed doing in late July after abruptly settling a yearslong legal battle with the U.S. State Department.
Beto O’Rourke protester yelling in town hall on gun control.
Texan man- “Come and take it!”
Beto guy, “We will!”
Then @tedcruz said, That exchange right there is what this whole campaign is about!
Crowd explodes. #2A pic.twitter.com/2LZW7ot992
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) August 29, 2018