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Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah

Published July 15 2019

An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after breaking into a home in Lehi, police said. About 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 391 N. 900 East on the report of a burglary in progress, according to a statement from Lehi police. The 20-year-old man had gotten into the second-level apartment and "was armed with a knife," Lehi Police Sgt. Robert Marshall said.

California: Legislature Breaks for Summer Recess

Published July 14 2019

The California Legislature has recessed for the summer and will return August 12 from the break. Last week, the following actions were taken by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Senate Natural Resources, and both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

Why These Defensive Uses of Firearms Should Disarm Second Amendment Skeptics

Published July 12 2019

At a time when many high-profile politicians are comfortable proposing laws that impose serious burdens on the right to keep and bear arms, including the mass confiscation of commonly owned firearms, it’s important to remember that those same firearms are regularly used by average Americans to defend their life, liberty, and property.

California: City of San Diego Considers Gun Control Ordinance

Published July 12 2019

San Diego City Attorney, Mara Elliott has asked the City Council to consider a draft ordinance that would require mandatory locked storage of firearms in the home and would propose a conflicting law regarding the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.  Ms. Elliott works closely with gun control advocates in the City and made a strong effort to justify her request for the City to take action at the June meeting of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee. While the Committee was divided on the issue, the proposal did get enough votes to put it before the full City Council for consideration. 

Frank Miniter: To Reduce Gun Violence, We Need to Do These Things

Published July 12 2019

When he called the Republican-controlled Virginia Legislature to the state Capitol for a special session this week, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam wasn’t really attempting to make changes to the state’s gun laws that would have stopped the murderer who killed a dozen people in Virginia Beach in May.

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