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Concealed-carry reciprocity measure should become law

As Sheriff, I know I can’t always be there to protect every citizen from crime. Many citizens want to protect themselves and others by carrying concealed firearms. But a growing problem for many Virginians is the confusing patchwork of state laws that make it hard for them to travel and move about the country with their firearms. That is why I am supporting legislation in Congress that would give law-abiding Virginians the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in every place they have the right to be, not just in Virginia. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would ensure that a person’s Second Amendment Rights are recognized in every state, not just their home state.

I have been a law enforcement officer for 40 years. Throughout my career, I have been guided by the desire to serve and protect my fellow Virginians, uphold our laws, and protect the constitutional

Read more at: http://www.vagazette.com/opinion/va-vg-edit-diggs-0520-20170520-story.html

Wolf should reconsider veto of school gun bill – Philly.com

Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring “trained security professionals like school resource or police officers.” But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training. Wolf has already promised to veto the bill.

The governor should reconsider. Letting teachers and staff carry concealed handguns is nothing new in the United States, and there has been good reason for allowing it. Police virtually always arrive after an attack has occurred. Police are very important to fighting crime, but stopping mass public shootings is a uniquely difficult challenge.

For police and security guards, wearing a uniform is often akin to wearing a neon sign saying “Shoot me first,” making them easy targets for attackers. The benefit of concealed carry is

Read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/wolf-should-reconsider-veto-of-school-gun-bill.html

Lyons: Mercy should be legal, but brawl shooter wasn’t blameless – Sarasota Herald

Email campaigns to promote awareness of injustices and needed reforms are a phenomenon I could appreciate more if the writers wouldn’t so often gild the lillies.

Some are flagrantly scammy attempts where the aim is to yank you around with totally fake news, to get you outraged enough to donate to a cause. Those are flat out fraudulent.

But there are also iffy efforts at persuasion that involve legitimate controversies, like the case of Michael Giles, an Air Force active duty man with a clean record before he was charged with attempted murder after a college fraternity brawl in Tallahassee.

No one was grievously injured, and Giles certainly did not start that brawl. But he is serving a 25-years-to-life prison term that even the trial judge said is excessive but is required by Florida law.

To make a point about that sometimes unjustly

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170415/lyons-mercy-should-be-legal-but-brawl-shooter-wasnt-blameless

Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

Chicago police have now arrested two suspects in the brutal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Both of those charged in the attack are teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, and police continue to look for more accomplices.

About 40 people may have watched the rapes on Facebook as they happened, but none of them reported the crimes to the police. That’s raising ethical and legal questions about those who witnessed the crime, including whether they can be charged for their inaction.

Chicago Police say the 15-year-old victim knew one of her attackers and was lured by him to a home on the city’s West Side.

“From there, she was not allowed to leave and she didn’t consent to what occurred,” said Chicago Police Commander Brendan Deenihan.

As many as six attackers brutally raped the girl.

“Due to the graphic content that I observed,

Read more at: http://wunc.org/post/should-viewers-facebook-live-gang-rape-face-charges

Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

Chicago police have now arrested two suspects in the brutal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Both of those charged in the attack are teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, and police continue to look for more accomplices.

About 40 people may have watched the rapes on Facebook as they happened, but none of them reported the crimes to the police. That’s raising ethical and legal questions about those who witnessed the crime, including whether they can be charged for their inaction.

Chicago Police say the 15-year-old victim knew one of her attackers and was lured by him to a home on the city’s West Side.

“From there, she was not allowed to leave and she didn’t consent to what occurred,” said Chicago Police Commander Brendan Deenihan.

As many as six attackers brutally raped the girl.

“Due to the graphic content that I observed,

Read more at: http://wfae.org/post/should-viewers-facebook-live-gang-rape-face-charges

Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

Chicago police have now arrested two suspects in the brutal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Both of those charged in the attack are teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, and police continue to look for more accomplices.

About 40 people may have watched the rapes on Facebook as they happened, but none of them reported the crimes to the police. That’s raising ethical and legal questions about those who witnessed the crime, including whether they can be charged for their inaction.

Chicago Police say the 15-year-old victim knew one of her attackers and was lured by him to a home on the city’s West Side.

“From there, she was not allowed to leave and she didn’t consent to what occurred,” said Chicago Police Commander Brendan Deenihan.

As many as six attackers brutally raped the girl.

“Due to the graphic content that I observed,

Read more at: http://kuow.org/post/should-viewers-facebook-live-gang-rape-face-charges

Rela should not be allowed to carry firearms

THE folly of providing arms to Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) has been laid bare by the discovery of the theft and subsequent sale to third parties by irresponsible Rela personnel who have since been arrested (The Star, March 27).

My worry is how many more of such cases have yet to be discovered. Even this discovery was made by a visiting audit team as opposed to a daily or routine check at the store itself. Very worrying indeed.

Many have warned previously of not providing Rela with firearms but the proposal went through regardless. I have always wondered how guns are so prevalent in Malaysia when we have one of the toughest anti-guns laws in the world. Is this how criminals have been obtaining their guns?

Rela is just meant to be a support unit, not a frontline crime prevention outfit. Most of their operations will be supported by the relevant uniformed

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/04/04/rela-should-not-be-allowed-to-carry-firearms/

Should You Intervene in a Shooting? If So, When?

From Texas Standard

A robbery turned fatal at the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio on Sunday. The shooting has brought up questions about concealed carry and when it’s appropriate for people to intervene in such incidents.

Two men were robbing the Kay Jewelers in the mall. One of the suspects was reportedly waving a gun and shot and killed a bystander, who had tried to stop the robbers.

Another man, who some news sources are calling a “good samaritan,” pulled out his licensed concealed handgun and fired his weapon, critically wounding one of the robbers. The suspects shot and killed him.

Two other bystanders were wounded.

Robert Farago is the creator and editor of the blog “The Truth About Guns”. He says when he heard about the San Antonio shooting, his first thought was to question why the “good samaritan” decided to pull out his gun and begin shooting.

“It’s

Read more at: http://tpr.org/post/should-you-intervene-shooting-if-so-when

Should You Intervene in a Shooting? If So, When?

From Texas Standard

A robbery turned fatal at the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio on Sunday. The shooting has brought up questions about concealed carry and when it’s appropriate for people to intervene in such incidents.

Two men were robbing the Kay Jewelers in the mall. One of the suspects was reportedly waving a gun and shot and killed a bystander, who had tried to stop the robbers.

Another man, who some news sources are calling a “good samaritan,” pulled out his licensed concealed handgun and fired his weapon, critically wounding one of the robbers. The suspects shot and killed him.

Two other bystanders were wounded.

Robert Farago is the creator and editor of the blog “The Truth About Guns”. He says when he heard about the San Antonio shooting, his first thought was to question why the “good samaritan” decided to pull out his gun and

Read more at: http://kut.org/post/should-you-intervene-shooting-if-so-when

After OSU attack, should Ohio allow concealed carry on campus?

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ATTACK AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITYSomali OSU Professor: ‘I have a huge responsibility on my shoulders’ | 0:00

Two days after the OSU attack, Mohammed Omer helps his students wade through the repercussions of the attack. He says he has hope that the actions of one person will not define what America thinks about an entire group.
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ATTACK AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITYTimeline of the Ohio State attack | 1:06

A look at how the events unfolded in Columbus when a student attacked several

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