Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:43
"Problems viewing this email? View it [ http://www.the-gvp-report.org/2014/03/having-gun-in-house-doesnt-make-woman.html ] on our blog. " The GVP Report - March 4, 2014 In The News ► The Atlantic, A number of *studies have found that **having a gun in the house doesn't make a woman safe
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Smart guns similar to James Bond's pistol are marching closer to reality as manufacturers expect to continue testing prototypes throughout 2014 and a few politicians push for new technology to make firearms safer. Manufacturers design "smart" guns, also referred to as "personalized" or "owner-authorized" firearms, to prevent intentional and unintentional shootings by children and other unauthorized users. The idea of incorporating technology into guns took hold during... [MSNBC News (USA), via GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it's become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places — from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to Jordan Davis, shot in his car at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station to last week's lethal shooting in an Arizona Walmart — is attributable to the "stand your ground" laws enacted over the past decade... [Slate (USA), via GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
The U.S. Supreme Court today told the National Rifle Association something the NRA has always known: Under the U.S. Constitution, gun possession can be legally regulated. The court declined to review two lower court rulings restricting the rights of Americans under age 21 to own handguns. The decisions run counter to the ferocious liberalization of gun laws throughout the nation after the court's 2008 Heller decision, in which a polarized 5-4 majority blew past the... [Bloomberg (USA), Editorial, via GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
A Michigan man from Independence Township accidentally killed himself after reportedly firing a gun into his head while attempting to demonstrate how safe the weapon was. The 36-year-old man's girlfriend told law enforcement that he'd been drinking throughout the day when the incident occurred Sunday evening. Police told the Oakland Press that when they arrived at the home, the girlfriend was performing CPR on the man. He was declared dead at the scene. Authorities... [RT-TV Novosti (Russia), via GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Piers Morgan believes he shot himself in the foot by crusading for gun control, with his CNN show as the final casualty. But the self-inflicted damage was far deeper than that. The British journalist undoubtedly alienated many in the audience (and perhaps delighted others) with his crusade against guns. But when he would bring on gun advocates and rail against them as "stupid," well, it was hard to watch. Morgan's political advocacy sliced at the heart of CNN's... [Fox News (USA), via GunPolicy.org]
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 09:00
The proliferation of small arms and light weapons is one of the major security challenges currently faced by South Asia and Pakistan in particular. The trafficking and varied availability of these weapons fuel communal conflict, political instability and pose a threat, not only to security, but also to viable development. According to the Red Cross, one out of every two casualties in a war is a civilian stuck in the crossfire. The easy use and light weight of small... [Daily Times (Lahore), via GunPolicy.org]
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 09:00
Christy Salters Martin is a professional boxer and the owner of a concealed carry permit. But when she attempted to leave her husband, she was shot with her own gun. Today, she cautions other women against making the same mistake. "Just putting a weapon in the woman's hand is not going to reduce the number of fatalities or gunshot victims that we have. Too many times, their male counterpart or spouse will be able to overpower them and take that gun away." Wayne... [Atlantic (USA), via GunPolicy.org]
Sat, 02/22/2014 - 09:00
Gun control activists in the United States have shamed the Visa digital payments giant for helping the National Rifle Association (NRA) boost gun sales thanks to non-cash payments with the NRA's special VISA cards. The so-called "Second Amendment" cards are part the NRA's efforts to prop up the constitutional amendment that grants individuals the right to keep and bear arms. They offer $35 bonuses and no annual fees and have enabled the NRA to add $20 million to its... [Voice of Russia (Moscow), via GunPolicy.org]
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 09:00
Do you really think the United Autoworkers Union's drive to organize the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee was about organizing a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee? How naive. Or maybe you believe that the battle over immigration reform in Washington is about … reforming immigration law. I laugh at your foolishness. At that treacherous corner where the privileges of the First Amendment collide most spectacularly with the passions of the Second, producing a flaming, 12-car... [Bloomberg (USA), via GunPolicy.org]