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Gunshot Detection Tech coming to Wisconsin Schools

Some schools are using grant funding to move towards a gunshot detection sensor to help with the fight against mass shootings. With other security measures being put into place for the opening of schools…

Female Youtube HQ shooter identified

The woman who shot three people at YouTube HQ in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam. The woman, who took her own life after the shooting, was found at the scene having appeared to have killed herself with a handgun according to San Bruno Police Chief, Ed Barberini.

Florida Cities Challenge State Preemption on Gun Control

This past Monday, ten south Florida cities joined together to challenge a state law. The lawsuit (included below) against Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi among other state officials, was filed in Leon Circuit Court roughly six weeks after the Parkland shooting.

YouTube Bans Gun Videos in Latest Policy Update

Google-owned YouTube recently updated its policies on firearm-related content making many gun-related videos a thing of the past. YouTube’s recent update will no longer allow gun or gun accessory manufacturers to post on their site. Earlier today, Spike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun manufacturer…

Breaking News: Maryland High School on Lockdown after Shooting Inside

Breaking news this morning coming out of Maryland - a reported school shooting at Great Mills High School. The event has been contained,...

Cops take the first batch of guns under new laws following the Parkland massacre

Rick Scott signed the bill a week ago, and now the police have taken the guns of a 56-year-old man in South Florida. He was taken to the...

AMA Pushes Gun Control Ahead of Midterm Elections

Have you heard about the gun-control push from the American Medical Association (AMA)? Like it or not, the gun-control debate is a hot-button issue for many and some of the things that are said make me question things a little more.

Florida Cities Challenge State Preemption on Gun Control

This past Monday, ten south Florida cities joined together to challenge a state law. The lawsuit (included below) against Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi among other state officials, was filed in Leon Circuit Court roughly six weeks after the Parkland shooting.

CHAPTER 2018-3 Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 7026

Interested in seeing the whole bill inspired by the Parkland event and the survivors? Here’s the whole 60-page pdf. Go take a look and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below. Better yet, be sure to pop in to the chat room to make your voice heard now!

Guest Post: Do Violent Movies Take a Leading Role in Media?

Experts agree that there isn’t a single factor that can cause a violent or a nonviolent person to act aggressively. Some studies suggest that massive exposure to violent content might be a risk factor for violent behavior.

Guest Post: “Save Our Children” The Bullying and Mental Health Factors

In my last post, we talked about our kids and how it’s our responsibility to save our children, but that’s not the whole story because complicated issues are never easy…

Quick and Dirty: The Gun Control Debate

A quick-and-dirty overview of the gun control debate… Every time there’s a shooting the debate about gun control is reignited. But what is the debate really? For some it seems like common sense to limit types of guns or the number of bullets a gun can hold…

AMA Pushes Gun Control Ahead of Midterm Elections

Have you heard about the gun-control push from the American Medical Association (AMA)? Like it or not, the gun-control debate is a hot-button issue for many and some of the things that are said make me question things a little more.

Guest Post: “Save Our Children” Time To Step Up!

I hear it everywhere these days; this call for change to save our children; especially in the place that is supposed to be the safest spot for them; school. But, sadly, as a teacher and a mentor for hundreds of children each year, I really don’t believe gun control is the answer…

We Need To Talk: The “Illegal” Firearm

We’ve already spent a little time touching on some basic firearm jargon and terminology, but there’s still a ton of terms and misconceptions out there that confuse even the most seasoned of firearms owners. While chatting with a friend this past weekend I realized there’s a pretty common misconception that’s centered around this concept of “illegal” firearms.

Let’s Talk: The ‘Only Military & Police’ Opinion

If you’ve listened to anyone discuss the pro-gun/anti-gun debate you have undoubtedly heard someone make the statement “Only the military and police should have guns – it’s their job to protect us”. It’s an interesting anti-gun opinion and one I believe needs to be addressed because of how popular it seems to be.

A Look At School Safety Since Sandy Hook

In case of emergencies, lockdowns and fire drills are now commonly practiced in traditional brick and mortar schools. A lockdown is a precautionary measure in response to a threat directly to the school or in the surrounding community. This measure of school safety is when students stop all their activities…

Has the media made mass shootings worse?

After every mass shooting, there is an explosion of media coverage of the event… But is there a possibility that the media coverage is making mass shootings worse? Before you utterly dismiss this idea – think about the latest mass school shooting in Florida…

Why Are Women Mass Shooters So Rare?

While watching the coverage of the shooting at Youtube headquarters as it unfolded earlier this week, I became very curious about something I noticed that was drastically different with this shooting. What I found was pretty interesting;

Quick and Dirty: The Gun Control Debate

A quick-and-dirty overview of the gun control debate… Every time there’s a shooting the debate about gun control is reignited. But what is the debate really? For some it seems like common sense to limit types of guns or the number of bullets a gun can hold…

We Need To Talk: Getting Your Terminology Straight

Today, we’ll cover some commonly misused gun jargon or terminology because there are a lot of terms that are misused and confused by everyone in the gun-reform debate. Because let’s face it, we need to talk.

Single Action vs Double Action… What’s It All Mean?

Single or Double Action… Semi-Automatic or Fully-Automatic… what’s it all mean? When it comes to jargon – regardless of the industry – it’s easy to get confused. Let’s take a look at some of the more common terms and break them down…

What Is GLOCK Safe Action & Why’s It So Popular?

The GLOCK’s polymer-framed, lightweight design, reliability, ease of use and safeties are why roughly 65% of the police in the U.S. already carry a GLOCK as their side arm. But what is the GLOCK “Safe Action” anyway…

What Is GLOCK Safe Action & Why’s It So Popular?

The GLOCK’s polymer-framed, lightweight design, reliability, ease of use and safeties are why roughly 65% of the police in the U.S. already carry a GLOCK as their side arm. But what is the GLOCK “Safe Action” anyway…

Clear Backpack Concealment Test

Sean with National Institute of Firearms walks us through a recent test of the concealment abilities of a clear backpack like those issued to the Parkland students after the mass shooting back in February. In this video: Clear Backpack Concealment Test…

March For Our Lives Orlando Event

We attended the March For Our Lives event in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 24th. We heard your voices loud and clear and are excited to help amplify the call for change!
Come join us to chat online – we need everyone to hear what you have to say! https://niof.org/chat

March For Our Lives Orlando – We Need Your Help!

We’re attending the upcoming March For Our Lives Event in Orlando, Florida, but we need your help!
What questions would you like to see us ask attendees at the event? Leave a comment below!

Cats and Guns

Whether you agree or disagree with this video and it’s summary of the gun debate, you have to admit it is quite entertaining. It is also promoting the march coming up on March 24th all across the nation. Come see us at the event in Orlando, FL covering the march and interviewing participants.

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