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Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford in Panama City, Florida, demonstrated the Hero 911 app, which allows teachers and school officials to issue a direct panic alert from their cellphones to every on- and off-duty law enforcer within 15 miles of the school. (Photos by Tom Quimby/Special to The Washington Times)

‘Guardian’ program trains armed teachers to stop an active school shooter

The original guardian program, created in March 2018 under the state’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, allowed administrators and other staff, including coaches and teachers, with military or law enforcement experience to volunteer as armed, concealed carry guardians.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a press conference after lobbying for the Gateway Project before a Congressional delegation at Port Authority headquarters, Friday, May 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ** FILE **

Gun vendors selling to N.J. must follow rules under order

- Associated Press

New Jersey has begun using its purchasing power to try to influence gun vendors as well as insurers to embrace gun-safety measures, such as preventing firearms transfers to traffickers, under an executive order Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady charges onto the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Man charged in New England Patriots mass shooting threat

Associated Press

A Rhode Island man with what police called an “intense dislike” of the New England Patriots has been charged with threatening a shooting at Gillette Stadium before the team’s regular-season opener.

Schools face backlash for not reporting gun threats to parents

- Associated Press

When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly.

This undated photo provided by the City of Odessa via FBI shows Seth Aaron Ator. The gunman in a West Texas rampage "was on a long spiral of going down" and had been fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, calling 911 both before and after the shooting began, authorities said Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (City of Odessa/FBI via AP)

Odessa shooter purchased gun through private sale evading a background check

- Associated Press

The gunman in a West Texas rampage that left seven dead obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, allowing him to evade a federal background check that previously blocked him from getting a gun, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, rapper Meek Mill departs from the criminal justice center in Philadelphia after a status hearing. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Rapper Meek Mill pleads guilty, won’t serve more time in prison

- Associated Press

Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge on Tuesday and won’t serve additional time in prison after reaching a plea agreement in a case that’s kept him on probation for most of his adult life.

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New Hampshire: House to Vote on Gov. Sununu's Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills

Published September 17 2019

On Wednesday, September 18th, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on Governor Chris Sununu's vetoes of three anti-gun bills sent to his desk by the General Court.  Anti-gun Representatives who remain stubbornly committed to gun control are hoping to override Governor Sununu’s vetoes.

California: 2019 Legislative Session Adjourns

Published September 15 2019

The California Legislature has adjourned the 2019 session resulting in the final passage of AB 12, AB 61, AB 879, AB 893, AB 1254, AB 1297, AB 1669, SB 61 and SB 172 which are now eligible for Governor Newsom's consideration. 

NRA-ILA 2020 Election Updates from Personal Protection Expo

Published September 15 2019

NRA-ILA’s Grassroots Programs and Campaign Field Operations Division hosted multiple seminars during the 2019 NRA Personal Protection Expo in Fort Worth,Texas to educate gun owners on the importance of getting involved in the 2020 Elections. It is no secret that the anti-gunners are fired up and well-funded, and if we are going to be victorious on Election Day, it will be because pro-Second Amendment voters start now to prepare for next year’s elections.