The Campus Carry Self Defense Act may soon become law in West Virginia.
In January of this year, the FBI updated its firearms qualification test. The test requires one box of ammo (50 rounds), fired at a slightly modified QIT target.
South Dakota governor Kristi Noem recently signed into law a bill that allows lawful residents to carry concealed weapons without obtaining a permit from the state. The shift makes South Dakota the 14th state to enact "constitutional carry".
Two major shootouts in which the good guy used an "AK-47" have hit the news since Thanksgiving. (Note: The term "AK-47" is common shorthand for all AK pattern rifles in the media, and we're not sure exactly what types of rifles were involved.)
For the second time in a week we highlight a self defense shooting out of the Chicago area. And for the second time in as many weeks, a self defense shooting occurs after two strangers used the internet to arrange a sale.
Latoya does not mess around. She was serving as a private security guard at a club in Huntsville, Alabama when a fight broke out inside. A man who was kicked out of the club during the incident went to his car, retrieved an AK pattern rifle, and headed back toward the front door to settle his grudge. Using a vehicle for cover, Latoya fired twice at the man, striking him in the leg and incapacitating him until police arrived. Local news ran this video.
A woman standing at a Chicago bus stop was nearly robbed at gunpoint this week. Surveillance video does not show the moment she fired at the man, striking him in the neck, but in the later portion of the video, she has clearly been knocked to the ground. Local Chicago news ran this story.
This report out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana reminds us to be careful when meeting up with strangers to sell personal items. LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and another (unidentified) student athlete did just that when they attempted to get some holiday cash by selling some electronics just before Christmas.