On June 6, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation removing the cap on the number of armed teachers allowed in each of the state’s school districts.
Teachers and other school staff in Texas can be armed under the state’s School Marshal program, but the Texas Tribune reported that limits were set for the program so “schools that participate in the program can only designate one marshal per 200 students or one marshal per building.”
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By AWR Hawkins
Oregon Democrats are pursuing bans on “untraceable” guns and an increase in the fees associated with obtaining a concealed carry handgun permit.
Ceasefire Oregon called its supporters to rally at the Capitol for gun control on Tuesday and listed the gun controls currently under consideration. Those controls include passing laws to allow retailers not to sell guns to anyone under 21 years of age, “reporting lost and stolen firearms to crack down on gun traffickers…reporting firearm injury data to Oregon Health Authority for research into firearm injury prevention,” and allowing local governments to “regulate guns in public buildings.” The last control...
On Monday Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed legislation making the Second Amendment the only concealed carry permit needed in Kentucky.
Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law, making Kentucky the 16th state to eliminate any requirement that law-abiding citizens get government documentation before exercising their right to bear arms for self-defense.
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The Atlantic’s Dick Polman believes the Democrat Party needs a “new massacre” to make gun control “a first-tier story.”
On January 27, 2019, Polman, an Atlantic contributor, noted that the Democrats took control of the House with plans to push gun control. And less than a week after taking control, they followed through by introducing a bill to criminalize private gun sales.
But Polman notes that the gun control bill did not garner major airplay in the establishment media, leading him to suggest a “new massacre” will be key in getting the push more attention. He wrote: “The Democrats’ championing of gun reform is not currently a first-tier story, but a new massacre would likely make it so.”
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