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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Concealed Carry Permits Reach All-Time High – Matt Vespa

There are over 14.5 million Americans that have a concealed carry permit. That’s an all-time high, according to John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center. It’s an increase of 1.73 million this year alone, breaking the previous record of 1.69 million last year. Overall, Lott says there’s been a 215 percent increase in concealed carry permits holders since 2007. Women and minorities mostly fuel the surge. In fact, Lott writes in the abstract of his paper that there’s “some evidence suggest[ing] that permit-holding is increasing about 75% more quickly among minorities than among whites.”

Source: Concealed Carry Permits Reach All-Time High – Matt Vespa

Armed teachers defending 4 local districts | Herald Democrat

More than three years have passed since an armed gunman invaded Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and fatally shot 20 school-age children and six adults. In that time, school districts across the nation have made strides in security systems to prevent any other school tragedies. In Grayson County and Fannin County, four school districts have taken an extra step by allowing teachers to carry firearms to protect their children.

Source: Herald Democrat

Controversial MMA training causes rift in Navy SEALs program

When asked about the controversy surrounding the NSW’s dropping of CQD, Kennedy was blunt. “It’s a bunch of bitches arguing for scraps,” said Kennedy. “It’s pathetic and it’s happened for as long as I’ve been in Special Forces.” Kennedy continued to state that the teams he has been involved in have attempted to be above this controversy and just tried to make sure everyone gets the ‘right training.’ “Guys like that are the guys you’re not going to be able to kill,” said Kennedy – referring to special forces operators who train across martial arts. “Guys like that, the guys that do Muay Thai, that do jiu-jitsu, that do wrestling, those are the guys the enemy prays they never have to come in contact with. The enemy – if anything – they’re super happy when they have to fight someone that’s been doing some boxed pre-sold government contract combative program. [They’re] like, ‘Yes, finally I get an easy fight.’”

Source: Bloody Elbow

Philippines descend into darkness

“That death toll dwarfs the 68 killings of suspects that police recorded during anti-drug operations between January 1 and June 15”, wrote Phelim Kine, Asia deputy director of Human Rights Watch. The police denied accusations of extrajudicial killings and said suspects ended up dead because they resisted arrest or fought back.

Source: The Duterte effect: Manila ruled by killer vigilantes as ‘drug pushers’ hunted down