Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject “Assault Weapon” and “Large” Magazine Bans – Via NRA-ILA

Introduction: In the late 1980s, gun control groups realized that they had failed in their original goal—getting handguns banned1—and began campaigning against semi-automatic firearms they called “assault weapons,” most of which are rifles. As an anti-gun activist group put it: [A]ssault weapons [will] strengthen the handgun restriction lobby for the following reasons: It will be a new topic in what has become to the press and public an “old” debate. . . . [H]andgun restriction consistently remains a non-issue with the vast majority of legislators, the press, and public. . . . Efforts to restrict assault weapons are more likely to succeed than those to restrict handguns. . . . Although the opportunity to restrict assault weapons exists, a question remains for the handgun restriction movement: How?”2

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Homeowner foils pair of burglars, KVOE, Emporia, Kans. 01/02/13

Around 4 a.m., Ronald Sleisher was awakened in his home north of Neosho Rapids, Kans., by the sound of banging at the door and breaking glass. Sleisher retrieved a gun, went to investigate and discovered two intruders. Sleisher fired at the pair, striking one. The homeowner then held the other burglar at gunpoint until police could arrive.

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Mother of two protects children from home invader, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. 01/04/13

A mother of two was home with her children in Loganville, Ga. when she heard a repeated knocking at the door. Concerned, the mother called her husband, who told her to “get the kids and hide.” The mother complied, retrieving a gun and taking her children to a crawlspace. By the time they were hidden, the criminal who had been knocking at the door had made it inside the house and was making his way towards the closet where the family was hiding. The home invader opened the crawlspace door, at which point the mother fired six shots from a .38-caliber revolver, striking the criminal five times. The mother kept the revolver trained on the home invader as he exited the house.

Read more: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/2013/mother-of-two-protects-children-from-home-invader,-the-atlanta-journal-constitution,-atlanta,-ga-010413.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Father protects infant son from violent attack, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio 01/08/12

fter pulling into the driveway of his brother’s home in Columbus, Ohio, Kelby Smith removed his 2-month-old son, still in his car seat, from the vehicle. While still in the driveway, an armed robber approached Smith and demanded money, prompting Smith to kneel down to shield his son. Smith, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, handed the man a small amount of money then drew a pistol, at which point the criminal retreated. But during his escape, the robber turned and pointed his gun at Smith, prompting Smith to shoot the criminal.

Read more: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen/2013/father-protects-infant-son-from-violent-attack,-the-columbus-dispatch,-columbus,-ohio-010812.aspx?s=&st=&ps=

Woman defends son and home from burglar, The Joplin Globe, Joplin, Mo. 11/21/12

A woman was at home with her three-year-old son in Wyandotte, Okla. when she was awakened by a knock on her door. The homeowner peered outside, noticed a strange man at her door and retrieved a .22-caliber pistol. The man then began breaking into the home, making it through one of two locked doors; at which point the woman opened the inside door and fired a shot at the criminal.

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