The Good News Review of 2018 for Gun Owners

The Good News Review of 2018 for Gun Owners
The Good News Review of 2018 for Gun Owners

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Our memory is uneven. I looked back at 2018 and found plenty of good news for gun owners. This is where we were.. and a glimpse of where we’re going. Happy New Year to you and yours.

December

The state house and senate improved gun laws and overrode Ohio Governor Kasich’s veto. The new law reinforced state preemption. It also shifted the burden of proof in self-defense cases to the prosecutor. You are innocent until proven guilty..even in Ohio.

Epidemiologists said that mandatory background checks and firearms purchase prohibitions for minor crimes didn’t reduce homicide or suicide. Gun control is a placebo.

The American College of surgeons said that issuing concealed carry licenses or recognizing constitutional carry does not lead to increased violent crime. Gun control is neither safe nor effective.

The preliminary report on the murders at the Parkland Florida High School said that school staff should be armed.

The state house and senate improved gun laws and overrode Ohio Governor Kasich’s veto.

November

The first school board in Pennsylvania voted to allow some trained staff to be armed at school.

Gearfire Payments joined McMillan Merchant Solutions to process credit card transactions for gun stores.

Concealed carry permits in Washington, DC increased 14 fold in the first year of shall issue.

October

Justice Brett Kavanaugh succeeded justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. President Trump has appointed 85 judges so far.

Ammoland shooting sports news turned 10 years old!

The state court of appeals decided that constitutional carry is the law in Arkansas.

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Ten Year Anniversary
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Ten Year Anniversary

September

Welcome back to school. Recognized training programs graduated their 2000th school staff member to defend students and treat the injured in case of a school attack.

National Public Radio looked at a report on school violence. The report came from the US Department of Education. NPR found that 70 percent of the school shootings reported to the Department of Education didn’t happen. I guess filling in the correct bubble with a number two pencil is harder than it sounds.

The US attorney general’s office prosecuted a fifth more cases for firearms violations. Elections matter.

August

The fifth circuit court of appeals confirmed an earlier decision that campus carry in Texas did not deny two professors their right of free speech.

The state of Louisiana rejected Bank of America and Citigroup when the state sought short-term construction loans. The reason given was the banks previous abuse of gun owners and firearms manufacturers.

The number of concealed carry permits rose to 17.2 million.

Study Finds Over 17 Million Americans with Concealed Handgun Permits
Study Finds Over 17 Million Americans with Concealed Handgun Permits

July

The US State Department settled their court case with Defense Distributed. Online plans for firearms are considered free speech. Also, the State Department said that semi-automatic or bolt action firearms under 50 caliber are not weapons of war.

The first school board in Virginia votes to allow some trained staff to be armed at school.

Another year of campus carry ended and the summer recess began..and no one noticed.

June

Unreleased data collected by the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention from the last century showed that as many as 1 percent of us use a firearm in self-defense each year.

Ordinary citizens who happened to be carrying concealed stopped two high-profile murders in public places, one in Oklahoma City and one in Tumwater, Washington.

A good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun.
A good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun.

May

A middle school teacher in Indiana tackled an armed student and stopped mass murder.

A Gallup poll asked school teachers if they wanted to be armed at school if it were part of an approved safety program. School staff were three times as likely to say yes when compared to the average rate of concealed carry across the USA. Teachers want to protect their students.

Crime dropped by a third in Dallas, Texas.. during the NRA convention.

April

Research shows that licensed concealed carry holders are among the most law-abiding and non-violent group on the planet.

For the first time, School Boards in Wyoming, Georgia and Florida voted to allow some trained staff to be armed at school.

March

There was a media blitz for gun control after the murders at a high school in Parkland, Florida. NRA membership jumped.

There were few students at the rally as compared to adults. Despite the hype, there was only about a quarter of the size that they were predicting.
There were few students at the rally as compared to adults. Despite the hype, there was only about a quarter of the size that they were predicting.

February

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the states 1000 foot gun free zone around public parks. The unanimous decision said the law interferes with innocent behavior and the right of self-defense.

The Ohio Supreme Court said that Cleveland is not special. The city can neither ban guns nor register them.. and it gets to pay court costs and attorneys fees for trying to do so.

January

A three-judge panel of the 9th circuit said California’s law confiscating standard capacity magazines is unconstitutional.

Three democrat congressmen asked the General Accounting Office to try and buy guns illegally. They wanted to see if guns were available on the internet. The researchers in the general accounting office were scammed several times, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to illegally buy a gun online.

We were told that gun sales crashed after President Trump was elected and that gun culture is dying. When you dig into the data, you see that 40 percent of gun sales were to first time buyers.

Happy New Year!


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About Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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@captian jack; When I was younger, my uncle was in the State Police in NJ and he drilled into my cousin and I about gun safety and shooting, He has passed on and his daughter said that the best times he had were when my cousin and I went down to target shoot with him were the best of times. We were the only 2 that ever took an interest in guns and shooting, but looking back on it now and how NJ has changed I’m kind of glad that he is not here to see what kind of dump… Read more »

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@angry painter; Your right as Pa voted the idiot Wolf in, he campaigned on not raising taxes, he no more got in office and boy did they go up, also anything connected to destroy the 2nd Amendment he is willing to pass down and sign, but then again Philly, Scranton-Wilkes Barra, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh put him there and with all the redistricting done by the Demo-Rats in that state a republican doesn’t stand a chance to get in again, the virus is spreading!!!!!!!!!! Believe me I wasn’t that sorry to get out of that state, I was there to vote… Read more »

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n.j. will never receive good news in 2019 or for the foreseeable future after electing a dumbacrap governor from mass. who promised to raise taxes and sign any and all gun control bills that crossed his desk when elected governor.GOD HELP US NOW BECAUSE THE nra WON’T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@captainack; The worst problem is that N J has that virus that has infected Mass, Conn, RI, NY, NJ, Md, Del, DC and is starting to effect Me, Vt, NH, Pa, Va. The fact is that if you can’t get the people out to vote to change the politics it is only going to stay the same, the only thing is that those people in those states are only looking for all of the freebies that they can get!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I lived on the East Coast for 67 years, voted and it did no good, finally moved and In a way… Read more »

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captainjack

willy d You are totally right ! I feel like I am the only gun owner in nj who votes to protect my constitutional rights , and I feel totally screwed fur the forseeable future.

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tomcat

It is great to hear some positive news for a change rather than some liberal trying to snatch our guns. Even with good news it is not practical to let our guard down and let them chisel away our rights.

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TSgt B

The “good guy with a gun….” picture is actually a good gal with a gun, and that particular incident happened in South America. I appreciate your article, and the time and effort you put into it, but please try to use U. S. domestic references/pictures.

SouthernMaine
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SouthernMaine

Thank you. I feel so much better and safer.

Dave M Furlon
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Dave M Furlon

EXCELENT..proof!!…stating FACT…not fake news…not LIES!!! YAY for all us law-abiding gun owners!!

joefoam
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joefoam

After all the gloom and doom gun owners have been subjected to, it was nice to see some good news for a change.

captainjack
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captainjack

Sure wish there would be some good news for the gun owners in the state of nj , in 2019.

George Clark
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George Clark

great article other than the picture of “Dolff”. glad you didn’t mention it’s name.

JoeUsooner
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JoeUsooner

AMEN!!

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buzzsaw

Thanks. I needed this. 🙂