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In an attempt to control high murder rates, Russia is starting to allow concealed carry

From the International Business Times: Russia, which according to official figures has the fifth highest murder rate in the world, has relaxed its gun ownership laws. Previously, Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice, but under the new laws they will be allowed to carry them for self-defence as well.…

CPRC in Investor’s Business Daily: “America Should Make It Easier To Carry Guns”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily discusses what Americans can learn from Israel about stopping terrorism.  The piece starts this way: Terrorism is forcing Israel to let civilians carry guns in even the most sensitive religious areas in the wake of Palestinian attacks in places from a sidewalk to the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue.…

With Ferguson verdict about to come down, the view of police on gun ownership for personal protection

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com With gun sales in Ferguson soaring by between 525 and 700 percent according to one discussion in the Washington Post and police apparently warning civilians to get a gun before the verdict is announced, it is useful to look at how police officers generally feel about gun ownership.  PoliceOne.com,…

How Israel is responding to terrorist attacks: recognizing that armed police/military can’t protect everywhere

The horrible death today at Har Nof Shul left five people dead and others wounded.  Israel’s Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, who has been pushing for ever tighter gun control laws, has announced some easing of controls, letting some people carry with them all the time, even in sensitive places (see also here and here).  Meanwhile, many Israelis are speaking out…

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