Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a record number of firearms at airport security checkpoints this year, establishing a 20-year record with three months remaining in the calendar year and fewer passengers traveling due to the pandemic.
Gun-violence research experts at UC Davis Health say that despite a significant drop in firearm injuries in recent years in California, there has been a substantial increase in the state’s overall death rate among those wounded by firearms.
When it comes to managing sensitive equipment as a public safety officer, your firearms are some of the most high-risk assets you can leave improperly secured. While there’s been a lot of conversation in the media about how to use firearms responsibly, there are several best practices you can utilize to help ensure that they are only accessible to authorized personnel who are fully accountable for their use.
A total of 293 firearms have been found in carry-on bags and as improperly packed or undeclared guns in checked luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so far this year. The TSA reports that 80 to 90 percent of them are loaded.
A divided federal appeals court struck down California’s concealed weapons rules on Tuesday, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. By a 2-1 vote, the judge panel said California was wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote for the majority that “The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense.”
The First Florida District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that colleges and universities have no vested or delegated authority to regulate firearms on campus – only Legislature has that authority, according to a report from The Examiner.