Another self-defense story as Trump floats gun sales crackdown
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
At the same time Republicans on Capitol Hill are considering new gun control laws, a self-defense shooting in Georgia is the latest example of Americans being able to defend themselves, says a 2nd Amendment advocate.
A homeowner in Rockdale County, responding to an attempted robbery, exchanged gunfire on Monday with three masked teens and fatally shot all three of them, USA Today and other media outlets reported this week.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is reportedly circulating a plan among Republicans to crack down on private firearms sales as a way to address the national issue of gun control, The Daily Caller news website is reporting.
Rockdale's county sheriff told media the case appears to be a stand-your-ground situation based on evidence gathered at the scene. One of the robbers fired first and the property owner returned fire, witnesses said.
Mike Hammond, legislative counsel to Gun Owners of America, says there are approximately 1.5 million times a year in which a firearm is used to save lives.
“But interestingly,” he says, “of course the newspapers don't report a whole lot about it.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Caller is reporting in an exclusive story that White House and Dept of Justice officials are meeting with prominent Republican leaders to gauge support for expanding background checks. The push is to criminalize private sales except for family members and friends.
Daily Caller reporter Amber Athey obtained a copy of the “idea sheet” that is circulating on Capitol Hill and reports Attorney General Bill Barr is warning GOP lawmakers to address the issue or risk energizing Democratic voters in 2020.
Hammond tells OneNewsNow his own family has experienced a violent act many years ago, when his brother woke up to find a drug-addicted intruder standing over him in bed.
“And had he not had a loaded gun in his nightstand,” Hammond warns, “he probably would have died in that incident."
Hammond spoke to OneNewsNow before The Daily Caller reported on the proposed gun sales law.
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