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Campus Carry Now Legal in Texas

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Campus carry is now legal in Texas for permit holders 21 years and older.  The new law allows concealed carry of pistols in classrooms, buildings, and public spaces of all public colleges in the state.  Private colleges are permitted to set their own rules under the law, and it is expected that some will ban carry while others will not. …

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Mountain House Raises Taste Guarantee to 30 Years Retroactively

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Mountain House continually stores food straight out of production for testing going back 30 years.  They recently cracked open their oldest food packs and had independent tasters rate them for taste.  Though differences from newly produced equivalents were noted, all products sampled rated high for taste. “As part of OFD Foods ongoing quality programs, a multi-disciplinary team of experts tested …

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Massachusetts Attorney General Bans All Modern Sporting Rifles

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“It’s no surprise the Orlando killer chose an AR-15 style assault rifle. It’s a weapon of war, originally created for combat, and designed to kill many people in a short amount of time with incredible accuracy. It’s in the same category as weapons chosen by killers in Newtown, Aurora, and San Bernardino. These are not weapons of self-defense. They are …

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Ambushes on Police Resulting in Slowed and Reduced Response, Endangers Lives

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As the senseless ambushes on law enforcement seem to mount up, departments across the country are making significant changes to rules for response.  Many departments are now doubling up officers, effectively halving the coverage they can provide.  Responses to MWAG (man with a gun) calls are slowed as officers must wait for even more backup than previously used before making contact. …

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Turkish Military Coup Against Islamic Leadership is Actually Their Job

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Unlike in most countries, the Turkish military operates independently of its president.  The ongoing coup has likely been triggered by Erdogan’s increasing push towards an Islamic state.  The modern Turkish military was set up in part to prevent this- to keep Turkish as a secular state. Erdogan knew this, so he replaced as much of the military leadership with allies …

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Instagram’s New Algorithm Hits Gun Pages Hard

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Even though owned by Facebook, Instagram has become the new home to many gun pages after Facebook started to massively throttle any posts with keywords related to firearms.  Instagram, on the other hand, delivered every post to every follower in a newsfeed ordered chronologically.  This meant that anytime you opened your Instagram feed, you knew that once you hit a …

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Terrorist Plows Truck Through Bastille Day Crowd, Killing 70+

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A terrorist plowed a large truck, reportedly loaded with grenades and firearms, into a crowd estimated to be over 100,000 people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France.  Video clearly shows a truck purposely accelerating as it got closer to the crowd, then swerving back and forth through the people.  The attack stretched an estimated 2km of road before the driver …

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US Armed Forces Flip for Pokemon Go

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The Marine Corps Times reports that Pokemon Go isn’t just for kids.  Members of all of the US armed services are chasing animated critters in augmented reality on base and off.  Largely permitted, this gameplay while in uniform is resulting in emails, notices, and posters going up on bases everywhere warning service members to keep from injuring or killing themselves …