Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius has published a new study, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates,” in the journal Applied Economics Letters. Click here to read the article.
Initiative 591 which would keep background checks mandatory only for sales by licensed dealers. Initiative 594 would require background checks for all types of gun sales. Read the full article at The Seattle Times.
Shotgun News has a great article on the decrease in deaths of police officers by firearms. “Only 33 police officers were killed by gunfire in 2013, the lowest number since 1887, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.” This is great news considering the number of firearms continues to increase. Read why here.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Western Shooting Journal recognizes Tom as one of the greats in clay target shooting. Here is his bio from tomknapp.net:
Tom Knapp is recognized as the greatest exhibition shooter of modern times. With TV appearances and more than 100 live shows a year in the United States and Europe, Tom has thrilled countless shooters with his seemingly impossible feats with shotguns. Of course, the shotguns that Tom shoot are CZ-USA.
Tom travels the World for CZ-USA and the Federal Premium Ammunition Company. He has performed throughout Europe and the Mid-East covering as many as 14 Countries in 4 months! Tom has been performing for the public since 1987 and has entertained audiences as large as 8000 spectators at a single performance. He has appeared on numerous National and local TV networks over the years and is currently appearing on two major National networks. Tom holds three distinctive World Records in ‘Freestyle Target Shooting’ or ‘Exhibition Shooting’ which made history in the shooting industry!