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postheadericon CES 2018: Why doesn’t everyone use VR already?

One side effect of slower than expected uptake of VR is that virtual reality application developers have been slow to invest in creating content. In this sort of chicken-and-egg cycle, growth tends to be slow, not explosive.

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postheadericon Android malware: It doesn’t hurt to know about this

Android malware is an increasing problem … but worry not – n this infographic, we highlight some of the key things you should be aware of.

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postheadericon Home Occupant Exchanges Gunfire With Intruder — SPOILER: It Doesn’t End Well For The Intruder

SUMNER, IOWA — Investigators in Bremer County are still trying to figure out why a man traveled out into rural Iowa to break into a home and exchange gunshots with occupants of that home. In the ensuing fight, one of the residents was also shot but survived the encounter.

According to Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett’s statement to KCCI Des Moines News, the wounded resident was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The intruder, identified as Steven Anthony, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. Anthony has been identified as the alleged intruder but investigators are confused why a man would travel 150 miles from Davenport, IA, to break into a home.

The best person to answer that question is deceased.

In the absence of any good evidence or proof that he had a cause or that any of the occupants of the home knew Anthony, investigators are probably going to stick with a self-defense ruling and leave it at that. We can’t be sure, however, because plenty of things do often show up during the investigative process.

Law enforcement is always curious why a bad guy picks a particular home. Sometimes it’s because the bad guy has been told that there’s goodies in the home. Other times, it could be something much more base like a prolonged vendetta. And, yet, still other times it just happens because the bad guy thinks that home just looks promising.

It’s not so much a question the residents of a home really have to answer. Their job is to stay alive. And with bad guys showing up through their door, they wisely invested in firearms for home defense.

Always a good call.

Because bad guys come in all shapes and sizes and possess a wild variety of motivations, it’s near impossible to figure out what motivates any particular one. If a criminal is willing to rob a convenience store for $ 200 and a pack of Marlboros, who’s to say he’s not willing to break into a home occupied by strangers?

While it’s the job of police to figure all of this out — an often impossible task — it’s the job of us law-abiding gun owners to stay armed and alert even while we’re at home.

Personally, I suggest a home surveillance system of some kind. It’s nice to know who’s trying to break in through the garage at three in the morning.

Nothing quite substitutes the role of the gun in the home. When it comes down to surviving a dangerous unknown — which a bad guy breaking in most certainly is — having the means to protect your life is of the greatest importance. Keep a gun nearby. Ideally, carry it in your everyday concealed carry or open carry holster of choice. It cuts down on the time you need to defend yourself so you can focus on the important things: getting your family to relative safety, finding cover, and calling the police.

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postheadericon Nevada Voters Push For Background Checks On Private Firearm Sales — The FBI Admits It Doesn’t Have The Funding To Enforce It

CARSON CITY, NEVADA — Last month, voters approved a measure which would require a federal background check prior to the transfer of firearms between private parties. The Nevada Attorney General admitted in his recently published opinion that the ability to enforce such a measure wouldn’t be feasible.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the FBI responded with a formal admission it would not conduct background checks on the private transfer of firearms. Despite the passage of Nevada’s Background Check Act of 2016 by voters, the mechanisms in place to enforce such an action would prove to be impossible at this time.

The Nevada Attorney General conceded that, “citizens may not be prosecuted for their inability to comply with the Act unless and until the FBI changes its public position and agrees to conduct the background checks consistent with the Act.”

So, as of right now, the FBI is unable to comply with the state of Nevada’s request. That means the private transfer of firearms, as of this moment, is not governed under the newly minted Background Check Act.

This is another example of people wanting to enact legislation that “shoots first, asks questions later”.

You’ve probably run into such a conversation at least once on social media. Someone says, “hey, why can’t we do (X)?”

Where “X” may signify anything restricting the sale or transfer of firearms, the answer is “lack of funding”.

And it’s no exaggeration. To enforce such a measure in Nevada, where guns are not registered, would be nearly impossible.

Say if you have a Glock 19 Gen 4 you’re looking to transfer to your cousin. That firearm isn’t necessarily registered in any official way to your name. If you transfer that firearm to your cousin, the only thing you’d need is probably some written bill of sale (if sold) or confirmation of transfer. This would be predominantly for your records so, should that firearm be stolen or lost, you can demonstrate that the firearm was not in your custody.

But even in that outright unlikely scenario, in the state of Nevada you are not required to maintain any paperwork related to the private transfer of a firearm so long as that transfer doesn’t require you to mail it anywhere and the person you’re transferring the firearm to has every right to possess a firearm.

Out of good habit, I always recommend keeping some sort of evidence of a transfer out of custody. I live in a state that is also unregulated in the private transfer of firearms. Any time I’ve sold a gun to a family member, friend, or known acquaintance, I’ve always done my own due diligence to ensure I’m on the right side of that transfer.

You do your business as you see fit.

And in Nevada, you can do it without the necessity of requiring a NICS check for the present time.

Should the FBI decide it DOES have funding or IS ABLE to comply with the Background Check Act, then it will be a different story.

I can see where this bill would have been needlessly cumbersome.

Imagine the scenario where you’re transferring a hunting rifle to a family relative that you know is able to possess a firearm. Now you have to run that family member through a background check — added money — on top of the fact you’re gifting that person a working firearm.

Firearms are expensive! The act of giving a firearm to someone who has every right to possess one shouldn’t cost you a dime more than you’ve already spent.

In either case, the federal government is presently unable to enforce a measure passed by voters. Hopefully it will be a lesson to future administrations to not attempt to restrict the private transfer of firearms amongst people who have every right to possess them.

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postheadericon Woman Doesn’t Wait For Police: Shoots Ex-Boyfriend Who Broke Into Home, Saving Herself And 11-Year-Old Son

LEITCHFIELD, KENTUCKY — 43-year-old Patrick Dewayne Decker is no stranger to violence. Convicted of charges ranging from rape to kidnapping and assault, it’s not a far fetched notion to think something like a restraining order would be any obstacle for him. That’s why his ex-girlfriend got a gun. It all came down to a simple choice: her and her son or Decker. She chose herself and her son. She chose right.

According to WDRB, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department received notification from 911 dispatch that as of 9:22 p.m., the ex-girlfriend reported she had shot and killed Decker. Her side of the story is that he busted through the door of her home, despite having a restraining order filed against him and being urged to leave her alone by family members and a court. She fired several shots, killing him.

Her and Decker’s son was present at the time of his assault on her home.

That restraining order? It turned out to not be worth the paper it was printed on. When she realized she was dealing with a cold, hardened criminal with a violent streak, she had to make the uncomfortable but brisk reality check that this was a man who would stop at nothing if an idea struck him just right.

Well, he’s dead now and she doesn’t have to worry about him breaking down hers or anyone else’s door ever again.

It’s not the conclusion any sane person hopes for but when faced with the potential to have her and her son be at severe risk, the sheriff’s department is too far away to help but a handgun only takes seconds.

According to court documents, Decker had been living across the street in his parent’s home before the crime took place. He allegedly petitioned the court to allow him to stay within the radius of a protective order so he could have a place to live.

The court issued a protective order that clearly violated this woman’s ability to assess a threat before it’s on her doorstep. Not like it would have mattered. Not like Decker really seemed all to worried about following the course of law in the first place.

And now it’s over.

Sober reality or victimization — we all have to choose whether we like it or not.

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postheadericon This Teacher Sneaks Her Gun Into School Each Day, Because She Doesn’t Want Anyone To Be A Statistic

Many school districts do not allow teachers to carry firearms into the classroom. For those teachers with a concealed carry permit, they have to make a daily decision to either protect themselves or hope nothing goes wrong. For one teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, she chooses to carry.

This is going to have to be a discussion amongst the concealed carry community.

CafeMom published the original article which details this teacher’s decision to carry and her practice of carrying. She guesses the overall reaction of parents would be one of surprise but knows that between her and her husband, carrying a concealed handgun just makes sense for her.

However… It’s illegal.

We didn’t write the law and we sure as heck don’t enforce it on others. The point blank truth is that if she was caught with a concealed handgun, she’d likely lose her job and her permit.

Is the risk worth it?

This is a problem with “gun free zones”. Often times, the people who are put in the predicament of choosing safety over following the rules.

However, what is a law-abiding gun owner if he or she doesn’t follow the law?

There may be a lot of gun owners who understand this teacher’s predicament. Who truly knows how many otherwise law-abiding gun owners take their handguns into “gun free zones” every single day without a single issue or incident?

Is that something we want to condone and promote? I’d argue that responsible concealed carry practices require us to attack the laws which bind our hands — not act outside of the law.

There are school districts from California to Ohio that are fighting to allow teachers and administrators to legally protect themselves and their students.

We’ve also seen what happens when a teacher acts outside of the law.

In one incident, a teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, was arrested and lost his job because he was caught with a concealed carry pistol.

That teacher had a permit to carry but he was not authorized by his school system to carry in the classroom.

He was arrested and treated like a criminal when a security guard discovered his concealed handgun. That is precisely what this teacher will face if she is caught.

He’s not wrong for wanting to protect himself but he certainly isn’t right with the law.

This is an unfortunate position that our educators have been placed in. They can choose to protect themselves by carrying a concealed handgun and risk losing their jobs OR they can wait until the legislative process reforms.

Reforming the law is a painfully slow process.

The law is what separates criminals from good guys.

Which side of the law should we be on?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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postheadericon Three Men Break Down Door, Woman Inside Fires Gun, It Doesn’t End Well For Them

ELLENWOOD, GEORGIA — A female employee with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office opened fire on three suspects who broke into her house, hitting one of them and sending the others running for their lives. While at home with her two … Continue reading
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postheadericon If You Didn’t Know, Now You Do: Time Warner Cable Doesn’t Like Your Legally Concealed Firearm

While this isn’t a new story, it was brought to light again by a reader who snapped the above photo when he went to disconnect his Time Warner Cable service. Their policy of ‘no guns’ has been in effect for … Continue reading
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postheadericon [CCW IN ACTION] Armed Robber Tries To Mug Wife — Doesn’t See Armed Husband Standing Behind Him

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — An armed robber walked into a rental property agency and levelled his illegally obtained pistol directly at the head of the owner’s wife.  Little did he forget to see her husband walk out from behind a house … Continue reading
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postheadericon Serial Craigslist Robber Doesn’t Get It, Shot At Twice On Two Separate Occasions, Will Likely Be Out Of Jail Again Soon

OCALA, FLORIDA — A serial Craigslist robber got more than he bargained for when he attempted to rob a pair during what was supposed to be a transaction set up on the website Craigslist. The suspect, 26-year-old Jeffrey Tyrone Smith, responded … Continue reading
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