About a week ago, when arriving at my part time job at Chilis near BWI, my manager informed me that AACo police had dropped off some literature regarding preparation for an active shooter type situation. The managers were informed that they were visiting all of the local businesses in the area as they felt there was an increased risk due to the location. They also stated that they were beefing up patrols in the area. I don't know at this point if they are distributing this all across the county yet, but am looking into it. Here is what is being handed out.
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"...show them your support for gun rights" says NRA's Shannon Alford, she continues that an email or a phone call is important, but nothing has a bigger impact than talking directly to your representative. “Your voice in Annapolis is your vote in Annapolis,” says Alford.
Hey gang. New to the group but wanted to share the following on the topic. I am a facility manager with a manufacturing company and had a representative of the AA county police in to give a presentation to our management team. It was well worth it, to hear the sergeant give feedback on what to do in the event of an active shooter situation, not roll over and hide but fight back. If anyone is considering it, it comes highly recommended from me.
In a huge decision authored by Judge O'Scannlain, a split panel of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Hawaii's ban on open carry outside the home in that state violates the Second Amendment under any level of scrutiny. The decision, Young v. Hawaii, can be found here. The decision is very scholarly, carefully reasoned and a powerful statement that the Second Amendment is not a "second-class" right or a constitutional "orphan."