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Are 3D Printed Guns Legal or Not?

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You can find anything on the Internet. Whether you are looking for a recipe or instructions for fixing your plumbing, you fire up your computer and begin searching. We do it every day. While these things are innocuous, what about those things available on the Internet that potentially put people at risk?

Some time ago, the several states fought to make it impossible to find 3D gun blueprints online. Just a few weeks ago, the lawsuit was settled and made it legal for the CAD files (that is, design files 3D printers use) to be released to the general public. Then, a federal judge blocked the release of those files.

Top TSA-Approved Gun Cases

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When it comes down to it, a "TSA-Approved" gun case does not exist. The government agency does have requirements when it comes to transporting your firearm by air, but you won’t find a case that has a label or tag declaring it’s approved by the Transportation Security Administration. If you don't meet the requirements laid out by the TSA, your gun won't be traveling with you. Before we get into the best gun cases for the job, let's talk about those requirements. Transporting Firearms in the Sky View/Download PDF When it comes to transporting guns and ammunition via airline, it's important that you...

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Gun at a Gun Show

What You Need to Know About Buying a Gun at a Gun Show

The 146th annual meeting and exhibit of the NRA, or National Rifle Association, was held in Atlanta in 2017. Dubbed as a celebration of freedom, the convention left many people with questions regarding gun safety and the ability to purchase a firearm. For supporters of the NRA, the convention is a place to gather, see the latest in weaponry, listen to speakers and perhaps attend a concert. For those who stand against the NRA, the convention is seemingly wrought with danger. Which is true? The truth of the matter is that the NRA convention is perhaps one of the safest there...

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What Can Prevent You From Being Able to Own a Gun?

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Gun rights and gun restriction laws are always a hot topic, but become even more so after reports of someone using a gun to commit a serious or savage crime. No matter where you stand on one's right to own a firearm, there are those who, by law, are not permitted to have a weapon in their possession, much less own one. Federal Law Under federal law, a person who falls within a certain category may not purchase or possess a gun. These people include convicted felons, people with certain mental health issues, and people who have been convicted of domestic...

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Atlanta Facing Epidemic of Gun Thefts

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A man and woman were arrested in Atlanta this week and charged with breaking into vehicles. The pair are suspected of breaking into cars with the intent of stealing firearms. Authorities said that more than 40 firearms have been stolen by the two who have broken into 161 cars in the last seven months. If you are a numbers person, that means that one out of four cars the pair hit contained a gun. It's a nationwide trend that stems, in part, from lax gun laws dictating their storage and carrying. In recent years, many states have made it easier to...

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A Look at Georgia’s New Campus Carry Bill

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As school shootings once again made the news last year, those on college campuses around the country began to call for the ability to protect themselves by carrying concealed weapons of their own. Some were proponents of this idea, and some were very much opposed to it. After a long battle full of compromise, the bill has finally passed. After the bill was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal, anyone who is 21 years of age and older may now possess a weapon on public college campuses, provided they have a permit to do so. House Bill 280 has wording...

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Waka Flocka Flame Cleared of Gun Charges

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The Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame was arrested in October 2014 for a variety of charges, including carrying a concealed weapon. The arrest occurred at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A four-day trial was conducted early this month and at the conclusion of the trial Waka Flocka Flame, or Juaquin James Malphurs, was acquitted of all charges that had been filed against him. According to the rapper's attorney, the jury found Malphurs not guilty of carrying a firearm in a government facility and carrying a concealed weapon. It took the jury only 30 minutes to deliberate. The trial followed an arrest just...

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What You Should Never Do at Hartsfield-Jackson

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If you will count yourself among the hundreds of thousands of people who will be traveling by air this holiday season, you may want to keep in mind a few things about airport behavior. While some of the things you may do could have a few curious glances thrown your way, other things could land you in hot water with law enforcement. Here are some things you should never do at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International or any other airport. 1. Talk About Anything Illegal TSA agents aren't known for their sense of humor, and they have heard it all before. Keep jokes about...

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Atlanta Facing Escalated Rates of Guns Stolen from Cars

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According to Atlanta law enforcement officials, the city is experiencing a surge in vehicle break-ins. National reporting has found that the city is in the lead when it comes to firearms stolen out of vehicles. Over the last several weeks, there have been a total of 120 vehicles broken into during what officers are calling two separate sprees. In many of the incidents, there have been valuables left behind in cars. This is leading police to believe that the thieves are looking for specific items: Weapons. Out of the 120 vehicles, there were 15 firearms stolen. To date, there have been...

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