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20 : The Threat Of Shotgun [NEW]

In cases where a student poses a threat, these orders can be used to prevent a student from buying a firearm even if otherwise they would legally be allowed to do so. These orders can also be used with minors, who may not be legally allowed to buy or have guns, but who may still have access to them at home.

20 : The Threat of Shotgun

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Despite the evidence that most active shooters are school-age and have a connection to the school, few states have stepped in to close gaps that allow minors to legally purchase high-powered firearms. Everytown, the AFT, and the NEA believe states and the federal government should raise the minimum age to purchase or possess handguns and semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to 21 in order to prevent school-age shooters from easily obtaining firearms.

Under federal law, in order to purchase a handgun from a licensed gun dealer, a person must be 21.3818 U.S.C. 922(b)(1). Yet to purchase that same handgun in an unlicensed sale (online or from a private individual), or to purchase a rifle or shotgun from a licensed dealer, a person only has to be 18.3918 U.S.C. 922(b)(1); 18 U.S.C. 922(x)(2). Only a few states have acted to close these gaps.40Only five states and DC require a person to be 21 to possess a handgun: DC, IL, MA, MD, NJ, and NY. Only IL and DC require a person to be 21 to possess a rifle or shotgun, and only six states require a person to be 21 to purchase a rifle or shotgun from a licensed gun dealer: CA, DC, FL, HI, IL, VT, and WA.

Zero-tolerance policies are those that, in an earnest attempt to make schools safe and orderly, can end up punishing students who exhibit behavior that actually requires compassionate intervention. In addition, these policies can create a threatening climate that instills fear and erodes student trust, reducing the chances that students will share information when they are concerned about classmates. The zero-tolerance approach has also had a profoundly negative effect on students of color. Schools need to review their discipline policies to make sure they are not unduly punishing students for normal adolescent behavior nor creating a climate that reduces the willingness of students to share concerning information, and that staff are trained on appropriate ways to manage their classrooms and implicit biases. As part of a comprehensive strategy, Everytown, the AFT, and the NEA recommend that school communities look inside their schools to make sure they are encouraging effective partnerships between students and adults.

Further, school drills with students may be ineffective because the preparedness procedures are being shared with the very individuals most likely to perpetrate a school shooting: former and current students. Therefore, while training for teachers and staff on how to respond to an active shooter threat is essential, our organizations do not recommend training for students as a preventative measure. If schools choose to include students in these exercises, Everytown, the AFT, and the NEA recommend, at a minimum, that

The Chiappa Triple Crown is a family of Italian made triple-barrel, break-action shotguns, chambered in 12-gauge, 20-gauge, 28-gauge, and .410-bore. The barrels have a triangular arrangement with one on top and two below. This gives the Triple Crown a single barrel sight picture.

The Triple Crown shotguns are triple-barrel, break-action shotguns, chambered in 12-, 20-, 28- and .410-gauge.[1][2] The 12-, 20-, and .410 gauge models will accept 3 inch Magnum shells and the 28- gauge model will accept 2 3/4 inch shells. The 12 gauge model has 28 inch barrels, while all of the other models have 26 inch barrels.[3] The barrels have a triangular arrangement with one on top and two below. This gives the Triple Crown a single barrel sight picture. The barrels accept standard Rem-Choke style choke tubes and it comes with 5 choke tubes ranging from Improved Cylinder to Full Choke.[4] It uses a single trigger and has a manual safety on the tang behind the action lever. The Triple Crown may be disassembled for ease of storage.

The Triple Threat shotguns are the shorter 18-inch models chambered in both 12-, 20- and .410-gauge 3-inch Magnums.[5][6] They feature a unique two-piece removable butt-stock design allowing them to be shortened to an overall length of 27 inches.[7]

For a finely finished upland shotgun, the Chiappa Firearms Triple Crown model is beautiful, functional and a dream to shoot. New for 2016, the Triple Crown shotgun is now available in the easy shooting 28 gauge. This is perfect for wingshooters who want the shooting and pointing characteristics of an over & under but want a third shot.Both the Chiappa Firearms models Triple Threat and Triple Crown benefit from interchangeable choke tubes letting the shooter have multiple pattern options as the shooting situation demands. Each comes with five chokes (Skeet, Imp. Cyl, Mod., Imp. Mod. and Full in the Rem Choke thread pattern). Barrel firing sequence is right, left, top. The Triple Threat 20 gauge has an MSRP of $2,079, the Triple Crown has an MSRP of $2,039.

Schools districts across the Denver metro area were placed on lockout Tuesday due to the threat. The Denver Post reported that over 20 schools were affected. Under lockout procedure, students are gathered inside of their school in order to protect them from a threat that is believed to be outside the building.

Other states allow the removal of only certain firearms, or allow the removal of firearms only if certain conditions are met. In New Jersey, law enforcement must remove firearms observed at the scene if law enforcement has probable cause to believe domestic violence has occurred and reasonably believes these firearms expose the victim to danger.305 In California, law enforcement officers who are at the scene of a domestic violence incident that involves a threat to human life or a physical assault must take temporary custody of any firearm in plain sight or discovered pursuant to a consensual or other lawful search.306 In Hawaii, a police officer who believes that a person recently assaulted or threatened to assault a family or household member must seize all firearms and ammunition that were used or threatened to be used in the commission of the offense. Hawaii police officers may also seize all firearms in plain view, or discovered pursuant to a consensual search, as necessary for the protection of the officer or any family or household member.307

State laws also vary with respect to the duration of the removal of firearms from people who have committed domestic abuse. Of the states that specify a duration, Ohio law is the strictest, requiring firearms seized at the scene of a domestic violence incident to be given (permanently) to law enforcement, sold at public auction, or destroyed, although this law only applies to firearms used, brandished, or threatened to be used in the incident.309 Some states, such as Illinois and Maryland, direct that firearms may only be held so long as they are needed for evidence or until the proceedings against the abusive partner are concluded.310 Other states require firearms to be held for a specified time period, such as up to 45 days311 or at least 72 hours.312

This bill passed with almost unanimous support and represents Congress's recognition that "anyone who attempts or threatens violence against a loved one has demonstrated that he or she poses an unacceptable risk, and should be prohibited from possessing firearms." Congressional Record, p. S11878, September 30, 1996. This new provision affects law enforcement in three interrelated ways. First, it will assist in preventing those individuals who have demonstrated a propensity for domestic violence from obtaining a firearm. Second, it will assist law enforcement by providing a tool for the removal of firearms from certain explosive domestic situations thus decreasing the possibility of deadly violence. Finally, it will serve as a federal prosecution tool in certain situations where alternatives have failed.

This unique shotgun is optimized for home defense with 18.5-inch-long barrels, a single trigger (that automatically cycles between the barrels), a low-glare black finish and a sturdy wooden stock. The front sight bead is traditional for shotguns, and aids in tracking moving targets and putting shots accurately downrange without obscuring your field of vision.

The 20 gauge, when used appropriately, is a perfectly acceptable weapon for home defense. There is simply no doubt that a 20-gauge shotgun, loaded with buckshot ammo, will do significant damage to virtually any target, including a home intruder. Look at the image above, the Winchester buckshot offers 20 pellets you can throw at a threat. In this case, we fired it into ballistic gelatin and through a 4-layer fabric barrier. The results are impressive!

The main advantage of a 20-gauge shotgun over 12 gauge for home defense is less recoil. By using a smaller shotgun load, shooters can reduce recoil into their shoulder while lowering barrel rise. All of this results in better control of the weapon, which in turn means a higher chance of effective, accurate follow-up shots.

The vast majority of research, development, and manufacturing for defense-based shotgun ammunition goes to the 12 gauge, which means the average consumer looking for a defense round has almost no options in 20 gauge.

There is also the chance for higher recoil. The might seem contradictory, and we admit it is. Yes, 20-gauge shotguns produce less power, which means less recoil. (Stay with us!) But 20-gauge shotguns are lighter, often weighing about a pound less than a 12-gauge weapon. Heavier weapons absorb more recoil, so a 20-gauge can actually feel as if it has more kick. And felt recoil, as far as a shooter is concerned, is all that matters. (Theoretically, if manufacturers made a slightly heavier 20-gauge, it could be an outstanding home-defense weapon.)

Of course, there is also the issue of less ballistic force. We can debate the importance of energy and ballistic performance all day, but if you make well-placed shots on an intruder with a properly-loaded 20-gauge shotgun, it will, without a doubt, deliver effective results. 041b061a72


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