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Gun Background Checks by State

  For several hundred years, local and national legislation has attempted to balance the constitutional right to carry guns with the requirement that gun owners use them lawfully. This balance is struck through background checks processed via the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Your Local Security (YLS) looked at the evolution of


Safest & Most Dangerous Metro Areas for Trick or Treating

  Want a Treat instead of a Trick on Halloween this year? The team at (YLS) did some research to determine which US metro areas are the safest to take your costume-cloaked kiddos around the neighborhood with their pumpkin pails in 2018. The team analyzed four data points—percent of trick-or-treaters, pedestrian car deaths, violent


Yikes! America’s Top-Searched Phobias in 2018

As Halloween quickly approaches, the team at the home security site, (YLS), sought to mark this ghoulish holiday by releasing our second-annual report revealing America’s top-searched phobias. After all, people love to be scared. Our 2017 report showed that the top 5 most-searched phobias in America were the fear of the unknown, fear of


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