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  • 10 Things You Learn by Carrying a Gun Every Day

    08/30/2015 9:35:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Tom McHale
    Reflecting on my experiences carrying a gun daily for near a couple of decades, I figured out that I’ve learned a couple of things. Here’s a short list.
  • Woman permit holder in VA in Jail for 9 months without bond, found not guilty

    08/17/2015 6:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On October 18th, 2014,  a Concealed Handgun Permit holder, Victoria Lynn Jenkins, 52, defended herself from attack by a woman with multiple assault convictions.  Her attacker had been convicted of assault in 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, and had an assault and battery conviction in 2001.   Jenkins' only  criminal history was a trespassing charge in 1994.  She had a license to carry her pistol.  The defense attorney argued for bail.  From daileyprogress.com: Defense attorney David Deal argued that Jenkins was a lifelong resident of Madison and Culpeper, with property and business interests in the latter and was not a...
  • MN: Minnesota Posts New CCW Reciprocity List for 2015

    08/15/2015 2:09:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has posted the new reciprocity list for the State, in order to meet the requirements of the gun law reform passed in 2015.  As expected of an appointee of an openly disarmist governor, the list approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety is very restrictive, removing four states for minor differences in the law, and adding eight states or state permits that have limited numbers. The additional eight states permits now be recognized by the State of Minnesota are: Delaware, Idaho (enhanced permit), Illinois, New Jersey, North Dakota (enhanced permit), Rhode Island, South...
  • John Lott study, Useful Information Available

    08/12/2015 4:15:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    From the CRPC John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) have produced another paper on what is happening with concealed carry permit numbers and the various states.  There is considerable good information contained in the report, which shows a correlation between the number of permits and a decreasing crime rate. Professor Lott notes that more study is needed when the detailed county numbers come out, but the intial results support his research that more guns equal lower crime rates.  From John Lott's blog: I hope that people will consider downloading a copy of our new study on...
  • MN: Permit Holder Stops Crime Spree, Takes Risks to aid Attacker

    08/08/2015 4:28:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A carry permit holder in Minnesota stopped a crime spree by shooting the armed black teenager that threatened him and his female companion.   The shooting occurred on 31 July, 2015.   Colin Flaherty of White Girl Bleed Alot put together this YouTube video about the short life of Lavauntai Broadbent:  Link to video Lavauntai Broadbent had four accomplices.  According to police documents, Lavauntai and his accomplices had committed numerous major crimes in the 24 hours before he was shot.   From twincities.com:   St. Paul police were dispatched about 4:40 a.m. Friday to a man who reported his...
  • Police: Teenager shot, killed while attempting to rob adults in St. Paul [CCW]

    08/06/2015 10:04:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Shaymus McLaughlin
    A 16-year-old West. St. Paul boy was fatally shot by an individual police say he was trying to rob. The boy was killed when police say he, along with three other teenagers, approached two adults near Summit Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard in St. Paul last Friday night, according to FOX 9. Police say the teenager pulled a gun on the adults, FOX 9 reports. One of the robbery victims, with a valid permit to carry, took out his own firearm and shot the boy, according to authorities. The teen who died was later identified by family members as Lavauntai Broadbent,...
  • GA: Black CCW holder exonerated; 2011 case dismissed as Self Defense

    08/05/2015 4:41:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Four years later, a black man is exonerated by the criminal justice system.  In September, 2011, Vernon Michael Rich, Jr. pictured above, gave a ride to co-worker who was worried about a violent attack by her ex.  From savannahnow.cm: The woman told police Wells walked up behind her as Rich was turning his car around to leave. Wells started arguing with her, demanding to know who Rich was. Wells tried to hit the woman, police said, but she backed away and sprayed him with Mace. That’s when Wells allegedly walked over to Rich’s car and started hitting him as...
  • MN:Are All States' Gun Permits now Valid in Minnesota?

    08/04/2015 7:51:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In May of 2015, Minnesota enacted an omnibus firearm reform law.  The law went into effect yesterday, 1 August, 2015. One of the reforms was a change in the wording for Minnesota to recognize permits from other states.  The previous wording required that the other State's law be "substantially similar" to Minnesota's permit law.  The Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety is required to publish a list, and if the State that a person has a permit for is not on the list, then the permit is considered valid.  Here is the old law, that ceased effect on...
  • Over 12.8 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw by far the largest increase ever (T)

    07/15/2015 11:56:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    crimepreventionresearchcenter.org ^ | 7/15/2015 | John Lott
    Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report: The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits.
  • Free Meal with Concealed Handgun License

    07/02/2015 5:23:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Chicken Express, located at 2 Warnock Springs Rd in Magnolia, Arkansas, is offering a free meal to people who present a concealed handgun license at their location on July 4th, 2015.   From facebook.com: On Saturday July 4th we will be giving a FREE #1 combo to anyone with a Conceal Handgun License. This will be DINE IN ONLY. You must have your License with you! We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! There have been a number of other businesses that welcome both the open and concealed carry of firearms and offer promotions based on...
  • SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    06/27/2015 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 46 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 June 2015 | Dr. Robert Owens
    By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice. The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states. My North Carolina concealed carry permit, for example, was recognized yesterday as being valid in 36 states, which just so happened to be the number of states in...
  • Judge’s ruling threatens upheaval of Puerto Rico gun laws(Open-carry, no permit for purchase, CCW)

    06/22/2015 12:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Guns.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Chris Eger
    local court in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico this month issued a stern ruling that could end some of the strongest gun laws in the country. Taking control of Puerto Rico’s strict firearms statutes is Judge Lugo Anibal Irizarry, sitting in the Court of Salinas, who found the U.S. territory’s Ley de Armas unconstitutionally prohibitive and in violation of the Second Amendment as part of a class action lawsuit brought by 850 plaintiffs. As Irizarry’s 42-page (Spanish) ruling reads, explained by the Second Amendment Foundation, Puerto Ricans in the Commonwealth may now carry openly or concealed without a permit, and...
  • Nevada Expands Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity

    06/22/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Nevada has added ten states whose permits it will recognize, dropped Michigan and New Mexico, and will recognize both permits from Idaho and North Dakota instead of only their enhanced permit.   Here is the list of states that Nevada will recognize, as of June 18th, 2015.  From Nevada Division of Public Safety(pdf): Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 Legislative Session, the State of Nevada will recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states: Alaska Arizona Arkansas Delaware Idaho (both types of permits) Illinois Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Minnesota Montana Nebraska North Carolina North Dakota (both types...
  • If One of the Churchgoers in Charleston Had Been Armed . . .

    06/20/2015 9:41:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 20, 2015 | David French, attorney and staff writer
    While it may be weeks or months before we know the full details of Dylann Storm Roof’s alleged attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the early reports are both heartbreaking and infuriating. Roof allegedly entered the church, attended a Bible study, sat next to its pastor — state senator Clementa Pinckney — and then opened fire. It’s hard to imagine a more callous and profane act. It appears that the shooting was quite deliberate. He’s said to have reloaded five times during the course of the attack, allegedly even taking the time to talk to his...
  • Uber says no guns in cars, period

    06/20/2015 12:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Engadget ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Dent
    Drivers and passengers can no longer carry guns on Uber rides, even if they have a legal permit. Uber previously allowed partners to drive with guns, as long as they "abide(d) by local, state, and federal laws." The transportation company told the New Republic that "we have adopted a no-firearms policy to ensure that both drivers and riders feel safe and comfortable on the platform." It added that it made the changes on June 10th, well before the deadly Charleston attacks, and only after "reviewing recent feedback from both riders and driver-partners."Uber's main rival, Lyft, has what it calls a...
  • OR: Expanded CCW Reciprocity in Trouble

    06/11/2015 6:11:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oregon is one of the states that has stubbornly refused to grant reciprocity to concealed carry permits from other states, even though many of those states recognize the Oregon permit when Oregon residents visit them.  The map above, from usacarry.com, show that Oregon does not recognize  a single other state. The map below shows that 20 states allow Oregon residents to carry in their state, with an Oregon permit.  Vermont does not require a permit.  The blue states recognize the Oregon permit.  Michigan only recognizes Oregon permits for Oregon residents. Now that Michael Bloomberg's organizations have purchased a repressive...
  • MDOC: Suspect in weekend kidnapping was correctional officer (Great Guns Save Lives story)

    06/01/2015 10:07:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WDAM ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brad Conaway
    On Wednesday, Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher approved immediate suspension without pay of a correctional officer charged in a kidnapping, armed robbery and homicide that occurred in Jackson on Saturday morning. Fisher learned after Andre Kennedy's arrest that Kennedy is one of 520 officers working at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County. Kennedy, 22, was hired in January 2014. He is charged with capital murder, robbery and kidnapping in a case involving an Eastover homeowner. His partner in crime was shot and killed in what police are calling justifiable homicide. Hinds County Coroner identified the deceased suspect as 23-year-old Edwin...
  • Concealed carry permit holders kill hundreds (Most slanted article of the week)

    05/20/2015 8:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | May 20, 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager in Sanford, Fla., three years ago was involved in another shooting in the Sunshine State, again raises questions about concealed carry permits and the billion-dollar gun industry that advocates for legislation aimed at making it easier for Americans to carry firearms everywhere, all of the time. Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Fla., who said that Zimmerman threatened him following a road rage incident last year, claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he fired a single shot through the passenger side window of...
  • Cruz wants to let soldiers carry sidearms to protect against terror threats

    05/19/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Sen. Ted Cruz is asking lawmakers to consider allowing troops to carry personal firearms on base for protection, reviving a fight that has previously been a nonstarter with Congress after military leaders said they didn't support the change. While many lawmakers are open to having a discussion on changing the rules in the Senate Committee on Armed Services, most said that they would defer issues of base security to military leaders — who have historically been against allowing concealed carry on their posts. Mr. Cruz formally sent a letter last month to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of...
  • SC: Wheelchairs, "Golf Carts", Road Rage, and Concealed Carry

    05/07/2015 2:41:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mr. Allen has exited the "golf cart" and is drawing a concealed handgun Robert A. Heinlein wrote that an armed society is a polite society.    Many in the gun culture echo this sentiment.   Every firearms trainer that I have met paraphrases it in some way.  Here is an example: Carrying a firearm is a tremendous responsibility.   The results of having to use the firearm will follow you the rest of your life.   The best way to avoid using it is to avoid confrontations.   Be quick to apologize, and ready to walk away from conflict.   Except for "walking" this advice...
  • UT: Armed Man Stops Crime Spree, Media notices!

    05/04/2015 6:03:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small number of violent criminals commit a large number of violent crimes.   These criminals only recognize naked force;  sometimes the person with a gun who stops them is a victim who is armed; sometimes it is a concerned citizen; sometimes it is the police.  In this case in Utah, the criminal committed multiple crimes in one morning, with multiple warrants for his arrest pending prior to that.  From fox13now.com: FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd reports a resident of an apartment was nearly hit at some point as the suspects drove through a grassy area during their escape. “I...
  • OR: House Moves toward CCW Reciprocity

    05/02/2015 6:35:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oregon is one of the most restrictive states for carry permit reciprocity.   It does not recognize any permits from any other state.  There are eight other states that are as restrictive.  They are Hawaii, California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.    Most are the last hangers on to the old "may issue" permit system, where the right to carry is not just subject to fees, classes, background checks, and waiting for government permission, but is subject to some, often unelected,  bureaucrat's feelings and attitudes toward you and your lifestyle.   Rhode Island is the...
  • New Hampshire Senate Passes Constitutional Carry Reform

    04/29/2015 6:52:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    New Hampshire has always been a state that seemed likely to be one of the first to pass constitutional carry, which allows people who may legally own guns to carry them either openly or concealed without a permit. While attempts have been made in the past several years, various mishaps have resulted in no bill being passed.  Sister state Vermont has the longest border with New Hampshire, and Vermont has had constitutional carry since 1791, and one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. This year House Bill 582 was killed in the criminal justice committee, and it...
  • SC: Gun Reform includes Permitless Carry, Passes House 90-18

    04/27/2015 6:03:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional carry is gaining momentum in the states.  Kansas recently passed legislation making it the sixth state to have constitutional carry (where people who may legally own guns have the right to carry them openly or concealed).  Mississippi passed a bill characterized as 90% constitutional carry, and a bill is pending in Maine that has majority support in the legislature, and likely support of the governor. The South Carolina bill, H3025, recently passed the second read in the South Carolina House, 90-18.   It still has to pass a third read, but amendments on the third read are required to...
  • OH: Another Concealed Carry Failure, Gun Stolen During Robbery

    04/25/2015 7:04:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Over the past decade, there have been two reports of open carriers being attacked.   In one case, the attacker tried to grab the openly carried pistol; in the other case, the reason for the attack is unknown.  Both attacks failed.  There have been two other reports of open carriers having their firearm stolen.  One of those cases was in an area where an openly carried firearm was required to be unloaded. It is more likely for concealed carriers to be attacked, because the attackers do not know that they are armed.   The vast majority of criminals do not want...
  • AR: Permit holder wins Gunfight with 20 Shots of 5.7

    04/18/2015 9:43:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     A Five-Seven pistol was successfully used for self defense in Arkansas on April 13, 2015.  More than 20 rounds were fired, 20 of them being fired by a permit holder armed with what appears to be an FN 5.7 pistol.  The casing on the left is being held by Henry Richards, who witnessed some of the gunfight.  If you look at the casing closely, it is clear that it is a 5.7.  The identifying characteristics are the rimless base shown by the extractor groove on the bottom, and the beginning of the bottleneck shown at the top.  An additional...
  • MS: Governor Signs 90% Constitutional Carry on April 10th (SB 2394)

    04/17/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How do we classify Mississippi now?  In Mississippi, you do not need a license to carry a handgun openly.   Under very liberal restrictions, you will not need a license to carry a handgun concealed.  The new law goes into effect on 1 July, 2015, in two and a half months.  From the NRA-ILA: Late Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2394, a bill prioritized for passage by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and sponsored by Sen. Terry Burton (R), and Senate Bill 2619, sponsored by Sen. Haskins Montgomery (D), into law.  These two measures make critical pro-Second Amendment reforms, including a clarification that...
  • TX: Not Guilty, and Handcuffed; Woman Forced to Shoot Attacking Ex

    04/04/2015 8:26:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The young woman shown above was clearly justified in shooting the ex-boyfriend who attacked her.  There were witnesses.  She repeatedly attempted to disengage, and only resorted to shooting after being repeatedly attacked.  From clicktohouston.com: The woman said she was forced to shoot her ex-boyfriend in the leg because he was threatening to hurt her. Houston police said the man started following the woman near Highway 59 and South Gessner Wednesday morning and things escalated from there. Investigators said at one point he forced his way into her car and tried to crash it. Even though it was self defense,...
  • D.C. gives up on ban on carrying guns in public

    04/02/2015 10:11:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    Washington, D.C., will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling that overturned the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday. City attorneys will instead focus on defending concealed-carry laws adopted by legislators in the months after U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. declared the ban was unconstitutional. “We need to focus our energies not on litigating old laws, but defending new ones that our leaders enacted in good faith to comply with court rulings while still protecting public safety,” Mr. Racine said. Up until Judge Scullin’s ruling in July, D.C. residents...
  • Florida 'PolitiFact' Shows its Bias on Gators and Guns

    03/26/2015 5:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent article by a person on a web site misnamed "PolitiFact Florida" did some interesting checking of a claim in the current debate about allowing people with concealed carry permits to carry on Florida campuses, as they do in most other places in Florida.  As part of the testimony for the bill, Florida Students for Concealed Carry made the following claim: "According to the state of Florida, you are almost twice as likely to be attacked by an alligator than by someone who happens to carry a conceal-and-carry permit." PolitiFact Florida's Amy Sherman decided to check out the...
  • WV: Governor Tomblin has until 20 March Veto, Approve, or Ignore Constitutional Carry

    03/19/2015 11:47:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 347 is a gun law reform bill that removes restrictions on carrying weapons from people who can legally own guns.  It does *not* eliminate the West Virginia concealed carry permit.  It makes the permit optional while in West Virginia.  It has become the focus of national attention, as phone banks paid for with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's money vie with grass roots activists in West Virginia for Governor Tomblin's attention. From wsaz.com: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bill that would abolish West Virginia's conceal carry permit law has passed through the House and Senate, and now...
  • IA: Gun Reform Bill Moves Forward

    03/15/2015 6:10:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An Iowa gun reform bill is moving forward.  It has passed the House 75 to 24 and appears likely to be approved by the Senate.  A bill with much the same provisions has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.  From thegaxette.com: The House voted 75-24 to send House File 527 to the Senate, where a similar bill has been approved by the Judiciary Committee. Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, said the bill “does many things to advance Second Amendment rights” such as allowing Iowans to get noise suppressors that are regulated by the federal government. It also makes gun carry...
  • Missouri Gun Sales Soar amid Ferguson Unrest

    03/12/2015 3:20:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 12, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Beginning with the unrest after the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and that which followed the grand jury verdict in favor of Officer Darren Wilson, as well as the fervor maintained by national hucksters intent on keeping racial tensions aflame, gun sales in Missouri are through the roof. Brown was shot on August 9 ,and within days gun sales began a sharp rise. On August 13 Breitbart News reported that citizens in and around St. Louis were buying up the firearms they needed to protect their lives and property. Now The Washington Post reports sales in February 2015 were...
  • Carrying Guns and Babies Class a Hit

    03/11/2015 6:26:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A mother of three is conducting three hour workshops on carrying both guns and babies together.  She is a certified NRA instructor, and has had a very positive response to her class.  The first class took place in Johnston, Iowa, a small town in the middle of the state, on the edge of Des Moines.   Here is the ad that she ran on her facebook page: I cut the email and phone number out of the class because I was not sure that Melody Lauer would want them broadcast nationally.    In researching the article, I found that Melody...
  • School Choir Director And College Professor FREAK OUT Call The Cops On Man Legally Carrying A Gun

    03/06/2015 5:15:47 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/6/15 | Chuck Ross
    A Michigan man was not acting erratically or threatening other people at an Ann Arbor high school music recital, but he was openly — and legally — carrying a firearm. That was enough for a school choir director to call police and for a music professor to publicly shame him at the event. The incident happened Thursday evening at Pioneer High School when Steven Lorenz, the director of choirs at the school, spotted the man openly carrying a gun and called police.
  • It’s An Inside-The-Waistband World (For Some)

    03/03/2015 8:57:20 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    shootingsportsretailer.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Christian Lowe
    As the trend toward more concealed carry handguns continues, holster makers are responding with better options than ever before.
  • Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons'

    03/01/2015 6:51:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 28, 2015 | Melissa Mullins
    Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: 'Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons' By Melissa Mullins | February 28, 2015 | 10:52 PM EST Fox News host Geraldo Rivera made another outrageous statement regarding gun control, and his distaste for those who choose to exercise their right for the Second Amendment. On Friday’s Fox & Friends show, Geraldo was asked to comment on a recent story out of Pasadena, Texas about a mother who was “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
  • MI: Gun Reforms go to Governor Snyder again

    03/01/2015 3:50:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Both houses of the Michigan legislature have passed their signature gun reform legislation.  The bills will be sent to Governor Snyder again.  In January, the Governor vetoed nearly identical bills over minor parts that had been trumpeted in the media as significant.   The legislature took out the minor parts of the bill that the media had objected to, and quickly passed the nearly identical legislation by large, vet-proof margins.  The bills make a large number of small changes to the administration of the concealed carry law, effectively making the law uniform state wide, and doing away with the 1920s...
  • Geraldo Rivera: ‘Far Too Many’ Americans Own Guns Legally

    02/28/2015 8:03:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On Friday, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera said he “lament(s)” that the number of guns that are in America, including the guns that guns that people possess “legally.” Rivera said these things during an appearance on Fox & Friends, after being asked to comment on a mom who had pulled a gun to stop a fight where one girl pinned another girl on the ground and was punching her in the head repeatedly. The mother has been “charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.” After watching the cell phone footage of the incident, Rivera responded: “First, I’ll talk about the...
  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Nevada gun law reforms in the Legislative bullseye

    02/26/2015 7:48:09 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A controversial Second Amendment bill that would expand the justifiable homicide defense to incidents in which individuals are attacked in their vehicles generated a contentious debate during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, said the provision in his Senate Bill 175 is intended only to clarify the already existing “Castle Doctrine” in Nevada law that permits individuals to use force to defend themselves in their homes also covers people in vehicles. It would also extend civil immunity provisions to such incidents. Roberson said the proposed expansion has nothing to do with...
  • Nevada lawmakers hear testimony on concealed weapon law changes

    CARSON CITY — State lawmakers took up the first of three 2nd Amendment bills Wednesday, with the Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing testimony on a bill that would require Nevada to recognize concealed carry weapon permits issued to individuals from all other states. Assembly Bill 139, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, would establish the universal reciprocity requirement. Permit-holders from other states would have to follow Nevada’s concealed carry rules, and Nevadans would still be required to obtain a Nevada concealed carry permit. The committee took no immediate action on the bill. Nevada now has reciprocity with only 14 other states...
  • Mall of America urged to drop ‘ridiculous’ concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat

    02/23/2015 7:19:45 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves. Mr. Cornish, a Republican who also chairs the House Public Safety Committee, said the Mall of America has interpreted state concealed carry laws incorrectly, and he’s intent on challenging them for it, a local CBS affiliate reported. “This is completely ridiculous. The complete opposite of what they should be doing,” he said. “If we’re threatened with an attack, the last thing you want to do is disarm...
  • Wisconsin CCW permit Homicide rate lower than Japan's

    02/21/2015 4:25:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin was the next to the last state to enact a concealed carry law.   It passed in 2011.  The law had been thwarted for years by the actions of former Democrat Governor Jim Doyle.  Lawmakers in Wisconsin learned many lessons from the efforts of previous states, and it showed.  Over 59,000 Wisconsin residents had applied by December 30, 2011, and 100,000 permits were issued half way through April of 2012. 144,000 had been issued by the end of the year. Link to video of Attorney General Van Hollen celebrating the issuance of the 100,000 permits The average number for...
  • WI: Woman School Worker, with Permit, Placed on Leave for Stun Gun in Glove Box

    02/21/2015 12:07:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wisconsin woman who works for the Oconomowoc School District is being harassed over the possession of an electrical stun gun in her vehicle's glove box.  She may be criminally charged.  In most of the country, this would not be an issue.  But Wisconsin is a swing state.   In the 90's, Democrats dominated, and passed a law that seemed designed to snare legal gun owners, modeled after the Federal gun free school zone act.   The act has been an abysmal failure nationally.   School shooting shot up after the act passed.    The federal law was ruled unconstitutional in 1995, and...
  • VA: How to provoke a Shooting

    02/17/2015 8:29:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to YouTube Video of Rite-Aid Confrontation The Rite-Aid shooting saga has just resulted in another mistrial for Bernell Benn.  In the video, Benn is the large black man on the cell phone.   Colorado is the white man in white shorts and dark short sleeved shirt.  From the recent article at wavy.com: Benn has claimed he acted in self-defense during the altercation with Ramon Colorado in which investigators say both men had guns and began shooting at each other. During a jailhouse interview with WAVY.com after his August 16 arrest, Benn said Colorado jumped ahead of him in line...
  • Family Can't Believe Their Son was Shot While Committing Armed Robbery

    02/17/2015 5:15:02 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 92 replies
    Video below shows the family of a suspected thief lashing out after their son was shot during an armed robbery. Relatives of Adric White, 18, believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have "just left the store." The Good Samaritan told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store. "He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees," said the man. "I drew my gun on him and I said 'Hey don't move.' At...
  • Man Fights Off Three Would-Be Robbers by Ignoring Sonic’s Gun-Free Request

    02/11/2015 9:13:05 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 8, a customer who ignored Sonic’s request that “customers refrain from bringing guns to the restaurant” was able to pull his gun and shoot one of three alleged armed robbers, killing him and stopping the would-be robbery. Breitbart News previously reported that on May 30, 2014, Sonic asked law-abiding citizens to come to the restaurant unarmed. We also reported that a Sonic in Topeka, Kansas, was robbed the very day that customers were asked to come and eat while defenseless.
  • IL:Bill Introduced to allow CCW Holders and Police to Possess Switchblades

    02/10/2015 10:24:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Tim Bivins has introduced an act to allow people with valid concealed carry permits to carry, purchase, and possess switchblade knives, stun guns, or tasers.  It is an incremental reform to the Illinois code.  If the bill can make it out of committee and up for a vote, it seems imminently sensible.  Who would object to someone who is legally allowed to carry a concealed pistol, from being allowed to carry a knife, stun gun, or taser in the same circumstances? From ilga.gov:  Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that a person who has been issued a...
  • PA:CCW Holder stops Crime Spree, Kills Suspect

    02/08/2015 1:45:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A 67-Year-Old CCW permit holder stopped a crime spree and a budding criminal career on Wednesday, 4 February, 2015 in Cobbs Creek Park in Pennsylvania.   The victim was walking along a path when the assailant, wearing a mask and brandishing a pistol, ran up to him, demanding that he "Give it up, give me all you got" according to the Upper Darby Police. The intended victim did not play the expected role.  He used a classic defensive technique, grabbing the assailant's gun while drawing his own.  The 67-Year-Old fired one shot to the attacker's head, killing him and ending...