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  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Blue Force Quote of the Day: NY AG Schneiderman on National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/10/2017 11:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Robert Farago
    “The lowest-common-denominator approach proposed by this bill would undermine the core principles of federalism, the traditional police powers of state governments, and the safety of law enforcement officers across the country. It’s absolutely unacceptable for the federal government to dictate that someone can carry a concealed, loaded gun within a state’s border, in violation of that state’s laws.” – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in New Bill Would Force States to Allow Visiting Gun Owners to Pack Heat Without a Permit
  • SD: Record Annual and Total Active Concealed Carry Permits

    01/07/2017 6:48:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota had a Total of 96,227 concealed carry permits active at the end of November, 2016. From kelo.com: PIERRE, SD (KELO AM) Permits issued for concealed carry firearms reached an all-time high in South Dakota in 2016. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says there were 30,029 concealed carry permits issued, nearly 4,000 more than the previous record in 2013. The total regular, renewed, and enhanced permits issued up to at the end of November, in 2016, were 27,877.  That indicates that 2,848 permits were issued or renewed in December of 2016. The capjournal.com notes that  3,879 were issued...
  • Milwaukee Police Chief Right: CCW Justifiable Shooting Increases Homicide Numbers

    01/05/2017 6:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ammoland ^ | 30 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Fox6now.com 63rd and Euclid in Milwaukee It was a dark and cold winter night on Tuesday, 27 December in Milwaukee, at 10 p.m. The sun had set more than three hours ago. There was no moon, but there was a cold breeze. The temperature held at 23 degrees. The blustery wind of the afternoon had dropped off. A 36-year-old Milwaukee resident was walking his dog in a secluded neighborhood. Street lights were far apart.Two teenage criminals were in a car, cruising for trouble. They found it. The armed teens attempted to rob the man. He had a...
  • Man with concealed-carry permit fatally shoots would-be robber

    01/01/2017 7:11:28 PM PST · by NorthMountain · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Chicago 12/30/2016, 03:17pm | Sam Charles, Jacob Wittich
    A man with a concealed-carry license fatally shot a would-be robber in Chatham Friday afternoon, sources said. The 23-year-old man was walking in the 8200 block of South Ingleside about 1:54 p.m. when another male pulled out a gun and tried to rob him, according to police. A fight broke out and the 23-year-old, who was licensed to carry a firearm, pulled out his own gun and shot the would-be robber in the head, killing him, sources said.
  • Stop The National Carry ‘Permit’ Movement

    12/29/2016 10:24:16 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12/28/2016 | unknown
    The lamestream media told you: “Do you have a firearms carry permit Mr. Trump?” “Yes.” “Are you for law and order?” “Yes. Law and order is very important.” The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: The last thing you ever want is to have the federal government issuing national — or any — firearm carry permits. The feds do not have this power. The feds should never have this power. Your right to have a firearm anywhere in America should never depend on getting “papers” from any government, much less the federal powers in Washington, D.C. If you have a gun...
  • American Gun Policy: A Quarterback in Search of a Wide Receiver(BOOM!)

    12/22/2016 8:16:39 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/21/2016 | Leesa K. Donner
    There is perhaps no issue in our great republic less understood than an American’s right to own and carry a firearm. It has been tossed about like an underinflated, Deflategate-style political football seeking the sturdy hands of a wide receiver. But it is an issue worth discussing regularly and often because the consequences of poor public policy regarding firearms in the United States threatens not only our rights and our liberty but our safety as well. As the recent terrorist attacks in Berlin and Paris, as well as the bombing in New York City, prove, just about anything used improperly...
  • Silly Carry Permit Requirements

    12/22/2016 5:39:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12/22/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean WeingartenArizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Carry permits do not have to be expensive and complex. The New Hampshire permit has been fairly easy to obtain for many years, if you already had a permit from your state of residence.During the last few months I have renewed a couple of carry permits.  It is not intensely difficult, but when you have better things to do, it can be irritating. Some of the requirements make no sense. Others were obviously put in as poison pills during the passage of the original bill. Many seem designed to discourage people from obtaining a permit.As John...
  • Six Great Pocket Guns for Your Christmas Wish List

    12/11/2016 7:08:37 AM PST · by rktman · 112 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Christmas Day is fast approaching and Breitbart News thought it apropos to highlight six pocket guns that should be on wish lists around the country. These guns are perfect for men who live in climates where cargo shorts/pants are daily wear, as you can put the gun in a small holster and literally drop it in your front pocket and go. The six guns listed below are also excellent gift choices if you have a woman on your list–say, a mother or grandmother who plans to keep the gun in her purse or even to carry the gun in a...
  • OH: CCW Reform on the Move in Ohio Senate

    12/05/2016 5:57:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, the House of the 131st Ohio General Assembly voted to pass HB 48.  It passed the House 68 to 29. It has been languishing there ever since.   House Bill 48 is the prominent gun law reform bill pending in Ohio.  It is a modest bill that makes only a few reforms.  It removes silly prohibitions on permit holders from carrying concealed guns in day care centers, in the unsecured areas of airports, and other "gun free zones".   It passed the House by over 2-1 (68-29) on 17 November,  and has 42 cosponsors in the...
  • Exclusive: GOP Congressman Preps National Concealed Carry Bill For Next Congress

    12/05/2016 8:38:46 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Kerry Picket
    A Republican congressman is prepared to introduce national concealed carry legislation in the next Congress after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson introduced a similar bill in February 2015, H.R. 986. Now known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, the bill, which The Daily Caller obtained exclusively, would allow a person with a concealed carry license from one state to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that permits its resident to concealed carry, as long as the person is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal...
  • Do you carry with a round in the chamber?(Ladies)

    11/30/2016 10:38:43 AM PST · by rktman · 112 replies
    womanwiseguns.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Deborah
    If there’s one topic that can cause a lot of heat in shooting circles, it’s whether or not you choose to carry with a round in the chamber. When you research this topic or bring it up, particularly around experienced shooters, you’ll find a lot of strong opinions like, “only an idiot would carry without a round in the chamber,” or my all-time-favorite, “you might as well carry a brick for as much good as an unloaded gun will do you.” And these experienced shooters have these strong opinions because there is ample evidence, and many examples, where not having...
  • How President Trump can Defang Federal Gun Free Zones

    11/30/2016 3:50:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President elect Trump has promised to do away with Gun Free Zones. Because of multitudinous, overlapping, Federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations, President Trump will not be able to eliminate all Gun Free Zones immediately. He can, unilaterally, do away with enormous swaths of them from the oval office, with a pen and a phone. The key is to understand how these zones have been constructed.  The Federal zones consist of three large pieces and a multitude of smaller chunks. The three large pieces can be eliminated by executive order and findings from the executive branch. The...
  • CCW Weekend: You Might Not Get Your Gun Back After A Defensive Shooting – Here Is Why

    Do not fool yourself about what the aftermath of a defensive shooting is going to be like. Some people have an image in their head that’s been put there by watching too much television and bad platitudes from elected officials and spokespersons for various groups. As with anything else, the reality is so much worse than the fantasy.For instance, most people don’t think it’s entirely possible that their defensive handgun will not only be confiscated by law enforcement, but never returned. It’s actually fairly common. Bear in mind that this isn’t legal advice and shouldn’t be taken as such, but...
  • Wisconsin CCW Permit Holders Made a Difference in The Trump Election

    11/27/2016 4:21:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin was one of the last states to create a permit system for legal concealed carry of weapons.  Permits were first issued in November, 2011. Five years later, 319,069 Wisconsin residents had permits. To obtain a permit, the applicant had to be 21 years old or older, a legal Wisconsin resident, and not convicted of any felonies or misdemeanor acts of domestic violence. People who go to the trouble to obtain a permit are serious about their Second Amendment rights. In Wisconsin, probably half are Democrats and Independents. CCW permit holders are, as a group, some of the most...
  • DoD Releases Plan to Allow Personnel to Carry Firearms on Base

    11/26/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by uncommonsense · 31 replies
    Military.com ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    The Pentagon recently released detailed guidance that allows U.S. military personnel to carry privately owned, concealed firearms on base, a move that the Army's service chief argued against publicly. "Arming and the Use of Force," a Nov. 18 Defense Department directive approved by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, lays out the policy and standards that allow DoD personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties. But the lengthy document also provides detailed guidance to the services for permitting soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard personnel to carry privately owned firearms on DoD property, according...
  • Daily News scared shiftless about National Reciprocity.

    11/25/2016 10:52:32 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 11/23/2016 | Miguel
    As I stated before, I no longer give the benefit of ignorance/stupidity to journalists and editors of newspapers and other Media. So I am going with full political partisanship with this editorial from the rabidly anti-gun Daily News. No matter how readily another state arms individuals already known to law enforcement as prone to violence, New York would have to allow its permit holders to carry a hidden pistol in public, overriding state law allowing gun permits only to those with the temperament and need for a firearm. Basically they accuse every Shall Issue states of being retarded hicks that...
  • Fatal Shooting; Expired Permit; no Charges

    11/22/2016 11:43:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, two brothers decided to rob a Bucks County pizza shop in Levitown, Pennsylvania. It was just after 10 p.m. The shop had closed only moments before, but there was one customer left inside.During the robbery, one of the brothers, Shawn Rose, pistol whipped the customer on the forehead.  The customer dropped to one knee. In a fluid and rapidly changing situation, it is very hard for perpetrators to keep track of all the actors. It only takes a momentary lapse to give a victim a chance to strike back.Rose looked away. The customer drew...
  • FL: CCW Permit Holder Shoots Suspect, Saves Officer

    11/20/2016 5:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A person with a concealed carry permit shot a man who was attacking a police officer in Florida. The officer had stopped the man for extreme speeding.  One witness said the vehicle was traveling on the shoulder past full lanes of slow moving traffic, at 120 mph.  The chase and shooting occured on 14 November, 2016, at about 9 a.m. After both cars were stopped, the suspect jumped the officer and managed to get on top, beating the officer severely.   From winknews.com: Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started,...
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Chides Police Chief for Failure to Issue Carry Permits

    11/09/2016 4:00:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from eastbayri.com East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella is in trouble with the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. Again. He failed to issue licenses to carry handguns to three more applicants, without explaining any reason for doing so. From providencejournal.com: The law reads that a city or town's licensing authority "shall" issue a license when it appears that the applicant has a good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property or has "any other proper reason" to carry. A proper showing of need is not a component of the law, the court...
  • James Edming : Member of Wisconsin Legislature and Firearms Instructor

    10/28/2016 6:16:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    James Edming, (screen right) is said to be the only member of the Wisconsin legislature that is a certified firearms instructor. He is a successful businessman who represents Assembly District 87 in the North Central part of the state.  He has deep roots in the area, living on land his grandfather purchased after he came over from Sweden in 1886. James has taught numerous concealed carry courses.  In the picture above, he has no problem standing next to a constituent who is proudly and openly carrying his holstered Glock.Open carry of handguns has always been legal in Wisconsin, but...
  • Wisconsin CCW Permits Reach new Heights in 2016

    10/27/2016 6:09:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | October 22, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin reached over 300,000 active concealed carry weapon permits in 2016.  The number of permits issued reached 300,000 by the end of March, but the number of active permits is a bit behind the number of permits issued.  People die.  People move. People forget to renew their permit. I obtained information on the number of active permits from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  As of 1 January, 2016, there were 276,011 active permits. Three months later, as of 1 July, 2016, the number of active permits was at 305,463. 92.5% of all applications received in the first six months...
  • Hot Springs AR: County Officials Restore Carry rights for County Workers

    10/22/2016 12:26:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Garland County Courthouse, Arkansas Garland County, Arkansas, has restored the right to bear arms to County employees. Political subdivisions across the country are restoring the rights of their workers to defend themselves with effective tools.  As the right to keep and bear arms has been incrementally restored across the nation, city, county and state employees are having restrictions on their rights removed.  From nwaonline.com: The Garland County Quorum Court voted Monday night to allow county employees with concealed-carry permits to take firearms to work. Justices of the peace defeated repeated motions to give the plan more consideration before voting...
  • WV: Second Amendment Supporting AG Gains Maximum Reciprocity

    10/20/2016 6:08:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from agol.wv.gov West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has done a remarkable job of expanding reciprocity with other states for West Virginia's concealed carry permits. The West Virgina Citizen's Defense League has noted his efforts.  From wvrecord.com: Keith Morgan, president of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, said his group was optimistic the new provisional licenses would be recognized in three to six states, initially believing any expansion beyond that would take years. “The relentless tenacity with which Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office attacked this issue, resulting in recognition from 16 states, is quite frankly, astonishing,” Morgan said in...
  • Where Gun Permits are Alternatives to NICS

    10/19/2016 3:16:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Map made with mapchart.net In the 1993 Brady bill, exemptions for the background checks were provided for people who had undergone the background check for state gun permits.  Not all states meet the federal requirements.  For example, the background check for the permit system must go through the National Instant Check System (NICS) and it must have been done within the last five years.  That is why most state permits are renewed every five years. From gunlaws.com: The statute provides the following exceptions to the national instant background check system: 1. The transferee presents to the licensee a permit...
  • Thinking Ahead: International Reciprocity for Concealed Carry Permits

    10/13/2016 7:21:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from integratedmarket.netdna-cdn.com Donald Trump has a reputation of being a world class negotiator.  He says he is going to renegotiate NAFTA and other international trade agreements.  He has a concealed carry permit. His sons have hunted internationally, especially in Africa. He is a world traveler. When a firearms owner in the United States leaves the country, he loses the protection of the Second Amendment.  This does not mean he loses the right to self defense. It is a historically recent development to be legally difficult for Americans to travel abroad with weapons.  Prior to WWI it was done...
  • What would you do?

    10/12/2016 12:58:32 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/12/2016 | J Hines
    Mugger wants valuables, gets shot instead The mugger in the blue shirt made the worst mistake of his life when he pulled a gun on an off-duty cop. The cop drops the contents of his pockets, bends over, and backs away quickly. While the mugger stoops to pick up the goods, the officer draws his concealed carry pistol and puts multiple shots into the mugger’s chest at close range. Would you have fought or just given up the jewelry? Most people would probably agree that the mugger got what he deserved, so instead of quarterbacking this we’d like your opinion...
  • 5 Safety Tips for Getting Pulled Over While Carrying a Concealed Firearm(OH rules)

    10/02/2016 7:26:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/28/2016 | Jeff Sanders
    The police are nervous when they pull you over. They don't know you. They don't know what you will do. They have to deal with some of the most evil, violent, and completely unpredictable people on earth. They don't want to die. So if you are legally carrying a concealed firearm when you are stopped by the police and you make any sudden or threatening move, you just might get shot. So what should you do, as a law-abiding citizen with a concealed-carry weapon, when you are stopped by the police? Here are the official guidelines, according to the laws...
  • Concealed-Carrying Walmart Employee Turns Tables on Armed Robber

    09/28/2016 10:07:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 27, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    An employee at a Florida Walmart store defended himself by shooting an armed robber on Wednesday. Ervin Jones was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin at the Sunrise, Florida store around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached him. The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Terrence G. Pearson, then showed Jones a gun and demanded money. Jones responded by opening fire on the armed robber, killing him. “The boy came up to him,” an anonymous co-worker told WSVN. “He showed him, he said, ‘You know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened...
  • Fashion world finally catches on to the pistol-packing woman

    09/20/2016 10:52:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2016 | Julia Porterfield
    Dawn Dolpp isn’t a slave to fashion, preferring function over form. Which is why she used to secure her handgun in her purse with a Velcro strip as recently as 10 years ago. Today, Mrs. Dolpp and other gun-toting women like her don’t have to resort to homemade craft projects to provide themselves with holsters and other accessories for their firearms: Gun-related companies are doing it for them. “One thing the gun and accessory companies are finally understanding is that one size doesn’t fit all,” says Mrs. Dolpp, the leader of the Virginia chapter of The Well Armed Woman. Gun...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter

    09/19/2016 11:32:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 19, 2016 | Bob Owens
    USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday. The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall. Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • Study: Concealed Permits Surge 215% Under Obama

    08/15/2016 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    A recently released Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) study shows the number of concealed carry permits in the U.S. has surged by 215% under President Obama.
  • Concealed gun permits soar 215%, record 14.5 million, ‘explode under Obama’

    08/11/2016 5:03:31 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Paul Bedard
    Americans now holding permits to pack a concealed weapon in public has soared 215 percent since 2007 to over 14.5 million, a record, according to a new report. The Crime Prevention Research Center said that last year alone a record 1.73 million were approved in states requiring them. John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Center, added that as the number of concealed carry permits has increased, the murder rate has dropped. Much of the surge in permits has come due to gun control threats from President Obama and highly-publicized mass shootings that have prompted several law enforcement officials to...
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide

    07/11/2016 7:16:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 10, 2016 | Megan Crepeau
    Police: Man shot by Chicago cop answering call of someone threatening suicide Megan Crepeau Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune A Chicago police officer shot a man in the leg in Calumet Heights on the South Side early Sunday after getting a call from someone threatening suicide, authorities said. Just before 1:10 a.m., a person called 911 saying he was in a second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of East 87th Street and was going to kill himself, a source said. The caller said he had a 9mm handgun, according to the source. About 1:15 a.m., police arrived to assist with the...
  • Philando Castile Not Issued Carry permit By Ramsey County,Minnesota Sheriff.

    07/10/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 101 replies
    Ramsey County Sheriff ^ | July 8,2016 | Ramsey County Sheriff
    Mr. Castile never applied for a permit to carry with our office. Therefore we did not issue his permit.
  • The NRA’s internal split over Philando Castile [Sheriff has not confirmed the CCW]

    07/10/2016 3:09:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10,2016 | Brian Fung
    After a Minnesota police officer fatally shot a black man on Wednesday, gun control advocates weren’t the only ones criticizing the National Rifle Association. Some of the blowback was coming from within the organization. The NRA is facing internal division as its members argue that the group did not do enough to defend gun owners’ rights by speaking out on behalf of Philando Castile of Falcon Heights, Minn., who was shot to death during a traffic stop. Castile had a valid permit to carry a gun. He also reportedly informed the officer who shot him that he was armed in...
  • You Carry Every Day. Do You Know What to do if You’re Pulled Over?

    07/10/2016 7:39:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 154 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 9 Jul, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    It’s happened to most of us – some more than others. You’re driving down the highway or a backroad or maybe you roll through a stop sign one too many times, and here they come. The flashing lights, the piercing sound of the siren. It’s nerve-racking, to say the least. With so much tension surrounding recent officer-involved shootings, I feel a duty to open the discussion on what to do when legal gun owners either open or concealed carrying are pulled over by police. No matter what state you find yourself in, national firearms expert and trainer Massad Ayoob explains...
  • Confirmed – Philando Castile Was an Armed Robbery Suspect

    07/08/2016 6:13:58 PM PDT · by Pollard · 144 replies
    The Falcon Heights, Minnesota police shooting of Philando Castile is based around an entirely false narrative. Castile and Ms. Diamond Reynolds (Facebook video uploader) were pulled over by police because Castile matched a BOLO Alert for an armed robbery suspect from four days prior. Unfortunately, the false statements in the video – which have gone viral, and are being pushed by the mainstream media – have created a backlash against police officers.
  • Petition For Universal Recognition of State’s Concealed Weapon Permits

    07/08/2016 3:31:06 PM PDT · by X180A · 20 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 8, 2016 | J.M.
    Petition to the White House for Universal Recognition of States' Concealed Weapon Permits and an Interim Federal Concealed Weapon PermitWe respectfully request a call to Congress for legislation that would require every state to recognize and honor licenses for concealed firearms carry issued by every other state. A Concealed Weapons Permit issued by one state needs to be recognized universally within all states in the same way that all states recognize every other states' driver’s licenses. We also ask the President to create a federal Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) by Executive Order. The CWP would be issued to citizens until,...
  • Woman Facebook live-streams her dying boyfriend seconds after he is shot four times by a cop

    07/07/2016 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 219 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07-07-2016 | By Sarah Dean and James Wilkinson
    Full Title: Woman Facebook live-streams her dying boyfriend seconds after he is shot four times by a cop as his mother says police kept her from her son's deathbed and claims the girlfriend is now missing =============================================== The devastated mother of a black man who was shot dead by a cop and whose death was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend says she was prevented from seeing him on his deathbed. Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, 32, who was shot in Falcon Heights, Saint Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday night, also claimed they have been unable to locate Diamond Reynolds,...
  • Minn. cop fatally shoots black man during traffic stop, aftermath broadcast on Facebook

    07/07/2016 3:29:44 AM PDT · by grundle · 171 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2016 | Michael E. Miller and Wesley Lowery
    A Minnesota traffic stop turned deadly Wednesday evening as a police officer opened fire on a black driver. The victim, 32-year-old Philando Castile, died at a Minneapolis hospital, a family member told The Washington Post. Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, told CBS Minnesota that her son had died at Hennepin County Medical Center. The St. Anthony Police Department confirmed the driver’s death during a brief Thursday morning press conference but did not identify the officer involved in the shooting or the officer’s race. The bloody aftermath of the confrontation was broadcast live on Facebook by a female passenger in the car....
  • Black Man Shot dead Officer-involved shooting Falcon Heights MN, US 7/6/2016

    07/06/2016 10:23:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 135 replies
    A man was shot by police in Falcon Heights on Wednesday evening. In a video posted on Facebook, the man’s girlfriend says the “police shot him for no apparent reason, no reason at all.” The girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, started the video with the man slumped next to her, his white T-shirt soaked with blood on the left side. In the video, taken with her phone, she says they were pulled over at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street for a broken taillight. Warning: Graphic video of the incident posted on Facebook
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

    06/21/2016 9:06:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 118 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 21 JUN 16 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Jonathan Dienst
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache. The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.
  • Free Book Today: Surviving The Threat: Terrorist Attacks, Mass Shootings, and Dangerous Situations

    06/16/2016 8:23:43 AM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 12 replies
    Kindle Books ^ | Antaeus
    Surviving The Threat is a 21st-century reality guide that teaches you how to stay alive in life-threatening situations. The book's unique advantage is that it is based on an easy to learn three-step process called AIR, which has helped the author survive numerous lethal threats.
  • Sauk Rapids Gas Station Gets National Attention for Permit-to-Carry Discount

    06/15/2016 7:36:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/15/16 | Joe Mazan
    A discount at a Minnesota gas station is creating headlines across the nation. After getting robbed twice over the last three months, the owner of a Shell gas station in Sauk Rapids wanted to get more customers during the evening, hoping it would improve safety. Last week, station owner Frank Schwagel offered a 10-cent-per-gallon discount for law enforcement or people with proof of permit to carry after 7 p.m. each day. A customer posted the discount on Facebook, and it went viral. "He had shared it with 111 people,” Schwagel said. “From there it went to 116,000 people in a...
  • Anti-Gun Zealots: Please Shut Up

    06/13/2016 9:38:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    Dr Hurd.com ^ | 12 JUN 16 | Dr. Hurd
    I already know the anti-gun zealots’ talking points on the Orlando gay nightclub tragedy. If it weren’t so tragic, it would be boring. You don’t need to turn on CNN, MSNBC, or turn to HuffPost. I can tell you what they’re saying: #1 “It’s a gun related tragedy. Guns kill people. If we outlawed guns, it would not be possible to kill people. So let’s outlaw guns, already. People have nothing to do with it; it’s all the gun’s fault. What are you, a racist?” # 2 [If domestic terrorism, insert the following here]: “You see? Hate is running through...