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  • OH: Armed Citizen Found not Guilty. Were Charges Political?

    11/25/2014 4:07:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This appears to be another politically motivated trial.  The armed citizen was originally found to have been acting in self defense by the police who investigated the situation.  He was confronted by two men, one with a knife, aged 25 and 26.  There was another witness in their car.  The shooter was 43 and had a valid concealed carry permit.   The family of the attacker who was shot protested, and a prosecutor convinced a grand jury to indict the shooter, two months after the event.  From wlwt.com: CINCINNATI —A man accused of shooting another driver in a road...
  • KY: Armed Woman Stops Theft of her Gun

    11/24/2014 10:23:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people have made the observation that it is the weapon that you have with you that matters.   A .22 that you have beats a .45 that you left at home.   It is one of the reasons the tiny pocket .380s like the KelTec 738 and the Ruger LCP are so popular. I do not know what make and model the woman in Kentucky was carrying when she returned home.  What matters is that she had it when she confronted the two suspects who were looting her residence.   One of them had a pistol; one of...
  • IN:Suspect Can't Cover it All; Customer with CCW Shoots Him

    11/20/2014 5:20:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Tyerre Allan was only 25 years old, and he just got out of jail for a robbery that was done years ago. Police say he was already a suspect in other crimes. From wishtv.com: Police later identified the suspect as 25-year-old Tyerre Allen of Indianapolis. He was also identified by IMPD detectives as a suspect in other robberies in the Indianapolis area. There were five or six customers in the Indiana Cash America Pawn shop, as well as 3-4 employees.  It appears that Tyerre, just out of jail, tried to ply his trade.  You would think he would realize the dangers of...
  • OH:Another Black Mother uses a Gun to Defend her Child

    11/14/2014 11:35:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As mothers in black urban areas learn that they have the right to be armed, and to protect their children and themselves, the support for gun control will continue to drop.   It was only a few years ago that police would simply confiscate any gun that they came across in a black urban area.  I heard of this practice from students and former police officers.  Many commentators have noted that the original purpose of gun control was to disarm blacks.   Building on this disregard for the second amendment, property rights, and the rule of law, "progressive" politicians pushed to...
  • CA Poll: Is Self Defense a Good Reason for a Concealed Carry Permit?

    11/13/2014 12:03:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    California Poll: Do you think self-defense is good enough cause to be issued a concealed weapons permit? This is a straight yes or no question, and it is getting a clear response.   It is about 6-1 in favor of second amendment supporters at this time.    The question is based on the resolution of the Peruta decision, which says, in a straightforward way, that the second amendment protects the right of a person to carry arms outside of the home for self defense.   The result of the decision is that California permit applicants will not be denied a permit at...
  • New court decision could end California’s restrictions on conceal-carry permits

    11/12/2014 3:15:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014
    Law-abiding Californians may not need to justify their need to carry concealed weapons, after the same three-judge panel that struck down restrictions on the permits earlier this year ruled Wednesday that it is too late for new opponents to join the fight against the ruling. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from gaining “intervener status” to join in further challenges of its ruling in a case originally brought by an independent journalist who sued the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department over its policy of...
  • MI Poll: How do you feel about your Realtor carrying a gun?

    11/07/2014 12:00:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    MI Realtor with CCW permit Michigan Poll:  Would you be more comfortable shopping for a home if you knew your Realtor was carrying a gun? Note the tortured structure of this poll.  Not "Would it bother you if your Realtor carried a gun?  Not  "Do you think Realtors should be able to carry guns?" I think the clearest question would be "Would you prefer that your Realtor  be unarmed?" But the question is what it is.   The results so far are as follows: Would you be more comfortable shopping for a home if you knew your Realtor was carrying...
  • California Concealed Carry Law has Racist Origins

    11/03/2014 3:55:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to source of the KKK picture The Ku Klux Klan in a parade in Anaheim, California, in 1924, the same year California's CCW law passed, with the purpose of disarming Latino and Chinese legal residents. California's CCW system is still regulated under this law. The following article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 15th, 1923, page 3, column 1. It mentions that California's CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) law was passed specifically to prevent Chinese, Latinos and legal immigrants (non-naturalized permanent residents) from being armed. Note that this was from a time in California in which Hispanics...
  • Winning the Culture War on Self Defense

    10/31/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, following the kidnap and murder of an Arkansas real estate agent, a number of women real estate agents are studying how to effectively control their guns in a deadly force situation.   The person who is encouraging them is the petite, attractive, Shelley Gottschling, pictured above. There is nothing particularly unusual about this.   Firearm instructors have long noted the ability of women to become excellent shots, and the fact that women do not bring the macho baggage to the range that some men do.   Shelley's mentor, however, notes that she is exceptional.  From mlive.com: "I haven't seen too...
  • TX:Air Force Officer with CCW Saves Woman

    10/30/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    2nd Lt. Joshua Nelson was off duty when he intervened in a situation where a disturbed young man with a knife was threatening his mother.   The officer used his concealed carry firearm to defuse the situation, and talk the man out of hurting anyone.   Lt. Nelson said that he just used his military training.  From laughlinaf.mil: According to police reports, the young man was mad at his mother, who he had a knife to, because she wouldn't buy him a gun.  Nelson told his wife Brittany to go alert the store manager and call the police. Nelson, who has...
  • PA: Police Attitudes Changing

    10/28/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Robbery Suspects In Pennsylvania, an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit stopped an attempted robbery.   This has become a fairly common occurrence.   The interesting thing about this incident is the response from Police Lt. Todd Unstead.  20 years ago, we often heard police give the advice that "citizens should not take the law into their own hands" or that they should "leave police work to the professionals".   That response is heard far less often today. We have nationally know law enforcement leaders like Police Chief James Craig of Detroit, and Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County encouraging armed...
  • Joni Ernst and the Right To Revolutionary Violence

    10/23/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Washington Monthy's Political Animal Blog ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ed Kilgore
    The picture of IA GOP SEN nominee Joni Ernst that’s emerging from exposure of her pre-2014-general-election utterances is of a standard-brand Constitutional Conservative embracing all the strange and controversial tenets of that creed. There’s Agenda 21 madness. There’s Personhood advocacy. There are attacks on the entire New Deal/Great Society legacy—and perhaps even agricultural programs—as creating “dependency.” And now, inevitably, there’s the crown jewel of Con Con extremism: the belief that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to enable “patriots” to violently overthrow the government if in their opinion it’s overstepped its constitutional boundaries. Sam Levine of HuffPost has that...
  • Al:Gun Beats Stick, Chief Pleased

    10/14/2014 6:25:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Police Chief Chris Carden Robbers who use clubs are very dangerous.  They often believe that they have to strike their victim to demonstrate seriousness.   In this case, the would be robber made a mistake in the victim selection process.  His victim was a CCW holder who drew his gun when threatened.   The would be robber ran off, but the armed  citizen was able to give a good description to the police, who quickly made an arrest.  From al.com:   "I am extremely proud of the good police work that came into play," Carden said. "They all did an outstanding job...
  • WI: A Gun at the Wayside Inn

    10/11/2014 6:02:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wayside Inn is a sports bar in Northern Wisconsin.  It has been around as long as I can remember, and is in the neighborhood where I grew up, on Highway 63 a few miles North of Hayward.   I had dinner there recently with relatives.   They have a traditional fish fry on Friday (it was very good).  While there, I noticed a new semi-automatic shotgun on the wall.   I have often seen wall hangers elsewhere, but there are nearly always non-functioning items of art rather than modern firearms.   I went back to determine what the...
  • Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May be Bad for Your Pistol

    10/07/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 20 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Rob Reed
    After the recent ammo drought, it’s good to see relatively cheap bulk pistol ammo returning to store shelves. But ammo buyers need to be aware that not everything is as it seems and not all ammo is created equal. I found this Winchester “150 Round Value Pack” of 9mm NATO 124 gr ammo for sale at my local Gander Mountain for $49.99 recently. That works out to about $16.66 per 50, which is not bad for reloadable brass cased 9mm in the current market. That is, until you read the (very) fine print on the bottom of the box that...
  • Post Office Carry Before the 10th Circuit

    10/06/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10 Circuit heard oral arguments last Monday on whether an unsecured, unmanned post office was a "sensitive place" where the U.S. Government could ban  people from exercising their second amendment rights, under the Heller decision. A district judge had awarded a partial victory to the 56 year old architect when it declared that the particular post office parking lot was not a "sensitive place" where weapons could be banned.   Both Bonidy and the Federal government appealed the decision.   From the AP story: Bonidy's attorney Steven Lechner of the Mountain States Legal Foundation told the judges the lobby is...
  • Moms Demand SWATting: A disturbing trend on the fringes of the gun-control movement

    10/03/2014 8:38:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 2, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    ‘You see a GunFilth waving its penis substitute, exit, call police. Armed robbery in progress.” So wrote Twitter user “Little Black Dog” on September 13 of this year. The injunction was a particularly colorful one, but the idea behind it, alas, is not as uncommon as one might wish. “I see you #opencarry with a gun in public,” a man named “joe villa” threatened earlier this week, “i’m calling the cops. psycho behaving erratic. make your day.” A translation for the more literate among us: “The law be damned; exercise your rights under the law and I’ll threaten your life.”...
  • IL: Non-resident Carry While Traveling

    10/02/2014 4:57:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Illinois last weekend.   After the event, I met another attendee in Wisconsin.   Don Hosmer recalled disarming before entering Illinois, and seeing several others do so as well.   As a result, I decided to explore the problems and possibilities of carry in Illinois for a non-resident. You could apply for, and obtain an Illinois concealed carry permit.  They are backed up at present, but it looks like it would be possible, if somewhat difficult.  From the Illinois State Police site:  Sec. 40. Non-resident license applications. (a) For the purposes of this Section,...
  • Judge orders Sheriff Stanek to reinstate Iraq war vet's gun permit (MN)

    09/26/2014 8:36:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/26/14 | MARK BRUNSWICK
    Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek overstepped his authority in revoking the gun permit of an Iraq war veteran who police say represented a possible danger to himself or others, a judge ruled Friday. The judge ordered Stanek to reinstate the vet’s permit to carry a gun. The case could have broad implications about how veterans in crisis are treated by law enforcement and about how much authority a sheriff may have in revoking permits to carry weapons. At one point, Bloomington police became so concerned about the man, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005,...
  • MN:CCW Holder Cleared in Shooting

    09/26/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Earl Malone, Suspected Armed Robber One adult attempts to rob another, using the threat of deadly force.  The victim is an armed adult with a concealed carry permit.  He defends himself, and the attempted robber dies.   Cause for muted thanks, correct?  The good guy won, and there is one less hardened criminal on the street to make the city a slightly less dangerous place. The CBSMinnesota headline: Man Released After Claiming Self Defense In Fatal Mpls. ShootingThis from cbslocal.com: Authorities believe he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 18-year-old Earl Malone Saturday night at the intersection of...
  • CO: CCW Carrier Protects his Dog by Shooting Attacking Dog

    09/26/2014 5:17:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the story, it is clear that the dog that attacked was unsecured and in violation of the law.   The family had been gently warned that their dog might escape.  The  CCW carrier's fears were realized, and he had to use deadly force to save his own, legally restrained, dog.   The dog is referred to as a "lab" but it is clear that it is a mix of some kind.   It was an adopted dog, so its ancestry is not certain.  Most dogs are very territorial; it is not surprising that they will attack other dogs that they view...
  • Wisconsin Man Shoots Robber in Texas

    09/25/2014 10:45:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Map from usacarry.com It was only a couple of decades ago that crossing state lines left most law abiding people effectively disarmed.   That started changing as the "shall issue" concealed carry firearms reform swept through the country.  I particularly remember how criminals were targeting people with rental cars in Florida, because they could be fairly certain that the people were from out of state, and thus effectively disarmed. Florida responded by changing there law to allow for interstate reciprocity, and to allow non-residents to obtain Florida concealed carry permits.   Florida permits are now one of the most popular...
  • TN: Armed "Good Samaritan" Defends Self, in the Middle of a "Domestic"

    09/25/2014 4:33:54 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case reported from Antioch, Tennessee, a domestic argument ends with a stranger being drawn into a potentially deadly encounter.     The accused and a woman were arguing, and the accused told her to to get out of the car on the Interstate.   A stranger, seeing a woman walking on the Interstate, stopped to ask if she needed help.   Shortly after, the accused came back, stopped, drew a pistol and pointed it at the two.   The stranger drew his own gun, words were exchanged, and the accused drove off.   No shots were fired. Talk to any police officer, and...
  • At Lake Mary gun show, Zimmerman details what life is like

    09/21/2014 12:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 20, 2014 | Caitlin Dineen
    ith a smile on his face, George Zimmerman spent Saturday afternoon posing for photos, sharing hugs and shaking hands with gun enthusiasts at a firearms expo in Lake Mary.. "It's so odd to me," said Zimmerman, about the celebrity treatment he receives in public. "[But] it is appreciated." In his first interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman described life after his acquittal last year in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The former Neighborhood Watch volunteer shot the unarmed black teen in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012. Now life for the 30-year-old is completely different. He's always moving. He's...
  • Governor Christie Watching Shaneen Allen Gun Case

    09/12/2014 4:21:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Christie is closely following the Shaneen Allan case.  This fact was mentioned at the tail end of an article about New Jersey lawmakers attempting to reform the State's gun laws, which are some of the most restrictive in the country.  From cbslocal.com (NewYork): Christie says he’s been following the case closely but doesn’t like to intervene in cases until they’ve had the opportunity to work their way through the judicial process. “I don’t like to intervene in the judicial process until the judicial process has an opportunity to work its way through,” he said. “I think then and...
  • MO: Legislature Overrides Nixon's(D) Veto, Restores Gun Rights

    09/11/2014 4:40:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Today, September 11, the Missouri House Joined the Missouri Senate in overriding Governor Nixon's (D) veto of SB 656.    From wsvn.com: The new regulations, which this time garnered the two-thirds majority needed to override Nixon's veto, take effect in about a month.  Here are the primary reforms that will be enacted with SB0656:  Guarantees the right to posses arms in public housing  Forbids physical restraint or disarmament unless there is an arrest or an articulable and reasonable suspicion of criminal activityMandates that  POST  determine the training standards for school protection officersAllows school districts to designate school protection officersForbids health...
  • WI:Armed Citizen Stops Crime Spree

    09/06/2014 12:51:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In and example of armed citizen stopping crime, a 30 year old West Allis man defended himself and others against an attempted armed robbery by a group of four.  He shot and killed one of the suspects, a known gang member with a long criminal history at the age of 15. The police or prosecutor have not said that the armed citizen had a concealed carry permit.   it seems likely, as he was not charged or arrested, at least not yet.  Perhaps he was openly armed, which does not require a permit.  Police have arrested five more people that...
  • Rick Perry’s Concealed Carry Permit Suspended

    08/28/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-28-2014 | Amy Miller
    Indictments have consequences. Democrats are still smiling over the recent felony indictment of Rick Perry, even as the Governor’s legal team is taking steps in court to reveal the spurious nature of the charges.One consequence of the indictment, however, has thrown conservatives in Texas for a loop. Texas media began reporting last week that because of the charges against him, Governor Perry’s concealed carry license has been suspended by operation of law. §411.187 of the Texas Government Code states that the Department of Public Safety shall suspend (not revoke, as it has been reported) a concealed carry license if the...
  • Target Reports Second Quarter 2014 Earnings (first rpt after NO GUN stance)

    08/20/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 13 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | 20 AUG 14 | Target, Inc.
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2014-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today reported second quarter Adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.78, a decrease of 20.6 percent from $0.98 per share in 2013, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.37. In addition to operating results, second quarter GAAP earnings per share reflect: Net pre-tax data breach expenses of $111 million, or (11) cents per share2; Pre-tax early debt retirement losses of $285 million, or (27) cents per share2; Pre-tax impairment losses on undeveloped U.S. land of $16 million, or (1) cent per share, and; A (1)-cent impact related to the reduction of the beneficial interest...
  • Cliven Bundy vs. Ferguson’s peaceful demonstrators: A tale of two protests (Perfect pretzel logic)

    08/18/2014 3:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | August 18, 2014 | Brad Friedman
    Bundy engaged in armed resistance to avoid paying fees. Compare that to peaceful protests responding to a lost life. Last Wednesday night, I had snarked on Twitter about the lack of so-called “Tea Party” “patriots” — like those brave boys and girls who, earlier this year, pointed their big assault-rifles at federal officials to protect the “right” of a scofflaw rancher in Nevada to illegally graze his cattle for free on land that he did not own — failing to show up to protect the actual rights and freedoms of so many being denied them by actual Big Government Tyranny...
  • WI: Employee Shoots, Kills Attempted Robber at Innovative Optique

    08/17/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Innovative Optique is a high end eyewear store in a suburb north of Milwaukee.   From the reviews, it appears to cater to those who can afford high quality, customized glasses.    Last year, a thief stole a pair of $2,000 sunglasses.   Last Friday, an employee shot and killed a 22 year old during the  course of an attempted armed robbery.   From channel3000.com: Police said the gunfire occurred during an attempted robbery. They said 22-year-old Joshua Drake of Milwaukee tried to rob the store about noon, and an armed employee shot and killed him. The employee wasn't hurt. Wisconsin has an...
  • 5 human rights abuses America commits at home (Hurl-worthy! Beyond bizarre!)

    08/09/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | August 9, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    From voter ID laws to broken immigration detention centers, the U.S. is not the model democracy it fancies itself. Watching Israel’s brutal treatment of Palestinians in Gaza over our TV screens makes it easy to forget about the human rights abuses taking place right here on American soil. Sybrina Fulton and Ron Davis, whose sons were killed in what many believe were racially motivated attacks, are using their children’s deaths to remind Americans that human rights are being violated right here in the United States. More than a year after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, Fulton felt the humiliating pendulum...
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years'

    08/01/2014 7:14:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters
    Police: Gunman and victim in Loop shooting 'had been friends for years' By Marwa Eltagouri, Alexandra Chachkevitch and Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporters Less than a week after Tony DeFrances learned that he was being demoted as part of a downsizing of his company, authorities said he walked into his boss’s office Thursday morning for a one-on-one. Apparently upset about his demotion, DeFrances, armed with a gun, confronted CEO Steven LaVoie, a longtime colleague and friend at the supply technology firm ArrowStream in the Loop, police said. At some point, DeFrances, 60, and LaVoie, 54, struggled over the gun. LaVoie was...
  • FL: Armed Citizen Prevents Carjacking

    07/31/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed citizen in Bradentown, Florida stopped an attempted carjacking when he fired a round at his own vehicle during the attempt.   Apparently there were two suspects.  One was in another car.  When the victim showed that he was armed by firing a shot, one carjacker took off in another vehicle, abandoning his accomplice, who fled on foot.   From bradenton.com: The victim said he was carjacked at gunpoint while sitting in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 4302 Cortez Road at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, according to a release. The victim said he obtained a gun and fired at...
  • Officer takes cover as man with concealed carry permit fires at suspect

    07/29/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/29/2014 | Carlos Sadovi
    A man with a concealed carry permit shot at an armed robbery suspect who was running from a cell phone store in Crestwood, prompting an officer who was also chasing the suspect to take cover, police said. The man with the permit told police he was about to step inside an AT&T store at 4756 W. Cal-Sag Road around noon Saturday when he noticed the store was being robbed, Crestwood police said in a statement. The man said he stayed outside to prevent anyone from entering, police said. After he saw the suspect leaving through a back door, he entered...
  • D.C. seeks stay of gun ruling

    07/28/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 28, 2014 | Josh Gerstein and Byron Tau
    A federal judge's ruling barring enforcement of a key District of Columbia gun law seems likely to be put on hold, after lawyers for the district asked that the decision be delayed and the plaintiffs in the case signaled they're amenable to a 90-day delay. In a filing Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington, attorneys for the city said granting the delay will allow the city to preserve public safety while it pursues an appeal and considers possible responses to Saturday's decision by Judge Frederick Scullin, who found unconstitutional the district's ban on possession of handguns by individuals...
  • Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, DC Handgun Carry Ban

    07/26/2014 5:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 26, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Concludes a blanket ban of carry of handguns outside the home cannot survive ANY level of scrutiny, and is therefore unconstitutional.Well, well, well–I guess the big guy upstairs knew I could do with a pick-me-up while I struggle through this respiratory infection. And boy, did he deliver big (with a h/t to Ace of Spades HQ). "In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny....
  • IL: State Police Change Rules on Concealed Carry License

    07/19/2014 1:23:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Illinois State Police have come under a lot of pressure as the magnitude of the lawsuits they are facing under the Concealed Carry License procedures has become known.   Even the old media in Illinois has been complaining that the procedures are secret, people are not told why they were denied, and this is not following due process.    There are hundreds of lawsuits pending. They have decided to modify the process.   They issued a press release about  emergency rules on July 14th.   According to wuis.org: In a memo, the State Police Director Hiram Grau cites these lawsuits...
  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 102 replies
    wyblog ^ | 12 July, 2014 | Chris Wysoki
    Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She's a single mom working 2 jobs who's already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey. Now she's going to prison. Allen said that she didn't know her permit didn't apply to New...
  • Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's gun control proposals due Wednesday

    07/14/2014 4:06:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WKSU-FM A Service of Kent State University ^ | July 13, 2014 | Kabir Bhatia
    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is proposing several pieces of gun control legislation this Wednesday to City Council. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, people on both sides of the issue were in Public Square over the weekend. Mayor Jackson’s proposals include a registry for anyone convicted of gun offenses, as well as prohibitions and regulations related to the sale of firearms. Jonathan O’Connor is with grassroots group Ohio Carry, based in Columbus. He was among the roughly 60 people milling around in Public Square Sunday afternoon, some with handguns holstered openly at their waists or assault weapons slung over their...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permit Holder Shoots Accused Robber, Carjacker

    07/13/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Milwaukee, ,a woman with a concealed carry permit shot a would be robber who had been released after being accused of shooting a man in the face during an attempted car-jacking the day before.   The potentially impressive criminal career has probably ended, as the suspect is now paralyzed and in the hospital.   He is 15 years old.   From wisn.com: Police said a woman the 15-year-old tried to rob near 14th and Olive streets the day after the Motley carjacking, pulled a gun on him.Motley and his wife said the victim had a conceal carry permit and shot...
  • OH: 71-Year-Old CCW Holder Stops Domestic Murder

    07/10/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jerold Evans, 19, was upset with his ex-girlfriend.  He apparently decided that the way to end his negative emotion was to use a .45 on her.   He did not count on a member of the gun culture being on hand and intervening.   Bobby Howard, 71, had a concealed carry permit, a handgun, and the will to use it.   As Evans menaced his Ex with the loaded .45, Mr. Howard assessed the situation, drew his weapon, and stopped the threat.   From the Toledo Blade: Owner of Howard‘s‍, Bobby Howard, 71, shot Jerold Evans, 19, inside the store at about 11:15...
  • Target 'Respectfully' Asks Law-Abiding Citizens to Leave Guns at Home

    07/02/2014 1:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 2, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On July 2nd, Target "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens to "not bring firearms" in their stores. The department store chain did this via an announcement posted on its website and shared by interim CEO John Mulligan. The announcement says: As you've likely seen in the media, there's been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit "open carry" should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so. But starting today we will respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target--even in...
  • Ohio AG DeWine washes hands of responsibility to address ‘double tapping’ cops

    06/21/2014 5:37:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Examiner via Westernrifleshooters ^ | 6/18/14 | David Codrea
    The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine evidently doesn't care that police who are ignorant or contemptuous of the law pose a well-documented danger to open carriers. The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has responded to Gun Rights Examiner’s concerns that police comments about “double tapping” open carriers show a dangerous disregard for state law, and unsurprisingly, has decided to do nothing about it other than have a proxy deny responsibility and punt the ball to state representatives.
  • Louisiana; Last State to Remove Ban on Legal Gun Carriers Eating in Some Restaurants

    05/17/2014 3:17:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears that Louisiana will be the last state to allow people with gun permits to eat in the same restaurants as less law abiding members of society.  New York, California, and Massachusetts, those staunch promoters of restrictive firearms law, have never barred the practice, nor have they had any of the problems imaginatively projected for southern states that have recently reformed their law, such as North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The states show considerable variation in those laws.  Laws in highly restrictive states, such as New York and New Jersey, do not have any restriction on permit...
  • Family of Dead Armed Robber Speaks Out Against CCP Holder Who Shot Him & Calls For Stricter Gun Laws

    05/07/2014 3:16:38 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | 03 May 14 | Dan Cannon
    The family of an armed robber is speaking out after surveillance video was released of their family member committing an armed robbery. On the video Dante Williams is clearly seen entering a South Carolina Waffle House, pointing a gun at employees and customers and attempting to rob the restaurant. Justin Harrison was eating at the bar. Harrison, a concealed carry permit holder, was armed. He waited for an opportunity, shot Williams, and attempted to detain the second suspect. The family of Williams says that Harrison didn’t need to shoot and shouldn’t have felt threatened. They want to change South Carolina’s...
  • Supreme Court denies potential major guns rights case (no right to carry outside home)

    05/06/2014 3:50:51 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5 May 2014 | Scott Bomboy
    The United States Supreme Court said on Monday morning it will not consider a case that would define rights related to concealed gun permits in New Jersey and potentially across the country. .. View photo .750px-Supreme_Court_Front_DuskThe denial was first reported by SCOTUSblog, which received a printed version of the court orders before they were posted online. (At 9:50 am ET, the Court’s official orders were posted on its website.) The case of Drake v. Jerejian was heard in private conference by the nine Justices recently. Orders were issued today and the Drake case was listed among those cases denied by...
  • In California, a Fevered Rush for Gun Permits

    04/27/2014 11:19:16 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 April 2014 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Pete Alexander celebrated the news that a federal court in California had thrown out this state’s strict requirements for obtaining a concealed-handgun permit — among the toughest in the nation — by calling the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to apply for a permit he had long wanted. “I’m a gun enthusiast,” said Mr. Alexander, a construction contractor who lives in Fullerton. “Crime is encroaching on our neighborhood, and I don’t feel as safe as I used to. This is adding to the police force.” Mr. Alexander turned out to be the beginning of a flood. In the two months since...
  • Gun Carrying Group May Not Be Only Ones Affected By Arlington Bans

    04/25/2014 2:09:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KTVT-TV ^ | April 23, 2014
    One story reported on CBSDFW.COM has a lot of people talking. It started with Tuesday night’s vote on an ordinance by the Arlington City Council to ban guns and concealed weapons at public meetings. Members of the gun rights group Open Carry Tarrant County believe they are the ones being targeted, but they may not be the only ones affected by ordinance changes. A second Arlington ban could put heavy restrictions on handing out pamphlets. We’ve all seen them from time-to-time – groups trying to push their cause, including gun rights advocates. Now some leaders in Arlington say the approach...