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  • TX: Benbrook Police Chief opts for Controversial 30.06, 30.07 Signs

    02/09/2016 4:46:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In January of 2016, on the first day of the restoration of some open carry rights in Texas, I stood in front of the Benbrook Police Station, looking at the recently placed 30.06 and 30.07 signs. I noticed that the signs were not of the required dimensions, so they are likely not enforceable in a court of law. But police, like fire in the quote attributed to President Washington, (employed in various forms since the 1500's) are "dangerous servants and a fearful master". I tread lightly around police, just as I do around high explosives or high powered machinery....
  • Open Carrier Robbed Of His Gun In Virginia

    02/03/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bob Owens
    Newport News police are investigating after a man reported he was pushed to the ground and had his handgun stolen late last week. Officers responded to a report of the robbery in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 8 p.m. Jan. 29, according to police spokesman Harold Eley. The victim, a 37-year-old Hampton man, told police he was robbed as he walked across Jefferson Avenue to the lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend at the Travelers Inn. He was wearing his handgun in a holster, open carry, on his hip, Eley said. The man said...
  • When Business Becomes History – Why Industry is Leaving Connecticut

    02/05/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by grayhog · 21 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 2/05/16 | MyLinh Shattan
    "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." It's an interesting idea to ponder. President Lincoln is praised universally today, across the aisle, and around the world, but what of Samuel Colt? Who is Samuel Colt? ...The region reminds me of New York's former boomtowns like Kingston and Binghamton, and Connecticut's Waterbury and Hartford. These once vibrant communities and buildings were gutted by the twin blades of time and politicians, their facades decaying and cadaverous, lining streets and throughways like architectural tombstones. Where is everyone? Kingston and Binghamton were home to IBM and Singer Link....
  • New Orleans Legal Gun Carrier Stops Mass Shooting

    02/03/2016 4:32:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the afternoon of 31 January, 2016, some ATVs were getting gas at the intersection of Claiborne and Esplanade Avenues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Richard Macklin pulled up in a white Volvo. Macklin is believed to have been the aggressor in the incident. He pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the ATV riders. Three were wounded before anyone returned fire. One of the wounded was armed. He drew his legally carried weapon and fired at Macklin, wounding him in the head and stopping the attack. Fromnola.gov/nopd: Based on the initial investigation, detectives learned that a group of...
  • Vanity - Need Help Finding Old Post

    02/02/2016 10:52:25 AM PST · by tv_techie · 9 replies
    Help! I'm doing research on improving our security at work. I'm trying to find an article posted here a couple of years ago. Someone put a lot of effort in to find out the difference in victim count when people waited for police to show up and end a mass shooting vs people on site taking action to end a shooting. I remember there being fewer victims when people didn't wait for the police. Thanks in advance!
  • Barbershop Shootout Video: Wait for the Right Opportunity

    01/30/2016 9:57:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At a barbershop in South Carolina on the 26th, of January, 2016, at about 7 p.m., two armed robbers assaulted the customers of the Next Up Barber and Beauty Shop. The robbers appear to be career criminals, but they made fatal mistakes, as can be seen in the video. It is very difficult to keep focused on everyone, the loot, and maintain control of the scene. When the robbers become complacent, the legal gun carriers make their move.The Pistol Robber in the light colored hoodie comes in first, from the left side of the screen, from the front entrance....
  • Surge In New Gun Sales Has FBI Background Check System Overwhelmed(WHAT?)

    01/22/2016 4:58:37 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Mike Vespa
    With record background checks being conducted on gun sales, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is becoming overwhelmed. It's got to the point where people filing petitions from would-be buyers who were denied transfers have been put on the backburner, possibly denying many citizens of their Second Amendment rights. There aren't enough NICS analysts, of which there are less than 100, and employees for the database have been denied annual leave since before Thanksgiving (via USA Today):
  • Connecticut Man Exercises 2A Rights; Refuses to Show Permit while Carrying

    01/20/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A pistol carrier in Connecticut was asked by a police officer to produce a permit. He asked the officer what the reason was for the officer asking for the permit. The officer replied with an expetive. From fox61.com: Brown told FOX 61 what happened next: "Well, you have a gun. So then he said, 'do you have a permit?' And I'm like why? He said 'because I (expletive) said so." But, according to the newly written law, police may only request a permit if there is reasonable suspicion of a crime.The officer did not arrest or detain Brown.I did...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • OK Creek County Sheriff Offers Discount to CCW Applicants

    01/19/2016 9:14:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    John Davis, Creek County Sheriff in Oklahoma, is doing what he can to encourage armed citizens. He recently lowered the fee for fingerprints from $25 to $10. He says he is not allowed to reduce it to zero. From tulsaworld.com: In a letter from Sheriff John Davis posted on the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, he wrote "As a result of the ever-increasing violence being committed upon the American citizen and the current state of our country, I encourage each citizen of Creek County who is legally able to fully utilize their Second Amendment right 'to keep and bear arms,'...
  • DGU of the day: T-Mobile Clerk in Chicago wins Gunfight Against two Robbery Suspects

    01/16/2016 5:19:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Chicago T-Mobile clerk won a gunfight with two would be robbers on 13 January, 2016. The gunfight happened on the far South side, after the robbers displayed handguns as they entered. Neighbors said that the store had been robbed several times previously. The armed clerk has not been named. He hit both suspects multiple times. The suspects are in the hospital. The store is locally owned. It has been reported that T-Mobile corporate has no legal influence on store policies about employees carrying firearms. Neil Tadros is the district manager for T-Mobile. From chicagotribune.com: The employee shot both...
  • Beginner’s Guide to CCW: Arm yourself with knowledge

    01/14/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    gunnuts.com ^ | 1/14/2016 | Tim
    Last year I thought I had encountered an all-time high of people looking to buy their first gun or to get a concealed carry permit. World events and political developments have combined to make what I thought was the high water mark look like low tide. It has hit the point where gun sales breaking records is becoming a common phenomenon. In fact, in my email inbox right now there are a couple of emails from people looking to take me to lunch so they can get my input on their first firearm purchase.
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • A Red Herring in Virginia

    01/09/2016 9:58:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Voters are fickle and often don't pay much attention to races besides the top ones, like president and governor. That must be why Virginians narrowly elected Mark Herring state attorney general two years ago. A majority of people apparently didn't think it mattered a lot who held the office. Were they wrong! A couple weeks ago Herring decided he would no longer recognize concealed carry permits from 25 other states. Roughly 6.3 million people currently allowed to carry weapons--and thus protect themselves and others--will be disqualified. Half of the states in the union will see Virginia as an inconsistent partner...
  • Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping

    01/05/2016 7:19:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Robert Hackett
    Here's Why Shares of Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Are Jumping by Robert Hackett January 5, 2016, 8:58 AM EST The stock is up 6% premarket. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson SWHC 12.11% is projecting an incredible start to 2016, which sent shares up more than 6% in premarket trading. The company raised its revenue and earnings guidance for the current quarter and fiscal year, based on strong sales at recent gun shows as well as an uptick in year-end FBI background checks, an indicator that potential customers are looking to obtain gun licenses. Smith & Wesson now expects sales between $175...
  • Look up the number of concealed pistol licenses in your Michigan county

    01/04/2016 3:59:38 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | January 04, 2016 | Julie Mack
    Among Michigan's 10 million residents, almost a half-million had a concealed pistol license as of Dec. 1, according to data collected by the Michigan State Police. This database provides the number of active permits for all 83 counties, as well as the percentage of permits in relation to the adult population, age 21 and older. Under Michigan law, 21 is the minimum age for a concealed pistol license. Click on "details" for the number of permits issued annually over a five-year period between 2009-10 to 2013-14. (The annual numbers are based on reports that each cover a 12-month period from...
  • VA GOP May Strip McAuliffe Of His Protective Detail Over Concealed Carry

    12/26/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Dec, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Virginia's radically anti-gun Governor and Attorney General were probably quite pleased with themselves when they spitefully severed concealed carry agreements with 25 states, including all but one of its neighbors. They probably didn't anticipate the backlash they’ve received, which includes calls to recall or impeach Attorney General Mark Herring, and pushes for legislation that will both strip elected officials of the ability to make such unilateral decisions, and get a little payback.
  • Virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states

    12/22/2015 10:12:17 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/22/15 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) announced Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth. Under the policy, Virginians with a history of stalking, drug dealing or inpatient mental-health treatment cannot obtain a permit in a state with comparatively lax laws and carry a handgun legally at home. Herring said severing the out-of-state agreements can prevent people who may be dangerous or irresponsible from carrying a concealed handgun. “While you are here, you are subject to the commonwealth’s gun laws,” Herring said in a news...
  • Virginia to end concealed carry reciprocity with other states

    12/22/2015 6:15:48 AM PST · by fredhead · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 22 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) plans to announce Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth. The move also means Virginians with a history of stalking, drug dealing or inpatient mental-health treatment cannot obtain a permit in a state with comparatively lax laws and carry a handgun legally at home. Herring said severing the out-of-state agreements can prevent people who may be dangerous or irresponsible from carrying a concealed weapon. “To me, this is a commonsense step that can help make Virginians and our...
  • Wisconsin Lawmaker says More Gun Rights Would Reduce Crime

    12/21/2015 5:03:45 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/21/15 | AP
    A Wisconsin state lawmaker says the shooting at a Madison mall over the weekend shows that it's necessary to expand gun owners' rights so people can protect themselves. Republican Rep. Bob Gannon said in a statement Monday that there would be less crime if more people were trained to shoot at someone who threatened them, like a mall shooter.
  • Christian Carry Pins

    12/16/2015 7:51:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun shop and shooting range in Kingston, Tennessee, listened and read the news of attacks on Christians in mass shootings in Oregon and in Charleston, South Carolina. He read of Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey call for Christians to arm themselves and to get a carry permit. Brant W. Williams is the owner of that shop, Frontier Firearms, and he decided to act. He offered Christians a discount of 5% on buying firearms in his store for Christians who purchased selected handguns. Frontier Firearms also has an on-site range and offers firearms training. Thousands go through their courses each...
  • Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston

    12/14/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    HOUSTON (KTRK) ^ | 12/14/2015
    ABC NEWS Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston NEWS Robbery suspect in critical condition after victim opens fire in Houston A suspected robbery was struck by gunfire after his alleged victim pulled a gun and started shooting. KTRK Monday, December 14, 2015 05:35AM HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A robbery suspect is in critical condition after his victims pull out a gun in Houston. The shooting happened at about 2am on Washington Street near Heights Boulevard, where police are still interviewing the victims. Officers say four people were leaving work at a nearby club this morning when...
  • Call of Officers for Citizens to Carry Accelerates, becomes Trend

    12/11/2015 7:07:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Sheriffs and police chiefs from jurisdictions large and small are joining the trend of law officers calling for citizens to carry firearms to aid in the defense against terrorism, rampage killings, and violent criminals. The call is a simple recognition of the millennia old understanding that people can defend themselves and others better if they are armed.It is only during the recent history of the last hundred years that the illusion of safety through disarmament has been promoted by the mass media. The mass media's chokehold on information flow has been broken and the illusion is failing. Sheriff Joe...
  • Police in Chicago Give Black Hero his Gun Back

    12/09/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December,2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 17th of 2015, John Hendricks reacted quickly and accurately to stop a mass shooting, likely saving numerous lives. John Hendricks is a black man who was exercising his Constitutional rights in Chicago, a town where they had been suppressed for generations. Hendricks was taking a break from accepting Uber fares when he saw a man rack a slide on a pistol across the street. Then the man began firing at a group near him. Hendricks acted rapidly and accurately. He fired about six times and hit the attacker three times, an excellent record of 50%, much higher...
  • Gun Sales, Concealed Permit Applications Surge Day After San Bernardino Shooting (WHAT!)

    12/04/2015 7:53:22 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/4/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 3–the day after Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire in San Bernardino, California–gun sales and concealed carry permit applications surged around the country. San Antonio’s KCTV reported that gun sales rose sharply at guns stores in and around the city. Customer Jose Moreno said he watched news of the San Bernardino attack unfold and said to himself, “Wow, this is real.” Moreno added that he realized that “anything can happen anywhere,” and he wants to be prepared.
  • Mark Furman just told all CC holders to carry EVEN IF THERE is A NO GUNS SIGN

    12/04/2015 6:52:43 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 101 replies
    On the Ingraham show Fuhrman just told everyone with CCW to carry into ANY place where there is NO metal detector.
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2015/12 Thread*

    12/01/2015 9:37:50 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 44 replies
    Self | 12/1/15 | Red Fox
    Civil disobedience with guns. (Please read entire post before commenting.) Preppers unite! Stand alone preppers will be easily neutralized by fascist or violent forces. For example, look at this prep list from CheaperThanDirt.com. Can you see what's missing?A: Strength in numbers. This strategy of remaining underground in your own country will be fatal. If you wait until they come before you organize, you're dead. The success of the Bundy Ranch standoff (the Federal Government backing off without one shot fired) is proof of concept - the power of a community armed and unwavering will succeed against overreaching powers. United We...
  • WTF Headline Of The Day: Anti-Gun Police Chief Urges Public To "Take Out" Active Gunmen If Possible

    11/27/2015 10:56:01 AM PST · by amorphous · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is an outspoken proponent of gun control (in a district which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation). So, when asked by 60 Minutes how people should respond to being near an active gunman, Lanier's response was bemusing as The Washington Times reports, saying that the "best option for saving lives before police can get there” would be for citizens to try to subdue, or even kill, the gunman.
  • D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier urges public to ‘take down’ active gunman if they can

    11/22/2015 10:51:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2015 | Carleton Bryant
    In a surprising comment, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is encouraging ordinary citizens to subdue or even kill active gunmen if they can as the "best option for saving lives before police can get there." During an interview Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," Chief Lanier was asked what should people do if they are in the vicinity of an active shooter like the ones who terrorized Paris on Nov. 13, The Washington Examiner reported. "Your options are run, hide, or fight," the D.C. police chief said. "If you're in a position to try and take the gunman down, to...
  • Five Very Bad Targets for ISIS

    11/19/2015 12:00:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The horrible attacks in Paris were against soft targets -- cafes and music halls. The one attack that failed was because of security outside the Stade de France. Similarly, in the United States, there are American hard targets that ISIS dare not attack. Here are five. 5. States With High Concealed-Carry Usage The idiots in ISIS probably don't realize that in the United States, every state has different laws when it comes to firearms. These varying laws have a direct impact on public safety. A single armed citizen with a concealed .38 or 9mm, particularly in close quarters, can...
  • Trump Is Calling For ALL Concealed Carry Permit Holders To Do THIS…

    11/18/2015 9:03:26 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 124 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/18/2015
    DONALD TRUMP HAS NEWS FOR ALL CONCEALED CARRY HOLDERS... Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is serious about the right to bear arms. Our country is at a time of potential threat from ISIS terrorists and with an influx of Syrian refugees, many are on high alert. Trump issued a statement to Breitbart calling for all concealed carry permit holders to actually carry. He said" "There are nearly 13 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States who are part of the 100 million gun owners who defend the Constitutional right to "keep and bear arms." This fundamental liberty is...
  • Boating accident - need help replacing CC pistol

    11/17/2015 9:58:21 PM PST · by America_Right · 55 replies
    Me | 11-17-2015 | Self
    Hi all, I lost all of my guns this past summer in a tragic boating accident in the middle of Lake Erie, and really need to replace my concealed carry pistol.Anyway, I was hoping I could get some ideas from you folks as to what I should get. I would like something small enough to fit in a pants pocket without being obvious, but still have some stopping power (.38 or 9mm). Of course, this is just what I would like, not what I necessarily need. If you have any other ideas for concealed carry, please feel free to add...
  • Video Supports Motorcyclist Self Defense Claim

    10/26/2015 4:33:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A story is developing in Florida. It appears to be another case where the video shows a completely different story from what the police originally reported. Christian Gunter is the motorcyclist.Note that he is wearing a full face helmet and what appears to be a complete motorcycle outfit, including jacket and pants.This picture is a screenshot from surveillance video, just after the shooting.The red car in the upper right is the car that the person who was shot, Roger Atlas, arrived in.Roger is wearing a green upper garment in the video below.Here is the early report from Sarasota County...
  • Armed Israeli Civilian Shoots and Kills Knife-Wielding Palestinian

    10/18/2015 9:04:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Rick Moran
    Reuters is reporting that 3 Palestinians were shot dead trying to stab Israelis. One of the incidents occurred near Hebron where an armed Israeli civilian shot and killed a Palestinian terrorist coming at him with a knife. There were contradictory accounts of one of the shootings, near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel said a Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli civilian, who was carrying a gun and then shot and killed the attacker. But a Palestinian man told Reuters that his daughter, a high school student, witnessed the shooting and said it happened when...
  • Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park

    10/13/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/13/2015
    Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park Published October 13, 2015FoxNews.com Oct. 12, 2015: This photo shows Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M wide receiver whom Dallas police say randomly attacked and killed a jogger with a 'large, edged weapon'. (Dallas Police Department) Dallas police say a former college football player hacked a jogger to death in a Dallas park Monday morning in what authorities said appeared to be a random attack. Police told KDFW that Thomas Johnson, 21, had admitted to carrying out the attack along the White Rock Creek Trail, and...
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Dailymail.com Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Encourages Fellow Christians to Get Handgun Permits After Shooting

    10/03/2015 12:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The lieutenant governor of Tennessee is encouraging his fellow Christians to go out and get handgun permits in the wake of the Oregon college shooting. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey posted a message to Facebook saying how disturbed he was by reports that the gunman asked people if they were Christian and then, if they answered affirmatively, shot them in the head. Ramsey said of the spike in mass shootings, Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West. He then extended this bit of advice...
  • Texas Open Carry is Three Months Away

    10/02/2015 11:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KXAS-TV ^ | October 1, 2015 | Julie Fine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In three months, gun owners with a concealed handgun license will be able to openly carry in the state of Texas. Many North Texas gun ranges say they are doubling their education courses before the law goes into effect. At the Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, they are just starting to see a small uptick in concealed handgun license classes. "It is a big change to openly carry. You don't want to make a mistake," said Eagle Gun Range president David Prince. Prince is adding classes so that people fully understand the new law. "We are putting on seminars at...
  • Police and Prosecutor find Warning Shots Justified in Purse Snatch Case

    09/15/2015 6:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 September | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- On 8 September, 2015, David Roberts from Owensboro, Kentucky, fired six shots at a vehicle in the crowded parking lot of the Eastland mall in Evansville, Indiana. Roberts had a permit to carry his handgun. The first shot was a warning shot into the dashboard. The next five were at the vehicles front tires. The shots followed a double purse snatching from elderly women who were attempting to get their property back. The incident was caught on video, which does not seem to have been released to the public, yet. Police and the prosecutor, who was initially...
  • Conceal Carry Preference (Vanity)

    09/14/2015 8:53:17 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 32 replies
    Me
    Hi trusted Freepers, Kansas recently passed a constitutional carry law. So someone I know wants to start carrying for protecting his family. He likes .40 S&W caliber because, well, it's superior to everything else in every way. He has a small frame .40 but it's a little too thick to carry comfortably (1.25"). In his search for a small .40 he's looking at either a Walther PPS or a M&P Shield. He has a few questions: 1. Does anyone know of anyone who has experience selling an 7-8 year old Taurus PT140? 2. How much should he ask for? 3....
  • WI:Edming Oil Welcomes CCW

    09/06/2015 6:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Another business actively showing support for armed citizens. This one is Edming Oil in the village of Glen Flora, Wisconsin. Glen Flora is a tiny village a few miles east of Ladysmith on Highway 8. In Wisconsin, business owners have an incentive to allow armed citizens on their premises. By doing so, they gain a measure of legal protection to go with the physical protection. They are protected from liability that is related to their decision. They do not have to put up a "Welcome CCW" sign to obtain this protection, so putting up a sign shows ideological commitment...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • 10 Things You Learn by Carrying a Gun Every Day

    08/30/2015 9:35:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 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 Ive learned a couple of things. Heres 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. Thats when Wells allegedly walked over to Richs 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...