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  • 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 · 43 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
    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...
  • Over 12.8 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw by far the largest increase ever (T)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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