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  • Governor Christie Acts to Improve NJ Gun Permit System

    04/12/2016 4:26:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Christie of New Jersey is pushing to make some incremental changes to improve the arcane and inconsistent New Jersey firearms licensing system. From capemaycountyherald:TRENTON — Acting on Governor Chris Christie’s commitment to ensure fair and consistent application of the state’s gun laws that respects individual’s Second Amendment rights and protects public safety, the Office of Attorney General announced a directive and guideline issued by Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy, and a regulatory change to align the regulations governing the issuance of a carry permit with New Jersey Supreme Court precedent interpreting the statutory standard of justifiable need. Taken...
  • Home Depot security guard about to be attacked by tire iron is saved by armed citizen

    04/09/2016 4:11:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 9, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Another example of a concealed carry citizen saving the day unfolded in Texas last week. At a Home Depot store in Amarillo, a man suspected of stealing power tools was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer in the parking lot, reported KVII-TV. The two ended up in a struggle after the officer caught the suspect, 35 year-old Ricky Solis, when he tried to flee. Another man stepped in and tried to help Solis escape, police said, kicking the loss prevention officer in the face. The second suspect then retrieved a tire iron from his car and allegedly returned to...
  • WI: Wisconsin Reaches 300,000 permits in Five Years; Homicide rate lower than Japan

    04/08/2016 4:49:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin started issuing concealed carry permits in November of 2011 In the last 53 months, they have issued 300,000 concealed carry permits.  The permit holders have been exceptionally law abiding.  Only one permit holder has been convicted of manslaughter when carrying a handgun under the provisions of the permit.  He plead self defense, but a jury ruled it manslaughter.  That is a homicide rate lower than that of Japan! The average number for 2012 was over 105,000.  The average for 2013 was 175,000, and 223,000 for 2014, and 260,000 for 2015.  In the first four full years of the...
  • Florida dropping CCW costs for its 1.5 million carriers

    03/31/2016 8:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a measure into law that, among other changes, drops the fees for Florida concealed weapon licenses. The 80-page appropriations bill dealing with Commerce and Tourism for the state was crammed with everything from exempting water-related amusement rides to authorizing tax collector offices and passed the state legislature without a single “nay” vote in either chamber. Relating to concealed carry permits, it reduced the license fee from $70 to $60 on the initial application and from $60 to $50 for renewals.
  • In Wake Of The Shooting, Should The Capitol Remain Gun-Free?

    03/31/2016 8:36:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 3/30/2016 | John Lott
    Like so many mass public shootings, the gunman who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Monday first tried shooting a uniformed officer. Fortunately, the lone gunman was quickly subdued and no one other than the attacker was seriously injured. But it raises questions of what would have happened with a more coordinated terrorist attack. With terror attacks occurring regularly around the world, we can’t ignore the fact that the Capitol would provide a primary target for terrorists. Indeed, an FBI informant foiled such an attack in January. Police are crucial – probably the single most important factor in reducing crime. But...
  • Mississippi Bill Would Let Churches Create Armed Security Squads

    03/31/2016 1:04:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 30, 2016 | Ed Mazza
    What would Jesus pack? The Mississippi Senate just passed a bill that would allow churches to train members to carry guns and act as security guards during religious services — and exempt them from legal action if they use their weapons. “This will allow a church to have a sergeant-at-arms to protect the church body, just like we have (in the Legislature),” Sean Tindell, a Republican state senator, was quoted as saying by the Clarion-Ledger. Tindell pointed to last year’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina as an example of why churches need an armed guard. Others said...
  • More Seniors, Fearing Crime, Flock to Shooting Ranges

    03/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2016 | By James R. Hagerty
    WSJ More Seniors, Fearing Crime, Flock to Shooting Ranges Gun dealers say personal safety is a priority for older people who want firearms training By James R. Hagerty AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—On a recent Monday at the Austintown Senior Center, activities included painting, bingo and shooting guns. Around 9:45 a.m., a dozen people in their 60s and 70s bundled into a van and several cars and headed to the nearby American Range shooting gallery, whose lobby features a portrait of Clint Eastwood over the legend “Go ahead make your day.” Soon, they were blasting away at paper targets dangling in a dim,...
  • 7 Great Second Amendment Quotes

    03/24/2016 1:10:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America George Mason — “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” (Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788)
  • This gun looks exactly like a smartphone

    03/23/2016 9:22:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 94 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Mar 22, 2016 1:52 p.m. ET | By Shawn Langlois
    In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight.’ MarketWatch photo illustration/Ideal Conceal, Everett Collection Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just... carrying an iPhone? The Ideal Conceal handgun has made waves for what its maker calls an “ingenious” design that looks exactly like a smartphone when in the “locked” position. Ideal Conceal says on its website that, indeed, hardly anybody will notice it: “Smartphones are EVERYWHERE, so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment. In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • ID: Permitless or “Constitutional” Carry Passes Senate

    03/16/2016 3:01:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho moved a step closer to “Constitutional” or permitless carry on 14 March, 2016.  The Idaho Senate passed SB 1389 27-8.  The bill would remove the ban on the carry of concealed weapons inside city limits in Idaho, for those people over 21 who can legally possess firearms but do not have a concealed carry permit.Residents of Idaho already have the right to carry concealed weapons in 99% of the state.  This small incremental step places Idaho with eight other states that have restored most of “Constitutional carry” the state of law that existed when the Bill of Rights...
  • Hampton man shot, killed by person he was attempting to rob(dang!)

    03/16/2016 9:57:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | 3/15/2016 | Doris Taylor,
    Hampton, Va. – An 18-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday in the 2100 block of Kecoughtan Road by a man he was reportedly going to rob. Hampton Police say 18-year-old Jafari Mitchell and a 15-year-old male had approached a 71-year-old man, displayed a gun and demanded money. The 71-year-old man, fearing for safety, pulled out his own gun and shot Mitchell. The 15-year-old fled from the area. The 71-year-old man remained on scene and called 911. Police say he cooperated with the investigation. No charges are being sought against him in reference to the shooting at this time. The...
  • Florida Police: Armed Employee Confronts ‘Active Shooter,’ Stops Him ‘in His Tracks

    03/15/2016 7:10:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/14/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 9, an employee at a Florida business ran out to his car, grabbed his gun, then re-entered the business and confronted an alleged “active shooter,” stopping him “in his tracks.” The incident occurred at B&L Landscaping in Jacksonville, where police say the alleged “active shooter” is “not a US citizen.” According to CBS 47, 24-year-old Ezequiel Lopez allegedly opened fire on 55-year-old Andrew Little because he thought “Little disrespected him.” Police indicate that Lopez told them he allegedly planned the shooting because he felt Little “treated him differently that other employees.”
  • Customer kills hatchet-wielding attacker in Burien 7-Eleven

    03/13/2016 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 37 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 3/13/2016 | Maria Guerrero
    BOULEVARD PARK, Wash. — A masked customer attacked a Burien 7-Eleven clerk Sunday morning with a hatchet, slicing the clerk’s stomach. Police say another customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed the attacker. The good Samaritan had been sitting in the store, drinking his regular morning coffee.
  • Hunting and Gun Reform Bill (H.R. 2406) Passes House 242-161

    03/07/2016 2:29:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 February, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, also known as H.R. 2406, passed the U.S. House of Representatives and was sent to the Senate.  It was a party line vote; 230 Republicans voted yes, 4 Republicans voted against the act.  161 Democrats voted against H.R. 2406; 12 Democrats voted for it.  30 representatives did not vote; 17 were Democrats, 13 were Republicans. The bill contains numerous reforms, primarily to clarify and reform previous legislation, much of which is being abused by bureaucratic rules, or state and local governments. While the bill is not a...
  • TN: Handgun Carry Permit Fees may be Reduced

    03/03/2016 5:44:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee legislature is in the process of reducing the administrative fees required to obtain a Tennessee handgun carry permit.  The current fees are $115.  It was discovered that only $77 was required to process the permit.From wgnsradio.com:On Tuesday, February 23, an “administration” bill was presented in the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the effect of cutting the existing handgun permit fees charged to Tennesseans by more than half over time. That bill, which is referenced as Senate Bill 2566, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee members on a 9-0 vote with no significant debate.John Harris, Executive Director...
  • Study finds consistent link between violent crime and concealed-carry gun permits(?)

    02/29/2016 10:54:15 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 2/29/2016 | unknown idiot
    The first study to find a significant relationship between firearm crime and subsequent applications for, and issuance of, concealed-carry gun permits has been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The paper, "Firearm Violence and Effects on Concealed Gun Carrying: Large Debate and Small Effects," found there is a consistent link between violent crime—especially crimes that involve guns—and an increase in the number of people issued carry permits over two time periods examined in the study, said Jeremy Carter, an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • GA: Business Owner Requires Employees to be Armed

    02/27/2016 7:06:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Georgia, a business owner has taken a pioneering step in employee relations.  He is requiring his employees to obtain a concealed carry permit and to carry guns openly in his places of business.  I have been predicting that this would happen for a while. There are so many advantages, and so few disadvantages, that it is hard to see the idea failing to be adopted all over the country.  The only refinement that seems likely, is to require job applicants to have a concealed carry permit *before* they apply. From wsoctv.com: An Atlanta business owner with several offices...
  • MI: Armed Man who Saved Woman Honored by Warren Mayor

    02/21/2016 12:37:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 February, 2016, Didarul  Sarder, who was legally armed, used his handgun to stop a vicious knife attack on a woman in the GM facility in Warren, Michigan.  He likely saved her life.  Most of the action was caught on video.  GM has a "Gun Free" policy on their sites.  The original speculation was that Sarder would be fired.  There was enough of a public outcry for GM to make an exception to their policy.  Mayer Jim Fouts led the fight to insure that Sarder did not lose his job.  Fouts said that Sarder should be rewarded for...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits Top 280,000 in 2015

    02/21/2016 4:54:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin concealed carry permits topped 280,000 in 2015, according to Wisconsin Governor Walker.  From WSAW.com: "We have over 280,000 people who in the last five years have gone through concealed carry. There's people all across the state, like my wife who went through a course, got the training, add that added protection." The official Department of Justice report on CCW permits for 2015 have not been released yet. The permits have been a success by most observers standards, following the pattern in other states.  The first permits were issued late in 2011.  Only one person with a permit has...
  • 50 days, 55 shootings: Gangs blamed for Santa Ana's most violent week

    02/20/2016 5:17:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 19, 2016 | By LOUIS CASIANO JR.
    SANTA ANA -- Three people died and two others, including a police officer, were wounded in a rash of shootings across the city this week, underscoring what the police chief on Friday called a surge in brazen gang-related crimes. Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas said it was the worst week in a year already rocked by the 'busiest' January for his department since 2011. "We're seeing more gang activity now, and I think a lot of that has to do with gang members being released into the community and more of a soft-on-crime approach," Rojas said.
  • 5 Things Every Reasonable Gun Owner Ought To Know

    02/19/2016 9:58:43 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    lewrockwell.com ^ | 2/13/2016 | Marc J. Victor
    This article is written to offer you some information based on my many years of personal experience representing people charged with gun related crimes. You are not likely to get this information in most firearms classes. If after reading it you become extremely conservative about pulling out your firearm, I have accomplished my purpose. As I often say at the countless legal seminars, I have presented at, "Don’t be an idiot with a gun." I urge you to be a responsible gun owner and think carefully before you act. Your very freedom could well depend on it.
  • Just Got My Concealed Carry License

    02/18/2016 1:17:02 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 86 replies
    my brain | 02/18/16 | Me
    I just received my concealed carry permit in the mail. It's funny, I've carried a gun for a living for 22 years (prison officer). Up until now I've never felt the need to carry off duty. I could've had one at any time by simply filling out some paperwork. I didn't feel the need. Over the last year I've been confronted by parolees twice. They saw my uniform (on the way to/from work) and decided to tell me what they thought about me, the criminal justice field and the world in general in no uncertain terms. One was drunk and...
  • Concealed carry permits help police officers,civilians stay in the fight

    02/15/2016 1:55:16 PM PST · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    In the past month, criminals have murdered six police officers in the line of duty. The number might have been eight if not for the actions of two concealed handgun permit holders. At this rate, police deaths could be way up this year compared to previous years. By this time last year, only one officer had been murdered. While Republican presidential candidates such as Cruz, Rubio and Trump have spoken out forcefully about police shootings, Democrats have been silent. You’ve probably heard on the news when at least one of these officers has been killed. But you almost certainly haven’t...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • TX: Benbrook Police Chief opts for Controversial 30.06, 30.07 Signs

    02/09/2016 4:46:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 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.  From  nola.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.