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  • Hot Springs AR: County Officials Restore Carry rights for County Workers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    09/20/2016 10:52:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2016 | Julia Porterfield
    Dawn Dolpp isnt a slave to fashion, preferring function over form. Which is why she used to secure her handgun in her purse with a Velcro strip as recently as 10 years ago. Today, Mrs. Dolpp and other gun-toting women like her dont have to resort to homemade craft projects to provide themselves with holsters and other accessories for their firearms: Gun-related companies are doing it for them. One thing the gun and accessory companies are finally understanding is that one size doesnt fit all, says Mrs. Dolpp, the leader of the Virginia chapter of The Well Armed Woman. Gun...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    07/06/2016 10:23:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 135 replies
    A man was shot by police in Falcon Heights on Wednesday evening. In a video posted on Facebook, the mans girlfriend says the police shot him for no apparent reason, no reason at all. The girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, started the video with the man slumped next to her, his white T-shirt soaked with blood on the left side. In the video, taken with her phone, she says they were pulled over at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street for a broken taillight. Warning: Graphic video of the incident posted on Facebook
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

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

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

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

    06/13/2016 9:38:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    Dr ^ | 12 JUN 16 | Dr. Hurd
    I already know the anti-gun zealots talking points on the Orlando gay nightclub tragedy. If it werent so tragic, it would be boring. You dont need to turn on CNN, MSNBC, or turn to HuffPost. I can tell you what theyre saying: #1 Its a gun related tragedy. Guns kill people. If we outlawed guns, it would not be possible to kill people. So lets outlaw guns, already. People have nothing to do with it; its all the guns fault. What are you, a racist? # 2 [If domestic terrorism, insert the following here]: You see? Hate is running through...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • Freep this concealed carry poll. (anti gunners winning)

    05/27/2016 10:54:04 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    Should the UA (University of Arkansas) system allow concealed-carry at it schools?
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Set for Clash on Gun Control

    05/20/2016 1:11:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | Trip Gabriel
    If more people were armed, Donald J. Trump says at rallies, mass shootings like those in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., would be less deadly. If you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he wants to make it valid in all 50 states, as simple as a drivers license. And Mr. Trump himself has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, which he is not shy about mentioning. Somebody attacks me, oh, theyre gonna be shocked, he warned last year. Mr. Trump, who promises to totally protect the Second Amendment, is scheduled to speak on Friday at the...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down DC Concealed Carry Law, 'Good Reason' Provision Likely Uncon...

    05/17/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Matt Vespa ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nations capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the citys concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the good reason provision in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo ): For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law, requiring applicants to state good reason to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge...
  • Henderson Kidnapping of Armed Victim was Setup by a Friend

    05/12/2016 3:57:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 12 April, 2016, a kidnapping of an armed victim ended with a shooting and car crash in a Henderson, NV cul-de-sac. At the time it was unclear what the motivation for the kidnapping was. Both kidnappers in the front seat were killed, and no charges were filed against the shooter. Three weeks later, dramatic details have been revealed.At the time I speculated that the victim might have directed the kidnappers to the cul-de-sac where the shooting occurred. That has been confirmed. It has been revealed that the first victim was a confederate of the two front seat kidnappers....
  • Licensed to Carry: Handguns in Texas

    05/11/2016 11:20:57 AM PDT · by NRx · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05-11-2016 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    Texas has quietly reached a milestone: More than a million residents now have handgun licenses, one of the biggest citizenries in the country authorized to carry concealed and unconcealed firearms. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, is one of them, as is the states only living former Democratic governor, Mark W. White Jr. These license holders, just 3.7 percent of the states 27 million residents, are a symbol of the nations culture wars and a subject of scrutiny, state pride, controversy and curiosity.
  • AZ: Reform of Public Building Ban Sabotaged in Senate

    05/09/2016 4:41:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas and Texas have removed bans on the carry of guns by permit holders in the last few years. Kansas allows local governments to prevent permit holders from exercising Second Amendment rights in public buildings if the public building puts metal detectors and armed guards on all the entrances.In other words, merely relying on a sign to prevent responsible and peaceful people from carrying arms, while not actively preventing criminals from carrying them, is no longer acceptable in Kansas. Arizona is looking to follow Kansas lead.The theory is simple. Mere signage will not stop people who have evil intent...
  • 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 Christies commitment to ensure fair and consistent application of the states gun laws that respects individuals 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 stores 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 cant 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 years 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, OhioOn 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 todays environment. In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, Wolf in Sheeps Clothing Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 clerks 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.