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  • Gun Sales Spike As People Buy Deadlier Weapons to Protect Themselves

    06/23/2017 9:18:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 6/22/2017 | Douglas Main
    People are increasingly buying more lethal guns, and arming themselves for purposes of protection rather than for hunting or recreation, new research shows. In a study of gun manufacturing and sales from 1990 to 2015, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers shows that the production of larger-caliber handguns skyrocketed in this time period. The paper found that since 1994, the manufacture of .38-caliber guns rose 12-fold, with nearly 820,000 of the pistols produced in 2015. The manufacture of 9 mm guns also increased seven-fold in this 15-year stretch, while those larger than 9 mm jumped 150 percent
  • FBI Report on Alexandria Quietly Debunks the Gun-Controllers’ Talking Points

    06/22/2017 9:54:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 6/21/2017 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The FBI has published a brief report on the shooting in Alexandria. It is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack. Over the past two decades, Democrats have focused on three major proposals for reform. They are: 1) That all private transfers should be contingent upon a federal background check; 2) That firearms that look a certain way should be classed as “assault weapons” and prohibited from sale; and 3) That civilians should be forbidden from buying magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. None...
  • Gun control for thee, not for me (WTH?)

    06/18/2017 8:14:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/18/2017 | Howard Hyde
    You have to admire Democrats; they have their positions dug in and impenetrable, whether even they believe in them or not. If a right-wing Trump-supporting extremist had shot up a Democratic Party congressional baseball practice, they would have used the incident as incontrovertible proof that we need more gun control. As it happens, a left-wing Bernie Sanders fanatic shot up a Republican congressional baseball practice, so...they use the incident as incontrovertible proof that we need more gun control.
  • If You Read One Twitter Argument On The Scalise Shooting, Make It This One

    06/14/2017 7:39:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/14/2017 | Russ Read
    It did not take long for journalists on Twitter to start politicizing the Alexandria shooting that targeted a group of Republican Congressmen on Tuesday, as Atlantic Editor David Frum was quick to make a gun control argument. “There was a terrible fire in London.. Would any British person say in the aftermath ‘this is not the time to discuss fire safety?” said Frum in a tweet, just more than an hour after the news of the shooting broke. John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary Magazine, admonished Frum in a responding tweet. “Seriously, David, wait an hour before you start wagging...
  • This day in WND history: Give up guns? Drudge takes on DHS: 'You go first!'

    06/14/2017 6:11:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/14/2017 | unknown
    June 15, 2016: Just months after Department of Homeland Security advisers claimed “the threat from right-wing extremists domestically is just as real as the threat from Islamic extremism,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson suggested his department should be in charge of implementing gun control. But media pioneer Matt Drudge reacted to Johnson’s comments with his own demand. He insisted the DHS secretary give up his own guns first. “Homeland Jeh says Give up Your Guns!” Drudge tweeted Wednesday. “You go first, Brah.” As WND reported, after a terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, Johnson told CBS News’ “This Morning” on June 14...
  • Breaking: Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) Shot at event.

    06/14/2017 4:58:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 422 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 JUNE 17 | dcbryan1
    'Multiple shootings' reported near congressional baseball game practice field: Report Live More to follow. Reports that Steve Scalise (R-LA) shot in hip. Security detail members returned fire and killed suspect. Staffer and security personnel also wounded. Breaking Live
  • FBI: Handgun Murders Dropped when These States Abolished Concealed Permit Requirements

    06/08/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    FBI crime report figures show that Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming–three states that abolished their concealed requirement years ago–have since witnessed a decreased in handgun murders. This runs completely counter to the left’s doom and gloom predictions whereby they claim doing away with a government-issued carry permit will mean more bad guys carrying guns, more shootings and violence, etc. FBI figures published by the NRA show that Alaska’s handgun murder rate “declined after the state enacted permitless carry in 2003.” Moreover, in the years since Alaska’s permit requirement was abolished “handgun murders have declined as a percentage of the total number...
  • Michigan state house passes concealed carry without permits bill

    06/08/2017 9:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/7/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s something afoot in Michigan which will come as welcome news to Second Amendment supporter around the nation. The state house passed a new bill this week which, if signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder, would make it legal for residents to carry their handguns concealed without needing any special permit to do so. Reuters reports that the move remains controversial, but Republicans in the state even found a few Democrats to vote with them on the measure.
  • Oklahoma Governor Fallin Signs SB 35, Carry for People with Valid Military ID

    06/06/2017 7:32:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 May, 2017, SB 35, the recognition of military, guard and reserve members to carry concealed weapons based on a military, reserve, or national guard valid I.D. card, was signed into law by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.SB 35 was popular in the legislature. It passed the Senate on 15 March, 2017, 40-2.  It was amended on 11 April in the House. It passed the House  on 19 April, 2017, 85 – 0.The amended version then passed the Senate unanimously, 46-0. It was signed by Governor Fallin on 17 May, 2017.Many states accept military service as meeting the requirement for...
  • Chicago Juvenile Ends Up Dead After Trying to Rob Concealed Carrier

    06/02/2017 7:58:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 6/1/2017 | S.H. Blannelberry
    A Chicago teen was shot dead last Saturday after attempting to rob a 24-year-old man with a valid concealed carry permit. Meanwhile, the concealed carry permit holder has not been charged for the shooting. Though, that may change pending the results of the investigation. “According to police, the [24-year-old] shooter is considered the victim at this point,” Oak Park village spokesman David Powers told the Chicago Tribune. “The Cook County State’s Attorney could decide otherwise based on the findings of the investigation, which is still ongoing.”
  • New Public Database Reveals Bias of Gun-Control Researchers

    05/27/2017 9:24:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    drgo.us ^ | 5/25/2017 | drgo
    I read with fascination this article that appeared in the Macon, Georgia Telegraph today, which I’m pleased to see is getting a fair amount of press on my favorite pro-Second Amendment sites. And by fascination, I really mean the sort of morbid, irresistible curiosity that compels one to stare at car accidents and other scenes of destruction, like The Kramer. In it, breathless researchers from Boston University trumpet their newly launched State Firearm Law Database. The article is sure to appeal to the logic challenged, especially those who already suffer from full-blown hoplophobia. Michael Siegel and Molly Pahn propose to...
  • Florida concealed weapons permit site hacked

    05/23/2017 12:06:33 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 18 replies
    WBBH NBC-2 Naples ^ | May 22, 2017 | Nestor Mato
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you're a concealed weapon permit holder, your information could be in danger after a statewide hack. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the data breach affects more than 16,000 people and some social security numbers may be at risk. "It's a little nerve-racking to know that it happened here in Florida," said Evelyn Greenway. Officials say people with concealed weapons licenses who renewed online may have had their names accessed. An additional 469 others have been notified their social security numbers may have been hacked. "Somebody knows this house has weapons in...
  • Report: Concealed Carry Witnesses Largest One-Year Surge Ever

    05/23/2017 6:48:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows the demand for concealed carry witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. The number of permits nationwide has now surpassed 15 million. That means more than 15 million law-abiding Americans have permits to carry a gun every day for defense of their own lives and the lives of others. And that 15 million-plus does not include the untold number of residents who legally carry without a permit in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia.
  • Dallas Sheriff Joins Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group, Comes Out Against Concealed Carry

    05/19/2017 9:29:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Writing in The Hill, Valdez said: One of Congress’s top priorities is to allow the unrestricted concealed carry of firearms, which would undermine one state’s strong laws with another state’s weaker laws for carrying loaded, hidden guns in public. This bill would make it easier for dangerous people, like stalkers and domestic abusers, to carry hidden guns in all 50 states. Under this bill, a victim could never feel safe or escape their accuser by going to another state. This bill also directly undermines the ability of law enforcement officers to effectively do their jobs and ensure public safety.
  • SC: Reform of Carry Reciprocity on the Move in South Carolina

    05/07/2017 7:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a bill to reform the State's restrictive reciprocity law. The vote occurred on 4 May, 2017.  Currently, South Carolina only recognizes carry permits from 19 states, and "enhanced" permits from four more. This bill would recognize permits from up to 16 more states would be recognized by South Carolina. It seems likely that the regular permits from the four states whose enhanced permits will be recognized, if the permit holders are 21 years old or older. From postandcourier.com: COLUMBIA — House members voted Wednesday to recognize the concealed weapons permits of...
  • 'Hero' stopped mass murder by crazed bar patron who was armed to the teeth, police say

    05/05/2017 7:21:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 5/4/2017 | Marc Ramirez Liz Farmer
    A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a hero by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an "incoherent" gunman at a sports bar Wednesday evening. Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.
  • Nashville Gunfighter Takes Out THREE Armed Robbers Single-Handedly

    04/22/2017 4:41:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 84 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Bob Owens
    An unnamed person inside a Nashville (TN) sneaker shop went John Wick on three armed robbers last after they made the mistake of charging into the store with guns blazing. A man died after he was injured during a shootout at a Bordeaux shop late Thursday night. It happened inside retailer Hot Kicks, located in a strip mall at 3101 Clarksville Pike, around 11 p.m. Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing. One of the people in the...
  • Requiring CCW for Employees: A Smart Move

    04/22/2017 7:19:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent defense story from Cleveland, Ohio, a man said that he had a concealed carry permit because his past employer required it. From cleveland.com: He said he has a concealed carry permit because he used to work at a barbershop, and the owner required barbers to get their concealed carry licenses for their protection. I suspect that more businesses are taking this approach. It brings about many benefits. Last year, we had the example of a Georgia business owner who required his employees to be armed. He would give them a Taurus Judge revolver when they showed...
  • First Responders look to Carry with New Bills in TX and South Carolina

    04/03/2017 9:36:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Emergency responders in most states are prevented from carrying defensive firearms. This is a result of governmental employee rules and regulations, or, in some cases, private employment rules. In some states, lawmakers are seeking to reform those rules. In Texas, a reform bill, HB 435, would allow first responders to carry defensive arms if they have a concealed carry permit. From everythinglubbock.com: Currently, there is no state law that addresses this issue, policies are set at the local level and vary by location. “You need to be able to exercise your Second Amendment right,” Flynn said. The legislation looks...
  • Nebraska Introduces Constitutional Carry

    04/01/2017 6:03:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Col. (retired)  Tom Brewer, Nebraska State Senator Nebraska has a Constitutional Carry bill that has been introduced in 2017. It is Legislative Bill 502(pdf). The bill was introduced by Senator Brewer, and was heard in committee on March 23rd. No action was taken at that time.  From omaha.com: The committee took no action Thursday on Legislative Bill 502. Because the bill does not have a priority designation, it likely would not be scheduled for debate this year even if the committee decides to advance it to the floor. State Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon introduced the bill, saying he...