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  • 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...
  • Utah Expands Concealed Carry Permits to Adults 18-20 Years old

    03/31/2017 5:32:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Herbert has signed H.B. 198 into law. The bill provides for adults aged 18-20 to obtain a Utah concealed carry permit. The bill requires that permit holders meet minimum age requirements of other states when in those states. From utah.gov: This bill: â–¸ establishes a provisional permit to carry a concealed firearm; â–¸ stipulates that individuals must be at least 18 years of age, but no more than 20 years of age, to obtain the permit; â–¸ stipulates that the holder of a provisional permit issued by the state must meet eligibility requirements, including minimum age requirements, to...
  • SC: Constitutional Carry Advances, Passes House Committee 15-7

    03/30/2017 7:01:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  Now it will advance to a vote before the full House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From goupstate.com: The bill by state Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, calls for what is often referred to as “constitutional carry” by allowing people who are legally permitted to own a firearm to carry one – concealed or...
  • TX:Denny's and Gun Signs in Dallas

    03/26/2017 5:32:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On a Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas, my daughter and I decided to eat breakfast out. My grandson mentioned pancakes, so my daughter decided on a Denny's that was reasonably close, at 4567 Frankford Road. It took about five minutes to load up a one year old and a two year old into the car, in the proper car seats, and another five minutes to drive to the restaurant. On the way in, I noticed the 30.07 sign that banned open carry in the restaurant. The 30.07 sign is required by Texas law, if a private property owner decides...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • National Reciprocity Bill Makes its Way to Congress

    03/05/2017 3:05:05 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 4 Mar, 2017 | Beth Baumann
    Earlier this week, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Senate Bill 446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow Americans to conceal carry a firearm across state lines. “This bill strengthens both the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and the power of states to implement laws best-suited for the folks who live there,” Cornyn said in a statement obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “This legislation is an important affirmation of our Second Amendment rights and has been a top priority of law-abiding gun owners in Texas for a long time.”
  • Robber Shot Multiple Times After Pulling Shotgun on Barber

    03/03/2017 9:36:29 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-03-2017 | Tim Brown
    A barber in South Omaha, Nebraska is grateful he was carrying his gun after a man with a shotgun attempted to rob him. Jesse Galvan and his brother were cutting hair on Saturday afternoon with a line of people waiting to have their hair cut.  That's when a man entered Fadekings Barbershop around 9:45am, according to KETV. The armed robber came in while Galvan and his brother were taking care of patrons, tossed a backpack on the floor and demanded that they all empty their pockets. "It was so fast, so, so fast," Said Galvan's brother, David.  "When he cocked the...
  • Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card (ILLINOIS)

    03/02/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    GUNS SAVE LIFE ^ | FEB 28, 2017
    Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card February 28, 2017 Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer. His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams". He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog. Marty Moylan later became mayor of Des Plaines. Now, the guy "that will tell you anything to get elected" has wormed his way into the Illinois House. Democrat Marty Moylan stands as one of those Progressive Caucus Democrats...
  • Man with five prior arrests charged with murder of SC newspaper carrier

    02/16/2017 6:58:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The State ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | MARK PRICE
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a man in connection with the killing of a newspaper carrier in uptown Charlotte Wednesday. Roger Best, 22, is accused in the murder of Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65, who was shot Wednesday at 2:20 a.m. while delivering newspapers to a convenience store near Romare Bearden Park. Investigators believe he was killed during an attempted robbery. The suspect is charged with murder, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Police said he was shot during the encounter with Scott and is being treated for gunshot wounds at Carolinas Medical Center. Once released,...
  • Alabama Strongly Considering Constitutional Carry

    02/16/2017 5:10:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    State Senator Gerald Allen, R-Tuscloosa, is pushing to restore "permitless" or Constitutional carry in Alabama. He pre-filed a bill on 18 January, 2016, for that purpose. From al.com: Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, has pre-filed a bill to end a requirement that he said is an improper limit on the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a news release. "It's time we give our citizens the right to bear arms without first seeking the government's permission," Allen said. Alabama already allows people to openly carry a holstered pistol without a permit. Allen said there is no logical reason to...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits top 320,000 at end of 2016

    02/13/2017 3:21:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin topped 320,000 concealed carry permits by the end of December, 2016.  As of January 7th, 2017, there were 321,200 active permits. 3,218 new permits were added in December, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice source. Some permits are expiring, so the rate of increase of active permits has slowed. There were 315,263 active permits at the end of September, 2016. Wisconsin has one of the best and most easily accessible shall issue concealed carry permit systems in the nation.  No fingerprints or picture is required. The permit fee is $40, and the training requirement is easily met...
  • Concealed Carrier Kills Armed Robber In New Orleans

    02/11/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | Bob Owens
    A man attempting to rob a T-Mobile store in New Orleans last night didn’t count on an armed customer drawing his concealed weapon and putting him down hard. A customer foiled an apparent armed robbery at the T-Mobile store on St. Andrew Street, police said, shooting and killing the armed robber. Right around the time police were investigating the shooting of six people in Central City, officers in the same NOPD district were called to a T-Mobile store in the 500 block of St. Andrew Street. Chief Michael Harrison said a suspect was attempting to rob the store, when a...
  • BREAKING: Man killed trying to stop robbery at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio

    01/22/2017 3:42:14 PM PST · by milford421 · 46 replies
    News4SA ^ | 1/22/17 | KABB WOAI
    LIVE OAK, Texas (KABB/WOAI) – A Good Samaritan was shot and killed trying to stop a robbery. Two armed men attempted to rob Kay Jewelers in Rolling Oaks Mall just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday. An unarmed man attempted to stop the robbery and was shot and killed. A second man pulled out his concealed weapon and shot one of the suspects. The second suspect fled the scene, shooting as he ran. Their conditions have not been released. The second suspect is still on the run.
  • After this year, there will be 16 or 17 States allowing carrying concealed handguns without a permit

    01/14/2017 1:35:53 PM PST · by richardb72 · 32 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 14, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. States that are about to pass these laws include: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Tennessee is considering allowing “open carry” without a permit, though that is already quite common in most states. Other states that are considering this legislation,...
  • Blue Force Quote of the Day: NY AG Schneiderman on National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/10/2017 11:27:04 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Robert Farago
    “The lowest-common-denominator approach proposed by this bill would undermine the core principles of federalism, the traditional police powers of state governments, and the safety of law enforcement officers across the country. It’s absolutely unacceptable for the federal government to dictate that someone can carry a concealed, loaded gun within a state’s border, in violation of that state’s laws.” – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in New Bill Would Force States to Allow Visiting Gun Owners to Pack Heat Without a Permit
  • SD: Record Annual and Total Active Concealed Carry Permits

    01/07/2017 6:48:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota had a Total of 96,227 concealed carry permits active at the end of November, 2016. From kelo.com: PIERRE, SD (KELO AM) Permits issued for concealed carry firearms reached an all-time high in South Dakota in 2016. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says there were 30,029 concealed carry permits issued, nearly 4,000 more than the previous record in 2013. The total regular, renewed, and enhanced permits issued up to at the end of November, in 2016, were 27,877.  That indicates that 2,848 permits were issued or renewed in December of 2016. The capjournal.com notes that  3,879 were issued...
  • Milwaukee Police Chief Right: CCW Justifiable Shooting Increases Homicide Numbers

    01/05/2017 6:32:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    ammoland ^ | 30 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Fox6now.com 63rd and Euclid in Milwaukee It was a dark and cold winter night on Tuesday, 27 December in Milwaukee, at 10 p.m. The sun had set more than three hours ago. There was no moon, but there was a cold breeze. The temperature held at 23 degrees. The blustery wind of the afternoon had dropped off. A 36-year-old Milwaukee resident was walking his dog in a secluded neighborhood. Street lights were far apart.Two teenage criminals were in a car, cruising for trouble. They found it. The armed teens attempted to rob the man. He had a...