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  • The downside of police being able to seize people’s guns

    04/23/2018 8:40:44 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 24 replies
    Tarek El Moussa and then-wife Christina separated following an incident in which she called the police to warn that her husband posed a risk with his gun. Tarek, a concealed handgun permit holder, had taken his gun with him when he went hiking.
  • Some cases in the last month of concealed carry permit holders stopping attacks

    04/23/2018 8:31:00 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    The cases we collected here are only of defensive gun uses in public places by people who were legally carrying.
  • Waffle House continues company policy to ban permitted concealed handguns

    04/23/2018 8:18:40 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 70 replies
    Waffle House has continued to have a gun-free zone policy. Here is a statement that Waffle House issued in October 2015 after an attack that was stopped outside their restaurant by a permit holder
  • Legally Armed People Have a Murder rate similar to Japan

    04/21/2018 12:19:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan Concealed Pistol License holders have an extremely low murder rate. Japan has a very low murder rate. Japan is also a very law-abiding culture. The United States, as a whole, has a much higher murder rate than Japan. Within the United States, there is a law abiding culture that has a murder rate as low as Japan's. That culture consists of gun owners who carry guns legally.The FBI generally includes legally defined murder, which may be in the first or second degree, and non-negligent manslaughter, in the definition of murder for their statistics. A more precise definition might...
  • Pharmacist who claimed self-defense seeks sentence reduction

    04/19/2018 12:14:32 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2018 | Tim Talley
    A former Oklahoma pharmacist is seeking a reduction of the life prison sentence he received for shooting a teenage would-be robber to death nine years ago, but legal experts say actions that many consider vigilantism leave little chance the request will be granted.
  • Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Open Carry in Schools Case

    04/16/2018 2:04:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan law protects the right of people with carry permits to openly carry guns in schools. The law also preempts local government entities from creating local laws and regulations that violate the state laws. People with carry permits are more law abiding than police officers. They make schools more safe, not less safe. Some school officials are perfectly willing to have law enforcement officers openly carry in schools, but not parents with carry permits. From foxonline.com: “Obviously, we don’t believe that individuals should open carry in our school unless they are uniformed officers of law enforcement,” says Fletcher Spears...
  • CBS Hypes Tiny 'Backlash' Against Chattanooga Student's Gun-Toting 'Graduation Photo'

    04/14/2018 11:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/13/2018 | Tom Blumer
    A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers. CBS's unbylined April 11 story only headlined "backlash": Woman's gun-toting "graduation photo" sparks backlash online A University of Tennessee-Chattanooga senior's graduation photo has generated controversy on social media. In the photo,...
  • Pro-Gun Rights Speaker Not Allowed At Parkland High School

    04/13/2018 11:04:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/12/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Broward County Public Schools will not allow conservative campus activist Charlie Kirk to speak on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus about gun rights. Broward School District spokeswoman Cathleen Brennan said Thursday that she has “met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus,” the Associated Press reports. Kirk, founder and executive director of the conservative student group Turning Point USA, was invited to speak by Parkland student Kyle Kashuv, who supports the Second Amendment. A groundswell of support on Twitter pushed Kirk to accept the...
  • Let's save lives by putting more guns in the hands of teachers

    04/12/2018 8:39:04 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The polls indicate that Americans support more gun control right now, but are also very skeptical that more gun control will reduce violence or mass public shootings. We typically see such increased support temporarily after mass public shootings. To win the debate, proponents of the right to self-defense must explain how their proposals are practical. They must explain how gun control actually makes people more vulnerable to attack.
  • VA: Armed man Stops Dog Attack, Multiple Victims

    04/12/2018 12:10:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video  On Thursday morning, 29 March, 2018, a English Bull Terrier escaped from an apartment and started attacking people on the street. A man and a woman were bit on the arms and legs and were taken to the hospital.  People attempted to use several items to stop the attacks. They kicked at the dog. They beat it with a hammer.  They used pepper spray. Nothing worked until a man with a gun waited for the right moment, then shot the dog. Twice.  From wsls.com: Paul Burek saw it all unfold and rushed to help. He had...
  • Gun sales, concealed-carry instruction boom with increased media coverage of mass shootings

    04/10/2018 7:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/9/2018 | David Sherfinski
    People are surging to sign up for training to carry concealed weapons in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, as experts say sustained media coverage and calls for more gun control encourage people to look for ways to protect themselves. Gun sales also appear to be on the rise, based on federal background checks. The National Carry Academy in Minnesota says the number of people in its concealed carry courses has increased more than 200 percent since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The company said it was the biggest jump since the...
  • Volunteer Church Member Stops Attacker in Church Gunfight

    04/07/2018 9:07:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 28 March, 2018, the West Maypole Avenue Church of Christ was having a Bible study that started at 7:30 p.m. At 8:09 p.m., the study was interrupted by 27-year-old Kenneth Baines, who announced an armed robbery. A 57-year-old armed church member was seated inside. The church member was legally armed and had a concealed carry permit. It seems likely that he was a member of a voluntary church security team, as later reports refer to him as a “security guard”, but no report mentions that he had a security guard license, or that he was paid as a...
  • SC Congressman Pulls Out Loaded Handgun At Meeting With Constituents(No one dead)

    04/07/2018 10:26:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/7/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    South Carolina Republican Congressman Ralph Norman reportedly pulled out a loaded handgun during a meet and greet at the Rock Hill Diner on Friday morning. Norman explained that, after being pressed by some at the meeting to support stricter gun legislation, he pulled the Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun out to prove the point that it’s the shooters, not the guns, which are dangerous. Norman, who represents South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, told the Post and Courier that he kept the gun out on the table in front of him for about five minutes, and that it was pointed away...
  • Minnesota Permit Carrier with .357, Shoots &Wounds Armed Robber

    04/03/2018 2:34:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 March, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota, a 39-year-old man arranged to meet a man to purchase an iPhone X. The “sale” turned out to be a pretext for an armed robbery. One report says the “seller” stuck a gun in the side of the would-be buyer, then robbed him as he was counting out $500 for the purchase. The meeting was arranged on Facebook.  From cbslocal.com: Police say a suspect is in custody after a permit-to-carry holder in St. Paul shot him during an armed robbery. According to St. Paul Police, it...
  • Boulder City Council considering Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations

    03/31/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by flamberge · 30 replies
    Official Boulder City Council Meeting Notification | 3/31/2018 | self
    Boulder City Council is considering: Ordinance 8245: adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code MEETING DATE: April 5, 2018 AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only: Ordinance 8245 adding additional firearm regulations to the Boulder Revised Code PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Thomas Carr, City Attorney, 303-441-3020 REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Motion to introduce and order published by title only Ordinance 8245 imposing additional firearm restrictions in the city of Boulder and setting forth related details ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
  • Utah Police Officer Saved by Armed Citizen

    03/16/2018 10:41:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 2nd, 2018, just before 2 p.m., a man knocked down a Springville, Utah police officer and was viciously punching him. The suspect had fractured the officer's eye socket when an armed good Samaritan, Derek Myer, saw the situation, did a quick U-turn, pulled his gun and stopped the attack. From fox2now.com: SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A man with a concealed handgun is credited with stopping a brutal attack on a Utah police officer on Friday, according to KSTU.A Utah police officer approached the suspect, Paul Douglas Anderson, after he saw him stealing items from a charity's donation bin....
  • Open and Concealed Carry are Protected by the Second Amendment

    03/12/2018 1:23:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The natural right to bear arms includes the right to carry them concealed as well as openly. Both types of carry were practiced at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Flintlock “muff pistols” were widely available before 1791. Daggers, dirks and other assorted blades were commonly carried concealed. Sword canes conceal the blade inside of the cane, and are considered concealed weapons. They were commonly available.  They became popular, in part, to avoid any social reproach against the carry of swords, anticipating the condemnation of open carry today. Historic examples of choices for concealed carry.The Second...
  • President Trump to Review Ban on Military Personnel Carrying Firearms

    03/01/2018 11:33:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the Second Amendment themes Candidate Donald Trump campaigned on was that military personnel should not be made into disarmed and helpless victims. President Trump said on Friday, 23 February,  he would be reviewing the current policies about military personnel carrying personal defensive firearms. From military.com: President Donald Trump said Friday that he would review policies that keep troops from carrying personal weapons onto military bases. “If we can't have our military holding guns, it's pretty bad,” Trump said in a wide-ranging speech to the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Maryland, “and I'm going to look...
  • Trump: Background checks will 'never' pass if concealed carry is attached

    02/28/2018 1:46:57 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump pushed back Wednesday against a GOP lawmaker's proposal to attach a concealed carry measure to background checks legislation, saying it would “never” pass. Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), the No. 3 House Republican and a lawmaker who was gravely wounded in a shooting just last summer, offered the proposal at a White House meeting between Trump and lawmakers from both parties that was aired live on cable television. He suggested adding the concealed carry measure, which would allow permits for concealed weapons to cross state lines, to a background check bill known as the Fix NICS (National Instant Criminal...
  • Carjacking suspect shot dead by man with concealed weapon in Wisconsin, police say

    02/27/2018 9:48:39 AM PST · by PJBankard · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/27/2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by a man who had a concealed weapon on him in Milwaukee on Monday, officials said. The Milwaukee Police Department said in a news release the 21-year-old suspect was shot after he attempted to carjack a 24-year-old man around 5:50 a.m. near the Milwaukee MachineTool Corporation. "This is the worst thing that could possibly happen to someone," MPD Captain Andra Williams told FOX6. He said the would-be carjacker was also armed, and that as carjacking and vehicle thefts continue to rise the incident should serve as a warning. "This should be a wake-up...