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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Strikes Down “May Issue” Concealed Carry Law

    08/03/2017 4:50:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A three judge panel on the D.C. Court of Appeals has struck down the District of Columbia “may issue” concealed carry law. The District of Columbia bans the open carry of firearms. With its law banning the concealed carry of firearms except in exceptionally rare cases, it has effectively banned the carry of weapons outside the home.The three judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled the law to be an unconstitutional infringement on the right to bear arms.From foxnews.com: D.C. requires gun owners to have a “good reason” to obtain a concealed carry permit. The U.S. Court...
  • Police: Armed Citizen Takes Down Alleged Attacker at Kroger

    08/01/2017 9:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/31/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Sheriff’s deputies in Shelby County, Tennessee, say an armed citizen at Kroger shot and critically wounded a suspect who allegedly attacked using a metal bar and a pair of pliers. The incident occurred around 11 pm Saturday night. According to News Channel 3, the armed citizen was sitting in his car at the Kroger gas pump when the unidentified 32-year-old suspect charged him. The armed citizen “shot the [suspect] in the face and abdomen.” The suspect was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
  • Walmart Markets Jacket Designed for Concealed Carry

    07/31/2017 1:04:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    WalMart is carrying a jacket specifically designed for concealed carry. Clothing designed for concealed carry has been available commercially for decades. But most of the shops marketing it were specialty oriented. WalMart may have seen the latest CPRC report. It shows the presence of 16.2 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States. The 16.2 million does not include the populations of the 14 states that do not require a permit to carry concealed pistols. Second Amendment supporters are winning the culture war. From WalMart.com: Rothco's Lightweight Concealed Carry Jacket has 2 inner pockets for concealed carry, one...
  • Group needing concealed carry most defies stereotype

    07/30/2017 8:47:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/29/2017 | Greg Corombos
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit shot down the efforts by officials in the nation’s capital to severely restrict concealed carry permits earlier this week, and the nation’s leading researcher on guns says many more people are applying for concealed-carry permits. And the crime rate among those exercising that right is virtually non-existent. In response to losing a series of court cases in its ongoing effort to restrict gun ownership in Washington, the city council instituted the “good excuse” rule, by which residents had to give an acceptable reason for why they wanted...
  • Florida Concealed Carry Permit Fees Reduced by Five Dollars

    07/14/2017 1:43:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    As of 1 July, 2017, the fee for obtaining a Florida Concealed Carry Permit has been reduced by $5.  From cbemeraldcoast.com: Florida residents will save $5 on application fees, down from $60 to $55, and renewal fees, down from $50 to $45, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Active law enforcement officers, correctional officers and correctional probation officers can now obtain a new license for $55 and renew their licenses for $45. This is the third time concealed weapon license fees have been lowered within the last five years, which has saved people a total...
  • Stanford Professor: ‘Right to Carry’ for Law-Abiding Citizens Increases Violent Crime

    07/11/2017 6:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Stanford professor John Donahue and his researchers claim states with “right to carry” (RTC) laws for concealed carry permit issuance experience higher rates of violent crime. In other words, Donahue is saying that states which issue a permit when the concealed applicant has no criminal history are experiencing higher levels of violent crime. Newsweek reported, “[Donahue’s team] estimates that the adoption of RTC laws substantially elevates violent crime rates (excluding murder rates), but seems to have no impact on property crime.”
  • Rep. Thomas Massie: Make Concealed Carry Great Again

    07/11/2017 6:14:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) is working to make concealed carry great again by pushing legislation that will force Washington bureaucrats to recognize a valid concealed carry permit from any state in the union. This would quickly fix a situation like the nation witnessed on June 14, 2017, when a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia. Some of those lawmakers possess a concealed carry permit but were not able to have their guns with them because of the fact that they have to go in and out of Washington on daily basis.
  • Charge: Drunk, gun-wielding husband killed wife in Uber ride

    07/07/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 32 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 06 July 2017 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Murder charge filed after Seattle woman, 29, fatally shot riding home from a wedding All Jennifer Morrison Espitia wanted was to Uber home safely. Instead, King County prosecutors say, she was shot dead by her husband during a drunken, nonsensical argument. Charged Thursday with second-degree murder, Cameron Espitia, 31, is alleged to have shot Jennifer in the back of the head on Sunday while both were riding in an Uber. Prosecutors say Espitia was drunk and irate after attending a wedding with Jennifer. “Despite the fact that he was armed with a loaded firearm, he consumed numerous alcoholic drinks and...
  • This nation is set to approve Europe’s first constitutionally protected right to bear arms

    07/07/2017 10:35:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 7/5/2017 | Bill Wirtz
    On Thursday, the Czech Republic’s lower house of parliament approved a constitutional amendment that would enshrine the right to bear arms. One hundred and thirty-nine out of 200 MPs approved the change after it was suggested by interior minister Milan Chovanec who asked the houses of parliament to “show [him] a single terrorist attack in Europe perpetrated using a legally owned weapon.” The move is a reply to the violent and numerous terror attacks that have been sweeping Europe since 2015.
  • PEW Research: NRA Members Heavily Republican, Steeped in Gun Safety

    07/06/2017 7:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A PEW Research survey shows that NRA members are heavily Republican, steeped in gun safety, and nearly “unanimous” in the conviction that gun ownership is “essential” to freedom. Moreover, the survey found that gun owners who are NRA members are twice as likely to carry a handgun for self-defense throughout the day than gun owners who are not NRA members. According to PEW, 44 percent of gun owners who are NRA members said they were likely to carry a gun for self-defense whereas only 22 percent of gun owners who were not NRA members said the same. “NRA members are...
  • Do you buy or recommend insurance for CCW? (And RSO?)

    07/02/2017 12:04:18 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 33 replies
    Self ^ | July 2, 2017 | Reno89519
    Do you buy insurance covering your carrying guns, specifically CCW, but any for that matter? And if you are a range safety office, do you buy insurance coverage for that?
  • Mayhem, Murder and Madness to Hit Kansas July 1st

    07/02/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2017 | Steve Sheldon
    If you believe the Left, Kansas is set to implode in a rage of violence and bloodshed starting July 1st when a provision put place by the legislature four years ago goes into effect. According to Leftist fear mongers, this provision will squelch free speech on campuses everywhere. Students will be afraid to speak due to the threat of violence from fellow students. Teachers will fear giving someone a bad grade because of the sheer violence that will befall them. Professors will no longer find refuge in their offices and are being forced to change their office hours or become...
  • Carl Ramey: On guard against ‘stand your ground’

    07/01/2017 11:29:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    gainesville.com ^ | 6/29/2017 | carl ramey
    Now, they’ve really done it. Florida’s gun-happy, National Rifle Association-controlled Legislature has turned an already dangerous, unpopular law into an unmitigated disaster. It’s nothing short of legislative malpractice. Florida’s infamous “stand your ground” law — with a long-running, well-documented history of flagrant misuse — has now been elevated into a virtual license to kill. Already weighted heavily in favor of trigger-happy shooters (freed of any duty to retreat), new changes to the law will not only increase shootings but discourage legitimate prosecutions. Previously, shooters charged with a crime — bear in mind, many acts of self-defense never result in criminal...
  • [Video] Mini Gun vs Machine Gun comparison(full auto porn!)

    06/24/2017 11:28:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 6/24/2017 | Unknown
    Video at link
  • Gun Sales Spike As People Buy Deadlier Weapons to Protect Themselves

    06/23/2017 9:18:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 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