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  • Follow-up: Bass Pro Shops responds to Guns.com Editorial (and publishes concealed carry policy

    06/27/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    guns.com ^ | 26 June, 2012 | Aaron Samsel
    Guns.com recently published an editorial by long time writer David LaPell about a string of customer complaints regarding Bass Pro Shop’s concealed carry policy. The article concerned carriers being asked to check their arms before entering the store and it created quite a stir online with folks messaging us coming from across the country both verifying and refuting Mr. LaPell’s insinuations that Bass Pro Shops policy, whatever it was, appeared to be arbitrarily enforced by employees depending on the store location and also not readily available to him in print. Well, Bass Pro Shops responded immediately and, as you will...
  • Missouri: Implementation of HB 1647 in Jeopardy!

    06/26/2012 7:20:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 26 June, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Contact Governor Nixon and Urge Him to Sign HB 1647 Into Law House Bill 1647, which was passed by both chambers of the Missouri legislature last month and currently awaits Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) signature, has once again come under attack. The Missouri Press Association is working with Missouri Prosecuting Attorneys to undermine your rights by pushing for Governor Nixon to veto this common-sense Right to Carry legislation. Don't let the media and power-hungry prosecutors win this battle. If they do, HB 1647 will not become law, and law-abiding citizens and our active duty military will lose! Contact Governor Nixon...
  • 10 States Debating Guns on Campus

    06/25/2012 11:23:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    collegestats.org ^ | 24 June, 20112 | Staff
    Last year was a banner year for proponents of gun carrying on college campuses. No fewer than 23 state legislatures saw bills introduced that would allow either faculty or students, or both, to bring firearms onto school grounds. The vast majority of the lawmakers in these states declined to change their current laws on the subject. Rather than giving up the fight, supporters of college carry laws have been rejuvenated by recent school shootings and have brought the issue back around in 2012. In these 10 states across the country, the great debate rages on. 1. Virginia: Looser campus carry...
  • 10 States Debating Guns on Campus

    06/25/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT · by marktwain
    collegestats.org ^ | 24 June, 20112 | Staff
    Last year was a banner year for proponents of gun carrying on college campuses. No fewer than 23 state legislatures saw bills introduced that would allow either faculty or students, or both, to bring firearms onto school grounds. The vast majority of the lawmakers in these states declined to change their current laws on the subject. Rather than giving up the fight, supporters of college carry laws have been rejuvenated by recent school shootings and have brought the issue back around in 2012. In these 10 states across the country, the great debate rages on. 1. Virginia: Looser campus carry...
  • Wrigleyville Man's Throat Slashed in Random Attack(IL)

    06/23/2012 6:42:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Phil Rogers and Lindsay Smith
    Michael Schmidt says he has no idea why a man he passed while walking his dog Sunday night turned around and attacked him. "He came up behind, put his left arm over my chest, took his right arm, and slashed my throat from left to right," Schmidt explained. The attack happened at about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West Byron Street. As Schmidt gripped his throat, he said his attacker just stood there for several seconds, watching his victim bleed profusely. "He just had this sneer on his face. I think he was amazed that I didn't...
  • Poll Position: Carry permits for soldiers under 21?(GA poll to freep)

    06/22/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    While the T-SPLOST vote rightly gets most of the attention, the July 31 primaries will also feature a number of ballot questions for both Republican voters and Democrats. We’ve covered a few of them in previous Poll Positions, and today we’re going to resume that series with a bang. No, really. The third question on GOP primary ballots will read: Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons carry license?
  • Church to host gun class(TX)

    06/22/2012 3:41:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gosanangelo.com ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Matthew Waller
    SAN ANGELO, Texas — Whether people should be allowed to carry guns into churches has been a matter of debate, although in Texas, unless the church says otherwise, it's legal to carry a concealed handgun into a place of worship. Come Saturday, not only will people be allowed to carry a weapon onto one church premises, but there will be a class on how to use that weapon. The Heights Baptist Church will hold a concealed handgun class from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, with a break for lunch, church staff said. "I want to be a responsible owner,"...
  • County board passes concealed carry ordinance for parks(WI)

    06/21/2012 5:26:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    weau.com ^ | 20 June, 2012 | NA
    (WEAU) - The Eau Claire County Board passed a new ordinance allowing loaded guns to be carried in parks. In the past guns were only allowed if there were unloaded and encased. Mike Torud with the Eau Claire County Parks and Forestry Department says people carrying a gun need to have a valid concealed carry permit to do so and cannot shoot guns in the park unless it is in self-defense. Violators can be fined up to about $263. Torud says signs should be up in parks in about the next two weeks.
  • Bang! Was that 'gun violence' or self-defense?

    06/20/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Liberterian News Examiner ^ | 15 June, 2012 | Garry Reed
    From time to time the Libertarian News Examiner receives Editorial Ideas to write about. A recent one was "Gun Violence." "According to a National Institute of Justice survey," this Editorial Idea declared, "gun fatalities have steadily risen every year since 2002." While lots of statistics and examples were thrown around by this Editorial Idea no definition of gun violence was offered. Words like homicide, murder and attacks were used but there was no mention of people defending themselves from attempted homicide, murder or attacks. The obviously intended insinuation is that every instance of gun usage is an act of "gun...
  • Ohio Passes Firearm Bill to Modernize Reciprocity & Concealed Carry

    06/19/2012 7:10:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Buckey Firearms Association
    Ohio --(Ammoland.com)- By a 59 – 28 margin, the Ohio House has passed House Bill 495, sponsored by Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), which will reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states. HB495 makes three changes to current law: * Changes to automatically honor other states licenses, similar to a driver’s license * Eliminates the “demonstrated competency” requirement for 2nd and future CHL renewals, making CHL training similar to a hunting license * Fixes the definition of a “loaded gun” to match the...
  • Judges react to DA's petition to carry gun at work(WI)

    06/19/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Winnebago County's circuit judges responded Monday to an effort by the district attorney there to wear his gun to work in the courthouse. The judges in January banned anyone but on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a gun in the courthouse without written permission of the judge or court commissioner in front of whom the applicant will appear. District Attorney Christian Gossett and Deputy DA Scott Ceman, in a Monday petition to the Supreme Court, claim the orders exceed the judges' authority and contradict the state's concealed carry law which Gossett and Ceman claim specifically exempts prosecutors from the general...
  • DA fights to carry gun in Winnebago County courthouse(WI)

    06/18/2012 5:54:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    As an elected district attorney, Christian Gossett is one of the few people Wisconsin's concealed carry law specifically allows to wear a weapon in a courthouse. But the judges in Winnebago County, where Gossett works, have said even he can't take a gun to work without written permission of whatever judge or court commissioner is presiding where Gossett might appear. So Gossett and his chief deputy Scott Ceman - both concealed carry permit holders - have asked the state Supreme Court to declare that the circuit judges have exceeded their authority and for a writ of prohibition to block them...
  • Florida sees rise in number of concealed weapon permits

    06/18/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    cfnews13.com ^ | 17 June, 2012 | John W. Davis
    The number of people permitted to carry concealed weapons in Florida is up 33 percent this year, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture. The data, calculated as of May 31, 2012, shows women being issued more permits than ever before. Every Sunday in Orlando, it’s Ladies Day at The Shooting Gallery Gun Range on West 39th Street near John Young Parkway. At the gun range, News 13 met several women who are already carrying or thinking about carrying a concealed weapon. Some women mentioned the uncertain economy as a primary factor to protect themselves with a concealed handgun. “I...
  • Wis. DOJ wants more cash, workers for gun checks

    06/17/2012 5:55:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 13 June, 2012 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Justice Department asked legislators Wednesday for permission to spend an additional $788,000 to ensure the agency can keep up with concealed carry applications. The request illustrates yet again the popularity of Wisconsin's concealed carry law. The Department of Justice has been grappling with a deluge of permit applications since the Republican-authored measure took effect in November.
  • Media In NC Starting To Notice Pressure On GOP About HB 111

    06/14/2012 6:32:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 13 June, 2012 | John Richardson
    Grass Roots North Carolina's pressure on the GOP regarding HB 111 has caught the eye of the media. The Associated Press' Allen Reed sent out a 4-paragraph report on this issue. He notes, correctly, that the perception is that the Republican leadership is shunting the issue to the side and claiming they just don't have the time. It appears to be have been picked up by a number of papers. The Winston-Salem Journal goes further on the issue quoting Paul Valone of GRNC and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger on the issue. "Do we have to wait until more...
  • Concealed handgun license rewrite passes Ohio House

    06/14/2012 4:15:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 14 June, 2012 | By Aaron Marshall
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Concealed handgun permit holders could legally have clips loaded with bullets next to their weapons in their cars under legislation approved Wednesday by the Ohio House. House lawmakers voted, 57-26, for the measure, which also would lift other restrictions in the concealed carry law. The legislation also would free permit holders who are up for a license renewal from going through a competency course in firearms. Current law already requires applicants to undergo a first round of training to obtain a permit. In addition, the legislation would require the Ohio Attorney General to enter into reciprocity agreements...
  • Buckeye Firearms Assoc. Chairman Jim Irvine and attorney/ author Scott Kapas testify(OH ccw)

    06/13/2012 9:09:49 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 12 June, 2012 | cbaus
    On Tuesday, June 12, the House Committee on State Government and Elections, which is chaired by BFA "A" -rated Rep. Ron Maag, heard testimony on HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization). HB495, also known as the reciprocity & concealed carry modernization bill makes three changes to current law: * Changes to automatically honor other states licenses, just like a driver's license * Eliminates the "demonstrated competency" requirement for 2nd and future CHL renewals, making CHL training similar to a hunting license * Fixes the definition of a "loaded gun" to match the commonly accepted definition This was the third hearing...
  • Wisconsin’s First CCW Self Defense Case

    06/13/2012 4:09:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Wisconsin Gun Owners
    Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- A Milwaukee man will not face any charges after shooting a robbery suspect at a Milwaukee grocery store after an armed robber began waving a shotgun around, according to reports. In fact, despite the Aldi’s store being posted against concealed carry, Milwaukee County’s district attorney praised his actions and no charges have been filed. Nazir Al-Mujaahid told 12 News that when he saw a man holding up a sawed off shotgun threatening a cashier in Aldi’s, he felt justified in drawing and shooting his concealed carry handgun. Al-Mujaahid said he’d only had his permit a short time before...
  • City pulls gun ordinance(AR)

    06/12/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    couriernews.com ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Preston Tolliver
    An ordinance that would prohibit the carrying of a concealed handgun in city-owned parks was pulled from the Russellville City Council's agenda Monday due to a discovered potential change with federal park guidelines. Recreation and Parks Director Mack Hollis requested the ordinance he submitted on behalf of his department's board be pulled, citing in an email the Recreational Lands Self Defense Act of 2011 — a bill that has passed in the House of Representatives and is pending in the U.S. Senate that would prohibit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from barring weapons otherwise authorized under state law....
  • Roanoke woman invents Apron Gun Holster and a new business

    06/09/2012 7:29:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies
    WDBJ7-TV ^ | June 8, 2012 | Holly Pietrzak
    ROANOKE, Va.— A Roanoke business woman's gun and where she keeps it has helped her launch another, new business. Eliane Coleman Niemann has owned The Health Shelf, a full service herbal wellness center, for 18 years. She got quite a scare one day in 2009 and thought she was going to be robbed. Nothing happened, but an idea was born. It's called the Apron Gun Holster. "I didn't want my customers to come into a health store and be talking to me about their health, and I'm doing reflexology on their feet and then seeing a pistol on my side,"...