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  • Mall Of America Invites Terrorism With Gun-Free Zone Signs

    02/26/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS`
    ecurity: A video by Somalia's al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab group warns Minnesota's Mall of America may be a repeat of a 2013 mall attack in Kenya. The Second Amendment may be our best defense against terrorism. The immense Mall of America in Bloomington would indeed make an inviting target for jihadists intent on martyrdom. Its 520 stores, the most of any mall in the world, attracts 40 million people annually and is a global tourist destination. It's as inviting a target and as much of an iconic symbol of Western capitalism and culture as was the World Trade Center on Sept. 11,...
  • Should States Laws To Let Students Bring Concealed Weapons On Campuses?

    08/20/2014 3:48:47 AM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 24 replies
    The (Lakeland, Fl) Ledger ^ | 8/20/14 | Bushbacker1
    Should states adopt laws to let students bring concealed weapons on campuses?
  • Two Suspects Who Dragged Mom Across a Parking Lot Get a Swift Lesson in Texas’ Concealed Carry Law

    04/29/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 59 replies ^ | Apr. 29, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A 30-year-old mother is lucky today after the quick-thinking of a stranger helped save her from a mugging. The mother of two who was dragged across a Texas shopping center parking lot this week, clinging to her purse while two suspects in a sedan tried to snatch it. That’s when the stranger, who was armed, stopped the would-be thieves and forced them to lie on the ground while they waited for the police to arrive. ( The stranger who helped the woman retrieve her purse, pointed a gun at the suspects while he made them lie on the ground, waiting...
  • Court Rules There Is No Right To Carry A Concealed Weapon

    02/25/2013 6:19:50 AM PST · by blam · 112 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Larry Bodine
    Court Rules There Is No Right To Carry A Concealed Weapon Larry Bodine, Lawyers.comFebruary 25, 2013, 6:42 AM In a sweeping ruling, the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there is no Second Amendment right to carry a concealed firearm in public. The broad wording of the decision in Peterson v. Martinez creates a far-reaching national precedent against carrying a loaded handgun outside the home. The case began on a narrow point – a challenge by a Washington State man against Colorado’s law to issue CHL permits (“Concealed Handgun License”) only to state residents. But the final ruling...
  • Florida first state to reach 1 million gun permits

    01/02/2013 9:58:54 AM PST · by SmileRight · 55 replies ^ | 1/02/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It’s official: Florida has passed the one million mark in issuing concealed carry gun permits – the most of any other state. In mid-December, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam released a statement announcing the upcoming milestone and sharing information about the Florida Concealed Weapon and Firearm License Program. “In 1987, Florida issued its first statewide concealed weapon license after the Florida Legislature established standardized and uniform requirements for the issuance of a concealed weapon license,” said Commissoner Putnam. “Twenty-five years later,...
  • Three Common Tactical & Legal Mistakes You Should Know (and avoid)

    09/17/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 13 September, 2012 | Jeffrey Denning
    I’m going to assume you’re a reasonable person. You do not provoke or engage in physical confrontations for the sport of it. You are legally authorized to possess a firearm. Further, your self-defense case does not hinge upon your alcohol consumption, your right to stand your ground or some off colored remark you may have made a week ago. Regardless of all of these things, you may still end up seeing the inside of a courtroom after you fire your gun defensively and there are still three big things in particular that can land you into blistering hot, legal and...
  • Lucky AZ Gun Owners!

    07/30/2012 9:56:54 PM PDT · by zantus · 7 replies ^ | July 30, 2012 | Scribs
    Look, the bottom line is the left wants to limit or take away your constitutional right to “keep and bear arms”. If you don’t get involved we may be the last generation to have enjoyed this right deemed critical to a free society by our founders. This is a plea to all to get involved and start supporting your sate gun rights organization.
  • Batman and Evil

    07/23/2012 6:09:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Riccochet ^ | 7/20/2012 | Ben Domenech
    This morning is overwhelmed with coverage of the horrific news from Colorado, where a shooter killed at least a dozen people, with 50 others injured, at a premiere showing of The Dark Knight Rises. It’s a horrible story, frightening and vile, and sure to overtake the news cycle and dominate discussion in the coming days. I wasn’t going to write anything about the movie they were going to see in this space, because there will be plenty of people doing that. But now that this has happened, there are a few thoughts that seem worth sharing, about evil, chaos, and...
  • Judge throws out concealed carry charge against Bartlett

    11/09/2011 2:44:36 PM PST · by Total Package · 22 replies ^ | 11-9-2011 | Staff
    A judge threw out the concealed carry charge against a driver at the center of a controversial traffic stop. After city prosecutors finished their case Wednesday afternoon, Municipal Court Judge Stephen Belden granted the defense motion to dismiss the most serious charge against William Bartlett of Brewster, arguing there was not enough evidence to continue the trial.
  • Concealed Carry for Counties Could Be an Option for Illinois

    06/29/2011 3:44:05 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 14 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 28, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A Central Illinois state legislator has filed a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow the issue of concealed carry of a firearm to be decided on a county-by-county basis. Rep. Bill Mitchell, a Republican from Decatur, filed House Bill 3794, on June 22. The bill is based on a statewide measure that is stalled in the House.
  • Guns on campus bill hits roadback

    05/20/2011 7:09:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    kxan tv ^ | May 20, 2011 | AP
    L egislation to allow people with concealed h andgun licenses to carry guns into college classrooms has hit a roadblock. The measure had been attached to a fiscal matters bill in the Senate. But when the bill was taken up in the House, Democratic state Rep. Mike Villarreal made a parliamentary objection. The San Antonio lawmaker pointed out that the Texas Constitution bars any bill from taking up two different subjects. Since the bill was a fiscal matter, it could not include the gun legislation. The House parliamentarian agreed, and now the bill goes back to t he Senate where...
  • March 26: Firearms in Utah

    03/27/2011 10:42:57 AM PDT · by Pete-R-Bilt · 10 replies
    KSL ^ | March, 27 2011 | Rich Piatt
    If you say Utah, to an avid gun lover, you are likely to get feedback about the state's concealed firearm permit. It's one of the most popular, and to some, controversial from coast to coast. Collins says Utah being a great place for guns is a universal view by both people who approve and disapprove of the reputation
  • Officials kill grizzly bears to head-off lawsuits before they arise

    08/01/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 21+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | Dave Smith
    Wildlife officials have killed a grizzly bear in Wyoming and a grizzly bear in Montana to head-off potential lawsuits. The Montana grizzly killed and partially consumed Kevin Kammer at a Gallatin National Forest campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 29. The Wyoming grizzly killed 70 year-old botanist Erwin Evert on June 17 on the Shoshone National Forest near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The circumstances were quite different, but the decision to kill the bears was undoubtedly influenced by a 1996 court case over the terrible bear mauling of 16 year-old Anna Knochel at a U.S. Forest...
  • Texas lawmakers 10 times more likely to have concealed handgun permit

    05/23/2010 5:08:46 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 29 replies · 845+ views
    kvue ^ | May 21, 2010 at 10:35 PM
    When it comes to packing heat, the I-Team found Texas lawmakers to be at least ten times more likely to have a concealed handgun license than the average Texas adult. "I've had my concealed carry license for several years," said Senator Kel Seliger. Senator Seliger is one of the nearly 20% of state lawmakers who told the I-Team they have an active concealed license. However, when asked if he carries to work, he said he prefers to keep that to himself. "I wouldn't care to answer, said Senator Seliger. “That's the beauty of the concealed carry license. You know I...
  • After Fort Hood shooting, TCC students give cool reception to idea of guns on campus

    11/10/2009 10:42:47 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Fort Worth Startlegram ^ | 11/10/2009 | BILL HANNA
    HURST — After going to court to stage an "empty holster" protest, Tarrant County College student John Schwertz was getting a cool reception from most students and faculty members on the Northeast Campus. "It has been mostly negative, but most have been willing to listen," said Schwertz, 20, of Fort Worth, as he protested for allowing licensed concealed-handgun owners to have their weapons on campus. .... Jan Williams, 37, of Euless watched Schwertz from a distance outside the Arts and Technology building. She said she is firmly against allowing licensed concealed-gun owners to take weapons on campus, saying guns and...
  • Officials say malls remain vulnerable

    10/22/2009 12:38:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 703+ views
    BOSTON ^ | October 22, 2009 | by Donna Goodison
    SNIPPET: "Shopping malls stepped up security measures and terrorism awareness training after 9/11, but it’s unlikely they could prevent a shooting rampage by a terrorist hell-bent on killing, according to industry experts. Malls lack access control, and their civilian security officers usually are unarmed, making them much more vulnerable to an attack such as the one suspect Tarek Mehanna allegedly suggested, although they are less likely terrorism targets than more high-profile, class-A office buildings, other iconic centers or power facilities.
  • Doctors shocked at hostages's torture (Mumbai attacks)

    11/30/2008 6:53:40 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 129 replies · 10,250+ views
    Rediff,India ^ | November 30, 2008 | Krishnakumar P and Vicky Nanjappa in Mumbai
    Doctors shocked at hostages's torture Krishnakumar P and Vicky Nanjappa in Mumbai They said that just one look at the bodies of the dead hostages as well as terrorists showed it was a battle of attrition that was fought over three days at the Oberoi and the Taj hotels in Mumbai. Doctors working in a hospital where all the bodies, including that of the terrorists, were taken said they had not seen anything like this in their lives. "Bombay has a long history of terror. I have seen bodies of riot victims, gang war and previous terror attacks like bomb...
  • NYPD Ups Security After Terror Attacks In India

    11/28/2008 7:45:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 973+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | November 28, 2008 | John Slattery
    A Brooklyn rabbi and his wife were found among the dead in a series of terrorist attacks in India that have claimed more than 150 lives. In response to the attacks, the NYPD beefed up patrols around large hotels and Jewish centers, including the Lubavitch headquarters, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. The department already was on alert because of a warning earlier this week of a possible al-Qaida plot to strike the city's rail systems over the holidays. "The threat is serious, the threat is significant, and it is plausible," said Congressman Peter King, R-Long Island, a member of the...
  • Taj hotel cleared of militants [terrorists] - Mumbai Terror Attack Appears Over After Three Days

    11/28/2008 8:06:05 PM PST · by kristinn · 117 replies · 4,790+ views ^ | Saturday, November 29, 2008
    Mumbai: Acting swiftly and decisively, Indian commandos launched a clinical operation on Saturday to eliminate two militants holed up in the iconic Taj hotel in Mumbai to end a 59-hour terror drama, the country's longest, which claimed 148 lives and soured ties with Pakistan. The militants had attempted to create a diversion by torching two ground floor shops in the hotel's northern wing, hoping the thick black smoke would conceal their movements but this didn't work as the security forces required just over 20 minutes to eliminate them. "The operation is over," an extremely pleased Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor...
  • Mumbai attack is over, all militants dead: city police chief

    11/28/2008 8:08:30 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 27 replies · 1,208+ views
    Indian commandos have killed the last Islamic militants holed up inside Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel, ending the more than two-day assault on India's financial capital, the city's police chief told AFP. "All (combat) operations are over. All the terrorists have been killed," Mumbai police commissioner Hassan Gafoor said, 59 hours after the attacks began. The historic, seafront Taj Mahal hotel was the last area in Mumbai where gunmen were still holed up. Gafoor said the overall death toll from attacks stood at around 155 confirmed killed.
  • Off-duty officer kills carjacking suspect(St. Louis)

    10/27/2008 6:23:45 AM PDT · by mmanager · 12 replies · 810+ views ^ | 10/27/08 | By Joel Currier
    FLORISSANT — An off-duty St. Louis County police officer shot and killed a man Sunday in an alleged attempted carjacking in front of the officer's Florissant home, police said. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., police said, an armed 18-year-old man approached the off-duty officer who had just gotten out of his car. The officer was in his driveway in the first block of Claire Drive near New Florissant Road, police said. The gunman approached the officer and demanded the keys to the officer's blue Toyota Camry, police said. Florissant police Lt. Tim Lowery said the officer wrested the handgun away from...
  • Ohio Supreme Court rejects local gun law

    09/18/2008 7:32:32 PM PDT · by KingSnorky · 10 replies · 225+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 18, 2008 | James Nash
    A statewide law giving Ohioans the right to carry concealed weapons, even in parks, takes precedence over a city's ability to regulate firearms, the state Supreme Court said yesterday in a ruling that wipes out local gun laws. The court's 4-3 decision struck down a small Sandusky County town's ban on firearms in city parks, but also is expected to invalidate assault-weapons restrictions in other cities, including Columbus and Cleveland.
  • FREEP A POLL, Guns in National Parks

    07/28/2008 7:29:16 AM PDT · by fightinbluhen51 · 21 replies · 85+ views
    Should Guns be allowed in National Parks?
  • Gun Owners Protest Police Action

    05/14/2008 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Namyak · 40 replies · 114+ views
    The Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 5-14-2008 | Charles Schillinger
    DICKSON CITY — A Friday evening police incident spilled over into a Borough Council meeting Tuesday, with gun-rights advocates alleging harassment by two police officers. The regular monthly meeting erupted into a full-blown debate on the Second Amendment, with more than 20 Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association members — many of whom were openly armed — arguing their right to carry a weapon in public. Police have yet to release a report of the incident in which a group of customers at Old Country Buffet were questioned about openly carrying handguns in public. At least one of those customers, Rich Banks,...
  • Lubbock Police Investigate Murder at Local Gun Shop

    08/17/2007 3:21:48 PM PDT · by Bob Mc · 12 replies · 1,588+ views
    8/17/07 Lubbock Police Investigate Murder at Local Gun Shop A Lubbock gun shop is closed temporarily, following a fatal dispute between co-workers. Ricky Lee Parrish, 48, is now charged with the murder of Wayne Knox, 66. Both men were employees of Fred's Gun Emporium in the 3000 block of Slide Road. NewsChannel 11 has learned that Knox lived in Wolfforth, and Parrish is a Shallowater resident. Police tell us that Parrish was conducting a concealed handgun class at the time of the incident. Witnesses told police that the two men were fighting around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, when Parrish allegedly stabbed...
  • Armed And Licensed: Concealed Carry Hitting The Mark (Oklahoma Celebrates Decade As RTC State Alert)

    07/03/2007 3:20:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 679+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 07/02/2007 | Clifton Adcock
    If the number of concealed-handgun license holders is any indication, robbers may have to worry about getting more than stolen goods during a heist. With an increasing number of state residents legally packing heat, more robbers may be taking away some hot lead. More than 54,000 Oklahomans are licensed to carry concealed handguns under the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, said Jessica Brown, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. That number is up from around 31,000 in 2000 and 15,081 in 1996, after the first year of licensing. Once approved, applicants are licensed to carry concealed weapons for five years....
  • Buying Into The Gun Culture (Kansas Journalist Goes RTC Alert)

    07/03/2007 3:11:51 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 120 replies · 2,285+ views
    LJ ^ | 07/01/2007 | Chad Lawhorn
    t is just a simple click, but it gets my mind racing. That’s the sound that a Colt .380 pocket pistol makes when it is being cocked. I know that’s the sound it makes, but it is still an attention-getter when you hear it in person. It isn’t the only thing that gets my attention this late June morning. More so is the guy behind the pawn shop counter explaining to me how I could feel comfortable sticking this cocked pistol down the front of my pants. Welcome to the world of concealed carry. Yes, I’m in the gun-buying market....
  • OFCC At Gun Rights Policy Conference

    09/22/2006 12:16:19 PM PDT · by mr_hammer · 227+ views
    Ohioans for Conceal Carry ^ | 9-19-06 | Jeff Garvas
    This year the GRPC will be action-packed. With over 50 speakers hand-picked from the leadership of the Gun Rights Movement, the topics to be presented promise to have an impact that will help direct the path of our cause for years to come. The GRPC will be held this weekend, September 22, 23 and 24, 2006 at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina ...
  • Woman Shot During Carjacking (Hartford, CT)

    11/17/2005 7:25:29 PM PST · by Uncledave · 28 replies · 1,202+ views
    Woman Shot During Carjacking 5:56 PM EST, November 17, 2005 News Channel 8 HARTFORD -- A mother was shot this afternoon during a carjacking incident while picking her daughter up at school. This happened around 3:30 p.m. in front of a Seventh Day Adventist school on Woodland Street and Albany Ave. The woman was putting her eight-year-old daughter into the back seat of her car when a man started beating her. The woman put up a fight, and that's when the man pulled out a gun and shot her once in the side. The girl was able to get out...
  • The Gunshine State (Florida)

    10/21/2005 1:33:20 PM PDT · by Quaker · 42 replies · 4,220+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 10/18/2005 | KEVIN BEGOS and JEROME R. STOCKFISCH
    TALLAHASSEE -- A new chapter in the old debate over gun control is starting to unfold in Florida, and part of the story is tucked away in Shari Kotsch's purse. Kotsch, a Pasco County resident who works from home, decided to apply for a concealed weapons license about six months ago. "My husband and I both signed up for the class," she said, in part because she always felt like an "easy target" in a world that's "going crazy." Now, Kotsch takes her pistol everywhere. Her mother and mother-in-law -- both widows -- now carry, too. Kotsch and her relatives...
  • Judge frees churches from gun law's requirements

    09/12/2005 3:57:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies · 788+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/12/05 | AP
    Minnesota churches deserve an exemption from a state law requiring them to either post a sign or verbally inform people that concealed handguns aren't allowed on their property, a judge has ruled. Hennepin County District Judge LaJune Thomas Lange granted two Twin Cities churches a temporary injunction Friday, the first legal blow to a 2005 law that was passed after an earlier version stumbled in the courts. "The 2005 Act impermissibly intrudes into the free exercise of religion by arbitrary definitions, which dictate restrictions on the use of church property for worship, childcare, parking and rental space,'' Lange wrote. Her...
  • Governor Signs Bills Benefiting Missouri, Protecting Consumers, Fixing Concealed Carry

    07/12/2005 8:20:58 PM PDT · by BOBWADE · 10 replies · 466+ views
    State of Missouri official website ^ | 07/12/05 | Spence Jackson?
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 12, 2005 Contact: Spence Jackson, (573) 751-0290 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Governor Signs Bills Benefiting Missouri, Protecting Consumers, Fixing Concealed Carry JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today signed several bills that will protect consumers from insurance fraud, provide counties with resources to issue law abiding citizens’ concealed carry permits, promote parental involvement in education, establish a process to resolve disputes between homebuilders and homeowners, protect homebuyers from sexual offenders and make it a crime to harm service dogs. "I am pleased today to sign these important pieces of legislation," Blunt said. "Their impact is broad reaching and...
  • Police: Manager Shot At Local Car Dealership

    05/16/2005 1:24:18 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 567+ views
    WDIV ^ | 5-16-05
    Police: Manager Shot At Local Car Dealership Gunman Calls 911, Police Say POSTED: 12:13 pm EDT April 28, 2005 UPDATED: 12:30 pm EDT April 28, 2005 DETROIT -- A manager at a local car dealership was shot by an employee on Thursday morning, police said. The shooting took place at about 9:30 a.m. at Jefferson Chevrolet, just east of the Interstate 375 exit in Detroit. Police said the manager and the employee were arguing when at some point the employee pulled out a gun and fired a shot. The manager suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach, police said. (SNIP)---------------------...
  • Gun at hearing raises stir

    05/07/2005 4:23:45 PM PDT · by RJL · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 7, 2005 | Meredith Bonny
    A Henrico County resident brought more than complaints about rising real estate taxes to a recent budget public hearing. To the surprise of some in the audience, the speaker was also carrying a gun. "I was beyond appall by the presentation of an armed citizen," Bob Atack, a local developer who attended the April 12 hearing, wrote in a letter to County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett. "As I observed his behavior from the podium, almost within arm's reach [of] the most important elected officials and senior management of our county, it caused me to tremble." Snip…
  • Gun carry law challenged

    03/25/2005 9:39:52 AM PST · by MissTargets · 102 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Tribune Chronicle ^ | 3/25/2005 | RON SELAK JR.
    WARREN - A 62-year-old Howland man arrested while holstering a military-style pistol with Kevlar penetrating bullets is scheduled to make his first court appearance this morning. Jerry Joseph of Valacamp Avenue S.E. is accused of violating Ohio's conceal and carry law during a traffic stop Monday when police say he failed to tell police he had the weapon concealed while he was in a motor vehicle. Joseph is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Warren Municipal Court on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. He is free on $5,500 bond....
  • Anyone with recent experience in Indiana CCW permit?

    02/17/2005 8:23:06 AM PST · by cicero's_son · 29 replies · 2,461+ views
    today | self
    Does anyone have any recent experience in applying for a CCW permit in Indiana? I've already completed my application, been approved, and am waiting for the permit to arrive in the mail. My question is: how long should I expect to wait? I've heard anything from 10 days to 3 months(!).
  • HB4042 - Eliminates Fingerprint requirement on renewal of Concealed Pistol Licenses

    02/10/2005 9:02:02 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Michigan House of Representatives ^ | 1-27-05 | Fulton Sheen
    House Bill 4042 (2005) Sponsors Fulton Sheen - (primary) Rick Jones , Jacob Hoogendyk , Mike Nofs , Leon Drolet , Daniel Acciavatti , Robert Gosselin , Jack Brandenburg , John Pastor , John Stakoe , Jim Marleau , Kevin Elsenheimer , Rick Shaffer , Dave Hildenbrand , Tonya Schuitmaker , Phil Pavlov , Bruce Caswell , Rich Brown , John Gleason , David Robertson Categories Weapons, licensing ; Weapons, concealed ; Law enforcement, fingerprinting Weapons; licensing; fingerprinting requirement for renewal of concealed weapons permit; eliminate. Amends sec. 5l of 1927 PA 372 (MCL 28.425l). -------------------------- January 27, 2005, Introduced...
  • Gun Control: Hiding Their Heads in San Francisco

    12/21/2004 10:26:17 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 21 replies · 1,145+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 21 December 2004 | Howard Nemerov
              “We know that for even law-abiding folks who own guns, the rates of suicide and mortality are substantially higher. So while just perceived to be a crime thing, we think there is a wide benefit to limiting the number of guns in the city.” – Bill Barnes, aide to Supervisor Chris Daly (1)With this erroneous claim to bolster them, San Francisco supervisors kicked off a campaign to get voters to approve a city-wide handgun ban to take effect in 2006. What they are ignoring, besides statistical data, is history.Gun Ownership and Murder Rates Mr. Barnes used the term “mortality.”...

    08/02/2004 7:51:09 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 578+ views
    CCRKBA/SAF email | 8-02-04
    FOP SHOULD NOW ENDORSE NATIONAL CCW FOR PRIVATE CITIZENS, SAYS CCRKBA Based on the Fraternal Order of Police support for national concealed carry for working and retired police officers as "a deterrent to crime and terrorism," the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today called on the FOP to support national concealed carry for armed private citizens. CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron noted, "We all know that even retired policemen can't always be there when they are needed to prevent or stop a crime, but the likelihood of legal intervention increases when you add several...
  • Conceal/Carry Law Shot Down

    07/13/2004 12:22:43 PM PDT · by corbie · 40 replies · 1,970+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | July 14, 2004 | Staff
    Conceal/carry law shot down Minnesota's conceal and carry gun law was declared unconstitutional today by a Ramsey County District judge. Ruling in a lawsuit brought by several churches, Judge John Finley wrote in his decision that it was unconstitutional for the 2002 Legislature to bundle the conceal and carry gun language with an unrelated bill.
  • Four States Holding to 'No Issue' Handgun Laws (Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin)

    06/29/2004 8:05:38 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 38 replies · 2,042+ views
    Join Together ^ | 6-28-04 | Dick Dahl
    Four States Holding to 'No Issue' Handgun Laws 6/28/2004 Feature Story by Dick Dahl With the recent passage of a "shall issue" handgun law in Ohio, the number of states that have eased restrictions on concealed gun carrying has risen to 35. But in the face of this onslaught, four heartland states are holding fast to their long-time laws that prohibit the carrying of concealed guns by people other than police officers. Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin thus far have withstood the gun lobby's efforts to enact shall-issue laws. (They're commonly called "shall issue" laws because they say that the...
  • Our Quiet Rise in Handguns (conceal carry)

    06/27/2004 12:19:31 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 10 replies · 449+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | 6-27-04 | KORIE WILKINS
    Our quiet rise in handguns Web-posted Jun 27, 2004 By KORIE WILKINS Of The Daily Oakland Press Three years ago, a heated debate was raging about Michigan's plan to make it easier to get concealed weapons permits. One side said more guns would make society safer from violent crime while the other said making concealed weapons permits easier to obtain was surely a recipe for disaster. Three years later, neither prediction has come true. Law enforcement officers and local officials say Michigan's streets are no safer - or more dangerous - than they were three years ago when the law...
  • What Gun Controllers Don't Want You to Know

    06/11/2004 7:33:38 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 31 replies · 807+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 11 June 2004 | Howard Nemerov
    I used to support gun control, meaning civilian disarmament.  There was no reason, the rationale went, for a private citizen to own a gun.  The only ones who wanted guns had small genitalia, were paranoid crazies, and criminals.         All this was assumed, without any empirical or statistical research to base it upon.  Due to the influence of one of my clients who is a person of great honor, I began to research the issue of gun control on my own.  Having been a college boy who loved library research, I knew how to ferret out fact from fiction.  It...
  • 'No guns allowed' is sign of times as law takes effect. (OHIO)

    04/06/2004 5:12:37 AM PDT · by MissTargets · 70 replies · 859+ views
    The Vindicator ^ | April 4, 2004 | PATRICIA MEADE
    YOUNGSTOWN — Sure, Ohio now has a concealed-carry law, but once you get a license, your hidden holstered gun may not be welcome everywhere you want to go. Like spring flowers, signs that prohibit firearms are popping up everywhere. Businesses, including The Vindicator, that don't want employees, visitors or customers to enter armed are posting warning signs. Violators face a misdemeanor charge. The concealed-carry law takes effect Thursday. That day, sheriffs' departments will begin processing applications, and licenses are expected to be ready within 45 days. So, sometime in May, licensed Ohioans will be out and about with their guns....
  • Right-to-carry guns is proven way to reduce the crime rate

    03/24/2004 8:23:06 AM PST · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 6 replies · 498+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | March 24, 2004
    Some Daily Oakland Press readers had mixed emotions last week when we reported a Farmington Hills woman had frightened away would-be robbers because she was legally carrying a gun. They praised us for printing the story, but wished we'd put it on the front page. It may be the first such local story we've printed or known of - and that was because the chief of police there wisely brought it to public attention. The successful threat of a weapon in the hands of a potential crime victim is an event that rarely becomes public. This surely was not the...
  • Panel endorses concealed weapons bill

    03/23/2004 10:53:08 AM PST · by heckler · 9 replies · 255+ views
    Topeka Capital Journal (AP story) ^ | 3/23/2004 | Bill Draper
    A measure allowing Kansans to carry concealed weapons went to the full Senate after being endorsed today by the Federal and State Affairs Committee on a 5-4 vote. Several attempts to broaden the list of places where concealed guns would remain forbidden failed on similar votes. The most significant change from a version of the bill passed by the House is that the attorney general's office would issue permits, rather than the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. KBI officials have taken no position on the concept of concealed weapons but have said the agency did not want to become a licensing...
  • Sherrif issues first permits for conceal-carry

    03/18/2004 8:16:59 AM PST · by Conservababe · 15 replies · 437+ views
    Southeast Missourian | March 18, 2004 | Linda Redeffer
    Sheriff issues first permits for conceal-carry By Linda Redeffer ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was the first person in the county to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon under the county's newly approved conceal-carry law. Jones was one of four who went through the process Wednesday. For the first couple of weeks, Sheriff John Jordan said, his office will process applications at a rate of one an hour and by appointment. Between Wednesday and next Tuesday, Jordan has scheduled 34 applications for the permit. A few of those appointments are for married...
  • Taft to sign hidden gun bill

    01/08/2004 4:17:45 AM PST · by MissTargets · 36 replies · 158+ views
    Tribune Chronicle ^ | 01-08-04 | JOHN McCARTHY The Associated Press
    Taft to sign hidden gun bill By JOHN McCARTHY The Associated Press COLUMBUS - Lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns, and Gov. Bob Taft said he will sign it. The Senate vote was 25-8, and the House vote was 69-24. Taft said he looked forward to signing the bill. The vote marked the first time the Legislature and the governor's office have agreed to a deal after a decade of debate on the highly contentious issue. Ohioans who apply for permits to carry concealed weapons would have to pay a fee, undergo background checks...
  • SENATE BILL No. 891 (Sec of State Shall issue CCW bill in Michigan)

    12/11/2003 8:00:30 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 17 replies · 347+ views
    Michigan Senate ^ | 12-11-03 | Michelle McManus
    SENATE BILL No. 891 December 10, 2003, Introduced by Senators McMANUS, KUIPERS, JELINEK, TOY, BARCIA, BIRKHOLZ, GOSCHKA and ALLEN and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. A bill to amend 1927 PA 372, entitled "An act to regulate and license the selling, purchasing, possessing, and carrying of certain firearms and gas ejecting devices; to prohibit the buying, selling, or carrying of certain firearms and gas ejecting devices without a license or other authorization; to provide for the forfeiture of firearms under certain circumstances; to provide for penalties and remedies; to provide immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances; to prescribe...
  • Marchers want right to conceal guns Group organizes rally to support proposed law

    11/03/2003 10:20:10 AM PST · by MissTargets · 15 replies · 228+ views
    The Vindicator ^ | 11-03-03 | Harold Gwinn
    YOUNGSTOWN — Carol Sell stood on Federal Plaza with a .22-caliber revolver strapped to her waist. "I believe law-abiding citizens have the right to carry a concealed weapon to defend ourselves, especially as a woman," said Sell, of Champion. She was one of 55 participants in the Youngstown Defense Walk, organized to elicit support for state legislation that would allow Ohio residents to carry concealed firearms. Ohio law already permits individuals to carry firearms openly, and that was one point of Saturday's march along Front and Market streets, said organizer Rick Kaleda of Hazelwood Avenue. Kaleda is a pistol and...