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  • Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

    09/02/2016 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    Foxnews ^ | September 2, 2016
    Four survivors of the 2012 Colorado theater shooting massacre were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay Cinemark nearly $700,000 in legal fees. The 28 families of those killed and wounded in the July 2012 shooting sued Cinemark, the movie chain that owns the Century 16 where James Holmes opened fire during a showing of ďThe Dark Knight Rises,Ē claiming that there wasnít adequate security to stop Holmes from carrying out the attack. An Arapahoe County civil jury ruled in May that Cinemark wasnít liable for the shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others. Lawyers for Cinemark then...
  • These Gun Owners Are Least Likely Criminals, Report Finds

    08/10/2016 7:07:29 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/9/2016 | Fred Lucas
    Concealed-carry permit holders are nearly the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center saysócomparing the permit holders foremost with police. ďIndeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding,Ē says the report, titled ďConcealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016.Ē
  • A look at how Texas' guns on campus law will work

    07/31/2016 3:35:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2016 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ó Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday, which is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas' landmark clock tower. The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Republican legislative majority will make Texas one of a handful of states that guarantee the right to carry concealed handguns on campus. Here's a Q &A on how the law will work:
  • Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

    05/25/2016 4:20:24 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5-25-16 | Stephen Gutowski
    The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun violence deceptively edited an interview between Couric and a group of gun rights activists in an apparent attempt to embarrass the activists, an audio recording of the full interview shows. At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights organization, is shown. Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, ďIf there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?Ē The...
  • OK: ďConstitutionalĒ Permitless Open Carry Almost to Governor

    05/06/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has passed HB 3098, the bill to restore permitless open carry to Oklahoma.† The bill passed the House† 73 to 15, and the Senate 37 to 9.† Unless it is stopped in conference committee, it will be sent to Governor Mary Fallin.† Two years ago, in 2014,Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a ďtantrumĒ on the 29th of April. The legislature overrode one of the bills.† It is unclear if Governor Fallin would veto HB 3098, which passed with veto proof majorities.† I have read the bill,...
  • Georgia governor vetoes Ďcampus-carryí concealed gun bill

    05/03/2016 9:58:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ryan Phillips; AP
    Georgiaís Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year. The bill would have allowed anyone 21 and over to carry a concealed handgun with the proper permit on a public college or university campus.
  • Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

    04/13/2016 10:45:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies ^ | April 12, 2016 | John Burnett
    There is a pistol-packing revolution going on in America. Nearly 13 million Americans have permits to carry concealed handguns ó triple the number just nine years ago ó and that figure is low because not every state reports. It's puzzling that so many Americans are choosing to arm themselves at a time when the FBI tells us violent crime and property crime have been falling dramatically for two decades. In search of handgun permit holders, I drove out to the Texas Firearms Festival, an outdoor gun extravaganza held near Austin where firearms fanciers get to shoot everything they see. I'm...
  • Indiana Warning

    03/30/2016 7:37:16 AM PDT · by econjack · 68 replies
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  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governorís Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblinís veto of HB 4145, also known as ďConstitutional carryĒ or permitless carry.† Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult.This year, 2016, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary.† Governor Tomblin received the† Constitutional carry bill on 26 February.† He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March.† The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4...
  • ‚ÄėI would do it all over again,‚Äô says hero fired for using handgun to save woman‚Äôs life

    02/11/2016 3:25:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Didarul Sarder lost his job for pulling a gun to rescue a woman who was being stabbed to death, but he never regretted his split-second decision. "I would do it all over again,"he told Fox affiliate WJBK. "If I could save this woman's life over a job. I can get another job." The 32-year-old has been offered his job back after his bosses at a General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich., reversed their unpopular decision, allowing the valet service supervisor to return to work. The decision was praised by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, who called Sarder a "hero" in...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 |
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,‚ÄĚ McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Virginia revokes handgun permit agreement with 25 states

    12/22/2015 8:41:09 AM PST · by Purdue77 · 79 replies
    WTOP Washington DC ^ | 12/22/2015 | ALANNA DURKIN
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ‚ÄĒ Virginia will no longer recognize concealed handgun permits from more than two dozen states that have less stringent laws. Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday that the state will revoke its reciprocity agreement with 25 states after a review found that their permit requirements are weaker than Virginia‚Äôs. The change takes effect Feb. 1.
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • Should permitted gun owners in Florida be allowed to openly carry their weapons?

    10/07/2015 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 72 replies
    The Lakeland (FL) Ledger ^ | 10/7/15 | Bushbacker1
    Open carry approved in committee in the Florida Legislature.
  • Charges filed against suspect in Busch Stadium mugging that left vet paralyzed [No national outrage]

    09/30/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Charges have been filed soon against 31-year-old Kilwa Jones. He is the suspect in the robbery and shooting that left Cardinals fan Chris Sanna paralyzed. He has been charged with two felony counts of assault, two counts of robbery and four counts of armed criminal action.
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns donít kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bushís election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe thereís some magic law that will keep...
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 670 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • 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 Texasí 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. Thatís 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 Ė a challenge by a Washington State man against Coloradoís law to issue CHL permits (ďConcealed Handgun LicenseĒ) 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
    Itís official: Florida has passed the one million mark in issuing concealed carry gun permits Ė 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. ďIn 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,Ē said Commissoner Putnam. ďTwenty-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
    Iím going to assume youíre 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 ďkeep and bear armsĒ. If you donít 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. Itís a horrible story, frightening and vile, and sure to overtake the news cycle and dominate discussion in the coming days. I wasnít 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. ďThat'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 ó 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 itís 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 ó 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 ó 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 ó many of whom were openly armed ó 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. Thatís the sound that a Colt .380 pocket pistol makes when it is being cocked. I know thatís the sound it makes, but it is still an attention-getter when you hear it in person. It isnít 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, Iím 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 Ė Gov. Matt Blunt today signed several bills that will protect consumers from insurance fraud, provide counties with resources to issue law abiding citizensí 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)---------------------...