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  • Candlelight Vigils, Makeshift Shrines and Bad Guys

    11/15/2017 10:21:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | D.W. Wilber
    Once again America has fallen victim to violent attacks committed against innocent people, first in Las Vegas, then on the streets of New York, and most recently in a small Texas church. And once again politicians and civic leaders call for “prayers” in support of the victims of a mass killing, while citizens place bouquets of flowers, sympathy cards, and little Teddy Bears at the site of the attacks. As expected of our elected officials, politicians in Washington will wring their hands, pontificate, and then accomplish nothing in the way of protecting the American people. Talking heads and other “experts”...
  • The State of Concealed and Open Carry in Churches

    11/06/2017 7:59:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to concealedcarry.com, there are two states that ban concealed carry in churches, Nebraska and Louisiana. Nebraska allows a church to authorize an armed security team if the team members have carry permits and if written notice is given to church members.  Louisiana law is similar but requires an extra eight hours of training every year. Seven states and D.C. that require the permission of a church leader to conceal carry firearms in church, and 41 states where carry in churches is treated the same as any other private property.Of the 41 states that treat churches the same as...
  • Concealed Carry in Churches

    11/05/2017 2:00:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to concealedcarry.com, concealed carry is banned in only two states, Nebraska and Louisiana. It requires permission from a church leader in seven states, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Carolina. In the other 41 states, you have the right to conceal carry in church just as you do in other private property. The church may ban the practice, just as you may in your own home. But there is no law to prevent you from exercising the Second Amendment in church. Dean Weingarten Gun Watch
  • Court Issues Mandate: District of Columbia now Shall Issue Gun Permits

    10/26/2017 7:02:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The District of Columbia, also known as Washington, D.C., has officially become a “shall issue” jurisdiction. The outcome was certain when the government of the District decided not to appeal the decision in Wrenn v. D.C and Grace v. D.C. (the cases were combined) after the United States Court of Appeals refused to grant a review of the decision en banc. From dc.gov.com: Q: Since you aren’t asking the Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit decision, when does their ruling removing the District’s “good reason” requirement take effect? A: It will take effect when the D.C. Circuit issues...
  • The Top 5 Glocks for Personal Defense

    10/24/2017 9:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2017 | C Morgan
    Take a look at the ideal Glocks for concealed carry and personal defense. These are some of the most prestigious and popular self- and home defense weapons made by one of the world’s leaders in master weapon engineering and production, Glock. Glock has been one of the leaders in self-defense and tactical weapons for years with their top notch designs and perfection in the art of producing some of the world’s leading firearms. So the question remains, are you carrying the right weapon for your protection? Where does a person draw the line that tells them that they are well...
  • Celebrities Urge Americans to Reject NRA, Concealed Carry in Wake of Vegas Shooting

    10/18/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Crow are among a number of celebrities urging Americans to “reject the NRA” and concealed carry of firearms in the wake of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this month. Laura Dern, Bill Hader, and Adam Scott are also taking part in the anti-gun campaign, as is noted gun control advocate Julianne Moore. The celebrities are part of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety PSA against the NRA specifically, and against gun rights generally. In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegas–after...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • DC stands down on strict gun law, easing path to get concealed-carry permits in capital

    10/05/2017 2:02:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2017
    District of Columbia officials announced Thursday they will not appeal a federal court ruling that struck down parts of the city’s restrictive gun laws, a move that paves the way for more gun owners to obtain concealed carry permits. In June, a federal appeals court ruled against a D.C. law that requires people to have a “good reason to fear injury” in order to carry a handgun, saying it infringes on residents' Second Amendment rights. Because of the stringent requirement, only about 120 people currently have a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the city.
  • How many Rounds do I need for Concealed Carry?

    10/03/2017 10:45:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 87 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/3/2017 | B Scott
    Some concealed carrier that are into “comfort carry” will usually carry a pistol with a single stack vs a dual stack (more capacity). Getting back to the title of this article, its not about just having lots of ammo, but the situation requires that you may need it. Plus the idea of using a gun for self defense is not to kill your attacker, but to make them stop attacking. Now we are back to the original question, how many rounds do you need to stop an attacker? According to Massad Ayoob he states: switch from 5-6 round revolvers to...
  • D.C. Circuit lets stand concealed-carry ruling, cheering gun-rights activists

    09/28/2017 4:00:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Andrea Noble
    Case could head to Supreme CourtIn a win for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday decided to let stand a ruling that found it is unconstitutional to require firearms owners prove a “good reason” in order to be permitted to carry a concealed handgun in the nation’s capital. The D.C. government had petitioned for the full D.C. Circuit to rehear the case en banc, but the court declined to revisit the 2-1 decision handed down earlier this year noting that none of the 10 judges who considered the matter requested a vote on it.
  • Fox News on our research: “Concealed carry permit holders less reckless behind wheel”

    09/25/2017 6:18:12 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Fox News has a news story on our recent research showing that concealed handgun permit holders are less reckless drivers than others. Gun owners with concealed carry permits are less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers, according to an analysis released Monday.
  • Ten Defensive Gun Uses by People who could Legally Carry in Public Over 13 Days

    09/04/2017 8:58:58 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | September 4, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WISN 12 News, August 18, 2017 The car owner, a 24-year-old man, fired shots at the suspects. They then drove away in the same car they came in. Their white car was found abandoned nearby at 86th Street and Lisbon Avenue. The suspects are a 16-year-old boy, 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man. They were all taken into custody. It doesn't appear that anyone was hit by gunfire. The car owner who fired the shots is cooperating with the investigation. It's unclear whether he will face any charges. Family members told WISN 12 News the man has a valid concealed...
  • From Duty to be Armed to Permission to Carry

    08/13/2017 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/13/17 | Publius Huldah
    “If the central government has the authority to tell a state it must accept permits from all the other states, then it also has the authority to tell a state it may not accept a concealed permit from any other states. If the central government can do these things it can set up a national concealed carry permit scheme and in essence bring into existence a national arms registry. That is exactly where this is headed.” Attorney Richard D. Fry 1 Some are touting the federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (HR 38) as a bill which would expand...
  • How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich

    08/07/2017 8:01:42 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 7, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don't hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks. That's too bad, because many law-abiding citizens in crime-ridden neighborhoods really do need a gun for self-defense. Since poor, urban blacks are the most likely victims of violent crime, there is little doubt that they stand to benefit the most from owning guns. Research, including my own, has demonstrated...
  • Will D.C. court’s decision on concealed guns be the tipping point?

    07/27/2017 10:24:55 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2017
    As of July 3, there were just 124 concealed handgun permit holders in Washington, D.C. But, after a two-to-one federal Circuit court decision on Tuesday morning striking down D.C. ’s current concealed handgun law, the district has a chance to become like the 42 states with right-to-carry laws. If it were on par with those states, D.C. would have about 48,000 permits. Right now, poor people in particular have no real hope of being able to get a permit in D.C. Over 16.3 million Americans currently have concealed handgun permits. All fifty states issue permits, but eight of them are...
  • D.C. law requiring ‘good reason’ to carry handgun rejected by appeals court

    07/25/2017 9:10:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of a strict concealed-carry law in the nation’s capital that required gun owners to prove a “good reason” in order to obtain permits allowing them to carry handguns for self defense. In a 2-1 decision, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered lower courts to issue permanent injunctions blocking enforcement of the D.C. law. In rejecting the city’s law, the court ruled that while the Second Amendment allows for some limits on gun possession it does now allow for “bans on carrying in urban areas like D.C. or bans on...
  • Concealed handgun permits surging, blacks, women lead growth

    07/20/2017 6:59:59 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2017
    Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday. That brings the total number of concealed handgun permit holders in the country to 16.3 million, with some of the biggest increases occurring among women and African-Americans, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said.
  • The flawed Donohue, Aneja, & Weber Study claiming right-to-carry laws increase violent crime

    07/09/2017 6:30:11 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 8, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    A new, unpublished study by John Donohue, Abhay Aneja, and Kyle Weber has received a lot of attention for supposedly finding some evidence that right-to-carry laws increase overall violent crime rates. It has been covered in Newsweek, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Vice, Snopes, and many newspapers such as Newsday and the Salt Lake City Tribune. As is typical of Donohue’s work, there is no attempt to mention or respond to prior criticisms, and he just repeats the same, seriously biased methods and errors. Publications such as Time and Newsweek would always interview critics when they ran stories on Lott’s original research....
  • 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...
  • National Reciprocity: If Not Now, When?

    06/25/2017 4:25:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    America's1stFreedom ^ | 23 June 17 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 14, an attacker with leftist affiliations opened fire on Republican congressional members, some of whom afterward expressed that they wished they had been armed when the shooting started. In fact, one Congressman who was not present—Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y.—indicated that images of the attack and reports of colleagues who were wounded have convinced him to carry a gun on his person going forward. He told WKBW, “If you look at the vulnerability, I assure you: I have a carry permit. I will be carrying when I’m out and about.” He continued: “On a rare occasion, I’d have...