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  • VA Governor Just Put a Lot of Innocent Lives at Risk

    03/28/2017 4:31:51 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 9 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-28-2017 | Tim Brown
    Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe just put a lot of innocent lives in his state at risk.  On Friday, he vetoed a bill that would have allowed victims of domestic violence, who have a protective order to carry a firearm concealed for up to 45 days without a permit. House Bill 1852 would recognize that a person who has a protective order and is over 21 years of age to carry their gun concealed for up to 45 days after they receive the order.  Additionally, it would give the person another 45 days if they chose to apply for a permanent...
  • Firearm choice - Requesting input

    03/27/2017 7:27:37 AM PDT · by nevergore · 77 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/27/2017 | Nevergore
    It's Spring and time to get a new lightweight semi-auto pistol for carry! I need to get a new carry gun for Summertime! Currently I carry a Para-Ordanance P-12 .45....It's lightweight, high capacity and fairly small....Great for winter carry but not so much for summer in Atlanta....looking for a summer gun.... Caliber no smaller than 9mm and preferably with a hammer but I'm open to stricker weapons.... There are a lot of new small, flat semi-auto's out there from the Taurus to Sig... Corrosion resistance is a plus since the weapon will be up against my body on hot sweaty...
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

    03/19/2017 5:01:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Christen Smith
    Gays Against Guns, an LGTB gun violence prevention group, launched its first ad campaign Thursday against the concealed carry reciprocity proposals pending in Congress. The latest demonstration from the group, founded in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting last year, features 20 advertisements shot in cities across the country depicting a protester holding a sign that reads “Not in my city” or “Not in my office,” among other randomly chosen locations. A second protester stands in the background, covered in a white veil, representing a victim of gun violence, the group says. H.R. 38 and S. 446 would bring...
  • Update on Constitutional Carry this Year, with good chances in at least three more states

    03/10/2017 8:58:59 PM PST · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 10, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After New Hampshire enacted Constitutional Carry, similar bills are still under consideration and a chance in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and South Carolina. The bill is still under consideration in South Dakota, but the governor in South Dakota has already indicated that he will veto the bill. As of right now, there is still a chance for 16 to 17 states having Constitutional Carry by the end of the year. Alabama: Will likely be voted on in the state Senate during the week of March 13th. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill, SB 24, with a 6-3 vote on March...
  • Robber Shot Multiple Times After Pulling Shotgun on Barber

    03/03/2017 9:36:29 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 03-03-2017 | Tim Brown
    A barber in South Omaha, Nebraska is grateful he was carrying his gun after a man with a shotgun attempted to rob him. Jesse Galvan and his brother were cutting hair on Saturday afternoon with a line of people waiting to have their hair cut.  That's when a man entered Fadekings Barbershop around 9:45am, according to KETV. The armed robber came in while Galvan and his brother were taking care of patrons, tossed a backpack on the floor and demanded that they all empty their pockets. "It was so fast, so, so fast," Said Galvan's brother, David.  "When he cocked the...
  • SIX DEFENSIVE GUN USES BY PEOPLE LEGALLY CARRYING GUNS OVER 6 DAYS

    02/23/2017 9:43:04 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 23, 2017 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Case involving law enforcement officer being protected: Rising Sun, February 20, 2017, CBS Channel 4 in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • NH Becomes 12th State for Permitless Concealed Carry

    02/22/2017 12:22:11 PM PST · by calenel · 45 replies
    WMUR ^ | Feb 22, 2017
    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation Wednesday that removes the requirement that people get a license from local officials to carry concealed guns. The National Rifle Association says that makes New Hampshire the 12th state, including Vermont and Maine, that doesn't require a license or permit in most cases.
  • National Concealed Carry Reciprocity - not the Way You Deal with Those who have Usurped Your Rights!

    02/18/2017 2:19:08 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 30 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 02-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, appears to be a good bill for Second Amendment supporters. However, could I ask that we take the premise that if we actually believe in the protections of rights contained in the Second Amendment and knowing how government usurps its authority quite often in order to control the people, that we take a step back and consider a few things about HR 38? While I agree with the premise of the legislation that Americans do have a right to keep and bear arms across state lines, it's the problem of obtaining...
  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/11/2017 6:38:15 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 105 replies
    Youtube ^ | 20 Jan, 2017 | Active Self Protection
    Brazilian store robbery. Good guy has good skills in dropping groceries and acting compliant. When robber turns to cash register the good guy pulls gun, but bad guy hears when he has to rack the slide to chamber a round. The good guy barely wins the shoot out.
  • SD: Bill to allow Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Holder to Carry in Capitol Passes House

    02/11/2017 3:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Dakota House has passed a bill to allow people who have a South Dakota enhanced Concealed carry permit to carry in the Capitol building.  To do so will require registering with the Capitol security 24 hour previously.  The permit would then be effective for carrying in the capitol for 90 days. At the end of 90 days, the person will have to register again. From argusleader.com: On a 46-20 vote, legislators approved House Bill 1156, which would let law enforcement officers and enhanced concealed pistol permit holders to legally possess a firearm in the Capitol building. The...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • GOP Rep Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity On Day One of New Congress

    01/04/2017 7:24:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2017 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 3–the first day of the 115th Congress–Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced national concealed carry reciprocity legislation. Hudson's office published this summary of the legislation: Rep. Hudson's bill, which is supported by major pro-Second Amendment groups, would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal a handgun in any other state that allows concealed carry, as long as the permit holder follows the laws of that state. It also allows residents of Constitutional carry states the ability to carry in other states that recognize their own resident's right to concealed carry. Note: Hudson's legislation not...
  • Sowell: A Public Service

    12/19/2016 12:44:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 20, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the National Rifle Association's "fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out." Nobody has suggested any such thing. Data collected over many years — but almost never seeing the light...
  • Review: John Lott’s “The War on Guns”

    12/16/2016 11:10:55 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 16, 2016 | Andrew Branca
    This past year, however, Dr. Lott has published a book that seems to me to be the clearest successor to that seminal work, “More Guns Less Crime.” This new book, “The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies,” brings a new level of sophistication and insight, as well as a greater variety of social and economic perspectives, to the great civil rights debates that continue around the Second Amendment. “The War on Guns” does more than just update and expand upon the research of the earlier book. It also takes a comprehensive and data based look at the...
  • Wisconsin CCW Permit Holders Made a Difference in The Trump Election

    11/27/2016 4:21:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin was one of the last states to create a permit system for legal concealed carry of weapons.  Permits were first issued in November, 2011. Five years later, 319,069 Wisconsin residents had permits. To obtain a permit, the applicant had to be 21 years old or older, a legal Wisconsin resident, and not convicted of any felonies or misdemeanor acts of domestic violence. People who go to the trouble to obtain a permit are serious about their Second Amendment rights. In Wisconsin, probably half are Democrats and Independents. CCW permit holders are, as a group, some of the most...
  • Trump to Support Nationwide Concealed Carry

    11/12/2016 3:09:53 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 204 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump -- who said he has a concealed carry permit -- called for the expansion of gun rights Friday, including making those permits applicable nationwide. In a position paper published on his website Friday afternoon, Trump called for the elimination of gun and magazine bans, labeling them a "total failure." "Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own," Trump wrote. It's not a departure from what he's said on the trail this year, though it...
  • Concealed Carry for Women's leggings

    11/09/2016 11:47:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/9/2016 | J Hines
    Functional Concealed Carry Wear Sooner or later concealed carry would find its way into the women's fashion world for self-defense. Leggings with a holster sewn into the waist combine the current fashion trend with function. One of the biggest complaints about women's design is the lack of pockets. Where's a they supposed to hide her pistol? What if she's not the kind to carry a purse while headed out for errands? Enter Undertech Undercover, they have developed not only a solution to the problem of pockets, but has developed pockets designed for concealed carry into the popular leggings. Read the...
  • Concealed-Carrying Walmart Employee Turns Tables on Armed Robber

    09/28/2016 10:07:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 27, 2016 | Stephen Gutowski
    An employee at a Florida Walmart store defended himself by shooting an armed robber on Wednesday. Ervin Jones was sitting in his car waiting for his shift to begin at the Sunrise, Florida store around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached him. The man, identified by police as 28-year-old Terrence G. Pearson, then showed Jones a gun and demanded money. Jones responded by opening fire on the armed robber, killing him. “The boy came up to him,” an anonymous co-worker told WSVN. “He showed him, he said, ‘You know what this is, right? Give me everything,’ so he just opened...
  • High Ranking Retired Chicago Officer Benefits from Carry Reform

    09/22/2016 4:43:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deputy Chief of Detectives Chicago PD, Fred Coffee Image from fox32chicago.com A retired Deputy Police Chief of Detectives in Chicago should be glad that gun carry law reform has been passed.  He was shot and had to return fire.  He wounded his 21-year-old assailant, who was later arrested.  From the chicagotribune.com: Officers walked in and out of the park's stadium south of 82nd, where a retired deputy police chief had exchanged gunfire with a robber during an exercise session for senior citizens about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The retired officer, Fred Coffey, 72, was hit in the arm. The robber,...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • Response Time “Zero”: Gun-Free Zones vs. Concealed Weapons

    08/14/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/14/16 | Gary O. Perkins
    Current laws should be changed to allow concealed carry (CCW) permit holders to be armed in gun-free zones (GFZ). Two scenarios to consider: First, you have a CCW license and are out for a normal day. You find yourself in a GFZ. Therefore, you don’t have your gun as current law prohibits it. A shooting breaks out. Without your gun, what do you do? Do you flee or hide? Being unarmed, your options are limited. The outcome for you and fellow citizens may be completely out of your control. Although law enforcement in our nation is outstanding and officers are...
  • Appendix Carry - what's all the hype about?

    08/08/2016 9:59:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2016 | J Hines
    <p>There are many ways to carry your concealed handguns, which brings up the argument of appendix carry vs the four o’clock, small of back or under the armpit position, etc. Appendix carry has grown in popularity, whether that’s by watching too many Hollywood movies or experimenting with the different position. Another thing that’s talked about is the carrier body composition as a factor. Seems like the thinner folks have an easier time concealing the handguns versus another who’s a little on the heavier side.</p>
  • Zero concealed carry permits issued since at least 2006; court cases may change that. (HI)

    07/26/2016 4:21:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    WestHawaiiToday ^ | 7/26/2016 | Graham Milldrum
    No one on the Big Island has been issued a concealed carry license and that is unlikely to change any time soon in the wake of a recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling, attorneys say. The ruling made clear that states can continue to require applicants for concealed carry permits prove they have a need for the weapon, which is what Hawaii has been doing for years. “There is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” the Ninth Circuit Court opined in the case of Peruta vs. San Diego. The Circuit covers...
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Gov. John Kasich to suspend Ohio's open carry law during RNC

    07/18/2016 10:17:48 AM PDT · by randita · 29 replies
    Cleveland.Com ^ | 7/18/16 | Joey Morona
    By Joey Morona, cleveland.com on July 18, 2016 at 1:01 PM, updated July 18, 2016 at 1:02 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sen. Sherrod Brown has joined the call for Gov. John Kasich to suspend Ohio's open carry law during the Republican National Convention this week. "I would hope that the governor would listen to the police union and suspend conceal and open carry in Ohio, in Cleveland, during this convention," Brown said in an appearance in Cincinnati, as reported by BuzzFeed. "I know the governor could call a hurried special session, get the legislature to Columbus, like, tonight or tomorrow...
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • Petition For Universal Recognition of State’s Concealed Weapon Permits

    07/08/2016 3:31:06 PM PDT · by X180A · 20 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 8, 2016 | J.M.
    Petition to the White House for Universal Recognition of States' Concealed Weapon Permits and an Interim Federal Concealed Weapon PermitWe respectfully request a call to Congress for legislation that would require every state to recognize and honor licenses for concealed firearms carry issued by every other state. A Concealed Weapons Permit issued by one state needs to be recognized universally within all states in the same way that all states recognize every other states' driver’s licenses. We also ask the President to create a federal Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) by Executive Order. The CWP would be issued to citizens until,...
  • ME: Two Armed WalMart Shoppers Stop NY Drug Deal Shootout

    06/29/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A drug deal was going down in a WalMart parking lot.  Some of the participants were not happy with the deal.  They could not use the criminal justice system, so they used guns.  Shots were exchanged between occupants of two cars in the lot.  The WalMart parking lot was not in New York or New Jersey.  This WalMart was in Augusta, Maine, and in Maine, responsible and honest people can legally carry guns.  Two honest and responsible gun carriers stopped the shooting. The shooting in the Maine WalMart was between New York residents, and it involved Heroin.  The four...
  • Ending to a Chaotic Walmart Shootout Just Did a Lot for the ‘Good Guys with Guns’ Argument

    06/28/2016 11:15:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    KTRH - Independent Journal ^ | 6-27-16 | Parker Lee
    On Sunday, a peaceful Maine afternoon turned into a scene like something from an action movie, when gunfire erupted in a Walmart parking lot. According to Augusta police, the occupants of two vehicles parked alongside one another were arguing over money when they suddenly began exchanging a barrage of bullets. However, it wasn’t long before — as WGME reports — a pair of bystanders stepped in, ending the chaotic situation before it could turn into something far more tragic.
  • After Home Invasion, Kelly McGillis Is Going to Conceal Carry Her ‘Top Gun’

    06/24/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 24, 2016 | Bob Owens
    As a result of the attack, McGillis decided it was finally time for her to obtain her North Carolina concealed carry permit. I have decided to get a conceal and carry permit. And you can be sure I will be setting the alarm from here on out... For those of you on my feed that are telling me that getting a cc permit is not the best choice for me to make, well let me fill you in on a few things that have lead me to this decision. Which by the way, I have struggled over for a long...
  • Concealed carry, California and the 9th Circuit’s misrepresentation of the facts

    06/10/2016 4:33:18 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 7-4 decision that Americans don’t have a right to carry concealed handguns for protection. Since California bans people from openly carrying guns, their decision amounted to prohibiting people from carrying guns at all (whether openly or concealed). It is clear that a judge’s political affiliation determines whether he thinks that people have a right to defend themselves. Democratic judges are now moving to overturn recent Supreme Court decisions that struck down bans on guns. Last year, about 0.24 percent of adult Californians had a concealed handgun permit. In the rest...
  • Appellate court ruling won’t impact Arizona gun laws

    06/10/2016 12:27:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A new ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court will not affect the rights of Arizonans to carry concealed weapons. And that's not just because a majority of state lawmakers here support that right. California law allows each county sheriff to determine if someone has "good cause" to have a concealed weapon. The lawsuit decided by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ability of individual sheriffs to make that determination.
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/22/2016 4:15:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 1:40:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-17-2016 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the District’s new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nation’s capital. In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions. “The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table,” Leon wrote in a...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down DC Concealed Carry Law, 'Good Reason' Provision Likely Uncon...

    05/17/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Matt Vespa ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nation’s capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the city’s concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the “good reason provision” in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo ): For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law, requiring applicants to state “good reason” to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge...
  • Missouri lawmakers pass expanded gun rights on final day

    05/13/2016 10:38:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 13, 2016 9:21 PM EDT | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats. The legislation, which goes to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, was among the most prominent measures passed by the Republican-led Legislature on the final day of its annual session. Under the measure, most people could carry concealed guns, even if they haven’t gone through the training now required to get a permit. The legislation would also expand the state’s “castle doctrine” by allowing invited guests such as baby sitters to...
  • Gun Stolen from Back Pocket at Phoenix McDonalds (with video link)

    05/13/2016 5:34:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A handgun was stolen from the back pocket of a legal gun carrier at a Phoenix McDonald’s on Saturday, 30 April, about 3:45 p.m. Link to video In a nation of millions of gun carriers, strange things happen. Both concealed carriers and open carriers have had handguns stolen from them in the past.  Concealed carry handguns are usually stolen after the gun is discovered during a robbery or assault. Open carriers’ guns have been stolen in a couple of armed robberies.  One of those was when the openly carried gun was required to be unloaded by law.  One concealed...
  • Violent Criminals and Holsters are Seldom Found Together

    05/10/2016 3:53:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Police have long understood that violent criminals almost never use holsters.  The obvious reason is that a gun is readily abandoned by tossing it from a car, in a dumpster, down a drain, or off a bridge.  A holster, normally worn on a belt, is much harder to discard, and can result in embarrassing questions when found in a search.  Having a holster on ones person when you are not allowed to carry or possess a firearm becomes rather problematic.Here is a comment from Landric  at defensivecarry.com: There is no real firm answer, but in general, no street thugs...
  • Progress in Restoring the Right to Carry Arms in the United States

    04/08/2016 5:29:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The graphic display above does a superb job of conveying the progress that Second Amendment supporters have made in restoring a practical right to carry arms in the United States.  The right to keep and bear arms, codified in the Second Amendment, has been under attack in the United States since the 1830s, as power hungry governments found ways to infringe on the right under various pretexes, excuses, and fearmongering. First came the attacks on the concealed carry of arms.  This was justified under the pretext that it gave an unfair advantage to people with nefarious purposes.  It was...
  • Otter signs permitless concealed-carry law, despite concerns; also signs bill restricting HOAs

    03/25/2016 6:59:19 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | MARCH 25, 2016, | unknown
    [Idaho] Gov. Butch Otter signed two controversial bills into law today: The permitless concealed-carry bill, and the bill banning homeowner’s associations from restricting short-term rentals. He expressed concerns about the gun bill, but signed it nonetheless. The gun bill, SB 1389, allows Idahoans age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit inside city limits. Otter proclaimed himself “a gun owner, a hunter and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association,” but said nevertheless, he has concerns about the bill. “I am concerned about its lack of any provision for education and training of individuals who choose...
  • 7 Great Second Amendment Quotes

    03/24/2016 1:10:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America George Mason — “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” (Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788)
  • Alaska Campus Carry; More Power for The Board of Regents?

    03/11/2016 8:10:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alaska instituted a ban on concealed carry sometime after statehood in 1959.  They reformed the law to a shall issue permit system in 1994.  The University of Alaska instituted a no weapons policy in 1995.  Alaska was the first state to restore permitless carry in 2003.  It added a strong pre-emption law forbidding government entities from enacting law more restrictive than state law, about 10 years ago. The National Conference of State Legislators claims that 23 states allow campuses to decide for themselves whether to ban concealed weapons or not.  They include Alaska on that list.  Their claim does...
  • Permitless concealed carry in West Virginia soon to be law

    03/07/2016 10:59:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | Mar 6, 2016 | John Asebe
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145. The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns. The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.
  • University of Texas tries to defy part of new campus carry law

    02/20/2016 2:02:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The new campus carry law in Texas takes effect in August, but if the University of Texas has its way it won’t be a smooth transition. The university president seems to be taking the attitude of someone being dragged kicking and screaming into accepting the law of the land and he’s planning to mandate some extra-legal restrictions on his own. The big sticking point seems to be that he thinks he’s within his rights to ban guns in university housing. (Fox News) Texas’ new law allowing college students to carry guns on public campuses doesn’t take effect until August, but...