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  • Boulder police: Armed witness rescued woman from attempted murder outside church

    08/01/2015 11:50:48 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Daily Camera Boulder News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Alex Burness
    Police describe Heriberto Haro-Luna, drunk and incensed, confronting his recently estranged wife in a Boulder church parking lot, trapping her by the neck and threatening to slit her throat as she uttered final prayers. It was just before 6 p.m. Thursday, and an employee of Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 14th Street and Mapleton Avenue, happened to be walking to his car — with his concealed handgun — as the confrontation simmered. "He presented (the gun) and told the man to leave her alone," he added. "It was very fortunate he was there." Seeing the weapon, police say, Haro-Luna fled...
  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that today’s senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or he’ll be arrested

    07/22/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/22/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.
  • Report: As Conceal Carry Permits Climb, Murder Rates Drop

    07/19/2015 1:51:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Gun control advocates insist that tougher gun laws will reduce murder rates, but according to a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, just the opposite has been true under President Obama. Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report: -- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest...
  • Download new research on concealed carry laws here: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across US: 2015

    07/19/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | July 13, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Abstract: Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report: -- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. -- 5.2% of the total adult population has a permit. -- Five states now have more than 10% of their...
  • Did threat level change July 4 plans?

    07/04/2015 8:52:31 AM PDT · by Wheelman81 · 22 replies
    self | 7/4/15 | Wheelman81
    Happy 4th! Hugh Hewitt posed a question to his listeners this past week, after interviewing Mike Pompeo (sp.?) about terrorism concerns over the holiday. Pompeo said that there was heightened concern that attacks could occur in the US over the July 4 holiday. Hugh's question was: Does this change your plans for the holiday weekend? One would think that the most common answer is: 'I'm concerned and plan to avoid public celebrations.' It had the opposite effect on me. My wife was mildly surprised when I said we should go to a local fireworks display last night. (I'm not usually...
  • Free Meal with Concealed Handgun License

    07/02/2015 5:23:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Chicken Express, located at 2 Warnock Springs Rd in Magnolia, Arkansas, is offering a free meal to people who present a concealed handgun license at their location on July 4th, 2015.   From facebook.com: On Saturday July 4th we will be giving a FREE #1 combo to anyone with a Conceal Handgun License. This will be DINE IN ONLY. You must have your License with you! We hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! There have been a number of other businesses that welcome both the open and concealed carry of firearms and offer promotions based on...
  • IL: Black man Shoots two Unarmed White Men; no Charges expected

    06/30/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The headline is incendiary.  It is meant to be to show the double standard that has been inculcated in this country, and to show that black people are routinely treated fairly under the law.    There is a myth that has been built and supported by the old media that only white people can use guns in self defense.  The mythology erroneously states that if black people use guns in self defense, they will be jailed.  In fact, black people are using guns in self defense more and more, and they are finding that the law applies to them the...
  • Gay Marriage Ruling Paves The Way for Concealed Carry National Reciprocity

    06/30/2015 6:42:59 AM PDT · by all the best · 25 replies
    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News ^ | June 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that every state must recognize same sex marriages, they used a basis for judgement that will not easily stop at same sex marriage. In fact, it is a basis for judgement that should offer itself to national reciprocity of concealed carry permits and permit holders. The SCOTUS legalized same sex marriage by finding a right which Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan ruled as beyond a state-by-state prerogative via the 14th Amendment. Crucial in this ruling is the fact that same sex...
  • SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage mandates nationwide concealed carry reciprocity

    06/28/2015 11:10:19 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6-26-15 | Bob Owens
    If you’re following any of the various media outlets this morning, you’re probably aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has just extended gay marriage to all 50 states. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. The outcome is...
  • Charleston shooting prompts gun-rights supporters to call for more concealed-carry at churches

    06/19/2015 2:24:08 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    He was a young gunman bent on shooting as many worshippers as possible, but Matthew J. Murray never got as far as Dylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday’s South Carolina church massacre. Murray had already shot and killed two people in the parking lot when he burst into the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. Before he could pull the trigger again, however, the 24-year-old shooter was gunned down by Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security guard with a concealed-carry permit. That was eight years ago, but even though Ms. Assam was credited for saving as many as 100 lives that...
  • Concealed weapons of California: The numbers

    06/16/2015 6:43:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Reveal News ^ | 06/16/2015 | Matt Drange
    Requests from more than 16,000 Californians to carry a concealed gun in public are in limbo, pending a final decision in a landmark lawsuit that’s scheduled to be reheard today in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. Some of these requests are in file boxes down the street at the San Francisco Police Department, which saw a spike in applications after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state’s “good cause” requirement as unconstitutional last year. 70,593 – The number of Californians with an active concealed carry permit. That’s about 0.2 percent of the state population, well below...
  • Open Carry Activists Win Victory!

    06/15/2015 6:23:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The open carry activists did not win the open carry victory in Texas because of public opinion, at least not on the superficial and transitory image of public opinion that is usually measured.   It was won because the activists developed means and methods to communicate around the elite establishment, grew their own organizations and vision, and exerted raw political power to bend the government to their will. They had several advantages.   The facts were on their side;  the Constitution is on their side; and the culture is on their side.  Against them were the big government elites, big media,...
  • Permit holder protects woman that he was with from being shot by robbers

    06/06/2015 6:10:34 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 6, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    The robbery and shooting took place at 10:30 PM on Friday night just as the couple was leaving the Shell's restaurant at 2101 East Fowler Avenue. From Tampa Bay, Florida (CBS-TV Channel 10 News): ". . . According to Tampa Police Department, the two suspects approached the victims with a gun drawn while the victims were leaving the Shells restaurant. The suspects then robbed the man and woman. As the woman turned to run, the suspect aimed his gun in her direction. "The other victim, who had a Concealed Carry permit, drew his weapon and shot the suspect in the...
  • Female Concealed Carrier Shoots Knife-Wielding Robber In Houston

    06/06/2015 10:06:32 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    BearingArms ^ | 06/06/2015 | Bob Owens
    The woman, in her mid-30s, pulled into an Exxon station about 6 p.m. along FM 2100 and Saddle Creek Farms Drive. She was in the driver’s seat when a man suddenly got into the passenger side. He pulled out a knife and demanded her cash, Harris County sheriff’s deputies said. The woman agreed and reached over to her purse. But instead of money, she pulled out a pistol. “She shoots him one time in the left shoulder,” Deputy Thomas Gilliland said. The man fled, running north along FM 2100. He collapsed about a quarter-mile away.
  • MI: Black Woman's Life Matters... in Detroit

    06/05/2015 7:05:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent carjacking attempt was stopped cold by a black woman.   A black woman armed with a .357 Sig Sauer pistol and training.    Only a few years ago, this would have been a highly unlikely event.  Michigan passed a shall issue concealed carry law in 2001.  Detroit's city government was initially hostile to the idea, but by 2010, five city council members had permits.  After  Detroit declared bankruptcy, emergency manager Kevin Orr appointed Chief Craig in July of 2013, freeing him from dependence on the Mayor and City Council, unlike most large city police chiefs.  Chief Craig has been...
  • NC: Journalist Discovers Concealed Carry

    06/03/2015 2:40:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In a USA today column, journalist John Boyle experimented with carrying a concealed weapon.   It expanded his horizons, as stepping outside of comfortable self-limits often does.  From usatoday.com: For my part, I don't see myself continuing to walk into Subway or go grocery shopping with a loaded .25-caliber pistol in my front pocket, or my .357 magnum on my hip. It just seems like it would lead to way more problems than it would solve. I'm glad to have the permit, should I ever feel the need to carry frequently, but for now, I think I'm going to stick...
  • The Rape of Kitty Genovese

    06/02/2015 5:20:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Over the course of the last half-century, the media has botched its coverage of numerous high profile crimes. Sometimes, the reporting is intentionally inaccurate because the reporter is interested in advancing a certain worldview, rather than simply reporting the news. Among the worst examples of this is the now 51-year-old story of the rape and murder of Kitty Genovese. You’ve probably heard the story before. Genovese was returning from her job as a bartender in the middle of a March night in Queens, New York, in 1964. A man named Winston Moseley who had raped and killed other women attacked...
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DC’s concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show “a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community” as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DC’s ban on carrying firearms outside of one’s home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DC’s onerous statute.
  • Judge Scullin Issues Preliminary Injunciton; D.C. Permits to be Shall Issue

    05/18/2015 8:26:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In two opinions issued today, 18 May, 2015, Judge Scullin essentially ended the Palmer v. D.C. case by refusing to issue a contempt citation against the D.C. government.  But, in another ruling on the new D.C. law, Judge Scullin issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of particular sections of the D.C. permit to carry law.   Those sections of the law are the ones that allow the police chief to turn down permits if they do not have "good reason" for them.  Here are the last paragraphs of the opinion: ORDERS that Defendants, their officers, agents, servants, employees,...
  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Gun Reform Law on 12 May

    05/17/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Deal signed the gun law reform bill, HB 492(pdf), into law on Tuesday the 12th of May, 2015.  The law is one of a multitude of gun law reforms sweeping the nation since President Obama took office.    Some laws, such as the  constitutional carry law passed in Kansas this year, offer sweeping restoration of second amendment rights that have been slowly infringed on over the last century.  Others offer more incremental change. HB 492 is one of the latter.  It cleans up some language from previous bills, and makes some small improvements.  From georgiacarry.org: 1) Clarifies that government...
  • One man dead after attempted carjacking in Orem (UT)

    05/03/2015 10:03:20 AM PDT · by zlala · 37 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 2 2015 | Jasen Lee and Marjorie Cortez
    A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man with concealed weapons permit who was attempting to stop the man from carjacking a woman's SUV.
  • Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn't convince Kroger to ban guns

    04/27/2015 8:26:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 27, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.” On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him. From Fox News 16 in Little Rock, Arkansas:
  • Advocacy group takes aim at music fest's 'no gun' policy (Oklahoma)

    04/15/2015 6:56:13 AM PDT · by profdeming · 8 replies
    Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript ^ | April 15, 2015 | Jessica Bruha
    A statewide Second Amendment advocacy group said they plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Norman regarding the legality of a “no guns policy” at the Norman Music Festival. “That’s an encroachment on Second Amendment rights,” said Don Spencer, vice president of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, on Tuesday. “The city is undermining the state’s preemption law.” The free music festival is scheduled for April 23-25 in downtown Norman. The advocacy group is asking the court to either prohibit the enforcement of the “no gun” policy or prohibit the Norman Music Festival from taking place, according to...
  • Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

    03/27/2015 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a woman’s right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned. After all, only American Liberals would believe that a woman being raped is morally superior to a rapist being shot. Arguing that concealed carry on college campuses would actually “reinforce rape culture” on campus, an editorial in the University of North Carolina’s student’s newspaper argued against arming young (law abiding) women.Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence…...
  • Early Concealed Carry Before Permits (photo)

    02/24/2015 6:10:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Many have speculated on the reason for the hand inside the coat pose of officers during Civil War photographs.   Perhaps it was to render access to a concealed weapon.  These, after all, were military officers. Is that the bulge of a Smith & Wesson #1 under his left arm?  It is about the right size.   The number one was one of the first easily concealable cartridge pistols.  It was first produced in 1857 and was in great demand by officers in the Civil War. As a .22 short, we might not think of it as having much stopping power. ...
  • Let’s not be so quick to believe gun-control rhetoric

    02/16/2015 2:32:15 PM PST · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    People walking the streets with guns pose a danger to others, right? With 12 million Americans across all 50 states now having concealed handgun permits, one would think that this question would have been settled one way or another. In fact, contrary to the rhetoric by gun-control organizations, permit holders almost never use their guns to commit violent crimes. Last Wednesday, The New York Times claimed “there should be no disputing” a new report, which claims there were 722 gun deaths nationwide from May 2007 to February 2015 that were not self-defense. The Times asserts: “The full death toll attributable...
  • Concealed Carry Can Help Reduce Sexual Assault at Universities

    02/14/2015 6:30:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    In a time where sexual assault is on the rise at American universities, it's important to curb this trend by effective means.How can universities best address and eradicate the threat of sexual assault on campus? Allow concealed carry on campus. Seven states–Wyoming, Montana, Florida, Texas, Indiana, North Dakota, and now South Dakota–are considering legislation to permit concealed carry at universities. As more Americans channel support for gun rights over gun control, legislation to repeal gun-free zones and permit concealed carry should be deliberated in more states. Universities are gun-free zones, which make them prime targets for criminals. Evidence shows that...
  • MI: Legislature Serious about Passing Gun Reform Law

    02/07/2015 1:44:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    L On January 15, 2015, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder vetoed gun reform legislation that had strong support in the legislature.   Snyder cited concerns that were drummed up in a media campaign by the bill's opponents.  The bills sponsors consistently said that the complaints were baseless.  To obtain the governor's signature, the new legislature has removed the small bit of the legislation that Governor Snyder objected to, and passed the new bill, known as SB34 with over a 3-1 vote.  From mlive.com: LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led Senate on Tuesday, in its first official vote of the 2015-16 session, approved...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits top 240,000 in 2014

    02/07/2015 6:18:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin concealed carry permits topped 240,000 in 2014, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  From the jsonline.com: Nearly 34,000 were issued permits, raising the total number in Wisconsin to 242,488, according to an annual report from the Department of Justice. The permits have been a success by most observers standards, following the pattern in other states.  The first permits were issued late in 2011.  Only one person with a permit has been convicted of a homicide since that time.   Wisconsin has an adult population (21 or over) of about 4.3 million.   Thus, people with permits are about...
  • Ohio Police Officer: Hey, Thanks For Carrying A Concealed Firearm (VIDEO)

    02/05/2015 6:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Now, here’s something you don’t see everyday; a police officer from Ohio doing a routine traffic stop thanked the person he pulled over for having a concealed carry permit. The man, who recorded the traffic stop, was driving 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. According to Ohio law, if you’re approached by law enforcement–and you’re carrying a concealed firearm– you must inform them. “I’m happy to see more people with their CCWs [concealed carry weapons permit], especially with the world becoming the way it is,” said the officer. VIDEO He then issued the man a warning and...
  • Upper Darby cops: Man fatally shoots assailant in botched robbery

    02/05/2015 10:53:44 AM PST · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    The Reporter News ^ | 02/05/2015 | TIMOTHY LOGUE
    . . . . After the robber demanded money, Chitwood said the older man “immediately reached out to the gunman’s right hand” and attempted to take control of the gun. “A struggle ensues — this is a 67-year-old tangling with a much younger man — and as (the robbery victim) starts to lose his balance, he reaches into his waistband and pulls out his gun, a .38-caliber revolver,” Chitwood said. “As he’s falling backwards, he fires one shot.” The robbery suspect, described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, was shot once in the head and...
  • Ky. accepting online concealed-carry permit applications

    02/04/2015 1:17:16 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 4 replies
    WKYT ^ | 2/1/15 | Staff
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gun owners in Kentucky can get permits to carry concealed weapons under a new online application process.</p> <p>The Courier-Journal reports that the process requires state police to either issue or deny a license within 15 days of receiving an electronic application. That's quicker than the 60-day processing period allowed for paper applications.</p>
  • MN: Councilman with Gun acts, defends Colleagues

    01/28/2015 10:35:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In the dramatic video from inside the New Hope, Minnesota city council chambers, one of the council members reacts to the sound of gunfire outside of the doors by drawing his own weapon and preparing to defend his colleagues.  Link to video: It is clear that the council member on the left of the screen has considered this sort of scenario, and is mentally prepared.   Immediately after the shots are fired, you hear a voice saying, "Get down!, Get down!".  As the video progresses, and shows the councilman with the handgun on the left, it is clear that he...
  • Nine stabbed on Tel Aviv bus in suspected terrorist attack

    01/20/2015 10:57:08 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    JPost ^ | 1-21-15 | Ben Hartman
    A suspected terrorist stabbed at least nine people on the 40 bus line in Tel Aviv near the Maariv junction on Wednesday morning. Two of the victims were seriously injured and several others suffered moderate injuries, Magen David Adom said. Others at the scene were treated for shock. The injured were evacuated to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and Ichilov Hospital at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv. The attacker fled on foot but was shot and neutralized by police and is being questioned. The assailant is a 23-year-old man from the West Bank city of Tulkarm, illegally...
  • Shopper Tackles Man With Gun At Walmart In Florida (concealed carry)

    01/21/2015 9:05:03 AM PST · by aimhigh · 65 replies
    WFMY News2 ^ | 01/21/2015 | WFMYNews
    A Lithia man has been charged after he tackled another man Tuesday who had a handgun in a holster -- and a permit to carry -- at a Walmart. Foster had seen Daniels getting out of his vehicle in the lot with handgun, under his coat and in a holster. Foster followed him into the store and then attacked the Daniels, the sheriff's office said.
  • MI:Open Carrier Accused of Concealed Carry in Detroit: Jury Trial, Not Guilty!

    01/19/2015 5:01:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Several months ago, Elijah Woody was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.   Elijah Woody is an active member of an open carry group, Hells Saints, in Detroit, that was featured in an MSNBC video about open carry.  I wrote about Elijah's arrest and allegations of misconduct by the Detroit police officers, all of whom are black, as is Elijah.  The trial ended yesterday, Friday, the 16th of January, 2015.  I found the story riveting.  It makes you appreciate juries.   This is the sort of story that Eric Holder should be concerned with, but will never be investigated by...
  • Texas gun group simulates Paris shooting

    01/16/2015 5:42:41 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-15-15 | Andrea Lucia
    Could any or all of the victims in the Paris attack have survived if they had guns to protect themselves? One Texas gun group tried to find out by organizing a simulation on a set designed to look like the offices of Charlie Hebdo, hoping to learn how things might have been different in Paris or any other mass shooting. KTVT's Andrea Lucia reports.
  • FL: SB 290 Re-Introduced to Reform Florida Gun Law During Emergencies

    01/13/2015 4:11:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida State Senator Bandes aims to restore a portion of second amendment rights in the state.   A quirk in the State law prevents people from taking their firearms with them during emergencies, including mandated emergency evacuations.  Here is the stated purpose of SB 290.From flsenate.gov: 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to carrying a concealed weapon or a 3 concealed firearm; amending s. 790.01, F.S.; providing 4 an exemption from criminal penalties for carrying a 5 concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when 6 evacuating pursuant to a mandatory evacuation order 7 during a declared...
  • WI: Armed Citizen from Tennessee Shows Restraint when faced with fake gun in Wisconsin

    12/28/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the notoriously anti-second amendment town of Madison, Wisconsin, a concealed carry permit holder from Tennessee refrained from shooting a man who menaced him with a fake, but gun shaped and realistic looking laser/lighter.  The man drew his real gun but did not shoot.  The case contrasts with similar, recent cases where the police have shot people who pointed toy guns at them, and/or refused to obey commands while being armed with what turned out to be fake, but real looking guns.  From cityofmadison.com: Shortly after 10:55pm, on 12/24/2014, a 22-year-old female walked out of Walgreens and was planning...
  • LA: CCW Fail: Gun Stolen in Armed Robbery

    12/26/2014 12:24:24 PM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Another concealed carry failure happened that might have been prevented by open carry.  In this rare event,  a concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit holder was robbed of his defensive firearm.   He was pistol whipped to the head before he could draw, indicating that his attackers did not wish to draw attention with a shot, and/or they did not wish an obvious murder.   It is likely that if the victim had been openly carrying his firearm, the robbers would have chosen less dangerous prey.   From uptownmessenger.com: The victim, a man in his 40s, was near Henry Clay and Coliseum...
  • Freep a poll!(Florida allow concealed carry on the campuses of state colleges and universities?)

    12/11/2014 5:04:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    theledger.com ^ | 12-11-14 | The Ledger
    Should Florida allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities? Yes No
  • Right-to-Carry Laws Linked to Violent Crime

    11/19/2014 8:11:36 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Newser ^ | 11/17/14 | Jenn Gidman
    STANFORD STUDY CONFLICTS WITH PREVIOUS STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNS For years, gun-rights advocates cited a 1997 paper's claim that "allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes." The National Research Council came out with its own take in 2004, saying there was "no credible evidence that 'right-to-carry' laws … either decrease or increase violent crime." Now researchers from Stanford University have confronted the "vexing task" of extending that data even further, and come to their own conclusion: that right-to-carry (or concealed-carry) laws are actually linked to an increase in violent crimes. The researchers say the strongest evidence concerned aggravated-assault data, which...
  • Court (9th Circuit?) Decision Likely ends California Restrictions on Concealed Carry

    11/12/2014 12:59:34 PM PST · by petro45acp · 42 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/12/2014 | Fox News
    Law-abiding Californians may not need to justify their need to carry concealed weapons, after the same three-judge panel that struck down restrictions on the permits earlier this year ruled Wednesday that it is too late for new opponents to join the fight against the ruling. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from appealing its ruling in a case originally brought by an independent journalist who sued the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department over its policy of requiring a specific reason for being allowed to...
  • MO State Senator Arrested Outside Ferguson Police Station with Loaded Handgun, Reeked of Alcohol

    10/21/2014 7:36:09 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 89 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/21/2014
    A Missouri state senator was arrested after causing a disturbance at a Ferguson police station. The senator, Jamilah Nasheed, had a fully loaded 9mm handgun and eight additional rounds on her person. Senator Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test, despite having a strong smell of alcohol. Nasheed was arrested and charged with violation of a Obey Lawful Order of Police and Manner of Walking in the Roadway. Nasheed claims innocence, stating that: “It was a symbolic arrest – sending a message to the protesters that we can protest peacefully and that we must protest peacefully and that we want...
  • 4 people reportedly try to rob bar, customer kills 2 of them

    10/05/2014 2:22:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10-4-14 | Samantha Ptashkin
    HOUSTON - Two people were killed early Saturday morning after deputies say four men tried to rob a bar in northwest Harris County. Four men with guns went into EJ's Place on Kuykendahl and Colwell roads around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said when they tried to rob the bar, one of the customers pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing two of the suspects. The other two alleged robbers left the scene. The customer who pulled the trigger also left before law enforcement arrived. Deputies are now trying to locate him.
  • Washington DC Maintains Its Prohibition on the Second Amendment

    09/19/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Washington DC has been ordered to allow concealed handguns… But, c’mon, let’s not get carried away. I mean, why on Earth would we rush to allow such American freedoms in America’s capitol, right? Following in the footsteps of liberal enclaves like Boston, New York, and the People’s Republic of California, Washington DC is paying lip service to the Second Amendment by crafting a “May Issue” concealed carry rule.Essentially, the rule amounts to an arbitrary case-by-case determination of concealed carry applications, where applicants will be asked to provide a “legitimate” reason for carrying a gun. According to WJLA:The District is seeking to...
  • Idaho professor accidentally shoots himself in the foot in chemistry class

    09/04/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT · by Rio · 48 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9/3/2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    An Idaho State University assistant professor with a concealed-carry gun permit shot himself in the foot with a semiautomatic handgun that accidentally discharged from inside his pocket in a chemistry classroom full of students, police said on Wednesday.
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...