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  • Trump: Background checks will 'never' pass if concealed carry is attached

    02/28/2018 1:46:57 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump pushed back Wednesday against a GOP lawmaker's proposal to attach a concealed carry measure to background checks legislation, saying it would “never” pass. Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), the No. 3 House Republican and a lawmaker who was gravely wounded in a shooting just last summer, offered the proposal at a White House meeting between Trump and lawmakers from both parties that was aired live on cable television. He suggested adding the concealed carry measure, which would allow permits for concealed weapons to cross state lines, to a background check bill known as the Fix NICS (National Instant Criminal...
  • CNN Analyst: Female Teachers Can't Conceal Carry Because They Wear Dresses

    02/27/2018 2:08:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies ^ | February 27, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    We've heard a whole range of reasons for why individuals are opposed to arming trained teachers in schools after President Trump suggested it as a way to stop would be school shooters. Some of those explanations have been a bit more irrational than others. For instance, Matt reported on MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell suggesting handgun bullets simply don't move fast enough to stop a gunman.We now have this hot take from CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes, who argued Monday that women can't conceal carry because it would not work with their wardrobes. He used Sandy Hook Elementary, where...
  • Man shoots, kills attacker during attempted robbery outside northwest side business: police

    02/26/2018 12:52:57 PM PST · by UB355 · 12 replies
    WISN TV Milwaukee, WI ^ | 2/26/2018 | WISN
    MILWAUKEE — A man fought back and shot another man who was trying to rob him early Monday in the parking lot of Milwaukee MachineTool Corporation in the city's northwest side Silverswan neighborhood, police said. In a statement, Milwaukee police said a 21-year-old man died outside the business near North 91st Street and West Flagg Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. The shooter, described only as a 24-year-old man, remained on the property cooperated with police, the statement said. A person who talked to staff inside the company told WISN 12 NEWS that the shooter is an employee who had just...
  • Who is Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel?

    02/25/2018 4:42:59 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/24/2018 | Phillip Valys
    Israel has historically been vocal concerning gun violence, opposing open-carry legislation and one law that would allow concealed weapons on campuses. He began implementing body cameras for his deputies in 2016. This week, Israel announced that deputies guarding Broward County Schools will now carry rifle, including AR-15s... a police officer assigned to Stoneman Douglas resigned after failing to enter the Parkland school as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students and faculty. Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” The sheriff placed two other deputies under investigation for their handling of...
  • Gun Training Classes for Ohio Teachers SELL OUT After Hundreds Sign Up

    02/25/2018 3:42:10 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Ohio teachers are flocking to a gun training class being offered by an Ohio Sheriff’s department. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told Fox & Friends that when they decided to offer the firearm training class to teachers they expected maybe 20 educators to sign up — instead there were hundreds. “We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Jones said. The class was open to teachers as well...
  • Trump Pushes to Allow Troops to Carry Personal Weapons on Bases

    02/23/2018 8:23:57 PM PST · by aimhigh · 25 replies ^ | 02/23/2018 | Richard Sisk
    President Donald Trump said Friday that he would review policies that keep troops from carrying personal weapons onto military bases. . . Defense Department policy mainly has been that base security is the province of military police. In most cases, troops are required to leave their personal weapons at home or check them at the gate in an effort to prevent accidental shootings and discourage suicides. "We had a number of instances on military bases, you know that," Trump said in his speech, apparently referring to active shooter episodes.
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • Liberal concealed carry versus conservative concealed carry

    02/22/2018 5:31:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    News | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Godless liberals conceal carry in order to kill someone who disagrees with them. Conservative concealed carry individuals carry guns to protect people around them no matter what their point of view is. One side has a good value system. The other does not. The proper use of weapons is all about values.
  • Kopel: 14th Amendment gives Congress power to pass concealed carry reciprocity

    01/18/2018 8:10:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Greely Tribune ^ | 17 January, 2017 | David Kopel
    David KopelIndependence Institute January 17, 2018 David B. Kopel The House of Representatives recently passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 with bipartisan support. The act would allow people eligible to carry a concealed firearm in their home state to carry in other states, as well.Opponents contend the act violates federalism. Actually, the act is well within congressional powers under the 14th Amendment. That amendment was enacted specifically to give Congress the power to act against state infringements of national civil rights.Section one of the 14th Amendment forbids states to violate civil rights. Section five of the amendment...
  • Rare Event NC: North Carolina Open Carrier has Gun Stolen

    01/06/2018 4:53:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On the afternoon of 22 December, 2017, in the WalMart on Skibo Road, an open carrier had his firearm stolen from him. The precise circumstances remain unknown. No shots were fired. The thief  is reported to have ran away with the firearm. From About 3 p.m., Fayetteville police spokeswoman Asia Cannon said, inaccurate information based on radio scanner traffic began circulating about a shooting at the Walmart. Officers arrived and discovered that a man had grabbed a gun off another man who was open-carrying the weapon. The man who grabbed the gun then ran off.Image from Guns...
  • Open Carry Firearm Stolen In North Carolina Walmart

    01/03/2018 12:53:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 87 replies ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    There’s a lot of debate that takes place around the idea of open carry. Many argue that open carry is tactically stupid as it makes it clear to any potential bad guy who to take out first during a robbery. Others counter with arguments about how open carry initiates conversations about the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms. Both are good points, but for one open carrier in Fayetteville, NC, open carry isn’t such a grand thing these days. An incident involving a stolen gun caused a commotion at Walmart on Skibo Road on Thursday afternoon....
  • Appendix Carry – what's all the hype about?

    01/03/2018 6:04:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/3/2018 | J Hines
    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. Whoa, lets put the brakes on here, in the appendix carry video Rob Leatham(Team Springfield) is...
  • Massad Ayoob’s 10 Commandments Of Concealed Carry

    12/24/2017 7:59:45 AM PST · by Strac6 · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Massad Ayoob
    COMMANDMENT I: If You Choose To Carry, Always Carry As Much As Possible Hollywood actors get to see the script beforehand, and nothing is fired at them but blanks. You don’t have either luxury. Criminals attack people in times and places where they don’t think the victims will be prepared for them. It’s what they do. The only way to be prepared to ward off such predators is to always be prepared: i.e., to be routinely armed and constantly ready to respond to deadly threats against you and those who count on you for protection. It’s not about convenience; it’s...
  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner
    Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate. Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority...
  • H.R. 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity, Passes House, 231-198

    12/06/2017 3:28:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The United States House of Representatives has passed H.R. 38, the national concealed carry reciprocity act. The vote was 321 to 198 on Wednesday, 6 December. The fate of the bill now goes to the United States Senate. The official results will show up at in a few hours. In the Senate, it is uncertain if enough Democrats will vote for the bill to overcome the 60 vote fillibuster barrier. Eight Democrat Senators are from states with either Shall Issue or Constitutional Carry law in their states. Six of the Democrat Senators  are from Shall Issue concealed carry...
  • House passes gun reciprocity, faces challenge in Senate from Dems and gun control advocates

    12/06/2017 2:33:57 PM PST · by Sopater · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2017 | Joseph Weber
    House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters. But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support. “For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” Rep....
  • Top 5 Concealed Carry Guns for Seniors

    12/01/2017 6:23:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/1/2017 | J Hines
    As you get older in age, your CCW pistol may not be the same as when you were young. Your hand strength may not be the same as it was. Here are things to consider when choosing a handgun for concealed carry for seniors: easy trigger pullgrip ergonomicrecoileasy operation There are many fine handguns to choose from but we’re narrowing it down to some great brands that fits the senior level criteria. Here's our top 5 concealed carry pistols for seniors: Glock 26 One of the most popular for concealed carry and fits the criteria for seniors, especially the ergonomic...
  • What's your Caliber for Concealed Carry?

    11/28/2017 6:50:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 74 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/28/2017 | J Hines
    Caliber debate has been going on for every kind of guns even for the concealed carrier. Many gun smarts utilize ballistics reports and mini-science. When it comes to handguns, everyone are looking at what law enforcement are using and they go with that. But is that the right way to figure this debate? As a consumer/concealed carrier, the question is still will a .45cal better at stopping an attacker than a 9mm? What about a .40cal or .22mag? Unfortunately, there is no straight forward answer. Decisions, Decisions For consumers knowing what the different calibers can do can help you decide...
  • Candlelight Vigils, Makeshift Shrines and Bad Guys

    11/15/2017 10:21:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | 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, 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...