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  • MO State Senator Arrested Outside Ferguson Police Station with Loaded Handgun, Reeked of Alcohol

    10/21/2014 7:36:09 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 87 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...
  • Chicago robberies drop 20% after concealed carry permits are issued

    08/25/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    When’s the last time you heard any good news out of Chicago, at least as it relates to crime figures? Well, prepare yourselves for a change from the status quo. While the murder rate and gang violence are still bad – and frequently in the local news – the robbery rate has gone down recently. And the police think they might know why. Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and...
  • Gov. Perry stripped of his right to conceal carry and buy ammo

    08/20/2014 1:00:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 164 replies
    Rare ^ | 8-20-14 | Ken Herman (Austin American Statesman)
    For those of you who’ve been sleeping since it happened Friday, Travis County grand jurors indicted Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. The first count carries a possible prison term of five to 99 years. The second, two to 10. I’m no expert on law or math, but I believe those potential sentences each exceed one year. And there’s more. As an indictee, Perry’s state-issued Concealed Handgun License, assuming he still has one — his office didn’t know as of Tuesday afternoon — will be suspended until the case against him is...
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Geraldo Rivera makes a complete mess of the Taylor Woolrich case on Fox News

    08/07/2014 5:50:28 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 21 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | August 7, 2014 | John R Lott
    Taylor Woolrich’s case was discussed on Fox News this afternoon. Unfortunately, Geraldo Rivera was on to discuss Taylor’s case and he was very ill informed about what was happening. Here are just five errors in his discussion. 1) Bennett could be released from jail at any time and Taylor calls up every day to make sure that he hasn’t posted bail. Bennett has hired one of the very best defense lawyers in San Diego county, and apparently has been able to post a large retainer of hundreds of thousands of dollars for the lawyer. His bail is set at $300,000,...
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: “This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. That’s akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesn’t work that way.” So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesday’s meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • The Courts Advance Concealed Guns

    08/03/2014 12:23:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Gun-control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Recently, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. Anti-gun forces have been losing in legislatures for a long time. Now they are finding that even where they win, they lose. Washington used to have the strictest gun laws in America. Besides the prohibition of concealed guns, all firearms had to be registered and handgun ownership was forbidden. The restrictions had no evident effect on crime: In the 1990s, the nation's capital was known as the murder capital. But they invited...
  • Deputies, Police Reserves, and Militia

    07/30/2014 2:52:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There were no police at the time the Constitution was written and the Bill of Rights ratified.   Police as we know them did not come into being until a couple of decades later, in the UK, with Sir Robert Peel.   There, giving the police power was resisted as an infringement on local power for a considerable time, and police only gradually spread across the United States. Police forces have taken over many of the functions of local militias, and are for the most part, locally controlled.   The closest modern equivalent of to the militia of the constitutional era are...
  • Officer takes cover as man with concealed carry permit fires at suspect

    07/29/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/29/2014 | Carlos Sadovi
    A man with a concealed carry permit shot at an armed robbery suspect who was running from a cell phone store in Crestwood, prompting an officer who was also chasing the suspect to take cover, police said. The man with the permit told police he was about to step inside an AT&T store at 4756 W. Cal-Sag Road around noon Saturday when he noticed the store was being robbed, Crestwood police said in a statement. The man said he stayed outside to prevent anyone from entering, police said. After he saw the suspect leaving through a back door, he entered...
  • Wisconsin Carry Chairman supports David Clarke for Sheriff

    07/29/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin Carry, Inc ^ | 7-29-14 | Nik Clark
    Greetings in Freedom, Ordinarily a County Sheriff's election wouldn't be notable for the larger state. In this case however, I'd like to share what is going on in Milwaukee County because the Sheriff's race here has drastic implications for the entire state and country. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke rocked the boat here in SE Wisconsin and nationally when he issued public service announcements in 2013 that encouraged people to take responsibility for their own safety including training to use a firearm in self defense. His public service announcements went viral because while self-defense is only common sense, its extremely...
  • A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive

    07/28/2014 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them. Doctors and medical professionals should be allowed to carry concealed. Last week, a psychiatrist named Dr. Lee Silverman technically broke the letter of the law by carrying concealed at work. He courageously saved innocent lives by pulling his trigger on a mad gunman before anyone else scarcely had time to dial 911. On July 24, a 49-year-old patient of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital smuggled a loaded firearm into the Darby, Pennsylvania medical complex. Richard...
  • Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job

    07/25/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job July 25 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post As we reported yesterday, it would seem that an armed doctor in Pennsylvania prevented a possible mass shooting at the hospital he was working at. The doctor managed to land several chest hits on the suspect after he had shot another person and wounded the doctor. However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman), may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health...
  • Gunman shoots two at Darby hospital, doctor returns fire

    07/24/2014 3:41:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/24/2014 | Ben Finley, Allison Steele and Laura McCrystal
    A gunman opened fire inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County on Thursday afternoon, killing a female caseworker and grazing a psychiatrist in the head, police said. Officials believe the doctor then drew his own weapon and shot the assailant, hitting him three times and critically injuring him, said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan. The psychiatrist , 52, is expected to recover. Donald Molineux, chief of the nearby Yeadon Police Department, said the doctor "without a doubt saved lives" by firing back.
  • Book Review: Rise of the Anti-Media by Brian Anse Patrick

    07/07/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Rise of the Anti-Media is a profound academic examination of how the gun culture has been able to triumph in the face of overwhelming opposition from the ruling elite.   This is not a book that is light summer reading.   The issues examined, the research done, and the theory put forward to explain the phenomena, are worthy of serious study.    Information in the book is dense.  Brian Anse Patrick packs a great deal into only 282 pages.  The book captured my attention.  I devoured it in a day, but find myself repeatedly returning for more insight. It helps to...
  • If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you!

    07/03/2014 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Cheeks · 26 replies
    www.vcdl.org ^ | 7/2/14 | Phillip Van Cleave
    ************************************************************** 3. If you like being insulted, do we have a Virginia gun store for you! ************************************************************** A VCDL member brought to our attention a “No loaded guns” sign on the door of Absolute Outdoors in New Kent. EM Ed Levine sent them an email to confirm that policy. First, let me say that many gun stores have a “no loaded guns” policy. That’s because, unlike pretty much any other public place around, people are actually drawing guns and handling them in a gun store. That said, many stores have a better policy of saying that a person can have...
  • 11 Washington School Administrators To Carry Guns

    06/09/2014 8:38:01 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 09 June 2014
    When school resumes in the fall in the Toppenish School District [near Yakima, WA], some administrators will be armed for an added level of security.
  • KS: Knife Law Refom Significant

    04/26/2014 11:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A growing trend in state governments is the reform of antiquated knife laws.  The laws were often passed decades ago.  They have been overtaken by Constitutional law.   Clearly, if firearms are protected under the second amendment, so are knives. Last year, in 2013, Kansas reformed their knife laws, enacting a statewide preemption to prevent local governments from chilling the exercise of second amendment rights for knives.   The law was found to have some ambiguity, so this year, as part of an overall weapons law reform bill, it was made clear that old local laws were repealed, and that it...
  • Bass Pro Shops sued for ‘a worthless class’ on concealed carry

    04/08/2014 4:07:20 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Southtown Star ^ | 04/08/2014 | George Slefo
    A Joliet man is suing Bass Pro Shops for falsely advertising “a worthless class” that failed to meet the required training hours to obtain an Illinois concealed carry permit, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. Ambrose attended the class after seeing an advertisement in October 2013 inside a Bolingbrook Bass Pro Shops called, “Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Class,” the lawsuit said. The classes were such a failure, however, that the Illinois State Police issued a news release April 1 stating that Andel was no longer approved to train Illinois Concealed Carry Curricula and that all of his 327 applicants were...
  • Chicago Murder Rate at Lowest Level in 50 Years after Concealed Carry

    04/06/2014 5:22:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Even Chicago isn’t hopeless. Just its politicians. In July of 2013, Illinois became the last state in the union to enact a concealed carry law. In January of this year, the state began accepting applications for permits. This week, Chicago police announced that the city’s first quarter murder rate was the lowest since 1958.The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders than 2012, according to a statement from Chicago Police.There were 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims, drops of 26 and 29...
  • Chicago After Illinois Finally Passed Concealed Carry Law

    04/05/2014 11:03:06 AM PDT · by dvan · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 4, 2014 4:45pm | Jason Howerton
    On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns. Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public. In reality, the opposite may be happening. On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the...
  • Prosecutors won't charge janitor, say he killed teens in self defense

    04/02/2014 4:25:38 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2014 | Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel
    Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Wednesday that Jeremy Rossetto will not be charged in connection with the March 12 shooting death of two teens who were hitting him with a souvenir baseball bat. The district attorney's office reviewed the police investigation, interviewed witnesses and viewed witness cellphone video before concluding that Rossetto shot the teens in self defense.
  • FL: Military Lawyer Misspoke on Concealed Carry Reform

    04/02/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photograph by Jocely Augustino taken 9-18-2004 One of the last times people would want to be disarmed is during a widespread emergency, where responders are spread thinly and people may be forced to move from the safety of their home and neighborhood. In order to protect second amendment rights during emergencies, a bill is in the Florida legislature to prevent firearms from being confiscated from people who are not committing any crimes.   Such legislation has been passed in numerous other states.   It became popular after police and other government forces illegally confiscated numerous firearms in the chaos after Hurricane...
  • Wisconsin Carry Promotes Second Amendment Door to Door

    04/01/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a brilliant bit of second amendment promotion, members of Wisconsin Carry went door to door in a bad part of Milwaukee, offering free training required to obtain the Wisconsin concealed carry license.  The south side of town does not have a good reputation, and it has a high crime rate.   Milwaukee has 10 percent of Wisconsin residents and 60 percent of Wisconsin murders. Wisconsin Carry has been giving free classes so that people can obtain the Wisconsin permit since 2009.   The Wisconsin shall issue law went into effect in November of 2011.  Wisconsin exceeded 200,000 permit holders in...
  • Video: Gunman invades Dollar General, meets concealed carry permit holder

    03/30/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Another story crosses our desk, courtesy of Rationality Rebooted. I’ve gone through a few reports of this story and it’s still not clear why Kevin Mclaughlin went into the Dollar General in Orrville, Alabama last week, but it certainly wasn’t to find a good deal on tube socks. He began shouting and waving a gun around, herding customers and an employee into a back room. Things were looking bad, but that’s when he ran into Marlo Ellis. One person is dead after a customer at the Dollar General in Orrville began shouting and waving his gun in the air.Dallas County...
  • (Illinois) State Police Issue Numbers On Concealed Carry Requests

    03/26/2014 8:59:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    WNIJ News ^ | 03/26/2014 | Mike Moen
    Numbers provided by state police officials show that of the tens of thousands of applications submitted so far, nearly 270 have been ultimately denied because of concerns raised by local police. That number represents a tiny fraction of the nearly 14,000 active permits in the state. Some law enforcement officials, namely Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, had expressed concern that they wouldn't have the proper resources to cross-check all of the names on the application list. But a spokesman for the Illinois Police Association says they haven't heard any grumbling from local agencies since the program began.
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Should Coeur d'Alene permit concealed weapons at parades and festivals?

    03/25/2014 12:40:07 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 33 replies
    CDA Press ^ | 3/25/2014
    The poll is at the top of the page.
  • The right to bear arms doesn’t stop at the front door

    02/22/2014 8:10:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2014 | Eliyahu Federman
    Last week, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a restriction on carrying concealed handguns. The court held that carrying a handgun “outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes ‘bear[ing] Arms’ within the meaning of the Second Amendment.” The question of whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to the public is contentious. The 7th Circuit agrees with the 9th Circuit that carrying a gun outside the home is protected by the Constitution, but other courts (the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Circuits) are unsettled on...
  • Orange Co. Sheriff changes concealed carry permitting to de facto “shall issue” in wake of Peruta

    02/20/2014 1:30:56 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 10 replies
    BearingArms.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Bob Owens
    At least one law enforcement agency in California is changing the way it grants concealed carry permits as a direct result of Peruta v. San Diego. The Orange County Sheriff’s department is dropped the “good cause” requirement yesterday, and is adopting a policy that sounds a lot more like a voluntary “shall issue” process (my bold below): The Orange County sheriff loosened requirements Wednesday for obtaining a concealed-weapons permit in light of a recent federal appellate court decision that deemed many urban counties in California to be overly restrictive in saying who can and can’t carry a concealed weapon.
  • NJ to Wyoming: Butt Out of Our Gun Laws

    02/19/2014 11:33:26 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Newser ^ | 2/18/14
    Star-Ledger slams legal meddling with concealed-carry law New Jersey's biggest newspaper isn't happy about Wyoming's attempt to meddle in its gun laws. It seems Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states supporting a man's Supreme Court challenge to New Jersey's concealed-carry law, and the Star-Ledger think the least populated state in the union should "butt out." States "have broad powers to set gun policy, and in ours, a strong majority supports strict laws," the paper says in a blistering editorial, explaining that most people in the state don't want to worry that "the guy they’re fighting with over a...
  • SC: Governor Haley Signs Gun Law Reform

    02/11/2014 6:48:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina signed S.308 into law today, February 11th.    The reform restores the rights of armed Americans to eat in the same restaurants as the rest of the population.  South Carolina is one of the last states to restore this right.  Depending on definitions, between one and four states still restrict people who are exercising their second amendment rights from obtaining service in places that serve alcohol.   North Dakota law allows legally armed people into portions of establishments that serve alcohol, for example. Louisiana may be the last state to have a complete prohibition.  ...
  • SC:Governor Haley Will Sign Gun Law Reform

    02/05/2014 9:24:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has said that she will sign the gun law reform, Bill 308.  The law has been widely touted as a "restaurant carry" bill that removes the state restrictions on people with concealed carry permits carrying their defensive firearms into establishments that serve alcohol.    Second amendment supporters have argued that they should be able to eat at the same restaurants as other citizens, without discrimination by the government.  The new law will prohibit legally armed citizens from consuming alcohol while in these establishments.  Restaurants owners will be able to discriminate if they chose...
  • Every Picture Tells A Story, Part Two (Repost)

    02/02/2014 6:21:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 11 December, 2012 | John Richardson
    The gun prohibitionists are already saying that blood will run in the streets when the Illinois General Assembly crafts some form of concealed carry legislation in accordance with today's ruling by Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. “As the dissenting opinion points out, the two judges who threw out Illinois' law did not take account of the danger to the public from stray bullets, and they ignored the Illinois legislature's determination that carrying weapons has been shown to escalate violence,” said Lee Goodman, an organizer with the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition.If Lee had taken the...
  • Let Women Carry Concealed Firearms on Campus

    01/27/2014 7:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Women should be allowed to carry concealed firearms on college campuses. Instead, President Obama favors Gun Free Zones, which endanger women’s health. One in five female college students are sexually assaulted or raped according to a new report issued last week by the White House Council on Women and Girls. Declaring that sexual assault “affects every one of us,” Obama picked up his pen and signed a piece of paper (a “memorandum”) calling for the creation of a campus rape response task force. Sure, this token effort could help Obama’s party appeal to female voters during a midterm election year....
  • Hotel allows guns for Kansas Republican convention

    01/25/2014 6:52:21 PM PST · by jonefab · 4 replies
    Eyewitness news KWCH-TV Wichita ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Jim Grawe
    WICHITA, Kan. - Preparations are underway at Wichita's Hyatt Regency to welcome hundreds of Kansas Republicans this weekend. When they show up at the door they'll see the familiar sign forbidding firearms, but they can ignore it if they have a concealed carry permit. Kansas GOP chairman Kelly Arnold says that was part of the deal that brought the state convention to this hotel. "The Second Amendment is a fundamental right that we have, and it's part of our Republican Party platform," Arnold says. "I know my committee and my convention goers are going to want to be able to...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: re newspaper chain plans to publish info on concealed weapons permits

    01/24/2014 2:14:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    email for ceo of company ^ | 1-24-14 | Doug from Upland
    REGARDING THIS ARTICLE POSTED ON FRThis morning I followed up the article and sent an email to the CEO of CIVITAS MEDIA. From: douglas XXXXXXX Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:11 PM To: Michael Bush Cc: JLawitz@cititasmedia.com Subject: publishing data base of concealed gun permits Mr. Bush: If your group follows through with the idea of publishing information about those with concealed carry permits, will you allow me to run an ad in your newspapers that identifies the name and address of those among your 1400 employees that do not have such a permit? That would be a very...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • Idaho Senators Co-Sponsor Concealed Carry Legislation (Constitutional Concealed Carry)

    01/17/2014 3:01:52 PM PST · by Domandred · 2 replies
    Mike Crapo ^ | 1/17/2014 | Lindsay Nothern
    Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are co-sponsoring legislation to expand gun rights of law-abiding citizens in states like Idaho. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 will allow an individual permitted or entitled by their state of residence to carry a concealed firearm the right to maintain that concealed carry in any other state that allows or does not prohibit the practice. In addition, concealed carry permits will be treated like drivers’ licenses, in that an individual will not have to obtain a separate permit for each state. Introducing the bill along with Crapo and Risch are...
  • Customer kills gun-wielding suspect in Dallas Co. Dollar General

    01/16/2014 6:17:19 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 50 replies
    KSFV ^ | 1/16/14 | WSFA News staff
    DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A tense ordeal inside a Dollar General store in Orrville ended with a gunman dead at the hands of a customer who took action. The fatal shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Thursday on Highway 22. Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman Jr. says the gunman walked into the store waving a gun in the air and forced a cashier and customer at gunpoint towards a break room area. At that point, the customer pulled out a concealed weapon and shot the suspect in the chest once. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene. The entire...
  • 'I can't believe I've been shot': Last words of man killed by retired police captain (truncated)

    01/14/2014 2:04:00 PM PST · by centurion316 · 289 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 43-year-old father was shot dead by a retired cop in a Florida cinema after a row about him texting his three-year-old daughter as they waited for the movie to start, witnesses said. Chad Oulson was shot in front of his wife and horrified movie-goers during an argument with 71-year-old Curtis Reeves. The victim's wife, Nicole, was injured in the shooting after holding her hands out to try to shield Mr Oulson during the confrontation at a movie theater near Tampa on Monday. After Reeves fired at his chest the victim was heard saying: 'I can't believe I got shot',...
  • Senator opens office to allow people signup for concealed carry

    01/08/2014 11:37:43 AM PST · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    NewsTribune ^ | 1/8/2014 | NewsTribune
    State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is opening her district office to help individuals submit concealed-carry applications online since the Illinois State Police are not accepting paper applications at this time. Rezin said she hopes this will remove any barriers for individuals seeking to apply.
  • Ok Let's Have Open Carry on Campus

    01/07/2014 3:20:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    The campus liberals are up in arms about the recent changes to North Carolina’s concealed carry laws. High on their list of objections is a new provision that allows concealed weapons permit holders to keep their guns locked in their car trunks when parked on public university property. This replaces a previous absolute ban on having guns on campus - unless, of course, you are a member of the campus law enforcement community. There is one major objection to the new law, which, when rebutted, causes liberals to raise additional objections. I deal with that major argument and each additional...
  • Firearm Rights and the Chinks in the Armor

    01/05/2014 5:17:40 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 5, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Farmer Brown had a large chicken coop on his property. He noticed that foxes were getting in and stealing and eating his chickens, so he determined that he needed to fence it in. Farmer Brown sought permission from the local government for a high fence. Immediately, the wheels of government started to turn: Deputy Fox had him fill out some forms, Sheriff Coyote checked his fingerprints, County Clerk Jackal processed his applications and his filing fee; Judge Wolf supervised an audit of Farmer Brown’s friends and doctors to make a determination on his medical and psychological health. Finally, the local...
  • (Cook County, IL) Sheriff: Concealed carry process 'fraught with problems and holes'

    12/17/2013 12:47:19 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/13/2013 | Steve Schmadeke
    Concerned by what he said is an approval process "fraught with problems and holes" for concealed carry permits, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said today he has asked the Illinois State Police to enter blanket objections for anyone with a domestic violence, gun possession or gang arrest in the past seven years.
  • Guns In Bars

    11/25/2013 4:05:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Politics is dominated by sound bites meant to generate emotion, not rational discourse. One of the most dominant sound bites in recent North Carolina politics is that the law now allows people to carry "guns in bars." Upon hearing those three words, "guns in bars," people recoil in horror. The very idea that North Carolina is full of bars where people are packing heat is enough to make tourists avoid the state altogether. However, when one compares the old gun law with the new one, things make perfect sense. On October 1st, North Carolina's absolute ban on handguns in...
  • Suspect's family angry at Good Samaritan, police after he was shot during armed robbery

    11/21/2013 12:47:18 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 90 replies
    WALA-TV FOX 10 ^ | 11/15/2013 | Andrew Perez / Joe Salvatore
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The family of a suspected thief is lashing out after their son was shot during an armed robbery. Relatives of Adric White, 18, believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have “just left the store.” “If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him - what gives him the right to think that it's okay to just shoot someone?” said the relative. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your...
  • America? Mother Banned From Daughter’s School Because of Gun Permit

    11/07/2013 12:34:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Prejudicial harassment of certain citizens, simply because of their life choices or cultural values, is an ugly pattern among the left. An African American woman was recently told by a school principle that – even though her child attended the school – she was no longer permitted to engage in school activities, volunteer at school functions, or even “trespass” on school property. . . The laughable reason given in the school’s decision to ban the parent? The parent’s concealed weapon permit “frightened” the school’s principle. According to WRDW in Augusta, Tanya Mount posted a picture of her new concealed carry...