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  • 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...
  • Concealed Carrier Saves Police Officer from Mob

    02/12/2016 5:40:33 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 22 replies
    USA Carry ^ | 02/10/2016 | by Michael Jenkins
    When a police officer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania came under attack by a group of young people, the intervention of a citizen armed with a handgun prevented further tragedy. The incident took place on Friday, February 5th. A police officer on routine patrol near Upper Darby High School broke up a fight between several students. In response, a group of nearly 40 young people began to harass and threaten him. Two young men stepped forward and began to physically assault the uniformed officer. A neighbor in a nearby home took action. Armed with a handgun, he left his house and...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup

    01/26/2016 7:36:36 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 24 replies
    New York daily news ^ | 1-26-16 | Meg Wagner
    South Carolina Barber, His Client Fatally Shoot Armed Robber During Stickup: 'I Was Thinking We Had To Keep Everybody Safe' A would-be South Carolina robber who tried to stick up a barber shop was killed Friday when the lead stylist and his client pulled out their concealed weapons and opened fire on the intruder. A second suspect is still on the lam following the raid at Next Up Barber Shop in Columbia, officials said. Store surveillance video caught the harrowing invasion -- and the resulting shooting. The shop was packed with customers -- including young children -- when two gunmen...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Clerk With Concealed Carry License Shoots, Stops Two Robbers

    01/15/2016 10:24:00 AM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/15/2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    An employee at a Chicago T-Mobile store with a concealed carry license shot two would-be robbers Wednesday, police and store officials said. The employee shot both of the suspects, but they fled the store, got in a car and drove themselves to the hospital,
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • TX: "Gun Free" Wall of Text Required to Disarm Patrons

    01/01/2016 3:56:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When Texas passed the shall issue concealed carry law in 1995, part of the deal concerned how people would be notified that a business did not allow concealed carry on the premises.  A compromise was worked out that an entity that chose not to allow concealed carry on its premises was required to post a sign on all entrances, clearly showing people entering, that concealed carry was not allowed.  The sign had to be large and highly visible, in both English and Spanish.  The letters had to be at least one inch tall.   An example of the "30.06" sign...
  • Open carry comes to Texas: Why the Lone Star state will be safer in 2016

    12/31/2015 3:48:01 AM PST · by tuffydoodle · 38 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/30/2015 | John R. Lott
    With about 900,000 concealed handgun permit holders in Texas, there is a good chance that someone next you in a Lone Star State grocery store or restaurant is carrying a concealed handgun. Starting Friday, Texas will join 44 other states that already allow people to openly carry handguns throughout the state.
  • Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

    12/28/2015 7:13:00 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Virginia GOP'ers returned fire over the state Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring's move to halt recognition of concealed carry permits from 25 different states. Our General Assembly has already identified who can and cannot conceal handguns in Virginia, and we cannot have that decision undermined by recognizing permits from other states with more permissive standards, Herring said when he made the announcement last week. Republican state legislators could strip Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of his protective detail. Virginia Sen. Bill Carrico told The Herald Courier last Tuesday he plans to propose a budget amendment during the State Senate's January...
  • Concealed Carry App - CCW – Concealed Carry 50 States

    12/21/2015 5:15:20 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12/19/15 | Dean Weingarten
    This is the most popular Concealed Carry app for Google Play. It requires the Android operating system, 2.2 and up. The current version was updated on November 15th of this year. Current cost is $1.99 at the google.com store. More than 45,000 people have downloaded it. Features from the web site are: -Updated all Laws -Added logic for special reciprocity rules -Fixed minor UI bugs Other Recent Changes: -Added Constitutional Carry Map -Added integration to gun range tools & logs (Gun Vault Training Kit) -Added "Permit Recognition Laws" in each state -Added "Update Data" button -Added ability to display URL...
  • Gunman shot at Walmart in Pennsylvania

    12/12/2015 9:37:18 PM PST · by 1_Of_We · 47 replies
    http://www.wptz.com ^ | 1:23 AM EST Dec 13, 2015 | Joe Sutton
    <p>Possibly a concealed carry person took care of business. Hopefully was warranted.</p>
  • Woman who shot at shoplifters vows to 'never help anybody again' after conviction

    12/11/2015 1:28:57 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    ChiTrib ^ | 12/11/2015 | By Tribune wire reports•Contact Reporter
    Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez thought she was doing the right thing when she pulled out her pistol and fired at a pair of shoplifters as they fled from a Home Depot near Detroit. She wasn't, at least in the eyes of the law. On Wednesday, a Michigan judge sentenced Duva-Rodriguez to 18 months of probation and stripped the 46-year-old of her concealed gun permit. Duva-Rodriguez didn't manage to stop the shoplifters when she rattled off several rounds outside an Auburn Hills Home Depot on Oct. 6, although she did flatten one of their tires. ~snip~ Duva-Rodriguez did not contest the charge in...
  • NY Sheriff Tells Residents Who Are Licensed To Carry Firearms To 'Please Do So'

    12/06/2015 1:06:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The day after the horrific shooting in San Bernardino, Paul J. Van Blarcum thought it was about time to remind Americans to take advantage of their Second Amendment rights. Van Blarcum is the current sheriff of Ulster County, New York. He issued a statement on Facebook encouraging those who are licensed to carry firearms to "please do so," along with telling fellow police officers, both retired and on active duty, to carry their guns every time they leave their homes. "We are the thin blue line that is entrusted in keeping this country safe, and we must be prepared to...
  • FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers *2015/12 Thread*

    12/01/2015 9:37:50 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 44 replies
    Self | 12/1/15 | Red Fox
    Civil disobedience with guns. (Please read entire post before commenting.) Preppers unite! Stand alone preppers will be easily neutralized by fascist or violent forces. For example, look at this prep list from CheaperThanDirt.com. Can you see what's missing?A: Strength in numbers. This strategy of remaining underground in your own country will be fatal. If you wait until they come before you organize, you're dead. The success of the Bundy Ranch standoff (the Federal Government backing off without one shot fired) is proof of concept - the power of a community armed and unwavering will succeed against overreaching powers. United We...
  • The Political Consequences of Trump’s Support for Armed Defense

    11/20/2015 10:52:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump came out in favor of armed defense of the individual and the Country on Wednesday, 18 November, 2015. In an exclusive to Brietbart.com, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase the security of the United States. From Brietbart.com: There are nearly 13 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States who are part of the 100 million gun owners who defend the Constitutional right to "keep and bear arms." This fundamental liberty is held closest by those who have gone through the process of vetting required to be entrusted with the ability...
  • University of Texas at Austin Debate on "Campus Carry: Good Policy? How to Regulate?"

    11/19/2015 3:45:49 PM PST · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | November 17, 2015 | John R Lott Jr and Julie Gavran
    University of Texas at Austin Debate on "Campus Carry: Good Policy? How to Regulate?" The Crime Prevention Research Center's John Lott debated Julie Gavran with the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR6DMJSRin0
  • Shooting Shows Why Gun Control Activists Hate Concealed Carry

    11/13/2015 4:20:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A shooting  in Gage Park, in Southwest Chicago, illustrates why gun control activists (disarmists) have fought so hard to keep people with concealed carry permits out of the city. In this case, the armed customer shot and killed an armed robber who was attempting to rob a cash exchange store where the owner's two teenage sons were working.   To understand why disarmists hate the idea of concealed carry permits, read the comments from people in the area.  From dnainfo.com: From the store owner and the boys' mother: "All I know is that someone came in here threatening my sons,...
  • Rare as hen's teeth: Concealed carry permit holder thwarts an armed robbery in Chicago..

    11/01/2015 9:26:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 1, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Full Title: Rare as hen's teeth: Concealed carry permit holder thwarts an armed robbery in Chicago, kills assailant The normal weekend carnage in the president’s hometown of Chicago sports a most unusual incident. Despite all its stringent gun laws, a fully-permitted concealed carry armed citizen managed to prevent an armed robbery at a deli/check cashing store in a poor Hispanic neighborhood.Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, and Megan Crepeau (a story so unusual and significant that 3 reporters were assigned) report in the Chicago Tribune: A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a...
  • Indianapolis east side restaurant offers discount for licensed handgun carriers after robbery

    10/26/2015 5:44:31 PM PDT · by digger48 · 13 replies
    wthr ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Jeremy Brilliant
    INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis restaurant is offering a meal discount if you have a license to carry a handgun. The owner of the Papa Roux Cajun restaurant on E. 10th St. is implementing the policy after a robbery. It's the third violent act against a restaurant in the past week. At noon Monday, there was a steady stream of customers heading to Papa Roux, many with a license to carry that would earn them a 25-percent discount. There's a sign on the door asking customers for patience as Papa Roux deals with a tremendous amount of media coverage since the...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves.  From the timesfreepress.com:“Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West,” he wrote.“While this is not the time for widespread panic,” Ramsey added, “it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Encourages ‘Fellow Christians’ to Get Handgun Permits After Shooting

    10/03/2015 12:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The lieutenant governor of Tennessee is encouraging his “fellow Christians” to go out and get handgun permits in the wake of the Oregon college shooting. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey posted a message to Facebook saying how disturbed he was by reports that the gunman asked people if they were Christian and then, if they answered affirmatively, shot them in the head. Ramsey said of the spike in mass shootings, “Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West.” He then extended this bit of advice...
  • Wisconsin Deer Hunter Fends off Wolves with Walther PK .380

    10/02/2015 6:34:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 104 replies
    American Hunter ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jon Draper
    On Sept. 23, Matthew Nellessen of Friendship, Wisc., an avid deer hunter and former U.S. Army sergeant who served with the 961st Engineers in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, was scouting a potential hunting area in the Colburn Wildlife Management Area of Adams County when he locked eyes with a wolf only 30 yards away. Acting on instinct he gained from military service, Nellessen immediately pulled his sidearm, a Walther PK .380, and chambered a round. That’s when things went from bad to worse. As he racked the slide, Nellessen noticed two more wolves approaching from the left. “It all...
  • TIME TO DEMAND CONCEALED CARRY EVERYWHERE. NOW. SHUT UP OBAMA.

    10/02/2015 4:57:17 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 72 replies
    Common Sense | 02 October 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    <p>It is time to allow concealed carry by permit holders EVERYWHERE right NOW. If Obama REALLY wanted to help the nation against mass shootings he would immediately implement a proposal to pass into FEDERAL law the right for those lawfully getting permits to be able to carry ANYWHERE and be held completely responsible for their actions should they be involved in an incident. However, Obama has a different agenda. He wants to disarm the U.S. public, with an exception for Muslims of course, so he can de facto take over the country and cram is filthy philosophies down our throats.</p>
  • KS: Universities to Educate about Concealed and Open Carry

    08/23/2015 5:21:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012, Kansas reformed its concealed carry law.   People who were exercising their Second Amendment rights would no longer be excluded from public buildings, unless the building took active measures to insure that armed criminals would also be excluded.  Active measure included guards and metal detectors on entrances.  From kansan.com: The law would allow the University to secure the campus against guns by using metal detectors and guards, but it would cost more than $20 million to secure all 237 campus buildings, according to a 2013 report that the University gave to the Board of Regents. If the University...
  • Thugs To My Left, Terrorists To My Right: A Victim No More

    08/10/2015 5:38:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-10-2015 | MOTUS
    I see that Ferguson marked the anniversary of  the “murder” of the Gentle Giant with another “protest” of sorts. One speaker, Yonasda Lonewolf, declared: “Mike Brown was murdered here. This was the epicenter of the movement of ‘black lives matter.’ We still cannot get justice.” She added, “It’s time for us to not seek justice but to demand justice.”  So it appears that Big Guy’s job is indeed done here: he has fundamentally transformed America back to 1967.Detroit Riots, 1967Since our country continues to be besieged by both domestic and international thugs and terrorists it seems wise to acknowledge that...
  • More guns make Americans feel safer

    08/09/2015 10:58:20 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 20 replies
    New York Newsday ^ | August 7, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer. A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68 percent) "feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed." And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and ABC News and The Washington Post show similar results. But it isn't just what people say. They are clearly putting more stock in self-defense. Since 2007, the number of concealed-handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to 12.8 million. A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center finds that a record 1.7 million permits...
  • 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...