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  • Concealed Carry Up 215%, Murder Rate Down 14%

    05/25/2017 7:03:24 AM PDT · by rhett october · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2017 | Awr Hawkins
    Concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. In other words, more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders. On May 22, Breitbart News reported that the demand for concealed carry permits witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. Fox News referenced Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data showing there were 14.5 million permit holders in May 2016 and approximately 15.7 million in May 2017. Now the NRA is tweeting data which shows that the bigger picture is not just...
  • Cops call Texas concealed carry holder a hero for shooting 'crazed gunman' to end attack

    05/08/2017 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/17 | Dan Calabrese
    According to the gun-control left, this never happens. The “good guys with guns” scenario is pure fiction. In fact, when someone tries to use their own gun to stop a bad guy, what usually ends up happening is that he ends up shooting himself! There is no end to the left’s ability to imagine virtuous, God-fearing Americans as completely inept clowns.
  • Don't Tell The Anti-Gun Media, But Black Women Are Starting To Learn How To Use Guns

    04/29/2017 6:18:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We all know that female participation in gun ownership and shooting sports is up. Female gun owners are also lining up for their carry permits as well. The gun industry knows that women are the next big thing for their business. It’s no longer an activity or a right exercised solely by white men, which if often an anti-gun talking point to denigrate the Bill of Rights. In fact, it’s made the gun control movement’s work in the stripping of our Second Amendment rights all the more difficult. They will put forth statistics about how a firearm in the home makes it less safe,...
  • VA Governor Just Put a Lot of Innocent Lives at Risk

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

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

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • LGTB group launches campaign against national reciprocity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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