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  • 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 fayobserver.com: 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 wral.com Guns...
  • Open Carry Firearm Stolen In North Carolina Walmart

    01/03/2018 12:53:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 87 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 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 congress.gov 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 concealedcarry.com, 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...
  • Concealed Carry in Churches

    11/05/2017 2:00:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to concealedcarry.com, concealed carry is banned in only two states, Nebraska and Louisiana. It requires permission from a church leader in seven states, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Carolina. In the other 41 states, you have the right to conceal carry in church just as you do in other private property. The church may ban the practice, just as you may in your own home. But there is no law to prevent you from exercising the Second Amendment in church. Dean Weingarten Gun Watch
  • Court Issues Mandate: District of Columbia now Shall Issue Gun Permits

    10/26/2017 7:02:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The District of Columbia, also known as Washington, D.C., has officially become a “shall issue” jurisdiction. The outcome was certain when the government of the District decided not to appeal the decision in Wrenn v. D.C and Grace v. D.C. (the cases were combined) after the United States Court of Appeals refused to grant a review of the decision en banc. From dc.gov.com: Q: Since you aren’t asking the Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit decision, when does their ruling removing the District’s “good reason” requirement take effect? A: It will take effect when the D.C. Circuit issues...
  • The Top 5 Glocks for Personal Defense

    10/24/2017 9:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/24/2017 | C Morgan
    Take a look at the ideal Glocks for concealed carry and personal defense. These are some of the most prestigious and popular self- and home defense weapons made by one of the world’s leaders in master weapon engineering and production, Glock. Glock has been one of the leaders in self-defense and tactical weapons for years with their top notch designs and perfection in the art of producing some of the world’s leading firearms. So the question remains, are you carrying the right weapon for your protection? Where does a person draw the line that tells them that they are well...
  • Celebrities Urge Americans to Reject NRA, Concealed Carry in Wake of Vegas Shooting

    10/18/2017 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 18, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, and Sheryl Crow are among a number of celebrities urging Americans to “reject the NRA” and concealed carry of firearms in the wake of the shooting at a Las Vegas country music concert this month. Laura Dern, Bill Hader, and Adam Scott are also taking part in the anti-gun campaign, as is noted gun control advocate Julianne Moore. The celebrities are part of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety PSA against the NRA specifically, and against gun rights generally. In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegas–after...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • DC stands down on strict gun law, easing path to get concealed-carry permits in capital

    10/05/2017 2:02:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2017
    District of Columbia officials announced Thursday they will not appeal a federal court ruling that struck down parts of the city’s restrictive gun laws, a move that paves the way for more gun owners to obtain concealed carry permits. In June, a federal appeals court ruled against a D.C. law that requires people to have a “good reason to fear injury” in order to carry a handgun, saying it infringes on residents' Second Amendment rights. Because of the stringent requirement, only about 120 people currently have a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the city.
  • How many Rounds do I need for Concealed Carry?

    10/03/2017 10:45:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 87 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/3/2017 | B Scott
    Some concealed carrier that are into “comfort carry” will usually carry a pistol with a single stack vs a dual stack (more capacity). Getting back to the title of this article, its not about just having lots of ammo, but the situation requires that you may need it. Plus the idea of using a gun for self defense is not to kill your attacker, but to make them stop attacking. Now we are back to the original question, how many rounds do you need to stop an attacker? According to Massad Ayoob he states: switch from 5-6 round revolvers to...
  • D.C. Circuit lets stand concealed-carry ruling, cheering gun-rights activists

    09/28/2017 4:00:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Andrea Noble
    Case could head to Supreme CourtIn a win for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday decided to let stand a ruling that found it is unconstitutional to require firearms owners prove a “good reason” in order to be permitted to carry a concealed handgun in the nation’s capital. The D.C. government had petitioned for the full D.C. Circuit to rehear the case en banc, but the court declined to revisit the 2-1 decision handed down earlier this year noting that none of the 10 judges who considered the matter requested a vote on it.
  • Fox News on our research: “Concealed carry permit holders less reckless behind wheel”

    09/25/2017 6:18:12 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Fox News has a news story on our recent research showing that concealed handgun permit holders are less reckless drivers than others. Gun owners with concealed carry permits are less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers, according to an analysis released Monday.