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  • Open Carry at the Grapefest Festival between Dallas and Fort Worth

    09/30/2016 8:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    My Daughter and Son in law, and two grandchildren were going to the Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas, between Dallas and Fort Worth. They graciously invited me to tag along.  Sunday afternoon, 19 September, 2016, was the time that fit with schedules and the kids naps.  The temperature was 97 in Dallas, and I could feel the humidity. I missed my Sun Helmet.  I am heat acclimated, but the kids were not.  We had to walk a couple of blocks to the festival, and the family stopped in some shade to consider options. I notice some sign-age that looked as...
  • Charges Dropped Against Open Carry Activist in Texas

    09/17/2016 4:31:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 27 February, 2016, Brett Sanders was arrested while openly carrying a firearm in Texas.  He had refused to show the officers of the Southlake, Texas, Police Department, any identification or a Texas carry permit.  Brett Sanders is an open carry and liberty activist. Link to video on Youtube The legal ability of Texas police officers to demand to see a carry permit of people openly carrying firearms, was hotly debated during the passage of the law that restored the right to openly carry modern pistols in Texas. A clause stating that officers could not demand a permit without...
  • Open Carry at the Gas Station with Colorado Visitor

    09/15/2016 4:41:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I often open carry, especially in the summer when the temperatures make concealed carry a bit more cumbersome.  I was open carrying at this Yuma, Arizona gas station when a man approached me. He asked if Arizona were an open carry state.  I said that it was, and went on to explain that most states were.  He said he was from Colorado, where open carry was forbidden in some cities.  Yes, I said, the Colorado Supreme Court had made a weird decision that Denver could ignore state law.  He said the city of Aurora also prohibited open carry in...
  • Ban on Open Carry Illegal for Union Station in Ogden, Utah

    09/13/2016 5:55:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sea Bears is a successful restaurant serving sea food in Ogden, Utah.  They have made national news by their policy of open carry for restaurant employees and guests.  The policy brought them attention, and they have been successful enough to expand to larger quarters.  The family owned restaurant signed a lease for a new space at Union Station.  Union Station is home to four museums, including the John M. Browning Firearms Museum and the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  This appeared to be a good fit for an open carry themed restaurant.The management of Union Station decided to...
  • Open Carry Restaurant in Utah hits Snag with Liberal Landlords

    08/28/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sea Bears Ogden Fish House has become prosperous as a restaurant that welcomes and practices the open carry of firearms.  They have done so well they needed to move to a larger venue.  That venue was Union Station in Ogden.There are four museums at the station. One is the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, another is the Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, a third is the Browning Classic Car Museum, and the fourth is the Utah State Railroad Museum.  It seems like a good fit. From standard.net: For more than a year now, owners, employees and...
  • AZ: Woman Openly Carrying Glock Threatened by Armed Felon; She Kills Him

    08/25/2016 5:32:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A woman openly carrying a Glock was threatened by an armed felon in the early morning hours of 1 August, 2016.  She was leaving the gas station with a drink in her hand and the Glock on her hip.  Her daughter would be turning three in about a week. From abc15.com: Miracle said she was leaving the Circle K near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road with her family early Monday morning when the suspect, Frank Taylor , tried to bum a cigarette. She told him that she didn’t have one, and then seconds later, Miracle said, she could feel...
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • How Many People Were Shot by Open Carriers at the RNC?

    07/23/2016 7:04:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | LIZ SHELD
    We were warned. Prior to the Republican National Convention, multiple mainstream media outlets warned about Ohio's dangerous gun laws that allow for the open carry of firearms. The head of the police union wanted Ohio Governor John Kasich to (unconstitutionally) suspend the state's gun laws. "We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something -- I don't care if it's constitutional or not at this point," Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, told CNN. "They can fight about it after the RNC...
  • Open Carry at the RNC: Exactly as Expected. No Problems

    07/23/2016 6:01:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 Juy, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry in Cleveland Ohio at the Republican National Convention has been hyped by those that want to disarm the population.  A scam petition was created to open carry inside the convention floor.  It was run by a “progressive” to create problems for Second Amendment supporters.  It did not last for long or fool many. The Quicken Loans location is a private concern.Then the head of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association published a hysterical rant about how the Constitution need not apply.  He wanted the citizenry disarmed. From cnn.com:“We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from...
  • Did Open Carry law prevent Soros backed violence in Cleveland?

    07/22/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    At almost all other Trump events masked thugs attack Trump supporters and try to disrupt events. Leftist groups had threatened to block the streets and shut down the convention. There were demonstrations but almost no assaults. Do you think this is because demonstrators thought Trump supporters might be legally armed? Did the demonstrators not want to risk getting shot during one of their assaults?
  • MI: 2A Groups File Lawsuit to lift Ban on Firearms at DeVos Place Convention Center

    07/22/2016 4:07:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO) were manning a booth that they had rented in the DeVos Place Convention Center. They were openly carrying holstered pistols, which has never been against the law in Michigan, except for a small number of restricted areas.  While people with concealed carry permits may not carry a concealed firearm into a school, they may openly carry a holstered pistol there.  They can openly carry holstered pistols into the State Capitol.  Late in the day on 11 March, the members of MGO and MOC were...
  • Cleveland police union asks for suspension of 'open carry' in wake of Baton Rouge, ahead of RNC

    07/17/2016 12:13:13 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    The head of Cleveland's largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state's open carry gun laws during this week's Republican National Convention following Sunday's shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others. "We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something -- I don't care if it's constitutional or not at this point," Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, told CNN. "They can fight about it after the RNC or they...
  • Police association asks John Kasich to suspend Ohio state law regarding open carry. Kasich says no.

    07/17/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 130 replies
    Fox news TV (No link) | 10/17/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    No link. I heard it on fox news. Police association is wanting Ohio state law regarding open carry suspended so there are no open guns during the Republican convention. Kasich has refused their request.
  • NV: Open Carrier Makes Citizens Arrest on Hit and Run Driver (video)

    07/17/2016 4:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to image source On 11 July, an open carrier, Brandon Francis, made a citizens arrest on a hit and run suspect.  Francis had just seen the driver hit a pedestrian and drive away. Francis drove after the suspect, cut him off, then ordered him out of the car at gun point.  It is clear from the video that Francis was open carrying his pistol.  Nevada has always been an open carry state.  In the video, you can see Brandon's holster on his right side.  In interviews with two television stations, he is open carrying. From lasvegasnow.com: Matthew Shaykin,...
  • Open Carry in Dallas Worked

    07/15/2016 3:00:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from thearkansastimes.com Open carry at the Dallas protest worked.  No protesters who open carried were shot; nor did open carrier protesters shoot anyone. Police are now less likely to harass or arrest peaceful open carriers. The doomsayers who rail against open carry make numerous nonsensical claims.  Primary of them is that open carriers will be shot first by criminals.  They also claim that open carriers are likely to be shot by police. Supporters of open carry claim that the open carry of weapons is tactical deterrence.  That is, that criminals are less likely to attack a person who...
  • OR: Jason Rorex, Open Carrier, Stops Armed Robbery

    07/12/2016 10:12:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Oregon stopped an armed robbery suspect who demanded money at knife point.  The story was covered by kezi.com, and has gone national. From kezi.com: He said he flashed his gun at the suspect who then put the knife in his pocket and walked away. "And then I was just relieved like Katie was ... that I had my pistol with me so that I knew he couldn't do anything at that point," added Rorex. He said his date then called the police. When officers arrived they arrested 29-year-old Adolfo Rodriguez of Eugene. Rodriguez is now...
  • FL: Open Carry March Draws Hundreds of Second Amendment Supporters

    07/11/2016 5:22:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Hundreds of men women and children participated in an open carry march in Florida on the 4th of July.  On video posted on facebook, you can see the march stretching into the distance in front of and in back of the camera. You can also see the wfla video posted on wfla.com.  It is taken at a corner. That perspective makes the march look much smaller. From wfla.com: INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – More than 300 people marched through the streets of Inverness in Citrus County to show their support for the Second Amendment on the morning of Fourth of...
  • Before We Rip Open Carry Laws, CNN–You Do Know Texas Is Experiencing Record Low Crimes Rates, Right?

    07/11/2016 2:24:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    During their live coverage of the July 7 attack on police in Dallas by Micah Xavier Johnson, CNN, in their infinite wisdom, decided to discuss the scary open carry law that just went into effect this year, as if to suggest this has something to do with a crazy person–Johnson–who wanted to kill white police officers. It doesn’t. Nevertheless, lawyer Areva Martin and New York Times columnist Charles Blow decided to talk about gun control, which host Don Lemon blessedly cut off, saying that’s a subject for another day (via Newsbusters): Of Course: CNN’s Blow, Martin Rush to Blame Guns,...
  • Texas Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines Between Suspects and Marchers

    07/10/2016 9:33:24 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 July 2016 | MANNY FERNANDEZ, ALAN BLINDER and DAVID MONTGOMERY
    As a demonstration against police shootings made its way downtown here on Thursday, it differed from others around the country in one startling way: Twenty to 30 of the marchers showed up with AR-15s and other types of military-style rifles and wore them openly, with the straps slung across their shoulders and backs. In Texas, it was not only legal. It was commonplace. The state has long been a bastion of pro-gun sentiment and the kind of place where both Democrats and Republicans openly talk about the guns they own and carry, on their person, in their vehicles, at their...
  • MSNBC Poll: Should people be allowed to carry guns in public?

    06/29/2016 3:34:33 PM PDT · by safetysign · 37 replies
    92% favor allowing carrying guns in public. http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/poll-do-you-think-people-should-be-allowed-carry-guns-public
  • ME: Two Armed WalMart Shoppers Stop NY Drug Deal Shootout

    06/29/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A drug deal was going down in a WalMart parking lot.  Some of the participants were not happy with the deal.  They could not use the criminal justice system, so they used guns.  Shots were exchanged between occupants of two cars in the lot.  The WalMart parking lot was not in New York or New Jersey.  This WalMart was in Augusta, Maine, and in Maine, responsible and honest people can legally carry guns.  Two honest and responsible gun carriers stopped the shooting. The shooting in the Maine WalMart was between New York residents, and it involved Heroin.  The four...
  • Few rules restricting guns in public in Nevada

    06/17/2016 10:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    fox5vegas.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Cyndi Lundeberg
    Following the mass shooting in Orlando, guns have again become a hot-button issue. Nevada gun laws, along with open carry laws, allow people to carry a firearm almost anywhere they like. That might include the Las Vegas Strip, clubs and bars. It’s not just handguns. The law protects rifles and the like as well. “It covers everything. I’ve never seen a reason to carry a rifle down the road, but if it became a prudent thing to do, I would do it,” said David Stilwell, owner of Las Vegas’ Gun Butler. Openly carrying firearms doesn’t require a permit, and signs...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • Open Carry at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky

    05/23/2016 4:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Before the NRA meeting, it was well known that open carry would not be discouraged.  I entered Freedom Hall at the Louisville Kentucky Expo center this morning, as people were registering.  Within a minute, I had spotted three open carriers, and managed to get pictures.  From nraam.org: Firearms Carry Policy During the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted at Annual Meeting venues including the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), KFC Yum! Center Arena, and Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in accordance with Kentucky law. Firearms and knives will be prohibited in any areas temporarily...
  • WI: Open Carry in a Wisconsin Auto Mishap

    05/19/2016 4:04:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the way to Wisconsin from Dallas, I had a minor automotive mishap.  I was on Highway 151, just across the Mississippi, and the Wisconsin border, when the battery light came on.  I had considered changing out the battery in Arizona when I left, but thought it could take one more trip.  I was wrong.  Things started going crazy with the sensors and instruments a few miles later, but I managed to take the first exit and ended up in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Dodgeville, trying to diagnose the problem.  The parking lot seemed like a decent place...
  • OK: “Constitutional” Permitless Open Carry Almost to Governor

    05/06/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has passed HB 3098, the bill to restore permitless open carry to Oklahoma.  The bill passed the House  73 to 15, and the Senate 37 to 9.  Unless it is stopped in conference committee, it will be sent to Governor Mary Fallin.  Two years ago, in 2014,Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a “tantrum” on the 29th of April. The legislature overrode one of the bills.  It is unclear if Governor Fallin would veto HB 3098, which passed with veto proof majorities.  I have read the bill,...
  • Running with a Gun in Dallas

    04/29/2016 4:50:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal open carry of modern handguns was partially restored to Texans on January 1st, 2016.  I was visiting Texas at the time and open carried a bit, but the cool weather in January made concealed carry more practical.  I returned to Dallas in April, to visit family and a new grandchild.This morning, on my aerobic exercise run, I was running west on Rosemeade Parkway.  A black and white police SUV approached on the other side of the boulevard, but did not slow down, and continued on its way without any sign of interest in me.  It was very near...
  • Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: Second Amendment Is Your Open Carry Permit

    04/22/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted 37-9 to pass legislation recognizing that the Second Amendment is a sufficient open carry permit. The legislation, HB 3098, had already passed in the House by a vote of 73-15. According to News 9, the Senate passed the bill via “a procedural move that forces the bill into conference committee” for one final look before it heads to Governor Mary Fallin (R). If changes are made to the bill while in committee, it will be brought back to the Floor for another vote. The decision to return to committee came after some senators...
  • Local Texas Governments Defy Law to Protect Gun Bans

    04/21/2016 3:34:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a change in Texas statutes that prohibited government entities from posting signs to ban people who legally carried guns in areas where they are not banned by Texas law.  From the Texas statute 411.209: (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state may not provide notice by a communication described by Section 30.06, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to that law or to a concealed handgun license, that a license holder carrying a handgun under the authority of this subchapter is prohibited from entering or remaining on...
  • TX: Open Carry Exercise in Dallas

    04/11/2016 4:53:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry of modern handguns has been legal for most carry permit holders in Texas for a few months now.  I was able to open carry during my visit in January. During cold weather, opportunities were limited. With a new grandchild to see, I looked forward to Texas exercise without having to conceal my personal defensive firearm.  I open carried from Arizona to Dallas in Texas.  Interactions on the road were minimal. In Van Horn, Texas, I was able to grab the last motel room in town, just about midnight.  I was carrying in an older, Israeli Fobus holser,...
  • Open Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky

    03/31/2016 3:32:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA annual meeting is fast approaching.  This year it will be in Louiseville, Kentucky, starting on May 20th, 2016.  My colleague, Liston Matthews has inquired and has determined that lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kentucky Exposition Center.  The NRA quite properly requires that attendees follow the law regarding carry in Kentucky.  Here is an explanation of the open carry law From handgunlaw.us(pdf): Open Carry (Without a Valid Permit/License) Open Carry is legal in Kentucky. Not all places listed in the “Places Off Limits” apply to those who are Open Carrying. It is up to you...
  • One Million Texans With Guns

    03/25/2016 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    DFW CBS ^ | 03/25/16 | Chris Fox
    AUSTIN (KRLD-AM) – The latest spike in License to Carry gun applications is expected to take Texas past a significant milestone. CHL Licensed Instructor Michael Cargill owns Central Texas Gun Works. He says the 140 percent jump in applications from December 2015 through February is caused by a combination of fears of terrorism brought on by the shootings in San Bernardino and President Obama’s proposed gun control laws. “Then you have the new law that went into effect January the first (Open Carry)…all of that plays into it, and that’s why we’re seeing numbers. For the first time the State...
  • 10,000 support petition for open carry at GOP convention

    03/25/2016 8:29:22 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 28 replies
    Guns.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Gun rights advocates want to be able to bring their firearms under Ohio’s open carry laws to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. A Change.org petition started Monday by “Americans for Responsible Open Carry” calls out the Republican National Committee while pushing the Quicken Loans Arena to reverse their policy on firearms carry on their property for the event. Cleveland, Ohio is consistently ranked as one of the top ten most dangerous cities in America,” reads the petition that is pushing 10,000 signatures just days after it began. “By forcing attendees to leave their firearms at home, the RNC and...
  • Open Carrier had Gun Stolen After Dark in Newport News, VA

    02/16/2016 5:07:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carrier in Virgina is reported to have had his handgun stolen in Newport News, on January 29th, 2016.  The location is listed as on the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue, and is said to have happened about 8 p.m.  From dailypress.com: The victim, a 37-year-old Hampton man, told police he was robbed as he walked across Jefferson Avenue to the lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend at the Travelers Inn. He was wearing his handgun in a holster, open carry, on his hip, Eley said.The man said he was approached from behind by two...
  • TX: Brooks' Place BBQ Offers Discount for Open Carry

    02/12/2016 6:04:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The award winning Texas BBQ place in Houston, Brooks Place, LLC, offered a 25% discount for open carriers on the first effective day of open carry reform.Brooks says that it is "not a political thing".  I suspect he is right.  It is a business thing.  After the initial surge, the discount was reduced to 10%.  From yourhoustonnews.com: There is a place where Houstonians can get BBQ at a discount simply for exercising their right to openly carry their gun. The BBQ trailer located in the parking lot with ACE Hardware and Kroger on FM 529 is owned and operated...
  • TX: Benbrook Police Chief opts for Controversial 30.06, 30.07 Signs

    02/09/2016 4:46:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In January of 2016, on the first day of the restoration of some open carry rights in Texas, I stood in front of the Benbrook Police Station, looking at the recently placed 30.06 and 30.07 signs. I noticed that the signs were not of the required dimensions, so they are likely not enforceable in a court of law.  But police, like fire in the quote attributed to President Washington,  (employed in various forms since the 1500's) are "dangerous servants and a fearful master".  I tread lightly around police, just as I do around high explosives or high powered machinery. ...
  • TX: Bookstore Offers Discount for Open Carriers

    02/04/2016 5:47:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from Brave New Books Brave New Books, a book store in Austin, Texas has welcomed open carriers and held a symposium on open carry on January 30th, 2016.  The store is said to be the only book store in Austin that has not banned open carry from their store. From kvue.com: AUSTIN -- Brave New Books is offering a 10 percent discount to all customers open-carrying in their store. The store is also hosting an open-carry symposium on Jan. 30 to help Texas residents learn more about open-carry legislation. Brave New Books is doing more than simply not...
  • Open Carrier Robbed Of His Gun In Virginia

    02/03/2016 11:20:12 AM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bob Owens
    Newport News police are investigating after a man reported he was pushed to the ground and had his handgun stolen late last week. Officers responded to a report of the robbery in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 8 p.m. Jan. 29, according to police spokesman Harold Eley. The victim, a 37-year-old Hampton man, told police he was robbed as he walked across Jefferson Avenue to the lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend at the Travelers Inn. He was wearing his handgun in a holster, open carry, on his hip, Eley said. The man said...
  • Senator Portilla, R-Miami, Holds the Key to Florida Open Carry

    02/01/2016 10:16:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla The Florida open carry bill has moved out of Committee in the Florida House.  It will likely be voted on by the full House in the next few weeks.  From cbslocal.com: TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) - A bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote. The bill cleared a committee vote 12 to 4 on Thursday.The next step will be a full vote by the Florida House in the next few weeks.The difficulty lies in the Senate, where Senator Portilla is Chair of the Judiciary Committee...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • PC Flip-Flop by Military.com White House Correspondent on Armed Defense

    01/29/2016 8:02:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Korean men defending Koreatown during the 1992 LA riots. A few days ago, on 21 January, Military.com White House Correspondent Bryant Jordan wrote an article about the Air Force reviewing its policies on allowing trained military personnel to carry concealed or openly, on and off duty, to supplement official guards and military police. From military.com: The Air Force on Wednesday said its review of “active-shooter incidents across the country” found that many ended without police intervention because someone present with a weapon stopped the shooter. (skip)  The Air Force also did not release the data showing how many active-shooter incidents...
  • Air Force: Many Non-Police with Weapons stop Active Shooters

    01/28/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Picture from Human Events One of the most popular articles that I have written was "Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens".  The article is a compilation of documented cases where armed citizens stopped what would likely have become mass killings before they occured.  Such incidents are usually spiked by the media because the body count is either non-existent or too low to meed the FBI criteria of a mass killing. It appears that the Air Force has got the memo.  In an article From military.com: The Air Force on Wednesday said its review of "active-shooter incidents across the country"...
  • CT: Police ‘Gotta Cover Our Ass’ on Open Carry ~ VIDEO

    01/25/2016 6:25:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other.In a free society, there is always pressure to expand the power of the government to suppress freedom of speech.  Those in power, for the last 100 years, have been infringing on our right to bear arms, and claiming that those who support the Second Amendment are kooks, in an attempt to suppress our First Amendment rights. With the voice provided by the First Amendment and the Internet, brave activists have been rolling back those attacks on the First and Second Amendments, and have been winning important victories. Michael Picard...
  • Connecticut Man Exercises 2A Rights; Refuses to Show Permit while Carrying

    01/20/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A pistol carrier in Connecticut was asked by a police officer to produce a permit.  He asked the officer what the reason was for the officer asking for the permit.  The officer replied with an expetive.  From fox61.com: Brown told FOX 61 what happened next: "Well, you have a gun. So then he said, 'do you have a permit?' And I'm like why? He said 'because I (expletive) said so." But, according to the newly written law, police may only request a permit if there is reasonable suspicion of a crime.The officer did not arrest or detain Brown.I did...
  • Texas Open Carry & Wal-Mart Greeters May Clash

    01/12/2016 11:13:52 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 17 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/7/16 | Russ Chastain
    Law requires stores to verify carry license or turn them away.More laws, more problems. That's always the way it is. The more rules you have, the more trouble it is for everyone. And in this case, stores like Wal-Mart are reportedly bearing the brunt. Texas recently began allowing open carry of handguns by folks who are licensed for concealed carry, and naturally, some folks are doing just that. But that creates a problem for retailers who sell alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. Apparently, Texas has a law that dictates that any business selling alcolohic beverages cannot "knowingly allow"...
  • Houston barbecue joint offers open carry discount

    01/04/2016 1:40:43 PM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | Jan 4, 2016 | Olivia Pulsinelli
    Before Texas' open carry law went into effect on Jan. 1, several businesses disclosed they would ban firearms on their private property. Now, one Houston-area eatery is making news by rewarding customers for carrying their guns. According to several media reports, Brooks' Place will give customers a 25 percent discount for openly carrying a gun. Previously, the Cypress-area barbecue trailer offered a 10 percent discount for concealed carry. Owner Trent Brooks told the Houston Chronicle the promotion received some backlash on Yelp but mostly positive reactions on Facebook. The new law allows Texans with a concealed handgun license to openly...
  • First Day Open Carry Texas, 2016

    01/03/2016 5:58:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    After years of work, political activism, protests and educational open carry marches, Texas now has licensed open carry.  If you have a carry license, you can carry your holstered pistol in most public spaces in Texas.  On this first day of licensed open carry, I celebrated by going doing a little open carry.  I started with the library in Benbrook, because I have been spending some time working there.  They have very good Internet connectivity, and the place that I am visiting does not.  They were not open on the First, a holiday, so I contented myself with carrying...
  • Chevron's local office buildings to opt out of open carry

    01/01/2016 8:27:56 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Houston (TX) Business Journal ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Olivia Pulsinelli
    California-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), which has a major presence in Houston, joins the growing list of businesses opting out of Texas’ open carry law. The company sent an email to employees on Dec. 31 notifying them that, “based on existing laws and company policy, no firearms (handguns, rifles or shotguns) are permitted inside Chevron office buildings.”... Texas' open carry law goes into effect Jan. 1. The law allows Texans with a concealed handgun license to openly carry a gun in a belt or shoulder holster. Several grocery stores, Houston's Galleria mall, San Antonio-based Whataburger and Austin-based Torchy's Tacos are...
  • 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.