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  • 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.
  • Open carry gun law set to go into effect Jan. 1(TX)

    12/28/2015 7:32:18 AM PST · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Breckenridge American ^ | 12/26/2015 | Tony Pilkington
    Beginning on Jan. 1 the new open carry gun laws Texas will go into effect, allowing licensed handgun owners to openly carry guns in public. "As of January, there is no such thing as a concealed license anymore," said Stephens County Sheriff Billy Wade. "Your license is simply going to say license to carry a handgun." According to Wade, under the new law, handgun license owners have two options when carrying a handgun, they can continue to carry it concealed, as they always have, or carry it open which means with the weapon in view. "You have to carry it...
  • H-E-B Grocery Forbids Open Carry of Handguns in Texas, Kroger Embraces It

    12/28/2015 6:47:38 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/27/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    H-E-B grocers in Texas have put signage on their doors barring openly carried handguns, while Kroger says they will simply abide by the new law which will allow openly carried handguns, beginning January 1.
  • Officers Killed with own Gun vs Officers Feloniously Killed 1980 - 2014

    12/27/2015 6:42:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Officers feloniously killed in U.S. (red) Killed with own gun (green) When people talk about open carry, a common comment is that the open carrier will have their gun taken from them and used against them. I have yet to find a case in the United States where that happened to someone who was not a law officer. Law officers almost all open carry, and some have their guns taken from them and used against them, but the numbers are vanishingly small. Here is a link to the data sources used to construct the graphic above. In the...
  • How Texas is preparing for upcoming open carry gun law

    12/25/2015 12:24:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Dec. 24, 2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    As of January 1, 2016, licensed Texans will no longer be forced to conceal their revolvers or semi-automatic handguns while out in public. According to a new open carry law, which Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed at a gun range last June, licensed Texans can now openly carry their firearm (as long as it's secured in a belt or shoulder holster) in all the same places where they could already carry a concealed weapon - which is pretty much anywhere except federal buildings, courthouses, polling places, amusement parks, worship centers, sporting events, jails, and businesses like bars where more...
  • Virginia to end concealed carry reciprocity with other states

    12/22/2015 6:15:48 AM PST · by fredhead · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 22 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) plans to announce Tuesday that Virginia will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the commonwealth. The move also means Virginians with a history of stalking, drug dealing or inpatient mental-health treatment cannot obtain a permit in a state with comparatively lax laws and carry a handgun legally at home. Herring said severing the out-of-state agreements can prevent people who may be dangerous or irresponsible from carrying a concealed weapon. “To me, this is a commonsense step that can help make Virginians and our...
  • Open Carry at Immanuel Baptist Church

    12/22/2015 7:36:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Both people in the picture above are open carrying.A correspondent reports on open carry at a church in Northern Wisconsin. There is a sign near the entrance that says that legal carry of guns is welcome. Here is the pro-carry sign. It is a simple 8 1/2 by 11 sheet: Wisconsin is underrated as a pro-Second Amendment state. The state never outlawed open carry, even if the urban areas routinely violated Second Amendment rights of citizens before 2010. Wisconsin passed a strong amendment to the State Constitution in 1998, affirming the right to keep and bear arms for all...
  • Florida Open Carry Gains Momentum

    12/14/2015 1:21:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The push to reform Florida gun laws to restore open carry rights has gained significant momentum in the last few weeks. First, on October 5th, the licensed Open Carry bill, HB-163, passed the Florida House Criminal Justice sub-committee, with an 8-4 vote. Second, one day later, the Florida Supreme Court agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the Florida Open Carry ban in the Norman v. State (Florida) (PDF) case. The Florida Sheriff's Association, using rather heavy-handed tactics, came out against the open carry bill in the middle of October . Now the Florida Police Chiefs Association has said...
  • Homer schools locked down over parent carrying gun (Legal, but "not the right thing to do")

    12/08/2015 4:29:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Battle Creek Enquirer | December 7, 2015 | Safiya Merchant and Trace Christenson
    Link only: http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/news/local/2015/12/07/homer-schools-locked-down-over-parent-carrying-gun/76947308/
  • AZ: Sheriff Joe Arpaio asks for Help from Armed Citizens

    12/06/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio now rests near the top of those chief peace officers who vocally support defense of self and others, and exercise of Second Amendment rights. Not only did he ask concealed carriers to protect themselves and each other, but open carriers as well. From fox10Phoenix.com Surrounded by his posse, Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked armed citizens to help protect malls this holiday season. Arpaio says nearly 250,000 Arizonans carry concealed weapons and many more are carrying in the open. "I'm asking for that group to make sure that if some violent activity occurs that they take action 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...
  • Florida Vying to Become 46th State to Allow Open Carry

    11/21/2015 8:05:20 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    With the Texas open carry law set to go into effect January 1, 2016, there are now 45 states with open carry laws, and Florida is vying to be number 46. The open carry push is separate from but simultaneous with a campus carry push moving through the Florida legislature as well. Ironically, this is exactly how open carry and campus carry both succeeded in Texas; they moved through in separate bills but during the same legislative session. Texas became the 45th state to pass laws allowing the open carry of handguns in May, and Abbot signed open carry into...
  • Open Carry in Yuma Medical Facilities

    11/19/2015 8:11:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I regularly open carry around town in Yuma, Arizona. A couple of months ago, my Doctor recommended that I undergo a series of tests, mostly as a precaution. My Doctor and I get along quite well. She has never offered any complaint about my open carry in her office, and it has become something of a joke with the receptionist that I have to remove a considerable amount of gear, including pistol, knife, phone, keys and other items before I weigh in.My first personal physician in Yuma never had a problem either; he is a competitive shooter and worked...
  • AL: Selma Gun Turn "buy back" in a Success for Private Buyers, Open Carry

    11/18/2015 2:48:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small gun turn in event was held on 7 November, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. These events have been characterized by the propaganda term "buy back", but as the organizers never owned the guns in the first place, they cannot be "bought back". The events have become less popular in recent years as private buyers have arranged to offer more for the more valuable guns taken to these events. That was the case in Selma. Robert W. Kennedy, Jr. was a private buyer at the Selma event, and commented on it. From selmatimesjournal.com: My name is Robert W....
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting

    11/10/2015 5:53:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn’t do anything about the man due to the state’s Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three...
  • Armed Biker Displays Gun to Open Carrier in Yuma

    11/09/2015 1:16:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I stopped to fuel up at a local gas station. The price was $1.93 a gallon. I was open carrying my old Glock 17. As I came out the door, the biker was standing beside this beautiful Indian motorcycle. I said "Nice bike", and he replied, "What are you carrying?"Glock 17, I said, and he pulled open his vest to show me his S&W M&P. He was an armed biker. His vest proudly proclaimed that he was a Vietnam Vet. I said that while I had been in service during Vietnam, my tour was in California, at...
  • Police Chief James Craig needs to Protect Detroit Open Carry

    11/09/2015 10:13:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Another case has surfaced where Detroit police officers are charged with falsely arresting a legally armed black man for carrying a concealed weapon. The man was openly carrying. In Detroit open carry is completely legal. The charge is a five year felony in Michigan, so this is no laughing matter.Having worked with a number of police agencies in the early 1970’s and later, and having talked with people inside the police culture of the time in large urban areas, I can report that racism and discrimination against black people in the 70’s was rampant. A lot has changed...
  • Open Carry did not delay Police Response in Colorado Shooting (ref coward at salon.com)

    11/06/2015 10:31:53 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 11/6/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The disarmists are claiming that the police did not respond to the shooter in Colorado Springs because the State has open carry rights, as do 45 states of the United States. From R Bruce Magee, a commenter on kpbs.org: This past weekend. a man was seen wandering a Colorado Springs neighborhood brandishing a heavy weapon. Recognizing the man as a neighbor, a woman called 911. The dispatcher told her the police couldn't do anything about the man due to the state's Open Carry Law. Within a few minutes of that phone call, the man had shot and killed three innocent...
  • AZ:More Open Carry at the Vertical Church

    11/05/2015 5:28:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was on Security detail at my church again. They keep the temperature cool, so I was wearing a jacket. One of the difficulties of open carry is that it becomes awkward when you are wearing clothes to keep warm. So I was carrying casually concealed. Glocks are popular I did not mind the temperature. I am acclimated to warmer temps; but it is easier to for me to put on a jacket than it is for someone who likes it a bit cooler to remove their skin. I noticed five open carriers, and at least one other concealed...
  • Liberals harass St Louis Open Carry Advocate (Video)

    11/02/2015 12:15:04 PM PST · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 8, 2015 | Freedom Daily
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  • Florida Sheriff Supports Open Carry; Criticizes “secret vote”

    10/31/2015 7:39:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sheriff Frank Mckeithen of Bay County, Florida, has come out in favor of open carry and the Second Amendment, and against the way in which the Florida Sheriffs’ Association conducted a vote to lobby against the open carry bill. The vote has been represented in the media as a “secret vote”. The accepted definition of a secret ballot is one in which the identities of the voters are kept secret from the people who count the votes. That way, reprisals against people who vote for or against a particular measure or person are prevented, and people have less to worry...
  • Florida Open Carry Bill Passes Committee

    10/26/2015 7:16:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida CS/SB 300 has passed the Senate Criminal Justice committee, 3 to 2. Florida is one of only five states where the open carry of modern handguns is routinely banned in public places. Texas passed a licensed open carry bill on 13 June of 2015. It will go into effect in January. The gun law reform bill that passed the Florida Senate committee still has quite a ways to go. It would reform several aspects of the current law that have been shown to have deleterious effects over the last few years. Here is a summation of the bill....
  • Israeli gun owners rush to shooting ranges amid wave of attacks

    10/13/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | William Booth and Ruth Eglash
    GIVAT ZEEV, West Bank The phones have been ringing nonstop at the Gun Hill shooting range, following a week of daily knife attacks by Palestinians and a clarion call by Israeli politicians requesting that permit holders should carry their pistols on their hips to help protect the citizenry against terrorists. Its a madhouse, said Yair Yifrach, general manger of the training center and gun shop here at a Jewish settlement north of Jerusalem. Perhaps not the best choice of words for a shooting range. But people are going a little crazy, Yifrach said. Israelis are frightened by violent demonstrations...
  • Texas Open Carry is Three Months Away

    10/02/2015 11:00:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KXAS-TV ^ | October 1, 2015 | Julie Fine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In three months, gun owners with a concealed handgun license will be able to openly carry in the state of Texas. Many North Texas gun ranges say they are doubling their education courses before the law goes into effect. At the Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville, they are just starting to see a small uptick in concealed handgun license classes. "It is a big change to openly carry. You don't want to make a mistake," said Eagle Gun Range president David Prince. Prince is adding classes so that people fully understand the new law. "We are putting on seminars at...
  • Open Carry at the 2015 Gun Rights Policy Conference

    10/01/2015 7:54:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I arrived at the 2015 Gun Rights Policy Conference on Friday afternoon, 25 September, at about 1600 (4 p.m.). I was openly carrying my old Glock 17, as I usually do. It was an unseasonably warm late September day, with the temperature at 103. There had been some Internet rumors about the Sheraton Crescent banning open carry; I had not seen anything in my contract with them or any sign on the door. When I was there a few years ago at the Arizona Citizen Defense League annual meeting, the room had been full of open carriers. I had...
  • AZ: Open Carry at the UPS Store

    09/17/2015 5:43:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been a customer of the UPS Stores in Yuma for years. I used their services to prepare targets and handouts for the concealed carry courses that I taught. They have always been open carry friendly and have been very helpful. A few days ago, I was having a few copies made. I had purchased their pre-paid copy cards, and had enough left over to last me for quite a while. Lupe Paz was behind the counter and asked me if I was carrying a Glock .40. I said no, it was a 9 mm. We had a...
  • Oath Keeper Who Called for #BlackOpenCarry March in Ferguson Leaves the Group, Plans His Own March

    08/31/2015 4:36:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 4 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 8-27-15 | Jesse Walker
    Two weeks ago, Sam Andrews announced that the Oath Keepers, a group of current and former members of the military and police who have pledged to refuse unconstitutional orders, were going to sponsor a march of black men armed with AR-15s in Ferguson, Missouri. Now Andrews has left the organization, charging Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes with holding a "racist double standard" for when it's acceptable to confront cops. Rhodes strongly denies this, calling Andrews a "lying sociopath." Andrews charges Rhodes with hypocrisy, complaining that the man "was perfectly willing to 'confront the cops' at Bundy Ranch, but is unwilling...
  • Video Footage outside the Open Carry Trial in Bald Knob Arkansas

    08/28/2015 6:51:02 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 6 replies
    Youtube account keeparkansaslegal, Arkansas Act746 Activist & other media outlets | 08/28/2015 | me
    On May 4th 2015, Richard Chambliss was arrested by the Bald Knob Police Department (BKPD) for carrying a weapon, despite Arkansas Act 746, which allows the carrying of a weapon. After realizing the open carry charge would likely not hold, a madeup charge of disorderly conduct was added. The BKPD Chief of Police, Judge, & prosecuting attorney appear to oppose Act 746 & the 2nd amendment in general. The previous police chief was fired by Mayor Mary Beth Calhoun in January 2015, possibly due to politics, & replaced him with current Police Chief Erek Balantine. Balantine had been charged with...
  • AZ: Open Carry at the Vertical Church in Yuma

    08/28/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was on the security detail at The Vertical Church on Sunday. I noticed that Jeremy was open carrying, so I asked him if I could take a picture after the service. He was kind enough to wait with his lovely wife until I handed off to the next volunteer. Then we stepped outside to take the picture. The lobby was fairly crowded. We are having record numbers attend for August in Yuma! The can in his left hand is non-alcoholic, they are sold in the Church lobby. The pistol is a Sig Sauer P220 in .45 ACP. Carrying...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Harbor Freight

    08/25/2015 5:11:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The pistol range at the Ranch needed some trimming, so I stopped at Harbor Freight to pick up some inexpensive tools. That is a bow saw on the counter. The couple behind me were gracious and volunteered to take my picture. Hispanic? Black? Caucasian? Mixed? I could not tell, but they were the type of people that a civilization needs to thrive. I thought they might be immigrants, but their English was perfect and colloquial. Yuma is a pretty cosmopolitan place. They were polite, helpful, and friendly. Courtni, the clerk at the counter, was also helpful and friendly. She...
  • AZ: Open Carrier in Yuma Walmart

    08/20/2015 3:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I walked up to a checkout line at the Wal-Mart, and was pleased to see another open carrier ahead of me. I asked if I could take his picture. He was pleasant and accommodating. I heard him joking with the checkout lady. It was obvious that he was a regular customer. It looks like a real working outfit to me, not one worn just for style. He agreed to have another picture taken in the entrance, to show the pistol a bit more clearly. We talked for a bit about the few locations that still ban guns in Yuma....
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouris open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. My...
  • Iowa Deputy Violates Permit Holder's Rights (video)

    08/14/2015 4:51:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 4th Plymouth County Sheriff's department Sgt. Rick Singer stopped a man legally openly carrying a holstered pistol while walking. Sgt. Singer asked for the man's permit, which was presented. Sergent Singer would not accept the legal permit. He persistently demanded a "paper permit" which he said was the "legal permit". He keeps saying that the permit is simply a "courtesy card" He was wrong, but he illegally confiscated the open carriers permit. The entire affair was recorded on video: Link to video The Sergeant claims that the picture on the permit is not recognizable, but wants...
  • MO: Oathkeepers in Ferguson 2015

    08/13/2015 5:33:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Oathkeeper protecting local businesses in Ferguson MO, 2014 The far left Southern Poverty Law Center has smeared the Oathkeepers as "fiercely anti-government" when in fact the core reason of the Oathkeepers is to protect Constitutional Government. Last year the Oathkeepers helped to protect private property and innocent people in Ferguson. Not surprisingly, politicians who wanted to divide the races were not happy about it. From nbcnews.com: Patricia Bynes, Democratic Committeewoman of Ferguson Township, went to check on the protests early Tuesday and was surprised to find the Oath Keepers amid a heavy police presence. "They just showed up, walking...
  • MI: Judge Upholds Open Carry rights against law-breaking School District

    08/13/2015 3:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan allows people with concealed carry permits to carry guns in schools, with a twist; the guns have to be openly carried in the school. Michigan preemption law prevents local units of government from enacting a patchwork or local, contradictory laws, many of which violate basic Second Amendment rights. MCL 123.1101(a) and MCL 123.1102 preempt local units of government from regulating firearms. School Districts are local units of government. In Michigan, a number of school districts are unwilling to abide by State law, and routinely violate it. A lawsuit was filed in March. From Michigan miopencarry.org: As set forth...