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  • WA: Man picking up his stolen car fatally shot an alleged street robber in Des Moines, police say

    01/29/2021 4:34:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 26 January, 2021 | Sara Jean Green
    Des Moines police last week investigated what appears to be a crime of opportunity that turned deadly when the victim of a street robbery returned fire and fatally shot his alleged assailant, according to a police spokesperson. Randle Cody Jr., 45, died Wednesday from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner classifies deaths as natural, accidental, homicide, suicide or undetermined. A determination of homicide means only that a person was responsible for another person’s death and does not necessarily indicate criminal culpability. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • Rep. Richard Hudson Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

    01/05/2021 9:43:47 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 1/4/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced legislation Monday to create national reciprocity for concealed carry license holders. Hudson’s legislation, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR38), would treat concealed carry licenses like driver’s licenses, recognizing the license from one state as valid in the other 49. This would allow the licensee to cross state lines with his or her firearm, knowing it was legal for them to be armed for self-defense just as it is legal for them to drive a car in a state other than their state of residence.
  • 84 Reps Want To Keep Ability To Carry Guns In Capitol, Say DC Is Unsafe

    01/03/2021 9:43:54 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 1/2/2021 | Jack Dima
    Colorado Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert, alongside 83 other Representatives, have countered an effort by Democratic legislators to disallow politicians from carrying firearms in the Capitol. ...oppose a measure by Democratic California Rep. Jared Huffman to prohibit gun carry throughout Capitol grounds. Huffman garnered support from 19 other House members and said the “current regulations,” which allow concealed firearms for politicians, “create needless risk” in a mid-December letter. “I refuse to give up my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert said in a press release. “I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one...
  • Man with concealed carry permit shoots and kills robbery suspect inside Chicago cell phone store

    12/29/2020 3:27:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 27 December, 2020 | Nate Rodgers
    A man on the scene shot the robbery suspect in the chest and abdomen, police said. It is not clear if the man was the owner, employee, or another customer. Police said the shooter, 29, had a valid concealed carry permit. The robbery suspect was transported in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Report: NYC Gun Permit Applications Surge but Approval Process Drags

    12/27/2020 9:48:32 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 12/26/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Applications for New York City gun permits have surged to 9,000 applicants, but the New York Post reports that NYPD approved “fewer than 1,100.” The Post notes 8,088 of the permit applications came from “first-time pistol and rifle permits” and were submitted since March 22, 2020.
  • IN: Man shoots at pranksters after mistaking paintball gun for real gun

    10/29/2020 4:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | Theresa Seiger
    A man opened fire Friday on a prankster who fired paintballs at him after mistaking the paintball gun for a real gun, according to police in Michigan City. Authorities said the 40-year-old man was pumping gas at a BP gas station when he began to hear popping sounds and felt stings on his body. “The (man) then saw someone out of the passenger side widow of a passing vehicle with what appeared to be a gun,” police said. “The (man), thinking that he was being shot at by the passenger in this vehicle, drew his concealed firearm and fired several...
  • Donald Trump: I’ll Sign National Reciprocity (concealed carry) if It Reaches My Desk

    10/17/2020 4:01:43 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 50 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 15 October 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    During an interview with the NRA’s 1st Freedom, President Donald Trump said he would sign national reciprocity legislation for concealed carry if it reaches his desk. The outlet posed the question: Mr. President, each state’s driver’s license is honored across this great nation, yet a permit to carry a concealed gun — which, in contrast, is a right specifically protected in the U.S. Bill of Rights — is often not respected by other states. Will you support a national reciprocity act so that law-abiding gun owners can more easily travel with their freedom? Trump responded by making sure the focus...
  • personal recommend - self defense insurance

    10/08/2020 9:26:51 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 36 replies
    Given what's going on in many neighborhoods lately, and given that many governments let criminals do what they want, but go after citizens defending themselves from said criminal thugs and rioting mobs, I would ask people to consider self defense insurance. We all know the nightmare begins AFTER you've had to defend yourself. Its something regular people like us are not prepared for because we're not life long career habitual criminals and may have had zero contacts with police and jail, and being treated like a criminal by cops and the legal system for defending your life and family and...
  • Democrats Are Coming for Your Guns

    10/05/2020 4:58:10 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 5, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Joe Biden’s campaign website contains a long list of gun-control proposals: national gun licensing; red-flag laws, which let judges seize guns without a hearing or mental-health evaluation; and bans on semiautomatic guns that look like military weapons.
  • Ohio Gov Signs Law to Extend Current Concealed License Expiration

    10/04/2020 8:04:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 1 October, 2020 | NRAHQ
    Yesterday, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 614 into law, legislation that should help to relax the concerns of law-abiding Ohio gun owners whose CHLs are expiring soon. An amendment to HB 614 extends all CHL expiration dates through at least June 30, 2021. In addition, if a license expires between April 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021, the license is further extended an additional 90 days past the expiration date. The amendment also removes the contiguous county requirement during the time of Ohio's “emergency order” related to the COVID virus.  So, a licensee may renew at ANY sheriff’s​ office in...
  • Best CCW insurance

    09/24/2020 10:53:37 AM PDT · by TermLimits4All · 23 replies
    9-24-2020 | Myself
    What are the CCW insurance companies you are subscribed to?
  • Americans' Very Right to Keep and Bear Arms Is on the Ballot This Election

    09/09/2020 5:48:30 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 8, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Democrats will "confiscate your guns and appoint justices who will wipe away your Second Amendment," President Trump warned in his recent acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination. He's right. Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has promised to use executive orders to ban guns, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has promised to make former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) his gun czar.
  • Don't Look too Hard Detectives

    09/05/2020 5:22:19 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | 5Sept 2020
    A man with a shotgun tried to rob a South Side gas station, using a woman as a shield, but was shot dead by another man who then ran off Thursday night, according to Chicago police. Tyrone Smith, 55, walked into the Citgo Food Mart in the 6700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at about 9:50 p.m. Holding a shotgun, he screamed, “Give me the money” several times and grabbed a woman in front of him, police said. A man standing near the door pulled his own gun and shot Smith at least three times and then fled, police...
  • Review: ‘Gun Control Myths’ by John R. Lott, Jr, PhD

    09/05/2020 9:42:45 AM PDT · by rogerantone1
    In Gun Control Myths he doesn’t attempt to cover every misleading idea about guns, but has chosen to address the biggest issues of today. He begins by correcting the errors of several of the seemingly comprehensive summaries in circulation about the dangers of gun ownership. He moves on to thorough discussions about mass shootings, which are so preoccupying although very rare and more often than the media reports, ended by good guys with guns.
  • ‘He picked the wrong guy’: Arvada man confronts would-be carjacker outside King Soopers [ Colorado ]

    09/04/2020 7:09:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KDVR ^ | Sep 2, 2020 | Keagan Harsha
    An Arvada man says he doesn’t regret his actions after confronting a would-be carjacker outside the King Soopers at 58th and Independence in Arvada. About 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, Paul Heagerty says he feared the worst when a man walked up to him while he was putting away his groceries. The man threatened Heagerty with a gun. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to get shot,'” Heagerty said. The man demanded the keys to Heagerty’s car. He says seconds later, there was a gun pointed at his stomach. “It was surreal. When he pulled that gun, I...
  • Bullock ads claim support for the Second Amendment

    08/24/2020 3:08:47 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 16 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | August 24, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    With an "F" rating from the National Rifle Association, it is no wonder that Bullock is spending so much money trying to convince Montanans that he shares their values. He just hopes that people will forget about his gun control stances when he ran for president last year.
  • The most revealing poll of all: gun sales

    08/16/2020 8:00:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    For decades, the Democrat party has wanted to abrogate the Second Amendment, to ban the sale of guns of any and all calibers, sizes, shapes and potential uses. They have long sought to limit the amount of ammo per gun and ... The left has yet to realize the obvious, that criminals do not obey laws of any kind, least of all gun laws. So deluded are the gun-banning Democrats, they do not believe that Americans have the right to defend themselves against said criminals. These Democrats who want to run our lives all have armed security themselves, but we...
  • Honest Recommendation of M&P 45 Shield

    08/16/2020 12:40:33 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 72 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/16/2020 | Roman_War_Criminal
    So I have owned a lot of pistols over the years. Rugers, Springfields, S&W's, Glocks, Taurus's (OMG), and a few others. Does anybody have any good experience with the M&P 45 shield? I own a 9mm version and I am not happy with the the fact that the slide doesn't chamber when I throw or slam in a fully loaded new magazine like my other M&P's do. That functionality saves me about 1.5 - 2.0 precious seconds. What's the fix on that? Do you like your 45 shield? Concealable? Holster types? Recoil? Comfort? Anything else you wish to add.
  • Guns protect people from criminals when the police can’t

    08/12/2020 10:40:43 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 12, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr. and James Purtilo
    For years, gun-control advocates told us that it is the job of police to protect them. But now, the same people who want to ban gun ownership also want to defund police, replacing them with social workers who won’t do anything to stop violent crime.
  • 4 indicted in Santa Clara County Sheriff concealed gun permit scandal

    08/08/2020 8:38:01 AM PDT · by glasseye · 15 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 08/07/2020 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE — A grand jury has indicted four people, including a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s captain and campaign committee leader, in an alleged pay-to-play political favoritism with concealed-gun permits issued by the Sheriff’s Office, marking the first major announcement in an investigation that has been going on for more than a year.