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  • California Defies SCOTUS by Imposing Myriad New Restrictions on Public Gun Possession

    12/01/2023 2:54:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 12.1.2023 3:05 PM | JACOB SULLUM
    By banning firearms from a long list of "sensitive places," the state is copying a policy that federal judges have repeatedly rejected. A California law that is scheduled to take effect on January 1 will impose a host of new restrictions on public possession of firearms. That may seem counterintuitive, since Senate Bill 2 is the state legislature's response to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2022 ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which upheld the Second Amendment right to carry guns for self-defense outside the home. But California, like several other states with discretionary carry-permit...
  • The ATF Is a Rogue Agency That Needs to Be Abolished

    10/24/2023 12:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Red State. ^ | October 23, 2023 | Matt Funicello
    In July of 2022, the Supreme Court, in a landmark 6-3 decision, ruled that the EPA overstepped its authority by creating rules and regulations regarding forcing power plants to transition to clean or renewable energy sources. SCOTUS ruled that the EPA, in effect, created rules that carry the same weight as laws passed by Congress, thus violating Article I of the Constitution, which states that all legislative powers shall be granted to Congress only. Thus making Congress the only body that can introduce and pass legislation, not a state or federal agency. The court says it [the EPA] is protecting...
  • A Restraining Order Didn't Stop This Assailant, a Woman's Gun Did

    10/06/2023 6:09:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Red State. ^ | October 05, 2023 | Jeff Charles
    On September 28, a woman found herself in a domestic violence situation and was forced to take drastic measures to defend her life. The incident, which occurred at her apartment in Wilmington, North Carolina, further illustrates how important it is for women to be armed – especially when it comes to situations involving domestic violence. ... Anthony Parker, the woman’s estranged husband, physically assaulted her, but lost his life when she used her gun to stop him. Wilmington police continue to investigate a suspected domestic violence-related shooting that claimed the life of Anthony Parker on the night of Sept. 28....
  • Arkansas Law Protects Medical Marijuana Users Gun Rights

    08/08/2023 5:05:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | August 4, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    The state of Arkansas has created a law to protect the ability of medical marijuana users in the state to obtain a concealed carry handgun license. HB1784 was introduced on March 29, 2023. On April 4th, 2023, the House voted for bill HB1784, 82 to 5, with eight not voting and five not present. On April 7, 2023, the Senate voted for the bill HB1784, 26 to 3, with two not voting and two not present. HB1724 was signed by Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) into law on April 12, 2023. Here are relevant excerpts. From the Arkansas State Legislature:(B)...
  • Pregnant Woman Shoots Potential Robber At Houston Gas Station

    06/30/2023 7:26:48 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 9 replies
    Fox 26 Houston ^ | 30 June 2023 | Fox 26 Houston
    From video description: HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at a gas station and found a male and a female holding a suspect at gunpoint. The suspect, later identified as Mario Duque, had sustained several gunshot wounds.
  • Gun-toting dad who thwarted mass shooting despite being shot in head now training others on self-defense

    06/28/2023 4:22:53 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 6/28/23 | Emma Colton
    One year ago on July 3, Arizona resident and concealed-carry holder Raul Mendez and his family were enjoying a Fourth of July party before shots rang out and left their lives changed forever. Mendez was shot in the head as suspect Jason Hunt opened fire on the partygoers, leaving two men dead and four others, including Mendez, seriously injured. The rampage ended when Mendez was able to gather the strength to pick himself off the floor, unholster his concealed-carry weapon and shoot Hunt four times in the chest. "It's still something that's unreal," Mendez told Fox News Digital in a...
  • Armed mom protects family, fends off carjacker in parking garage attack

    06/01/2023 3:34:34 PM PDT · by CFW · 22 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6/1/23 | Cam Edwards
    A woman on a Memorial Day weekend trip to Little Rock, Arkansas was forced to shoot a man in self-defense after he attacked her and her husband in a parking garage while the couple was packing up their vehicle for the ride home. According to Little Rock police, the suspect first approached the husband as he was putting some items on the roof of their vehicle, coming up from behind and striking him several times before making a move towards the driver-side door. Another victim, who was in the passenger’s seat of the car, told officers that the suspect got...
  • Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill Making Florida the 26th Constitutional Carry State

    04/03/2023 8:57:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2023 | AWR Hawkins
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation Monday making Florida the 26th constitutional carry state in the Union. This means the majority of states in the USA are constitutional carry. The NRA tweeted: DeSantis’ signature tips US into majority 'constitutional carry' nation with new Florida gun rights law — Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) April 3, 2023 The Tampa Bay Times reported the new law takes effect July 1, 2023.
  • DeSantis signs Florida's permitless carry bill into law

    04/03/2023 9:37:21 AM PDT · by devane617 · 79 replies
    wesh ^ | 04/03/2023
    On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's permitless carry bill into law. This allows guns to be carried almost anywhere without a permit. On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's permitless carry bill into law. This allows guns to be carried almost anywhere without a permit.
  • Ron DeSantis quietly legalizes carrying concealed weapons without permits

    04/03/2023 1:55:29 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 03, 2023 | Matt Dixon
    With little fanfare, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Monday allowing residents to carry a concealed loaded weapon without a permit. DeSantis signed the bill in a nonpublic event in his office with only bill sponsors, legislative leaders and gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, in attendance. It was a notable departure for a governor who regularly holds splashy news conferences and bill-signing ceremonies. Florida is now the 26th state to pass some form of permitless carry legislation. The signing comes one week after six people, including three children, were gunned down at The Covenant School in Nashville,...
  • When Seconds Count, Police Are Just Minutes Away – and That’s Why Kids Die

    03/31/2023 10:06:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 30, 2023 | Joy Overbeck
    There are many fierce, hungry tigers living near your home and they are stalking your children. How best to protect your young ones: declaw the tigers, or equip your home with strong defenses so they cannot enter, and if they do they will be stopped dead? This is the essential question tragically raised once again in the bloody wake of the Tennessee Christian elementary school massacre. Anti-gun media talking heads, Democrat legislators, government officials, teachers’ Union chieftain Randi Weingarten, and Democrat gun-haters in general as usual are claiming the only way to stop these horrific attacks is declaw the tigers...
  • Robber shot in chest while holding CPL holder’s friend at gunpoint outside Detroit store

    03/17/2023 5:38:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | March 16, 2023 | Derick Hutchinson
    An armed robber was shot in the chest while holding a CPL holder’s friend at gunpoint so he could steal a wallet outside a Detroit store, officials said. The shooting happened at 9:53 p.m. Feb. 8, but the details of the incident were revealed March 10 in a criminal complaint. CPL holder describes shooting On Feb. 8, Shot-Spotter detected three gunshots in the parking lot of Carmen’s Delicatessen in Detroit. Police officers rushed to the scene and were flagged down by two people, they said. One man approached officers with his hands over his head and told them he owns...

    02/07/2023 8:04:39 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies ^ | February 6, 2023 | Sherra Scott
    H3594, the South Carolina Constitutional Carry bill, is scheduled to be heard in the Judiciary General Laws subcommittee at 9 AM, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 in the Blatt Building Room 516. If you can't make it to the meeting, you can watch it streaming online at this link or listen to the audio only at this link. Written comments may be emailed to (More info at the video at the source document)
  • Houston Taqueria Shooting: Legally Justified Killing or Simply an Execution?

    01/11/2023 10:17:36 AM PST · by absalom01 · 201 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 01-10-2023 | Andrew Branca
    The question now, of course, is whether the shooter’s use of deadly defensive force to stop Washington’s armed robbery was justified on the legal merits.The answer? Yes, maybe, and almost certainly not.Confused yet? Let’s clarify. BASICS OF LEGAL JUSTIFICATION FOR USE OF DEADLY FORCE UNDER TEXAS LAWShooting someone dead is, of course, normally a crime. Under Texas law, and the law of every other state, however, the use of deadly force upon another might be legally justified, and not a crime, if it meets the conditions for deadly force defense of persons—meaning either defense of self or defense of others....
  • HPD: Robber shot, killed by customer at taqueria in SW Houston

    01/07/2023 11:54:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies ^ | January 6, 2023 | Brittany Ford, Ugochi Iloka, Jaime E. Galvan
    A customer at Ranchito Taqueria shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard. Houston police said the armed man in a mask came inside the restaurant, demanding money and wallets from customers. However, as he was leaving, one of those customers shot the suspect. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Houston police also released surveillance photos of the customer who shot the robber in the video. Investigators said he is...
  • Armed bystander in Florida stops attack on pregnant woman

    12/04/2022 1:09:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2022 2:09pm EST | Michael Lee |
    An armed bystander intervened to stop a brutal attack on a pregnant woman at a Publix parking lot in Florida. ... Danisment continued his attack after the victim, who was 14 weeks pregnant with his child at the time, even after she fell to the ground, stomping on her head and upper body. Police say at the point a witness near the attack believed it was "so brutal in nature" that he feared for the woman's life, spurring him to intervene by pulling out his firearm on Danisment and causing him to stop the attack. Officers responding at the scene...

    10/29/2022 4:36:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Bucks County Attorney's Office ^ | October 27, 2022 | Bucks County Attorney's Office
    The 21-year-old man who shot and killed two men who were attacking him in the parking lot of the Steam Pub in Upper Southampton Township was justified in using deadly force, District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Liam Hughes and a friend were returning to Hughes’ car on the night of Oct. 7, 2022, after leaving the Steam Pub, 606 Second Street Pike, Southampton PA 18966, when a group of men gathered near his car confronted and attacked him, Weintraub explained. Three men pummeled Hughes during the attack, punching and striking him in the face and...
  • Missouri Sheriffs Resisting FBI’s Concealed Carry Weapon Audit

    08/15/2022 4:00:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12 Aug 2022 | Juliette Fairly
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has so far randomly audited 24 sheriff’s offices in Missouri in search of concealed carry weapon (CCW) details, but they all refused to comply, according to law enforcement authorities. “None released anything pertaining to CCWs themselves, but some did partially comply by answering procedural questions on issuing CCWs,” said Moniteau County’s Sheriff Tony Wheatley. “They answered two of those standard questions but nothing, as far as I know, was given from any sheriff pertaining to any CCW files.” As previously reported in The Epoch Times, the FBI informed several Missouri County sheriffs that they...
  • Watch: Dems Openly Admit Gun Control Bill Will Confiscate Firearms In ‘Common Use’

    07/21/2022 5:41:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Summit News ^ | 21 July, 2022 | Steve Watson
    The problem is that they’re in common use.. New York Congressman Jerry Nadler openly admitted at a House Judiciary Committee hearing this week that the point of gun control legislation being pushed by Democrats is to confiscate firearms in “common use”. When questioned by GOP North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop if Democrats dispute that the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021,” proposes to ban guns currently in “common use” nation-wide, Nadler, chairman of the committee, replied “That’s the point of the bill.” “So, to clarify, Mr. Chairman, you’re saying it is the point of the bill to ban weapons that are...
  • Missouri sheriff says even under 'threat of arrest' he will not release gun owners' info to FBI

    07/20/2022 6:07:31 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2022 | Emma Colton
    Missouri officials are slamming a planned FBI audit of various sheriff’s offices in the state, saying the audit is an attempt "to illegally obtain" information on concealed carry permit holders. One sheriff, in particular, said that even under a threat of federal arrest, he will not comply and release the concealed carry information."As the sheriff of Scotland County, I want all my citizens to know that I will not allow, cooperate or release any CCW information to the FBI, ‘even at the threat of a federal arrest,’" Republican Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney wrote to residents of his community on...