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  • Philadelphia: Fatal Self-Defense Shootings Soar as Concealed Carry Applications Rise

    06/20/2022 11:07:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/20/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that justifiable homicides are rising in Philadelphia as concealed carries surge in the city. The Inquirer lists three recent incidents in which individuals legally carrying concealed firearms shot and killed their assailants. The paper then noted, “These sorts of deadly clashes in which the intended victims survive and assailants die are rare in Philadelphia, but are becoming more common as a growing number of people have legally armed themselves amid rising numbers of carjackings, shootings and homicides.” The Inquirer observes that “justified homicides jumped 67 percent from 2020 to 2021.” And 2022 is on pace to...
  • Arkansas Court Removes Barrier for County Employees to Carry Guns at Work

    05/21/2022 5:57:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 17, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Back on Monday, April 11th, the Newton County Quorum Court in Arkansas voted unanimously to remove restrictions on the concealed carry of weapons by County employees who have a concealed carry permit. From ky3.com:JASPER, Ark. (KY3) – The Newton County Quorum Court, by unanimous vote, will allow county employees to carry their concealed firearms while on the job.The quorum court felt it is essential for each county employee to be able to defend themselves or others when the need arises. As long as the employee has a valid concealed carry permit, they can carry their gun.A now-famous drive-by shooting rattled...
  • Armed robber on a bike killed by man he was trying to rob in South Philadelphia, police say

    05/16/2022 4:42:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Fox 29 Philadelphia ^ | May 12, 2022 | Staff
    <p>PHILADELPHIA - Police say a robber is dead after being shot by the man he was trying to rob in South Philadelphia Wednesday night.</p><p>A 24-year-old man was smoking a cigarette outside his house on the 2200 block of South 6th Street when a man approached on a bicycle, according to police.</p>
  • DeSantis says he’ll bring constitutional carry to Florida before he leaves office

    04/30/2022 6:52:41 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 75 replies
    WFTV ^ | April 29, 2022 | Jeff Deal
    Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he will sign a bill allowing constitutional carry in Florida before he leaves the governor’s office. Right now, people need concealed weapons permits to walk around with a gun in Florida. Constitutional carry means that permit requirement goes away.
  • TN: House Passes 18-20 Year Old Adults Eligible for Carry Permit

    04/28/2022 5:42:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 25, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 21, 2022, the Tennessee House voted 64 to 28 to pass HB 1735. A similar bill in the Senate is known as SB 2291. The bill is an incremental step toward restoring Second Amendment rights to young adults. The bill requires the department of safety to issue an enhanced handgun carry permit to people who are at least 18 years of age, and meet the other requirements which apply to people 21 and older. Previously, the minimum age was 21. From legiscan.com, bill text: (b) Except as provided in subsection (r), any resident of Tennessee who is a...
  • Missouri Senate Advances Bill to Remove Gun Free Zones

    04/20/2022 5:16:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 13, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 9, 2022, the Missouri House voted to eliminate the gun-free zones which had been placed on Missouri public transportation by the legislature. Amtrak is excluded. The vote was 101 to 40. Five House members voted present. From HB 1462 at mo.gov: Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or chapter 70, 577,or 578 to the contrary, a person carrying a firearm concealed on or about his or her person who is lawfully in possession of a valid concealed carry permit or endorsement shall not be prohibited or impeded from accessing or using any publicly funded transportation system and shall...
  • “The Dumbest Tweet Of All Time”: Twitter Torches Perennial Loser David Hogg Over 2A Comment

    04/03/2022 7:46:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Blue State Conservative ^ | April 3, 2022 | Hailey Sanibel
    Parkland High alum David Hogg has not done much with his life since experiencing an admittedly horrific and unfathomable terror. Look, politics aside, what Nikolas Cruz did that day is horrendous. Full stop. I am sorry for the victims and the families of victims.However, it’s been really hard to sympathize with some of the survivors since almost the very beginning. People process traumatic events differently, but when kid victims lecture the entire nation over Constitutional rights with which they disagree and have no historical or contextual understanding of – nor grasp basic human nature and common sense – it comes...
  • Kick Florida Senate President Simpson (Lukewarm 2A supporter) Upstairs?

    03/31/2022 4:58:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | March 29, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Republican Senator Wilton Simpson is the current state Senate President in Florida. He is running to become the Agricultural Commissioner, who administers the Concealed Weapons Permit system. Marion Hammer excoriated Simpson and 16 other Republicans when he helped pass a major gun control bill in Florida, in a knee-jerk response to the mass murder at Marjorie-Stoneman high school. The mass murder highlighted major failures of the school administration and the Obama administration.Simpson was one of 17 Republicans who were targeted by Hammer in a memo dated April 18, 2018, to the United Sportsmen of Florida, which is an NRA affiliate...
  • Do Permits to Carry Equal Gun Registration?

    03/30/2022 5:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | March 28, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent article about the intricacies of passing a Constitutional Carry bill in Nebraska, it was noted people with a recognized permit to carry concealed in Nebraska was not required to register their handguns in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha, specifically the Omaha Police Officer’s Association, was lobbying hard to keep the Omaha requirement of registration of handguns. Under current Omaha regulations, people who do not have concealed carry permits which are valid in Nebraska, are required to register handguns in Omaha.Commentator Jon Anderson of the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association noted:Omaha ALREADY requires registration of all handguns possessed inside city limits...
  • Arizona: Notification of CCW Permit Expiration Advances

    02/07/2022 3:54:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | February 4, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, I had to replace a failing wallet. Transferring the contents from the old to the new included the Arizona Concealed Carry permit. A glance at the expiration date showed the transfer was serendipitous; the card was to expire within a month. Eventually, a helpful lady at the Department of Public Safety made arrangements for a renewal form to be sent, the necessary money order was obtained; and a renewal card received. All hinged on the happenstance of seeing the card was about to expire. No notice of the expiration was sent out by the Department of Public Safety.If...
  • 77-year-old man with a concealed carry license shoots and kills robber in Chicago, police say

    11/09/2021 3:48:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | November 6, 2021 | Staff
    CHICAGO - An elderly man with a concealed carry license shot and killed a robber in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, police said. The 77-year-old was in a garage on East 89th near MLK in West Chesterfield around 12:30 p.m. when the robber drove up. The robber pulled out a gun and demanded the elderly man's stuff, police said. Instead of handing his things over, the elderly man pulled out a gun and shot the robber in the head and chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On Sunday, he was identified as Bernard Peterson. Chicago Police said...
  • Report: Over 21.5 Million CCW Holders

    10/15/2021 7:16:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2021 | Chis Eger
    A study released this month found that the number of concealed carry permits has increased almost 50 percent since 2016, reaching an all-time high.The 75-page report, by Dr. John R. Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, Carlisle E. Moody, Research Director and Professor at the College of William & Mary; and research associate Rujun Wang, was released on Oct. 11. It found that no less than 21.52 million people had active carry permits, averaging out to about 8.3 percent of the adults in the general population.This percentage shifted greatly among states, for instance, with Alabama having 32 percent of...
  • Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus Files Suit to Uphold State Law and Right to Arms at Fair

    08/17/2021 5:19:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 August, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 10 August 2021, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus filed suit against the State Agricultural Society and Sheriff Bob Fletcher to stop them from violating state law by prohibiting lawful, permitted carry at the State Fair.Minnesota expressly acknowledges that the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is an individual right. Minnesota is one of only six states without a state constitutional protection of the right to keep and bear arms. Next year, it is likely Iowa will approve of a strong amendment to protect the right, reducing the number of states without such protection to five.Minnesota has...
  • Review of Indianapolis gun violence problem shows 75% of those involved in homicides known to criminal justice system

    08/16/2021 6:40:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Nexstar Media ^ | Aug 13, 2021 | Courtney Crown
    A recent review of Indianapolis’ violence issues, specifically involving guns, from March 2018 to February 2020 found around 75% of people had multiple arrests before the homicide. IMPD said on average, both suspects and victims had more than 5 prior arrests. “The suspects, on average, were arrested at least seven times by the time of the homicide incident,” Allison Davids, Intelligence Analyst at the Crime Gun Intelligence Center, said. The report by the National Institute of Criminal Justice Reform also said at least 39% of homicides involve a group of three or more people committing violence. In these homicides, they...
  • Significant Changes in Arkansas Gun Laws Take Effect on 28 July, 2021

    08/03/2021 6:05:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 1 August, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    4029tv.com reports that hundreds of Arkansas laws have become effective on 28 July 2021. Among those laws are several incremental reforms of firearms and self-defense law, removing restrictions that were previously in place. The links below go directly to the Arkansas state legislative site, which has the exact wording of the new law. Here is a summation of the changes, with links. Act 1024 removes the prohibition on carrying in places owned, controlled, or operated by a local unit of government, if they have a carry permit, except for the following:(i) A courtroom or the location of an administrative hearing...
  • GOP congresswoman now packing heat after her home was targeted: 'I'm not going to be intimidated'

    07/07/2021 8:09:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/6/2021 | Jack Davis
    Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina is standing her ground. Mace's house was vandalized over Memorial Day weekend. Since then, she goes about her business armed as police search for the culprit. "When they show up to your house, and physically just, you know, try to destroy it with graffiti, it's personal and it's invasive and it's violating, and it doesn't feel good," said Mace, according to Fox News. "I now go to the gun range almost weekly to practice shooting," she said. Mace warned anyone coming at her or her family in a June tweet.
  • How To Have Good CCW Interactions With Law Enforcement

    07/01/2021 6:47:17 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    USA Carry ^ | August 10, 2015 | Luke McCoy
    These days, our news outlets are flooded with stories about citizen interactions with the police. Most of the ones that make it to print or on the television screen are detailing negative experiences with police officers. For any chance encounters, while we may be law-abiding citizens, it important for the police to know that we carry as a law-abiding citizen. We all know carrying a concealed firearm in public doesn’t automatically make us criminals, but for a cop that is always on alert and prepared to deal with some of the most violent people on the earth, seeing a...
  • FL: 1 Career Criminal Shot Dead When He Attempted to Rob 2 Legally Armed Men

    06/12/2021 12:24:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 11 June, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Image Mug Shot of Otis Brown, from Lee County Sheriff’s Office, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On May 31st, 2021, at about 6 p.m. at 3101 N. Miami Avenue, it has been reported that Otis Brown, a career criminal, attempted to commit an armed robbery of two men as they were walking their dog outside of the Midtown Mall.The temperature at 6 p.m. was 82 degrees with an ENE breeze of 13 mph with humidity of 72%. Sunset would not be until 8:07. Looking at the images from Google maps, there is graffiti in the neighborhood.One of...
  • Democratic Kansas governor vetoes GOP-inspired voting, firearm and flag bills

    04/24/2021 5:47:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Kansas Reflector ^ | April 23, 2021 | Tim Carpenter
    Republicans await chance to checkmate Kelly on eight vetoed bills.. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed two bundles of election reform measures Friday that would have restricted advance voting, eliminated emergency powers to alter voting procedures, added a new crime for turning in others’ ballots, and strengthened penalties for existing election crimes. Kelly also vetoed a bill allowing teenagers to carry concealed firearms after obtaining a state permit. It also would have automatically enabled people with conceal-carry permits issued by other states to take hidden handguns into public throughout Kansas, even residents of the 10 states that allow certain convicted stalkers...
  • Texas House Approves NRA-Backed Permitless Carry Bill

    04/16/2021 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Shadylake · 33 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 4/16/2021
    Early Thursday evening, on a 84-56 vote, the Texas House gave initial approval to House Bill 1927, by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), an NRA-backed permitless carry proposal that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun without a state-issued License To Carry (LTC). This is the first time a permitless carry bill has been debated by, and passed out of, one legislative chamber. Earlier today, the House gave final approval to HB 1927 and voted 87-58 to send the measure to the Texas Senate. Click on the links provided to see how your State Representatives voted on HB 1927. Be...