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  • Concealed Carry: Advice from a Cop

    01/15/2021 9:55:01 AM PST · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/15/21 | N Perna
    Large-frame handgun? Small? What caliber? Glock? S&W? It's all about balancing 'Comfort vs Lethality,' says longtime Policeman. One of the best parts about being a cop is HR 218. This law allows officers to carry a firearm in practically every locale in the United States. "Carrying on your badge," as it’s referred to, is one of the few perks law enforcement still enjoys. In 2020, the job lost a lot of its appeal, but I still appreciate the fact that I can carry concealed to protect others and myself. In a perfect world, these rights would be afforded to every...
  • DISCUSSION ON S155 - the South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021 (22 minute video)

    01/11/2021 11:03:32 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    South Carolina Carry ^ | January 10, 2021 | Sherra Scott
    Sherra & Randy discuss S155, one of the 4 bills currently proposed that are named the South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021. This act may be cited as the "South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021"
  • Concealed Carry Data Reveals the Truly Democratic Nature of the Second Amendment

    11/28/2020 8:01:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Americas1stfreedom.org ^ | 11-25-20 | Brian McCombie
    Actually, the true number of Americans who practice concealed carry is considerably higher. As Lott noted, “Seventeen states no longer provide data on all the people who are legally carrying a concealed handgun because people in those states no longer need a permit to carry.” In 2020 alone, Lott found that women comprised 26.4% of concealed-carry permit holders in the 14 states that tabulate data by gender. “Seven states had data from 2012 to 2019/2020, and permit numbers grew 101.2% faster for women than for men.” Interestingly, “Three states that have detailed race and gender data for at least a...
  • Apple forced to bribe local sheriffs dept to get concealed carry permits for its own security

    Apple wants their private security force to be allowed concealed carry permits. Police dept says: Since we are in California the 2nd amendment does not apply. We May Not ever issue any CC permits or it might take a few years (unless you make it worth our while.) Apple exec says have some Ipads, and football suite tickets so you can have a meeting about modernizing and expediting your process. Permits get issued and Apple exec gets arrested for bribery. Police department still investigating itself to see if anyone did anything wrong.
  • 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?
  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • Judge Orders Police to Hand Over Private Information About Gun Owners

    07/27/2020 6:04:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 27, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    The New York State Supreme Court last week granted a motion ordering the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to turn over the name, zip codes and license category of anyone who was granted a firearm license in 2018. The New York Daily News made the request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request process, which provides public information from government agencies to citizens and journalists. ... The Daily News argues that the information can be turned over because of a state law – known as the SAFE Act – that declared "that names and addresses of all firearms...
  • Delta County Sheriff’s Office, others, not giving citations to those not wearing masks (Colorado)

    07/19/2020 6:27:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KKCO/ KJCT ^ | Jul. 17, 2020 | Calvin Corey
    Several sheriff offices in Colorado have announced that they will not actively enforce the mask mandate ordered by Governor Jared Polis (D). ... the list includes Delta, El Paso, Elbert, Teller, Washington, and Weld County Sheriff’s Offices. Delta County Sheriff Mark Talyor posted online that the Delta County Sheriff’s Office will not be issuing citations or detaining persons who go against the order. We feel we have an exceptionally good relationship with the public we serve and that our Delta County community is responsible for their own decision making concerning the health and safety of our neighbors, friends and families....
  • Propaganda aimed at Self Defense in Albuquerque Shooting

    06/23/2020 5:45:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In New Mexico, on June 15, the police were pulled back, refusing to arrest people as they attempted to destroy public property. Leftist media called the situation a protest. It was a propaganda event meant to intimidate and demoralize. Residents of the area, including local militia members, attempted to prevent the destruction of the statue.  Mindful of a hostile, leftist media, armed militia members were careful not to engage in violence, or to be baited by leftist agitators.Steven Baca, a former political candidate, was videoed scuffling with leftists who were working to destroy the statue. He appears to have taken...
  • Florida First District Court of Appeals: Concealed Gun not Valid Reason for Stop

    06/19/2020 6:14:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The First District Court of Appeal, State of  Florida, on 29 May, 2020, found merely noticing a person had a concealed handgun was not sufficient reason to stop and search them. It was not sufficient probable cause to investigate the situation further under Florida law. Here is a summation of what happened, according to the First District Court of Appeal. From 1dca.org: Deputy Beach parked and approached the truck in order to discuss the license plate cover with the driver and to give him a verbal warning about the license plate cover. According to Deputy Beach, he “was just going...
  • Woman with concealed-carry license shoots home invader in Auburn Gresham (IL)

    04/23/2020 8:56:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | 04/23/2020 | ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team
    A woman shot a man who broke into her home in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood Wednesday night, Chicago police said. A 31-year-old woman was inside a residence in the 8300-block of South Kerfoot Avenue at about 6:21 p.m. when police said someone forced their way in. The woman took out a gun and shot the intruder, hitting him in the right foot, police said. The intruder was taken to Holy Cross in good condition, police said. The woman has a valid FOID card and concealed-carry license, police said. Area South detectives are investigating.
  • CCRKBA: State of Emergency Should Not Infringe on Citizens’ 2A Rights

    03/16/2020 9:42:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms cautions law enforcement agencies that the coronavirus emergency should not be an excuse to suspend the process required for the issuance or renewal of concealed carry permits or licenses by any law enforcement agency. “We’ve received reports from members and concerned citizens, especially in Washington State, that local law enforcement agencies are suspending license or permit application services, including the taking of fingerprints,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “That’s unreasonable because the right to bear arms shouldn’t be subject to administrative delays. “We understand and sympathize...
  • Never Give Warnings Or Fire Warning Shots: Just Shoot The Threat

    02/01/2020 7:57:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 115 replies
    usacarry.com ^ | July 12, 2017 | Sam Hoober
    If you’ve never seen the Sergio Leone film “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” one of the characters admonishes a would-be assassin “When you have to shoot, shoot; don’t talk” after having dispatched him. Something like that exact sentiment is why warning shots, verbal warnings and other attempts to dissuade a violent attacker are a bad idea. If the threat is real, draw from your concealed carry holster and fire – and stop the threat.Warning Shots Will Only Land You In JailWarning shots sound great on paper. The gunshot will frighten the bad person enough so they give up...
  • The NYC Jewish Community Is Arming Itself Following the Monsey Stabbing

    01/14/2020 4:21:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Following last month's stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, Jews in the area are taking their safety seriously and have decided to defend themselves. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Rockland County are applying for pistol licenses, which would allow them to carry concealed, en masse. According to the New York Post , the Rockland County clerk's office saw a drastic increase in pistol license applications following the attack on Dec. 28th. Over the eight weeks prior to the attack, the clerk's office received an average of six applications per week across the county....
  • Virginia HB 569 Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; reciprocity.

    01/07/2020 11:24:21 AM PST · by oldvirginian · 15 replies
    HB 569 Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; reciprocity. Introduced by: Dan I. Helmer SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; reciprocity. Reinstates the prior law providing that the holder of an out-of-state concealed handgun permit who is at least 21 years of age is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia if the other state (i) has a 24-hour-a-day means of verification of the validity of the permits issued in that state and (ii) has requirements and qualifications that are adequate to prevent possession of a permit by persons who would be denied a permit in Virginia. Under current law,...
  • Texas's Concealed-Carry Law Prevented Mass Murder

    01/03/2020 5:06:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    The same weekend that Orthodox Jews in Monsey, New York, were fighting off another knife-wielding anti-Semite thug with chairs and coffee tables -- they were fortunate that the perpetrator hadn't brought a firearm, like the killer who targeted a yeshiva in Jersey City only a few weeks earlier -- Jack Wilson, a 71-year-old congregant and security volunteer at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, took mere seconds to stop a potential mass murderer. Earlier in the year, to the dismay of the usual suspects, Texas governor Greg Abbott had signed a bill making it explicitly legal for...
  • Why Supporting Gun Rights Is Pro-Life

    12/31/2019 10:39:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2019 | Ryan Moore
    Instances of defensive gun use save lives every day, but the stories get very little news coverage and the negative gun use instances are often covered by the national news media for days on end. As during a Texas church shooting on Sunday, guns save lives, so supporting the Second Amendment is pro-life. Abortion, on the other hand, takes a life every single time. Studies on incidents of defensive gun use range anywhere from an absurdly low 55,000 to a high of 4.7 million per year. The most commonly cited and widely accepted is the 1995 study by Gary Kleck...
  • Updated: Texas Church Shooting Stopped By Two Armed Parishioners Legally Carrying Guns

    12/29/2019 2:55:45 PM PST · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | December 29, 2019 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    This attacker definitely picked the wrong church to attack. As the picture shows, there were multiple parishioners with permitted concealed handguns. Three people, including the murderer, were shot in attack just before 10 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ at 1900 south Las Vegas Trail in White Settlement, which is near Fort Worth. The Shooter died at the scene after being shot by two of the parishioners. Here are a couple of quotes from the top video.
  • Carrying Concealed Not Legal Grounds to Stop and Search a Person in PA

    12/27/2019 8:57:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 2:30 in the morning of 28 June, 2014, Michael Hicks was at a convenience store in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Hicks had a valid concealed carry permit, and had a handgun in an outside the waistband holster, concealed by his shirt. Open carry is generally legal in Pennsylvania, but it is not legal to open carry in a vehicle. This limits the practicality of open carry on a regular basis.Video surveillance of the scene showed Hicks adjusting his shirt, briefly allowing the handgun to be seen before approaching the convenience store. Hicks goes about his business, but minutes later is...