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  • Mural in U.S. Capitol Shows Wide Acceptance of Open Carry in 1862

    08/09/2022 5:29:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | August 4, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In the recent Supreme Court decision of NYSR&PA v. Bruen, the court ruled the proper way to determine restraints on the exercise of Second Amendment rights was to review history and see if restraints on those rights had been widely accepted across the American polities, especially at the time of the ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791 and the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, as the Second Amendment has been applied to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment. The right to bear (carry) arms for the protection of self and others has long been a part of...
  • Man Open Carrying AR15 Attacked by Career Criminal, Ends in Gunfight

    06/10/2022 6:53:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 114 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 6, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 27, 2022, at Clay’s Wellston Food Market in Missouri, next to the Illinois border on the east side of St. Louis, a man “openly carrying” an AR15 type rifle, under a jacket, with a “gun sleeve” on the rifle, was accosted by an armed man who approached him from behind and demanded the rifle and the jacket. From ksdk.com: Major Ron Martin with the North County Police Cooperative spoke to 5 On Your Side after the shooting. He said that moments before the shooting, a customer with a rifle had entered the grocery store.Martin said the patron was...
  • Is Carrying a Gun Provocation to be Attacked

    04/25/2022 5:18:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 22, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry at Church, Equipped with AR-15 and Radio, image by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In the law of self-defense of almost all states, If a person is attacked, and reasonably fears for their life, they may legally defend themselves with deadly force. A small minority of states require a person to retreat from the situation if they can do so in complete safety.In all states of which I am aware, a person may not use deadly force in self-defense, if they provoked the attack with the intent of using deadly force.It is not legal to start a fight so...
  • Behar: ‘Supreme Court Is Poised to Pass a Bill’ Making New York an Open Carry State

    04/14/2022 9:12:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2022 | Pam Key
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that “the Supreme Court is poised to pass a bill,” making New York State an open-carry state, seeming to confuse the legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Behar referenced the Supreme Court potentially ruling to overturn a New York 1913 gun control law that limits the ability to legally carry a concealed gun in public spaces.
  • Dean Weingarten: My Everyday Carry Guns

    01/03/2022 3:35:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 30, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    The author really likes his Glock and lightweight revolver.U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- My everyday carry is a Glock 17 in a Fobus retention holster. It was fitted with Glock factory tritium night sights when refurbished by a Glock armorer a few years ago. A spare magazine is carried in a narrow pants pocket. The ammunition is 115 grain Triton +P 9mm hollowpoints. When a need for more concealment than easily achieved with the Fobus arises, the deeper concealment pistol is a Smith & Wesson 337 Scandium revolver with a 3 1/8 inch barrel, adjustable sights, and Crimson Trace grips. Various holsters and...
  • “Gotta Cover our A**” CT Activist Settled for $50,000 from Police

    09/07/2021 4:37:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 31 August, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On 11 September 2015, Liberty Activist Michael Picard was protesting a Connecticut speed trap when he was accosted, his property illegally seized, and three Connecticut State Troopers conspired to violate his rights and charge him with disturbing the peace. This correspondent wrote about the situation in 2016. Here is how Picard described the situation back then. Here are the words of Michael Picard:Back on Friday, September 11th, 2015, in West Hartford, CT, I was illegally detained, frisked and searched, and my gun, permit and camera were seized, I was threatened with arrest for interfering (apparently, freedom of speech passes for...
  • South Carolina House Concurs on Open Carry and More; H3094 Goes to Governor

    05/15/2021 5:18:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 May, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    South Carolina State House, Christmas 2006, Brandon Davis, public domain, cropped and scaled by Dean WeingartenThe South Carolina Open Carry with Permit bill, HB 3094, was amended in the Senate. The House has now concurred in an 83 to 34 vote. The bill will now be sent to Governor McMaster, who has indicated he will sign the bill.South Carolina has been one of only five states which ban the open carry of loaded handguns in most public places. The other four states are: California, Illinois, New York, and Florida. There have been several serious efforts, including court cases, to restore...
  • Open Carrier and Concealed Carrier meet in Walmart Dispute over Cart

    05/12/2021 5:36:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 7 May, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On Sunday, 2 May 2021, at about 12:30 p.m. this correspondent was in a Walmart in Yuma, Arizona. It was a mission of mercy.After church, a visit to a friend in the hospital was in order. I had delivered him to the emergency room three days before. The friend desired another key for his residence, so more people could help to care for his dogs and do other needful things.At the Walmart, I stopped at the firearms and ammunition section to take pictures of the lack of product available. I had a cart with some canned goods and a loaf...
  • SC: Open Carry Recalled from Judiciary; Full Senate Debate to Come

    05/09/2021 4:32:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 3 May, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 27 April, 2021, the Senate Judiciary subcommittee failed to vote on Open Carry with Training, HB3094. An activist had written, in 2018, the Judiciary committee is where gun reform bills go to die. He seemed to be prescient, from long experience.Then the unexpected happened.The Senate voted to recall HB3094 from the Judiciary committee. A recall vote for a bill is not common, but it happens.This correspondent spoke with Senator Rex Rice, a strong proponent of Constitutional Carry in the South Carolina legislature. He had predicted the subcommittee would approve of HB3094, but if it did not, there...
  • SC: Luke Rankin Schedules Senate Hearing for Open Carry with Training

    04/30/2021 5:05:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 27 April, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    A breakthrough may be happening in South Carolina’s move to incrementally restore Second Amendment rights. In past history, some Second Amendment supporters have seen the Senate Judiciary Committee as the place where the Senate leadership places bills to restore Second Amendment rights to die. The mechanism is simple. Do not schedule a hearing or a vote on such bills until it is too late to pass them in the legislature or to get them to the Governor for signature. Second Amendment activist, James Moffitt wrote, on 24 March, about the Senate Judiciary Committee:This is typically where most 2A friendly bills...
  • South Carolina Constitutional and Open Carry Bills in hands of Luke Rankin in Senate

    04/22/2021 5:53:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 April, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    In South Carolina, both licensed open Carry and Constitutional Carry bills (H3094 and H3096) have passed the House and are sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee, waiting to be scheduled for a vote. One Second Amendment activist, James Moffitt wrote, on 24 March, about the Senate Judiciary Committee:This is typically where most 2A friendly bills go to die. Everyone reading this should be contacting the Senate Judiciary committee members now. I can guarantee you Moms Demand Action will be filling up their inboxes and flooding their voice mail. The time for action is NOW!!The Judiciary Committee Chair is powerful Republican...
  • TX: Open Carry Activists Win Victory!

    04/01/2021 10:13:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The open carry activists did not win the open carry victory in Texas because of public opinion, at least not on the superficial and transitory image of public opinion that is usually measured. It was won because the activists developed means and methods to communicate around the elite establishment, grew their own organizations and vision, and exerted raw political power to bend the government to their will. They had several advantages. The facts were on their side; the Constitution is on their side; and the culture is on their side. Against them were the big government elites, big media,...
  • MI: Detroit Suspect Snatched Open Carry Pistol Off Bystander ~ VIDEO

    04/01/2021 8:22:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 March, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On 28 January, a young man in a red hoodie snatched a pistol from a man openly carrying it, in Detroit, Michigan. The robbery occurred in the BP gas station at Seven Mile and Wyoming Ave. A confederate held the store door open. It was unclear if there was another confederate in the getaway vehicle. The getaway vehicle did not have a rear license plate. Google maps BP at Seven Mile and Wyoming, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The man openly carrying the pistol was identified as being 53 years old. The surveillance video, released on 20 February, reportedly...
  • US Appeals court rules Americans don’t have right to open carry guns in public

    03/24/2021 1:44:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 131 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | March 24, 2021 | RYAN MORGAN
    On Wednesday, an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that the second amendment right to keep and bear arms does not citizens include the right to carry a firearm, either openly or concealed, in public .The court issued the ruling in the case of George Young Jr. V Hawaii, a lawsuit challenging a Hawaii firearm licensing law, which states residents seeking license to openly carry a firearm in public must demonstrate “the urgency or the need” to carry a firearm, must be of good moral character, and must be “engaged in the...
  • South Carolina moves a step closer to allowing open carry laws for firearms

    03/04/2021 5:52:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    foxcarolina.com ^ | 4 March, 2021 | Matthew Kaufax
    GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - A South Carolina committee passed a bill Tuesday called the “Open Carry with Training" Act, putting the state one step closer to allowing the open carry of guns. Right now, residents in the Palmetto State can only apply for a concealed weapons permit. Under this new law, people with those permits could carry freely. The bill would require citizens to complete training to do this. Proponents of the bill say it’s “common sense" and that 2nd Amendment rights need to be recognized now. Those against the bill say they are not opposed to the concept...
  • South Carolina Has Chance to Pass Open Carry Law

    02/13/2021 6:54:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 11 February, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    IMG NSSF.org U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- There are only five states which currently ban the open carry of handguns in most public areas, most of the time. They are: Illinois, New York, California, Florida, and South Carolina. New Jersey and Hawaii ban open carry in practice, but legally, anyone with a permit can open carry. It is just extremely difficult to obtain a permit.South Carolina is moving toward restoring the right to openly carry handguns in public with House Bill 3094, labeled “Open Carry with Training”.The bill is reasonably easy to read and understand. From scstatehouse.gov:TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-210, CODE OF...
  • Nebraska Governor Ricketts Has No Problem with Open Carry at Protests

    01/18/2021 3:52:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 16 January,2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Image screenshot from Youtube video KETV, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten There are few Governors who unabashedly support the exercise of Second Amendment rights at protests inside their own state Capitol buildings. Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska is one of them.On 12 January 2021, Governor Pete Ricketts gave a press conference about how the Covid19 protective measures.At about 42:11 in the video, a reporter asks about potential “armed protestors” at the Capitol. From Governor Ricketts:So, If people want to protest and bring their guns, obviously open carry is allowed in Nebraska. But I would suggest that everybody remember that...
  • MI Court of Appeals Affirms Slap-Down of Ban on Open Carry as beyond Legal Authority

    11/06/2020 3:12:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The saga of  Michigan Secretary of State, radical democrat Jocelyn Benson's attempt to ban open carry at the Michigan polling places, without the legal authority to do so, continues. After the edict was declared on 16 October by Benson, Tom Lambert and a number of groups supporting the right to arms filed a lawsuit to stop the illegal usurpation of power on 22 October 2020. Michigan Judge Christopher Murray, of the Michigan Court of Claims, struck down the ban on open carry as exceeding the authority of Secretary Benson, in part, because she did not follow the necessary procedure. The...
  • Michigan Court Strikes Down Ban on Open Carry at Polls

    10/30/2020 6:37:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from lawsuit, public document, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten On 27 October, 2020,  Judge Christopher Murray, at the  Michigan Court of Claims, issued an opinion striking down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's edict banning the open carry of guns at all polling places on election day. The edict was issued on 16 October.  Tom Lambert and several right to bear arms groups sued to stop the order extral-legal order on 22 October, 2020. From freep.com: "The court’s duty is not to act as an overseer of the Department of State, nor is it to impose its view on...
  • Michigan judge strikes down ban on open carry of guns at polling places on Election Day

    10/28/2020 12:00:02 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 28 2020 | Annie Grayer
    A Michigan Court of Claims judge on Tuesday struck down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's directive that sought to ban the open carry of firearms at polling places on Election Day. Judge Christopher Murray granted the pro-gun-rights groups who filed the lawsuit a preliminary injunction, effectively reversing Benson's October 16 order and eliminating a universal ban on the open carry of firearms at or within 100 feet of polling locations or absentee counting boards on Election Day..... Murray wanted to narrowly define his argument, writing, "The Court's duty is not to act as an overseer of the Department of State,...