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  • Officer shot in road rage clash also indicted

    08/11/2014 5:37:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-10-14 | DAVE ORRICK
    Now they've both been indicted: The undercover cop and the trained security officer who shot him in a Coon Rapids road-rage incident last summer. On Thursday, an Anoka County district judge unsealed a grand jury indictment against Robbinsdale undercover narcotics officer Landen Beard, 27, of Coon Rapids, for terroristic threats, a felony. Records obtained Thursday by the Pioneer Press offer the most detailed narrative to date - as well as conflicting accounts - of events June 7. A potential key witness told police she saw Beard hanging out of the unmarked sedan he was driving, screaming, ''I'll (expletive) kill you....
  • UPDATE: MO RKBA Amendment Could Lead to Constitutional Carry

    08/07/2014 9:27:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    The Truth About ^ | 6AUG2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 5 passed yesterday with 62% of the vote and 3712 of 3898 precincts reported. It’s a clear statement of support for the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that it’s a fundamental right; that it protects ammunition and accessories as well as firearms, and that the state is obligated to protect that right. The amendment could lead to the Show Me State becoming a constitutional carry (no permit or license required to keep or bear arms) state like Vermont and Arizona . . . First, here’s the ballot question and the actual amendment: Official Ballot Measure...
  • Veteran With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Back At Chicago Gunman

    07/07/2014 2:36:38 AM PDT · by samtheman · 14 replies ^ | July 7, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    As Mickiel opened fire on the group, the veteran took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to assistant state attorney Mary Hain, the Chicago Tribune reports. The veteran fired two shots, hitting Mickiel both times.
  • Target asks customers not to bring guns to its stores

    07/02/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 69 replies
    MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 7-2-14 | evan ramstad
    Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores. “This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” John Mulligan, the company’s acting CEO, said in a statement. The matter became a surprising controversy for the Minneapolis-based retailer in recent months when activist gun owners in Texas and other states chose the company’s stores to demonstrate their belief in the right to openly bear arms.
  • Police: Armed Civilian Who Confronted Las Vegas Attackers Is a 'Hero'

    06/09/2014 12:18:09 PM PDT · by xartec7
    Breitbart News ^ | June 9, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    The Washington National Cathedral is welcoming the first openly transgendered Episcopal priest to its altar this month. The Rev. Cameron Partridge, a transgendered man, is set to give the June 22 sermon at the cathedral, a fixture in the D.C. skyline and one of the nation’s most well-known houses of worship. “We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Mr. Hall said. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity...
  • St. Paul man acted in self-defense shooting teen, prosecutor says(MN)

    06/05/2014 5:54:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-4-14 | Tad Vezner
    The Ramsey County attorney's office won't press charges against a St. Paul man who shot and wounded another man in a grocery store parking lot last month, saying the shooting was in self-defense. On the evening of May 21, Bee Thao, 21, shot Keyonte Thompson, 19, also of St. Paul, outside Rainbow Foods at 892 Arcade St. Thompson, shot in the torso, survived after being taken to Regions Hospital. Thao, who remained at the scene, was detained but not arrested. A witness sitting in a car in the parking lot told police she saw Bee Thao come out of the...
  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 118 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.</p> <p>The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.</p>
  • Gun advocates credit new concealed carry laws for sharp drop in Chicago murder rate

    04/05/2014 10:51:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Chicago police are reporting that the murder rate for the first quarter of the year is the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years, which gun advocates are attributing to a concealed carry law passed in Illinois last year. The first three months of 2014 have seen the fewest number of homicides since 1958 — six fewer than this time in 2013, and 55 fewer than this time in 2012, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Gun-rights advocates argue that concealed carry laws can reduce crime and keep the population safer. The state began accepting applications for permits in January.
  • Minnesota: Your Immediate Action Needed to Stop Suppression of Political Speech, Anti-Gun Language

    03/26/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-16-14 | NRA-ILA
    House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature. These flawed and dangerous bills pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota and overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens on political interests. HF 1944 and SF 1915 would require organizations like the NRA, who engage in political speech, to disclose the names of many of their donors, including those who pay membership dues. This legislation would re-brand what is now recognized as free speech as “elections speech,”...
  • Gun control bills introduced in the Minnesota Senate: two hearings Thursday

    03/18/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    On Thursday, a Senate committee will hear two bills -- six hours apart -- that would infringe on the rights of Minnesota gun owners. Gun Confiscation Court Orders Civil rights opponent Ron Latz, chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced SF2639, a bill that would create de facto confiscation of firearms from persons accused of domestic violence. THE BILL WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY EVENING, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Room 15 of the Capitol. While GOCRA has no love for wife-beaters, this bill goes far beyond protecting victims, and would impose a back-door theft of personal property through...
  • Senator Larry Martin, South Carolina

    03/04/2014 12:00:11 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 3-3-2014 | Herschel Smith
    Senator Larry Martin was responsible for heading the effort to kill the legislative efforts in support of open carry in South Carolina. During this effort, he said the following. “If the 2nd amendment has been as you interpret it, why hasn’t SC law reflected that for the last 140 years? I’m sorry but you are describing an ‘unlimited’ right that has never been the case with the 2nd Amendment. My view of the 2nd Amendment has always been the right to own guns and keep them in our homes, business, and property and not to wear a gun whenever to...
  • Number of Minnesota handgun permits issued almost double in 2013

    03/01/2014 7:50:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-28-14 | Mara H. Gottfried and Joseph Lindberg
    Minnesota sheriffs' offices issued almost double the number of permits to carry handguns in 2013 than they had the year before, according to figures released by the state Friday. It was the largest number since the state's permit-to-carry law was enacted in 2003. As of Friday, more than 165,000 people had valid permits to carry guns in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Andrew Rothman, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance president, estimates about 4 percent of adults eligible in Minnesota to obtain carry permits have them now. "Mostly, you'd never know it," he said. "Most carry-permit holders...
  • Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban

    02/19/2014 5:20:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 84 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-18-14 | David Hanners
    Minnesota's largest police group and police union are suing the NFL and the Vikings, claiming the league's new ban on off-duty cops carrying their guns to games is illegal. The Minnesota law that allows businesses to bar weapons specifically exempts "active licensed" peace officers, and state law trumps NFL rules, the lawsuit says. But the National Football League disagrees, saying the law doesn't apply to it. Although an NFL spokesman declined to comment on the suit, when police officials complained about the policy last fall, the league's security chief said a ticket to a game is a license that teams...
  • Proposed Bill Would Allow Oklahomans To Carry Handguns Without License

    01/25/2014 5:22:27 PM PST · by kjam22 · 22 replies
    newson6 ^ | 1-25-2014 | Tess Maune
    TULSA, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma legislator proposes a bill that would allow gun owners to "carry firearms without getting a license." The way Oklahoma's law works now, anyone who passes a background check can buy a firearm. But to carry a gun, openly or concealed, you must have a handgun license. To get that license there's a lengthy process, and one state senator said that goes against the constitution. "I've always been a strong proponent of the 2nd amendment," said Republican state senator Nathan Dahm. Dahm said the nation's right to bear arms is being violated. "I believe that it...
  • Your Favorite Article of Concealed Carry Clothing?

    01/10/2014 6:58:58 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 94 replies
    myself ^ | 1-10-14 | TZ
    What's your favorite CCW wear and why?
  • Mpls. Man With Permit Pulls Out Gun, Stops Robbery In Progress

    12/19/2013 10:09:36 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12-18-13 | John Lauritsen
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man helped stop a robbery by pulling a gun on the bad guys. Matt Dosser saw two men standing outside the University Market in northeast Minneapolis Tuesday night. One had a gun, and they had just attacked the clerk inside. “I was really scared for his life,” Dosser said. “They were trying to kill him, in my opinion.” It was his immediate reaction when he saw two men enter his store around 9:15 p.m. They wore their hoodies tight around their faces, and they began asking questions that didn’t make sense. After a couple uneasy...
  • Robbery suspect shot by victim, police say

    11/20/2013 1:32:13 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-20-13 | Mara H. Gottfried
    The victim of an attempted robbery in St. Paul took action when one of the robbers pointed a gun at him, firing his own gun and wounding one of the robbers. One of the robbers simultaneously fired in the direction of the victim, who was not hurt, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The Ramsey County attorney's office charged one of the robbery suspects, Marcel Lee Galloway, with aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery and first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, along with second-degree assault. Galloway, 21, of St. Paul, was shot in the leg during the incident. The county attorney's...
  • The Best Concealed Carry States in 2013

    10/31/2013 8:22:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Guns & Ammo ^ | 10-24-13 | G&A Online Editors
    After ranking the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013, we’re back to rank the Best Concealed Carry States. Since federal law specifically addressing the issuance of concealed carry licenses does not yet exist in the U.S., individual states are left with the task of regulating concealed carry laws within their own borders. Over the past few decades, most states in the country have gradually shifted their carry laws to become less restrictive. Despite fewer restrictions, legally carrying a concealed firearm remains vastly different from one state to another—and in some cases one town to another. The diversity of laws...
  • CA:Orange County's Gun Limits Dissected in 9th (carry outside the home)

    10/16/2013 5:49:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 October, 2013 | Jamie Ross
    (CN) - Concerns that a limitation on concealed-carry permits in Orange County, Calif., amounts to an all-out ban did not seem to resonate with the 9th Circuit. A three-judge panel with the federal appeals court met this week to consider a 2012 lawsuit challenging Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchen's policy of "denying law-abiding, competent adults ... state-required licenses to carry handguns in public for the purpose of self-defense." The policy requires gun owners to prove to the sheriff that they have a valid reason to carry their gun for self defense.
  • Revised Minnesota Murder/Manslaughter Rates

    10/15/2013 12:39:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The criminal homicide rate for the general population has been added to more accurately compare to the murder plus manslaughter rate for those with a Minnesota carry permit. Minnesota is one of a few states that track crimes committed by Concealed Carry permit holders.  When the Minnesota law was passed, an annual report of crimes committed by permit holders was required.  The Minnesota permit is simply a permit to carry, the law does not discriminate between carrying concealed and carrying openly.  Reports for the law are available for 2003, and 2005-2012 in pdf files.   The number of people...
  • Minnesota Carry Permit Murder Rates

    10/10/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Minnesota is one of a few states that track crimes committed by Concealed Carry permit holders.  When the Minnesota law was passed, an annual report of crimes committed by permit holders was required.  The Minnesota permit is simply a permit to carry, the law does not discriminate between carrying concealed and carrying openly.  Reports for the law are available for 2003, and 2005-2012 in pdf files.   The number of people with Minnesota permits that commit murder or manslaughter is remarkably low.  Only three instances are recorded in the Minnesota Carry Permit annual reports for the nine years reported....
  • Open Carry Activists Stunned When Confronted by Michigan Deputy – but in a Really Good Way

    09/24/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/24/13 | Jason Howerton
    Open carry activists in Orion Township, Mich., had the police called on them during their “For Liberty Friday” protest last week. However, they were pleasantly surprised when they were confronted by a sheriff’s deputy who completely supported their demonstration because it is protected under the Second Amendment. “We saw the a [sic] OC Sheriff car pull up so we all took out our camera-phones right away, anticipating trouble,” the video’s description reads. “This officer gets out of his car, waves to us, and walks right over. He shakes all of our hands, introduces himself, and states his purpose for walking...
  • Anti-gun pol considers concealed carry after home break-in

    08/26/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/26/13 | David Codrea
    Embracing advice from responding police following a home break-in where she hid from intruders, former Michigan State House representative and failed Detroit mayoral candidate Lisa Howze may decide to carry a gun, The Detroit News reported last Wednesday. “The officer told me it’s time to get my CPL license,” Howze told the press. “I had resisted for a long time, saying, no, I’m not getting a gun, I’m not getting a gun. Now I’m not resisting.” Why a concealed carry permit would be useful in a home robbery was left unsaid, so the assumption must be that she intends to...
  • OR:Second Amendment Secures Some Right to Carry Loaded Firearms in Public Places

    08/16/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 16 August, 2013 | Eugene Volokh
    So states State v. Christian (Ore. Aug. 15, 2013): [W]e conclude in the first instance that the ordinance [limited carrying] does, to some extent, burden protected conduct falling within the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee. [Footnote: ... Although Heller did not define the scope of the right to self-defense outside the home, we read the opinion as recognizing a right to self-defense outside the home to a degree yet to be determined by the Court....] But the court concluded that the ordinance at issue doesn’t restrict the right too much, partly because Oregon is a shall-issue state and people...
  • Minn. Capitol gun carrying policy to get review

    08/14/2013 5:16:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-14-13 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—A task force studying security at Minnesota's Capitol is starting a review of regulations for having firearms in the building. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security has two hearings planned on the topic, the first coming Wednesday. Next week, the panel expects to take public testimony. People with proper permits and notice can have a gun with them in the Capitol and nearby buildings. Hundreds of people have declared their intention to do so since Minnesota last updated its handgun permit law. During last session's hearings on eventually unsuccessful gun legislation, some people showed up with their firearms...
  • Override Gov. Quinnochio's Carry Veto, House and Senate start session at 11AM, call 217-782-2000.

    07/08/2013 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Steelers6
    Jacksonville, IL Journal Courier ^ | July 7, 2013 | Illinois 2nd Amendment Supporter
    Gov. Pat Quinn is off target in his bid to rewrite a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed firearms. Last week, and with only a week before a federal court deadline requiring the state to approve a concealed carry law, Quinn issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 183, the legislation passed in May by the Illinois General Assembly in an attempt to meet the court's mandate. Even though the bill was approved by wide margins in both the Illinois House and Senate, Quinn's amendatory veto sends the measure back to legislators with significant changes that the governor...
  • Ingalls school district backs down on concealed-carry plan

    06/23/2013 9:31:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Garden City Telegram ^ | 6/21/13 | Mary Clarkin
    INGALLS — The Ingalls USD 477 school board agreed it was a good idea for top administrators to bring handguns to school. Then, the district learned it would lose its liability insurance coverage through EMC Insurance Co. if it authorized guns in school. "At this point, we are dropping the idea of this," Ingalls USD 477 Superintendent Dave Novack said Wednesday of handguns at school.

    05/02/2013 1:40:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 May 2013 | Ann Coulter
    You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as "discredited." Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called "discredited" by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. Lott's economic analysis of the effect of concealed-carry laws on violent crime is the most thoroughly vetted study in the history of economics, perhaps in the history of the world. Some nut Dutch professor produces dozens of gag studies purportedly finding that thinking about red meat makes people...
  • Concealed Carry Permit Holder Uses Gun to Stop Stabbings

    04/27/2013 3:13:09 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    godfather politics ^ | 4-27-13 | dave jolly
    On Thursday, 34 year old Vietnamese man named Kiet Than Ly entered a Smith’s store in Salt Lake City, Utah. He purchased a knife and started to leave the store. As he reached the parking lot, he pulled out the knife and began stabbing other customers and shouting: “You killed my people! You killed my people!” One person was stabbed in the stomach and another was stabbed in the head and arms as they tried to defend themselves. As Ly looked for a third victim, a 47 year old man with a conceal carry permit saw what was happening. He...
  • La. House passes more gun bills (Restaurant carry)

    04/26/2013 7:31:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | Marsha Shuler
    People would be able to carry concealed weapons into restaurants that serve alcohol under legislation approved by the Louisiana House on Thursday. The House voted 62-24 for the measure, sponsored by state Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, amid protests that gun rights proponents are going too far. State Rep. Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, a former State Police commander, said legislators should stop allowing outside forces from “using Louisiana as a testing ground,” an apparent reference to the National Rifle Association. He said the state is becoming “a laughingstock.” Landry said the state has a high national rating when it comes to...
  • Illinois gun-haters running out of time to influence defensive handgun carry

    04/19/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take a case challenging New York state's extremely restrictive "may issue" system for designating whose lives are worthy of armed defense. From Fox News: The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. The court did not comment in turning away an appeal from five state residents and the Second Amendment Foundation. Their lawsuit also drew support from the National Rifle Association and 20 states. Despite that lack of comment...
  • Kansas Gov Brownback Signs HB 21 Recognizing All States’ Concealed Carry!

    04/08/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 4-8-2013 | Tami Jackson
    Friday afternoon Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 11 bills into law, including SB 21 which amends several firearms-related statutes including authorizing official recognition of any valid concealed carry permit from another state for individuals traveling through or visiting Kansas. Thanks to Gov Brownback, Kansas now has the best Concealed Carry reciprocity in the nation!
  • Web site listing "safe" places to carry

    03/18/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3/18/2013 | Rktman
    Welcome to the Friend or Foe web site. This site serves the gun owner community by listing the experiences people have while out and about carrying a firearm for self protection.
  • Chicago Union Head: Let Us Carry Guns, Get Paid Like Cops

    02/23/2013 7:03:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    breitbart news ^ | 2-23-13 | breitbart news
    Union members in Chicago are now intent on carrying guns aboard their buses if members of the civilian public are allowed to do so. And naturally, they want more taxpayer money for their trouble. The NRA has insisted on concealed-carry laws that would allow the general public to carry guns on public transit; now Amalgamated Transit Union Division 308 President Robert Kelly says such a policy is “outrageous and cannot be allowed.” Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool agrees, “It would be disastrous to allow passengers to carry concealed weapons on our trains and buses.” But sensing an opportunity to...
  • Covert Carry Kit at

    02/03/2013 10:41:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/3/13 |
    Carry your 16" AR discreetly with this takedown kit, which lets you store your rifle in a standard briefcase. It doesn't get much cooler than this! Check out this link to get your own:
  • Broken Laws

    01/23/2013 1:09:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 2013 | Oleg Volk
  • Proof that Concealed Carry permit holders live in a dream world, Part One

    01/11/2013 4:06:21 PM PST · by Right Wing Assault · 67 replies
    abc news ^ | Uploaded to on Apr 21, 2010 | abc news
    The controlled study documented in these videos show that concealed carry permit holders are fooling themselves if they think they will be able to react effectively to armed aggressors. Most CCW holders won't even be able to un-holster their gun. They will more likely be killed themselves or kill innocent bystanders than stop the aggressor. For more details, see "Unintended Consequences: Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense." CCW permit holders don't protect innocent people. They kill them.
  • Some real solutions for making schools safer.

    12/20/2012 9:57:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Vanity | 12-20-2012 | servo1969
    OK. What are your real solutions to make schools' "Gun Free" zones safer? The current policies are as useful as the TSA - they only give the illusion of safety while actually accomplishing nothing. I think there are a few different changes that can be made both to the schools and the policies in place. I've tried to limit it to things which aren't really that noticeable to the students. My idea was to make them safer without making things look all that different. First of all the doors should lock when closing and people should need to be buzzed...
  • Numerous school massacres stopped by gun owners who wielded their weapons in defense of children

    12/19/2012 8:51:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Natural News ^ | 12/19/12 | : J. D. Heyes
    (NaturalNews) In the midst of all the anti-gun hysteria following the senseless murder of 26 people - 20 of them first graders - at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one story that is repeatedly overlooked is how often a firearm has been used to save lives and stop senseless murders. We here at Natural News believe the mainstream media, which so often overlooks these kinds of stories because they don't fit into the statist government worldview held by the majority of news editors, has done a disservice to the public by ignoring these acts of selflessness and heroism....
  • Bill Would Allow South Carolinians to Carry Guns Without Concealed Weapons Permits

    12/15/2012 6:22:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 14 December, 2012 | Robert Kittle
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A bill prefiled in the South Carolina Senate would allow adults who can legally buy guns to carry them without having concealed weapons permits. "The Second Amendment says that our rights to have firearms cannot be infringed upon and that's what the federal government is doing right now," says Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, the sponsor of the bill. He and Sen. Kevin Bryant co-sponsored the same bill last year, but it never made it out of committee. To get a concealed weapons permit, you have to complete a training class of at least eight hours. It has...
  • Concealed carry law in the spotlight(WI)

    12/10/2012 6:39:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 7 December, 2012 | Laura Smith
    WAUSAU - The state's concealed carry gun law is in the spotlight again after a fight stemming from a road rage incident in Wausau ended when one person involved pulled a gun. That 48-year-old Appleton man has a concealed carry permit. As we've reported, police arrested 30-year-old Nicholas Flanagan and 26-year-old Jessica Ratliff. Investigators say the Menominee, Michigan couple attacked Scott Van Patter after their vehicles collided. Wausau police provided FOX 11 with dash cam video showing officers arriving on the scene of a fight at a Menards parking lot Tuesday. Police say Van Patter was physically assaulted by Flanagan...
  • Open carry arrives with a whimper in Oklahoma

    11/02/2012 4:03:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    News OK ^ | 11/01/12 | Zeke Campfield
    Open carry arrives with a whimper in OklahomaOpen carry advocates celebrated loosened gun restrictions with a quiet demonstration at an Oklahoma City diner, and police reported nothing out of the ordinary a day after open carry arrives. By Zeke Campfield | Published: November 1, 2012 Open carry arrived in Oklahoma without a hitch. Spokesmen with police departments in Oklahoma City, Norman and Edmond said their dispatchers did not receive a single call from citizens concerned about firearms on Thursday, the first day for the law allowing people with a state-issued permit to openly carry certain handguns in public. “It feels...
  • Judge Reinhardt: “Carrying a Gun … Is a Second Amendment Right”

    08/04/2012 6:18:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 4 August, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    The quote (from a dissent in yesterday’s Dickens v. Ryan (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2012)) comes up in an unusual context: The case was about whether Dickens could be sentenced to death for a felony-murder in which the killer was Dickens’ confederate in an armed robbery, and the specific issue was whether Dickens knew that the robbery created a grave risk of death; part of the evidence for this knowledge was that Dickens knew that the killer had a history of carrying guns. Moreover, the carrying itself was unusual, since the killer was a 14-year-old, who had run away from...
  • Federal Court Finds More Limits to Chicago Gun Restrictions(IL)

    07/26/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 July, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Since 2010, when Chicago’s aldermen responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago by rushing to impose the harshest possible restrictions on residents’ Second Amendment rights, the city’s new laws have been under legal attack. On June 19, Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois became the latest judge to undermine the city’s anti-gun ordinance, in the NRA-supported case of Gowder v. City of Chicago. In 1995, Shawn Gowder, a Vietnam veteran living in a high crime area, was convicted as a first-time offender for...
  • How to stop a massacre

    07/23/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT · by plsjr · 8 replies
    YouTube / ^ | Jul 22, 2012 | TheHealthRanger
    This video reveals an astonishingly easy way to stop massacres in mere seconds. It requires: * No police or 911. * No taxpayer expense. * Can be deployed anywhere. * Begins working in as little as five seconds. * Protects innocent lives Spread the word: Concealed carry SAVES LIVES.
  • Strip mall casino patron shoots would-be robbers multiple times

    07/17/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    wftv ^ | 7-16-12
    MARION COUNTY, Fla. — An elderly patron at a strip mall casino in Marion County shot two men who attempted to rob the place, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to investigators, two men burst into the Palms Internet Cafe on State Road 200 in Ocala on Friday afternoon. A sheriff's report said that one of the men was carrying a baseball bat, the other had a gun.
  • Wisconsin DOJ proposes new concealed carry rules

    07/16/2012 3:03:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-16-12 | Todd Richmond
    Concealed carry applicants in Wisconsin would need instruction in the use of deadly force and how to avoid violent situations under new rules the state Justice Department has proposed. DOJ has been operating under temporary rules governing how the agency issues permits since the concealed carry law went into effect. Those rules require training but don't lay out any specifics. The new rules not only require instruction on deadly force and de-escalation but mandate training on firearm safety rules and how to safely use, handle, transport and store firearms and ammunition. Training class sizes would be restricted to 50 students.
  • Gun Rights: The muddle created by concealed carry laws and those that write about them

    07/13/2012 6:09:14 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    washington times ^ | 7-10-12 | Peter Bella
    CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 — That is how Larry Oakes, a reporter for the Star-Tribune, describes Minnesotan Pat Cannon. Cannon is one of over 100,000 persons in Minnesota who has a concealed carry weapon permit. Oakes describes this as “acquired the power to kill.” Another lovely literary chestnut in describing Cannon and others who choose to carry is, “people who have taken on the means to use deadly force if they decide it's necessary.” Who decides whether deadly, or any other force is necessary? A more accurate statement would be, “if they decide it is justified.” There is a distinct...
  • Obama Administration Effort to Slash Funds for Pilot Carry Program Rebuffed by House

    06/24/2012 8:10:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Earlier this month, an attempt by the Obama Administration to slash funds for the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO) was rejected by the House of Representatives, which passed legislation to ensure that the program, which permits qualified and trained airline pilots to carry firearms in the cockpit of commercial flights, remains alive and well. “Pilots are the first line of defense against terrorist attacks in the sky, and the most cost-effective layer of security that we have in a system that’s prone to security breaches,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL), in a press release....
  • New Hampshire Republicans Conspiring to Kill Constitutional Carry Bill

    04/25/2012 8:38:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jonathan R Evans
    Milford, NH --( The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry (HB 536) on this Wednesday, April 25th! I wish this meant the Senate intended to pass the bill. Unfortunately, my sources are telling me the Senate is already planning to kill this bill without a recorded vote. You read that right. Despite the fact that a majority of the Senate has pledged to support Constitutional Carry — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the fight to make sure this bill doesn’t pass. What’s worse, in a sickening display of politics at its worst, anti-gun Senators...