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  • Open Carry in Dallas

    07/13/2016 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7-13-16 | Unkown
  • Concealed carry, California and the 9th Circuits misrepresentation of the facts

    06/10/2016 4:33:18 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 7-4 decision that Americans dont have a right to carry concealed handguns for protection. Since California bans people from openly carrying guns, their decision amounted to prohibiting people from carrying guns at all (whether openly or concealed). It is clear that a judges political affiliation determines whether he thinks that people have a right to defend themselves. Democratic judges are now moving to overturn recent Supreme Court decisions that struck down bans on guns. Last year, about 0.24 percent of adult Californians had a concealed handgun permit. In the rest...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesnt trump NJs strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judges earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. Its the latest example of New Jerseys gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 1:40:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-17-2016 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the Districts new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show good reason to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nations capital. In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions. The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table, Leon wrote in a...
  • Hennepin County Opens New Office to Handle Increase in Permit to Carry Applications

    05/04/2016 11:25:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 5/4/16
    Gun sales are up in Minnesota, so much so that some counties are having trouble keeping up with permit applications. Hennepin became the latest county to expand their permit application services, opening a second full-time permit to carry office in Brooklyn Park this week. "We've seen an exponential increase," Sheriff Rich Stanek said. In fact, the Sheriff's Office released numbers Tuesday showing they've seen a 16 percent increase in permit applications since 2014. Stanek said some attribute the rise in applications to recent mass shootings, a rise in violent crime, or Obama administration policies. Regardless, Stanek said the increase does...
  • Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: Second Amendment Is Your Open Carry Permit

    04/22/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted 37-9 to pass legislation recognizing that the Second Amendment is a sufficient open carry permit. The legislation, HB 3098, had already passed in the House by a vote of 73-15. According to News 9, the Senate passed the bill via a procedural move that forces the bill into conference committee for one final look before it heads to Governor Mary Fallin (R). If changes are made to the bill while in committee, it will be brought back to the Floor for another vote. The decision to return to committee came after some senators...
  • Oklahoma Senate passes gun bill opposed by troopers, business groups

    04/20/2016 7:12:20 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 26 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 4-20-16 | Rick Green
    The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms without a permit and without training. A total of 34 organizations including the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Oklahoma State Troopers Association, universities, chambers of commerce and hospitals sent a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman in opposition to House Bill 3098 and House Joint Resolution 1009, a proposed ballot measure intended to make it harder to regulate guns. House Bill 3098 was approved 37-9. The joint resolution was not considered. Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, said the bill won't expand...
  • Robots may beat drones in race to deliver packages

    04/16/2016 9:10:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    SFGate ^ | April 6, 2016 | Carolyn Said
    Robots may beat drones in race to deliver packages By Carolyn Said Updated 7:53 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Forget flying drones. When it comes to predictions on what sci-fi method might bring you hot pizza, aspirin, groceries or new shoes, some experts bet that delivery robots rolling down sidewalks will beat out airborne couriers. Getting your purchases to your front door the last mile challenge is an obsession throughout the multibillion-dollar logistics and e-commerce industries. While Amazon, Google and Walmart pursue flying delivery drones, some much smaller companies are quietly working on simpler autonomous solutions anchored on...
  • ID: Governor Otter Signs Permitless Carry, Idaho Becomes Ninth Constitutional Carry State

    03/26/2016 6:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/26/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor C.L Butch Otter reluctantly signed SB 1389, the permitless "Constitutional carry" bill that was passed by the Idaho legislature. His office sent the transmittal letter(pdf) to the President of the Senate today, the 25th of March, 2016. Idaho becomes the eighth state to restore permitless or "Constitutional" carry. Vermont never restricted concealed carry from those who were not felons or mentally defective. Governor Otter stated that he signed the bill with some reluctance, because the bill did not have a training requirement for the carry of firearms. There has never been a legal requirement for training in order to...
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Obama's SXSW Appearance Coincides With Open Carry Protest (/stuff that happens every day)

    03/11/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 3/11/16 | Willa Frej
    Pro-gun group Open Carry Texas is planning to openly carry guns at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas -- and their demonstration on gun rights will coincide with President Barack Obama's keynote address at the event on Friday. Open Carry Texas has been bringing guns to the festival for the last two years, according to the Dallas Morning News. This year, members are planning to hold small info sessions during SXSW to "engage in conversation and education" about gun rights laws in the state and encourage young festivalgoers to "carry in lawful defense of themselves and others,"...
  • Permitless concealed carry in West Virginia soon to be law

    03/07/2016 10:59:22 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | Mar 6, 2016 | John Asebe
    WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) West Virginia will soon be among seven other states where residents can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This comes after West Virginia Lawmakers voted this weekend to override Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's veto on House Bill 4145. The override on Tomblin's veto means that if you're older than 21 and live in West Virginia, permitless concealed carry will be law in 90 days. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin originally veto'd the bill with safety concerns. The West Virginia House and West Virginia Senate both voted to override Tomblin's veto.
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin's Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 10:23:45 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/5/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblin's veto of HB 4145, also known as "Constitutional carry" or permitless carry. Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult. This year, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary. Governor Tomblin received the Constitutional carry bill on 26 February. He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March. The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4 March,...
  • The rarely discussed support for gun rights among black voters

    01/30/2016 7:04:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Gun rights is a topic which seems all too readily broken down among racial lines if you get all of your news from cable TV or the New York Times. Black Americans don’t like guns and white people are just crazy about them, right? (Or just crazy, I suppose.) But while there are some definite trends to support the stereotype, no group is ever as homogeneous as the press would have you believe. While I rarely turn to NPR for my news, I ran across an interesting interview this month conducted by Karen Grigsby Bates, speaking with one black gun...
  • Air Force Allows CCW On or Off Duty

    01/27/2016 12:45:57 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 16 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 1-6-15 | Nick Coffman
    Who ever said the Air Force wasn’t hardcore? In a report given by an Air Force security forces officer, base commanders across the country will be able to authorize the carry of guns by on- or off-duty airmen. The 2015 attack on a Chattanooga, Tennessee recruiting office is a large part of what prompted the change in policy. Some critics had pointed out that armed servicemen could have stopped the threat before any innocent civilians were killed. Instead, the shooter’s rampage lasted until police were able to respond and kill the attacker, Muhammad Youseef Abdulazeez.
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Cypress restaurant offers open carry discount (Texas)

    01/03/2016 7:34:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KENS5 ^ | 1/01/16 | Melissa Correa, KHOU Staff
    CYPRESS, Texas -- While many businesses won't allow people to carry openly, at least one is greeting guns with open arms. Brooks' Place in Cypress is offering a discount to folks carrying a weapon at their waist. "If you haven't tried it, how do you know you don't like it?" said owner Trent Brooks. For once, Brooks isn't talking about his BBQ.
  • VA Republican: If McAuliffe hates firearms so much, we'll cancel his security force

    12/28/2015 5:54:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The decision by Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring to sever reciprocity in carry permits with 25 other states has one state senator seeing red. Bob Carrico considers the issue “absurd,” but plans to do more than fume about it. If the Terry McAuliffe administration worries this much about firearms, Carrico wants to take action to keep them as far away from the governor as possible, according to the Bristol Herald-Courier: "I absolutely think it's absurd," Carrico, a Republican from Galax, said Tuesday. "I think it's a threat to the people of Virginia that have concealed carry handgun permit reciprocity from...
  • Governor Christie: We Are All Still Slaves

    12/25/2015 5:25:34 AM PST · by andrewinhd · 18 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 12/22/15 | Alexander Roubian
    Governor Christie: We Are All Still Slaves Following the death of Carol Bowne, a report detailing the recommendations of a special commission convened by Governor Christie has been released regarding Second Amendment issues in New Jersey. In this report, the direct activism of NJ2AS volunteers in various New Jersey police departments was cited. As stated before, the NJ2AS will no longer chase government for answers in hearings or meetings, or participate in senseless protests or petitions - we will only engage in direct, damning activism that captures the tyranny of our state and FORCES a response FROM government TO us....
  • VANITY - Letter to the Governor of Virginia on decision to withdraw Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

    12/22/2015 5:08:27 PM PST · by Jonah Hex · 22 replies
    n/a | tonight (22 Dec 15) | self
    Subject: Sir, you are wrong with regard to your CCP order Sir, with all due respect, you are wrong in your decision to unilaterally withdraw CCP reciprocity with other states. While you may have concerns about their meeting Virginia's standards, the correct method of resolving a dispute is to talk about it first. Instead, you've slapped 26 other states across the face with your decision. As a result, you've now placed Virginians...VIRGINIANS, SIR... at risk of retaliation from other states when they subsequently withdraw their reciprocity agreements with Virginia. In effect, you've placed law-abiding VIRGINIANS at risk of breaking laws....
  • Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston

    12/14/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    HOUSTON (KTRK) ^ | 12/14/2015
    ABC NEWS Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston NEWS Robbery suspect in critical condition after victim opens fire in Houston A suspected robbery was struck by gunfire after his alleged victim pulled a gun and started shooting. KTRK Monday, December 14, 2015 05:35AM HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A robbery suspect is in critical condition after his victims pull out a gun in Houston. The shooting happened at about 2am on Washington Street near Heights Boulevard, where police are still interviewing the victims. Officers say four people were leaving work at a nearby club this morning when...
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • Ulster County Sheriff: All Licensed Handgun Owners Should Carry Them

    12/03/2015 6:30:02 PM PST · by usafa92 · 7 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 12/3/2015 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All licensed handgun owners in Ulster County should carry their pistols. That’s the message Thursday from the Ulster County Sheriff. Ulster County is located about two hours north of New York City. “In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so,” wrote Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post. “I urge you to responsibly take advantage of your legal right to carry a firearm. To ensure the safety...
  • One-third of all Americans own a gun, it's time for TSA to stop discriminating

    11/25/2015 6:15:23 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Associated press via FoxNews.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Diane Black
    If you have followed the news headlines lately, you know that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – the bureaucracy responsible for ensuring the safety of our nation’s travelers – has seen better days. An internal investigation released in June found that the TSA had a stunning 96 percent failure rate in detecting weapons and fake explosives. More recently, a report from “The Today Show” revealed that NBC producers were able to pass airport security with Swiss army knives and box cutters in tow. Comforting, huh? While knives and weapons may make it past airport security all too often, your handgun...
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
  • Traffic Stop Quickly Escalated When Driver Informed Officer of Concealed Carry Permit

    11/19/2015 1:08:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/15 | Jason Howerton
    Gonzalez claims he was unfairly targeted because he was carrying a gun. The traffic stop began routine enough. Rosenberg officer Sgt. Anthony Schnacky asked Gonzalez for his license and insurance. "Yeah, what's the reason you stopped me?" Gonzalez asked. "I'll tell you in just a minute," the officer replied. But when Gonzalez informed Sgt. Schnacky that he was legally carrying a concealed firearm, the tone of the situation shifted dramatically. The officer called for backup and they both approached the driver's window -- one of them with his gun drawn. Schnacky ordered Gonzalez to put his hands on the steering...
  • Boating accident - need help replacing CC pistol

    11/17/2015 9:58:21 PM PST · by America_Right · 55 replies
    Me | 11-17-2015 | Self
    Hi all, I lost all of my guns this past summer in a tragic boating accident in the middle of Lake Erie, and really need to replace my concealed carry pistol.Anyway, I was hoping I could get some ideas from you folks as to what I should get. I would like something small enough to fit in a pants pocket without being obvious, but still have some stopping power (.38 or 9mm). Of course, this is just what I would like, not what I necessarily need. If you have any other ideas for concealed carry, please feel free to add...
  • As UT prepares for campus carry, professor to leave 'out of self-protection'

    10/10/2015 6:06:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Chron ^ | 10/08/15 | Benjamin Wermund
    A longtime economics professor at the University of Texas at Austin is leaving the school, saying the state's new campus carry law -- which makes it legal for some Texans to carry concealed handguns into college classrooms beginning next August -- has "substantially enhanced" the chances of a shooting. "With a huge group of students my perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me has been substantially enhanced by the concealed-carry law," economics professor emeritus Daniel Hamermesh, who has been at UT since the mid-90s, wrote in...
  • One Dead, Two Flee After Man Pulls Gun and Shoots to Protect His Date

    08/08/2015 5:57:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 5, a man and woman were getting out of their car at an apartment complex in Las Vegas when three black males came upone of whom allegedly had a gunand demanded the woman hand over her purse. The man then pulled his own gun and shot the alleged armed robber, causing the other two to flee. The incident took place at about 9:25 p.m. near Spencer Street and East Tropicana Avenue. According to 3 News, witnesses at the apartment complex confirmed what the couple told police, and a weapon believed to belong to the suspect also was recovered...
  • In St. Paul, 1 dead after attempted robbery on Summit Avenue

    08/03/2015 5:41:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 34 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-1-15 | Bob Shaw
    An unidentified man was shot and killed in an apparent attempted robbery Friday night, according to St. Paul Police. Police were called at 10:30 p.m. to Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard, where two thieves were reportedly trying to rob two victims. When police arrived, they found the body at the scene. Police would not release the names of anyone involved in the incident. The shooting victim is believed to be one of the suspects in the robbery. Police are investigating the crime, and are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooting victim. Anyone with information about the...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary Please stay on the line from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns? The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • Governor Dayton just signed SF878, the public safety omnibus bill

    05/23/2015 6:18:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 5-25-15 | GOCRA
    This afternoon, Governor Dayton told the Minnesota Legislature that he will be signing SF878 into law. This bill contains five key Second Amendment rights provisions: Suppressors legalized Emergency Powers limited Capitol Carry notification rule reformed Interstate Purchase rights clarified Carry Reciprocity standards reformed
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DCs concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DCs ban on carrying firearms outside of ones home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DCs onerous statute.
  • Firefighter: CWPs likely stopped deaths of children, firefighters

    05/08/2015 12:55:27 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 4 replies
    South Carolina News Now ^ | May 08, 2015 | Chad Mills
    NEW HOLLAND - Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department's Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Firefighters said Chad Barker pulled up to the crowded fire station parking lot full of children and firefighters, got out of his car, and began firing in the air and at his vehicle. They say he also pointed the firearm at individual firefighters for lengthy periods of time. "I came out of the office, saw...
  • Streamwood man thwarts robbery attempt, authorities say

    05/04/2015 5:04:06 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    daily herald ^ | : 5/4/2015 | Barbara Vitello
    A Streamwood 18-year-old accused of trying to rob a man by saying he had a gun was arrested after the man pulled a gun on him, authorities say. Prosecutors say the intended victim has a valid concealed carry permit.
  • Handgun owner's shooting in attempted robbery 'very complex,' police say

    04/02/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-2-15 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police said Tuesday that their investigation continues after a 24-year-old man being robbed at gunpoint pulled a gun and shot one of his assailants Monday. The would-be victim was not injured, and police Tuesday identified Joseph Barre, 29, as the suspect who'd been shot in the foot. Police were called to the Hmongtown Marketplace at Como and Pennsylvania avenues about 5:30 p.m. Monday with a report of shots fired, and officers recovered several casings, according to a police report. A St. Paul man had been walking outside when two men approached and tried to rob him, police have...
  • Minnesota handgun permits down, after 2013 spike

    03/03/2015 5:34:21 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-3-15 | TZ
    The number of handgun permits newly issued or renewed in Minnesota in 2014 dropped after a spike the year before, according to an annual report released Monday by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Sheriff's offices statewide reported that about 41,500 permits were issued last year. Here's what the numbers look like over the past five years: The year 2014 had 41,493; 2013 had 60,471; 2012 had 31,657; 2011 had 20,772; and 2010 had 17,240. About 1,800 people who applied in 2014 did not receive a permit. Of those, 422 were denied; about 1,300 more are pending. A handful of...
  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 11 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • 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 Guns.com ^ | 6AUG2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Missouris Constitutional Amendment 5 passed yesterday with 62% of the vote and 3712 of 3898 precincts reported. Its a clear statement of support for the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that its 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, heres 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    As Mickiel opened fire on the group, the veteran took cover near the vehicles 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 companys 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 companys 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 nations 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: Dont 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 its 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...