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  • 'You get out of my way': Truck driver brandishes gun and plows through protesters on Tulsa highway

    06/02/2020 9:52:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Washiington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    “We let the silver car in front of them go because she had an emergency she had to get to, so we let her go,” one protester said. The pickup driver “took the liberty to continue going as bystanders stood in front of him. He stopped, and then, as he inched in front of people and kept bumping people, the people got upset and hit his car. But then, he put his gun on the dashboard of his car and told everyone, ‘You get out of my way.’ And then, he proceeded to drive through people and hit people,” he...

    05/24/2020 7:08:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    SAF ^ | May, 2020 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today said that if state agencies and officials around the country that are responsible for issuing concealed carry licenses or permits are not taking new applications because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they should not arrest people for carrying without a license/permit. “We’ve received reports that some agencies are using the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse for suspending the concealed carry application process,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The constitution wasn’t put on hold because of the coronavirus.” SAF has been involved in several legal actions across the country...
  • Pa. school director threatens to 'shoot' anyone who approaches her without a mask

    05/22/2020 4:56:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2020 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Pennsylvania school director resigned Wednesday amid backlash over a Facebook post that said she would “shoot” anyone who came within 6 feet of her without a face mask on. Selinsgrove school director Jennifer Rager-Kay, a physician who last year unsuccessfully ran as a Democrat for Rep. Fred Keller’s state House seat, came under fire Monday after she posted a rant against anti-lockdown protesters that gathered last week in Harrisburg. “I find it interesting that the largest group of those protesting in the anti-lockdown protest and refusing to wear masks in public as they see it as a violation of...
  • California’s Ammo Background Checks Misfire

    05/07/2020 7:36:06 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    ‘Criminals, tyrants, and terrorists don’t do background checks,’ said the judge who blocked the law.
  • The Blacklist Misinformation on Guns

    04/26/2020 3:29:03 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 23, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    These days, television entertainment shows depict gun owners either as buffoons or criminals. They never portray regular civilians using guns to save lives, and instead like to show firearms falling into the wrong hands. On Friday's episode of “The Blacklist," a robber fatally shoots a young woman working at a convenience store. A minute earlier, the woman had been admitted to the college of her dreams.
  • How the U.S. Compares to Other Countries in the Rate of Public Mass Shooters

    04/11/2020 4:52:45 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Econ Journal Watch ^ | March 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr. and Carlisle E. Moody
    Adam Lankford (2016) asserted that the United States accounted for 31 percent of the world’s public mass shooters over the 47 years from 1966 to 2012. The news media around the globe widely publicized Lankford’s claim as soon as he started circulating his unpublished paper in 2015. Yet, despite numerous requests from researchers and the news media over four years, Lankford refused to provide a list of his cases or explain how he compiled them
  • Armed Samaritan in California Takes Out Criminal who Shot at Police

    04/03/2020 5:18:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 1 April, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Another Armed Samaritan came to the assistance of police during a gunfight. This example is somewhat unusual. It occurred in California, which routinely infringes on Second Amendment rights. In Fresno, California, at about 5:30 p.m. on 24 March, 2020, near the area of Belmont and Valeria, officers noticed a 2006 Nissan which was speeding. They attempted to pull over the car. Instead of pulling over, the car accelerated.  Only a few blocks south, near Valeria and Grant, the car crashed.  Inside the car was a driver and one passenger. The driver exited. He was armed. From After the crash,...
  • Are Gun Stores ‘Essential’ Businesses?

    03/25/2020 4:35:38 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | March 25, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Law-abiding citizens want the right to buy a gun, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Police have stopped responding to many 911 calls, and massive numbers of inmates are being released early from prison. If shortages become more severe or if lots of police fall ill, chaos may very will ensue. People would rather be safe than sorry.
  • Gun Sales Soar When People Need Protection

    03/25/2020 4:19:02 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 18, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Police are cutting back on policing, and Americans are getting scared. Along with toilet paper, they are also buying guns and ammunition. Some are getting concealed handgun permits. “So American … I’ll shoot the virus! … We don’t do smart stuff in this country,” joked Bill Maher on Friday on his HBO show, “Real Time.” It is easy for Mr. Maher to make fun of people’s fears, but one can easily imagine the social turmoil that will ensue if shortages become more severe or if lots of police fall ill.
  • Gov't Revokes Vet's Gun License Thanks to Red-Flag Law

    02/18/2020 9:03:05 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 2/17/2020 | Carmine Sabia
    “You have to go to court. This is not just willy-nilly. A lot of people are concerned about that. There is due process. There is strong due process,” he said. But a veteran who just had his firearms taken from him due to a mix-up would likely beg to differ with the senator. Jon Carpenter, a 200-pound fisherman and military veteran, was stunned when he received a certified letter from Florida officials telling him that his firearms license had been suspended, WTVT reported. Jon is a law-abiding citizen who has the misfortune of having the same name as a drifter...
  • Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Here’s a better way that focuses on mental health

    01/27/2020 2:20:11 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 23, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns. In the wake of the West Freeway Church of Christ attack, people are pushing red-flag laws, which allow police to take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But a better alternative already exists.
  • Virginia's Proposed Red Flag Law is Not the Best Way to Handle Mental Health Problems

    01/27/2020 2:16:20 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 25, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. To some the obvious solution is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Wednesday’s straight party line vote in Virginia Senate shows that these laws are more controversial than normally understood.
  • It’s Time to Establish a National Conceal Carry — Now!

    01/26/2020 1:50:35 PM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 1/26/2020 | kevin mccullough
    It is time for Constitutionally law-abiding people to get armed and start carrying. A well-armed, law-abiding citizenry keeps crime at bay much better than a demoralized police force who grows tired of making arrests only to see the perps be released without bail and without a judge’s ability to remand them to being held based on danger to the community or the criminal's flight risk. Most armed citizens that use their gun for protection never even fire the weapon. The mere brandishing of it before the evildoer is usually enough to incentivize the criminal to stop his activity and to...
  • Gun Control Advocates Ignore the Data On Reciprocity

    01/18/2020 4:31:54 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 18, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    So much of the gun control debate is about things that might go wrong. Democrats, who just took control of the Virginia state legislature, are about to pass a law that will dramatically limit the ability of people with concealed handgun permits from other states to carry in Virginia. There haven’t been any problems with these permit holders, but that doesn’t matter for gun control advocates.
  • The NYC Jewish Community Is Arming Itself Following the Monsey Stabbing

    01/14/2020 4:21:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies ^ | 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....
  • Gun Control Hurts People Like Me

    01/13/2020 5:02:58 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 8, 2020 | Nikki Goeser
    The night my husband was murdered in front of me by my stalker, I was informed that the Metro Nashville Police Department offers a Victim Intervention Program for victims of violent crime. This is a free counseling service offered to those Nashville residents affected by violent crime, and it is available for as long as you need it.
  • Virginia Lawmakers Have Voted to Ban Guns from the State Capitol Building

    01/13/2020 4:55:06 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 10, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    One wonders how Democrats in the Virginia legislature ever go to restaurants or movie theaters or grocery stores. Nine percent of Virginians have concealed handgun permits, and it is very likely that when they are out in public someone next to them is carrying a concealed handgun.
  • Concealed-permit gun holders save lives — Texas church attack just the latest example

    01/05/2020 5:35:39 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr
    The attack on the West Freeway Church of Christ reminds us of an important truth that too many still deny: Concealed-permit gun holders save lives. And in today’s world, they and their weapons should be welcomed in churches and other houses of worship.
  • Marine MPs to be allowed to carry concealed firearms on base

    01/01/2020 4:07:35 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 01/01/2020 | Gina Hawkins
    Marine Corps law enforcement personnel who meet specific federal qualifications are now authorized to carry their own concealed firearms on base -- even when off duty, a three-star general announced. Marine Corps law enforcement professionals can now carry privately owned weapons "for personal protection not in the performance of official duties," a new service-wide message released Tuesday states. While the new rules apply only to Marine law enforcement personnel, Lt. Gen. George Smith Jr., head of Marine Corps Plans, Policies and Operations, indicated that additional concealed carry policies could be in the works.
  • Slow-Mo Breakdown Shows 7 Churchgoers Pulled Guns To Stop Bad Guy in Texas Church Shooting

    12/31/2019 9:04:44 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 12/30/2019 | Lori Flaherty
    In a stunning real-life example of why it is important that Americans retain their Second Amendment right to bear arms, a shooter at a Texas church on Sunday was fatally shot within seconds after he pulled a gun and shot two congregants during a service. The gunman — identified Monday as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, according to KXAS-TV — entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, near Forth Worth, and opened fire. Fortunately, he was quickly stopped by armed security, preventing any further deaths or injuries. Several other churchgoers also drew their weapons — a fact...