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  • No, Self-Defense Is No Myth

    02/16/2018 9:21:26 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 2/16/2018 | Tom Knighton
    I honestly believe that, on some level, the American political left loves mass shootings. It provides a veritable smorgasbord of opportunities for them to trot out their favorite tropes, especially gun control. They can push their agenda, even when they lack any real punch, in part because they’re enabled by a complicit media. However, they invariably say some incredibly stupid things during the aftermath. Kind of like this guy:
  • NYPD Commissioner: ‘Insanity’ to Allow National Concealed Carry for Law-Abiding Citizens

    02/13/2018 11:58:48 AM PST · by rktman · 98 replies ^ | 2/13/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    New York Police Department commissioner James O’Neill says it is “insanity” to allow national concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding citizens. He suggested more guns will only lead to more violence, although a 2012 Congressional Research Service study showed that a massive increase in private gun ownership–from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009–correlated with sharp drops in crime. Moreover, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CRPC) has shown that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens. To highlight how just how law-abiding concealed carriers are CPRC juxtaposed crimes by police versus crimes...
  • Media Focus on Mass Shootings Distracts from the Bigger Problem

    02/13/2018 11:32:33 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/13/2018 | Sam Bocetta
    Last year, we saw yet another knee-jerk reaction by liberals to the supposed "gun problem." The Dems seized on the mass killing that occurred in Las Vegas as an opportunity to push for more restrictive gun laws and an outright ban on firearm accessories. By year's end, cooler heads had prevailed, and most of this legislation did not make it through. On the contrary, December of 2017 saw the House approving the concealed carry reciprocity bill that will allow for citizens with concealed carry permits in one state to carry outside that state. While that might sound like good news...
  • CBS News on National Reciprocity: Flyover Country’s ‘Security Blanket’ Could Become(T)

    02/12/2018 9:54:18 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    During the February 11 airing of 60 Minutes, CBS News described guns as a flyover county “security blanket” that could become coastal cities’ worst nightmare. National reciprocity passed the House on December 6, 2017, and the CBS News warns that passage in the Senate would mandate that the carry permit of any one state be recognized in every state. They turned to Robyn Thomas, with Gabby Giffords’ gun control group, and Thomas said, “Someone who lives in Nevada, who’s able to carry a loaded, concealed weapon in Nevada could now bring that loaded gun into Los Angeles, into San Francisco,...
  • Massachusetts CCW Fashion Show Coming!

    02/09/2018 11:29:41 AM PST · by pabianice
    CCW Fashion Show 3/9/18 Get Your Tickets Before Price Increase On 2/28/18! Join us for a great night of fun, Friday March 9, 2018 at the Bass Pro Shop in Foxborough, MA. Location: Bass Pro Shops 1 Bass Pro Drive, Foxborough, Ma Time/Date: Friday, March 9th, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM, with cocktail hr starting at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Presented by: GOAL and Massachusetts Women Gun Owners.
  • Waffle House Customer Opens Fire, Foiling Alleged Armed Robbery

    02/05/2018 8:14:42 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 2/5/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Two armed robbery suspects fled a Cherokee County, Georgia, Waffle House Saturday morning after demanding money and having a patron open fire on them. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of the two suspects, both of whom were wearing black hoodies. Fox 5 reports that the suspects entered the restaurant just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. Both suspects were allegedly armed and demanding money from the cashier. But before money could be passed to them, a Waffle House patron pulled his own handgun and shot, causing the suspects to the flee the scene. According to Woodstock Patch, law...
  • Two concealed permit holders protect employees who were being threatened by an attacker

    01/24/2018 12:34:10 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    The attacker wielding a large wrench threatened to kill several people. The attacker had cornered one of the employees at a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, and he would have likely killed her. Fortunately, two concealed handgun permit holders stopped the attack.
  • Insider Reveals Upcoming White House Concealed Carry Meeting

    01/13/2018 12:01:10 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 1/12/2018 | Vince Coglianese
    Republican North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson believes law-abiding Americans should be allowed to carry their concealed weapons in every state, and he’s hoping the White House will help him soon make that a reality. “I can tell you, the president’s ready to sign this law,” Hudson told The Daily Caller Wednesday in an exclusive interview on the subject for TheDC’s “Newsmakers” series. “President Trump actually campaigned on concealed carry reciprocity,” the North Carolina Republican recalled. “We’ve got a partner in the White House and we just got to get it to his desk.” Hudson introduced the House version of the...
  • KY: Bowling Green Eliminates Gun Ban in City Buildings

    01/09/2018 4:16:23 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     On 2 January, 2018, the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky finalized an action that repealed the city ban on the carrying of concealed weapons in city buildings.  The video of the Commissioners meeting can be seen here. Commissioner Nash (sunglasses on top of head, tie, second from left) was the lone dissenting vote. From Bowling Green city commissioners approved in a 4-1 vote Tuesday lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons in city buildings. Commissioners previously voted 3-2 on Dec. 19 to eliminate the portion of a city ordinance that prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons into city...
  • 28 month delay to get a concealed handgun permit in Riverside County, California

    01/07/2018 12:49:32 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 14 replies
    From the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California, which is located in Riverside County: It was the summer of 2016 when Steve Perkio, a retired construction worker with a love for the outdoors, walked into the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department headquarters with his paperwork in hand.
  • 'Black Guns Matter' Group Joins World's Largest Gun Show With a Unique Message

    01/05/2018 9:15:27 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 1/5/2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Black Guns Matter, a Second Amendment education group with an urban focus, will be featured in and sponsoring SHOT Show, the largest gun show in the world. Maj Toure founded Black Guns Matter in 2015. The group is focused on providing Second Amendment education and information to urban communities that are plagued by violence. “I don’t think there’s a black gun culture or white gun culture,” Toure says on the group’s website. “I think there’s an informed gun culture and an ignorant gun culture.” In their December feature on black gun ownership, Toure told The Huffington Post why gun ownership...
  • Concealed Carry Guns – Is it right for Home Defense too?

    01/04/2018 5:56:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/4/2018 | J Hines
    Guns are tools, and having the right tool for every task is ideal. Which is why most gun instructors will tell you that picking a home defense handgun may be different than having a concealed carry gun. Yes, there are some pistols that can be used for both roles, but some of these guns were designed small for concealment vs a full size 1911 .45. Which brings us back to the original statement, if you’re going to choose a handgun for home defense, here are a few things you should look for. Home Defense Most home defense handgun size does...
  • 7 Concealed Carry Handguns for Last-Minute Shoppers

    12/20/2017 5:09:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Dec, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Christmas is less than a week away and that means the time is right for a list of seven concealed carry handguns for last minute shoppers. Some of the handguns on the list are revolvers, others semiautomatics, but all are concealable and demonstrably popular for self-defense. Ruger LCP II—The Ruger LCP II is an updated version of the extremely popular LCP. The pistol is chambered in .380 with a grip that is slightly wider than the original LCP. The wider grip was added to diminish recoil. The grip of the LCP II is textured to help keep the gun steady...
  • ND: Proper State Driver's License or Sanctioned ID equivalent to "Concealed Weapons License"

    12/19/2017 6:50:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota passed Constitutional Carry in the 2017 Legislative session.  The legislation allowed people who had North Dakota drivers licenses or nondriver identification cards to carry concealed weapons, thus becoming a practical Constitutional Carry state.  However, another provision of North Dakota law prohibits most people from carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. State legislators asked the Attorney General if the Constitutional Carry provision applied to carrying a loaded firearm in vehicles. He wrote an official opinion stating that it did so apply.  Here are the relevant conclusions.  From Thus, even though a concealed weapons license is no...
  • Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three...

    12/12/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2017 | Fox News
    Full title: Pelosi claim that GOP invites violent criminals to carry concealed weapons gets her 'Three Pinocchios'Nancy Pelosi earned “Three Pinocchios” from The Washington Post's Fact Checker over a tweet claiming that House Republicans are inviting violent criminals, domestic abusers and convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons. The House minority leader sent the tweet last week after House Republicans passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, sending it to the Senate by a 231-198 vote. “Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives,” Pelosi tweeted. “Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to...
  • Florida: Another Mass Murder Stopped by Armed Citizens

    12/10/2017 7:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from Matt Lupoli, reporter:Another employee, a manager, came out with a gun of his own and shot and wounded Baily. That man has not been named, but police say he saved several...
  • House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

    12/06/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 6:24 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Richard Lardner
    Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House approved the bill, 231-198, largely along party lines. Six Democrats voted yes, while 14 Republicans voted no. The measure would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. It now goes to the Senate. Republicans said the reciprocity measure, a top priority...
  • House passes gun reciprocity, faces challenge in Senate from Dems and gun control advocates

    12/06/2017 2:33:57 PM PST · by Sopater · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2017 | Joseph Weber
    House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters. But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support. “For the millions of law-abiding citizens who lawfully carry concealed to protect themselves, for conservatives who want to strengthen our Second Amendment rights, and for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support concealed carry reciprocity, Christmas came early,” Rep....
  • This day in WND history: Sheriffs warn Americans to get armed now

    12/06/2017 7:16:51 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 12/5/2017 | unnnown
    A study by Pew Research showed that the only gun crimes on the rise over the last two decades have been mass shootings in gun-free zones or so-called “soft targets.” Sheriffs send message to America: Get armed now Dec. 6, 2015: Now is not the time for Americans to cower in fear, be intimidated by liberal ideology or apologize for one of America’s longest standing constitutional rights – the right to bear arms – said a growing chorus of religious, law enforcement and political leaders in 2015. Several sheriffs sent out warnings in the wake of Islamic terrorist attacks in...
  • House to Vote on National Gun-Carry Reciprocity, Background Check Fix Bill this Week

    12/04/2017 4:02:05 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 4, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    The House of Representatives will vote on national gun-carry reciprocity and gun background check fix bills this week. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Fix NICS Act will be combined and likely voted on Wednesday, a GOP aide told the Washington Free Beacon Monday. "It is my understanding they may be combined," the aide said. "Rules is meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. They have both. Floor vote should be Wednesday." The House Committee on Rules website shows the texts of the two bills combined as well as an amendment filed by Rep. Dina Titus (D., Nev.)...