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  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • FL:NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer fires back at Nikki Fried

    10/27/2018 8:08:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 26 October, 2018 | New Service of Florida
    National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer this week sent out a blistering critique of Democratic Agriculture-Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried, who opened October by saying she would curtail Hammer’s access to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Hammer’s Monday statement to members of the NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida labeled Fried an “anti-gun extremist who will eliminate our freedoms.” The lobbyist also reaffirmed the NRA’s endorsement of Republican Matt Caldwell to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. In addition, Hammer pointed out that Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael...
  • Armed Teen Demands Sex From Woman In Walmart, Concealed Carry Holder Saves The Day

    09/19/2018 7:10:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andrew Mark Miller
    What’s the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun. If you’re in trouble and your life is in danger who do you want nearby? Do you want someone who legally carries a firearm or would you prefer to not defend yourself? Odds are that your first instinct will be to call the police (good guys with guns) but that’s not always enough. Sometimes, the police can’t get there in time. What do you do then? A bad guy with a knife tried to force himself on a woman in a Florida...
  • IL: Private Pistol Packer Praised for Participation in Police Gunfight

    09/17/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from NBCchicago.com On Thursday, about 5 p.m., 13 September, of 2018, police in Cicero, Illinois engaged in a gunfight with a suspect after a traffic stop. One officer was hit four times.  A legally armed citizen came to the aid of the police and engaged the suspect. The suspect was hit once and taken into custody.  From chicagosuntimes.com: The suspect kept running and shooting at the officers as Duarte and his partner returned fire, officials said. That’s when someone sitting in traffic on Cicero Avenue got out of his car and began shooting at the suspect as well,...
  • Licensed gun owner aids Cicero cops in shootout with suspect; 1 officer injured

    09/15/2018 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Main Street · 19 replies
    fox5ny ^ | Sep 14 2018 | Fox News
    A licensed gun owner was hailed Thursday for his role in helping police in suburban Chicago stop a suspect who was firing an automatic weapon, officials said. Officials commended the unnamed civilian for his actions as they stood outside a hospital where Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was undergoing surgery for four gunshot wounds suffered during the shootout, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there’s who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he’s also engaged in gunfire,” said Cicero police Superintendent Jerry Chlada Jr. Image Gallery 3 PHOTOS Cicero police Officer...
  • New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    08/21/2018 10:21:26 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    The number of permits to carry concealed weapons in the U.S. has jumped to more than 17.25 million this year, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. That’s an increase of 890,000 since last year, according to the gun advocacy research group, which has found that the growth in permits has been continuous over the years.
  • Data duel: Are gun-free zones really safer?

    08/19/2018 3:50:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered. Led by President Trump, gun rights backers are increasingly on the offensive, pushing to roll back the general policy consensus, enshrined in federal law, that guns and schools generally don’t mix. A study by John R. Lott Jr., a gun crimes researcher, said close to 98 percent of mass shootings happen in gun-free zones, suggesting that they do little to stop, and may...
  • Demand For Concealed Carry Permits Is Skyrocketing

    08/19/2018 12:08:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Molly Prince
    The number of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits is soaring to new levels despite the rabid anti-gun activism following a slew of school shootings over the past year. Issued CCW permits increased approximately 275 percent over a ten-year period, from 4.6 million permits in 2007 to over 17.25 permits in 2018, according to a study released Friday by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC). The number has been increasing year over year and is forecast to continue trending upwards. The most notable demographic increase was found to be among women and minorities. During the aforementioned time period, CCW issuance jumped...
  • Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter

    The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said. Michael Drejka, 47, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal shooting in July of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida.
  • Black Man Holds Naked White Man at Gun Point ~ VIDEO

    08/09/2018 5:13:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the afternoon of July 24-25, 2018, a naked white man was making a nuisance of himself at Trailblazer Park in Newton County, Georgia.  A father with children at the park, on a church outing, used his legal firearm to detain the man for police.From charlotteobserver.com: A Covington, Ga., dad only wanted to take his family on a trip to feed the homeless. Instead, Tae Lovelace says they were harassed by a naked man and he was forced to pull out a handgun in defense. “Had I not been licensed to carry at that moment who knows what this guy...
  • A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

    08/08/2018 12:52:46 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2018 | John R. Lott
    Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida.
  • Free Concealed Carry License for Veterans in Ohio

    08/08/2018 4:47:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August,2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 August, 2018, Governor Kasich of Ohio abstained from his last chance to veto SB 81.  SB 81 requires sheriffs in Ohio to accept application for concealed handgun licenses from current and former military members, without a fee.  From legiscan.com: To amend section 2923.125 of the Revised Code to waive the concealed carry license fee for active members of the armed forces and retired and honorably discharged veterans, to accept military experience with firearms as proof of competency with firearms regardless of when the applicant for a license acquired the experience, to permit a licensee to renew a...
  • TX: Mystery Man at McAllen Mall Robbery: Armed Citizen or Plain Clothes Police?

    08/06/2018 4:23:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a video of the attempted armed robbery of a McAllen, Texas mall jewelry store, the seven suspects were captured by three armed people. One of the armed people, in a uniform, is said to be a police officer working mall security. Another one, in a red shirt, is said to be a citizen with a Texas license to carry, in a Fox News Video. The third, showing a badge in his left hand, appears to be another police officer. Link to video The dailymail.co.uk writes that the armed person in the red shirt is a plain clothes police...
  • People Arming Themselves in St. Paul Neighborhood in Response to Summer Crime

    08/01/2018 1:04:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/31/18 | Jay Kolls
    There are at least two dozen people on St. Paul's North End obtaining permits to carry a concealed weapon in response to a summer increase in crime. St. Paul Police spokesperson, Steve Linders, said police are also stepping up patrols. "Swarming the area with as many officers as possible, using more bike patrols to increase presence and there is now one squad car dedicated entirely to responding to shots fired in the area," Linders said. The North End area that's seen the usual jump in summer crime lies primarily between Front and Larpenteur Avenues and 35E and Dale Street. Tin...
  • Hawaii and California's Huge Second Amendment Victory

    07/28/2018 2:13:13 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 27, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Tuesday’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means that people in the western U.S. will now be able to openly carry a handgun in public. The decision only applies to districts under the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, but it will likely soon affect the rest of the country. It is a huge ruling that strikes down existing state prohibitions in Hawaii and California.
  • Best Revolvers for Concealed Carry

    07/27/2018 5:21:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2018 | J Hines
    In this modern day gun world the semi-auto pistols have a huge hold of the market for self-defense guns. But concealed carry revolvers can still hold their own for personal defense. Revolvers can be a strong choice for concealed carry, as they're reliable and easy to use. Not everyone is a fan of a small semi-auto for concealed carry. However, there is a large fan base of shooters that will only look to revolvers for concealed carry. If you’re in this group and interested in carrying a revolver for CCW, read on of the pros and con and see our...
  • ‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter

    07/14/2018 2:42:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 45 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 7/13/18 | Frances Selllers, et al
    Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds. Bryan Whittle was driving with his wife, heading off for a Memorial Day weekend getaway, when he saw a commotion outside Louie’s. He thought someone might be drowning, so instead of turning his truck onto the highway, he barreled into the parking lot to offer help. As he jumped out, what he learned stunned...
  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Man goes behind counter, punches George Webb worker, video shows

    07/07/2018 6:35:24 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WISN NEWS ^ | 6 July 2018
    "I thank God that the one waitress had a concealed carry and pulled out her gun. I shudder to think what might have happened had she not been able to do that. What this guy would've done," Donovan said. Another worker, who pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man to get him away from the victim, has quit
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...