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  • Police: Armed Citizen Kills Suspect Who Pulls Gun in Family Dollar

    01/30/2019 8:44:43 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/30/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Police indicate an armed citizen killed a would-be robber who put his gun in the face of a Family Dollar employee in DeKalb County, Georgia. The incident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning; the suspect pointed a gun at the store’s clerk, 11 Alive reports. An armed customer in another part of the store heard what was happening, moved toward the suspect, and shot him multiple times. The suspect died in the store:
  • Ed Burke Jr., son of beleaguered alderman, was charged with domestic battery .. case dropped

    01/26/2019 12:49:04 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Gregory Prat
    Edward Burke Jr. was arrested at his home in Winnetka after a family member told police he pushed her and authorities reported finding him “highly intoxicated” and “belligerent.” But by the end of the next business day, the domestic battery charge had been dropped. The swift reversal occurred after the accused man — the son of Edward Burke, Chicago’s longest-serving alderman who is now charged with attempted extortion — managed to get his case before a Cook County judge, apparently without the assistance of an attorney and despite the fact he wasn’t due in court for another week. The arrest...
  • Problems with Pittsburgh's proposed gun control ordinance

    01/24/2019 2:29:45 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | January 15, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.
  • Walther CCP M2

    01/21/2019 10:34:59 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 43 replies
    none ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | self
    Any Walther CCP M2 owners out there willing to provide a review? Wife is considering it as her CCW gun. She has a elbow injury that reduces her hand strength. This was the only 9mm she could rack comfortably. She does not like the feel of Glocks. She did like Sig but can only manage the .380 pocket pistols. Revolvers will only be considered if there is no pistol that meets her needs. Her work area is starting to get rough but until the doctor's office moves (she is the office manager), she really needs to carry.
  • NH Voices -- John R. Lott, Jr.: The State House is safer with guns

    01/06/2019 1:28:14 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 2, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    One wonders how Democrats in the New Hampshire State House ever go to restaurants or movie theaters or grocery stores. But as they move to ban House members from carrying concealed handguns, Democrats worry, despite all evidence to the contrary, that there is a real danger to letting people keep continue carrying guns.
  • LOTT: Trump Administration’s Report On School Safety Passes — For Government Work

    12/29/2018 3:55:24 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The “Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety” — signed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was released Tuesday afternoon, and it contained findings that may please both sides of the gun control debate. Unfortunately, the report will do little to improve school safety.
  • The risks of a gun-free Capitol

    12/19/2018 3:37:53 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Letting legislators bring guns onto the U.S. Capitol grounds or into their offices hasn’t been a problem for 242 years. But Democrats are now promising to end that practice when they retake control of the House of Representatives next month.
  • New Study Shows no Relationship Between CCW, Homicide or Violent Crime

    12/17/2018 6:30:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A new study of violent crime and concealed carry law found no correlation between them. The study compared homicide and violent crime at the state level with changes in concealed carry law over a 30 year period, from 1986 to 2015. During this period there where large changes in the laws regulating the carry of concealed weapons. From the study: Results During the study period, all states moved to adopt some form of concealed-carry legislation, with a trend toward less restrictive legislation. After adjusting for state and year, there was no significant association between shifts from restrictive to nonrestrictive...
  • 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 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 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 ^ | 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 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 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...