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  • Insider Reveals Upcoming White House Concealed Carry Meeting

    01/13/2018 12:01:10 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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     On 2 January, 2018, the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky finalized an action that repealed the city ban on the carrying of concealed weapons in city buildings.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 bgdailynews.com: 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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 nd.gov: 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...
  • 84-Year-Old Christian Korean War Vet Fires Point Bank Shot At Home Intruder – Kills Him

    12/11/2017 8:19:36 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 28 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 12-11-2017 | Tim Brown
    An 84-year-old Korean War veteran is crediting the Lord Jesus Christ with his shot to the chest of a home intruder on Friday morning that left the intruder dead. Early Friday morning, two would-be robbers broke into Korean War veteran Don Lutz’s home in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Lutz recounted that he woke up Friday morning at about 1:15 a.m.However, no sooner had they entered the house than they were met by Lutz and a handgun that he normally keeps under his pillow. Lutz says that he fired a shot in the dark and he and one of the men got into a...
  • 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 wesh.com: 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
    wnd.com ^ | 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.)...
  • Good guys with guns saving lives

    11/12/2017 3:18:52 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017 | John Lott
    Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The killer, Devin Kelley, was shooting the wounded when Willeford showed up with a rifle. Willeford’s quick actions forced Kelley to stop his attack, presumably saving the lives of the twenty wounded and possibly many more. The press derided President Trump for saying that Willeford saved many lives with his gun, and that stricter gun control regulations would have only made things worse.
  • Why Bringing A Gun To Church Is A Pretty Good Idea

    11/07/2017 9:49:57 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7 Nov, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    The chances of finding yourself in a mass shooting are minuscule. But that doesn't mean you don't have an inherent right to self defense. A few hours after Sunday’s horrifying mass shooting in a Sutherland Springs Baptist church, a Fox News host asked the attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, “As a country, what do we do? How can we get our arms around this and stop this insanity?” “The only thing I know, because you can’t necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law … in Texas at least we have...
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • N.Y. attack underscores need to preserve gun rights

    11/06/2017 5:43:09 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/5/2017 | Adriana Cohen
    With Islamic State-inspired animals bringing their holy war to our cities – ramming trucks into pedestrians and bicyclists and slaughtering dozens in a nightclub and elsewhere – we are reminded of how important it is to protect our right to bear arms, which is enshrined in the Second Amendment. If it weren’t for the hero cop who happened to be at the horrific scene and shot the Islamic extremist killer inflicting mayhem on New York’s West Side Highway – just blocks away from a high school – more innocents could have been harmed, including children. We know that law enforcement...
  • Concealed Carry in Churches

    11/05/2017 2:00:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    According to concealedcarry.com, concealed carry is banned in only two states, Nebraska and Louisiana. It requires permission from a church leader in seven states, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Carolina. In the other 41 states, you have the right to conceal carry in church just as you do in other private property. The church may ban the practice, just as you may in your own home. But there is no law to prevent you from exercising the Second Amendment in church. Dean Weingarten Gun Watch
  • NRA Being Investigated By New York Regulators

    10/27/2017 11:45:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 26 Oct, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    The National Rifle Association is reportedly being investigated by New York regulators. No, it’s not that the state has finally figured out a way to undermine the organization’s strong Second Amendment stance or its effectiveness throughout the nation in blocking infringements on our right to keep and bear arms. No, it’s something far more insidious. They’re concerned the NRA is selling their Carry Guard insurance without a license. New York regulators launched an investigation into the National Rifle Association’s role in the self-defense insurance program that bears its name. The probe by the state’s Department of Financial Services will focus...