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  • Report Shows No Group of Americans Is More Law-abiding Than Concealed Carry Holders

    08/18/2016 8:58:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 8/17/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding" as concealed carry permit holders. So concluded the Crime Prevention Research Center following its new report, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016." The center studied the rate of criminal offenses among concealed carry holders in Florida and Texas when coming to its conclusion. The findings speak for themselves.
  • Concealed gun permits soar 215%, record 14.5 million, ‘explode under Obama’

    08/11/2016 5:03:31 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Paul Bedard
    Americans now holding permits to pack a concealed weapon in public has soared 215 percent since 2007 to over 14.5 million, a record, according to a new report. The Crime Prevention Research Center said that last year alone a record 1.73 million were approved in states requiring them. John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Center, added that as the number of concealed carry permits has increased, the murder rate has dropped. Much of the surge in permits has come due to gun control threats from President Obama and highly-publicized mass shootings that have prompted several law enforcement officials to...
  • Two injured when construction foreman returns fire on ex-worker (CHL holder defends himself)

    04/30/2014 2:49:12 PM PDT · by Deek · 12 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 4/30/2014 | Nicole Chavez and Ciara O'Rourke
    3 p.m. update: A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after the construction foreman he shot pulled out a concealed handgun and shot back, according to police. The man had been employed at a construction site at Rio Grande Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard but was fired this month, senior police officer Veneza Bremner said. He returned to the site last week and was threatening the foreman, a disturbance that was reported to police, she said. When he returned again Wednesday, he shot and injured the foreman, according to police. The foreman, who is a concealed handgun license...
  • Bill proposes allowing elected officials to carry concealed weapons in courthouses (SD)

    01/30/2014 11:59:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KSFY ^ | 01/29/2014 | Mark Roper
    Some state lawmakers who worry about their safety want the right to carry guns while on public property. A new house bill would allow state legislators to arm themselves while visiting the Capitol or county courthouses.
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License Murder Rates

    10/22/2013 7:13:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Texas is one of the few states that tracks crimes committed by concealed carry weapon permit holders.  In Texas, the permit is called a concealed handgun license, or CHL. The Texas Department of Public Safety has filed annual reports of the convictions of CHL holders from 1996 through 2011.   They wait two years to obtain final conviction information before publishing the totals, so 2011 is the last year that they have data for. The number of CHL holders that commit murder or manslaughter is remarkably low.  From the DPS reports for 1996 through 2011  the number of murder and...
  • Allen West considering a run against Marco Rubio in 2016

    10/02/2013 9:45:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 48 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/2/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Allen West, beloved Tea Party candidate, is telling D.C. bloggers he’ll take a run at Marco “Speaks With Forked Tongue” Rubio’s Senate seat in 2016. “If I see people are not taking our country down the right path, God will set my feet on the right path,” said the Colonel. (1) Rubio’s fatal mistake was to coax the Tea Party into backing him–and back him they did, right into the Senate’s front door–and then promptly putting in with old guard, Senate liberals who were playing him for a fool. This mistake just may doom his re-election bid. It’s something you...
  • Concealed Handguns License holders in Texas can now carry any category of handgun

    05/28/2013 5:29:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    ktxs ^ | 26 May, 2013 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas - (AP) - The Texas Legislature has changed the law for concealed handgun license holders to allow them to carry any category of weapon.
  • Help with Texas CHL question (vanity)

    01/23/2013 7:19:05 PM PST · by Feckless · 25 replies
    Vanity | 1/23/2013 | Feckless
    My employer (TxDOT) is requiring a xerox copy of my CHL
  • Texas: Pro-Gun Measure Introduced for the 2013 Legislative Session

    11/21/2012 8:16:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    16 November, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    November 12 was the first day that bills could be pre-filed for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature. State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van) has pre-filed House Bill 47, an NRA-backed measure that reduces the number of classroom instruction hours required for issuance of an original Concealed Handgun License (“CHL”) to four hours. Currently, students taking a Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) approved course for their first CHL must receive at least ten but not more than fifteen hours of classroom training from a qualified handgun instructor. Under this proposed legislation, the existing core elements of classroom instruction (firearms laws...
  • Bystanders help stabbing victim(TX CCW)

    08/14/2012 5:15:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Victoria Maranan
    DENISON, TX-Bystanders rushed to the aid of a Denison woman who was stabbed during an altercation Monday afternoon. The names of both people involved in the stabbing have been released. Denison police say 64-year-old James Livingston of Sherman allegedly stabbed 31-year-old Sarra Armstrong of Denison. Investigators said bystanders got involved in the incident trying to protect Armstrong from further injuries. It was a typical Monday afternoon for John Polonchak until someone ran into his automotive store saying a woman had just been stabbed. "I had a concealed carry permit so I grabbed my weapon, ran down the road, saw a...
  • Concealed carry: Why the uproar?

    05/01/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ken Hanson
    April 8, 2012, marked the anniversary of a law that affects the lives of more than 270,000 Buckeyes. Ohio’s concealed-handgun license law turned 8 years old on that Sunday afternoon. Notably absent from the festivities were blood in the streets, Wild West reenactments and an epidemic of accidental gun injuries. To understand the significance of this event and why today it seems completely unremarkable, simply Google “Ohio concealed carry 2003” and prepare to be astonished. • “The widespread carrying of concealed handguns, however, will result in far more cases of senseless killings that occur simply because a loaded gun was...
  • Vanity: Is it legal to CHL on Army Corps of Engineers property?

    07/03/2011 10:14:55 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Interesting weekend. I drove up to a little place called Bismarck, Arkansas. I go up there a lot, buddy of mine is camp host at a Boy Scout camp there. We camp right on Lake Degray, it is a beautiful area just south of Hot Springs. My buddy is sort of a joker, here is my story … We get there Friday afternoon, talk to my bud, drive down to our camp spot and start making camp. Haven’t been there 10 minutes when a Hot Springs county deputy sheriff comes rolling up. I’ve seen LEOs out there maybe once before...
  • Texas lawmakers give themselves right to carry guns anywhere

    05/10/2011 6:20:58 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    KLBJ Radio website ^ | 10 May 2011
    Without debate, the Texas Senate today approved a bill to allow lawmakers to carry concealed handguns anywhere, even in places where average Texans cannot. At a time when legislation allowing concealed-handgun license holders to carry their pistols inside buildings on university and college campuses is stalled, and may not pass, Senate Bill 905 was approved 25-6 in just a matter of minutes. Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said the measure that would allow legislators, statewide elected officials, some former legislators and some state employees to carry their concealed weapons in bars, churches and hospitals and at sporting events and other places...
  • Lawsuits carry over $50K price tag for Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office (Concealed Handgun Permit Issue)

    08/24/2010 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Rio · 12 replies
    KDRV TV ^ | 8/23/2010 | Steven Sandberg
    MEDFORD, Ore. - Two lawsuits involving the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are costing the county more than $50,000, according to numbers released this week by the Medford Mail Tribune newspaper. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters must pay more than $40,000 in legal fees in a case involving concealed handgun permit holder information.
  • Some gun registration in Omaha may stop

    04/09/2010 10:18:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 411+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | Associated Press
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Omaha will likely be forced to stop requiring those with concealed-carry gun permits to register their firearms with the city. On Thursday, lawmakers gave final approval to a bill (LB817) that would stop the practice in Omaha. Gov. Dave Heineman must now decide whether to sign the measure. The approval of the bill follows an opinion from Attorney General Jon Bruning's office that Omaha has been violating state law by forcing people who have permits to carry concealed guns to also register their guns...
  • Maine seeks to stymie federal law on guns in parks

    02/25/2010 4:10:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 587+ views ^ | Feb 24, 2010 | GLENN ADAMS
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Lawmakers in Maine, home to one of the nation's most-visited national parks, are considering whether to override a new federal law that allows guns in the sanctuaries. A law that took effect Monday lets licensed gun owners take firearms into national parks and wildlife refuges - provided state law doesn't say otherwise. No states have laws that supersede the new policy, officials say. The Maine bill would outlaw guns in Acadia National Park and the St. Croix Island International Historic Site...
  • Utah Legislature: 'Flashing' of guns has broad support

    02/23/2010 8:29:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 705+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 20, 2010 | Josh Smith
    SALT LAKE CITY — As gun rights bills flow through the Legislature, a new poll shows Utahns support gun owners displaying their weapons if they feel threatened. Sixty-five percent of respondents favor HB78, according to a Deseret News/KSL-TV poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, while 30 percent oppose the idea. The poll has a margin of error of 5 percent. The survey of 410 Utahns also revealed that more educated and wealthier respondents were less likely to support the proposal. Mirroring legislative debates, 70 percent of Republicans favored the bill while 56 percent of Democrats indicated support. HB78, which...
  • Governor Signs Delaware Right-to-Carry Reform Bill!

    02/23/2010 2:27:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 521+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | February 23, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Governor Signs Delaware Right-to-Carry Reform Bill!   Tuesday, February 23, 2010   Please Thank the Governor Today!NRA-ILA is happy to report that Governor Jack Markell (D) has signed House Bill 258 into law.HB258 will extend the validity of a concealed carry permit from 2 years to 3 years for initial licenses and 3 years to 5 years for renewal licenses. Thank you to all of the NRA members who answered the call to action in support of HB258.  This victory would not have been possible without you.Please contact Governor Markell and thank...
  • Concealed Carry Jacket

    Just wondering if any Freepers have tried this jacket for concealed carry. Any feed back would be helpful. Thanks.
  • Girls grab their guns as crime rises

    05/26/2009 11:21:17 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies · 1,784+ views
    The Monitor ^ | May 26, 2009 | Sandra Gonzalez
    Dressed in jean capris and blue slip-on Keds, Melva Worley just got out of a piano lesson. But inside her cotton canvas tote bag, there isn't a book of sheet music; there's a 38 caliber revolver and a box of shells. Worley doesn't look like the typical shooter who would walk into Hole in the Wall gun range, but she isn't the lone woman doing it these days. In fact, the McAllen practice range and store has been seeing two to three new female customers a month, according to Manny Treviño, who has helped run the practice range and store...