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  • Second Amendment: Is concealed carry a privilege or a right?

    12/03/2014 6:29:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    human events ^ | 12/3/14 | s greenhut
    The federal courts would never uphold a law requiring people to show “good cause” before they could speak in public or march in a parade. It would be a violation of our First Amendment rights. Yet an ongoing court battle examines whether similar rules regarding the carrying of firearms is an equally outrageous violation of the Second Amendment. The case started in 2008 in San Diego County, when Edward Peruta and other gun owners challenged San Diego County’s process for issuing concealed-carry permits. State law gives sheriffs the power to determine “good cause” – and San Diego County required documentation...
  • FL: Black "Zimmerman" Finally Vindicated

    07/11/2014 1:29:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Gabriel Mobley Gabriel Mobley and a friend, Jose Correa, were attacked without provocation in February, 2008, as they stood on a sidewalk outside a restaurant.    Jose had his eye socket fractured by the first punch thrown in the surprise attack.   As the first attacker danced back after delivering the blow, the second of the team of attackers rushed the victims.   Mobley said that he saw the second attacker reach under his shirt.   He drew his legally concealed Glock pistol and fired at the attackers.   Both were hit and died of their wounds.   All of this was captured on...
  • Authorities: Military service member with concealed carry permit shoots attacker

    07/07/2014 3:55:09 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 7, 2014 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    <p>A Gresham man fired on a group of people leaving a party, only to be shot himself by one of the victims, a military service member with a concealed carry permit, authorities said.</p> <p>The military member and three others were leaving a party Friday night in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue in West Pullman, Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain said during a court hearing Sunday.</p>
  • Kansas to Allow Concealed Guns in Statehouse

    06/19/2014 10:22:41 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Winfield Daily Courier ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 05:00GMT | John Hanna (AP)
    TOPEKA — Visitors will be allowed to bring concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July because legislative leaders on Thursday refused to exercise the power granted to them by state law to prevent it. The change is part of a measure enacted last year, aimed at allowing holders of concealed carry permits to take their weapons into more public buildings. That law said top lawmakers could block Capitol visitors from carrying concealed if they acted — but only this month — and declared that the building’s security is adequate to keep all firearms out. The top seven legislative...
  • Police: Armed Civilian Who Confronted Las Vegas Attackers Is a 'Hero'

    06/09/2014 12:18:09 PM PDT · by xartec7
    Breitbart News ^ | June 9, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    The Washington National Cathedral is welcoming the first openly transgendered Episcopal priest to its altar this month. The Rev. Cameron Partridge, a transgendered man, is set to give the June 22 sermon at the cathedral, a fixture in the D.C. skyline and one of the nation’s most well-known houses of worship. “We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Mr. Hall said. “We want to proclaim to them as proudly and unequivocally as we can: Your gender identity...
  • When Seconds Count...

    05/25/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Gun advocates credit new concealed carry laws for sharp drop in Chicago murder rate

    04/05/2014 10:51:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Chicago police are reporting that the murder rate for the first quarter of the year is the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years, which gun advocates are attributing to a concealed carry law passed in Illinois last year. The first three months of 2014 have seen the fewest number of homicides since 1958 — six fewer than this time in 2013, and 55 fewer than this time in 2012, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Gun-rights advocates argue that concealed carry laws can reduce crime and keep the population safer. The state began accepting applications for permits in January.
  • Richland Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Concealed Pistol License [WA]

    02/21/2014 9:44:37 PM PST · by steve86 · 77 replies
    KNDU/KNDO ^ | Friday, February 21, 2014 | Michelle McNiel and Dee Riggs
    RICHLAND, WA-- A Richland medical marijuana patient recently applied for a Concealed Pistol License, but was denied by police. Medical marijuana is legal under Washington state law, but the federal government won't make an exception for that when it comes to getting a Concealed Pistol License. Richland police sent the medical marijuana patient a letter stating that federal law prohibits anyone who uses a controlled substance from "shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition." And even if marijuana is legal here, it's still illegal at the federal level. When anyone applies for a concealed weapons permit with Richland police,...
  • Newspaper chain plans 'state-by-state' concealed weapon databases

    01/24/2014 10:08:28 AM PST · by Doogle · 77 replies
    foxnews ^ | 01/24/14 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building “state-by-state databases” on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail. The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas' database project was detailed the plan in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The newest project...
  • Michigan Man With CCW Permit Uses Gun To Shoot Taser Attacker…

    11/21/2013 11:54:18 AM PST · by virgil283 · 27 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 21November 2013 | ZIP
    ".....This 'teen' runs up and jabs a stun gun to the man's side but it does not shock him. The man thinking its a gun or knife pulls and fires his CCw .40 hitting the teen twice. The teen from jail says he's learned a lesson because it could have been much worse...(Video only)
  • Oregon concealed handgun licenses: Your stories

    10/09/2013 6:55:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Rick Bella
    Editor's note: Compiled from responses submitted to reporter Rick Bella, who asked readers to share their stories and observations about getting a concealed handgun license and carrying concealed weapons. Submissions have been edited for length and clarity. Watch for Bella's full report Tuesday on Oregonlive and Wednesday in The Oregonian. Ed Hurtley Portland I have had a Multnomah County-issued CHL for about 2.5 years now. I took a class with an instructor that was a referral from a friend. The class was very well run, and had a mix of people; white, minority, male, female, liberal, conservative. I have only...
  • XDs 9mm (Chapter 2) by hickok45 [video only]

    09/26/2013 5:46:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-26-2013 | hickok45
    More shooting and showing the cool little XDs in 9mm, as well as a reminder about the recall. I'm anxious to get this pistol back from Springfield, as it is definitely a fine shooter.http://www.springfield-armory.comhttp://www.springfieldrecall.com
  • Anti-gun pol considers concealed carry after home break-in

    08/26/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/26/13 | David Codrea
    Embracing advice from responding police following a home break-in where she hid from intruders, former Michigan State House representative and failed Detroit mayoral candidate Lisa Howze may decide to carry a gun, The Detroit News reported last Wednesday. “The officer told me it’s time to get my CPL license,” Howze told the press. “I had resisted for a long time, saying, no, I’m not getting a gun, I’m not getting a gun. Now I’m not resisting.” Why a concealed carry permit would be useful in a home robbery was left unsaid, so the assumption must be that she intends to...
  • Override Gov. Quinnochio's Carry Veto, House and Senate start session at 11AM, call 217-782-2000.

    07/08/2013 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Steelers6
    Jacksonville, IL Journal Courier ^ | July 7, 2013 | Illinois 2nd Amendment Supporter
    Gov. Pat Quinn is off target in his bid to rewrite a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed firearms. Last week, and with only a week before a federal court deadline requiring the state to approve a concealed carry law, Quinn issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 183, the legislation passed in May by the Illinois General Assembly in an attempt to meet the court's mandate. Even though the bill was approved by wide margins in both the Illinois House and Senate, Quinn's amendatory veto sends the measure back to legislators with significant changes that the governor...
  • Ingalls school district backs down on concealed-carry plan

    06/23/2013 9:31:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Garden City Telegram ^ | 6/21/13 | Mary Clarkin
    INGALLS — The Ingalls USD 477 school board agreed it was a good idea for top administrators to bring handguns to school. Then, the district learned it would lose its liability insurance coverage through EMC Insurance Co. if it authorized guns in school. "At this point, we are dropping the idea of this," Ingalls USD 477 Superintendent Dave Novack said Wednesday of handguns at school.
  • Exercising the right to bear arms Seeking concealed-carry permits in increasing numbers

    06/23/2013 7:36:50 AM PDT · by SLB · 11 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | June 23, 2012 | Sarah Bennett
    Pizza store owner Laura Goodman raised a .38-caliber revolver with both hands as she stood beneath the canopy of a twisted mulberry tree June 8 behind the Valley Creek Fire Department in Elizabethtown. Goodman, one of six students in a concealed carry permit class, was about 7 yards away from her target, a gray silhouette of a man with his right hand on his hip. The paper target hung from a wooden board riddled with bullet holes. “Whenever you all are ready,” the instructor said. Teeth gritted, she fired. The first of 20 shots struck the target’s lower torso. Goodman...
  • AMERICA'S MOST FEARED ECONOMIST ... Ann Coulter

    05/02/2013 1:40:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 May 2013 | Ann Coulter
    You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as "discredited." Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called "discredited" by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. Lott's economic analysis of the effect of concealed-carry laws on violent crime is the most thoroughly vetted study in the history of economics, perhaps in the history of the world. Some nut Dutch professor produces dozens of gag studies purportedly finding that thinking about red meat makes people...
  • Illinois House defeats less restrictive concealed carry bill (Senate approves drone regulations)

    04/20/2013 9:19:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/19/13 | Ray Long, Monique Garcia, Rafael Guerrero
    **SNIP** Under the proposal, guns could have been carried on mass transit buses and trains but banned from taverns, schools, casinos, stadiums, child-care facilities, universities and government buildings, including courthouses, legislative offices and the state Capitol. Rep. Brandon Phelps, the legislature’s leading concealed carry advocate, challenged his colleagues to vote for what he viewed as reasonable parameters on where people could carry guns in public, who is allowed to carry, who decides whether a person is eligible and how much training should be required. “This could be our last chance,” Phelps said, saying he had made changes to address numerous...
  • Kansas Gov Brownback Signs HB 21 Recognizing All States’ Concealed Carry!

    04/08/2013 9:10:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    theblacksphere.net ^ | 4-8-2013 | Tami Jackson
    Friday afternoon Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 11 bills into law, including SB 21 which amends several firearms-related statutes including authorizing official recognition of any valid concealed carry permit from another state for individuals traveling through or visiting Kansas. Thanks to Gov Brownback, Kansas now has the best Concealed Carry reciprocity in the nation!
  • Proof that Concealed Carry permit holders live in a dream world, Part One

    01/11/2013 4:06:21 PM PST · by Right Wing Assault · 67 replies
    abc news ^ | Uploaded to youtube.com on Apr 21, 2010 | abc news
    The controlled study documented in these videos show that concealed carry permit holders are fooling themselves if they think they will be able to react effectively to armed aggressors. Most CCW holders won't even be able to un-holster their gun. They will more likely be killed themselves or kill innocent bystanders than stop the aggressor. For more details, see "Unintended Consequences: Pro-Handgun Experts Prove That Handguns Are a Dangerous Choice for Self-Defense." http://www.vpc.org/studies/unincont.htm. CCW permit holders don't protect innocent people. They kill them.
  • Sen. Feinstein no longer has concealed weapon permit

    12/26/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/12 | Daniel Strauss
    <p>Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) no longer has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.</p> <p>Feinstein, who has taken the lead on efforts to renew a federal assault weapons ban, acknowledged during a hearing in 1995 of previously having a concealed weapon permit.</p>
  • The Scourge of Concealed Weapons

    12/23/2012 1:52:50 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 91 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/23/2012 | Op Ed
    Nowadays, however, there are four states that require no permit at all to carry a gun, and 35 states have permissive “shall issue” or “right-to-carry” laws that effectively take the decision of who should carry a weapon out of law enforcement’s hands. These laws say that if an applicant meets minimal criteria — one is not having been convicted of a felony, and another is not having a severe mental illness — officials have no choice about whether to issue a permit. Some states go even further by expressly allowing guns where they should not be. Nine states now have...
  • Woman forgets handgun in purse, boards plane en route to Newark airport

    09/29/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT · by BobL · 38 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | September 29, 2012 | (Associated Press)
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida firefighter who brought a handgun onto a flight out of Orlando will not be prosecuted. The unidentified woman told authorities she forgot she had a 380-caliber semi-automatic in her purse when she boarded a flight Thursday. The woman went through screening checkpoints at Orlando International Airport, but the gun was not detected. The woman told authorities about the incident when she landed at Newark Liberty Airport.
  • Oklahoma governor signs open-carry bill into law

    05/15/2012 6:54:00 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 18 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | May 15th 2012 | Michael McNutt
    Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Tuesday a measure that allows Oklahomans to openly carry handguns. The measure, Senate Bill 1733, allows those who are licensed to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to openly carry a weapon or conceal it. It also allows a property owner to openly carry a handgun on his or her land. No concealed carry permit would be required. To receive a license under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, applicants must take a firearms safety and training course and submit to a background check by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Those...
  • After a Real Shooting

    03/25/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Guns & Ammo ^ | May 26, 2011 | Brock Norman
    What should you say, or what should you NOT say if you’re involved in a shooting? Massad Ayoob shares the 5-points to cover when the police arrive.
  • How to spot a concealed handgun

    02/04/2012 7:20:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 103 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 2 February, 2012 | drieck
    Self-defense in modern society is about far more than carrying a gun, it's also about developing situational awareness. This means knowing where you are and what's going on around you at all times. One vital element of situational awareness seldom taught in concealed carry classes is how to spot a concealed handgun. Just as you hope to have the element of surprise if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation, you want to avoid being surprised by an armed attacker. Based on the experience of Robert T. Gallagher, former NYPD detective, Anti-Robbery Tactical Unit, this detailed illustration, titled Spotting a...
  • Vanity - Taurus TCP or Bersa Thunder .380?

    12/28/2011 2:49:02 PM PST · by jagusafr · 62 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 28Dec11 | jagusafr
    CCW folks: I've been carrying a S&W Sigma .40 cal for a couple of years and it's just too heavy and bulky. Have looked at both the Taurus TCP and the Bersa Thunder .380 (I know, small, but that's kinda the point). Anybody got experience or recommendations? jagusafr
  • Santa Clara County sheriff draws legal fire for way she hands out concealed-gun permits

    12/11/2011 12:46:41 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 11, 2011 | Tracy Seipel
    When Tom Scocca applied to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith three years ago for a permit to carry a concealed firearm, he thought he had all the right stuff. Not only was he a former police officer and sheriff's deputy working as a security manager at a major Silicon Valley tech company, he owned an investigative firm and was already licensed to openly carry a loaded gun. But the sheriff turned him down. Now that denial is the basis of a federal lawsuit in which Scocca alleges that Smith issues concealed-weapons permits in an arbitrary and capricious way. He...
  • More than 20,000 concealed carry applications pour in this week (WI)

    11/04/2011 8:18:17 PM PDT · by Monitor · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 | Ben Poston
    The Wisconsin Department of Justice has received more than 20,000 concealed carry applications since the law took effect Tuesday. Data from the state Justice Department show that as of 4 p.m. Friday, 20,476 applications had been submitted. Of those, 879 concealed carry licenses had been approved and 793 had been printed. Also, 117 applications were rejected. Agency spokeswoman Dana Brueck incomplete applicant data, insufficient training documentation or a missing payment are all reasons an application can be rejected. The state has 45 days to issue a license once a valid application is received. Brueck said the Justice Department is working...
  • The Good Samaritan Shot to Kill

    10/22/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-22-11 | david hanners
    Police called him a "Good Samaritan," but Minneapolis detectives were still investigating Friday the case of a man who shot and killed an armed robber he chased down the night before. The man who fired the fatal shot had a permit for his handgun and told police he used the weapon after the fleeing robber turned and confronted him behind a restaurant. Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said the department was leaning toward classifying the shooting as self-defense. "However, decisions on charging are left up to the county attorney's office. And since there's a death, it might even be taken...
  • What do you say if...? Oops, and Other Sticky Situations (someone outs you in public for CCW)

    09/07/2011 1:35:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    Cornered Cat ^ | Kathy Jackson
    My mother is the person who made me. And she's done it twice. She caught me. Now what?? I don't remember a lot about the first time, because it began when I was too young to remember much of anything. But I clearly remember the second time she made me. It was shortly after I'd begun carrying a handgun for personal defense, before I'd figured out the art of giving someone a hug without giving away the secret. She and my father had offered to take my children to a movie, so the kids and I piled into the van...
  • Concealed carry holsters? (Vanity)

    08/28/2011 6:15:47 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 78 replies
    little old me
    I have always used a belly bag for concealed carry, but I am thinking about leather holsters now. Input sought.
  • Spot the CC!!!

    08/26/2011 1:30:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/08/04/article-1300240-0AB052F2000005DC-955_468x603.jpg (copyright complaint prevents me from posting the pic directly)
  • Shepard V. Madigan: Illinois Files Response to Lawsuit

    08/17/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT · by AnoniMooseCelt · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Jul 29, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Along with a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges that the state's restriction on law-abiding citizens to carry a weapon outside of their homes violates the Second Amendment, Illinois Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan filed a response to the plaintiffs' request for a permanent or preliminary injunction. According to court documents filed on July 22, Madigan is asking the court to deny a summary ruling.
  • Man acquitted of concealed weapon charge on 'necessity' defense(CA)

    07/12/2011 6:29:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | 10 July, 2011 | Bay City News
    A jury acquitted a man of carrying a concealed weapon after hearing that he had borrowed the gun for protection in the Sunnydale neighborhood, according to the San Francisco Public Defenders Office. Jurors acquitted Johnny Stone, 23, of Reno, Nev., on Thursday after five hours of deliberation, and hung on a second misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The judge dismissed a third charge, possession of nunchaku. Stone was arrested Sept. 9, 2009, while visiting family members in the Sunnydale housing projects. His attorney, Deputy Public Defender Arial Boyce-Smith, said that he had borrowed the gun for a trip...
  • Vanity- Oklahoma gun law question

    07/11/2011 11:57:26 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 14 replies
    Just a quick question for Oklahoma Freepers- I live in Texas, and am planning a quick trip to OK tomorrow. I'd like to know if, or under what conditions, it is legal there for me to carry a pistol in my car. I know that it is legal in Texas, but I'd like to know if I'm headed for hot water over the border. Thanks in advance for any info- I won't be able to reply for a couple of hours- gotta take the wife to the doctor!
  • Wisconsin one of last states to approve concealed carry (Illinois is the only one left)

    06/22/2011 4:46:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/21/11 | SCOTT BAUER
    Wis. one of last states to approve concealed carryBy: SCOTT BAUER | Associated Press | 06/21/11 8:05 PM Lawmakers in Wisconsin, one of the last states to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons, approved lifting the ban Tuesday and sent Republican Gov. Scott Walker a measure he is expected to quickly sign into law. Once Wisconsin's measure takes effect this fall, Illinois will be the only state that bans carrying guns, knives and other concealed weapons. Supporters of the measure, which passed Wisconsin's GOP-controlled Legislature with bipartisan support, said the fact that none of 48 other states with similar laws...
  • Wisconsin State Assembly live thread 6/21/2011 (SB93 - concealed carry bill debate)

    06/21/2011 9:17:30 AM PDT · by Monitor · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Assembly ^ | 6/21/2011 | Monitor
    The Wisconsin State Assembly is scheduled to debate (and hopefully pass) SB93, the concealed carry bill, which has already passed the Wisconsin State Senate.
  • Crime victim sues Illinois over concealed carry prohibition

    05/19/2011 5:42:37 AM PDT · by skimbell · 8 replies
    Quad-Cities Online ^ | May 18, 2011 | Stephen Elliott
    ...She and the Illinois State Rifle Association are suing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Gov. Pat Quinn, Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds, and Union County Sheriff David Livesay. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, states she was denied the right to defend herself due to Illinois laws that prohibit citizens from carrying a handgun for self-defense...
  • Illinois Concealed Carry and the Right to Self-Defense: NRA Files Suit on Behalf of Beating Victim

    05/15/2011 11:52:23 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | May 14, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    The viciousness of the crime rocked my small community to its core. It was a heinous, random attack that "couldn't happen here." But it did...
  • Poll to FREEP Does Illinois need a law that allows the public to carry concealed firearms?

    05/06/2011 7:46:24 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The law had a 65-52-1 vote on Thursday, but due to Home Rule this is about the only thing home rule seems to affect. It needed 60% supermajority to pass with 71 House votes, Governor Quinnochio just repealed the Death Penalty he campaigned support for last fall and this week he comes out against Concealed carry and he Daley, and Emmanuel twisted and bought off enough votes to stop it, the Chicago way. House vote on concealed carry *By party Party, yes, no, present ... Democrats, 14, 49, 1 Republicans, 51, 3, 0 *By region Region, yes, no, present Chicago,...
  • The most important update to MN gun law since the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act

    04/16/2011 10:31:47 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 4-15-11 | joel olson
    Here’s an overview: Adds Stand Your Ground Enhances Castle Doctrine Prevents Gun Seizures During a State of Emergency Extends Purchase Permits to Five Years The bill also borrows a page from the Permit to Carry law, providing a more robust appeal process for denied purchase permits, and requiring that police chiefs and sheriffs whose purchase permit denials are overturned must pay the applicants’ legal costs. Adds Universal Carry Permit Reciprocity
  • False fears about concealed guns (Illinois)

    03/31/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Steve Chapman
    False fears about concealed guns Illinois should give licensed citizens the right to carry around weapons Steve Chapman March 31, 2011 "Experience is a dear teacher," said Benjamin Franklin, "but fools will learn at no other." Give some credit to fools: At least they eventually learn from experience. What would Franklin say about people who don't? By that, I refer to gun-control advocates alarmed that the Illinois Legislature may vote to let licensed individuals carry concealed handguns. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence calls the measure "dangerous." Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center says that it would lead...
  • Concealed Carry – Its Your Right

    03/24/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 24 March, 2011 | Larry Pratt
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- America has come a long way from its 17th century founding. Massachusetts and Virginia had laws requiring travelers to be armed. In Massachusetts, congregants had to be armed. That all changed, though, over the next couple of centuries when states began imposing massive amounts of gun control. These restrictions turned countless Americans into mandatory victims, and many innocent lives were lost as a result. But now, we are ever so slowly inching our way back to removing the mountain of prohibitions on being armed in public. Prior to this year, three states had stopped requiring law-abiding citizens...
  • Mayor Daley gets testy with reporter at gun violence press conference (Video)

    03/01/2011 7:21:07 AM PST · by Tom Rounder · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2011 | Mayor Daley
    Mayor Daley Gets testy with reporter who doesn't see his way.
  • Joseph Zimudie - Tucson Concealed Carry Hero

    01/16/2011 10:47:49 AM PST · by bolobaby · 14 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 1/16/11 | Bolobaby
    Joseph Zimudie, concealed carry hero in Tucson. I searched the site and didn't see a single thread with this man's name in it. I think that's a shame, so I'm adding one. Here's the information that I've gathered on his actions on the day of the shooting. Joseph was at a nearby Walgreens when he heard the shooting start. Instead of running away, Joseph headed *toward* the sound of gunfire. Joseph had his CCW on him and had flipped off the safety, prepared to use it in the defense of others. He did not draw his weapon, but had his...
  • 83-year-old pulls gun, scares away robber

    09/24/2010 9:45:00 AM PDT · by evangmlw · 15 replies
    By TBO.com ^ | September 24, 2010 | By TBO.com
    CLEARWATER — An 83-year-old man leaving a restaurant pulled a gun on his attacker and thwarted a robbery attempt Thursday morning, police said. About 11:20 a.m., Charles Place was leaving Costello's, 1724 N. Fort Harrison Ave., when he was grabbed from behind by a 43-year-old Bryan Treloar, city public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. Treloar, a transient, tried to take Place's wallet, but Place resisted, holding his attacker's arm as they struggled, Watts said. In the scuffle, Place was knocked onto the ground and pulled his .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun from his pocket. Place told Treloar to get away from him,...
  • John Stossel / FOX Business Channel Doing VERY Pro-Concealed Carry Gun Story

    06/24/2010 6:44:29 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Friends and Fiends At Network | John Stossel
    Just got a heads-up from old network friend. John Stossel is doing a VERY pro-concealed carry story on FOX Business News today. It is very statistic and reality driven vs. the traditional MSM "Chicken Little" approach to weapons. A quote from Shossel. "I worked at the mainstream media for years, and they all swallow all the liberal lines, and it is never more apparent than in their approach to guns and the carrying of them. This story will show how wrong they are." Do not have an air time. Remember, this is FOX Business, not FNC.
  • Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Killed at Least 161 Since May 2007, Including 9 LE Officers

    05/18/2010 6:48:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 81 replies · 2,268+ views
    Violence Policy Center ^ | 28 April 2010 | N/A
    Washington, DC--Concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least nine law enforcement officers in addition to 152 private citizens (including 15 shooters who killed themselves after an attack) since May 2007 according to the latest update of Concealed Carry Killers, a Violence Policy Center (VPC) on-line resource that tallies news reports of such killings. The web site, located at http://www.vpc.org/ccwkillers.htm, is updated monthly to include new fatal shootings since May 2007 by concealed handgun permit holders and any changes in the legal status of permit holders facing criminal charges. (Any concealed handgun permit holders who are eventually acquitted of their...
  • Delta Pilot Accused Of Bringing Gun To Airport (ATL)

    05/17/2010 9:10:35 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 18 replies · 745+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 17 May 2010 | N/A
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County Sheriff’s Office officials arrested a Delta Air Lines pilot for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Police arrested Matthew Lamar McDaniel on Saturday and he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Officials said McDaniel is currently a Delta Air Lines pilot and has been for the past 13 years. He was granted a $5,700 bond. The circumstances surrounding McDaniel’s arrest have not been released