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  • The most honest among us: CHL holders can be trusted on campus

    04/25/2008 4:03:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 63+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 24 April 2008 | Carl in Chicago
    The following commentary was written in response to a New York Times article entitled "Guns on Campus: Could They Prevent a Repeat?" by David Codrea. Republished with permission. Interesting take, Mr. Codrea. I have worked on college and university campuses most of my adult life - first as a student, now as a professor. I have grown quite accustomed to the idea of citizen concealed carry. I know that such policies (now the norm in 48 states) do not increase crime; in contrast, data suggests these allowances deter all but the most brazen (or stupid) criminals. Most importantly, I also...
  • Gun rights protest puts heat on UNH prof

    04/23/2008 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 179+ views
    Union Leader via MSNBC ^ | April 23, 2008 | CLYNTON NAMUO
    DURHAM - A University of New Hampshire student who was told by a professor that he could not wear an empty gun holster in her class as part of a protest responded by posting the correspondence on the Internet, which earned the professor several angry e-mail from strangers. Senior Matt Ham, 22, is taking part in a nationwide demonstration this week in which participants wear empty gun holsters as a way to push for college students with permits to carry a concealed weapon to be able to bring guns onto campus. Those in favor of the move say that just...
  • Concealed Weapons Applications Rise Sharply

    04/12/2008 5:38:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 108+ views
    WTOPNEWS.COM ^ | 11 April, 2008 | LARRY O'DELL
    RICHMOND, Va. - Doug and Cheryl Camden were raised around guns but agreed not to keep them in their house after they got married and began raising five children of their own. Then violent crime began to dominate daily news reports. Several businesses near their Chester restaurant were robbed, home invasions seemed to increase and the world just seemed to be getting much more dangerous. "It's to the point where you can't walk through the park without getting attacked," Doug Camden said Friday. So the Camdens are following the path taken by a sharply increasing number of Virginians: They're applying...
  • Obama Should Apologize for Insulting Millions of Armed Citizens, Says CCRKBA

    04/03/2008 4:48:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies · 82+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 2 April 2008 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday insulted millions of legally-armed American citizens when he told a Pennsylvania newspaper that concealed carry poses a threat to innocent people, and he should immediately apologize for that remark, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Senator Obama, quoted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, admitted, "I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations." "American citizens have been responsibly carrying concealed handguns for years in 48 states," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, co-author of America...
  • Concealed weapons on college campuses gets House approval (OKLAHOMA)

    03/14/2008 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 529+ views
    Durant Democrat ^ | 3/14/08 | TIM TALLEY
    Concealed weapons on college campuses gets House approvalBy TIM TALLEY, Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Legislation that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses in Oklahoma was approved by the state House Thursday despite opponents who said putting more guns on campus makes no sense following recent massacres at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University. “This has to be the craziest thing I have ever seen,” said Rep. Ray McCarter, D-Marlow, one of several lawmakers who said the measure is opposed by college administrators and most Oklahomans but is supported by the National Rifle Association. “How silly can...
  • Thousands of gun rights activists march on state hill (Illinois)

    03/12/2008 7:36:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 44 replies · 855+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | March 11, 2008 | Mike Riopell
    Thousands of gun rights activists march on state hill Firearm owners from around Illinois rally against gun control legislation at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, March 11, 2008, (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Tuesday, March 11, 2008 8:16 PM CDT By Mike Riopell SPRINGFIELD -- The issue of gun regulation excites thousands on either side of the debate, but lawmakers acknowledge political realities in Springfield mean changes in state gun laws could be tough to achieve this year. Tuesday brought thousands of activists to the Illinois State Capitol asking lawmakers to resist putting more restrictions on gun ownership....
  • Do we need guns at Paradise?

    03/05/2008 8:36:13 AM PST · by XR7 · 81 replies · 287+ views
    Crosscut ^ | 3/5/08 | Knute Berger
    How do you feel about allowing loaded guns in our national parks? Do you feel the need to pack heat while wandering the wildflower meadows of Paradise on Mount Rainier? Are you determined to protect yourself against overly aggressive squirrels at Hurricane Ridge? As you may have heard, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has agreed to modify existing rules that prohibit people from carrying loaded weapons in the national parks. The new rules will be ready for public comment by the end of April [289K PDF]. The push comes from the U.S. Senate. Fifty senators added their signatures to...
  • Arizona Mulls Concealed Carry Rights At Schools

    02/19/2008 8:38:09 AM PST · by batter · 25 replies · 119+ views
    CBS13 ^ | 18 February 2008 | AP
    A committee of the Arizona Legislature is weighing arguments made today over a proposal to let people with permits to carry concealed weapons bring guns to K-12 schools, community colleges and universities. The Senate's Judiciary Committee listened to more than two hours of testimony about the proposal, but didn't take a vote. The testimony came four days after a gunman opened fire during a lecture at Northern Illinois University, killing five young people before turning a gun on himself. Supporters say the permit-holders should be allowed to carry guns at schools so they can defend themselves and others if a...
  • Broader concealed gun law is sought

    10/02/2007 11:28:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 163+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | September 29, 2007 | LESLIE REED
    The National Rifle Association and other gun advocates Friday urged state lawmakers to force Nebraska towns and cities to allow concealed handguns. The 2006 state law permitting licensed Nebraskans to carry concealed handguns allows cities and towns to adopt their own ordinances regulating those weapons. At least 16 Nebraska cities and towns ban concealed weapons. Christensen would like to establish a uniform requirement for where guns can be legally stored out of sight in a vehicle, such as in the glove compartment, trunk or other locked area. Otherwise, he said, travelers with concealed weapons permits could be required to constantly...
  • Run-in changes lawmaker's stance

    05/15/2007 3:44:52 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 3 replies · 827+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 15, 2007 | Phillip Morris
    It's funny how a gun can in stantly change your perspec tive on things, make you wish you could rewrite history. State Rep. Michael DeBose, a southside Cleveland Democrat, discovered this lesson the night of May 1, when he thought he was going to die. That's the night he wished he had that gun vote back. DeBose, who had just returned from Columbus, where he had spent the day in committee hearings, decided to take a short walk up Holly Hill, the street where he has lived with his wife for the past 27 years. t was late, but DeBose,...
  • (Texas Gov)Perry: Banning pistols isn't the answer

    05/02/2007 4:26:36 AM PDT · by laotzu · 5 replies · 544+ views ^ | 5/1/07 | By CLAY ROBISON
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that Texans who are legally licensed should be able to carry their concealed handguns anywhere, including churches, bars, courthouses and college campuses. "I think it makes sense for Texans to be able to protect themselves from deranged individuals, whether they're in church, or whether on a college campus or wherever they are," he said. "The idea that you're going to exempt them from a particular place is nonsense to me." Perry commented to reporters after he and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt had met privately with educators, mental health experts...
  • Freep a Poll! (Concealed carry permit holders be made public?)

    03/12/2007 3:47:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies · 391+ views ^ | 3-12-07 | Roanoke Times
    "Virginians should know who has concealed handgun permits." Yes No
  • Freep the Dept. of Interior over gun ban - disarmed victims zone

    03/06/2007 12:20:22 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 7 replies · 761+ views
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | March 6, 2007 | Phillip Van Cleave
    **URGENT** **URGENT** **URGENT** VCDL has just learned from our sources on Capitol Hill that the Department of the Interior (DOI) is **livid** over the National Park Service's (NPS) asinine rejection letter sent to VCDL concerning VCDL's Petition for Rule Making! ( That petition would allow a law-abiding citizen to carry a handgun  for self-defense in a National Park if the state in which the park is located allows such carry. Apparently the National Park Service DID NOT CLEAR that rejection letter with their parent - the Department of the Interior! The Department of Interior had been telling VCDL and key...
  • Nearly 260,000 have license to carry weapon

    01/27/2007 4:33:56 AM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 39 replies · 1,041+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 27, 2007 | MELANIE MARKLEY
    Nearly 260,000 Texans have a license to carry a concealed handgun, according to revised figures released this week by the Department of Public Safety. At the end of last year, 258,162 people had permits, up about 4 percent from the year before and more than double the number in 1996, when Texas law first allowed people to carry concealed weapons. DPS had earlier told the Houston Chronicle that 72,345 Texans had concealed handgun permits last year. That incorrect figure appeared in a story published on Dec. 24, 2006. But DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said that because of a computer programming...
  • Ohio Senate Overrides Gun Law Veto

    12/12/2006 11:57:24 AM PST · by wheelgun · 18 replies · 1,518+ views
    The Ohio Senate voted Tuesday to override outgoing Gov. Bob Taft's veto of a bill that would wipe out local gun laws, marking the first time in 29 years the Legislature have rejected a gubernatorial veto. The GOP-dominated Senate voted 21-12 to override the Republican governor's veto. Three Republicans voted against overriding, and three Democrats voted in favor of an override, including the attorney general-elect Marc Dann of Youngstown. The House, also controlled by Republicans, voted to overturn Taft's veto last week.
  • Teacher caught with gun at school (Female carrying pistol for protection from ex-husband)

    10/01/2006 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 133 replies · 3,088+ views
    The Olympian ^ | September 26, 2006 | Venice Buhain and Jeremy Pawloski
    LACEY - A 33-year-old teacher at Nisqually Middle School is on administrative leave after school officials discovered she brought a .38 Special handgun - along with bullets - on school grounds Thursday, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.Teacher Mary Catherine Roe, who lives in Shelton, told deputies she was fearful of her husband and that he used a gun while assaulting her, according to a sheriff's report. Roe also has a domestic violence protection order against her husband, according to Mason County records. No decision was made Monday about whether Roe will face criminal charges, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dave...
  • Faster on the draw [cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms]

    04/25/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The Engineer ^ | 4/24/06
    In an attempt to tackle gun crime in the UK, researchers from Loughborough University are developing an innovative identification system that will use CCTV cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms. Starting in June, the three-year multi-environment deployable universal software application (Medusa) project aims to develop intelligent software that can detect a person carrying a concealed weapon in real time. While it is difficult to predict if someone is carrying a gun before crime occurs, Professor Alastair Gale, head of Loughborough University's Applied Vision Research Centre and leader of Medusa, said there are a number of cues the CCTV operator...
  • HB 2074 Signed by Governor (Arizona CCW improvement)

    04/24/2006 6:26:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 433+ views
    Arizona Citizens Defense League ^ | 18 April, 2004 | ACDL
    HB 2074 signed by Governor! HB 2074 (concealed weapons; training requirement; renewal) was signed by the Governor on April 17, 2006: HB 2074 eliminates the renewal training requirement for CCW permits. It was amended in the Senate to provide nearly universal recognition of out-of-state CCW permits. The bill as amended passed the Senate and House and was transmitted to the Governor on 4/12/06. HB 2074 will become law 90 days after the Legislative Session ends. AzCDL worked with the sponsor of HB 2074 prior to its introduction this legislative session. AzCDL was present at every hearing and, along with...
  • The Iraqi WMDs That Slipped Though Our Fingers

    04/07/2006 1:40:03 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/6/06 | Jamie Glazov
    The Iraqi WMDs That Slipped Through Our FingersBy Jamie | April 6, 2006 Frontpage Interview’s guest is Paul (Dave) Gaubatz, a former U.S. Federal Agent (Arabic linguist/counter-terrorist specialist) who was deployed to Iraq at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His mission was to search for WMDs.  Four sites he identified were not searched by ISG (Iraq Survey Group) and he has waged a three year battle to get them searched. He is currently the Chief Investigator with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, Dallas, TX. He can be contacted at   FP: Mr. Gaubatz, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Gaubatz: Thank you Jamie. FP: Let’s start...
  • House backs no gun permits

    02/23/2006 2:16:11 AM PST · by SLB · 100 replies · 2,711+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | February 23, 2006 | BEN NEARY
    CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents would be able to carry concealed handguns without going through the existing state permit process under a bill that received initial approval Wednesday from the House of Representatives. By a voice vote, the House overwhelmingly approved the bill. It still needs two more approvals in the House before it would head to the Senate. The bill would specify that in order to carry a concealed handgun, a person must be at least 21 years old, not be a felon and not habitually use alcohol to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired. Supporters said the...