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  • The NYC Jewish Community Is Arming Itself Following the Monsey Stabbing

    01/14/2020 4:21:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Following last month's stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, Jews in the area are taking their safety seriously and have decided to defend themselves. Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Rockland County are applying for pistol licenses, which would allow them to carry concealed, en masse. According to the New York Post , the Rockland County clerk's office saw a drastic increase in pistol license applications following the attack on Dec. 28th. Over the eight weeks prior to the attack, the clerk's office received an average of six applications per week across the county....
  • Virginia HB 569 Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; reciprocity.

    01/07/2020 11:24:21 AM PST · by oldvirginian · 15 replies
    HB 569 Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; reciprocity. Introduced by: Dan I. Helmer SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Out-of-state concealed handgun permits; reciprocity. Reinstates the prior law providing that the holder of an out-of-state concealed handgun permit who is at least 21 years of age is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia if the other state (i) has a 24-hour-a-day means of verification of the validity of the permits issued in that state and (ii) has requirements and qualifications that are adequate to prevent possession of a permit by persons who would be denied a permit in Virginia. Under current law,...
  • Texas's Concealed-Carry Law Prevented Mass Murder

    01/03/2020 5:06:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    The same weekend that Orthodox Jews in Monsey, New York, were fighting off another knife-wielding anti-Semite thug with chairs and coffee tables -- they were fortunate that the perpetrator hadn't brought a firearm, like the killer who targeted a yeshiva in Jersey City only a few weeks earlier -- Jack Wilson, a 71-year-old congregant and security volunteer at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, took mere seconds to stop a potential mass murderer. Earlier in the year, to the dismay of the usual suspects, Texas governor Greg Abbott had signed a bill making it explicitly legal for...
  • Why Supporting Gun Rights Is Pro-Life

    12/31/2019 10:39:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2019 | Ryan Moore
    Instances of defensive gun use save lives every day, but the stories get very little news coverage and the negative gun use instances are often covered by the national news media for days on end. As during a Texas church shooting on Sunday, guns save lives, so supporting the Second Amendment is pro-life. Abortion, on the other hand, takes a life every single time. Studies on incidents of defensive gun use range anywhere from an absurdly low 55,000 to a high of 4.7 million per year. The most commonly cited and widely accepted is the 1995 study by Gary Kleck...
  • Updated: Texas Church Shooting Stopped By Two Armed Parishioners Legally Carrying Guns

    12/29/2019 2:55:45 PM PST · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | December 29, 2019 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    This attacker definitely picked the wrong church to attack. As the picture shows, there were multiple parishioners with permitted concealed handguns. Three people, including the murderer, were shot in attack just before 10 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ at 1900 south Las Vegas Trail in White Settlement, which is near Fort Worth. The Shooter died at the scene after being shot by two of the parishioners. Here are a couple of quotes from the top video.
  • Carrying Concealed Not Legal Grounds to Stop and Search a Person in PA

    12/27/2019 8:57:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 2:30 in the morning of 28 June, 2014, Michael Hicks was at a convenience store in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Hicks had a valid concealed carry permit, and had a handgun in an outside the waistband holster, concealed by his shirt. Open carry is generally legal in Pennsylvania, but it is not legal to open carry in a vehicle. This limits the practicality of open carry on a regular basis.Video surveillance of the scene showed Hicks adjusting his shirt, briefly allowing the handgun to be seen before approaching the convenience store. Hicks goes about his business, but minutes later is...
  • How many Rounds do I need for Concealed Carry?

    12/27/2019 6:03:35 AM PST · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/27/2019 | B Scott
    Some concealed carrier that are into “comfort carry” will usually carry a pistol with a single stack vs a dual stack (more capacity). Its not about just having lots of ammo, but the situation requires that you may need it. Plus the idea of using a gun for self defense is not to kill your attacker, but to make them stop attacking. Now we are back to the original question, how many rounds do you need to stop an attacker? According to Massad Ayoob he states: switch from 5-6 round revolvers to 15-18 or 20 round semi automatics; "5-6 rounds...
  • Concealed Carry: Things you should Never Do

    12/26/2019 9:24:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 105 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/26/2019 | J Montgomery
    The decision to carry a concealed firearm is a personal choice that can either be a lifesaver or a "life taker." It is a choice that may leave you taking the life of a fellow human being or disfiguring them. Therefore, how you conduct yourself will determine whether you protect yourself or put others in danger. Whatever you do, you should never make these mistakes while carrying a concealed gun. -Leaving the concealed carry permit at home The first mistake, especially for veteran concealed carriers, is to leave their licenses at home. You can talk yourself out of situations, but...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Lehigh County’s appeal in concealed weapon case

    12/16/2019 7:46:31 PM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 12/12/2019 | Peter Hall
    The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal by Lehigh County prosecutors, leaving in place a state court ruling that police can’t detain a person merely for carrying a gun. The high court on Monday rejected a request by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision throwing out its case against a man stopped by Allentown police after a camera operator spotted him tucking a revolver in his waistband outside a gas station. Michael J. Hicks, who was licensed to carry the gun, wasn’t charged with a weapons offense, but he...
  • Defiance Through Compliance: The Deep State Hoodwink on Gun Free Military Bases

    12/15/2019 4:28:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 13 December, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, in an exclusive interview on Ammoland, Candidate (now President) Donald Trump promised he would mandate that soldiers remain armed and alert at our military bases. From AmmoLand, Candidate Trump: “They will be able to defend themselves against terrorists. Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of policy created by civilian leadership. Political correctness has no place in this debate.” That policy was reiterated in 2018. President Trump said he would review the policy of keeping service members disarmed on our military bases and recruiting centers.  From military.com: President Donald Trump said Friday that he would review...
  • Fort Hood shooting survivor questions handling of case 10 years after massacre

    11/05/2019 3:14:14 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2019 | David Montanaro
    Hasan has remained on death row for seven years and counting. Manning said he hopes "justice gets served" but realizes Hasan may never be executed. ... When it came to Hasan, Manning said, there was a double standard. Hasan wrote emails to radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki seeking advice on reconciling his Muslim faith with serving in the Army. This fact was known to the FBI. “You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to a member of Al...
  • Now government requires 'GOOD REASON' to carry concealed gun

    11/04/2019 10:04:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    WND ^ | November 3, 2019 | WND staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review a case against Maryland's requirement that applicants for concealed-carry permits provide "good and substantial reasons" to fulfill their request. Gun-rights groups that have filed a brief in the case, contending the law is unconstitutional, say it could have widespread impact. Advertisement - story continues below The court, said Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, "could define the parameters of bearing arms outside the home, and that will impact restrictive laws in several states where carry permits or licenses are strictly regulated, which translates to nearly impossible...
  • Homeowner Shoots And Kills 3 Masked Teens In Possible ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

    09/17/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    Breaking911.com ^ | September 17, 2019
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA. – The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting scene after responding to a shots fired call early Monday morning. On Monday, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call just after 4:00 AM at a home on White Oak Court in Conyers, Georgia. Upon arrival, RCSO deputies found three males with gunshot wounds and began administering first aid. Two males were transported to a local area hospital, where they were pronounced deceased from their injuries, while one was pronounced deceased at the shooting scene. The deceased suspects from the shooting have been...
  • Maine tops ‘safest states’ rankings four years after removing major gun restriction

    09/04/2019 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 67 replies
    Maine Examiner ^ | 9/2/19 | Maine Examiner
    AUGUSTA – When Maine passed a “Constitutional Carry” law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk. One state representative who opposed the bill went so far as to say it would give Mainers a reason to be afraid every time they went out in public or to work. Another state representative suggested the law would lead to violent criminals with recent arrests and convictions legally carrying handguns....
  • Four years after allowing universal ‘concealed carry’ law, Maine rated safest state in the nation

    09/05/2019 7:47:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Since 2015, residents of the state of Maine have been allowed to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit, and now the results are in: crime has fallen to the point where the state is now rated the safest in the nation from the threat of crime. The Maine Examiner reports: When Maine passed a “Constitutional Carry” law allowing Maine residents to carry a concealed firearm without any special permit in 2015, opponents of the law forecast a dangerous future for the state. They said the new law would hurt public safety and put Maine kids at risk. One...
  • 7 ways for conservatives to counter gun control with criminal control

    09/03/2019 2:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | September 3, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz ·
    Democrats seek a relentless war on guns by focusing on the relatively small number of people killed in mass shootings, Republicans should have a bold counter-agenda to deal with the vast majority of other homicides in this country – committed with handguns or other objects – who are almost always known career criminals. Senate Republicans should counter the coming gun control agenda with a criminal control agenda. ... how about dealing with the ultimate avoidable deaths caused by criminal aliens who would never have been in the country if we actually enforced our immigration laws? Here are seven ideas that...
  • The same people who pushed early release for gun felons now want to take guns without due process

    08/17/2019 2:27:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | August 15, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    For every person who fits the profile of the El Paso shooter, there are likely thousands who fit the profile of Maurice Hill, the man arrested for shooting six cops in north Philadelphia yesterday. Based on a quick look at court documents from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Hill has a rap sheet dating back to 2001 that includes charges for illegal gun possession, drugs, driving offenses, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder. However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was only “convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault.” Will...
  • 'Hero' customer, a licensed gun owner, shoots 2 robbery suspects at 7-Eleven: reports

    07/26/2019 2:31:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26 2019 | Brie Stimson
    A customer at a 7-Eleven store in Virginia shot two suspects who were allegedly trying to rob the business early Thursday morning, police said, according to reports. The customer killed one of the suspects and injured the other during the 2 a.m. attempted robbery in Virginia Beach, Richmond's WTVR-TV reported. Both suspects were also armed, according to the report. The customer, whom witnesses called a “hero,” had a concealed carry permit, police said, according to Norfolk's WTKR-TV.
  • Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Robbed at Gunpoint

    07/20/2019 7:15:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jul 2019 | AMY FURR
    Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner, Danny Murphy, was robbed at gunpoint in the city’s southeast area on Friday night. Reports state that the incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. while Murphy was with his wife in the 2200 Block of E. Pratt. The report comes after Baltimore city officials and federal officials announced the launch of a National Public Safety Partnership on July 16 as part of a push to cut down on violent crime in the area. ... Maryland banned ‘high capacity’ magazines and a variety of ‘assault weapons’ via the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. That Act also required would-be...
  • Retired Marine cuts off driver, attempts to apologize before being fatally shot in Davie

    06/17/2019 2:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 12 June, 2019 | Alex Browning | Jeff Lennox
    DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have released new details surrounding a shootout in Davie on Friday that left two men dead.Davie Police responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street just before 2 p.m. and located a deceased man inside of a work truck.Authorities identified the victim on Wednesday as 41-year-old retired U.S. Marine Keith Byrne.A dark-colored BMW M5 sedan was the second car involved in the shooting. The passenger inside of the car, later identified as 22-year-old Andre Sinclair, suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was found lying in the street.Fire rescue crews transported him...