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  • Advice needed: Best guns for concealed carry and best ways to carry

    11/01/2011 10:01:15 AM PDT · by Jean S · 132 replies · 2+ views
    As you may know, concealed carry is now legal in Wisconsin as of today, finally! I found this article at Human Events: Top 10 Concealed Carry Guns My husband and I have had some training with our revolvers, I have a 38 S+W and my husband has two .357s. We've had some professional training and some training from experienced friends on how to shoot, clean the guns, etc. but not enough to satisfy Wisconsin's new law. We'll be taking a state required 4 hour class next week - with 98 other people. I am not expecting much from the class,...
  • Freep a Poll! ("How do you feel about concealed weapons?")

    10/31/2011 3:28:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies ^ | 10-31-11 | WYFF4
    How do you feel about concealed weapons? I already carry one I am going to get a CWP I wouldn't carry a weapon Read more:
  • Have Glock, Will Travel (New York Times Columnist Up in Arms)

    10/30/2011 7:12:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/24/2011 | Frank Bruni
    New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and several other states don’t have reciprocity arrangements that allow someone like Todd to pay an armed courtesy call. That’s because New York officials can deny concealed-carry permits on a case-by-case basis, whereas many other states — South Dakota, for example — don’t put much stock in such scrutiny. H.R. 822, now in the House Judiciary Committee, makes a mockery of our diverse values and strategies for public safety. If it were enacted, off to New York the South Dakotan tourist could go, 9-millimeter Glock in tow. That’s not liberty. More like lunacy.
  • So Much For Small Government (New York Times Masthead Editorial)

    10/29/2011 8:16:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26.2011 | New York Times Masthead Editorial
    This extreme legislation, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, would obliterate state and local eligibility rules for concealed weapons and the state’s discretion to decide whether to honor another’s permits. At least 36 states now set a minimum age of 21 for carrying concealed guns, and 35 states require some sort of gun-safety training. Thirty-eight states prohibit people convicted of certain violent crimes like misdemeanor assault or sex crimes from carrying concealed weapons. The act would override those rules, requiring states with tight restrictions, like New York and California, to allow people with permits from states with lax laws...
  • Guns: This isn’t Salt Lake City (States' Rights Good all of a sudden)

    10/29/2011 7:39:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2011 | Boston Globe Editorial
    That would mean that a permit from Utah, a state with notably lax standards for concealed-carry permits, as well as permits from every other gun-toting state, would be valid in Massachusetts. Under the latest version of the bill, people with out-of-state permits would be allowed to carry guns on Massachusetts streets even if state laws would otherwise make it illegal for them even to possess a firearm.
  • Crockett Keller Radio Ad: Concealed Carry Ad – Stirs it Up

    Keller’s Store is, I think, a gun store, or gun dealership. The owner, Crockett Keller, is also a realtor. Crockett Keller has an ad running in his local area of Mason, Texas. Keller’s is offering an all-day beginner’s workshop to prepare you for your “concealed carry” license.
  • Gun Transport Rules To Change With Concealed Carry Law

    10/27/2011 5:41:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies ^ | 27 Oct 2011 | unattributed
    MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's concealed carry law goes into effect Nov. 1, and it not only changes how guns are carried on a person, it also changes the way some guns can be transported. Currently, handguns transported in a car must be in a case, unloaded and out of reach. Next week when the new law goes into effect, handguns can be loaded, outside of a case and on a car seat -- all without a permit. "If you don't want to seek out a concealed carry permit, you'll still be allowed to carry a firearm, loaded, in plain view,"...
  • Down home Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing advert

    10/26/2011 8:49:42 AM PDT · by PlanoMike · 15 replies
    WPAP Morning Show ^ | 10/26/11 | WBAP
    Kellers Store
  • Carson City Shooting Prompts A Call For Review of Nevada's Gun Laws (illegal NFA)

    10/24/2011 8:27:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 37 replies ^ | 23OCT11 | AP
    A deadly shooting rampage at a Carson City IHOP restaurant last month has prompted a call for a review of Nevada's gun laws. Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman William Horne said it would be appropriate for lawmakers to consider changes to the state's gun regulations after a man with a history of mental illness shot 11 people with an assault weapon at the restaurant, killing three Nevada National Guard members and a civilian before killing himself. Horne, D-Las Vegas, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that while he's a gun owner who supports gun rights, he questions why citizens need to own an...
  • Mayor Nutter wants citizens to support local efforts for firearms regulations

    10/16/2011 2:34:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Shannon McDonald
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter last week sent a letter to members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns encouraging them to support efforts to allow local governments to determine their own firearm carrying laws. Nutter is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has already created a 10-point code for gun shop owners to do their part in preventing illegal carries, and is calling on citizens to rally against H.R. 822 National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. "Congress is debating a law that would eviscerate the ability of individual states to decide who can carry a hidden, loaded gun," he wrote....
  • A Victory for Oregon Universities' Students, Staff and Faculty

    10/06/2011 2:20:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 30, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   A Victory for Oregon Universities' Students, Staff and Faculty   Friday, September 30, 2011   In what promises to be a continuing debate on the rights of law-abiding citizens, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that banning firearms on the grounds of Oregon's public universities exceeded the scope of the university system's authority, thereby opening up the state's campuses to individuals who hold valid concealed handgun licenses.  Long viewed by gun rights activists as a violation of the state firearms preemption law, the restriction of license holders from exercising...
  • Mormon Church bans guns in their churches in Utah

    09/10/2011 1:28:25 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Utah Dept of Public Safety ^ | 2/8/2011 | Utah Dept of Public Safety
    While researching getting a Utah Concealed Carry Permit, I found that the Mormon Church filed with the state to ban firearms (even concealed carry) in their churches. So much for loving freedom.
  • Press Asks Perry ... Are You Packing Heat?

    08/15/2011 2:52:30 PM PDT · by JesseWatters · 68 replies ^ | Aug 15 | Staff
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a leading advocate of gun rights who likes to boast of having dispatched a coyote on a recent jog, so I asked him during today's walking press conference at the Iowa State Fair whether he was armed. "I never comment on whether I'm carrying a handgun or not," he said. "That's why it's called concealed." (If he was armed, he could have found himself in hot water with the state police over a ban at the fair that has rankled some local gun groups.) Perry's appearance at the fair, where he challenged reporters on whether...
  • Victims turn tables on robbery suspects

    08/08/2011 9:55:10 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies ^ | 8 Aug 2011 | Steve Nichols
    ST. PETERSBURG - Would-be victims shot and wounded armed robbers in St. Petersburg this past weekend -- twice. Both suspects are expected to live, although one may be paralyzed from the waist down. St. Petersburg police say 25-year old Almedin Muratovic was struck by a bullet in the mid-section when his gun discharged while Muratovic wrestled with 29-year old Anthony Hall. Hall came to the rescue of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Cristina Hopkins, who was using an ATM at 8250 MLK North when Muratovic allegedly approached her and demanded money. The second shooting happened in the rear parking lot of a...
  • Students for Concealed Carry National Convention

    08/08/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT · by JohnRLott
    CSPAN ^ | August 8, 2011 | Students for Concealed Carry
    Click on the Read More Link to watch some excellent talks Should Students Be Allowed to Carry Guns on College Campuses? Where: National Press Club Ballroom When: noon until 5:00 PM, August 8th, 2011 Introductory remarks by Dan Crocker (SCC president) 5 minutes Personal experiences panel -- Crime and College Campuses 25 minutes Amanda Carpenter (10 minutes) Nicole Goeser (10 minutes) Debate over "Should Permitted Concealed Handguns be Allowed on College Campuses?" 50 minutes (18 minutes each, 4 minute rebutals) John Lott, author More Guns, Less Crime Colin Goddard, Assistant Legislative Director, Brady Campaign Panel by academics -- Academics talking...
  • Too Hot to Carry? No! Here are 10 Lightweight Carry Guns

    08/02/2011 8:10:51 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 125 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2 Aug 2011 | Mike Piccione
    It’s hot. It’s 100 degrees over a large portion of the country and that means you probably wont’ be wearing a lot of clothes. Since concealed carry means your gun will be out of sight you won’t have much clothing to cover up your great equalizer. For many years I’ve been asking people about their concealed carry guns. Many folks switch up their arms depending on what they wear. Here are ten lightweight carry guns that are easy to conceal. The criteria for this list are guns less than 15 ounces and 5.5” in length – easy enough to fit...
  • Why Women Should Carry Concealed Handguns

    07/27/2011 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Immerito · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 26, 2011 | Howard Nemerov
    Why Women Should Carry Concealed Handguns Vincent Lee Carson was wanted for another hotel robbery when he hid in the breakfast room of a Days Inn in Columbia, South Carolina. The female hotel clerk who came in to prepare breakfast “was about 100 pounds lighter than Carson and stood at least a foot shorter than him.” Carson attacked and held a knife to her throat.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Carson’s intent was not only to rob the motel, but also to rape the clerk. “There’s no doubt that was his intent,” said Lott. “Not only was he going to rob...
  • Congress Moves ahead on Gun Legislation

    07/27/2011 4:11:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 27 July, 2011 | NA
    Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON ) -- It’s already written in the Constitution's Second Amendment, and now Congress is addressing new legislation that will revise regulations regarding citizens' right to bear arms. If passed, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity bill would increase the number of legally-owned handguns on American streets and lower the conceal-and-carry restrictions on those weapons. The new bill would make it legal across all states for out-of-state visitors to conceal and carry firearms, so long as they are permitted to do so in their home states. This would essentially make the conceal-and-carry laws of California, Illinois, and New York obsolete.
  • Incident Reveals Why Gun Carry Laws Work

    07/22/2011 12:59:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    The Tyler Paper (Texas) ^ | July 21, 2011 | Masthead Editorial
    As evidence mounts that concealed-carry laws actually prevent crime — rather than serve to turn entire states into Dodge City, to use a common left-wing analogy during these debates — evidence is emerging that even liberals should support such laws. Texas, along with a number of other states, passed its law to allow qualified citizens (those with no felonies or history of mental illness) to carry concealed firearms in 1995 — which, oddly enough, coincided with the beginning of a decline in violent crime nationwide. As Democrats in the Senate begin a new assault on Second Amendment rights, perhaps they...
  • Video: Police officer threatens concealed-carry driver with execution, beating

    Ohio’s concealed-carry law requires anyone stopped by police to immediately notify the officer if they are armed. Failure to do so is a first-class misdemeanor that can result in a six-month jail term and a thousand-dollar fine, as well as losing the license to carry. It’s usually not considered a death penalty offense, unless one gets pulled over in Beachwood Canton, Ohio, in a case highlighted today by Ohioans for Concealed Carry: "William pulled his car to the side of the road to let out two passengers, but only the female occupant managed to exit before the police pulled up...
  • Governor Walker to Sign Wisconsin Carry Bill Today

    07/08/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 5 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | 07/08/2011 | John Pierce
    Today at 2:30 PM, in the Grand Lodge at 805 Creske Ave in Wausau, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will finally sign an historic carry bill bringing Wisconsin in line with the 48 other states which already have some form of concealed carry. The bill, which will not go into effect until November of this year, is long overdue according to many Wisconsin residents who cite to the increased violence over the July 4th weekend as yet another example of the danger citizens face as crime increases due to the sluggish economy.
  • Virginia Attorney General says UVA cannot ban gun carry

    07/05/2011 1:17:55 PM PDT · by majstoll · 10 replies ^ | July 5, 2011 | Mike Stollenwerk
    On the heels of his recent opinion holding that "self-defense" is "good and sufficient reason" to carry a gun to church, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli now says that state colleges like the University of Virginia cannot ban the carriage of concealed handguns by proper license holders. The opinion was written in response to a question by Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon). . . . According to's campus carry map, most states are just like Virginia and do not generally prohibit by law gun carry on college campuses by visitors or students. . . .
  • Virginia AG Cuccinelli Says Carry Permits Trump UVA ‘No-Guns’ Policy

    07/05/2011 12:48:19 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | 07/05/2011 | John Pierce
    In response to an inquiry by Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R – District 24), on July 1st Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion addressing the constitutionality and validity of a University of Virginia policy banning the “possession, storage or use of any firearm, weapon, ammunition, or explosives within any University facility by anyone, except a law enforcement officer, without the prior written permission of the University’s Chief of Police.” In the opinion, Attorney General Cuccinelli distinguished his analysis between the constitutional right to open carry and the statutory privilege granted by a concealed handgun permit.
  • Wyoming Joins the Ranks of Constitutional Carry

    07/01/2011 11:05:47 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 13 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | 07/01/2011 | John Pierce
    While Wyoming has never regulated the open carry of a firearm, concealed carry was regulated and required a permit issued by the state. But not anymore. Wyoming’s ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill went into effect today propelling Wyoming into the elite group of states that allow citizens to carry a concealed firearm without requiring a permit in order to do so. But there are benefits to keeping the permit even after the bill takes effect ...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • Man who thought he was being a good Samaritan draws gun on downtown San Mateo street

    06/23/2011 8:04:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 6/23/11 | Joshua Melvin
    SAN MATEO -- A San Pablo man thought he was being a good Samaritan on Wednesday afternoon when he pulled a gun on a man he saw assault a woman near a busy downtown street corner, police said. Instead, he was nearly shot by officers who rushed to Third Avenue and San Mateo Drive about 3:15 p.m., said San Mateo Deputy Police Chief Mike Callagy. The armed man, 23-year-old Ashley Viola, was still holding his .45-caliber pistol when police found and arrested him. No shots were fired. "(Officers) have a split second to decide whether to shoot or not to...
  • Charges filed in burglary [armed homeowner shot burglar; burglar arrested]

    06/23/2011 4:58:48 PM PDT · by Huntress · 4 replies
    FORSYTH — Charges have been filed against a man and a woman from Harrison, Ark., accused of breaking into a home in Powersite Wednesday. Danny P. Waggoner Jr., 24, and Courtney G. Simpson, 21, were charged Thursday with first-degree burglary and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell said Waggoner is also charged with armed criminal action, for allegedly threatening the Powersite homeowner. According to a news release from Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell, deputies responded to a call at noon Wednesday from a woman on VV Highway who reported a man inside her home....
  • Wisconsin Senate Votes to Legalize Concealed Carry

    06/15/2011 4:36:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2011
    Wisconsin Senate Votes to Legalize Concealed Carry Published June 14, 2011 | Associated Press The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would allow concealed weapons in most public places. All 19 Senate Republicans voted for the bill Tuesday, along with six Democrats. Eight other Democrats opposed it. The bill would make Wisconsin the 49th state to legalize carrying hidden guns. Those who want to carry the weapons would have to obtain a permit.
  • Plaxico Burress partners with anti-gun org. (to discourage youth from owning firearms)")

    06/13/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 13 JUN 11 | Gregg Rosenthal
    In his first extended public apperance since getting out of prison, Plaxico Burress announced Monday in New York City that he has partnered with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to combat gun violence. “I want to see every child have a chance to succeed. I have an opportunity to make a difference,” Burress said via the New York Post. Quickly rehabbing his public image with a partnership like this is a page taken directly out of the Michael Vick playbook. So is the news Monday that Tony Dungy will serve as a mentor to Vick. Magic Johnson...
  • Concealed Carry and CO2

    06/11/2011 11:55:07 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 11, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Wisconsin legislature has had a fascinating debate on the issue of concealed carry. For a state in which responsible deer hunting has long been a key element of the culture, this should be a slam dunk. The problem of violent crime is expanding past the cities, and as the saying goes, “when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.” So, a state full of law-abiding citizens, many of whom were raised with firearms, for whom gun safety is already a part of children’s upbringing, should have no problem passing a concealed carry bill – especially now that the...
  • Granny, get your gun

    06/04/2011 9:39:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    Daily Commercial ^ | 4 June 2011 | MILLARD K. IVES
    James Pecoraro didn't give much thought about carrying a gun until he reached Social Security age. At 66 years old, the Summerfield resident said he just needed to feel safer -- and got a concealed weapon license and two firearms, one a Glock 9. His intuition may have been right. Sometime afterward, he was in his car in a parking lot when a group of men surrounded his vehicle. Pecoraro said it looked as if they were preparing to rob him. It may never be clear what the men's intentions were. When Pecoraro reached into his glove compartment for his...
  • WI - Walker says concealed carry bill should require training, permits

    06/03/2011 1:06:30 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/3/11 | Emma Roller and Patrick Marley
    Madison - After weeks of refusing to weigh in on what a bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons should look like, Gov. Scott Walker said Friday the measure should include requirements that people obtain permits and get training. The move is a blow to some of Walker's fellow Republicans in the Senate who have tried to advance a bill that would allow people to carry hidden guns without getting permits or training. A bill that fits the description of "constitutional carry" was approved by a Senate committee last week, but some Republicans in the Senate have opposed the...
  • WI - Flynn implores Walker to reshape concealed carry bill

    06/02/2011 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Jean S · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/2/11 | Gitte Laasby
    The chief of Wisconsin's largest police force issued his most scathing criticism of the state's proposed concealed carry bill during a news conference Thursday. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn urged Gov. Scott Walker to "provide some adult supervision" and ensure that a final law contains requirements to obtain a permit to carry concealed weapons and some stipulations for that, including basic training and not being a "criminal, drug abuser or insane." The news conference came after a gunfight overnight between Milwaukee police officer Jose Viera and an armed suspect in the Sherman Park neighborhood. "I also want to take this...
  • Wisconsin - State panel OKs bill that wouldn't require permits for concealed carry

    05/25/2011 3:09:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5/25/11 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - Wisconsin residents would be allowed to carry concealed weapons without getting permits or any training under a bill a Senate committee approved Wednesday, and the lead sponsor of the measure said she supported allowing people to bring guns into the state Capitol. The vote came the same day an email from a top aide to Gov. Scott Walker was released that said as of six months ago Walker was prepared to sign "any" concealed weapons legislation. The email was written before the idea was proposed to allow people to carry hidden guns without permits, and Walker said Wednesday...
  • Federal judge rules against Calif. gun advocates

    05/16/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT · by quantim · 9 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | May 16, 9:15 PM EDT | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Monday there is no constitutional right to carry a hidden gun in public - a decision that dealt a setback to gun-rights advocates who had challenged how much discretion California law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits. U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. in Sacramento supported a policy by Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto that says applicants must have a reason, such as a safety threat, to legally carry a concealed weapon in his county northwest of Sacramento. Prieto was sued by opponents claiming sheriffs, who issue most concealed...
  • Total Victory in the Battle for the 2nd Amendement

    05/13/2011 9:04:13 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 17 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-12-11 | Zazu
    Conservative forces often complain about losing the grand battle for the heart and soul of America, about declining moral standard, and a certain long term move towards socialism and loss of freedom. Well, atleast when it comes to gun rights, the move seems to be going the other way. Look at the map above, 48 out of 50 states allow residents to carry concealed weapons, and the overwhelming majority have a “shall issue” policy, meaning that concealed permits are given in all but extraordinary circumstances. Oh, and the map is outdated, Iowa has recently become a shall issue state, also...
  • Employee drives away suspected robbers

    05/10/2011 8:07:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies ^ | 8 May 2011 | Rich Molina
    Benton Township, Mich. -- An employee took matters into his own hands Sunday morning. When two suspected armed robbers tried to rob a Walgreen's, he began shooting at them. It took place at the Walgreen's in the 800 block of Napier in Benton Township. Police say two masked black males with handguns walked into the store around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. They aimed their guns at employees, ordering them to the back of the store. Someone already working in the back of the store took cover and began shooting at one of the robbers. The masked men fled the store. It...
  • 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...
  • Conceal-carry law, truth-in-sentencing on lawmakers’ wish lists(WI)

    05/01/2011 9:29:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 28 April, 2011 | Kevin Lee
    MADISON — The time for a concealed-carry law in Wisconsin may be at hand. Legislation that would allow individuals to carry concealed firearms will be introduced "in the next few weeks," according to state Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine. The concealed-carry debate is one that Wisconsin lawmakers have held for a decade. But with support coming from the Republican-controlled Assembly and Senate and Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the issue will see renewed debate, according to Wanggaard. "You'll see it before summer, we're working on it now," said Wanggaard. "It's still a work-in-progress." And while lawmakers are on a crime-and-punishment roll, debate...
  • Lawmakers Seek to Loosen Gun Laws (New Hampshire)

    04/22/2011 5:38:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    New Hampshire Public Radio ^ | April 20, 2011 | Elaine Grant
    The legislation, which passed the House, would make New Hampshire the fifth state in the nation not to require gun permits, after Vermont, Wyoming, Alaska and Arizona. Republican Representative Jennifer Coffey testified that so-called Constitutional carry would make women safer. “This decriminalizes the actions of an innocent law-abiding citizen," she said. "It does in no way shape or form empower a criminal. A criminal is just that – today a person who cannot carry, tomorrow if this bill was to pass, they still cannot carry.” The Department of Safety and the state Police Chiefs Association oppose the bill. Sunapee Police...
  • Chicago police concerned about conceal-carry bill

    04/20/2011 12:52:40 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 APR 11 | dcbryan1
    CHICAGO— Chicago police are joining anti-gun violence groups in voicing concerns about a bill that would allow Illinois residents to get permits to carry concealed firearms. Assistant police superintendent Jimmy Jackson says he's concerned about gaps in the mental health screening system for would-be gun owners. He spoke at a Chicago news conference held by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
  • Ohio Sen. Panel OKs Concealed Guns In Places That Serve Alcohol

    04/13/2011 6:44:06 PM PDT · by edpc · 7 replies
    WTOV 9 ^ | 13 April 2011 | wtov9
    A bill allowing concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns with them into establishments where alcohol is served has moved toward a vote in the Ohio Senate. If Ohio Senate Bill 61 becomes law, concealed carry permit holders could bring their guns with them to any restaurant or bar. Under the legislation, people bearing a concealed firearm inside a bar or restaurant would be prohibited from drinking any alcohol. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure Tuesday on a 7-2 vote. A similar bill was passed by the Senate in the last legislative session but stalled in the Ohio...
  • Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of...

    04/12/2011 5:28:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 08, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of 2011   Friday, April 08, 2011   Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced vital legislation that will enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.There are now only two states that have no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense.  Thirty-nine states have shall-issue permit systems that make it possible for any law-abiding person to obtain a permit, while...
  • VA AG Cuccinelli rules on "Good and Sufficient Reason" for concealed carry in churches!

    04/12/2011 11:34:55 AM PDT · by P8riot · 15 replies
    VCDL VA-Alert | 04/11/2011 | VCDL VA-Alert
    Good news! Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has formally ruled that self-defense is considered "good and sufficient reason" for the lawful carry of handguns into a church during a service! (Good and sufficient reason isn't needed at other times.) The ruling also stated that churches, as private property, can ban or restrict such carry (which is consistent with Virginia law and would make for a trespass charge if violated). This is excellent news also for the various preachers and pastors who have asked me about this issue. Here is the ruling: NOTE: This is an Attorney General's opinion. It carries...
  • Daley bashes Illinois' proposed concealed carry law

    04/06/2011 10:40:25 AM PDT · by TYVets · 20 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | Apr. 04, 2011 | Tony Arnold
    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is criticizing state legislation that would allow gun owners to conceal and carry their weapons. Lawmakers in Springfield are considering a bill that .......
  • Student Group Fighting For Right To Carry Concealed Weapons at George Mason University

    04/05/2011 5:30:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 4 April, 2011 | Bob Barnard
    FAIRFAX, Va. - To bear or not to bear arms? That is the question of the week at George Mason University. A group calling itself Students for Concealed Carry on Campus say this is "Gun Week" at George Mason. They are trying to call attention to their plight for the right to carry concealed weapons on the university property. Leading the charge is a former marine and current criminal justice major, Karolyn Galarza. "I have a concealed handgun permit for Virginia and I believe that I should be able to carry on campus because I have a concealed handgun permit,"...
  • Concealed Carry and the Right of Self-Defense

    03/22/2011 9:07:42 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 3 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-19-11 | Dave the Sage
    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” - Sigmund Freud - I am a concealed handgun permit holder in the state of Colorado. I can, and often do, carry a firearm in McDonalds, Wal-Mart, the mall, and most anywhere else the average citizen goes. A small circle of public safety if you will, not just for my family and I but for those fellow citizens that cross my path throughout the day. Yet I, or any other law-abiding citizen, cannot carry on school campuses. I initially applied for my concealed handgun permit a month...
  • House passes bill easing concealed handgun law (OR)

    03/22/2011 10:22:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | March 22, 2011 | Saul Hubbard
    Weapons permits held by residents of other states would be honored in Oregon if the Senate agrees SALEM — A bill that would let non-Oregonians who hold concealed handgun licenses from other states carry their hidden guns in Oregon garnered enough Democratic support Monday to pass in the House. Twelve House Democrats and all present House Republicans voted for House Bill 2792, which passed 40-17. Three representatives — two Republicans and a Democrat — were absent. The bill’s proponents argued that it would afford a convenience to law-abiding citizens traveling in Oregon and would not pose a significant safety threat,...
  • Gun owners rally for Concealed Carry at Illinois Capitol (Video)

    03/10/2011 4:34:52 PM PST · by Tom Rounder · 1 replies
    The State Journal Register ^ | March 10, 2011 | ANDY BROWNFIELD
    A wave of yellow is poised to wash over the Capitol this afternoon during the Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day. “It’s a gathering of gun owners in the state of Illinois to speak to their legislators one on one about the Second Amendment rights,” Illinois State Rifle Association president Donald Moran said.
  • Republican Rep. Thad Viers Selling Out Gun Ownrs in South Carolina

    03/04/2011 8:36:11 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-5-11 | NAGR