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  • Berks sheriff sees spike in gun permits

    01/07/2016 8:38:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 2 replies
    wfmz ^ | Jan 06, 2016 | Amanda VanAllen
    BERN TWP., Pa. - The rush is on for gun permits in Berks County. "We actually had to turn people away a couple of times last month. We can only process so many because the Pennsylvania issue check system gets bogged down and it takes longer and longer to get a response back," Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht said Tuesday. The sheriff said his office usually issues about 600 permits each month, but in December, it gave out more than 1,700, the result of President Barack Obama promising executive action in an effort to combat gun violence. "I think a...
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Sues Hawaii for Deprivation of Second Amendment Rights

    11/15/2015 6:24:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    It is long established law that United States residents who are not U.S. citizens enjoy the same Constitutional protections as U.S. citizens, with minor exceptions, under the equal protections clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Several recent cases have reaffirmed that precedent.    Voting is specifically limited to Citizens in the Constitution.   A permanent resident of Hawaii, Andrew Namiki Roberts, is suing the Honolulu Police Department for denying him the right to own a handgun for self defense.   From the staradvertiser.com: Honolulu resident Andrew Namiki Roberts, who was born in England, was given a permit to acquire rifles and...
  • Concealed gun permit holder fatally shoots suspected robber during Chicago stickup

    11/02/2015 10:47:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/02/2015 | By Michael E. Miller
    On Saturday evening, a man wearing a mask walked into a South Side Chicago bodega, pulled out a gun and announced a robbery. As the robber pointed his gun at the store’s employees, however, a customer pulled out his own gun. The robber's gun, it turns out, was fake. The customer's was not. Now the robbery suspect is dead, gunned down by the concealed-weapon-toting customer. The case is the latest in a string of incidents across the country in which bystanders have pulled out their concealed weapons and used them against suspected criminals. Some cases have drawn heavy scrutiny, such...
  • School Principals Use Police Against Parents with Gun Permits

    06/25/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Two principals in widely separated states tried to use police against parents with gun permits.   Both principals ended up on the losing side, when the parents refused to fold, and took them to court.  In the most recent case, the principal at Stratton Elementary School in Massachusetts contacted police after the father showed the principal his gun permit.   The father had come to talk to the principal about a drawing the son had made.  From whdh.com: The principal said the boy had drawn a phallic symbol, but 40-year-old Robert Goodwin said his son had actually drawn a gun similar...
  • In California, a Fevered Rush for Gun Permits

    04/27/2014 11:19:16 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 April 2014 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Pete Alexander celebrated the news that a federal court in California had thrown out this state’s strict requirements for obtaining a concealed-handgun permit — among the toughest in the nation — by calling the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to apply for a permit he had long wanted. “I’m a gun enthusiast,” said Mr. Alexander, a construction contractor who lives in Fullerton. “Crime is encroaching on our neighborhood, and I don’t feel as safe as I used to. This is adding to the police force.” Mr. Alexander turned out to be the beginning of a flood. In the two months since...
  • It’s official: Anti-gun groups oppose law-abiding gun ownership

    11/05/2013 1:43:52 PM PST · by sdnet · 11 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-11-05 | Steve Adcock
    It has been long argued by freedom-loving Americans that anti-gun groups from around the nation actively strive for civilian disarmament that disproportionately effects the law-abiding, and a recent statement from the Moms Demand Action group provides evidence that this argument is pretty accurate. On November 1st, Moms Demand Action (the gift that keeps on giving the whole year) posted an official statement about the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Of course, the statement calls on Congress to enact more laws to supposedly “fix” the problem of gun crime and implement a full ban on so-called “assault weapons” for civilians,...
  • Obama Puts a Bulls-Eye on the Second Amendment

    01/22/2013 9:44:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Robert Knight
    Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He’s made it clear that he intends more spending, more regulation, more radical appointees and less national defense in his second term. Since he just fired a load of executive orders on gun control like shotgun pellets at a duck hunt, I think it’s time to ask a few questions about this part of his agenda. The first one’s for the president. Why did you have children prominently displayed at your press conference? Were you implying that anyone who opposes your...
  • Rep. Sterns Offers National Right To Carry Reciprocity Act

    02/25/2011 7:53:42 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 7 replies
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com ^ | 02/25/11 | Sasparilla
    Although a similar bill failed not long ago, A Florida Republican and a North Carolina Congressman are gearing up for another try. Here's Florida Representative Sterns announcement. “The right to self defense is unquestionable and the right to carry a firearm is recognized in our Constitution,” said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL). “Today, 48 states have laws permitting concealed carry of a firearm in some circumstances, and this legislation would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed firearm carry permit or license to carry a concealed handgun in any other state.” Stearns, joined by Rep. Health Shuler (D-NC), offered H.R....
  • Open-carry vs concealed carry. (vanity post)

    A recent post by marktwain about an open-carry experience of his got me thinking. Some states are open-carry, some are concealed carry. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which method would you prefer in your state, and why?
  • Lawmaker Wants To Keep Gun Permits Private (Indiana)

    01/19/2010 5:06:23 PM PST · by DemforBush · 6 replies · 308+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 1/19/09 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A bill that would prohibit public access to gun permit information is gaining support in the Legislature. Indiana law currently allows anyone to access a list of those with gun permits, which can be purchased from Indiana State Police for about $30, said State Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington. Welch has authored a bill to keep the information private after she said she received complaints from constituents...
  • Celebrities & Persons of Interest with Concealed Carry Permits [Penn, Kietel, DeNiro...]

    12/11/2008 2:11:45 PM PST · by swordfishtrombone · 24 replies · 1,708+ views
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  • Man's gun permit fight hits a snag

    12/07/2004 5:39:53 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 38 replies · 1,168+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 12/7/2004 | TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER
    WILKES-BARRE - A Sugarloaf Township man's 7-year battle to regain his right to carry a concealed weapon suffered a major setback Monday when the state's Commonwealth Court reversed a ruling that granted him the permit. The decision is the latest in a long, complex legal battle Michael S. Pecora has waged with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Luzerne County Sheriff's Office. Pecora had held a concealed weapons permit for about 35 years, but the sheriff's office denied him renewal in 1996 after a state police records check showed Pecora pleaded no contest in 1978 to federal income tax evasion....
  • Plan to post list of gun permit holders online causes debate

    03/15/2004 4:28:01 PM PST · by RetroSexual · 23 replies · 592+ views
    The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne) ^ | Mon, Mar. 15, 2004 | Linda Austin
    My phone started ringing almost as soon as the ad appeared in The News-Sentinel on Wednesday promoting today's story on gun permits in Allen County. Several gun permit holders called to protest our plan to post online the list of gun permit holders, which is a public record. They expressed concern that the list would provide burglars who want to steal guns with a road map to their homes. Or they said the information would make it easier for stalkers to find their victims, who may have obtained a gun for protection. Or they said posting the list would weaken...
  • Who Says Names Can Never Harm? (Liberal Nonsense Alert!)

    07/14/2003 8:00:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 342+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | July 14, 2003 | Trish Boppert
    Childhood is its own country, and for some it's a brutal place to live. At 18, Matthew Lovett of Oaklyn, N.J., is described in news accounts as a peculiar loner, a tall, stooped kid who stood out because he didn't dress or act like his peers and hung out solely with younger kids. Obsessed with certain movies and computer games, Matthew reportedly tried to protect his younger brother, James - born with a disfiguring cleft palate and retaining a speech impediment after multiple corrective surgeries - from the teasing and humiliation his physical condition invited. He's described by former high...