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  • Why can't we protect ourselves?

    06/29/2008 7:21:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 111+ views
    winnipeg sun ^ | June 28, 2008 | Joseph Quesnel
    Events in the U.S. and Toronto highlight differences between our two countries on firearms. As Toronto city council bans shooting clubs within city limits, the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling validating private gun ownership as constitutionally protected , overruling a restrictive D.C. law banning handguns. Canadians have an interesting relationship with guns. Canada is home to millions of firearms and our level of gun ownership of 22% is close to France and Sweden, yet we speak about them with terror and pretend guns are something only Americans own. Our association of America with guns runs deep. Torontonians speak scornfully...
  • Gun owners protest police action (Pennsylvania)

    05/14/2008 1:54:56 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 10 replies · 150+ views
    The Times Tribune ^ | 5/14/08 | CHARLES SCHILLINGER
    DICKSON CITY — A Friday evening police incident spilled over into a Borough Council meeting Tuesday, with gun-rights advocates alleging harassment by two police officers. The regular monthly meeting erupted into a full-blown debate on the Second Amendment, with more than 20 Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association members — many of whom were openly armed — arguing their right to carry a weapon in public. Police have yet to release a report of the incident in which a group of customers at Old Country Buffet were questioned about openly carrying handguns in public. At least one of those customers, Rich Banks,...
  • Actor Dennis Farina (Law and Order) arrested at L.A. airport

    05/11/2008 4:40:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 171 replies · 1,906+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11 May 2008
    LOS ANGELES, May 11 (Reuters) - Dennis Farina, a former policeman who built a Hollywood career playing detectives, was arrested on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for carrying a loaded gun on his way to board a plane, police said. Farina, 64, told police he brought the .22 caliber, semi-automatic pistol with him on a drive from Arizona to Los Angeles and forgot it was in his briefcase when he tried to pass through airport security, police said in a statement. He was scheduled to take a United Airlines flight to his home in Chicago. "Farina was very apologetic...
  • Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

    05/03/2008 4:35:37 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 51 replies · 166+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sat May 3, 2:01 PM ET | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.
  • Pizza Delivery Driver Receives Support After Shooting

    04/02/2008 1:00:04 PM PDT · by safetysign · 27 replies · 501+ views
    KCCI TV ^ | 04/02/2008 | AP
    A pizza delivery driver who shot an alleged armed robber in Des Moines last week said he's receiving support from the community. James Spiers III fired multiple shots at a man who allegedly put a gun to his head after Spiers delivered a pizza to an apartment complex. The suspect, Kenneth Jimmerson, was arrested after he called for help. Jimmerson, who suffered at least three gunshot wounds, is charged with first-degree robbery. His finance, Melanie Stout, who police believe called in the pizza order, is charged with conspiracy. Spiers, who works for Pizza Hut, has a valid handgun permit. He...
  • Fred on 2nd Amendment case in the SCOTUS

    11/20/2007 1:48:36 PM PST · by spacekicker · 29 replies · 47+ views
    fred08.com ^ | 11/20/07 | Fred Thompson
    "The D.C. handgun ban, like all handgun bans is necessarily ineffectual. It takes the guns that would be used for self protection out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, while doing practically nothing to prevent criminals from obtaining guns to use to commit crimes. Even the federal judges in the D.C. case knew about the flourishing black market for guns in our nation’s capital that leaves the criminals armed and the law-abiding defenseless. This is unacceptable. The Second Amendment does more than guarantee to all Americans an unalienable right to defend one’s self. William Blackstone, the 18th century English legal...
  • 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...
  • Handgun for concealed carry?

    08/10/2007 9:49:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 51 replies · 4,546+ views
    me ^ | 8-10-07 | self
    My handguns are pretty big. For example, my Ruger Super Redhawk is gentle to shoot but sure throws my cadence off when I wear it in an ankle holster. :) For colder weather, whenever outer clothing is appropriate, I carry a Glock 17 in a CompTac holster. Sometimes I'll carry a Sig 220ST in a similar rig. The Glock is comfortable to carry. The Sig is pretty heavy. More and more I'm carrying a S&W Model 66-1 with 2 1/2 barrel. It's not too bad but it's still a pretty big gun. The overall width (of the cylinder) is 1...
  • Missing the target on gun crime

    07/25/2007 10:51:47 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 560+ views
    Toronto Sun - Canada ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Missing the target on gun crime By Lorrie Goldstein Toronto Sun, Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Last week, Statistics Canada reported the national crime rate last year dipped to its lowest level in more than a quarter century. Apparently, no one told the gun-toting thugs who murdered an 11-year-old boy in Toronto last weekend along with three other people, fatally shot a 37-year-old man in broad daylight on a Halifax residential street and wounded four others inside a Winnipeg nightclub. By the way, that drop in the crime rate? Actually, as StatsCan noted, that was "driven by a decline in...
  • Would-be robber killed by victim

    07/02/2007 6:46:31 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 24 replies · 942+ views
    Fox 45 News ^ | July 02, 2007 | Fox 45 News
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a woman fought off a would-be robber and killed him. It happened at an apartment on Youngstoun Court in Hagerstown around 3:30 a-m Sunday. When Carri Humphrey opened the door, 32-year-old James Conely rushed in, hit her and pointed a rifle at her. The second woman, Michelle Reeder, rushed into the living room with her handgun. According to court documents, she shot Conely as he moved toward her saying he would kill her. During a struggle, Reeder stabbed Conely in the back and the two women fled. Sheriff's deputies found...
  • Gun Aficionados: Please help me identify this gun... [featured in the movie "Heist"]

    06/07/2007 2:11:28 PM PDT · by Silly · 100 replies · 3,934+ views
    Silly
    In the movie Heist, Gene Hackman sneaks a handgun through a security checkpoint by hiding it in his cup of coffee. The gun is extremely small and thin. He places it in a plastic bag, then pops it into a large coffee cup filled with joe. It is cocked by sliding back the top of the gun. Wish I had a picture, but no Google search has come up empty. The gun is very cool, and I'm hoping someone out there can identify it, by make and model. If someone could please ping the gun people, too, I would be...
  • Fight Against [D.C. Gun] Ban Grew Out of Fear, Frustration

    04/08/2007 8:46:57 PM PDT · by freespirited · 47 replies · 1,512+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/8/07 | Elissa Silverman
    Shelly Parker did everything she could to keep her home safe. She owned a dog. She called police when she suspected illegal activity on her block. She installed a security camera on her front window. Her crime-fighting efforts made an impression. One night, Parker found her car window smashed and saw rocks scattered around the vehicle. She felt it was retaliation.... A police officer gave her some advice. Get a gun, he told her. Parker later joined five other residents who took the government to court in an effort to overturn the city's 31-year-old handgun ban. In March, a panel...
  • Liberals, Handguns and the Boogie Man

    03/09/2007 3:59:04 PM PST · by FiveGunsPerYear · 6 replies · 353+ views
    And Another Thing ^ | 3/9/07 | E Lawrence Welch
    Have you ever teased your child (or someone else’s child) about the “Boogie Man”? Growing up – I was subjected to my fair share of harmless teasing....
  • Cain Couldn’t Find His Gun

    02/27/2007 8:42:27 AM PST · by FiveGunsPerYear · 2 replies · 224+ views
    And Another Thing ^ | 2/26/07 | E Lawrence Welch
    Most people are familiar with the biblical story of Cain and Abel – where a man (Cain) takes a stone and strikes his brother (Abel) – killing him – this was his intention...
  • State senate OK's concealed guns in alcohol package sale stores (NM)

    02/16/2007 6:49:12 PM PST · by CedarDave · 7 replies · 363+ views
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 16, 2007 | Deborah Baker/AP
    SANTA FE (AP) - Tired of having to ditch your gun for that quick dash into the grocery store? Lawmakers have a solution for you. The state Senate has voted to make it legal for New Mexicans who are licensed to carry concealed weapons to take them into stores that sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. That could include, for example, convenience stores or gas stations or big-box retailers. It would remain illegal to take concealed handguns into bars or other places that served liquor. The Senate voted 26-5 for the bill, sending it to the House. Under current law, it's...
  • Report: Austria approves export of 30,000 handguns to Iran

    02/16/2007 3:54:10 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 31 replies · 1,065+ views
    VIENNA, Austria. Austrian authorities have approved the export of 30,000 handguns to Iran, local media reported Friday, days after a report that sophisticated Austrian rifles were finding their way into the hands of Iraqi insurgents. Austrian media reported the pistols had been sold to Iran's interior ministry, which is in charge of the police force. Austrian economic ministry officials told state radio that their ministry had approved the sale of the "Glock" pistols last month, saying Iranian authorities had provided documentary evidence that they would not be passed on to others. Another request for the weapons from the Iranian army...
  • COUNTY ORDERS NO-HANDGUN SIGNS OUT OF PARKS (TEXAS)

    10/24/2006 5:05:58 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies · 892+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 24 October 2006 | Bill Murphy
    County attorney says people with licenses allowed to carry the armsHarris County Commissioners Court today ordered the removal of signs banning legally concealed handguns in county parks, after hearing legal advice that the county could not enforce such a ban. County Attorney Mike Stafford's office told the court that the county has been violating state law by banning people with concealed handgun licenses from carrying their guns into parks. A complaint from a resident who saw one of the signs while using a county park prompted the county attorney's office to look into whether it is legal to ban the...
  • Pepper box revolvers

    10/21/2006 7:02:45 AM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 14 replies · 778+ views
    Horstheld Antique handguns ^ | none | none listed
    MARIETTE This specimen with 18 barrels is one of the most impressive and also one of the rarest. The screw-barrels are made from Damascus steel and are kept in the white as fashionable at the time. The ebony grips are deeply engraved. Extremely rare and in fine condition.
  • Judge rules voter-approved S.F. handgun ban is illegal

    06/13/2006 7:57:57 AM PDT · by oblomov · 57 replies · 1,185+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/12/2006 | Bob Egelko
    -- An initiative that San Francisco voters approved last November banning residents from owning handguns violated state law, a Superior Court judge ruled today. Proposition H, which won a 58 percent majority, would have outlawed possession of handguns by all city residents except law enforcement officers and others who needed the guns for professional purposes. It also would have forbidden the manufacture, sale and distribution of all guns and ammunition in San Francisco. The National Rifle Association sued on behalf of gun owners, advocates and dealers the day after the measure passed. The NRA argued that Prop. H overstepped local...
  • Photos of Massive Handgun Destruction

    06/08/2006 12:01:51 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 15 replies · 397+ views
    No Source ^ | 8 June 2006 | FreedomCalls
    Here are some pictures of the wholesale destruction of some Tokarevs and Makarovs in Estonia. If you are a collector, you may get upset.
  • St. Stephen man dies after struggle with wife over gun (Gun Saves Wife)

    05/18/2006 3:14:59 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 38 replies · 908+ views
    The State Newspaper ^ | 5-18-2006 | MissEdie
    St. Stephen man dies after struggle with wife over gun ST. STEPHEN — A 52-year-old St. Stephen man has died after being shot during a struggle with his wife, authorities said. Prosecutor Blair Jennings said no criminal charges are expected to be filed in the death of Robert Lawrence Horne. Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Horne's home, where they found his wife, Valerie Humbert Horne, sitting on the floor, an incident report said. Her husband's body was lying nearby, and a silver-colored revolver was on the kitchen table. The man had been arguing with his...
  • MAgic bullet? Magic caliber? Magic gun? You know the answer.

    05/04/2006 7:35:48 AM PDT · by ExSoldier · 159 replies · 3,745+ views
    IDPA Club member | May 4th 2006 | Irv Lehman
    The .45 ACP is the best man stopper in the world! The Delta Boys use the awesome 9 MM because it has proven its worth in numerous fights. And it goes on and on like a broken record, beating a dead horse until it’s Elmer’s (not Elmer Keith). Does it matter? My opinion for what it is worth. There is no such thing as a magic bullet or caliber unless it is flying under the wings of an F -16. Our handguns are a "weak and inefficient piece of sh**" to quote Mr. Randy Cain. The purpose of a handgun...
  • Glock handgun

    03/05/2006 6:25:43 AM PST · by LouAvul · 115 replies · 1,827+ views
    self ^ | 3-5-06 | self
    I want to buy a Glock. Currently my semiautos are Sig 200St and two 1911s (both Colt). I don't have a 9mm yet have owned several: two Browning HPs and Sig 226. I've never owned Glock and am leaning toward a model 17. The concerns with Glock seem to be centered on the fact that there is no external safety for a semi-auto that remains cocked and locked. There are also concerns about firing out of battery/kabooms. However, the latter concerns are mostly for calibers other than 9mm and models other than the 17. One poster from another forum: This...
  • National Right to Carry Bill Introduced

    02/12/2006 10:06:49 AM PST · by concretebob · 98 replies · 1,758+ views
    I don't like big government but this I might want to supportThere are some good laws NATIONAL RIGHT-TO-CARRY BILL INTRODUCED U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) recently introduced H.R. 4547-a national Right-to-Carry (RTC) reciprocity bill that would provide national reciprocity for state carry licensees. The bill would allow any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state if they meet certain criteria. The bill would not create a federal licensing system; it would simply require the states to recognize each other's carry permits, just as they recognize drivers'...
  • Collectors in crosshairs If thieves or gangs don't take their guns, the province might anyway

    02/05/2006 8:13:15 PM PST · by Tyche · 61 replies · 1,119+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 05 Feb 2006 | RICHARD BRENNAN AND STAN JOSEY
    Ontario should have the right to ban handguns and will, if necessary, go looking for the power to outlaw "these weapons of human misery," Attorney General Michael Bryant says. And if Ottawa doesn't give provinces the power to ban such weapons, Bryant said, Ontario "will have to look at the narrow constitutional opportunities that are available to us." The attorney general's comments came a day after an Oshawa gun collector reported the theft of 40 registered handguns, stolen from his home as he lay in hospital recuperating from a stroke. The weapons are the latest stolen in a rash of...
  • Antique hand guns

    02/01/2006 8:12:06 PM PST · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 7 replies · 473+ views
    Antique Handguns Horst Held interested in collectible small arms: derringer, pistol, revolver, engraved, cased, odd system, early self-loading = semi-automatic, self-employed since 1965 541 Lynnie Pennie Lane Midlothian, Texas 76065 email: held@ectisp.net phone 972-775-8704 fax 972-775-3553
  • Germany Donates 10,000 Pistols to Afghanistan

    01/26/2006 11:44:32 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 22 replies · 1,185+ views
    Defend America ^ | 1/26/2006 | By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mason T. Lowery
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2006 — The capabilities of the Afghan National Security Forces were enhanced Jan. 24 by a donation of 10,000 9mm German Walther P-1 pistols from the German Armed Forces. The weapons were divided evenly between the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police in a ceremony at the Afghan Security Forces Depot. The donation is the result of a weapons request made by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin one year ago, according to Dr. Rainald Steck, German Ambassador to Afghanistan. “This donation will enable (the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police) to contribute...
  • Texas Concealed Handgun Law: Ten Years Later

    01/05/2006 12:39:22 PM PST · by Pop Fly · 66 replies · 8,019+ views
    Dallas Blog ^ | 1/5/2006 | Hon. Jerry Patterson
    VIEWPOINT: THE CONCEALED HANDGUN LAW: TEN YEARS LATER By Hon. Jerry Patterson When the Texas Concealed Handgun Law took effect in 1996, pundits and naysayers predicted anarchy. Any minute, there would surely be mass violence as armed Texas citizens began roving the streets settling arguments with gunfire. Certainly, several proclaimed, within a year there would be blood in the streets as Texas returned to the days of the Wild West. Ten years later the facts paint a different picture. Texas under the Concealed Handgun Law isn’t the Wild West, but the Mild West. No recurrent shootouts at four-way stops, no...
  • Protecting Toronto the Good from gun-toting hoods

    12/28/2005 9:51:58 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 9 replies · 687+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dec. 28, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Just as his political brother Jack Layton once did, Toronto Mayor David Miller--elected to serve the City of Toronto--just wants to get out and fight those damn Yankees.
  • Canada: Liberals announce sweeping handgun ban

    12/08/2005 10:38:26 AM PST · by Libertas aut Mortis · 50 replies · 1,488+ views
    The National Post ^ | December 8, 2005 | Anne Dawson
    TORONTO -- The Liberals would ban handguns in Canada if they are re-elected, Prime Minister Paul Martin said Thursday. Martin, who made the election campaign announcement at a safer communities announcement in Toronto, wants to choke off the supply of handguns in this country, particularly those brought into the country illegally and sold on the black market.
  • Canadian government to ban handguns

    12/07/2005 6:28:15 PM PST · by MC Miker G · 147 replies · 2,579+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | December 7, 2005 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA (CP) — Prime Minister Paul Martin will venture into violence-plagued Toronto Thursday and announce a sweeping ban on handguns, Canadian Press reports. Martin is scheduled to visit Toronto's troubled Jane-Finch area to make a "safer communities announcement." Liberal sources have confirmed the announcement includes a ban on handguns.
  • Disaster/Emergency Kit (what type of hand gun?)

    09/13/2005 7:20:14 AM PDT · by Puppet · 21 replies · 441+ views
    I'm putting together my disaster/emergency kit and the missus and I agree that we need a handgun. Can someone make a suggestion? I also want to train my 11 year old daughter how to use the handgun so I don't think a 45 cal automatic will work. However, I would prefer an automatic as opposed to a revolver. Thanks for your suggestions.
  • Pistol-toting drivers without a permit will still be prosecuted, Rosenthal warns!

    08/30/2005 4:38:25 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 44 replies · 1,180+ views
    Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau ^ | Aug. 30, 2005, 1:35AM | CLAY ROBISON
    AUSTIN - Motorists arrested for carrying pistols in their cars without a concealed handgun license will continue to be prosecuted in Houston, despite a new law that purports to give them a legal defense, Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said Monday. Although the sponsor said the law should reduce the number of arrests for unlawful handgun possession, Rosenthal said it won't change enforcement practices in Houston after it goes into effect on Thursday. "It is still going to be against the law for (unlicensed) persons to carry handguns in autos," the district attorney said, adding that the new legal...
  • 700 new laws — which one's yours? Big Texas YeeHah!Improved Handgun travel law.

    08/29/2005 5:30:12 AM PDT · by WillMalven · 19 replies · 1,487+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 28, 2005, 10:28PM | CLAY ROBISON
    Handguns •A longtime law that allows Texans to carry handguns while traveling, even without a concealed handgun license, is clarified. The new law says a person is "presumed to be traveling" if he or she is in a private vehicle, is not engaged in criminal activity, is not prohibited by any other law from possessing a firearm and is not a member of a criminal street gang.
  • (VANITY)Glock or Sig Sauer

    03/14/2005 4:49:56 PM PST · by llevrok · 30 replies · 1,556+ views
    am looking to buy a new pistol. I need an opinion: Sig or Glock in the 9mm category?
  • Gun bills OKd by House panel - Concealed-carry moves sicken foes [Illinois]

    03/09/2005 12:09:08 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 26 replies · 1,278+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 9, 2005 | Erika Slife and Ray Long
    SPRINGFIELD -- Average citizens could carry concealed weapons under two bills that won overwhelming approval in a House committee Tuesday, setting up a rare, full-blown House floor fight over the issue that advocates say will make people safer and critics contend will lead to more gun violence.The move further buttressed the National Rifle Association's strategy to not only blunt Mayor Richard Daley's push for gun-control laws but to take the fight to him with a frontal assault of its own."I'm heartsick," said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago), a major advocate of gun control. The NRA is on a...
  • Texas, Pennsylvania reach handgun agreement

    03/07/2005 10:56:53 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 53 replies · 1,352+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | March 7, 2005
    AUSTIN- Gov. Rick Perry has signed a concealed handgun agreement with Pennsylvania, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday. The agreement allows Pennsylvania residents with concealed-handgun licenses to legally carry their weapons in Texas. In return, those licensed to carry handguns in Texas are allowed to take them to Pennsylvania. Texas also has reciprocity agreements with the following states: Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota.
  • Anyone with recent experience in Indiana CCW permit?

    02/17/2005 8:23:06 AM PST · by cicero's_son · 29 replies · 2,461+ views
    today | self
    Does anyone have any recent experience in applying for a CCW permit in Indiana? I've already completed my application, been approved, and am waiting for the permit to arrive in the mail. My question is: how long should I expect to wait? I've heard anything from 10 days to 3 months(!).
  • SF Gay group defends right to arms: Pink Pistols oppose ballot issue backed by supervisors

    02/03/2005 10:37:43 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 88 replies · 1,915+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/3/05 | Rona Marech
    Don't be fooled by the stereotype, said Aaron Thomas, a 30-year-old gay man with ruddy cheeks, an open manner and a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. Gay, gun-loving San Franciscans exist, he said shortly before hunching his back, steadying himself and firing at a target. Not only do they exist, they are steamed up about the proposed law -- supported by five San Francisco supervisors and set to go before voters next fall -- that would ban the ownership of handguns. The right to own guns may be even more important than the right to marry, Thomas said during the monthly shooting...
  • Houston Bus Riders Can Take Guns Aboard

    01/27/2005 3:28:02 PM PST · by NativeTexun · 63 replies · 1,606+ views
    Houston transit riders can carry guns 04:32 PM CST on Thursday, January 27, 2005 HOUSTON – Houston area residents licensed to carry concealed handguns can now take their weapons aboard buses and light rail trains. The board of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County on Thursday repealed its long-standing ban of concealed weapons. The transit authority, also known as Metro, had banned such weapons on its buses and trains since 1995, when the Legislature voted to allow licensed owners to carry concealed handguns in most public places. In 2003, the state amended the concealed handgun law to prevent Texas...
  • Intruder thwarted by armed resident (resident held him at gunpoint)

    01/18/2005 9:37:31 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 17 replies · 970+ views
    The Nashua (NH) Telegraph ^ | 01/18/05 | Emily Cavalier
    HOLLIS - A local man is in jail after allegedly burglarizing his neighbor’s home and being caught - and held at gunpoint - by the homeowner. Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 25 Maple Knoll Drive shortly after midnight on Monday morning, according to a prepared police statement. The homeowner had the suspect at gunpoint and shots had been fired by the time police arrived. There were no injuries as a result of the gunshots, police said. Police identified the intruder as Peter Camplin, 38, of 22 Maple Knoll Drive. “Apparently, what happened was a...
  • Saudis To Allow Foreigners To Pack'em

    06/26/2004 11:11:25 AM PDT · by JRPerry · 7 replies · 177+ views
    CBSNews.com ^ | June 25, 2005 | AP
    (AP) Foreigners fearing strikes by terrorists in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to carry guns, the police minister announced, following a rash of militant bombings, attacks and kidnappings targeting Western workers in the Gulf kingdom. "In principle, a citizen has the right to carry a licensed weapon, and so does the resident, if he senses danger he can carry a personal weapon as he does in his country," Prince Nayef said in the first such announcement during a press conference late Wednesday ...
  • No Chip in Arm, No Shot From Gun

    04/16/2004 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 58 replies · 682+ views
    AP via Wired News ^ | Wednesday, April 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>PALM BEACH, Florida -- A new computer chip promises to keep police guns from firing if they fall into the wrong hands.</p> <p>The tiny chip would be implanted in a police officer's hand and would match up with a scanning device inside a handgun. If the officer and gun match, a digital signal unlocks the trigger so it can be fired. But if a child or criminal would get hold of the gun, it would be useless.</p>
  • Right-To-Carry Bill Introduced in Illinois

    03/06/2004 1:05:04 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 14 replies · 905+ views
    Illinois State Legislature ^ | February 6. 2004 | Senator John Jones
     Bill Status of SB3132  93rd General AssemblyFull Text  Votes  View All Actions  Printer-Friendly VersionShort Description:  FIREARMS-CONCEALED-PERMITS Senate SponsorsSen. John O. Jones Last Action Date Chamber  Action   2/6/2004 Senate Referred to Rules Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance New Act 430 ILCS 65/13.1 from Ch. 38, par. 83-13.1 720 ILCS 5/24-2 from Ch. 38, par. 24-2 Synopsis As IntroducedCreates the Family and Personal Protection Act.  Establishes statewide uniform standards for the issuance of permits to carry concealed firearms in this State.  Vests in the Department of State Police, the authority to issue concealed firearms permits to qualified applicants.  Requires an applicant to complete a training...
  • Senate RollCall Gun Lawsuits ( To require safety locks on all handguns sold in the United States)

    02/26/2004 9:19:30 PM PST · by RickofEssex · 23 replies · 491+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Feb 26 2004 | Associated Press
    Senate RollCall Gun Lawsuits The roll call by which the Senate voted 70-27 on Thursday to require safety locks on all handguns sold in the United States. The requirement is part of a bill that protects gun makers and distributors from lawsuits arising from gun crimes. On this vote, a yes vote was a vote to include the gun lock measure and a no vote was a vote against adding the proposal. Voting yes were 44 Democrats, 25 Republicans and one independent. Voting no were 2 Democrats and 25 Republicans. Alabama Sessions (R) No; Shelby (R) No. Alaska Murkowski (R)...
  • Democrats encouraged by Senate approval of amendment requiring handgun safety locks

    02/26/2004 2:30:06 PM PST · by yonif · 90 replies · 594+ views
    mLive ^ | 2/26/04 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate agreement requiring child safety locks on U.S. handguns gave Democrats encouragement Thursday that renewing an assault weapons ban might also become part of a package to protect gun makers and sellers from gun crime lawsuits. The GOP-controlled Senate voted 70-27 to require all handguns sold in the United States to have child safety locks, adding the measure to the legislation providing the gun industry immunity from suits when a legally sold gun is subsequently used in a crime. Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer of California and Herb Kohl of Wisconsin argued that requiring child safety locks...
  • The Threat of Gun Control

    01/13/2004 8:40:27 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 8 replies · 132+ views
    Hour Eleven ^ | 12 January 2004 | Doug Hagin
    Think for a moment of the rights that Americans enjoy. Which is the most precious? Which is the most fundamental? Which of our rights can we truly not be free without? Freedom of speech? Freedom of religion? How about Freedom against unreasonable searches and seizures? Yes these are all hallmarks of a free society. Yet there is one freedom which protects these and all our other rights in America. That right is found in our Constitution in the form of the Second Amendment. Yes truly the right of Americans to keep and bare arms is the most fundamental of all...
  • What good can a handgun do against an Army

    01/10/2004 9:53:58 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 287 replies · 12,472+ views
    Jeffhead.com ^ | 1999 | Mike Vanderboegh
    I am posting this article on FR as a result of another discussion on FR, "Home owner charged after shooting intruder", regarding the filing of criminal charges against an Illinois man who successfully defended his home against an intruder, who was breaking in for the seocnd time, and then was charged with violating that community's ban on handguns in the home. During that discussion, one poster indicated that since handguns were not a military weapon, the local community or state should have every right to vote a law banning them, in essence for public safety. This is a good article...
  • Homeowner charged after shooting intruder

    01/10/2004 5:48:11 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 165 replies · 873+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 10, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    WEAPONS OF CHOICE Homeowner charged after shooting intruder Family protected but suburban town prohibits possession of handguns Posted: January 10, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A Chicago-area homeowner protected his family by shooting an intruder but was charged with violating a local ordinance banning possession of handguns. Wilmette, Ill., Police Chief George Carpenter believes charges against Hale DeMar, 54, underscore the suburban village's serious concerns about the shooting, the Chicago Tribune reported. "The outcome of the matter in this case was very fortunate for the homeowner," he said. "We much prefer, for the safety of the home, that...
  • Connecting the dots shouldn’t be difficult

    01/06/2004 9:47:20 AM PST · by mikeb704 · 11 replies · 147+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 1/8/04 | Michael M. Bates
    Chicago has once again escaped its Second City image. The bad news is that it’s done this by regaining the title of murder capital of America. Chicago ended 2003 with 599 homicides for the year. Even New York, with a population almost three times as large, couldn’t keep up. Yet in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago, no matter how dismal the news there’s always a silver lining. The city’s police superintendent told the Chicago Tribune: "We're really happy to report that we’re still under 600 murders." High fives all the way around, fellas. A totally excellent job. No wonder you’re...