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  • Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

    10/11/2016 12:09:01 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/05/2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public - Hit & Run Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public The ruling also rejects an "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions for long guns, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements. Jacob Sullum|Oct. 5, 2016 8:45 am In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The...
  • Chicago Crime Rate Drops, Thanks To Concealed Carry

    09/03/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly. Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest. The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and...
  • The Only Revolution Not Supported By Obama/Hillary In Six Pictures

    02/15/2014 8:52:22 AM PST · by joeclarke · 8 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/15/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
  • "And I Carry" - The real face of permit-to-carry holders in Minnesota

    12/08/2013 11:42:27 PM PST · by · 24 replies
    Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum ^ | November 1, 2013 | Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum
    "And I Carry" - The real face of permit-to-carry holders in Minnesota. A 2.5 minute video created to dispel stereotypes: Think you know who permit-to-carry holders are? Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum, with the generous help of Crucible Arms, put together this short documentary showing a cross section of Minnesota's permit-to-carry holders. Find Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum on Facebook: We need groups across the country to create and post videos like this.
  • Concealed Carry Coming To Illinois, Gang Capital Chicago

    03/04/2013 8:43:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2013` | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: An Illinois court has ruled that the Second Amendment means what it says and has ordered the state legislature to adopt a law by June that lets citizens bear arms in self-defense, not just keep them. On Feb. 22, a 5-4 majority of the 10-member U.S. Seventh Court of Appeals upheld the Dec. 11 decision, which had been rendered by a three-member panel, to address absurdity and inconsistency of Illinois gun laws that allowed ownership of a firearm, but not the right to carry it outside the home. In other words, the "right to keep but not to bear...
  • Wyoming: Right to Carry Improvement Legislation Passes House, Awaits Senate Committee Assignment

    02/04/2013 9:15:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 4, 2013 | NA
    The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed two right to carry improvement bills. House Bill 103, introduced by state Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19), would strengthen the stateís authority over firearm laws while prohibiting counties from enacting their own ordinances in clear violation of the current state firearms preemption statute. House Bill 105, also introduced by Rep. Jaggi, would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed firearm in more locations. Both of these bills now await committee assignment in the Senate. Please contact Senate President Ross and politely request that he assign these important pro-gun bills to a favorable Senate committee....
  • "Separate but Equal" Housing for University of Colorado Gun Owners?

    08/25/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 8/24/12
    The University of Colorado may want to check with its law professors on this one. The university system is releasing new Plessy v. Ferguson-like rules that would segregate its gun-owning students from the rest of their peers. The university system is apparently planning to house students who have Right-to-Carry permits in separate dormitories on its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses. Guns would be prohibited in other dormitories, as well as at football games, concerts, and other ticketed events. The university's action is akin to the response of the District of Columbia Council to the Supreme Court's ruling in District of...
  • Scott Brown on National Right-to-Carry Legislation

    04/06/2012 10:53:50 AM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies
    Office of Sen. Scott Brown (via email) | 4/6/12 | Brown
    Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 822). I value your input and strive to keep you updated on the important issues facing us today. On February 18, 2011, Representative Cliff Stearns introduced the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation would allow any person with a valid state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms. As you may know, I support the individual right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S....
  • 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 donít have reciprocity arrangements that allow someone like Todd to pay an armed courtesy call. Thatís because New York officials can deny concealed-carry permits on a case-by-case basis, whereas many other states ó South Dakota, for example ó donít 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. Thatís 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 stateís discretion to decide whether to honor anotherís 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 isnít 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.
  • Illinois: Right-to-Carry Facing Action Deadline This Week!

    05/03/2011 7:09:04 PM PDT · by Pit1 · 2 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 5-3-2011 | NRA
    FYI, for all FR in Illinois. I have a thought that could drive the carry issue to all states that will not allow it. Simple this: everyone that wants to carry could just wear a gun belt with an empty holster. Of course, leave your gun at home. Go to the mall, pick up your kids from school, visit your favorite restaurant, etc. Show the public in plain sight that this is a constitutional right that was taken away by the politicians. Maybe even a tee-shirt with some of the gun-grabbers' name on it. In Illinois you don't need anything...
  • EDITORIAL: Gun grabbers treat criminals as victims

    06/28/2010 4:42:46 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6:58 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2010
    The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Violence Policy Center (VPC) are peddling the notion that concealed-handgun permit holders are a danger to society. Last month, the center released a report claiming that in the past three years, 166 people were killed by holders of concealed-weapon permits. A closer look at the evidence suggests that many of the so-called victims of gun violence were criminals. Because more than 6 million Americans hold permits, it is important to set the record straight. As one of the most populous states with a right-to-carry law, Florida has the most concealed-handgun permits....
  • A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)

    06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 726+ views ^ | June 2, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem? If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp. The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was...
  • 'Right To Bear Arms' Means Just That

    03/03/2010 4:48:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,891+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Otis McDonald, 76, stands before the Supreme Court, which Tuesday heard arguments in his suit to overturn Chicago's handgun ban Gun Rights: Otis McDonald, 76, an Army vet who lives in a high-crime area of Chicago, thinks the Constitution gives him the right to bear arms to protect himself and his wife as he protected his country. We think so too. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of four Chicago residents led by homeowner McDonald, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association to overturn Chicago's three-decade-old ban on owning handguns. In a 5-4...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/26/2009 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies · 992+ views ^ | 10/26/2009 | Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. --...
  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/22/2009 5:56:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 3,617+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS Staff
    Gun Rights: A decade after Congress forbade the CDC from studying the health consequences of gun ownership, the National Institutes of Health has started funding such research. Will reform pry the guns from our cold, sick hands? More than a decade ago Congress, seeing it as a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms, voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control. Such research was viewed as one-sided and based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even that which saved lives and deterred crime. The...
  • Gun-toting soccer mom is shot dead

    10/08/2009 6:58:36 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 72 replies · 4,220+ views ^ | 10/08/09 | Steve Farley
    Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughterís soccer game, was shot to death Wednesday night with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide, police said. Hain, 31, and her husband, Scott, 33, were pronounced dead by Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Yocum shortly after 8:30 p.m. at their home at Second Avenue and East Grant Street, police said. more at
  • High Court Targets Chicago's Gun Ban

    10/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 2,517+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
    Gun Control: The Supreme Court agrees to decide if the Second Amendment applies to all of us, or just Washington, D.C. Why would the Founders put in the Bill of Rights something applying only to a federal enclave? In a 5-4 decision last year written by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court overturned a draconian District of Columbia gun ban enacted 32 years ago that barred private ownership of handguns at all. Scalia wrote that an individual's right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. The court ruled that...
  • Sotomayor Guns For 2nd Amendment (CORRECTED)

    06/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 26 replies · 2,745+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 4, 2009 | Editorial
    (Corrected) Gun Control: In a case headed for the Supreme Court, a three-judge panel rules Chicago's gun ban constitutional since the 2nd Amendment doesn't apply to states and cities. High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor concurs.Those Pennsylvania townsfolk bitterly clinging to their guns may have been premature in celebrating the decision in D.C. v. Heller that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does indeed guarantee an individual right to keep and bear arms.