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  • 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 Minnesota2A.com · 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: http://youtu.be/8pTsEGeqTaE 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: https://www.facebook.com/tcGunsAndCarry 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 state’s 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 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.
  • 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    investors.com ^ | 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
    Pennlive.com ^ | 10/08/09 | Steve Farley
    Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughter’s 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 http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/10/gun-toting_soccer_mom_is_shot.html
  • 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.
  • Thune-Vitter Self-Defense Amendment, National ccw reciprocity to be considered in U.S. Senate

    07/22/2009 5:18:33 AM PDT · by Total Package · 25 replies · 1,258+ views
    Ohioans For Concealed Carry ^ | 07-20-2009 | Ohioans For Concealed Carry
    U.S. SENATE TO VOTE ON YOUR GUN RIGHTS WITHIN 4 HOURS CALL AND E-MAIL YOUR SENATORS NOW TO VOTE FOR THUNE-VITTER AMENDMENT The U.S. Senate will vote at 11:30 a.m. today-- Wednesday, July 22 -- on an amendment to protect your right to self-defense. The anti-gunners are now doing everything that they can to defeat this amendment and the vote by your Senators is likely to determine the outcome. So it is critical for you to call and e-mail your Senators now and urge them to support and vote for the Thune-Vitter Amendment. The Senate is now considering an amendment...
  • American Gun Law Expert Urges Support for National Concealed Firearms Carry Bill (HR 197)

    01/18/2009 7:02:45 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies · 1,934+ views
    ExpertClick ^ | 1/17/2009 | Staff
    “One of the most popular legislative initiatives in recent years is the movement allowing qualified law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms,” says Snyder, Treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation. “Studies by scholars such as John R. Lott, Jr., author of More Guns Less Crime, demonstrate that in jurisdictions where such a public policy is implemented, violent crime takes a nosedive. Forty states now have some kind of right to carry policy. “What has been missing is federal right to carry concealed legislation so that persons permitted to carry in a state may carry in other states, in much the same...
  • CONEY ISLAND MOB BEATS EX-MARINES RESCUING GIRL

    08/11/2008 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Main Street · 95 replies · 460+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | August 11, 2008 | PHILIP MESSING
    A wolf pack of at least 30 thugs viciously attacked two hero ex-Marines in Brooklyn after they rescued a teenage girl who was being assaulted, police and witnesses said yesterday. And when the brother of one of the former servicemen tried to come to his rescue during the July 25 melee in Coney Island, he was beaten into a coma. The former leathernecks, Valentyn Olenyev, 23, and Boris Bukler, 22, Russian émigrés who served tours in Iraq, were walking a female friend to her parked car on West 23rd Street at 12:30 a.m. when they spotted two men holding the...
  • Guns on college campuses - Freep this poll!

    04/17/2008 9:53:33 AM PDT · by craig61a · 8 replies · 131+ views
    GUns on college campuses?
  • State Senate OK's guns-at-work bill (Florida)

    04/09/2008 8:56:14 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 29 replies · 171+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 9, 2008 | MONICA HATCHER
    In the three-year duel over whether citizens should be allowed to conceal their firearms in locked vehicles at work, state lawmakers have decided Florida business owners will have to bite the bullet. Siding with the influential gun lobby, the state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a compromise measure allowing employees to stash firearms in their parked cars, despite the objections or policies of their employers -- as long as they have concealed-weapons permits. ''This is about a legal person that owns a legal firearm parked in a car that is legal, out of sight and locked up in...
  • Sheriff's all for concealed weapons permits (Moscow, Idaho)

    08/08/2007 1:47:13 PM PDT · by The Shadow Knows · 15 replies · 925+ views
    Lewiston Tribune ^ | 8/8/07 | David Johnson
    Wayne Rausch says Moscow - not to mention UI campus - would be safer places if more qualified people were packing MOSCOW - With 540 persons carrying concealed weapons permits in Latah County, Sheriff Wayne Rausch said Tuesday he wouldn't mind if more applied and qualified to carry guns. That includes on the campus of the University of Idaho. "In my opinion, if there were more students with CPWs, the world would be safer," Rausch said. He pointed out virtually anyone can carry a weapon in plain sight. People who seek concealed weapons permits, the sheriff said, are rarely a...
  • Customer shoots robbers at a Subway

    06/28/2007 8:15:54 AM PDT · by HockeyPop · 29 replies · 1,418+ views
    The Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | June 28, 2007 | Andrew Tran
    Customer with gun kills 1, wounds another during robbery at Plantation shop By Andrew Tran Sun-Sentinel.com June 28, 2007, 10:19 AM EDT PLANTATION -- One gunman is dead and another is in critical condition after they tried to rob a sandwich store and were shot by an armed customer Wednesday night, authorities said. Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale, and Fredrick Gadson, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, entered a Subway restaurant at 1949 N. Pine Island Rd. and demanded money at gunpoint about 11:17 p.m., said Detective Robert Rettig, a police spokesman. They then attempted to rob the lone customer, John...
  • Time for the sun to set on the Culture of Sheep

    05/15/2007 7:13:41 AM PDT · by bamahead · 39 replies · 5,839+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | May 15, 2007 | Tim Inwood
    My first memory of encountering the “anti-self defense culture”, which I call the “culture of sheep”, was a cold morning in January 1975. I was in the sixth grade and was riding the school bus. Suddenly, another student sitting in the seat ahead of me turned and began striking me. This was completely unprovoked. Naturally I struck back in defense. The bus driver separated us and drove on to Holmes school. Before I knew it I was before Principal Will Allen. Also standing there was Mark, the kid who started the fight. Allen asked what happened, and Mark told a...
  • Presidential hopeful's son held (Loaded gun at airport)

    04/26/2007 5:57:20 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 29 replies · 1,629+ views
    News24 (South Africa) ^ | 26 April 2007 | News24
    Little Rock - The son of a US presidential candidate was arrested at an Arkansas airport on Thursday with a loaded pistol in his carry-on luggage - a week after his father said the Virginia Tech shooter could have been stopped if other students or teachers had been armed. David Huckabee, 26, later pleaded guilty to the misdemeanour of possessing a weapon in a prohibited place. Both he and his father, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, hold a concealed weapons permit. Neither the former Arkansas governor nor David Huckabee returned telephone messages seeking comment. Huckabee had a .40-calibre Glock pistol...
  • House vote permits guns in more places

    04/19/2007 7:13:47 AM PDT · by bamahead · 37 replies · 1,272+ views
    Knoxville News ^ | April 19, 2007 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE - In a surprise move, a House panel voted Wednesday to repeal a state law that forbids the carrying of handguns on property and buildings owned by state, county and city governments - including parks and playgrounds. "I think the recent Virginia disaster - or catastrophe or nightmare or whatever you want to call it - has woken up a lot of people to the need for having guns available to law-abiding citizens," said Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry Plains. "I hope that is what this vote reflects." As amended, the legislation still wouldn't allow guns on school property, however....
  • (1993) PRIVATE FIREARMS STOP CRIME 2.5 MILLION TIMES EACH YEAR, NEW UNIVERSITY SURVEY CONFIRMS

    04/16/2007 6:26:57 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 955+ views
    firearms and liberty ^ | orig 1993 | Schulman
    PRIVATE FIREARMS STOP CRIME 2.5 MILLION TIMES EACH YEAR, NEW UNIVERSITY SURVEY CONFIRMS By J. Neil Schulman Gary Kleck, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee and author of "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America" (Aldine de Gruyter, 1991), a book widely cited in the national gun-control debate. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Kleck revealed some preliminary results of the National Self- Defense Survey which he and his colleague Dr. Marc Gertz conducted in Spring, 1993. Though he stresses that the results of the survey are preliminary and...
  • (VIRGINIA TECH) Dozens massacred in gun free zone. AGAIN!

    04/16/2007 4:59:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 561+ views
    ADMIN MOD: although this was on a blogspot, it is important news. Will you please move it to NEWS/ACTIVISM. Thanks. Dozens massacred in gun free zone. AGAIN! The news is still coming in but another tragedy has taken place on a school campus in the United States at Virginia Technical University. A gunman, in the early morning hours entered a dormitory and started shooting students. Several hours later he returned and walked into a second building and did the same thing. Almost three dozen are dead as a result. I had a horrified fear in the pit of my stomach...
  • The Stearns/Boucher Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill

    01/29/2007 8:08:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,018+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | 1/8/2007 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   The Stearns/Boucher Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill   H.R. 226, introduced by U.S. Representatives Cliff Stearns’ (R-Fla.) and Rich Boucher (D-Va.), would allow any person with a valid concealed firearm carrying permit or license, issued by a state, to carry a concealed firearm in any state, as follows: In states that issue concealed firearm permits, a state’s laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. In states that do not issue carry permits, a federal "bright-line" standard would permit carrying in places other than police stations; courthouses; public...
  • Important South Carolina CCW Reciprocity Legislation Introduced (RKBA Alert!)

    01/21/2007 9:11:45 AM PST · by BlueOneGolf · 20 replies · 2,693+ views
    The 117th South Carolina General Assembly has convened and pro-gun State Representative Greg Delleney (R-43) has introduced legislation to make South Carolina a straight recognition state for Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits. H 3212 would remove from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) the authority to arbitrarily determine which permits issued by other states will be recognized in South Carolina. Instead, H 3212 would mandate that ALL VALID OUT-OF-STATE RTC PERMITS be recognized in South Carolina. This legislation will not only greatly increase the number of permits issued by other states that will be honored in South Carolina, but will also...
  • Response From Senator George Allen Regarding S.3275 (50 State CCW)

    07/14/2006 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Jaxter · 25 replies · 610+ views
    Email | 7/13/2006 | Senator George Allen
    I recently sent an email message to Senator George Allen (R-VA) regarding S.3275, the legislation he sponsored that would force all 50 states and the District of Coulubia to recognize concealed carry permits from all other states. I basically requested that he not let this bill die in committee. Here's his response.. -------------------- Dear Jaxter: Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 3275, the Right to Carry Reciprocity Act. I appreciate your input and value the opportunity to respond. On May 26, 2006, I introduced with bi-partisan support S. 3275, the Right to Carry Reciprocity Act. This bill, which currently...
  • Senator leads effort to have Nebraska join others states

    02/13/2006 11:52:22 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 590+ views
    Fremont Tribune ^ | 2006/02/11 | Beverly J. Lydick
    Nebraska state senator, registered nurse, and twice the victim of crime, Jeanne M. Combs, 50, is no shy sister when it comes to LB454 - the Concealed Handgun Permit Act. The first-term senator from Milligan has made the bill her priority for the session and predicts it will become law. Such action would make Nebraska the 39th right-to-carry state and one of 47 states with some form of concealed carry, according to information provided through Combs' office by the National Rifle Association and its lobbying group, the Institute for Legislative Action. “I've been a crime victim twice, I've been stalked,...
  • 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...
  • The doomsday provision

    10/19/2005 4:33:09 PM PDT · by lancer · 6 replies · 561+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/19/05 | John Stossel
    Guns are dangerous. But myths are dangerous, too. Myths about guns are very dangerous, because they lead to bad laws. And bad laws kill people. "Don't tell me this bill will not make a difference," said President Clinton, who signed the Brady Bill into law. Sorry. Even the federal government can't say it has made a difference. The Centers for Disease Control did an extensive review of various types of gun control: waiting periods, registration and licensing, and bans on certain firearms. It found that the idea that gun control laws have reduced violent crime is simply a myth. I...
  • Thieves steal county executive's car (Gun grabbing democrat a victim of crime)

    12/22/2004 4:33:08 PM PST · by Missouri · 15 replies · 376+ views
    Thieves stole a car warming up in the driveway of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s home in Northwoods early today. Police said Dooley started the car and locked the doors when he stepped inside his home to get something he forgot about 8 a.m.
  • Why the 2nd amendment is so important (WARNING: Graphic lanquage in video)

    11/22/2004 7:18:05 PM PST · by fo0hzy · 16 replies · 1,888+ views
    WARNING: This video contains explicite language. I would have run him over.
  • New Hampshire Reforms Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License Rules

    11/02/2004 7:50:03 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 508+ views
    www.freestateproject.org ^ | October 31, 2004 | Evan Nappen
    The NH Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules approved new rules – now, someone with a valid license to carry from any state, not just their own home state, is eligible for a license in New Hampshire. (Before, only home state licensee's were eligible). Here is the link to the new "Chapter Saf-C 2100 Nonresident Pistol/Revolver License" rules: www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/saf-c2100.html For example: Florida offers a "shall issue" carry license to any U.S. citizen. With any one of those licenses anyone can get a New Hampshire carry license, even if one's home state does not issue (such as New Jersey). The application...
  • A NEW LOOK AT THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

    09/04/2004 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 37 replies · 1,335+ views
    http://steven.newton1.home.att.net/ ^ | 2003 | Steven J. Newton
    Being an old police chief, I have had the opportunity to meet many politicians and almost invariably they will question me regarding my opinion on the right of citizens to carry concealed weapons. When I state my position that I think it’s a good idea, we usually wind up in a heated discussion about the evils of guns and all the harm they do. I remember a Governor telling me that he could not believe any police chief would be for carrying weapons when so many police officers die every year from being shot.
  • Will there be another Terrorist attack?

    08/28/2004 10:13:21 PM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 20 replies · 2,126+ views
    GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    This alert is located at: http://www.gunownersalliance.com/OpShiloh-01.htm To freedom lovers everywhere, All those who believe that new terrorist acts similar to 9/11 won't touch them should delete this e-mail. That which I have to say does not apply to you, and I don't want to waste your time. Those of you still reading this know that most recently we have seen how militant radical Islamists swayed the elections in Spain using terror attacks on civilian train commuters. It worked. Spain elected a socialist president that promised to distance himself from America in our fight against terrorism. Never mind 9/11! Earlier in...
  • 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein!

    08/13/2004 10:38:17 AM PDT · by RabbiMermelstein · 15 replies · 893+ views
    GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 13 August 2003 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR CONTACTS IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE! PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE ALERT! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, CO, 80935-6441 Office: 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 13 August 2004 99% Recovery of Previous "Ask the Rabbi" Articles by R. Mermelstein! You are receiving this message because you requested our alerts. Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions near the bottom of the alert. Copyright © 2004 by Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted only if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. This alert is located at: http://www.gunownersalliance.com/Mermelstein-Good_Ending-01.htm Good news to all!...
  • Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein

    07/16/2004 8:21:21 AM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 1 replies · 852+ views
    http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com ^ | 16 July 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE. PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com e-mail: Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 16 July 2004 Keep Quiet or Walk Out - by Rabbi R. Mermelstein (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) Copyright © 2004 by Rabbi R. Mermelstein. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. If you have not heard the good news of late, Rabbi R. Mermelstein has agreed to answer a...
  • July 1 Marks Vast Improvements For Virginia Gun Laws

    07/04/2004 10:13:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,391+ views
    FAIRFAX, VA -- Virginia Right-to-Carry permit holders are no longer subject to the state’s one-gun-a-month restriction, thanks to a law effective July 1. Fifteen additional pro-gun laws go on the books helping to improve the Second Amendment rights of Virginians. All new statutes -- supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) -- were passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Mark Warner. "This has been a landmark year for the Second Amendment in the Commonwealth of Virginia," said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist. "Today Virginia’s law-abiding gun owners have more rights after strong support from the...
  • "ASK THE RABBI" by R. Mermelstein IS BACK!!!

    06/27/2004 8:47:22 PM PDT · by GunOwnersAlliance · 18 replies · 1,036+ views
    Gun Owners Alliance ^ | 27 June 2004 | Rabbi R. Mermelstein
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES ALIKE! DO NOT LET THIS ALERT DIE - PASS IT ON! GUN OWNERS ALLIANCE !!ALERT!! Chris W. Stark - Director P.O. Box 16441 Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80935-6441 Ph. 1-719-391-0943 http://www.GunOwnersAlliance.com e-mail: Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com 27 June 2004 ++++++++++++++++++ "ASK THE RABBI" by R. Mermelstein IS BACK!!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Subscribe/UnSubscribe instructions at the bottom of this alert) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Copyright © 2004 by R. Mermelstein and Gun Owners Alliance. Republication permitted ONLY if this e-mail alert is left intact in its original state. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear RKBA Friends and supporters, We Welcome an...
  • Right-to-carry guns is proven way to reduce the crime rate

    03/24/2004 10:06:10 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 33 replies · 13,131+ views
    theoaklandpress.com ^ | Mar 24, 2004 | NEIL MUNRO
    Right-to-carry guns is proven way to reduce the crime rate Web-posted Mar 24, 2004 Some Daily Oakland Press readers had mixed emotions last week when we reported a Farmington Hills woman had frightened away would-be robbers because she was legally carrying a gun. They praised us for printing the story, but wished we'd put it on the front page. It may be the first such local story we've printed or known of - and that was because the chief of police there wisely brought it to public attention. The successful threat of a weapon in the hands of a potential...
  • An Open Letter To Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

    03/17/2004 4:57:41 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 2 replies · 191+ views
    California My Home ^ | March 11th, 2004 | John Longenecker, Jr.
    The Honorable Arnold SchwarzeneggerGovernor of CaliforniaState Capitol BuildingSacramento, CA 95814 Honorable Governor Schwarzenegger: Congratulations on your success. I wish you, and us all, continued success in restoring California under your refreshing leadership. Welcome. Someday, I hope to meet you and shake your hand. I have appreciated your utter devotion over the years in your unrelenting adherence to your core beliefs, whether fitness, business or personal values. Governor, where violent crime is devouring our assets and resources, not only in fiscal costs in choking our systems, but in costs to our image at home and abroad as much as to...
  • Statistics don't support scary stories about concealed-carry

    03/05/2004 9:26:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 2,676+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Mar. 04, 2004 | DR. RONALD BRACE
    The Feb. 13 Point of View column by Dr. Greg Bachhuber -- "Concealed-carry laws place guns into hands of unskilled people" -- (and your newspaper's editorial as well) contains all the misinformation and mistrust that every opponent of concealed-carry believe. The problem is it just isn't true. The fact that concealed-carry laws have a 10-plus-year record that is open and available to the public in most states refutes the worries he expressed. The consensus is that at worst there is no harm done by these laws, and at best crime decreases, up to 8 percent in a few studies. Let's...
  • Doyle vows to veto concealed arms bill

    09/21/2003 9:11:55 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 15 replies · 394+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | September 19, 2003 | Steven Walters
    Gov. Jim Doyle said Friday he will not sign into law a bill legalizing concealed weapons that the Legislature is poised to pass - an announcement loudly applauded by more than 1,000 people at a Milwaukee luncheon that honored women. Concealed Weapons Bill State lawmakers are considering a concealed weapons bill that would:Allow Wisconsin residents who are 21 or older, have completed a 22-hour firearms training course and are not incompetent or drug dependent to carry concealed weapons with a permit.Prohibit permits from being issued to felons, people who have committed violent misdemeanors and others who are ineligible to possess...