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  • The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report...or Get Completely Wrong

    04/17/2019 11:14:40 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 15, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Did you hear about this case? A man went into a dentist’s office, killed a woman, and took aim at others before being wounded by a concealed handgun permit holder. “He raised a gun to shoot me,” said dental hygienist Sabrina Steal.
  • Good girl with a gun kills scumbag … Winning! (Brazil)

    03/28/2019 6:22:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | March 27, 2019 | Unattributed
    Surveillance footage released today from a dark, empty street in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows a suspect pulling over his vehicle, getting out and aggressively approaching a woman. The woman, who turned out to be an off-duty police officer, pulls out her gun and shoots the criminal, who died at the scene.
  • Arkansas State Senator Is Wrong About Stand Your Ground Legislation. Here's Why.

    03/16/2019 2:38:34 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 12, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Arkansas state Senator Stephanie Flowers captivated the international news media with her fiery attack on “Stand Your Ground” legislation, which guarantees the right to defend oneself without retreating as far as possible. Author Joyce Carol Oates took inspiration from Flowers’ comments, lauding her as “astonishing/courageous.” Actress Sarah Silverman hailed her as a “hero,” saying that her “face should be on money.”
  • Nikki Fried Turning Florida’s Concealed Weapon Permit System Into a Bureaucratic Nightmare

    03/07/2019 9:22:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 5 Mar, 2019 | Luis Valdes
    Florida’s newly-elected Democrat Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nikki Fried, oversees the issuance of concealed carry permits in the state. During her campaign, she vowed to use her office to crack down on guns in every way possible. I figured that meant that she’d accomplish that through creative interpretation and application of the laws concerning concealed carry in the Sunshine State. Since taking office, she has added some well-known anti-gun individuals to her staff. Folks like Fred Guttenberg and Mary Barzee Flores. Now, a fellow Florida gun owner I know (who wishes to remain anonymous) is facing some of...
  • Kentucky House: The Second Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/01/2019 5:05:14 PM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 3/1/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The Kentucky House of Representatives passed legislation Friday to eliminate the state’s requirement to obtain a permit in order to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 60-37. Breitbart News reported that the Senate passed the same legislation in mid-February by a vote of 29-8. The Hill reports that the legislation would allow law-abiding Kentuckians 21-years-old and older to carry a gun for self-defense without first getting documentation from the state. Permits would still be available, for those who want the reciprocity benefits, but they would not be required for the purposes...
  • Aurora shooter Gary Martin passed 2 gun background checks despite felony conviction

    02/25/2019 10:11:40 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    The disgruntled worker who killed five people in Aurora, Ill., last week after being fired had passed two gun background checks five years ago, despite a criminal record that should have prevented him from possessing a firearm, Fox News has found.
  • Police: Armed Citizen Kills Suspect Who Pulls Gun in Family Dollar

    01/30/2019 8:44:43 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/30/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Police indicate an armed citizen killed a would-be robber who put his gun in the face of a Family Dollar employee in DeKalb County, Georgia. The incident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning; the suspect pointed a gun at the store’s clerk, 11 Alive reports. An armed customer in another part of the store heard what was happening, moved toward the suspect, and shot him multiple times. The suspect died in the store:
  • Ed Burke Jr., son of beleaguered alderman, was charged with domestic battery .. case dropped

    01/26/2019 12:49:04 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Gregory Prat
    Edward Burke Jr. was arrested at his home in Winnetka after a family member told police he pushed her and authorities reported finding him “highly intoxicated” and “belligerent.” But by the end of the next business day, the domestic battery charge had been dropped. The swift reversal occurred after the accused man — the son of Edward Burke, Chicago’s longest-serving alderman who is now charged with attempted extortion — managed to get his case before a Cook County judge, apparently without the assistance of an attorney and despite the fact he wasn’t due in court for another week. The arrest...
  • Problems with Pittsburgh's proposed gun control ordinance

    01/24/2019 2:29:45 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | January 15, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.
  • Walther CCP M2

    01/21/2019 10:34:59 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 43 replies
    none ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | self
    Any Walther CCP M2 owners out there willing to provide a review? Wife is considering it as her CCW gun. She has a elbow injury that reduces her hand strength. This was the only 9mm she could rack comfortably. She does not like the feel of Glocks. She did like Sig but can only manage the .380 pocket pistols. Revolvers will only be considered if there is no pistol that meets her needs. Her work area is starting to get rough but until the doctor's office moves (she is the office manager), she really needs to carry.
  • NH Voices -- John R. Lott, Jr.: The State House is safer with guns

    01/06/2019 1:28:14 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 2, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    One wonders how Democrats in the New Hampshire State House ever go to restaurants or movie theaters or grocery stores. But as they move to ban House members from carrying concealed handguns, Democrats worry, despite all evidence to the contrary, that there is a real danger to letting people keep continue carrying guns.
  • LOTT: Trump Administration’s Report On School Safety Passes — For Government Work

    12/29/2018 3:55:24 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The “Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety” — signed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was released Tuesday afternoon, and it contained findings that may please both sides of the gun control debate. Unfortunately, the report will do little to improve school safety.
  • The risks of a gun-free Capitol

    12/19/2018 3:37:53 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Letting legislators bring guns onto the U.S. Capitol grounds or into their offices hasn’t been a problem for 242 years. But Democrats are now promising to end that practice when they retake control of the House of Representatives next month.
  • New Study Shows no Relationship Between CCW, Homicide or Violent Crime

    12/17/2018 6:30:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A new study of violent crime and concealed carry law found no correlation between them. The study compared homicide and violent crime at the state level with changes in concealed carry law over a 30 year period, from 1986 to 2015. During this period there where large changes in the laws regulating the carry of concealed weapons. From the study: Results During the study period, all states moved to adopt some form of concealed-carry legislation, with a trend toward less restrictive legislation. After adjusting for state and year, there was no significant association between shifts from restrictive to nonrestrictive...
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • FL:NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer fires back at Nikki Fried

    10/27/2018 8:08:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 26 October, 2018 | New Service of Florida
    National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer this week sent out a blistering critique of Democratic Agriculture-Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried, who opened October by saying she would curtail Hammer’s access to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Hammer’s Monday statement to members of the NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida labeled Fried an “anti-gun extremist who will eliminate our freedoms.” The lobbyist also reaffirmed the NRA’s endorsement of Republican Matt Caldwell to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. In addition, Hammer pointed out that Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael...
  • Armed Teen Demands Sex From Woman In Walmart, Concealed Carry Holder Saves The Day

    09/19/2018 7:10:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andrew Mark Miller
    What’s the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun? A good guy with a gun. If you’re in trouble and your life is in danger who do you want nearby? Do you want someone who legally carries a firearm or would you prefer to not defend yourself? Odds are that your first instinct will be to call the police (good guys with guns) but that’s not always enough. Sometimes, the police can’t get there in time. What do you do then? A bad guy with a knife tried to force himself on a woman in a Florida...
  • IL: Private Pistol Packer Praised for Participation in Police Gunfight

    09/17/2018 5:18:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from On Thursday, about 5 p.m., 13 September, of 2018, police in Cicero, Illinois engaged in a gunfight with a suspect after a traffic stop. One officer was hit four times.  A legally armed citizen came to the aid of the police and engaged the suspect. The suspect was hit once and taken into custody.  From The suspect kept running and shooting at the officers as Duarte and his partner returned fire, officials said. That’s when someone sitting in traffic on Cicero Avenue got out of his car and began shooting at the suspect as well,...
  • Licensed gun owner aids Cicero cops in shootout with suspect; 1 officer injured

    09/15/2018 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Main Street · 19 replies
    fox5ny ^ | Sep 14 2018 | Fox News
    A licensed gun owner was hailed Thursday for his role in helping police in suburban Chicago stop a suspect who was firing an automatic weapon, officials said. Officials commended the unnamed civilian for his actions as they stood outside a hospital where Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was undergoing surgery for four gunshot wounds suffered during the shootout, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there’s who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he’s also engaged in gunfire,” said Cicero police Superintendent Jerry Chlada Jr. Image Gallery 3 PHOTOS Cicero police Officer...
  • New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

    08/21/2018 10:21:26 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    The number of permits to carry concealed weapons in the U.S. has jumped to more than 17.25 million this year, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. That’s an increase of 890,000 since last year, according to the gun advocacy research group, which has found that the growth in permits has been continuous over the years.