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  • TED CRUZ CHASED OUT OF DC RESTAURANT BY ANTI-KAVANAUGH PROTESTERS

    09/24/2018 7:38:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 177 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:29 PM 09/24/2018 | Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor
    Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz was chased out of a DC restaurant by protesters on Monday night, according to a video posted on Twitter. The video was posted by “Smash Racism DC” and shows a large group of protesters chanting “We believe survivors” in reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sen. Cruz appeared to be with his wife, Heidi Cruz. One video shows a protester confronting Sen. Cruz and his wife as they entered the restaurant. Sen. Cruz tells the woman “God bless you” as his wife took a seat at restaurant table. After the...
  • 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 NBCchicago.com 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 chicagosuntimes.com: 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 gunowner praised for joining cops in shootout with suspect near I-55

    09/14/2018 3:35:36 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 55 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 sept 2018
    A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said. Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was shot four times during the encounter near the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue during the evening rush hour, but it might have been worse if the armed citizen hadn’t stepped in, officials said. “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he also engaged in...
  • New Study: 17.25 million concealed handgun permits, biggest increases for women and minorities

    08/23/2018 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Despite the expectations of many after the 2016 elections, the number of concealed handgun permits has again increased. In 2018, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 17.25 million - a 273% increase since 2007. 7.14% of American adults have permits. Unlike surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer some personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really "hard data" that we have on gun ownership across the United States. Still, an even larger number of people carry because in 14 states people don’t need a permit to carry in all or...
  • Graduate assistant's syllabus restricted students with concealed guns (T)

    08/22/2018 10:01:55 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 16 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 21, 2018 | Courtney Tanner
    A graduate assistant at the University of Utah has been reassigned from teaching a class this semester after handing out a syllabus that said bringing a concealed carry gun to class “is absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior” and that any of her students who have one — even if permitted — would be forced to stand in a “3x3 taped square” in the back of the classroom. “This zone also does not include a desk, because desks are reserved for students who respect the personal and psychological safety of their classmates and instructor,” reads a copy of the course outline.
  • Adam Putnam’s Agency Raised Concerns It Couldn’t Keep Up With Surge In Weapons Permits

    07/25/2018 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Tim ^ | July 25, 2018 | Steve Contorno
    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's agency told lawmakers in September that the record surge in requests for concealed weapons permits was one of his agency's "chief ongoing concerns." Equipment used to process weapons permits and other licenses was "redundant," inefficient and outdated, leading to higher costs and "greater operational risk." A $13.3 million fix was needed to meet demand, his agency said in a 2017 budget request. That blunt assessment, previously unreported, conflicts with how Putnam has characterized the concealed weapons program amid reports his department mishandled applications for licenses. When the Tampa Bay Times first reported last month that...
  • Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools ( Colorado )

    07/10/2018 3:58:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 8, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    'Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can't we live protecting our students?' In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A number of states have allowed teachers to carry firearms in schools for years and provide some insight into how such programs work in practice and what motivates teachers who want to be armed. In Colorado, local school districts have the authority to but are not required to...
  • Man goes behind counter, punches George Webb worker, video shows

    07/07/2018 6:35:24 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    WISN NEWS ^ | 6 July 2018
    "I thank God that the one waitress had a concealed carry and pulled out her gun. I shudder to think what might have happened had she not been able to do that. What this guy would've done," Donovan said. Another worker, who pulled out a gun and pointed it at the man to get him away from the victim, has quit
  • Training as a Teacher to Carry a Firearm in School (FASTER: Colorado )

    07/06/2018 5:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 5, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    FASTER Colorado's active shooter training for teachers. Last week I went through the training many of the teachers who are authorized to carry a gun in Colorado schools go through. In the wake of the devastating school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Tex., many different solutions have been proposed for how to stop or at least curb the violence inflicted by active shooters. Among the most prominent solutions—thanks in large part to President Trump's advocacy—is arming teachers. Most, however, don't understand how arming teachers works in person or that a number of states already allow certain teachers to...
  • "Multiple people killed by gunman in Maryland newsroom"

    06/28/2018 12:14:21 PM PDT · by pabianice · 478 replies
    Fox News Live | 6/28/18 | Smith
    Shooter is in custody. Developing...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • Gunman Wounds 2, is Fatally Shot by Bystander at Walmart Store

    06/18/2018 6:31:04 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/18/18 | CBS News
    TUMWATER, Wash. -- A gunman wounded a teenager during a carjacking and shot a man during a carjacking attempt Sunday before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle. The Walmart is in Tumwater, some 65 miles south of Seattle.
  • Man identified as Louie's shooter had posted as ... being 'under hardcore demonic attack'

    05/25/2018 9:34:33 AM PDT · by gwjack · 51 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    A man who police say shot three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot and killed himself posted videos on YouTube in which he said he was under demonic attack. In a video dated April 27, Alexander Tilghman sits alone in a room and speaks directly to a camera, saying his life is in danger and he is under "hardcore demonic attack." Tilghman says he constantly hears cracks and booms throughout the house. He asks for "real people" to get in contact with him. In a comment on the video, Tilghman pleads for help. "i have given up...
  • WOW! Video: Woman with concealed carry saves the day

    05/12/2018 2:26:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 108 replies
    Click the link. Great video!
  • 2 Shots fired inside capital basement

    04/26/2018 8:17:27 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 38 replies
    Facebook Live ^ | Abigail Ogle
    3 shots fired by armed security guard in basement restroom? Occurred Tuesday, apparently unrelated to gun legislation passed today at Oklahoma State Capitol building
  • Oklahoma House passes 'Constitutional Carry' gun bill

    04/26/2018 2:13:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    The Senate is expected to decide on the bill by next week, the representative said, adding that he thinks the chances of it passing are “pretty good.”...If passed, it will be presented to Gov. Mary Fallin for a signature. Stone said he doesn’t expect Fallin to veto the bill.
  • Personal Defense Concealed Revolvers

    04/24/2018 6:01:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/24/2018 | J Hines
    In the modern day gun world the semi-auto pistols have a huge hold of the market for self-defense guns. But concealed carry revolvers can still hold their own for personal defense. Revolvers can be a strong choice for concealed carry, as they’re reliable and easy to use. Not everyone is a fan of a small semi-auto for concealed carry. However, there is a large fan base of shooters that will only look to revolvers for concealed carry. If you’re in this group and interested in carrying a revolver for CCW, read on of the pros and con and see our...
  • Some cases in the last month of concealed carry permit holders stopping attacks

    04/23/2018 8:31:00 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    The cases we collected here are only of defensive gun uses in public places by people who were legally carrying.
  • Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law

    04/22/2018 6:39:16 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 111 replies
    Messenger-Inquirer ^ | 04/20/2018 | Tom Jackman
    The nation's police chiefs are rising up against another conservative crime-fighting initiative, sending a letter to leaders of Congress on Thursday opposing a bill that would allow gun owners with concealed-carry permits in one state to carry their concealed weapons in all 50 states. The letter from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, representing 18,000 police departments across the United States, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans targets the "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," which passed the House in December and is now assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The letter is endorsed by 473 police officials from 39 states,...
  • Dad calls toddler the ‘bravest, strongest human’ after a vicious attack by pit bulls

    04/16/2018 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 91 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aprill 11, 2018 | Josh Magness
    Dustin Guess was working outside on a hog fence Thursday morning, he says, when two pit bulls began their attack. But the two adult dogs — one male and one female — weren’t going after the man from West Fork, Arkansas. Instead, they were targeting Guess’ 4-year-old son, Matthew, according to Fox6. The female pit bull sunk its teeth into Matthew’s legs and started to drag him, police say, while the male dog attacked the toddler’s face. Guess told KNWA that he started to sprint toward his son with the hopes of separating him from the two vicious dogs. It’s...