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  • With Virginia Becoming A Liberal Hellhole, A Familiar Anti-Gun Face Says

    12/09/2018 12:27:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    <p>For Republicans in Virginia, it’s time to face facts. We’re slowly becoming Maryland. Yes, we may have a Republican state legislature, but majorities in both houses hang by a thread. The Northern Virginia suburbs, where I live, are chock full of insufferable liberals who drive the direction of the whole state. The days of this state going to the GOP are over. The Obamaites infested the Old Dominion and never left. The next gubernatorial election is not until 2021, but we already have one anti-gun voice that says he’s in: state Attorney General Mark Herring.</p>
  • MI: Appellate Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Right to Carry at DeVos Place

    12/05/2018 5:23:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 December,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO) were manning a booth they had rented in the DeVos Place Convention Center. They were openly carrying holstered pistols, which has never been against the law in Michigan, except for a small number of restricted areas. While people with concealed carry permits may not carry a concealed firearm into a school, they may openly carry a holstered pistol in Michigan.  They can openly carry holstered pistols into the State Capitol.On Friday, May 26, 2017, Judge Joseph Rossi of the Kent County Circuit found for...
  • Study: Concealed carry firearms owners have a 94% success rate stopping potential mass shooters

    11/27/2018 6:33:19 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/27/18 | USA Features
    Facts: A new study of FBI data found just the opposite. A report by Jacob Paulsen at ConcealedCarry.com found that in 94 percent of cases, armed citizens successfully intervene during what the bureau calls “active shooter events,” which is defined by the FBI as, “One or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Paulsen notes that the FBI has published three reports that detail active shooter events between 2000 and 2017. The first covers event between 2000-2013; the second from 2014-2015; and the third from 2016-2017. “They manually search for and include...
  • Illinois vote to allow armed teachers fails

    11/20/2018 6:02:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Should we be allowing trained teachers in public schools to be armed in the event of a mass shooting? The debate continues in districts around the country, but in Illinois, at least for the time being, it’s over. The choice was put to a vote at the Illinois Association of School Boards and the idea of arming teachers was rejected. It was, however, at least a relatively close vote. A proposal to arm Illinois teachers with guns failed Saturday. Supporters of the move say it could keep students safe from school violence, but opponents say there has to be another...
  • Concealed carry permits in DC go BOOM as unconstitutional ‘good reason’ mandate is removed

    11/16/2018 5:03:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | November 16, 2018 | National Sentinel
    (National Sentinel) Self-Defense: Most reasonable people understand that it is entirely unreasonable for authorities to require persons to come up with a “good reason” why they want to use the best available means — a firearm — to defend themselves. Not only is it a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but the desire to protect yourself from harm is also an instinct in the vast majority of people that needs no explanation, validation, or proof. Yet nearly every major American city is run by Left-wing Democrats who believe that your right to self-defense is a matter for them...
  • 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...
  • 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!