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  • Open Carry at the Second Amendment Rally at D.C. 2 November, 2019

    11/10/2019 4:29:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry at the Second Amendment Rally at D.C. 2 November, 2019 At the Second Amendment rally on the second of November, 2019, two Second Amendment activists openly carried bananas in their holsters. They were making a significant point. On the public grounds of the nation's capitol, they were barred from bearing arms under the penalty of law. The law was enforced by armed agents of the government. The United States government was founded when the British government attempted to confiscate privately owned arms.  The United States government enshrined the right to keep and bear arms in the Bill of...
  • 2nd Amendment Activist Who Open Carried at MO Walmart, Accepts Plea

    11/08/2019 5:03:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( The youthful Second Amendment supporter who made national headlines has reached a plea deal with the Green County Prosecutor.  Dmitriy N. Andreychenko conducted his advocacy in a Missouri Walmart on 8 August, 2019, less than a week after a mass murder in an El Paso, Texas Walmart on 3 August, 2019.Andreychenko wore body armor, had an unloaded, slung AR-15 type rifle, and a loaded, holstered pistol. He took a shopping cart into the Walmart while videoing himself on his phone. Police arrested Dmitriy on a charge of a terrorist threat in the first degree. The prosecutor initially charged...
  • Man accused in terroristic threat inside a Springfield Walmart pleads guilty to amended charge

    11/02/2019 2:43:36 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 15 replies
    KYTV ^ | 11/01/2019 | KYTV
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Battlefield, Mo. man charged with making a terroristic threat at a south Springfield Walmart in August pleaded guilty to an amended charge. Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, pleaded guilty in a Greene County courtroom Friday to an amended charge of making a false report... "I am glad that the courts worked with me, that they had grace on me, everything worked out great," Andreychenko said after Friday's hearing. "I would just like to apologize to the community. I would never hurt anyone, and I'm sorry." A judge sentenced him to a 180 day suspended jail sentence, two years...
  • Georgia Carry & Phillip Evans WIN Five Year Legal Battle at Georgia Supreme Court

    10/22/2019 5:31:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Georgia Carry & Phillip Evans win Five Year Legal Battle at Supreme Court: Image: Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Multi-license GFDL, all CC-BY-SAArizona -( The road to restore Second Amendment rights in Georgia has been long and hard fought. Much has been regained through the legislature. Many of the infringements on the Second Amendment were imposed as part of the effort to keep freed blacks from enjoying their new rights as citizens.In 1868, in what was known as the “Camilla Massacre”, black marchers and their Republican supporters had defended themselves with firearms, even though several...
  • Open Carry Common at Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, 2019

    09/29/2019 5:09:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry of holstered pistols was commonly seen at the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Phoenix, Arizona, 21-23 September, 2019. The GRPC had an overflow crowd of over a thousand activists from around the nation. Many were standing in the back of the conference room, trying to find seats. It was the largest GRPC ever. There were numerous examples of holstered pistols in evidence. Open carry has become common and accepted in Arizona, as a result of Second Amendment activists in the state. In the 1990s, the open carry of holstered pistols was under attack in Arizona. During...
  • Open Carry Leads to Conversation on Freedom with a Chinese Immigrant

    09/20/2019 7:54:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry often leads to interesting conversations. An ethnic Chinese emigrant approached me as I was openly carrying, as I often do during my daily activities. I will not identify the woman, who is an acquaintance. The reasons will become obvious. She started by asking me if I had been dove hunting. I said I had. She asked if I had been successful. I said I had. It was the start to a conversation on geopolitics, an opening, a subtle approach to ask about gun control in the United States.The lady knows almost nothing about guns, United States gun laws,...
  • Open Carry at Walmart and Fry’s in Arizona: No One Asked to Leave

    09/18/2019 5:47:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    There is an ongoing thrust by the fanatical pushers for a disarmed population, to enlist corporate America to their cause. Understandably, corporate entities are uneasy about outright support for any political faction; come out strongly on one side or the other, you are potentially alienating 20-30 percent of your customers. The 50% that are not strongly engaged in politics are unlikely to respond. When it comes to Second Amendment issues, there are about 5 million NRA members and 100 million gun owners. There are about 30 million people that think owning a gun is immoral. The numbers game falls...
  • Homeowner Shoots And Kills 3 Masked Teens In Possible ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

    09/17/2019 12:46:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | September 17, 2019
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA. – The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting scene after responding to a shots fired call early Monday morning. On Monday, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call just after 4:00 AM at a home on White Oak Court in Conyers, Georgia. Upon arrival, RCSO deputies found three males with gunshot wounds and began administering first aid. Two males were transported to a local area hospital, where they were pronounced deceased from their injuries, while one was pronounced deceased at the shooting scene. The deceased suspects from the shooting have been...
  • Man Banned Nationwide After Openly Carrying In Walmart

    09/11/2019 10:54:00 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 105 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 10, 2019 | Colion Noir
    Recently Walmart banned a man from all of their stores' nationwide for open carrying in a Kentucky Walmart after someone called the police to say that an armed man was inside the store acting suspiciously. 7 minute video
  • Gun rights activists test Walmart request not to open-carry guns into store

    09/11/2019 12:06:28 AM PDT · by WWG1WWA · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | REBECCA KLAR
    Gun rights activists in Texas are testing Walmart’s request not to open-carry in stores by doing just that. David Amad, the vice president of Open Carry Texas, told The New York Times the 38,000 members of his group have openly carried their guns inside Walmart stores since the retailer announced last week it is “respectfully requesting” customers to no longer openly bring guns into its stores.
  • Walgreens, Wegmans, CVS ask customers not to open carry firearms in stores

    09/05/2019 12:34:28 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 145 replies ^ | 09/05/2019 | Jamie Dupree
    After Walmart and Kroger earlier this week urged customers not to openly carry firearms in their stores, drug store giants Walgreens and CVS, along with the Wegmans Food Markets announced Thursday that they were joining in making the same request, continuing a movement among major stores concerning gun violence. "We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials," Walgreens stated. "We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores,"...
  • Walmart Bans The Sale of Ammo & Open Carry

    09/05/2019 6:14:38 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 4, 2019 | Colion Noir
    Let me start by saying this, Walmart as a company is free to do whatever it wants to do. This doesn’t mean what it does can't be called stupid but they can do sell or not sell whatever they want. However, I will say if you’re going to virtue signal, don’t half-ass it.6 minute video.
  • Kroger joins Walmart in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in stores

    09/03/2019 5:07:40 PM PDT · by John W · 84 replies ^ | September 3, 2019 | Lauren Thomas
    Kroger on Tuesday followed Walmart in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in any of its stores, in states where “open carry” is allowed, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers. The announced changes come amid a wave of deadly shootings in the U.S., including two at Walmart stores this summer. Both companies are also calling on the government to strengthen background checks. “Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, said in an emailed statement. “We are also...
  • Terrorist Threat for MO Walmart Open Carry Rejected by Prosecutor

    08/17/2019 2:58:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Green County Prosecutor in Missouri refused to charge Dmitriy Andreychenco with terrorist threat in the first degree. The charge was made in the 2nd degree. Dmitriy was open carrying in a Walmart U.S.A. –-( At about 4:10 p.m. on 8 August, 2019 Dmitriy Andreychenco parked in the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, Missouri. He took an tactical ballistic vest out of the car, put it on, and slung a AR type rifle. He walked into the store. He was open carrying and testing his Second Amendment rights, as confirmed by his wife and his...
  • Springfield Walmart Open Carry of Rifle Becomes Panic Driven by Media Contagion

    08/13/2019 2:29:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 107 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 4:10 p.m. on 8 August 2019, Dmitriy Andreychenco walked into the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield, Missouri. He had a slung AR-type rifle and was wearing a T-shirt and tactical vest. He obtained a shopping cart and was videoing himself on a cell phone while pushing the cart through the store. He did not threaten anyone, point the rifle at anyone, or make any threats that are known at this time.A manager at the store pulled the store alarm, causing a panic while customers evacuated the store. Dmitriy evacuated with the other customers. As he left the store,...
  • Is Open Carry Becoming More Common? Should It? (Vanity)

    07/13/2019 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 133 replies
    myself ^ | 7-13-19 | me
    I live in Missouri. We have Constitutional Carry laws here so I can carry any way I wish. I used to not be a fan of open carry. I felt like the bad guy is always going to take out the person who visibly has a gun. Also I felt like open carriers were "showing off". Now I'm starting to feel differently. I usually tuck in my shirt but don't like IWB holsters. I can simply get to the gun easily if I wish to from my simple but effective Bulldog belt holster. Is open carrying becoming more common? Do...
  • PA Supreme Court: Unconstitutional to ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ For Firearms

    06/02/2019 2:01:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Fireams Policy Coallition ^ | 31 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    HARRISBURG, PA (May 31, 2019) -- Today, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court issued a significant 53-page majority opinion in the criminal appeal of Commonwealth v. Hicks. Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) filed an important coalition amicus brief cited by the Court supporting Hicks in December of 2017, alongside Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and seven Members of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. The Court’s decision, concurring opinions, and the FPC/FPF amicus brief can be viewed at At issue was whether someone’s carrying of a firearm could be used as reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct, and thus justification...
  • Lawyer Files Lawsuit to Restore Virginia Veteran’s Gun Rights

    04/12/2019 9:14:10 AM PDT · by Moseley · 12 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | April 12, 2019 | Jose Nino
    BLP recently covered how a disabled veteran, Jon Wolff, was arrested for open carrying a BB gun. Now, his legal representative Jonathon Moseley is dialing up the pressure with a complaint that he filed on April 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. This complaint was filed in response to Wolff’s arrest for “merely holding a B.B. gun down by his leg, upside down with the trigger hanging down near the ground.” The veteran held the long-gun shaped B.B. along the front tip so that it was hanging down to the group. He then proceeded...
  • The Latest Scheme to Turn Gun Owners into Criminals

    04/01/2019 4:02:48 AM PDT · by Moseley · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Gun-owners, they are coming: on March 21, a Fredericksburg man was prosecuted and convicted of the misdemeanor crime of merely holding a B.B. gun in public. I know because I was in the trial, as the attorney defending Mr. Wolff. The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms. However, gun control activists are trying to criminalize gun ownership. Their next step is that you are a criminal if you take a gun out in public. If they have to let you own a gun, you can't ever take it out of its case. Liberals continue to try...
  • Sen. Chase wears handgun to podium to present bills in committee

    01/18/2019 6:07:15 PM PST · by topfile · 41 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Jan 15 2919 | Patrick Wilson
    It’s not just her bills that are sparking attention. State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, generated buzz on Tuesday by presenting them while wearing her .38-caliber revolver in a custom-made holster. The first-term senator — a fan of government transparency and opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment — said she wore the gun following an incident Monday in which Capitol Police were called after immigration-rights supporters confronted Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun. Chase said she always carries her gun in concealed fashion but decided Tuesday was a good day to carry openly when she presented her bills in the Senate Privileges and...