Posted: September 23, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Atlanta, Burglary, Gun, Home invasion, Self-defense, WSB-TV
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Police are hoping someone can help identify two home invaders. They were caught on camera as a woman in the house shot at them.
“She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,” Cpl. Deon Washington with the Gwinnett County Police Department told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr.
Surveillance video from inside the home shows the Gwinnett County woman rush from her bedroom and then unloads all her bullets on the three men who kicked in her front door.
The woman is a local restaurant manager who was staying in a housemate’s Spring Drive home for work-related reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 21, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Humor, Politics, Self Defense, Terrorism | Tags: Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, California Democratic Party, Congress, Elizabeth Warren, firearms, GOP, Gun control, Guns, Islamism, Orlando Shooting, Parody, satire, Self-defense, Senate
Posted: January 13, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Allegheny County Jail, Armed Robbery, Chicago, Civil Rights, Conceal Carry, Concealed carry in the United States, Crime Stoppers, Gun laws, Gun rights, Jeffrey Manor, Parable of the Good Samaritan, Robbery, Self-defense, South Side, T-Mobile
Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
“I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee.”
— Neil Tadros, store manager
The T-Mobile store in the 2000-block of East 95th St. was left riddled with bullet holes. If not for the employee carrying a weapon with a concealed carry license, the manager of the store says he might be telling a different story.
“I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee,” said Neil Tadros, store manager.
“One employee ran to the back to call for help while the other pulled out his own gun and fired at the two suspects. He hit one of them in the groin and the arm, and the other in the abdomen and the arm.”
He says two men entered the store and acted like they were shopping for phones for a few minutes, then pulled out guns.
One employee ran to the back to call for help while the other pulled out his own gun and fired at the two suspects. He hit one of them in the groin and the arm, and the other in the abdomen and the arm. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 27, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Attempted Shooting, Brandon Johnson, Conceal Carry, Craigslist, Daily Caller, Detroit, Gun rights, Guns, Michigan, Self-defense, United States
The Christmas season was a bad time to be a criminal near a person with a weapon.
David Hookstead writes: There were a total of four incidents involving a person using a gun to stop a crime or other life-threatening incident between December 22 and December 26, according to a list compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Brandon Johnson was shot and killed after attempting to rob two men looking to buy a vehicle in Gary, Indiana during a Craigslist scam. Johnson’s girlfriend was also shot in the thigh but is expected to survive, according to the Washington Times. The shooter, who is from Illinois, told police that when he arrived to make the Craigslist purchase Johnson instead pulled a gun resulting in the shooter pulling out his own weapon to defend his life.
A criminal attempted to hold up Captain Max Seafood in Miramar, Florida. Except the robber didn’t get very far into his plan because an employee pulled out a gun and killed the suspect, according to NBC Miami. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 16, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense, Terrorism | Tags: 1st Amendment, ABC News, AR-15, Assault weapon, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Federal Assault Weapons Ban, Gallup (company), Gun control, Gun rights, Hillary Clinton, New York City, Percentage point, Self-defense, The New York Times, United States
Federalist Staff: A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that support for an assault weapons ban is dropping. Fifty-three percent of Americans who were surveyed say they oppose such a ban, the highest amount of opposition to the ban ever recorded. Only 45 percent thought banning assault weapons was a good idea—a significant drop from the 56 percent who supported it in 2013 and 80 percent who supported it in 1994.
“Only 45 percent thought banning assault weapons was a good idea—a significant drop from the 56 percent who supported it in 2013 and 80 percent who supported it in 1994.”
The poll also found that most Americans—77 percent of those surveyed—don’t think the government can successfully thwart lone-wolf terrorist attacks. In fact, only 22 percent said they were confident that the government could stop a lone-wolf attack, while 43 percent thought the government could stop a larger-scale attack.
“The poll also found that most Americans—77 percent of those surveyed—don’t think the government can successfully thwart lone-wolf terrorist attacks.”
Of those surveyed, 42 percent thought stricter gun control was the best response to terrorism, while 47 percent disagreed. As Joe Perticone of IJReview pointed out, it seems that as confidence in the government’s ability to stop terrorism wanes…(read more)
Posted: December 11, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Self Defense, White House | Tags: 2nd amendment, AR-15, Assault weapon, Bernie Sanders, Civil Rights, Donald Trump, Gallup (company), Gun Ban, Gun control, Percentage, Percentage point, Republican Party (United States), Self-defense, United States
AWR Hawkins reports: According to NYU political scientist Patrick Egan, the opposition to such a ban is up 16 percentage points from the numbers seen in 2011. Moreover, support for an “assault weapons” ban is down 19 percent. On January 15-19, 2011 Americans polled at 63 percent in favor of a ban and 34 against. On December 4-8, 2015, American polled only 44 percent in favor of such a ban, with 50 percent polling in opposition.
The real swing in numbers can be seen by contrasting the latest figures with the first poll NYT took on the topic during January 2-3, 1995. At that time support for a ban was at 67 percent, while opposition to a ban was at 27 percent.
These numbers square with a post-San Bernardino Breitbart News report showing that AR-15 sales have been skyrocketing since the December 2 San Bernardino attack….(read more)
Posted: December 1, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Background check, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fingerprint, firearms, Gun Stores, Job Growth, Law enforcement agency, Next Generation Identification, Self-defense, United States
Nick Penzenstadler reports: More Americans had their backgrounds checked purchasing guns on Black Friday than any day in the on record, according to data released by the FBI this week.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, one of the largest retail sales days in the country.
“This was an approximate 5% increase over the 175,754 received on Black Friday 2014,” wrote Stephen Fischer, the FBI’s chief of multimedia productions. “The previous high for receipts were the 177,170 received on 12/21/2012.”
Previous spikes for background checks, conducted before a gun buyer can obtain a firearm, occurred after prominent mass shootings, like in December 2012 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 4, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Law & Justice, Politics, Self Defense, White House | Tags: Background check, Barack Obama, Bloomberg Television, CBS, Civil liberties, Civil Rights, Democratic Party (United States), Electronic Frontier Foundation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gun Control. Gun Laws, Gun rights, Gun Stores. Gun Sales, Hillary Clinton, Second Amendment, Self-defense
Gun Sales Set Record for Sixth Month in a Row
Stephen Gutowski reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of October, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the sixth month in a row.
“Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the best gun salespeople on the planet. The more they scream for new gun control laws the more guns walk off the shelves at gun stores. To quote the lyrics of Peter, Paul and Mary, ‘When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.’”
— Alan Gottlieb, the head of the Second Amendment Foundation.
The FBI’s National Instant Background Check System processed 1,976,759 firearms related checks in October. That is a 373,290 increase in checks over last year and a new record for the month. It also makes October the sixth consecutive month to see a record number of checks….(read more)
Source: Washington Free Beacon
Posted: October 20, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Global, Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Armed Robbery, Civil Rights, Gun control, Gun violence, homicide, Left Wing Propaganda, Murder Rates, Progressivism, Second Amendment, Self-defense, Switzerland
Posted: October 12, 2015 Filed under: Politics, Self Defense, White House | Tags: 2nd amendment, Chuck Schumer, Civil Rights, Democrats, failure, Government Overreach, Gun control, Gun rights, media, Mental health, news, Opportunism, propaganda, Regulations, Ron Wyden, Self-defense, Tyranny
Rallying around three theatrical ‘principles of action,’ the group proposed laws to close imaginary ‘loopholes’, try to expand invasive background databases to create additional burdens for understaffed law enforcement agencies, ignore meaningful mental health legislation reform, and try to think up new ways to harass law-abiding citizens with pointless regulatory efforts that they admit has no hope of saving lives, or surviving challenges in the courts, but is aimed at pacifying their base of control-craving, gun-hating, feeble-minded, anti-democratic, highly-emotional low-information voters.
Philip Wegmann reports: In the week after the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., Senate Democrats gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand stricter gun control and unveil their comprehensive policy package to achieve it.
“If Obama and gun control advocates were serious, they would address the underlying issue of America’s broken mental health system,” Cox said in a statement. “Instead, they push gun control initiatives that would not have prevented any of the tragedies they seek to exploit.”
Frustrated by the inaction of Republicans and hamstrung by a lack of votes, the group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats sought to spark debate by appealing directly to the public.
“The roll call of American gun tragedies is already far too long,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. “The victims and their families deserve better than a Congress that shrugs its shoulder and waits for the next tragedy.”
Rallying around three “principles of action,” the group proposed laws to close background check loopholes, expand background databases, and crack down on illegal gun sales.
Numerically virtually impossible to pass in the Republican-controlled House, gun control legislation also faces an uphill battle in the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 9, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Self Defense, War Room, White House | Tags: American Thinker, Anti-Defamation League, Antisemitism, Ben Carson, Civil Rights, Flags of the Confederate States of America, Gun control, Human rights, Israel, Jonathan Greenblatt, Nazi salute, Nazism, propaganda, Self-defense, Smear Campaign, The Holocaust, Time Magazine, United States
BEN CARSON IS RIGHT: YES, JEWS SHOULD HAVE HAD GUNS IN THE HOLOCAUST
Anyone who would deny such people guns because ‘it wouldn’t have mattered anyway’ ought to be cut off from the class of decent human beings.
Ben Shapiro writes: On Thursday, Republican 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson stated on CNN that the Holocaust would have been less likely had Jews been armed.
In his new book, A More Perfect Union, Carson contends, “Through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.” He defended that argument on national television, explaining, “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.”
“The Nazi genocide against Jews relied on two factors: a population that, understandably, believed no sane or rational force on the planet, let alone the highly civilized Germans, would systematically murder civilians for no discernable purpose; and disarming that population before they could recognize the truth. Gun control had a long history in Germany long before the Holocaust.”
The media cynically objected to Carson’s language. Good Morning America labeled Carson’s comments “bizarre.” Politico accused Carson of “linking Hitler to gun control” – a ridiculous notion, given that Hitler is the one who linked Hitler with gun control.
“Just because the Nazis shot those who tried to resist them with armed force does not mean that Jews should not have had the ability to fight the Nazis. It is difficult to think of a more evil argument than the argument that you will undoubtedly be killed whether or not you have a gun, so we might as well remove your ability to defend your life.”
The media quickly ran to its leftist allies in the Anti-Defamation League, a longtime opponent of gun rights. “Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitler’s gun-control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate,” National Director Jonathan Greenblatt told Yahoo! News. “The small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state.”
“Defending your own life is a basic human right. Jews are human beings, even if the media would hope to treat them as less than that. Ask any Holocaust survivor whether they would, in retrospect, have preferred to have a gun rather than being forced at gunpoint onto a train and then into Auschwitz, separated from their soon-to-be-gassed families, and then forced into starvation for years.”
Well, of course the “small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews” wouldn’t have prevented the Holocaust. That was the entire goal of prohibiting Jews from owning firearms over the course of years….
[Read the full text here, at Breitbart.com]
…In 1933, upon Hitler’s assumption of power, “non-Nazis throughout Germany were disarmed as ‘Communists,’” according to legal scholar Stephen Halbrook; simultaneously, Nazis were armed. The Nazis banned ownership of any “military” firearms by non-Nazi civilians, but naturally put special emphasis on seizing any guns from Jews. Handgun importation was banned.
“The argument against Carson has serious real-world consequences that extend beyond the argument against domestic gun seizures.”
Finally, in 1938, the Nazis enacted the Weapons Law, which banned weapons ownership without a license, just like the 1928 law; the law itself did not explicitly deny licenses to Jews. But the law did ban Jews from firearms businesses, and further required full government-available records of all gun sales. After Kristallnacht, the Nazis utilized the law to ban guns from all Jews after utilizing the media to blame “armed Jews” for unrest…
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…German Jewish leadership said that any failure to comply would only drive more brutality. This strategy, needless to say, led to catastrophe.
Nonetheless, the media continue to lay out arguments that Carson was wrong, and that presumably, the Jews should have avoided guns even as the Germans came for their children. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 8, 2015 Filed under: Economics, Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Americans, Barack Obama, Conceal Carry, Daniel Hamermesh, Gun rights, Self-defense, Texas, The Daily Caller, University of Texas, UT
‘My perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me’
Source: The Daily Caller
Posted: October 7, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Law & Justice, Politics, Self Defense | Tags: 2nd amendment, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Gun control, Gun laws, Gun rights, Hillary Clinton, NRA, Private Security, Secret Service, Self-defense
Posted: October 6, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense, Think Tank, White House | Tags: 2nd amendment, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Freedom of religion, Gun control, Gun Debate, Gun rights, Mass murder, Oregon Shooting, Self-defense, United States, White House
This is one of the more insightful essays from a non-conservative writer about conservative gun owners we’ve seen all year. A refreshing sight. It’s unfortunate that the irrational, anti-democratic, reactionary urge for massive government control by the increasingly radical anti-gun left–and the increasingly irritable impatience of the strident pro-gun right (of which I proudly belong) predictably leaves little room for any hope of mutual respect. Sophia Raday’s article is a step in the right direction, exposing and addressing the false accusation of heartlessness. For this alone, conservatives should be grateful.
Perhaps Raday unnecessarily mythologizes the protective instincts of conservative gun owners. And needlessly refers to Hollywood stereotypes about Good and Evil that trivialize the subject. But her main points are well-reasoned, and valid. I’d prefer the word ‘realist‘, than pessimist, myself. But these are minor disagreements. Maybe pessimist is the right word. To her credit, Sophia Raday’s effort hints at an under-explored potential for honest dialogue between opposing camps.
Parting question: does a person actually have to be married to a member of the opposing camp, in order to reach these conclusions, and this level of understanding? I hope not!
Sophia Raday writes:
“How can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” President Barack Obama asked on Friday.
I can answer that question. I’m in the progressive camp, but I’m married to my political opposite, a Republican police officer and soldier. We’ve had eighteen years to compare notes on many political issues, and out of all those arguments, I have gained an understanding and a measure of respect for the conservative worldview.
When something as horrible as the shooting in Oregon happens, progressives want to pull some shred of meaning from it. So let’s do something already, we say, in increasingly exasperated and angry tones. Let’s learn. Let’s change things. But we might be more effective in getting something done about mass shootings if we actually understood the opposition. Researchers studying conflict and extremism believe you can get a lot further in negotiation with an adversary if you acknowledge what is sacred to them. And believe it or not, gun-rights advocates—at least by virtue of their politics—are not heartless.
[Read the full story here, at Politico.com]
It must be understood that gun-rights advocates, like many conservatives, tell a very different story about the world than we progressives do. In their narrative, the earth is an inherently dangerous, often hostile, and definitely competitive place. Unlike us, they do not take as given that deep down, all people are basically good. They believe there is evil in the world, that there will always be evil in the world and that evil must be consistently and stalwartly confronted. In their story, it’s up to every one of the good people to stand up against malice. Otherwise, evil gets the upper hand. So, when a mass shooting occurs, their view of American society as overly permissive, and therefore an insufficient bulwark against ever-threatening evil, is only confirmed.
Liberals scratch their heads at the NRA member’s passion for firearms. People like Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin—whose post-Sandy Hook letter refusing to enforce any additional gun regulations is now going viral—seem like callous monsters to us. We find it odd and twisted to be so attached, so passionate about an amalgamation of metal and explosives whose raison d’tre is destruction. What we don’t get is that for conservatives, and Second Amendment defenders especially, the supreme virtue is self-reliance. The unconscious story underlying much conservative thought is a tale of good versus evil. Think of movies such as the Dark Knight, or Braveheart, or Star Wars. The virtuous individual must draw on his own talent and courage to defeat evil within and without. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 3, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Self Defense | Tags: CNN, Firearm, Home invasion, Intruder, Missouri, Self-defense, St. Louis, St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS — An 11-year-old left at home to defend himself and his 4-year-old sister staved off several home invasion attempts before finally shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder, police say.
Police officers arrived after 2 p.m. Thursday to the home on Hallwood Drive in north St. Louis County to discover the body of a 16-year-old lying in the front foyer.
The boy, whose name has not been released, had been shot in the head while breaking into the home, according to police. He was shot by the 11-year-old boy who lived inside, and who — along with his 4-year-old sister — had been left there alone.
Sgt. Brian Schellman said it was third time that the 16-year-old had attempted to break into that house that day. Neither sibling was hurt in the incident. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 30, 2015 Filed under: Education, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Civil Rights, Deadly Force, Football Stadium, Gun rights, High School Football, Legal Insurrection, public safety, Self-defense, Texas, West Texas
A little tiny school in remote west Texas.
This is posted on their high school football stadium.
Posted: July 8, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense | Tags: 1st Amendment, Beretta, cx4storm, fashion, firearms, Glamour, gun range, pewpewpew, range day, Rifle, Self-defense, silverdalegunrange, Target Practice
sabgallo – wellarmedwomen
Posted: June 23, 2015 Filed under: Religion, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: 2007 Colorado YWAM and New Life shootings, Alabama, Assam, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Concealed carry in the United States, Emanuel AME Church (Mobile, Gun politics in the United States, John Lott, Matthew Murray, New Life Church (Colorado Springs, Security guard, Self-defense, South Carolina
writes: He was a young gunman bent on shooting as many worshippers as possible, but Matthew J. Murray
never got as far as Dylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday’s South Carolina church massacre.
“At a time when religion is under attack and we have the government every day running God out of the public square, churches have become the targets of opportunity for deranged people. Particularly if they assume that folks are not armed.”
— Kenneth Blackwell
Posted: June 8, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Guns and Gadgets, Humor, Self Defense | Tags: firearms, Glamour, Gun, Photography, Pistol, Self-defense, Sexy
Posted: May 30, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Politics, Self Defense | Tags: 2nd amendment, Civil Rights, Conceal Carry, Demographics, firearms, Gun Buyers, Gun control, Gun Permit, Gun rights, Guns, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Self-defense, Women
Women Are Buying More Guns Than Ever
AWR Hawkins writes: Women have emerged as one of the fastest-growing demographics of new gun buyers and concealed carry permit holders in the country, and in the process, they have become a driving force in the shift in American attitudes from pro-gun control to pro-gun rights.
“This growing participation of women in firearm purchases and firearm-related activities has not happened overnight. Rather, it has been steadily increasing over a number of years.”
In January, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “women [are] buying more guns than ever.” And the result of this surge in women gun buyers has been an expansion of firearms and firearms accessories made to cater to the female market. Many of the accessories are often designed and marketed by fellow women gun owners.
“The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that this is not only providing new markets for the gun industry and expanding the number of concealed carry permits issued to women, but also impacting Americans’ views on guns and gun rights.”
This growing participation of women in firearm purchases and firearm-related activities has not happened overnight. Rather, it has been steadily increasing over a number of years. For example, the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that 2011 and 2012 showed the surge beginning with a “79 percent … increase in female” customers buying firearms and/or firearm accessories. The trend has continued from that point. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 30, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Global, Self Defense | Tags: Berkshire, British subject, Cardiff, Conservative Party (UK), Conventional wisdom, CounterPunch, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Labour Party (UK), Self-defense, United Kingdom
The latest dispatch from the United Kingdom’s ongoing campaign to eliminate all forms of armed self-defense seems too incredible to be true. Unfortunately, after tracking down the origin of a publicly distributed statement regarding self-defense products on the country’s “Ask the Police” website, we can confirm that British subjects continue to live at the mercy of their potential attackers. Even to the point of baffling absurdity.
“The question at issue asks, ‘Are there any legal self defence products that I can buy?’ Succinctly epitomizing the sad state of natural rights in Great Britain, the first sentence states, ‘The only fully legal self defence product at the moment is a rape alarm.’”
The statement appears in the Frequently Asked Questions section of www.askthe.police.uk – a site that is operated by the Police National Legal Database. Information provided by the PNLD and its site are used by localpolice constabularies to help inform the public.
“The site is so concerned with the well-being of violent criminals, that in the context of dye sprays, it states,’be aware that even a seemingly safe product, deliberately aimed and sprayed in someone’s eyes, would become an offensive weapon because it would be used in a way that was intended to cause injury.’”
The question at issue asks, “Are there any legal self defence products that I can buy?” Succinctly epitomizing the sad state of natural rights in Great Britain, the first sentence states, “The only fully legal self defence product at the moment is a rape alarm.”
“So even in the sanctity of one’s home, the statement seems to suggest that care for violent offenders outweighs the rights of potential victims to be safe and secure against attack.”
And to add even more insult to human dignity, the statement cautions subjects against the use of nearly any other type of defense product, and reads like an appeal for victims to graciously suffer criminal violence. The answer makes clear “You must not get a product which is made or adapted to cause a person injury. Possession of such a product in public (and in private in specific circumstances) is against the law.” So even in the sanctity of one’s home, the statement seems to suggest that care for violent offenders outweighs the rights of potential victims to be safe and secure against attack. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 4, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Self Defense, War Room | Tags: Art museum, Fort Worth, ISIS, Jihadism, Kevin D. Williamson, Self-defense, Texas
Posted: April 20, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense | Tags: America, American Civil Liberties Union, Austin, Civil Rights, Dallas, Gun rights, Handgun, handguns, Houston, Houston Chronicle, Open Carry, Open carry in the United States, Pistols, Police officer, Republican Party (United States), Second Amendment, Self-defense, Texas, Texas House of Representatives
Posted: April 2, 2015 Filed under: Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Anthony Hensley, Civil Rights, Concealed carry in the United States, Constitutional Carry, David Haley, Independence, Kansas, Missouri, National Association for Gun Rights, Sam Brownback, Second Amendment, Self-defense, The Kansas City Star
“It is a constitutional right, and we’re removing a barrier to that right”
signed Thursday by Gov. Sam Brownback will allow residents in Kansas to carry concealed firearms without a permit or training.
Kansans aged 21 or older will be permitted to carry concealed guns starting July 1 when the law takes effect, even if they’re not trained or don’t have a permit, the Kansas City Star reports. That will make the state one of six to allow “constitutional carry.”
Anyone who would like to carry a concealed gun in any of the three dozen states that accept Kansas permits must go through training, a requirement that Brownback emphasized. But even with regard to Kansans, who won’t be required to go through training, he acknowledged that his youngest son had “got a lot out of” a hunter safety course recently and urged others “to take advantage of that.”
“We’re saying that if you want to do that in this state, then you don’t have to get the permission slip from the government,” Brownback said. “It is a constitutional right, and we’re removing a barrier to that right.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 25, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense | Tags: .380 ACP, 9×19mm Parabellum, Conceal Carry, Concealed carry, Firearm, Glock, Handgun, Pistol, Self-defense, Trigger (firearms), YouTube
New Glock Commercial Shows Everyday People Carrying Everywhere
The wait is over. The G43 is our new single stack 9mm pistol. The G43 is the most highly desired and anticipated release in GLOCK history. Designed to be the favored back up or last resort option for both civilian and law enforcement use, this subcompact slimline design is the perfectly balanced answer to your everyday concealed carry needs. It is ultra-concealable, accurate and comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.
Posted: March 18, 2015 Filed under: Law & Justice, Self Defense | Tags: Austin, Civil Rights, Concealed carry in the United States, Gun rights, Handgun, Open carry in the United States, Rape, Second Amendment, Self-defense, Sexual abuse, Texas, Texas Senate
Closing the Victim Loophole
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, a day after passing a measure allowing open carry of guns most everywhere else in America’s second most-populous state….(read more)