Author Archive | Calvin R.

NYC's '1 percent' Totally 'Gun'-ho

NYC’s ‘1 percent’ Totally ‘Gun’-ho

The “1 percent” comes in piece. Dozens of New York City’s billionaires, real-estate moguls and Wall Street CEOs are really loaded, according to the NYPD’s gun-permit list obtained by The Post under the Freedom of Information Act. Top guns include Donald Trump, Marvel Comics head Isaac Perlmutter and Gristedes chairman and mayoral wannabe John Catsimatidis.…

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New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun

New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun

Woolrich, a 182-year-old clothing company, describes its new chino pants as an elegant and sturdy fashion statement, with a clean profile and fabric that provides comfort and flexibility. And they are great for hiding a handgun. The company has added a second pocket behind the traditional front pocket for a weapon. Or, for those who…

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Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has brought Florida's "stand your ground" law into the spotlight.  Similar laws exist in the Tri-state area, but with small variations across state lines. Ohio uses the "castle doctrine," while Kentucky and Indiana use "stand your ground." A 2010 case, involving 60-year-old Ralph Powers, illustrates Ohio's castle doctrine. Powers was not…

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Concealed Carry Gun Rules Ease in Ohio

Concealed Carry Gun Rules Ease in Ohio

In the eight years since Ohio passed a concealed weapons law, county sheriffs have issued 296,588 permits to carry firearms in purses, holsters and vehicles, with more than half of those coming since President Barack Obama was elected. Gun laws are in a spotlight throughout the country as Florida’s Trayvon Martin case and the presidential…

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Hawaii Firearm Permits at Record High Level in 2011

Hawaii Firearm Permits at Record High Level in 2011

The Department of the Attorney General has released its annual report detailing state firearm registration statistics for calendar year 2011. A record high total of 15,375 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2011, marking a substantial 20.1% increase from the previous record high of 12,801 applications processed in 2010. Of the applications processed…

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DC: a Bit More Gun-friendly

DC: a Bit More Gun-friendly

The District took a big step on Tuesday toward bringing its gun laws in line with the rest of America. While an oppressive registration requirement remains in place, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to make the overall process of becoming a handgun owner significantly less expensive and time-consuming for residents. “I’m glad we were able…

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Let Livery Drivers Carry Guns: Trade Group

Let Livery Drivers Carry Guns: Trade Group

Livery drivers would be able to pack heat — like kooky cabbie Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” — if an industry group gets its way. Livery Base Owners has asked the Taxi and Limousine Commission to let drivers bring their licensed guns to work with them to protect themselves from would-be robbers and violent passengers. The call…

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Without 'Stand Your Ground,' Attacker can have Advantage

Without ‘Stand Your Ground,’ Attacker can have Advantage

Amid all the demagoguery regarding the tragic case arising from the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, there have been calls to repeal Florida's landmark "stand your ground" law, which was enacted in 2005. There have also been numerous misleading remarks on how the law was enacted and where the language came from. I am writing to…

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