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Florida CCW Shoots and Kills Would-Be Robber

Florida CCW Shoots and Kills Would-Be Robber

An aspiring criminal was shot and killed by one of his intended victims during a convenience store robbery in Tampa, Florida on May 10th, 2016. No one else was harmed during the incident. Around noon on that day, a man identified as Joel Alberto Torres approached the Ace Beverage Castle. He was wearing a bandana…

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Ohio: CCW Holders Exempt from Gun Purchase Background Checks

Ohio: CCW Holders Exempt from Gun Purchase Background Checks

As of March 23, 2016, Ohio residents with valid concealed carry permits will no longer be required to undergo additional background checks when purchasing a firearm. State Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the new policy and voiced his support for it: “I’m pleased Ohio concealed carry license holders will not have to undergo additional background…

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“Knucklehead Situation”: Man Conceals Gun in Sock, Accidentally Shoots Two at High School Graduation

“Knucklehead Situation”: Man Conceals Gun in Sock, Accidentally Shoots Two at High School Graduation

In a stunning display of ineptitude, a Kansas man negligently shot two people during a high school graduation ceremony with a small handgun concealed in his sock. The shooting took place in Augusta High School's Hillier Stadium—a clearly marked “gun free” zone. Augusta Police Chief Tyler Brewer referred the the debacle as a “knucklehead situation”--a…

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Utah Issues New CCW Permit Cards

Utah Issues New CCW Permit Cards

The Utah Department of Public Safety recently announced a change in the look and format of the state's CCW permit cards.  The new design removes the bright red line from the top of the card, and integrates a number of new security features including an embedded hologram overlay. The change comes at an opportune time…

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California: Sacramento County Freezes New CCW Permit Applications, Cites Budget Cuts

California: Sacramento County Freezes New CCW Permit Applications, Cites Budget Cuts

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department recently announced a short-term freeze in the processing of CCW permits for new applicants.  Due to budget concerns, the department's Concealed Weapons Unit will only be processing renewals until the new fiscal year starts on July 1st.  Other CCW related services, including on-call hours and appointments within the CCW Unit,…

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Texas: Civilian With CCW Stops Armed Robber

Texas: Civilian With CCW Stops Armed Robber

An aborted attempt at an armed robbery ended when a civilian with a concealed weapon shot the would-be criminal. The incident took place in League City, Texas on the afternoon of Saturday, May 7th. The CCW holder, an adult male accompanied by his four year old son, were in their vehicle at a McDonald's drive-through when…

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