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Illinois Concealed Carry Finally Passed

Illinois Concealed Carry Finally Passed

On July 9, 2013, the General Assembly of Illinois roundly rejected the amendatory veto of their concealed carry weapons bill by Governor Quinn. The Governor had returned the bill to the Assembly with several suggested amendments which gun rights advocates claim would have severely restricted the bill and rendered it virtually meaningless. Rather than consider […]

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Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Approved by Senate

Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Approved by Senate

The Illinois House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on May 31, 2013 that will allow the state to issue concealed carry permits. After a federal appeals court ruled that an outright ban on concealed carry was unconstitutional in December, the state legislature was given a deadline of June 9 to come up with a law allowing […]

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Washington Revokes Reciprocity with Florida

Washington Revokes Reciprocity with Florida

As of April 25, 2013, Washington no longer honors Florida concealed weapon licenses. The Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson revoked the concealed weapons permit reciprocity with Florida. According to the NRA-ILA, it is because Florida allows military veterans that are not get 21 to still obtain a concealed weapons permit. All other citizens must […]

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Indiana Considers an Upper Tier CCW Permit

Indiana Considers an Upper Tier CCW Permit

There are a number of firearms bills currently under consideration in the 2013 Indiana Legislative Session.  But I believe one bill needs special notation. Senate Bill SB555 was proposed by State Senator Brandt Hershman (R, District 7 and also the Majority Floor Leader).  You should also know that I’m the guy that asked my Senator […]

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Christmas Comes Early for Illinois Concealed Carry Advocates

Christmas Comes Early for Illinois Concealed Carry Advocates

Illinois is the only state that does not allow concealed carry. That will all change 180 days from now. On Tuesday, December 12, 2012 a federal court ruled against a ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business in a 2-1 decision. (view ruling below) They declared the right to self-defense is “broader than […]

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TGSCom Closes Amid Fraud Complaints and "Financial Issues"

TGSCom Closes Amid Fraud Complaints and “Financial Issues”

TGSCom, online firearms and accessory retailer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, closed its doors last week. The owner, Eric Thompson, said it was due to financial issues but there have also been fraud complaints against the company. According to a WTAQ article, the Green Bay police are looking into pressing criminal charges against Thompson for theft […]

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Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Louisiana Bill to Weaken Self Defense Laws Shelved

Members of the Louisiana Senate Committee of the Judiciary deferred an another attempt to weaken the state’s self defense laws.  HB1100 was launched by Rep. Burrell ostensibly as an attempt to clarify state law but Chris Rager, a lobbyist for the NRA, said Louisiana law does not allow people to be an aggressor. “The harm of the bill […]

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Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA

Charles Nichols Brings Unloaded Open Rifle Carry to Redondo Beach, CA

The California State Assembly recently passed a law banning open carry of unloaded handguns.  Now some activists are bringing unloaded rifles out in protest.  His stance: “Since California has made it illegal to carry a handgun, I have to carry a shotgun. People should be allowed to defend themselves in public.” Charles Nichols brought his unloaded 12-gauge Harrington […]

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Florida Cab Driver Shoots Would-be Killer

Florida Cab Driver Shoots Would-be Killer

A Titusville, FL Global Cab driver was dropping off a fare around 2 am on May 23, 2012 when he got quite a surprise–a gunshot wound in the back of the head with a small caliber handgun.  He survived the head wound and returned fire with his glock, killing the would-be murderer.  The driver then […]

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Installing Full Time Lobbyists in City Management Nationwide

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Installing Full Time Lobbyists in City Management Nationwide

NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s MAIG organization is using grant money to partially fund full time paid lobbyist positions working directly in city governments across the country.  Sean Caranna, a Florida gun rights activist and founder of Florida Carry, recently uncovered several cities that have lobbyists working for them including Orlando, Seattle, Columbus and Minneapolis. On average, […]

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