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Walmart Employee Shoots, Kills Attacker

Walmart Employee Shoots, Kills Attacker

What’s the deal with Walmart parking lots and criminals? First a Kansas woman was assaulted by two thugs, and more recently a Florida Walmart employee shot and killed an armed robber. This incident, which occurred early last Wednesday, is believed to be a cut and dry case of self-defense. "Investigators believe this was an attempted…

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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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CCW Holder Shoots at Robbers, Gets His Gun Stolen

CCW Holder Shoots at Robbers, Gets His Gun Stolen

Last Friday, a 29-year-old club promoter pulled up to his apartment in Pembroke Pines when a man then attempted to rob him. Instead of handing over what he had, he pulled his firearm and shot at the man 3 times. The victim did have a valid concealed weapons permit. That's when another man appeared and…

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Maintenance Working with CCW Thwarts Church Break-in

Maintenance Man with CCW Thwarts Church Break-in

In Tampa, FL yesterday morning, a local news reporter and photographer were heading to another story when they saw a man with his hands up and another man holding him at gunpoint. The maintenance worker, Ed Clayton, we going to the church to board up the doors as they had been broken into earlier. He…

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Florida Concealed Carry Permit

Florida Approves 7,549 CCW Licenses for Military and Vets in 60 Days

Less than a month after the attack in Chattanooga, Florida Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would amend permit members of the armed forces to possess firearms on military installations in accordance with applicable state and local law. “I find it ridiculous that the brave men and women serving in…

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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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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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Florida Tampa City Council Still Trying to Ban Guns at RNC

Florida Tampa City Council Still Trying to Ban Guns at RNC

Having been rebuffed by Gov. Scott, Tampa is now appealing directly to Congress and the Secret Service to get a federal crackdown on gun possession near the convention. Currently the Secret Service has a security perimeter around the immediate convention venue where weapons are prohibited except for on-duty law enforcement.  The city is urging the…

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