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Crime rate drops in Virginia bars and restaurants

Crime Rate Drops in Virginia Bars and Restaurants

Okay, even gun rights advocates have to admit that, on its face, the idea of legalizing concealed carry in places that serve alcohol sounded bad, if only at first blush.  When the state of Virginia removed the restriction on concealed carry in bars and alcohol-serving restaurants last year, critics blasted the action and predicted a wave of…

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Connecticut Muggers Meet Target’s Sig Sauer P239

Connecticut Muggers Meet Target’s Sig Sauer P239

Brandon Kruse said nothing when three attackers set upon him on his way out for sushi and a beer. Words weren’t necessary. Kruse pulled out a handgun instead. The attackers fled; soon after, he helped the cops arrest them. The encounter took place Saturday at 9:46 p.m. Kruse, a 29-year-old sales manager for a company…

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Shocking Video of "Failure to Notify" in Ohio

Shocking Video of “Failure to Notify” in Ohio

Canton police are investigating an officer for his conduct during a traffic stop in June involving a concealed carry permit holder. Ohioans For Concealed Carry posted video of the incident online Wednesday. “I think it’s important for citizens to understand that the behavior demonstrated on the video is wholly unacceptable, and it violates many of…

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House Democrats Want New Federal Firearm Anti-trafficking Law

House Democrats Want New Federal Firearm Anti-trafficking Law

Responding to reports that Mexican drug cartels have bulked up on weapons bought north of the border, House Democrats are pushing legislation aimed at combating the trafficking of U.S—purchased guns to the cartels. The bill, called the Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011, would make gun trafficking a crime under a…

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Wyoming Permitless Carry has Little Impact

Wyoming Permitless Carry has Little Impact

On July 1, the concealed weapons law signed by Gov. Matt Mead in the last legislative session took effect, making Wyoming the fourth state to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit. So far it has had almost no impact on Sublette County, according to Sublette County Sheriff Dave Lankford. “Almost everyone in…

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DC's Lone Gun Dealer to Set Up Shop at Police HQ

DC’s Lone Gun Dealer to Set Up Shop at Police HQ

If District of Columbia officials can’t find new office space for the district’s sole firearms dealer, they plan to set him up within D.C. police headquarters. Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration said in a statement Friday that it “makes sense” to locate Charles Sykes’ business at police headquarters downtown because residents who buy handguns must go…

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Sacramento: Long Wait for Concealed Weapon Licenses

Sacramento: Long Wait for Concealed Weapon Licenses

Sheriff Scott Jones is a staunch believer of one's right to bear arms. "The recent budget cuts, a lot of officers are getting laid off," said gun owner John Montgomery, about his reason for wanting a concealed weapon license. "Personal protection for my family." *"People want to protect themselves and protect their families. And we…

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AZ Senator Points Loaded Gun at Reporter

Arizona Senator Points Loaded Gun at Reporter

A gun-toting Arizona state senator is on the defensive, drawing criticism after reports emerged that she pointed her raspberry-pink semi-automatic pistol at a reporter while demonstrating its laser sight during a recent interview. It's not the first time that Republican Sen. Lori Klein of Anthem has made headlines in connection with a personal weapon. In…

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Missouri Lowers Carry Permit Age to 21

Missouri Lowers Carry Permit Age to 21

Younger Missouri residents will be allowed to get a permit for a concealed gun in Missouri under legislation signed yesterday by Gov. Jay Nixon, but he rejected other bills dealing with elections. In all, Nixon signed 22 bills into law and vetoed seven. Among the highest-profile bills signed into law was the concealed gun measure.…

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Mississippi Law Changes in Limbo

Mississippi Law Changes in Limbo

A battle is shaping up between lawmakers who approved a law signed by the Governor, and the bureaucracy charged with enforcing it. Problem is, critics say the Department of Public Safety wants to put its own spin on the law, and they claim that's unconstitutional. First of all, this law applies to gun permits and…

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Texas Carry 15 Years On: Is Texas Safer?

Texas Carry 15 Years On: Is Texas Safer?

The Texas legislature has passed a bill allowing employees to keep guns locked in their cars while at work. Lawmakers also had considered allowing concealed handguns to be carried onto college campuses. The legislation begs a question: does it do good or harm to have thousands of Texans legally carrying concealed handguns? KHOU 11 News…

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Wisconsin Concealed-carry Law May Prompt New Ordinances

Wisconsin Concealed-carry Law May Prompt New Ordinances

Customers carrying hidden guns will be welcome in Paul Tittl's store. "I'm going to put up a sign saying, 'Concealed Carry Permit Holders Welcome Here,'" said Tittl, owner of the Vacuum & Sewing Center on Washington Street. Tittl also is the chairman of the Manitowoc County Board. With Gov. Scott Walker signing concealed-carry legislation into…

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