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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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Ohio "Guns in Bars" Law Not Really About Bars

Ohio “Guns in Bars” Law Not Really About Bars

Guns in bars? No, not really. As Ohio lawmakers debate legislation that would allow licensed citizens to carry a concealed, holstered handgun into restaurants that serve alcohol, opponents of the bill continue to reject an intellectually honest discussion of the facts. They've morphed the "restaurant carry" discussion into a campaign of fear. This legislation simply…

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Self-Defense and Firearm Legislation to be Considered Soon in Maine

Self-Defense and Firearm Legislation to be Considered Soon in Maine

NRA-backed self-defense legislation will be up for a possible vote this week in Augusta.  Unfortunately, the anti-gun community is still working hard to stop these bills from becoming law. Today, the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee released Legislative Document 35, which was previously voted “ought to pass” by a 7 to 6 vote.  LD 35 will…

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Guns and Alcohol Don't Mix, but Guns and Self-defense Do

Guns and Alcohol Don’t Mix, but Guns and Self-defense Do

I'm familiar with the awful consequences that can result when guns, booze, and testosterone intersect. I lost a close friend several years ago in a Dayton-area nightclub shooting. The degenerate who shot Derek had a prior record for shooting someone and was carrying a weapon illegally when he fired blindly into a crowd after being…

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Ohio Senate Passes Restaurant Carry

Ohio Senate Passes Restaurant Carry

Good news for Ohio residents!  Bills are on the way to the Governor's desk to strengthen your rights: Concealed weapons could be coming to bars, restaurants and outdoor sports stadiums near you. The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate passed a bill 25-7 Wednesday to allow concealed carry permit holders to carry weapons into bars, restaurants, and open-air…

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North Carolina HB 111 Restaurant Carry Bill

Urgent: North Carolina HB 111 Restaurant Carry Bill

HB 111 in the North Carolina House would enable concealed handgun permit holders to protect themselves in restaurants, and in both municipal and state parks. House members need to hear from you ASAP: Even if you have already contacted them, do so again. There are still a few problems getting the Republican caucus to hang…

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