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Texas Cutting CHL/LTC Fees

From Guns.com:

The House on Tuesday tentatively approved in an 111-30 vote SB 16, which would drop permit fees from $140 to $40 on first-time applications and renewals from $70 to $40, setting the measure up for a third and final reading in the chamber. A legislative priority for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Texas has some of the highest handgun license costs in the country.

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Texas Reaches 1 Million Concealed Handgun Licenses

From AllGov.com:

As of April 30, there were 1,017,618 active handgun license holders in Texas, according to the state agency that oversees the process, the Department of Public Safety. That means there are more people in Texas with permission to carry a gun than there are residents of the city of Fort Worth. Texas’ numbers far exceed those in several other states. Oklahoma has more than 251,000. South Carolina has 276,084. Washington state, 534,978. Tennessee, 555,865. But at least one state has more license holders: Florida, with 1,743,954.

However, Texas, with 5,672 permits issued per 100,000 adults 21 and over, is not the state with the most gun permits per capita. Florida (11,965 permits per 100,000 adults), Tennessee (11,851 per 100,000 adults) and Washington state (10,635 per 100,000 adults) are some of the leaders by that measure.

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300,000 Concealed Carry Holders In Wisconsin

From Townhall:

Wisconsin reached a major milestone this week: 300,000 of its residents are licensed to carry a concealed firearm. That’s eight percent of the state’s population. Of course, you have some liberals who feel that this trend is “alarming,” and that it leads to an increase in violent crime–despite the fact that such crime is at its lowest rates in nearly five decades.

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Veteran With CHL Saves Deputy’s Life

From The Austin American-Statesman:

“I’m alive today because of him,” the deputy, 23-year-old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan. 16. “There are no words to explain it. He’s such an outstanding citizen. He’s here for our country, our community and you really feel the love.”

Perkins’ actions caused the suspect to leave Dorris and flee, before he was detained and taken into custody by another deputy and Dorris shortly after.

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Study Says More Armed Civilians Equals Less Crime

From NRA-ILA:

Overall, the study notes, between 2007 and 2014, as permit numbers have increased, “murder rates have fallen from 5.6 to 4.2 (preliminary estimates) per 100,000. This represents a 25% drop in the murder rate at the same time that the percentage of the adult population with permits soared by 156%. Overall violent crime also fell by 25 percent over that period of time.”

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Single Mom and PA CHL Holder Avoids Prison Time in NJ

From The Gun Writer:

mother facing prison time for bringing her legally registered gun into New Jersey will be allowed into a diversion program, after the attorney general clarified a directive that had expanded New Jersey’s gun law.

Shaneen Allen was arrested last year after a motor vehicle stop on the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township. She told the state trooper that she had her loaded gun and a concealed carry permit with her.

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Pink Pistols: Gay Gun Rights Group

Their website is mostly a list of press releases but they do have information on starting a local chapter. The organization is mostly focused on self defense and CHLs because gays have been specifically targeted in the past. It is no different than the sixties when blacks were targeted for beatings. The minority used guns to defend itself then and they are doing so now.

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Louisiana Introduces Bill to Allow Lifetime Carry Permit

From Guns.com:

Prior to the passage of House Bill 265, Louisiana gun owners who wanted to carry a firearm for self-defense outside the home had to renew their concealed carry permit every five years and pay a fee of $125.  Now, though, assuming Gov. Bobby Jindal signs HB 265 into law, gun owners can purchase a lifetime CCW permit for $500 provided they agree to undergo firearm training and education classes every five years.

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Texas CHL Holders No Longer Limited By Category

From KTXS:

The new bill allows license holders to carry any type of handgun, regardless of what category of weapon they used to qualify.

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Wyoming Gun Sales, CHLs Increase

From Billings Gazette:

In fiercely independent, outdoors-loving Wyoming, a re-election of President Barack Obama could bring a windfall to gun shop owners.

Additionally, the state’s number of concealed-firearm permits through September of this year is higher than in previous years despite a new law allowing carrying without a permit. And the number is expected to only increase.

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Why should college campuses be “Criminal Safezones”?

Amanda Collins, 25, shows a 9-mm Glock that she is permitted to carry and use for self defense.

“A concealed weapon permit holder, mother and student at UNR (University of Nevada, Reno), Amanda wasn’t allowed to carry a firearm on her college campus because it was a “gun free zone.”

That meant she was unarmed on a night in October, 2007 when she was attacked while walking to one of her classes.

You see, her attacker didn’t care about the “gun free” designation. He had his gun. And he held it to her temple while he raped her.

She had left her firearm at home because that was the law. A law that left her completely vulnerable when she needed a way to defend herself the most.”

by Dudley Brown, National Association for Gun Rights

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Wyoming approves concealed firearm without license

“An important step was taken yesterday in Wyoming toward restoring the constitutionally protected right of Americans to keep and bear arms, as that state became the second in less than a year to enact legislation affirming the right of its citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a special government-issued license. Following adoption in the state Senate, the vote of the House in the Wyoming legislature approved the bill by a vote of 48–8 several weeks ago, and Gov. Matt Mead signed it into law on March 3.

The right to carry a concealed firearm without a special license issued by the state is often referred to as “constitutional carry.” Wyoming is now the fourth state in the Union that recognizes constitutional carry, joining Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont.

Similar bills are pending in states including Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Utah. A bill has been introduced in Kentucky but hasn’t advanced while another was introduced for discussion in Idaho.”

http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl3/wyoming-constitutional-carry.html

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Massad Ayoob talks about current and future CCW Laws in the United States.

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What is the best defensive pistol to carry?

by Carteach

“A defensive carry weapon must work, must be there, and be big enough to do the job at hand.

My opinion? The largest reliable pistol you can carry, comfortably concealed all day, that is the way to go.

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Texas Gov Shoots Coyote During Jog

From: Star-Telegram

AUSTIN, Texas — Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don’t mess with my dog.

Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during February run in an undeveloped area near Austin.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/04/27/2146825/texas-gov-shoots-kills-wily-coyote.html

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