Posts Tagged concealed carry

Bill Introduced To Prevent Conflict With Gun-Free Schools Act

From Guns.com:

The Constitutional Carry States’ Rights Act was filed last week by U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican, who stressed the state’s pending permitless concealed carry law could pose an issue for those passing near school zones. In short, the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act bans carrying firearms within 1,000 feet of a school zone, with an exception for those with a carry permit. Supporters of the bill fear that those practicing legal constitutional carry may not meet that exception.

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NRA Personal Protection Expo

From Guns.com:

The National Rifle Association’s Personal Protection Expo, previously titled NRA Carry Guard Expo, is slated to return Sept. 6 through Sept. 8 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Women’s Shooting Events On June 1

From The Truth About Guns:

As we noted last week, Rick Ector will be training 900 women in safe gun handling and use — for free — on Sunday May 19. In that same vein, The Well Armed Woman, which has thousands of members in hundreds of chapters across the country, is inviting women to participate in #NotMe Day shooting event on Saturday, June 1.

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Armed Teachers In Florida

From Guns.com:

DeSantis eschewed calls from gun control groups and signed SB 7030 into law this week. The move allows school or contract employees, as well as law enforcement officers, to be armed under Florida’s new Guardian Program provided they are appointed by the local district superintendent and approved by the school board. The current program is more limited in who can participate, in most cases specifically excluding teachers.

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Michigan Moves Toward Constitutional Carry

From M Live:

Michigan gun owners could carry concealed weapons without a license, letting license-holders carry in gun-free zones and carry loaded weapons on off-road vehicles under Republican-sponsored bills pending in the state House.

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Naroh Arms N1

From Guns.com:

Some of the biggest buzz in Indy last week centered around Florida-based Naroh Arms and their all-new N1 micro compact pistol design. The N1 is a hammer-fired single-stack that delivers seven rounds of 9mm in a design that incorporates a 7075 aluminum receiver with full-length rails along with a steel barrel and slide.

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Female Concealment With Hidden Heat

From Guns.com:

Manufacturers look to cater to women entering the shooting sports through a variety of means, but most notably, the women’s holster market. Filled with lacy, feminine designs, the women’s holster arena often caters to fashion and comfort. Hidden Heat Lace Holster by Miss Concealed is one such holster. A gorgeous lace construction, the Hidden Heat aims for a sexier approach to concealment.

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Constitutional Carry On Horizon In Alabama

From NRA-ILA:

The Alabama Senate could bring Senate Bill 4, Constitutional Carry, to the floor for a vote next week!  SB 4, sponsored by Senate Gerald Allen (R-21), would recognize a law-abiding citizen’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner they choose.  

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Gun Laws As Class Warfare On Poor

From The New York Times:

Though New Jersey has strict gun control laws, its firearms fees have not changed since the mid-1960s, making it a bargain for gun owners. A firearm identification card costs $5, while a permit to own a firearm is $2. A permit to carry a gun costs $20.

Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, has proposed fees that would be among the highest in the country. An identification card would cost $100, an owner’s permit would be $50 and a carry permit $400.

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Anti-gunner: Make Gun Owners Pay To Exercise Gun Rights

From Newsday:

The ISRA is livid that everyone who applies for a new FOID card or renews one would have to be fingerprinted. The cost of this would be “astronomical, up to $250.” In addition, the ISRA says, applicants would have to pay for their own background check, costing another $100 or more.
But who says that the people who choose to own firearms shouldn’t have to go into their pocketbooks every now and then? Gun owners have no problem shelling out $600 for the latest Smith & Wesson. But if you ask them to pay $10 — the current cost of a FOID card — they go ballistic. They are perfectly satisfied allowing taxpayers who would never own a gun to supplement the administrative costs for their freedom.

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Texas Passes Emergency Carry Bill

From Guns.com:

The measure, HB 1177, passed the state House 102-29 on Thursday, spinning it up for action by the Senate. The move would allow those complying with a mandatory evacuation order the ability to temporarily carry a handgun without first having to have a license.

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No Reciprocity Is Hurting Truck Drivers

From Bearing Arms:

Thousands of truck drivers are breaking the law by carrying firearms across state lines, but is the problem the truck driver or the laws?
“It’s dangerous out there. You never can tell,” said Cliff Brown, a truck driver from Florida.

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Driver Shoots Armed Robber

From The Truth About Guns:

(Crosby) Marshall said he had picked up the man and a female passenger minutes earlier. He said he knew something was wrong when the man began sending him along an alley, then suddenly told him to stop his SUV.
“I turned around when he said he was going to rob me, then he hit me with the gun,” said Marshall.

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Idaho To Relax Gun Laws For 18-yr-olds

From Idaho News:

Legislation lowering from 21 to 18 the age limit for carrying a concealed handgun within city limits in Idaho without a permit or training has been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brad Little.

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What You Don’t Understand About Gun Culture

From The Atlantic:

Miles’s law states, “Where you stand is based on where you sit.” In other words, your political opinions are shaped by your environment and your experience. We’re products of our place, our time, and our people. Each of these things is far more important to shaping hearts and minds than any think piece, any study, or certainly any tweet. And it strikes me that many millions of Americans don’t truly understand how “gun culture” is built, how the process of first becoming a gun owner, then a concealed-carrier, changes your life.
It starts with the consciousness of a threat. Perhaps not the kind of threat my family has experienced. Some people experience more. Some less. And some people don’t experience a threat at all—but they’re aware of those who do. With the consciousness of a threat comes the awareness of a vulnerability. The police can only protect the people you love in the most limited of circumstances (with those limits growing ever-more-severe the farther you live from a city center.) You want to stand in that gap.

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