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South Carolina Moves To Scrap Permits For Carrying Concealed Weapons

Corey Hutchins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corey Hutchins

On February 24, a panel of South Carolina lawmakers unanimously advanced legislation that would allow state residents who can legally own a gun to c...

States Caught In Crossfire Over Guns In Churches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service The way Rev. Jonathan Wilkins sees it, members of his Baptist church in Thomaston, Ga., should have the righ...

How to Lie With Statistics: Concealed Handgun Statistics Do Not Account for Recidivism

John Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Woods

Lawmakers in Texas are pushing legislation that would force universities to allow the concealed carry of firearms. Could these handgun licensees raise the extremely low violent-crime rate on college campuses?

12 States Aim For College Gun Rights

thetowerlight.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Before the law allowed senior criminal justice major Sean Langan to drive, smoke or drink, he knew how to safely fire a gun....

Tucson Shooting Shows True Face of NRA's "Second Amendment Remedies"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

We can describe Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson as shocking, horrifying, and unthinkable; but no one -- no elected official, no media commentator, no opinion maker -- can truthfully say it was a surprise.

The Sad Predictability of the Giffords Shooting

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

We can thank the NRA for lobbying against any and all common-sense measures that would have any hope of preventing tragedies such as the Tucson massacre.

Meet the NRA's Poster Boy for Teens Packing Heat

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The NRA has filed two lawsuits in Texas asserting the God-given right of 18-20 year olds to buy handguns from licensed dealers and to carry them concealed in public places. Their chosen poster boy for teens packing heat is bizarre.

Michigan CCW Holders' Suicide Rate Higher Than Michigan's General Population

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Concealed handgun license holders in the Wolverine State commit suicide at a rate higher than the general Michigan population according to information...

The NRA's Courtroom Craziness

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

In the delusional world of the NRA's leaders, people can be divided into good guys and bad -- and the good guys never commit violent acts. In that world it follows that we should simply arm the good guys so they can shoot back at the bad guys. For the NRA, this "logic" applies just as well to teenagers as to adults. Back on planet Earth, we understand that far too many 18 year olds who appear to be "good" actually will do some very bad things, and creating a constitutional right for teenagers to carry concealed weapons is nothing but lunacy.

Activist Judge Rules Against Wisconsin's CCW Ban, Cites Wikipedia, Ignores Facts

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

This week Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Jon M. Counsell ruled that the state's ban on carrying concealed handguns in public was overly broad and therefore unconstitutional.

Make Concerns of Gun Violence Victims a Priority

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Elected officials must consider the awesome responsibility of the jobs they've been entrusted to do. Talk to victims, survivors, and law enforcement about the all too pervasive and underreported tragedy of gun violence. And then do something to halt it.

The NRA Is Wrong Again

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

America has the highest number of guns in the industrialized world and our citizens make up 80 percent of people in the industrialized world who die from bullet blasts.

Rude Awakening: Two CCW Holders Kill One Another

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Since May 2007, concealed handgun permit holders have killed at least 189 individuals -- including nine law enforcement officers -- in 26 states.

NRA Instructor Shoots Student: What Can We Learn?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

An individual, who the NRA itself has decided is such an expert in safe gun handling that he can teach a class in it, has now accidentally discharged his weapon in a public place and wounded an innocent person.

'Handgun of the Year' Used for Mass Shooting of the Week

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

When Omar Thornton decided to open fire on his co-workers earlier this week, he used a local product for his killing machine: an SR9 high-capacity pistol from Southport, Connecticut's Sturm, Ruger & Co.

The Fantasy World of "More Guns = Less Crime"

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

More guns means less crime only in the imaginary world of the "gun rights" movement as it tries to push us toward an America where there is nowhere to go to escape the guns - even into churches.

Jason Linkins

Bobby Jindal Signs 'Guns-In-Church' Bill Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal has recently signed into law a measure that would allow you to feel comforted by the presence of your gun in the house of the Lord.

Utah's License Give-Away Must Go

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Utah is issuing concealed weapon licenses -- by the thousands -- to people willing to pay the mere $65.25 fee. You don't have to live, or ever set foot, in Utah to get the license.

Tens Of Thousands Of Non-Residents Taking Advantage Of Utah's Lax Gun Laws To Carry Concealed Weapons In Their Own States

New York Times | DAN FROSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

James Roe, a 64-year-old computer consultant from rural Pennsylvania, spent a recent Saturday in a Pittsburgh suburb learning about riflings, hangfire...

Murders by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders: 52 Convictions or Suicides and Counting

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

These most recent incidents stand as proof of why states and local governments must be able to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns.

Texas Lobbyists Use Concealed Handgun Permits To Skip Capitol Inspection Lines

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists spend so much time in the Texas state capitol that they're sick of waiting in line for metal detectors, so they've started to sign up for co...

Missouri Lawmakers Train With Firearms, Push Legislation To Carry Concealed Weapons In Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers in Missouri are packing heat. The Kansas City Star reports that state legislators are taking firearms-training courses and pushing legisla...

Man Who Threatened Rep. Cantor Had Concealed Handgun Permit

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The threats and crimes committed by these "upstanding citizens," as the gun lobby likes to call concealed handgun permit holders, are no surprise.

Another Month, Another Batch of CCW Killings

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The only thing as constant as the gun lobby's claim that concealed handgun permit holders are model citizens who never commit crimes is the ever-growing list of killings by CCW holders that prove such claims false.

In Kansas, Guns On Campus May Soon Be Legal

Daily Kansan | Elliot Metz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A bill that would allow concealed carry of weapons on campuses was passed in the Kansas House of Representatives 65 to 57 Wednesday. According to t...