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Open Carry Laws

Target: Don't Bring Guns Into Our Stores

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business

Target announced Wednesday it is adopting a no-guns policy and, in a statement, asked that customers not bring guns into stores. Even customers in ...

Gun Activists Hit Target With Another Rally

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

Open-carry gun activists are once again staking out their ground at Target. Rifle-strapped protesters from the gun rights group Open Carry Texas ra...

Pajama-Clad Gunman Gets His Rifle Back After Tense Police Standoff

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

An armed Michigan man who got into a tense standoff with police last month had his rifle taken away, but authorities gave it back to him the very next...

'Guns' by Negativland: In the Era of Open Carry Protests

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Melissa Webster

I'm tired of wasting time on more pointless debate that goes in circles and gets us nowhere, while the bodies of dead kids continue to pile up and people in Texas walk around with loaded guns in their hands like they're Wyatt Earp.

Activists Call On Target To Ban Guns

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business

Target became the latest corporation on Wednesday to be dragged into a battle brewing in Texas over open carry gun rights. Weeks after rallies by r...

Open Carry Group Lashes Out At NRA's 'Disgusting And Disrespectful Comments'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Open Carry Texas, a group that supports working toward the implementation of open carry laws in the Lone Star State, lashed out at the National Rifle ...

Chili's Considers New Gun Policy

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

Chili's is reviewing its policy on guns in its restaurants after a pro-gun group upset diners by bringing rifles to one of its Texas locations. The...

Ben Hallman

The Pro-Gun Invasion Of Chipotle Totally Backfired | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

Gun-rights activists have shot themselves in the foot, again, with a gun rally that caused another major American retail chain to declare firearms unw...

Toby Keith's New Restaurant Displays 'No Guns Permitted' Sign, Angers Gun Fans

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Country music star Toby Keith’s new restaurant in Woodbridge, Va., has outraged some Virginia gun-rights advocates by posting a “NO GUNS PERMITTED...

Contentious Gun Law Causing Confusion

The Meridian Star, Miss. | Brian Livingston | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

MERIDIAN -- On July 1, a new law giving Mississippi residents the right to openly carry firearms without the need of a gun permit will go into effect....

Open Carry Marches and Stories of Tyranny

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The march itself is not a very big deal. It will probably come and go with some media attention and disappointing numbers. However, the language being used by the organizers is sufficiently troubling, and intriguing, that it deserves some attention.

John Celock

Lawmakers Advance Statewide Open Carry Gun Bill | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to advance legislation permitting the open carry of guns statewide, which would nullify ordinances...

Officers Get A Lesson In Gun Laws

Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

There is no law in Colorado that prohibits the open display of a gun in public city parks, Colorado Springs Police learned after a man was wrongfully ...

Oklahoma House Approves Easing Gun Restriction

Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

By Steve Olafson OKLAHOMA CITY--Law abiding citizens of Oklahoma who want to publicly carry a pistol on their hip or in a shoulder holster may ...

California Assembly Bans Open Carrying Of Unloaded Guns

AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly approved a bill Monday to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that ...

"Bring Your Gun To The Beach" Day Comes To Hermosa

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

More than a dozen people packing pistols on their hips strolled down the Hermosa Beach strand Saturday, picking up garbage and distributing fliers abo...

Majority Of Americans Oppose Open Carrying Of Loaded Firearms (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A majority of Americans are opposed to open carry laws that allow Americans to visibly carry loaded guns out in public, a new poll finds. According t...