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The Not So Feng Shui of Guns in California

Dennis Santiago | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

Per Prop 47, as long as the possessor is not a convicted felon, adjudicated mentally ill or otherwise statutorily ineligible, misdemeanor. Write a ticket and mail the person a notice to appear. It's like catch and release fishing with a barbless hook.

Quinn Calls Guns In Bars A Prescription For Violence'

Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago

In a Friday announcement made from one of Chicago's busiest, most bar and restaurant-heavy districts, Gov. Pat Quinn urged lawmakers to accept his pro...

Gov. Quinn Wants To Make Gun Bill Stricter, Uses Amendatory Veto

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday morning announced that he hopes to rewrite the state's new concealed carry bill -- approved by the legis...

Gov. Quinn Takes Action On Concealed Carry After Delay

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn will make a public appearance Tuesday in Chicago to take action on a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry guns in public. The fa...

Seattle Mass Shooting Latest by a Concealed Handgun Permit Holder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime
Josh Sugarmann

According to a running tally maintained by the Violence Policy Center, since May 2007, nearly 450 people have been killed in 334 non-self defense incidents by private citizens legally allowed to carry concealed handguns.

Trayvon Martin's Life One of Hundreds Ended by Concealed Carry Killers

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

While Florida's 'Shoot First' law is the reason that George Zimmerman has not been arrested, it's Florida's concealed carry law that enabled him to confront Trayvon Martin with a loaded handgun in the first place.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Starbucks and the 'More Guns, Greater Safety' Myth

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Starbucks has punted where other retailers have posted "No Guns Allowed" signs. It disregards the rights of customers to be free of fear, violence and intimidation while purchasing lattes.

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.

Glenn Beck's Fellow "Responsible" Handgun Carriers Have Killed Over 150 Since May 2007

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Glenn Beck, meet two of your fellow concealed handgun permit holders -- Matthew Culbertson and Roger Troy, two of 11 new concealed carry killers identified by the Violence Policy Center

Killings by Concealed Handgun Licensees Hit 139 Since May 2007

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The number of killings by concealed handgun permit holders since since May 2007 has hit 139, including nine dead law enforcement officers, 13 mass shootings, and 11 murder-suicides.

Virginia Mass Shooting Most Recent by Concealed Handgun Permit Holder

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Appomattox County court records show a concealed weapons permit was issued to a Christopher Bryan Speight -- the alleged murderer in yesterday's mass shooting -- three times between 1999 and 2009.

107 and Counting: Killings by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Those who bluster on about the "public service" provided by concealed handgun permit holders are the first to turn tail and run in the face of demands for detailed information from government agencies on permit holders.

Beyond the Easy Irony of Murdered Gun Advocate Meleanie Hain

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The absolute she tried to personify -- that owning a handgun will guarantee your safety -- is false.

Pittsburgh Attack: Sixth Mass Shooting by a Concealed Handgun Licensee in Just Over Two Years

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Concealed handgun permit holders want what they want. Period. And there's no number of mass shootings, dead policeman, or innocent victims that will ever change their minds.

Senate Vote at Noon on Nationalizing Concealed Handgun Laws

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

After more than two decades, at noon today the gun lobby's efforts to enact a national concealed handgun law will have its first chance at success when the U.S. Senate votes.