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Concealed Carry Killers

Killers With Concealed Handguns: George Zimmerman Isn't the Only One

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The court case that opened this week has dramatically exposed the consequences -- as tragic as they are shocking -- of allowing virtually anyone to carry a concealed handgun in public.

Florida Teen Jordan Davis One of at Least 32 Youth Killed by Concealed Carry Killers

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime
Josh Sugarmann

Across America, lax concealed carry laws arm and embolden too many shooters who react to slight provocations with deadly force. The result is an untold number of innocent lives lost, families decimated and communities shaken.

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.

The Real Slippery Slope of Gun Laws

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Denied a concealed handgun permit in your home state because of your criminal and mental health background? No problem. Thanks to the NRA, you'll now simply be able to mail-order a permit from Utah or Florida and you're ready to carry.

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...

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.

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.

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.