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Concealed Carry

Voters to DC: "Get your hands off our gun permits"

Margie Omero | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

These days, with Congress receiving record low approval ratings, and with the Federal Government receiving lower ratings than the oil and gas industri...

Chicago Lawmaker: 'Black People Want Guns'

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Although Illinois' concealed carry bill was defeated in the House in May, a West Side democratic state legislator has suggested after a heated town ha...

Grandmother Sues Hammond, Ind., Over Gun Ban

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

A grandmother who says she wants to carry a gun with her when she brings her grandchildren to a park near her Hammond., Ind. home filed a lawsuit Mond...

Playmate Arrested With Gun At Airport

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

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Arizona Lawmaker Pointed Loaded Gun At Reporter's Chest

Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein (R), a gun-rights champion, keeps a loaded raspberry-pink handgun in her purse, and during an interview with Arizona Rep...

Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin Concealed Carry Law

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. — Wisconsin has become the 49th state to legalize the carrying of concealed weapons. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Friday re...

Concealed Permit Holders Do Not Have To Observe UVA's No Gun Policy, Says Attorney General

Posted 09.06.2011 | College

Last week Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wrote that concealed weapon permits overrule the University of Virginia's strict no gun policy, i.e...

Wisconsin State Assembly Approves Measure Allowing Concealed Weapons In Public

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

MADISON, June 21 (Reuters) - The Wisconsin state Assembly approved a measure on Tuesday allowing qualified state residents to carry concealed weap...

Wisconsin Senate Approves Concealed Carry Gun Bill

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mayers MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would legalize the carrying of co...

Taking Advantage Of 'Flash Mob' Hype, Gun Rights Advocates Try Building Support

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

Anyone paying even a small amount of attention to the news in Chicago this week has been inundated with dramatic stories of teen "flash mobs" -- viole...

Concealed Weapons On CU Campus?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.08.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Supreme Court today is hearing arguments for whether or not the University of Colorado will allow concealed permit weapons on campus. ...

NRA's Deadly Agenda Is Out

Paul Helmke | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

In yet another sign of how out of touch it is with how people interact in a civilized society, the National Rifle Association is apparently so wrapped...

Cops Come Out Against Illinois Concealed-Carry Bill

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

Next week, the Illinois House is expected to vote on a controversial concealed carry bill. Thousands of pro-gun activists rallied in Springfield to su...

Keep Guns Off Campus

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun lobby is stridently seeking to overcome the collective judgment of college administrators, faculty and students that allowing guns on campus is a recipe for disaster.

Campuses Just Say 'No' to Guns

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

College campuses are places of learning, not the Hobbesian world suggested by gun carry advocates. No good argument can be made that gun-carrying civilians would improve objective safety.

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.