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Texas School District Allows Teachers to Conceal and Carry

At Harold ISD in Texas, they have allowed teachers to conceal and carry. David Thweatt logically spells out why they are allowing teachers to carry weapons on their campus. The reasoning? They are 30 minutes from law enforcement and their teachers are the first line of defense. And there are more than just one

Arming the Victims…

Conceal Carry for WisconsinIn the wake of the tragedy in Aurora, CO this past week there have been an ubiquitous call by firearm control advocates for the either the ban on large capacity magazines, the AR-15 rifle itself, and tighter restrictions on guns in general. The most gun restrictive mayor in the county, Mayor Bloomburg of New York,  is calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to do something about it.

Here in Ohio there is no law against Open Carry.  Ohio Revised Code 9.68 protects individual rights to  open carry, and provide that uniform state laws regarding open carry supersede local ordinances on the ban of open or conceal carry.

Unfortunately, in the aftermath of such a tragedy where an individual decided to cause mass casualties, everyone is super-sensitive and it makes a prime political opportunity for gun control activists to try to get people to react on emotion and not reason. Continue reading Arming the Victims…

Every State Forced to Recognize Conceal Carry Permits?

The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider two major pieces of legislation on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.

H.R. 822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Cliff Stearns / Judiciary Committee) (Opinion Ballot) H.J.Res. 2 – Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States  (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte/

House Weighs Bill to Make Gun Permits Valid Across State Lines

Conceal Carry Permits Cross State LinesBy Shannon Bream – Fox News

Lawmakers are considering a House bill that would give Americans who hold permits to carry firearms in their home states the right to carry their weapons across state lines.

Although many states have entered into voluntary agreements, there is no nationwide framework for honoring permits and licenses uniformly. A bipartisan bill, co-authored by Reps. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and Heath Shuler, D-N.C., aims to change that.

Supporters say the measure would not create a federal licensing system, but would require that all states recognize lawfully issued permits — regardless of where they were issued. Gun rights advocacy groups say it’s the only way to make sure that lawful gun owners’ Second Amendment rights are guaranteed when they travel away from their home states. Continue reading House Weighs Bill to Make Gun Permits Valid Across State Lines

Canton, OH Police Officer Goes Crazy on Conceal Carry Permit Holder

Warning: This video contains a substantial amount of vulgarities throughout. Please be advised it is not suitable for young children.

Update: This video has gone viral. from the night of July 21st around 6pm to the morning of July 22nd at 8:30am this Youtube video has had over 125,000 hits. The night before it only had slightly less than 1,000 views.

An encounter on June 8th, 2011 between William E. Bartlett, of Brewster,  who had recently received his conceal handgun license in May, ran afoul of the Canton, Ohio police department. What happens during this encounter is a little disturbing if you are a CCW holder yourself. Continue reading Canton, OH Police Officer Goes Crazy on Conceal Carry Permit Holder

Wisconsin Proposes Conceal Carry Law with no Registration – or Government Database

Rep. Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, has put forth a bill in Wisconsin that would allow people to conceal carry with a minimum of “requirements”. These requirements are a minimum of two hours of training and also acquire certificates from certified instructors.

In a coup for privacy groups is that there would be no maintained database

Ohio House Passes Gun Bill H.B 45, 56-40 Vote

The Ohio House voted 56-40 to pass House Bill 45. It will now be sent to a Senate Committee for review before potentially being considered for a full vote by the Ohio Senate.

The date for a full Senate vote has not yet been established.

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Arizona to allow concealed weapons without permit

Brewer Gun BillsBy PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writers

PHOENIX – Favoring the constitutional right to bear arms over others’ concerns about gun safety, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill making Arizona the third state allowing people to carry a concealed weapon without requiring a permit.

The measure takes effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends, which likely puts the effective date in July or August.

“I believe this legislation not only protects the Second Amendment rights of Arizona citizens, but restores those rights as well,” Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement.

Alaska and Vermont now do not require permits to carry concealed weapons.

Continue reading Arizona to allow concealed weapons without permit

Amid cuts, Ohio judge tells citizens to carry guns

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press Writer

CLEVELAND – One judge’s solution for citizens feeling less secure because of budget cuts in an Ohio county: Carry a gun.

Judge Alfred Mackey of Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court advised residents Friday to be vigilant and arm themselves because the number of deputies has been cut about in half because

Concealed Carry Reform Legislation to be Heard in Ohio

On Wednesday, March 24, at 10:15 a.m. in the South Hearing Room, the Senate Judiciary – Criminal Justice Committee will be hearing sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 239, which would make numerous pro-gun improvements to Ohio’s gun laws.

SB239, sponsored by State Senators Shannon Jones (R-7) and Tim Shaffer (R-31), would eliminate the