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Concealed Carry: It’s Booming!

Dr. John Lott testifies to Congress
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/15/2015 at 1:00pm
Dr. John Lott testifies to Congress

Dr. John R. Lott Jr., who runs the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), today released yet another of the Center’s outstanding reports, entitled: “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the US”. (The full report is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

The report’s biggest takeaway was the continued acceleration of concealed carry...

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In re. Dylann Roof: don’t blame a flag…blame the FBI

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:56pm 7/10/2015 at 8:56pm
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Today, South Carolina’s confederate flags were lowered for the last time, thus ending the long and drawn out battle over what the flag means, what it doesn’t mean, and whether or not it should be flown above the state’s capitol building.

After Dylann Roof allegedly killed 9 people at a church in...

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Walker Goes Full Honey Badger on WI Gun Laws

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/26/2015 at 12:00pm
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After the Charleston shootings, there was a renewed push by President Obama for restricting access for law-abiding citizens to guns. Scott Walker wasn’t having any of it.

He signed into law a loosening of waiting periods that have been on the books for decades.

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Non-resident U.S. citizen granted trial challenging ATF gun ownership restrictions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:30am 6/24/2015 at 8:30am
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We last saw Attorney Alan Gura just last week, when we covered his oral arguments in front of the 9th Circuit en banc on the matter of “good cause” concealed carry requirements in California (see Full 9th Circuit hears “Good Cause” 2A Ruling and Analysis: Government’s laughable arguments in 9th Circuit...

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Gun-Free Zones: Real, or Pretend?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/23/2015 at 1:00pm
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Here’s an interesting article about how it might have been a good thing if the attendees at the Bible study meeting in Charleston had been armed. That’s not just a fanciful thought. Mass murders, even mass murders at churches, have been thwarted before by a good guy wielding a...

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Bernie Sanders Will Talk About Guns . . . Later

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:20am 6/22/2015 at 10:20am
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Self-described socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a record of being remarkably supportive of the Second Amendment. 

(Remarkable because he’s a favorite among progressives.)
 
Considering the leftward movement of the Democratic party and their avid support for all sorts of gun control, this could be a potential problem for Sanders.

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Obama Still Chasing Gun Control

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 10:30am 6/21/2015 at 10:30am
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Gun control has never been a winning issue for Democrats but that hasn’t stopped them from trying. In the wake of the Charleston shootings, Obama is pursuing the issue with renewed vigor.

Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico reports:

Obama: I’m not giving up on guns

SAN FRANCISCO—Wrapping together his frustrations with the country’s continuing problems with racism...

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Analysis: Government’s laughable arguments in 9th Circuit 2nd Amendment case

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:30am 6/19/2015 at 8:30am
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This past Tuesday, the 9th Circuit held oral arguments en banc on two consolidated Second Amendment cases, Peruta v. County of San Diego and Richards v. County of Yolo.

For a bit of background on this matter, please refer to yesterday’s post, “Full 9th Circuit hears ‘Good Cause’ 2A Ruling,” in which we...

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Full 9th Circuit hears “Good Cause” 2A Ruling

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:15am 6/18/2015 at 8:15am
Attorney Alan Gura, 9-16-15

This past Tuesday, the federal 9th Circuit held oral arguments on a re-hearing en banc on two consolidated gun control cases, Peruta v. County of San Diego and Richards v. County of Yolo.

Both Peruta and Richards involve a provision of California gun control law that allows county Sheriffs to deny the...

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Gun Controllers Score Temporary Win in DC

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/16/2015 at 5:45pm
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For anybody who loves their civil rights, the dismantling of unconstitutional gun control schemes across the United States has been a marvel to behold. Today, only a handful of states continue to substantively restrict the ability of law-abiding residents to carry concealed handguns.

One of those “states” still aggressively crushing fundamental civil...

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Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of “good reason” for concealed carry permit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:35pm 5/18/2015 at 8:35pm
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As some of you may be aware, Attorney Alan Gura has been waging a legal battle against the District of Columbia (as well as other jurisdictions) based upon their unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment generally, and DC residents concealed carry rights in particular.

Having already won a court decision compell...

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Open Carry is coming to Texas (we think)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:30am 4/18/2015 at 10:30am
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Color the rest of the country shocked: Texas is one of the few states in the nation (six, to be exact) that hasn’t yet approved the open carry of handguns in some form. That all could change this legislative session, though, if Republicans in the legislature have their way.

Yesterday, members...

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NRA Annual Meeting: Firearms Law Seminar Series

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:00am 4/14/2015 at 10:00am
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As I type this roughly 79,000 people are still happily recovering from their participation in the NRA Annual Meeting held this past weekend in Nashville, TN—your humble scribe among them.

The massive scope of the event—three days of legal seminars, classroom instruction, political speeches, country music concert, and 9 acres (not a...

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Bloomberg’s Gun Control Agenda May Hurt Hillary’s Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:30am 4/12/2015 at 9:30am
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Hillary is set to announce her presidential run today.

At the same time, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is holding one of his anti-Second Amendment events and the NRA is holding its annual meeting.  Hot Air reports:

The well monied former New York mayor and head honcho of Everytown for Gun Safety is holding...

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Chris Christie Pardons Shaneen Allen

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00am 4/3/2015 at 7:00am
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Members of the Legal Insurrection community will be familiar with the travails of Pennsylvania nurse and single-mom of two Shaneen Allen under the heel of New Jersey’s unconscionable anti-Second Amendment laws, as we covered the matter here in some detail, including PA Nurse Arrested on Gun Charges Given Reprieve (9/24/14) and ...

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New questions about Texas’ scandalous “Cop Watcher” bill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 8:25pm 3/15/2015 at 8:25pm
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The Texas legislature has a reputation for creating headlines, and HB 2918, authored by Dallas-area state Representative Jason Villalba (R-HD 114), might just be the “lege” scandal that we’ve all been waiting for.

Texans don’t like it when you mess with their right to hold government accountable—especially when it comes to police...

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Snoop Dogg made an anti-gun ad (#ImUnloading)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:00am 3/13/2015 at 10:00am
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“Is your 401k retirement plan invested in public gun companies?” The “Unload your 401k” campaign wants to know.

Their website is full of scare stats: did you know that almost $2 billion of investor money is partially buried in three gun companies? That number is followed by statistics highlighting gunshot wounds,...

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