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Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million.

John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of gun permits issued. There are several reasons for the increase – most notably, a rise in women and minorities seeking to purchase handguns, Lott said.

“I think you’re continuing to see a change in the composition of people who go and get permits,” Lott said. “Women are growing at a much faster rate

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/22/demand-soars-for-concealed-carry-permits-data-shows.html

Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows | Fox News

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center. In July 2016, the center reported that 14.5 million people had concealed handgun permits. As of May of this year, the number is already 15.7 million.

John Lott, founder of the group and a Fox News columnist, said several states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, have seen a big jump in the number of gun permits issued. There are several reasons for the increase – most notably, a rise in women and minorities seeking to purchase handguns, Lott said.

“I think you’re continuing to see a change in the composition of people who go and get permits,” Lott said. “Women are growing at a much faster rate

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/22/demand-soars-for-concealed-carry-permits-data-shows.html

Snowflake Professor Resigns Over Campus Carry

By Steve Sheldon |Posted: May 17, 2017

A University of Kansas associate professor from the departments of History and of American Studies recently resigned citing concerns over campus carry in Kansas, which becomes effective July 1. Professor Jacob Dornan states in his resignation letter that “Kansas can have great universities, or it can have concealed carry in classrooms, but it cannot have both.”

Why not?

He blathers on: “In practical terms, concealed carry has proved to be a failure. Campus shootings have become all too frequent, and arming students has done nothing to quell active shooter situations because students do not have the training to effectively combat shooters and rightly fear becoming identified as a suspect themselves.”

Excuse me, Mr. Professor, are you aware that according to a Crime Prevention Research Center report, 98.4% of mass public shootings occur in gun-free zones? Dr. John Lott, noted criminologist and President of the Crime Prevention Research

Read more at: https://catholiccitizens.org/views/71200/snowflake-professor-resigns-campus-carry/

Potential Mass Murder Stopped by Concealed Carry Holder OPEN THREAD

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Concealed-carry reciprocity measure should become law

As Sheriff, I know I can’t always be there to protect every citizen from crime. Many citizens want to protect themselves and others by carrying concealed firearms. But a growing problem for many Virginians is the confusing patchwork of state laws that make it hard for them to travel and move about the country with their firearms. That is why I am supporting legislation in Congress that would give law-abiding Virginians the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights in every place they have the right to be, not just in Virginia. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would ensure that a person’s Second Amendment Rights are recognized in every state, not just their home state.

I have been a law enforcement officer for 40 years. Throughout my career, I have been guided by the desire to serve and protect my fellow Virginians, uphold our laws, and protect the constitutional

Read more at: http://www.vagazette.com/opinion/va-vg-edit-diggs-0520-20170520-story.html

Air Force Lieutenant With Carry Permit Stops Stabbing, Doesn’t Get Lost

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I was assured by supporters of gun control that this sort of thing never happens.

Monday night police were dispatched to a stabbing at 10 Marie Lane, where they found 47-year-old Darren Terry with three lacerations. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Darren’s brother, 30-year-old Chris Terry, was taken into custody for first-degree domestic battery in the case and is being held at the Lonoke County jail on a $10,000 bond.

Upon further investigation, authorities learned a Good Samaritan, identified as Lt. Brandon Teel, witnessed the incident and reported the crime to police.

When he realized the severity of the fight, police say Teel took out his concealed weapon, for which he has a valid permit, and held the suspect until Austin officers were able to take him into custody.

Teel, 35, of Ward, is an

Read more at: https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2017/04/10/air-force-lieutenant-carry-permit-stops-stabbing-doesnt-get-lost/

Rela should not be allowed to carry firearms

THE folly of providing arms to Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) has been laid bare by the discovery of the theft and subsequent sale to third parties by irresponsible Rela personnel who have since been arrested (The Star, March 27).

My worry is how many more of such cases have yet to be discovered. Even this discovery was made by a visiting audit team as opposed to a daily or routine check at the store itself. Very worrying indeed.

Many have warned previously of not providing Rela with firearms but the proposal went through regardless. I have always wondered how guns are so prevalent in Malaysia when we have one of the toughest anti-guns laws in the world. Is this how criminals have been obtaining their guns?

Rela is just meant to be a support unit, not a frontline crime prevention outfit. Most of their operations will be supported by the relevant uniformed

Read more at: http://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2017/04/04/rela-should-not-be-allowed-to-carry-firearms/

Texas Senate agrees to slice carry permit fees as House weighs constitutional carry

No Texan should be deprived of their right to self-protection because of onerous licensing fees imposed by the state, noted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the passage of carry fee reform legislation in the state Senate this week. (Photo: Laura Skelding/Houston Chronicle)

“No Texan should be deprived of their right to self-protection because of onerous licensing fees imposed by the state,” noted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the passage of carry fee reform legislation in the state Senate this week. (Photo: Laura Skelding/Houston Chronicle)

The Senate this week voted in favor of reducing the handgun licensing fee in the Lone Star State while the House is looking at allowing carry without a permit altogether.

The Senate on Monday approved SB 16 which would drop permit fees from $140 to $40 on first-time applications and renewals from $70 to $40 in a 26-6

Read more at: http://www.guns.com/2017/03/30/texas-senate-agrees-to-slice-carry-permit-fees-as-house-weighs-constitutional-carry/

Texas Senate agrees to slice carry permit fees as House weighs …

No Texan should be deprived of their right to self-protection because of onerous licensing fees imposed by the state, noted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the passage of carry fee reform legislation in the state Senate this week. (Photo: Laura Skelding/Houston Chronicle)

“No Texan should be deprived of their right to self-protection because of onerous licensing fees imposed by the state,” noted Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the passage of carry fee reform legislation in the state Senate this week. (Photo: Laura Skelding/Houston Chronicle)

The Senate this week voted in favor of reducing the handgun licensing fee in the Lone Star State while the House is looking at allowing carry without a permit altogether.

The Senate on Monday approved SB 16 which would drop permit fees from $140 to $40 on first-time applications and renewals from $70 to $40 in a 26-5

Read more at: http://www.guns.com/2017/03/30/texas-senate-agrees-to-slice-carry-permit-fees-as-house-weighs-constitutional-carry/

Proposed library ban will pave way for campus carry, activist says

A gun rights blogger said Tuesday a proposal banning weapons outright in Nevada libraries will pave the way for a campus carry law.

G.C. Gates, editor of NevadaCarry.org, said Sen. Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, “painted himself into a corner” when he sponsored Senate Bill 115, which would update existing law to allow libraries to ban guns, openly-carried and concealed. Current law only extends such authority to schools, colleges and daycares.

“If the bill were to hypothetically pass, while gun owners might have lost the battle, we will have won the war as Senator Denis has sown the seeds for us to win campus carry and further gun rights,” Gates wrote in a blog post Tuesday. “Let me be clear: every argument that applies for campus carry applies to libraries, given Sen. Denis’ assertion. If passed into law, SB 115 will be the foundation for how campus carry is passed in

Read more at: http://www.guns.com/2017/03/15/nevada-gun-rights-blogger-says-proposed-library-ban-will-pave-the-way-for-campus-carry/