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Fresno County Sheriff in California tries to encourage people in her county to get concealed handgun permits

16 Jul , 2019  

Getting a concealed handgun permit in California is difficult. In most counties, the strict, 16-hour training requirement and high fees aren’t the biggest obstacles. The biggest difficulty is simply convincing local law enforcement to agree that you have a legitimate reason to get a permit.

Mims said she’s tried to encourage people to apply for CCW licenses since she was elected sheriff in 2006.

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On Fox Nation with Judge Napolitano: Explaining why more guns mean less crime

14 Jan , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talks with Judge Napolitano about crime reduction when law-abiding citizens own and carry guns for self-defense.

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With threats of violence and the rising temperatures, Trump administration officials should be able to carry permitted concealed handguns

25 Jun , 2018   Video

UPDATE: New Rasmussen Poll: “59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned”  During March of Obama’s second year in office, the same numbers were “53% and 28% respectively.”

ORIGINAL: We are about one year from when Representative Steve Scalise was severely wounded and other Republican Congressmen were shot at while they were at baseball practice.…

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Illinois: More evidence that concealed handgun permits holders are extremely law-abiding

18 Jun , 2018  

“You rarely hear an instance where a CCL holder is using their firearm in an unlawful manner. They’re generally law-abiding citizens, and they’ve gone to great lengths to get to where they’re at to have a CCL. And they’ve taken training to get there. And most of them, they understand what the requirements are to use force to defend themselves.”

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UPDATED: Accidental shootings on K-12 and University property by permit holders

14 Mar , 2018  

We know of seven cases: two involving a teacher at an elementary school (though in one of these cases the teacher was carrying the gun illegally) and the other six at colleges and universities around the country.  These relatively minor and rare cases are consistent with the evidence that we have gathered from six states on their not being any increase in insurance premiums for schools that allow teachers and staff to carry.  …

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Problems with discretion: Few Concealed Handgun Permits Given to Hispanics, Blacks, or Women in Los Angeles County

13 Jul , 2017  

In 2013, LA Weekly obtained a list of the 341 concealed carry permit holders in Los Angeles County, California.  That is only about 0.0045% of the 7.7 million adults living in the county in 2013.  As of January this year, there were only 226 permits, about 0.0029% of the adult population.  …

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Responding to John Donohue’s responses to our evaluation of his new study

12 Jul , 2017  

John Donohue responded to our comments on our website and in an op-ed at Fox News.  Below we go through and respond to the points that he raised.  Amusingly, the author of the original piece in Michael Bloomberg’s “The Trace” emailed Donohue as soon as my comments came out.  While The Trace pretends to be a regular news outlet, Mr.…

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The flawed and misleading Donohue, Aneja, & Weber Study claiming right-to-carry laws increase violent crime

9 Jul , 2017  

An unpublished study by John Donohue, Abhay Aneja, and Kyle Weber has received a lot of attention for supposedly finding some evidence that right-to-carry laws increase overall violent crime rates.  It has been covered in Newsweek, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Vice, Snopes, and many newspapers such as Newsday and the Salt Lake City Tribune.  …

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Cases where people facing death threats have been denied getting concealed handgun permits

7 Jul , 2017  

Martin Luther King Jr is probably one of the more famous cases where someone who received numerous death threats was denied getting a permitted concealed handgun for protection.  Below is a list of similar cases where people who have their lives threatened have been prevented by government officials to defend themselves with a gun.…

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Some Defensive Gun Uses with permitted concealed handguns over last month, a mass public shooting may have been stopped

5 May , 2017  

Arlington, Texas, May 3, 2017

A concealed carry holder is being heralded as a “hero” by Arlington police for preventing mass murder by killing an “incoherent” gunman at a bar Wednesday evening.

Before he was shot about 6:15 p.m., the gunman killed the manager of Zona Caliente in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.

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