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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An unpublished study by John Donohue, Abhay Aneja, and Kyle Weber has received a lot of attention for supposedly finding some evidence that right-to-carry laws increase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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Mike Bloomberg vows $25 million in 2018 to fight “concealed carry”

10 Apr , 2017  

Michael Bloomberg continues pouring tons money into pushing gun control.  Last November he spent $28 million on his two initiatives in Nevada and Maine.  From 2013 to 2016, Bloomberg donated a total of $48 million to candidates running for federal office. The NRA contributed a measly $2.1 million.  Now Bloomberg is going to spend $25 million going after concealed carry laws.  …

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US Military will allow personnel to carry firearms on military bases with approval

27 Nov , 2016  

The picture above is from the 2015 shooting at the Chattanooga military recruiting office.  The gun-free zone sign is clearly visible on the front door.  In a series of articles, Dr. John Lott has repeatedly raised the concern that while military personnel were mandated to keep their weapons with them at all times when stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan, the were forbidden to keep their guns with them on US military bases (e.g., …

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Democrats promise to filibuster and kill national reciprocity for concealed carry in the US Senate

26 Nov , 2016  

The figure above shows the 32 states that honor a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit (resident).  Interested readers can look up where other state permits are honored here.

Since the November 8th election, there has been some hope that national reciprocity for concealed handgun permits would be similar to that for driver’s licenses.  …