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If Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) has her way, shall issue CCW will be coming to California. Melendez has introduced AB 757 to put an end to California’s may issue system; a system that is rife with corruption. Under current California practice, CCW permits are issued at the discretion of local law enforcement. Many authorities who do issue these permits do so only to their more prominent campaign donors or close friends. Others do not issue permits at all by setting requirements that are impossible to meet.

Melendez said of her bill:

“It is our Constitutional right to defend ourselves… Californians should not be subjugated to the personal beliefs of one individual who doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment. If a citizen passes the background check and completes the necessary safety training requirements, there should be no reason to deny them a CCW.”

Of course, there’s little chance that her bill will make it out of whatever committee is assigned to kill it. But Democrat lawmakers really ought to consider it. The alternative is CCW in California where the issuing authority is another State such as Utah. As we’ve mentioned before, nationwide CCW reciprocity is on its way. California can either get out in front of Washington D.C. or get steamrollered.

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The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 will indeed apply to non-resident permits. The bill’s author, Rep. Richard Hudson (R., N.C.), stated that this is his legislative intent. “My legislative intent is to ensure a non-resident carry permit is recognized, and I’ve confirmed this with legislative counsel and Judiciary Committee staff,” Hudson told the Washington Free Beacon.

Thus, residents of Los Angeles and other parts of California will enjoy the same liberties as those living in Free America. A Utah non-resident permit, for example, would be valid here in LaLaLand where no permits are issued. Ever!

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I’m sure that I’ve used that headline before…

The Ft. Lauderdale airport shootings are yet another example of a criminal having free run of a facility without the worry of armed bystanders interrupting his killing spree. We’ve seen this repeatedly. Laws passed by gun muggles with the best of intent, and over the objections of those of us who actually know about guns, get people killed.

This is also an example of government dropping the ball, again. Esteban Santiago didn’t spring into existence ex nihilo. The FBI knew about him and apparently did nothing. What’s being reported now indicates that he should have been either flagged as a “prohibited person” under Federal law, and thus unable to possess a firearm, or placed on the no-fly list as a suspected terrorist. There’s nothing to suggest that the feds followed up in this information; not until after he killed 5 people.

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Happy New Year ya anti-gun freakazoids!


NRA Backs Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in U.S. House

Bill Would Eliminate Confusing Patchwork of State Laws

Fairfax, Va. – On behalf of its five-million members, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded the introduction of H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, authored by Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-8). This legislation would eliminate the confusing patchwork of state carry laws by allowing individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.

“The current patchwork of state and local laws is confusing for even the most conscientious and well-informed concealed carry permit holders. This confusion often leads to law-abiding gun owners running afoul of the law when they exercise their right to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA. “Congressman Hudson’s legislation provides a much needed solution to a real problem for law-abiding gun owners.”

This legislation would not override state laws governing the time, place or manner of carriage or establish national standards for concealed carry. Individual state gun laws would still be respected. If under federal law a person is prohibited from carrying a firearm, they will continue to be prohibited from doing so under this bill.

“Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines,” continued Cox. “This is an extremely important issue to our members and we thank Congressman Hudson for leading the fight to protect our rights,” concluded Cox.

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An “active shooter” has been reported at Ohio State University today. The school sent a mass text message to students telling them: “Buckeye Alert: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College.” Latest reports at that the shooter is down and possibly dead. There are 8 other injured; one seriously.

The “run, hide, fight” advice is generally good and this writer is happy to see a school that put some thought into this kind of “what if…” message template. Running, assuming that you have a specific location to run to, puts distance between you and the bad stuff that’s happening. (But just don’t run like a scared deer!) It then gives you time to consider your options. It may let you reach solid cover. If you can’t run, hiding can at least offer concealment. Cover is better, but concealment can work too. Again, this will allow you time to think. Finally, passivity will just get you killed. If you’re cornered, fight like a rabid bear! Use any weapon at hand. In a school setting, chairs and desks make good weapons. (No one can take careful aim when a chair is flying at his head!) A mass shooter entering a room full of people should be met with a hail of large, heavy, thrown objects. Don’t sit there like a rabbit hiding under a bush, hoping that you’re somehow invisible.

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The famously anti-gun New York Daily News is suffering the mother of all meltdowns at the thought of Donald Trump re-writing America’s gun laws. The tears are flowing at 4 New York Plaza and they’re simply delicious.

liberal-tearsThe paper’s editorial board is howling with outrage at the thought that rights enjoyed by Americans in places like Florida or Utah extend across state lines. Worse, that Americans in places like New York or California ought to enjoy those same rights. In this particular case, it’s Donald Trump’s promise to treat concealed weapons permits like driver’s licenses that has their collective knickers in a twist.

The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.

Odd.. I thought that they wanted to treat guns like cars. But I digress.

The meltdown, however comical we might find it, is actually justified. The anti-gun left had the same view of this past election that we did: That this was the single most important election in history with regard to the right to keep and bear arms. They knew what we knew; that electing Hillary Clinton would end private firearms ownership in America and that electing Donald Trump would have the exact opposite effect. And they were right!

 

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The is going to sound cold-hearted, but Australia couldn’t have picked a better time for a surge in violent crime.

No one wishes ill upon our fellow Anglophones down under, but their gun control laws keep getting pushed here in the US. And given their cultural similarity to ours, they make a good test bed for those laws. Unfortunately for them, the results of the experiment aren’t very good. (But then again, the “lab rats” never fare well, do they?)

The promise in Australia was that new gun laws would reduce violent crime. These same promises are being whispered to the American people today. The reality is that gun laws intended to disarm the violent only succeed in disarming the peaceful. There’s a reason why we call them “criminals”; they break laws like those against carrying firearms.

Laws do not prevent crime. Instead, they punish it after the fact. Thus laws that are preventative in nature, like gun laws, only have an effect upon the law abiding. Those with no intention to commit acts of evil are disarmed by gun laws, but those who are not deterred by laws against assault and murder ignore them. Said laws only come into play against the violent after they’ve committed other crimes. In the meanwhile, their victims have been conveniently disarmed.

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Dom Raso has a simple message for Hillary Clinton and her anti-gun media allies: Stop talking. The more they run their mouths, the more the expose their ignorance for all to see.

Despite TOTUS‘ bloviating on the subject, the AR-15 and other semi-auto rifles are hardly “weapons of war”. They are, however, effective weapons for home defense and an excellent choice for many shooters. Even novice shooters can quickly become proficient at shooting these rifles. Banning them, when they’re almost never used in crimes of any sort, will only get people killed.

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If there isn’t a West Hollywood Militia, there should be.

In the wake of the Islamofacist terror attack in Orlando, pro-gun artwork has been showing up around West Hollywood.

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Those murdered in Orlando were denied the ability to #ShootBack by the gun grabbers. FL law prohibits firearms in any establishment that serves alcohol; even if one has a concealed carry permit and isn’t drinking. The odds are that someone in that club that night had a CCW, but left their gun in the car. How many lives could have been saved by one person shooting back?

The LGBT community, like other minority groups before it, may finally be waking up to the fact that the police cannot be everywhere at all times. If minority groups, particularly ones who have been the subject of pogroms in the past, are to be protected from violence, they will have to be the ones seeing to their own protection. Anti-gun extremists like Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris are doing all they can to put these groups in danger.

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