Number of Carry Permits in the US Tops 15 Million in 2017

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In July, 2016, the number of concealed carry permits in the United States was over 14.5 million and was growing rapidly during the election year. It’s now over 15 million, and likely…

Texas Legislature Passes Bill Lowering License to Carry Fees, Gov. Abbott Likely to Sign

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Texas has one of the highest shall-issue concealed carry license fees in the country. The current cost is $140 for the original and $70 for renewals. A bill to lower…

Constitutional Carry Bill Killed by Louisiana House Committee

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HB 68 (constitutional carry) was killed in the Louisiana House Committee on Criminal Justice in an 8-5 vote. The vote wasn’t recorded, so we don’t know who voted which way. There…

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Michigan: Keep Licensing, Eliminate Pistol Registration

A bill to reform Michigan’s handgun registration law has been introduced. Michigan handgun registration was originally passed 90 years ago in 1927 and may have been used as an example for the…

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Relative Uses AR to Rescue Family from Armed Thugs: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

Earlier this week, a Houston family was victimized during a home invasion nightmare. Some time in the early morning hours, twin 19-year-old brothers woke to their parents screaming while being beaten…

Cleveland Refuses to Return Armed Self-Defender’s Firearm

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On March 24, 2015, Brian Bridges shot and killed a man in self defense in Cleveland, Ohio. He had a concealed carry permit and was never charged with a crime….

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IDF Push to Stop Illegal Gun Manufacture on West Bank

In many places around the world where firearms are very difficult to obtain legally, small shops manufacture simple submachine guns for the black market. They are common in Brazil, Israel, the…

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Gun-Phobic Professor Leaves University Because of Campus Carry

Jacob S. Dorman has let the world know that extending the exercise of Second Amendment rights to public institutions in the Sunflower state is the reason that he has left…

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Reform of Carry Reciprocity on the Move in South Carolina

The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill this week to reform the state’s restrictive reciprocity law. Currently, South Carolina only recognizes carry permits from 19 states, and “enhanced”…

NICS Background Checks Rebounding in the Trump Era

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The NICS checks for April, 2017 were 2,045,564. That’s the second highest number of NICS checks for any April. The highest was in 2016, with 2,145,865. The third highest April…

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Oklahoma Looks Likely to Pass ‘Defensive Display’ Bill

The vast majority of defensive firearm uses involve the defensive display of the firearm…without ever pulling the trigger. In some states, it’s illegal to display a gun for defensive purposes…

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Open Carry at the NRA Meeting 2017

For the last three NRA Annual Meetings, open and concealed carry have been legal and practiced on the premises. In 2015 it was in Nashville. 2016 was Louisville, Kentucky. In the…