BREAKING: DC Police Chief Recognizes Right to Carry, Reciprocity

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Emily Miller is reporting via Twitter that as of this evening, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has instructed her force not to arrest anyone legally able to carry a firearm. Many have said that the D.C. political establishment would ignore yesterday’s ruling in the Palmer v. DC case. At least for now. This shows that Chief Lanier is, at minimum, unwilling to be found in contempt. Note the broad extent of the order: no arrests of gun owners who can legally carry a gun in D.C. or any state. With 30 states having open carry without a permit, and over 11 million concealed carry permits valid in the United States, that’s a lot of people who may now legally carry in out nation’s capital. [Send your pistol packing in the capital pic to thetruthaboutguns@gmail.com.]

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I’m Dick Heller and I Approve This Crushing Defeat Of Worthless Gun Laws

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By Dick Heller

In the aftermath of District of Columbia v. Heller, many residents in the nation’s capitol have been jousting with the the overbearing “Mother-knows-what’s-best-for-you” attitude about our Constitutional rights. Even though D.C.’s mayor city council deeply desire to be a state, they aren’t willing to do what a state must do when they lose a Supreme Court case. The Heller decision, and the cases that followed such as McDonald v Chicago and Moore v Madigan, made it abundantly clear that keepinging D.C. residents defenseless outside their homes was unconstitutional . . .

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BREAKING: Armed Doctor Stops PA Hospital Killer; Faces Loss of Job, License to Practice Medicine

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“One female employee is dead and two are wounded in a shooting at the Wellness Center on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus,” myfoxphilly.com reports. “The shooting happened at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wellness Center, which is across the street from Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on the 1500 block of Lansdowne Avenue . . .  According to [Delaware County DA Jack] Whelan, the shooter came into the 3rd floor Psychiatric office and opened fire . . . Whelan confirmed one female employee, who was a case worker, is dead and the doctor has a graze wound to the head. The doctor is expected to be treated and released from HUP. Whelan confirms the suspect also suffered three gunshot wounds to the torso area and is in critical condition at HUP. He is undergoing surgery at this time.” Once again, it looks like a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun . . .

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OMG! 11 Guns Found at Memphis International Airport! OMG!

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“Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport over the weekend,” dailyjournal.net reports, breathlessly enough. “The TSA said agents working at a security checkpoint found a loaded .40-caliber Smith and Wesson on Sunday morning. Agents alerted airport police, who took possession of the carry-on bag and cited the passenger on local charges. So far this year, 11 firearms have been found by TSA agents at the Memphis airport’s security checkpoints. Eighteen firearms were found at Memphis’ airport in 2013. TSA agents have found 19 firearms at Nashville International Airport this year. Last year, 47 firearms were found at checkpoints at Nashville’s airport. At McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, six firearms have been found this year. Eight firearms were found at Knoxville’s airport in 2013.” Thank GOD the TSA’s blue-shirted goons stopped all those terrorists! Oh wait . . .

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The Truth About Armed Self-Defense for Women

Samantha Farago (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Every human being, by virtue of being born a human being, has a God-given, unalienable right to preserve their life. Life is, in fact, God’s greatest gift. To fail, or worse, to refuse to protect it is a sin. Surely, some think terms like “sin” to be quaint and old-fashioned, but they remain useful because morality and equally old-fashioned terms like “honor” and “personal responsibility” remain useful, and hopefully, always will. Whether one believes the right is bestowed by the Creator, or simply by virtue of being born human, if there is no unalienable right to life and to defend that life, what other right matters? So, my advice to women . . .

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Quote of the Day: We Know Best Edition

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“Police chiefs are in a very good position to make (a may-issue) determination. I understand the concern about it, but there needs to be someone that’s close to the community that can make the call.” – Former Boston police commissioner Edward F. Davis quoted in Senators pass an altered gun bill [via bostonglobe.com]

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Self-Defense Tip: Everyone Gets Firsts Before Anyone Gets Seconds. Maybe.

In the video above, Dom Raso does some game theory on who Rambo should have shot first and whether or not the cinematic victory was even possible. Raso rags on Rambo’s draw, grip and flinch. What he doesn’t mention: Rambo shoots TWO rounds at the first bad guy before serving one dose of lead into the remaining threats. Not necessarily the best plan. Generally, if an armed self-defender faces multiple threats it’s boarding house rules: everyone gets firsts before anyone gets seconds. “You want to slow everyone down as fast as possible,” Armed Response Training gun guru David Kenik tells TTAG.  “That way it’s less likely that someone will shoot/stab/attack you while you’re shooting someone else.” Then again . . .

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Thank You For Not Carrying?

Siobahn Denise Hall (courtesy ksl.com)

First, here’s the official version of the story via ksl.com: “A woman was arrested Wednesday after hitting a vehicle with a tire iron and attempting to rob two men, police said. The incident occurred around 9:45 a.m. at Yankee Meadows Reservoir, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. Siobahn Denise Hall, 29, [above] followed two men driving off I-15 who were headed toward Yankee Reservoir, police said. The men were St. George residents who were driving to Yankee Meadows Reservoir to fish. Hall blocked the exit road with her car and then got out of the vehicle. She began hitting the victims’ car with a tire iron and demanding money, police said. The two victims exited their vehicle and were able to subdue Hall. A passerby saw the incident and drove to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office to alert police.” Now here’s the victim’s version . . .

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Random Thoughts About Booger Hooks and Bang Switches

Gun Guys author and TTAGonist Dan Baum is setting-up a new gun safety organization. No really. Gun safety. Not gun control. His group will urge Americans to lock-up their guns (when not on body) and teach all family members the four rules of gun safety. I’m down with that. As I’ve said before, I reckon muzzle control is the One Rule to Rule Them All. But trigger finger discipline is a very close second. When it comes to self-defense . . .

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Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson Takes Texas CHL Class

Cody Wilson at Red's Range CHL class (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

[NOTE: There will be a comprehension test after this post]

On Sunday I took a field trip to Red’s South in West Austin to sit in a concealed carry instruction class with seven fellow citizens. After wandering to a clapboard classroom at 7:45 am, I began an eight-hour triathlon of cram-school instruction and practical and written examination. We broke for lunch and a clever commercial intermission sponsored by Texas Law Shield. Oh, and along the way I confronted the schizophrenic foundations of the gun community’s civil personality . . .

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“Chicago commuters can’t run, can’t hide, and can’t carry. I think that’s called fish in a barrel.”

That’s TTAG reader JRW’s take on this story from myfoxchicago.com: “Two armed men robbed multiple passengers on an Orange Line CTA train heading into downtown Wednesday afternoon. The robbery happened at 4:13 p.m. on the train as it traveled between the Halsted and Roosevelt stations, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. Two armed suspects took various items from multiple riders, Zala said. No one is hurt and no one is in custody. Police are reviewing surveillance video in the case, Zala said.” One of these days, a legal concealed carrier – carrying illegally on a train - will Bernhard Goetz some thugs like these. It won’t be pretty, but it will make news. Especially in the wrong circles.

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This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Starbucks Gun-Free Zone Edition

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“Just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, employees of the Starbucks in the 1800 block of W. Broad St. called police about a suspicious man outside the store. According to police, the suspect then ran into the business, and attacked the two employees,” nbc12.com reports. “Both baristas sustained facial injuries, with the suspect kicking an officer who arrived on scene. A 65-year-old employee is now facing a difficult recovery from serious injuries, and remains at VCU Medical Center in intensive care. Police reported that the suspect . . .

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