Baltimore Sun Columnist to Gun Owners: Stop Whining And Register Your Guns

Tricia Bishop (courtesy baltimoresun.com)

Let’s skip to the last paragraph of Do you know the gun owners in your circle? [via baltimoresun.com] and work our way back to the beginning. “Gun owners may feel picked on, but they are not a persecuted class. They are individuals who have chosen to keep in their homes an object whose chief purpose is to injure or kill, whether in self defense or otherwise. The rest of us should have a right to know it’s there before we — or our children — enter.” I don’t think that word “right” means what “contact reporter” Tricia Bishop thinks it means . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Knife-Wielding Artist at Universal Theme Park Edition

Frederick Torres (courtesy abc11.com)

A couple of days ago, I wrote about Disney disarmament 2.0. The post revealed that Universal Studios Orlando is down with Disney on the whole guest wanding, metal detector thing. Let’s log today’s post under “be careful what you disarm for.” To wit: “A recently fired caricature artist at Universal Orlando Resort tried to kill his manager by stabbing him in the head and neck with scissors on New Year’s Day,” abcnews.go.com reports. Of particular note: how Universal security dealt with the threat and the attack itself . . .

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Gear Review: UnderTech UnderCover Concealed Carry Leggings

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Yoga pants. To quote RF, what’s not to love? I’m a big fan of the genre; I wear them year round with a variety of outfits. Normally, I wear mine with an UnderTech UnderCover belly band concealing my sub-compact XD. It works and it’s comfortable (for the most part). I’ve been using it with leggings. So when I heard that UnderTech made yoga pants with a built-in concealment holster- UnderTech Undercover Concealment Leggigns – it was game on . . .

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Disney Theme Parks’ New Gun Policy: No Storage and Metal Detectors

Disney adds sheriff’s horse patrols, tightens gun policies the headline at orlandosentinel.com informs. The article is big into the  equine element of Disney’s new security procedures, breathlessly sharing the fact that horse patrols had been eliminated due to their manure output. But now that they’ve got bags attached to their posteriors (the horses that is), the patrols are back! TMI? Well here’s something that armed Americans should note about the Disney empire’s new gun policies . . .

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Oops. You’re Right. There Is No Colorado Non-Resident Concealed Carry Permit

Colorado Concealed Carry Permit (courtesy xdtalk.com)

In my last post – Hot Coffee and Cold Comfort in Colorado – I wrote that I was looking forward to getting a non-resident Colorado concealed carry permit. Alert members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia pointed out that Colorado doesn’t offer a non-resident concealed carry. So I can’t get one. Correct. Unfortunately, I didn’t know this until my post published. I’ve amended the text and published an apology at the bottom of the Coffee post. The reason I thought that I could get a non-resident Colorado concealed carry permit was . . .

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Texas H-E-B Bans Open Carry, Concealed Carry Still OK

Open Carry Kroger (courtesy fishgame.com)

With the coming legalization of licensed open carry in Texas companies are re-examining their firearms policies. They’re determining if permitting open carry is right for them. Concealed carry follows the “out of sight out of mind” mentality, which respects a person’s right to carry a gun for self defense while keeping those more skiddish about firearms blissfully ignorant about the presence of an evil disgusting firearm. Open carry forces the issue, and makes some people feel uncomfortable. As a result . . .

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Gunbroker.com’s Top 5 Best-Selling Guns in November 2015

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“There were 185,345 background hoicehecks on November 27,” fortune.com reported, “easily beating the previous all time high of 177,170 on December 21, 2012, which was shortly after the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut.” The Black Friday sales surge came hot on the heels of the San Bernardino terrorist attack and President Obama’s [most recent] civilian disarmament remarks. “The Bureau processed 2,243,030 checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in November, an increase of 236,111 checks over the previous record set in 2012,” freebeacon.com reported. Here are the top 5 guns Americans were buying in November a . . .

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Texas’ 30.07 ‘Open Carry Prohibited’ Signs Now in Production

Texas open carry prohibited sign in production (courtesy kcbd.com)

As of January first, Texas residents with a CHL permit can carry their holstered firearm openly – except where prohibited by law. To ban open carry inside a building, owners/operators must post a 30.07 sign at all main entrances. If they want to ban both open and concealed carry, they have to post a 30.06 sign as well. Click here to watch a video report from Lubbock on creating a 30.07 sign. The bottom line for any business that wants to disinvite open carry Texans: $65. But it’s not the money that represents a big win for gun rights advocates. Simply put . . .
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of UT-Austin’s Campus Carry Recommendation

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The following is a press release from Students for Concealed Carry:

The final report of the campus carry policy working group at the University of Texas at Austin will go down in history as simultaneously featuring some of the finest research on the subject of licensed concealed carry on college campuses and offering two of the most poorly conceived recommendations concerning the same. Although the report’s factual research demonstrates the wisdom of placing professional academics in charge of researching an important sociopolitical issue, the report’s recommendations demonstrate the impracticality of tasking those same academics with formulating policies regarding the appropriate utilization of firearms for self-defense . . .

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