Universal Orlando Employee Fired For Gun in Car Gets His Job Back

“State law allows Floridians with concealed-weapons permits to keep firearms locked in their cars at work, but Orlando’s big theme parks have claimed they don’t have to comply,” orlandosentinel.com reports. Florida’s theme parks have ginned up a variety of questionable theories to justify declaring even their parking lots as 2A-free zones. That’s how Dean Kumanchik found himself out of a job after a gun was stolen from his parked car at Universal Orlando in December. That’s also why Kumanchik filed suit against Universal for the dismissal. What makes Gunshine State theme parks so special? Under an imaginative interpretation . . .

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CCW Scenario: A Stranger Approaches In Parking Lot…What Do You Do?

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By James England via concealednation.org

Reviewing a lot of the news articles this week, I ran into a surprising number of concealed carry cases that revolved around parking lots. Whether it’s a potential robber attempting to stick up a person leaving a shopping plaza or just a confrontation that took place, concealed carriers have a lot to consider when dealing with parking lots. In this week’s CCW Scenario, we’re going to discuss different ways you can assess a potentially dangerous situation in a parking lot including things to look for, and instant red flags . . .

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Wisconsin: 300,000 Permits in Five Years and a Homicide Rate Lower Than Japan’s

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Wisconsin started issuing concealed carry permits in November of 2011. In the last 53 months, they have issued 300,000 concealed carry permits and you probably won’t be shocked to learn that permit holders have been exceptionally law abiding.  Only one permit holder has been convicted of a crime while carrying a handgun under the provisions of the permit. He plead self defense, but a jury ruled it manslaughter. That’s a homicide rate lower than Japan’s . . .

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Author of Guns at GOP Convention Petition a Dem Lefty…So?

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“The author of the online petition calling for an armed Republican convention turns out to be an Internet troll. He was unmasked Monday by CBS News. Jim, as he called himself, is a self-described liberal Democrat. He apparently has a huge dislike for guns. He did volunteer work for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and said he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton if she becomes the Democratic nominee.” Surprised? Saul Alinsky’s rule #4: make your enemy live up to its own book of rules. And just because this little fire was started by an advocate of civilian disarmament . . .

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: Duty to Inform for Concealed Carry. Yes or No?

Maine has constitutional carry. If a Maniac is carrying without a permit, they have a “duty to inform.” In an encounter with the police, citizens are required to tell cops they’re packing heat without being asked. If a Downeaster has a carry permit, they can stay shtum. [Click here to check out your state’s law.] Huh? Anyway, cops are generally relieved when they see a CHL – it tells them they’re probably not dealing with a bad guy. But where do you draw the line? Should a convicted felon have to declare his criminal record when encountering police? What’s your take on firearms-related “duty to inform” laws? No biggie or an unacceptable infringement?

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BREAKING: Idaho Becomes Ninth Constitutional Carry State

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“The movement to enact “constitutional carry” of weapons has added another notch to the growing list of states that do not require a permit for individuals to carry concealed weapons.” With Idaho Governor Butch Otter letting Senate Bill 1389 sit on his desk, it becomes law today without his signature. “The most pertinent part of the new legislation — Section 1, Subsection 4(f)  — provides that a person is entitled to carry a concealed weapon without a permit if the individual: a) is over 21 years of age; b) is an Idaho resident; and c) is not covered by  a number of restrictions specifically spelled out relative to criminal history and mental status.” Which state will be next to join the club?

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DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: How Often Do You Clean Your Carry Gun?

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There I was minding my own business Friday afternoon, enjoying a lull in the usual roar when I realized it had been a while since I’d last cleaned my carry gun of choice, the trusty GLOCK 43. Drop the mag, clear the chamber, slip the slide and…well, you can see what I found above. That represents two months worth of accumulated dust bunnies and schmutz (with one 50-round shooting session thrown in the mix last week) . . .

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Eliminate the Carry Ban at U.S. Post Offices

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Donald Trump is the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. Despite previous support for an assault weapons ban, Mr. Trump has adopted an irreproachable Second Amendment platform. (His son and surrogate, Donald Trump Jr., is pro-2A through-and-through.) Trump’s only credible rival, Senator Ted Cruz, has an unblemished record for supporting the Second Amendment, including filing an amicus brief on the part of 31 states in the Heller decision. That’s no coincidence . . .

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The Trace: Open Carry Driving Move to Constitutional Carry

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“A veto override will make West Virginia the ninth state to allow gun owners to carry without a license,” thetrace.org‘s announces. “At least 19 others are considering similar legislation.” The story beneath the subhead make for some delicious reading, as writer Mike Spies struggles to put a negative spin on a positive development for gun rights. (A slightly negative spin; The Trace’s page rankings and thus traffic depend on avoiding being ID’ed by Google gatekeepers as anti-gun agitprop.) Here’s what Spies spies with his little eye when it comes to the move away from gun control . . .

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Woman Shoots Mall Mugger in the Neck: Defensive Gun Use of the Day

An un-named Kentucky woman first noticed John Ganobick eyeballing her in a Louisville mall food court. Then he followed her to the parking garage. And into an elevator. When the doors opened, she bolted…with Ganobick in hot pursuit. As dailymail.com relates, “Ganobick slammed her head into an unknown object, told her to ‘give me all your money’, and showed her a knife, the arrest report said.” That’s when the woman woman managed to reach into her purse . . .

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