Random Thoughts About Florida Open Carry and ‘Gun Free Zones’

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Florida is home to more licensed concealed carriers than any other state. Yet it remains one of the handful of states that don’t allow open carry (outside of hunting, fishing and camping)….

South Dakota Scores Second Highest Rate of Concealed Carry in the U.S.

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  At the end of November, 2016, South Dakota had a total of 96,227 active concealed carry permits. According to kelo.com, “Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says there were 30,029 concealed…

Florida Committee Assignments Positive for Open and Campus Carry Bills

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Florida has been flirting with licensed open carry for several legislative sessions. Some of the flirting has become rather provocative, to the point of teasing. Last legislative session, open carry…

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Question of the Day: Do You Open Carry? (Or Would You If You Could?)

It’s been almost a year since I started open carrying in Austin. The number of people complaining? Zero. O.K., sure. The fact that I’m carrying a gun may have something to…

Kansas Man Pushes Back Against Facebook Hoplophobia

Someone posted a picture on Facebook of a Kansas man sitting on his front porch, holding a rifle. The caption claimed he was upset about people parking in front of…

Florida Open Carry Bill Introduced by New Judiciary Committee Chair

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In the same 2016 election where Donald Trump won The Sunshine State, Republican State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla of Miami lost. Portillia had been the face of opposition…

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Call the Police! There’s a Cop in my Classroom!

A truly special snowflake at Loyola University in New Orleans saw a fellow classmate in a full police uniform and became “uncomfortable” at the sight of the officer’s sidearm. That’s…

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Kimber Gun Rights Bulletin: Constitutional Carry Bill HB 375 Filed in Texas

  Before Reconstruction, Texas had the strongest right to bear arms amendment of any state in the United States. Even slaves had the right to keep and bear arms, as…

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Kimber Gun Rights Bulletin: Florida Open Carry is Coming

A primary obstacle to Florida open carry has been removed. The legislator who blocked open carry in Florida (as well as campus carry) was Senator Diaz de la Portilla (R)…

Gear Review: K Rounds Pancake-Thigh Conversion Rig

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K Rounds, located just outside of Seattle, is a purveyor of high-quality, American-made Kydex holster solutions and has slowly been entering the public soft goods market. They’re known for the…

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Open Carrier Handing Out Water, Accused of “Intimidation” Near Polls in Mesa, Arizona

An open carrier in Mesa, Arizona, was handing out water in the polling station parking lot. One or more gun haters called in that he was “intimidating” voters. They claimed…

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RI Supreme Court Chides Police Chief for Failure to Issue Carry Permits. Again.

The Rhode Island Attorney General issues concealed carry permits on a “may issue” basis. An applicant must write an essay justifying their desire to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms….

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