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Posts in 'Open Carry'

Common Sense Gun Laws Being Attacked By Gun Controllers

In Georgia, gun controllers are once again proving that common sense gun laws to them only include ones that seek to stamp out the 2nd Amendment completely. The gun haters are currently foaming at the mouth at HB-60 that is currently awaiting Governor Deal’s signature to be enacted into law. HB-60 basically tosses in a whole helping of common sense but the gun control zealots are once again doing their prognostication of blood running in the streets. Here are the highlights of HB-60: It allows CHOICE of private business owners on who they allow into their establishments Removes bars from the off limits list and treats them like every other piece of private property in GA in that the property owner has the right to eject a person from their property. Allows church carry if the church agrees to allow guns in churches and establishes up to a $100...

Mass. Task Force lays out 44 ways the Legislature should infringe on your gun rights

After the shooting at Sandy Hook, a state committee in Massachusetts was charged with devising ways to end gun violence. We are a nation who loves to think everything is coded so you can go ahead and read that as “devising ways to pass acceptable gun control by exploiting the tragedy of dead children.” I’ll give Massachusetts politicians this though, they at least went through the process of giving it some thought, unlike Gov. Cuomo of New York who violated his states own prohibitions in order to jam the SAFE Act down the throats of New Yorkers in the dead of night. So what did this “task force” come up with?  While not completely erasing what’s left of the 2nd Amendment in Massachusetts, as a whole the recommendations are just gun control masquerading as something “new”. The major points: — The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association should work with...

Another bit of oppression falls in Colorado. Open Carry Ban in Castle Rock Repealed

Perhaps Colorado, as a whole, has seen the error of its ways. I mean, Colorado…come on…remember your roots and forget all about the gun hating Californian transplants you have had to suffer over the years. Finally, and fortunately, I think Colorado is remembering who it is. On top of the recalls and resignations, individual towns are taking back their rights and Castle Rock was not to be denied a moment longer. The State of Colorado recognizes the right to open carry firearms.  Unfortunately, it has not pass legislation that would pre-empt any jurisdiction from usurping the rights of its citizens so there are pockets of tyranny in Colorado, most notably in Denver. But that doesn’t mean that tyranny must remain as the town of Castle Rock, just a few miles south of the mile high city, has finally cast off the shackles of infringement and repealed the ban. Though...

Say it ain’t so Toby Keith…guns banned at YOUR restaurants?

In case you haven’t had the pleasure of going to a Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, I have to say it is a pretty fun time.  Last time I was out in Folsom California a couple of friends took me and it is a good place to see some live music and with a good crowd of country lovin boot wearin salt of the Earth types, of which California actually has a few. It was my to my amazement and discontent that I have learned that the newest TK Restaurant will be prohibiting peoples right to defend themselves.  Now, if this was in NYC or DC or some other oppressive locale I would understand that it was the government that was making potential victims out of law abiding citizens…but this new restaurant is in VIRGINIA! True, it is in NORTHERN Virginia, about 20 miles away from...

Oregonian Man Wins Lawsuit After Being Unlawfully Detained While On His Front Lawn Getting His Mail

Kevin Hall of Corvallis, OR brought a suit against the city for the unlawful detention he experienced last October. While walking to his mailbox to retrieve his mail, while also open carrying a firearm, Hall was approached by Corvallis Police Officer James Dodge.  When Dodge approached, Hall asked him if he was being detained, Dodge replied no but would like to talk to Hall.  Since he wasn’t being detained and wasn’t doing anything wrong Hall started to return to his house when he was stopped by Dodge and told him NOW he was being detained. I guess, according to Officer Dodge, you are free to leave until you actually try to leave, then you are detained.  This is akin to the stories of the good ole boy Sheriffs’ who bash out taillights and then give you a ticket for it. The Officers defense becomes the theatre of the absurd...

Insurance for having to use your gun? Ludicrous…but maybe not ridiculous

The idea that law abiding gun owners would need insurance to cover the costs of legally using their firearms is ludicrous. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it is unnecessary. What do I mean?  One need look no further than the George Zimmerman self defense trial.  Zimmerman gets jumped by a gay-bashing homophobe and pummeled into the sidewalk.  He shoots his attacker to save his own life in a clear case of self defense, yet due to political pressure and the complete absconding of fairness is charged with both a crime AND $500,000 (before lawyer fees) in order to defend himself. I wish that were the only case in which a gun owner, acting responsibly in defense of their own life was being railroaded by malicious prosecution due to anti gun sentiment or political pressure, but it’s not. In case you haven’t read here about Sung-Ho Hwang, the President-elect of the...

You gonna skin that smokewagon or just stand there and bleed?

With all the Zimmerman talk as of late I did some reflection on when to carry, when to draw, when to shoot etc.  That’s when the titled quote (condensed version) from the movie Tombstone came to mind. Sometimes when we play the hypothetical game we wonder if a situation would warrant skinning that smokewagon and going to work.  Sorry…I just love the dated lexicon. First things first, when to carry a gun. Answer: whenever and wherever you legally can.  Going shopping, taking a walk, going to a movie etc.  Why?  Because you never know when you may need your firearm to protect your life. To sometimes carry and sometimes not is akin to only wearing your seat belt when you are expecting to crash. I also suggest you get comfortable with your gun, take it to the range and become proficient with it.  And keep it clean and oiled...

Open Carrying could have saved Trayvon Martins life

If you are a subscriber to this blog then you know that I am strongly in favor of the open carrying of firearms and  I have discussed the reasons before. With all the hubbub about George Zimmerman verdict recently, something dawned on me last night that I didn’t register before. If Florida allowed the open carrying of firearms and Zimmerman was doing so the night of the incident, would Trayvon Martin still be alive? For those of you who don’t know, open carry is legal in some form in 45 our of 50 states.  Meaning that in five states the practice is completely verboten. Illinois and New York are unsurprisingly two of these states.  A little more surprising is that Texas, South Carolina and Florida are the other three. But how would the night when Zimmerman and Martin met have been different if Martin turned to see the “creepy...

Open Carry should not only be legal, but encouraged

With recent cases of open carry being debated and argued in court and legislatures, namely Mississippi and Arkansas, one might question what the big deal is.  Depending on your mindset you might question what the big deal is one way or the other. There are the anti gunners who seem to crap their pants at even the THOUGHT of someone with a gun on their hips who would prefer to watch someone club a new born child to death and call it a really late term abortion than to see someone exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.  Then there are the pro gun people who, sometimes fanatically, rail against the practice of open carrying for a myriad of reasons from tactical disadvantage to “you’ll ruin it for everyone”. On the flip side you have the average OCer who just prefers that method to carry or doesn’t have the option to...