Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Interesting article on "no guns" sign in NJ

Two things are interesting with this article.

First, it's an outsiders view of concealed carry restrictions. The guy doesn't care either way, he's just curious why there's a "no guns allowed" sign outside of an AMC Theatre, where there's never been a problem with crime, guns, or anything of the sort.

Second, it shows what "may issue" states really are. It's nearly impossible to get a carry permit in NJ, and he outlines that nicely. "May issue" is a BS way to get the carry crowd off the local legislature's back.

A quick lesson for those who don't know the difference. "Shall issue" states treat carry licenses/permits much like driver's licenses. If you meet the requirements, get some training, and pass a background check, you get one. "May issue" states have the option to give you a permit if you request one, but have no obligation to do so.

Some states that are "may issue" give permits out just as easily as "shall issue" states (like Ohio). But most leave it up to the political leanings of the local sheriff, which means odds are you won't get a permit if you apply.

Don't be fooled by anti-gunners who claim that "may issue" is the way to go. It's a way to make the issue go away, not allow carry.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Personal Protection (level II) class pushed back until Spring '07

Unfortunately, the police officer scheduled to participate in our Nov. 4-5 Personal Protection (level II) class has been called away on National Guard duty. This means we'll have to reschedule the class for Spring.

We apologize for the change, and are open to suggestion for dates in the Spring. There will be at least two Personal Protection classes in 2007, since demand has been high this year and we haven't been able to accommodate.

On a more positive note, our new pistol range will be going in very soon. We're bumping it out to 100 yards, and adding... drum-roll please... a driveway! So no more need for 4x4's to get to the range! (Though you don't necessarily have to use the driveway, if you like getting your truck a little muddy like some of our instructors!)

We'll plan on holding a "fun shoot" once the new setup is operational. Bring whatever you like and blow the heck out of it! Also, feel free to attend any range time whenever a normal class is scheduled. Just let us know in advance.

The new range should be up and running by Spring, about in time for our Level II class.

Thanks,
Brandon at Advanced Shooting

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Why you need to secure your carry gun

A carry gun fell out of this guy's pocket, and nearly killed a woman.

Carry safe! Make sure your gun in securly holstered, and that you're following the gun safety rules.

Monday, October 16, 2006

UC Crime Update

To: University of Cincinnati Community
From: Director of Public Safety

Cincinnati Police have notified the University of Cincinnati Police of a rape that occurred at 650 Riddle Rd. at 1:45 AM on September 15, 2006. This offense involved a male victim. The suspect is described as a male black, mid 20's medium build, between 5'6" and 5'10" wearing a dark "hoodie" sweatshirt.

There was also a report of an attempted robbery on Calhoun St. and Hartshorn Ave. at 11:15 PM last night. The suspects are described as 2 male blacks, both 18-22 years of age, between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, medium builds. One suspect was wearing a light colored "do rag" on his head, the other suspect had on a red and white baseball-style cap. Both suspects were wearing dark "bubble" jackets.

If you have any information on either of these offenses please contact Cincinnati Police District 5 at 352-3578 or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

At approximately 8:30 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 University of Cincinnati police officers responded to a call regarding two suspicious individuals walking through the hallways of Rhodes Hall. These individuals were found in possession of several ID's not their own. They were charged with criminal trespass.

Further investigation by UC Police Officers revealed that one of these individuals was the person who attempted to steal cash from the Starbucks in the Steger Student Life Center two weeks ago. He was positively identified by the witness in that case. He has been charged in that case as well.

This case was solved as a result of a telephone call from a witness who noticed suspicious behavior and reported it to the UC Police. The cooperative efforts of community members and the police have resulted in the arrest of two thieves who were targeting University of Cincinnati property for their crimes. You are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the police.

*Hat tip to SW for the info

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Another CHL defense in Cincinnati

A robber got a surprise when the store clerk he was trying to rob in Evanston pulled a gun and defended himself.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Guide to Ohio elections

Check out this website. Put together by Ohioans for Concealed Carry, it oulines very clearly who is on your side in this year's elections.

We suggest printing the list out and taking it with you to the polls.

Local legisators have the BIGGEST impact on your gun rights. Vote your guns!

MN allow teachers/principals to carry one day?

Friday, October 06, 2006

Update from Gun Owners of America

MERGENCY PROTECTION MEANS NO MORE GUN CONFISCATION

You will remember that in the wake of Hurricane Katrina last year,
federal and local police stole firearms from New Orleans residents in
the name of "keeping the people safe." To combat this, GOA has
worked this year in several states (including Louisiana) to
specifically outlaw this type of activity.

GOA also worked for the enactment of this legislation at the federal
level, and in July, the Emergency Protection language overwhelmingly
passed both houses of Congress.

After the Senate vote, one office told GOA: "They [the Senators]
obviously got your message loud and clear. It was the most lopsided
gun vote I have ever seen."

The vote was lopsided... and it was significant as well. The
Emergency Protection language makes it illegal for federal agents to
confiscate firearms during an emergency or major disaster.

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) thanked GOA for its efforts in pushing
his amendment. The GOA effort "was a huge help, and it was very
effective," Vitter said. "I look forward to working on many other
issues with GOA."

The Vitter-Jindal amendment is now on the President's desk -- as part
of the Homeland Security appropriations bill -- where it awaits his
almost certain signature.


BRADY EXPANSION IS DEAD

Then there was the defeat of the McCarthy gun grab. This was an
uphill task, as early on, the bill was expected to easily pass the
House of Representatives.

But GOA members and activists overwhelmingly responded to our
internet and postal alerts over the August recess, resulting in
untold thousands of postcards and e-mails being dumped on
legislators' desks.

The resulting tidal wave of grassroots opposition has buried this
bill as legislative offices on Capitol Hill have told GOA, "We've
heard your postcards and e-mails loud and clear!"

It's a good thing those postcards and e-mails were sent by you, too,
because GOA was the only Second Amendment group in Washington
opposing McCarthy's attack.

The House Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on HR 1415
earlier last month. At that time, the committee reported two
firearms-related bills to the floor of the House -- but they
specifically passed over the McCarthy bill (even though it was
scheduled to come up for a vote).

Gun Owners of America opposed the McCarthy bill, as it would spend
nearly $1 billion dollars to further prop up the unconstitutional
Brady Law. Of the 35 cosponsors, 34 are rated "F" on GOA's
scorecard... the remaining one is rated "D."

What has been surprising is how close this bill has come to being
passed under congressional leadership that claims to be pro-gun. It
already passed the House once, in October of 2002, but was killed in
the senate when GOA teamed up with former Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH) to
block the bill.

Thanks again for all your hard work. You have reminded the
Congressional leadership that they should leave the McCarthy gun ban
alone and that it's "good politics" to pass pro-gun amendments like
the Vitter-Jindal bill.

*FROM OCT. 5 UPDATE

Teachers carry in school?

It's worked in other countries. Isreal had a big problem with terrorists shooting up schools or planting bombs, until a few teachers stopped them with a carry weapon.

If proper measures are taken, this could be a great idea to stop the nuts who attack at schools.