Open carry

Data Point: 1,000,000 Texans with Open Carry permits

by Skip March 25, 2016

The latest spike in License to Carry gun applications is expected to take Texas past a significant milestone. CHL Licensed Instructor Michael Cargill owns Central Texas Gun Works.  He says the 140 percent jump in applications from December 2015 through February is caused by a combination of fears of terrorism brought on by the shootings […]

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Blogline of the Day – yep, we’re a monotonous bunch

by Skip March 2, 2016

From the beginning, this vandalism and arson incident has seemed… odd. Open carry supporters are sometimes acerbic, and sometimes get arrested in incidents of civil disobedience, but with one notable exception, they are typically monotonously law-abiding. Actually, living here in NH, open carry is no big deal – if you can own a firearm, you […]

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Police Taking Guns From Citizens Who Open Carry

by Rick Olson July 22, 2015

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” —Fourth […]

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The schizophrenia of Moms Demand and LEOs: Open carry in Texas and New Hampshire

by Kimberly Morin May 30, 2015

Yesterday the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would allow open carry. Current law in Texas only allows concealed carry if a person has a pistol license. The new bill, which Governor Abbott already said he will sign into law will allow those with pistol licenses to openly carry firearms whereas before it only allowed […]

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Open carry versus concealed carry: Size matters

by Kimberly Morin May 28, 2015

On Tuesday the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire held a press conference to discuss the results of a poll they conducted. The poll proves that a majority of Granite Staters are against allowing the state-sanctioned discrimination of the current pistol license law to continue. The poll also showed that a whopping 89% of voters […]

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2016 Presidential Primary: speaking of guns, Rick Perry just shot himself in the foot.

by Skip February 8, 2015

In the Texas Tribune, former Texas Governor Rick Perry took a shot at his fellow Texan, US Senator Ted Cruz, who may be vying with him in the 2016 Presidential Primary: “It’s one of the selling points, if you will, to the American people as they decide who’s going to follow Barack Obama,” he said. […]

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Open Carry – I did smile when I read this

by Skip August 24, 2014

From Bearing Arms comes this story (go there to watch the video): Open carry has been getting tons of bad press over the past year or so, largely thanks to long gun open carry activists in Texas who have no idea how to successfully wage a public relations campaign. [Actually, they are idiots in some cases  […]

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Constitutional Carry “Clarification”

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2013
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Last week in a post titled “It’s kind of like Constitutional Carry” I reported an observation from that weeks GrokTalk! in which Evan Nappen noted: the New Hampshire State Supreme Court Ruling (On what the definition of a loaded gun is in RSA 159:4) got us closer to Constitutional carry. My actual words were, “…we […]

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Employee lies to police, endangers everyone…

by Tim Condon June 28, 2013

At Harbor Women’s Health center in Portsmouth yesterday, an employee reacted with hysteria to a visitor who was legally carrying a gun. So the employee calls and lies to the police, wasting public resources and endangering everyone at the health center. Will the person who lied to the police be punished? Should he or she […]

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Open Carry Discount Wednesdays in Leesburg (VA) Restaurant

by Mike April 10, 2013

Talk about a palate cleanser – a restaurant owner who actually encourages open carry in his restaurant, and offers 10% discount for carrying on Wednesdays – Nice! The sign reads: “Guns are welcome on the premises. Please keep all firearms holstered unless the need arises. In such case judicious marksmanship is greatly appreciated by all. […]

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Legal open carrying of firearms by citizens…

by Tim Condon December 26, 2012

…became the law in Oklahoma on November 1, 2012. World doesn’t end. (Note: Open carry has always been legal in New Hampshire; it is guaranteed by the New Hampshire State Constitution. You can read about that from 2nd Amendment hero Sam Cohen of Pro-Gun New Hampshire HERE.)

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Subject: A lady shopping in a Texas store…and the massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

by Tim Condon July 24, 2012

The lady above is said to be shopping in a Texas Wal-Mart. I am delighted to see it, and hope to see the same in New Hampshire: As any rational person can see, stores with customers like this are far safer than without. You doubt it? Consider the massacre in the Aurora theater: If only […]

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