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Not too late to register for TCHA's 15th Annual Convention March 2-4
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It's not to late to register for the Texas Concealed Handgun Association's bigger and better 15th Annual Conference, March 2-4, at the YO Ranch Resort in Kerrville. There will be two keynote speakers, Supreme Court Justice Medina and Dr. Johnny E. Lovejoy, II. Kathy Dietert, whose new program Botox and Bullets is off to a roaring start will give us guys the inside info about teaching women. More

BBB warns of concealed handgun class    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Better Business Bureau is warning Texas consumers to be wary of a class, scheduled for Sunday, advertised as a "no-shoot, no-test" means of obtaining a Florida concealed handgun license. The advertisement may not be in line with Florida state law. An ad ran in the Odessa American and claims Dixon CHL Classes will provide a Florida Certificate of Competence after a five-hour seminar. A $75 deposit is required to sign up for the class, and a phone number is the only contact information provided. BBB has no record of Dixon CHL Classes. More

Holder tells Congress that Obama wants to ban guns
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly "Fast and Furious" gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. More

Study: Gun owners prevent crime
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A Cato Institute white paper states that "tens of thousands of crimes" are prevented each year in the United States by legally armed citizens exercising their Second Amendment right to self-defense. The 58-page study, "Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens," was released recently. In it, authors Clayton Cramer and David Burnett analyzed news articles recounting the defensive use of firearms over an eight-year span. More

NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term
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A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Barak Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November. While delivering one of the liveliest and best-received speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was "a conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep." More

House bill would allow students to carry guns on campus
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University of Kansas senior Dillon Barnes wants to take his Glock 19 handgun to class. Barnes, 24, has had a concealed-carry permit for three years. He said he is not paranoid and feels perfectly safe on campus — but he is a realist. "I would argue that students at the University of Texas felt safe before the shooter there, and the students of Virginia Tech felt safe there. I want to be able to defend myself if something ever happens," he said, referring to Virginia Tech University, where 32 students were shot and killed in 2007, and the University of Texas, where a gunman fired shots into a library in 2010. More

Bill proposes massive overhaul to Georgia gun laws
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Georgians would be allowed to carry concealed weapons in bars, public schools, most government buildings, college campuses and other locations under a sweeping gun bill filed in the House. In addition to banishing many current restrictions, House Bill 981 would prevent police or the National Guard from disarming people during states of emergency, and it would allow citizens to sue if that occurred. More

Obama judicial appointee: 'We have right to keep arms, but not to bear them'
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If President Barak Obama wins re-election, there's a good chance that the Second Amendment will become more of an issue than in the past and the NRA plans to be ready for it. Not only will this Second Amendment be an issue for the nation, it will also be an issue for Paulding County and the rest of Georgia's gun owners. What brought this to light; AWR Hawkins, a conservative columnist wrote up a piece on the Daily Caller outlining what happened in Illinois concerning a Judicial Appointee of Obama who basically decided that the Second Amendment meant little to ordinary citizens. More

Statistics cast doubt on DOJ gun trafficking claims
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An article in the Washington Free Beacon discusses the 15 year time-to-crime statistic that casts significant doubt on DOJ claims regarding firearms trafficking along the southwest border. Time-to-crime refers to the period of time between original purchase of a firearm and the recovery of that firearm by law enforcement. More

As usual, extremes dominate gun debate
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It's a fundamental rule of gun law physics in Illinois: For every threatened action, there will be an even more extreme reaction. The latest equation began with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for a statewide handgun registry in which lawful gun owners would be charged $65 to register each handgun they own. The registrations would require renewal every five years. In response, Sen. Sam McCann, R-Carlinville, is sponsoring a bill that would do away entirely with the state's Firearm Owner's Identification Act, under which lawful gun owners receive identification cards and the Illinois State Police maintain a database of licensed firearm owners. Let the tug-of-war begin. More

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