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California DOJ Updates CCW Instructor Qualifications, Expands Training Options

The California Department of Justice has introduced an emergency regulation package that significantly impacts Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license regulations and the qualifications for becoming a DOJ Certified Instructor. Initially filed with the Secretary of State on January 2, 2024, the regulation mandates applicants to present a training certificate from designated programs, including the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services,…

New Jersey Concealed Carry Permits Soar After Supreme Court Decision: Data Analyzed

Following the Supreme Court’s pivotal Bruen decision, New Jersey has witnessed an exponential increase in concealed carry permit applications, demonstrating a seismic shift in gun ownership trends within the state. Data from the New Jersey Attorney General unveils the contours of this change, with the state experiencing a surge from fewer than 2,000 applications before June 2022 to over 33,000…

1 of the 2 Revolvers a Man was Open Carrying Falls Out, Causing ND Inside Grocery Store

LOCUST, NV – In a case of negligence, a shopping trip at the Locust Walmart on the evening of March 16th took an unexpected turn when a firearm fell out of a man’s holster causing it to discharge. As detailed by the Locust Police Department, the situation, initially feared to be an active shooter event, was quickly understood to be…

Louisiana Councilman Caught Carrying in Gun-Free Zone, Requests a Sheriff’s Detail | Where’s Our Detail?

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA – In an incident that’s stirring discussions on gun control and public safety, St. Tammany Parish District 9 Councilman David Cougle found himself at the center of controversy after bringing a concealed weapon to a council meeting on March 7. The meeting, focused on the St. Tammany Library system, was anticipated to be contentious, prompting Cougle…

Wyoming Close to Eliminating Gun-Free Zones: Bill Awaits Governor’s Decision

CHEYENNE, WY – In a pivotal move for gun rights in Wyoming, the state’s legislature has passed a significant bill that could see the end of gun-free zones within the state. The legislation, House Bill 125 (see below), has now been placed on Governor Mark Gordon’s desk, leaving the state and its citizens in suspense over its fate. Will it…

South Carolina Set to Embrace Constitutional Carry as 29th State

On the heels of Louisiana’s recent move to permitless carry, South Carolina is poised to become the 29th state to adopt Constitutional Carry laws, marking a significant advancement for gun rights advocates. The South Carolina Senate passed the Constitutional Carry Bill with a 28-18 vote, shortly after the House’s approval at an 86-33 vote. The approved bill permits any legally…

Las Vegas Police Warn of Fraudulent CCW Instructor: Community Urged to Verify Credentials

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has issued a warning to the community about a fake concealed carry weapons (CCW) instructor who has allegedly been conducting fraudulent CCW classes. The instructor, identified as Nephi Oliva, is accused of multiple charges including forgery, fraud or deceit in the course of occupation, and using personal identifying information…

A Comprehensive Guide to Louisiana’s Permitless Concealed Carry Law: Decoding Senate Bill 1

On February 28, 2024, the Louisiana House passed Senate Bill 1 in a majority 75-28 vote. The bill, authored by USPSA Grand Master and member of the Louisiana Senate, was pushed through the House with little opposition. Previously, Louisiana had a bill land on the desk of the former governor, John Bel Edwards, only to be swiftly vetoed. Senate Bill…

Louisiana Set to Become 28th State to Embrace Constitutional Carry as Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Louisiana is on the brink of becoming the 28th state to embrace constitutional carry, marking a monumental triumph for the Second Amendment and the rights of its law-abiding citizens. The Louisiana House has resoundingly passed Senate Bill 1 with a vote of 75-28, a move that not only exemplifies the state’s commitment to the fundamental right of self-defense but also…

Concealed Carry for Teachers? WV House Votes Yes on School Safety Bill

The West Virginia House has passed HB 4299, a bill that could significantly alter the landscape of school safety in the state. Spearheaded by Delegate Smith, this legislation aims to authorize elementary and secondary school teachers to carry concealed firearms and be designated as School Protection Officers (SPOs). The bill’s passage represents a proactive approach to enhancing security measures in…