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Will Florida Governor Sign a Constitutional Carry Bill? “Of Course”, He Says.

In a short 6-second video posted to YouTube, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answered “Of course” when asked if he would sign a constitutional carry bill. The bill in question, HB 103, would allow those lawfully allowed to own a firearm to carry concealed or open without a Florida Concealed Weapon License. Florida would still issue licenses for concealed carry reciprocity…

Santa Applies for a Concealed Carry Permit; People Lose Their Minds

What was meant to be a light-hearted tweet to recognize the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office staff that processes concealed carry permits caused much backlash on Twitter since last Friday. Here’s the tweet: Guess who came in to receive his Concealed Handgun Permit today? 🎅 Did you know the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has issued 49,750 Concealed Handgun Permits…

Felon Has Negligent Discharge at Airport But It’s the NRA’s Fault???

This past Saturday, travelers got a scare when a firearm was discharged at the security checkpoint of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The thing is, apparently, it wasn’t the fault of the felon who pulled the trigger. It was the NRA’s, according to Shannon Watts. An unintentional gun discharge in the Atlanta airport caused mass panic today among passengers who thought…

Kyle’s Law: Andrew Branca’s Proposed Law for Stopping Politically Motivated Prosecutions of Self-Defense

If you don’t know how Andrew Branca is then you should. He is an Attorney that specializes in self-defense and is the author of The Law of Self-Defense. He covered the Rittenhouse trial in detail on his blog. He is now proposing a law that will stop politically motivated prosecutions of self-defense. What I propose is that in every self-defense…

Six More CCW Licenses Suspended Stemming from Capitol Riot

Nikki Fried, Florida AG Commissioner, suspended six more concealed carry permits on top of her initial 22 suspensions in relation to these individuals in the Capitol Riot this year. “When we announced the initial 22 suspensions earlier this summer, we made it clear that this would be an ongoing effort and that additional suspensions and revocations would be issued as…

FOID and CCL Backlog Extends Beyond Pandemic, Audit Shows

According to an audit report, the backlog for Concealed Carry Licences (CCL) and Firearm Operation Identification (FOID) cards extends well beyond the pandemic. The report from the Illinois Audit General looks at the years 2018 and 2019. For FOID cards, the percentage of applications not processed was 10% in 2018 and grew to 23% in 2019. For CCL’s, it rose…

Florida Potentially in Line for Next Open Carry State

Florida Representative Anthony Sabatini, Dist. 32, has introduced a new bill that would make open carry in public without a permit legal in 2022. Unless open carrying a gun while fishing, range shooting, hunting, or camping, you cannot do so otherwise in Florida. You can even be charged with a crime for accidentally revealing your gun while carrying concealed. John…

North Carolina County Sheriff Introduces First CCW Card Instead of Paper

North Carolina’s Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has become the first sheriff’s office in the state to introduce a durable permit card for licensed CCW holders. On top of receiving the paper permit, new applicants will receive a durable permit card made from a plastic, laminated material. The FCSO distributes about 6,000 CCW permits annually. “We continue to bring 21st century…

New Jersey Concealed Carry Decision Heading to Debate in Supreme Court

According to Gov. Phil Murphy and acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck, people in New Jersey do not need to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The legislation will head to the Supreme Court after filing an amicus brief to defend their laws stating citizens must demonstrate a particularized need to carry a firearm for self-defense. “We will always defend…