Tag Archive: CCW


After Her Son Is Shot In A Store, A Mother Shoots Back At The Suspects

 

 

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” A mother and her 13-year-old son were at the corner store in their neighborhood when police say two men approached them and opened fire, shooting her son in both feet. That’s when the mom pulled out her licensed gun and shot back.

  The mom, who doesn’t want to be identified, said she immediately recognized one of the suspects Kevin Hayden, when he walked up to Wilson Market Sunday. She says Hayden and his friends have been harassing her for years, after breaking into her home. “

 

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Flint Mother Grateful For Pistol-Packing Neighbor, Bystanders Who Saved Daughter From Alleged Attack

 

 

 

 

 

” The mother of a woman who told police she was attacked inside an eastside home said she is thankful for neighbors who rushed to her daughter’s aid, including a man who held the alleged attacker at gunpoint then chased him down and helped hold him until police arrived.

” She got lucky,” said the woman’s mother, who is not being identified to protect the identity of the woman. “If it wasn’t for all these people who cared enough to help her, and not turn the other cheek like so many people would, my daughter would be dead right now.”

  Jessica Abels, who lives near the spot on Cronk Avenue near Illinois Avenue where the woman was found walking bloodied and naked, said she looked out the window when she heard a woman screaming for help around 2 p.m. Sept. 26.

  She saw the woman jump out the window of a nearby vacant home, she said.”

 

 

 

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57,000 Business Have Posted This Sign And It’s Making Liberals Crazy

 

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” Whereas anti-gun groups have not had as much success.

Via Mad World News:

Anti-gun group Moms Demand Action have in contrast, only persuaded 6 businesses to ban guns from their premises, including Target, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, and Sonic.

Most states across the nation allow citizens to freely carry, with the exception of Maine, North Dakota and Illinois — who completely ban guns in restaurants or in any establishment that receives more than half its profits from alcohol. “

 

 

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10 Common Concealed Carry Mistakes ( Video )

 

 

 

 

 

” None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes from time to time, it’s how we learn. However, making mistakes when concealing a firearm can have serious implications. Instead of making you learn by trial and error, I’ve compiled a list of 10 common mistakes so you don’t have to find out the hard way. Most of the mistakes I’ve listed are made by those still new to carrying concealed, but even those with years of experience can be guilty of making a couple of these mistakes from time to time.

 

1. HAVING THE MINIMUM REQUIRED TRAINING

  In many states, a hunter safety course is enough to qualify you for a concealed weapons license. However, these courses often focus solely on being safe with a rifle in the woods. Although it’s great to know you’re not allowed to shoot over a road the next time you go hunting, it doesn’t exactly prepare you to go out into the regular world and interact with others now that you all of a sudden have a gun on your hip.

  Even some classes that are specifically designed around qualifying you for a concealed weapons permit don’t do much in the way of preparing you. Do your research before choosing a class and find a reputable one that is more concerned with proper training rather than getting you out of the course as quickly as possible. The course concerned most about money will often go through some of the basics, have you shoot a few rounds, and send you on your way. You want a course that has instructors who are going to help you in every way possible to make sure you leave their class prepared.

  Finally, don’t think that just because you met the minimum requirements for a license you’re now ready to navigate every situation you find yourself in. A responsible person who carries concealed is constantly learning, both mentally and physically. As legendary football coach Bo Schembechler often said, “Every day you’re getting better or worse…you never stay the same”.

 

2. PRINTING/EXPOSING

  Printing, where the outline of your gun appears from pushing against your clothing and exposing a part of the gun are mistakes that often arise from complacency. When you first start carrying, often you’re so concerned about your gun showing in public you’ll do anything and everything to make sure it never happens. After carrying every day for years, it’s still a thought but you’re nowhere near as scared of it happening. Just take that extra second to make sure you’re not printing or going to expose your gun at some point.

  Honestly, most people are pretty ignorant to their surroundings anyways, but it certainly isn’t worth the trouble of someone freaking out if they do notice because you didn’t want to bother changing your 2 sizes too small shirt. Although some people are extremely concerned about printing, it’s not the end of the world if it happens at some point (although it may be illegal in some localities). It’s certainly not something to get into the habit of doing, but compared to exposing your gun, printing is nowhere near as big a concern. If your gun is exposed, you could find yourself in some serious hot water. The last thing you want to deal with is half the police station closing in on you with guns drawn because you bent over to pick something up and the lady behind you happened to notice your gun.

  Trust me, if someone sees your gun and they’re scared, the 911 call won’t be a rational explanation of what happened. Take your time to make sure you’re not printing or in danger of exposing your gun before you leave the house.”

 

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Connecticut Firearms Board Sued Over Returning Derby Man’s Pistol Permit

 

 

 

 

” The commissioner of the state’s public safety department has filed suit against the state Board of Firearms Permit Examiners and a Derby man, appealing the return of the man’s pistol permit in what a state prosecutor had called “a nothing case.”

  Scott Lazurek, 36, of 21 Burtville Ave., was a security guard who had had his permit revoked by West Haven police in June 2013. Police had stopped him and a friend on the city boardwalk as they carried their loaded pistols in the open.

  Lazurek refused to show his permit, which he was later found to have with him. His friend willingly showed his permit.

  A charge of interfering with a police officer was dismissed in July 2013, with Assistant State’s Attorney John Barney telling the court that Lazurek “was just stubborn” and “giving (police) a hard time.”

“ It kind of was a nothing case. He had no record,” Barney said at the time.

  The state firearms permit examiners reinstated Lazurek’s permit on Aug. 1, 2014, after a hearing, writing that they had found Lazurek “to be a suitable person.”

  The commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection filed suit Sept. 12 to appeal the reinstatement of Lazurek’s permit.”

 

 

New Haven Register

 

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Moms Demand Action Asked To Leave Kroger

 

 

 

 

” Refusing to bow to Moms Demand Action, Kroger asked 12 women protesting outside one of their stores to leave the premises. 

“You don’t need a gun to buy a box of cereal,” said Linda Brundage, MDA’s mid-Michigan leader outside the store. “Kroger would not be breaking any laws by saying to their customers, ‘Leave your guns locked in the car.’”

Even though Kroger knew about the protest, they still will not budge on their stance allowing patrons to carry guns into their stores.”

 

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Chicago Robberies Drop 20% After Concealed Carry Permits Are Issued

 

 

 

” When’s the last time you heard any good news out of Chicago, at least as it relates to crime figures? Well, prepare yourselves for a change from the status quo. While the murder rate and gang violence are still bad – and frequently in the local news – the robbery rate has gone down recently. And the police think they might know why.

  Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.

“ It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “The police department hasn’t changed a single tactic — they haven’t announced a shift in policy or of course — and yet you have these incredible numbers.” “

 

 

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Federal Judge Rules DC Ban On Handguns Unconstitutional

 

 

 

 

” A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.

There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Judge Frederick Scullin said in an opinion.

” Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional,” he added in his 19-page ruling.

  The court ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes and to let non-residents carry them as well.”

 

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DC Gun Carry Ban On The Line In Supreme Court Drake Case

 

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” Washington, D.C. has never allowed residents to carry guns outside the home in modern history, but that may be about to change. The Supreme Court is primed to take on the controversial issue of what, if any, limits are allowed to the Second Amendment right to bear arms in the Drake v. Jerejian case.

  On Monday, the court could announce whether it will hear the petition of John Drake, an ATM owner who carries large amounts of cash but was denied a carry permit by New Jersey because it does not consider self-defense a “justifiable need.”

  The case challenges whether the seven “may issue” states can force citizens to show a special need to carry a firearm for self-defense. The District of Columbia denies all carry rights. If the court overturns Drake, it would force the nation’s capital to come up with some procedure for residents to legally take their guns outside the home.”

 

 

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Why Carry A Gun? 7 Objections Destroyed

 

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” The question is constantly asked: Why do you want to carry a gun? Here are Massad Ayoob’s 7 proven answers vindicating concealed carry.

 

1. “Why do you carry a gun?”

  Kathy Jackson said it best on her website (www.corneredcat.com): “I carry a gun because I can’t carry a policeman.”

 

2. “But aren’t you worried that if more people carry guns, more arguments will escalate into people being shot and killed?”

  No. Responsible gun owners are too practical to worry about things that don’t happen.

 

3. “Why should a person who lives in a low crime area feel they had to carry a gun?”

  Famed combat small arms instructor John Farnam said it best. He was teaching an officer survival class to rural police when one officer asked him, “Hey, how often do you think cops get killed around here, anyway?” Farnam’s reply was classic: “Same as anywhere. Just once.” “

 

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NRA Calls For Universal Conceal Carry Gun Law For Crossing State Lines

 

 

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” With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association’s focus at this week’s annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

  The nation’s largest gun-rights group, which officially opens its meeting of about 70,000 people Friday in Indianapolis, wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ. Advocates say the effort would eliminate a patchwork of state-specific regulations that lead to carriers unwittingly violating the law when traveling.

“ Right now it takes some legal research to find out where you are or are not legal depending on where you are,” said Guy Relford, an attorney who has sued communities for violating an Indiana law that bars local gun regulation. “I don’t think that’s right.” “

 

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Haslam’s ‘Policy Maneuver’ Kills Tennessee’s Open-Carry Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Last week the Tennessee Senate passed SB2424 by a landslide vote of 25-2 last week. The bill would allow Tennesseans to openly carry handguns without a state-issued permit.

  It’s reported the governor’s administration attached what was called a “$100,000 anchor” to the pending open-carry bill that’s stalled the legislation.

  The reason for the cost would cover the state’s vendor to modify the design of the handgun permit cards. They would remove the open-carry language from the layout of the card. State permits currently allows Tennesseans to either carry openly or concealed. It’s reported the state has already pretty much finalized it’s budget and ”shoehorning the extra expenditure into its ledger is unlikely.

  Haslam’s move goes against the apparent stance he took while campaigning for governor in 2010. Knoxnews.com reports:

“ The final days of that campaign were dominated by the furor created by candidate Haslam after he told the Tennessee Firearms Association that he would sign legislation into law to eliminate Tennessee’s requirements for carrying handguns in public.”

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Kansas Lawmakers OK Bill To Void Local Gun Rules

 

 

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” Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a nationwide model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power.

  The House approved the legislation, 102-19, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it, but he’s a strong supporter of gun rights and has signed other measures backed by the NRA and the Kansas State Rifle Association.

  Kansas law doesn’t expressly forbid the open carrying of firearms, and the attorney general’s office has in the past told local officials that some restrictions are allowed. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., has prohibited the practice, but the bill would sweep any such ban away, except to allow cities and counties to prevent openly carried weapons inside public buildings.”

 

 

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Legalize Concealed Carry For Soldiers On Military Installations

 

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” Our hearts are saddened to learn of yet another shooting on a military installation in the United States. Yet again, service members who train regularly to responsibly handle firearms were murdered on base and were unable to defend themselves.

  Concealed carry policies provide not only an appropriate means for self defense against violence, but also a proven deterrent. Our military installations have become “soft” targets for those who would harm our military members. Lawful, concealed carry by responsible service members could have prevented or lessened the severity of these incidents.

  The DoD should set forth CCW regulations permitting service members in good standing who have received firearms training to carry concealed firearms on DoD installations.”

 

     As ridiculous as this sounds it is for real . Military installations are among our most vulnerable facilities in the country whereas they should be quite the opposite . Sign here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

WA: Coffee Stand Encourages Armed Employees

 

 

” A small sign of renewed American freedom has been noticed in Spokane, Washington.    Jitterz Java was robbed twice in February of this year.   On March 16th, an armed robber was run off by an armed employee.  As noted in the above image, at least one barista believes in the deterrent effect of open carry.

   The owner, Sara Chapel has taken steps to reduce her losses.  From spokesman.com:

   The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift,” she said. The women will carry their own personal handguns that they’ve been trained to use.
 
    Chapel has encouraged all of her employees to seek firearms training.”

 

 

 

 

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S.C. Pub Sparks Outrage For Sign Calling Gun Owners Losers

 

 

 

 

” A firestorm of backlash has been mounting against a South Carolina pub that put a derogatory sign in its store window telling gun owners to keep out.”

 

 

 

” Backstreets Pub & Deli in Clemson has a one-star rating out of five on Yelp, with pages upon pages of negative comments and reviews by Second Amendment supporters.

  The story first gained traction when Twitchy posted several photos of the sign from Twitter.

“ NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED,” the sign warns. “If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun with you when you go out, I do not want your business. Douchebag.” “

 

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19 States Join Lawsuit Against NJ Gun Law

 

 

” Support is mounting for a lawsuit that challenges New Jersey’s tight restrictions on handgun ownership and its high standard of “justifiable need” for carrying a weapon outside the home.

  Nineteen states as well as the powerful National Rifle Association have joined the case’s plaintiff John Drake, who in his lawsuit claims he was denied a permit following a thwarted robbery attempt on his Sussex County business.

  Drake lost his appeal before a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year and now a growing number of states, led by Wyoming, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, claiming New Jersey was wrong when it determined that the business owner failed to prove “justifiable need” to carry a gun under state statute.

Drake’s suit also claims that his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment has been violated.”

 

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Moms Kicked Off Staples Property But Deliver 12,000 Signatures to Retailer’s Security

 

 

 

 

” Members of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America deliver a petition with more than 12,000 signatures to Staples this morning asking for guns to be prohibited in their stores.

  Members of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tried deliver a petition with more than 12,000 signatures at Staples headquarters in Framingham on Tuesday morning to Staples’ CEO but were asked to leave the property.”

 

Here’s the money quote …

 

“ The presence of firearms creates an inherent and unnecessary risk for Staples shoppers,” said Ann Krantz of Wenham and the communications lead for Moms Demand Action Massachusetts.

  Krantz, told Patch, while Staples does not sell guns it does allow customers to carry them in their stores nationwide. 

  Massachusetts shoppers do not see customers carrying guns, except for law enforcement, due to state laws, said Krantz.”

 

 

    So they can’t see them but they need to ban them . Smart . A google search reveals no history of shootings at Staples stores other than the above mentioned accidental one in NC last summer and an undercover cop shooting a criminal in a Staples Parking lot . 

While we couldn’t locate the annual number of customers Staples that walk through their doors with yearly sales in excess of $24 billion it is safe to say that at least one half million buyers enter the store on average in any given year . Since they’ve been in business since 1986 we have a low ball total of 13,500,000 customers with one accidental firearms mishap . That simple number reveals a minuscule chance of being harmed by a gun in Staples . Don’t these people have better things to do with their time ?

 

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Homeowner Shoots And Kills Armed Robbery Suspect

 

 

 

 

 

” A Detroit woman surprises an armed robbery suspect in her home. He pointed a gun at her head, but the woman was armed. Bullets started flying and the suspected ended up dead.”

 

The women of Detroit have been busy this week cleaning up the streets of the vermin .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dismantling The Stigma Of Guns

 

Participants in Vernon's two-day conceal-and-carry course spend a full day in the classroom before heading to the firing range. - JOHN STURDY

 

” Interest in gun ownership has been growing across the country. The FBI conducted more than 21 million background checks of potential gun buyers in 2013, the most since the system was put into place in 1998. In Illinois 1.7 million people currently have firearm owner identification cards issued by the state police, including more than 150,000 in Chicago, up 30 percent since 2011.

  Illinois, and Chicago in particular, has historically had some of the most restrictive gun regulations in the country—from 1982 until 2010 it was illegal to possess a handgun in the city—but the laws are changing. Last July, under orders from a federal court, the General Assembly passed a law making Illinois the 50th state to allow residents to carry firearms in public. The state police began accepting conceal-and-carry permit applications in late December, and by late January nearly 33,000 had been approved pending background checks. Residents from rural areas downstate have signed up at the highest rates, but nearly a fourth of the applications came from Cook County.

  Vernon has been a firearm owner and activist for decades, but he doesn’t fit the stereotype of a gun nut. He’s a middle-class African-American who lives on Chicago’s south side. A former university administrator, he’s studied civil rights history for decades. A framed photo of Malcolm X hangs in the living room of his modest home. He voted against Mitt Romney in the last presidential election—though he can’t quite bring himself to admit that he cast a ballot for President Obama.”

 

The Reader offers a lengthy profile on Mr Jordan and the state of gun ownership in Chicago .

HT/Katie Pavlich

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Michigan Legislation Could Mean Easier and Faster Permits For Residents

 

 

 

 

 

” The proposed law would transfer the permitting process to Department of State Police and County Clerks as well as puts a time requirement on the issuance of permits. In theory, this should speed up the permitting process and make it more consistent.

It’s not constitutional carry by a long shot, but if it means more law abiding citizens can legally carry firearms then I’m on board.”

 

The NRA writes:

 

” Earlier this week, an important pro-gun bill was introduced in the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 789, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), would eliminate county concealed carry licensing boards and instead transfer all of their duties to the Department of State Police and county clerks. SB 789 seeks to make the concealed pistol licensing (CPL) process more efficient and cost-effective for gun owners across the Great Lakes State.

  SB 789 will include creation of a true ‘shall issue’ CPL system for law-abiding citizens and a requirement that licenses be issued within 45 days … “

 

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Beretta’s Blog Offers These Words Of Advice From A Woman

On Buying A Carry Gun For A Woman

 

 

 

 

” It seems men are more interested than ever in getting the ladies in their lives involved in shooting sports and self-defense. In their eagerness, they don’t always consider the fit, size, and function of guns, much less the tastes of their significant others. Here is what some women may have to say to their husbands regarding their expert choice of side-arms.

Dear husband,

  I’ve tried and tried to explain to you that I need to go choose and purchase a concealed carry gun. For some reason, you aren’t hearing my plea. I’m certain you understand the need to defend myself and our family. I’m not sure you recognize other facets that go along with my need to choose my own gun.

  I am a better shot than you, even with that over-sized, heavy gun you chose for me. Thanks to it, I now have huge shoulders and my spine is curved from attempting to lug it around in my purse. I have no fear of an assailant stealing said purse: it weighs too much.  It’s sure to bring him to the ground in an instant.”

The rest of the letter may be read here .

Court: California Concealed-Weapons Rules Violate 2nd Amendment

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down California concealed-weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

  The 2-1 ruling of a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said California counties were wrong to require law-abiding applicants to show “good cause” beyond self-defense to receive a concealed-weapons permit.

  California prohibits people from carrying handguns in public without a concealed-weapons permit. State law requires applicants to show good moral character, have good cause and take a training course. It is generally up to the state’s sheriffs and police chiefs to issue the permits, and the vast majority require an applicant to demonstrate a real danger or other reasons beyond simple self-defense to receive a permit. The 9th Circuit on Thursday said that requirement violates the 2nd Amendment.

  The San Francisco-based appeals court said those requirements were too strict and ran afoul of a 5-4 landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2008 that struck down a Washington, D.C., handgun ban and said law-abiding citizens are allowed to have handguns in their home for self-defense.

The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable firearm outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote for the majority.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SC Gov. Haley Signs Bill Allowing Concealed Carry In Bars, Restaurants

 

 

” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed S.308, the Concealed Carry Reform Bill, into law on Tuesday.

  The bill, among other improvements, allows concealed-carry permit holders to practice their Second Amendment rights in places that serve alcohol.

“ In an effort to preserve South Carolinians’ 2nd Amendment rights, the bill allows for gun owners with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) to carry firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol, while also allowing an owner to ban individuals from carrying firearms in their establishment,” said a press release  on the event.’

 

Contrary to what the fear-mongers would have one believe , this is not an anti-business law , as businesses are free to choose whether they desire armed patrons or not .

 

” Moreover, establishments that serve alcohol are given the choice of whether they want to allow patrons to carry on their premises in the first place. They can ban concealed carry by simply posting signs that say “No guns allowed.”

  The full list of provisions, courtesy of Carolina Live.com: “

 

  The Second Amendment just got a little stronger in South Carolina . Bravo to the citizens , legislators and Governor Haley for making it happen . Guns.com has more details .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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