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Throwback Thursday: Why You Need a Packable AR-15 Pistol for Your Vehicle

Over the last six months, I have worked through a set of theories based on some discussions with some deeply experienced friends, which I would like to share. One high ranking Army friend—formerly a Night Stalker—said, “There is no one perfect small arm for any situation. The dynamics of the environment you expect to be engaged in dictate the armament.” For several reasons, it is my theory that an AR-15 pistol is the better personal defense and road travel firearm to have stowed in your vehicle.

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Campus Carry — Very Safe, Despite Worries from Anti-Gunners

A recent op-ed in The Hill newspaper points out that while professors seem to be very concerned about allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses, their actions don’t match their rhetoric. While a professor’s resignation at the University of Kansas gets national news attention, for example, only one out of 2,600 faculty members has left his or her post at the school.

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Bills Allowing Permitless Carry and First-Responder Carry Advance

A Texas House committee has approved legislation that would allow handguns to be carried—concealed or in a holster—without a state-issued license. The Texas Senate also passed SB 1408, a bill to allow first responders to carry concealed. The just-passed version of HB 1911’s permitless carry provisions approved by the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee contained several substantial changes from previous versions. Read the full details.

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Cornyn Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in Senate

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the NSSF-supported Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), a companion to the House of Representatives bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.). The proposed legislation, with 30 co-sponsors, would compel states to recognize concealed carry permits issued from other states that have concealed carry laws within their own borders—much in the same way a driver’s license is recognized. The bill aims to eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and provide protection for Second Amendment rights for permit holders.


Day 1: Congress Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

On the first day of the 115th Congress, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced national concealed carry reciprocity legislation. This is a far cry from an actual law, but the fact that it is making its debut so early in the legislative year is promising to millions of self-defense enthusiasts. Details include reciprocity for permit holders as well as protections for residents of states with Constitutional Carry laws. Read the full details here.


Chief of Police Requires “Essay” to Obtain CCW

There are sheriffs who support and even encourage gun ownership and use among their citizens, but not Lowell Massachusetts. In fact, when you apply for an unrestricted right-to-carry firearm permit you be slapped with over $1,000 in fees and the most bizarre requirement you have ever heard of. Read the full story for more details.