1991 was a banner year for California gun control. That was when the state instituted their expansive background checks for all firearm purchases, and outlawed buying guns for people convicted of violent misdemeanors.
Three stories today about carriers responding to active threats in their communities. Two are worthy of praise, while the third gives us a great example of what not to do.
This post was written by the awesome guys over Ammoland, but we thought you history/gun nuts would like to read it:
The video says it all for this one.
The world of concealed carry tends to revolve around defense against bad guys who are intent on doing harm. But human beings aren't the only danger out there.
Knowing how to effectively use your firearm is only one aspect of home and personal defense. Knowing when it's legal to draw and fire your weapon is an entirely separate matter. Being unclear about the law is a potentially life-changing error, and it is the responsibility of every gun owner (and especially every concealed carrier) to be aware of all legal factors affecting the decisions
According to new research data by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed carry permits soared to 17.25 million last year – a 273% increase since 2007. Women and minorities are driving a significant portion of those increases. Between 2012 and 2018, the number of permits grew 111% faster for women than men. Over the same time, permits increased 20% faster for blacks than whites, and 29% faster for Asians.