Tag Archives: CHL

Veteran With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots Back At Chicago Gunman

From The Daily Caller, By Chuck Ross, 07/06/2014 –

The incident occurred Friday night, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Breaking in precision 1911s

From TheDailyCaller.com, By Paul Rackley, American Rifleman, 02/03/14 –


After deciding to obtain a concealed-carry permit for my self-defense handgun, I began researching handguns styles, calibers and features. I knew I wanted something compact and easy to conceal, but powerful enough to authoritatively stop a perpetrator.

I looked at both pistols and revolvers, and seriously considered a snubnose .357 Mag., but in the end decided on a semi-auto. Since I already owned a 9 mm, I decided to go with a larger caliber—a .40 S&W or .45 ACP.  An acquaintance had a SIG P226 for sale with both .40 and .357 Sig barrels. The gun was a little bigger than I wanted, but I was interested in the dual calibers and would have bought it if we could have agreed on price.

Eventually, I wandered into a little hunting/gun shop in Tupelo, Miss. It was running a pretty good sale and I picked up a Kimber Ultra Carry in .45 ACP for $660, plus tax.

Drawing, or the “presentation” of, your concealed handgun

The DailyCaller, By Tom Givens, The Shooting Channel, 01/20/14 –

Drawing-1New students of the handgun have to learn a number of critical skills. One of the most important of these skills is the “presentation,” or drawing the handgun from the holster for use. Defensive shooters must be able to execute a swift, safe, and efficient presentation. Once the need for the gun has passed, the shooter must be able to re-holster the handgun safely. This entire process of drawing and re-holstering the handgun is the most hazardous process involved in using the pistol, unless one learns to do these things properly.

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Concealed carry law changes in Kansas begin Monday

From The Kansas City Star, 2013-06-29, By JOHN MILBURN The Associated Press

 CHL-1TOPEKA — Starting Monday, licensed gun owners will be allowed to bring their concealed weapons into more government buildings in Kansas and people who try to bring them into places where they are prohibited won’t face criminal penalties.
The provisions are part of an expansion of Kansas’ concealed carry law passed during last year’s legislative session as the federal government was discussing gun-control measures in the wake of a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December. The new rules allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms into public buildings deemed not to have adequate security measures, such as metal detectors and trained guards.

Texans now need less training for concealed handgun licenses


By Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 08/31/13 – Ambitious plans to let Texans openly carry handguns throughout the state — and to let college students carry concealed handguns on campus — fell by the wayside during the legislative session earlier this year.

But lawmakers pushed through several less far-reaching measures, giving Texas gun owners more freedoms — shrinking the required training time for those seeking concealed handgun licenses, letting CHL holders leave their weapons in parked vehicles on college campuses, even letting Texans renew those licenses online without taking a renewal class.

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Texas House passes SB 1857 (Texas School Safety Training Act)


 Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2013

Contact: Liz White


“Texas School Safety Training Act” Sent to Governor

Act empowers courageous teachers to voluntarily seek training for active-shooter scenarios

 Austin – Today the Texas House finally passed SB 1857, the Texas School Safety Training Act, which empowers qualified Concealed Handgun License (CHL) instructors to earn a “school safety certification” that would allow them to train teachers to save lives should an active-shooter scenario occur inside a Texas school. The bill now goes to Governor Perry to await his signature.

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Texas revisits allowing open carry of handguns

Bryan Hull

Bryan Hull

From Star-Telegram, By Anna M. Tinsley, 02/10/13 – OKLAHOMA CITY — Bryan Hull hopes that the Ruger LC9 pistol holstered on his hip sends a clear message.He’s not hiding the fact that he is armed and ready to protect himself.

“With conceal carry, all I can do is react when someone has begun an attack,” said Hull, president and founding director of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association.

“With open carry, I may be able to stop an attack.”

Hull was among those who encouraged Oklahoma legislators to pass a law last year that lets those who are licensed to have concealed handguns openly carry their firearms.

And he began openly carrying his when the law took effect Nov. 1.

Now he and other neighbors to the north say it’s Texas’ turn.

“The entire country is shocked that Texans can’t open-carry,” said Hull, 44, a general manager of a wrecker service. “It doesn’t fit the culture.”

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‘Open carry’ bill latest proposal to expand gun laws in Texas

A homemade 12 foot by 20 foot "Come and Take It" flag at the Gun Appreciation Day rally at the Texas Capitol Jan. 19, 2013. (Photo by Kolten Parker)

A homemade 12 foot by 20 foot “Come and Take It” flag at the Gun Appreciation Day rally at the Texas Capitol Jan. 19, 2013. (Photo by Kolten Parker)

From Chron.com, January 24, 2013 – As the federal government moves forward on its plans to tighten gun restrictions, Texas lawmakers are proposing legislation to expand gun rights in the state.

The latest proposal is HB 700 filed Thursday by state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, that would allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to carry weapons in plain view on a belt or shoulder holster.

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Texas school where teachers carry guns prepared to protect students

From The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, By Bill Miller, 12/15/2012 –

The_Theory_of_DUHTexas Gov. Rick Perry urged school districts to review their plans to ensure they are prepared to respond to incidents such as the horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday.

David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready.

Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns.

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Big win for gun-rights groups: Federal appeals court tosses state ban on carrying concealed weapons

Chicago Sun-Times, By Dave McKinney on December 11, 2012 –


SPRINGFIELD-In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state’s ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois’ Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry.

“The debate is over. We won. And there will be a statewide carry law in 2013,” said Todd Vandermyde, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.

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