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Carry Travelogue – Reno trip, Nevada CCW changes, Open Carry – Part 2

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This is part 2/3 of the carry travelogue started in part 1 and concluded in part 3. by Eric Vought At some point during the week, we visited a local antique shop with a delightful and eclectic collection (Antiques and Treasures on N. Sierra St— Wow! ). One of my purposes was to …

Emergency Management, School Shootings and Second Amendment Rights

by Cathleen Vought My husband, Eric, was invited to present as part of a panel on active shooter scenarios at the International Association of Emergency Managers’ annual convention, which happened to be in Reno this year. In 1992, on Simon’s Rock College of the Bard campus in Massachusetts, Eric’s former …

Illinois Delays CCW Application Deadline – Can a Wrongful Death Case Follow?

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by Cathleen Vought You can take a concealed carry class in Illinois now, but you can’t get your permit until April. Originally slated  to accept January 1 applications, the state police say they’re “not ready yet” and that “The Illinois State Police originally told us (applications would be accepted) Jan. …

Why Gun-Free Zones Will Never Prevent Violence

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After the Washington Navy Yard shootings two weeks ago, the gun control and background check issues have come up for discussion again, as has the idea of creating more gun-free zones. I don’t know how to break it to the anti-gun people, but it’ll never work to lower violence. Washington, …

Who Needs a Gun? Paramedics. Ambulance CARJACKED in Philly w/ Patient in Back

Last week in Philadelphia an ambulance was carjacked on its way to a hospital.  The carjacker removed the two EMS personnel from the ambulance at gun point and drove off with a patient in the back. The jacker, 25-year-old Brian Timothy Kada Jr, drove erratically, weaving in and out of freeway …

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