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Carry Travelogue – Reno Trip, Nevada CCW Changes, Open Carry – Part 3

By Eric Vought This is the gripping conclusion of the carry travelogue started in part 1 and continued in part 2, a saga of carrying firearms across states. On the way back, we decided to go back through Utah and then through Wyoming and Nebraska. The distance was about the same …

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

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 …

Carry Travelogue – Reno trip, Nevada CCW changes, Open Carry – Part 1

by Eric Vought Part 1 of 3 in a saga of carrying firearms across states [Part 2] [Part 3]. I was recently invited to speak at the annual conference of the International Association of Emergency Managers in Reno, Nevada and we decided to take a bit of much-needed vacation at …

Nevada’s New CCW Reciprocity Change

by Cathleen Vought I’m writing from Reno, Nevada this week, as my family has a short vacation before my husband, Eric, presents at the International Association of Emergency Managers annual conference here. He’s part of a panel on school shootings and emergency response; I’ll be putting a report out next …

The Sunshine State moves to fortify the 2nd Amendment against Federal infringements

October 22, 2013 From The Right, Laws No Comments

There was some worry that Florida, after the railroading and demonization of  Peruvian-American Jorge Zimmerman when he defended himself against alleged homophobe and gay basher Trayvon Martin, would crack down on the right to keep and bear arms. Fortunately, there were enough clear eyed people in the sunshine state who saw …

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

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. …

Obama’s American Schadenfreude.

Schadenfreude as defined by Webster’s is deriving pleasure from the pain of others. And while the term is German the application is very much politically American. What else could it be called when the President of the United States seeks to punish the American people for not going along with …

Maryland Gun Control: State readies to defend its new laws in court

Maryland Gun Control: State readies to defend its new laws in court.   Related articles Maryland Gun Law Drives Record Sales (freebeacon.com) Gun Control Advocates Losing Ground in the States (girlsjustwannahaveguns.com) National gun registry gets head start as Maryland compromises gun owners’ privacy (patriotoutdoornews.com) Gun Control? Think “D.C. Navy Yard” …

Our Government is “shutdown”… but what about the NICS and your right to purchase a firearm?

I read a funny tweet today, day one of the government shutdown. Due to the #shutdown, the US government isn't working today. Of course, it wasn't working yesterday either. — Political Humor (@PoliticalLaughs) October 1, 2013 While that seems oddly accurate there are things that regular people may require of …

Banning lead ammo and not wind turbines, only in California

September 30, 2013 From The Right, Hypocrisy, Laws No Comments

An object in California is criticized by some and heralded by others.  On one hand it promotes liberty yet on the other it can cause tragedy and bloodshed.  Used properly it can be a great safety net to the people of California while improper or criminal use will result in …

Alabamas new gun law allowing guns in vehicles at work takes effect Thursday

August 1, 2013 Hunting, Laws No Comments

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Beginning Thursday, Alabamians with permits to carry concealed pistols may keep them locked in their cars while at work even if their employer prohibited it in the past.Workers with hunting licenses can also keep their unloaded rifles and shotguns locked in their vehicles while at work during …

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