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Security vs. Sanctity: Carrying in Spiritual Settings

by Cathleen Vought Though carrying in a place of worship is often a matter of hot debate, regularly getting into the “faith versus security” argument, carrying can be balanced with a spiritual viewpoint. If you’re getting ready to start that discussion at your place of worship, here are some prime …

Female CCW permit holders dramatically increases

by Cathleen Vought Though the number of female CCW permit holders has been on the rise over the past several years, the last couple years have produced a sharp increase in their numbers. Statistics from a number of different states are showing that compared to the previous years’ steady rise, …

Concealed Carry Reciprocity and the Constitution

by Eric Vought There are two bills currently in Congress for national concealed carry reciprocity, S.1908 in the Senate, introduced by John Cornyn, and H.R.578 in the House, introduced by Marlin Stutzman. Both bills provide that all states must recognize concealed-carry permits issued by other states when out-of-state travelers come …

With DC Gun Ban Lifted, What Laws Will Pass?

With Washington DC’s long history of banning gun ownership or possession in the country’s capitol, what can we expect now that a federal court has overturned the DC gun ban? Once again, gun owners have been left wondering. Following the late July ruling, DC police were instructed to allow DC …

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 …

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. …

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