China’s 9/11 and The Original: What They Have in Common

What does the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack have in common with the recent terrorist attack in China, now dubbed “China’s 9/11”?assault

Both used knives, not guns.

 

After Train Station Attack Labeled ‘China’s 9/11,’ a Search for Culprits Focuses on Minority Group – Businessweek#r=most popular.

What is the solution?

Well, how about this idea by the head of Interpol:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/exclusive-westgate-interpol-chief-ponders-armed-citizenry/story?id=20637341

Concealed-weapon permit applications flood #OC Sheriff’s Department #CCW #2A

Concealed-weapon permit applications flood O.C. Sheriff’s Department – The Orange County Register.

See www.guntrust.org for free firearm training in Orange County, including free concealed carry course for permit valid in over 30 states.

San Diego Sheriff will not seek 9th Circuit en banc in Peruta right to carry case.

San Diego Sheriff will not seek 9th Circuit en banc in Peruta right to carry case..

The Sheriff could still file (within 90 days of last week’s ruling) a petition for writ of certiorari with SCOTUS.

Also, a majority of Ninth Circuit judges could move sua sponte to rehear the case.

There are so many moving pieces to this puzzle that I hesitate to make a guess, but I would say today’s action at least makes the first less likely.

I think the solidness of the Peruta opinion makes the second less likely.

It appears the left is punting to delay arrival of a carry case at SCOTUS doorstep.  That may happen soon anyway with the Drake case out of Third Circuit.

Happy Mother’s Day, from GUNTRUST.ORG!

Happy Mother's Day, from GUNTRUST.ORG!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers whose husbands actively protect their families under the Second Amendment–especially those mothers who accept the responsibility of doing the same! (Photo by Oleg Volk)

Sheriff Hutchens Has Blood on Her Hands for Destroying the Training Ethic

Tragic multiple victim shootings like the one yesterday in Seal Beach, now the worst in Orange County history, are not stopped by police.  If they are stopped at all, they are stopped by armed private citizens.

Were Hutchens not so restrictive in issuing concealed carry permits, would there have been someone nearby carrying a pistol?  Possibly, though with the extreme heat we had yesterday, that person would likely be wearing a Hawaiian shirt, or carrying openly.

Many businesses have a gun on site for protection.  No permit is needed for business owners to protect themselves in this way.  There is a high probability that nearby shopkeepers would have been able to bring guns to this “fight” in time to save at least a life or two.    Able yes, but would they?

Having the gun is not the same as having the will to use it, especially in third party rescue.  That requires training, practice, advance visualization and reflection, and perhaps a little estate planning to remove deadly hesitation over concern you may leave your own family without a provider.

Before Hutchens took office, concealed carry classes were full, frequent, and there was great and widespread enthusiasm about firearms training.  Since she recalled/revoked most of the existing permits, training has been in sharp decline locally, despite a continued upward trend in the rest of the country.

Firearms skills are perishable.  Americans will again be a people trained to bearing arms, only if the Second Amendment is made personally relevant to them.  Hunting is history, so the only way back to this training ethic is for the 21st century American to regain the right to carry a handgun regularly and in public.

Sheriff Hutchens has blood on her hands for destroying the training ethic in Orange County.

John Lott Tackles NYT and Brady Bias On Utah Permits

(You can take the Utah class for free at www.worldexaminer.com)

» New York Times Swallows Brady Campaign’s Anti-Gun Rhetoric Whole – Big Journalism.

Reporters obviously have only limited time to check claims by those they interview. And it is all to easy for interest groups, such as the Brady Campaign, to play on people’s fears. But this is the Brady Campaign and other gun control groups that have been getting a free-ride for too long in grossly exaggerating the risks of concealed handgun permit holders.

30-State Concealed Carry (CCW) Class at Laguna Hills office in South Orange County, CA

Visit www.worldexaminer.com for details. 

Poll: 83% of Americans Support Right to Carry

NRA-ILA: Friday, August 07, 2009
 
The United States Senate recently voted on an amendment that would have allowed Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry in all other states that also grant carry permits.  The amendment, sponsored by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and David Vitter (R-La.), won a significant majority of votes, 58 to 39, but failed to reach the 60 votes needed to avoid a Senate filibuster.

Anti-gun senators have long argued that the majority of Americans do not support firearm freedoms. They made this erroneous claim once again during the debate on the Thune/Vitter amendment.  Now, a new poll has proven them wrong.

Conducted by Zogby International and The O'Leary Report, the poll looked at Americans' opinions on some key issues related to the Second Amendment.  One of the questions asked: "Currently, 39 states have laws that allow residents to carry firearms to protect themselves, only if they pass a background check and pay a fee to cover administrative costs.  Most of those states also require applicants to have firearms safety training.  Do you support or oppose this law?"

It will come as a shock to the 39 senators who voted to deny law-abiding Americans their right to self-defense when traveling outside their home states, but the results showed that 83% of Americans support Right-to-Carry laws. The poll also revealed that support for Right-to-Carry crosses party lines, with 86% of independent voters and 80% of Democratic voters supporting Right-to-Carry. This is no surprise to gun owners, however, who have long known that the majority of Americans support the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense.

The anti-gun community is trumpeting its 39-vote procedural "victory" as a major achievement. But just like the vote in the Senate, the overwhelming majority of Americans are on our side.

Copyright 2009, National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action.

Professor John Lott to speak at SAFEOC.ORG fundraiser for Bill Hunt for Sheriff

Email from SAFEOC.ORG:

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Dear Supporter of Concealed Carry,

 

SAFE OC Political Action Committee is pleased to announce its upcoming event, "An Evening With John R. Lott, Ph.D.," on November 4th at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

 

Dr. Lott is Senior Research Scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is the author of "More Guns, Less Crime," "The Bias Against Guns," and "Freedomnomics."  His research demonstrates that states that enact "shall issue" concealed carry laws experience a decrease in violent crime and consequently an increase in public safety.

 

The evening will include a cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., including a presentation by Dr. Lott on his research into the relationship between CCW and public safety.  Proceeds from the event will go to support SAFE OC's effort to elect a pro-CCW Sheriff of Orange County.

 

Bill Hunt, former Chief of Police for San Clemente and candidate for Sheriff in 2010, will attend the event as well.  Mr. Hunt has publicly pledged to restore liberal CCW issuance if elected, and SAFE OC has endorsed Mr. Hunt unanimously.

 

With appointed sheriff Hutchens aggressively fundraising and garnering some endorsements from leading elected officials, it is time for pro-CCW citizens to rally and strike back.  If you are a current or former CCW holder, you invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars to obtain your CCW — won't you consider investing an equal amount to preserve your rights?

 

Don't miss this exciting event and the chance to support a Sheriff who will respect your right to personal safety and our Orange County values of freedom and trust between law enforcement and citizenry.

 

Hope to see you on November 4!

 

SAFE OC

Bill Hunt Clearly Supports Second Amendment Including CCW

You can't get any clearer than this.  Get behind him now.

Sheriff's candidates discuss concealed weapons policy at Rancho forum | hutchens, margarita, law, sheriff, rancho – News – OCRegister.com.

Hunt has criticized Hutchens’ policies as being too restrictive. "I believe that your constitutional rights should be protected," Hunt said to the crowd of between 60 to 80 people. "My policy will be if you apply and are not prohibited by law from having a CCW, I'll give it to you."