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postheadericon Man Shoots Himself In The Goods While Exiting Vehicle: Why The Right Holster Matters

TOLEDO, OHIO — A man exiting his car needed to call 911 in a hurry, because the firearm he was carrying had discharged. Into his penis.

The single gunshot wound went through his penis and thigh, eventually hitting the driver seat. We can only imagine that his firearm wasn’t holstered properly, as that’s the likely culprit of a negligent discharge while moving around in such a fashion. Or, maybe he wasn’t using a holster at all.

News reports say that he’s in the hospital with serious injuries but is expected to be ok. How ok he’s expected to be isn’t clear, but hopefully he’s really ok.

We’ve seen things like this happen before and it’s never a pretty sight. If you’re not using a holster, or if you’re using a crappy holster, it’s time to re-evaluate your setup. If you don’t, you could wind up in a story on our website.

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postheadericon The right to privacy in the digital era

ESET’s Miguel Ángel Mendoza discusses the right to privacy in the digital era, which is an increasingly important issue.

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postheadericon Invest in encryption and get it right

The heavy ICO fine against Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance PLC has highlighted a shortcoming with encryption.

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postheadericon Chinese Immigrants Line Up To Buy Guns In California, Taking Advantage Of Right Denied In Their Home Country

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — In the outskirts of Los Angeles, gun stores have seen a surge in interest in gun ownership by Chinese immigrants. In China, a private citizen owning a gun legally is not possible. In the United States, however, we have gun ownership built into our basic Bill of Rights. For Chinese immigrants with a valid Green Card, it’s now an opportunity to exercise a right they would have never experienced otherwise.

The L.A. Times did an interesting piece exploring one gun shop’s experience with Chinese immigrants coming into the shop and surprised that there is a clear path to gun ownership.

“I just tell them don’t be scared. It’s legal here,” one gun shop owner said.

In California, there are basic requirements that must be fulfilled before purchasing a firearm. California is one of the few states targeting the ownership of ammunition, detachable magazines, and magazine capacity amongst many other issues but they still do have a path to gun ownership for its citizens.

Granted, starting January 1st, a lot of firearms will no longer be available on the market. Many Chinese firearm enthusiasts have taken the opportunity in the preceding months to buy up semi-automatic rifles and handguns that would now be considered impossible to purchase under new state restrictions.

“I have short guns, long guns, handguns, AR-15s, rifles. I bought one, then I just kept buying more,” one gun owner told the L.A. Times.

For many of the people who talking with the Los Angeles Times, they described their interest as mostly entertainment. A lot of them admitted to going to the ranges on the weekend. Retirees see it as a leisure activity that they find exhilarating and challenging.

We hope some of them have pursued the process in Los Angeles County to get their concealed carry permit.

Overall, the article definitely highlights the importance of one of the fundamental rights of living in the United States. We are allowed to own firearms. These firearms can be used for leisure and sport but, if need be, they can also be used to save our lives.

And, for those willing to move a state or two over to the right, you may just get a much better selection of firearms to choose from — and an easier process to carry those guns wherever you go.

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postheadericon City Worker Fights For Her Right To Carry Concealed!

HARBOR BEACH, MICHIGAN — One crossing guard in Harbor Beach, Michigan, takes her job seriously. Tasked with protecting the city’s youth as they cross the street, she carried a handgun concealed on her person. That has all gone up in the air as city officials have stipulated she is not allowed to carry concealed. She is allowed, at present, to carry openly but she says that’s not the message she’s trying to send.

In a great article covering this subject in the Huron Daily Tribune, Casey relents on her decision to not carry openly. Both her and the chief of police agreed that it would draw too much attention.

via Huron Daily Tribune

It’s my personal right and freedom to protect myself and others surrounding me,” she added. “If there were a situation that arose, I would like to be able to do more than hope a police officer makes it there on time. I would like to be able to take action.”

Since January, she has carried concealed legally with her Michigan-issued Concealed Handgun License (CHL). This would normally afford her the ability to carry concealed anywhere not specifically restricted by state and federal law.

However, the city council had voted unanimously to disallow all city employees from carrying openly or concealed — thereby restricting Casey’s ability to carry her handgun.

“I talked to several council members and it was all (based on) their feelings,” she recalled. “All they could cite was, ‘How they don’t think it’s right for kids to walk past someone who is not a police officer carrying a gun.’”

Faced with no facts to back up their assessment, Casey viewed their arguments as ones mostly based upon feelings related to the possession and carrying of firearms.

“It was all about feelings, what-ifs and how scary guns are,” she added. “I was asking them to not make judgment based on their feelings because that’s not how we govern … and at the very least, I asked them to table the issue so I had more time to prepare information.”

The Mayor has agreed to table the issue and allow time for Casey to accrue information and data that would help city council members make a more educated decision. This may prove to be a difficult task because what Casey is being asked to do is prove a negative.

“I am gathering information and considering putting together a petition,” she said. “I’m hoping to overturn this and if nothing else to at least provide an option to legal CPL holders to be able to conceal carry while on the job.”

In a logical argument, the onus of burden is upon the accuser to back his claim. Their claim is that a city employee carrying a gun is a legal detriment and a danger to others. This claim is completely unfounded.

In terms of public outcry, Casey claims there is none. For the entire time she has guarded children crossing the road, she reports she has received no complaints.

“I have not received any negativity ever,” she said. “… In the city of Harbor Beach, I know every single one of these kids that walk past me. A majority of them are aware that Ms. Casey carries a pistol.”

We’re starting to see more and more impingement on law-abiding citizens and their ability to carry concealed on the job. These restrictions are completely unfair to the individuals who perform the duties of their job without issue.

We’ve seen a similar measure pass in Virginia, recently, where Governor Terry McAuliffe snuck through a measure banning people from carrying concealed or openly into state-owned buildings.

This is something that will only get fixed when concealed carriers and gun owners bring attention to these issues and demand them to be corrected. We need to correct this. There are dangerous precedents being set by people uninformed that carrying a handgun is not only a constitutionally-granted right, it is also a benefit to all those around.

Here’s to hoping Casey gets the city council to strongly reconsider their stance on this matter. When police are minutes away, a concealed carrier can respond in seconds.

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postheadericon Chicago Facing Police Shortage, Pension Collapse, Rep. Wants To Serialize Ammo… Priorities, Right?

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Labor Day is widely anticipated to be one of the bloodiest weekends in the Windy City. With homicide rates skyrocketing, police unions are warning they won’t be able to cover an expected 2,000 man-hours with voluntary overtime. It’s okay, though. One lawmaker is brave enough to come up with a solution: force manufacturers to serialize ammunition.

State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago believes that if manufacturers are forced to serialize ammunition, investigators will have an easier time tracing the origin of all the rounds fired by illegally obtained firearms.

via ABC News 7

“We’re not trying to get rid of responsible gun owners guns, we just want to know how the guns and the bullets are getting into the hands of our youth and causing senseless harm and murder,” Harper said.

This proposed bill is expected to be filed later on next week.

Not only would this add a burdensome cost to manufacturers, it would only potentially affect Illinois purchasers.

In Illinois, a resident has to obtain a Firearm Owner Identification Card (FOIC) and then pass another, stringent examination and course work to obtain a concealed carry permit. And now, a concealed carrier in Illinois may potentially have to use serialized ammunition.

This is all in the hopes of better understanding how criminals get their hands on guns.

According to ABC News, Chicago had its deadliest August in nearly two decades. Ninety people were killed in the Windy City and police have confirmed 384 shooting incidents and 472 shooting victims.

This isn’t a gun problem. This is a war zone.

And to make matters worse: Chicago’s infrastructure is running out of money.

When the money stops, the police stop.

Chicago is facing a $ 426 million budget shortfall next year. With a $ 20 billion dollar pension bubble threatening to explode the public sector’s retirement security, Chicago can’t even promise their police officers that they’ll retire in peace and safety.

The Fraternal Order of Police has picked up on this dark new reality and has asked its officers to not volunteer for overtime hours in areas where police are traditionally put in the most violent, hardest hit areas of this war zone.

via Chicago Tribune

“In order to show unity and protest the continued disrespect of Chicago police officers and the killings of law enforcement officers across our country, we are requesting FOP members to refrain from volunteering to work (overtime),” the flier reads. “You’ve earned time to be with your families.”

The police in Chicago are not going to be a phone call away this Labor Day weekend. Do you really want to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to have access to the only means they have to defend their lives, family, and home?

Stay safe, everyone. Carry everyday, everywhere you legally can. Your life is worth it.

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postheadericon If You See Negligent Gun Handling, You Say Something. Right?

Negligence has no place when handling firearms. Zero. Period. No room for error, and no place for stupid people. Let’s say you’re at the range and you see some negligence going on. Say the person in the lane next to … Continue reading
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postheadericon [CCW IN ACTION] 50 Year-Old Resident Goes To ATM, Armed Robbers Show Up — Does The Right Thing

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — According to news sources at WXYZ – Detroit, a 50-year-old man and two armed robbers are currently being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds following a shoot-out at an ATM.  Police say that a resident of the neighborhood … Continue reading
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postheadericon Are You Carrying The Right Self-Defense Ammo?

When a bullet strikes a living thing, it creates a pathway for blood and bodily fluid to flow out.  That’s what inevitably causes death – outside of direct hits to the brain, heart, or other vital organs.  When blood pressure … Continue reading
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postheadericon Woman Shoots Friend In Home Invasion — Right Idea, Wrong Application

ECTOR COUNTY, TEXAS — What turned out to be an unfortunate attempt to defend their home from intruders, one woman accidentally shot her roommate while attempting to shoot two armed, masked men who forcibly entered their home. By the time … Continue reading
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