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Teacher Accidentally Shoots Own Leg at School

She was carrying a legal concealed weapon

(Newser) - A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom before classes yesterday morning, officials said. The teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when... More »

Drivers Shoot Each Other Dead in Road Rage Spat

Parking lot deaths shock small town

(Newser) - A pair of drivers shot each other to death in a Michigan parking lot last night, in what appears to have been a fit of road rage. James Pullum, 43, and Robert Taylor, 56, got out of their cars and argued in a car-wash parking lot in Iona, Mich., an... More »

NC Lawmakers OK Guns on Playgrounds, in Bars

Concealed handgun permit holders poised to get expanded rights

(Newser) - So long as Gov. Pat McCrory puts his pen to it, a bill allowing North Carolina residents to carry concealed handguns into bars and on playgrounds will soon be law, reports the AP . The Republican-backed bill was approved by both the House and Senate yesterday, and would give concealed-carry permit... More »

Last Holdout State Legalizes Concealed Carry

Illinois lawmakers shoot down governor's veto

(Newser) - The final state with a ban on concealed weapons has dropped it—just in time to beat a federal deadline . Lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate, fearing a firearms free-for-all if they failed to act, voted by hefty margins to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto and pass a... More »

Concealed-Carry Permits Skyrocket

Set to be record year in many states

(Newser) - Concealed-gun permits are growing by leaps and bounds across a number of states. Ohio is poised to almost double the 65,000 issued in 2012, which would be triple its 2007 figure; Florida has issued more than 173,000 over the past year, up 17% from the previous year; in... More »

Concealed Weapons Now Legal in All 50 States

Appeals court strikes down Illinois' ban on concealed carry

(Newser) - Gun-rights groups scored a major victory today: Illinois had been the last state where carrying concealed weapons was completely illegal, but a federal appeals court struck down that ban today. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has given state lawmakers 180 days to write a law legalizing concealed carry, reports... More »

Bank President Greets Robber —With Colt .380

Peoples Bank in Missouri supports concealed gun rights

(Newser) - A bank robber in a Chucky mask got more than he bargained for when he stole $4,779 from the family-owned Peoples Bank & Trust in Missouri this week—the business end of a Colt .380 handgun. The robbery was witnessed by bank president David W. Thompson, who followed the... More »

Colbert: Gun Fashion Means Fear Everyone

'Concealed-carry clothing' means you should be scared of anyone wearing clothes

(Newser) - Now that 37 states allow concealed-carry permits, many gun owners face a serious dilemma: How to carry their weapons without sacrificing their fashion sense? Fortunately, clothing makers have blessed us with " concealed-carry clothing ," which a very excited Stephen Colbert discussed last night . "Finally: The handgun meets the... More »

New Fashions Solve Dilemma: Where to Hide the Gun?

Woolrich, Under Armour, 5.11 Tactical get in on 'cover fashion' game

(Newser) - Woolrich's new $65 chinos feature an additional pocket and stretchable waistband—and not so you'll have a place to stash a Hershey bar and a way to feel comfortable after you've downed it. The features are custom-built for holding a gun, specifically, for hiding one, explains the... More »

12 More States May OK Carrying Gun Without Permit

It's already legal in 4 states, but gun control advocates appalled

(Newser) - Bills are in the works in at least 12 states to allow residents to buy and carry concealed weapons without a permit, USA Today reports. Gun control advocates are naturally appalled. "They want a gun in every nook and cranny in society with no permission needed," fumes a... More »

NYPD Developing Infrared Gun Scanner

Device can detect concealed weapons from 13 feet away

(Newser) - Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just radiating suspicious energy? The New York City Police Department is working with the Defense Department to develop an infrared scanner that can detect concealed weapons, Commissioner Ray Kelly announced yesterday. The device reads the energy people emit and detects... More »

Sheriff to Women: Pack a Pistol to Shoot Rapists

Gun control is getting your barrel on a target, says SC lawman

(Newser) - Ladies, if you want to stop rapists, start packing heat. That's the advice from a South Carolina sheriff who reassures women that "you ain't got to be accurate; you just have to get close." Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright was moved to encourage local gals to... More »

Passenger Tries to Board Plane With 13 Knives

Baltimore man busted with knife collection

(Newser) - The Transportation Security Administration has been taking a lot of flak lately, but at least officers busted a Baltimore man who tried to get through airport security with 12 switchblades and a butterfly knife in his carry-on bag, MSNBC reports. The passenger, an Egyptian citizen who has been in the... More »

Wisconsin Passes Concealed Gun Law

Illinois to become only state banning concealed weapons

(Newser) - Wisconsin is about to become the 49th state to allow residents to carry concealed weapons in public. The law, which will require permit holders to undergo background checks and training, passed the state's Republic-controlled assembly and is about to be signed by Gov. Scott Walker, reports the Milwaukee Journal ... More »

Wary of Vacant Homes, Florida Realtors Pack Heat

More real estate agents are applying for concealed weapons permits

(Newser) - Real estate agent: a dangerous job? In Florida, some think that it is. Many of the homes on the market are vacant, and therefore a possible haven for crime—and as a result more and more real estate agents are considering packing heat. "You don't know what's waiting for... More »

Nebraska Politician Promotes Arming Teachers

Schools should set own gun policies, state senator argues

(Newser) - Nebraska schools would be safer places if teachers were allowed to carry concealed weapons, claims a state politician. State Sen. Mark Christensen has introduced legislation in the wake of this month's Omaha school shooting that would allow school districts to set their own gun policy subject to a vote from... More »

Utah Becomes Gun Permit Capital of US

State gives concealed permits to thousands who don't live there

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Americans are applying for concealed weapon permits in Utah, even though they’ve never been there, and don’t intend to visit. The state has become the gun permit capital of the country, the New York Times explains, because its permits are dirt cheap, easy to... More »

Wisconsin DA: Go Ahead, Pack a Concealed Weapon

Prosecutor won't press most cases in wake of Supreme Court ruling

(Newser) - One Wisconsin DA is taking the US Supreme Court's ruling on gun rights and running with it, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. In Jackson County, prosecutors won't be pursuing cases against defendants accused of carrying concealed weapons, among other infractions. The high court's ruling in McDonald vs. Chicago "immediately... More »

NFL Star Shaun Rogers Nabbed With Gun at Airport

Nose tackle Shaun Rogers faces 5-year sentence for concealed weapon

(Newser) - Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers, who was arrested last night at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when screeners found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage, has been charged with a felony and released on $1,000 bond. Sources say Rogers told police he had forgotten about the firearm. In addition... More »

Senate Dems Bring Down Concealed-Weapons Measure

Schumer leads effort to quash Thune amendment

(Newser) - Senate Democrats today narrowly defeated a measure that would have let concealed weapons be transported across state lines, the Hill reports. The amendment, which required 60 votes to pass according to a prior, bipartisan agreement, went down 58-39. Sen. Charles Schumer and majority whip Dick Durbin fought hard to drum... More »

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