Guns and Ammo magazine ranked Arizona the best state to carry a concealed weapon based on several factors, such as legal requirements to carry, application fees, and license reciprocity with other states.
Utah came in 9-points behind Arizona in second, followed by Wyoming, New Hampshire and Vermont rounding out the top 5. Washington D.C., one of the nation’s worst areas for gun crime, came in dead last.
Arizona does not require a concealed carry license for state residents to own or carry a firearm – open or concealed. The state’s licensing fees are among the lowest, as are the state’s training requirements before residents can obtain an optional handgun license.
Although well-publicized gun crimes have heightened the political atmosphere in favor of tightening gun laws, states have generally loosened restrictions on gun ownership over the past decade.
Earlier in the year, Guns and Ammo ranked Arizona as the best state for gun owners, citing the border state’s relaxed laws on ownership and the absence of any licensing requirements. Once again, Washington D.C. brings up the rear with the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.
December 14th marks the first anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook incident where a deranged man gunned down 26 innocent teachers and children in a “gun free” school in Newtown, Connecticut. Defenseless and vulnerable, innocent lives were lost as Adam Lanza enjoyed several minutes of indiscriminate shooting into classrooms without any fear of being shot at. Continue reading
Inquiring minds want to know – to those who support gun free zones throughout the country, do you feel any remorse at all when so many high profile gun tragedies occur in, wait for it…gun free zones? Continue reading
Gun Control groups are grasping at whatever faux straw is out there. Unfortunately the Navy Yard Shooting turned out to be a nightmare scenario for them. Let’s forget the fact that they jumped in the politicking bandwagon when they should have just express sorrow (or fake it which is more likely) and then wait at least till today to commence the Bravo Sierra. Continue reading
Armed with a Remington shotgun and two stolen handguns, suspected shooter Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of gunfire on innocent people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, prompting immediate and knee-jerk cries for gun control and “common sense” reforms to curb gun violence. But the details of this case prove once again the ineffectiveness of gun control. Continue reading
Most ‘reasonably informed’ people throughout the country are aware of the recall election in Colorado of two Democratic politicians who supported and pushed through strict new gun control laws that limit magazine capacities and expand background checks. Continue reading
Fresh off of Colorado’s successful recall election of two Democratic anti-gun politicians, sheriffs in several New York County’s have pledged not to enforce New York’s new strict gun control laws that ban the sale of some semi-automatic rifles, require gun registration with the state and limit loaded magazines to seven rounds AND bans magazines with the mere capacity to hold more than 10 rounds. Continue reading