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It’s not a stretch to think so-called “permitless carry” will alter the nature of gun violence in states where residents no longer need permits, background checks, or training to carry concealed handguns in public, and law enforcement officials are concerned. Read more»

Among some gun-safety groups there were voices still holding out hope that the conservative justices expressed enough hesitation not to totally do away with all regulations and keep some limits on publicly carrying guns.

New York gun restrictions on who can qualify to get a concealed-carry license drew sharp questions Wednesday at Supreme Court oral arguments, suggesting similar laws across the country could soon find themselves in a cascade of dominoes. Read more»

Lee Bird carries his .38-caliber pistol on his hip everywhere he goes. That includes his local grocery store in Wickenburg, Ariz.

More Americans can carry guns in more places than ever before. In the majority of states, law-abiding gun owners can walk into bars, restaurants and churches with their guns without fear of legal ramifications, a News 21 review of all 50 states found. Read more» 1

If Arizona's Legislature approves a bill allowing concealed weapons on campuses, university and community college presidents who want to keep guns out of their classrooms will have to pay a hefty price. And that price tag could reach up to $10 million for Arizona's three public universities. Read more» 5

A man carries a weapon during a gun rights rally in Campbell, Ohio, in April 2010.

Seven years after Ohio first allowed citizens to carry concealed weapons, more than a quarter-million Ohioans have concealed carry permits. People debate the impact, although the fact that the identity of the permit holders is off limits to the general public makes that tough. Read more»

In the event you are stopped by the police, and are unfamiliar with the rules of police encounters, The Frumious Bandersnatch has the following advice (learned years ago when we used to be followed around by the FBI): Read more»

Republicans from Mogadishu to Kabul celebrated today when Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill permitting Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Read more» 9

Gun owners will have fewer restrictions in Arizona if state legislators have their way. Read more» 1