What Happened to Chicago’s Murder Rate After Illinois Upheld Concealed Carry and Why it Matters
In July of 2013, Illinois became the last state in the union to enact a concealed carry law. In January of this year, the state began accepting applications for permits. This week, Chicago police announced that the city’s first quarter murder rate was the lowest since 1958… Read full... Read more
Outdoors: State park finally nearing public access
A pair of pending land deals soon might give Texans access to the second-largest unit in the state park system, opening to outdoor recreation approximately 60 square miles of rugged Trans-Pecos wilderness that has been inaccessible and all but invisible to the public since it was donated to the... Read more
Armed Protesters Gather at Texas Open-Carry Rally After Tasing, Arrest of Man Walking with Loaded Rifle
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Dozens of armed protesters gathered outside a San Antonio police station Sunday to let authorities know they aren’t happy that a man was tased and arrested after openly carrying his rifle while on a walk near his home a week ago, according to KSAT-TV... Read more
In the rural town of Ratcliffe, Texas, a couple believes they caught a mythical chupacabra.
According to numerous reports, Bubba Stock captured the creature on Sunday evening. The creature was eating corn in a tree at the time. Bubba’s wife, Jackie Stock, told local media outlet ABC7, “He told me to come look, and I said, ‘Bubba, that looks like a baby chupacabra.'” The captured... Read more
Texas: Senate Committee to Hold Interim Hearing on Open Carry and Loosening Restrictions on your Gun Rights Today
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) has charged the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security with studying and making recommendations on removing barriers in Texas to the exercise of your Second Amendment rights.  Those recommendations include open carry legislation, which is expected to be filed in... Read more
Residents Haven’t Seen Deadly Creature Yet — But Creepy Clue It May Have Shuffled Off Has Them Plenty Nervous
WSPA.com Residents of an apartment complex in South Carolina have already answered that question, now that they’ve been made aware that the deadly Gaboon Viper may be lurking in their midst. Folks found out after a maintenance worker at the Harbor Point Apartments found a shed snake skin on... Read more
Louisiana bill goes after Tannerite, wants to regulate like high explosives
Image source: Guns.com Louisiana House Bill 160, to regulate binary target indicators the same way as high explosives, cleared a committee Wednesday. The focus of the bill is binary exploding shot indicators used in reactive targets. These compounds, most notably Tannerite, are two separate chemicals that, when mixed, creates... Read more
Putting an End to the Insanity: Our Soldiers Deserve Their 2nd Amendment
Criminals, crazed maniacs, and terrorists always obey the rules. After all, Sandy Hook Elementary School’s gun-free policy deterred Adam Lanza from his sadistic plot to slaughter children in Newtown, Conn. The same policy at Rocori High School stopped Jason McLaughlin from pulling a gun on his fellow students in... Read more