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SAF Sues North Carolina Over Law Barring CCW Permits For Legal Residents

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in North Carolina on behalf of an Australian citizen who legally resides in the state, but cannot obtain a concealed carry permit under a state law that only allows citizens to get such permits. The plaintiff, Felicity M. Todd Veasey, lives with her family in Butner, where she has[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | June 27th, 2014 | CC News
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Why Stress Inoculation Training is Critical

Any skill set that you want to be proficient in, to master, requires training and practice. Training:  The process of receive professional, peer reviewed instruction from one or more subject matter experts in a structured and empirical manner.  Instruction provides the proper fundamentals and application of the skill(s).  The instruction and tutoring that allows the student to[…]

Read More By Aaron Cowan | June 27th, 2014 | Articles
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Demand for Armored and Concealed Carry Clothing Increasing, Experts Say

LOS ANGELES –  Earlier this year a model made her way down a runway for a fashion show in Mexico City showing off a sleek leather jacket with half-an-inch of armored plating sewn inside, designed to stop a 9mm caliber bullet. That’s just one of Colombia-based Miguel Caballero’s designs that’s being sold not just in Mexico, but[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | June 20th, 2014 | CC News
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Understanding Magazine Capacity

The detachable magazine is the heart of a semiautomatic weapon, whether handgun or carbine. The magazine is a feeding device which holds the ammunition supply for the weapon ready for use. Most defensive handguns were designed with a specific magazine capacity in mind. First, let’s get our terms straight. The magazine capacity for which the handgun was[…]...

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Read More By Tom Givens | June 20th, 2014 | Articles
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Mindset:  More than Acronyms and Color Codes 

When I worked as a police officer for the Department of Defense, I had the opportunity to hold (among other) collateral duties, the position of in-service training officer.  Now, the department was small by most standards with 32-38 sworn officers at any one time and an admin staff that could fill a mini-van comfortably with plenty of[…]

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Read More By Aaron Cowan | June 20th, 2014 | Articles
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The Second Amendment Should Trump State Lines

I have two state-issued permits in my wallet. My state-issued driver’s license allows me to get into a car and drive to visit friends in other states. If I decide to drive to visit my friend Pablo in Arizona, or Jacqueline in New York, my North Carolina-issued license will be honored by every law enforcement agency I may[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | June 13th, 2014 | CC News
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Building Consistent Trigger Control

Depending on how you view the “fundamentals” of firearms, there are either 7 or 9.  The standard 7, often spoken on, instructed, discussed and demonstrated are: Stance, Grip, Draw (or shouldering for the rifle) Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Breathing and Trigger Control.  Of these seven, the most important often are trigger control and sight picture. Anyone into[…]

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Read More By Aaron Cowan | June 13th, 2014 | Articles
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Star BM 9mm

One of my favorite activities is searching for quality firearms at excellent prices and such is the subject of this review the Star BM 9mm pistol.  Star is no longer in business but these pistols were very popular with civilian and foreign police departments therefore you can find quite a few on internet gun auction sites.  When[…]...

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Read More By Randy Ferris | June 13th, 2014 | Articles

Using a Lockbox    

Safely containing a gun is easy … safely getting that loaded gun into and out of the box, however, is not always easy.  Regardless of which method you choose, however, your responsibility doesn’t end there.  You’ve got to find the right place in your home (or other location) for your box, you’ve got to be very careful[…]...

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Read More By Lyn Bates | June 6th, 2014 | Articles

Missouri Bill to Let Concealed Weapons into Schools Raises Eyebrows

A bill that would allow specially trained teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom is coming under fire from some Missouri teachers. Lawmakers in Jefferson City said the legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting such as the one in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,[…]...

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Read More By CCA of NC | June 4th, 2014 | CC News