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October 2014

Concealed Carry Ban At NC State Fair Left Two Men Defenseless Against Armed Robbers

October 28th, 2014

Two men leaving the North Carolina State Fair were robbed at gunpoint last night as they left the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, NC. Police say the victims were walking to their vehicles after returning from the North Carolina State Fair around 11:30 p.m. when the armed men approached them and stole their wallets. No one[...]

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Firearms ordinance dies without vote

October 21st, 2014

Avery County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 6, to make board appointments, hear regular reports, and vote on an ordinance regulating concealed weapons in local government buildings. Interim County Manager Woody Young introduced an ordinance to regulate concealed weapons in local government buildings and recreational facilities. Thirteen meeting attendees, many wearing hunting camouflage, signed[...]

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NCSU trustee pleads guilty to misdemeanor in Washington, DC, gun case

October 27th, 2014

WASHINGTON — A Superior Court judge gave N.C. State University trustee Ronald Prestage a 30-day suspended sentence Tuesday after the pork and poultry executive pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for trying to carry a loaded handgun into a congressional office building in July. Prestage, 59, had faced up to five years in prison and a fine of[...]

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Concealed weapons ban upheld at fair

October 17th, 2014

On Monday, Judge Donald Stevens made the decision to uphold the concealed weapons ban at the North Carolina State Fair, according to the News & Observer. This decision will be in effect for this year’s State Fair, which opens on Thursday. Grass Roots North Carolina, a nonprofit and all-volunteer organization that advocates for the protection of the[...]

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September 2014

Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents

September 26th, 2014

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives.  The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of[...]

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August 2014

Concealed Carry Permits Skyrocket 1000% in Eastern NC County

August 9th, 2014

The citizens of Lenoir County, NC, are tired of the media-generated perception that there is more violent crime, and they’ve decided that they will not be victims. The presence of crime is causing concealed weapons permits to rise. In the last 10 years permits have gone up 1000% in Lenoir County. “They’re applying for a concealed weapons permit because they[...]

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Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec from South Carolina

August 1st, 2014

Ronald William Prestage, 59, of Camden, South Carolina, was arrested after he tried to enter the Cannon House Office Building Wednesday morning with a 9 mm Ruger, said U.S. Capitol Police. A court document says Prestage’s briefcase was put through an X-ray machine, and the weapon was discovered inside in a black ankle holster. Court documents say[...]

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NC Sheriff Encourages Citizens To Arm Themselves To Fight Crime

August 5th, 2014

HARNETT, COUNTY, N.C.– The sheriff of one North Carolina county is asking for help fighting crime and he is serious. He told citizens at a town meeting held inside a church–to arm themselves. According to ABC Affiliate WTVD who attended the meeting, the Harnett County sheriff expressed concern Monday evening about a recent spike of violent crime,[...]

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