Pressured by Second Amendment activists, the Houston Zoo has removed signs from its entrances that barred Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders from carrying firearms there.
Under current Texas law, the owners of private businesses may post “no guns” signs—commonly called 30.06 signs for the section of Texas Penal Code authorizing them—to prohibit anyone, even CHL holders, from bringing firearms onto the premises. However, even though the Houston Zoo is privately operated, the property on which it’s located is owned by the city of Houston—and Texas law forbids the prohibition of firearms or concealed carry on public land. So the signs, and the unlawful ban, went away.
“Effective immediately, the Houston Zoo will not ask anyone who is lawfully permitted to carry a concealed legal handgun to stow their weapon in their vehicle while visiting the zoo,” a spokesperson for the zoo told KHOU in a statement.
Dana Loesch Is Freedom’s Safest Place
Every day millions of women, including moms, are willing to use a firearm to defend their families. Radio personality Dana Loesch, who is featured in the latest Freedom’s Safest Place television commercial, believes it is time for the media to start telling their stories.
“We’re responsible, we’re law-abiding and we’re everything that makes America strong,” Loesch says in the 60-second spot. “It’s time for moms like me to speak out. We are the majority. We demand the freedom to defend our families. And we challenge the media to tell the truth about our rights.”
To watch the new advertisement featuring Loesch, click here.
Poll Shows Decrease In Support For Gun Control
You’ll hear a lot of unsubstantiated figures from anti-gun activists about how “90 percent” or thereabouts of Americans support their cause. Don’t believe it. A new poll from CNN reveals that 49 percent of voters feel current gun laws are “about right,” while 10 percent think that “they make it too difficult to buy a gun.”
A post on Breitbart points out that the polling demonstrates more support for gun control among older respondents, meaning that younger voters are increasingly seeing past anti-gun myths. The shift is also seen dramatically in the evidence that 56 percent of respondents found it to be “too easy for people to buy guns” in Jan. 2013, compared to only 41 percent today.
Anti-Gun Movie Slated For Production
She deftly handled a Colt Commander in “Texas Killing Fields” and was equally adept with a Beretta Model 70 and Blunderbuss in “The Debt” and “Blackbeard,” respectively. Now actress Jessica Chastain is gearing up for a new role—that of a lobbyist who dedicates her life to passing stricter gun-control laws.
Chastain is a Hollywood A-lister who’s appeared in blockbuster films like “Zero Dark Thirty,” “A Most Violent Year” and “Lawless.” She’s now signed on for the lead in “Miss Sloane,” which has been greenlighted and slated for production in 2016.
Chastain joins the growing ranks of Hollywood hypocrites—as we’ve mentioned before—who are all too happy to star in or produce big-budget violent films, then turn around and push an anti-gun agenda.
Brits Worry That Law-Abiding Citizens Might Be Insufficiently Disarmed
Led off by a photograph of un-ownable (in Britain) guns, a positively bizarre mish-mash of factoid and innuendo is stirring up concern across the pond. A new “study” asserts that the 1.8 million firearms still in the hands of citizens make “gun massacres … likely in the UK.”
Harkening back to a single 2010 case where the mostly disarmed police futilely chased the perpetrator for more than two hours before he killed himself, the silly extrapolations abound. Consider Stephen Otter of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, for instance: “To have a less consistent way of licensing someone than to drive a bus is simply wrong.”
That seems preposterously unlikely in a country already well practiced in confiscation, and with virtually no remaining centerfire ownership of rifles or handguns anyway. The “illegality” that seems of such great concern isn’t revealed until the last paragraph—government backlogs or non-renewals. Whose problem is that?
Store Owner Scares Off Armed Robber With Gun
Pierre Phurcien, owner of a grocery store in Lehigh Acres, Fla., says that he initially thought the masked man in his business was a kid playing a prank. “He came right here, and he pulled a gun and said give me the money,” the businessman told NBC-2. “Then I pulled my gun out, and I asked him what kind of money, then he start to run away.”
Phurcien says that he always carries his concealed handgun in public: “All the time. That’s my best friend.” He had never been robbed previously, but he proved to be more than ready to face the threat.