Another Year of Concealed Carry at the Texas State Fair without Incident

The 2014 Texas State Fair wrapped up on Sunday and by all accounts it was a smashing success. New records set for food and ride sales, totalling over $41-million. Back in my home state of North Carolina, the Agriculture Commissioner is worried that allowing permit holders to bring their firearms to the Fair might be a hazard, and is fighting to deny them their rights under a now year-old state law. Meanwhile, here in my adopted home state, we’ve enjoyed another year at the 128-year-old Texas State Fair. Big Tex, BBQ, big crowds, concealed handguns, and totally without incident. Imagine that.

The Tarheel State’s Fight Over Expanded Gun Rights

My family has deep roots in North Carolina and I am proud that my home state finally expanded gun rights last October, even if I was not around to enjoy it. There is still much to improve, like ending the idiotic pistol purchase permit program and improving signage requirements, but overall, things are pretty good for gun owners in the Ol’ North State. But that doesn’t mean everyone is happy about it.
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A Lutheran Perspective on Gun Free Zones

You have your concealed carry permit, but your new job has a strict “no guns” policy. Do you comply? The fallacy of gun-free zones is well documented, but it’s the law of the land. Do you obey? Your favorite restaurant posts a “no guns” sign at the front door, or the CEO asks that customers not bring guns inside. Do you submit? As a Lutheran, as a Christian, what is the ethical response to carrying a concealed weapon in non-permissive environments?
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A Gun Control Proverb

I had not intended to write this post. I’m leafing through Proverbs, looking for something for a completely different article and I find a passage from Proverbs 6. There, in just over 50 words, the Lord, through the author of the Book of Proverbs, perfectly describes the opponents of gun rights.
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A Year of Guns in Bars…meh

North Carolina House Bill 937 became effective on October 1, 2013 and expanded the right of North Carolinians to legally carry concealed handguns into restaurants where alcohol is sold and consumed, businesses and gatherings where admission is charged, parades and funerals, into state and city parks, and even to a limited extent onto educational properties.
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