Lawmaker:'It's just absolutely crazy' on guns inside of student dorms – KATV

On Friday, lawmakers adopted the state police’s new rules and policy for the enhanced concealed carry permit, despite some trying to stop it.

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — 

On Friday, lawmakers adopted the state police’s new rules and policy for the enhanced concealed carry permit, despite some trying to stop it.

Several lawmakers said they didn’t know this law meant guns inside of student dorm rooms. Representative Greg Leding (D-86) told KATV this is opening the door to potential accidents and disasters.

Leding said the law is just plain ridiculous to allow students to carry while inside of their dorm room.

As is, the law doesn’t allow a student to store a gun, such as putting it in a lock box, but it does allow a student to conceal carry.

Part of the state police’s rules stated that as long as the enhanced permit holder keeps the gun on their person — or within arm’s reach it’s ok, storing it violates the law.

Leding added that it’s insane to think a student who goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night is expected to take their gun with them.

“It’s just absolutely crazy that you’re not allowed to store the gun, but you can have the gun on or near you, Senator Hickey a republican from Texarkana pointed out how ridiculous that is, again you have to wonder down the hall to the restroom at 2 a.m. you have to take your gun with you or you’re technically violating the law,” said Leding.

The sponsor of this bill, that became law, Representative Charlie Collins told KATV this is about protecting young Arkansans from a potential school shooting.

“I’m interested in preventing the mass shootings in

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Watch: Off-duty officers pull their guns outside Murrells Inlet restaurant – Myrtle Beach Sun News

A video released Friday by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office shows two off-duty police officers pulling their guns on a man outside Capt. Dave’s Dockside Restaurant in Murrells Inlet.

Off-duty police officers held a man to the ground outside of Capt. Dave’s Dockside Restaurant along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk after he allegedly pulled a gun on the group, a police report from the Georgetown Sheriff’s Office says.

Terrence Small, 34, of Murrells Inlet was arrested on Dec. 1 after officials say he approached one of the officers waiting in line for the bathroom outside of Bubba’s Love Shak. Small allegedly placed his hands on the officer who told him “to get his hands off of him and not touch him again,” which caused Small to become aggressive, according to the report.

The off-duty officer told police that Small was slurring his words, making it difficult to understand him. He said when the off-duty officer’s friends came outside, Small went into Dave’s Dockside restaurant, and came back out, allegedly with a black semi-automatic handgun, according to the police report.

“It is unclear exactly what was said, but sounded like it could have been something close to ‘What’s up now,’ ” the report says.

Officials said that the officer yelled “gun” to his friends and they took cover.

Georgetown officers arriving on scene found Small held to the ground in front of Capt. Dave’s Dockside Restaurant by the off-duty officers, the report says, adding that Georgetown officers detained Small and patted him down where they found an unloaded gun and an unloaded magazine.

Officials said that Small told officers he approached a witness and another woman outside of the bathroom, telling the woman that if she “needed to use the bathroom she could come over to Dave’s Dockside instead of waiting outside

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Learn how to reload ammunition and save money – Elmira Star-Gazette

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Donald Kakretz offers a class to teach hunters and shooters how to hand load their own rifle and handgun ammunition.(Photo: PROVIDED PHOTO)

Any gun enthusiast who does a lot of shooting knows ammunition isn’t cheap, and it has gotten costlier in recent years.

Donald Kakretz of Burdett has a possible solution.

Kakretz offers a National Rifle Association-sanctioned course to teach people how to reload their own rifle and pistol ammunition.

Kakretz will hold the 8-hour class from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Feb. 17 and March 24 at the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club, 1129 Lattabrook Road in Breesport. 

Kakretz is the only instructor in this area who teaches the NRA basic metallic cartridge reloading course, according to nrainstructors.org

Kakretz has been reloading all his own ammunition for about 40 years and said cost saving is only one benefit.

“The obvious answer is lower cost. However, in most cases the biggest benefit is the ability to create ammunition that is not available commercially and is custom-made for your firearm for a particular purpose — hunting, target shooting, etc.,” Kakretz said. 

“Since this is an NRA course, I have to follow the NRA’s curriculum, and the No. 1 thing that is taught is safety,” he said. “That, and the proper way to do the various steps involved in reloading metallic cartridges. I also try to give personal advice on how to handle certain reloading processes that the NRA doesn’t go into great detail about.”

It costs about $300 to purchase the bare-bones equipment needed to reload, plus the cost of powder and other components, but Kakretz can often find

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Arkansas lawmakers OK rules for expanded guns measure – Washington Times

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers approved rules Friday for a new measure expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, rejecting concerns that it would allow students to have guns in dorms or could infringe on Second Amendment rights.

The Legislative Council approved the rules for carrying out the law, which allows people with concealed handgun licenses to carry at college campuses, government buildings and some bars if they undergo additional training. The council is the Legislature’s main governing body when lawmakers aren’t in session.

The panel rejected an effort to block the rules by lawmakers who objected to a provision allowing guns in dorm rooms if they’re kept within arm’s reach of the person with the enhanced concealed handgun license. The law prohibits guns from being stored in dorm rooms, but the rules say storage doesn’t include the gun being kept in the immediate vicinity of someone with an enhanced license. In other words, people can’t leave their guns in a dorm room if they’re not in the room.

“We believe it was contrary to legislative intent of what was already a bad law. Now it’s making it a terrible law that you can have a gun in a dorm room if you have an enhanced carry permit,” Democratic Sen. Will Bond said after the vote.

The panel also rejected an effort by lawmakers who complained that any limits on where a gun can be carried violate the U.S. and Arkansas constitutional protections to bear arms.

“Man has no right to infringe upon a God-given right and that’s what this is about,” Republican Sen. Gary Stubblefield said.

Several lawmakers also said they’ll propose next year easing a requirement under the law that concealed handgun instructors offer training for both the regular and the enhanced licenses. Arkansas has about 225,000

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Fully automatic guns, other weapons stolen from Clive gun store. Police, ATF asking for public's help – DesMoinesRegister.com

Security footage captures the first suspect stealing weapons from Rangemasters Training Center in Clive. Police and ATF are asking for the public’s help.(Photo: Special to the Register)

Seven fully automatic weapons, two semi-automatic rifles and nine handguns were stolen from a gun store in Clive on Thursday evening.

Police are searching for two suspects who broke into Rangemasters Training Center, a gun store and shooting range located at 10520 Hickman Road.

Both were wearing gloves and had their faces and heads covered. They were in the store for less than two minutes.

Fully automatic weapons are not sold to the public, but were available at the Clive store to rent and use on their range under the supervision of a trained firearm instructor, Clive Police Chief Michael Venema told the Register. 

“Any time that guns fall into the hands of criminals, it’s dangerous enough,” Venema said. “When we have a number of fully automatic weapons out there, it ups the level of danger to the public and law enforcement.”

Clive police are working with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to investigate this “dangerous crime,” Venema said in a news release.

Police responded to a burglary alarm Thursday at 10:07 p.m. at the store, where they found the front door glass and interior vestibule glass broken. The suspects had already fled.

Security footage captures the second suspect stealing weapons from Rangemasters Training Center in Clive. Police and ATF are asking for the public’s help. (Photo: Special to the Register)

Security footage showed that two suspects, their faces covered, broke into the store and split up.  

One suspect went directly to a handgun display case, broke it and took nine handguns. 

The second went to a wall display of long guns took two semi-automatic rifles and seven fully automatic weapons. 

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