“Gun Crime” In the Media

When a gun is used to commit a crime, the focus is placed on the gun, but no focus is placed on the other tools criminals use to commit crimes. When a criminal uses a handgun to shoot a their victim, politicians and many members of the media will call for stricter gun control. This can be seen frequently in

Selecting a Gun for Home Defense

Many people purchase their first gun for home defense, and the question of which type of gun to pick is a common one. The three basic choices are a handgun, shotgun, or rifle. Of the three, I would recommend a

The Gun is Civilization

I was preparing to write an article expressing why I believe guns are an expression of and means of ensuring civilization

Contact the Author of this Site

My name is Eric Puryear, and in case you would like to know a little more about me, my biographical and demographical information is available here. If you have any questions (except requests for legal advice), concerns or, suggestions for this site, or you would like to have a polite and civil debate about firearms rights, I can be reached by email at

Take a Quick Phone Survey to Protect Our Gun Rights

The ISRA has posted an urgent alert: ” In order to justify passage of gun control ordinances designed to close all gun shops and ban and confiscate most guns owned by citizens of the county, the Cook County Board is conducting a telephone poll where callers can vote for or against the gun control ordinances