I’ve Formed My Own Law Firm

Some of the earliest readers of this website will recall my career path as a lawyer thus far: I finished law school and worked as a government law clerk while studying for (and passin) the Illinois bar exam.  I stayed with the government for a while, then accepted an attorney position with a law firm in the Quad Cities area of Illinois/Iowa.  At that firm, I handled the majority of the court appearances on cases which ranged from murder down … Continued

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas (to those who celebrate the holiday).  Happy [insert holiday of your choosing here] to those who don’t. So, did anyone get or give any guns/gun accessories for Christmas?

NRA Response to Justice Bryer’s Anti Gun Statements – Video Clip

United States Supreme Court Justice Bryer recently stated that he believed that the founders of this county would have allowed gun control.  Given that Justice Bryer voted against gun rights in D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, I can’t say I was too surprised to hear that statement.  However, I find myself in great disagreement with the idea that the framers of the constitution would have supported gun control.  The video clip shown below has an excellent discussion of … Continued

About the Recent Reduction in Posts…

Over the last couple of weeks especially this last week, I’ve posted fewer articles than normal.  Rest assured, that was a temporary thing, and was the result of me being very busy.  I plan to resume my normal posting schedule tomorrow.  The upshot is that I will have some exciting news to announce soon (related to both guns and my personal life).

Marietta, Georgia Liquor Store Clerk Shoots Armed Robber in Self Defense

A liquor store clerk reportedly used his gun to stop a pair of armed and violent robbers. Police say that at about 11:30pm, two men entered the Windy Hill Bottle Shop in Marietta, Georgia, and held the clerk at gunpoint as part of a robbery attempt.  Fearing for his life, the clerk reportedly drew his own gun, at which point both the robbers and the clerk opened fire.  One of the suspects was hit and died from his wounds, while … Continued

IL Supreme Court Tells Appellate Court to Reconsider “Assault Weapon” Ban Lawsuit

Back in 2006, Cook County, IL (which includes Chicago and its surrounding suburbs) enacted a ban on s0-called “assault weapons“.  This ban is both vague and ambiguous, unreasonably restricting the right to keep and bear arms, while also making it difficult to impossible for gun owners to know what exactly they may lawfully own. The Illinois State Rifle Association sued, and the Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that this case needs to be reconsidered, in light of the pro-gun-rights US … Continued