New Website Design

For the first time in 7+ years, I’ve updated the design of the website. The new design is much easier to read on mobile devices, and is a bit faster to render on desktops. Any comments/suggestions/bug reports would be appreciated, so feel free to use the comments section below. Thanks!

A Shooting at a Law Firm Down the Street from My Law Firm

Last week, an attorney’s office about 1/4 mile down the road from my office was the scene of a shooting. The attacker later took his own life. Fortunately, the victims received “only” superficial physical injuries, according to news reports.

The Charleston Church Mass Shooting

Although the details are still coming in, it is clear that nine people were killed at the historic African American Emanuel AME church in South Caroline – a church that has deep ties to the civil rights movement. A suspect, reportedly identified as 21 year old white male Dylann Storm Roof, is in police custody.  News reports allege that Mr. Roof made racist remarks during the shooting, and that a picture on facebook shows Mr. Roof wearing flags from apartheid-era Rhodesia and … Continued

Iowa: Omnibus Firearms Bill Tied To State Budget – Your Action Needed!

Below is an action alert from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, concerning the Omnibus Firearms Bill that I certainly hope to see passed his year.  Please write to your elected officials using the advocacy campaign provided by the IFC. Week 19 Review Wednesday the Iowa House of Representatives passed its version the 2015 Standings Bill (aka the Appropriations Bill). This bill essentially sets the state budget for the coming fiscal year, without passing it we’d see a state government shutdown. When … Continued

IFC Action Alert: Protect & Enhance Iowan’s Right to Bear Arms!

From the Iowa Firearms Coalition: Senate File 425, the Omnibus Gun Bill, does a great many things to protect and enhance the Second Amendment rights of Iowans. Privacy protection, gun safety, suppressors, family rights, tougher penalties for criminals, and more. It’s time this bill was brought to a vote! Iowa residents, please click here to contact your elected officials.  More information about this excellent pro-gun piece of legislation can be seen here.

Concealed Carry at my Law Firm – and the Backlash from a Judge

For 4 years, my law firm has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully carry at the office.  I mentioned that bonus in passing a couple years ago.   On March 17, 2015, a boyfriend of a (still unidentified) former employee apparently mentioned that to a morning talk radio show that was discussing things employees could do to earn some extra money while at work. … Continued

Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

From the NRA: President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now … Continued