A shooting yesterday at a Jacksonville, Florida gaming tournament shows once again that “gun free zones” only produce situations where a violent criminal can commit murder against helpless victims.
From the NRA-ILA: In an outrageous attempt to punish anyone exercising their Second Amendment rights, a University of Utah instructor tried to isolate concealed carry holders by forcing them into a tiny corner in the back of the classroom. The unnamed graduate teaching assistant told her students on the first day of class this week that anyone carrying a firearm would be forced to stand in a “3 x 3 taped square on the floor in the very back of … Continued
Shopify, which is an online platform used by many merchants to run their online stores, has abruptly implemented a gun and accessory ban. The NRA-ILA article follows:
The legislature in Tennessee passed what I consider to be the most intelligent law that any legislature has passed in the last decade, and possibly longer – And I say that as an attorney who believes that we tend to have too many laws on the books already.
Below is an action alert from the NRA. I encourage all gun owners to take a moment of their time to contact their elected officials and voice their opposition to new senseless gun bans.
Those who are fixated on “gun violence” are squandering resources that could be expended in a way that actually saves lives.
Today’s murder of a British member of parliament is a sad reminder that gun ban laws will not stop a person who is bent upon committing a murder using a firearm.
The Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida was scene of a horrific mass murder today. While details are still coming in, we already know some relevant details about this tragedy:
Colion Noir tackles the fractured gun community and the need for a unified front against the anti-gun agenda. As the season comes to a close, Colion reflects on the conversations he had and the minds he changed, and discusses what it means to identify as a gun owner with Farran, Kandace, Richard Ryan and the town hall participants.
Colion Noir breaks down the ambiguous ‘fear mongering’ accusation that undermines real world perspective. Mr. Noir addresses the reality of gun control, and how we must be vigilant to protect our gun rights.
Dana Loesch challenges every politician who has utopian gun-control dreams.
In the last few decades, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of people convicted of felonies and denied various civil rights (including gun rights). That is a problem for society.
On January 5, 2016, the president unveiled his executive order plans to force gun control measures down America’s throat. Dana Loesch strikes back at the president’s extreme overreach by shedding light on his dishonest history of enforcing existing gun control legislation. The “Commander in Deceit” continues to empower and enable gang members, felons and repeat offenders … while the only people he continuously punishes are law-abiding citizens.
Author Dana Loesch speaks with John Stossel about gun control and mass shooting myths.
Guns in America. Kimberly Corban at Obama Gun Control Town Hall “Do you think a good guy with a gun can be a bulwark against a bad guy with a gun,” Cooper asks. Throws the question to Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor, who says that being able to buy a firearm is “a basic responsibility as a parent at this point.”
CNN Guns In America Town Hall. American Sniper Widow Tells Obama ‘We Can’t Outlaw Murder’ The first question for President Obama comes from Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, on whom the book American Sniper was based. She worries that the laws will not be followed by the murderers. “Would it be a better use of our time to give people hope in a different way?” She says that America is at an all-time low for murder rate.
Below is a guest article contributed by “AMomymous” that is entitled “The politiks of tragedy have become the tragedy of politics.”
President Obama and other opponents of gun rights have seized upon the San Bernardino terrorist attack as a basis to justify more misguided gun control laws. In particular, it is being argued that those on the Terrorism Watch List should be denied the ability to purchase a gun. Such a proposal is ineffective as a means of trying to prevent terrorism, and is grossly unconstitutional and un-American.
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
On April 11, by a vote of 68-31, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with debate and votes on a variety of gun control proposals. The underlying bill that will be considered by the Senate is S. 649, the so-called “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.” A number of amendments will be offered to S. 649, including a ban on commonly and lawfully-owned firearms and magazines and language to criminalize the private transfer of firearms and force gun … Continued
Below is an alert from Gun Owners of America:
Below is an action alert from the NRA, regarding a pending anti gun bill in the state of Iowa. I encourage all law-abiding Iowa gun owners to take action.
Below is an NRA alert concerning anti-gun bills that are currently pending in Iowa. I strongly encourage Iowa’s law-abiding gun owners to contact their state representatives to oppose these misguided bills, and support the pro gun bill House File 81 that was introduced by Iowa State Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17).
Those opposed to gun rights are trotting out the idea of gun manufacturer liability again, despite the fact that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 7901-7903 (a Federal law) has made clear such liability does not exist:
Below is an alert from the Illinois State Rifle Association regarding an upcoming anti-gun meeting. Gun owners in the Northern suburbs of Chicago are encouraged to attend:
Below is the text of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s testimony before the United State Senate at its “What should America do about gun violence?” hearing last week.
The County Sheriffs of Colorado have opposed the introduction of new anti gun laws, calling the anti-gun reaction after Sandy Hook “hasty.”
Below is a video clip in which Cam Edwards interviews Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley about the ongoing Senate Judiciary Committee hearings about so-called “assault weapons” in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings.
Below is an NRA article that discusses S. 150, which is the new proposed Federal “assault weapon” ban. Those who haven’t done so already should take action now to protect our gun rights.
As reported, a letter signed by 77 members of Congress and addressed to President Obama points out the flawed approach that is being undertaken by the president in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. A couple of noteworthy paragraphs:
I have written about the pointlessness of bans on so-called “assault weapons” before, and have also discussed how such firearms are rarely used by criminals anyway. The video clip below reinforces those points quite nicely:
SPECIAL ALERT – NEW LOCATION FOR RALLY: GLENVIEW GUN CONTROLLERS PLAN RECRUITMENT AND ORGANIZATION RALLY The ISRA has been notified that the location of this event has been moved due to “anticipated larger attendance”. The new location is the Glenview Police Station, 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026. The gun control movement is on a roll in the northern suburbs. They will be holding a rally to recruit and organize new gun grabbers into their campaign to take your … Continued
The gun control movement is on a roll in the northern suburbs [of Chicago, IL]. They will be holding a rally to recruit and organize new gun grabbers into their campaign to take your guns away from you. IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ATTEND THIS RALLY! As a patriotic firearm owner, you have a responsibly to defend our Constitution by challenging those who would tear down our Bill of Rights. If the gun controllers are left … Continued
Rabbi Jen Feldman of the Kehillah Synagogue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, recently spoke out in favor of anti gun laws. Some of the Rabbi’s statements, other statements from related individuals, and my responses, follow:
Below is a news release from the Second Amendment Foundation. It addresses an issue that I have also discussed both in the past as well as more recently, which is the hypocritical manner in which anti-gun politicians try to deny ordinary citizens the right to keep and bear arms for self defense, while still keeping their own armed bodyguards:
Ruger has created a nice webpage that will allow you to inform the President, Vice-President, your Senators, Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State-Level Elected Officials, and State Attorney General that you support gun rights and believe that the passage of anti-gun laws is misguided. I encourage everyone to spend a minute doing so. The web page can be seen here. Then, click here to see other steps that you can take to protect our gun rights.
President Obama is a long-standing opponent of gun rights. He has opposed concealed carry, going so far as to voice support for a Federal law banning concealed carry in every state. One would be hard-pressed to find an anti-gun law that Obama hasn’t supported. At the same time, President Obama enjoys the armed security provided by the secret service. His neighbors in Chicago are unable to park their cars near their own homes, and have to pass through security checkpoints, … Continued
I would like to point out an excellent article entitled Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Gun Control Alchemy. This article was written by Nicholas J. Johnson, who is a Professor of Law at Fordham University. My thanks to the reader who pointed out this excellent article to me.
Below is another urgent alert from the Illinois State Rifle Association. I would encourage all Illinois gun owners to act now:
Below is the Gun Control Fact-Sheet, created by Gun Owners of America. The original can be found here. Mar 2004 Gun Control Fact-Sheet 2004 / From Gun Owners Foundation by Gun Owners Foundation 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 1. Highlights * Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year—or about 6,850 times a day.(1) This means that each … Continued
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newton, Connecticut there have been calls for new gun control laws. My thoughts on the matter are below:
As previously mentioned, Illinois’ Governor Quinn attempted to use his amendatory veto power to turn a quite reasonable pro-gun bill into a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The good news is that, despite Governor Pat Quinn’s efforts, Illinois’ law abiding gun owners have prevailed:
The Daily Barometer published an editorial entitled “Guns are Not Toys,” which is little more than anti gun propaganda. Quotes from that editorial and my response can be seen below.
Below is a bulletin from the Illinois State Rifle Association, concerning Illinois SB681 and Governor Quinn’s actions to turn an unobjectionable piece of pro-gun legislation into a ban on so-called assault weapons: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE On Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2012, the Illinois Senate passed SB681 in its original form at a margin of 49 – 4. The bill, SB681, was a simple bill that allowed ammunition to be mail ordered from dealers or companies in Illinois and shipped to … Continued
Back in 2008, I wrote a brief article entitled “Gun Rights for Convicted Felons?” In that article, I noted that a US Federal law (and various state laws) prohibit anyone convicted of a felony from possessing firearms*, and stated that
A recent article from the BBC discussed how in 2009-2010, 16 people were killed in England and Wales, despite having contacted the police to request protection from a violent individual. The news report noted that those 16 killings represented a near doubling from the previous year. More information on that situation, and my thoughts about the wisdom of trusting the police to preserve one’s life, are below:
Last year, I mentioned how the 2009 Gallup’s annual Crime Poll showed record low support for stricter gun control laws. The same poll conducted this year broke that record, showing even lower support for stricter gun control:
Below is a video clip by Otis McDonald, the plaintiff in the McDonald v. Chicago case which led to the end of the Chicago handgun ban. In this video clip, he discusses gun rights, the upcoming election, the McDonald v. Chicago case, and more. He also endorses Bill Brady for IL Governor:
AON, a large insurance corporation, is holding a fundraiser for the Brady Campaign, which is the nation’s largest anti-group. This fundraiser will take place on October 4, 2010 in a club located in AON’s headquarter’s building in downtown Chicago. I find it sad that AON is using its corporate resources to undermine our constitutional right to gun ownership and advance the interests of a group such as the Brady Campaign. I, for one, will speak with my wallet, and see … Continued
Penny Okamoto’s article entitled “Adams’ gun proposal will save lives” supports additional restrictions upon law abiding gun owners, and does so using a variety of logically-flawed and previously-discredited arguments. Excerpts from that article, along with my responses, can be sen below: